While we will never lose focus on our main talking points, Identitarians should aspire in the long-term to build our ideas with a more holistic opposition to globalism. We can start by embracing anti-consumerist and pro-agrarian standpoints.
As our ideas and activism proceed apace, Identitarians know our immediate tasks are to focus on the promotion, nurturing and protection of our European ethno-identities and cultures. We warn of the consequences of current demographic shifts, mass migration and the political class’s obsession with the furtherance of multiculturalism.
These remain our priorities, and we should not seek to change this until we have attained a critical mass, replaced unavailing conservatism, and put our peoples’ ethno-identities, heritage, values, cultures, traditions – and just as importantly, through our metapolitical approach, European spiritual growth and future potential, firmly in the arena of accepted social discourse.
But while working toward this goal (and of course, this will only be bought about after great endeavour, setbacks, temporary defeats, huge metapolitical battles, sheer determination and belief in the strength of our own ideas) we can also begin the job of building a broad, cohesive, but carefully non-dogmatic, Identitarian worldview. As well as exploring the usual social, political, economic and tribal outlooks, we should consider how we can offer a positive alternative to the globalist mind-set.
What has caused the decline of our civilisation? The answer is manifold – but a chief culprit is surely the rise of consumerism. We in the Identitarian movement and our allies, in order to give clarity and present a positive vision, will need at some point to adopt a clear anti-consumerist message. At first glance, one might not think this would garner much popular appeal, but it would be easier than you might think. At base level we should ask our people: “What would you rather have – a huge wardrobe, bling, Netflix, a new iPhone every year – or strong communities, loving families, social solidarity, cohesive societies and proud nations?
We have little doubt that most really would choose the latter, and we can look no further than Agrarian philosophy for the moral guidance we will need to help achieve these ideals.
Agrarian philosophy is entirely complimentary to Identitarian thinking.
A central tenet of Identitarian philosophy is a reverence for, and a connection with, our ancestors. For most of our histories our forebears scratched the land to build a world worth inheriting. They did it for us, their descendants; with the assumption that we would continue their story – not for some uprooted, materialistic utopia. This gift, our inheritance, was in no small part bought about by that fundamental building block of society: the farm. For the Agrarian, the farm is virtuous, noble and preferential to the alienation that city life can foster. Farming communities have a strong sense of place, innate and rooted in local and regional identities – all concepts close to the Identitarian train of thought.
Do these positions not neatly fit within Identitarian aspirations? Our civilisation has become spiritually weak and drunk through affluence – therefore what is preventing us from adopting Agrarianism as a positive ideal and potential cure for the decay? Coupled with environmentalism (because what good our proud nations if our homelands are sickly?) Agrarian outlooks have the capacity to provide our movement with a guiding credo that can radically appeal to the millions of our people restless in a globalist modernity bereft of a soul.
Of course, we should not advocate that one and all should, en masse, publicly decry our cities, up sticks and retreat to our respective idylls; we cannot all wander off and become ploughmen. Besides, industrial and technological advances are, after all, among the finest examples of the culmination of the European spirit. But a balance must be struck: Our great English cities, with their magnificent architecture from ages past have always been centres of excellence, but, ever increasingly they are transforming into clones of globalist materialism. Identitarians can gain ground by advocating for the ‘greening’ of our cities. Let us become champions for the urban farm phenomenon for example. The ethics and moral outlooks of agrarianism are almost tailor-made for the Identitarian current – a social force seeking to build upon healthy, patriotic identities for all Europeans. When one thinks of Homeland – a reality key to Identitarianism, the vision instinctually conjured up is the rural landscape. The agrarian idea, which seeks to uphold that landscape, fits beautifully within our Identitarian aims and goals. So, let’s co-opt it. Identitarians could start by encouraging individuals within and around our movement to consider careers within the agricultural, forestry, conservation, green energy, horticultural and permaculture sectors. Allotment keeping and greater self-sufficiency skills and practices can also be encouraged.
Campaigns to preserve the character of our village environments against over development (where replacement migration plays a role) and against the erosion of village life and cohesion through young villagers being priced out of the places where they were born and love – These are issues with which we need to offer solutions.
Identitarians should consider ways to better support our farming and rural economies, businesses and communities and promote environmentalism and conservation as alternatives to consumerist lifestyles – and we should encourage others to do so – across the wider patriotic sphere and beyond.
Other avenues that could be explored may involve devising ways to develop agrarian concepts further within an Identitarian framework via education, discussion and debate. We can also aspire to celebrate and promote rural traditions, customs and folklore by holding or attending events with a view to help in our spiritual and cultural wellbeing and development in our opposition to globalist hegemony. Most obviously of course we should get out there into the countryside and experience the true essence of what we are fighting to safeguard – old England and, by extension, our collective European motherland.