On the importance of securing a future for the existence of native and wild bees
“Save the Bees” is a slogan that we have heard left and right in the last couple of years. The bee, in many ways, has been morphed into a symbol of ecosystems suffering under our destructive modern agricultural practices. This agricultural system is now causing the loss of one of its own most important cornerstones: pollinators that ensure our crops, orchards and flowers blossom anew each year, for which bees play a vital role. The chief trigger for this concern was a series of years around 2006-2013 in the United States as well as Europe in which many bee-hives experienced very high rates of mortality, especially throughout winters, with millions of colonies dying in a short amount of time. In China, some regions had to pollinate crops by hand because their bee-colonies were not able to pollinate sufficiently anymore.
This great bee perishing was titled ‘colony collapse disorder’, or CCD in short. Chief among the causes were infection with Varroa mites that latch onto the bees and suck their blood, and also transmit the Israeli Acute Paralysis Virus (named after the country it was first discovered in) that further weakens the bees. If not treated fast, this can lead to the colony at some point going into a ‘death-spiral’ in which the weak bees either die in the hive or never make it back. Adding to this, communication breaks down as the IAPV lames the insect’s ability to fly – a key component in bee communication. Other factors that are suspected relate directly to modern agriculture, through the use of pesticides (neonicotinoids especially) and land-use changes that damaged the bees and their natural habitat. Especially the neonicotinoid strain of pesticides produced by agri-chemical giants such as Syngenta came under scrutiny (they denied any wrongdoing, of course.)
Scary, right? Yet the decline of managed honeybees seems to get more attention than the rapid decline of local bee species, and moreover, the genocide-by-replacement of Europeans and our cultures.
As a European, I was taught to dislike Americans from a young age. In school and through cultural osmosis one is thought to look down on these cultureless, backwards savages with their guns, their Christian dogmatism, their unrefined tastes, their consumerism and obesity, their racism. The far left bias in European schools is undeniable. They inculcate in young European people a sense of dislike for Americans that verges on the irrational. Europeans feel a sense of snobbery and superiority over Americans. Now, years later and having become a traditionalist and a nationalist, I have learned to hone this irrational feeling into a finely tuned anti-American religious fervor. For reasons that are both the same as often as they are different from why leftists hate America. I will explain why Americans are generally disliked by both European leftists and nationalists. And how I think America can revert this.
The issue with fleeing reality into video games, sci-fi and fantasy novels
Escapism is one of the major issues
plaguing young white men. Hardly any young white man is not a gamer of some
sort. If not a gamer, he immerses himself in board games and novels of fantasy
or sci-fi. The more disciplined and intelligent of them might use this to
develop some skills, such as the boy who learns to build computers and learns
to code to better run his games, or the boy who reads sci-fi and becomes
interested in physics and technology and starts reading actual scientific works
or developing rudimentary technical skills. But these are far and few between,
the vast majority are passive consumers. As in anything, the majority is
passive and a few are born to be more skilled, ambitious and to achieve more
and strive higher. This is exactly why a society needs guidance and
institutions to maintain social cohesion. Leave individuals on their own and
some few will still have achievements, overcoming all obstacles, and others
will end up weighing in at 200kg unable to leave their house.
To begin with, let me say that I have not watched the recently surfaced video of two young female Scandinavian tourists being executed by Islamic State vermin. Whether you have watched the video, read the description making the rounds, or simply heard the now-known facts, people’s reactions vary. The reactions I’ve come across vary from rage against the barbaric jihadists who committed the deed to cynical responses to the girl’s naiveté suggesting they had paid the inevitable price for it.
Give them bread and circuses and they will never revolt. (Juvenal)
As an Anglo with pride in my heritage and love for my people, I favoured the Leave campaign. But there were so many pros, cons, and anomalies to be considered, a firm stance was difficult for me, beyond simply doing the opposite of what the establishment wanted. Still, I celebrated the result of the Brexit referendum, not realising at that time that democratic mandates are allowed no power if they clash with the interests of international finance, the true master of democracy.
The name Ulysses pact comes from an Greek Myth by Homer, the Odyssey. In this myth at some point the protagonist Ulysses (which is Latin it’s Odysseus in Greek) wants to hear the siren song. However it is commonly known that no man is able to resist the call of the sirens. Thus he makes a pact with his crew. Whilst they all stuff their ears with beeswax so as not to be able to hear the song, he is bound to the mast and the crew promise not to untie him until well out of range of the sirens.
Self-help has gotten a bad name over the past few years and to be honest somewhat rightly so. This is partly due to the slow but steady decline of the popular myth of “becoming the best version of yourself” as though there is even such a thing as a “best version of you” or even a “self”. Add to this the horribly American way in which most self-help books are written, like how Dale Carnegie still seems to deem it necessary to market the book to you on page 60 in “How to win friends and influence people” with its endless anecdotes about the effectiveness of the techniques. And lastly, the general lack of any scientific underpinnings of the marketed techniques should be examples of why self help really isn’t very much of a Continental-European thing.