There is some of the same fitness in a man’s building his own house that there is in a bird’s building its own nest. Who knows but if men constructed their dwellings with their own hands, and provided food for themselves and families simply and honestly enough, the poetic faculty would be universally developed, as birds universally sing when they are so engaged? But alas! we do like cowbirds and cuckoos, which lay their eggs in nests which other birds have built, and cheer no traveller with their chattering and unmusical notes.
- Excerpt from: Walden / Life in the Woods, by Henry David Thoreau
Alberto Palladino, known as “Zippo” by his friends, is a 23-year-old Italian social activist and member of CasaPound Italia. For several weeks he was in Burma and Thailand, where he participated as a volunteer in a humanitarian mission organised by Comunità Solidarista Popoli. Upon arrival at the airport Zippo was arrested by the police and charged with assault on a member of the leftist Democratic Party, although this charge is based on false statement. CasaPound activists state that the arrest of Zippo is purely political and is connected to his involvement in various social activities.
On the night of December 5th, 500 activists of both Blocco Studentesco & CasaPound gathered for a demonstration of solidarity outside the Regina Coeli prison where Alberto is being kept. On December 10th the Court extended his detention time in Rome. “This is a disgraceful decision” – commented Gianluca Iannone, leader of CasaPound. “Palladino has been in prison for 10 days only because of a statement made without any evidence by a political opponent.” Iannone also protested against the lynching media coverage organised by left-wing media and activists of the Democratic Party. The CasaPound leader added: “We are talking about a young student, well respected in his community, with a family and who has been for many years involved in volunteering and student activities.” Domenico Di Tullio, (Alberto Palladino’s lawyer) described him as a political prisoner.
Solidarity has been expressed by Karen KNLA’s representative Colonel Nerdah Mya: “I send the sense of my personal solidarity to the family, the friends and the comrades of Alberto “Zippo”. He is a generous guy, he has been working since long time in order to improve the conditions of life of Karen People as a volunteer of “Popoli Organisation”. I want to remind him that those who fight for the justice won’t never be alone. I hope to see him in Karen State very soon. “Struggle is a destiny”.
The regulation and positive adaptation of behaviour through sanction, reward and exercise.
Discipline is the basis of all education and every civilisation. Permissive “pedagogical” theories cannot but lead to the failure to transmit knowledge, as is so evident today. The belief that “self-discipline” is possible for all is a tragic perversion of aristocratic individualism. Only superior beings are capable of self-discipline, not common man. But, against common sense and overwhelming evidence, egalitarian ideology refuses to acknowledge that there are differences between those capable of self-discipline and those who aren’t.
The refusal to accept legally-established disciplines leads to the most savage oppression, to the law of the jungle. Egalitarian ideology associates discipline and order with their excesses, that is, with arbitrary dictatorship. But just the contrary is the case, for freedom and justice are founded on rigorous social discipline. The anthropologist Arnold Gehlen, like the ethologist Konrad Lorenz, has shown that man, by his very biological nature, is “a being of culture” (Kulturwesen), that is, “a being of discipline” (Zuchtwesen). It’s patently obvious that so-called defenders of freedom (actually licensed) challenged social disciplines in the name of freedom and the rule of law, but the social and political model they advocate has the effect of destroying all freedom, all law, all social justice: as seen in the spread of delinquency and insecurity, the collapse of public education and equal opportunity, the toleration of delinquents and gangsters, privileges for influential or violent pressure groups, etc. – all this comes at the expense of the citizen’s security. We shouldn’t be afraid to say that every society refusing to uphold law and order, that is, collective discipline, is ripe for tyranny and the loss of public freedoms.
The judicial imposture of the dominant ideology endeavours to make us believe the absence of social discipline is a guarantee public freedom, insofar as it wards off the spectre of a “police state”. But just the opposite is true. The ideology of license is the foundation of contemporary despotism. The greatest of liberalism’s impostures has been to confuse indiscipline with freedom and freedom with anarchy.
The anti-disciplinary societies of today are hardly exempt from repression and other, more cloaked, forms of totalitarianism. Repression has merely changed its object and nature. The rigors of the law, fiscally and punitively, now fall on the “transparent citizen”, but the number of no-go zones keeps expanding, just as delinquency and other criminal activities are increasingly tolerated. Indeed, all of kinds of violent delinquencies have grown. “Hate speech” (i.e, Identitarian speech) or “homophobia” is strictly repressed, as the thought police demand, but drugs are decriminalized, the threshold for urban delinquency is raised, secularism is violated in favour of Islam, terrorists and urban rioters are appeased, etc.
These are the signs of a society whose fundamental values have become suicidal – a society which represses and censors everything that is vital and encourages everything that is culturally and biologically pathological.
- Excerpt from: Why We Fight, by Guillaume Faye
A video interview made by Nordisk Ungdom (Nordic Youth) where one of their activists speaks about his experience in Warsaw on 11.11.11 which lead to this protest outside of the polish embassy in Stockholm.
Dublin – Sunday November 6 saw the onset of yet another successful conference held by Studia Europae, in conjunction with FAÉ and Fóram Átha Cliath, following on a series of similar events held over the past year.
On this occasion the main speaker, another prominent international guest, was Dr. Tomislav Sunić of Croatia and the US. This was Dr. Sunić’s first time in Ireland and thus his first time to address an Irish audience.
For those who do not already know of Dr. Sunić and his work, he is an author, translator, former Croatian diplomat and a former US professor of political science. He currently also serves on the board of directors of the American Third Position Party (A3P). He has written numerous books, both in English and French, pertaining to politics, metapolitics and European identity. His most recent publication ‘Postmortem Report – Cultural Examinations from Postmodernity’ forwarded by Professor Kevin MacDonald brings together a collection of his essays of the past decade dealing with topics that include religion, cultural pessimism, race, liberalism, democracy, multiculturalism and communism.
The third edition of his book ‘Against Democracy and Equality – The European New Right’ has also recently hit the shelves. Published by Arktos Media, who also had a collection of their books on sale through Studia Europae, it was one of a number of cultural and metapolitical titles by various publishers available on the day of the event. Music and stickers could also be found at the table.
Alongside the Irish audience were other comrades from various European movements who came to show their support and solidarity.
The topic of Dr. Sunić’s lecture was “The Balkanisation of Europe and Ernst Jünger’s Anarch and the endtimes”. The turnout for the conference was greater than anticipated. Towards the end of the speech people put forward questions to Tom and shared their ideas openly. Many books were purchased during and after the event, both from Studia Europae and Dr. Sunić directly. Dr. Sunić then took the time to sign copies of his books and chat with those in attendence.
The second day, Dr. Sunić enjoyed the company of a smaller number of folks who again met in the centre of Dublin to discuss in greater detail ideas and tactics for future development of European Identity and Civilization.
Overall the conference was an absolute success and already there are plans in the works to have another prominent speaker invited over very soon. More details to come!
Fóram Átha Cliath would again like to thank all those who attended and of extend our gratitude to Dr. Sunić for his visit.
Ní threabhadh tú pairc go brách á chasadh timpeall i do intinn! Onward!
For more information you can visit Dr. Tomislav Sunić’s website at: www.tomsunic.info