Racial Identity, what is metaphysically referred to as Blood-Memory, is the progenitor and single most important point of the ethnic tribal group, around which all other aggregates of culture form.

On the most primal level, the tribal group attaches itself to the land on which its sustenance is guaranteed, on which its people may grow. Once a people prosper, expansion naturally follows suit; new lands are scouted, taken and tamed.

On the tribal level, these lands eventually lose their arbitrary status as purely geographic conveniences and become the transcendental scenery of an entire mythos: sacred and yet still workable to the machinations of civilization. In the opening lines of Theogony, Hesiod invokes the Muses of Helicon; that is, of Mount Helicon in Boeotia.

On the most primal level, the tribal group attaches itself to the land on which its sustenance is guaranteed, on which its people may grow. Once a people prosper, expansion naturally follows suit; new lands are scouted, taken and tamed.

This is no mere mountain, but a transit which relates the divinity of the gods to the Hellenic Spirit. In a less poetic explanation, we see then a people using a religion superimposed on the land to assert authority, nativity and therefore ownership; a symbiotic relation with nature that develops the character.

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That Ancient Greece, up until Alexander and the Hellenistic period, never saw a ‘nation-state’ as we know of today only emphasizes the intrinsic power of the ethnic tribal identity. Homer recounted the invading forces of Agamemnon not as a disparate people but rather as Achaeans, Argives, and Dardanians: all synonymic for Greek. This was a Panhellenic realization.

In the vast expanse of Europe’s timeline, every people can be found to have their own racial identity, and despite that its outward manifestation in the form of the polity can be considered temporal – liable to any form of change, great or terrible – it is in the living tapestry of the Blood-Memory that the deeds of the past remain tangible and unchanging: how else could Rome still own the title la città eterna, The Eternal City?

That Ancient Greece, up until Alexander and the Hellenistic period, never saw a ‘nation-state’ as we know of today only emphasizes the intrinsic power of the ethnic tribal identity.

In the emergent Identitarian politics of Europe and the Alt-Right in America, we in Australia must ask ourselves: where do we stand? We arrive at an odd and all too misunderstood position of identity and purpose. Where is the unio mystica of people, land and faith that unequivocally claims this land as Australian for Australians?

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The ancient Dardanians might’ve worn skirts, but they fought like men!

This problematic quandary has been visited before in the likes of Percy Stephensen whose principal work, The Foundations of Culture in Australia led to the formation of the Jindyworobak Movement; a movement all too conscious of the new realities of adopting the land to ethnic identity and culture. These early pioneers of Australian culture, these tamers of the land, wanted a Mount Helicon of their own. Through a genuine sincerity, they tried to coalesce an Anglo mythos with Australia’s primeval past.

In the emergent Identitarian politics of Europe and the Alt-Right in America, we in Australia must ask ourselves: where do we stand? 

However, no amount of good intention can remove the unshakable fact that the result was throwing white paint into the bucket with black paint; leaving an off-colour grey unusable to a modern audience. The terrible importunity still seen today reveals a deep and unconscious reluctance in questioning who this land truly belongs to. Unless the full force of our original ancestors’ proclamation of terra nullius reigns supreme, we will only ever see an aborted identity compatible with the weaker tenets of lowbrow patriotism and ‘shared real estate’ with an entirely different people.

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Our DNA in architecture…

There remains in the Classical Greek world a gold standard of the stirrings of the racial, tribal identity. So too in Rome, we get a similar feeling under the principle of mos maiorum, or way of the ancestors: that purely Latin foundation upon which Latin identity and culture flourished. We may interpret a similar view in the enforcement of the White Australia Policy as preserving the ways of the founders and builders of the nation: a purely Anglo foundation upon which the Anglo identity and culture could flourish.

Unless the full force of our original ancestors’ proclamation of terra nullius reigns supreme, we will only ever see an aborted identity compatible with the weaker tenets of lowbrow patriotism and ‘shared real estate’ with an entirely different people. 

There is in European history the most remarkable gifts left to us in the past: literature, poetry, philosophy, art, and architecture; all of which are a distant echo of the Apollonian form that has harmoniously influenced every corner of our Western World. This is not a smothering influence but rather a modifier to each unique people, whom, like the Greeks, hold their own special land. This is a new Pan-European realization – and it wants Australia to join its ranks.

So when we inquire into what the Racial Identity of Australia is we are inadvertently inquiring into what the New Man of the Australian future shall be; we ought to hold an open mind in remembering that as a young nation it is entirely expected that so too is our Blood-Memory.

It is neither the case that we find no past idols nor that none shall come after them. There ought to be no despair when we struggle to find our own Leonidas, our own Bismarck. As years and decades go by, so too does the expansion of our identity and our history. The bold heroes of our nation’s future are both in the making and also yet to come; they are reliant on the revival of the European Tradition, and our willingness to keep that flame alight when, through the iron edge of the demographic knife, it seems ever so close to being extinguished.

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The ancient Greeks had Hesiod… and we’ve got… erm… anyway, give it more time
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One thought on “EUROPEAN PRELUDE TO THE AUSTRALIAN IDENTITY

  1. Hello blokes
    Your terminology “original ancestors proclamation” probably reflects the deceitful influence of the seventies bourgeois set and their anti Oz abo industry propaganda.

    Keith Windshuttle on Quadrant (believe he is an objective truthful history researcher) states the “terra etc” was not observed to be used in historical/settlement papers. First showed up 1930’s, and when then used did not mean as now perceived under current propaganda.

    Check the Quadrant site.

    Bill
    L

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