Hinduism is an ancient pagan religion that incorporates most of the things that Westerners instinctively rejected until recent years. Hinduism posits beliefs in reincarnation, the illusory nature of reality, and the moral equivalence between good and evil, in addition to advocating for vegetarianism based on the alleged human-like nature of livestock, worshiping thousands of deities, including ritualistic sex as acts of worship, and more. Far be it from us Westerners even now to countenance these things. This article does not advocate these transgressions of the entire Decalogue.
However, there are those among the West’s strongest proponents who hearken to Hinduism as the primordial religion of white man. They argue that our Aryan forefathers created this religion before they left the Indian subcontinent for the Caucasus and beyond into Europe. Hinduism, they say, has traits that are distinctly Aryan such as its racially-oriented caste system, its regard for living things, and its emphasis on strength (the warrior class) and knowledge (the priestly Brahmin class). Turning to Hinduism offers white people a direct connection to their most distant roots, they argue. Savitri Devi, a prominent National Socialist and Hitler supporter, became a Hindu in the early twentieth century and saw in Hitler’s National Socialism a pure manifestation of the cosmic will. Devi wrote many books and spent her life (1905-1982) espousing this view. Two of the premier publishers of Alt Right-friendly literature, Arktos Publications and Counter-Currents, offer pro-white advocates of Hinduism a platform for making their case in the twenty-first-century context. The Alt Right has notably appropriated some Hindu concepts such as the Kali Yuga for ironic and serious purposes.
For this reason, any search for religious institutions that may offer solace to our physically isolated and spiritually hungry people must include at least a glance at Hinduism. Some unashamed white people have made it their home. The question at hand in this series of articles is, however, not whether a few thinkers find solace in the ideas one religion espouses. We can make arguments for and against every religion on that basis. There is a place and a time for that discussion, but it is not the subject of this series. The question at hand is, whether there is a religious institution — a denomination, a church, any sort of major organization — that here and now provides support to pro-white people as they pursue their goal to preserve their heritage and continue it into the future.
With Hindu institutions, as with all the other institutions surveyed thus far, we must answer once again in the negative.
Hinduism is predominantly…Hindu. Or Asian Indian, to use modern parlance. As with Islam, which is dominated by its Arabic roots, Hinduism is particularly rooted in the Indian subcontinent. While there may be a growing number of non-white Hindus in the West, and eager white converts to Hinduism, the vast majority of Hindus are non-whites living in India. This means that all political and cultural issues will be subordinated to Indian interests. For all her Aryan ethnic fervor, even Devi went through this when she became a Hindu. Her racial and political interests were subordinated to the primacy of living in India itself, and marrying a Brahmin of dubious racial stock.
What of other white converts? We have a serious sample by which to base our analysis. During the last fifty years, millions of white Americans and Europeans have migrated away from Christianity and towards New Age beliefs. Many of them inadvertently adopted Hindu, Buddhist, Taoist, or Confucian rituals and practices. Some realized that these things (moral relativism, looking within, ideas about reincarnation, yoga) hadn’t originated with the hippie movement. They looked further back to the Eastern religions whence these things had come. There are plenty of white practitioners and spokesmen of Hinduism now.
Want to guess how many of them are Alt Right? Voted for Trump? Eagerly await the ethnostate? Practically none of them. On the contrary, how many of them voted for Obama and then Hillary in ’16, support the Third World takeover of the West, and celebrate each June 26 with a rainbow flag on their Facebook profile photo? Practically all of them.
These people and the gurus that they look to and the organizations built up around these gurus do nothing to advocate for the right of white people in the West. They may shill for BJP Hindu nationalism back home in India, but when it comes to white people — oh, no, that’s a different story. In the case of white people defending their monuments and homelands, major Hindu organizations are part of the anti-white, Leftist assault. The masses of non-white Hindus in the West are just as liberal and anti-white as their black, Jewish, mestizo, and Arab counterparts. Coalition of idiots and migrants, y’all.
Notwithstanding Devi’s arguments and the best attempts of others to shelter whites from white genocide under the auspices of the Hindu infrastructure, it has not happened. Given the fact that Hinduism is extremely weighted towards the non-white Indian subcontinent, and the fact that those Indians expelled their white British rulers with not a little anti-white bias remaining in their collective consciousness, there is no reason to think that the Hindu body politic will leap back a few thousand years to its Aryan roots and promote white survival as a noble cause.
For practical reasons alone — let alone weightier eternal ones — Hinduism is not a viable option for pro-white Westerners looking for aid and comfort.
Thus far, these brief surveys of the utility of various religious institutions have focused on non-Protestant faiths. Since Faith and Heritage is explicitly Protestant, most discussion on the website comes from that religious perspective. As such, other articles on the website will offer a far deeper and more comprehensive analysis of the utility of Protestantism as a whole, and its many denominations in particular, than the article that will soon be forthcoming on the Protestant world. Fear not, however. We will deal with Protestantism.
Before we arrive at Wittenberg and Canterbury, however, we must make one more stop outside the usual boundaries of F&H. There is one other major religious force that gets lots of positive attention from some in the Alt Right. It also draws much criticism for the hostile attitude that many of its adherents express towards traditional Christianity. No, I’m not talking about Judaism. That religion and its institutions are self-evidently anti-white and we will not spend time surveying that ethno-religion. We will next look at European paganism, the indigenous religion of our ancestors and the home of many of the Alt Right’s strongest supporters.