George Lincoln Rockwell Quote Week – Creativity Is Fanaticism

“National Socialists believe in idealism. Believe in something that is worth more than our own single human life. We’re willing to die for something. When you’re ready to die for something, then you’re alive. And until you are ready to die for something, you have no real fanaticism. Just at dinner a little while ago, some of the fellows were telling me, ‘Well it’s terrible to be a fanatic.’ Well, how do you think this country got here? How all the great inventions ever got there? Any one of you that is not a fanatic in one thing or another, whatever it is you’re studying: if you’re a doctor, be a fanatical doctor, otherwise you’ll be nothing. You’ll be an ordinary old chug-chug kind of guy, and when you die, nobody will notice it. But if you’re a fanatic, you’ll produce something and you’ll be great; you’ll create.

Creativity IS fanaticism. Every creative genius has had to be a fanatic. Many of them have been burned at the stake. So we are idealogical and idealistic fanatics, just like the Communists, by the way. In between the Communists and National Socialists is the great mass of non-fanatics, the TV watchers and the comic book readers.”

Okay, pretend National Socialism is right-wing and not actually just socialism with extra steps. And maybe pretend that the Germans did not hate the Slavs with a passion.

Occasionally the platitudes of elementary school are correct. If something is worth doing, then it’s worth doing right. Where school was wrong, though, is teaching you that things totally unworthy of doing were of the highest importance.

Everything good and beautiful has come from being radical. No great work of art was made on a lazy Sunday afternoon. All beauty comes through suffering. Do you think DaVinci and Shakespeare were not fanatics? Do you think Mozart and Tolkein never faced difficulty? The world is full of JK Rowlings and Stephanie Meyers, and they blossom for a season, but in time they will be forgotten as a footnote in a textbook.

Like we said in our last post, the majority of people have nothing to live for. They A-B test their beliefs. They’ll say something, and if it gets a negative result, then they’ll tweak it. If it gets a positive result, they’ll double down.

People like those whom they agree with. They like those who are charming and good-looking. They like people who will agree to like them.

The worst part is these people claim the moral high ground. They insist that you are alone and that everyone has left you behind. You are the bad guy, because you point out their own flaws. You broke the social contract. You said the un-sayable. It’s the morality of Harry Potter. “Everyone is a hero. Just know the difference between good and evil, and root for good!” says the Tony Stark-like character in Rick and Morty season 3 episode 4. Pick the right side, and you can do no wrong.

Philosophy is art. Nietzsche understood this. The aesthetics reflect upon the ideology. If something is boring to read or look at, then what it is expressing is probably boring as well. Humans instinctively reject boredom — or at least a certain kind of boredom. There is a value to being “bored” while thinking quietly or focusing on a menial task.

But the boredom that comes from a meaningless life is a different beast altogether. We cannot escape it, so we look for every distraction possible, when what we really want — but are terrified of — is something to be fanatical over. Not just your bubbly 22-year-old girl “I love Jesus!” pop-evangelical fanaticism, but something that brings a deep sense of meaning regardless of how others view it. Jesus himself said that your good works count for nothing if you do it for applause.

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2 thoughts on “George Lincoln Rockwell Quote Week – Creativity Is Fanaticism

  1. “Okay, pretend National Socialism is right-wing and not actually just socialism with extra steps” National Socialism is not LEft or Right wing, It’s Third position, look it up. It isn’t, having a system that directly benefits the people contributing to it is not a bad thing. It’s like Rockwell said People need to see the fruits of their production. You’re allowed to have your own business and profit from it as long as your business isn’t in any way harming the folk.

    There were no lazy layabouts in NS Germany either. You had to work and contribute or you were out. You should look more into how the system actually works because it’s quite in depth and very pro working class.

    “And maybe pretend that the Germans did not hate the Slavs with a passion.” He didn’t, what he hated was the Bolsheviks / communists. If you ever actually listen to the man speak you’d see that. Hitler was at war with the jewish communists not the Slavic people. Is issues with Poland were completely seperate and this wasn’t a “I hate Poland because slavs are inferior” This was retaliation and liberation for Germans in East Prussia who were separated after ww1 and the ridiculous treaty of versailles. Germans were being brutally murdered by poles.

    I Implore all to watch the greatest story never told. An extremely informative and well put together documentary.

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    • I definitely feel as though Mussolini does not fit the right-left spectrum.

      Hitler, I suppose, is debatable, but he had socialized medicine, ration cards during a growing economy, and started animal rights and anti-smoking movements. All of which are things I strongly oppose.

      Ultimately, national socialism is fiat economics and fiat culture. It was bound to fail even without the war.

      Then again, the left-right spectrum is a false dichotomy and is quickly becoming outdated. Today’s political center was the far left fifty years ago. Trump shifted conservativism from being a checklist of beliefs to being a certain attitude. Now it’s a globalist-nationalist spectrum (interestingly, Jimmy Carter has come out as a sort of Trump supporter).

      I’m sure you agree that Trump comparisons to Hitler are ridiculous. Really, the better comparison would be Mussolini. Nationalistic and authoritarian with some attempts at a manufactured economy.

      Europe has always hated the Slavs, down to this very day. They are the niggers of Europe. How much of that hatred is deserve, is up for debate. Perhaps the reason Russia has always viewed themselves as the defender of the Slavs and has been brutal to its enemies is for this reason.

      “Greatest Story Never Told” is six and a half hours. I put it on my YouTube Watch Later, but it may be a long while until I get to it.

      I’ve heard it said that WWII was really a battle of whether Russian socialism or German socialism would win the decade. That is, international socialism or national socialism. Personally, I think we should have stayed out of the war and let the two destroy each other, but FDR wanted to prop up the failing Soviet state.

      Somewhat related, this was very interesting:

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