“Bare is the back of a man who has no brother” – Viking Proverb
A response I often hear from men when I broach the subject of Tribalism is that they don’t want to live like “savages” in Afghanistan or Africa. This is a common apprehension among conservatives, often bookish men who wax poetic about the value of western civilization. The hilltribes of the Hindu Kush, the clans of the African Horn and the Bedouin of Anbar province all evoke visceral feelings of animosity. These people are our enemies, alien hordes now bent on the invasion of our homelands.
Such men would be perfectly content to live under a nanny state if only it could keep the brown people out. They see the comfort and largesse that accompanies the growth of civilization as the ultimate human achievement and therein lies the problem.
Europeans are largely defenseless against the migrant invasions because they are living in a different world. The Algerians, Somalis, Syrians and Afghans represent a whirlwind of reality puncturing the soft cocoon of European Socialism. They come from the land of natural law, where the strong prey on the weak, and the lonely starve.
Europeans have abandoned their tribal roots in favor of the individualism of the consumer. We are all responsible for ourselves, we can’t be held accountable for the actions of others and they can’t be held accountable for ours. This is possible because we have ceded the responsibility for our well-being to the state.
When a Swedish or German girl is groped in a public square she reports it to the police (if she has the backbone to chance being accused of racism) and the police carry out a halfhearted investigation, possibly identifying a perpetrator and then slap him on the wrist before turning him loose. Cultural differences they say, he didn’t understand what he was doing was wrong.
The state our ancestors created is clearly no longer acting in our interests, and because Europeans bet all their chips on the state they are now defenseless.
Reverse the situation, imagine that an Afghan woman was accosted by some European men. The backlash that would ensue would be immense. Young Afghan men would be in the streets burning cars, throwing stones at police, while their community leaders were demanding more resources and concessions. Public officials would be falling over themselves to denounce the criminals and bending over backwards to accommodate the rioters.
After all, violence gets results.
The difference in the two cases has nothing to with race and everything to do with social organization. One girl has a group of men who consider it a duty to stand up for her, to defend her honor. The other is viewed by her men as just a potential piece of ass, a disposable individual.
Even the state recognizes this power, readily sacrificing the individuals who were its most ardent supporters to bands of more warlike newcomers.
(The state of course hopes to dissolve and absorb these migrants into its atomized mass of consumers, the assumption being that all the peoples of the earth are just yearning to reduce their lives to comfortable materialism.)
I read somewhere that Tribes are to humans as pods are to whales or packs are to wolves. You can laud the values of civilization until you are blue in the face, but the undeniable reality is your civilization doesn’t want you anymore.
Those “savages” you detest can call upon strong networks of people to support them, house them, feed them, fight alongside them.
Who can you call on?