“I do not long for a virgin nature, a nature without the peasant’s ennobling footprint and without the palace crowning the hill, but a protected nature from the plebeian industrialism and the irreverent manipulation.” – Nicolás Gómez Dávila
During the years 2016-17, especially while the North American presidential election was taking place, the idea, between conservatives, was that Global Warming is a scientific hoax. Even believing that it is really false and the global warming is a natural effect that occurs from time to time, the ecological guidelines among the conservatives was closed there. It is easy to see this happening in a society already corrupted by the exaggerated industrialism, capitalism and consumerism, as is the case with most Americans, especially among business capitalist workers. However, not everyone is oblivious to this issue and European identitarians from all over the world are beginning to discuss and to bring emphasis to this debate. The exacerbated garbage produced by the industrial society, deforestation, the endangerment of diverse species of animals and our own health, among other subjects, are becoming essential guidelines in our discourse.
Protect the forest, it is the sure source of our wealth, the ax will ravish it quickly, but it grows slowly. Our actions will all be judged by our grandchildren. Let us now lend our efforts that they might someday praise us – Foundation Fugger, 1848
From our heritage, there is a deep and intimate contact with Nature. European pagan myths demonstrate this. Our ancestors have always looked upon nature as an extension of their bodies, seeing in it a primordial connection with their own soul. European man saw, both in its milder manifestations, for example, in the fertility of a well-cultivated field, as well as in its most frightening features, like a mighty and destructive storm, the presence of gods and deities. There was respect and fear for nature. Magnetism existed in both admiration and fear. In addition, nature was the protagonist for the establishment of the first communities, and our ancient societies could not survive or exist without the positive interference of the environment.
“Oh, what a catastrophe, what a maiming of love when it was made personal, merely personal feeling. This is what is the matter with us: we are bleeding at the roots because we are cut off from the earth and sun and stars. Love has become a grinning mockery because, poor blossom, we plucked it from its stem on the Tree of Life and expected it to keep on blooming in our civilized vase on the table.” – D. H. Lawrence
As important as preserving the virtues and values that guide our civilisation, it is also to fight for the preservation and maintenance of our natural treasures. The future that we want to pass on to the next generation must not only, be in moral commitment, but also in a relation of respect and admiration for Nature. There are very important lessons, sensations, experiments and contemplations that only Nature can offer. We reject spiritual materialism as much as this consumerist materialism which sees in Nature only a source of resources to serve the pleasure of others. In order to keep our ancestral roots strong, we must also strengthen those roots that fix us to the ground. Our forests are as important as our values.
The earth now reveals itself as a coal mining district, the soil as a mineral deposit. The field that the peasant formerly cultivated and set in order appears differently than it did when to set in order still meant to take care of and maintain. The work of the peasant does not challenge the soil of the field. In sowing grain it places seed in the keeping of the forces of growth and watches over its increase. But meanwhile even the cultivation of the field has come under the grip of another kind of setting-in-order, which sets upon nature. It sets upon it in the sense of challenging it. Agriculture is now the mechanised food industry. Air is now set upon to yield nitrogen, the earth to yield ore, ore to yield uranium, for example; uranium is set up to yield atomic energy, which can be unleashed either for destructive or for peaceful purposes. – Martin Heidegger
The same globalists who aim at the destruction of all that is beautiful among our rich cultures are those who do not care about the destruction of our natural inheritances.
A man proud of his people, his identity, his fatherland, is a man in love and in a father-to-son relationship with nature that surrounds him and fulfills his territory.
Nature is not a place to visit! It is home! – Gary Snyder