Rassengeist

Essay by Hunter P. Johnson. TV Race, Lib Race, Men of No Race... An Analysis of Racial Consciousness.


By: Hunter P. Johnson

As groups grow, they establish patterns of behavior that eventually become traditions and social norms. These patterns of behavior are so essential to our groups that they become almost axiomatic in the group culture. "You do this thing because you just do it; there isn't necessarily a 'why' we do this thing." As groups communicate internally, they become more able to anticipate how others within the group will respond to certain stimuli. This communication gradually matures and eventually a collective awareness emerges. At this point, the group is no longer a collection of individuals, but a proper being itself. Groups that have developed to this point now have group actions instead of just actions carried out by individuals in the group. While group consensus can be achieved through formalized processes established within a group, groups also arrive to consensus without formal deliberations. I would argue that in a high-functioning group, most of these decisions are carried out as such; people in such groups get a collective feeling of what the next course of action is. Again, these feelings are reinforced by mechanisms like in-group social norms and traditions. 

A word that has been used to describe these collective feelings that arise within groups is Zeitgeist. The word comes from German with Zeit meaning "time" and Geist meaning "spirit". Zeitgeist describes a collective feeling, mood or set of ideas that emerge from a group during a particular period of time. For example, you could talk about the American Zeitgeist ​​​​​​​of the Post 9-11 era. The key aspect of Zeitgeist is that it is always temporally rooted and tied to a particular group. A Zeitgeist emerges from a group during a particular period of time.

I have been searching for a word to describe a similar phenomenon as Zeitgeist, but on a racial level. I have heard some other terms that are comparable, but one of my main gripes with these other terms is that they are a bit too rooted in the material. While there is certainly a biological component to race, aspects of race exist that transcend the confines of biology. This concept is similar to Leon Degrelle in The Burning Souls discussing how, "Even furniture has a soul." After we have owned a particular chair for a while--especially one handmade by a true craftsman--it transcends simply being a chair. This chair now has aspects of ourselves and others intertwined with it. Maybe we read a fascinating book on that chair, or had a long heartfelt conversation with a relative while sitting on it. The chair might physically still be made of the same material as before, but we know intuitively that analyzing the chair at solely the material level would be a reduction of what the chair is to us.

I eventually developed a new word that I think satisfies what I was looking for: Rassengeist. This word comes from Rassen meaning "race" or "racial" and Geist meaning "spirit". So, Rassengeist is like a "racial spirit". I would define Rassengeist as the collective mood, feeling or set of ideas expressed by a particular race. This is something that is like the collective spiriual being of a race. Unlike Zeitgeist, Rassengeist is not necessarily tied to a particular time period. While we can try to put words to what Rassengeist means, I think that we get a better idea for what it means by internalizing the art, architecture and broad ideas of a race. For me, White Rassengeist is expressed through something like Clair de Lune by Claude Debussy. We can listen to this piece and tap into something about who we are on the racial level that transcends the material. A sort of totality of who we are as a race, all at once; a feeling of who we are at the most essential level. Rassengeist is more something that you experience on a primal, emotional level rather than on an intellectual one.

White Rassengeist is currently under siege. As Whites, our once flourishing culture is under constant bombardment; the very things that enable us to experience Rassengeist. Our cities that were once beautiful and would foster amazement have now degraded and are occupied by invaders. Our land that helped create our people and our Rassengeist itself is now bulldozed in favor of never ending expansion. If you are reading this article, it is likely that you are one of the few bearers of the flame of our Rassengeist. But do not despair as we know that we can light a million fires with just one small flame. Our opposition must totally extinguish our Rassengeist for it to disappear. We must be the few to reignite the fire of our Rassengeist in our people's hearts.