The Legion is an organization founded on order and discipline.
The Legion is guided by pure nationalism which stems from an unbounded love of Nation and Country.
The Legion aims to awaken all the creative energies of the Nation to the struggle.
The Legion defends the alters of the Church which the enemy is trying to destroy.
The Legion kneels before the crosses of the heroes and martyrs of the Nation.
The Legion stands firmly on the ground before the Throne from which Princes and Kings have fought and died to defend and glorify the Fatherland.
The Legion aims to build a powerful Country. a new Romania, by strength of soul and valor of man.
–The Nest Leaders Manual by Corneliu Codreanu
The struggle facing the Western world is not a simple one. Falling birth rates, unchecked immigration from the Third World, the rise of globalism, increased domination of capital in our economic systems, a destroyed organized labor movement, the breakup of the Traditional family, abortion, and so much more are dismantling Western Civilization. In the span of only a few decades, the ancient foundations of our civilization have been attacked and torn to pieces in mainstream culture, our schools, and even our homes. Before there can be any forward motion in the war against Modernity, we must first identify why it is happening and what we must do in order to defeat our enemies. We must stop being conservatives, Right-Wingers, or Reactionaries, and we must become the only thing that can save our souls and identities: Legionaries.
There are many who view the problem of Modernity in limited terms, if we solve the immigration crisis, the Western world will be saved. Others say that if the forces of International Jewry are brought to heel, the day will be saved and the credits will roll on a European utopia. A third group says that by abandoning Christianity, the European people can put worship of the State or ourselves above all else, and that will give us the fighting spirit to defeat our foes. I must categorically disagree with all of these groups and present the real solution to all of the problems that I listed, in order to fix ourselves we must undertake a crusade of the soul.
The 20th century was filled with ideologies that attempted to advance Western civilization and promote European culture. While the National Socialist economic model was overwhelmingly successful and many elements of the Third Reich society are admirable, the pure worship of biology was missing a key piece in the total revival of the German folk, the spirit. Fascism in Italy taught the people to worship the nation-state and culture, but forgot both folk and God. Out of all of the nationalist movements of the 20th century, only Legionarism under Corneliu Codreanu presented a complete solution.
Corneliu Codreanu said about the varied political doctrines of nationalists in the 20th century, “Fascism is preoccupied by the clothing (namely the forms of state organization), National-Socialism by the body (namely the racial eugenics), whereas Legionarism is preoccupied by something much deeper: by the soul (namely by its strengthening through the cultivation of Christian virtues and its preparation with final salvation in mind, salvation dealt with by the Christian Church in the most perfect fashion).”
To undertake the crusade of the soul is to become a Legionary, a man dedicated to his God, his Church, and his folk who is not distracted by the fleeting passions and pleasures of life this side of the grave. To become a Legionary is to reject all the trappings that modern nationalists think we need to succeed, catchy mantras, cool clothing, slick talking points, and money, and instead of relying upon the limited nature of the physical realm, we turn towards the power of the supernatural and put our Faith in the only power that can actually save our nations and our people, that of Christ.
While globalist bankers, the forces of International Jewry, and traitors within our own ranks concoct the poison of selfishness and greed and hand us the syringe to inject modernity into our veins, we are the ones who gleefully shoot it up into our nations, our communities, our families, and ourselves. This is perhaps less about “White Genocide” than “White Assisted Suicide”. At the end of the day, just as the Devil can only tempt us, it is we are choose to fall into temptation and to sin, our own cultural and demographic destruction starts and ends with us and our lack of personal responsibility.
The only way that we can save our nations and to save ourselves is to undertake a process of totally tearing down and rebuilding the Western man and woman. The clothes of modernity we have worn for decades must not simply be taken off, they must be burned in a pyre so that they may never find themselves again on the backs of the European folk. These clothes and trinkets of cheap plastic from China and chasing “happiness” from one high to the next are chains that we have bound ourselves in, and to once again be a free and noble people among the nations and tribes of the Earth, we must tear away these chains and recenter ourselves on what matters, Christ, His Church, and our families.
The most important thing for European nationalists to understand is that we are not waging a war of flesh and blood as we so commonly think. The battle is not between political ideologies or people groups, it is the age old conflict between the forces of good and the forces of darkness.
Scripture tells us of patterns that flow through generations of a family and a people, so during times of Christian devotion, our people exhibit the outward and inward beauty that comes with humble and loving devotion to Christ and his Church. When generations begin to fall away from Tradition and from Christ, this evil behavior snowballs from one generation to the next and leads down the road to the acceptance of homosexuality, abortion, and the eventual abandonment of the natural and organic love of one’s tribe and traditions.
Hillaire Belloc famously said “Europe is the Church and the Church is Europe.” When we abandon the Church we do not only abandon God, we abandon what makes the Western civilization that we love. To be able to save Western civilization, we must remember what Western civilization is founded on. A lack of awareness and identity is causing the slide towards destruction, thus a revival of identity and Faith could reawaken the fighting spirit of the Western people.
Corneliu Codreanu wrote that “A people becomes aware of its existence when it becomes aware of its entirety, not only of its component parts and their individual interests” and with that mindset we must reject the radical individualism that poisons Europe and her daughter colonies, and instead revitalize a communal worldview that encompasses the European nations and the diaspora, under the banner of Christ and Tradition.
Like a car with an empty gas tank, the European people without Faith in God is left sitting by the roadside, slowly decaying into nothingness.
Modernity embodies everything that the White Right calls “White Genocide.” The destruction of culture, the demographic displacement, the apathy of the masses, the degenerate behavior of our youth, and the rabid defense of liberal and globalist principles are all side effects of the same disease, a loss of organic Christianity within the community. Christianity promotes healthy families, healthy bodies, and healthy culture that has a love of one’s folk and of the entire world, the opposite of the nihilistic and suicidal drive of modernity.
The crusade of the soul is the path of those who wish to live as a warrior ascetic, one of the many forms of being an Orthodox Christian. Prayer, faithfulness, fasting, good works, alms giving, humility, and an internal struggle against sinful desires is the mark of a true man, not the modern “bro” culture that celebrates degenerate behavior, deception, fornication, drunkenness, and atheism. To truly rebel against the modern world you should not turn towards the luxuries of this world, but instead turn towards living a true Christian life, that is the definition of revolting against Modernity.
Our combined foes of communists, the forces of International Jewry, and globalists are emboldened by our weakness and failures. The enemy is only allowed to advance as far as we allow them, which as Corneliu Codreanu said “A country has the Jews it deserves. Just as mosquitoes can thrive and settle only in swamps, likewise the former can only thrive in the swamps of our sins.” To defeat the enemy we must only defeat our own sinful desires and the stranglehold that the passions have over our lives.
Saint Seraphim of Sarov said “
The role of a Legionary is to become a shining example of Orthodox Christianity to the surrounding community, in order to promote a revival of both the religious and national spirit of your people. Corneliu Codreanu, the founder of the Legion of Saint Michael, told supporters that we must abide by honesty, integrity, and Christian principles in our political struggle by saying “The law of honor: Go along only on the paths of honor. Fight, and never be a coward. Leave the path of infamy to others. Better to fall in an honorable fight than win by infamy.”
For generations now, those who fought for Western Civilization have attempted to outsmart our foes, compromise with our enemies, or sit out the battle and wait for a collapse. Instead of this we should organize our personal lives and our politics around the principles of honor, duty, and service to others. We must always be on guard to be constantly demonstrating the proper way to live, worship, work, and fight.
The ultimate victory of the Legionary is inside himself, to conquer the desire for worldly glory, for honor, for material possessions, and for praise and instead to live selflessly for the three things that matter; Faith, family, and folk.