This first example is in no way intended to suggest plagiarism, rather it is to be seen as an instance where a general idea may have been expressed in similar manner, yet where it is still more than possible that there was—if not merely subconscious influence by the former on the latter—certainly no conscious effort to steal or mimic an idea disingenuously.
As long as a people lives, its gods are immortal. –Dr. Alfred Rosenberg, The Myth of the Twentieth Century
So long as there are people of the European type, the Gods are alive and well. –Stephen McNallen, Why I’m a Pagan
The following two cases, however, demonstrate without question persons blatantly plagiarizing the work of Dr. Alfred Rosenberg.
Case 1: Ron McVan
…Odin as the eternal mirrored image of the primal spiritual powers of Nordic man lives today just as he did over 5,000 years ago. –Dr. Alfred Rosenberg, The Myth of the Twentieth Century
Symbolically, Wotan represents the cosmic life force and eternal mirrored image of the primal spiritual powers and [is] not restricted to any particular era in history. –Ron McVan, Armanenschaft: The Priesthood of Teutonic Wotanism
To awaken the racial soul to life means to recognise its highest value, and, under its dominance, to allot to other values their organic position in the State, in art, and in religion. –Dr. Alfred Rosenberg, The Myth of the Twentieth Century
To awaken the Wotan consciousness in our present life means to recognize its highest value and under its guidance to allot other values their rightful and organic position as well, be it in nature, state, the arts, science, or religion. –Ron McVan, Armanenschaft: The Priesthood of Teutonic Wotanism
Case 2: Frank L. DeSilva
And this sign of our times is reflected in a turning away from absolute values, that is to say, in a retreat from values held to be beyond all organic experience, which the isolated ego once devised to create, by peaceful or violent means, a universal spiritual community. Once, such an ultimate aim was the Christianising of the world and its redemption through the second coming of Christ. Another goal was represented by the humanist dream of mankind. Both ideals have been buried in the bloody chaos of the Great War, and in the subsequent rebirth out of this calamity, despite the fact that now one, and now the other, still find increasingly fanatical adherents and a venerable priesthood. These are processes of petrifaction and no longer of living tissue: a belief which has died in the soul cannot be raised from the dead.
Humanity, the universal church, or the sovereign ego, divorced from the bonds of blood, are no longer absolute values for us. They are dubious, even moribund, dogmas which lack polarity and which represent the ousting of nature in favour of abstractions. The emergence in the nineteenth century of Darwinism and positivism constituted the first powerful, though still wholly materialistic, protest against the lifeless and suffocating ideas which had come from Syria and Asia Minor and had brought about spiritual degeneracy. Christianity, with its vacuous creed of ecumenicalism and its ideal of HVMANITAS, disregarded the current of red blooded vitality which flows through the veins of all peoples of true worth and genuine culture. Blood was reduced to a mere chemical formula and explained in that way. But today an entire generation is beginning to have a presentiment that values are only created and preserved where the law of blood still determines the ideas and actions of men, whether consciously or unconsciously. At the subconscious level, whether in cult or in life, man obeys the commands of the blood, as if in dreams or, according to natural insight, as a happy expression describes this harmony between nature and culture. But culture, with the growth of all subconscious activity and of expanding consciousness and knowledge, becomes more and more intellectual, and ultimately engenders not creative tension but, in fact, discord. In this way, reason and understanding are divorced from race and nature and released from the bonds of blood. The ensuing generation falls victim to the individualistic system of intellectual absolutes, and separates itself more and more from its natural environment, mixing itself with alien blood. It is through this desecration of the blood that personality, people, race and culture perish. None who have disregarded the religion of the blood have escaped this nemesis—neither the Indians nor the Persians, neither the Greeks nor the Romans. Nor will Nordic Europe escape if it does not call a halt, turning away from bloodless absolutes and spiritually empty delusions, and begin to hearken trustingly once again to the subtle welling up of the ancient sap of life and values.
–Dr. Alfred Rosenberg, The Myth of the Twentieth Century
This is the sign of our times, and is reflected in a turning away from ‘absolute values’, which is to say, that a departure from values held to be beyond all organic experience, which the primitive man once devised to create, by peaceful or violent means, a collective racial and spiritual folk-community. Moreover, at one time in our many epochs of evolution, such an ultimate aim was the ‘Christianizing’ of the world and its redemption through the second coming of Christ. A ‘religion’ of altruism, however, unlinked to blood or racial affirmation as a national policy, has failed miserably. Additionally, such goals have been represented by various versions of the ‘humanist dream’, sidelined by foreign analysis, confusion of our original mandate of self-extension, and presented this to ‘mankind’ as spiritual growth.
The White Nationalist understands that phrases like humanity, the universal church, or that sovereign self-image, separated from the ties of blood, are no longer absolute values for us; these are doubtful, even moribund, values which lacks that proper duality and which represent the denial of nature in favour of abstractions or, at worst, the replacement of nature with the idea of cosmopolitan equality. The emergence in the nineteenth century of Darwinism and positivism constituted the first powerful, though still wholly materialistic, protest against those lifeless and suffocating ideas, which had come from Syria and Asia Minor and had brought about spiritual degeneracy. Christianity of today, seen with its inane creed of ecumenicalism and its ideal of humanitas, has replaced the eddying river of red-blooded vitality, which flows through the veins of all peoples of truth worth and genuine culture; blood has been reduced to a mere chemical formula and explained in that way. Today, however, an entire generation has begun to have a sense that values are only created and preserved where the law of folk-community still determines the ideas and actions of men, whether consciously or unconsciously. The white nationalist, deep at the subconscious level, whether in spirit or life, obeys the commands of the instinct of blood – all this is seen as an expression of harmony between nature and culture. This over indulgent intellectualism of today, brings not a nobler tension, but the discordant noise of crass conformity. The white nationalist sees his generation fall victim to the individualistic system of intellectual absolutes, and sees his racial brothers and sisters separate themselves more and more from their natural environment, amalgamating themselves with an alien bloodstream, of which there is no return – not without an even greater sundering. The white nationalist knows that through this desecration of the blood, that unique personality and race–culture perish. Non who have disregarded this belief in the power of blood have faced this nemesis – and won.
–Frank L. DeSilva, Foundations of the Twenty-First Century: The Philosophy of White Nationalism
Dr. Alfred Rosenberg, The Myth of the Twentieth Century
Stephen McNallen, Why I’m a Pagan
Ron McVan, Armanenschaft: The Priesthood of Teutonic Wotanism
Frank L. DeSilva, Foundations of the Twenty-First Century: The Philosophy of White Nationalism