The decline is everywhere, evident to all, few maybe mentally competent to attribute that decline with anything remotely associated with its true cause but never the less the growing consensus is the party is coming to a close.
That said i can’t see any kind of meaningful insurrection taking place in the UK at the present particularly in light of the fact that the British Isles is one big goldfish bowl and the ruling regime already has everything in place to deal with such a action. However, I do believe that any form of insurrection is contingent upon the stability of the political centre, so the creeping economic and homogenous decline will, like with the Roman Empire, eventually begin to have an impact on the social sphere as the state finds it more and more difficult to impose its control. Once that happens and the System can no longer police the streets effectively or protect its corrupt officials from being physically confronted, I believe that we will see cracks appearing in the proverbial armour and territory will be ceded as a result, this territory won’t necessarily go to us of course as there will be multiple faiths/cultures, ideologies / sub groups all jockeying for their slice. but its up to us to be strong enough to be able to have a chance at our share. People have always spoken of revolution as something that will happen on one ‘almighty day’, but I think it will be more gradual than that and this is why Neo-aristocrats will, over time, become increasingly more relevant and necessary as a means of basic family survival not just in the UK but where ever our members happen to live and not simply as a lifestyle option for a few families In other words, there is a real inevitability about it all and those who scoff at us today will certainly be scrambling to apply it at some point in the future when all the other options have been exhausted.
William Cobbett was an English radical, journalist, politician, and farmer who famously said that “I defy you to agitate any fellow with a full stomach,” but things will change very quickly once people become desperate and that’s when the comparative luxury of docility will disappear altogether. The secret is to have everything in place before that happens, lest we get dragged into the hunger, disease, violence and criminality that will follow the collapse of the regimes. This is where revolutionary structures come in: home-schooling, bartering between like minded families, local exchange trading systems, alternative currencies, growing food, rural crafts, housing made from natural materials and anything else which operates outside of the existing system and which can effectively outlive it. Strengthen the periphery now and the centre will suffer as a result. They rely on our participation, but if we turn our backs on it all, the nation-states will begin to collapse that much sooner.
The beauty of being a Neo-aristocrat is i suppose the fact that it doesn’t matter if anyone believes in our goals and ethos. Its all about family, if our family is with us there is no limit. Collapse or not we continue to grow one child, one family at a time.
With Israel’s new war attracting headlines around the world and with It renewed focus on the Holy land and its turbulent and fascinating history we take a look at an exciting somewhat connected ancient discovery in a sleepy corner of the British countryside.
It might look like an unassuming rabbit hole, but this tunnel leads to a stunning network of caves dating back 700 years.
The caves are hidden less than a metre beneath a farmer’s field in Shropshire and were used by followers of the Knights Templar, a medieval religious order that fought in the Crusades. Knights Templar is an organisation that’s inspired many Traditionalists because of the bravery and purity of the knights, who protected Christian pilgrims in the Holy Land. An order that are of great inspiration to some Neo-aristocrats who of which have been known to try to emulate them in many ways, not least their selfless dedication to their faith and folk.
The order was founded at the height of the Dark Ages and was given space on the Temple Mount above the ruins of King Solomon’s Temple in Jerusalem.
The order attracted new members from all over Europe, before it was disbanded by Pope Clement V, in 1312. Some people continue to believe the knights simply went underground and to this day harbor a secret that could topple the Catholic Church.
Photographer Michael Scott, from Birmingham, ventured beneath ground to witness them for himself.
The 33-year-old said: “I traipsed over a field to find it, but if you didn’t know it was there you would just walk right past it.
“It’s probably less than a metre underground, so it’s more into the field than under it.
“Considering how long it’s been there it’s in amazing condition, it’s like an underground temple.”
The tunnel leads to a network of walkways and beautifully carved arches.
Scott added the cave was quite cramped and those nearing six feet tall would have to bend down to fit in.
He said: “I had to crouch down and once I was in it was completely silent.
“There were a few spiders in there but that was it. It was raining so the slope down was quite sludgy but inside the cave was bone dry.”
This and countless sites like it in and around Europe shouldn’t be just be viewed as tombs or dusty relics but places that we can commune with our ancestors, to channel their energy and heroism that it might give us the strength to face our own dangers and enemies in this new dark age we find ourselves in. We where not able to find out if the caves are open to the public or not after a closure due to vandalism however if you are in the area It is not the only Shropshire location with links to the Templars.
Within Ludlow Castle is an early Norman chapel dedicated to St Mary Magdalene.
Some people say it may have been associated with the Templars as the interior carvings include two Templar crosses and because of the group’s affiliation to St Mary Magdalene. It also has a round nave, again in the image of the Holy Sepulchre Church.
Penkridge Hall in Leebotwood was built on the site of the former Lydley Preceptory, a building serving as an administration centre for a group of Templars.
It was founded in 1158 and closed in 1308 when the order was dissolved.
St Jame’s Church in Cardington was acquired by the Templars in 1186 and the first documented priest was Arnulf. After the suppression of the Templars in 1308, Cardington Church was taken over by the Crown and given to the Knights Hospitaller in 1314, an order of knights created in 1113 by the Pope to provide care for sick, poor or injured pilgrims.
Stanton Long Grange was founded in 1221 as a farm and closed in 1308 when the order was dissolved.
The site is at the hamlet of Brookhampton but nothing now remains.
Choosing to have a large family isn’t an easy decision for some parents. Some people want a big family simply because they treasure the relationships they have with their siblings. Some families expand due to adoption or second or third marriages. Still, other parents choose to have many children from the get-go. Whatever the reason for its creation, there is no doubt that a large family can be both rewarding and challenging at the same time.
Are Large Families Common in West?
This question is challenging to answer, primarily because of ethnicity, but if we keep to ethno Europeans throughout the west then this answer is a resounding NO. Year in year out for decades the birth rate is in freefall decline. Factors include lack of money, lack of interest, inability to find a mate, Political anti family extremism peddled by the western states and manifesting in popular media.
Large Family Management Tips
One of the greatest challenges that super-sized families face is how to stay organized effectively. Families are busier than ever, and overscheduling children and adults has become the new normal. Calendars get packed with play dates, sporting events, and appointments. Now multiply those daily needs by five, six, seven, or more! Mom has a dentist’s appointment, dad has to go golfing with his boss, one child has a piano lesson, another has baseball practice, a third has a play date, and someone has to watch the baby. Add to this mix the reality of cooking meals, taking care of pets, and keeping the house running smoothly. Without a daily plan in place, life can quickly get out of control for a large family unit. Fortunately, effective planning can make a large family’s schedule run in an orderly fashion.
Keep a Calendar
With so many activities going on at any given time, a central family calendar is a must. Some of your choices for a calendar include:
Physically print a weekly calendar and cover it with contact paper to function like a dry erase board.
Hang a large, erasable whiteboard in the kitchen to keep track of daily and weekly activities and plans.
Place a chalkboard style calendar in a central location in the home. You can create a chalkboard wall with DIY chalkboard paint.
Download an app on your phone or tablet device that populates everyone’s happenings in one virtual space.
The type of calendar you choose to use depends on your family’s needs. The key is to update it with activities the minute you know about them, and check tomorrow’s calendar each night, so you can spot any potential conflicts and resolve them ahead of time. You may go through several calendar ideas before you find the one that works best for you.
Create a Routine, and Stick to It as Much as Possible
Although routines will change with new seasons, sporting schedules, or children’s interests and activities, try to stick to a routine as much as possible. Hence, everyone in the family knows what to expect.
Have set meal schedules. While they will change from day to day depending on activities, most meals should occur around the same time each day.
Establish spaces of time when the kitchen is closed. Four, five, or six kids coming in and out of the kitchen searching for snacks all day long will make a parent go mad… and broke.
Prioritize homework. If right after school works best in your home, go for it. If evening homework seems the way to go, by all means, create that routine.
Set bedtimes for children according to their age, with younger children going to bed earlier than older children. Bedtime routines begin long before the lights go out. Create an evening routine that involves baths or showers, a television show, quiet playtime, a story, Develop routines that help alleviate stress at bedtime.
Life is ever-changing, as are the people in it. You can’t control your gang’s every move, but you can make routines regarding daily expectations, like mealtime, bedtime, play together time, and homework time.
Know Your Limits When It Comes to Extra Activities
The more active children you have in a family, the more activities you will see on the calendar. Sports, music, and extracurricular clubs are good additions to your kids’ lives, but not if they run you into the ground. When your children decide they want to join a travel baseball team, take piano lessons or learn a new language, just make sure you can balance the demands. Some families might choose to allow each kid to pick one activity, while others are all about packing the fun in.
Know your limits and recognize when it all becomes too much. Parents tend to put the kids first; and this is important to a point but self-care is essential in a large family. If parents don’t take care of their own needs and carve out time for joy and their own interests, they can’t meet the needs of their large families. Big families require balance in all things, including activities.
Managing screen time
In todays world its the norm that children spend more time on the screen than off, kids as young as 4 or 5 given their own screen and preferring to use this than interact with their siblings and parents. Often exposed to material that is either unsuitable or outright dangerous.
Perhaps the best way to go is to have no screen at all but you might find this unworkable for many reasons, Kids in the 80s and 90s used computers and watched tv and it was manageable, in most cases it enhanced childhood rather than today where as it is all but replacing childhood.
Only allow offline gaming, don’t just limit it but prevent it from the get go, Most games can be played off line and the ones that can’t they shouldn’t be playing anyway “fortnite” for example.
No personal screens. Don’t buy your child smart phones or tablets or any device that can connect to the internet. Let them use the main family tv for access to youtube or other apps allowing them to watch a selection of pre approved shows. Generally you don’t want them to be watching anything post 2001
No pro western family should subscribe and or watch any of the state run channels avoiding these also allows you to save money on tv licences in the countries that enforce them
Keep show watching to a minimum and make a big deal of family films, sitting altogether as a family with fun snacks to reinforce the importance of the time spent together.
Stay on Top of the Laundry
Any parents raising a large brood will tell you that two things are never missing from a big gang: lots of love and loads of laundry. The laundry is never-ending. It isn’t going away, ever, so you first need to accept this fact and then create strategies to deal with the mountains of clothing.
Don’t let it pile up. While a laundry day may work for a family of four, a family of eight will find it a real challenge to get that amount of laundry done in a few hours. Throw in a load or two every day, come hell or high water. This is one chore you never want to put on the back burner. A parent of a big family could literally drown in dirty laundry.
Give children some responsibility in regards to their laundry. Different-aged children can help with varying aspects of the laundry completion. Little kids can sort socks (matching is an excellent skill to work on), older children can put their own items away, and kids approaching the teen years can do their own laundry. Yes, they will tell you they cannot possibly achieve this. You know better though, they totally can.
Steer clear of buying clothing items with high cleaning demands. Don’t stock up on items that can only be washed on a cold cycle and have to be laid flat to dry. Limit the shirts and pants that can only be dry cleaned.
Make Mealtime great again
Eating out with a large family can get expensive, and dining at home will often save money and time not to mention starving anti west restaurant chains . However, after a busy day of caring for children and working, parents often feel too tired to prepare a meal. Meal prep is a family’s best friend. Plan dinners ahead of time and shop for ingredients. Set aside a few hours on Sunday to gather in the kitchen and create dinners for the week. When you do have time to cook, make inexpensive yet delicious meals for large families that are sure to please everyone in your crew.
Large families almost always have at least one missing member come dinnertime. One kid is at soccer. Another is at dance class, and dad has to finish up work emails. If families don’t carve out time to eat together, it rarely occurs. Decide which day you can swing a family meal and require all members to be present. Dining as a family has countless benefits, not least the opportunity for a family meeting, to hold court and take care of business.
Manage the Holiday Season Like a Pro
Shopping for one or two kids at Christmastime gets expensive. Shopping for six kids can run up a price tag that would make any parent faint. Parents with a bundle of kids know that the holidays are a time to focus on togetherness and family traditions. They are not all about presents galore. Consider having each child make a Christmas wish list for Santa that includes:
A book to read
Something to wear
A toy to play with during quiet time
Something to create
An experiential gift (like a zoo pass) that equates to time spent with family
Above all buy second hand when possible, Older toys are generally better quality and ideologically untainted, although bare in mind “toxicity” No parent should buy into the latest must have fads for their children but if you really feel you need to give your children the latest must haves then get it on ebay
Organize the Chaos
With so many people living under a single roof, clutter can quickly get out of control. Keep your home organized by creating a space for everything. For example, use in and out baskets for papers the kids need to have signed for school tomorrow, place a rack or cubby space near your home’s entryway for shoes, and hang hooks on the wall dedicated to backpacks and coats for easy grabbing the next morning. When clutter comes into the home in the form of McDonald’s toys, junk mail, old art projects and so on, decide what you must keep and immediately throw away anything else.
Sort through clothing regularly. Pass down what is outgrown. Keep a large bin in your closet at all times. Place items the children no longer wear or need in the bin throughout the year, and ship it off to some pro western charity or at least one that isn’t anti west when it becomes full.
Advantages of Having a Large Family
Although juggling the time demands of a large family may seem overwhelming, the rewards far out weigh the lack of personal time that parents have. Here are some advantages of having a large family.
You can dole out chores and have the children help with the workload of running a large household. You birthed the army. Use it!
Children will have built-in best friends for life (their siblings). You will never have to take pals on vacation to keep kids entertained.
The children aren’t likely to be spoiled since resources must be shared.
There will be multiple adults to help with aging parents. No nursing home for you.
The children can take over the family business and carry on running it under the ethos you started.
The main reason people sight for not having children or just 1 or 2 is cost. Well with a large family comes a large cost but it should also be seen as a investment. Each child when coming of age should be required to pay back into the family from the their salary somewhere between 15% to 25% while this might raise eyebrows in Europe or North America, its considered sound family planning in many other parts of the world.
There is a strong and large support system to help through life’s ups and downs. Should anything ever happen to you and your partner, your kids will have each other.
Children have the opportunity to spend time with multiple age groups. It’s amazing what little ones learn when older siblings surround them.
Children are likely to do better in school socially, less chance of being bullied etc because of elder brothers and sisters to stand up for them or just help them navigate the murky world of high school.
Family Means Everything
Nobody knows what the future holds. While it may be more of a challenge to raise a big family, especially when it comes to college expenses, insurances, additional vehicles, and limited time, a large family can also mean an abundance of blessings, love, and support for everyone. In the end, your large family is absolutely worth it. A strong emphasis on staying together, working together and defending each other above everyone else should be instilled at an early age. Each sibling should view one and other as best friends. As they get older this needs to be enforced. Its all too common these days in the west that once a child begins work or goes to university that they start to drift from the family. Even one member doing this weakens the whole. The relationship, the bond they form with each other should be for life, this is what will set your family apart from others, giving you and your children the advantage.
Many Neo-aristocrats will have grown up in families with strict mothers and remember The constant nagging and trying to stay on top things was surely difficult to bear, if we didn’t know it then as children we do now as ORDER15 that she was doing it for our own well being, all now backed up by recent findings According to one expert, titled strict mothers usually have more successful children.
Erica Rascon, a professor from the University of Essex has conducted a study which showed that strict mothers have more successful children, and that successful people had highly demanding mothers. The research analyzed surveys of more than 15 000 children aged 13-14 between 2004 and 2010. According to Rascon, “the measure of the expectations in this study reflects a combination of aspirations and beliefs about the likelihood of access to higher education declared by the majority of parents, in most cases the mother.”
The children whose mothers had high expectations are much more confident and secure. The results of the study showed that daughters who had persistent and nagging mothers have 4% lower chances of getting pregnant prematurely. Children who had persistent mothers were also more likely to finish college and get a nice job. It may sound unrealistic, but demanding and strict mothers do have more successful children.
Most children considered strict mothers their true enemy while growing up. Half way through 2023 such a thing as strict mother becomes rare indeed, even the ones that care about their child’s behaviour are often to weak to fully get to grips with discipline and feel guilt even enforcing it but we assure you that enforcing strict rules and high expectations will help your child immeasurably later in life. They may not like it now, but they will end up thanking you a thousand times as a adult. When they are a adult They will recognize and appreciate all the effort you gave to raise them right, and they will and should try adopting the same approach for their children.
In a age of total degeneracy and the collapse of the family unit within the wider community Neo-aristocrats should embrace the trend not as a disaster but rather a opportunity. While other children fail by the wayside ours can advance.
Viking warriors had the skills to survive against various forms of warfare and combat.
The reason for the Vikings fighting prowess is found in the way they trained both with and without weapons. For combat without weapons, the Norse had developed a martial arts system called Glima.
To be a good fighter and survive the unpredictability of combat, a warrior must know how to defend themselves unarmed against an armed opponent.
The Norse developed Glima, which is a self-defense system that employs throws, blows, kicks, chokes, locks, pain techniques and some weapon techniques. It is comparable with the best martial arts systems from all around the world. The word glíma in Old Norse means “glimpse” or “flash,” which describes the system’s techniques…speed.
The Viking martial art is so named because the methods bring down their opponents with lightening quick moves and tricks using both feet and hands.
This style of combat training helped develop the strength, reflexes, endurance and courage that Viking warriors needed to survive in combat. Glima also builds self confidence and for Norse children, Glima training usually began at around 6 or 7 years of age.
Glima self-defense training was the foundation of a Viking warrior and these techniques are still practiced today in Scandinavia, Europe, North America, and South America.
Glima is mentioned in the Prose Edda in the book of Gylfaginning when the Æsir god Thor took his journey to Utgards-Loki and was defeated in a wrestling match by the female jötunn Elli (Old Norse “Elli” means “old age”). Yes, Thor was beaten by an old woman in hand to hand unarmed combat…but there’s more to the story as to why. (read the Gylfaginning)
In Gylfaginning, Thor and his companions Loki and Þjálfi are in the hall of the giant Útgarða-Loki where they meet difficult challenges testing their strength and skill. Thor has just been humiliated in a drinking challenge and wants to get even.
Then said Thor: ‘Little as ye call me, let any one come up now and wrestle with me; now I am angry.’ Then Útgarda-Loki answered, looking about him on the benches, and spake: ‘I see no such man here within, who would not hold it a disgrace to wrestle with thee;’ and yet he said: ‘Let us see first; let the old woman my nurse be called hither, Elli, and let Thor wrestle with her if he will.
She has thrown such men as have seemed to me no less strong than Thor.’ Straightway there came into the hall an old woman, stricken in years. Then Útgarda-Loki said that she should grapple with Ása-Thor. There is no need to make a long matter of it: that struggle went in such wise that the harder Thor strove in gripping, the faster she stood; then the old woman attempted a hold, and then Thor became totty on his feet, and their tuggings were very hard.
Yet it was not long before Thor fell to his knee, on one foot. Then Útgarda-Loki went up and bade them cease the wrestling, saying that Thor should not need to challenge more men of his body-guard to wrestling.
Glima is so important to Norse society, Thor is also the god of wrestling.
As with people of every age and nationality, the Norse loved sports.
Glima was not just used for self defense and combat, but was also a sport. Wherever Vikings gathered, Glima was a big part of the entertainment. It was the most widespread sport in the Viking Age and there were several variations of Scandinavian folk wrestling, such as: Lausatök, Hryggspenna, and Brokartök.
Glima is practiced by men and women of all ages.
The original Norwegian settlers in Iceland took Viking wrestling and the Glima combat systems with them, according to the Jónsbók law book from 1325 AD. In the Icelandic medieval book of laws known as Grágás (Gray Goose Laws), which refers to a collection of earlier Norwegian laws, there were rules for wrestling. The Icelandic populace has taken very good care of their Norwegian heritage, and Glima there is almost unchanged since Viking times.
The skilled variants of Glíma wrestling, called Brokartök, Hryggspenna, and Lausatök, have complex rules with competitors divided into several classes based on strength and skill.
Brokartök is by far the most widespread form of glima in Iceland and Sweden and it is this version of glima that is Iceland’s national sport.
The Brokartök form of glima favors technique over strength. Each of the two wrestlers wear a special belt around the waist and separate additional belts on the lower thighs of each leg, which connect to the main belt with vertical straps. A fixed grip is then taken with one hand in the belt and the other in the trousers at thigh height. From this position the glima-wrestler attempts to trip and throw his opponent. In this style of glima, a thrown wrestler may attempt to land on his feet and hands and if he succeeds in doing so he has not lost the fall. The winning condition in this type of glima is to make the opponent touch the ground with an area of the body between the elbow and the knee.
There are four points that differentiate Brokartök from other forms of wrestling:
The opponents must always stand erect.
The opponents step clockwise around each other (looks similar to a waltz). This is to create opportunities for offense and defense and to prevent a stalemate.
It is not permitted to fall down on your opponent or to push him down in a forceful manner, as it is not considered sportsman-like.
The opponents are supposed to look across each other’s shoulders as much as possible because it is considered proper to wrestle by touch and feel rather than sight.
The core of the system are eight main brögð (techniques) which form the basic training for approximately 50 ways to execute a throw or takedown.
Brokartök glíma is different from all other ethnic grips in three ways:
Upprétt staða Pursuers shall remain upright. The positioning in many of the ethnic grips sports often resembles a setsquare but in Brokartök glíma that is called ousting or “bol” and is banned.
Stígandinn Brokartök glíma involves steps, which involves contestants stepping forth and back like they are dancing in a clockwise motion. Stígandi is one of the characteristics of Glíma and designed to avoid a standstill and create opportunities for offence and attack.
Níð It is forbidden in Brokartök glíma to tail your opponent to the floor or push your opponent down with force. That is considered to be unsportsmanlike and opposing the nature of Glíma as a sport for honorable sportsmen and women. The Brokartök glíma sportsman or sportswoman shall conquer his or her opponent with a Glíma grip so well implemented that it suffices in a “bylta”, which forces your opponent to fall to the ground without any further action. The concept “níð” does not exist in other ethnic grip sports.
Hryggspenna (Backhold wrestling)
Hryggspenna is more similar to other styles of wrestling and is considered to be more a test of strength than of technique. In Hryggspenna the opponents take hold of each other’s upper body and whoever touches the ground with any part of the body except the feet has lost.
Lausatök (Loose-Grip or Free-Grip)
Lausatök is the most widespread form of Glima practiced and there are regular competitions of this form of Glima, such as the Norwegian Glima Championship. In Lausatök Loose-Grip wrestling, the contestants may use the holds they wish. Lausatök, or Løse-tak in Norwegian, is quite aggressive and differs in many ways from the other styles of Viking wrestling. This style was banned in Iceland for a period of about 100 years before being taken up again recently, within the last generation.
Lausatök, or Løse-tak in Norwegian, is quite aggressive and differs in many ways from the other styles of Viking wrestling. Lausatök comes in two forms: A version for self-defense or combat and a version for friendly competition.
In both, all kinds of wrestling techniques are allowed, but in the friendly version they are still taught to be executed in a way so they won’t cause the opponent injury. In such a friendly match the winner is considered the one who is standing tall while the other is lying on the ground. This means that if both the opponents fall to the ground together the match will continue on the ground by the use of techniques to keep the other down while getting up.
Excessive use of techniques aimed at deliberately injuring an opponent is frowned upon in sport Lausatök glíma. It is enough to use glima techniques that send an opponent to the floor, to inflict ‘pain’ on the floor, to ‘slap’ and opponent as opposed to ‘punch’ and kicks aimed at shocking an opponent rather than breaking bones. Such actions are considered níð; unsportsmanlike and opposing the nature of Glíma as a sport for honorable sportsmen and women. The concept “níð” does not exist in other ethnic grip sports.
Old Norse: nīð (Old English: nīþ) was a term for a social stigma implying the loss of honor and the status of a villain. A person affected with the stigma is a nīðing (Old Norse: níðingr, Old English: nīðing, nīðgæst).
Surrounding glima is a code of honor called drengskapur that calls for fairness, respect for and caring about the security of one’s training partners. You do not injure your opponent in the training and glima as a sport.
Lausatök glima for combat and self-defense was the basis for the Vikings fighting expertise and also includes techniques against weapons. In order to have a structured form of unarmed combatives against striking weapons, the Vikings had to know how to use a variety of weapons, such as sword, axe, spear, seax, long seax, stick and knife. The foundation for the use of these weapons is found in Lausatök combat glima.
As Brokartök is the most widespread form of Glima in Iceland and Sweden, Lausatök is by far the most widespread form of Glima practiced in Norway, Europe and North America. There are regular competitions in this form of Glima such as the Norwegian Glima Championship.
In Lausatök Loose-Grip wrestling, the contestants may use the holds they wish and it is practiced both outdoors and indoors year round in Scandinavia.
Glíma as a sport has also gone by the name of Scandinavian Wrestling and Viking Wrestling (Vikingbryting).
A community group in Yorkshire has signed a three-year lease on a petrol station
The Upper Dales Community Partnership hopes its a move to self-sufficiency
Depleting services across rural England has seen communities take action
Numbers of petrol stations have dropped from 37,000 in 1970 to 8,600 in 2013
Traditionalists have been talking about having our own communities since as long as anyone can remember, its one of Neo-aristocracies main themes. The topic is a popular one among the hardcore, but for almost all its only ever a day dream a nice idea if you will, and just about the hardest of all ideas to put into action. However where we Traditionalists still struggle there are groups all across the world doing exactly what we dream about albeit not with the same ideological backdrop.
A community group in Yorkshire has taken over its only remaining petrol station out of fear that it would have been bought by property developers, making it the latest acquisition for a village bent on self-sufficiency.
The Upper Dales Community Partnership (UDCP) in Hawes is a non-for-profit company that began 20 years ago amid mass closures of facilities and depleting services to the area, populated by 1,137 people.
According to a 2016 report by Rural England, provision of services to rural areas like Hales has presented challenges due to the increase of online interactions mixed with sparsely populated and ageing demographics- creating the need for community action.
The UDCP is doing just that.
The village of Hawes, pictured, has a population of roughly 1,137 people bent on a self-sufficient village
Speaking to the Times, UDCP spokesperson John Blackie said: ‘In other communities they say “Why isn’t the government providing for us?” Here we say, “If you aren’t going to provide for us we are going to provide it for ourselves.”‘
Having initially started by taking over the local library the UDCP soon moved to set up a bus service in 2011 to replace the rural routes that were being axed- it makes £60,000 a year from the fares of roughly 65,000 passengers.
Petrol stations have equally diminished alongside bus routes- the Times reporting that numbers have dropped from 37,000 in 1970 to 8,600 in 2013.
The closure of the Hawes petrol station would have meant a 36mile round-trip to the nearest petrol station.
But the three-year lease that the UDCP now possesses will see a 24-hour self-service facility. It is further expected to bring revenue to the other service UDCP offers as it is in one of 17 areas eligible for a 5p per litre rural rebate, which was rolled out in 2015.
In 2011 the Upper Dales Community Partnership started its own bus service, pictured, that rakes in a revenue of £60,000 a year from the fares of roughly 65,000 passengers
The local post office in Hawes also risked closure but was taken over by the Upper Dales Community Partnership, who employs 18 paid workers
The library in Hawes, pictured, is open five days a week and another facility run by the Upper Dales Community Partnership
Last month the UDCP employs 18 paid staff as well as 40 volunteers and has an annual turnover of around £350,000.
The UDCP has also attained the Post Office, built a one-stop shop community centre and soon plans to build two plots of land to build affordable homes.
Mr Blackie told the Times: ‘I hope other communities will look at us and see that, if we can do it, they can do it too. If nobody will do it for us, then we will do it for ourselves.’
Traditionalists must start to take seriously the predicament we as a people are in and at least entertain other forms of ethnic an cultural survival, control of our goods and services. Schools, places of worship, farms, the local store, all critical to the life of small communities and the well being of the folk. Others have shown the way. It is possible if we have the collective will to realise it.
Ireland is about to pass “one of the most radical hate speech bills” in the entire world which will throw people in jail for possessing “hateful” material on their devices and consider the accused guilty until proven innocent.
“Ireland is about to pass one of the most radical hate speech bills yet,” Irish nationalist Keith Woods said on Twitter. “Merely possessing ‘hateful’ material on your devices is enough to face prison time.”
“Not only that, but the burden of proof is shifted to the accused, who is expected to prove they didn’t intend to use the material to ‘spread hate’. This clause is so radical that even the Trotskyist People Before Profit opposed it as a flagrant violation of civil liberties. Dark times.”
“This is a massive attack against freedom of speech,” Elon Musk responded.
“It’s insane what’s happening in the ‘free world,’” Donald Trump Jr. commented.
“Thank you for standing for free speech!” Woods responded. “What’s happening in the West is tragic. And now Meatball Ron [DeSantis] is signing hate-speech legislation for Florida in a foreign country. I hope you take your country back!”
“Ireland has had uninterrupted rule of far left extremists for decades. Ireland embraced neo-marxism as much as any small state, growing the economy on its ‘competitiveness’ for American companies and finance capital,”
“Now that the transformation into an identityless global economic zone is almost complete, hate speech and similar legislation are necessary to ensure the Irish people cannot again express sovereignty over their homeland.”
Earlier this year, the Irish police announced they were monitoring Woods just for interviewing Catholic reactionary Nick Fuentes for a podcast talking about politics. Generally speaking these type of extremist policies are often rolled out in one country as a test for others. Simply put if the mass doesn’t stand against these vile anti west extremists now then it will be too late
There’s no drawbridge, but Great Tangley Manor—the oldest continuously inhabited home in the UK—does have a moat. And now it can be yours for £11 million ($13.5 million).
The Grade I-listed home dates all the way back to 1016 and sits on nearly 10 acres of land in Surrey, England. Spanning 11,225 square feet, the residence is divided into two wings known as Great Tangley Manor and Great Tangley Manor West. Internally, it comprises 10 bedrooms, six bathrooms, seven living rooms and an indoor swimming pool. The grounds of the estate also feature a walled garden, tennis court, WWII air raid shelter, a lake, sprawling meadow and a helicopter hanger. While it may not be entirely medieval in its appearance, one of the dwelling’s most defining characteristics is a moat that surrounds the entire property.
With a home being on the site for over a thousand years and possibly the longest inhabited house in Britain, naturally Great Tangley has evolved over time with each addition and renovation being carefully designed and carried out by the best craftsmen of the day.”
Since 1947, the ancient abode has been owned by four different families. Although, its current inhabitants have made the most dramatic upgrades to the ancient manor—most notably the addition of a glass-walled extension, air conditioning and three EV charging ports. “This is a house that is a testament to how done correctly, homes can change and grow over time to suit the needs of their owners, yet not detract from its architectural integrity and incredible history,” adds Welsh.
The idea behind free software is that the owners and users of computing devices (computers, printers, smartphones, etc.) should be free to do what they wish with the devices they buy, and that device vendors should not be able to place limits on the use of devices or otherwise dictate to owners how to use those devices. In order to maintain this control over their devices, owners need access to the source code of the software that runs (or runs on) the device. Enter free software.
Free software (FS) should not be confused with “freeware.” Freeware is software that you can obtain and use free of charge, but you don’t have access to its source code. The difference between the two distribution models is often expressed as free software is “free as in speech,” freeware is “free as in beer.” Although, as it turns out, if it is “free as in speech,” it will probably be “free as in beer.” Perhaps the best way to understand what free software is, is to think of it as being “free as in freedom.” The GNU Project identifies four specific freedoms, but really there are three. You have the right to:
1. Run the program any way you see fit 2. View and modify the source code 3. Make copies and share the code (modified or unmodified) with others
A BRIEF HISTORY
Prior to the late 1970′s the overwhelming majority of software programs were free in the sense of freedom. At that time, software companies began a deliberate campaign to force developers to sign Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) and agree not to share the source code of the programs they were developing. Although this didn’t sit well with many of them, they were eventually convinced, by the financial benefits, to go along.
One committed hacker, (((Richard Stallman))), balked and started his own campaign to “re-free” software. Stallman used the burgeoning internet community to advance his idea and created the GNU Project as a vehicle to accomplish his goal.
Because of the way software copyright laws work, Stallman needed to copyright all of his code or risk losing it to the public domain. This created a paradox. His goal was to undo the damage caused by copyright practices concerning software, but yet he would have to copyright his work or lose control over it, including the ability to make it free. He and his collaborators originated the idea of a “copyleft.” They would copyright their software and release it under a license that mandated that, while users of the software were guaranteed their freedoms, if they chose to redistribute the software they had to do so under the same license. This license is called the GNU General Public License (GPL).
The GNU Project’s stated aim was “to create a complete, free operating system.” They decided to make it POSIX compliant. Basically it would be a kind of clone of Unix – a powerful and popular operating system of the time. They were well on their way toward this goal, when a young Swedish student (who was a citizen of Finland), Linus Torvalds, announced that he was going to create a Unix-like operating system, that ran on the under-powered personal computers of the day. Ultimately, Torvalds, realizing the complementary aspects of the two projects, adopted much of the GNU Project’s software and released his kernel to the public under the GPL.
Big software companies began to take notice. In the two decades or so, that software had become proprietary, one company, Microsoft, had built a virtual monopoly for software running on personal computers. Competitors began to evaluate Linux as a means of breaking Microsoft’s monopoly. In the year 2000, IBM decided to invest $1 billion in Linux. This investment proved a boon to free software.
Today, there are over 50,000 free software projects. Some, like Linux, MySQL, Apache, and the GNU Compiler Collection are leaders in their respective fields. Free software systems, featuring the Linux kernel, run on everything from mainframes to tiny embedded devices and everything in between. If you surf the web, use a cell phone, or record television shows, chances are you’re using free software.
OPEN FOR DEBATE
Prior to IBM’s investment in the Linux kernel – and by extension free software – a debate began about what to call free software. Stallman preferred the term “free software” because he felt it emphasized the importance of source code freedom. Others disagreed. They argued that corporations would never be able to identity the value of something that they perceived as being “free as in beer.” They lobbied for a change in name to “open source software.” They felt this removed the emphasis from “free” and allowed them to demonstrate that this development model would enable more innovation, higher quality code, and faster development times. This counter-revolution would largely win out. Most folks today call free software, “open source software” and this may be the term with which you are familiar. But a horse by any other color, is still a horse and free software (regardless of what it is called) has certainly come of age.
(Editor’s note: This entry was originally published in October 2013. It was revised and updated March 2019, and again in December of 2021.)
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There is a war on, a war against creativity a war against individuality a war against beauty, national consciousness, a war against the western ideal.
How often do you stop and admire the aesthetics of say, a chair, a building, or a beautifully manicured public space? While it’s not unnatural to admire the beauty of art and other objects when visiting an art museum, we often take everyday aesthetics for granted. But we shouldn’t, here’s why.
Simply put, aesthetics make us happy. On an emotional level they elicit feelings of happiness and calm. They connect us to our ability to reflect on and appreciate the world around us which in turn gives us feelings of contentment and hope. Further still a connection to the area that surrounds us from our own street to the country as a whole, it gives us a identity, it enforces a identity.
A team of researchers set out to uncover the main driving factors of happiness in five major cities including – New York City, London, Paris, Toronto, and Berlin.
Using statistical analysis on data gathered by Gallup happiness surveys, as well as data they collected on their own, they discovered that people’s happiness can be contributed to living in an aesthetically beautiful city.
The things they are surrounded by in their daily environment had the greatest effect on their happiness including – history, green spaces, beautiful architecture, and cobblestone streets to name a few. People who live in aesthetically pleasing environments are prone to a strong sense of regional or national identity, which in turn often leads to patriotism.
They also concluded that our perception of beauty produces feelings we associate with happiness – like calmness, appreciation, reflection and hope. So in essence, experiencing beauty alters our emotions and makes us feel happier.
Since the end of world war 2 Western governments have declared war on beauty, this began in the great rebuilding programs of the 1950’s, when new housing shot up like wheat in a farmers field. Old and bomb damaged buildings were torn down and replaced with soulless uniform concrete blocks. it was often remarked that you could be anywhere in such streets as the buildings all looked the same from London to Moscow.
In conclusion the war of Aesthetics is for the large part not unseen but the unknown, the unspoken war on the western ideal and in turn the west itself. We can and we must resist, it can be as simple as dressing beautiful or going that extra mile and creating something marvelous. Support the classic arts, buy better, demand better, be better.