rotten roots of the right

The Rotten Roots of the Right

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Translated by G. M. Weld.
For over sixty years, what has been defined as the radical right has been at the forefront of thought and often of praxis. Over the last thirty years it has lost itself and – with a few reassuring exceptions – not only has it passed on to the rearguard, but has lapsed into something crude, grotesque and often physically deformed.

I do not intend to analyze the contents, choices and directions of this area, because I have already done so several times and it is summarized in Goodbye Terminal Right! I want to speak instead, of the main errors in the approach to reality which always determine wrong positions and projects, regardless of whether most people support some foreign statesman or an imaginary scenario.

There are notable qualitative differences in the various fanatic choices, but regardless, even if they are valid, they still are unrealistic and have no future. The first essential flaw is not putting the fatherland, an idea and an ideal project as the fulcrum of every choice and foundation of every analysis.

If I say that my National-Revolutionary roots are based on my people (Italians), in the creation of a fatherland the likes of which has never been seen (Europe) and that my project is to create or support the possibilities of making it autonomous and powerful, it is on the basis of this that I must then make my choices and outline my orientations.

And consequently, thinking about Putin, Biden, NATO, BRICS. We can differ in the analyses, but the underlying value on which they are to be developed must be the same. If it is not of that value or, even worse, if there’s no value at all, then the analysis does not have any political or ideological function.

If, however, I speak as a frustrated, disappointed, embittered person and only highlight everything that is going badly around me, thus identifying myself with Brecht who proposes to open the gates of the city to the enemy, whoever he may be, so that he may avenge my social, economic, sexual, relational failures, I am acting exactly as Ephialtes at Thermopylae. But this is not a political choice, it is the typical existential frustration of nobodies.

From the first defect, that is, the lack of something that transcends the existential problems of an embittered individualist, a second arises which is total passivity, the inability to express an alternative, a defect which is divided into two immediate fatal consequences.

The first is that we mentally and emotionally take sides in support of the abuses of Putin, Biden, Netanyahu, Hamas, the Ayatollah, varying according to our depravities, but nothing that is our own, autonomous and centered is ever presented or built.

The second is that, in the absence of a real line, we keep afloat by clinging to a buoy, which is that of our self-gratification that we would be the only ones who understood everything. To this end, what has been learned from behindology1 is distorted into a grotesque abstraction and transformed into a conspiracy according to which a few evil people would be at the root of everything and would manipulate everything without the knowledge of the unaware, innocent and deceived citizens. Our task would then be to inform these poor citizens of the truth that we have understood (which is clearly false!) and which, perhaps thanks to Putin or ISIS, will end up emerging while the bad guys who – here and one knows why not elsewhere – live only thanks to lies. Which means we are coming straight out of the madhouse.

But it is not enough: this violence exercised against behindology is so bad that it renders it no longer credible. In fact, for decades there have been real organizations headed by large intelligence agencies, particularly American ones, which discredit real news by mixing them with other grossly false ones and, above all, expressing it in conspiracy-minded cretinism which is then entrusted to scoundrels, to finish the whole opera show. In other words: there is nothing more stabilizing for the system than silly antagonism.

But the antagonism, even in the rare cases in which it is not merely silly, is distorted at its origin. Because it is an anti-, no more and no less than anti-fascism or anti-patriarchy. The targets of the anti– change, but in each case, a political non-identity emerges from it because it is not qualified by an affirmation, but rather by a negationThe exact opposite of the entire proactive synthesis of Mussolinian memory.

For now I limit myself to the fundamental considerations, promising myself to provide new reflections very soon on the flaws that are at the basis of the analysis of today’s radical right, among which it stands out in particular the replacement of the fundamental quality of its past, the synthesis, with its reverse folly which is the summary reasoning from which almost all deformations emerge. In short, now as then, it is made simple no longer to resolve things, but to find an excuse for doing nothing.

I will address it better, but in concluding this observation with a bird’s eye view, it is necessary to note that the deviations described have even resulted in the assumption of the category of “Absolute Evil” which is completely incompatible with the Indo-European mentality and with the fascist mentality in particular. Which says a lot about the devastation taking place in an atomized area.

But all this can be cured. However, we must always start from the first cause.

Everything can be cured but we must start from the foundations. My foundations teach me that my revolutionary nationalism is centered on my people (Italians), in the creation of a fatherland the like of which has never been seen (Europe) and that my project is to create or support the possibilities of making it autonomous and powerful. The rest naturally follows from there like the tree naturally grows from the sprout.

Originally published in Italian at as Il problema è alla radice. Translated and republished with permission.

  1. Dietrologia = Dietro- (behind) -logia (science). Italian term used to refer to obscure, esoteric, behind-the- scenes knowledge typically used in conspiracy theories. ↩︎

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