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THE SURVIVAL OF

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FITTEST

by Ragnar Redbeard, LL.D.


(University of C.)

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Table of Contents

Editor's

Note

PREf^ACE

Commentary by Katja Lane


xiii

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POEMS & PIECES

Logic

of To-day,

AH

else

is

error.

Chapt^
in the

INTRODUCTORY

The living forces of Evil Moral Ideal of To-day.

are to be found

Cliaptff II
ICONOCLASTIC
Prince of Evil

15

Christian ethics impeached. Jesus, the true Mephistopheles of the v^/orld, King of Slaves.

Chajtr
"All

III

39

THE SPINNING OF THE

WEB
is

The
Ideal

Shvp of State,

a pirate ship.

men

created equal"

the strident doctrine of the maniac.

Cliaptfl^ Id

77

MAN

Ti-!E

CARNIVORE

The

warrior not a crucified carpenter. slave regulations.

Animal, a destructive "Moral Principles" are

Cliajtr
Ones the Failures.

109

SelfTHE CHIEF END OF MANH.OOD -MATERIAL SUCCESS Nature. Hell takes the Defeated preservation, the First Law of

Chapte

Dl

151

LOVE AND

WOMEN AND WAR

Female

animals love the

best fighting males. Sexual selection

and the necessity of

unmerciful conflict.

Editor's

Note

Ragnar Redbeard.
creative
talent,

It seems convincingly clear that these complimentary addenda were authored by Jack London, a brilliant,

naturalist,

lucid

visionary

and

exceptional

philosopher with an incandescent imagination.


Solely on a grammatical basis
this is

an airtight conclusion.
for

London,

purely

artistic

genius, had

no regard

standard

A
declare

title like

Might

Is

Right almost precludes the necessity


law and

punctuation or sentence structure. His personal writing style was


as idiosyncratic as his trademark passion

of an introduction, since
its truth.

all

history, natural

common

sense

was pronounced. The

poorly punctuated, verbose, adjectival out-pourings of abundant

issue.

The "author" of this epic manifesto remains an enigmatic As most of history is merely "the propaganda of the Victor,"
of

we shall never be certain Might Is Right and


pronunciamentos,
critical
it

many

details.

Due
of

to the natnre
its

of

vocabulary and run-on sentences are unmistakably London, Aside from Londonesque writing style and philosophy, the fact that some claim to have seen portions of the Might is Right manuscript
in

the

brutal

truth

dynamic

London's own hand lends credence

to this theory.

has never before been


It

published with the

A careful

reader will instinctively sense the temperamental

eye of

major publishing house.

appears that the raw text

roller-coaster created

by the blend of these markedly distinct

(of the original with additions) has been meticulously preserved in


a

writers, as the cultural references swing back-and-forth between

near unadulterated fonn.


14

Word
this

Press

is

honored

to

present here, for

Wotansvolk
first

European and American orthography, colloquialisms, syntax and historical perspectives. And just as Jack London was infectiously
enticed,
it

world-wide,
since
its

exclusive Millennial Edition. For the original release a century ago. Might Is Right

time

is

assured that the reader will have


to the

his

own

personal,

has

now
to

emotional and eloquent reaction


herein.

illuminisms apotheosized

been published with particular and much-deserved scrutiny detail, leaving the 1910 text nearly unaltered.

Regardless of the true identity of the authors, truth


indisputable; truth
is its

is

the task and privilege of editing this powerful piece, the arcane evidence of authorship the work itself became quite apparent. Ragnar Redbeard indeed

Having had

own

author.
this

Some have

criticized

iconoclastic

masterpiece

for

ranks with Nietzsche-if


intelligent

he himself was not the thinker and writer.

initial

author-as an

and erudite

"advocating anarchy." The fact that we cruelty of Nature as chaos does not change our

might perceive the ruthless


reality:

Man and

all

his laws are subject to the mercilessly indomitable

Laws of Nature.

Many believe that Jack London was Ragnar Redbeard. Nevertheless, the literary styles reveal unequivocally that Might Is Right had at least two distinct authors. The original,
"Redbeard,"
retained

Our

depends on Aryan man rediscovering his Nature-ordained manhood. He must choose between cowardice and courage, between comfort and freedom, between ex.tinction and a
racial

survival

wrote
It

in a clean, technical style, consistent

and methodical. In fact

future for

White

children.

There

is

no compromise.

is

very possibly the product of a skilled translator

who

Victory sanctifies.

Nature rules.

many of the upper-case nouns and punctuation German language; the entire text is laced with
phrases and translations.

typical

of

the

IKatja Xiam
20 May 1999
As an ediior and puhtisher with 14 WORD PRESS, Kaija (Mrs. David Lane) supporls her husband's polilical struggle and distribules his writings. Mr. Lane is a alleged poUtical prisoner .serving 190 years in the United States Federal Penitentiary for Katja has spent over 'civil rights violations." The daughter of an MIA pilot in Vietnam, 30 years "seeking truth where tyrants would deny it."

numerous

foreicrn '^

interspersed throughout this treatise are whole paragraphs, of passionate commentary expounding upon and contrasted to the near clinical approach of
sentences,
often

However,

p REViEW
f

WkI
THE LOGIC OF TO-DAY
Darwin.

"Dnjerior organisms succximh and- perish or arc enslaved. Snycrior organisms


survive, pro-pagatc, and possess."

"(^/(Il

mm arc created equal"


htj

is

an infernal

Lie.

"DSlot

speechijtjing

and majority votes can

the great (juestions oj

Ixi-'Day

be settled

but by iron and by blood"

Bismarck.

/t\

PAX VOBISCUM
Fill

high your vaults with booty,

Bid evolution cease,

And

chant Belzchazzar's anthem

"O, Baal preserve the peace.

MIGHT IS RIGHT
THE LOGIC OF TO-DAY
Might was Might was
right

PREVIEW

And

it is

RIGHT when weakling breeds are hunted down

like

game.

when Caesar bled


upon the stones of Rome,

right

when Joshua
his

led

Then what's
troops

the use of

dreaming dreams
thralls,

moan?

hordes o'er Jordan's foam,

that

"each shall get his own"


blindly sweat and

And Might was


It's

right

when German

By

forceless votes of

meek-eyed

poured down through Paris gay; the Gospel of the Ancient World
and the Logic of To-Day.

No! a curse

is

on their cankered brains


their very

who

bones decay;

Go! trace your

fate in the Iron


is

Game,
the

Logic of To-Day.

Behind

all

Kings and Presidents

all Government and Law, Are army-corps and cannoneers

The Strong must ever

rule the
is

Weak,

to

hold the world


the earth

in

awe.

grim Primordial

Law

And

sword-strong races

own

On

earth's broad racial threshing floor,

and

ride the

Conqueror's

Car
Then
If

the
ride to

Meek

are beaten straw

And Liberty

has ne'er been

won,

Power

o'er foemen's
let

except by deeds of war.

neck NOTHING bar your way;


the

you are

fit you'll rule

and reign,
is

What What What

are the lords of hoarded gold

Semite rings?
and kings

Logic of To-Day.

the silent
are the plunder-patriots

You must prove your Right by deeds of Might


of splendour and renown.
If

high-pontiffs, priests
are they but bold master-minds,

best fitted for the fray

Who

comprehend and vanquish by


the Logic of

need-be march through flames of hell, to dash opponents down.


need-be die on scaffold high
in the

To-Day.

If

Logic of To-Day.

mornings misty gray


the

For "Liberty or Death"


Cain's knotted club
is

is still

scepter

still

Man"
is

the "Rights of

fraud;

Christ's Ethics are for creeping things


true

at

manhood

smiles

"God."

For Might

is

Right when empires sick


in

Might was Right when Gideon led, the "chosen"

tribes of old,

storms of steel and flame;

And

it

was

right

when

Titus burnt,

XV

MliSHT IS RfGHT

PREVIEW

their

Temple roofed with gold;


Bunlcers Hill,
to far

OPPORTUNITIES
man's opportunities are never exhausted so long as other (who are not his friends) possess millions of acres and

And Might was Right from


By
land and flood
it's

Manila Bay,

wrote

in

blood

men

the

Gospel of To-Day.

thousands of tons of gold.

The guarded
"Put not your
trust in princes"
is

treasure halls and iron-clad temples of

modern

kings and presidents, high priests and millionaires, are positively


the richest the world has even known.
saying old and true,
a

Bulging are they with the vast hoards

of

silver

and
the

"Put not your hope

in

Governments"
translateth
it

diamonds and gold.


anew.
Here, then,
is

opportunity on a colossal scale. Here


in

is

All

'Books of Law' and 'Golden Rules'


are fashioned to betray

goal of Cssars, Nebuchadnezzars and Napoleons


are coming.

the days that

'The Survival of the Strongest'


is

the

Gospel of To-Day.

ready and prepared for them, even as in olden times. Ctesar carried off the treasures of Egypt, Greece, Gaul and Rome. Napoleon looted the money vaults of Venice, Vienna, Madrid,
All
is

Might was Right when Carthage flames


lit

Berlin and

Moscow. London
all

only escaped him.


the

up the Punic foam

Nebuchadnezzar plundered
Jews kept
their deposits

Temple of Zion, where the

And when

the naked steel of

and drank his beer and

wme

out of

Gaul

weighed down the spoil of Rome;

Jehovah's pots of gold.

And Might was Right when Richmond


and
It's

fell

Napoleon, Caesar, Nebuchadnezzar! There were three great

at

Thermopalye

men, were they not? And


seized their opportunities.

in this their

greatness consisted

they

the

Logic of the Ancient World

and the Gospel of To-Day.

Where pendant suns


It's

in

millions swing,

around
Might,
it's

this

whirling earth.

Force that holds the brakes,

and
Force governs
all

steers through life


life,

and death;

organic

inspires Right and


It's

Wrong.

Natures plan

to

weed-out man,
and TEST

who

are the Strong.

XVI

xvii

MIGHT rsmcHT
THE HIGHER LAW
From Sandy Hook to London tower From Jaffa to Japan They can take who have the power They may keep who can.
This
is

PREVIEW

From Sandy Hook to London tower. From Greenland to Japan They will take who have the Power And they may keep who can.

Redbeard's Review

the law of

Heaven ad Hell

Stupendous and divine

The highest, holiest law of all That governs "mine and thine." The law it is of Sun and Star, Of President and PopeIt is

"the prisoner at the bar"


the rope.

The gallows and


It is

the

lawyer and

his fee;

The shearer and his sheep The eagle soaring swift and free; The Dreadnaught on the deep.
It is

the

Bond;

it is

the
loss

Loan

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It is

profit

and the

Throne

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usurer on his Bullion


Idol of the Cross.

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the

Goth;

it is

the

Hun
Virtue

THE VICTOR GETS THE GOLD


is

The

tyrant

and

his prey,

And

flame and saber, club and gun;

rewarded

in this world,
Its

remember. Natural law

0, taxes that

we

pay!

makes no false judgments.

decisions are true and just, even

when
It is

dreadful.

The

victor gets the gold and the land every time.

He,
and

the law of
all
all

all

the climes.

also, gets the fairest


it

maidens,

the glory tributes.


life

And why
go

should

And And

the things to be;


the bold
I

be otherwise?

Why

should the delights of

to failures

tremendous times

cowards?

Why

should the spoils of battle belong to the unwarlike?

That you and

shall see.

That would

be insanity, utterly unnatural

and immoral.

XVUl

XIX

MfGHT

IS

RiGHT
ERROR
is

ALL ELSE
The
natural world
is is

IS

\
a

NTRODUCTORY

world of war; the natural man


is

warrior; the natural law

tooth and claw. All else

error.

condition of combat everywhere exists.


conflict.
It is

We

are born into perpetual


the heritage of previous

our inheritance, even as

it

was

generations. This 'condition of combat'

may

be disguised with the

holy phrases of

St. Francis, or the soft deceitful


it

doctrines of a

Kropotkin or Tolstoi, but

cannot be eventually evaded by any

Chaptfr

human being
It
it

or any tribe of

human
all

beings.

It is

there

and

it

stays
it.

there, and each

man (whether
it

he will or not) has to reckon with


things;
it

rules

all

things;
all

governs

reigns over all things and

decides

who

imagine

policemanized
and

populations,

internationally

regulated

tranquillity,

State

organized
that

In this arid wilderness of steel

and stone

raise

up

my

voice

industrialism so joyful, blessed and divine.

you may hear.

To
Behold
the crucifix,

the East and to the


I

West

beckon. To the North and

to

what does

it

symbolize? Pallid

the South

show

a sign

to the strong."

incompetence hanging on
Lo,
I

a tree.

Proclaiming, "Death to the weakhng, wealth

hear the fighters coming


hill

Open your eyes


minds and
For
listen to
I

that

you may hear, O! men of mildewed

Over With

and dale and plain.

me, ye laborious millions!

battle cry of ages

stand forth to challenge the

wisdom

of the world; to

In a Rebel world again.

interrogate the "laws" of


I

man and

of "God."

request reasons for your Golden Rule and ask the

why and

Who'd

forge their swords to plow-shares.

wherefore of your ten

Commands.

Shall sweat in bitter yokes.

The free-born race and fearless Must deal out battle strokes.
wars of the Great Caesar, and Grim Hannibal, in the times of Belzchazzar, the Pharaohs and all; the days of Rienzi and Roland the Bold; all banners were waving for women and gold.
In the

Before none of your printed idols do I bend in acquiescence and he who saith "thou shalt" to me is my mortal foe. demand proof over all things, and accept (with I
reservations) even that
I

which

is

true.

dip

my

forefinger in the watery blood of your impotent

mad-redeemer (your Divine Democrat your Hebrew Madman) and write over his thorn-torn brow, "The true Prince of Evil the King of
the Slaves!"

might against might, remember, by land and sea, man against man, money against money, brains against brains, and
It is

everything to the winner.

No
dogma
I

hoary falsehood shall be a truth

to

me no

cult or

shall

encamp my pen. break away from all conventions. Alone, untrammelled.

MIGHT

IS

RIGHT

INTRODUCTORY

raise up in stern invasion the standard of Strong.


I

to
to

be wondered that average citizens are, also,


'risk
life,

somewhat unwilling

gaze into

tiie

glassy eye of your fearsome Jeliovah, and


uplift a

fortune, and

sacred honor' for the overthrow of

pluclc

him by the beard I worm-eaten skull.


blast

broad-axe and

split

open

his

popularized 'right

and wrong' concepts, that they


heart
that

know from

bitter

personal experience, are unworkable falsities. Although the average

man
I

feels

in

his

nearly

all

poUtical yet

and religious
cautiously

out the

ghastly

contents of philosophic whited

conventionalisms

are

dynamic

deceits,

how

he

sepulchres and laugh with sardonic wrath.

avoids any open display of antagonism thereto?

He

has not the

Then reaching up
scorn:

the festering and varnished facades of


I

courage

of this opinions.

He
is

is

afraid to say openly

what he thinks
in

your haughtiest moral dogmas,

"Lo
I

write thereon

in letters

of blazing

secretly. In other

words he

living in a state of subjectiveness; of


to

and behold,

all this is

fraud!"

vassalage.

He

allows his brain

be dominated and held

bondage

by

the brain of another.

From

his infancy

he has been deliberately

deny

all things!

question

all

things!

And

yet!

And

yet!

itself

subjected to a continuous external pressure, especially designed to

coerce his understanding into

strict

accord with pre-arranged views

Gather around me O! ye death-defiant and the earth


shall be thine, to

of moral, political or religious 'duty.'

He has

not been permitted

have and

to hold.

one moment of
if its

What
is

is

your 'civilization and progress'

only outcome

hysteria and

downgoing?

What is 'government and law' if their ripened harvests are men without sap? What are 'religions and literatures' if their grandest
productions are hordes of faithful slaves?

He imbibed fraudulent He listens to the most hideous lies being glorified in his presence as sublime truths. He hears falsehoods sung in swelling chorus. He hears them sounded on bugles of silver and brass. He hears them intoned by
real

mental liberty.

conventionalisms with his mother's milk.

congregations of the faithful amid peals of sacred music, and the

solemn

roll

of chanted prayer.
it

Thus

his

mind

is

sterilized

by
is

authority before
their dead-sea-fruit
is

has had a chance to mature. Thus youth


its

What

is

'evolution and culture'


its

if

mentally castrated, that

natural vitality

may

be afterwards used

caitiff race, with rotteness in

bones.

yoke of custom which is the yoke of slavery. In the nursery, at school, and at college, plastic brain-pulp is deliberately forced into the pre-arranged mould. Everything that a corrupt
up
in

the

civilization

How

is it

that

'men of

light

and leading' hardly ever

call in

question the manufactured 'moral codes,' under which our once

vigorous Northern race

is

slowly and surely eating out

its

heart in

done to compress the growing intellect into Thus the great mass of men who inhabit the world of to-day have no initiative, no originality of independence of thought, but are mere subjective individualities, who have never
can do,
is

unnatural channels.

peaceful inaction and laborious dry-rot?

had the slightest voice


revere.

in

fashioning the ideals that they formally

Standard 'moral principles' are arbitrarily assumed by their orthodox apologist to be a fixed and unalterable quantity, and that
to

doubt the divine-rightness of these 'principles'

is

treason and

sacrilege.

When

the greatest thinkers of a race are incapable, or


it is

afraid to perform their manifest and logical function,

scarcely

Although the average man has taken no part in manufacturing moral codes and statute laws, yet how he obeys them with dog-like submissiveness? He is trained to obedience, like oxen are broken to the yoke of their masters. He is a born thrall

MfCHTiS RIGHT
habituated from childhood to be governed by others.
that

INTRODUCTORY

make

spaniels of

men.

Chinese civilization dehberately distorts

its

children's feet,

A man may
yet remain a fool

by swathing them
civilization crushes

in

bandages of

silk

and hoop-iron. Christian


its

and cramps the minds of

youth by means of

law of the land,

Commandments and all the days of his life. He may obey every written and yet be a caitiff and a slave. He may 'love
keep every one of the Ten
golden rule and yet continue to the hour of his

false philosophies, artificial

moral codes and ironclad political

Jesus,' delight in the

creeds. Deleterious sub-theories of

good and

evil are systematically

death, a failure and dependent. Truly the


the

way

to hell

is

by

fulfilling

injected into our natural literatures, and gradually (without serious

commandments of God.
If the

obstruction) they crystallize themselves into cast iron formulas,


infallible constitutions, will-o-the-wisp

all-conquering race to which

we

belong,

is

not to
the

evangels and other deadly

irretrievably
inferior herds

dwindle into multitudinous nothingness,


it

(like

epidemics.

has outdistanced or enslaved) then

it

is

essential

Modern
originality

'leaders of thought' are almost

wholly wanting
foolishness,
they

in

that the Semitic spider

webs

(so astutely

woven

for ages into the

and

courage. Their

wisdom
claim

is

their

brains of our chiefs) be remorselessly torn out

by the very roots,

remedies

poison.

They
glides

idiotically

that

guide the

even though the tearing out process be both painful and bloody.
If

destinies of nations, whereas, in reality, they are but the flotsam

and

we would

retain

scum-froth
decadence.

that

smoothly down the dark stream of

must not permit ourselves to be forever rocked


sweet lullabies of eastern
idealisms.

and defend our inherited manhood, we to repose, with the

"Thus

all

the people of the earth are helpless, seeing those

hypnotized by the occult charm of

Too long we have been Hebrew Utopianism. If we

that lead are blind."

continue to obey the insidious spell that has been lad


will

Mankind is aweary, aweary of its sham prophets, its demagogues and its statesmen. It crieth out for kings and heroes. It demands a nobility a nobility that cannot be hired with money, like slaves or beasts of burden. The world awaits the coming of
mighty

wake up some dread morning with the gates of upon earth' yawning wide open, to close again upon us forever. The idea of hell is in some respects a truthful conception,
suggestive of actual fact. If

'of hell hell

upon

us,

we

we
it.

terrestialize the location, there is

men

of valor, great destroyers; destroyers of

all that is vile,

nothing inharmonious about

Many

a race,

many

a tribe, and

angels of death.

We

are sick unto nausea of the 'good

Lord

Jesus,'

many
Is
it

terror-striken under the executive of priest,

mob and

proconsul.

We

mighty empire has gone down into a grimly realistic sheol. not right and just, that the vile, the base and the degenerate
a
is

are tired to death of 'Equality.'

demand. He who would


and deliberately
idols of the multitude.

rule

Gods are at a discount, devils are in the coming age must be hard, cruel
must be smashed
found
into fragments,

(that

to say the slave nations


their creeping
it

of the earth) should be punished


Is
it

pitilessly for

cowardice?

not right that they

intrepid, for softness assails not successfully the

should be, as

were, fried and toasted

should

swim

in

pools of

Those

idols

boiling blood, or

dance sweltering satanic glees, with blistering feet


cruel

burnt into ashes, and that cannot be done by the gospel of love.

and straining eye-balls on red-hot Saharas of gravel and sand?


In actual operation Nature
to all other beings.
is

The
of to-day.

living forces of evil are to be

in the living ideals

and merciless
a

to

men,

as

Let a

tribe of

human

animals live

rational life,
let

called

The Commandments and laws and moral codes that we are upon to reverence and obey are themselves the insidious
It

Nature will smile upon them and their posterity; but


attempt to organize an unnatural

them
of

mode

of existence an equality

enginery of decadence.
beggars.
It is

is

moral principles that manufacture


It is

elysium,

and

thy

will

be

punished

even

to

the

point

golden rules that glorify meekness.

statute laws

extermination.

MIGHT

(S

RIGHT
without pity

INTRODUCTORY

be

assailed

and without regret,

for

under the

domination of a falsehood, no nation can permanently prosper. Let


All ethics, politics and philosophies are pure assumptions,
built

established sophisms be dethroned, rooted out, burnt


for they are standing menace to
action.
all

and destroyed,
thought and
the

upon assumptions. They

rest

on no sure basis. They are but

true nobility of

shadowy castles-in-the-air erected by day-dreamers, or by rogues, upon nursery fables. It is time they were firmly planted upon an
enduring foundation. This can never be accomplished until the
racial

Whatever alleged
fiction,
let
it

'truth' is

proven by results, to be but an


flung
into

empty

be unceremoniously

outer

darkness,

among

the dead gods, dead empires, dead philosophies,

mind has
its

first

been thoroughly cleansed and drastically

and other useless lumber and wreckage.

disinfected of
right

depraved, alien, and demoralizing concepts of


In

The most dangerous of


sanctified, the privileged lie

all

enthroned
lie

lies is

the holy, the

and wrong.

no

human

brain can sufficient space be found,


all

the

that 'everybody' believes to

for the relentless logic of hard fact, until

pre-existent delusions

be a model truth.

It is is

the faiitful mother of all other popular errors


It

have been finally annihilated. Half measures are of no avail,

we

and delusions.
social cancer.

It

hydra-headed.

has a thousand roots.

It is
,

must go down
fibre.

to the

very roots and tear them out, even


cruel, relentless.

to the last

The

lie that is

known

to

be
a

a lie

is

half eradicated but

We

must be, hke nature, hard,

the
that

lie

that

even intelligent persons regard as


inculcated

a sacred fact

the lie
is

Too long the dead hand has been permitted thought too long, right and wrong, good and
creed

to sterilize living evil,

has

been
to

around
a

mother's

knee

more
liberty.

have been

dangerous
lies

contend against than

creeping pestilence. Popular


the very

inverted by false prophets. In the days that are at hand, neither

have ever been the most potent enemies of personal


is

nor code
or

must

be

accepted

upon

authority,

human,
arbitrary
to the

There

only one

way

to deal

with them. Cut them out,

to

superhuman

'divine.'

(Morality and conventionalism are for

core, just as

cancers are. Exterminate them root and branch, or they

subordinates.)

Religions

and

constitutions

and

all

will surely eat us all up.

We
a lie

must annihilate them, or they


has gone too far when

will us.

principles, every mortal theorem,

must be deliberately put


taken for granted

Half and half remedies are of no avail

question.

No

moral

dogma must be
is

no standard
up
all
its

However,
abode

When

it

has taken

of measurement deified. There

nothing inherently sacred about


all

in the very tissues, bones,

and brains of
is

people, then

moral codes. Like the wooden idols of long ago, they are

the

remedies are useless.

Even

the lancet

of no

avail.

Repentance

work
great

of

human
that

hands, and what


is

man
in

has made,

man

can destroy.
is

of past misdeeds cannot 'save' decadents


fatal bolt is shot;

from extermination. The


wholesale slavery,

He

slow

to

believe anything and everything


belief

of
the

and

into the fiery furnace of

understanding, for
all

one false principle,

is

and oblivion, they must go, to be there righteously consumed.


their ashes

From

beginning of
up-raise

unwisdom. The chief duty of every new age


to

is

to

something new, something nobler, may possibly evolve,


is

new men

determine
it

its

liberties, to

lead

it

towards

but even that

the merest optimistic supposition.

material success

to rend (as

were) the rusty padlocks and chains

In nature the

wages of
is

sin

is

always death. Nature does not


in

of dead custom that always prevent healthy expansion. Theories

love the wrong-doer, but endeavors

every possibly way

to

and ideals and constitutions,

may have meant life and hope, and freedom, for our ancestors, may now mean destruction, slavery and dishonor to us. As environments change, no human ideal can
that

destroy him. Her curse


blessing
is

on the brow of the 'meek and lowly.' Her


blood of the strong and the brave.
prayer. 'All the tears

on the very
and

hearts'

Only Jews
of

Christians

and other degenerates, think that


as well

standeth sure.

rejuvenation can ever


lie

come through law and

Wherever, therefore,

has built unto itself a throne,

let

it

all

the martyrs'

might just

have never been shed.

miGHT

IS

RfGHT

iNTRODUCTORY

Whatsoever
or corrode
its

people believeth shall


in strict

make
in

it

free, enslave

it,

very maiTow
if a

accordance with natural order.

Consequently

people place implicit faith

what philosophers
nations are so

nowadays of the 'sovereign people,' without a laugh of derision? And yet it was once thought to be a term full of significance. Their 'sovereignty' is now acknowledged sham, and their freedom a dream. The sovereign people be damned.
It is

teach them, they are liable to be duped. If

many

clear, therefore, that the

man

or nation that

would

retain

duped, their deception

is a

menace

to the liberty

of the world.

liberty, or

be really safe, must accept no formula as final

must

Freemen should never regulate their conduct by the


suggestions or dicta of others, for
longer free.

trust in nothing written or unwritten, living or dead

must believe

when

they do so, they are no

neither in special Jehovahs, nor

No man

ought

to

obey any contract, written or implied,

Raging devils, nor


in idols, nor in

in

neither in neither in ghosts, nor devilish philosophies


weeping Saviours
in

except he himself has given his personal and formal adherence


thereto,
It
is

laws

nor in

woman, nor

man.

when

in a state

of mental maturity and unrestrained liberty.


"

only slaves that are born into contracts, signed and sealed by

threats of hell, and

hopes of paradise,

their progenitors.

The freeman
in

is

born free, Hves free, and dies free.


artificial civilization)

He

is

(even though living


all

an

above

all

laws,

constitutions, all theories of right

and wrong.
suit his

and defends them of course, as long as they


method.

He supports own end, but if

One thing at least is certain this life flies; One thing is certain and all the rest is lies. The flower that once has bloomed forever dies."

they don't, then he annihilates them by the easiest and most direct

There

is

no obligation upon any man


his

to

passive obedience,

He who
question"
is

saith unto himself, "I

when

his

life,

liberty,

and

his

property are threatened

by

not a

man

but
it

footpad, assassins or statesman.

who
West
Indies, captured

believes "because

must believe, I must not mere pusillanimous mental gelding. He has been handed down" is a menial in his
a
it

One
to a feast

of Columbus's lieutenants in the

heart;

and he who

believes "because
spirits

has been written"

is

a fool

a Carib chief by

means of

a subtle stratagem.

The

chief

was
to

invited

in his folly.

Sagacious
is

doubt

all

things, and hold fast only to

and when there, persuaded with honeyed words

don (on
it

that

which

demonstrably

true.

horseback) a set of brightly polished steel manacles;

being

The

rules of life are not to be


,

found

in

Korans, Bibles,

cunningly represented
sovereignty.

to

him, that the irons were the regalia of

Decalogues and Constitutions but rather the rules of decadence and


death. The law of laws
tables of brass
is

He

foolishly believed his astute flatterer, and

when

the

not written in
in

Hebrew consonants or upon

chains were firmly clasped around his limbs, he was led away, to
die of vermin, turning a mill in a Spanish dungeon.
glittering

and stone, but

every man's

own

heart.

He who
who And

What

those

obeys any standard of right and wrong, but the one set up by his

manacles were

to the Indian chieftain, constitutions, laws,


to

own

conscience, betrays himself into the hands of his enemies,


in

moral codes, and Hebrew dominated civilizations, are


nations of the earth. Indeed, under the

the

are ever laying

wait to bind him to

their

millstones.

name of Progress and

Social
it

generally a man's

most dangerous enemies are

his neighbors.

Evolution, mankind has been lured into foaited dungeons, where

Masterful

men

laugh with contempt

at spiritual

thunders,
tribunal.

labors unceasingly and for naught, in darkness, despair, and shame.

and have no occasion

to

dread the decisions of any


all that.

human

Like the Spanish Lieutenant, the masters of the earth


their dupes,
in

first flatter

They
for

are

above and beyond

Laws and

regulations are only

order to

more

easily

enchain them.

Who

talks

conquered vassals. The free

man does

not require them.

He may

miGHT IS RIGHT
manufacture and post up Decalogue regulations, to bind and control dependents with, but he does not himself bow down before those
inventions of his

iNTRODUCTORY

twenty-four hours. Mastership

is

right

Mastership
who

is

natural

it,

Mastership

is
it

eternal.

But only

for those
Is
it

cannot overthrow
in

own hands, except


useful

as a lure.

and trample
to fetter slaves

beneath their hoofs.

not a fact that

actual

life,

Statute books and golden rules,

were made
controlling

the ballot-box votes of ten million subjective personalities are as


thistle

and

fools.

Very

are
fill

they, for

the

herds of

down

in the balance,

when weighed

against the far seeing

sentenced convicts,

who

the factories, and cultivated the fields.

thought, and material prowess of, say, ten strong silent mien?

All moral principles, therefore, are the servitors, not the masters of
the strong.

Power made moral codes, and Power abrogates them.


notorious, universally so, that the blackest falsehoods
in the
is

It is

A man is under no obligation to obey anything or anybody. only serving-men that must obey, because they are caitiffs by
breeding, and condition. Morals are only required in an
that
is

It is

birth,

are ever

decked out
it

most

brilliant

and gorgeous
to

regalia.

immoral community,
conquest.

to say a

community held
is

in a state

of

Clearly, therefore

the brave

man's duty

regard

all

sacred

things, all legal things, all constitutional things, all holy things,
spirit,

Fear God, bridle the


excellent, as

and obey the law,


yokel, but

advice most
all

with more than usual suspicion. "I deny, and

affirm,"
I

is is

the

from
at

philosopher

to a

when

du'ected in
to

countersign of materia] freedom. "I believe, and


shibboleth of serfage. Belief
creator, a master.
is

obey"

the
is

earnestness

man

of inherent might, he smiles

himself

in

a flunkey, a

feminine Doubt
is

silent scorn. Full well

he knows that
lie

in actual life the

path to victory

He who

denies fundamentals

in triple
it

and renown, does not

through Gethsemanies, but over fallen

clad. Indeed

he

is

invulnerable.

On

the other hand,

armor has been said


it,

enemies,

the

ruins

of rival
is

'Meekness of

spirit'

combines, through Aceldamas. regarded by him as a convenient


otherwise inoperative.

every philosophy, has some truth in might add has every insanity.
that every belief,

but so

we

superstition, very useful for regulating the lives of his servants, his

Strong
anything.

men

are not deterred


straight to the

women, and
"I

his children, but

They go

from pursuing their aim by goal, and that goal is Beauty,


is to

hopes on nothing" proclaimed Goethe, and masterful minds in all ages have never done otherwise. This
rest

ray

Wealth, and Material Power.

The mission of Power


if all

control and

exploit the powerless, for to be powerless is to be criminal.

The

unspoken thought gives

to

all

truly

great

men

their

manifest

world would indeed be a house of horrors, and


all

men were

'good'

The 'common people' have always had to be be fooled with some written or wooden or golden Idol some constitution, declaration or gospel. Consequendy the majority of them have ever been mental thralls,
living and dying in an atmosphere of strong illusion.

superiority over the brainless, vociferating herd.

women padlocked.
As
far as

human

searchlights have yet penetrated, into the

darkness that enshrouds the origin of nations,

They

are be-

see the subduers and the subdued, the plebeians and the patricians, the chiefs who governed, and the vassals who obeyed. And there is nothing in the

we

fooled and hypnotized even to

this

hour, and a large proportion of

them must remain so, until time is no more. Indeed the masses of mankind are but the sediment from which all the more valuable
elements have been long ago
real
distilled.

most modern social developments (of these deedless days) to warrant any belief that this ancient and natural division of human
animals, into castes of superiors and inferiors, sovereigns and serfs,

They

are totally incapable of


to

can ever be dispensed with. The slave-owners whip cracked from


it will crack till the day of doom. In every kingdom, republic, and empire on earth, we have (in one disguise

freedom, and

if

it

were granted

them, they

would

the beginning

and

straightway vote themselves a master, or a thousand masters within

WIIGHT IS RIGHT

iNTRODUCTORY

or another) the master and the slave

the ruler and the


may
alter,

ruled. In the

good-for-nothings,
ineptitude

who
some
say!

are

forever

excusing their infantile

course of centuries,

names alone have changed,


royalty
at

essentials

have
be
is

behind

plausible

phrase

some

conventional

remained
die.

the

same.

Form of

but kings can never

make-believe?

There was mastership


to the end.

the beginning,

and there

will

Courage,
desideratum
lights,

Courage, not goodness,

is

the

great

mastership

We

build, but as our fathers built.

Change

courage, that requires neither tin horns, nor calcium


it

no progress, nor numbers advance.


Every one who would be free must show
Unalterable remains the basis of
all

nor brass bands, nor shouting multitudes to call

into

his

power.

effective action.

earthly greatness.

He who
himself

But courage

that

goes

its

way alone,

as undauntedly as
stride

exalteth himself shall be exalted, and he


shall

who humbleth

when

it

marches

to 'victory or death'

amid the menacing

of

be righteously trodden beneath the hoofs of the herd. 'The


fit

armed and bannered legions.

humble' are only

for

dog's meat. Bravery includes every virtue,


is

humility, every crime.

He who

afraid to risk his life

must never

be pernritted

to

win anything.
rights

Human

and wrongs are not determined by Justice, but


it

by Might. Disguise

as

you may, the naked sword

is

still

king-

maker and king-breaker,


lures.

as of yore. All other theories are lies

and

Therefore!

If

you would conquer wealth and honor, power


over the necks of your foemen.
is

and fame, you must be practical, grim, cool, and merciless. You

must

ride to success (by preference)


is

Their defeat

your strength. Their downfall

your uplifting. Only


is

the powerful can be free,


is

and Power

is

non-moral. Life
its

real, life

earnest, and neither heaven nor hell

final goal.

And

love, and

joy, and birth, and death,

and

fate,

and

strife, shall

be forever.

This earth

is

a vast whirl of

warring atoms

a
it,

veritable
its

revolving cock-pit. Each molecule, each animal, fights for

life.

you must
that
steel,

fight for yours, or surrender.

Look

well to

therefore,

your beaks and spurs, your fangs and claws are

as sharp as

and

as effective as science

can make them.


is

Though,

the survival of the strongest


is

the logic of events,

yet personal cowardice

the great vice of our demoralized age.

Cowardice
have learnt

is

corroding the brain and blood of our race, but

men

to disguise this terrible infirmity,

behind the canting

whine of 'humanity' and 'goodness.' Words flow instead of blood, and terrible insults are exchanged, instead of terrible blows.

How

rich this degenerate

world

is

in small, petty-souled.

12

13

miGHT
Courage,

IS

RIGHT
dangerthat l^nows not despair!

that delights in

CONQCLASTSC

Courage,

Courage

that proudly, defiantly,

smiles on death! Courage, that regards with equal loathing the multitude's mad howls of hate,
its

stupid hee-haws

and

its

stridulating 'tremendous applause.'

Courage,

that asks

no quarter, even with the knife

\\a^t^
at its throat.

Courage
Courage,

that

is

stiff-necked,

unyielding, sullen, pitiless!


that

never

falters

never retreats!
with supreme disdain
all

Courage,

that looks

down

upon upon
all rights

slave regulations,

As

far as

Sociology

is

concerned,

we must

either

abandon

and wrongs,

our reason or abandon Christ.

Courage,
That
is

that

upon all good and evil! has made up its mind to conquer or perish!
this

He

is

pre-eminently, the prophet of


is

of rabble-rabies. All that

unreason the preacher enervating and destructive of manhood,


and heroic, he denounces.
is

he glorifies,

all

that

is

self-reliant

the kind of courage

Lazarus, the filthy and diseased vagrant,

his hero of heroes;

and

world lacks.

Dives the sane, energetic citizen,

is

his

'awful' example of baseness

That

is

the kind of

courage

and criminality.

He

praises 'the

humble' and he curses the proud.


the successful. All that is noble,

that aids

by active co-operation

He

blesses the failures and

damns

the survival of the Fittest

That That

is

the kind
that

is

the kind

That

is

the kind

and the survival of the Best. of courage has never turned a master's mill. of courage that never will turn it. of courage
that will die, rather than turn
it,

he perverts

all

that

is

atrocious he upholds.

He

inverts all the

natural instincts of

mankind and urges us


to

to live artificial lives.

He

commands

the demonization of virtues that aggrandize a people,

and advises his admirers

submit

in

quietness to every insult,


is

contumely, indignity; to be slaves, de-facto. Indeed, there

scarce

one thought
Subverter!

in the

whole of

his Dicta that

is

practically true.

O, Christ!

O, Christ! Thou

artful

fiend!

Thou Great

"When Svipdag came


was
shut, (for
it

What

an amazing Eblis-glamour, thou hast cast over

to the enclosure, the gate to

of the burg

the world?

was customary

ask leave to

come

in

and see, or

Thou mean insignificant-minded Jew! Why is it that our modern philosophers

are so mortally

take part in the war games). Svipdag did not take that trouble, but

afraid to boldly challenge the 'inspired'

utopianism of this poor


all

broke open the gate and rode into the yard."*

self-deluded Galilean mountaineer, this preacher of


here."

eunuch-

Queen Yisa said: "This man


Ancient Norse Saga.

will be

welcomed

virtues of self abasement, of passive suffering?

The

sickly humanitarian ethics, so eloquently rayed forth

by

MIGHT

JS

RIGHT

iCONOCLASTiC

Jesus Christ and his superstitious successors, in ancient Judea, and

Solon

to

Loyola, from Constantine


paid
in

to the

lowest Levite hireling,

throughout

the

moribund
as the

Roman

empire, are generally accepted

in

who

gets

dimes and cents for his unctuous mock

Anglo-Saxondom

very elixir of immortal wisdom, the purest,


all

dithyrambs.

wisest, grandest, most incontroveilible of

'divine revelations,' of

occult thaumaturges.

And

yet

when

closely examined, they are

found
of,

to

be neither divine, occult, reasonable, nor even honest; but


the stuff that nightmares are

composed, almost exclusively of


Through economic belief
the
a
is

made

"All ye are brethren."

together with a strong dash of oriental legerdemain.

Are

all

men
loafer,

really

brethren?

Negro

and

Indian,

thousand different channels, current politico-

Blackfellow, Kalmuck, and

Coolie

the well-born, the base-bred,^''

dominated by the base communistic cabala of


yet as a practical theorem,
it is

beer-soaked

and hero-hearted patriot belted chieftain


there that the brotherhood-of-man hypothesis

'man of many sorrows';

hardly

and ignoble mechanic-slave,- pot of iron and pot of clay?

ever critically examined.


solutions

Why

is

it

that

the

suggested social
is

What proof
in

is

promulgated by Jesus, Peter, Paul, James, and other


If

accordance with

nature?
it

On

what trustworthy biologic,


it is it is

Asiatic cataieptics, are accepted so meekly by us, upon trust?


these

historic or other

evidence does

rest? If

natural, then rivalry,

men were

anything, they were crude socialist reformers with

competition and strife are unnatural. (And


this

proposed

to

prove

in

mis-shapen

souls, preachers of 'a

new heaven, and

new

earth,'

book, that

strife,

competition, rivalry

and the wholesale

that is to say,

demagogues politicians-of-the-slums; and out of


that
is

the

destruction of feeble types of


necessary.)

men

is

not only natural, but highly

slums, nothing

noble can ever be born.

As
distinctly

agitators, Jesus
in

and

his

modern continuators,
pages. However,
it

shall be

exclusively considered

these

must be
in
all

Has 'brotherhood' ever been tried upon earth? Where, when and with what final result? Is not self-assertion nobler, grander, and more truly heroic than self-denial? Is not selfabasement but another term for voluntary vassalage, voluntary
burden-bearing?

understood, that the spiritual


are

and

temporal
that
it

cosmogonies,

so

intricately

interwoven,

is

almost

impossible to completely divorce them. Like the Siamese twins,

Gods and Governments


so indeed, that
if

are inextricably

you

kill

one, the other cannot

bound together; so much live. Hence the open

might well and truthfully have said unto his followers "Come unto me all ye that are weary and heavy laden and I will bind you in unbreakable bonds, and load you down like an ass
Christ

or secret alliance, that has always existed between the politician

between two burdens."

and the

priest.

The 'poor and


their primitive purity (or
civil

ignorant'

were

his

first

followers

the
are

Whatever

impurity)

all

operative

vagrants, the disinherited shiftless classes;

and

to this

very day, the

creedal philosophies are essentially


regulations. 'Religion
is

and military codes, police


engine, and
if

poorer and

more ignorant men and women

are, the

more eager

power,

a political

there

they to follow his religious ideals, or the political millennialisms


that are distilled out of his delusions.

was no God,
In letter

would have

to invent one,' said the great

Napoleon.

and
a

in spirit, Christianity is

above

all

things a political

"If

we

only lived as Christ lived, what a beautiful world this

theory, and

theory that often takes the form of raging hysterics.

would be,"
there

saith all thoughtless ones. If


left to live.

Religions are the matrix in which public institutions are

would be none of us

we lived as He begat no

Christ lived,
children; he

generally moulded. This has ever been well understood by the

dominant leaders of mankind, from

Numa

to

Brigham Young, from

* These terms are used

in the strict

Darwinian sense.

17

MIGHT

IS

RICHT
home; he

ICONOCLASTIC

labored not for his bread; he possessed neither house nor

escutcheon of shame.

It

represents a gallows, and a Semite slave


it

merely talked. Consequently, he must have existed on charity or

swinging
overturned

thereon.

For two thousand years


reason, overthrown

has

absolutely

have stolen bread. "If


been anyone

we

all

lived like Christ,"

would there have

human

common

sense, infected the

left to labor, to
is,
it

be begged from, to be stolen from? "If


thus a self-evident absurdity.

world with madness submissiveness, degeneracy.


Truly, there
is

we

all

lived like Christ"

way which seemeth


ways of
death.

right unto a people, but

No
flesh, not

wonder

that

is

recorded; "Not

many wise

after the

the ends thereof are the

many mighty,

not

the foolish things of the


the world,

many noble are called; but God chose world, and God chose the weak things of

Sound

the loud timbrel.

and the things that are despised." Nothing else would


to

O'er lands and o'er waves;

have anything

do with him. Christ was indeed, the prophet of the


it

credulous rabble during three years of active agitation, and

The The

Israelite triumphs!

nations are

graves!

abandoned him

in his

hour of need (what always happens under


is

similar circumstances) for the rabble

ever cowardly, ungenerous,

suspicious, unfathomable

base.
i.e. if

It

has never yet had a leader of


in

commanding
make himself
set

ability

(either in

peace or

war) that

it

did not

ultimately desert or betray,


its

he did not take the precaution to

rule

master.

After pemiitting Christ to be butchered, the

mob

thereupon

him up

as their Divinity

and erected

altars to his

renown. Slaves,

women, madmen, lepers, magdalenes, were the earliest Christians, and to this hour, women, children, slaves and lunatics are the raw
mateiial of the Christian Church.

Primitive

Christianity

cunningly

appealed

to

the

imagination of a world of superstitious slaves (eager for

some

mode

of escape that meant not the giving and receiving of battleIt

Golden Rule a rational rule? Is it not rather a menial coward rule a best-policy rule? Why is it 'right' for one man to do unto others as he would have others do to him and, what is right? If 'others' are unable to injure him or 'do good' to him, why should he consider them at all? Why should he take any more notice of them than of so many worms? If they are endeavoring to injure him and able to do it, why should he refrain from returning the compliment? Should he not combat them, does not that give them carte-blanche to injure and destroy him? May it not be 'doing good' to others, to war against them, to annihilate them? May it not, also, be 'good' for them to war against others? (Again, what is
Is the

strokes).

organized them for the overthrow of Heroic Principles;


a

'good?')
Is
it

and substituted for


crafty theocracy

genuine nobility based on batde-selection,

reasonable to ask preying animals

to

do unto others as

founded upon
all

priest-craft, hell-craft, alms-giving,


It is

they

would

be done by? If they acted accordingly,


If

would

they,

politicalisms and
at

that
its

is

impure and subterranean.


its

a doctrine

could they survive?

the disgraceful in
it

antecedents,

teachers and in itself. Truly


for
it

some only accepted the Golden Rule as their guiding moral maxim, would they not become a prey to those who
refuse to abide thereby?

has

been called
is

'the fatal

dower of Constantine,'
all

has

suffocated or

suffocating the seeds of Heroism.


that has
its

Upon what
rest?

reasonable and abiding sanction does this 'Rule'

Both ancient and modern Christianism and


root therein
is

Has

it

ever been in actual operation

the negation of everything grand, noble, generous,

ever be successfully practiced on earth or


Jesus

among men? Can it anywhere else? Did


occasions?

heroic,

and the glorification of everything feeble, atrocious,

Christ

practice

it

himself upon

all

Did

his

dishonorable, dastardly.

The cross

is

now, and ever has been, an

apostles, his 'sons of thunder' practice

it? Did Peter the boaster

18

MIGHT

iS

RIGHT

do so, when he 'denied Him' for fear of arrest at the camp-fire? Did Judas the financier, when he sold him for net cash? Also, how many of his modern lip servants actually practice it in their daily
business intercourse with each other?

Wm

A LINK

IN

<,f>EA+ <HAIN: IP YOl^

How Many?
must be remembered
that the

These questions require no formal answering. They answer


themselves
best
test

M^EAK l^O^E.YOM tUOni. NO MOCE f H^N A >MPNEN+ WI^JH^Dt A fA^t Of fli+WE. NOtlE^ ANI>WI>Hyt

in the

asking.
is

And

A f\)fiHfV.

here

it

yOV AI^E A LINK

IN

ft

<.NAIN

WNKM

of

a witness

cross-examination.

"Do unto

others as
fell

you

ffW m#tY
(r^mti <,10U
fAl^t.

ANIIOUItY liH>^ lf#


-TO it*

*MALLE^t

would have
lips
It
is

others do to you."

No

baser precept ever

from the

of a feeble Jew.

Uf
this

YIJI>^LF

PVn. f+AY

llN^EPILEM POIM A <L*fE &<>N^

from alleged moralisms of

sort

and fabulous

'principles' that our

anarchists, red

communards, revivalists, republicans, democrats and other mob-worshippers


orators, our
the subversive pyrotechnic
to be

mob

in genera] derive the mfernal inspiration that they are perpetually

hissing forth.

Even

watchword of
people?"

their
it

WIIM tHE LIMK NEXt tO YOUl Hf^OVi N1>HEM YOyR <?OL^EN <rlOW AN1> ^-MStKO^H ENOUGH POI tNO^E WHO (OME APTEI^! It 1* NOt ME ... It If NOt YOV ... It I^ tHE <NAIN... tNE <NAIN... tHE <HA1N...

mephisto-millennium are
written,

found

in the 'holy gospels.' Is

not

"and God sendeth angels


are the 'angels' that

to destroy the

Behold!

These men

He
4

sends: politicians and reformers!

water, degenerates, Gibeonites.

"Love one another" you say is the supreme law, but what power made it so? Upon what rational authority does the Gospel of Love rest? Is it even possible to practice, and what would
result

heart,

But hate your enemies with a whole and if a man smite you on one cheek, smash him down; smite
is

him

hip and thigh, for self-preservation

the highest law.


is

He who
Christian dog.

turns

the

'other cheek'

cowardly dog

from

its

universal application to active affairs?

Why

should

not hate mine enemies, and hunt them


that they are?
1

down

like the

wild beasts

ask again,
Is
it

why?
Can

If

'love' them,

does

that not place

me

at their

mercy?
is

natural for enemies to 'do good' unto each


the torn and bloody victim 'love' the
it

Give blow for blow, scorn for scorn, doom for doom, with compound interest liberally added thereunto. Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, aye four-fold, a hundred-fold. Make yourself a Terror to your
adversary, and
additional

other and, what

'good?'

blood-splashed jaws that rend

limb from limb? Are


If

we

not

all

when he goeth his way, he will possess much wisdom to ruminate over. Thus shall you make yourself
all

predatory animals by instinct?

humans ceased wholly from


to exist? to

respected
spirit

in

the walks of

life,

and your

spirit

your

immortal

preying upon each other, could they continue

shall live, not in an untangible paradise, but in the brains

"Love your enemies and do good


despitefully use you"
that rolls
is

them

that hate

you and

the despicable philosophy of the spaniel


it,

and thews of your aggressive and unconquerable sons. After all, the true proof of manhood is a splendid progeny; and it is a scientific

upon

its

back when kicked. Obey

O! Reader and you


carriers of

axiom

that the timid


If

animal transmits timidity

to its

descendants.

and

all

your posterity

to the tenth generation shall be irretrievably


shall

men

and

literally

damned. They

be hewers or

wood and

(neighbors) to

had no powerful enemies contend with and surpass, they would rapidly lose all
lived 'like brothers' and

20

MIGHT IS WIGHT
Herron of California. All these
of persuasive declamation.

iCONOCLASTiC

their best qualities; like certain oceanic birds that lose the use of their wings, because they

men

are unrivalled masters in the art

do not have

to fly

from pursuing beasts

They accept
equal

the

New

Testament as
liberty,

their

of prey.
If all

text book and preach therefrom to morbid multitudes the atrocious

men had

treated each other with brotherly love since


result

and

shallow

gospel

of

rights,

equal

equal

the beginning,

what would have been the


rivalry,

now?

If there

had

brotherhood, as the veritable omnific word, the newly discovered

been no wars, no

no competition, no kingship, no slavery,


racial extermination, truly

emancipating

protocol

of the Crucified

(yet

all-mighty)

Don
in a

no survival of the Toughest, no


festering 'hell fenced
in' this

what

Quixote, the Saviour,

God

of Asia Minor, he

who was born

old globe

would be?

cattle-shed and died on a gallows.

Reverend Ferdinand M. Sprague of Chicago (who may be taken as a common specimen of the priest-politician) in a little pamphlet lately published, entitled The Laws of Social Evolution,'
writes thus:

A God

begging

his

bread from door

to

door! A God

without a place to lay his head!


crossed scantling!

A God

spiked to two pieces of

A God stabbed to death by a hired officer!


a stipendiary magistrate!

"The
is

sheet anchor of Socialism


the

according

to

its

God

executed by order of
it

What

an insane

ablest exponents,

Holy Christian

religion. Its

motto founded
for all,

idea. Is

an idea or rather a wasting cranial disease? Talk about

on the precept 'love thy neighbor


all

as thyself

is 'each
is

and
*

'the heathen in his blindness'

and superstitious madness

in past

for each.'

Its

working principle
all

for the present

altruism."

ages!

Why

it

is

as childplay to the hysteric Idolatry of today, the

Nearly

the

canonized 'Fathers' of the early

Roman

deification of a Jew.

The 'Divine Democrat' was executed upon

propaganda (most of whom, by the way, were slaves, freedmen, of eunuchs) advocated similar Ideals. Even now, the anointed and
sanctified head of the Catholic Church resuirects the
old utopianism,
in

government gibbet, because the Rulers of Imperial

Rome
that

were
of his

more powerful men than he was. His strength and


followers

same hoary
his

was

not equal to theirs.

a lesuitic encyclical

addressed
is

to

flock.

He
redeem,

died an abysmal failure a

Redeemer who did not


Messiah whipped
like a

{How

suggestive of being shorn and skinned,

that

word
to

'flocl<.')

Saviour

who

did not save

Again, the Epistle of James,

who

is

known

have been
in a street

Christ's full brother killed by a special policeman's club


riot,

has been reprinted and widely circulated by Socialists


their illogical theories

in

order

a calf a slave-agitator deservedly destroyed Falsehood the monstrous gospel of Love, Brotherhood, Equality. Even from the spiritual point of view, there is nothing

for preaching

to

so broadcast

of

universal brotherhood,

whatever

in his life

or

its

after effects to

show

that 'The pale

man

founded upon enforced


majority votes.

labor,

regimentation

of the

herd

and

upon the
further
cUe.'

when he moaned and wept so bitterly, 'beheld any down the Void, than those who gathered round to see him
cross,'

Many modern

cities

are,

also,

infested

with

plausible

epileptoid priestlings of unreason, like Dr.

Bemis, Hugh Price Hughes, W.

T. Stead,

McGlynn, Professor Myron Reed and Professor

Of what use was


that existed in

that 'pale

dreamer'

to the iron

conditions

the conquered and garrisoned Fortress of Jerusalem?

For once the


'The ethics of socialism are identical with the
Brittaiiica.
teiichitif^s

city

mob

were on the right

trail,

when they

petitioned

for the release of Bar Abbas, rather than the supple singer of a
of Christiiinitw' Eitcwlopedui

'Sweet bye and bye.' Bar Abbas

is

described

in the 'Scriptures' as

22

23

MIGHT
a petty thief.

fS

RIGHT
an armed insurgent leader,

iCONOCLASTiC

He was

really

tlie

slayer of

shallow rhodomontade, because


office-seekers

it

means votes, and

for votes,

Roman

tax-gatherers, a guerrilla chief (like


Tell)

Rob Roy, Robin Hood,


toll

would dress up

in

glowing language and ray forth

William Wallace, William

who
I,

levied

upon opulent
in the

any devilish deception.


For two thousand years these effeminate superlatives have

Hebrews
demand:

for patriotic purposes.


I

Had

"Release

been there that day,

also,

would have joined

been trumpeted

to the

remotest corner of every Christian land, and

Bar Abbas unto us." Better one Bar Abbas


Galilean!

yet (while enervating the morale of people), they have dismally


failed to inaugurate the

than a thousand Christs.

Alas! Alas!

Thou

art neither

the

Way,

the Truth

preached by bare-foot
in

much monks

foretold Earthly Paradise.


at the

They were

inauguration of the Dark Ages,

nor the Light!

order that those saintly lovers of the

common
up

people might creep

into the administration of cooperative wealth 7

and power. Now, the


(this

same
Chicago's

general ideas are revived and dressed

time in politico-

Reverting,

however,

to

reverend

Utopia

economic garb) by the eloquent agitator, in order that he may rule and plunder in the future, through the agency of the State; just as
the priest

constructor, thus waileth he with cajoling crudity:


social evolution, far

"The laws of
and brutal

once ruled and plundered through the equally rapacious


the

from being the


all the

blind, barbarous

agency of the Church.

struggle for organic existence, consists in the physical, intellectual

When
when
it

Church triumphed the Dark Ages began, and


its

and moral well-being of


that

members

of society, so constituted

is

finally rooted out (together with all

social antennae)

the

politico-ethical

principles

of Liberty, Equality

and

Fraternity shall have the largest possible realization throughout the


social organism.

the Heroic Age dawns once more. True heroes shall be born again as of old, for our women may yet be something more than rickety

The main

features of the condition of progress are

perambulating dolls and drug-stores

in

spectacles.

christian

churches, christian

schools, christian

governments,
is

The 'Church'
escaping from
prey
to

is

the idol of the priestly parasite.

The

'State'

christian ethics and economics."

the idol of the political parasite.

Beware, O, America!

that in

Another seductive but most malignant State Socialist (Henry George) roundly proclamis that "The salvation of society,
the

the holy trickery of the

monk, you

fall

not an easy
if

'the

loving kindness'

of the

politician.

Even

the

hope of
to

the free

and

full

development of Humanity
the

is

in the

'reformer' succeeds in re-establishmg

gospel of brotherhood, the gospel of Christ," and thereupon he

dark tyranny of the 'greatest


fall

upon majority-votes, the number,' we have this consolation to

proposes

make

politicians
in

national

rent-tax

collectors.

back upon, such organization must ultimately tumble

down

of

Administrators of everything

general and all-round Distributors

of State Pensions to 'the poor and needy.' Has not mankind had
sufficient experience of

what

politicians are?
is

Those black-hearted,
is

creeping thieves and frauds. Their sting


a cobra,

deadlier than the bite of

its own weight, and then re-divide up into warring fragments. Nothing that is unnatural can last for long. The Universal Church is no more; all we see of it now is jealous remnants. And the Universal State, the Social Democracy,

and

in the breath

of their

mouth
all

there

death. Curses

be

the

Economic Republic,
to

the

Brotherhood of Man, should they take

upon

ye,

ye Politicians, and upon

who advocate

increasing

practical form, are pre-ordained to similar failure. All they could

your prerogatives!
Presidential candidates,
(also
their

do, would be

postpone the operation of the survival of the


nations
in

from Jefferson,

to
in

Lincoln,
equally

fittest

drugging
No
matter

temporary sedatives.

apish

imitators)

have generally indulged

how

eagerly

madmen may
25

try to

do

it,

there

is

no

24

MiGHTIS!GHT
known
process whereby they can

ICONOCLASTiC
"We

jump

out of their

own

skins.

rhetoricians of the

market place and editorial milL


it

can!

We

Christian or socialist churches, paternalisms, schools, governments,


administrations, ethics and moralisms (even
if

can!" bellows the herd, as


the pithing pen. "Yes,

stupidly pours through the slip-rails to

genuinely Christian

O! Yes! With the love of Jesus and our

and Fraternal) would be wholly impotent course of things and, therefore, powerless to

to

change the natural


the survival

collection plate,"

whines the soft-skinned preacher as he turns over

command

the sybaline leaves of his Black-Art,

of mental and physical cripples, even although those cripples were as canonized saints for 'goodness,' and as the sands of the seashore
for number. Shrietcing sentimentalism
is

indeed a feeble lever


It

wherewith
cannot do

to
it.

overturn the immutable order of the Universe.


if it

No! Not
a

were whooped

til!

the crack of

doom! Not

even

if

it

had

Lamb

of
in

God

in

every

city,

ready to be butchered

"Of a certainty, we can," hisseth the plastic politician, the rattlesnake! The hungry basilisk! whose lawmaking is more blighting than the breath of a simoom. Thereupon, toward you, O! America! They, one and all, point the finger of pride! Towards you! America! Where the politicians rage and the people imagine vain things! And the dogs in the alleys are baying at the moon!
Then, turn
1

each Friday afternoon

order to

make

a Christian Holiday.

away! Sadly! Sadly! Sadly!

And

brush against

a slave in copper-rivetted overalls,

hurrying to his mill, and against


to

another in gold chain

and silken hat, hasting

his

money-

'Liberty, Equality, Fraternity,' those three great lights of

changing and a lean woman in sordid rags, with a pile of lumber balanced upon her crown; and a splendid harlot in diamonds and
brilliant

Modern Democracies

are

three

colossal

Falsehoods, ignoble
if

plumage, rideth slowly by.


the cattle in the slaughter yard are lowing for their hay;

slave-shibboleths; impossible of actualization, even

proclaimed

And
and
a

by some superhuman Satan, followed by armed hosts of un-killable

draught mare, with galled shoulder, lieth swollen and dead on

demons,

all

armed

to the teeth

with flaming swords, Greek-fire and

the frozen paving blocks.

How

nauseous

it

all is?

dynamite cannon.
on tablets of burnished gold, but without engineering a perpetual miracle, you cannot make it true.

Loathsome! Loathsome!
trace Equality in letters of silver

0,how

loathsome?

You may

You may

write Fraternity in blazing

enduring granite,

diamonds on walls of but without reversing the mechanism of the

Universe, you cannot

make

it

a fact.

And,
and

thougli

you enscroU Freedom on countless sheepsins


on every harbor-rock, yet with
'all

and parcel of the animal kingdom and Karl Marx, La (notwithstanding Jefferson, Franklin, and Lincoln Salle, and Liebknecht Christ, Robespierre, and Rousseau
is

Man

part

rivet Statues of Liberty


all

the

king's horses and

the king's

men' one being born


free.

to

be

a hireling

and a subordinate no power can

Hyndman, Tennyson, and Mazzini Dr. Alder, Bebel, George, and Isaiah Bellamy, Gronlund, and W. T. Stead) he cannot escape from the draconic ordinances that despotically govern that kingdom
and environ his being like an atmosphere on every side.
Altruism,

Can you
dunghill or
,

build

up a marble palace with

mud

and slime, O!

ye drivelling bedlamites? Can you raise up a conqueror from the

make
can!

the stupid great?

Can you manufacture heroes out


can!"
shrieketh
the

extended scale

is

meek and lowly self-abnegation, upon any among predatory organisms (and all organisms
on pain of wholesale felo-de-

of liogs, O! ye snuffling 'Educated' swine?

are predatory) impossible of practice

"We

We

can!

We
26

raging

se.

27

MIGHT
Every man
burden.
If
is

rS

RiCHT
and bear

JCONOCLASTiC

under an obligation

to fight

liis

own

he cannot do so, others cannot do his fighting or his

holy dissimulators and crafty deceivers would rapidly die off or be eaten off; for in the clash of naked interests, the Best and Bravest

burden-bearing and their

own

at the

same time with reasonable

safety to themselves. He, therefore,


his

own

burden, had better sink

who finds it impossible to carry down and die in his tracks than

only could possibly survive; and no one would ever dream of including them among the Best or Bravest.
10

impose an additional load upon


fellow
strugglers.

the shoulders of his kind-hearted

For then, they would be overloaded and


to

consequently unable
together.

fight

successfully; so all might perish

Count
entitled:

Leo

Tolstoi,

undoubtedly
a

the

ablest

modern
volume,

expounder of primitive

Christliness, in

much

translated

Practical fraternal

sympathy (upon any universal


most destructive
effect

scale) has

"Work While Ye Have

Light," writes thus; "Our Faith


in resistance, but in

always had

in

the end a

upon

the internal

tells us that bliss is to

be found, not

submission;

structure of communities.

Men

will

always love and cherish those


it is

not

that are near and dear to them; but

when

proposed

to

extend the
is

circle of their 'near and dear ones' to

all

mankind,

that

going

away; we have not quite succeeded in casting off every habit of violence and property." To the most inept understanding, could any proposition be
in riches,

but in giving everything

rather too

far.

Indeed,
'/\//'

all

must perish ignominiously

if that

foolish

placed

in a clearer light? Is

it

not as simple as 'rolling off a log,'

idea

prevails.

are,

even
by

now, enervating
futile

themselves,

that the individual

who even
like

attempts to

become

a true and honest

undermining
direction.

their strength,

overexertion in that very

Christian must

become

unto a tame sheep?

What

sublime

They

are straining themselves to death by endeavoring to

Ideal?

How
The

heroic?
bliss

carry an impossible load.

The majority

of

men

are born far too

of a sheep!

How

superiatively delightful?

How

weak
in

constitutionally for their conditions; and the


grit, will

possess the necessary stamina and

few who do have quite enough to do


propagate and possess.

divinely glorious?

And

Jew

as the

Good Shepherd, who

leadeth

proving by deeds
are projected

their fitness to survive,

his lambs "to green pastures, and quiet resting places, the pleasam waters by." For two thousand years or so, his fleecy flocks hav

Many

few

are selected.

Yet

altruism,

wholesale

self-renunciation

wholesale

burden-bearing, for the sake of 'Outraged and Suffering Humanity,'

maddening basis upon which 'our good Lord Jesus,' and his demented imitators have erected their sporadic sociology their
is

the

been fattening themselves up with commendable diligence for tl shearing-shed and the butchers-block. Let any nation throw away all 'habits of violence,' a before long it must cease to exist as a nation. It will be laid undt
tribute

it

will

become

a province, a satrapy. It will

be taxed anc

Magnificent Satanism.

looted in a thousand different ways.

Does
subsist
If
at

not simple business

acumen whisper
is

to us that
'I

every

Let any
to aggression

man abandon

all

property, also,
first

all

overt resistance

man's chief occupation upon earth


any
cost;

to sustain
I

himself?
is

mean

and behold, the


is

you

shall

want ere

shall, business

business.'

down
or

in the

West before he
is

sun will scarcely have sunk bondservant, a tributary, a beggar

men had

sufficient personal initiative to think along these stern

a corpse.
Property

lines, there

would be
those

little

use on earth for the theologian and 'the


their

reformer';

twin

Mephistos who find

grandeur in the abasement of mankind. The battle of


then be so grim, terrible and
realistic; (so

renown and life would

necessary to the complete and free development of personality, and therefore human animals should somehow obtain a full and fair proportion thereof at any cost or perish in the
attempt; for he

Trojan in fact) that those

who

cannot possess himself of property

is

much

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MIGHT

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RIGHT
cities are literally

iCONOCLASTlC

better buried out of sight.

Our

honeycombed with

believable only by babbling babies, and 'fools-in-th'-forest'


in th' city, also. 'Liberty

fools

treasure caverns, heaped up with gold, title-deeds, silver and

Regulated by Law'

is,

in practice, tyranny
it

instruments

of credit;

our valleys and our mountains are actually


yet,

of the darkest and foulest description, because

is

so impersonal.

bubbly with wealth untold; and


Christ' pass idly by.
castrates.
If

poor miserable 'servants of


I

Men,

they call themselves!

call

them

Tolstoi's

obsequious principles are derived from the

There are numerous worthy, reasonable and practical methods whereby individual tyrants may be removed; but a tyranny 'regulated by Law' is only removable by one method the sword in the hands of men who are not afraid to use it, or to have it used
against them. That
Strongest.
is

Sermon on the Mount, then who can deny but that the Sermon on the Mount is a sermon unto decay and slavery? If they are derived
from
the

to

say

the

Sword

in the

hands of the

Golden Rule and


it

if

the

Golden Rule

is

the

then can

be doubted that the word of


this ghastly
is

God

is

the

word of God, word of Fraud.

During the whole course of human history, there is not upon record, one authentic instance wherein a subjugated people has ever
regained property-holding Liberty, without
tyrants
(or
its

There is far too much of and away too much. It

'goodness' in the nation, far


think began to

first

butchering

its

time

men who can


the fact that:

tyrant's
its

armed

slaves

in

battle,)

thereafter

emancipate themselves, and consider

Morals,
to

laws

confiscating to

own

use the lands and realized property that


its

and decalogues were made by liars, thieves and rogues. All good citizens however are hereby warned and solemnly
advised, not
to

previously had been in the possession of


masters. This

defeated foes and


deliberation

statement

is

made with cool

and

smash-up the Ten Commandments not


to

burn the

Golden Rule not


implicitly

break-up the Moral

Law for
and
be

that

would be
all

terribly wicked! tenibly!

On

the other
it

hand they must obey


sure

Law

(no
to

matter

how

originated)

(above
before

aforethought. Let it be disproved by any one creditable example to the contrary, and the Author is prepared to forfeit 50,000 ounces of pure gold and enough 'dimes and dollars' to erect in Chicago a bronze statue of 'Our Blessed Redeemer' (crown of thorns and all)

everything)

order themselves

lowly
if

and reverently

executive officers of the

Law

even

in

doing so, they are deprived


is

of their Property and their Liberty forever. Obedience, you see,

of

God 'who

so loveth the world,' but Disobedience


is

is

horrible and

100 cubits higher than the Masonic Temple. This offer is strictly bona-fide and shall remain open till 1906, so that philosophers, editors, statesmen, divines (and other accomplished liars) may have enough time to blind themselves, wading through National
Archives, and the
Libraries. Should

of the Devil, and the Devil


slightest respect for

a frightful rascal,

who

has not the

putrid

rubbish heaps
all

that

men

call

Pubhc

anybody or anything; not even the American Constitution. Let us curse the Devil then and obey the Lav/. Liberty is honestly definable, as a state of complete bodily

some

or

of said Mutual Admiration Society

maniac-geniuses go
old world

blind, also deaf,

dumb, and
delight

silly: this
it

may

probably

whoop with

should

wicked happen to

and mental self-mastership (which includeth the possession of weapons) and thorough-going defensive property; also
Independence from
conventional sense
all official
is

hear of the

fact.

coercion or restraint. Liberty

in

the

11

miserable Lie.

To be independent is synonymous with proprietorship. To be property-less and unarmed is the condition of actual dependence and servitude. Unarmed citizens are always enslaved citizens,
always. Liberty without Property
is

myth, a nursery

tale,

During the three years of Christ Jesus's peripatetic trappings, he never said anything that had not been better said a thousand times before, by Dervishes, Spellbinders and Mahatmas. Neither did he do anything that had not previously been better
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30

MfCHT iS RiCHT
done, by the jugglers and wonder-workers of Egypt, India and
Assyria. Not a few of
liis

iCONOCLASTiC

'miracles' are to this day, part of the

asked, should 'the naked' be clothed they being able bodied? What right have they to broadcloth and fine linen? If men possess not enough sense to clothe themselves (in a
inexhaustible looms)
literal

ordinary

stock-in-trade

of fortune-telling

gypsies,

third-class

Weaving Mill of
son of
a ghost,

strolling players, and charlatans in general.

why

should a 'God'
(via a

the
a

sum-up and memorize 'His' patent Cure-all, was undoubtedly stolen (directly or indirectly) from Plato, the Rig Veda or Confucius. The Golden Rule

The

very phrase that 'He' uses to

come down from Cloudland


cotton or wool?

Jewess maiden's
in

such groveling, miserable hounds


Here,

womb) to robe swaddling clothes made of


purely
business
is

'Clothing the naked'

is

affair.

is

not only a snare and tangle, but

it

also

is

a literary piracy.

it

may

be suggested en-passant
a natural

the wearing of

"He
supposing
that

raised the dead," you indignantly protest.

that

he did, wherein

is

the positive

And even advantage? What is


is

garments,
existence?

in
It

itself,

and necessary condition of adult

certainly does not render the

gained by restoring

vitality to the

decomposing corpse of an animal

may

be so easily duplicated

an

animal that

a positive

nuisance, numerically.
of
life' into

What

is

the 'good' of breathing the 'breath

more beautiful to prevent Tenderlings from perishing of cold.) Was it really intended that the man-animal only, should wrap itself up from birth to death

more

healthy or

'human form divine,' gaze upon (although it may

an odorous winding-sheet-full of maggots and

mouldy

in layer

over layer of disease-breeding rags?

Was

there not a secret

bones? Are there not plenty of animalcula on earth, without dragging them out of tombs? (Especially are there not plenty of leprous Asiatics?) Death and destruction are necessary to the health
of this world and, therefore, as natural and lovable as birth and hfe.

vital strength in the

storms that whirled round our forefathers giant limbs and shaggy brows? AH ethnic legends tell us that our first parents were most elegantly attired in glorious

wind and

rain and

sunshine and gaudy fresh


pointed
shoes,

air.

Who

ever saw a Cherubim painted


collars,

in

Only

priests

and born cowards moan and weep over dying. Brave


lovely and soothing Death, undulate around the
in the night; to all,

pantaloons,
in

cuffs,

and

overcoat;

or

men

face

it

with approving nonchalance.

smirking angel
little

bloomers, steel-ribbed corsets, and a delicate

"Come
to

'0! dear

me!

how

awfully awful!' style? Clothing serves most

world. Serenely Arriving! Arriving! In the day,


each. Sooner or
later,

effectively to hide the

abominable physical deformity of modern

delicate Death."*

men
I

He

fed the hungry

but
a

to

what end,

say?

Why

should a

famishing multitude be fed by


better dead?
shot'

god? And
his

that too, in a land said to

and women, just as superficial educationalisms serve to hide their dwarfed minds. If they were to perambulate around in the nude, even the street curs would bark at them out of sheer terror.
Indeed, they would be more hideous to the eye than the stuffed

be tlowing with milk and honey! Would not such a

mob

be far

Would

not

Napoleon with

cosmic 'whiff of grape-

scarecrow that adorns a relative's harrowed

field;

and

at

which our
over,

be just the right

man
own

for
it is

such an occasion?
clear that

From

the

old dog "Danger" generally barks himself into hysterics

harmonious nature of
feed themselves by

things,

men were
is

intended to

whenever he

gets off the chain.


a hon-ible sight a

their

personal exertions or perish like dogs.


the
all

What
electors

He

therefore,

who

'feeds

hungiy,'

really

encouraging
quietly

would

be,

all

sitting

in

crowd of free and independent solemn conclave, sucking their

poltroonery (which includeth

other crimes) for

men who
it

thumbs, absorbing
think of
it!

political

opiates and divine euthanasia? Just

starve within reach of abounding plenty are

all poltroons.
may be

"He
*

clothed the naked," you shriek; and why,

Wall Whitman's "Ode

to

Death"

(Even Carlyle the dyspeptic would faint at the sight.) The very conception of such a saddening horror makes one ill. It would be as if they all had just emerged from a tomb, a tomb of wool and cotton and leather.

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IWfGHT IS RfCHT

Physical distortion and mental malformation are the direct result of two thousand years of bad-breeding: that is to say, of

mmm is mmr
Blessed are the Strong
lor

Mongrelism,
fallacious

of

Democracy,

of

Equality,
in

of

Moody-andand
they shall possess the earth.
lor they shall inherit the yoke.

Sankeyism. Christian-ism, originating

the

despairful

philosophy of a Crucified Wanderer (suffering from acute MORBUS sacer) is now developed into an organized and

Cursed are the Weak


Blessed are the Powerful

world-wide conspiracy of Clericals, Politicals and Decandents directed en-masse; with Jesuitic cunning against all the primitive and Heroic Virtues.

lor they shall

be reverenced among men.


lor

Cursed are the Feeble


Blessed are the Bold
lor

they shall be blotted out.

they shall be masters ol the world.

<^
Cursed are the Humble

Our clean-skinned

'heathenish' ancestors with

all

their vital

T"

^;^%
iu

lor

they shall be trodden under hoots.

the lower, the viler type -notwithstanding the baseless optimism that courtly rhymers drivel into their "Heirs of all the ages," etc., etc.

forces unimpaired, were really the nobler type of animal. on the other hand, with our corrupt irresolute, civilized hearts, our trembling nerves, our fragile anemic constitutions are actually

Blessed are the Victorious


lor victory is the

We

basis ol Right,

Cursed are
lor

the

Vanquished

they shall be vassals lorever,


shall smile

Bles's'ed are (he Battle-blooded,

Beauty

upon Ihem,

Cursed are the

Poor-in-Spiril, Ihey shall


lor

be spat upon.

Blessed are the Audacious

Ihey have imbibed true wisdom.


lor

people can long retain hardihood and independence, whose minds become submissive to a False Ideal.

No

Cursed are the Obedient

Ihey shall breed Creeplings,


unfit shall llee

Blessed are the Iron-handed, the

before them.
their portion.
in

Cursed are the Haters

of Battle,

subjugation
shall

is

Blessed are the Dealh-delianI,

their

days

be long

the land.

12

Cursed are the Feeble-brained


Blessed are
llie

for

they shall perish amidst plenty.

Destroyers

ol False

Hope, they are

true Messiahs,

Blessed are the Strong for they shall possess the earth Cursed are the Weak for they shall inherit the yoke. Blessed are the Powerful for they shall be reverenced among men -Cursed are the Feeble for they shall be blotted out.
Blessed are the Bold for they shall be masters of the

Cursed are the God-adorers, Ihey


Blessed are the Valiant
lor

shall be

shorn sheep.

they shall obtain great treasure. they are frightened by shadows.


it

Cursed are the Believers

in

Good and
in

Evil lor

Blessed are they who believe

Nothing, never shall

terrorize their minds.

Cursed are
Blessed Ihe

Ihe

"lambs

ol

God", they

shall

be bled "whiter than snow".

man who
is

hath powerful enemies, Ihey shall make him a hero.


shall

Cursed
Blessed Ihe

he who "doeth good" unio others, he


loot is swift to
ol

be despised.

Humble for they shall be trodden under hoofs. Blessed are the Victorious for victory is the basis of Right Cursed are the Vanquished for they shall be vassals for ever.

world -Cursed are the

man whose

serve a fnend, he

is

a friend indeed.

Cursed are the Organizers

Charities, they are propagators ol plagues.


lor in

Blessed are the Wise and Brave

Ihe Struggle Ihey shall win.

Cursed are Ihe


Blessed are the Sires
'Cursed the l\(olhers
of

Unlit (or they shall


of

be righteously exterminated.
salt

Blessed are the battle-blooded, Beauty shall smile upon

Noble Maidens, Ihey are Ihe


lor

ol the earth,

them-Cursed

are

the

Poor-in-Spirit, they shall

Strumous Tendedings
for

they

shall

be shamed.

be spat upon.

Blessed are the Audacious for they have imbibed true wisdom Cursed are the Obedient for they shall breed Creeplings.

Blessed are the Ivlighty-minded

they shall ride Ihe whiriwinds.

Cursed are they who leach Lies


Blessed are Ihe Unmerciful,

lor Truth,

they are abomination.

Iheir posterity shall

own

Ihe wodd.

Blessed are the iron-handed, the unfit shall flee before them-Cursed are the haters of battle, subjugation is their portion. Blessed are the Death defiant, their days shall be long in the land-

Cursed are

the

famous Wisalings,

their

seed
lor

shall perish off the earth.


suffer.

Thrice cursed are the Vile

fhey shall sen/e and

Cursed are

the feeble brained, for they shall perish

amidst plenty.

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IS

RIGHT

ICONOCLASTiC

Blessed are the destroyers of false hope, they are the true Messiahs Cursed are the God-adorers, they shall be shorn sheep.

your natural share; that would be wrong; but, creep and sigh and 'you 'II go to heaven when you die.'

Cursed Blessed are the Valiant for they shall obtain great treasure Evil for they are frightened by are the believers in Good and
shadows.
Blessed are they
terrorize their

For
far

the

meek and humble who obey,

there

's

a happy and far,


shall melt their

away; but a fearsome, fiery brimstone marrow, who won't submit.


If foemen smite you
tearful,

pit,

who

believe

in

Nothing, never shall

it

minds Cursed are the "lambs of God,' they shall be bled 'whiter than snow.' Blessed is tlie man who hath powerful enemies, they shall make him a hero Cursed is he who 'doeth

on one cheek, turn round the other, meek; if perjured knaves your votes betray: come 'wicked
'

sinners,

kneel

and pray.
's

good' unto others, he


Blessed
is

shall be despised.

shall
is

the

man whose

foot

swift to serve his friend,

he is a friend indeed Cursed are the organizers of Charities, they are propagators of plagues. Blessed are the Wise and Brave, for in
the Struggle they shall win

Cursed

are the unfit for they shall be

righteously exterminated.

Blessed are the sires of Noble Maidens, they are the salt of Cursed are the mothers of strumous Tenderlings for they the earth

shall be

shamed. Blessed are the mighty-minded for they shall ride

the whirl-winds

Cursed

are they

who

teach Lies for Truth,

and
the

If Hebrews fleece and fiery your hide, heaven gates for you, open wide; Christ your Shepherd, won't lead astray, O! Lambs of God! come bleat cmd pray. If bruised and beaten, shorn and sold, you're sure of stalls in your Father's fold; but robbers rob, or rulers slay! Hell roast your souls for ever and aye. If elected persons invade your wealth, with bribes and lies or deadly stealth, and threat your bones with a bannered host: Christ is your refuge and the Holy Ghost. You'll triumph thus 'in the dawning years' hope on! Toil on! In this vale of tears sing, "Rock of Ages cleft for me, O! let me hide

Truth for Lies for they are an abomination.


Blessed are the Unmerciful, their posterity shall

myself in thee

own

world

Cursed are
are the

tlie

Pitiful for they shall receive no pity. Blessed

are they destroyers of Idols for they shall be feared by tyrants

Cursed

famous Wiselings,

their seed shall perish off the

earth. Thrice cursed are the Vile for they shall serve and suffer.

Contrast

this

with an orthodox Sermonette, one

that

is

repeated every seventh day in thousands of sacred sanctuaries by


consecrated black-robed clericals,

who have been

specially trained

from boyhood
sonorous, nay

to

weepfully, unctuously rehearse the

same with
sounding,

upturned eyes and


I

a skillful snuffle or in classic diction,

Sublime

as

suits the occasion.

Dearly Beloved Brethren!!!

Gawd answers
day by day. Behold!
Christ Jesus taught!
If you've

all

who

kneel

and pray,
lot,

is

a Trewth accepted

their bright

and joyful

wlio've faith in

what

empty pockets and tables bare, demand ye not


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36

MIGHT IS RieHT

BOLDLY STAND ERECT


Jewish books are for the Jews,

The Spinnsng OF THE Web

And Jew Messiahs,


But
if

too.

you're not of Jewish blood,

How

can they be for you?

To make an
Is

Chaptr
Idol of a book.
a cross

m
flies into the

poison for the brain;

A
Is

dying

God upon

reason gone insane.


Just as the spider weaves his silky web, to lure
larder of his banqueting hall in order that

Beware of

all

the

Holy books

And all the creeds and schools, And every law that man has made And all the golden rules.
"Laws" and "Rules" imposed on you

he may,

at his leisure,

pick

the flesh off their bones, so, deceitful Ideals are cunningly

woven

by dexterous political spiders, to capture and exploit swarms of

human

flies.

What

are the grandiose paragraphs of the Declaration of

From days

of old renown.

Independence, but the weft and woof of a dazing spider-web?

And

Are not intended for your "good" But for your crushing down.

what are the American People but the


entangled
in
its

flies that

have been clevedy

gossamer meshes? For over a century this 'Declaration' has been the parchment divinity of all public orators,

Then dare

to

rend the chains that bind

And
Dare

to yourself be true.
to liberate

your mind,
and new.

from the curbstone dervish at the street corner, to our Elective Monarch in the White House. Every 4th of July, Americans habitually scream themselves hoarse over its sounding generalities:

Fron"! all things, old

making the welkin ring with tin-horns, giant

fire-crackers, flag-

idolatry, brass bands, toy pistols and herd-bellowing generally.

Always think your own thought.


All other thoughts reject;

Although the great majority of them are mental and physical dwindlings, poverty-striken, and property-less, yet how insanely
they delight in

Learn

to

use your

own

brain

amusing a sardonic world with

their

loquacious

And

boldly stand erect.

flamboyant charlatanery.

"We

are sovereigns and equals" is their

everlasting Barmecide chorus. "Sovereigns and Equals!" In all lunatic asylums may be found inmates who fancy

and queens, and lords of the earth. These sorrowful creatures, if only permitted to wear imaginary crowns
themselves kings
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38

MIGHT *S RIGHT
and issue imaginary commands, are the most docile and liarmless of all maniacs. As for the American People of to-day: is not their written
constitution but a cunningly
fool.

THE SPINNING OF THE

WEB
'a

With insolent effrontery


'all

it

brazenly proclaims as

self

evident truth' that

men

are created equal' and that they are

constructed straight jacket their


laws, handcuffs and

'endowed by their Creator* with certain inalienable rights' rights which it thereupon proceeds to define in canting phraseology,
imbecile and florid as
it is

moral codes, padded prison


leg-irons

cells; their statute

false.

their

Captains of Industry, keepers

and turnkeys
they

in

Indeed

the
is

mock-heroic
to

preamble

of

this

rhetorical

clever

disguise?

One hundred

years

ago

ostensibly

pronunciamento
deliberately

but a cunningly constructed piece of blague,

commenced

'independent' operations with the richest continent on

intended

deceive

and betray.

It

consists

of a

earth as their private property -their subscribed capitol, and during the whole of that period, have they not been as busy as so many

patchwork of plagiarized catchwords, annexed wholesale from the


ravings of seventeenth-century Levellers, crazed puritanic Mattoids

of draught beasts-of-burden, pumping the tremendous natural wealth out of their home soil, and pouring it over-sea mto
relays

and eighteenth-century cretinous French Jacobeans, all mixed up and jumbled together with a long rigmarole of semi-meaningless,
pretty phrases, culled mostly

the cess-pools of Europe?


Is

not that the


political

work of

lunatics?

The smashed and

splintered

from an old time melodrama. The Declaration of Independence has less real meaning

for

the

wooden

rivet around their

yoke of an English king and then proceeded to necks a brand new yoke of bolted steel, which
to fit

present conditions than a bottled-up Indian

war-whoop
a

of the

same

period would have,

if

uncorked now.

It is fit

back-number, musty,

they forged especially

themselves; and which they dignified

high smelling, and worm-eaten: only


or the brain-cells

for the walls of a

museum
shams,

under

the
Is

name

of "Constitutional Freedom."

of a

daft philosopher.
its

not that also the

work of

lunatics?

Cursed indeed

are the

Its

ethical

and most of

political conclusions are

harnessed ones! Cursed are they even though their harness be made even although it tinkle musically with silver bells

home
solid

deceptions and cold-blooded dishonesties

incandescent

Lies-

aye!

glorified, belauded, printed in letters of gold, but nevertheless

even though every buckle and


gold.

link

and

rivet thereof

made of

Lies.

Indeed

it

has always been considered a piece of amusing

How
liberty'

absurd of

men

to

hurrah over their 'glorious political


laboriousness. After a century of

who have

not even been able to retain possession of the

substantial products of their

own

'constitutional progress,' ten per cent of the population are absolute

mockery by those who really understood the secret intent for which it was originally constructed: viz: as a lasso for the bellowing Herds, that, about one hundred years ago were beginning to run wild, and escape from their herdsmen, and herdsmen's stock-whip,
in this (then)

owners of ninety-two percent of all the property. Now, O reader! Are not these things the outward and
sign of organic dementia?

boundless

New

World.

visible

contemporary demagogues, the high-sounding phraseology of the 'Declaration is as honey from paradise.' Everywhere its seductive abstractions are the Avatars of anarchism, communism, republicanism, and scores of other zymotic

To

all

convulsionisms.

Why

then should sane

men

continue giving

lip-

The

Declaration

of

Independence
a

commences
degrading,
a

by
.self-

proclaiming an unctuous falsehood,


evident lie a
lie

black,

mythical airy being

who roams about

Eternity manufacturing Things out of

No-

which no one could possibly believe but

born

Things A fal?le.

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41

MIGHT

IS

RIGHT
Why
should they, by their silence,

THE SPINNING OF THE

WEB
in

service to the subtle deception?

was

far too

wide, far too sparsely settled, and far too poor

acquiesce

in the

by

prattles of a

malefic efforts of Organic Weaklings, (instigated electioneering massfalse philosophy) to enforce by

concentrated wealth to be effectively ruled and plundered

upon

the

standing army principle, either by King George of the successful

Equality Ideal? pressure an impossible and hideous now made, not to the Noblest and Every national appeal is slave hordes-who possess less the Best, but to the riff-raff-the brave, honorable, heroic is intelligence than night-owls. All that is Herd, 'the for fear of offending the deified

Junta or power-wielding Revolutionists.

Hamilton, Hancock, Jefferson, Adams, Madison, Henry and


all

the vested material interests that stood a solid phalanx behind

those voluble patriots cast about for


the

some

safer

method of

ruling

ignored

tacitly,

minds of the uninformed but extremely valorous yeomanry,


After mature consideration they determined to
lull

Majority.' 'Equality of conditions'


verily he

is

its

debasing shibboleth and

backwoodsmen, and mountaineers.


and
lure

who

has temerity enough

to spit

upon Equality

is

liable to

be horned

to death.

the

armed peasantry back again


instilling into their

into

condition of blissful

The
fearsome
forth

compared to the 'Voice of the People' can only be be heard issumg shrieks of agony that may now and then
the barred

from

windows of

a roadside

madhouse. 'The voice

of God!' Alas! Alas!

newly aroused minds false but subtle supplements to the seductive political fallacious, and equally delusive, (but pre-existent) religionisms and moralisms. This cunning plot worked like a charm, for Equity of
somnolence, by
idealisms, as Rights seemed to puritanic minds the logical

hoary old lie 'Equality


rascals they

outcome of that other before God.' ("What a set of damned


Congress of smart Corruptionists
those
that

were!" was Governor Morris's terse, rugged, but ever


the

ambitious men There are two methods whereby masterful,


population in a state of ordered subjectivity. The first an irresistible and and by far the most honorable method is through anywhere; with highly-trained standing army, ready to deploy

memorable description of
adopted

may hold any

and

formally

proclaimed

famous

and

fatal

Abstractions.)

mechanical precision

at a

telegraphic nod in order to lay


all

down

the

Thereupon, the Sword of Power that conquered on the hidden away out of sight and battlefield was carefully
'Constitutionalism' invoked
to

Law

at

the

cannon's

mouth and sweep away


is, first

dangerous
inoculate

aid in

the re-harnessing of the

opposition.

Conquerors of Cornwallis by
of
all, to

their

new

masters.

The

old systems of

The second and cheaper method

Jurisprudence and
cleverly retained,

poisonous political those intended to be exploited with some that operating soporific, superstition, or theora; something laborious, meek, and insidiously, hypodermically, may render them
tractable.

Government (founded on naked force) were even amplified, and at the same time the white

skinned populations were cunningly proclaimed 'free and equal.'

Never having enjoyed genuine personal freedom (except on the Indian border) being for the most part descendants of hunted-out
European starvelings and fanatics, (defeated
stupidly thought that they
battlers)
at last

The

latter plan

has ever proved

itself

most effective because


the
last

they

now

Aryan populations
to

that

would
if

fight

to

gasp

against

had won Freedom


outfit

by the patent

undisguised military despotism

may be

induced to passively submit

device of selecting a
fourth year.

complete

of

new

tax-gatherers every

any indignity or extortion,


in

their brains are first carefully

soaked

some Abstract

Lie.

At

the period of the

War

of Independence, North America

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43

MIGHT IS RIGHT

T\-'E

SPINNING

OF THE WEB

Indeed, Grand Vizers (heaven bless them) not only plunder


living generations, but they even

make

Futurity contribute to their

When we

look

back

upon

the

childlike

faith

in

hungry

rapacity.

Constitutionalism, displayed by our Revolutionary Fathers together with their infantile republican specifics for the redemption of

Their schemes of financial legerdemain are of unparalleled


brilliance and grandeur.

They borrow thousands of millions upon

mankind, we cannot help smiling. At every general election, since 1776, Americans have voted solidly for increasing the despotic
authority of their elective rulers and
is

National Credits from the Usurers, and then proceed to apportion


the

money unto each

other, under the elaborate pretense of needful


etc., etc.

task-masters. Personal liberty

public expenditure, redeeming the cun"ency,


In order that the

very nearly

unknown (except
of his
life, if

in the

newspaper) and any citizen

Jew may be

secui^ed in his usurious 'shent-

who dares to
does so

think in direct opposition to the

dogma

of the Majority

per-shent,' oppressive taxes are laid on the Peasantry

wherewith

to

at the risk

he thinks too loudly.

pay

the annual interest

charge upon the Bonded Millions. All of

hideed,

men

of the initiative and enterprise are

now

in

the

these tributes are collectable (in appreciating gold) at the point of

regular habit of purchasing immunity from

Communal
a

molestation

by bribing legislatures and


State
is

officials

upon

wholesale scale. The

a blackmail agency.

Enterprises

necessitating

state-permits

and

large

Supreme Court's bayonet. However, military assistance is very seldom needed to enforce the tax-collectors' demands, because most Americans are exceptionally docile and 'good.' No need of coercion with a palsied people, ever eager to obey the slightest nod
the

preliminary expenditures of capitol cannot be safely undertaken


until elective satraps

of their Masters.

(Aldermen, Judges, Governors, Congressmen,


first

Presidents, Senators, etc.) have


off.'

negotiated a percentage 'rake-

America! America! Never shall you realize the true meaning of thorough-going Independence and Self-Proprietorship
until an

Neither

life

nor property

is

safe

from the malignancy, revenge

American Cromwell or an American Caesar has signed


is

the

or greed of government

officials or their confederates.

He who

death-warrant of an American King.

would assert himself in this Republic, under present conditions, must be a man of unscrupulous acumen and shrewdness. He must

people into bondage

The Executive who sells his Public Enemy, whether he be an elective


Freeman
are

Monarch or

a hereditary

King. Such a Scoundrel and Traitor has no

know
him

the exact price of every 'patriot,' with

whom
it

business brings

rights that property holding

bound

to respect:

no

not

in contact

and be ready

to

pay

it

without demurnay
will

with

an

appearance of hearty enthusiasm: otherwise him. Should he be a poor man, his chances in
so long as he
is

go hard with

one. By accepting the gold of Public Plunderers he makes himself an Ishmaelite. His hand is against every man's hearth and every

life

are infinitesimal,

man's property. Therefore, every man's hand should be uplifted


against him.
In days not long gone by,

conscientious.
to

No

citizen 'can call his soul his

own,'

who

dares

openly

attack

the

administrative

men of our Rave have hung


rolled the

bribe-

scoundrelism

scoundrelism
of

based securely upon


heads
if

purchasable

takers with scant

ceremony; and even

heads of Kings into

majority votes. Those thievish official peculators of Turkey, China,


Persia,

the executioner's basket.


If

and Morocco would hang

their

in utter

shame

at their

we

are not to be robbed

now

of everything

own clumsy methods


magnificent

robbery,

they

mechanism

and

finesse

wherewith

once beheld the American

reduced to conditions of absolute State servitude,


shrink from doing so again.

we possess and we must not


its

politicians enrich themselves by bleeding the treasuries, stealing

Despotism,

if it is to

be overthrown, must be fought with

public lands, and sweating the revenues.

own

weapons, and the

vilest

of Despotisms are ever founded upon

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45

mrGHT
Majority Votes.

IS

RIGHT

TH SPINNING OF THE

WEB

paradise of 'progress,' and 'peaceful industrial evolution,' as the

As

for 'the

Common

People,' they are energetically chasing


their
are

cant phrases go.

Some

of these days they

may

possibly

wake up
all

shadowy paternalisms and allowing


'appropriated' on a gigantic scale.

substance
living
in

to

be

(when
their

too late)

and discover with alarm and astonishment that

They

a fool's

mock iambics have been

of no avail against the insidious

growth of centralized Oligarchic Herbariums, ballot-box desolation


and
out
industrial imperialism.

its

Americans have yet to learn that each generation must fight own good fight, and not rely for the preservation of its

hardihood and independence, upon moth-eaten parchments nor on


fraudulent statesmen,
their petty

now

in the

graveyard

statesmen who spent


afflict us all

babblesome

lives;

not in doing heroic things, but in

founding and enthroning the abominations that

to-day

like a palsy. Our national hero-worship badly wants reconstruction.

Many
Constitution

years after the 'Declaration' was issued, our written

was constructed with much voluble sophistry and mimic strife. That document considered as a whole, is the most cunningly worded and at the same time most terrible instrument of Government and Mastership that any Anglo-Teutonic tribe has ever yoked itself up under. Pretending to 'grant' liberty and selfgovernment, it practically annihilates both. Under the show of
'guaranteeing'

personal

independence and

civil

rights,

it

has

organized an elective tyranny, wherein the

mob-monarch possess

more

arbitrary authority than

any dynastic despot since the days of


actually written in the 'highest

Darius or Balschazzar.

The highest crime


the land.'

Is

law of

"Thus, did the great Guile-Masters,


Their
toils

and their tangles

set;

And, as wide as was the water: So wide was woven the net."
Indeed
the

written Constitution

of

our Republic

is
it

monstrous mechanical contrivance

that bids fair

(when once

has

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47

MIGHT

iS

RIGHT
all

TH SPINNING OF THE

WEB
trying to escape
it

heart out of got properly under way) to squeeze the very

the Best

remain

in hell.

Their position

is

that of a
if it

worm

Elements

in

America.
appropriately

from

its

hole in a heated burning log;

runs to the right

runs

Our Federal government may be very

into heat and

smoke,
it

if it

runs to the

left it

runs into blazes.

A few
win.
nor

armed compared to a pirate ship cleverly disguised as a friendly loaded with an cruiser convoying a fleet of peaceful merchantmen When it first came to immense treasure and 70,000,000 passengers.
their 'assistance'
it

minutes more and


arbitrement

is

roasted alive.
servile multitudes

Even should America's


of Physical

appeal to the

Force,

they

cannot possibly

was~0!

so kindly! so affectionate! so full of


forty-five ships of state are out

Possessing neither the strength, courage, brains, arms,


leaders, they

money

loving regard for


of
its

its

intended prey, for the welfare and bon-voyage


that
its

must be blown
artillerists,

into eternal

fragments by their master's

quarry.

Now, however

highly trained

and scientific destroyers.

mercy, it strips off its decoy in the open ocean and absolutely at its opens its hidden rig, hoists the 'Death's-head-and-bloody-bones,' and yells through its portholes, runs out its round-lipped broadsides
editorial speaking-trumpets,

"Heave

to there, or you'll

be blown
the

The

citadel of

Power
is

is

now consolidated and prepared


to repel

with

out of the water."

most improved armaments

any assault, no matter how

Thus
proved

it

has will be seen, the Jesuitic 'Evangel of Equality'

well sustained. The nation

intersected in all directions with iron

tremendous success. It till their 'bonds' and into a feeling of contentment and security and neatly riveted on. fetters were properly forged, polished,
itself a

seduced the

American People

highroads and splendid waterways, whereon armies and navies

be moved from
of Secession

city to city

with facility and dread effect.

may The War


of self-

(or

rather

the

war

for

the

annihilation
that
a

Well fashioned, indeed, was the Net!


it

A splendid

spider

web

government)

demonstrated

conclusively

Centralized
is

has proved

itself,

and withal, needful.


spell

Authority, resting
'free

on herd-votes of
There

the vulgar
is

and fanatic

(in

Under the hypnotic Americans have been hustled


to

of a

and equal' dream,

into a convict-prison of laboriousness

piratical

masters a thousand times

more

terrible

and more

now left of unyielding than any history can describe. All that is common people Liberty is its name, and the harmless privilege the
have of scolding
their Proprietors in vulgar editorial diatribes at or

no other Power in the land that can effectively hold it in check. The Czar of Russia possesses less actual authority than our Federal Government. With a standing army in the hollow of its hand, it can do exactly as it pleases, i.e. if it can collect enough revenue to purchase 'statesmen' and pay the
practice) mihtary Absolutism.
salaries of
its

praetorian cohorts.
are only

the streets, about election times. Occasionally they do descend into sanie general indulging in sanguinary vociferations upon the

Most Americans
things, but they

now beginning

to

perceive these

were

foreseen (and also foretold in part)


itself

by clear-

principle that impels a

mangy

cur to howl most dismally,

if

struck

sighted individuals before the Constitution

was formally

with a brick.

Enthroned.
is

The

conflict between the masters and the helots

over for

possession of the present and the masters having conquered are in flap of the the booty and the field. Hark! the songs of victory-the
battle-pennons!
the circumstances, the

up again for solution. No man of balanced sense can honestly believe that these problems are to be settled by ballot box stuffing of editorialism. Setded they must be upon 'the good old rule, the simple plan,' and thereafter

Today

all

the old sphinx questions are

Indeed, considering

all

common

settled

and re-settled again and again;

for, there is

no finality
is

in

people are

'lost souls'

no

matter what they

now

do, they must

social adjustments and there should not be. Material strength

the

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49

WIfGHT fS RIGHT

THE SPINNING OF THE

WEB
silent repression?

basis of

all

human

greatness and material strength

must
and

'settle'

the

whose

secret thoughts are in a constant state


It is

of

tyranny of the greatest

number, probably with

fire

steel.

All

no apology whatever
all

to

affirm

that

the

people

other theories are chimeras

lies delusions make-believe


long, but

and

themselves enact
statement
is

laws they are


if
it

commanded
true;
it

to obey.

of no account.

a falsity and

were

Even that would not justify

The Philosophy of Power has slumbered

men

of sterling worth are found,

it

whenever must again sweep away the

majority Dictatorship of any other kind of Dictatorship.

The

Constitution, under which

all

other laws are born, was

ignoble dollar-damned Pedlarisms of to-day and openly, as of old,

accepted, not by us, but by bewigged individuals


since rotten.

who

are long

dominate

the destiny of an

emancipated and all-conquering race.

We

are ruled, in fact

by cadavers the inhabitants of


coffined dead men, bind

What is viler than a government of slaves and usurious Jews? What is grander than a government of the Noblest and the
Best who have proved their Fitness on the plains of Death?

tombs

Why

should agreements

made by

and mortgage living, pulsing, breathing beings?


Their bones
fertilizers,

Cromwell and
shall
roll

his Ironsides

Cassar
fire

and

his

Legions shall

have long ago mouldered into ozone and


signed the Bill of Rights,

be born again; and the thunderous tread of Sulla's fierce destroyers


and rumble amid the
and
glare

who drew up and


the

Magna

Carta,

and smoke of
is

the

Sermon on

Mount,

the Declaration of Independence, our

crumbling constitutionalisms: "as


and ever
shall be"

it

was

in the

beginning,

now,

Glorious Constitution,

etc., etc.

Rotten are the brains that concocted

warfare without end.


politicians

them and
base
city

the fingers that signed

them and sealed them. Equally


voices from

Yawping

may harangue

mobs of
if

rotten are their irrational and infantile philosophies. Rotten also in


their heart, are the

hirelings and Christlings with "Alas, poor Yorick!" rhapsody, as

men who obey under compulsion


their

struggle and strife were the evil of

all evils. life into

Figures of speech,
feline philosophies

the tomb.

however, cannot breathe the breath of


that

No
not only

doubt those old documents served

purpose

at the

never have had the slightest foundation

in Fact.

The
all

survival of

time, but 'new occasions teach

new

duties,'

and new ages

require,

the Fittest

the Toughest

is

the logic of events and of

time.

They

new

leaders, but

new

deeds.

who

The chief point is this: that Fitness must honestly demonstrate itself not by ignoble theft and theory,
declare otherwise are blind.

Again, most Acts of Congress are the Machiavellian work

but by open conflict as per Darwin's law of battle.

them whose very names are almost forgotten except by partisan chroniclers and printers of public
of eminent rogues, curse

school histories.

Law, it is an inheritance from those interesting old days, when Saxon and Norman earls (they were genuine noblemen then, for they had won their position by risking their lives in battle) administered 'Justice' direct, per media of knotted clubs, hiked knives, and long handled cleavers. That was
for the

As

Common

How
who
are not,

can citizens be honestly described as free and equal

who

never were 'free and equal'

in

any reasonable

sense of the phrase?

How

can they be even considered men, whose

whole

lives are
is

governed by cast-iron regulations; whose every

movement

circumscribed and restrained by penal threats, even

by our 'unciviUzed' forefathers, for they had not been 'educated' into the profound conviction that governments and laws 'derive all their just powers from the consent of the governed.' Such an expression would have sent them into convulsions, and he who uttered it would be considered a most
the only kind of 'Law' understood

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MIGHT S RIGHT
excellent fool.
bias
his
.

THE SPINNING OF THE

WEB

doubt our ancestors were somewhat rude in their manners, somewhat deficient in sweetness and culture, but in manners of frozen fact they were decidedly logical. They did not

No

No two men are born ahke, each one being literally born under own particular star, formed of different material, swayed by
and moulded
in a different mill,

different ideals, educated

by a

different process.

sneak

to

public meetings and swagger about 'Liberty,' 'Justice,'

and
full

'Equality of Opportunity,' or 'Rights of Man,'

when

they

knew

well

that

not only

their

lives,

but everything they nominally

were founded upon blind Impartiality and administered free of cost, it will be plainly seen, that 'Equality before the Law' remains a mere chimera, a dream;

Even

if all

tribunals of Justice

possessed was 'by leave' of their conquerors and proprietors. They accepted their position pro-tem, and when again ready, honestly reentered the doom-ring to
If
test

and of no

real value. 'Equality

before the Law'


that

catchword, something
regulated by Law.'
Statute

like

famous Jesuitism 'Liberty

is just

a meaningless

anew

their Fate.

they could

come
in

alive again

how

those old Pirates

and

Law may

formally confer equal rights and privileges


it

Freebooters would stare


'tenderfoot' posterity,

shame and scorn at the siglit of their walking up in solemn, horny-handed, humprags, before an idol-altar called

upon unequal
its

citizens, but

mandate through human

cannot enforce itself it must execute media and that media is full up to the

backed procession in shoddy ballot-box, dropping into its gilded maw, printed invocations for Justice, Mercy, Liberty, "Peace in our time O! Lord"

brim with

superiorities, inferiorities, and inequalities.

No
drive
its

legalism has even been devised that Strength can not coach and four through. And it is a popular proverb (in all

more laws! more laws!" Protection, Cheap Money, "more How our blonde, clean-limbed ancestors would guffaw? Indeed, they would probably keep on guffawing, till they guffawed
laws!

lands) that

"one law for the rich and another for the poor." Indeed the poor can never be placed upon an equality not even by the pillage of the rich. with the rich

somehow,

there

is

themselves

to

death again.
that

Whether they
our seed should have

are the Fittest or not, the present proprietors

"Oh!" they would say: "to think


sunk so low!"
7

of Wealth should never permit themselves to be plundered without

savage struggle.

Sooner or

later, the

hour of

this

struggle
it.

its

acute form

shall aiTive, but the

Rich must not dread


are
Fit.

If they

prepare in time,
it

the resuU shall not only justify their mastership, but render

But, Equality before the

Law
liar!

is all

we mean, whimpers

the

impregnable
Aristocracies

if

they
rest

everlasting sophist the cunning

Let us see!

By what
a

rational

must

To be respected and secure. themselves upon a Sworded Might, not


in

method can any two

litigants

be

placed

in

position

of

upon

paper-credits, consols, and

unconditional 'Equality before the Law?' First of

all, plaintiff

and

bond issues. Should the Opulents be conquered and pillaged, that

defendant always possess

totally

different physical

and mental

characteristics, different personal

magnetisms, and

different sized
inferiorities,

Fittest itself will be conclusive evidence that they are neither the nor the Best. Upon this earth there is no such thing as Equal Justice.

officials are bank balances. Also, all judges, juries, and unequals in temperament, ability, courage, and honesty. Each one

legal

All legal tribunals are based, not


Justice and Fair Play, but

upon

effective

upon ideal concepts of armed Strength. This is a

has

his

own

peculiar

idiosyncrasies,

prejudices,

superstitions,

and price. Each again, may


to financial

be

more

or

less

dishonest and more or less subject

pressure or caste

Robbery under arms, laid the corner stone of every Court House in Christendom and elsewhere. How then can the robbers the chicken and the and the robbed the eagle and the pigeon
truism.

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53

MIGHT
hawk
be

IS

RIGHT
of genuine

TH SPINNING OF THE

WEB

placed in positions
officials, specially
is

equilibrium before

removable

paid and appointed to 'vindicate the

absurd on the face of it. Brigandage necessitates inequality: and every government on earth,
their

intended

victims.

The

idea

is

Law' that
all

to

give forcible effect to the Dicta of the Strongest?

is

organized and enthroned Brigandage.*

All judges are authorized avengers,

armed

to the teeth,

and

Las Casas, the Spanish Jesuit, was the

first in

America

to

hangmen

are licensed assassins, trained to kill.

not spoken

in

These words are disparagement. Assassins and avengers! Ha! If that

spread word about the false, subversive, and shameful theory of


'equal

human
all

rights,'

but since his time

it

has been boastfully

be so
Truly they that 'seek the Lord' do suffer hunger, but lions

accepted on
all

sides, by vast hordes of witless persons

who

are

in

countries, the numerical majority.

"The race of fools"

as Plato
in this

seek for prey.

sagaciously remarked, "is not to be counted"

not even

When
territory,
it

an army of occupation settles


certain
rules

down upon

an enemy's

'land of the free.'

issues

of 'procedure' for the orderly

transference of the property and persons of the conquered into the

absolute possession and unlimited control of the conquerors. These


'rules of procedure'

Although Equality (in any shape) has never been scientifically proven nor logically defended; nevertheless it passes from tongue to tongue, from brain to brain in current discussions
for

may

at first

take shape as orders issued by

'gospel truth' just as clever counterfeit coins are passed

military generals, but after a time they develop themselves into

unuspectingly from hand to hand.

Stature Books, Precedents and Constitutions. Indeed all

Law

is

The Equality
for

superstition
It assists

is

tolerated
to

now and

ever has been, the mandate of successful belligerents or

one reason only.

them

by clear-seeing men, govern the thoughts; and by

rather the mandate of the


inspire them.

few masterful personalities

that

ever

governing the thoughts, to exploit the property, energy, and laborforce, of their soft-minded, good natured neighbors: who really
believe
it

Equality before the Law,

is

thus a contradiction in terms for


It
is

to

be true who think

it,

glad tidings of Great Joy.

Law

itself is

an incarnation of Inequality.
all

true only in the

Behold!
evangel
is

when

the fraudulent 'equality of natural rights'

subjective sense, that

who obey
it

the
to

Law

are equally the servants

mellifluously poured forth in the

Market Places by suave


the

of those

who make

it

or caused

be made.

dollar-hunting attorneys or half educated mechanics, even those

Drum-head court
tax-gatherers.
'representatives

martials are really

Law

Courts

in

embryo.
as

Congresses and Parliaments are merely committees of rapacious


Legislators

may
is to

describe
but
that
is

themselves
only
a

(whose whole life is of it a direct disproof) lead roaring, raving, yelling crowd in its maniacal bellowings. Lo! the Angel of Lunacy is camped in their souls!
staid citizens

of the

people,'

cunning

masquerade. Their chief vocation

strengthen 'the Law," uphold

'the Constitution,' vote the annual

'Appropriations' and devise


it

ways and means of exploiting

the nation or of permitting

to

be

systematically looted by their accomplices, or

their Masters.
on earth
rests

Every atom of organic matter has


Every animate being
be a myth.
is

its

own

vital peculiarity.

The

principles that

govern

'hold-up' are the sell-same

different in osseous structure and chemical


all

principles that govern government.

No government

composition. Ethnology, Biology, History,

proclaim Equality to
all

on the consent of
It is

the governed.

Even

the great epics of antiquity are

glorifications of

reasonable therefore for a confederation of masterful


* "Have we not shown thai government
is

bandits to place themselves in positions of absolute equality, before

essentially

immoral?

"

Herbert Spencer

54

55

MIGHT

IS

RICHT
birth,

THE SPiNNlNG OF THE

WEB

inequality; inequality of

mind inequality of

of courage or

to the

condition.

Can

equality of body, equality of mind, equality of

'equality' be origin, equality before the law or any other kind of

demonstrated by any one fact? Mentally and morally, every breathing being is a self poised monad- a differentiated ego. No two germs, planets, suns, or stars, and are alike. Among the higher vertebrates this is especially so,
consequently, the only law that

Chinaman, a Coolie or the leperhugs of a polluted 'mean white?' Are there ten such citizens even in North America, where equality of birth and condition is so much speechified and never seen? Are there five? Is there one who
matrimonial embraces of
a

would not rather see the daughter of his loins, stiff, stark and cold in her shroud? Should that one exist (he being of sound mind) let

him speak. Then and only


intrinsic equality

then, can this diabolical

gospel of

men ought
its

to

honor or respect;

is

be reconsidered.
are
justified
in

the law that originates, and finds


in their

final sanction in

themselves

Meanwhile, plain practical citizens


regarding
it,

own

consciousness.
is

Inequality

summed up
that In

in the scientific

axiom

"inferior

not as a self-evident truth, but an insolent, malignant a lie that shall yet be stamped out forever, and abominable lie

organisms
Lazarus
at the

succumb,

superior

organisms may

survive,

with blood and

fire.

propagate, and possess."


is to rot

other words, the proper place for

You have only

to

look

among

the dogs.

And

the proper place for Caesar

is

belong to an inferior breed.

some men, to know that they Take the Negro for example. His
at

head of

his irresistible legions.

From

the soles of his feet to the

crown of

his

head -the

narrow cranial development, his prognathous jaw, his projecting want of lips, his wide nasal aperture, his simian disposition, his
forethought, originality and mental capacity: are all peculiarities Chinaman, strictly inferior. Similar language may be applied to the
the Coolie, the

bones, skin, and flesh of his body -even mental ganglia and internal viscera of electric nerves and tissues

the grey brain pulp -the

man belonging
all

to the African,

Mongolian, Semite, or Negrito


in

breeds are

fundamentally different

formation, constituents,

and character; from the corresponding anatomical sections in men of Aryan descent. The points of non-resemblance may be
superficially imperceiveable, but they are organic

Kanaka, the Jew, and to the rotten-boned, city degenerates of Anglo-Saxondom, rich and poor. Vile indeed are the inhabitants of those noxious cattle kraals: London, Liverpool, New York, Chicago, New Orleans: and yet, in those places is heaped up
the golden plunder of the world.

deep seated.

Notwithstanding the dexterous writers of strategic fables, dross is dross, gold is gold, and some men are better, born nobler,

born braver than others


Aristocracy by birth rests upon an unalterable scientific
basis of heredity and selection; but an aristocracy or

Ethnographists of the very highest authority, assert that over then thousand years ago, the black, white, and yellow types of menanimals were as pronounced, and as ineffaceable as they are to-day.

money

rests
at

mainly upon bolts and bars,


a

i.e.

upon laws
in

that

may

be abrogated

The hieroglyphics and records of ancient tombs and monuments, cuneiform inscriptions, antiquarian researches, and the systematic study of pre-historic skulls and skeletons all bear the same uniform
testimony.

moments notice. Though unable

to

reason out

logical

sequence

their

inherent

abhoiTcnce of social

and racial

equality,

most men
the

Inequality of birth and condition, can never perish from off the earth. Never! and why should it? Who can fill the valleys up and
lay the

instinctively detest it in practice.

mountains low?

What
marriage of
a

white father for example, would


hulking thick-skulled Negro

encourage

with his beautiful and

accomplished daughter? Would he enthusiastically 'give her away'


57

56

miOHT

IS

RIGHT

THE SPiNNiNG OF THE

WEB

stridulating slaves but in a freeman's

household, or business, they


spread-eagleism,
fit for

are not 'legal tender.'

Among men

of

affairs, natural egalitarianism,

Even

the giddy doctrinaire

who

so cunningly concocted the

is

regarded as amusing moonshine

mere
to

bombastes-furioso fictions of the Declaration* could not apparently (residing have beUeved them himself. Was he not a slave-driver

public

meetings only. Business minds

thoroughly

understand,

(having learnt

by

bitter experience) that

some men

are destined by

among

slave-drivers)

who bought and

auctioned

human

cattle for

Nature to bear

command and some


birth.

obey: aye, even for a

dollars and cents all the days of his


state-craft

life'l

No

doubt for purposes of

thousand years before their

and necessary war-craft he wove his philosophic preamble of Strong Deceit. Probably also, he was comparatively priests of honest, and even sincere but among the alluring

No
hirelings

one can study the laborers on a farm, the 'hands'


in a large seaport, the

in a big

foundry or factory, the seamen

nomadic
and

on a railroad construction gang:


in a city

or

the clerks
at a

Unreason, the most dangerous

is

the fanatical propagandist.


his
fatal

salesmen
the

warehouse, without perceiving


of them
are

glance, that

When
abstractions, he

Jefferson

dictated

and

untenable

vast

majority

extremely

poor specimens of
(that

was not even

original but plagiarized

Ball, etc. Stoic, Jack Cade, Savanarola, Milton, Plato, John carefully refrained said: "All men are by nature equal," but

Zeno the Zeno from

humanity.

The

ideal type of
is

manhood
not to

'Ye Thoroughbred')

womanhood, be found among


or

is

to say,

these captive
to a large

attempting to demonstrate
Plato voiced
it

in

Milton defended it in his prose essays, his "Republic," John Ball preached it in medieval
it.

hordes for captives they unsymmetrical, extent


unintelligent.

really are.

Their heads are


distorted,

their

features
all

ape-like,

England, Savonarola perished trying to establish it in Florence. ghastly Jack Cade, Robespierre and Christ were also failures,
failures.

Their bodies are out of

proportion, dwarfed,

stunted, diseased,

malformed, cretinous.
are contracted, artificial, ungainly,
utter

Their movements
their

and

"If

human experience proves anything


"it

at all,"

writes

James

minds (outside of routine) are


the
traditional

vacuums. When compared


Courage, and

Fitzjames Stephens,
if

proves

that, if the restraints are


is

minimized,

with

idea of Strength, Beauty,

the largest possible

measure of Liberty

accorded

to all

human

beings; the result will not be equality but inequality, reproducing and see how itself in a geometrical ratio." Remove the restraints

Nobleness of character, they are an extremely ill-bred herd of cattle: exhibiting all the psychological stigmata of inherited brainrot
is

and of physical decay.

"A crown

of thorns on every

brow that

quickly an aristocracy

based on Merit would

mow down
is

an

aristocracy based on Credit.


In actual life, he

who

claims equality with another,

ever

called

prove his claim, not by a grotesque abracadabra of blue-moulcly silly phrases, parroted from antique philosophers or documents but by actual deeds-that is to say, by producmg his

upon

to

wage they're earning now."* Nine-tenths of them are positively repulsive in language, mentality, and in general appearance. They even display an extraordinary low average of animality; and upon the slightest exposure perish off, like sheep that have the lung worm. Heated rooms, woolen clothing, and stimulating beverages, are the means
the

credentials. Constitutional theories are

all

very well

to

humbug

whereby
All
the

their

watery blood
is

is

kept in languid circulation. Every


that
its

new generation
* Mayhap. Franklin (who had a comic
vein,) wrote iheni as firinninsi jokes.

feebler,

and more debased


of metal,

predecessor.

scientific

evidences

moral,

and

bodily

B\

ihv

way
Ibsen

every signature, attached thereto, represents a slave-holding, slave-lradin.ii constituency.


All the colonies traded in niggers.

58

59

MIGHT

IS

RIGHT
them and their timidity
labor,
It

T!-!E

SPiNNiNG OF THE

WEB

deterioration are markedly accentuated in


,

Their days are without hope and their years are consumed
for naught.

is

proverbial,*

hard,

continuous, methodical

destroys

When

their

Master speaks unto them there

is

trembling

courage, saps

vitality,

and demoralizes character.


it

tames and

in all their joints.

subdues men; just

as

tames and subdues the wild steer of the

They waste
their

their lives pursuing

shadows, and

for hire, build

young

cold.
It

Men who

labor hard and continuously have no

power

own tombs. Their minds


They knead
their

are

below freezing point, nay! below


and transmute and grind
their

to think.

requires

all their vital

force to keep their muscles in trmi.

zero! Crippled souls are they.

Indeed, the

civilized

city

workmg-man and working-

own

flesh into daily bread,

woman

are the lowest

and worst type of animal ever evolved from

their 'contrite hearts' into basins of gruel.

dust and slime and oxygen.

They look unto


with terror;
at

idols for deliverance,* aye

Work: and bow down before Law as an ox-team crouches and strains under the last. Look upon their shrunken cheeks, their thin lips, their narrow, retreating, irresolute jaws, their decayed teeth, sharp puny noses, small watery eyes,

They

actually worship

dry bones into baskets of coal. At thoughts of battle they blench


the sight of naked bayonets, they run like

whipped

hounds.
Therefore, strength leapeth
leaps

yellow bloodless complexions, bent shoulders, dry hair tending to baldness, struggling thin beard: the women with pinched features,

upon

his quarry.

And

in a

down upon them as moment of time they are


abomination.
the throat.

the panther

blotted out.

My

soul

abhorreth them as an

My

hand

waspish fragile waists, want of bust development, consumptive, neurotic,artificially barren, emaciated, hungry, dwarfed, hysterical.

reacheth out to clutch

them by

total

The minds of average workmen and workwomen, are either vacuums or stuffed to the brim with every conceivable species
and sham. Indeed

10

of

lies, iniquity, superstition,


in

how

could they

remain

such conditions of base loathsome hirelingism, were they not deficient in all the Primitive Virtues in all that is manly and

womanly? Behold! upon

much more to do with social modern men are willing to admit. Judging by results, that nations ignore Birth and Breeding at their peril, for just as there are noble animals, there are noble men. If a
Heredity

has ever so

conditions than the majority of

their

brow

is

stamped (with red-hot

cattle

stock-raiser throws
cattle to

down

his dividing fences

and permits all

his

brands) the word 'damned.'' Eternally tortured are they

in a patent

purgatory invented by Politicians. Their tribulations however

may

mix-up promiscuously together, what kind of a herd would he have, say, in one decade? Nothing but weeds, hybrids, and
mongrels!

really be but Progression in disguise, because their shameful self-

degradation, must ultimately end

in

their utter extinguishment.

Now,
endeavor
to

that

is

exactly

what nations

attempt

when

they

Hopelessly are they entangled

in

the snare

hopelessly
their

defeated.

establish

an equality of privileges and of happy,

For them there


their

is

no escape No! not even through fields of blood.

peaceful conditions.

Poor trembling wretches!

washing

own hands
Born

in

The

close psychological connection that exists between


is

own

sweat!

nay, in

their

own

heart's blood!

thralls are

ancestry and degeneracy, crime, genius, insanity, etc., etc.,

now

they

or, born madmen!


*

When

the

Roman Empire was


it

lotleriiifi lo

its fall,

the u-orsliip

oj the

slate

was an

"The brave man imiy fail sometimes, but the coward fails always.

established cult, just as


hearts, our heads,

is

to-day. Belter to adore blocks

tfwood

or stone, than

how

our

ANGELO MOSSO.
60

and our knees before

those troops of Unclean Beusl.s-Politiciaiis!

61

MIGHT

IS

RIGHT

THE SPINNING OF TH

WEB
is

everywhere being acknowledged, thanks to the researches of Galton, Lombroso, Mosso, Otto Ammon, Fern, Kraft Ebbing, and
others.
If

modified

to a large extent

by cUmate and

soil.

"What

bred in the

bone, will never come out of the flesh," wrote Pilpay thousands of years ago. There is a pregnant ethnic philosophy in four lines

criminals are criminals, by descent or by birth,

is

it

not

(quoted from Keramos):


"This clay well mixed with marl and sand.

equally probable that slaves are slaves by the facts of their breed

and ancestry? Does

it

not also follow that heroes and strong,

powerful, resolute, personalities, have derived their solid stamina

Follows the motion of

my

hand;

from

their forefathers?
is

Indeed

all

history and all genealogies prove

For some must follow, and some command:

that this

a mathematical

fact.

Great

men

are ever the descendants


is

Though
Although
all

all

are

made of

clay."

of mighty warriors and conquerors, that


animals.

to

say,

of mighty

may

be

made

of clay

in

the poetic sense,


is

it

Von Otto
to

Ammon

cites a

remarkable instance, which goes

prove the selective and ethnic advantages of Warfare.


all

He

states

must never be forgotten that the clay differentiated elements. The clay that is

itself
in

composed
a

of
a

a Blackfellow or

that

German

children born during the Franco-Prussian

campaign

Chinaman

is

not

the clay that is in a

Shakespeare or

Bismarck.
bricks, just

of '71 (also, the years immediately following) show a strikingly high average excellence, both of body and mind.

Some

'clay' will

grow good wheat and make very bad

The converse is equally demonstrable. Show me a herd of humans who have been underfed day-drudges from their youth up and I will show you a herd of cattle whose ancestors were, also,
propertyless vassals and serfs, beaten
in

as some breeds of animals are born to be hunters and others born to be hunted. Some clay will raise splendid crops, even from poor

some never produces anything (no matter how highly cultivated) except thorns and weeds and nettles and poisons. The
seed, and

diplomacy and

in

war for one

natures of

men

are

moulded almost

entirely by the nature of the soil

ages past. (Take the Irish peasantry and the fellaheen of Egypt as

examples.) This statement admits of no qualification, for


exception can be discovered,
it

if

will serve to prove the general rule.


all

from which they have been grown. Man is a perambulating crop. In some places he grows to perfection; in other localities he won't grow at all or runs to seed. In India the Anglo Saxon dwines and
dwindles, but
in

A man

in the full

possession of

his faculties, of leonine ancestry,

Canada and
all

the Northern States he even develops

well-born, self-contained, would rather cut his

own

throat

from ear

increased stamina.
All science,
history,

to ear with a blacksmiths rasp, than live the life of an average hired

and

all

experience are unanimous

in

laborer in any civilized 'hell' on earth.

disproof of equal, natural rights for

all

men

(that strident doctrine

The nexus between

self
is

mastership and
the

breed

is

of

tremendous significance. Therein


Undoubtedly new born
into this world, with the
priest,

Lost Secret.

of the fool); and yet the insolent, proofless assertions of a Zeno, a Jefferson, a Jack Cade, Robespierre, or a Jewish Carpenter (when
fantastically

infants are daily

coming wailing
and coward,
their brains.

engrossed and framed or bound


the
intellectual

in

book)

are

words statesman, tramp, wastrel, warrior,


slave
their

passively accepted by

serfs

of this degenerate

philosopher, criminal, thief, king,

nineteenth century, and trumpeted to the ends of the earth as a

indelibly branded

upon

brows,

their hearts

and

sublime
veracity

and

holy

revelation.

Equal ityism
because
to

passes

almost
its

Our
countless

talents,

our virtues and our vices, depend entirely upon


is

unchallenged
is

in public orations,

openly question
everything

our individual mechanism; and that mechanism

the result of

felt to
in

be unpopular, and with the ignoble leaders of


all

chemic transformations, extending over ages but

public opinion

democracies, popularity

is

the

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63

MIGHT IS RIGHT
alpha and the omega, the beginning and the end. The result
in

THE SPINNING OF THE

WEB
bound

not honest Idols of

wood and
rags

stone, but Idols of sheepskin,

Anglo-Saxondom is simply nauseous. Young men are mentally mutilated, systematically 'educated' by schools, press and literature upon fundamental
hallucinations,

pamphlets, variegated
Scoundrels,
It

and the falsified renown of dead

i.e.

Statesmen.

requires a stout rope, a firm post


colt.

pyrotechnic

shams and

glittering

illusionsand sundry

hold an unbroken

and muscular men to But when by Force and petting he has once

illusions that are the perennial source of fruitless servile uprisings,

social

heart-burnings, internecine unpleasantnesses

other secondary

symptoms of social cancer. Our Government Educational Systems

been subdued, i.e. tamed, educated, saddled, bridled, he may be led anywhere, even with a piece of twine in the hands of a little child. O, ye State-Priests, so adroit, so eloquent! Ye cunning demons! Ye
wolves
in sheep's clothing!

are absolutely under

the direct control of Politicians.

and

train

These Priests-of-the-State select the teachers, vote the salaries and dictate what Truths and
the

of vipers!

How

Ye generation can you escape someday from being "hung up by


Ye
corrupters of Youth!

the tongue on the red-hot

hooks of a

real live hell."

Lies the textbooks shall contain. Indeed our National Schools are

Thirty years ago the United States quixotically essayed to

managed upon

same

Jesuitic plan,

whereby the monks and

demonstrate racial equality with

rifle bullets

and bomb-shells, but

prelates of old, successfully

right here and we'll improve your

the high priests of this

worked the Universal Church. "Come mind free of cost," suavely saith New Idolatry-this devouring Dragon the
little

failed most ignominiously. Southern valleys were strewn with

Northern and Southern bones and millions of tax-treasures blown from the lips of cannons without any tangible result, except to
demonstrate before
an
interested

Impersonal State. So the pure-hearted, rosy-cheeked,


influence,' the grey brain-pulp

ones

world, the utter failure

and

enter unsuspectingly. Gradually, as they are 'brought under the


is

hollowness of equality principles.

forced out of plastic young skulls,

A
order
to

people that deliberately enters upon a gigantic war

in

and

lies,

nice pretty poetic lies (mixed with unavoidable facts and

firmly establish a Centralized Despotism, and at the

same
(to

perverted truths) skillfully injected. Did you ever see medical


students extract the brain of a frog and then
pith?
fill

time

reduce itself to the social level of the

Negro, the Russian Jew,

up the vacuum with


but

the Coolie, the

Chinaman, and

the

European Serf must indeed

The

frog does not die,


its

it

lives,

hops about quite lively and


vitality,
it

seems
do

to possess

former intelligence and

is

all

use a suggestive vernacularism) have 'wheels in its head.' The 'man and brother' lie has certainly succeeded in writing
itself in a 'constitutional

illusion.

What

experimental vivisectionists do to frogs, state-priests

to the children of

men.
lists

Bit by
iniquitous

bit,

with dates and

and emasculated

histories, the

brain-wrecking deviltry proceeds.

When

completed,

young men and women


assert

are turned out with addled brains, into a

amendment' but in real life it is as far from actuality as ever it was. The 'free' Negro of New Orleans or Charleston is a more degraded, more despised being; and of less money value to his proprietors now than when it was customary to buy and sell him at the auction block, instead of as at present on the
Stock Exchange.

warring world, incapables, semi-imbeciles, unable to defend or

themselves footballs of

fate,

ready

io

serve anyone.

Is

it

not

What
that respect

the late civil

war

really

accomplished was

to

degrade

notorious, the ineptitude, mechanical imitativeness and want of


initiative,

the white slave to the lower level of the plantation nigger,


it

and

in

displayed by state-educated young

men?

Instead of being

was a triumph of ingemiity. The Whites fought,


to

urged

to think

and act for themselves, they are taught, like well-

actually fought each other

demonetize themselves. Equality!


in

drilled slaves to Believe

and Obey. They are even trained


and modulated

to glorify

Equahty What
!

brilliant

deeds have been 'perpetrated'


'a

thy

name?

and worship

Idols, with strident shouts

canticles

Lincoln however! was he not

great statesman?' Decidedly he

64

65

miGHTiSRiGHT
was!
Well indeed he knew

WE SPINNING OF THE WEB


to

how

'round-up' the herd with

What
would
live

is

mechanic anyhow but a specially trained slave?


1

and

it

bewitching phrases?
Hark! do you hear those drunken slaves caterwauUng
the street? Lo!
it

take the spirit of

,000
all

American slaves
these

to

make

that of one

down

man. Theoretically
as

organisms are of 'the same


life,

is

election night! "Hurrah! hurrah!" they sing,


to

species,' but in the

savage rush for bread, love, space and


difference between
tiger

there
is

"We'll sound the jubilee! Glory be

Lincoln, the

man who made

are

much

functional

them,

as

there

us free." In Morocco the eunuchs and other menials, bless their fate

between
born

a royal

Bengal

and 'Mary's

little

lamb.'
it;

The lamb

and the Prince,


with his
to be

at the

very time he condescends to cut their throats

was made
to

to be eaten

and the

tiger

was made

to eat

and man was

own

hands. Americans however, are a free-born people not

struggle as the sparks fly upwards.

duped

that

way.
states, the social

The
and lowest human organisms (whether
is

necessities of environment

make

of each

man,

the

Throughout both Northern and Southern

chasm between
than ever
a
it

the highest

enemy comes
in?
It

or rival of other
in direct

men, more especially, those with

whom

he

personal conflict.
in' at all. It

Where

then does equality

come

white or black, or black-and-tan,)

even more pronounced now,

does not 'come

is an idiotic

myth. There must

was previously. For example, although the Negroes are

always be a substratum of victimized organisms.


tiger live if there

How

could the
b(
i

majority

in

many

States, they are never permitted to attain actual


shall.

were no lambs

to

devour?

How

could there

administradve power and they never

heroes

if

there

were no slaves?

How

could there be great nations

You cannot
constitutions, though

paint

the
it

Negro

white

you write

in the fire

and and smoke of wars and


with laws

there were no contemptible ones?

Compare
to a canine or

the noble qualities inherent in

revolutions.

obsequious 'virtues' that distinguish nine

some dogs with the men out of ten. Now, give

homo

equal liberty of action

equal

opportunity

11

equal 'rights' and what will be the result?


fighter fatten, while the skeletons of lean

Must not

the fiercest

weaklings project through

To solemnly proclaim
trees are created equal.

that 'all

men
all

are created equal'

is

as

their scrofulous hides?

What power

originating

among themselves
are

stupid and unscientific as to assert that

dogs, catde, apes, and

could dictate and enforce

equality

of opportunity?

Socialism, Christianism, Democratism, Equalityism,

Are
and

there not as

many

diverse variedes of dogs, cattle, apes,


planets, germs, stars, and suns?

really the

whining yelpings of base-bred mongrel-multitudes. They

trees as there are of

men,

Where
street

then

is

the intrinsic equality


a

between an oak

tree

and

currant bush

between
gorilla

mettlesome wolf-hound and a yelping

cur between

a buffalo bull and a hand-fed steer between

an

untameable

of the

woods and an organ-grinder's


Bismark and
that
a

howl aloud for State intervention 'protection for suffering humanity' regulated mill-grinding as it were; with the State to be their Supreme Idol, their God and Master, their All in All, their Great Panjandrum. Poor deluded base spirited 'weeds.' Truly the in every 'Curse of God' is in the very marrow of their bones

castrated

monkey between
Christling, 'the

a cosmic-brained

pump-stroke of their dying hearts.

famous

good young man who died' Cannot


a small

The man who prays

to

be 'protected' by politicians, guarded

blooded bulldog whip a solid score of lean half-starved street

mongrels? Upon exacdy the same principle,


self-reliant, brainy

body of bold,

by armed Janissaries, saved by idolatrous priests, and redeemed by State Regimentation is indeed a miserable sinner a vile,
despicable,

men

are ever more than a match (under any

un-manly wretch.

circumstances) for 10,000, nay, 10,000,000 greasy mechanics.

66

67

MIGHT IS RIGHT
12

THE SPINNING OF THE

WEB

What
constructing

then

is

the

good of eternally dreaming, theorizing, and

No

paternalistic

governmental

mechanism

(however

theoretically perfect), can ever keep the base-born and the wellborn, the thoroughbreds and the hybrids, in a state of perpetual equilibrium. You might as well try to bind down an earthquake with

phantom castles-in-the-air, cities of god, gardens of delight, upon foundations of deliberate unveracity? Let us be men whole men not clamorous, tearful little children
demanding
infantile sugar-plums.

Let us face the fierce challenging

facts of existence as boldly as our forefathers did before 'christly

hoop-iron, as to rule the Strong with "be it enacted." "Be enacteds" were invented only to frighten captives with.

it

comfort and consolation' was introduced to un-man them-not like crouching, cringing, terrorized, oriental pariahs. Let us not be lured
to

What power on
parity with the

earth can permanently keep the

Negro on

Anglo-Saxon?

wholesale annihilation by sonorous Asiatic evangehsms, that have proved themselves worthless and unsuitable to our

The Strong must have their way in spite of all puritanic proscribings, all mock moralisms, all degrading legalisms, all
constitutional covenantings. Neither the machinery nor the

temperament, our climate, and our breed. Let us be sensible, brave, and as Virchow somewhat trenchantly recommends: "Accepting things as they really are, not as we choose to imagine
practical;

raw
it.

material of equality has ever existed; only the dream, the idea of

them,"

or

rather

as

they

have

been imagined by

dotard

Equality! Equality! in that one

word is summed up the accumulated dementia of two thousand years! The thought of it was born in the
brain of an inferior organism: and the brains of inferior organisms

philosophers, daft poets, and castrated clerics.

13

nourish

it still.

How
toil

can beings

who

for ages

have been born and bred to

and subjectivity, ever comprehend the feelings of those

who

are

free-born, and of valorous descent

of
a

those

who

understand the

we are ever called upon to solve or be eaten up, is not how to make life 'happy and equal' for happiness is a moving mirage, and equality an impossibility, but how men may
The problem
that

cosmic law

that

Might is Master?
a

conquer their Opportunities, surpass their Rivals, extirpate their


Pursuers.

You cannot muzzle

tempest with a cobweb, bridle a

powder horn, nor catch a tidal wave with a boat-hook. Neither can you put a bit between the teeth of the Strong. They will see you in Sheol first.
volcano with a shoe-string, bottle up
cyclone
in a

The

race

is

still

to the swift

and the battle

to

the strong.

Beauty and booty are always the prerogatives of victorious valor.

Woe

unto the outgeneralled ones!


"Tis a batde for bread, for love, and for breath,
'Tis a race for life to the

No
is

artificial

plan

of society

no

pious

incantations
the pot that

however sincere and well intentioned; can ever prevent


of iron from smashing and sinking, the pot that
should
it?
is

of clay
it

and
would
death.

jaws of death."*

why

If

social equilibrium

had been
It

feasible,

have been established ages and ages ago.


established

never has been

Upon
It is

the island of Java there

is

remarkable valley of

and

it

never shall.

literally

strewed with the bones and skulls and skeletons

of innumerable

dead animals and creeping things. In the due season, giant turtles, five foot by three in diameter, travel up

"Man has
"lie

a right to subslance." wrote


to live

Thomas

Paine. "Yes" replied an oliservant

reader,

has a right

one thousand years, IF

HE CAN."

It is

not a probleiu of

Right but of Ability Strength.

p.

Luftig. "Bulletin," Australia.

68

69

MIGHT iS RIGHT
through
It

THE SPINNING OF THE

WEB
here and

from the

sea, to lay their eggs. En-route, they are set

disappears.

upon by packs of wild dogs and these dogs roll the turtles over upon their backs and then devour them alive, by tearing out their
unprotected
fall

Here and

Why Now
is

therefore not

make

the

most of

it

now
where

There
sinners roast.

no 'heaven of glory
is

bright,'
is

and no

hell

entrails.
to

When

the dogs are gorged, they in their turn,


tigers.

There

no Right, there

no Wrong

nor God nor

an easy prey

ambushing

Then hunters
up
that

kill

these tigers

Son nor Ghost.


Death endeth
all

for their variegated skins.

Rank

grass springs

after the rainy


this

for every

man.

season, through the skulls

and bones

litter

tropical

For every "son of thunder:"

golgotha and droves of

cattle gather there to fatten.

Again

the cattle

Then be

Lion

in the path;

are hunted for their hides, horns, and flesh, and their bones are also
left

And
For us there
is

don't be trampled under.

where

they

fall, to

manure
it

the valley and prepare


is in

it

for nev/

generations of hunters and hunted. Such


the every day world as
actually
is.

miniature, a picture of

All living beings are pursuing

and

being pursued.
Woe
unto those that stumble!

no rest no Kingdom of Indolence, either on no Isles of the Blest no Elysian this earth or beyond the skies Fields no garden of the Hesperides. No! No! All these magical

Woe

unto Ye

who

fall!

legends are but fanciful waking dreams


yore.'

'fiction

of mortals of

ideal,
life

They who accept the 'Equality, Faith, Hope, and Charity' in any shape or form whatever, interpret the facts of mortal

Here and now

is

our day of torment! Here and

now

is

our

as they are not

as they have never been, as


animal
Pascal

they can never be.

Indeed

when
it

the

world

'equalized'

will be extinct.

becomes 'moralized' and No doubt when contemplating the


to write

day of joy! Here and now is our Opportunity to eat or to be eaten to be Lion or Lamb! Here and now it is war to the knrfe no escape no retreat. Choose ye this day, this hour, for no

dark side of

all this,

was impelled

with superstitious
in his

Redeemer
collapse.

liveth!
to organize the

medieval diapason: "I am affrighted


not knowing where he nor

like a

man who

sleep

Every attempt made

Future must necessarily

has been carried unto some horrible desert island, and there awakes
is,

how

he shall escape."
at the tragic

Degenerates only are thus affrighted


their sun'oundings.
If this struggle is

majesty of

The Present is our Domain and our chief duty is to take immediate possession thereof upon strict business principles. Strive therefore against them that strive against you, and war against them that war against thine. Lay hold of shield and
buckler or their equivalents, stand up!

ordained of us,

why

not enter into

it

with

kingly courage, with dauntless delight?


all

Why

not go forward, daring

things,
Is

to
it

conquer or die?
is

not better to perish than to serve? 'Liberty or death'


it

not a meaningless phrase. No!

is

of tremendous import to those

Be a Terrible one in thine own defence. Raise up also the Clenched Hand and stop the way of them that would persecute you. Say unto thine own heart and soul "I; even I, am mine own redeemer." Let tern be hurled back to confusion and infamy, who
devise thine undoing. Let them be as chaff before the cyclone and the Angel of Death pursue them, nay overtake them. In a pit, they

who comprehend.
What
is
is

death that

it

should

make cowards

of us all?

What
lead

life that

it

should be valued so highly? There are worse things


is

than death and among them

a life of dishonor. All

men

have hidden a trap for thy feet: into fall. Then, exultant, 'sound the loud
thine
like

that very destruction let

them

timbrel.' Rejoice! Rejoice! in

dishonorable lives who serve a master with hand or brain.


Life itself
is

but a spark in the gloom that flashes out and

Then all thy bones shall say pridefully "who is unto me?" Have I not delivered myself by mine own brain?

own

salvation.

70

WifCHT IS

mCHT
Have
I

VAE SPINNING OF THE

WEB

Have

not been too strong for mine adversaries?

not

his 'planks"

and

his "platforms.'

spoiled

them

that v^ould

have spoiled me?


14

trinity of
I

hell-hounds are they! Oh!

Would

that they

had

but one neck and

was Judge

Lynch!
of
all

America! America!
that in thy sleep

in spite

the surreptitious

bonds
is

have been laid upon thee yet pregnant thy

womb
the

This circling planet-ball


but rather a cast whirling

is

no navel-contemplating Nirvana,
battlers

with

men

of Nerve

men

of

Valor men of Might. Lo!


travail

hour
unto

star-lit

Valhalla, where victorious

approacheth when in dire

thou

shalt give

birth

quaff the foaming heart's-blood of their smashed-up adversaries, from the scooped out skull goblets of the slain in never-ending war,

Thunderbolts, and Joves to handle them.

Behold
dreadful day

that

time cometh! Nay,

it it

is at

hand! But

it

will not
a

And

behold

it

is

good!

It is

good!

It is

very good!

be a period of pure delight. No! No!

will

be

day of wrath,

a day

of Judgement, Tribulation, Triumph.

"Blending

in

bloody

strife,

Throat to throat,
Struggles the

life for life;


still."

human

And Democracy! Democracy! thou leprous thing! thou loathsome disease! thou plastic demon! thou murderer of man! Many nations have bowed down to thy infection, and perished from
off the earth, but

America! America!

shall

wipe thee out, thou


be born unto thee

And

in

that invigorating

struggle strength

is

renewable.

blightsome malady

thou human rinderpest!


new
nobility shall

Fitness to reign, propagate and possess, can there alone be tested

Verily! Verily! a

with mathematical precision


that
is

(in nature's

majestic ludgement Hall),

America! a
Destroyers

breed

of

Terrible

Commanders! of

Grim

to say

on the plains of Conquest where foeman looks into


in

nobility unpurchasable with the minted tokens of


nobility of Valor, of

foeman's eye and death lurks, like a ravenous leopard,


bush.

every

money-changers a

nobility honorable, clear-sighted, clean-sinned,

Power and of Might unconquerable.

They who claim Mastership upon any other


Conquest
are Upstarts, Usurpers

basis than

and ought therefore


in

to

be deposed

without pity, and without mercy

accordance with the cosmic


I

decree of ethnic displacement. Death


Life
is

say! Death!
can possibly hope to

a duel

and only the

Fittest

succeed.
that

If

you would Survive


to,

reader! (in the highest


in

word) go

and put some splendor

meaning of your deeds. Beware of

false philosophies that equalize

you with slavelings and dastards!

Beware
for

of fattened priestlings and tax-collecting statesmen!

Through
steps forth once
Idols,

the Future shines the sun of splendid struggle.


at Illion.

Beware the tongue that is smoothly hung, and never forget one moment, that your greatest enemies upon earth, are those

Heroic Natures there lead on, as they led

The Natural Man

crafty courtiers

who
is

eloquently, cunningly flatter you, that they


alive.
in

more in all his daring grandeur, smashing unclean defying Gods and Laws and slave- made Morals.

may

first

win your heart, and then skin you


the

The modern
pulpit,

Mephistopheles

soft-toned

preacher

his

the
on
73

editorial sophist in his

net-work of lies, the

political crocodile

72

miGHT IS RIGHT

THE SPINNING OF THE

WEB

THE PHILOSOPHY OF POWERHow


By
ip"

Condensed

did the government of

man by man
is

originate?

force of amis. Victors

became
It is

rulers.

KIN^M^N

nU'^'t

ALWAYS

^<That
is

But among us government by force


a

abolished?

popular delusion.
is it

stronger than ever.


it

How

that

we do

not see

clearly?

<ULtUI>AL

ANC>.lv|A^IONAUm;:;

No
It

need of compulsion with inferiors ever eager to obey. How can the Mastership of man be destroyed? can never be destroyed. It is essential.

But

for

one

man

to reign

over another

is

wrong?

What

is

'wrong?' The Strong do as they please.


are the 'Strong?'

Who
How
The
and
first

They who conquer,

they

who

take the spoil and

camp on

the

battlefield. All life is a battlefield.

did subjectiveness originate?

slave

was
His

a defeated fighter, afterwards

blows.

descendants

being

born

tamed by hunger and trained to

submissiveness are more tractable. All the Servile Classes are posterity of beaten battlers.

Then vassalage

still

flourishes as of yore?
all

Certainly. In the pitiless strife for existence,

weakhngs and

feeble-minded persons are justly subordinated.

But we

are taught

'all

men

are created equal'?

You

are taught

many

a diplomatic Lie.
his liberty?
is

How

can a slave recover

By re-conquering his enough then he must


unsubdued.

conqueror. If he feels that he submit, cut his

not

man

own

throat, or die fighting

But freedom may be granted


'Freedom cannot be granted,
it

to him? must be taken.'

Then
Yes!
It is

Strife is perpetual, inevitable, nay, glorious?


trial

intended as an ordeal, a

by combat.

It

unmistakably

divides the guilty from the non-guilty.

But
Nature
is

that

is

a harsh philosophy?
all

harsh, cruel, merciless to

unlovely things. Her smile

is

74

75

MiGHT

IS

RIGHT

only for the Courageous, the Strong, the Beautiful and the AllDaring.

Man
THE Carnivore

You have no comfort


ones,' the 'downtrodden.'

for the 'poor

and lowly,' the 'innocent

there are no innocent ones, and the downtrodden are the justly damned sinners
The poor and lowly
they've made.
praise the Strong,

are a creeping pestilence

in a hell

You
I

you glorify the Mighty ones?


noblemen.
In

do.

They

are Nature's

them she

delights: the

Chapt^

Id

All-Vanquishers! the Dauntless Ones!

It

has taken countless evolutionary epochs to


the

make man

what he

is,

most ferocious

hirsute beast of prey that inhabits the

caverns and jungles of earth.

Can

his osseous

mechanism and pathologic

instincts

be

summarily extinguished or reversed, merely by connecting him, per


an electric wire, laid through the sewers of

Rome,

to the feeble

dynamos of Bethleheni, and Tarsus? Can


or even in 'a million, million of suns?'

his structural

anatomy,

intended for conflict and slaughter, be transformed in a day, a year,

To overmaster and devour


effort to obtain

his neighbor, in the

reasoned
is

food and booty, land, love, renown and gold


of his bones. Therefore
to
all efforts

bred

into the very

marrow

made by

Reformers and Messiahs,

transfigure

foreordained to fathomless failure.

him into a 'Iamb' are Indeed it would be much more

reasonable of them to attempt the transfiguration of a grizzly bear


into a parlor

poodle or propose the transformation of a bald-headed


the prophetic demi-gods of

eagle into a gently cooing turtle-dove.

Nearly

all

Democracy from Paul

and Isaiah to Carlyle and Ruskin, have ever been madly screeching by the roadside, vainly endeavoring to stay the march! march!
march! of a world of bannered armies; striding grimly, sternly by.

What
baying

are these
at

howling prophets of Evil but dogs eloquently the moon? "Right wheel there! Right wheel! Turn back!
77

76

M<GHT IS RIGHT
Turn back! You are going to the devil!" is their resounding, earsplitting chorus. But the human flood sweeps on silently, scornfully, confident, inspired as it were by some over-mastering
instinct.

MAN THE CARNiVORE

transfigured us all into teams of contented oxen and bunches of

earmarked sheep, although


the grand old stock,

that is its final hope.

There are some of

left alive.

Few

indeed are they amidst a world

"We may

be going to the devil"

is

the

unspoken

retort of
is

of slaves and swine.

these thundering legionaries


the Devil

these

Nations "but even so!

not

The
foully filed

lion

is still

the lion, although his teeth

have been most

honest the Destroyer of Deception! the Disobedient


lasso the stars with a green-hide lariat?

One?"

scrofulous with the

down by abominable moral codes; his skin made mange and leprosy of caged peacefulness his

Can you

Can you

paws

fettered by links of slave-voted statutes and

an iron collar of

block the march of Might with magnificent howls of declamatory despair? No! No! Skyward or hell ward, man moves on and on and
on. If there are barricades in his way, he must surmount them or blast them aside. If there are Wild Beasts ready to spring upon him,

State Officialism

wound around

his regal neck.

he must destroy them or they will destroy him. If the highroad leads through hells, then those infernos must be besieged, assailed and
taken possession

Someday, sometime, he is destined to break through the vile bonds that have been cunningly laid on him, escape from the wasting decline that originates from unnatural confinement and regain once more his primitive freedom of Action. The treacherous legislators and illustrious statesmen, who are now so eager to teach

of aye, even
is

rooted-out with weapons as

monarchs have to be demoniac and deadly as their own.


if

their present

him

the

method of growing wool


have time)

like

sheep and

how

to fit his

battle-scarred shoulders to a horse collar,


(if they

may

This world

too peaceful, too acquiescent, too tame.

It is a

circumcised world. Nay!


fiercer, before
it

castrated world!

It

must be made

can become

grander and better

and

more natural.
the unfolding

Fools indeed are they

who would
are they

arrest

chew them up. Great and powerful governments. Commanding Peace, come into existence only in ages of decadence; when nations are on the downward grade. If the human animal lives a natural, cleanly
for he will probably
life,

then be sorry and sad

process with
perishing'

'humanitarian'

Cagliostroism, and

'rescue

the

out on the plains and forests away,

where oceans

rollers crash

mummery. Maniacs

who would ward

off the

along the shore, or on the banks of the pouring rivers he requires no


police-force to 'protect' him
harvests

suns blazing rays from withering souls or the blighting frosts of winter from hearts that are already broken. For, I doubt not, through
the ages, one tremendous purpose runs; and maturing crops
are

no

no usurious Jew

to rob

him of

his

tax-gathering legislators to vote

away

his property,

and no

'priests of the Idol' to 'save' his soul.


It is

ripened with the process of the suns

to be sickled down, threshed

false standards of morality that

debase and enfeeble

and rolled away.


2

individuals,

tribes

and

nations.

First,

in

obedience to

some

sovereign code,

they lose their


that
all

hardihood and increase their


live,

numbers. Then

may
all

they

become

laborious,

submissive to Regulations; and finally-with Death held up by

Undoubtedly

the

Black

Magic of
in

the

Christ

Myth,

priestcraft as a

fearsome Terror,
the

personal valor fades away. Thus

combined

with the subterranean sorcery of medieval sacerdotalism

nations of spaniels are manufactured.

has partially succeeded, not only

sapping individual initiative,

The normal man

is

man

that loves

and feasts and fights

but also in suppressing in our Race


traits

many

of

its

ancestral leonine
it

and superb Barbarian Virtues. But as yet,


in
its

has not wholly


it

and hunts, the predatory man. The abnormal man is he that toils for a master, half-starves, and 'thinks' the Christly dog. The first is a

triumphed

emasculating necromancy. No!

has

not

perfect animal; the second, a perfect

monster.

78

79

MIGHT
Every belief

rS

RIGHT
duty of humility

MAN THE CARNIVORE

that

makes

that

inspires

shuddering sorrow, and with boundless alarm but how can


help
it?

we

people with 'moral' courage only, enervates their fibre, corrupts their spirit, and prepares them first for thralldom and then for
throttling.
It
is

Hence

the veil of sadness that

is

spread over

all

nature, the

not possible

to

conceive of Grand

Life

without

incessant rivalry, perpetual warfare and the implacable hunting of

deep indestructible melancholy of all life." Like many other philosophers, deceived by appearances, Schelling fancies savage and dreadful that which is pure, mischievous that which is preservative, and calamitous that which
is

man

by man.
torture,

benign.

agony and the wholesale destruction of Terror, feeble and worn out types, must mark in future, as m the past, every step forward, or backward in evolution, homo-culture and racial
displacement.

The flow of Destruction is as natural and as needful as the flow of water. No human ingenuity can destroy the Immolation of Man, nor prevent the shedding of blood and why should it? Majestic Nature continues on her tragic way serenely,
caring naught for the wails of the agonized and panic-stricken nor
the protests of defeat; but smiling sadly, proudly (yet somewhai

The
where

soil

of every nation

is

an arena, a stamping ground,

only the
is

What

all

most vigorous animals may hope to hold their own. histoi7 but the epic of a colossal campaign, the final
of which
is

disdainfully in her passing stride) at the victor's fierce Hurrah. She

Armageddon

never likely
to

to

be fought, because, when

loves the writhing of sword-blades the rending of tradition, the

men

cease

to

fight they cease


is

be

Men.

crunching of bones, and the


streaming out savagely

flap of shredded shot-torn banners,

This old earth

fleshless skulls and rain

strewn to the very mountain tops with the bleached bones of perished combatants in

(in the night, in the day),

over the battle-

weary, the mangled dying and the swollen dead. Christs

may come

countless myriads.

Every square foot, every inch, of soil contains

its

man.

and Christs may go but Ca;sar lives for ever. Deep, permanent, and abiding is the elemental antagonism between the Sociology of 'the Man of Nazareth' and the imprescriptible Laws of the Universe. They are as fire and water to each other irreconcilable. Indeed our planetary system itself shall
the
re-

The evolution
incarnation,
eternal

(or de-volution) of

mankind demands
continuous

melt with fervent heat ere the Gallileans Philosophy can conquer.

perpetual transfiguration of one


re-birth

man

into another,

No human
that is
in Christ.'

being can ever hope

to attain 'the perfectibihty

and re-construction. Scientifically considered, the 'resurrection of the dead" is not an illusion. Every living organism is formed from the decomposed essence of preexistent organisms.

So long

as

we remain

animals,

we

shall

be

dominated by animal wants and animal passions and animal


rivalries.

The 'man' of

to-day

is

actually built out of the

Undoubtedly the Messiah

ideal

is

unattainable, hopeless,

grave-mould of his prototypes; perhaps of ages long forgotten.


Thus, without death there could be no birth-material; and without conflict, fierce and deadly, there could be no surpassing.

and especially so upon


perhaps,
that
it

its

reformatory side.

However
is

the

world

loves to be deceived by some ghastly delusion and that

the reason

But
these

to individuals foolishly trained to

bewail their

fate,

all

commonplace

facts are agonizing.

Gospel bosom of Ineffactuality- this Evangel of Darkness this Dream of an Israelite slave. "When the Assyrians and after them the Medes and
has taken to
its

this rustic fable; this

"When we solemnly

look upon

this

perpetual conflict,"

Persians" writes Tacitus, "were masters of the Oriental world, the

writes Schelling with true theocratic pessimism, "it fills us with

Jews of

all

nations, then held in subjection, were

deemed the most

80

MIGHT

iS

RIGHT
out

IVIAN

THE CARNIVORE

contemptible." Christ was a pariaii Jew.

upon our Seed,

as

it

has already been poured out on the rotten

Among

virile

conquering

tribes, the Ideal

Man

is

ever the

Swarms

of the Orient.

all-daring Jove, the splendid Apollo, the self-reliant Achilles, of the in ages of Constructive Genius. It is only in centuries of dotage

Congenital enfeeblement of body, together with organic

degeneracy of mind, must then go on and on,


ratio, until our posterity

at

an ever accelerating

cankersome down-going and nervous disease, that the becomes a Christ. The Model Man of our forefathers was Odin, a War Lord, but our Ideal Man is a weeping, horsewhipped Jew.*

Model Man

A Jew for a God!


The
were
all

Darwin imagined we began) by becoming chattering apes, without sense enough to light a fire, crack a coconut or swing by their tails. Behold the modern man! this 'heir of all the ages in the

may end

(as

deities of the

Greeks and Vikings, Goths and Romans,

foremost ranks of time!' His


notoriously defective.

sight, taste, smell

and hearing are


but

all

(originally)

mighty-men-of-valor, or virile
held

women

of

He

can

harness
is

thunderbolts,

the

surpassing beauty, afterwards


posterity)
as

up (before

their

warlike

unerring instinct of a carrier-pigeon

beyond him. His brain has

splendid

examples of natural

nobility,

conscious

power, daring courage, shrewdness, sexual vigor and boundless strength of character. The gods and heroes of antiquity spent their
vital force in the destruction of monsters, in the seizure of

become Daily Morning Liar without


things
(or thinks
artificial

an over-heated thinking engine, but he


spectacles.
if

may

not read the

He

'understands'

more
his

he does) but

suddenly removed from

new

hunting-grounds, in the slaughtering of tyrants, and

in the

breeding

environment, he would perish helplessly as the Babes-inthe-Wood. He can gauge sound-waves; photograph broken bones;
construct gigantic iron monsters; whisper across miles of copper
wire; but,
afar
off,

of unconquerable sons.

But

Christ! the

'that Majestic

God of Christendom! the Divine Exemplar! Figure!' What godlike deed did he ever do? What
'first

when
this

the pointer-dog sniffs the hidden pheasant

from
blank

erudite
fact
is

Bundle-of-Nerves
that the civilized

looks
is

on

in

unconquerable sons did he beget?


If

amazement. The
should, by
conflict
that

man

gradually 'losing

the

principles
in

of Christianity'
the

an
is

his senses.' If he continues to 'progress' at the existing rate, in a

unforeseen miracle triumph

elemental
is

comparatively
hearing.

little

while, he will have no smell, no sight, no

approaching, assuredly the Anglo-Saxon

played-out, his days

numbered,
semi-idiots)

his

dominion

ended,

his

sepulchre

prepared.

"Direr visions worse foreboding. Glare upon

Multitudinous multiplication of Unfit Millions (broods of strumous

me

through the gloom!

must then proceed through dreary, barren, brain-

paralyzing centuries, winding up perhaps in a blast of pestilential

Europe's smoke-cloud sinks, corroding On the land, in noisome fume; ....

plague

a Black Death.
The 'dead and
alive' conditions of the 'Celestial

Empire
the thin

'will then be applied to this

Western World and under


'Progress,'

Showering down like rain of ashes. On the Cities of God's doom .... .... Bustling smug, a pygmy pack.
. . .

disguise

of

'advancement,'

and

'Civilization,'
artificially

an

Plucks

it

prey from ores embraces;


soul and back:

atmosphere of excruciating torture must be


hostile to
all

created,

Walks with crooked


For the golden

but degenerative forces as in China. In the

name

of

Glares like dwarfs with greedy eyes,


* glittering lies."

'goodness,' 'righteousness,' and 'morality,'

Woe

shall

be poured

* 'TaiuMs and blows

the

pornon of the

slave.'

Macauley.

* Henrick Ibsen. Adapted

in the translating.

82

83

miGHT iS RIGHT
It is

MAN THE CARNIVORE


consumed.

good

for a degraded people to be utterly

The modern
gully-knife,
destructive.

employ the rude smoking but uses other weapons, ten times more keen and more For every human sacrifice 'offered-up' in olden times,
prelate does not

millions are offered now.


In the

department of Natural History


beings, from

is it

axiomatic that
subsist

all

kinds

of

living

protozoa

to

man,

and
Professor Huxley pictorially describes an African butcher's

propagate, through and by the destruction of feebler competitors,

belonging

to the

same species or

to

kindred species.
iittle

Thus,

the big fish eat

the

fish

the

big trees (by


little

shop, where
retailed.

human

steaks, roasts

and

sirloins,

were systematically
their

absorbing and monopolizing the nutriment) "eat up" the

trees the strongest animals eat the weak animals and so on ad


infinitum.

Josephus
during the
last

tells

us of mothers

siege of lerusalem, and in

who ate many

own

infants

later sieges

human
that

no exception. Conquering and masterful nations been ravenous devourers of flesh-food; and most of them have ever have also been man-eaters. The slaughter-houses of Christendom reek with the dying effluvia of millions and millions of butchered
is

Man

flesh has been

consumed.

Oriental traditions record of

King Richard Lion Heart,

once upon

man the King of Animal may day by day eat flesh, drink blood and gnaw bones. Even cannibalism is not extinct in far lands, nor quite unknown in the centres of our proudest civilizations. With the first
brutes; that

moslem heads, he remarked with grim matter-of-factness "one roast Saracen made good entertainment for nine of ten of my good Christian men." An
a

time

when

presiding at a feast of

English Crusading rhymer


"

is

even proud of

this;

great revolutionary cataclysm,

its

revival upon a gigantic scale

is

not an improbability.

King Richard shall warrant, There is no flesh so nourissant, Unto an English Man;
Partridge, plover, heron, ne swan.

During the eleventh century, man's flesh was cooked, sold


and
eaten
in

England, and Enghshmen


if

may

again

revert

to

anthropophagy,

ever their imported food supplies should be


off; either

Cow, ne ox, sheep, As the (roast) head


Very
found,
intelligent

ne swine.
of a Sarazan."

suddenly and entirely cut

by convulsion of nature or acts

of war. Ship-wrecked crews have repeatedly saved themselves by


casting lots and devouring

New
with

Zealand aboriginals

may

still

be
(in

some of

their

number: and shipwrecked

who
all

describe

much apparent

gusto,

how

nations (loaded up to the hatches with seething cargos of festering


useless non-descripts)

comparatively recent dates) they satiated their ravenous hunger, by

may

yet be driven to

do

the

same.
to ancient

banqueting

night

upon
the

the grilled flesh of


is
it

foemen they had


to

Innumerable are the folk-lore legends, relating


of Idols are quite

tomahawked during
cattle

day. Neither

uncommon

hear
like

and modern man-eaters. Formal human sacrifices upon the Altars


butchered their
the

tattooed old veterans, tell

how

war-capfives were penned


until

up

Mexico and Ancient victims (generally young virgins)


In

common.

Britain, prelates
in public,

and fattened upon each other,

required for the

tribal

amid

oven (formed of red-hot stones, paved


ground):

into

an oval hollow in the


the heels on

acclaim of musical instruments, the chanting of beautiful

how then the fattest were selected, one by one taken out,
hung up by

liturgies,

and the hosanna shouts of the mob.

systematically bled, disembowelled and

85

miGHT iS RIGHT
neighboring
sale, in
trees; just as slieep,

MAN THE CARNIVORE

swine, and cattle are exposed for

castles, temples,

our

own

abattoirs
if a

a tradition, that

and meat-markets. The Maoris also have man kills and eats his enemy, he by doing so,
vitality, strength,

upon

absorbs

all the

dead man's

and courage.
missionaries,

In

the

nascent Colony of

New

Zealand,

and monuments, have been emblematically laid body of a man the Kremlin for example. Is not the Communion Service allegorical anthropophagy? Is it not a pious periodical cannibal feast in more ways than one? Does not the wine symbolize human blood, and the wafers typify
the living

soldiers, whalers and pioneers

were often cooked and eaten; but by

human
a

flesh?

a general consensus of epicurean opinion the 'Pakeha's' flesh

was

Metaphorically considered, every trading Christian State

is

voted bad form, principally because

it was 'too tough and too salty.' During the War of Secession, Northern infantrymen accidentiy imprisoned in a Virginian mine, devoured each other one at a time; the last man (John Ewing) dying of hunger, and leaving

meat market, wherein the flesh, bones, and blood not only of men, but of women and little children are bought and sold daily 'offered up' nominally for the 'Love of God' really for the Love of
Dollars.

a written record of the facts, sealed

up

in a flask.

Atrocities of the
also the classical

most revolting description


in

are of daily,
in

The

story of

Sawny Bean

is

well

known,

hourly occurrence, not only

Turkey and Siam, but

New

York

legends of the Cyclops, the Giants, the Phalaris Bull, the Moloch
holocausts and Homer's Polyphemus.

and Chicago; not only in Cuba and Port Arthur, but in London,
Madrid, and Paris; not only
in St. in

Mashonaland, and on the Congo, but

Anthropophagy has been practiced in Australia, both by whites and blackfellows. In New Guinea and portions of Africa,
man-eating
describes
is

Petersburg and Berlin.

being everywhere starved slowly

Men, women, and little children to the grave, worked till they
and even tortured
to

are
fall

quite an ordinary

custom

to this hour.

how Gabbet,

an

English-born Botany

Marcus Clarke Bay convict,

down, driven insane by by inch.


mostly by Hebrews,
dividends; and

legislation,

death, inch

induced his prison comrades to escape with him (into the bush) in order that he might have a holiday and feast, piclcing their succulent

Great financial corporations (backed by the State) directed


literally

coin Great Empires into golden


lists

bones and sucking out the marrow thereof.


All over continental Europe there
that
is

upon

the share

popular superstition

devouring

institutions

mortgage banks and mangenerally, may be found the names ol


of

Jew Rabbis
to

order

and murder Christian infants and maidens, in use the blood on the door-lintels, at Passover and other
steal

bishops, popes, preachers, generals, governors, statesmen other

anc

human Carnivores by

the thousand.

He who

doubts, shouic

ceremonials.

similar charge
in

was brought against the

early Christians,

look up the official share registers, and behold the long rows ol adorable names belonging to High Priests, Philanthropists and
Rulers, appearing thereon.

and even proved


the verdicts.

the Imperial

Law

Courts,

if

we

are to judge

by

Cannibalism was practiced


fat is regularly retailed in

in

Ancient Greece

at the

period

Human
human heads
initiates

are even

how

modern drug stores and marketable commodity in the South

of highest culture. Herodotus describes Asian feasts where man's

Seas. There are also mystic brotherhoods in our mist,

whose
violent

pledge

fidelity,

and obligate themselves

to

life-long

was the chief dish; and down to the Thirteenth Century the Tibetans were in the habit of making their parents into broth. There are confraternities still in existence, into which no
flesh

secrecy, by drinking blood out of a skull, over

emblems of

one

is

ever admitted until he has


(as

first

killed a
is

man.

Among

the

death

with daggers pointed


The foundation

at their throats.

Dyaks
buildings, palaces,

among our own

ancestors) a youth

never considered a
until he has slain at

stones of

many famous

full-grown person capable of founding a

home

86

87

MfeHTiS RIGHT
least

MAN THE CARNIVORE

one enemy

in

battle.

The Thugs of

India (a religious sect)


to

brought the science of holy murder, by strategic violence,


pitch of perfection that they have never been surpassed

such a

not even

by Grant or Moltke.

Rhine Castle Dungeons, by the Bosphorous, or in the prison-hells of Chicago, Bridge Newgate, Mazas, Siberia, Sing Sing, New Caledonia, Botany Bay or Van Dieman's Land. The cold-blooded cruelty of man to man,
Bastille, the Spanish Inquisition, the

of Sighs, the

The Kinderawas of
all

India,

make

a regular practice of eating

surpasses

anything
in hell.

that

poet-cranks

could

conceive of,

as

their diseased, useless, senile,


fall

and decrepit relations; just as


their

happening
(civilized

Cannibalism undoubtedly originated amid over-

packs of wolves

upon any of

number

that

is

seriously

crowded populations in
and savage)

some
it

pre-historic age.

Among moderns
some former
era

wounded

in foray.

merely exists as a survival of social

In portions of

Sumatra, law-breakers are neither imprisoned

conditions which have long since passed away. At

nor electrocuted, but actually carved up and eaten alive


piece.

piece
their

by

of the

world's profoundly

mysterious

history,

men-animals
last
all.

The Capanagugas of South America make of


their

own
them

increased in swarming myriads as they are doing now; until at

stomachs the sepulchre of


is a

dead

relatives.

funeral with

on the surface of the soil there

was scarcely standing room for


the

banquet the
and

collation being a corpse.

The Terra Del Fuegans

Then

the

air

became laden with

reeking effluvia of their

throttle

eat all very old

women.

to capture flesh food.

The Monbuttas of Central Africa carry on aggressive wars They also dry human flitches in the sun and
for export.

strumous bodies, breeding decimating pestilences, cholera, smallpox, leprosy, poisoning the wells and rivers, and transforming

Babylons
for food

into charnel
in

houses and tombs. The rearing of tame catde

smoke them

such an environment, probably became too expensive


cattle

During the Tae Ping rebellion, Chinese soldiers (under General Gordon) were in the habit of cutting out and devouring the
hearts of their dead enemies (on the battle-field) like the Maoris and

and cumbersome. Perhaps even the

would

also be swept

away

by

some

blight

or

rinderpest.

Under such
necessity

horrible
resort
to

circumstances,

survivors

might

from

Britons.

anthropophagy. Gradually the new habit would grow upon them

Mistresses
Peruvians,
to

were

specially

kept

by

opulent
these

ancient

and become
the

a settled

custom.
pre-historic civilizations are
that

breed sucklings for the table.

When

women

The segmental fragments of


Cannibal

became too

old for child-bearing, they were likewise cast into the

Savages of to-day the savages

we

are

pot, as useless incumbrances. In 1782 more than forty gypsies were executed in Austria, upon a proved charge of cannibalism. The case of the herdsman Goldsmidt, must not be forgotten; nor the

displacing, pushing aside in order that

we may

enslave them and

repeat over again the

same weary

old round of growth, power, and

decay.

gruesome London legends, regarding sausages being manufactured out of dead cats, dead dogs, dead paupers, and murdered sailors.

Shoploads of dead soldiers, dug out of old batdefields, possess a regular commercial value. They are imported into

The Ancient Scandinavians, Teutons, Celts, (vide St. Jerome) Sythians, Mongols, Sarmatians, Canaanites, Goths, and Huns were all anthropophagy.
Indeed the detailed facts of

England,

to

be chemically treated and manufactured into

fertilizers

for enriching exhausted

wheat

fields.

Human

hair

commands

steady sale, and "cadavers"


great city for a dollar, c.o.D.

may be bought

for dissection, in any

how men have


fill

tortured each

other for pleasure, revenge, or profit, would

10,000 volumes.
all

The tanning of human


binding (Meudon!)
is

skins for glove-making and book-

No man
that

in his lifetime

could read or comprehend


in the

the horrors

an old estabhshed industry.

have been perpetrated say

Tower of London,

the Paris

The

transfusion of blood from animals into

human

veins,

miGHTiS RIGHT
and from healthy humans into unhealthy ones (for regularly practiced by medical men. The grafting of
a price), is
flesh,

MAN THE CARNSVORE

their fangs are against him.

So

it

goes on, and on, and on, as merrily


behold,
it

bone,

as

maniage
It is

bells. Vise Yictus!

And

is

good!

and skin, has also been successfully performed. American sheriffs and detectives hunt down tramps and criminals with specially trained bloodhounds, just as Russians hunt wolves, and sheep farmers hunt coyotes and dingos. It is nowise
unusual for Negroes
to

This world
a

is no Nirvana, where peaceful pleasure flows. gruesome butcher-shop, where slain men hang in rows.

be

first

captured, then chained to a stake,

flayed alive, soaked in kerosene, and burnt to death amid exultant


shrieks of corybantic delight.

From

the scientific point of view,

it is

but

a single step

from

the eating of captive cattle, horses, sheep, hares, rabbits, deer, hogs,
etc. to the eating of

Roman

Senators fattened their lampreys and eels upon the


of old

captive men.

drowned bodies
come. For innate
In

worn out

slaves and patrician maids and


a gladiator to

matrons (with uplifted thumb) sent many


cruelty of deed,

no animal can surpass

kingdom woman.

Mahometan Europe boys are unsexed by the lancet, that they may thereafter be more safely employed as harem attendants and in Christian Europe 'eunuchs are made and tramed and priced,
to sing the praise of a risen Christ.'

It may grate upon unstrung nerves to be harshly told these gruesome facts in straight language. However, calm, sensible readers must unreservedly admit that Man is not a pretty, harmless little cherub; not even a 'lamb,' but the fiercest, most ferocious, most cunning, and most bloodthirsty of all the vertebrates. He is thf fighting, roving, pillaging, lusting, cannibalistic animal, pa

excellence

the

King of

the Great Carnivore.

When

he takes

hi:

Young

girls are nightly


at

bought and sold for currency, like

horses and hogs

the street corners; and

upon

the profits of

licensed polyandry 'pillars of the church'

become

millionaires.

walks abroad, the 'wild beasts' of the field and the birds of the aii even the most courageous of them, are stricken dumb. Shudderin| they fly from his shadow (or his odor down the wind) hiding in
trembling and quaking with
It is

Even
rent.

the salaries of fulminating evangelists are paid out of

Rahab's

terror.

Baths of human blood are not unknown to students of history; and Jack the Ripper, with his letters written in harlot's
blood; enclosmg pieces of fried

man's destructive energy not his altruism; that makes him absolute monarch of all the surveys; and yet, how feeble he is if compared to the powers of Nature that gave him being? No other
beast will stand and face him, except
if it

woman's

liver to the

London Chief

cannot run away

not

of Police,

is

certainly not a fabulous ancient legend.

even

a snake, a tiger, or a wolf.

Is this the

record of a breed of 'dearly beloved brethren?'


these holy phrases are, to be

Structurally,

men

are fashioned for purposes of inflicting

What hollow mockery

sure? The

Brotherhood of man! Ha! Ha! The Brotherhood of Devils rather!


Allegorically speaking the clothes
live in

and suffering pain. Every human anatomy is an elaborate nerve and bone infernal machine a kind of breathing, perambulating

we wear the houses we

Juggernaut a

superb
its

engine

of

lethal
its

inimolation

that

the food

we eat the books we

read, have been carved (by

automatically stokes

furnace fires

with

victims.

force) out of other men's bones and flesh. Literally they are the

Men

rush upon each other (or upon their prey) with hoarse

hides, sinews, flesh, pulp, and outer woolen covering of captive

anmials, transmuted by

human

slavery into garments, lumber,

war-shouts and bloodshot eyes, as prowling beasts of the deserts and jungles do. Man banquets upon his quarry with greediness,
snarling, and growling with ferocious triumphant dehght, just like

implements, thoughts, shoes, and daily dinners. Indeed man's tushes are against all other animate beings whatsoever; and in turn,

unto wolves; but he loves

to act the

hypocrite

turn up

the whites

90

91

MIGHT IS RIGHT
of his protesting eyes to 'heaven' weep crocodile tears over his
parasites,

MAN THE CARNIVORE

burrowing

in the hide

of

some nobler and grander Being.

mangled, bleeding, and palpitating carrion.


his

How

exultantly he

lilts

Te Deum,

his

Kyrie Eleison, his Et

in terra

pax, his Glorias, and

his Alleluias;
licks his

while with blood-clotted jaw and distended paunch he

gaping wounds?
the painted

From youth
his

to

hoary age,

man

takes an instinctive delight in

As

Redskin chants

vengeful ghost-song; so

all that

pertains to warfare and the chase.

the furious Paleface

whoops

his

double-leaded editorial. As the


in

As
loads his

hungry lion roars

at

jungle; so the piratical Anglo-Teuton roars his

THE Republic" his BY THE Rhine." Exactly

Himalayan "Battle Hymn of "Brittania Rules the Waves," or his "Watch


as the

midnight on African karoo, or

arrows at the sparrows, trains and toy-cannon, marshals his tin soldiers, brandishes his
a

boy he twangs
fights

his

wooden sword,
fortifications

his

mimic

battles,

builds

his

snow

on the play ground; and the proudest day of


'a real gun.'

his life is

Moslem

fanatic yells "Allah Akbar,"

that on

which he becomes the proprietor of

while slicing up hated 'Christian dogs,' so the vicious Englishman


thunders forth his "Hip, Hip, Hurrah!" while driving an elegant
rifle,

As a full grown citizen he practices homicide with repeating at moving targets slaughtering tame pigeons with choke-

bayonet-dagger into the liver of 'wicked heathens,' whose property he thereafter annexes as a matter of course; for 'business is

bore breechloaders

mountain and
and

hunts mere wades


and

foxes,

wolves,

bears,

pumas, over
to kill teal,

up

to his

neck

in

swamps

business, don't you know.'

travels to far lands in search of

Big

Game

and nigger shooting.

Man's anatomy, external and

internal; his eyes, his teeth, his


all

The Indian

fighters of North
to 'pot

muscles, his blood, his viscera, his brain, his vertebra;


fighting, passion, aggressiveness, violence,

speak of

in slaying red devils;

America take supreme joyance a blackfellow' in Queensland is

and prideful egoism.


a

boasted of round camp-fires under

gum

trees, as

'great fun.'

Even
themselves
in

the

component elements of

human body

are

The Cape of Good Hope,

Australia,

New

Zealand, North

a constant state of internecine warfare.

Our bony

framework and pulsating tissues, are vast campaigning grounds; whereon microscopical animalculae in countless myriads, fight out
their

human shambles and gory hunting grounds, within the memory of middle-aged men. Indeed the delight which men take in slaying wild animals, is
into veritable

and South America, have been made

ephemeral

When
case

lives, as we ourselves do with tooth and claw. one swarm of microbes, germs, or spores conquer (in the

tameness

itself,

compared with

the

exultation

they

display in

hunting, trailing and slaughtering each other.

struggle for sustenance) disease, or death supervenes to us, as the

Man-hunts were organized systematically

may

be.

When

rival hosts

vanquish, then our flesh, nerves,

when

the helots

became

bones, and blood become rheir happy hunting grounds, and our
health returns

improbable that as

in Lacadaemon, numerous and too restive. It is not our own surplus 'submerged tenths' increase in

too

at

least

until

the bacilli-battalions have finally

numbers, they may be thinned out by similar battues.

eaten

us

out;

or they

exterminated by fiercer
It is

have been, themselves, conquered and swarms.


is

At every meal we rend and

flesh, scrape bones,

suck marrow,

daintily lap blood; just as our hairy troglodyte progenitors did.


all

not improbable that this earth itself


that

a living breathing

The food supply of


and blood

Christian nations

is

composed of

the

body
of

organism
'the

and

the

Tribes
its

of

Man

are

microbes

and

the

hides and

marrow

of both

human
dead.

herds and vast

bloodsucking vermin (on

outer cuticle) imagining themselves

swarms of

inferior

brutes,

living,

dying,

The

lives

whole

thing.' Just as itch-creating parasites

burrow themselves
unpleasant

countless hordes of hirelings, are daily being transmuted into juicy


steaks and sirloins; that those

into our

own

hide, so (in our

own
92

turn)

we may be

who have money may buy and


93

eat

miGHT is RIGHT
thereof.

IViAN Ti-!E

CARNIVORE

Not only do we ferociously compete

for prey

i.e.

for

right that they should

ebb and flow.


exists

subsistence; but

we

literally eat

each other with voracity,

relish,
is

and
not a

Darwin's
practicable

law

may
It is

be

seen

in
it

operation

is
it

mutual toleration. Thus properly understood, Darwinism


comforting doctrine for
Public
fat

not very

of daily

demonstration therefore
it is

also

is right. It is

men.

dream

like 'Religion,'

not an invention like 'Morals';

is

and frowning fortresses; capitols and prisons; 'temples of freedom' and cross-crowned cathedrals, have
buildings

not an assumption like 'God.'

a cosmic Fact, like the sunshine,

the rain, and the tides! Nature does not set

up Idols, does not found

(every one of them) been constructed upon exactly the

same

Superstitions, does not invent Decalogues.

These toys and


infinite

fetters

general principles whereby the Pyramids of

On and

the Palaces of

have been constructed by man, for


they

his

own

damnation.
and

Nineveh were built every riveted

girder,

every iron transom,

Neither morals, laws, nor creeds are First Principles, but

every block of concrete, every solid, squared, and polished stone,


has been bedded literahy on a dying groan;

may

(probably)

have

their

uses; just

as

guillotines,

dehumanized and conquered decadents, insensate, 'of reason


void, of reverence
full.'

by the hands of

gardeners' hoes have their uses. They


for the deletion of
infantile
intellect.
is,

may be convenient engines


all

Lower Organisms,

for extirpating individuals of

Indeed the secret object of

superstitions

There
facts. All
is

is

nothing immoral, nothing abnormal,


strict

in these

grim

possibly

to

provide an ultra-rational sanction for fraudulent

in

harmony with

that

cosmic enactment the

standards of Right and Wrong.

Survival of the Strongest.


In the proud language of

To base
Germany's chansonist:
is

Lie upon a Myth

is

certainly
a

much

safer than to

base

it

on

Reality, for

you cannot run

tape-measure over a Myth.

"The

living current through the air

heaving,

Christliness, as social quietism, has never yet been accepted

Breathing blessings, see them bending;

by men
souls

of super-eminent strength, courage, and wisdom. Such

men

Balanced worlds from change defending, While everywhere diffused is harmony unending."
Instinctively

have everywhere regarded the Christ Ideal as a model


only

for slavish

to

be

humored

for

strategic

purposes
I

but

never

practiced by masters, conquerors, kings. "Don't do as

do, but

do

we understand

that the struggle for existence

is

as I say" has ever

been the dicta of High Priests and Rulers to

absolutely needful.
therefore

We

feel that

Nature makes no mistakes, and

docile multitudes.

we accept her dicta because we must; not because it has been eloquently formulated, by sublimated visionaries; or reechoed, again and again, by thousands of human microphones.
8

The evolution of sovereignty satisfactorily exhibits this ethical dictatorship, as an historical commonplace. Moral codes, (always and everywhere imposed upon the common people by 'immoral' combinations of cumulative craft) are never obeyed by
Ruling Castes.

When
away from
to

not thwarted

by

artificial
is

contrivances, whatever

argument Nature promulgates


be natural, and
it is
it

Right.
is

The
right.

further

man

gets
is

Nature, the further he departs from right. To be right


to

If the

be natural
it

to

be

The sun

shines,

Codes, by the

Masters of Christiandom are to be judged by Moral Common Law, or by Gospel Injunctions, There is not

therefore
is

right that

should shine the rain

falls, therefore it
it

right that

should

fall

the

tides

ebb and flow, therefore

is

one 'moral' individual among them. Measured by Religio-Ethical dogmas, they are one and all, an amalgamated Mafia of

94

95

MIGHT IS RIGHT
blackmailers, confidence-men, thieves, murderers and infidels.

MAN THE CARNIVORE


The Mace of the English parliamentary organization, of which the American system is an imitative offshoot ('that bauble of
Cromwell') also
Originally both
recalcitrant
all

As

far as the codes are concerned, honesty must undoubtedly be searched for among the dregs of society, rather than among the
elite.

But

it

is

essentially unjust to

measure the Conquerors of

Mace and

Royal Sceptres are but carved and gilded clubs. Sceptre were in daily use for breaking

Mankind by

fallacious Christly standards. Christ, together with his


is

skulls.

They

are

still

emblematic of Legislative

moral measuring rod,


instrument of State.

their

subordinate agent an effective

Authority

and

offensive Violence

as

much

so indeed, as the

knotted bludgeon, the barbed lance, or the greenstone skullsplitter


in the

Indeed 'Moral Principles' are one of the tricks


of 'dog eat dog'; of the deal,
all

game

of an orthodox cannibal chief.

are playing.

They

are effectively narcotized out


in

National crests are selected, not as a rule from doves, lambs,


goats, magpies,

who

fancy themselves 'Safe

the

arms of

Jesus.'

and

hares;

but from lions, tigers, she-wolves,

Never

yet has

there been a Christian king, a Christian

serpents, dragons, bears, eagles,

and the Fighting Man.


highest
civilization,'

president, a Christian congress, not a Christian synod.

Of course

In

the
as

centres
the
it

of

'our

force

is

many prominent
example:
Judas

celebrities

have professed Christianism


Peter,

for

recognized

underlying principle of Authority. Between


is

Iscariot,

St.

Torquemada, Cromwell,
Jabez Spencer
professions.

nation and nation

in

constant requisition, as the basis of

all
it

Abraham

Lincoln, Napoleon, Gladstone, and

diplomacy, and between contending factions (within the nation)


is

Balfour: but only minds paralytic judge of


Christian and Ruler are direct contradictions.

men by

The
that they

ridiculous ineffectuality of
as

were only invented

Christ explicitly

all Gospel Theories, shows campaign lies. condemns the use of force, and yet all

The policeman's loaded truncheon, the company's field piece, are still the ultimo ratio of Order, Liberty, Peace. The maxim-gun is a development, and a decided improvement upon the old time bludgeon; especially when dealing with rabid revolutionary
often effectively applied.

huzzar's slicing sabre, and the artillery

existent nations (without exception) were founded by unlimited

masses.

One

of those beautiful engines and a half dozen trained

throat-cutting and piracy.

The

rulers of the world, the directors of

men,

if

supplied with plenty of ammunition, could wipe out in half

concentrated Power, are not now, and never have been, sad-eyed Saviors mournful, immaculate tramp-gods but masters of

a day, the largest

Chicago ever saw.


wildest

mob of would-be insurgents that London, Paris, or "We have found in most cases that one regiment
is

majestic violence. To use the language of Isaiah, not only Zion, but

of regular infantry,

quite capable of

every nation on earth 'has been built with blood.' Nations cannot be built otherwise.

mob"

writes millionaire editor

and Kohlsaat. Chicago Timesthe biggest

managing

Herald. (13- 11 -'96.)

The Romans
freebooters

first

appear

in history as a

gang of

banditti

an

When
official

citizens disobey legal 'regulations' they are generally


first,

the English as a nest of pirates

the Germans

as a

horde of roving

interviewed at

by

a blue-coated 'guardian of the Peace,'

with

band of mounted horse-thieves the Americans as pious anarchists and nigger stealers the Australians as exiled cut-purses the Turks as Bedouin brigands.
the Russians as a

warrant and varnished club;

who

tamely leads them


a State Inquisitor.
in

away

to a State

dungeon, or

indicts

them before

Behind the armed police and the suave Judge, stand


array, the

threatening

Everywhere symbols of Kingship,

tribal

totems,

and

insignia of state, speak of Violence, Defiance and War.

The

fasces carried before a


a

axe for chopping necks, and

Roman Prastor, consisted of an bundle of rods for whipping backs.


96

whole military and naval forces of Government and Law. Courts and Thrones are (de facto) built upon bayonets. Likewise all Statutes, Constitutions, and Moral Codes are written

Law

by

the

Sword. Material Strength

is

now, and ever has been, and ever

97

MIGHT
must be,
the true basis
is

IS

RIGHT
poUtical institutions

MAN THE CARNiVORE


No

upon which

all

rest.

titles.

other foundation

feasible.

sword has estabhshed the sword must defend. Symbohc thereof, every emperor and president, every sultan, king, shah, or savage chief, is proclaimed before drilled legions and

What

the

deeds may be (in every instance) traced and kingly power. In all the English colonies, waste lands are occupied and cleared, under 'Crow grants.' The same
land-title

European

back

to military

principle prevails in this Republic and

among

all

savage

tribes.

raucous multitudes; amid

the fan-fare of battle

trumpets

the
10

unsheathing of battle-sword

and

the thundering roar of battle-

cannon. Two examples, from two continents, from two different systems of Government, may be quoted as sufficient proof of
this:

By

force

all

Sir

things that exist are evolved maintained and

perpetuated. Force aggregates and separates the atoms that go to

Edwin Arnold describes

the recent

Coronation of the

Emperor
between
eagled

or Russia, an hereditary absolute monarch:


the royal chairs, stood the

"Behind and

make up
again.
It

this

into forms, organic

cosmic universe of mind and matter. It integrates them and inorganic. It disintegrates them again and

new Commander
and gleaming."

of the silver-

builds

up and

pulls
It

down, without

the slightest respect to

regiment, his saber bared

When cannon
to
their Suzerian;

man's wishes or desires.


attacks, and repels.

theorizes, creates, constructs, annihilates,

volleys, and

booming across two continents, from Riga


final

It is literally in all,

through

all,

and over

all.

Vladivostock, announced the

crowning of

Even

the undulatory migration of races, that

now proceeds
it

in their heads bared warriors Sclavonian 2,000,000 acknowledgement, clanged their weapons in token of pride, and

(over sea and continent,) in great animalistic waves, as

did

in

the

days of Akbar and Tamerlane,


through human media.
It is

is

also the vibrations of force, acting

swore

eternal allegiance.

the incarnate pulsations of


in

"Governor John R. Tanner (of Illinois) mounted on a black horse, and wearing a broad-brimmed felt hat, with gold braid and tassel (also, cavalry saber) will ride down Pennsylvania Avenue
(Washington)
at the

Antiquarian delvings

Power. America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and

the Islands of the Sea, corroborate the written annals, folk-lore, and

legends of tribes and nations. The past of this pendant ball,

is

one

head of the First Regiment


inaugural

....

National

long

awe-inspiring

chronicle
'battle,
is

of

cannibalisms,

invasions,

Guards,

in the President's

.... crack

Illinois soldiery

ravishments, cataclysms,

murder, and sudden death.'


a lethal

marching .... next the President's Personal Escort .... Troop A. 8th Infantry .... Along with the regiment will go to the gun coi-ps and the Galling guns that did service .... During the Debs

The surface of
the sea
is

the soil

chamber the bottom of


from pole
to pole

a charnel house.

Both

are littered
that

with

the ruins of forgotten

'civilizations'

men and

nature have

The President of these United States, an elective Commander-in-Chief of the federal armed forces: and Monarch, is possesses more administrative authority than any Asiatic despot,
insurrection."

delighted to destroy. Everywhere and always the debilitated have


perished, everywhere and always the mightiest have won.
in the beginning,
is

As

it

was

now, and ever

shall be.

Power, Slavery, Pain,


to

Every military and naval officer

in

England receives
it

his

Joyance, side by side.

commission
at

direct

from the Queen. Until recently

was customary
not

Races of Helots are never wanting! See

it

O Men,

that
is

Coronation ceremonials for an hereditary Champion (armed capa-pie) to ride out into the courtyard and there, before assembled

you breed

fighters!

See

to

it

that

you

train

them

too!

"The harper

made otherwise

than by harping"

nor the warrior otherwise

commoners,

knights,

nobles, generals;

officially

challenge to

than by war. Let muscle force be pitted against muscle force, brain

personal encounter, anyone

who

dared

to

even question the royal

power against brain power and

let

winners wear laurel and losers

98

99

miGHT IS RIGHT
wear
let

MAN

Ti-!E

CARNIVORE

the rasping sackcloth. Let there be

no compromise no half-

wretched, no hope for the weaklings, no resting place for the weary,

hearted philandering

no backing down but as Darwin commands,

no quarter for
organism, every

the

beaten. Nature loathes Infirm Ones. Every

the strongest live and the vilest die.

human

being, must conquer or serve. This

is

an

Ultimatum.
Black, furious and tragic are the bloody annals of man's
evolution, and there
that
it is

Life

is

a race for

Power

into the very

jaws of death and

'hell

no rational evidence upon which

to

conclude
for us to

take the hindmost.'

shall ever be otherwise

or that

it

would be wise

Hell take the hindmost! No!

that isn't so!


He

Christ takes the


the true Prince

attempt the making

of

it

otherwise.

hindmost! Exactly! that

is

Why
even
if

then be discontented with that which


all, fifty

we

cannot

alter,

of Evil. Soothingly

he saith; "Come unto me all ye that are weary

correct! In real life

is

we

dared? Better after


it

years of Europe than a cycle

or heavy laden"; and, those

who obey

are sure of going to hell. Nay,


their

of Cathay. Let
skald chanted

be as

it

has ever been

as the grim old Norseland


to

they are already

in it!

"The smoke of

torment ascendeth upon

it,

when our Race began


axes

emerge

into the

dim

for ever and ever."

distant twilight of the gods.

In ancient ages the Incapables were permitted to perish

"An age of

an age of swords; An age of tempests an age of wolves,"


or mollusk, birds of the
air,

without comment; but with us

it is

different.

Almsgiving,

first

by the monastery,

now
(rich

by the State, has

Be

it

among animalcuke, moth

preserved them and their leprous seed, until modern nations are
actually

beasts of the field, fishes of the sea, planets, suns, stars or solar

swarming with men and women

and poor)

totally

systems; /brce reigns unchangeable, unchallengeable, inexorable.

useless and totally vile. Selective influences that operate under


natural conditions, have been kept in

When
settled

the kindly

Roman Emperor imagined

that peace

had

abeyance by religions and


is

down

permanently upon the ancient world; even then, the


'world
of lovers'
rival

moral isms; until the whole human race

saturated with inherited

(dissemulating) assassin's dagger was sharpening for his throat;

mental

disease
is

and

rottenness-of-the-bones.

Our

Christian

and now, while Lower Organisms dream of


that arbitration instead of hostility

civilization

forcing-chamber for weakly animalculae. Natural

of conciliation
deletion
will
is

between

conditions are a lethal-chamber for them.


incurables
is

The proper home

for

carnivores;

the

mechanism

of

silently

under

the grave.
to the death. If retarded in

construction; that
the earth.

(when completed)

sweep them

off the face of


fails

Competition must be
of beneficial results.
false

any way

it

The

chief intent of false religions and


to

The
hold
Further, in

Strongest organisms are always the determinants. They

moralisms

is

to arrest

competition half-way,

safe-guard

in their

hands (absolutely) the destinies of weaker organisms.


the interwoven differentiations of matter

degenerates in possessing that which they could neither seize nor

all

and mind;
alone
is

defend

if

competition

were

unlimited.
to

Humanitarian

equality, mercy, pity, are

wholly

at a
is

discount

family relationship. (A man's family

his property
is

except
it

in

institutionalisms
elite of

have been invented


is a

handicap and eliminate the


to struggle, a

part of

mankind vainly however.


With normal man,
it

himself. Therefore his natural business


his

to

defend

it,

as

he would
fight,

pleasure

pastime to
his

own
them

life.

Women

and children belong

to

man; who must hunt


and master
in

and nothing

is

sweeter to

him than
that

to
it

confiscate

for

as well as for himself.

He

is

their lord

theory

confiscator and surpass his surpasser to, as

were, smite his

and

in fact.)

enemy
natural

hip and thigh and spoil

him of

which he spoiled from

Under

conditions,

there

is

no haven for the

others.

The normal man

prefers to eat others than to be eaten.

100

101

miCHT IS RIGHT
With the abnormal man,
it is

IVIAN

THE CARNIVORE

otherwise.

He

is

of the

mob
That

11

he sheepishly obeys public opinion

he

is

one of

a flock.

word

flock!

Does

it

not postulate the existence of shepherds to

Herbert Spencer (referring


customs, and
political

to

'round-up' and drove

of

specialists to castrate
to

of

shearers to
to
kill

institutions)

says: "The

the

origin

of manners,
will

of the

shear of
tanneries

cattle

dealers

purchase

of

butchers

of

wire

fences

corrals abattoirs;

and

finally of 'roast

all conduct. When he passed judgement on private quarrels, his decisions were the

victorious chief, of the strongest,

was

the rule of

lamb and mint

sauce,' with fat Carnivores sitting round, lapping

origin of law.

The mingled

respect and terror inspired by his person

blood and purring gendy?

and

his peerless qualities, then

deemed super-natural by

the rude

minds

had scarcely an idea of the powers and limits of human were the origins of religions, and his opinions were the first dogmas. The signs of obedience by which the vanquished, whom he spared, repaid his mercy, were the first examples of those marks
that

nature,

of respect that are


courtesy."

now

called

good

manners and forms of


and over again?

How human

history duplicates itself over

How

it

revolves in a never ending panorama.

Wherever human herds congregate, the 'Victorious Chief still governs; though not without envy and impotent oppositions. Everywhere he is Master in one guise or another; but it behooves him to beware that his power is not undermined by the teredo of sanctified utopianism founded on the multitudinous votes of the
vile, the vulgar,

and the

vitiated. Blighting

indeed

is

the tyranny of

Collective Humanity.

"The great
Spencer,)
is

political superstition of the present," (also writes

"the divine right of parliaments

and

the implied divine

right of majorities."

The supremacy of Living Manhood over devout dreaming, over literature, dogma, law and tradition; must be boldly asserted
and aggressively maintained;
unto you Strong Ones
trampling, bellowing,
if

as

it

was,

in

the days of yore.

Woe
the

maddened mob. Ha! "You must meet


and with wrack."
his

ever you get beneath the hoofs of the

guile and death-snare with battle

"Woe
battle
still,

to the vanquished,

when

massive blade bore down


field of

the scales against her

ransom weighed; and on the


limits

foughten

woe knows no

save the
is

victor's will."

'The Survival of the

Fittest'

the scientist's translation of

102

103

MfGHT IS RIGHT
the heroic age's 'Viae Victus.'

MAN

T!-!E

CARNIVORE

Grim and harsh


to

it

may

appear to

Clearly therefore, in every department of life, the lesser


force must be overthrown by the greater;

nervous

souls,

but

it

is

True

Nature.

Neither legislative
it.

which (being

interpreted)

enactments nor pious incantations can deflect or nullify

It

may

meaneth: Might
this startling
life" as

is

Right, absolutely, unreservedly.


life,

From

the

be thwarted and turned aside for a time, but only for a time; just as a river may be banked back by the building of a breastwork. The
waters cease
to

records of history, the facts of

and the discoveries of science,

deduction

may be

thoroughly proved. "The law of

flow onward until the

dam
itself.

is

brim-full, and then,

Benjamin Kidd

writes, "has

over the top the flood leaps, with resounding crash and uproar,
finally

beginning, ceaseless
inevitable selection

been always the same from the and inevitable struggle, ceaseless and
is

sweeping away the obstruction


Decalogues and 'be
it

and rejection." That 'Might


is

Master' should

enacteds' are

mud

ramparts the

require demonstrating

in itself a

proof of the mental and moral

decadent ages vainly erect against the irresistible flow of natural


events. Sooner or later these feeble
barriers

perversity that pervades the world. Perhaps


live in,'

however

the 'age

we

go down, or are

may

not be an 'age of enlightenment and progress,' but an

surmounted; just
tersely

as the river

describes

the

surmounts the dam. Cardinal Newman Church of England as a 'serviceable

age of darkness, arrested development, and psychic paralysis.

Mayhap
a

the theologies and intellectuahsms of our time

may be

but

breakwater' and the speaks with astuteness. All sacerdotalisms are


'serviceable breakwaters.'

magical hoodwink.

We

might

(for

example) be enchanted on the

They may

last for

one century or twenty,

down-grade
imagining
process
the

track, that leads to eternal extinction; while insanely

but they down-tumble in the end. Artificial obstructions cannot last


for
if

'progress

and enlightenment.' Also the imagining

they did, then the cankerous ancient civilizations would never

may be

part of the complicated

mechanism
as a

that facilitates

have

been overwhelmed; for they also had their serviceable


is

descent the descent

into Sheol. Official statistics

show

that

breakwaters; that

to say,

gods and temples, mob-politics, mob-

racial deterioration

(begun centuries ago


at a

sequence of
rate.

ultra-

morals, mob-philosophies.

naturalism)

is

now proceeding

tremendous

Legal and ethical bamcades


protect

may

not be

depended upon
they bring

to

Dr. Haycraft, f.r.s.e. in his

book "Darwinism and Race

dwindlings

from
that

the

judgements

upon

Progress"
during the

asserts
last

"there are strong grounds for believing that

themselves; and which they richly deserve.

30 years, the race has decidedly degenerated." The


character
is

Every People
blotted-out.
if

have been blotted-out, were rightfully

decadence

of

obvious

to

the

most

obtuse

What

a frightful

maggot-heap

this earth

would now be,

understanding, especially

in this

land of Liberty and Light; where


a dollar

the 'civilized' populations of the past, had not perished? If nature


to

you can buy statesmen with a snuff-box editors with


and women with a gew-gaw.

had permitted them


'progress,' that
is

live

and multiply

and propagate their


a

to say, their iniquity,

what

noisome sink

it

Undoubtedly degenerative forces prevail


and yet
it is

in

our social

life,

would be? What must near Futurity be like, if wars and plagues do not come, burning up contemporary infernalisms and purifying the
air?

impressed upon us from our youth


the earth and
all

up, that:

"A Great
What

Light hath

come down upon

the ends of the world

hath seen the Salvation of our God,"

Salvation indeed!

Thus, the

utter

extermination of enfeebled breeds

is

in

lunacy?

accordance with the Highest Wisdom; and whether

we

personally

"So
So To

the multitude goes, like the flower


to let others

and the weed

approve thereof or

not,

it

must

persist.

There

is

nothing unjust,

That wither away

succeed

nothing ultra-natural, nothing diabolic about the elimination of the


vile

the multitude comes, even that

we

behold;

to make room for the

'sound

in

mind and

limb.'

repeat every tale that has often been told."

104

105

miGHT IS RIGHT
To
act as the

MAN

Ti-iE

CARNiVORE

hunted ostrich on an African karoo

to

hide

Eternal BatUe
his life tenure.

is

the main condition

upon which man holds

our heads from cosmic vengeance


ridiculous as
it

in hot pursuit, is as futile

and

is

base.

No

empiric reorganization of the social


legislative

system not rock


plan

of ages

no

meliorism

no

fungus

When the brand is shattered in his hand, that is death or slavery. When his enemies are beneath his heel, that is life, honor, success. Indeed the struggle between men is more pitiless,
and more unmerciful than among brutes
,

virtues no scheme of fool redemption no patent economic

no Israelitish codes

of 'Thou Shalts' and 'Thou Shalt Nots,'


is

The
off.

brute beasts do not enslave, but permit the unfit to die

can deliver whimpering defectives, from the wrath that


reward. Sooner or
in
its

their just

Man

enslaves his 'brother man' on business principles, and

later their

'Day of Judgement' cometh; bringing and


rolling

makes
fate

fuel of the

widow and
millions

train desolation, reparation

doom.

may be counted by

The 'failures in life' and everyone knows their horrible


the fatherless.
into

Even
me, cold and
strident

as

write

with

wrecked
is

civilizations lying around

their

living

death.

Behold them being whirled

the

chill

outraged Nature
is

preparing her whirlblasts of

blazing

maw

of the great iron furnaces.


is

wholesale avengement. Europe

a vast

powder magazine, with

Overt action
themselves.

not always needful for the drastic removal of


if left

maniac

in the

middle waving a burning torch; and from

lower organisms. Very often,


If

alone, degenerates cremate

Asia

is

wafted the odorous stench of plague-smitten millions.

given control of governmental mechanisms, they


to grind

Any

day, any hour, 'Civilization'


to

may be
its

startled

from

its

immediately
is

commence

one another into mincemeat-(that


Holy! Holy! Mentally,

hypnotic trance,

gaze upon the mightiest drama that has ever


'the

to

say, into dividends); crying Holy!

been unrolled when

tempest flings out

red

banner of

physically, morally, they are past redemption.

Doomed

souls are

lightning,' and great nations groan,

and

reel,

and surge, and rock;


every

they

miserable sinners!
Seventy-five
per cent of the inmates
of state orphan
(for

beneath the thunderous tread of trampling legions, drilling for the

savage shock. Military arsenals are preparing


floating defiantly on
rival

in

city,

and

asylums

example) are

the children of parents that perish

from

Seven Seas

are the steel-clad fortresses of

chronic alcoholism. Poverty, helotism, are results of chronic ballot-

Mights.
Foolish and blind (or mad) are they

boxing. Alcoholism and politics are convenient Destructives

who

think the struggle


is in its

Crematories;

whereby weak-minded
results.

'flocks'

may

eliminate

for existence ended.

It is

only begun. This Planet


all

infancy,

themselves with beneficent


other with palatable

not in

its

decrepitude.

The 'end of

things'

is

afar off.

The

Nature having already condemned them, they provide each

kingdom of heaven is not at hand. Incessant is the rivalry for supremacy among men, and manifold are its metamorphoses. Not
for a single hour, for a single second,
is

poisons for slow but sure


a biological

suicide.

They build

Gehenna-fires and cast themselves headlong into blazes.

there an armistice. Night


cattle.

Sociology

is

problem and Nations are herds of

and day the combat rages, and with renewed virulence on Sundays.

When we

fall

asleep and

when we wake

up, the clashing of the

How much demagogic he-hawing would die down into solemn self-questioning if this Grim Omnific Fact were clearly
reahzed.

weapons and the crunching of the bones, is sounding on our ears. Everywhere 'the sword is uplifted on man.' Everywhere Cain's bludgeon is cracking skulls, and with bloodhounds Americans hunt each other. The hands of 'Congregations of the Faithful' are red with the blood of the innocent; yet how they boast of being washed clean in the blood of their Brother the Lamb.

106

107

MIGHT

IS

RIGHT

BE AS A LION IN THE PATH!


Hate for hate and ruth for ruth, Eye for eye and tooth for tooth. Scorn for scorn and smile for smile, Love for love and guile for guile.

The Chsef End of IVJanhood Material Success

War for war and woe

for woe, Blood for blood and blow for blow. Thou
has listened full oft, to the diabolic philosophy of the

liapt?r

'Divine' Creepling!

"Love your enemies and


despitefully use you."

bless

them

that

hate you

and

But

say unto

you: Love

thy kindred, love thy friends,

love thyself, and hate thine enemies with a whole heart.

Be
friend, and

a foe to

your friend's foe a friend

to

your friend's

above

all

things permit no wrong, done unto thee or

"You must tread on the necks of your enemies if you would win renown. It is success that makes the great man" was Napoleon's dicta. The whole duty of man in this world is to SUCCEED to help himself, defeat his foes; outstrip his rivals. He

thine, to pass unchallenged or unredressed,

unavenged.
worse

who conquers
is

not,

is

conquered.

He who

is

unable

to

trample

Let thy motto be 'Tread not on me.'


For, he that tamely submits, to insult and injury

rough-shod over others,


In the strength of his

will assuredly

be trampled over by them.

arm man

eats his bread. In the

sweat of his

than a dog; he

is

a dastard, a

born slave, a Christling.


all

brow (and

brain), the slave earns bread

for a

master.

I'm the friend of

brave men.

All emotional rhetoric about 'love one another,' 'learn to

The foe of
I

all

cowards;

labor and to wait,' etc., has a tendency to paralyze effort- to

make
is

call

up high daring,

victims rather than victors of assentients. Every man's hand

cast

down

despair.

against every other man: except where living individuals have

An

Evil Spirit hath inoculated our race with the hideous

gospel of submissiveness, of degeneracy:


"Resist not evil"
it

man
smite thee on one

formed temporary co-partnerships. When one partner breaks the mutual agreement, then the Combine is necessarily dissolved, and all become enemies as before. Fraternity between carnivores is as
transient as the

whines and

"If a

smoke

of the morning.

It is

pro-tem expedient.

cheek, turn the other

But

say

him and the other also." unto you: "If a man smite you on one cheek,
to

Two hungry
one attempt
it is

lions

may engage

to

hunt together, but should

to seize

more than
first,

his fair proportion of the prey, then

smash hbn on

the other."

woe to

the vanquished.

Resist every Evil!

Be

as a lion in the path!

Self preservation

foremost, above

all
it

things, and at

Be dangerous even
Courage
I

in defeat!

whatever cost,

is

the law of the jungle.


for society
all

So must

be

among human

say! Courage! and

evermore Courage! Even

the

carnivores.
forth

So

it is,

is a

jungle. Therefore,

O reader! Go
Man
does

stars in their courses fight for the bold.

and win! Possess

you can of earth's good


109

things.

108

MIGHT iS RIGHT
live by bread alone.

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CS^SEF

END OF MANi^OOD -MATERIAL SUCCESS

Be

strong and fear not, for

all

obstruction melts

away before

real

strength

of deed and

strength

of character.

Nothing succeeds

like success.

Do

not quibble over the order of

your succeeding but succeed. Thou shalt give thy heart to no god, for that is idiocy; neither shalt thou love thy neighbors as thyself,
for that is madness. Let 'Nil Desperandum' be your motto even to the death. If you fail you are righteously detestable; but if you triumph, thrice blessed art thou. (The great vice of our age is

the end of you. Let Napoleon's ideal be thine. Napoleon was Darwin on horseback. When addressing the ragged and famishing army of Italy, these
is

and conquer Here and morrow you die! you die! and that
Battle

Now,

for behold!

to-

were

abundance courts you in the fertile below (the plains of Italy) ... are you deficient in constancy and courage?" Events proved that they were not
plains

his words:

"Soldier.s!

deficient in constancy and courage.

cowardice.) Glory and honor be unto him that wins, but anathema maranatha be upon the head of him that fails. Failure is not only
disgrace, but practical proof of organic incompetence.

Power and

proprietorship cover a multitude of sins

of

Consequently the spoils of Italy and the stored-up treasures of the great Venetian Bank were equalized among them. Everywhere similar conditions have prevailed absolutely, and always will prevail. There is land for the taking, and gold for the
raking; and fame,

alleged sins; but men and women, (especially women) have an for the 'Bold Bad overflowing fund of sympathy and forgiveness Man' if he is victorious. How women admire men of leonine

and power, and song; for the brave, the bold, and

the strong

AND for none other. Therefore, be thou a Napoleon


a Christ.

do not be

resolution

and Eagle Principles.

How

they

detest

cowardice,

'goodness,' feebleness, effeminacy, failure. There is no character in history so universally applauded, as the bold 'bad' rebel and the

Get you Property by whatever method comes easiest to you. Reverting to terms economic 'but power in the cheapest market and
sell
it

in the dearest.'

Gratify your life-hopes as the lions and eagles


least resistance

mighty conqueror.
Therefore get you gold and land and power somehow.
foiled
If

do,

i.e.

along the lines of

even

as

do growing

plants in a dark cellar.

Do

they not endeavor to reach sunshine by

and baffled one way,

try another.

Where

there's a will, there

the most direct route.

are a thousand ways. If the

worn and beaten


Never

tracks are intentionally

Scorn
right

all

insolent dictation as to right and wrong. Decide

blockaded against you, do not hesitate


through the jungle
editors.

to cut-out a

new highway
all

for yourself.

mmd

the pulpiteers and

and wrong for yourself. Get property, honestly if you can; but remember 'business is business.' ("Mr. Cecil Rhodes under heavy
fire for fifteen

They

are hired to blind the

and blockade you. Above


it

things

minutes, captured one herd of cattle himself.")*

do not follow

multitude, for
to

tramples

downward, ever
never

Life

is life

and defeat

is

hell.

Obey

thine Inner Voice!

It

can

downward along Via Del Mortes

abysses of poverty, chains, and

shame. Retreat not, turn not aside to the right hand nor to the left, but zig-zag on. Ask no quarter, no sympathy. 'Die the death' rather strike at your conqueror. 'Withhold than sui-render and perishing

Be a Darwin in active operation. Do noble deeds, don't dream about them all thy life long. 'Moral principles' you say! What are moralisms that they should paralyze your arm and brain? Are they not artificial human
err. It is

thy very soul.

not good from


thine

him
do

to

whom

it

is

due,

when
all

it

is

in the

power
is

of

enactments,

apparently

sanctified;

but

not necessarily

natural,

hand

to

it.'

But withal be honorable and upright; never


other virtues)
the the

honest, just, or true?


dastards.

Moral codes

are the Black Terror of all

forgetting that bravery (which includeth

highest

wisdom and material success 'Upward thou must rise, or falter bend
the anvil or the hammer.'

chief end of man.


the

The

ethical principles of

Christendom, judging by daily

neck and stand


Si.Jamex Gazelle.
'96.

triumphant be

cablegram from Ma.shonalami.

110

MIGHT IS RIGHT
developments, are the principles of a moclcing, sneaking, liypocritic

T!JE CHiET

END OF MANHOOD-MATERIAL SUCCESS

establishing
promiscuity.
infidelity
is

system of organized concubinage;

or

rather

devil if there

is a devil.

The records of our divorce courts show


spreading like wildfire.

that sexual

Readers must distinctly understand

that sexual morality is

A prominent New Yorker has publicly asserted that two-thirds of the 'married' women in that city are systematically unfaithful; and a fat sordid priestling (named Moody) openly advises his female lambs, to enter into the joys of
'godly freedom' via that harlot factory, the Divorce Court.
other third is a network of nerves and sentimentality. To 'emancipate' her, is to hand her over to the tender mercies of clerics, who have learned to

nowise condemned

in these pages. In all sexual relations (as in


is

everything else) 'morality'

what Strength decrees.

Women

are

A woman

is

two-thirds

womb. The

secret hearts are frail beings at the best of times and in their probably lovers of the unlimited. For the welfare of the breed, and the security of descent, they must be held in thorough subjection.

Man has captured them and besides providing for, and protecting them it is necessary to keep them 'on the chain' as it were. Woe
unto him,

'play'upon her emotionalism. Then Credos become illegitimately powerful and even try to dictate 'the whole duty of Man.' After a time diabolical pastor-theories inspire poUtics and rule nations.

woe unto them, and woe unto our Race,

if

ever these

Then
like a

the

State

becomes

the

individual's

Dictator.

Man

are
in,

lovable creatures should break loose from mastership, and become the rulers or equals of Man. (But that is impossible.) From the
earliest ages,
to this

demonetized while degeneracy and


slimy flood.
Prostitution (for hire)
is

socialistic

hybridism sets

Man

has captured his wife by force or stratagem and


the same.

also the direct

day he does

Marriage ceremonies symbolize his

conditions, brought about and established,

outcome of unnatural by the harmonious

proprietorship

his

capture.

The marriage
cave;
till

ring

is

one

link of a

chain, emblematic of the fact that the pre-historic bridegroom

infernalism of statesmen and prelates. In many countries this vile thing is 'regulated' by law, and in all great cities it is a sure source

chained his 'beloved one'


reciprocative.

in a

she became tame, tractable,

of revenue, not only

to the police forces,

but

to

every
is a

man who

invests in real-estate or banking scrip.


is

A great city

great ulcer,

The
is

sexual degeneracy that

now

so prevalent
that
is

among
say,

us,

and a great ulcer

is

the

result

of Christian

Civilization;

to

the

Undoubtedly the
thing.
If

symptom of congenital blood poisoning. destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah was a good
a sure

Demonetization of
the

Man

and the equalization of woman. As long as

husband

is

absolute Imperator within his


the

poisoning of

marriage

bed

(now so

own four walls, common, and

the

our modern

Sodoms were

all

razed to the ground,

how

so

Nature
she

in all

her perennial purity would rejoice exultantly?


their

How

loathsome), cannot take place. If his wife or an intruder dares to dishonor him, their death is an effective deterrent. His daughters,
controlled with equal vigor, are not permitted to mate with every

would wrap
If

tombs and crumbling tumuli with

blaze of

shining glory.

development
it

persists along present lines, the time

is

not

strumous Dick, Tom, and Harry, that comes 'given away' to men who are born of Good Stock; or

smirking along; but are

remote when
in

shall be truthfully recorded:

"There

is

no marriage
of

who have

America."

A terrible menace to manhood lurks


in this as in all other affairs.

in the dictation

proved their inherent manhood and capacity


combat.

in

carnivorous

In his sexual relations, the insolent interference of Church

and State,

is

gradually

reducing

Man

to

mere

cipher,

and

Under the plausible form of Divorce Proceedings, a devilish enginery has been established; by means of which the once pure Saxon Invaders of North America, are rapidly transforming themselves into hordes of
113

Slave Majorities

112

MIGHT

JS

RIGHT

THE CHiEF END OF MANHOOD-MATERIAL SUCCESS

semi-socialistic free-lovers.

The sanctity of the


be asserted
that
a

Home

is

disappearing.
is

No

longer can

it

enjoy promiscuous sexualism, before the 'end of the world' an event they expected every day, for three hundred years.

came
and

'naan's

house

his

castle.'

Marriages are

The leprous repulsiveness of medieval


modern monasticism,
is all

sodalities

becoming proportionately less Government, is in full blast. Home

and

less;
life is

and baby-farming by the


withering

too well known, and requires no

more

away under

the

blight of State Interference and Pastoral Benediction. Look over at France where (with the growth of government

supervision) the absolutism of the husband


fiction

is

attenuated to a mere

where corralled onanism dwells' Not only the lairs of male and female celibates, but the vestries of churches and temples, have ever been hot-beds of lasciviosness, seduction, and all
are as notorious as they are ultra-natural.

than a passing allusion. 'The cells

and

what do you see?


most
at.

nation steeped in communistic

uncleanliness.

eroticism, as in a stygian sewer. French


unfaithful, and the

women

are notoriously

"The
to

harlot

is

Christ's sister,

and the tramp

is

Christ's

horrible sexual lusts are practiced


results in barrenness;
is

and and

brother;" proclaims 'our dear comrade, W.T. Stead,' and he ought


theatrically tried his hand at 'being a Christ' Armstrong and Modern Babylon') in order to turn an honest penny?

pleasantly laughed
this,

There promiscuity

know. Has he not

when supplemented by

correlated self-sterilization,

rapidly

(vide 'Liza

transmuting the once all-powerful Prankish Confederacy, into a feeble and decaying tribe of wasted marasma-struck manlings,
sheltering themselves beneath the all-protecting

In deference to Barbarian prejudices (after the Alaric


Attila

and

wing of an Asiatic
does not

Despot.

immigrations) the Early Church abandoned its communistic Free Loverisms. But to provide holy sanctions and written authority
for
its

The
the

title

of a

man

to the proprietorship of his wife


is

originate with Church,

or State, or Majority Votes. It


in

inherent in

Saints'

change of heart; monkish forgeries of 'Epistles from the were manufactured on an extensive scale and cautiously
To-day, with the advent of Triumphant Democracy,
all vile

Man

himself.

It

began

capture and

is

continued by capture,

published throughout Europe.

modified of course by mutual affection,* mutual toleration, and parental love. It existed before the State Monstrosity was invented,

old slave-practices are being actively revived.

must be maintained intact, even if both Church and State (those twin devils), have to be utterly annihilated. The Christian Church commenced operations among Roman slaves and Syrian
and
it

Triumphant Democracy, thou art a foul thing! Triumphant Desolation! Triumphant Amphimixis! Lo! this is the redeeming spirit that was to 'cleanse the heathen as white
Verily!

Verily!

harlots. Its founder himself

was

the fruit of clandestine intercourse.

as snow.'

He

never

married

but

consorted
his silence

with

publicans,

pariahs,

Many modern

chapels are

little

better than

assignation

magdalenes,

all his life.

By

upon one famous occasion,


nebulous
Paradise

houses; and the tambourined, uniformed Christlings of the slumcorners are boastfully recruited from the vilest of the vile.
enterprising

he condoned adultery;
socialists

and

his

(which

An

and anarchists and other priestlings assert will 'come' upon earth) he insinuatingly states there is 'no marriage or giving
in

Chicago pastor has even


the divine
its

started a free-love seraglio


calls

(with himself as

Thunder Thrower) which he


the

marriage.'

'Heaven'; and one of


first

ugliest angels has boldly

During the

three centuries 'Christians'


in

was another
to

Court, that she

was impregnated by
the orthodox style.

sworn in open Holy Ghost; to whom she


is

name
*

for 'free

lovers' meeting

catacombs and secret places,

bore a son

in

Altogether
'To nuptial

primitive
to pass!

Christianity

in

its

renaissance.
will

bower he

LED

her,

blushing

like the

morn.'

Behold

it

cometh

"Thy kingdom come. Thy

be done.

14

115

MIGHT IS RIGHT
on earth
as
it

THE CHiEF END OF MANS^OOD-MATERIAL SUCCESS

is

in

heaven"

is

being rapidly

and joyously

materialized.

Deity hath established Himself as Statute Law. 'The State

which
of the

is

the People'
is his

is

His throne, and 'the Church which

is

one of pretended sanctity. It is very effective. Nearly all the Higher Thieves are ostentatiously pious. Thus when you hear pulpiteers and journalists vociferously proclaiming their profound acquiescence in 'moral principles,' it is safe to conclude
moral heresy
is

righteousness'

footstool. Glory! Glory! Glory! 'All the

ends

that they are engineering

some subterranean swindle.

world hath seen the salvation of our God.' Behold


through social institutionalisms! Behold

'Belief

is

war-strategem

an

instrument of deceit, a

Christliness realizing itself


the golden harvests

convenient falsification formula


is,

beautiful hood-wink.

Hence

it

grown from the seed of Legislation! O for the Barbarian swarms of the Danube and the Rhine for the Blonde Pirates from the Northern Seas! O for men of a spirit, with lion hearts and lion brains! for one cohort of True
!

that very religious

and very holy persons, are almost always


at

thorough-going scoundrels

heart utterly unreliable utterly


is
in

untrustworthy. Generally their whole lives are one long drawn out

mendacity, and genuiness-of-Thought or Action


attenuated to a

their

mind,

Knights, who Naked Swords!


of Chivalry
is

would consolidate their Hopes and Convictions into


Alas! Alas! Vanity of vanities,
all is

mere sham.
authors,
pastors,

vanity!

The age

Politicians,

'prophets,'

historians,

dead and gone, 'So sleeps the proud of former


thrill is o'er.'

philosophers, and editors, are notorious falsifiers of nature and


fabricators

days so glory's

of subterfuge. Soaked in

unnaturalism, saturated
alone of

through and
3

through with delirium-breeding hashish-literature,


let

they

become organically incapable of speaking,

thinking or writing honestly. Artificialism has trained them to be


In
all

practical operations, non-principled persons possess a

prevaricators, and prevaricators they

distinctive

advantage over

'principled'
it

ones.

Honesty never
is

from

the grave-diggers shovel rattle

must remain until the clods down on their coffin lids. As


trains
its

succeeds for
play in

when

it

succeeds,
all

is

not honesty. There

not fair

the Old

Man

of the Mountains trained his fanatical Assassins, and


to
slay,

Love or War; and

life is

made up of Love and War.


dogs

sent them forth


Intellectuals

so

Civilization
to

Fiendling

Genuinely honest men, die

as a rule like

in

a ditch;

and

in
'in

and sends them forth

assassinate

their business affairs they are 'nowhere.' Lt their dotage or

They
to

are the murderers of manliness

the
I

Human Nature. regicides of Thought


a legion of

God's good time'


Infirmaries,

they

(nearly always) go over the

hill to

State

the annihilators of Heroism.

Would

that

had

demons,

unknown,

friendless.

What

chance has a conscientious


literature,

man, when
the

pitted

in

statesmanship,

or

commerce, against

Organized

They have smothered the grand and masterful old Northern Realisms beneath pestiferous rubbish heaps of Oriental Mythology of Hebrew old clothes. They repeat
wring
their necks.

Knavery of sanctimonious and powerful cut-throats? To them he is a pigeon to be plucked a buck to be hunted a criminal to be chained a madman to be made sport of a lamb to be skinned

automatically
into them, as

in
it

sounding diction, what has already been stuffed


is

were, with a ramrod. Their learning


in a

the learning

of the 'learned pig'

menagerie; and their virtue

is

a heretic to be

burnt alive.
it

a conscientious Jesuit.

March of Mind they


. . .

call
.

it!

'As

the virtue of

organs

Certainly

is

not good strategy for a

man
if

to

openly

grind the note they're set to


out, the

brains jejune

Grind, year in year

proclaim
to

his loss of faith in


in

conventional moralisms;

he desires

same Old Tune.'

get-on

the world.

wiseling keeps his real sentiments on this

point to himself guards them as his

own

life.

The

best

mask

for

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END OF MANHOOD -MATERIAL SUCCESS

men,

ye Philistines!"
Tacitus with true

The MEN who conspicuously 'succeed


and nobles, merchant-princes, powerful

in life'

the generals

prelates, opulent bankers, wealthy manufacturers, never overload themselves with artificial moral prmciples. In their secret hearts they utterly despise all

gods look with favor upon supreme courage"; and Herbert Spencer savagely asserts that "a creature not energetic enough to maintain
itself

Roman

stateliness observes:

"The

must

die."

fertilizer.

Truly

"The seed of the wicked shall


men above
to
I

Cursed

are the white-livered, they

make

excellent

be cut off."

evangelisms and as for written law, they are above and beyond its reach. Kings, conquerors, millionaires, are perpetually being

This age of ours wants


spirit'

men
Justice

ever ready

denounced

all things 'men of a look into the eyes of death, without

for not abiding

by Laws and Regulations enacted by


'the

winking. Behold!

post up this

New

Proclamation. "The
possesses,
suits

Majority Votes.

man who
must be
challenge

made
game
of
life' in strict

The man who plays


by heart,
days,
the
is

accord with

was Whatever
open

a Liar."

weapon

certain cut and dried principles

principles

your

Enemy
it

that

everybody knows
in his

duplicated, or improved upon by you. If


battle in
front,

him

to

not likely to

come

out a winner.

He who

younger

mcommodes
is

Law;

himself with copy-book moralisms and terror of like unto a soldier, who (before entering the battlefield)

be sure and ambush him straightway make a hidden detour and charge him

the flank; or

in the rear. It is

your chief business


general him,
if

hand behmd his back and pledges himself to strike and shoot his adversaries on one pre-arranged spot of their bodies only. Could such a madman-soldier hope to conquer? What chance
ties his right

delude him, deceive him, decoy him, outyou can. If moral scruples and fear of 'what the
to

would he have
antagonists;

if

pitted against brave, dauntless, well

equipped

you were born to subordination; and you had better surrender; for you can never hope to vanquish. You must be born again.
this, then

world

will say,' prevent

you from doing

who had

not foolishly bound themselves by such a

'Over an open grave' ever

lies

the road to success. In 'the


is

stupid obligation?

worlds broad

field of batde,'

every

man

a combatant; and to be a

"The NATURALS, is

right of Nature,

which writers commonly

call

jus

successful combatant,

he

must not only be calculating, cool-

the liberty each

the preservation of his

own

consequently of doing

own power for nature; that is to say his own life, and anything, which in his own judgment and
hath, to use his

man

headed, and brave; but possessed of merciless strategy, a stout


heart, a strong arm, and quiet indomitable determination.

Even

the

Siamese twins waged

a life-long civil war.

Man,

as

reason he shall conceive to be the aptest means thereto" writes Hobbes in his "Leviathan." The man who permits himself to be
directed and mastered by the insolent moral principles of the Multitude, is like an eagle with clipped wings and broken talons.
In war, your chief end
is

is the King of the Great Carnivores. Homo, HOMINI Lupus. By heredity and by training, all carnivores are

we have

proved,

instinctively strategic in their hunt-operations.


their prey,

They

lie in

wait for

when

they cannot capture


if

it
it

by other methods; but they


pleases them to do so. Great

enemy's combinations. To do
with wile,
steel
,

this

smash and paralyze your effectually you must meet wile


to

do not

hesitate to hunt in the open,

animals (whether

man

or brute) never operate


If

strict

accordance

with steel and blow with blow.

You must be equally

with prearranged rules of procedure.


springing surprises

they did do so, they could


lies in

in the open or fight under cover; to fight on sea, on land, or to fight in the air. You shall wage your own war you shall think your own thought. It is pusillanimity that

prepared to fight
to fight

never prosper and would die of hunger. Their greatness

in

doing exactly what their antagonists (or

intended quarry) don't expect them to do

in

being beyond and

evolves the Slave, and breeds the Idolater. "Quit yourselves like

above

ail

moral measurements whatsoever.

11^

119

MIGHT
Genius
not

IS

RIGHT
commander
always exemplified,
thought to be

THE CHiEF END OF MANS-fOOD -MATERIAL SUCCESS

in a first-class

is

all right

(although even that

is
it

questionable), but
is

if

one per cent

are

by his

'goodness,' but

by the originality and aggressive

deliberately dishonest, then

assuredly

all

wrong. Under such

boldness of his

pitiless tactics.

When

he

is

in full

resultant circumstances the 'ninety nine' actually

become victims

retreat, he whirls around and annihilates

his pursuers.

When

his

of 'the one.' Honest merchants are ruined by dishonest merchants,

adversaries are preparing to give


his tents like the

him a hot reception, Arabs,' and silently wendeth away.

'he foldeth

honest

commanders out-maneuvered by dishonest commanders, honest workmen displaced by dishonest workmen, honest judges
undermined by dishonest judges, and honest nations reduced beggary and vassalage by dishonest nations.
to

When
on the

it is

whispered he will embattle his defensive legions

frontiers of the Fatherland; he bridges the

Rhine and bounds


he
is

upon Paris with tooth and claw.

When

to invaders,
to the

expected

to

Honesty
effort,

is

merely a policy

under
all

given circumstances

abandon Moscow and retire; he burns it his foemen (imbedded in snow and ice)
shells

ground; and while


he

'the best policy'

nothing
used as

more. In

departments of

human
wood, a

are freezing to death;

honesty

is

a cloak for real designs; just as a

them with his field batteries. When wiselings predict that he will seize Gaul and establish a Colonial Dictatorship; he fords the Rubicon, marches on Rome and throttles the Law. When his

ravine, or a stretch of rising ground serves (in campaigning) to hide

squadrons deploying for flank movements.

Why

then do parents inoculate the plastic minds of their


of moral

foemen are embattled on Italian plains, he crosses the Punic foam and carries the war into Africa. When he is reported to be assaulting Babylonian Ramparts he digs a new channel for 'the River' and writeth "mene mene tekel upharisin" on Balshazaar's walls. When defenders believe he will march up the Slope with drums and banners gay he quietly scales the Heights of Abraham
nation's
(in the night)

children, with false conceptions

conduct,

when

they

themselves must know (from personal experience)

that ail such

conceptions are a positive handicap in the race for Wealth and

Power. What a witless procedure,


school, and at college), that

to

teach Ideals (at home, at


in

we know
a

our hearts, are thoroughto

going Lies, and then expect nobility of personal conduct


resultant? Turn out into the world 'moral principles' and the chances

be

the

and captures Quebec.

When

western diplomats think

young man well

trained in

he

pounce on Constantinople; he runs Baldwin engines through the Great Wall and stuffs the title deeds of the moribund
is

about

to

are ninety-nine to

one against

him.

Chinese empire

into his

overcoat pocket.

Indeed the majority of

men

never win success until they are

middle aged; until they have had time to slough off the false Ideahsms, they began the world with. Un-naturalism has never yet
bred a race of heroes and never will. All great Races are predatory.
absolutely 'n^oral'

The man-animal can never be rendered


because by nature he
is

The 'hungry-to-eat-a-man,'

tiger

knows

that

if

he

first

as full of wiles as a fox or a Jew.

Should he

insanely endeavor to abandon his predatory propensities, then he

growls out his intentions, and then openly bounds up to his intended victim, he will (most probably) get an explosive bullet

immediately begins
those

to

degenerate and ultimately becomes a feeble,


at.

neady lodged

in his

cerebrum. Consequently he ambushes himself


the

diseased, ghost-ridden monstrosity, a horror to look

Therefore

hind the shadow of a rock or behind a log, and leaps upon his
'dinner' with varying results.
It is

who

conscientiously try to

become

'honest' and 'good' are

sameexactly

the same,

permitting themselves to be sacrificed


Altars.
If all

as

burnt offerings on Idol

among carnivorous
is

bipeds.

A few

of them are tigers, hungry-to-eat-

a-man, and the rest are

tiger 's-meat, hungry to be eaten. The fact


moralisms
are

men were

scrupulously honest, then honesty might be

that

Civilization's

wholly

ultra-rational.

120

121

MIGHT
fundamentally
Nature

iS

RIGHT
and utterly
inoperative.

THE CHIEF END OF MANHOOD -MATERIAL SUCCESS

un-natural

Christian

formulates replies to suit

principles and Natural principles mutually antagonize one another.

Darwinism is the mortal foe of Hebraism. is, "Be egoistic, possess the earth and fight it out." Jesus insists, "Be altruistic, abandon the world, and love your enemies." Darwin proclaims, "All ye are rival carnivores! Be strong therefore, and bold, and fear Nothing."
is

Anti-Christ.

no representing hypnagogic phantasies. They are mere symbols emblematic of belated


itself.

De Facto
signs,

Right and

Wrong

are

more than

arbitrary

algebraic

Nature's

command

fragments

of insolent ecclesiastical crudities.

In

nature,

all

developments are essentially one and the same phenomenon infinitely transfused and intermingled. Good and Evil are human inventions, born of human foolery, narrowness, and shortsightedness.

Christ teaches, "All ye are dearly beloved brethren.


therefore and "good" and fear
to

Be obedient
his

The organic
to

brain

is

far

too

small
is

and

too
at.

Ghosts."

Jesus urges his devotees


heartfelt
shall

contemptible, to completely comprehend what nature

driving

PRAY
is

for deliverance.

Darwin gently intimates

What
versa.

appears

be wrong

to us,

may be

right in nature,

and vice

belief in the eat"

Law

of Battle.

"He who

will not

work, neither
will

he

the Apostolic pronunciamento.


is

"He who

not fight,

We
than

can no more establish an infallible system of ethics,


establish infallible systems of religion, philosophy or

neither can he eat"


"It is

Nature's savage logic.


is

we can

more

blest to give than to receive"


It is

the

vacuous

politics. All the

Universe

is

in a state of flux,

and men are but a

baby-prattle of the Pastor.


is

more

blest to capture than to receive,

swarm

of querulous, heat-evolved insectivores, living aimlessly on

ordinary

Common

Sense.

the top of a floating cork, that whirls and darts and rolls over and

He who
the conduct of

denies man's right to exploit

man, impeaches, not


or the Israelite?

man, but the order of nature.


is

over and over; amid the scum and froth and slime of a boihng bubbling Alembic. Within his own sphere individual man is, and

Who

then

right

the Anglo-Saxon

The

ought

to

be the supreme determinant. Outside of

that

sphere he

wonder-worker? The Western thinker or the Eastern dreamer? Which is the True Faith: Japhet's logic or Shem's Fabulism?
scientists of the oratorical

knows

absolutely nothing

and philosophy

less

than nothing.

As

for the prophets of Futurity,

Bel, and Ishtar,

down

to Christ,

from the days of Guatama, Mahomet, Peter, Luther, Calvin,

and Bringham Young; they have been strident 'deceivers all' working on the emotional credulity of women and doltish
rabbles.

A false
Many

teacher

may

be earnestly and honorably sincere in

Common-sense provides no
Wrong. "All moral philosophy
is

precise solution of Right or


false

all his theoria,

but that does not necessarily demonstrate intrinsic


false prophets

and vain," for

man

is

divinity.

have been murdered (because of

their

unhmited. In the realm of Ethics, most modern wiselings are fanatical and unreasonable bigots. They really believe that Ethical
Principles are as a house built on a rock; whereas 'the House'
is

opinions) besides Jesus of Nazareth, Judea; and Smith of


Illinois.

The execution
clamor)
is

of the founder of

Nauvoo, Morraonism (inspired by


is

an

political

an exact parallel to the execution of the founder

unfounded hypothesis, and

'the

Rock' non

existent.

of Christianity (inspired by priestly clamor). The point

neither
or

Good and
Realities but

Evil liveth only in men's minds.

They

are not

shooting nor crucifixion are satisfactory proofs of divinity


probity.

shadows

credos ghosts and only


in

the

maddest of

the

mad worship their own Shade. What is Right what is Wrong? These elemental
have been asked
every age, and every age

Right and Wrong, like


for the goose

Up

and Down, East and West, are

relative terms, without any fixed or finite


is

interrogatories

not always good for the

good gander. Newfoundland lies


is

meaning. What

122

123

MiGHT

IS

RJGHT

THE

CS-liEF

END OF

IVlANi-OOD-IVlATERiAL

SUCCESS

East from Chicago, but West from Berlin. All depends upon the
point of view. Consequently what

on the standards of Victory, and Wrong on the draggled rags of Lost


Causes.

may

be

'right' in

one age may,

in

another age, be wholly 'wrong.'


In ancient

Rome

it

was considered the height of impiety,

the

"When Brennus, commander of the ancient Gauls, attacked Clusians, a Roman ambassador protested, asking 'what offense

heresy, and treason, for free born citizens to adore a circumcised

modern Europe and America, it is considered pious commendable to do so. Even what is right to one man, under one set of circumstances, may be utterly wrong to the same man under a different set of circumstances. Cromwell as colonel of the
Asiatic; but in

have the Clusians, given you?' Brennus laughed at the question, and replied: 'Their offense is the refusal they make to divide the
country with me.
that the people of Alba, the Fidenians and Ardeans gave you; and lately the Vienians, the Falisci, and the Volsci. To avenge yourselves, you took up arms and
It is

and fashionable and highly

the

same offense

washed your
their houses,
this

injury in their blood; you

Ironsides, thought regal absolutism the essence of


as President of the Republic, he defended
it

all

diabolism; but

and laid waste

their

subdued the people, pillaged cities and their countries; and in

(in

himself)

as 'a
'rebels'

crowning mercy.'

you did no wrong or injustice; you obeyed the most ancient laws, which gave to the Strong the possessions of the Weak; the
sovereign law of nature, that begins with the gods and ends with the animals. Suppress therefore O Romans, your pity for the Clusians.

When Government
that
is

soldiers shoot

called 'a glorious victory' but

down American when Government

soldiers

shot Colonial rebels during the

Red Flag

Riots (inaugural of the

Compassion
oppress.'
"

is

yet

unknown

to the Gauls;

do not

inspire

War

of Independence) that

is

conventionally labelled

'wicked

the sentiments, lest they should have compassion upon those

them with you

massacre.'

When

band of rich men plunder the poor,

that

is

business
if

History

is

full

of similar logic. Brutus for mstance,


(his friend

who

shrewdness, practical statesmanship, or financial integrity; but

poindered Julius Cccser

and benefactor), has always

bands of poor

men plunder

the rich, that

is

larceny, burglary,
is

been held up
all';

to

public estimation as 'the noblest

Roman
is

of them

highway robbery, and


murder; but when he
fastens
that
is

rebellion.

When

the

Anglo-Saxon invader
in

cooped-up and slaughtered

in India, that is

mutiny and red-handed


battalions, or
into ribbons,

whereas Booth, who slew Abraham Lincoln, and at all times, spoken of as a malevolent assassin.

everywhere

mows down

the sepoys

The operation of
the written

the

'Law'

itself, is

also an apt illustration

them

to the

muzzles of cannon and blows them

of the paradoxical nature of Right and Wrong. Citizens

who

break

upholding the majesty of


l<ill

Law

and of Order.

When Cuban
it

law are hauled before judges, inquisitorially crossfor long years in State

gueirillas

Spaniards,

all

American papers describe


kill

as 'war'
that
is

examined, and chained

dungeons; but the

but

when

the

Spaniards retaliate and

the

Cubans,

statesmen and legislators

may

sell their

country for gold, and break


without the least fear
is

'horrible butcheries
glorified (in

by General Weyler.' Spanish cut-throats are

every statute law and constitution

in the land;

Spain) as dashing heroes, and the

Cuban

patriots

of legal intimidation. Indeed the approbation of the State,


sufficient

all-

described as brigands, outlaws, and brutal Negro Murderers. All

nowadays

to

sanctify

any crmie

even

the

most

depends on the point of view.


Victory sanctifies. In the realm of abstract Ethics there
other Fact
is

abominable. In

this particular (of granting absolution) the State is

no

gradually supplanting and absorbing the Church.

upon which
is

the plain

man can

finally

make up

his

mind.

(The protesters of the past demolished the infallible


imperialism of clericals over religio-individual thought; and the
Protestantism of the future must demolish the insolent dictatorship

As

far as

Sociology

concerned, ethical principles are decided by

the shock of contending armies. Right has always been

emblazoned

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125

MIGHT IS RIGHT
of Politicals over private judgement, and the development of
Personality.)

T!^E

CHIEF END OF

MANHOOD -MATERIAL SUCCESS

steals a horse or a steer, he is

lynched

(if

captured) as an 'enemy of

society' but

if

he steals the value of a million horses by wrecking a


is

All 'good christian


as a

men' regard

the judicial

murder of Jesus

savings bank; he

straightway

made

a Senator or Knighted.
it's

It is

crime of the blackest dye, but they chant church-paeans of joy over Jael 's murder of Sisera, and the assassination of Eglon King of

criminal act to burglarize another man's house, but

'enlarging

our markets' to steal Texas

from the Mexicans; Alsace and


that all the greatest statesmen

Moab,

etc. It is not

very long ago since Catholic and Protestant

Lorainne from the French; Egypt from the Turks; or Madagascar

idolaters, mutually roasted each other

ahve

'for the glory of

God

from the Hovas. The


are
in

fact

is,

and

and the uplifting of


themselves right,

Holy Name.' Each side proclaimed with rack and thumbscrew, and other little
his
still

kings have been (most commendably) the Higher Criminals.

Wars

marauding expeditions and


Slay one

all

kingship and property originates

instruments of persuasion. Protestants

think

it

a crime and a

Warfare.

scandal to worship the mother of their God; but Catholics consider


it

right and proper to deify the

Hebrew maid, who remained


is

maid

Slay a million
general.

man (in order to rob him) and you are a murderer. men (in order to rob them) and you are a renowned
are a felonious ruffian, but
rival nations,

(what a paradox?) after horning a son.

Annex from one person and you


the Exchequer;

To

eat pork

and beans

frightfully

wicked for
is

a Jew, but

annex from the whole population, or from

and you are

passable for a cultured Bostonian. To drink whiskey

iniquity to a

Turk, but exhilarating to a Scotlander. Roast beef


to

is

goodly dish

an English 'barbarian,' but famine-stricken orthodox Hindoos


rather

die

than

taste

thereof.

Duelling

is

honorable

in

some
The

Chairman of Ways and Means; or decorated with the grand cross of the Legion of Honor. Maraud direct for your own profit, and you are a heinous rascal, counterfeiter, forger, bandit; but maraud indirect, 'on public service

made Chancellor of

countries but dishonorable in others. So also pugilism, private

only'

and you are proclaimed "our opulent fellow-citizen and Take from the peasantry even an infinitesimal proportion of

revenge, tyrannicide, bull-fighting, regicide, and

warfare.

distinguished patriot."

Quakers, Anarchists, and Young Men's Christian Associations, are unceasingly railing against 'war and all its horrors,' whereas there
are not a few benighted infidels, (including the author)

their petty property,

and they

will

lynch you as a lazy thievish

who

regard

tramp; but take two-thirds of their harvests by law and rule (rent,
interest or tax assessments)

war

as nature's Greatest Prophylactic.

and they

will turn

out

in the

middle of
it

Polygamy

is

'wrong'

in

England and America, but


Europe and among
all

the night, to cheer

you

in

your steam-horsed palace

car, as

whirls

monogamy
by the
tribes,

is

righteousness, and polyandry 'right' (being licensed

through their 'God forsaken' villages.

State);

whereas
is

in eastern

'savage'

To

'steal the

goose from off the

common'

is

awful

i"ascality,

polyandry
In

iniquity;

polygamy blessedness;
stealing

and

but 'to steal the

monogamy vileness
ancient
if

common from
down Holy

the goose' is splendid statesmanship.

Men who
was considered highly
America. Solon places

write

Fables in books are called Apostles of

Lacadasmon

God, or canonized

as saints; but

men who

tell

regulation lies in the

meritorious
theft

not found out, as in

modem

ordinary course of business are popularly supposed to be wicked

among

the professions, and

he knew what he was doing.


the different kinds of hunting.

and ungodly scamps. The delightful story-teller


a gifted author; but the plain blunt writer

who
is

prints

Aristotle includes 'robbery'

among

pleasing yarn, coined out of his alcoholic imagination,

known

as

There was no hypocrisy about these classical authors. They called a spade a spade, and searched Nature (not libraries) for facts,
(Herein
is

who

interprets Facts

and

proclaims them openly,

is

an incarnation of iniquity, madness,


is

the secret of their genius

and undying renown.)

If a

man

blasphemy a veritable Apolly on, Satan. "What

one man's meat

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127

mrCHT iS RIGHT
is

THE

C!-!SEF

END OF MANS-iOOD-IViATERSAL SUCCESS

another man's poison."

Again, he

God'

is

who prevaricates in a everywhere known as a Doctor


as a perjured villain.

pulpit for 'the Glory of

a beggardom of rules and regulations. He who disobeys 'the commandments' becomes himself a Commandment-Maker; that is

of Divinity, but he
is

who

to say, a ruler

over the minds and bodies and property of inferior


is

bears false witness in an ordinary Court of Justice,

universally

organisms. Obedience
is

characteristic of the menial.


is

Disobedience
all

condemned
It is

the

stamp of the hero. "Man

the

measure of

things."

questionable

if

there

is

one codified crime

that

would

(Protagoras)

be considered a crime in every land on earth. Just as there are a

thousand different icons and ideals of god, so there are a thousand


mutually repellent views of Right and Wrong. Every climate, every
nation, every

"He who takes no initiative, and determines no however intelligent and trustworthy, plays a subordinate
All great deeds
are
the
result,

issues,

part."*

not of Majority Votes, but

of

community, has
are
as

its

own

notion of what Virtue means.

Individual Activity.

Moral Dogmas
always
sense

manufactured

to suit the occasion,

and are
are

Every man

used

instruments

of intimidation.

They

not

more than
into
a

harmony with, or based upon Nature; except in the is natural. Biologically and historically "there is nothing either Right or Wrong, but thinking considered
necessarily in
that

who is free (and freedom means something mere privilege of dropping regulation pieces of print Majority Box) should judge 'all things' by his own
the

Fraud

personality.

He should

regard himself as the measuring rod

the

determinant

makes
itself.

it

so."

and carefully abstain from blindly adopting other men's measurements, without personal verification
unit of value,

the

Every age and nation must interpret Right and Wrong for

and reasonable

tests.

So must every man.

It is

each man's manifest duty

to invent

The
nation,
is

easiest

way

for a

band of public robbers


currency,
to

to

plunder a

his

own

Ethical Credo. If he neglects this duty, and supinely


is

for

them

to issue counterfeit

(without thinking) adopts the Credo of the herd into which he


born; then his individuality
is

intrinsic values;
it

and the easiest way


it

enslave

and exchange it for Race is to wheedle


that
is

merged and lost. Other men with more personal will-power, may then set up fallacious, maladroit
twenty-four inch gauges

into,

or

impose upon
the

counterfeit Ethics,

to

say,

fraudulent standards of morality.

Dogmas counterfeit
to

and

compel him

When
subsequent

weighing scales (or measures) are

falsified, all

'conform' against his wish. They become rulers and proprietors,


is

while he descends to the position of a dependent or vassal. Here


the

permanent menace

to

freedom
the

that lies

imbedded

in all ethical,

political,

and religious Codes.


'keeps

commandments' of another, is He who curbs his own thought, to please a majority; has already lost his mental liberty. He who implicitly relies upon 'public opinion' becomes a mere marionette a bloodless dummy. Professing independence, he is
necessarily the servant of that other.
practically a prisoner in his

He who

exchange becomes marauding. Then foreclosing bankers become cattle-lifters, and machine politicians develop into pirates. Thus it happeneth that the words 'politician' and 'thief are now interchangeable terms; more especially in America, France, and Australia. "Government is the Great Blackmailer."
7

Better far, for a free animal to be killed outright, than

to

be

own domain.
deciding and doing

mastered, subordinated, and enchained.

The
initiative

pride of
in

life is in

in

taking the

Mentally, morally, physically, a full-grown

man should

not

obeying the dictation of others. He


is,

who

'keeps

the

commandments'

and must always remain a subordinate

in

* Admiral Walker, U.S.N.

in

Forum. Dec, 1896.

128

129

miGHT IS RIGHT
swear allegiance
rule-of-conduct.
to

THE CHIEF END OF IViANS^OOD-IVlATERSAL SUCCESS

no extraneous moralism, custom, or


to take a special pride in

arbitrary

and

tide

seem

propitiatory)
I say,

to

overwhelm and destroy

their

He ought own individuaUty; independent of all other men whatsoever. In the maxim "union is strength" there lies an abiding fallacy. Very often, in practical affairs, he is greatest who stands most apart. "Every man for himself is the law of life. Every man for an Institution, a God, or a Dogma, is the law of death. "Mind your own business" is a line of thought very much neglected in this infirm age; when
developing his
every sodden degenerate fancies that
it

dictation.

"Get there!"

get there!

Get there at

any cost!

Be thou a True Knight. Save thyself by thine own deeds. If man wound you on one cheek, lay him low smite him hip and
is

thigh. Self preservation

the first law of thy being.

Hate for hate,


I

and ruth for ruth

scorn for scorn, and tooth for tooth. Get there,


Get
there at any cost!
his

say! Get

there!

Let him no longer boast of


with his Dear-Ones,

bravery

who merely weeps


known
to

is

his 'business' to be

every

when

his

Dear-Ones weep for bread. The

other degenerate's keeper, guardian, and nurse. Cain's wrathful


retort

gallant and the brave, have never yet been

want

for

"am I my

brother's keeper?" contains a far reaching practical


is

anything.

Women

shed

tears;

men

shed blood. Cowards serve

philosophy, that

deserving of calm consideration,

in the light

of

masters. Bold

men make
their

themselves Masters.

contemporary

socialistic

maladjustments

and

biologic

When

passing through the Valley of Humiliation, slaves and


sores,

evolutionism. Only the terrorized repent. But non-moralists found


families, build cities, rule the earth and laugh at the Gods.

dastards, exposing

sob aloud for consolation

and

sympathy. Brave
conquest.

men

stand

apart

and ponder vengeance or

Each individual should think

as

he pleases

as

'the spirit

moves him'
do the only
limit

without the least respect for

what others think or

limit to his actions being (of course) the materialized

Majority-Box despotism can only be maintained, by making a sudden and violent


is

The

fear of death

the beginning of Slavery.

opposition he actually meets with; for the Strong are the natural

death

its

final sanction. 'Civilized'


is

of the Strong.

No one

is

bound

to

obey another

(or a majority)
at all times,

death, and as long as that

so, those

men are terrorized at the idea of who wield sudden death in the
Hence
a

except 'the other' can coerce obedience; and to do that

hollow of their hand


of disciplined

are masters of the world.


(if

small body
are

under

all

circumstances, would be

terribly

troublesome, expensive,

fighters

protected by

the

death penalty)

and dangerous.

capable of dominating a nation of ten thousand times their number.

When
that

actualized

antagonism

is

met with,

it

is

every

Hence
principle,
all

also, in

accordance with the 'fight-fire-with-fire'


aiming at the destruction of

dauntless man's business to surmount it if he can. Should he find

secret

associations

beyond

his strength (or the

massed power of

his friends

and

established tyrannies, in Church or State, have ever been organized

supporters), then death or submission are the only reasonable


alternatives. If he has not the nerve to fall (as the
fell at Pistoria*),

(from the most ancient times) upon a 'death penalty' basis.


successful, these societies

When
turn;

maligned Catiline

become 'Government'

in

their

then he and his posterity to the third and fourth

merely re-forming as defence forces instead of aggressive forces.

generation must sink to subjectivity.


If

On
to

this

account the inner workings of 'government' are unknown

he

is

coerced by superior Strength (or strategy) into

the outer world.

temporary

retreat;

he then owes no allegiance whatever

to

his

Every ministerial Cabinet


officials are

is

oath-bound and
a

all

the higher

triumphant adversaries; and he should be ever ready (when time

pledged and obligated under

death penalty, to the

most
*
"Alt

strict

secrecy. Indeed under the cover of Popular Government,

the Financial

Empire of

the

World

is

an established Fact.

wounded

in

from; not a man taken


."

alive; Catiline himself

gasping out his

life,

ringed round with corpses of his foenien

SALLUST.
130

131

MiGHT

IS

RIGHT

THE CHIEF END OF MANHOOD -MATERiAL SUCCESS

left to

University professors and Sunday school divines.


at

They

are

No man

has (or ever had) any inherent

right to the use of

adepts

clothing

their

mental nudity

in

clouds of wondrous

the earth; nor to personal independence; nor to property, nor to

verbosity.

wives, nor to liberty of speech; nor to freedom of thought; nor to

Right,

in its

broadest and deepest sense can be logically


as

anything except he can (by himself or in conjuction with his


assert his 'rights'
'rights,'

allies)

defined

however,

the

manifestations

of

solar

energy,

by Power. What are

(in

popular parlance) called

materialized through
that
is

human thought and thew, upon

Battlefields

are really 'spoil'


a
'right'

the

prerogatives of formerly exerted

to say, in Nature's

Might; but

lapses

immediately,
of

when

those

who

are
it.

victory establishes rightness.

Supreme Court. Might is victory and Might is cosmic power in chemic


sphere)
prevail.
it is

enjoying

it,

become incapable
all

further

maintaining

operation; and
legs.

Man

(in his

own

is

heliocentric force on two

Consequently
be abrogated

'rights' are

as transient as

morning rainbows,

Might
It

is

mighty and must

international treaties, or clauses in a


at

temporary armistice. They

may

does prevail, for verily


is

as the

Law

of Gravitation-

any moment, by any one of the contracting parties,


incarnated Right, and

Nay! It

the law of Gravitation.

holding the necessary Power.

Broadly speaking therefore, Might


rights are

is

for

metamorphosed mights. Power and Justice are synonyms; Might is mighty and does prevail. They who possess the

All

arbitrary

rules

of Right

and

Wrong

are

insolent

undisputable Might (be they one, ten, or ten million)

may

and do
is

invasions of personal liberty.

proclaim the Right. Government

is

founded on property, property


is

maintain his manhood, must ignore them and abandon them, wherever and whenever
possible; except he has investigated

He who would

founded on conquest, and conquest

founded on

Power and

them paralleled them


to

with

Power
as

is

founded on brain and brawn

on Organic Animality. Just


masterful animals

Nature, and without coercion agrees


vivendi. If he accepts
load, that
is

abide thereby as a modushis life-long

parents dictate right


right to millions

to their children, so

them (on other conditions) as


is

dictate

and millions of sodden-livered, babyrulers are the

his
it

funeral. If he

eager to handicap himself or

minded men. Monarchic


representative

gaudy jumping-jacks, and

commit
simply
dead.

institutions

the

tax

gathering

mechanism

of the

Mighty-Ones. Banks and safe-deposits are


"There

their treasure-stores,

and

why shouldn't he? That is his own business. A sensible man should never conform to any rule or custom because has been highly commended by others, alive or
suicide,

armies and navies their sentinels, executioners, watchmen.


is

If

they are alive he should suspect their motives. If dead they

much

to

be said for the opinion" writes Professor


to render

are out of Court.

He

should be a law unto himself


to

in all things;

Huxley, "that Force effectually and thoroughly used, so as

otherwise he permits himself

be demonetized to the level of a

further opposition useless, establishes an ownership that should be

domestic animal.

recognized as soon as possible" Professor Jevons expresses a


parallel

The

real

"The thought;
right'

first

step

must be,

to rid

our minds of the

determine his

man must depend upon himself absolutely, own ends, decide his own plan of campaign; and
if it

idea that there are such things as abstract rights." 'Spiritual right'

savagely resent any authoritarian interference; (especially


the

takes

and 'moral

cannot possibly be explained, because they are

form of

socialistic officialism).
all

He must

be resolutely on his

merely verbalisms without solid substance. They are not even

defence, against

those meddlesome 'dogs'

who

dare to impose

shadow implies a materialized actuality. It is somewhat difficult to define what is non-existent. That task may be
shadows; for
a

their squalid ideals


It

upon

his private or public life.

would be well

for

him

also to be a thorough-going and

132

133

MIGHT S RtGHT
dangerous adversary; as well as an unswerving friend. To his

THE

Ci-!1EF

END OF IVIANHOOD-IViATERiAL SUCCESS

He who

acts

upon

self-denial principles in his dealings with

foemen he should be
days of
difficulty,

as pitiless as 'the gods' to his friends in all

rival carnivores casts himself

down

that they

may climb over

his

and danger, he should be,


say be

as

'an

army with

prostrate personality to their success.

He
a

abdicates his inherent


or any

banners.'

royalty
I

who bends

before any
is

human being
crime
in

Therefore
fearless,

tenacious,

manly! be both manly and wise! Be resolute, and bold; for (as Von Clausewitz
"boldness,
directed

but his own. Humbleness


virtue in a menial.
all

man, though

human dogma it may be a


to

sagaciously
intelligence
is

insists),

by

an

overruling

the

The 'modest' man permits his rivals High Places and make him their footstool nay,

occupy

their very

the brand of the hero."


in this

doormat.
is

A man's first duty


tendrils

world

to himself,

and the word


their

Of
even
try

course there are certain Higher Laws, which no one can


rebel against, without being quietly executed.

'himself includes those near and dear ones,


around
his heart,

who have twined


hand, he
is is

to

The

man's kindred are part of himself.


fighting for his

He

transgressor of a natural Ordinance

may

think he has escaped, even

should not forget that

when
is

own

fighting

while the noose-knot

is

under

his chin

and the bolt about to be


a

for them, ffis strength

their rampart.

Their strength

his glory.

sprung. Nature has a very long


'city

arm and

vengeful one.

The family and the individual are a unit. Henry Watterson, an insolent

of the

plain'

has

been incinerated, besides

Many a Sodom and

editor

of
St.

the

New

Dispensation, on a studied oration before the Wall

Board of

Gomorrah. Individual transgressors of nature are always driven mad; and nations that organize defiance of the nature of their being,

Trade, thus brazenly re-voices the divine-right of

"We are over the fates of men:


Ignatius

Communalism

to

teach the lesson that the citizen

become regimented hordes of incoherent manlings, sootily perspiring downward to their 'heaven' dancing the dance of death,
shrieking the songs of 'Progress.' Observe for example the working
classes

exists for the

government, not the government for the citizen."

Loyolas; Calvins; Dukes of Alva; Torquemadas;


in

and

of civilization
their

and the utter lunacy of

their

doings.
are

Piuses by the score; have been equally eloquent


parallel diabolical

expounding

Undoubtedly

god has struck them blind or mayhap they

sophisms. For ages those Destroyers of Liberty

'possessed of a devil.' Certainly they are not sane.


at

proclaimed that the individual existed for the Holy Church; not the

hand when they shall cry

The day is near out with shame "O, would that we were
perfected, to perform the

Holy Church
fragments as
maintained.
Infallibility,

for

the

individual.

However

the

despotism of

dead!"

socialistic-sacerdotalism has
it

been thoroughly tamed

blown

to

were; and the right of private judgment fully

As rapidly as machinery can be work now being done by these animals;


with,'

they are being 'dispensed

Its

cunning recrudescence under the guise of State


the Jesuits of journalistic Diablerie

tuned

adrift in hordes to find fodder

and

shelter as best they

by

must be met
its

as

can.

resolutely,

and smashed as savagely

relentlessly, as

informal

but as yet

Hiredmen are rapidly becoming cheaper than horses and dogs, somewhat dearer than electric motors and steam engines.

theocratic prototype.

The majesty

of the hidividual

first,

foremost,
us,

and above

all

things. 'Hell's blazes' are realized

among

when

The average workman therefore feels instinctively that his 'virtues' may not, after all, preserve his throat from the knife that is to say,
from
in

'the individual withers

and the State grows more and more.'


ideal triumph, every

the logical

consequences of
His

his

own, or
calls

his forefathers' defeat

Should then Wattersonian


risk of

man who
be

the struggle.

'virtues' (as

he

them, poor devil) are

then dares to open his mouth (except to extol Authority) will run the

extreme laboriousness, extreme


religious credulity

docility,

extreme poliucal and

having streams of lead pumped into

it,

as a gentle hint to

together with extreme pusillanimity in his own


Power
requires these hordes of slave-hirelings.
135

constitutional.

defence.

As long

as

134

MIGHT IS RICHT
they will be provided with enough necessaries to keep themselves in proper trim; but when their Labor Force is no longer a profitable

Ti^E CHIEF

END OF

IVlANI^OOD-IVlATERiAL

SUCCESS

investment, they will assuredly be eliminated.* Why should prisoners of war be kept alive

expense; when

it

anyhow becomes cheaper and more convenient,

at

vast

to turn

them adrift to
time? Already

perish as valueless stock perish on ranges in winter

many

of these 'freeborn citizens' are cutting their

throats daily in despair, at being unable to find a master. Millions

are slowly drugging themselves with succulent poisons, in the

shape of alcoholic and other stimulants. Scientific


established
increasing by leaps and bounds.
is

sterilization

is

an

custom; infanticide a regular trade;

and celibacy
world
are
a

The

fact

is

that the industrial

run on

business

principles

and

'business

principles'

synonym

for

'woe

to the

vanquished,' 'hell takes the hindmost,'


is

'the survival of the fittest' and 'might

right.'

Right, like water, finds

its

own

level.

Man's consent
It is

is

not
It

necessary to the operations of Natural Forces.


is

not required.

He is like unto a patient strapped firmly on a dissecting table. He may feel the surgeon's lance sinking through his quivering flesh he may shiver in terror and break out into a cold sweat he may groan in convulsive agony and pray to his
not even asked.
Idol

but, he cannot escape.


Knowing
all this,

why

not

let

Nature alone

to

work out her


try to

Let the cowardly and the vile die off let them annihilate
themselves:

own

silent

ends?

Why

should communities of creeping-things

that

is

the logic of the spheres.

The atmosphere of
its

safe-guard

their

incapables?

Why

obstruct

the

drastic

and

this terrestrial ball will

be purer, when these 'heavy laden souls' are


surface, for the

significant removal of corrupt organisms?

were

clearly

made

to

be crucified

The Jesus type of men and flogged. The Buddha type

gone; and there will be elbow-room upon


regeneration of Purity and Cleanliness of

mind and

body.

were (evidently) born to die of pestilence and famine poor, weak, cowardly swarms of rotting vermin that they are! Behold them in
the distance there, with their ribs sticking through their hides,

At the banquet of life, let no seat be reserved for those who cannot win it who cannot break into the enchanted circle, by force of character and force of deeds. [See page 14.] The impotent and the

accepting with doleful thankfulness the alms of their Conquerors.

brainless,

who

call

themselves 'the righteous' are better dead


better for their successors.
Is it

Brahma!
Behold

Buddha!

Confucius!

Juggernaut!

Christ!

anyhow better for themselves, and


and

Your glorious handiwork!

not the height of madness, for communities to deliberately nourish


foster the bacteria of hereditary degeneration?

'The muzzles of the repealing rifles pointed at their heads, had a quieting effect on the
tniriers;'

Daily Paper

136

137

IWJGHT IS RIGHT

THE CHiEF END OF MANHOOD-IVIATERIAL SUCCESS

Superiority can only be decided by Battle. Conflict


infallible

is

an

Aye, thrice cursed are the believers in Right and


for they are

method

of Selection and Rejection. Evolution has no end.

the erring ones.

Wrong

That

undoubtedly, the logical deduction of Darwin's famous pronouncement: "If he (man) is to advance still higher, it is to be
is

feared that he must remain subject to a severe struggle. Otherwise he would sink into indolence; and the more gifted men would not

be more successful than the less gifted." only Incoherents of subjective will-power or of servile extraction (bottle-fed beings as it were) that even dream of an 'ordered state of society' wherein Right and Wrong (or personal
It is

Attraction and gravitation holds the stars their courses and (upon exactly the same general operative method)

all

human

and disintegrated effective manifestations of derivative solar heat and power.

swarms and animal herds,


Strong-Men
are

are integrated

by

magnetized
concentrated

incarnations
electricity.

merit) can be decisively decided upon other than biological


principles.

energy

dynamos

of primordial

of

There

is

Hebrew decadents harped upon


Universal Peace, Equality, Justice,

this

fool-thought

of

and Fair Play for ages; but have


and submission under

they not been a pestilent tribe of un-warlike slaves from their

leprous beginning?

The

'virtue' of patience

intolerable Injustice. All their gyrating prophets scream, and sob,

mysterious, almost magical charm about the personality of True Greatness. Lesser men are attracted to their Natural Chiefs as steel shavings are drawn to the lodestone. This peculiar attractive force is hardly ever seen (except spasmodically) in physical weaklings. It seems to develop only in animals of unusual vitality men with plenty of 'devil' in them.

over the wholesale failure of epileptoid ethical standards; and insanely proclaim a 'good' time coming; when every Israelite 'shall recline under his own vine and fig tree, with no one to make

and

yell

Physical

of the brain cells

being

pumped
or out of

The nutriment derived from the blood-corpuscles perpetually into it by the heart's action. If the pump valves are
is

power

is

the basis of mental power.

him afraid.' How delightful? Moses, Matthew, Luke, and John, were all squalid Jews, and rhapsodical Communards. Those Hebrew breeders of desolation LaSalle, Dr. Alder, Jacobi, Karl Marx, are modernized transplanted Essenes
Jesus, Isaiah,

Peter Mark,

weak
is

gear- if
if

the food stream


is

is

impure

disordered

if

the

stomach

the liver
is

corrupt; then the brain

congested or the lungs decaying and starved, drugged, poisoned, while all the

thoughts

Ebionites.

Hence
moral injunctions,
all

germinate therein are feeble, unnatural, impure. the rolling stream of literary filth that the Zolas and the
that

All
infernalisms

millennialisms;

are

arbitrary

the
is

results

of crafty

hypnotic suggestion. Their


reason and individual

secret object

the overthrow of

human
alias

bible-boomers, the poetlings, and the 'eminent savants,' keep pouring out upon generations of men, soaked for ages in similar intellectual sewerage.

independence; in order to establish a vast bedlamite penitentiary to


be called 'God's kingdom on earth'
blast.'

'pandemonium

in

full

Hence also the remarkable fact, that neither Great Men nor Great Heroisms are ever town bred. Cities are impure in thought,
word, and deed; and nothing
that
is

noble can ever evolve therein.

The

fact

is.

Humanity

is

going stark staring

mad
it

in

consequence of having eaten the


tree, 'the tree of the

fruit that

grows on
evil.'

that devilish
is to

They They

knowledge of good and


it

Luscious

look upon

pleasant

is

to the palate,

but a deadly atropine

kjokken-moddings of the world. shameful and base, in religion, politics, sociology, and law. Lupanars of organized abomination are they! -where the infamous prostitute and the still more infamous
are matrixes of
all

are the refuse heaps

the

that is

cunning poison lurks

in its core.

Cursed are they

that eat thereof.

editor poison the air, side by side; spreading abroad their leprous

138

139

WilCHT fS RIGHT

THE CHEF END OF

lViAN!-?OOD-IViATERlAL

SUCCESS

contagion with every wind that blows. Would that I were a Nero and could play the fiddle! But after all perhaps, it would be a waste
of matches and good cat-gut.

Star lite

is

known

to

be an emanation of primeval plutonic


is

energy.

Our planetary system

like

unto one whirling mote

(among countless myriads)

in a vitalized

sunbeam. Our earth

is

Great

men

can only evolve from out of an environment of

comparative

They come from the mountains and the forest clearings. They grow to maturity with the storm beating upon, and the rains dripping adown them. First,
personal

independence.

by-product of secondary cyclonic rage. The sun itself (the powerhouse of our world) is materialized heat-force in active
operation;

manifestmg
life.

itself as

warmth,

light,

motion, electricity, and animal

warring

against the

rivalry

of the elements, they


in after life, for

develop the

tremendous motor-power necessary


of man-herds.

the mastership

Entering

into

the

centres

of semi-moribund

civilizations, they straightway take the lead as a matter of natural


right.

Man's body and sustenance is derived, directly or indirectly from the Sun. By it he lives, dies, and has his being. Let heliocentric force be withdrawn for an instant, and all life straightway disappears. Thus everywhere, throughout 'Eternity,'
under
active
all

They become

rulers, chancellors, kings, conquerors, electric


toil

batteries, dynamos. Slave-bred swarms

at their
it

bidding, with

all that

circumstances and at all times; this world, all worlds, and creeps thereon are driven, inspired, vitalized, and guided by

zealous contentment and rivals are cast down, as


of the wrist.'

were, by a 'turn

operating Force.
is

Everywhere

it

is

Might

that

governs,

feebleness that
is

Their smile
is

wealth and honor

to lesser

men their frown


If
is

governed, attracted, repelled, controlled.

poverty, outlawry, or the bow-string. Second-class animals gather

around them, and are used up as satraps, governors, lieutenants. a nation is under process of exploitation, revolts, the revoU
suppressed hy
then are they overthrown; and leaders of Revolt rule
stead

Force propels iron-ribbed reindeers of the sea and hurls them plunging through the grey green surges. Force whirls the loaded freight cars over prairie, range, and river. Force hauls-up

from

force. If established rulers are incapable of that task,


in

deep sunk mines, cast treasures of gold, iron, silver, and coal. Force rolls the red-glowing metal ingots into titanic shapes.
the

their

Force sows the seed, ploughs the


corn,

as
their

matter of course. Rulers' control depends absolutely

upon

Might.

When
is

unable any longer

to

wield the 'death

field, reaps the grain, threshes the the stone, shapes the girders, bridges rivers, mows down forests, builds cities, writes the book inspires it, prints it, defends

hews

penalty,' their

power

departed.

The French

aristocracy originated

it.

in the savage deeds of fierce, long-haired, battle bred Franks; and

their effeminate

descendants

were
to

by Grim Provincials

who came

overwhelmed and guillotined Paris, hungry for money, power

Even 'the music of the spheres' is the vibrant roar of warring elements, chanting the Gloria of Power.
If

Force

is

the "all in all" of the planetary systems and of the


it

and renown.
In the regions of stellar Space similar

animal world,

may

not also be the open-sesame of sociology

phenomena may be
in contact

the primeval principle that governs, (and

must continue
Is
it

to

govern)

noted. That sun-star with the strongest attractive power, whirls

the relations of tribe to tribe and

man

to

man?

not the gospel of

other and lesser stars around


a
rival

it

until finally

it

comes

with

antiquity, as well as the logical reducto of

rolling
it

mass of greater magnitude and attractiveness,


absorbed and loses
to
its

Whether
military

in

To-day? mortgaged republics, pawned monarchies, or

whereupon

is
is

individuality.

What
is

the

law
the

hypothecated despotisms, the Sword

Power (that
is

is

to say, the

of gravitation

matter and motion, the law of Might


this

is in

power the clubbing power)


Sesostris;
the

the ultimate ipse DrxtT


it

in

province of sociology. In
significance embedded.

analogy

there

illimitable

the measuring-out of right and wrong.


fierce

As

was

in the

days of the

devastating

Genghis;

the

venturesome

140

141

MIGHT IS RIGHT
Charlemagne; so
is it

T!-!E

CHIEF END

OF MANHOOD -MATERIAL SUCCESS

even now. In

all

industrial relations,
is

Might
it

is

tumultuous

strife

'monarch of

all it

surveys.' Authority

Authority, though

may
a

between the Debtor and the Creditor classes in


the
are

take on a thousand diverse forms.

What

is

the elemental difference

modern America, is an exact duplicate of what happened in Greco-Roman world. Modern leaders, however, (on both sides)

between

Roman mandamus,

a Turkish firman, a
in

Russian ukase,

poor miserable weaklings, compared with the chiefs of Antiquity.

'Supreme' Court injunction, or an Order

Chancery? They

are

Mere

exact synonyms. Whatever their salient phraseology

may

be; in

operation they are visible manifestations of Imperial Power-of

Sceptred Majesty.
disguise
this

No

infants are they, delighting in toys and lullabies -seeing, they see not; hearing, they hear not; minds have they, but they know not; laughing and prattling they say naught most eloquently. To

them

sacerdotal
is

sophistry

can permanently

their petty provincial cradle

is

the Universe,

and

their

hves an

fact;

and what
it.

more important, no emotional


itself. It is
it is

aimless wandering in the land

o'

dreams.

demagoguery can remove


Authority
is

not an evil in

as natural for

men

of

Power

to rule

Feeble multitudes, as

for the lion to eat the lamb.


real

When

The men who talk of permanently reconciling conflicting world-wide energies, are wasting their breath for naught. Compromise is out of the question (now as of old) except as a
temporary expedient. The rich and the poor are both inevitable natural products and complements of each other like the opposing
currents in an electric battery.
It is

any nation, or class of men possess no

might,

it

is just

and proper

that they should be subordinated;


it

and again,
subordinate

if

they
to

develop the requisite strength

is

equally justifiable for

them
is to

the business of the rich to exploit


to

reconquer

their

former

position;

and

their
it

the poor and

it

is

equally the business of the poor

defeat and

subordinators. Evolution works through Authority but there

exploit in

their turn.

no

limitation.
(in

The penalty of defeat is tremendous. Wage-earning is modern times) the main clause in the treaty under which
defeated are permitted to exist.

the

The oppression of one class by another is always induced by the physical cowardice of the victimized; and Nature has no love for dastards whether rich or poor. Oppression is one of the necessary phases of evolution. In order therefore to insure the

is

Even-handed Justice has never existed


creation

in
is

the

animate

subordination and ultimate annihilation of lower types; the struggle


for survival

and never can. The very idea of


it

it

an absurdity.

Evolution knows

not.

Even when our


between
is

Between

beasts of burden and beasts of prey; also

all other animals. 'eminent' wiselings are predicting eras of universal peace and contentment; the contending cohorts are preparing to

imposed upon humans

as

upon

Capital and Labor there

an eternal combat. Natural enemies are

they of each other, and whichever proves the stronger must rule
for the time being; or rather, until the next Test.

is

jump
they

at

each others throats


it

things' in the future, as

of yore. Might must decide 'all has decided 'all things' in the past; and

as

The law
It

of battle

unlimited.
time.

It

does not end to-day or to-morrow.

persists for

all

teach otherwise, are either dishonest or have no real conception of the magnitude and sequence of biological

who

determinance.

Between
serfs of

the

Optimates and Populares of

Rome the

'All the world'

is

now

in

Debt and no human


(let

effort

can ever
in

Aristos and Helots of

Greece the Merchant-Kings and Nubian

suffice to repay the interest

alone the principal)

cash.

Carthage the Military Caste and the slaves of Kamack and Memphis; the same irrepressible conflict raged for long centuries that is now being waged everywhere, between the Haves and the Have-nots. Indeed the agrarian agitation, and the
142

Business

lives

under a cloud of mortgage indebtedness,

that

must

some day
bondage.

be liquidated with shot and shell, for bonds infer

All realized wealth

is

transfigured Force; and want of

it,

143

MiGHT iS RIGHT
sure

THE CHiEF END OF MANHOOD-MATERIAL SUCCESS

and degeneracy. Industrialism is the manipulation of Force by Force. Brains and muscles are part of the mechanism of gravitation. Descendants of 'prisoners-of-war' have been tramed for ages in servitude; and they make most
sign of
sterility

The
a

ideas of abstract justice, righteousness, non-resistance,


in

can find no lodgement

an uncorrupted brain. Life

is

too grim in

intelligent mechanics, specialists,

and serving-men.

meet with anything more appreciative than a good natured sarcasm. He who has to hunt for his family-dinner every forenoon (and seize land on

camp

of hunters and of warriors, for artificialism to

Capital

is

concentrated in Force, applied to the extraction


It

and storage of additional Force.


in
its

may be

operated by

its

proprietor
to

any way

that he pleases.

He

is

under no obligation to others as

He can 'do as he likes with his own' as long as he has the power. He may own the earth by its agency, if he wants to; and he may buy or sell men and nations, if
application or proprietorship.

which to build his shelter) is not over likely to enthusiastically swallow the depraved theoria of self-renunciation; or pledge unbounded allegiance to a self-appointed Ring of tax-gathers masquerading as political philanthropists. He maintains his own

inherent independent royalty, as long as he can\ and never surrenders, except before absolutely superior force. Even then he

he feels so inclined or thinks

it

profitable.
is

There

is in
is

Nature no

vows

limitless

vengeance and obhgates

his sons

and son's sons,


spoliation,

to

limit to his energies or ambitions. All that


to the design.

other

man
is

But the same principles or association of men; and

Power equal may be acted upon by any


needed

undying hatred against the domination and


conquerors.

of his

in the conflict that ensues,

fitness
rich'
less,

proved-absolutely and witliout a doubt. The 'rights of the are what they can maintain; and the 'rights of the poor' are no No bounds are set to the accumulation of property, and none
to its re-distribution. Fair-play
It
is

10

In Evolution there

is

no

finality. It is

operating always in

whatever

not even an essential or

may be established, if mutually desired by both combinations; but it may also be wholly dispensed with. In real life it is always 'dispensed with' by those who possess a preponderance
a requisite.

inferior organisms, and perpetuate more perfect types. Like the gods of Antiquity, it is both a Destructive and a Creative. The Powerful of the past were
to

some form; endeavoring

blot out

of material might.

Equality can only exist amongst equals. Civilization implies


division of labor and division of labor implies subordination and

overthrown by the more Powerful of the present; and in strict sequence, the Powerful of to-day must be overthrown by the more Powerful of to-morrow.
All

'moral'

dogmatisms and
at

religiosities,

are

positive

subordination implies injustice and inequality.


not truth!

Woe

to

me

if

speak

hindrances to the evolution of the Higher Manhood; inasmuch as

men who
blanches
with
in
its

honestly grasp

Morals, do not as energetically grasp at

At such words as these, pusillanimity


timidity

Power power

being

essentially

non-moral. Consequently the


is

mercy upon
Evil!"
In

gathers us! Christ


primitive

Idol

Halls,

supplicating "Lord have


us!

struggle between the propertied and the property less classes,


as keen as Nature evidendy intends
it

not
is

have mercy upon

Deliver

us

from

to be.

The moral man

feeble antagonist to a non-moral generalship.

He foohshly

permits

communities the Philosophy of Power is thoroughly understood and acted upon by all classes even by the
Servi.*
*
Lilin

talkative personalities, (with sharper perceptive qualities), to wield

unlimited Authority over him; under numerous plausible pretexts,

and deliberately plunder him of his Property. There is far and away too much weepful
wol-wonl of
.servonl.

Mea Culpa

about

Applied iiuUscyiinimitcly

to

mules, eiiniirhs.

slavf.s.

the average mannikin.

philoxoplicr.'i, historians, scribes,

prisoners-ofwar ami workiiiy,-callle y,enfrally.

Hence

the

woes of the world! Hence, the

144

145

MIGHT IS RIGHT
origin of the morbid craving by Dwindlings for

THE

Ci^lEF

END OF MANHOOD-MATERIAL SUCCESS

what they

call

"a
are

phrase 'Society

in

danger' be equivalent to the proclamation of a

peaceful

solution

of the

social

problem."

Weak

natures

rigid taboo or a fanatical crusade?

Why?
matter

terrorized at the idea of

what 'might happen'

in a death grapple with


if

Society

is

altogether
It is

of

convenience an

entrenched adversaries equally as strong,


themselves. That
all
is

not stronger than


are so anxious at

implement an expediency.
manufactures he
Society

the creation of

man and what man


of carnivorous

the true reason

why

rich

men

times to avoid discussion, and 'maintain the Peace' and

why

may modify or destroy. may be defined as an agglomeration

poor

men

'hunger with fatness around them, and thirst while the

waters flow near; for

the Law

and the Gospel hath damned them,


fear.'

and dulled

all their

senses with

and herbivorous animals, seeking their natural prey and browsing along on whatever nutriment they pick-up. It is nothing more than a 'herd' of two legged cattle and there's nothing supernaturally

The

fact

is

that both sides are afraid of

each other afraid

of the only rational solution.

My
abiding'

curse be upon the white-livered and the meek; the


call

word herd always suggests Gadara. Human swarms have been integrated and disintegrated ten thousand hmes ten thousand by the centrifugal and centripetal
divine about a herd. Indeed the

shameful dwindlings who


the

themselves the 'virtuous' the 'lawthe

energy of individuals.
Societies have risen and Societies

'righteous'
its

the

'godly;'

'obedient-ones!'

May
fall

have

fallen; but

man, the

civilization

pump

vile

narcotism through the flaccid ventricles


they inhale brain-leprosy through the

Unit the germ-plasm persists; with


of the tides.

the rising of the sun, and the

of their pigeon-hearts!

May

Man

is

not only the 'clay,' but also the 'potter'


is

open windows of

their

Temples-of-Soot; and

may

their

noisome

the paramount determinant. His fate

in his

own hands

absolutely,

swineries and splendid Ergasdui, be unto them living tombs!

May
like

within the length of his tether.


all laws are cobwebs" (Solon) and when becomes irksome to the Strong they may dissolve it; otherwise it becomes their master and consequently their enemy and oppressor. 'Society in danger' therefore is merely the hysteria of the megalomaniac.

they 'earn' their bread (also that of their conquerors) by the slimy

"To the Strong

sweat of dishonored brows; and may they perish

at

last

Society

abandoned

curs!

May

they vegetate in poverty and die in contempt.


their

May

the evil

works of

'genius' be ploughed under with

Babylon and Nineveh; Anahuac and Rome!


nightmare
that

May

the annals of their

dismal domination become, as the folk-tale of a fearsome


once rolled over the brain of Mankind;

Society (in

some shape) must


is

exist, as

long as there are two


is

finally
urge

human beings
homo,
as

left alive; for

companionship

as natural to the

dissipating itself 'midst thunders and lightnings and the breaking

swarming

to the bee.

When however the word


it

'Society'
a

up of the great deep! Verily! Verily!


It is

let

them have

their

Reward!

develops into a

synonym

for socialistic restraint, then

becomes

customary for atrophied minds

(like Bluntschili) to

menace

to the

Evolution of the Type and ought to be broken up

that

the

promulgation of such grim thoughts

'endanger the
is

accordingly

without
manly
real

over

much ceremony.

Friendship
is

is

foundations of Society.' Even supposing that to be so, what


Society anyhow, that
'Society'
its

necessary and ennobling, but impersonal despotism

destructive

'foundations' should not be threatened? Is

of

all

dignity and

virtue.
is,

something immaculate, something divine, something

The
for

danger

that innocent

and natural combinations

anointedly ultra-human
right or

something
of the

that

must be safeguarded,

mutual

pleasure,

comradeship, profit, and defence,


gradually
into

may
and

wrong?

Is it

another sacred

and

Thummim an Ark

Mount Moriah Temple a Urim Covenant a Sanctum Sanctorum,

transform themselves
tyrannies

organized majority-box

enslaving

institutionalisms of the

most

dictatorial

or merely 'an ass's head hidden behind a veil?'

Why

should the

obnoxious character.

When

Society

is

thus transfigured into a vast

146

147

MiCHT

IS

RIGHT
component

THE CHSEF END OF IVIANHOOD -MATERIAL SUCCESS

blackmailing corporation the lives and property of


units are absolutely at
its

its

"We

fight like

women, and
heart

feel as

much.

mercy, and

it

therefore ought to be

The thoughts of our

we

guard

disintegrated, consciously, deliberately, pitilessly, and at whatever

Where

scarcely the scorn of a

god could touch,

Freedom cannot be bought pandemonium. Government and Society


cost.

too dear for

life

without liberty

is

are

two

distinct entities,
is

and care

must be taken not


mutual
arises

to

confound them. Society

the growth of

tolerance, friendship, and obligation;

but 'government'
to the control

The sneer of a fool hits hard, The treacherous tongue and the cowardly pen, The weapons of curs decide They faced each other and fought like men; In the days when the world was wide."*

from physical force applied by the Strong

and

exploitation of vanquished foes. The sanction of government, is the same that holds good throughout the whole zoological and
the sanction of material might. That 'sanction' heliocentric scale should always be under test; because the most abject weakling may

And

yet

the
first

world

is

beautiful

as

blushing

maiden
soft the

dreaming of her
possess.

lover. "Fair laughs the

morn and

breezes blow" and

men

only await captaining to

capture

and

brandish a sword; but

another sword

in

the

we do not know he grip of a Man is pointed

is

a weakling until

at his throat.

MANHOOD
This
little

IS

DEMONETIZED
profit,

Beowulf, a Saxon song-master, apostrophising 'the Sword,' voices this primeval Organon, as it was instinctively understood by
our ancestors.

pamphlet has been issued, not for private

but to assist in uprooting the alien and pernicious Ideals that have
father of honor, and giver of

"The war-thing! the comrade!


kingship! the
slicing!

been for long centuries corrupting the blood and corroding the
brain of

fame-smith! the

songmaster! Clear singing! clean

Europe and America. Conventional moral dogmas and

sweet spoken! soft finishing!

making death beautiful life


is

political standards-of-value are, like

wooden

idols, the

work of

but a coin

to be staked
God!
I

in the

pastune; whose playing

more than

men's hands. They have no

real basis in

Nature nor have they any

transfer of being. Arch-anarch! chief builder! prince and evangelist!


I

supernatural sanction. Every one of them has been carved out of a

am

the will of
It is

am

the

Sword!"

wormeaten

lie, a

brazen assumption or a madman's dream. They are

only in ages saturated in atmospheres of brain wrecking

impositions most insolent.

Why

should

we bow down

even

in

artificialism in consumptive communities steeped to the very lips


in

formal adulation before imbecile and unnatural principles invented

elemental error

that senile,
'hard'

degrading, anthropomorphic myths


bitter

thousands of years ago for the enslavement of oriental decadents?

and manias are substituted for hard,


great truths
are

Common-Sense.
the

(All

Have we not given


fool

lip-service long

enough

to false

heroisms, and

and

'bitter,'

but Lies, to

morbidly

inclined, are sweeter than wild honey.)

One by one we abandon Realisms to follow Fata MoRGANAS. We are mortgaging our destiny to the Pawnbrokers of
Decadence. Behold!
the

Why feign the possession of slave virtues? Why continue to glorify untruths that we know untruths? Why should men of sterling worth obey any other
evangels?
'thou shalt'? Let us return to Nature for our moral standards!

to

be

man's

the

legerdemain of the Orient demonetized

Let us search our


of Right and

own

hearts

and brains for

the true

meaning

Manhood

of the West!

Wrong.

Henry

L(nv.sf>n. Anf;u.s

&

Robertson. Melbourne. Australia.

149

miGHTiS RIGHT
We
are living

and dying (mostly dying)

in

poisonous

Love and
AND

Women

environment of deep seated moral dementia, social disease and


political illusions.

War

The 'Righteous and the Just'! hypocrites! deceivers! Enemies of all that is noble, courageous and manly!
Destroyers of self-assertiveness! Annihilators of heroism!

Would
as a

that

had a legion of demons

to

wring

their necks.
is set
is

A crucified Jew
god,
as a

slave (terrorized under Authority)


all

up

standard of measurement for

mankind. That
at

why

Ctiaptr 01

personal valor and nobility of thought are


discount.

such a tremendous

Christendom
race
is

is in

bondage!

Manhood

is

demonetized! Our

betrayed!

The
world

best fighters are the best race-producers. This

is

the

verdict of Biology and the instinctive belief of the whole Feminine


in general.

In the

moulding of Organic Nature into


(with
their

all its

diverse forms,

Love and War

attendant penalties
factors.

and correlated
Battle
is

consequences) are the two most potent

the

furnace-alembic that has been consciously provided for chemically


separating the animate Refuse from the Gold. Sexual desire
is

the

amalgam

that thereafter unites the golden particles, perpetuating for

the ages and ages the selected qualities of physical beauty, vigor,

bravery, endurance

or

vice-versa.

"I

am

convinced," writes

Darwin,

"that natural selection has been the main, but not the

exclusive,

means of modification." The same thought has been gemmed

in a

more sentimental

but equally suggestive setting, by Dryden:

"Happy, happy happy

pair,

None None None

but the brave.


but the brave, but the brave deserve the fair."

Heraclitus condensed

it

into the terser

dictum

"strife is the

parent of things." Even Solomon (the hoary old kingling) chanted


151

150

MIGHT IS mGHT
"Love is stronger than death, which hath a most vehement flame. Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the flood drown itjealousy is as cruel as the grave."
it

LOVE AND WOMEN AND

WAR

in characteristic Oriental strophes:

the next generation,

the coals thereof are coals of fire,

which inherits the peculiarities of the parents; and thus vigor and offensive weapons are continually increased in
the males, resulting in the strength and horns of the bull, the tusks and shield of the boar, the antlers and fleetness of the stag,

and

the

Fighting

is

the

method whereby the most

fitted to

propagate

fishes,

conclusively prove the fact. Animals, plants, birds, reptiles, and all exist in surroundings of unending sex-rivalry and

spurs and fighting instinct of the gamecock. But almost all male animals fight together, though not specially armed; even hares,

warfare

one ceaseless round of Love and War. Sexual ism and slaughter go hand in hand.
life is

so

moles, squirrels, and beavers, fight


applies to
all

to the death.

The same

rule

do men. Organic

male

birds.

From

this

very general phenomenon, there

Bacteria butchers bacteria


eats the shark

germ

wars with germ

shark
lion-

tigers

necessarily results a form of natural selection, which increases the vigor and fighting power of the male animal; the weaker being
either killed,

struggle with tigers-the lion rends


fights

eagle kills eagle, and

man

man,

for the favor of the female

of

In his

wounded, or~driven away" &?> among men. "Descent of Man," (page 564), Darwin makes

or the plunder of the vanquished. 'Peace on earth and


is

mercy

mild,'

mere lunacy-babblement. Even sheep,

the

most

'Christly'

in due season. no other earthly passion so fiercely, savagely, egotistic, as sexual desire and it is the physical basis of all human 'Love' even the most ethereal and romantic. Everywhere 'the

animals wage tremendous duels

similar general statement:- "With social animals, the young males have to pass through many a contest, before they win a female, and
the older males have to retain their females by

renewed

battles.

There

is

They have

also, as in the case of

mankind,

to

defend

their females,

as well as their

young, /ram enemies of

all

kinds, and to hunt for

their joint subsistence."

season of love,

is

the season of battle,' and


in nations

when

the fires of

Among
selects

the Vertebrates, the king of the herd (or pack),

sexualism burn low

of men, they are as unfit for freedom,

himself by

battle-prowess-upon
Napoleon

the

same

'general
his

as they are unfit to reproduce their kind.

principles' that induced

to place the Iron

Crown upon

Topinard

explains

how

sexualism

operates

among

own brow H'/r/i

his

own hand.

All the Regal

Houses of

the worid

Vertebrates of the deep: "The male AtrocephaU (sea-bear) arrive at


the Falkland Islands in

have been founded by fighting-men, and upheld by


just as in the 'brute' creation.

fighting-men;
to

November, and

scatter out along the beach.

The chief recommendation


is

In

December

both

the females arrive, and immediately violent battles are


in
all

animal

and

human

Chieftainship,

fighting

capacity.

being fought

The
all

directions for their possession. Family life


If the

'common

herd' instinctively feels that a

good

fighter possesses
is

follows exactly as

among humans.

females behave badly, the

the requisite virtues of

good

leadership, and leadership

male chastises them; they crouch at his feet, seen to beg his pardon, and shed copious tears. At times the male and female weep
together."

exactly

A geographer and naturalist of worid-repute (A. R. Wallace) proclaims a series of similar facts facts that are not new to observant minds:

what they want. By conquest alone can an animal-king be deposed; and his vanquisher is always his successor. As long as his sight, hearing, strength, and courage endures, he is absolute lord, judge,
procreator-in-chief iiwr not one

moment

longer.

"The

king's dead,

long live the king"

is a

biological affirmative.

This
feeble

is

the Natural Order.

"Among

The un-natural order


as
is

is

to appoint

the higher animals

it is

a very general fact, that the

but

eloquent

rhetoricians

Chief Magistrates
adopted only by

males fight together for the possession of the females. This leads ... to the stronger or better armed males, becoming the parents of
152

(or

constitutional kinglings). This latter plan

human

swarms

in eras

of senility and wholesale decadence.

153

MIGHT

IS

RIGHT
'fighting'

LOVE AND WOIVIEN AND


we

WAR
of man

Politicians are everlastingly

each other

(if

feel that she has

been mastered, conquered, taken possession


has stormed her heart
is

believe the sensational headlines of our editorial Daily Liar), but


that kind of warfare

that the

man who

in all respects, a
is

ever takes place

sham intended to between them. What


is

deceive.
they

No

real 'fight'
is

call

'fighting'

among men. This suggestive female idiosyncrasy set forth by an anonymous writer thus:

rhythmically

gambling with 'Ayes' and 'Nays'; playing pitch-and-toss for the booty other men win and the harvests other men garner. Hark! do
you hear them frothing at the mouth, loudly professing their 'divine enthusiasm for Humanity?' For what? In order that they (squalid scoundrels that they are) may sit on the seats of the mighty and
steer the nation

"Down

winding pathway

in a

garden old,

tripped a beauteous maiden, but her heart

was

cold.

Came

a prince to

woo

her, said

he loved her

true;

maiden said he

didn't, so

he ceased to woo.

down

to hell

while putting

money

in their

purses

with taxes and blackmail. Nations have always risen to their highest
pitch of

fame and prosperity under

the guidance of mighty


to

men of

valor, self selected;

and they've sank

the lowest depths of

perfumed noble dropping on one knee; Said his love was deeper, than the deepest sea. But the winsome maiden, said his love was dead,

Came

degradation

and dishonor under the diabolical domination of

and the perfumed noble, accepted what she

said.

elective rhetoricians. (Their ravages are not so obtrusive in


as in Europe, because territory here has
limitless).

America

been so vast practically

Came

dashing Stranger, took her off by force; said he'd make her love him, and she did of course."
a

Conquersome
descendants.

personalities by obtaining possession of the

best and handsomest females raise

up

as

a rule,

conquersome

Women
nobles,
suitors

instinctively

admire soldiers, athletes, kings,


all

and fighting-men generally, above

other

kinds

of

the origin of Great Races. Second-class males are driven by necessity to mate with second-class females; and in
third class-males select partners from feminine remainders. (Hence the stereotyped nature of servile Castes). Superior males take racially superior women, and inferior
strict

Hence

and rightly so.


Nothing so lowers a lover
in

sequence

a virile maiden's estimation,


rival.

than for him to be 'whipped'

in a

personal encounter with a

Among all classes of females this sentiment persists. The best bid a man can make for the admiration of any women (even the most
pious)
is a

display of undaunted physical prowess.


instinctive detestation for the 'good

themselves, per media of inferior feminines. Each class reproduces its kind (on the average) and if the ordained struggle for earth's Good-Things is not artificially
interfered with, the leading classes are periodically called

males are permitted

to duplicate

Young women have an


young man
pale

upon

to

that died' kind of adorer,


a

and they positively abhor the

maintain their pre-eminence

coward even though he be


all

blood relation. Strength, energy-

every turn, by Might, or be swept away, enslaved, supplanted, expropriated by the braver and bolder
at

of-character, ferocity, and courage, she admires in her possible

Animals.
Aristocracies have always originated
in

husband, above

other quahties combined.


if

Even

to

be carried-off

War.

Sham

ones

by force,

is

not repugnant to her feelings,

the 'bold bad

man'

is in

grow up
ought
unable to

(like

other respects acceptable.

to be

She pines

to

be 'wooed and won,' (or as

it

were) she

likes to

in times of peace. No 'Aristocracy' allowed to dominate one moment longer, than it is maintain itself, by the edge of the Sword. Again,

mushrooms)

154

153

MIGHT

IS

RIGHT

LOVE AND WOMEN AND

WAR

subordinated classes should not permit themselves to be mastered by Usui-pers who cannot fight. It is the Natural Order for first-class

warfare, 'brutal' personal encounters, 'brutal' thoughts and 'brutal'

combinations. (The word 'brutal'

is

written here because

it

is

men

to

dominate second-class men and for second-class men

to

popularly misunderstood and used as a missile.)

The

'brutal' races

dominate third-class
conflict.

men but
inferior

the classes are self-selective;

by

have always been victorious races


been supremely
'brutal.'

the

greatest

men have always


Nero
of

Someday

breeds

will

be

remorselessly
I

(Alexander, Sesostris, Ceeser, Titus,

exterminated, as useless and noxious vermin. Behold!


future

judge the

Bounaparte, Cromwell, Grand, Bismark, Cecil Rhodes.)

by the evolution of the

Past.
at

The word
sports

'brutal'
is

in

real

life

means

the

reverse

Women

congregate

athletic

and gladiatorial
males are

effeminate.
is
it

A man

brutal
in

who

will not turn the other cheek.


is

What when

contests; impelled by the

same

universal instinct that induces the

that Brutes

do that

Nature

wrong?
anachronism
is

lioness to stand expectantly by, while

two or more

rival

Emerson perceived
he declared: "Nature
forever using the
is

this pivotal

clearly

ripping

each other to pieces

in

a rough-and-tumble

for

her

erect, but

man

fallen." Christlings are

possession.

The

lioness submits, as
in the

a matter of choice, to the


society, the

embraces of the Victor; and


selective powers,
particular set.

most fashionable

stalwart footballer or the dashing

soldier, has practically unlimited

word 'brutal' to terrorize each other but who are they anyhow? Are they not the scum, the dross, the offscourings, and creeping things, of the Aryan migrations mere shrieking

among

the marriageable

maidens of

his

own

blubbering, fulminating dwindlings of the very lowest intellectual

no race has ever No been enslaved, because delighted in manly sports in the hunting of boars and lions, and men in deadly tournaments in dueling
nation, no empire, has ever fallen
it

development? Let Emerson again be put on the witness stand. may be considered fairly impartial. Hear what he has to say:

He

"The waves unashamed,

in

difference sweet.

in

prize fighting

in

gladiatorial

combats in scenes of

'cruelty

Play glad with the breezes; old play-fellows meet.

and blood.' No! not one! (Nature is cruel cruel than man ever was). But dozens of
canker of personal cowardice

a million times
'civilizations'

more
have

The Journeying atoms

primordial wholes.

Firmly drawn, firmly driven by their animate poles.


Sea, earth,
silence; plant,

perished shamefully, ignominiously, because

of the

spreading
air,

gendered by effeminacy, luxury,


of physique

quadruped,

bird;
stirred.

usury, laboriousness, statecraft, superstition, 'culture,' and peace.

By one music
Each

enchanted; one deity (nature)

Want

of daring

enfeeblement

meanness of

the other adorning,

accompanying

still;

mind fear of danger and dread of death (sure signs of racial deterioration) have never originated with athletic tournaments, nor
wars of conquest, nor gladiatorial games. When Clericalism abolished the 'holmgang,' the pride of Nordland silently waned
away; when
decay.
'had
day.'
it

Night veileth the morning; the vapor, the

hill.

Man crouches and blushes, absconds and conceals. He creepeth and sneaketh, he palters and steals.
Infirm, melancholy, jealous;

abolished the Olympian games, Greece rotted into


it

glancing

around;

And when

banned

gladiatorial contests, the Eternal City

An

oaf, an accomplice; he poisons the ground."

its

Bull-dog virtues are bound to triumph


they can only be developed
(if

in the

long run, and

Athletic contests (and combats of all kinds) have a powerful

developed

at all)

by daily practice

influence

in

moulding

for

the

better,

the

personnel

of

all

from youth up. Hence the necessity of

'brutal' football, 'brutal'

participants therein.

He who must meet worthy


157

antagonists face-to-

156

MIGHT iSRiCHT
face and defeat them or be himself defeated, ennobles his

LOVE AND WOMEN AND


own

WAR

mentality

unconsciously. Courage, coolness, intrepidity, purity of


He must
i.e.

blood, the mental balance, are the athlete's first requisites.

smothered the day they were born the earth and the air would have been purer, to that extent. Have they not inoculated the human race with every malady; while proclaiming nostrums and 'infaUible
remedies'

therefore be individualistic, self-reliant and calmly resourceful;

for each

incurable disease?

he must be brave.

The brave man


dauntless. His

is

ever generous, frank, outspoken,


fearless

brow

is

open his step

and firm his


a

From pulpit, platform, and library, they ray out their maniacal babblement; and rabbles, madder than march-hares, suck it all in, with open-mouthed wonderment?
Hark! do you hear consumptive fiendlings coughing out
their literary pestilence in the

bearing self-poised, leonine.

He

looks

at

you without

tremor-

sums you up at a glance, and in business affairs, his 'word of honor' is more binding than a Shylocks sealed bond. He may not be an erudite philosopher a profound scholar nor an eminent
elocutionist (nor be troubled over
soul) but he
is

would cure
Vain
is

'the sufferings of the


is

High Places of the World? They submerged,' would they?

the

medicament

that expels

no contagion! Vain

also

more than

all

much with the 'saving' of his that He is a Man. Hence, everywhere


gender whose
is

the rhetoric that cures no

human woe!
3

he

is

first favorite,

especially with the feminine

sexual instincts are as true to Nature as the needle

to the pole.

What

tremendous difference

is

noticeable, between the


in the

self-contained bearing of the bronzed soldier; and the creeping suavity of the chalky-skinned

Women take supreme delight in the roll of warlike drums marching of the military, in reading the poems and romances
murder and sudden
death.' (Police Gazettes are mostly

shopkeeper the vileness of

the

of

'battle,

Hebrew money-lender the sweet milk-and-honeyness of the venomous pastor the base obsequiousness of the lean hireling
the boorishness of the ungainly

supported by

women, because

of the sensahonal homicide reports.)

French

women

(even

against

their

deep

patriotic

peasant and

the fat sleek cunning

of the tax-eating political?


together)

Who

can look upon them (bunched

sentimental ism) admired the fine physique and martial bearing of the German troops, that poured through Paris in '71. The contrast

and honestly affirm, that


vigor,
is

fighting

does not tend

to

between the
dwarfishness

tall,

clean-skinned

improve the stamuia, beauty,


Healthy
noxious

and seed of the race?


foundation
of
all

of the

German Conquerors and the French National Guards was then most

animalism

the

virtues

strikingly displayed. In France all 'brutal' sports are prohibited.

whatsoever. Diseased bodies produce diseased minds. Hence the

Clericalism there has had

degeneracy of the average

'genius.'

Hence

also

the

shrieking madness of the blinded multitude. Average 'civilized'

men

are

more or

less abortions

anyhow pre-natal megalomaniacs.

full sway for centuries and now majoritybox socialism (also cynical squalid sensualism) is ail the rage. Wherever soldiers conquer in war, they also conquer in

love

after

the

first

paroxysm of revengeful

patriotism

is

over.

Sane men could never be induced to worship an Idol (made out of a mendicant Jew) nor would they consciously erect in the name of
Progress, State sausage mills for chewing up their

Women

of vanquished races are usually very prone to

wed with

the

men who have


this

slaughtered their kindred


in

in battle.

own

flesh,

and

Rudyard Kipling,
ethnic
peculiarity

one of
a

his

popular ballads touches upon

sucking their children's marrow bones. (Deranged minds while

with

masterly
to the

being very susceptible


It is

to suggestions, possess

no

initiative.)

Moulmein Pagoda looking eastward


a settin', and
trees,
I

hand: "By the sea, there's a Burma


is

old
girl

the gibbering 'geniuses' that are luring

mankind down

know

she think 'o me; for the wind


bells, they say:

to

eternal

damnation.

If

these

monstrous mattoids had been

and the temple

'Come

in

the

palm

you back

British

158

159

mfGHTiSRiGHT
Soldier,

LOVE AND WOMEN AND


"

WAR

come you back

to

Mandalay.'

After the battle of Senlac,


'prey' of fair-haired

Norman

adventurers were the

Saxon maidens. To this hour, wherever soldiers or men-o-wars-men go, amorous dusky daughters of conquered
Islands,

would take her, as spoil, to his Valkyries (Norse battle-maidens), married only with their conquerors. After the storming of Troy, there was very little

the self-delightful fact that the slayer

own

bed.

The

absolutely

leap

into

their

arms.

New

ceremony over the union of Ajax and Cassandra,


Minerva. All through the
property, the conqueror's
Iliad

in the

Zealand Maori

temple of

women

epic,

married British officers, soldiers and sailors in thousands

women

are

at

once the
all

prize,

and when the regiments were sent home many men remained rather than break up their families. At Gibraltar, Spanish senoritas literally
storm that rock-ribbed fortress to get
loves of
find a
at the

and the inspiration of

the

Homeric Waniors
It
is

notorious

that

'widows'-sons.'

The

when Roman and Greek matrons


their

discovered no parental
deliberately

virility in

Red

Indian maidens for Pale Face warriors

Homer, to clothe them with immortality. become world-famous; notably the epic of Pocahontas and that erratic filibuster lohn Smith. Since the marriage of Strongbow to Eva and the admixture of Celt and Sassanach blood has proceeded
continuously from the same root cause. In garrison towns it is a matter of perpetual witticism the preference which females of all
strata display for soldier lovers.

may some day Already many have

debauched consorts; they

made advances

to the

blonde-bearded barbarians';
of war)

who

had been imported from the


in the amphitheatre.

frontiers (prisoners

to wrestle
Italia'

Many

a dark-eyed patrician

'maiden of

throbbed with secret joy, at the duel-victory of her favorite fighter; and many another has wept her eyes out, as the greedy remorseless sand, drank up the heart's blood of her 'dying gladiator.' American

What modern Gaul


stamina
is

requires

to

reinvigorate

her ethnic

wholesale and limitless conquest by some Northern


all

more or less, from American born men evince an alarming tendency towards impotency. (Vide census returns) An immense number of
similar instincts.

women's passion

for marrying foreigners, arises

them are

'old before they are

Race. The conquerors by seizing

young' and a very large proportion

the land

and movable property


themselves

(more especially

in the cities) are lean lantern

would become immediately


all

jawed

profligates, or

a ruling caste, attracting to

leering bald-headed wrecks.

the best feminines of France. This infusion of

new blood would


it

-wt strengthen the inherited physique of the invaders but

The noblest born maids and matrons of Rome vied with


each other for Cassar's smile -when he (after killing one million men, and enslaving two million) became Imperator. Queens were

would

ertainly invigorate the structural physique of the defeated tribe.

No
'reed

hand should be stretched forth

to shield a

self-poisoned

proud to be

of

humans from

utter

subordination,
is

for

an

preponderance of weakly organisms


they should be swept

not desirable.

It is

undue good that


be swept

away and

it

is

better that they should

away by war

than

by pestilence
is

as
just

own natural sons (without knowing the fact) helped to assassinate him. The love scandals of David, Solomon, Aaron Burr, Sigurd the Volsung, Hercules, Jupiter, Apollo, Jehovah, Isis, Sir Galahad, Charles 11,
Henry
VllI,

his

concubines; and one of his

in

Enslavement or annihilation
physical debilitation.

the

China and India. reward of wholesale

Bonaparte, Alexander, Raleigh, and that dashing


affected, for better or for worse, the

triumvir

Marc Antony, have

The

Blackfeet's ruthless warfare against the

whole world.

Digger Indians was

in strict

accord with the Cosmic Plan.

The
set forth.

story of the past literally bristles with illustrations of

was

ethnic displacement, carried out (unconsciously perhaps) as herein

when

resume the personal factor. Breseis, after her 'dearly beloved' had been slain by Achilles, consoled herself with
to

But

"Better the mistress of a king, than the wife of a subject," saying once popular amongst European women, in the ages kings were really kings of men when they were mail-clad

sword-swingers
simulacra

mighty

men-of-valor.

Modern
in

'kings'

are

dilettante,

scarecrows, robed

purple,

and paid

160
161

miGHT IS RIGHT
liberal salaries to impersonate regalism for the delectation of the

LOVE AND WOMEN AND

WAR
to perfection,'

they shall also serve you. Christ shall 'bring

them

vulgar.

Marionettes

are

they! fitted only

to

lay

foundation-

and ye
suffer;

shall put

them

in

bonds. They have

made you weep and


Lord your

stones utter vicarious homilies


or

read off type-written deceptions;

ye shall

make them

drip tears of blood; for the

now and

then dress up in swashbuckler accoutrements, to review

God

hath said

it."

Messrs. Rothschild, Ikelheimer, Bleichroder & Co.'s prstorian guards, marching by in serried column with nodding plumes and

Nineteen centuries of evangelization (with a Hebrew bible as basis) has resulted in what? The political, social, financial, and
philosophical domination

bannered panoply of war.

of the Hebrew. We
literature,

study his falsified

Modern kings
possible)

are degenerates; even

than their laborious subjects.


to

more so (if that be They have allowed all

chronicles,

his
if

melancholy
to

pourings; as
the

alone, in such a

and his prophetic outnauseous heap of rubbish and stench

kingly Initiative

be wrested from them; by the diabolical cunning

SUMMUM BONUM was


lifts

be found. Not an acre changeth hands


a

of that 'plastic daemon' the Jew

Banker that Mephistophelian

not a battle-ship

an anchor not

ploughshare cleaves the

manipulator of National Debts and National Credits. Kings have


not been equal to the occasion and resultantly they and their brain-

soil not a president vetoes a Bill not a diplomat signs a protocol not an emperor waves a saber, without direct inspiration

drugged subjects are 'bonded' to the Israehte. The Jew has been what Alexander, Caesar, Nusherwan, and supinely permitted to do

from the hidden Hebrew Potentate. Behold! "the King is counting-house, counting out his money" and such a king!

in his

Israel

Napoleon

failed to

accomplish

crown
from

himself Emperor of the


'the

is

absolute dictator, because he

is

absolute Proprietor.
to

The gold and


as long as in

World; and collect

his vast tributes

ends of the

earth.'

the silver

and the credits of the world belong


to utilize the military

him, and

From

the Mississippi valley to the plains of the


icy

Hoang-Ho from
iron

he hires politicians

arm of 'government,'

Spitzbergen's

uplands

to

New

Zealand's

shores

his
As
it

the collection of his 'loans'


vaults,
fail

in

the defence of his ironclad safety-

satraps bear sway, and his tax-gatherers pillage, ravage, and rob.

he

is

an irresponsible Jehovah-Jirah. But should Force ever

long as the Aryan Race

bows down (even nominally),

at the

Sign of

him, 'the lean dogs outside the wall' will leap snarling upon

the Cross, or vacuously endeavors to 'keep the


is

commandments,'
burt

hopelessly entangled

it

is

delivered

up
of

sacrificial

offering

to
this

the

dolabra

of the

sons

Jacob

Jacob

the

supplanter.

Maimonides,
suggested

the
to

philosopher

view

orthodox

Talmudists: "The
to

of

Hebraism,

boldly

him and spoil him of his spoil; that the fittest may survive. "The Jews are ministers of Gold Great Bankers who see in the People and the State a mine to be worked."* "Our life blood is drawn from us by these harpies of finance and the gaming table, who mock us with illusions, while they strip
us of all."**

teachings of
all

the Christian

Church" he proclaimed "tend


that they serve
is

bring to perfection

mankind, so
the

Jehovah with one consent. For, since

whole world

thus full of the

words of the Messiah; of the

"The harm which the Jews commit does not come from individuals, but from the very constitution of these people; they are locusts, cateipillars, which ravage France, to whom commerce
ought to be prohibited."-'"**

Commandments, these words have spread to the ends of the earth, even if any man deny the binding character of them now." Which being interpreted
teachings of the Holy Writ, and the

meaneth:

"Tolerate,
It

children of Israel, the false religion of the

* M. Anatole L. Bcaulieu.

REVUEDES DEUX MONDES

'96.

Crucified Prophet!

will serve your ends

most admirably.

When

**

Wilson, Fniancial Editor.

INVESTORS REVIEW. London.

the tribes of the west 'serve Jehovah with one

consent' Behold!

*** Emperor Napoleon

the First

Quoted

by Presense.

162

163

miGHT iS RIGHT
There are two
distinct yet parallel species of the parasitical

LOVE AND WOIVIEN AND

WAR
be a

carries all before

it

sexually, (more especially if there

man
the

Semite:

Tiie

first,

represented by Marx, LaSalle, Stepniak, and

inside) just as

it

does among the head hunters of Borneo, the

Jesus-the-dreamer; the second, by Goshen, Rothschild, Baring, and


Iscariot-the-B anker.

cannibals

of the

Congo,

the

redskins

of

Oklahoma or

Between

them

they

have

practically

gruesome savages of Chicago.


University professors (priests disguised) and supersanct

extinguished civil liberty and personal independence, wherever


they have been sheltered. Viper like, do they not bite the very

demagogues, may

rail in florid

prose and honeyed lines of rhyme,

mama;

that gives

them suck? What have they ever done


to

to

Gaul but

against 'militarism' and the 'horrors of war,' but they might,

much

eat her heart out; and Gaul

are they

now doing

was first to 'emancipate' them? What Germany, Russia, England, America, Africa,

more

logically, rear-up on their hind legs and bray furiously at the

belts of

Orion; or kick out

in

silly

desperation, at the glancing

Australia? Poisoning the brain-cells of the enslaved multitude

spears of the Northern Lights. Those literary 'luminaries' (whose

while taking-in-pledge

the plough and the harrow the millstone


Over a world Three Golden Balls.
ill).

business

is to

dwarf public opinion) wit spectacles on


their

their

noses
livers

and

the mill.

madness
nations and empires and colonies in vassalage, hangs
their

in

cerebrums congestion

in

their

Over
in

saplessness in their bones

fear in their hearts

and pens between


virile

the Idol-sign of the Brazen Crucifix (that cures no

snaky fingers, are never enthusiastically 'selected' by


these poor miserable manlings (geniuses they
to get a

bondage looms

the dread

shadow of

the

women. When
they

each other) do happen (by some lucky chance),

name woman,

make

her

life

a torment, and scarcely ever leave any progeny

behind them, for the

doom

of degeneracy

is

upon every nerve and


virgin risking

As
nerve

the stars

and the suns and primordial atoms,

attract

each

filament of their bodies.

Who ever heard of a lovelorn

other by odic force, so do


cells of splendid

handsome women
is

the brave

men. The
in

her

life,

or her reputation, to mate herself with a sanctimonious

feminines and resolute warriors vibrate

creeping-thing, or bespectacled savant? Did you ever look


great

upon

rhythmic unison. Between them there

a mutual free-masonry,

drama wherein
is

the hero did not

do

a bit of fighting? Prince

that neither 'creed' nor 'culture' has ever been able to eradicate;

Charming
giants

ever a performer of gallant actions


knaves-slaughters
is

he

conquers

because

it is

part of the

cosmic plan for evolving


in

a higher,

and yet

outwits
and

monsters

pulverizes

wicked
the

higher type.

enchanters
battalions-of-beauty, at football

an

all

round perambulating Terror to

Womenkind mobilize
matches,
ball

wicked

that is to say to 'the other fellow.'

tournaments, aquatic carnivals, and sham battles; just

recent account of the Indian mutiny, states that the


(at

first girl,

as the feminines of 'Auld-lang-syne' gathered at the archery

outbreak

Meerut), was precipitated by

'a

splendid native

sports

the
Even

Coliseum combats the Olympian games, and the


their

Neolithic

wardances. In

worship of the warrior, Indian


bells are in

hung with jasmine garlands' who womanlike, taunted her sepoy lover by hissing in his face, when he came to visit her: "We of
the

squaws, lionesses and ball-room


in

harmonious accord.
be considered
a

Bazaar kiss no cowards."

He

left

her in a rage and went out to

years

of peace, (peace

may

recklessly precipitate the Insurrection, that


'the defeated'

ended by the blowing of

temporary truce
braided
naval

partial

suspension of the struggle for survival)

from the mouths of the conqueror's cannon.


brilliant sons,

civilians in female society are at a heavy discount,

when

the goldis

As agents provocateurs women have never been surpassed


by men. Cornelia trained up her two
hurl

lieutenant
balls

or

the

'Captain-in-his-whiskers'

with a view

to

prowling around. At

and receptions, the martial uniform

them against, and

overturn the

Roman

Oligarchs; a city harlot

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MIGHT IS RIGHT
Sans-Coullotes of the French Revolution. Queen Boadicea led her own army of painted Britons against the, then allled
the

LOVE AND WOMEN AND

WAR
to

than men. They like to play the hypocrite, and pretend


holy,'

be 'O so

when

their secret thoughts

are carnal, self-centered

and
they
to

conquering

Legions

of

Rome.

female

epileptoid

(since

materialistic.

When women

think, they think falsely

when

canonized) dressed herself in iron armor, mounted a war-horse, and urged her demoralized countrymen to the forcible expulsion of an

follow

their instinct, the

do exactly what nature intended them


the inevitable 'man'

do limited of course by
is.'

'the

brute that he

alien army. In

American wars the feminine has also played her part


all

with eclat; and she delights (above

other

women)

in tracing her

Women
they are

are

beautiful

animals, delightful

companions,

her family's pedigree to Revolutionary Soldiers, Pirates, Filibusters; and through them to the mail-clad knights and heroes of long ago.
set

own and

affectionate mothers, sisters, and wives, kind-hearted friends; but

born-dissimulators.
is

No Public Library in this Republic is without its complete of Stud-Books, and none are deeper students thereof than

A woman

primarily

reproductive cell-organism, a

womb

stmcturally embastioned by a protective, defensive, osseous

women.

Instinctively

comprehending

the determinant

power of

network; and surrounded with the antennae, and blood vessels,


necessary for supplying nutriment
to the

heredity, these students are vaguely endeavoring (in their

own

growing ovum
have
little

or

embryo.
left

peculiar way), to solve the

renowned Spencerian Synthetic:

Sexualism and maternity dominate


such an extent
is

the lives of all true

women. To
(or

"Having seen that matter is indestructible, motion continuous, and Force persistent having seen that Forces are everywhere undergoing transformation; that motion always follows the line of
least resistance;
is

this

so,

that

they

time

inclination) to 'think' and therefore they've never been fitted out

ab-initio with reasoning organs. Probably this

is

what Mahomet

invariably rhythmic;

it

remains

to

discover the

alluded

to,

similarly

invariable

formula,

expressing

the

combined

soul." (Even in

:onsequences of the actions, thus separately formulated." Herod's wife and daughter, and their secret alliance for getting John the Baptizer's head chopped off, must not be overlooked; nor the calculated 'brutality' which Jael drove that
tent-peg into General Sisera's cranium, when he slept. The folkfable of Delilah and Samson is also to the point. In many respects

absence
warrior's

is

when he sententiously affirmed that "women have no man, the soul is probably a fiction, but in women its an absolute certainty). Women are made sexually
It

attractive to equilibrate their lesser masculinity.

is

man the
They

business

to

supply their wants; and select the best of


the propagation of his seed.

them

for his

own enjoyment and


in a

will not

object except

giggling, semi-sentimental sort of way,

because they comprehend

their

own

incapacity for self-mastership,

women have
thirsty,

proved themselves more cruel, avaricious, bloodare also

and

logical business

methods. They are never touched with any


in

and revengeful than men.

sense of personal responsibility; are mere babies


liars.

worldly
verbal
are
in

Women

remarkably good

Deception

is

an

concerns

hysterical,

well

supplied

with
Slaves

tear

glands,

essential and necessary part of their mental equipment. inherently deceitful Men however reckon upon that and
.

They are
it

mechanism but lovable

always.

and

women

discount

notoriously incompetent of self-control

of

holding their

own

sort, a woman would have no defence whatever, against rivals, lovers, or husbands. We must not forget that women really hate each other intensely.
It is

well in advance. Without deception of

some

'business' when not inspired and assisted by male friends. They


are intended by nature to be loved and defended but not to be
'equalized.'

as natural for

women
It is

to prevaricate, as

it is

for

man

to

resent a blow on the face.

their

weapon. Hence they take up

with false religions, priestcrafts, superstitions,

much more

readily

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fS

RIGHT
Hence

LOVE AND WOIVIEN AND

WAR
sole
truth
that

the

Spencerian dictum:
it, is

"The

transcends experience, by underlying

the Persistence of Force.

When
steei,

their passions are stirred,


terror), that

deeds of heroism (and of

women have performed even a man with nerves of


sea and land, the

This being the basis of experience, must be the basis of any


scientific organization of experiences.

To

this an ultimate analysis

would

hesitate

bravest of the brave.

They have fought on They have led armies and


at.

ruled empires, and

down; and on this a rational synthesis must be built up." Criminals and statesmen are visible embodiments of the
brings us

been criminals of the darkest dye. Messalina, Agrippina, Amestes,


Charlotte Corday, Elizabeth of Russia, Jael, Fulvia, Theroigne de

Persistence of Force?

Now

that being so; scientists should define,

unmistakably, what they

mean by

'crime,' before

commencing
he seems

to

Mericourt, Jezebel

the

Borgias; have
is

all

made themselves more

elaborately tabulate 'the criminal type.'

or less infamous. "Terrible


the fear of poverty, but

the rage of the billows

terrorizing
is

is

But whether
advance
his

a criminal is successful or not,

to

more

terrorizing than all things

the hate lately

have a peculiar fascination for women.


fortunes'
If

of
but

woman."
methods
is

(Euripides).

Pseudo

scientists

have

He who 'risks his life to may reckon beforehand upon unlimited


a millionaire, a

investigated 'The Female Offender' with anthropocentric accuracy,


their

feminine approval.

he succeeds and becomes


by the handsomest feminines

are puerile and unsatisfactory. Their very 'first

chancellor, a president, or a king; he has only to 'hold


to be literally 'rushed'
in

up

his

hand'

principle'
is

to

They begin by assuming that the 'criminal type' be found in goals a most superficial and unscientific
false.

the land; and

even

assumption. Only criminals who fail are found there; and by far the
largest proportion of

gaol, besieging

them do not
Ellis,
et.

fail.

Naturally enough, successful

criminals

have not been

'investigated'
al.
it

by

Messrs.

Ferreri,

Lombroso, Havelock,

That being so,


is

their

sagest

conclusions are vitiated. Indeed

an accepted truism

among
of our

women will gather in shoals to visit him in him with bouquets and proposals of marriage, even at the gallows. In Michigan a law has lately been enacted, to prohibit female adorers, from sending flowers to condemned murderers, burglars, and bank wreckers. Lombroso says somewhere that 'good and passionate women have a fatal
if

he

fails bravely,

criminals and police that 'only the fools are caught.'

Many

propensity to love bad men,' but with characteristic want of the


logical faculty,

most eminent men


description,

in

law and medicine, science, religion and

he abstains enthusiastically, from defining 'good'

statesmanship, are criminals

criminals
is

of the

most atrocious
rules
in

and 'bad.'
Belle Starre, the border bandit
State troops)

The

difference between the

man who
in the

the
is

(who died

in a fight

with

Castle, and the other

man who

chained

castle-dungeon,
is

the difference between


affinity

success and failure. There


If

strong
for

was the daughter of a guerrilla chief. She selected her numerous husbands from the bravest dare-devils in her band, and
on
the slightest sign of cowardice, they

between the criminal and the conqueror.


failed,
as

Washington

were discarded.

"I

do

love

example, had

he would (most probably) have been huntedan outlaw and


traitor.

a fellow

who shows

grit,"

was

common

expression of hers.

down, and hung

However

he 'won' by

A printed

catalogue of the sanguinary duels, that have been


fifty

force, and consequently

became a mighty potentate. King David was a sheep-stealer and blackmailer, until he triumphed. Then he became 'a man after God's own heart.' William the Norman was
also a criminal, and
fifty

fought through jealousy, would not be less than

miles thick.

(The mythical Cain and Abel are supposed

to

have quarreled over

some ante-diluvian young woman's charms; and she must have


married Cain.) If the duels between the animals, plants, birds,
fishes,

per cent of his invading army were exiled

outlaws; but by conquest he became king of England, and his


followers blossomed into nobles.

germs, and infusorians, for possession of the female, were


this planet

also

added thereto;

would not contain the

first

chapter of

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MfGHT IS RIGHT
the
first

LOVE AND WOIVIEN AND

WAR

volume.

Women

like to

be able to say

that

two men have

to

fought over them. All female animals display similar peculiarity.


Bushrangers, freebooters, rebels, pirates, have never lacked
for love romances. Plays and novels by the thousand have been

do with the magnitude of his concept. In se magna ruunt. Another of these slave-betrayed, mob-abandoned

enthusiasts

was

the brother of an

American General, and seems


life;

to

have led
the

wandering adventurous

finally falling 'head-over-

written upon their escapades, and are always perennially popular.

heels' in love with a Southern quadroon;

who

still

zealously fans

From

the Arabian Nights


lilt

long rhythmic

of

down to Mane Correli and Ouida, it is one 'Love and Women and War.' Women authors

embers of her dead husband's agitation (hmited of course by

police censorship.)

are specially prone to glorify in their heroes, beau ty-of- form,


daring, hardihood, and resolution.
Jesse James and his reckless band of outlaws, also had their

Whenever she rises to speak in this city, she is surrounded by stenographic-mouchards and by armed officers of the 'Law' in picturesque uniforms.
two of those men were choked to death and two others had their necks neatly broken; amid reverberating shouts of worldwide approbation. Their 'Power' was not equal to their 'Logic,' and consequently they were snuffed-out
direct

By

command

of the People,

famous love adventures. The mother of the James boys had her arm torn off by the explosion of a detective's bomb, thrown through her bedroom window, in the darkness of the night. The memory of 'Brennan on the Moor,' (and his dashing inamorata, who "handed him a blunderbuss from under her cloak"), is still as green as the hillsides of Innisfail. Like Mahomet, Tell, William Wallace, Cssar, and Napoleon, this famous outlaw's popularity rested on a suggestive economic fact:

in

strict

accordance with the

Law

of the survival-of-the-fittest.

"They who make half-revolutions dig their own graves" is an old Cromwellian proverb, that they had evidently failed to properly
consider.

"He never robbed a poor man, Upon the king's highway;


But what he'd taken from the
rich,

Thus the vibrations of Matter and Motion are to be seen in all social phenomena; and Regal Authority is upheld by the combined strength of arm and brain, that gave it birth. "Man, like every other animal must remain subject to a severe struggle."
(Darwin)

He gave

unto the poor;

Love
Polarity and

in

sexual relationship. Power in social adjustments,


in

So bold and undaunted.

Magnetism

physics. Gravitation in astronomy, and

Was Brennan on
Though not somewhat of
pamphlet;
cast
in

the moor."

Might

in ethics, are exact

synonyms; correlated phases of one

primary Assertive 'the Persistence of Force.' Se


the

Nu San So

American mould, Mr. Brennan was


Schaak's
very
cleverly
written
his

a 'practical statesman.' Decidedly!


to

According

Inspector

each of the Chicago


heiress supplied
to

bomb-throwers had

own
all

Na. The Sultan of Turkey has been melodramatically described by W. E. Gladstone, that 'Grand Old Spider,' as "the Assassin of the Century," and yet the women of the East, (even those of Armenia), would claw each others eyes out, for half a chance to enter his
harem.
Dr. Jamieson, the South African freebooter, and his chief,

romance.

An

money

for the defence of one,

whom

she proposed

marry; but the most daring and logical of them

(when defeated) 'fell upon his sword,' like unto Brutus and Cato and Saul. That is to say, he blew his head off with explosives brought to him by his lady-love. It is also noteworthy that he was the son of a Crown Prince. Heredity therefore may have had much
170

Cecil

Rhodes, though unmercifully abused and denounced as wicked criminals, are continuously being deluged with written
proposals of marriage from heiresses on both sides of the Atlantic.
'stole'

These two men, by Force and Diplomacy,

two million acres

171

miCHT IS RIGHT
of the finest agricultural and pastoral land in Africa, together with gold mines, silver mines, copper mines, diamond mines, also, vast
herds of sheep and
cattle.

LOVE AND WOMEN AND

WAR

the

mother of a weakling, or
grades.

a laggard in war.

influence of priestcraft that


all

would be

felt

Only for the debasing by modern women of

They canied fire and sword into the strongholds of their enemies shot 'gods' with riftle-bullets cut the throats of priestly
sorcerers in scores

shed the blood of 'adversaries'


Kaffirs
to
is

matrons have died of broken hearts and even drowned themselves in shame, at the poltroonery displayed by a son. If past generations had to depend on the sweet girly-girly
fragile

Roman

like water;

and
of

reduced

the

defeated

respectful

condition

'constitutional freedom.'

There

Cecil Rhodes! None! He is a Napoleon or Bismark. He is (in his own sphere) of Cromwell, Darwinian stock. Believing implicity m the
the
fittest,

no cant and hypocrisy about man made whole blunt as


the Caesar,

young thing of to-day or the lean 'lady graduate' for its we would long ago have became a swarm of ring-tailed baboons. Poor things, they also feel their artificiality
reproductive Ova,
it

feel

in their hearts;

when

they look upon the spindle-shanked,

mutilated males (scarecrows of


'love, honor,

men)

that they are

expected

to

survival of

and obey.'
intellectualism

he

is

tlie

despair of the priesding and the terror of the

Over

(bad

enough

in
a

man)

transfigures

politician.

He

laughs

Editorials he rides

parchment Laws and shrieking rough-shod over their Golden Rules he


at

their

women
the
will

into freaks.
a true

The more Animal Nature


she
is

more of

woman

the

better

maiden possesses; wife and mother she

scorns their Sermons on the

Mount he

spits

upon

their Tabulated

make. Culture and refinement

are horrible substitutes, for the

what he wants, if he has the PowerHe does not beg he does not pray he does not 'steal.' No! he goes direct for what he wants and 'annexes' it, if he can. Nor does he weep crocodile tears, over the 'enslavement' of
takes

'Commandments.' He

grand old matronly virtues

beauty,
renders

naturalness, purity, maidenly

not otherwise.

hypnotism. Intellectualism

more

sensitive.

Sensitive

persons are very excitable, timid, and liable to disease. Over cultivadon of the brain-cells undoubtedly produces (in both sexes)
physical decay and leads on towards insanity.

races that Nature manifestly stamped with inferiority. In days long

gone

by, such

men were

the nornrs of

Anglo-Saxondom. Now!
erotic novels,

Women's
pound

noblest occupation

is

not merely to read

Alas! Alas! they are astounding exceptions.

the fiddle, waltz divinely, or fry steak and

Republic had produced one Cecil Rhodes forty years ago, the Civil War (provoked by idiotic emotionalism) would never have been fought. (Civil wars are necessary when a country is
If this

onions, but to breed men, to raise up a race of unsubduable


fighters

fighters
if

for their

own

hand. Her vilest occupation

is

to

duplicate anaemic poltroons, creeping Judases, laborious jackasses.

overstocked, but these States were not over populated in 1862). Instead of 'Sounding the lubilee' for plantation 'niggers,' he would

Therefore

in the battle

she desires her sons to be brave, bold, and successful of life, she should see to it that her husband is not a

have Sounded it for his own Race; by sending Grants and Shermans, not to plunder and devastate the Shenandoah valley and
the

coward or

slave;

and men ought also 'ware of marrying slave-

home of Washington,

but to seize, conquer, and re-colonize.


El

South and Central America, from

Paso

to

Cape Horn.

minded women. This point is simply set forth in the Saga of Olaf Trygwason. Earl Rognwald had a degenerate son, who returned from a Viking-cruise without bringing any plunder. This was
considered a shameful disgrace by the family. Earl Rognwald

remarked:

"my son
I

is

not like

my
that

forefathers."
"I shall

So he

fitted the

young man

afresh, saying to

him:

Among

our Norse

and

Germanic

forefathers,

it

was
to

not again; but

have

little

hope

be pleased if you come you will ever be an honor to


all thrall

considered the saddest disgrace that could befall any matron;

be

your kinsmen, for your mother's family are

bom." Have

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MiGMT is RIGHT
moderns ever improved on that thought? There is nothing particularly inviting about barren, dyspeptic, blue-stocking 'New Women,' in pants and spectacles;
talkmg
idiotic snuffle

LOVE AND WOMEN AND

WAR
own
is

of connubial decadence) "no

man knoweth

his

father." Is not

that the pracdcal tendency of the times? Again,


itself not the horrible result of State-Paternalism

that 'tendency'

of Majority-Box
lives

through their noses; with busts

made

of

dictation

adjustable india-rubber; with narrow or padded hips, and 'wheels

functional emotionalism of

between

their

legs,'

scorching across the curbstones like mad.

When
to

such

women
if

are 'captured'

what good

are they?

They won't

by the wanes and the State grows more and more. In Natural society, every woman's husband is to her, both priest and king. When the baleful shadow of

of

Statecraft and Priestcraft?

The Church

women. Thus

the Individual

even breed; or

they do so (by accident) their puny embryos, have

politics

and preacherisms, looms over the marriage bed, dreadful


at

be delicately nurtured into hfe with steam-heated incubator-

days are
in

hand.
is

sons of such
It is

mechanism and afterwards fed and weaned on 'the bottle.' The women bottle fed abortions of what good are they?

Purity of blood has played, and the

yet to play, a leading role

drama of

racial

evolution. Races held in

bondage
is

are

women

of this kind (unnatural monsters they are) that


'educated'

necessarily mongrelized, degraded, 'equalized.'


result of

Homehness

one

cause so

much domestic unhappiness. They have been


filled

bad breeding.
a higher type allies itself
its

along false hnes,

with bookish artificialism, and thereafter

When

by marriage with a lower,

it

when

called

upon

to take

up their maternal duty, they are organic


divorce court scandals
by
State

paves the way for

own

ultimate degeneracy.

When

Spartans and

incapables.

Hence

the

the

fruit

of

Athenians mixed themselves with imported Asiatic and Egyptian


slaves, their downfall

wholesale degeneracy

encouraged

interference

with

was

foretold; and
Italy;

when

domestic

affairs.

the

motto of Christian

Latins,

became Asiatics, and Negroes


'Equality'

"Our times, in sin prolific, first The marriage bed with taint have And family and home
This
is

miscegenated, evolving the modern 'Dago'


cursed.

who

slaves for the

descendants of the

men

his

ancestors conquered.

What

a fall?

Modern Greeks and


hair and sensual lips,

Italians, with their

dark complexions, curly

the fountain head of the


ills

all.

show

distinct traces of the

The sorrows and

that fall

blood, that (with the emancipation of the


their forefathers' veins.

Negro and Asiatic Servi) was poured into


in the struggle for

On Romans

and on

Rome."

(Horace)

Hence

their failure

mastery. Hence their conquest by Goth, Mongol, Teuton, Turk, and

Gradually the curse of 'Law' invades the privacy of every

Slav.

A friend

of Winwoode Reade's,

tells

a tale full of meaning.

As

home,

It

encourages emotional feminines

to

defy husbands, and


it

Deify an in-esponsible Authority. In other words

deliberately
the

an African explorer, he once came across a native tribe (the Joloffs) remarkable for their comparative fine appearance. He asked one of

promotes unfaithfulness and unhmited free-love.


husband's
Control,
but
at

It

undermines

them, "how

is it

that

everyone

whom

meet here
is

is

good looking,
our worst

'equalization'

what a dreadful cost? With the of women comes wholesale panmixia scientific
all

not only your

men

but your

women?" "That

easily explained,

concubinage, State-regulated polyandry, and the poisoning of


inter- family intercourse.
a 'deliverer'

(was the reply) it has always been our custom looking ones, and sell them for slaves."

to pick out

When

average

women

find in Statute

Law

and

'champion' more powerful than their husbands

way

Hybridism, south of Mason and Dixon's line, smoothed the for the Lincoln invasion of '62 and even in the Northern States

and brothers, they become both unfaithful


especially
if

and

profligate
all

'well educated.'

Then

it

cometh

to

pass (as in

ages

present olla-podrida intermixture, with inferior breeds, is not somehow put an end to) similar invasions may be confidently
(if the

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miGHTfSRiaHT
predicted.

LOVE AND WOMEN AND

WAR
a destroyer

Our race cannot hope


its

to

maintain

its

predominance,

if it

petitioner; but rather the

form of a mighty man-hunter,

goes on diluting

blood with Chinamen, Negroes, Japanese, or

of tribal ravagers

a man who saith to his disciples "come on!" not


amid the
roll

debased Europeans. Panmixia means both death and slavery.

Throughout South and Central America, human mongrelism


rampant; (a half breed
hopelessly effete
in
is

is is

"go forth!" The Emancipator is heard of at first, with secret delight, and some misgivings; but afterwards when better understood; he

president of Mexico).

The Latin

race

comes on

a war-horse with steel by his side;

of

both the old world and the new. Nations, like

saluting cannon, the throb of triumphal drums, the fierce blare of

horses, are bred to win.

twisted-bugles, and the


rules that stupid farmers heed.

ringing

huzzas of the People he has

"Can you reverse

enriched by the exploitation of


a fighter; especially

their foes

for all-the-world

loves

And mend

the higher

by the coarser breed?"

and its aunts. Liberators never arrive from circumcised Jewry, wearing halos, briar crowns,
its sisters, its

cousins,

Tremendous indeed
the evolution of organic

is

the occult influence of sex-love

upon

uttering shrieks of agonized despair; nor do they "ride on a colt the


foal of an ass,"
ideal

life.

Love and

glory, fidelity, emulation,

through the

streets of

Zion. No! No!

that

is

the

resolution, beauty, strength, and courage are directly inspired by

of dastards and
In spite of
all

dotards.
the century-old emasculating creeds,

sex-passions. In ballad
intertwined.

and legend they are ever inextricably


the brave deserve the
'all is fair in

"None but
and

"Faint fair"

and

heart

never

won

fair lady'

love and war," are age-worn

copy-book commercialisms; the inbred popular conception of a Mighty Man is still a Sworded Warrior a king of
debasing

proverbs.

men a
is

ruthless

sweeper-away of blackmailers, usurers,

priests

Nature
potency of

saturated through and through, with the chemic

and usurpers.

strife

and sexualism. All the world

is

male and female.


male

"Who

shall be nearest, noblest,

and dearest, named with

all

The
with

saint

is

the only hermaphrodite. Sexual desire inspires the

and the female with instincts of motherhood, devotedness, and song. The roar of the lion as he tosses is tawny mane, by the forest water-hole the neigh of the
nobility

of bearing;

honor and pride evermore? He the undaunted, whose banner is planted on Power's high ramparts, and battlements hoar. Fearless of
danger,
to

falsehood a stranger; looking not back, when there's

danger before.
first in

He

shall be nearest, he shall be dearest; he shall be

high-mettled stallion, as he rears

at the halter, or leaps the slip-

our hearts evermore."

rail the deep challenging bellow of the shaggy


the

bull, as

he tears up
its

A Virginian
sexual form:
"

love song expresses this grand old sentiment


I

in

grass

with his

stamping hoofs
its

the

nightingale pouring
thrill

"Rather would

view thee dying, on the

last red-

piercingly into the azure vault,


his shining regimentals,

magical

man

decked

field of strife;

'mid

my
(in

counties heroes dying, than

become

marching forth
all

to victory or death, with

dastard's wife

drum-beat and bugle-song;


beneficent, and
Military
all

bear direct testimony to the sublime,

John Raskin,

an oft quoted passage), decidedly caught a

pervading Mesmerism of Force.


is

passing glimpse of the surging logic that lurks in armed conflicts:


the

an

renown

now, and ever has been, the virtue of


is

"War
It is

is

the

foundation of

all the

high virtues and faculties of men.


it

mightiest animals.

Self-abnegation

the

thesis

of the

slave.

very strange for


fact.

Christlingism

is

functional derangement of the nerve centres

to

undeniable
civil life

me to discover this, but I saw The common notion that peace and
1

to be quite

madness a

the virtues of

disease.

flourished together,

found to be wholly untenable. Peace

rational
in

Redeemer has never


guise

yet

been known

and the vices of


are concentric.

civil-life flourish together."

Decadence and Peace

materiaUze,

the

of a feeble

mendicant

and

humble

176

177

miGHT IS RIGHT
7

LOVE AND WOMEN AND

WAR
man
is

With

the possession of an 'independence,' a


if

free to

materialize his ideals; and

he

is

'well born'

it is

impossible for his

Next

to the belted

sword-swinger and the sturdy well-to-do


of affairs'
is

ideals to partake of the ignoble.

athlete; the successful

money-making 'man
female mind.

especially

Gold
Victory.
It is

is

a fierce resolvent. It is the

sublimated extract of
the Strong.
all

attractive to the average


is a

He

also (in a lesser degree)

the property

the
is

booty

of

"Whoever

resolute professional fighter a scalp-hunter his scalps being

has sixpence (writes Carlyle)


of that sixpence; he
teach him, Kings to

sovereign over
to feed

men

to the extent

title-deeds to land, farm-mortgages,

bank

credits, consols, shares

commands cooks

him, philosophers to

and bonds. (Consols, shares, and bonds, represent sub-divided


proportions of the battle-booty).
prostrate rivals

He

also,

climbs to success over his

sixpence." Therefore,
obtain wealth 'by
it:

come

to

no other road. Success and money him only, when he has outwitted his rivals, and finally
there
is

for

mount guard over him to the extent of that all men who would obtain freedom must hook or by crook,' or as R. L. Stevenson rhymes
life

"You also scan your

horizon, for

all

that

you can clap your


hireling,

triumphed
conflict.

in

the ruthless rough-and-tumble of


is

daily,

hourly

eyes on."

The 'Business Man'

a conqueror of the

stony-hearted, and cruel kind; but


If

we must
is

not

most merciless, blame him for that.

To become
drudge,
is

the

child-bearer of a

mere
a

a day

the last resort of a sensible feminine.

he displays a particle of human sympathy, with the multitudinous


immediately out-generaled,
with more iron in their strategy

Dowerless
enthusiastic

women

never

regard

poor

lover

with

victims of his business methods, he

bankrupted, ruined by

rivals,

favour; except in conventional romances. Without

being

capable of logical
that

reasoning,
oft a lack

yet

women
in

intuitively
the race of

more hardness

in their hearts.
is

kind-hearted

man

is

always

comprehend
bondmen.'
nay, he can

'there

is

of courage

failure in 'business,' and he

always a failure

in 'war.'

thorough-going smashing-up of your opponent, so


prevented from smashing you up; and
the parallel phases of
it

War means that he may be


in all

If a

man

possesses wealth (no matter

how

obtained) he
in the land;
all
ar<

can pick and choose among the most delightful darlings

is 'ditto, ditto, ditto,'

buy them

(if

he wants

to)

by

the carload. Behind

Commerce and

Trade.
business

the hypocritic veneer of piety and fashion;

women

of

all

ranks

With 'money

in his purse' the successful

man

is

able to support a family, and rear up his children in an environment

a marketable commodity. Whenever the supply exceeds th< demand, they are straightway transmuted into magdalenes
still

of comparative freedom, and


sexual matters a but
in

women
is

are sharp to perceive this. In

concubines, slaves, (or 'new women').

When few

in

nuinber

(as

ii

such matters the female mind

preternaturally acute. Except in

woman

has no more brains than a cock-spaaow


is

young colonies) they possess


influence, but

certain proportion

of selective

questions of marriage and love, she


equal,

an expert. Other things


to

being

women

prefer

rich-man

poor-man
is

for

husband and they are


slave, or a lunatic; and

when for every eligible man, there is a score of eligible women, their market value dwindles, and instead oi 'selecting,' they become 'the selected' or as Darwin puts it; "The
sexual
struggle
is

scientifically justified.
it,

He who

without
a born

of two kinds. In the one

it

is

between the

wealth amidst unlimited quantities of

is

either a

coward,

individuals of the

same

sex, generally the males, in order to drive

no self-respecting woman should marry

away
same

or

kill their rivals,


is

the females remaining passive; while

on

such an imbecile.

the other, the struggle

likewise between the individuals of the

sex, generally the females,

which no longer remain passive,

The The

resolute and brave, never 'hunger' to the grave;


gallant

but select the

more agreeable

partners." (Vide

"Descent oe Man")

and the bold, never lack for

gold.

In a reasonably natural Society, the

most vigorous males

178

179

MIGHT fS RJCHT
would possess Property and Power. Consequently (in accordance with the instincts of sex-attraction), they would also obtain
possession and impregnate, the best and handsomest feminines;
leaving the ovum-bearing residue to be fertilized by the less

LOVE AND WOMEN AND

WAR

Why

the copulations

should Anglo-Saxondom doltishly stand guard over of opulent decadents, and shoals of creeping
is

unwarlike proletarians? "Nor

anyone so careless (writes Charles

Darwm)

as to

breed from his worst animals. Even savages,


to kill

when
would

vigorous males. In an unnatural system of Society (such as the


fiendish socialistic

compelled from extreme want,


destroy the worst

some of

their animals,

scheme, amidst which we now retrograde)


to

and preserve

the best!'

weaklings, dotards, and semi-madmen are deliberately permitted


retain

Property Privileges; that they are manifestly


if

unable to
the

defend,

put

to

the

test.

The 'Law' defends


in the

Unfit.

Consequently opulent weaklings preponderate

selection and

The
but those

Fit are not the individuals

who merely

inherit stolen

retention of the finest females. Resultantly the children of such

property; or obtain peaceful possession thereof by subterraneanism;

unnatural unions seldom reach even average perfection.

More

often

who

deliberately, and openly proprietorise themselves. If

than otherwise they are a shame and malison to their kindred. "The

taboos

sons of vicious and very coiTupt men," wrote Plutarch ages ago,

"reproduce the very nature of their parents."

were not so insanely reverenced, proprietors who are incapables would be unceremoniously pushed aside (most probably) to make room for better men.
If

swarms with vile semi-idiotic mannikins (leprous wretches, damned in the womb) whose presence among us, is a standing menace to all things truly Great
This
nation
literally

those 'in possession' victoriously prove their capacity,

then their prerogatives cannot be abrogated or abridged; but should


they
fail,

then their vanquishers

presumably
exactly

and Noble.

It is

not by breeding meeklings and stunned profligates,


is

biologically justified in dispossessing them. "Let


is

men are the best man win"


better

that nobility of national character

evolved.

Why

should diseased
to

an assertive, at once popular, scientific and suggestive.

The

and ignoble animals


luxurious

(rich

and poor) be encouraged

populate

mastership

of the Ablest

Man

is

what science and

wigwams, with fragile, aneemic, bottle-fed, scrofulous dwarfs; when nature demands their wholesale segregation by the
edge of the sword?
Dr. Heycraft suggests that Society should socialistically

circumstances

In Nature an organism's right is commensurate with its mentality and physique. In the realm of Cosmic Law the only Statute of Limitations is superior Power.

demand.

A-Priori

'rights' are as non-existent as the

gods, ghosts,

segregate the Unfit, but that

is

manifestly out of the question,


to

and moral taboos of the pontiffs and pastors. Therefore the policeofficer's club (being in

inasmuch

as

Society

is

incompetent and

provide a testing

harmony with
shall ring

the

dynamic

necessities of

standard, sufficiently absolute and accurate, to decide satisfactorily

matter and motion)


clubs in general.

is

part and parcel of the Divine Order.

So are

who

are

and

are not the 'Unfit.' Nature


it

however has provided


rival interests;

that

Men

around each other,

in

a fierce

standard, and

is

unending conflict between

with

unending
and

strife;

each

shall strive to 'beat' his brother, wile for wile,

women, power, and


surest, fairest,

property as the contestants' final prize.

The

life for life. If

and most scientific method of re-distributing


is

legislative

injunctions, and other


the

bogey contrivances
and the Boldest

monopolized plunder, and accumulated privilege


struggle.

unlimited

were wholly disregarded; then


(therefore the Wisest)

Strongest

would be

fertilizing the pick of the best

Let the Best

Man

win!

Is that

not the Logic of events of

damsels per marriage, transmit


their

their

own

right-royal qualities to

Science, of Fact and of Nature?

immediate descendants. Upon similar principles second-rate

MIGHT rS RIGHT
males would of necessity pair-off with second-rate females. This by
tallest

LOVE AND WOMEN AND

WAR

man;

with blue eyes, his cheeks tinted with golden red."

cumulative atavism, and


servile-minded

interbreeding

of underlings,

would

(Taylor's Origin

Aryan Race)

gradually tend to eliminate, subjugate, and efface the seed of the

the superstitious

and the over intellectualized.

Hereditary virtues can only be maintained, by keeping them


in

constant use. Hence the biological necessity of unmerciful

All
devilish.

hireling
is

labor

is

corroding,

corrupting,
hire,

degrading,

struggles between individuals and groups of individuals.

As with

Cursed

the

brow

that

sweats for

and the back that

muscles and organs of the body, so human aptitudes are developed

bends

to

a master's

burden. Calloused hands

imply calloused

by use and attenuated by non-use. Nearly all the masterful qualities, mental and physical, that have ever distinguished the elite of
mankind, have originated
in conflict.

minds. 'Virtue in bondage,' what an insane paradox?

There
and

is

something mutilated about

men who

exert the

strength of their

body

or mind, for the enrichment of Taskmasters


it.

Racial rottenness (the conjoint result of holy hydrophobia

women

are not slow to perceive

Women
is

are never deluded


as his master."

and State-regulated hybridism) can only be eliminated by an


intelligent application to the breeding of

with the maniac philosophy that "Jack

as

good

human beings of

the

Indian squaws have no admiration for the 'brave'


taken a scalp; and white

who

has never

principles of natural selection, conjoined with conscious rejection,

women

have even

less for the

'bearded

culminating from time to time

in

deadly conflicts.
tribal evolution.

War

is

the

most

important phase of racial, sex, and

who amidst gold and mouth, like a mangy cur.


man,' of
all

silver

by the ton lives hand to

One
and the
fighters

panic-stricken

coward may cause

the loss of a battle

loss of

one

battle

may

decide for ages (perhaps for ever),

The bolder and more aggressive men are, the more women classes admire them and vice versa. Thus the surging ebb
is

the fate of a Race.

Hence
up, to

the necessity of breeding

men who

are

and flow of attraction and of gravitation


the impregnation of the Fair the sun
is

ever directed towards

fighters

in their heart.

Hence

also the

need of training

by

the Strong.

How

glorious beneath

them, from boyhood

conquer and overthrow their oppressors


any cost at any
peril.

the union of the Beautiful


(is

and the Brave?

and personal enemies

at

By no known
tribute)

Soiled hands

soiled for market hire or the

payment of

alchemy can
rid

a race of warriors

and freemen be evoluted out of a

imply

a soiled

manhood a
for
utterly

biological organism of 'low


is

'flock of bleating, baaing, lapping lambs, suckled on teats of priest-

degree.'

Labor performed
it is

ones-self

passable

when
and

dams.'

performed for others,


qualities

debasing

ruinous

to brain

"The
play
their

which have enabled


in

the Teutonic races to

body.

wonderful part
in

the

history

of Europe, are well

From

the beginning of time, the defeated classes

have ever
sans-

displayed
Iron

the valiant sons of Tancred, of Hautonville

William
carved out
a
will;

been the laboring classes

the

tenants

the

vassals

the

Arm Robert Guiscard Roger,


for

and the

rest;

who

cuUotes; and the conquerors (their heirs or assigns) have always

kingdoms

themselves

in

Apulia and

Sicily.

They were

provided (or hired) the priests, generals, taskmasters, and rulers.


This
is as

vigorous race, large of limb, stout of heart, tenacious of

with

true of the United States (a

European colony)

as

it

was of

abundant physical energy, taking


hunting.
in

their pleasures in drinking

and

Thebes, Troy, Babylon, Persia, Carthage, Rome.

They had broad shoulders, fair hair, blue eyes; as we see Anna Comnenia's portrait of the son of Robert Guiscard, Bohmend, Prince of Tatentum, who was 'a cubit taller than the
182

183

Be as a LiON

IN

THE Path!

Hate FOR hate


and ruth for ruth,

Eye for eye and tooth for tooth.


Scorn FOR scorn and smile for smile,

Love for love


and guile for guile.

War FOR WAR


and woe for woe,

Blood for blood and blow for blow.