Francis Parker Yockey

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Francis Parker Yockey (18 September 1917 - 16 June 1960) American philosopher and polemicist best known for his neo-Spenglerian book Imperium.


Imperium (1948)

  • Between Capitalism and Socialism there is no relationship of true and false. Both are instincts, and have the same historical rank, but one of them belongs to the Past, and one to the Future. Capitalism is a product of Rationalism and Materialism, and was the ruling force of the 19th century. Socialism is the form of an age of political Imperialism, of Authority, of historical philosophy, of superpersonal political imperative.
  • We have been born into a certain Culture, at a certain phase of its organic development, we have certain gifts. These condition the earthly task which we must perform. The metaphysical task is beyond any conditioning, for it would have been the same in any age anywhere. The earthly task is merely the form of the higher task, its organic vehicle.
    • Chapter titled: The Imperative of Our Age, p.111 Noontide Press edition.

The Enemy of Europe (1953)

  • "Europe is equal to its historical task. Against the anti-spiritual, anti-heroic 'ideals' of America-Jewry, Europe pits its metaphysical ideas, its faith in its Destiny, its ethical principles, its heroism. Fearlessly, Europe falls in for battle, knowing it is armed with the mightiest weapon ever forged by History: the superpersonal Destiny of the European organism. Our European Mission is to create the Culture-State-Nation-Imperium of the West, and thereby we shall perform such deeds, accomplish such works, and so transform our world that our distant posterity, when they behold the remains of our buildings and ramparts, will tell their grandchildren that on the soil of Europe once dwelt a tribe of gods.

Polarities put forth in Yockey's The Enemy of Europe

Imperialism Capitalism
Faith Rationalism
Primacy of the Spirit Materialism
Idealism Sensualism
Will-to-Power Will-to-Riches
World as Object of Organization World as Object of Plunder
Rank as Social Distinction Society as a Collection of Individuals
Fulfillment of Duty "Pursuit of Happiness"
Absolute Will to Biological Fertility Race-Suicide, Birth Control, Puritanism, Bohemianismism
Absolute Will to Increase Power Surrender to the World Hegemony of the West
Hierarchy Equality
Discipline Freedom, Ethical Laissez-Faire
Authority Parlimentarism
Aristocracy Plutocracy
Society as Organic Unity Class War
Sexual Polarity Feminism
Europe as Imperium Petty Statism
Europe as Nation Chauvinism
Europe as Fatherland Petty Nationalism
Order Freedom
Stability Constant Motion, Business Cycles
Art Practiced in Conformity with the Cultural Task "L'Art pour l'Art"
Politico-Military Expansion Financial-Military-Economic Expansion

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