The Fundamentals

Fundamentals of a New Movement

The overarching, basic fundamentals of a New Movement are listed here. The link leads to the relevant post below. Also see "The Fundamentals" post list to the lower right. This is our new path. If you agree with this direction, then join with us.

The Old Movement is dead. Let us instead build something that works, a New Movement, a fresh start.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Yockey's Alleged "Plagiarism"


I have read some critics of Yockey and Imperium term Yockey a plagiarist since much of Imperium has been lifted from other authors, Spengler being just the most obvious.

Now, I think this is all irrelevant. First, Imperium (and all of Yockey's writings) is a polemic work, a call for action, not a scholarly treatise that must come with academic-style footnotes and references.

Second, when did Yockey ever deny that he's borrowed from other people; it's obvious for example the debt he has for Spengler's work; indeed, Yockey praises Spengler as "The Philosopher" (of History).

And, in the Foreword to Imperium, Yockey openly writes:

There is nothing original in the content of this book, the book itself only is original.

That's hardly the statement of a "plagiarist" attempting to take credit for the work of others.

Third, even if Yockey was a plagiarist, does that invalidate his message? Does it invalidate the synthesis of others' ideas that he puts forth? Hardly.

These criticisms of Yockey are completely irrelevant to his work.