The Reverend Bret McAtee has written of Alienism’s dualistic Marxian-Gnostic ideology:
So, we have two opposite extremes kissing. It is the mirror phenomenon of ancient Gnosticism where you had the same worldview shared by people who were two opposite extremes.
In a brass-tacks sense, Alienism espouses the distinctly Marxian principle of leveling in its demand of absolute material/social equality; the Alienist brashly denounces any and all distinctions racial, national, ethnic, and even familial. And from this vantage point, the Alienist mounts his argument for the abolition of distinction on the material unity of mankind’s descent from the first man, Adam.
But, despite their materialistic rhetoric and conclusions, Alienists deny any alliance with Marxism, specifically on the grounds of Marxism’s ultimate and inescapable belief in materialism (atheism). Strange, I know.
This is where Gnosticism comes in: they argue that material and social leveling are a Christian mandate precisely because of the supremacy of things spiritual over things physical. Since men of all sorts may enjoy a unity of spiritual identity as citizens of Christ’s Kingdom, all other distinctions are unimportant, imaginary, and/or outright impediments to Christendom — so they allege. Thus, they justify their Marxian materialism upon their premise of Gnosticism, an infamously anti-materialist view of reality.
This fusion of two antithetical ideologies in Alienism represents a truly irreconcilable tension. Laying aside for a moment the heterodoxy of their Gnostic presuppositions, their contending for materialism on anti-materialistic premises requires an absolute embracing of irrationalism. They see themselves not so much as servants under the universal dominion of the King, but as actors with God in an irrationally divided multiverse where the denigration and abolition of the material is essential to the realization of a coming homogenized universe, comprised purely, it would seem, of indistinguishable glorified souls. Our fathers pegged these Gnostic utopians with the French term Deracines, which is indeed the only title these individuals seem to respect — a testament to their own deracinated abandonment of the created world. Theirs is a variant of postmillennialism which, in spite of its claims to the contrary, knows nothing of Calvinism. Realize: they insist that material and social leveling is indispensably important — because material and social distinctions are completely unimportant. As they tell it, God created the distinctions amongst men in order to forbid any acknowledgement of them, and in time to purge them utterly, and banish to hell any who dares remember. There is, according to the Alienist, more than a hint of “Fake It Till You Make It-ism” in the divine mind, and the god of Alienism openly enjoins his followers to lie, deceive, and obscure in all matters pertaining to the clear distinctions of the created order. All of this underlies their insistence that, while on one hand, race does not exist, on the other, the White race must perish from the earth. Worse still, they inexplicably insist that the former actually justifies the latter. In their eyes, our (declared) non-existence necessitates our destruction. The Christian religion for them becomes little else than one big square circle — inherently illogical. It is a knowing embrace of irrationality as the highest good. Once the ultimate grounds of reality prove self-contradictory, truth itself becomes fallacy. The Faith once for all delivered to the Saints cannot truly be understood by anyone, because it has been declared by its own priests to be unintelligible. This is the heart of Christian* Alienism: irrationalism is its precondition.
But if Christianity, which is the study of reality itself, be unintelligible, then coherence is rendered not only imaginary, but heretical. Indeed, madness abhors understanding.
By this necessary movement from the dualism of Marxian Gnosticism through irrationalism, Alienism must, due to its inescapable commitment to incoherence, eventually find full expression in solipsism, which is the pure skepticism of intelligibility. The more consistent they become, the faster they will march down the bramble road to oblivion. But along that well-worn trail, they will shuffle in the company of many fellow travelers — pietists, radical two-kingdomists, Cathars, and docetists. They all trudge the same bleak path, because they share the same presuppositions. It is the orthodoxy of the mad.
When we say that they are passing into madness, it is no tongue-in-cheek ad hominem, but rather the unavoidable appraisal of their actual worldview. We can see the full expression of that destination in them even now: if one asks them to justify their ideology in light of Scripture and historic Christianity, then one is met with little else than mockery, threats of censure and violence, slander, and phone calls in the night to intimidate our employers into divesting us of our livelihoods, earthly possessions, and the means to raise our families. Certain Reformed writers have even publicly called for us traditionalists to be killed! Resorting to every expression of arbitrary power, they avoid explanation, discussion, and debate at all costs. They truly seem to feel no compulsion whatsoever to justify their position, let alone their Red Guard tactics, because their position, by its very nature, rejects internal coherence; and all that remains is arbitrary force to impose the whim of their personal ideology. Given their preferences, it seems that if they achieved their ambitions of social hegemony, they would follow the Marxian prerogative faithfully by genociding us outright, just as the Soviets did the Kulaks.
The rare instances in which they have ventured into dialogue with us are littered with statements like, “Your facts are irrelevant!”, “Statistics and history are meaningless!”, “I don’t care what Christians have always believed!”, “I don’t care how that text has been understood by the Reformers and the Church Fathers!”, “Your love of family proves that you are a Pagan!”, “Since you’re a racist anything you have to say is irrelevant!”, “The text can’t mean what you say it means because you’re a racist!”, and more of the like. Of course, these exchanges do not really represent dialogues in the sense of actual conversation, because the Alienist seems entirely uninterested in true interaction with any subject at issue, only in issuing wicked judgments on us. Condemning us to hell for daring to ask for biblical validation of their incoherent dogmas, they simply dismiss our arguments without consideration. Even Alienism’s most charitable moments amount to a “will to power” for their irrational worldview.
The White Alienist feels no compulsion to justify his beliefs in absolute equality and fraternity with the brutish members of humanity, and even less so to justify his inverse denial of special relation with and duty to the children of his own people. And therein he spurns the prime lesson Burke succinctly drew from the French Revolution, namely, that equality destroys fraternity. “If every man be my brother, I have no brothers.” If, through such leveling, a man is divested of the conception of near kinship, he has lost the very foundation needed to speak of the Alien as his brother as well. Truly, straining out the gnat, he swallows the camel.
The modern resolve to suppress the truths of natural hierarchy, clearly revealed racial, ethnic, and familial distinctions, and their proximate and limited obligations is an absolute declaration of ontological rebellion and the clear rejection of teleology. For the Alienist, providence is a slur, and design a hate crime. Understand: their doctrine demands absolute skepticism towards all intelligibility. Or, as Richard Weaver stated it:
With ignorance virtually institutionalized, how can we get man to see? Bewildered by his curious alienation from reality, he is unable to prescribe for himself, for he imagines that what he needs is more of the disease. . . . Thus present day reformers combat dilution by diluting further, dispersion by a more vigorous dispersing. . . . The modern world is calling for madder music and for stronger wine, is craving some delirium which will take it completely away from reality.1
They revile the testimony of their own eyes. They scoff at hermeneutics as a construct of men. They sneer at logic for its carnal mediation. And on these same bases, they distrust the Scripture wherever it presupposes Kinism, which is virtually everywhere. While they cite their Christian* faith as justification for their skepticism, that skepticism fatally undermines that justification, as well as their means of knowing it or interacting with it in any way. Once committed to the notion that creation is illusion, and in the same measure evil for its lie, all certitude is forfeited.
This complete disregard for facts, dismissal of reality, and disavowal of logic itself which we have and are continuing to witness in the modern churches is Alienist solipsism congealing before our very eyes. The Orthodoxy of the Mad is coming into its own.
- Weaver, Ideas Have Consequences, p.184-185 ↩