“The so-called 'Left-Hand Path' - that of Kaulas, Siddhas and Viras - combines the... Tantric worldview with a doctrine of the Ɯbermensch which would put Nietzsche to shame... The Vira - which is to say: the 'heroic' man of Tantrism - seeks to sever all bonds, to overcome all duality between good and evil, honor and shame, virtue and guilt. Tantrism is the supreme path of the absolute absence of law - of shvecchacarÄ«, a word meaning 'he whose law is his own will'." ― Julius Evola, The Path of Cinnabar.

“It is necessary to have “watchers” at hand who will bear witness to the values of Tradition in ever more uncompromising and firm ways, as the anti-traditional forces grow in strength. Even though these values cannot be achieved, it does not mean that they amount to mere “ideas.” These are measures…. Let people of our time talk about these things with condescension as if they were anachronistic and anti-historical; we know that this is an alibi for their defeat. Let us leave modern men to their “truths” and let us only be concerned about one thing: to keep standing amid a world of ruins.” ― Julius Evola, Revolt Against the Modern World: Politics, Religion, and Social Order in the Kali Yuga.

“We are born into this time and must bravely follow the path to the destined end. There is no other way. Our duty is to hold on to the lost position, without hope, without rescue, like that Roman soldier whose bones were found in front of a door in Pompeii, who died at his post during the eruption of Vesuvius because someone forgot to relieve him. That is greatness. That is what it means to be a thoroughbred. The honorable end is the one that can not be taken from a man.” ― Oswald Spengler, Man and Technics: A Contribution to a Philosophy of Life.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

It Happened Here (1966)

It Happened Here is a 1966 British film, set in an alternate history in which the German army successfully occupies the United Kingdom during World War II and sets up a collaborationist government apparently run by sir Oswald Mosley and a civilian group 'the immediate action organisation'. It is interesting for allot of reasons, but is also genuinely a fairly decent film. The message of the film is antifascist, but it is lost in the overall neutrality and lack of moral dualism with which the film is presented.

The genius who made this film was only eighteen years old when he started. The film took the highly unusual step of actually getting elderly fascists to play themselves in addition to members of Colin Jordan's National Socialist movement whose motives appear to have been confused.

The complete film, in 10 parts, here: http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=IronYouthRadio#g/u


Hadding said...

We can view this as perhaps a disguised wish.

If Hitler had really intended to invade and occupy Britain there would have been no evacuation from Dunkirk. Hitler chose to let them depart.

Hadding said...

Another thing, it was not Germany's policy to install puppet governments headed by ideologically sympathetic figures.

In France for example, Pierre Laval, who was sympathetic to national-socialism, was not installed; rather the conservative Marshal Petain was chosen by the Chamber of Deputies. In fact, Petain eventually had Laval imprisoned.

The obvious reason why the Germans didn't put leaders of minority factions in charge is that they would not have seemed legitimate to the people.

If Britain through some fluke had come under German domination in World War II, after the removal of Jews from positions of influence a new British government would have been chosen, headed by some mainstream figure like Stanley Baldwin or Clement Attlee, or maybe the monarchy would have been granted more power through a vote of the parliament, just as Petain was voted in as dictator of France.