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Spanish Mission

This post will be of particular interest to our readers in Spain, of which I know we have many, but should also interest adventurous readers in Europe and those Europeans around the world who may be eyeing a return to their ancient homeland in time for the coming battle. A unique opportunity has arisen for those willing to seize it.

There is an abandoned hamlet called A Barca in the northwestern Spanish province of Galicia. It’s one of many in this part of Spain. Rural Galicia is beautiful, close to the Atlantic Ocean and the border with Portugal. It’s hilly and densely forested and marked by rivers and cliffs and canyons. Real rebel country. It’s also of cultural significance to us as it was once part of the medieval Christian kingdom of Asturias, where Pelagius won the battle of Covadonga and began the Reconquista which drove the Caliphate from Iberia.

The problem is that modern Galicia is dying. Galicians are not having enough children and what young people they have are drawn away to the cities. Galicia’s fertility rates are among the lowest anywhere in Europe. A Barca is just one of many beautiful deserted villages in this corner of Europe. The mayor has put A Barca up for sale and is so desperate to save it that it can be had for nothing. A village of medieval stone houses is available for free.

The conditions of the zero-cost sale however are that the buildings are restored to their original condition and that whoever buys the hamlet must bring value to the local community.

I remember hearing about this some time ago, as well as other places in rural Spain and Italy, and the story is cycling through the media again. A Barca has been available for years now, and although there has been no shortage of offers, no deal has been made and nothing has happened. Either nobody has made an offer which the mayor finds acceptable, or nobody is truly committed to this project and the beautiful medieval village of A Barca remains a crumbling, overgrown ruin.

The mayor wants a scheme that brings value, but through providing jobs and profitable industry, which is very modernist thinking. The mayor seems to want an economic solution but the problem is not a financial one but a human one. Through a combination of low fertility rates and migration to urban areas, Galicia is at the leading edge of Europe’s demographic crunch. Galicia doesn’t need industry, it needs people. It’s a mistake to think that building factories or turning an ancient village into a tourist attraction will save it. Man creates industry, not the other way around.

Just imagine:

I will write to the mayor and hope to convince him of an alternative solution. We don’t tender a financial or industrial proposal or some sort of scheme to draw tourists to the area. We make it a Legionary project. We bring in the supplies needed for the repairs. We round up volunteers – young traditional men and women, homeless veterans, rebels, outlaws, whoever wants to be a part of history.

People often say to themselves, those who are traditional or reactionary or just simply despair at the modern world but who are not soldiers, fighters or rebels, what can I do in this struggle? There is a part to be played by every man. We need dangerous men but we also need plumbers, bricklayers, carpenters, roofers, stonemasons, electricians, engineers, teachers, doctors, nurses. Almost every trade and skill you can think of will be needed for the restoration of civilisation.

So we hack the weeds away and pull the ivy down from the buildings. We fix the roofs and rebuild the houses. We sink a well. We build a chapel to serve as the focal point for the community.

One of the buildings becomes a guardhouse. A fortified dormitory for the young, single legionnaires to live, train and act as a rural police force to protect the community. Imagine a European Foreign Legion, breaking away from the corrupt and dying modern world and erupting in outposts like this all over Europe. This village is in Spain but there are opportunities for this to happen everywhere.

A group of men could live on site as it is repaired. The mild Spanish climate is not a serious hardship to endure, especially once a few of the buildings start becoming structurally sound. Those pioneers and adventurers who rescue the village earn the right to stay there. It remains a Legionary strongpoint, the fortified land of a new military order, and tenancy is granted to those who built it, and their families.

The families living there would be free of rent or mortgage payments and free from the endless downward cycle of chasing money. Free to work the land and grow their own food. Free to have as many children as they wanted, in a world where children are no longer a burden but a gift, and free to raise and school those children in a traditional manner.

Ten families living there could have as many as a hundred children. The original pioneers could look forward to hundreds of grandchildren between them. The original founders would still be alive to see an army of radical traditionalists raised on a diet of lifting weights and reading Julius Evola. It would be a fanatical traditionalist takeover, and all while leftists are playing video games and Western society withers away. In only two generations, who could stand against us? This is the sort of demographic weaponry that we need to unleash on the modern world as it rots and decays around us.

We’ll fortify the whole village. What better way to signal that it is a deeply exclusionary community than to build a wall around it? Existing in the same space as the modern world but separate from it. No democracy, no divisive politics or politicians grubbing for votes but a community united in spirit, led and protected by a traditional military order.

If you think this sounds like feudalism you might be right. I recommend to you the essay Hope is in the Past by SFC Steven M Barry:

‘…the average serf in the 10th or 11th century had more personal liberty than the most rabid and anarchical “freeman,” who is a slave of “the law,” does today.’

Those who baulk at the idea of living in a feudal community are always free to stay in the corrosive modern world with its freedom of speech, only going as far as repeating the progressive dogma, and its meaningless voting and democracy which has only caused an inversion of moral values. You’re free to stay in the modern world with its high fructose corn syrup, corporate lobbying, acquiescence to radical Islam, its faithlessness, its childlessness, its devotion to money and the converging horrors of capitalism and communism. If you think your civilisation and culture can survive in that climate then you are welcome to stay there.

I know many people who want to revolt against the modern world, but are trapped inside it. There are many that wish to escape it, but to where do they run? It is foolish escapism to just run off into the woods, no matter how attractive that daydream may be. Without a plan or a better place to go just makes one a refugee.

This isn’t to be a commune for Luddites, hippies and dropouts. We reject modernity but not the technological achievements of European ingenuity. We are ardently anti-democratic. We are patriarchal, reactionary and ethnocentric and believe in living in accordance with Natural law, hierarchy and beauty.

How many people work their whole lives dreaming of a pastoral retirement? Billions of humans are spending decades of their lives slaving away in offices and factories just for a glimpse of rural life at the end of it all. You could give up on working for the profit of corporations and government and have that rural life right now. It’s an adventure waiting to be seized. If it sounds unworkable, unwinnable, or just sheer madness, then you are not the person that we are looking for.

It’s ambitious, crazy and dangerous. Good. Why would someone do this? I ask why would you not? Life is supposed to be a dangerous struggle against adversity and ourselves. You can accept defeat or you can head out into the storm and make something of yourself. Make your life a story worth telling. This is still a time for adventurers and heroes and rebels, more than ever. We’re riding out the decline of one empire and planting the seeds for the next.

So I will write to the mayor of this little Galician town. I’ll look for other similar places and write to them also. I’ll tell them I have a solution to their problem. It might not be the solution they wants to hear. If all he wants is industry and tax revenue then we won’t be able to help him. If he wants to preserve local and European culture and have a healthy, growing population then we’re the men he needs.

If you’re in Galicia, or Spain, or Europe and want to be a part of this project then contact us, even if it is just to enquire further or register interest.

UPDATE: Legionnaires have completed a preliminary reconnaissance of A Barca. You can read the report here.

33 thoughts on “Spanish Mission”

    1. We can do that here as well. Think of it as a strategic reserve or manpower, supply, and and culture. Appalachia has plenty of spots, and so do many other states.

  1. Inspiring indeed, and prescient. I just had a conversation with my godson and nephew about this sort of thing. Small, insular, tribal communities are what sustained us in the past, and I believe they are the way of the future. I just discovered your blog and I’m so glad I did. You articulate things in a way that I’ve had trouble doing. I will send other like minded men to this site. Thank you sir for this good work.

  2. “There are many that wish to escape it, but to where do they run?”

    i know I said it was crazy – but you know that I want this… I have thought about it and planned out how I would do it… and I myself have said here on this journal – if someone else can do it then why can’t I do it… why can’t you… and I thought about these words last night before I read them here today… and something that you had said before – if we build it they will come… just like in that cheesy movie… but it is true… Grimaldi build Monaco and those that needed the home they were providing flocked to it… They built Dubai and those that want to live there flocked to it… Men travel to Thailand for what it offers… because it is there… Switzerland became rich for the once great banking services it provided – for those that wanted it and needed it… because it was there… I do believe if we build the kind of society that certain types are looking for they will find us… they will flock to it to be with their own kind… give them a reason to want to go and be part of something like what you have planned and you will find your army… and I am sure there are more of us than we can imagine… wandering and waiting and looking for a place where they belong.

    Build it and they will come.

  3. I’ve stumbled across another excellent Reactionary blog. The highest of praise for your project! I am unfortunately nowhere near, but this is exactly what needs to start happening.

    Added to my blogroll.

    May God preserve you in the spirit of the martyred Legion! As the old slogan of the Mota/Marin corps was, at any cost we stand our ground, ‘Ready to Die!’.

    1. Mark, high praise indeed, thank you. I’m a fan of your blog and have returned the favour. Anybody who strolls around the blogosphere with Codreanu as their avatar must surely be on the right path. Indeed we have much to learn from the old Iron Guard. We have an enormous and dangerous battle ahead of us, and we should look forward to it. Godspeed!

  4. He’ll probably say no, because “Dat be raycis.” But this appeals to me on many levels. I would be honored to join such a community. We should start forming separate communities. I live in the US, but I may be willing to relocate, and of course if anyone knows of a similar community in the US I’d be interesting. This may in fact be a divine calling.

    1. It’s possible the mayor will be interested in our proposition. A lot hinges on his personal politics and how we present our ideas to him.

        1. Will do. I’m putting together a contact list of people who I can update as things progress. Next step will be a trip to Galicia and a meeting with the mayor. I’ll keep you informed.

  5. It’s an inspiring craziness, and it’s very close to the kind of counter-revolution that Europe needs.

    I wish you the best of luck, but it seems very likely that the first attempts will fail for years to come until things get worse, and the local politicians involved will find this kind of project quite bizarre and outlandish -even if it’s presented in the proper way- not to mention the journalists, who are typically even more progressive than the politicians. Even if this kind of thing had a single chance, it wouldn’t go unnoticed. It would probably attract a lot of public attention. I can almost see the headlines: “A bunch of fascists to settle in a deserted hamlet in Galicia”.

    Anyway, it’s worth trying to persuade the mayor that “the problem is not a financial one but a human one”, as you say. Repopulation is needed, and that means “start thinking outside the box”. It would be useful to give him some hints about the problem.

  6. An inspiring and certainly the way to go. As a UK native, I could certainly get to Spain to help but I don’t know how useful a student would be.
    Fantastic blog by the way. It has really struck a cord with me and find your work both invigorating and inspiring.
    As someone who has only recently discovered the reactionary sphere and its sheer magnitude, where would you recommend I start in regards to building up my knowledge and understanding of reactionary thought?

    1. Some recommended reading:

      Considerations on France – Joseph De Maistre
      Liberalism is a Sin – Felix Sarda y Salvany
      Crisis of the Modern World – Rene Guenon
      Revolt Against the Modern World – Julius Evola
      For My Legionaries – Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

      Also important, any political tracts by Juan Donoso Cortes, Nicolas Gomez Davila, and Ivan Ilyin.

      1. All great suggestions.

        Anything by Codreanu is worth studying meticulously. He was a man who was not just a philosopher but a true counter-revolutionary leader and a great personal inspiration.

        Julius Evola is revered as a figurehead of reactionary esotericism and rightly so but can be dauntingly obscure to newcomers. The first of his works that I read was ‘Meditations on the Peaks: Mountain Climbing as a Metaphor for the Spiritual Quest’ which serves very well as a gentle primer to his other works.

        I would add ‘Decline of the West’ by Oswald Spengler. It was published in 1918 and has proved to be an accurate prediction for world events thus far and ties in nicely with Evola’s cyclical ages and the Kali Yuga.

        Also ‘Democracy – The God That Failed’ by Hans-Herman Hoppe is another staple and spawned the ‘physically remove’ meme.

        It’s not the first time I’ve been asked this. It is deserving of an article in itself.

    2. All we look for initially is men with the right attitude and spirit. Everything else will come from that. By the way, Spain is not the only project we’re undertaking and the core of the brotherhood will still be operating and training in the UK if you’d prefer to be a part of it and not interrupt your studies.

      1. I would be honoured to be a part of the brotherhood and am thankful for your consideration. I currently live in Shropshire but that could change if I decide to go to university next year.

    3. Hi, anewoysider, nothing wrong with being a student. What are you studying, by the way, bearing in mind that all knowledge is useful one way or the other sooner or later.

      1. I’m glad someone thinks so. I am just about to start my second year of A-levels, studying History, Politics and English Literature. After they are finished, my plan is to go on to study history at University. I am sure someone could find some use for me.

  7. If you do get a town to take over I would love to come over and help build, I’m a traveling welder who lives wherever I’m working with my ole lady and two dogs so we don’t have roots anywhere and would treat it as a working vacation to be around like minded people. I can weld any metal you got and can build whatever I need and whatever I don’t know I’m willing to learn and she can garden and do anything homemaking. We could make trips till I’m debt free soon then be set to resettle.

    1. Sounds good, prudzky; that would be very useful wherever we end up. I’m sure that Simon will contact you in due course.

  8. Since my native language is Spanish I could help in translating letters to the mayor.

    My “Syssitia” idea, as SimonWolfe could appreciate, is different insofar as a violent revolution is needed to take our civilization back.

    You can imagine what would happen if we ask our spoiled women if they want to join us in a wonderful Galicia project where each woman will be having ten babies…!

    Please visit my blog and pay special attention to the fictional novels by William Pierce and Harold Covington as to how to conduct a pro-Western revolution in these post-modern times.

    Meanwhile we desperately need a place for “mannerbund” of future soldiers—guilds in Galicia or elsewhere in preparation for the societal collapse in the urban areas. You may contact me through the email that appears on my site, The West’s Darkest Hour.

  9. I just found this blog,excellent work, excellent ideas. Was redirected here from Cesar Tort’s place of learning. I have been racially aware for quite some time, but have only recently started commenting and ‘reaching out’ on various blogs, so I am pretty much unknown to most. To get to the point, this idea sounds practical, and achievable. I would love me to offer my services. I don’t have a recognised trade, but I have a lot of experience as a labourer and general donkey on a building site, which would probably be needed in the beginning of such a project. I’m pretty handy with a hammer and saw, damn good with a pick and shovel( I’m Irish…..!) I would drop everything, tomorrow, and come to help with this. Please consider keeping in touch as this progresses. 14 88

    1. The Wolf, thank you for your kind words. You sound like someone we’d be very happy to have on our team. We’ll be in touch shortly.

    2. Another Irishman here, so of course I’m also handy (worked in shuttering a while back). Was actually thinking about how one could start such a thing.
      Keep me in touch about how this pans out.

  10. There are other villages in Spain that are despopulated. A good example is the province of Soria. Located in the heart of the old kingdom of Castilla, it is a rural province, with villages and castles. I am speaking about a province whit a population of 90.000 people, living in the capital only 30.000 people. It could be another place to begin from zero.

    I share this link about the province and the villages. You can find the English version of the page.

    1. Interesting link, thank you. We’re definitely looking at other places, both in Spain and throughout Europe for places to establish Legionary missions.

  11. I heard of this, many times and I don’t want to sound pessimist here, just a little bit of reality. From my own experience and contacts I have in Spain, we know that Spain has a pretty big number of antifa and communist members, not to mention the country is full on socialism. As soon as they notice that a group of ‘identitarians’ pro-white and traditionalist people settle over there, they will go and trash the place, they are not afraid to use any kind of violence, look up for “Libreria europa attack”. The spanish media is one of the most biased and dishonest in the whole western world. Spain is the second country in the world when it comes to welcome more immigrants and is the world’s most gay friendly country in the world.
    Maybe it could work but I, for one, look to the east, to places such as the Carpathians mountains, there are zones untouched by diversity and scarcely populated, not to mention beautiful all around and is not in the West, which is bent on smashing and destroying any kind of dissident movement.

    1. We’ll fly under the radar for the most part while we’re quietly getting on with all things traditional. Spain is strong with nationalist and identitarians also. This will be a fortified and protected community and anybody would be idiots to try to attack us. The Legion will take care of its own. They will not be able to just turn up and do what they want.

      Spain is also not the only mission we are looking to establish. There will be places in the UK, Sweden, Poland and other places that we are researching.

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