Message from John O - in Literature Club #discussion_botm
Book of the Month discussion -
We will use this channel to discuss weekly what we have read and learned from the Book of the Month.
"This book, however, is more than just a book. It is many things at once: a handbook, a tool of critical observation, a strategic weapon, a compass of the spirit, and a leader of the struggle - and, because of this, predestined to become the reference work for all European identitarian forces of the Twenty-first century. Like the previous book in this series, this is also written out of duty and inner necessity in the service of a strategy of awakening as well as to create a corpus for a common European worldview. These are war books that serve, one as well as the other, to constantly remind us that we are engaged with an enemy who threatens the very essence of our being: the inviolable right to be and become what we are, with an identity embedded in the legacy of our ancestors, whose biographies tell the most important part of world history. They tell of everything from the conquest of the Earth to the conquest of the stars with the millennia-old, unalterable respect for the laws of life - against all criminal ideologies of racial and cultural extermination, whose handiwork is named miscegenation. By now it should be understood why such books are viewed as being of the worst sort by all who despise and destroy the races. It is because they teach about the right of peoples and the laws of life that govern them, which is everything that these destroyers are attempting to exterminate." Pg 23 (Kindle edition) Why We Fight.
This book is hyping me and I'm still in the foreward.
The forward felt like punishment to me. I skipped part of it with so many names and references to schools of thought, philosophies, and movements. The main text isn't hard to read. I might read the forward after the main text because it's good too. I'm liking the Kindle version because of it's integrated dictionary look up and being able to quickly look up that germen is an archaic word for seed, etc.
Yeah I often skip the forwards or intros to books but since I have no contextual knowledge of Faye I thought it would be necessary to set the stage.
You should push yourself to read the forward and intro. All those references in the forward are great for research and the intro is basically the thesis of any book—really helps you in grasping the whole thing
If an intro is too confusing or dry, I usually make a point to read it at least after I read the whole text.
Most forwards to books spoil the book anyway. Read it after.
Some forwards do tend to do that
i haven't started yet or put my hands on it
have we set an official start date or # of pages/week we are reading?
@Zyzz I think we'll pick 1/5 to start to ensure everyone has a copy. Judging from the poll last night, we will be doing 50 pages weekly.
I will post an announcement in a few hours, just giving more time for people to vote.
Also, if you do not have a copy or do not think you will have one by 1/5, send me a message and we'll get you taken care of.
Im in the same boat @Pavel Cristović but now im hyped without even reading the first page!
Guessing someone's thought about this, but auto repagination is going to make figuring out if you're on the mark for the 50 pages tough. Not sure how to sort that out. Any ideas?
I have thought about this and figured the format could be different for kindle. We could go by chapters to help fix this issue, chapter 3 is 65pgs, we could probably stop there.
Considering the book begins on page 9, it shouldn't be too big of a difference.
So botm is Why we fight?
I ordered it last night, so it will be here Tuesday I think.
Is that a fairly new book.
Why We Fight? 2012 I think
Aye. 29 buckaroos. Worth it
It’s a 2011 translation of a 2001 book. Sort of eerie how it predates what we see now so well.
I have my copy to reread, I'll try to participate
I like the name, btw. Good call back to a uniquely German part of history
Interesting that Faye doesn't talk about the JQ at all does he? I think I read in the forward of the copy of Why We Fight that I have (or maybe it was online) that he used to speak on the JQ, but then had a change of heart on it. Is that true?
Hes in Europe
Faye's position on the JQ is a complex subject. For a detailed analysis of Faye and the JQ i would recommend Michael O'Meara's books *New Culture, New Right* & *Guillaume Faye and the Battle of Europe*
I think Faye largely ignores, but is aware of the JQ, because he knows the real cure for our sickness is strengthening the European peoples first
Got my copy of Why We Fight in the mail. Might get a bit of a headstart if i get the chance to read.
It is unfortunate that Faye takes the line that America is a country for anyone, and not just whites.
Does he ever address Australia and Canada? Or does he view them same as the US?
His 'America is for everyone' line isn't consistent with his AmRen and NPI speeches. A lot of the book seems like rhetoric for Continential readers.