Separation In Place

The need for separation, on many levels, is clear. This is my outline for a system I call separation in place. It is my initial thoughts, and is far from the actual nuts and bolts of what would be required to enact it, however even this basic outline runs to over three thousand words as it is, so make yourself comfortable and take as long as you need.

The Need to Separate

Democracy has been a rigged game since the start, and it will only get worse for us, so we deem it better not to play. Voting is pointless and is against reactionary principles by default but the resurgence of nationalist and quasi-nationalist political parties in Europe is an encouraging sign of both a growing nationalist sentiment and a lack of trust in the established political parties and the democratic framework within which they work.

The fact remains however, that we will not survive democracy and we need to organise and prepare in such a way as to exercise the self defence of ourselves as a distinct people as enshrined in natural law. There are moral principles which are far older than the laws written by men. A man’s survival is one of them, and so is the survival of a people. In a conflict between our survival and the laws of men, our survival takes precedence.

There is no place for men or tradition in modern society. Instead of complaining or doing backflips trying to re-engineer ourselves into modern society, the proper masculine response is to make a new society. A society within a society. If that means that the society with no place for men and tradition is destroyed, then so be it. This is the path modern society is heading down anyway. A society with no place for men and tradition is doomed, as it has excised the forces which bind it together. Such a society deserves death, and it is inevitable. Our society will be designed to withstand the collapse of the current order, and preserve our people and traditions.

People are waking up to this and are beginning to question the validity of the status quo, and we must be there to show them the answers to their questions. There are people who may not identify themselves as reactionaries but who are increasingly dissatisfied with the modern world and we must show them the way out. I specifically used the word show there. There is a simple but fundamental maxim in writing: show, don’t tell. People do not want to be told, they want to be shown. Showing is far more powerful than simply telling. Tell a man that it was a dark and stormy night and he will switch off. Show him the howling of wind and the crack and bang of the storm as it lights up the trees and you are speaking to his soul.

We need to stop telling people and start showing them. People know the system doesn’t work but they are fed up with hearing about it. They shrug their shoulders and say ‘what can we do?’ We will show them. People talk of the power of ideas but ideas are only given power when they are turned into action by men. This is how we will show them.

Separation In Place

We must hit the eject button and bail out from a broken, failing and increasingly hostile system. We must separate on a physical, spiritual, moral and financial level. There is no physical place left for us to retreat to, no unclaimed territory we can colonise, and nor should we wish to, so we must do what I term ‘separate in place’.

Separating in place means creating a society within a society. A civilisation within a civilisation. Although we may have to co-exist within the physical boundaries of an existing system, we become increasingly divorced from it as our strength grows. It means taking responsibility for our community and our interests ourselves, instead of abdicating them to a government and a system which is showing itself as increasingly disinterested, amoral and hostile. Is there a moral difference between those who invade our communities and those who invite and encourage them to do so, and subsequently turn a blind eye to the crimes they commit?

Third world immigrants do exactly this process of separating in place when they come to our countries. They occupy the same spaces as us, but do not integrate. They converse in their native tongue. They build places of worship for themselves. They have their own schools, shops and businesses that cater to and employ only their own people. They don’t settle at random, they congregate together and take over communities. They create no-go zones that are hostile to outsiders and dismissive of the law and police have neither the will nor ability to change that. Local government means very little to these communities. They police themselves according to their own laws and customs. They have their own courts. They have their own hierarchy and forms of government entirely separate from our own. They do all this in spite of the law  and government largely acquiesces to their will and these insular societies are flourishing whilst the larger indigenous society around them declines. They are preserving their traditions, their faith, their customs and fashions in a society that is losing all of that. This then, working within the system but separate and against it, and for ourselves, is what we should be doing.

Separate Physically

Separating in place means gradually divorcing ourself from government whilst still occupying the territory that it notionally controls. One of our biggest shortcomings is our dispersal through a highly atomised society. As society declines further we will become increasingly isolated and vulnerable unless we concentrate our forces and band together. This means taking the talk offline and meeting in person. It means living closer together to one another. It means evacuating the soulless multicultural urban centres and retaking the land. Ideally this means rural communities made up entirely of traditional minded families and founded on reactionary principles.

This is a lofty goal, and may not be immediately achievable for many. This is a project that will outlive us, and may not be fully realised within our lifetimes. We are planting the seeds of a new society that will emerge from the ashes of the current one. Anything you can do today that will take you from your current position and move you towards the desired end point is a tiny victory in a long war. However we must remember that the system is unsustainable and will fail eventually, with or without our help. We must ensure that we are ready for it, and prepared to survive it.

We’ve already briefly touched on what can be done to identify and recruit people who think the same as us and create new communities, and it is also very well laid out here at the wonderfully written Southern Reaction blog ‘Losing the Creek’ under the principles of Reaction Implies Action. The imperative is to build, with one eye on the desired goal, however far away that may take, and the intermediate steps we can take to get us there.

This strategy of creating cohesive communities separate from the existing order will bring us into greater conflict with a government that wants to keep squeezing us for taxes in order to further attack us. The more resistance we exert, the greater attention and conflict we bring on ourselves. We need to measure our resistance against how much conflict we can bear. Resisting too strongly without sufficient support will attract negative attention and a possibly violent response that we are not yet strong enough to withstand. But where we do have some measure of local, popular support, not resisting strongly enough is a wasted opportunity. We must calibrate the strength of our resistance to the support we have and adjust our strategy accordingly.

With regards to our active resistance we should seek to be slightly ahead of the curve with respect to popular support. That is, separating and resisting slightly more aggressively than popular opinion would allow. We are a movement heading rightward and our leading edge should be slightly to the right of the right hand edge of the Overton Window. Lead, project strength and people will follow and as more people follow, our support will grow. As our support grows so will that right hand edge of the Overton Window follow to catch us, allowing us to resist yet further. We do not wait for opportunities, we seize the initiative and create them. The fourth commandment of the Fallschirmjäger: ‘Be calm and prudent, strong and resolute. Valour and enthusiasm of an offensive spirit will cause you to prevail in the attack.’

The Blood of Heroes

This is of course, the dangerous talk of madmen. Remember, any time people have won their freedom, they did it by circumventing or opposing the laws of men. The American revolutionaries created their nation by breaking the law. They were men who had a quarrel with the existing order. Their support wasn’t universal.  In the early days there were still many loyalists who were content with the status quo, but the revolutionaries, like us today, were not content to accept the soft yoke of slavery, no matter how well disguised it was. The revolution began slowly. Active resistance to the empire started as bands of disaffected men turning to smuggling to avoid paying taxes towards a system they believed offered them no representation and was violating their natural rights. As the Empire attempted to exert its authority, popular support for it waned, the revolutionaries grew bolder and took up arms. Whether by accident or design, the revolutionaries had managed to advance their resistance in line with the depth of popular support for their cause. Eventually the war was won, the Empire withdrew and a new civilisation founded on principles was born.

“The blood of the heroes is closer to God than the ink of the philosophers and the prayers of the faithful.”     – Julius Evola

Old power structures eventually collapse and die. Eventually the British Empire evaporated entirely. I don’t think that anybody could seriously suggest that Britain will ever pursue or prosecute the descendants of the revolutionaries for the crimes they committed in the pursuance of their natural rights. So too will the current order die. We will make our own society, built to withstand the collapse of the current one. There will be a struggle in its death throes but eventually we will remain standing and there will be nothing left of it to attack us.

Separate Spiritually and Morally

The separated community needs to be founded on distinct principles of faith and morality. Our faith and moral values are rooted in the traditions of our ancestors and are not subject to the whims and interpretations of modern progressive society. If people wish to remain as members of the community then they must adhere to these principles.

The separated community is a reaction to the erosion of faith, tradition and identity in the modern world by those who want to preserve these things. There must be a clear definition of those who are in the community, and those who are not. It’s them and us. An inclusive society where everybody is free to join is exactly the problem we are seeking to avoid.

There will be order and rules, and those who wish to be a part of the community will obey them and those who can not or will not will have to take their chances out in the modern world. The ideal situation is a successful and attractive community that preserves traditional values, seduces like-minded people away from the failing modern world and encourages them to stay and fulfil their obligations because of the advantages of being a part of that community.

If people don’t want to live in a society that believes in Christian values, tradition and separated gender roles then they are free to stay in the modern world with its collapsing financial system, the erosion of liberties and morals and their children under attack by a dangerous progressive decline. They can find their own way to protect themselves from the decline of society. This however, is our solution and you are either in or you are out.

There are young girls growing up dreaming about getting married and having children but men shy away from marriage because they perceive it as a risky bet, and in modern society it is. In our new, re-forged society we will return marriage and family to its previous position as the cornerstone of society. In our new society, promiscuity and divorce will be frowned upon as it always was.

People will no longer be able to skip out on their responsibilities like they can in modern society. Nobody will be a prisoner, but they will be expected to adhere to their responsibilities and those that fail to do so would no longer be a part of the community. When our society is demonstrably safe, happy and successful, being cast out back to the ruins of the modern world will be the most powerful deterrent to amoral behaviour. In more ancient times it was not death, but exile that was often the most serious penalty.

The members of our society are those alive today, those who are yet to be born, and those who have lived before. Just as we need to think that all the boys are our sons, and all the girls are our daughters, so too are all the elderly our parents. They are the link between ourselves and our ancestors. We need to fight back against the atomisation of our society, and protect the most vulnerable members.

Be actively engaged in your community. If you see an elderly neighbour who needs a fence repaired, or their yard is overgrown, offer your help, for free. Maybe their family moved out of town, or they have been waiting six months for the local council to do something. Anything you can do to delegitimise the existing system, demonstrate its ineffectiveness and lack of humanity, strengthens our position. Everybody knows that the existing system is amoral and inhumane but they don’t know what to do about it. They don’t want to hear yet more complaints about it. Show, don’t tell.

One day that elderly person’s relatives may call round to thank you for taking the time to repair that fence or clean up their yard. That is your opportunity to tell them why you did it. Gently, at first. Explain the community that we are building. The left talk peace and love, but what they do is protest, demonstrate and lean on the implicit violence of government to enforce their agenda. There is a dissonance between what they say and what they do. Reactionaries don’t stand on corners, we build cornerstones.

In the modern world, where everything is reduced down to its monetary value, the offering of your time for free is unusual all by itself. People will be surprised, fascinated and curious. To quote the great Romanian nationalist leader Corneliu Codreanu’s law of silence: ‘Speak little. Say only what you must. Speak only when necessary. Your oratory should be deeds, not words. You accomplish, let others talk.’ Or to put it more succinctly, show, don’t tell.

Separate Financially

I would venture that at its most fundamental level we just need land and the men to work it and defend it. With faith, everything else will follow from that. Men will work the land and provide the resources to the community. With land and people we can supply our own food and water. We can build our own homes. We can do the wiring and the plumbing. We can provide the security, police and justice systems. We are the disaffected men who already do this for a hostile system. Instead we should be doing this separately, for ourselves. Leave the world that hates us and see how it fares without our support.

By working together there would be a surplus of resources that could be traded with the outside world. We are not particularly interested in the paper money of the outside world, but it has its uses and we are not entirely removed from the system. We are separated, but still in place. For the moment there are still land taxes to be paid, and they can only be paid in cash.

As much as possible, people, and eventually the communities they form, should be self-sufficient. Do not rely on big utility companies for your needs. Collect rainwater and sink a well and get fresh water from the ground, for free. Generate as much electricity from solar, wind or water power as you can and reduce your dependence on the grid. Burn wood or coal that you gather yourselves. This is the way humans have survived for centuries and it no less possible today.

Even as an individual family there are steps one can take to separate from the system financially. Remember separation in place is a gradual process, it is not going off the grid overnight. Do as much as you can with what you have available. If you need more space then move. Grow your own food, even if all you have available is a small vegetable patch. Keep a few hens for eggs, or fatten up a pig. Keep bees and you will have more honey than you know what to do with. Trade within the community, hold onto the value of your labour and pay no taxes to the government. These are all little things which grant you increased independence from a failing system that will one day collapse. These are small steps on a long journey and every thing you can do takes you further from the clutches of the existing system and closer towards the goal. The revolution starts at home, with you.

That is not to say that we should forgo all of the trappings of modernity. We are after all separating in place, not exiling ourselves to the desert. We will not deprive ourselves of useful things like antibiotics and modern medicine. These things were invented by our ancestors, it would be arrogant and foolish to turn our backs on them. There are some things that a small community cannot do alone, and until we are strong enough to provide these things for ourselves, they will have to be scavenged from the old world. Accusations of unfair double standards? Who cares. Survival is the moral imperative.

Everyone should seek to limit the amount of money they provide to the system. Money provided to the government will only be used against you in one way or another, be it as foreign aid, progressive propaganda in schools or subsidising urban black criminals to reproduce. This is separation in place remember, so limiting the amount ones pays in taxes is done aggressively and incrementally in line with law and the weight of support.

Welfare and public money is an interesting case. While on the one hand we disagree with the forced redistribution of wealth by government, it is a weapon to use against the current order. Although fundamentally opposed to the modern something-for-nothing welfare state I believe that everybody should extract as much money from the system as possible in order to accelerate its decline, especially while it would demand land and property taxes levied against our bought and paid for land. Unfair double standards? Again, who cares? Use the enemy against itself.

As the government debt piles up, its legitimacy shrinks. As taxes rise in line with bloated public spending and to service the increasing public debt, more people will reject the current system. Money the government spends on welfare is money that they cannot use to fight us.

In Conclusion

Separation in place is a theory and a guide. It has a vision of an end state, but also contains within it the seeds of action that every one of us can take today, in small steps, whether that be moving towards a future independent rural community or transforming the community we find ourselves in now.

It is something that I will be personally in charge of implementing somewhere in a rural location in Northern Europe and we will need men and women of all stripes, militant reactionaries and laymen who just want a simpler, more traditional life or a way out of the ruins of the modern world. If you are in Europe then there is an open invitation to join the project. I will keep you updated here as to its progress. For those outside Europe or otherwise unable to join this project personally then this will still serve as a guide for a project of your own. I know this blog is widely read around North America, Australia and New Zealand. There are other people like you out there, waiting for somebody to lead them. Identify them and bring them together. Organise, build and resist.

I invite comments, further ideas and robust criticism. Have at it. Separation in place remains an untested theory at present. If it is to be implemented in the real world it needs to be thoroughly investigated as to its viability and limitations.

14 thoughts on “Separation In Place”

  1. “They are preserving their traditions, their faith, their customs and fashions in a society that is losing all of that. This then, working within the system but separate and against it, and for ourselves, is what we should be doing.”

    But what are the traditions of this new society that we are fighting to preserve?
    What are the rituals and the costumes and the believes we are bringing with us to pass down to our sons and our daughters?

    How are we to dress our selves to distinguish our society from the heathen horde around us… that we can proudly stand apart from the rest… that we can distinguish our women and children from the unfaithful… what is the religion that units us and binds us… what is the one unquestionable belief of our culture that gives us common cause that strengthens us and is the fire of our unshakable will…

    What are we taking with us? we already know what we are leaving behind.

    shall we have rituals of manhood that our sons must partake in – tests and challenges for them to overcome before they are given a name by the tribe – for it sounds like what you wish to build – a tribe… and I am all for it… a tribe… a clan of common cause… but the tribe can not pass down the traditions (whatever they may be) and its values to our sons if there are no mothers to give us sons… we will have to import our wives from other tribes… gather them up from women of tradition and values… western women are few… who are willing to leave the herd.

    Will there be young warriors dancing around a fire as young girls chant and beat on drums songs to our ancestors to guide us in the direction of righteousness… will we gather in the park to hear the elders tell stories of the long crossing to find the promised land… will we erect statutes and holidays for those that fought for our freedom…

    A long time ago in America a tribe was a Chiefs family – his wives and children and grandchildren with perhaps his brothers and sisters and their children and that tribe would be surrounded by other tribes lead by the chiefs cousins or uncles an other brothers or members of his family – you could travel from village to village without fear because you were surrounded by your family – your extended clan – united by blood and a common beliefs. and you were distinguished from other families or tribes of another clan by your dress and the way you wore your hair and even dialects… depending on how far away you strayed from your own clan into the territories of another far removed from your own that you would find yourself in more danger… but the clans and the tribes survived until they were invaded by those who wished to take away what was theirs and replace it with something new and modern and corrupt to the natural ways of the tribe…

    I do not wish to impose my beliefs on anyone and I do not want anyone to force their beliefs on me – I do not wish to conquer a people and displace them or hide them behind a wall… but I have no problem purchasing land and paying tribute to one who will allow me to live the way I chose on my land and have my beliefs and simple way of life protected by my host country… if I am not harming anyone or trying to impose my ideas on those around me…I should just be left in peace.

    I have read this post on “Separation in Place” a couple of times and it is something I have thought about many times before. I have even considered going to Russia – a big enough country where one could purchase land and build a village of like minded Christians… I have even considered Iran – a very conservative country where Christians and Jews are left alone and everyone lives in peace together – they are all for the most part conservatives – the capital is a beautiful city that glows under snow capped mountains, no crime, no feminism, no bullshit… they are a people of strong traditional values that simply want to be left alone – they are a peaceful people and I do believe if I wanted to go to Iran and buy some land and be left alone that I could…

    but if you are building a tribe, Simon, we need a home of our own and a belief that binds us… and traditions to preserve… we need to believe that we were chosen to save the world from the chaos – with the passion of Zionists… we need to raise our children to believe that the tribe comes first – that they are the chosen ones, that they were born for something great. they have to have something to stand for, something to live for, something to fight for – this is as you said – the dangerous talk of madmen

    I have too many ideas and thoughts running through my mind at the moment and perhaps I have not been able to articulate them as well as you might… but I wanted to get them down – as chaotic as they may be – many years ago I came across the works of W. G. Hill and Harry Schultz – and though I have no problem with living the libertarian gypsy lifestyle they write about – I do need and want a place to call my own in a country that wants me there. I think you are on to something here and I will promote your site – because I believe what you write should be spread to other men (and women) – but there are questions to be answered here… I am not looking for a manifesto – but something akin to a constitution – a resolution… a scripture equal and compatible to my Christian Values and traditional (Latin) beliefs.

    I will admit – I am not much for groups… I don’t join protests or any organizations and I hold no licenses… I have never voted and have never registered to vote, in fact, I am not registered for anything – never had a permit for anything in my life and have never had a drivers license…. never… I do not have a cell phone – I do not twitterr and am not on facebook… never… I am not much for draconian institutions… I have always been this way. I come from a long line of military men but I chose not to join… and I am happy with that decision – I have much respect for those who have and sympathize for the ones that have come to the same conclusion as your self…

    Thank you.

    1. We seem to have gone through very similar thought processes. And yes, I’ve read W.G. Hill and even lived the PT lifestyle for a while. Resident in one country, earned my money in another and enjoyed it another, paying tax in none of them. Eventually though we all reach a moment of introspection and realise that maybe there are bigger things in life than merely having fun.

      The Legion will be getting some rural land in the future. At the very least it will become the centre of the military order I mentioned, a monastic refuge for men against the modern world.

      1. Rich, We were a Republic. Lincoln proved that the Might of the Nation as a Whole trumps the Rights of Sovereign States, and the 17th Amendment finally killed the Republic and made us a Representational Democracy.

  2. I grew up in the Ohio Amish region. They are quite successful at avoiding modern society. It can be done. Look at a site for Lehman’s hardware in Millersburg. Is a good resource for equipment for canning, living off the land, etc..

      1. Roger! Spent 15 years on my farm in the Holmes County area with old-order Amish. Let me tell you, once they realize you are a decent person, willing to share with them–they will go completely out of their way to help you!.

        Examples: helped me plant 20,000 hardwood tree seedlings; shored up my ponds; helped me lay concrete; patched up standing-seam roofs; lifted beams in barn; the list is endless.

        All they wanted was respect, decency, and on occasion, the right to deer hunt on the farm. A few fiat greenbacks going their way helped as well. (They LOVE chocolate candy, btw.)

        Families of 10-12 children are not uncommon. A 14 year old boy helped me on a barn beam. He helped run his Father’s buzz saw down at their mill; they used steam to power the whole deal. Asked about OSHA: the boy looked at me quizzically and said: “Was ist das?”

        Trees getting hit by lightening, fires, floods, just call a neighbor of theirs on a cell, who walk over to the Amish. They are there pose-haste to help. Gratis.

        Of course, we “English” have to reciprocate. It’s only right.

        1. This is the kind of community I am talking about – it can be done.

          just have to figure out how to form such a society and be ignored and left alone by the extreme feminist left… like the Amish – they are Christian and white and patriarchal… with big beards and big families… the men dress in black and smoke pipes… they have gatherings for the men and no one screams rape… just absolutely amazing!

  3. Tom Baugh has similar thoughts in “Starving the Monkeys”. Worth a read.

    I’ve given a lot of thought to the logistics of bootstrapping an independent territory. Self-sufficient pasture-based livestock farms for the bulk of food production (read Joel Salatin). It’s no coincidence that such farms are under bureaucratic attack in America. Men hobble on plants when meat and fat aren’t available. Micro-hydro power generation if appropriate rivers are available (more effective than solar panels). Cob (read “The Hand Sculpted House”) or Insulated Concrete Form home construction (depending on whether you have more time or money) though I’m a big fan of underground construction, which besides energy efficiency and security gives you a much smaller visible footprint. Rocket mass heaters for heating (a cord of wood will get you through the winter). Run fiber optic cable for Internet (see the B4RN project in rural Britain). Possibly underground cisterns for rainwater collection and metal roofs to feed them. Probably composting toilets for off-grid sanitation though biogas generation to replace grid natural gas has possibilities. Small (at first), dense towns surrounded by farms and forests make sense to me, minimizes the need for expensive transportation and doesn’t waste land. Lots of ideas, fuzzy on how to implement them.

  4. Have joined a Mennonite Church in 2010-not for the life style, but because of Christ. The community that comes with it is a rare treat and similar to what you write about.

    Yes, it can and is being done.

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