Many of today’s population knows very little of the Aryan Supremacists. We seem to keep the topic at an “arms distance”. By doing so we may make wrongful assumptions and develop stereotypes. We tend to take on the perspective of the discriminated but pay very little attention to the discriminators. Such an example is present in the ever-popular Diary of Anne Frank. Black Sun, a non-fiction literature written by Nicholas Goodrick-Clark, takes on the very perspective of the discriminators. Black Sun covers every aspect, in great detail, of Aryan ideology.
In Black Sun, Goodrick-Clarke discusses the many groups of white supremacy. One denomination of white supremacy is known as the Indo-Aryans. Indo-Aryanism embraces the principles of Hinduism. The Indo-Aryan religion adopted Hindu doctrines, which were promoted by the Indo-Aryan leader, Savitri Devi. Savitri Devi was known as the Hindu prophetess of Indo-Aryanism. Her ideas greatly influenced the neo-Nazi in the 1980’s and the 1990’s. Indo-Aryans took on the practice of Tantrism, which was more of a main focus to the Indo-Aryan leader Julius Evola. Julius Evola was a traditionalist fascist, notorious for his massacre bombing in Italy. Tantrism was all about breaking bonds. An important belief of Tantrism was not to ejaculate during intercourse. By doing so, they believe you can channel the energy of an orgasm away in order to acquire the supreme consciousness of the cosmos. Indo-Aryans also adopted the Hindu Cycle of The Ages, which in which its followers believe in the reincarnation of life on earth every 4.1 to 8.2 billion years. The reincarnation is broken down into four stages with descriptions so you can tell the current stage. Julius Evola and Savitri Devi both belief we are living in Kali Yuga, or the Dark Age, where everything is corrupt, Aryan traditions are lost, and there is cosmic imbalance. The only way to retain cosmic balance is by insuring survival of the Aryans, who have cosmic divinity, and killing off all others. Indo-Aryans also believe in a caste system in which Aryans are placed at the top and other groups such as the Daysus, which are described as apes or slaves, are lower on the scale. They back their caste system with a tale of Ayran survival during the Ice Age in which they migrated from their Atlantic homeland to Asia, India in particular, killing off every “other” they encountered. This also explains why they derive their beliefs from Hinduism, which is mainly practiced in India where it has been said that the Aryan tradition lived the longest.
Another type of religion is Hitlerism. People who embrace Hitlerism see Adolf Hitler, who was known for the massive slaughter of the Jews, as Messiah. A lot of influential leaders were Hitlerist. Such leaders include America’s Neo-Nazi figure, George Lincoln Rockwell, Hindu prophetess Savitri Devi, and Rockwell’s successor, Matthew Koehl. Part of Rockwell’s practice was to praise his homemade Hitler shrine. Matthew Koehl stated Hitler was Messiah, the Nazi chiefs where his disciples and the war was Hitler’s crucifixion. Savitri Devi contributed to Hitlerism by making a Hitler version of the Lord’s Prayer. Many believed in the Second Coming of Hitler, which is supported by his passage, which says when all war breaks out against the enemy he will return. People believed Hitler attained the power many sought and that he was possessed by a demon. His best friend gave his report of a turning point in which Hitler was never the same again. All other religions were fashioned after Hitler. He was the first major figure to stand up for Aryan power. Hitlerists visit his homeland to stand on “holy” ground in wishes to attain some magical power. People of this religion encourage war in hopes of his return.
Besides Nazi’s in Germany, Neo-Nazism is the other form of white power most American’s know. From KKK’s to Black Metal, all are sub diversions are neo-Nazis’. George Lincoln Rockwell was known as the founding father of neo Nazism. He established many groups including WUNS (World Union National Socialists) and published many periodicals promoting the Savitri Devi, Hitler, and the Jewish conspiracy. His organizations performed many violent acts including bombing a synagogue, and he even rewarded a member for punching Martin Luther King Jr. in the face. After threats were posed to him and his associates his family and major organization funder deserted him. It was after this in which he began to perform insane acts such as making a Hitler altar and praising it. According to Clarke, the uprising of the American Neo-Nazis was a direct result of the immigration of minorities to America after the Civil War. Immigrants migrating to America made whites feel as if their territory was being taken over. When typically “white” jobs started being occupied by other races they began to feel unstable. In result, they began to cluster together into hate groups in an attempt to solve their identity crisis through, what they defined as self-defense. In addition, they adopted the Germans suspicions of Jews and their New World Order. The Jewish conspiracy book, The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, aided as concrete evidence to their beliefs. They looked to Hitler’s ways as a guideline to ensure their identity and racial survival. Hitler Cults formed in which Nazi symbols were sported and the signature Hitler wave was used. The most violent of Neo-Nazis were known to be the Black Metal groups and the skinheads. Black metal groups wrote songs of hate and even so, this is one major way racism was projected to the masses through the media. Both of these groups’ goals were only one thing, to kill all other races.
The next two groups of white power are one in the same yet different at the same time. These groups are defined as the Christian Nazis and the Nazi Satanists. Christian Nazis were said to have developed as a result of affirmative action towards Nazi political groups. The jailing and punishment of Nazi extremists backed some into conforming to an acceptable practice of religion. The acceptance of diverse cultures in the U.S. made them feel embattled and in reaction these Christian Nazis marginalized themselves. The Christian Nazi religion is built on basic Christian principles underpinned with racial theology of white identity and supremacy. They believe they are Gods kinsmen sent to earth to rule. They also believe that the Bible is their Aryan history book. These religious churches are the center of isolated and hidden communities in the U.S. Communities for whites only and are fenced off. Nazi Satanists on the other hand, is said to be the extreme revival of cultic fascism. Major leaders of Nazi Satanism were Timothy LaVey and Michael A. Aquino. Aquino and LaVey had very different beliefs in Satanism. LaVey saw Satanism as a symbol of a man’s egoism. However, Aquino believed in a real objective Satan. Aquino eventually led a major rebellion against LaVey. People backed their Satanism by the Book of Satan, which is said to have a “survival of the fittest” Social Darwinist influence. In the 1970’s, members of these Satanist churches grew vastly. Between 1967 and 1970 the church population was reported to have grown by two thousand people. Major tools used in this religion were pentagons, black candles, and spells. Like all other Aryan denominations, Nazi Satanism believes in the Jew conspiracy and their plan for a New World Order. Their main goal was to murder in hopes of ushering in a new aeon of imperialism. David Myatt was a big influence in recruiting Nazi Satanists through his publishing’s throughout the 1990’s.
Throughout Black Sun, all of these groups contain myths and conspiracies, which guided the Aryan groups’ actions. A whole chapter is even dedicated to Nazi myths. The popular myth that divine demonic forces possessed Hitler led many to idolize him as the Messiah. A former friend reporting his turning point in which Hitler’s face grew pale and he dropped his once-favored artwork and began isolating himself. He said it was as if it was not him anymore, as if someone took a hold of his body. Others claimed Hitler once possessed the Spear of Destiny, the spear that stabbed Jesus’ side. It is said that whoever possesses is has the power to control the world. Another popular myth was that Nazis have a secret connection with a hidden solar system known as Aldebaran and that the black sun of that solar system feeds Aryans their superior power. The invention of UFO’s proved this myth even further. Circa 1950, people began to report sightings of UFO’s. The UFO’s connections to the Nazis came when a German engineer reported that he constructed a blueprint for an aircraft exactly like the ones being sighted. However, his blueprint got into the hands of someone else when he ditched his work because of an invasion in Germany. From there Russians got hold of his doings and carried out his work claiming it as theirs. Majority of the populations was led to believe that UFO’s were proof that Nazi powers were real. The media influenced their belief with the massive publishing of sci-fi books based on UFO’s and Nazi connections. The most popular Nazi sci-fi publisher was William Landig. He and many others even went on search parties to find these UFO’s that were rumored to be hidden in secret societies such as Antarctica. It was concluded that Nazis had to have advanced technology in order to construct something so ahead of their time. This advanced knowledge proved their superiority and also led many to construe that Nazis had secret connections with the aliens of Aldebaran. Also, in order to harbor something so huge with it going unnoticed, they had to have a secret society, underground in the Atlantic. The Atlantic was always known as the homeland of the Aryans as expressed in the Indo-Aryan tales of the Ice Age. The invention of these UFO’s only provided even more concrete evidence of Nazi theorists. Nazis concluded that only an advanced superhuman race could invent such a thing at a time when technology was not advanced enough to do so. UFO mythology even identifies Germans as the master race. The main factor driving Nazis against the Jews was the Jew conspiracy theory that they have planned to take over the world and force a New World Order. This belief was mainly derived from The Protocols of the Elders of Zion. Believers claim that Jews are secretly running the U.S. government, which is why equal rights were enacted, as well as other historical occurrences. To Nazis everywhere, Jews have the notoriety of being the “Spawn of Satan”.
From my point of view, Nazism’s main cause was their identity crisis paired with their paranoia. Nazis developed insane beliefs, which have become deeply rooted in their society. This is especially evident during the post-war era. After the civil war many immigrants poured into predominately white areas causing confusion and surprise. The majority of the population felt invaded and marginalized, especially when immigrants began to occupy their jobs. These people were not used to change and therefore became resistant. I believe their superegos were dominating their personality and, in turn, they felt justified in carrying out their violent acts. Aryans around the world banded together forming Aryan denominations with similar goals but different ways of achieving them based on their cultural background. In attempt to protect their territory and ward off the unwanted, they responded in extreme measures and expressing the significance importance of their race. They used basic ideas from their leading examples, Adolf Hitler and Savitri Devi. A major basic belief was the caste system, which placed Aryans at the top. They used Darwinism and their Ice Age theory to prove their superiority. So many ideas were fashioned after Hitler, their first major active leader to defend the Aryan race. People began to see him as righteous and divine, along with his self-expression that he was the chosen one. The main drive of Nazism was to exterminate all other races. Jews had priority in this exterminating process because of the increasing power they were gaining over the world. The paranoia of such Nazi conspiracy myths gave way to even more myths such as underground worlds, cosmic power, and Hitler’s resurrection. Paranoia drove Nazis main leaders to insanity whose outlets were Satanism and absurd acts. I believe Hitler was mentally ill yet genius enough to influence the masses. He became paranoid which led him to lash out violently against invisible enemies in order to ensure his protection. He even saw himself as God so eventually he would turn against all thinking he was the only divine one. Others wanting to maintain Aryan progression saw Hitler’s fight for the Aryan race and modeled this insanity by performing rash acts, such as bombing synagogues and performing black magic.
All in all, I believe Black Sun was an extremely informative book. It helped me become familiar with why Nazis and other denominations carry out their acts but also puts me in their shoes. By reading this book I am able to draw conclusions about the Aryan Supremacists, but not only that, but able to back my opinions with the known facts I would have not come to know without reading Black Sun. My only wish would be that the other not go into great detail about minor figures and the many different periodical, which I found insignificant, and confused me about the overall point of some chapters a bit. I would recommend this book to anyone who doesn’t agree with white supremacists, from those strongly opposing them to even mildly opposing them. My only suggestion would be to enter it with an open mind and let your knowledge of races diminish, yet, like a participant observation study, know your limits. By reading this book I took on the sociological perspective by keeping an open mind, ridding of my bias, and taking on the perspective of the marginalized.