A couple years ago, I whipped up a quick parody video of Sebastian Ronin disbanding his political project, apologizing for his years of attacks on us, and endorsing us. Sometimes life imitates art, and Mr. Ronin’s marquee political project has officially disbanded and thrown its resources and support behind the Traditionalist Worker Party. The National Synergist Party has voted to liquidate its assets and transfer them to our party.
While this development is most certainly a much-deserved and hilarious personal failure for Mr. Ronin, it’s a success for the good ideas he’s been championing since his transition from Green Party leftist to doomsday eco-fascist a few years ago. There were three pillars of the disbanded National Synergist Party of North America:
- Pillar 1: Post-Peak Oil Energy Devolution/Ecological Tipping Point And Societal Collapse
- Pillar 2: Ethno Nationalist Empowerment via Societal Collapse
- Pillar 3: Regional Secessionism and Creation of New Ethno-States On the North American Continent
Rarely has a doomsday prophet been more dramatically disproven. When he first came onto the scene, Peak Oil was all the rage on both the radical left and right, with conventional wisdom in dissident circles being that oil scarcity would soon result in the sort of wholesale social and economic collapse which would make radical political change possible.
More than anybody else on the White Right, I insisted that there wouldn’t be Peak Oil for several decades, and that multiple other energy alternatives are on deck to replace it as extraction gradually becomes too expensive. But people forget it wasn’t just Seb arguing for it. I recall arguing about this at private nationalist luncheons and challenging Piero San Giorgio at NPI back when they were peddling it and I was still welcome. He’s certainly the poster boy for this dead end in nationalist strategy, but nearly the entire movement slipped and fell in the Peak Oil snake oil.
For somebody who so passionately despises Americans and Christianity, his shtick firmly belonged to America’s long tradition of hysterical religious movements. Instead of the Rapture, you have RaHoWa. Instead of the evils of alcohol, it was crude oil. A chosen few of the enlightened and pure had gathered together to behold the calamitous end of history and the dawning of a new age. Crude oil would continue spiraling up in price until everything came unraveled and he would be foisted to the top of the maelstrom on account of his having prophetically foretold the Happening.
There is unlikely to be a “Societal Collapse.” The forces and processes which are killing us are doing so gradually. The systems have far more durability–“anti-fragility”–built into them than most political theorists assume. The bridges and buildings aren’t going to collapse and implode like in a disaster film, but over years and decades, …so gradually that one’s liable to barely notice. To a great degree, it’s already well underway. Detroit drifted from the Paris of the Midwest to the Mogadishu of the Midwest within a few decades without any “collapse” incident.
We at TradWorker are all about Ethno-Nationalist Empowerment, and we’re also all about Regional Secessionism. Our slogan is, “Local solutions to the globalist problem.” His original ideas weren’t good, and his good ideas weren’t original. Whether it’s Rockwell, Pierce, or Francis, American White Nationalists have always strongly sided with both regionalism and conservationism. Rather than dwell on his bad ideas, …which have been firmly discredited at this point, we should look forward toward how we can work together to achieve the good ideas. Conservationism is a great idea and is firmly embedded in our party’s platform.
The majority of the folks who’ve been involved in Seb’s projects over the years are intelligent and motivated nationalists. He managed to pull together a small corps of some of the more talented identitarians. I believe much of this was on account of the energy of his presentation. He promised to be uncompromising. He promised bold action. He promised a stark geopolitical and metapolitical alternative to decades of North American failure in White identity politics. I get the appeal, but at some point it became obvious that the promises aren’t being delivered on and his movement came unraveled.
What do we promise? More than any other identitarian faction in North America, we deliver an uncompromising message of identity and localism. More than any other identitarian faction in North America, we deliver bold action. More than any other identitarian faction in North America, we’re working with our successful allies abroad to overcome our limitations and obstacles in order to deliver a powerful voice for our identity.
We’re also Radical Traditionalists, of course. Many National Synergists haven’t shown much interest in that. Perhaps through comparing and contrasting, they’ll come to see how our emphasis on faith, the transcendent, and the perennial is what enables us to deliver on the flip-side of the “tribe and tradition” coin. Critics of “RadTrads” are correct in concluding that the majority of those who wear that label are lukewarm, afraid to engage the racial questions, and wary of confrontation. We are not.
The resources invested in TradWorker will go directly to real world action, as just about all of our donations do. We’re currently capable of covering all of the administrative costs ourselves, which means that this and any other investments in our projects goes directly toward more propaganda, more events, more outreach, and more action. We also have some conservation-oriented work planned in the coming months. The NSPNA stakeholders who invested in their party for its strong environmentalist position will find their donations well-invested.
My hope is that (almost) everybody who was involved in the National Synergist Party and related projects can join us in setting old differences, fights, and grudges aside on behalf of our common cause. Nobody followed Seb because he promised Peak Oil Doom. They followed him because he promised rapid political change. We’re not promising that anything will be immediate or easy. We believe we have several years and even decades of thankless and profitless work ahead of us before our goals are achieved. We would be honored to have you join us in that work.