In one of our issue's final selection, "The Center of Things," inspired by a phrase from William Butler Yeats (1865-1939), we consider the collapse of a central Idea in the West and how this shift in the mass consciousness impacts the individual, tying together themes from the preceding poems from this issue

The Center of Things

The Center will not hold.

It yields and today's impromptu invention is sealed upon

yesterday's exigency as a course of brick upon the last course,

the provisional is become permanent, of necessity, the author of all

our involuntary circumstances.

We invent and, always lacking, always without,

create within that narrow condition, which Fate

and choices of those before us have foreordained.

Promises tied up to kin, tied up in the red cloth of loyalty,

then tributes to vocations, to principalities, to convention,

and time is pressed against us- always too short.

The Center will not hold, and crumbles, floods in on us

detretus of failed societies; all that held it was an idea

which stretched from Mandalay to Hudson's Bay,

but within was wrapped another, anathema to the first,

within the Saxon's shield of rule a matzos filling.

And "law" became the banditry of scriveners-

got beyond all service to fact or right of tribe-

reality by decree, devoid of truth, turned by the key of gold,

as would someday decree all equal

and all weal to non-producers.

The Center did not hold,

and lost from it Achilles, Agamemnon, Homer-

homo occidentalis agonistes-

heroes stirred folk to greatness, set standard

to last in column and plaza,

sacrificed to the last great debauchment- sacrificed gods

and sons, to the baseness of humanity, making

that baseness justified- accepted in the works-

at the secret Semites' learnèd pen,

the Light-bearer of Zeus rewritten as a

whipping boy of the goyim- myth built upon myth

and fantasy reroots all into the desert-

priests become lenders- the payroll of princes

and kings spawned from shekels not from kin.

The Center did not hold,

for in its center the village-

and each produced and each received-

then the new plan of things, a town about a church-

and all flowed upward, all wealth heaven-bound

centralized to treasuries, to nobles, and beyond-

tax and tithe rob from all pockets

and production to central banks and nation

states- Catholic militias charging tribute at

Rhine garrisons- extortion of commerce,

and the stately traffic in lands, blood, souls,

bound for Loki, the Prince of Despair

in the shadow of the cross.

The Center does not hold-

runs below our efforts, a subterranean

river of entropy.

The sublime stuff of dreams has not time

to find concretion as written stuff,

swept away in the tide of daily duties,

ever-pressed, necessitarian world-

excludes all others,

the moment stolen from one person-

or set of owings, but given to another,

always absent the time to be empty,

to reflect, to receive.

We encourage you to benefit from and copy this work. Our Folk traditions are older than you are and, unlike today's media, do not contain distortions to fit current alien beliefs. If they don't fit you, respect our Folk and our Gods enough to leave them alone and find another theology that is your own! These were our homes and our kinsmen who were burned, shot, frozen, villified and forced to flee for our lives. Millions of our diverse ancient peoples died and it is illegal even in our homelands today to let our old people speak to us truthfully of what they know and experienced during these bitter times.

Please remember that we are not universalists and do not believe that the principles contained herein would be of benefit to "all mankind."
We trust the ingenuity and resourcefulness of other peoples to come up with their own evolutionary strategies.

Ours assumes self-control, limiting one's consumption of natural resources and production of offspring, not overrunning and exhausting the earth, and other ethics of a distinctly North European flavor. This work should certainly be shared with other North Europeans.
All we ask is this: if you copy this work, have the honor to use it whole, as this is more representative of the greater body of spiritual writings from which it is excerpted and will avoid the taking of parts out of context.

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