By Shaun Yeager

Depression is a word that constantly comes up in general discourse and  is now regarded as nothing more than an attention seeking statement,  which for all intents and purposes, isn’t far wrong (for the most part).  Due to the insidious pact between pharmaceutical companies and  psychiatric practices it has become a subconscious lifestyle choice to  possess a therapist. When you watch American dramas and sitcoms you gaze  upon physically and psychologically healthy characters, yet they still  have therapists, they still take a Xanax or two when they find  themselves alone and the inevitable ambient soundtrack of pure  melancholy descends on them like a loving wife.

As radical dissidents of the present society, we are hyper aware of  the power media has over human behaviour - it’s ability to potentially  shape the entire nature and purpose of human thought and action. Almost  an entire generation was brought up by television. They came to believe  that depression was fashionable, some subconsciously, others  consciously. Although there are some who genuinely struggle to maintain  that chemical balance among the neurotransmitters (dopamine, serotonin,  norepinephrine) as well as more complex and potentially spiritual  implications. The narrative that is sold by psychoanalysts,  psychotherapists and pharmaceutical conglomerates is that chemical  imbalance is the sole cause and that this can be fixed by various  antidepressants. But this is simply not true. The rate of suicide would  not have increased among the population had this in fact been true.  Today’s psychotherapists and psychoanalysts work with pharmaceutical  companies to exploit the population by offering what are, for the most part, false diagnoses, so they can prescribe the antidepressants pharmaceutical companies pump out. They in turn keep the pseudo-science  of psychotherapy looking authentic. It is a nice little system they have  going which ruins and costs the lives of thousands, if not millions.

This trend has resulted in the normalization and blanket diagnosis of  depression in today’s world. Evidence of this is in the ‘holiday’ known  as World Mental Health Day, which encourages open dialogue on issues of  mental health. Everyone pours their heart out on social media and the  newspapers, and various academics offer ‘solutions’. These ‘solutions’  usually consist of talking to a ‘professional’ about their issues. But  beneath this veneer of compassionate understanding rests the well-oiled  machine of supply and demand. World Mental Health Day is essentially a  market research tool. What more effective method exists for  psychotherapists to scout for potential victims (clients) than an entire  day where open dialogue is heavily encouraged?

My view is that the psychological state we call ‘depression’ is  actually the psychological state of man without purpose, without  anything to live or die for. We were born among the ruins of our  civilization’s past glories, into a world where god(s) are dead and  there exists no fundamental purpose for existence. Because the avenues  of the transcendental, that which is above, have been shut off from most  people due to the social ostracism which comes with believing in  anything which cannot be conveyed by language and goes against the  current agenda, they begin to look inside themselves and are inevitably  lead to the self-destructive corners of the human mind, and still they  find no answers. With the door to the only possible room from which to obtain even a modicum of  purpose slammed shut and the open room full of meaningless clutter  yielding no results, the clock of psychological stability begins to  count down until it reaches its culmination of sheer melancholy and the  individual’s life ends, either by their own hand or someone else’s (law  enforcement, gangs, serial killers, psychiatrists by proxy).

Jonathan Bowden said that we are a people who are hard-wired to  believe in both the physical and the metaphysical, and that you cannot  have a society where death has no meaning because life has no meaning. I wholeheartedly agree with this statement. The meaning in question  comes from a concoction which is two parts fanatical and two parts  spiritual/religious. Even something as ‘simple’ as a woman finding  purpose in her child fits this category. The physical aspect is the  child and metaphysical aspect is the fanatical love she has for her  child.

Benito Mussolini once said that war is to man what maternity is to a  woman. But what does this mean? Well, it means that a man is more likely  to find purpose in war and its various manifestations because the very  Nature of man is destructive and violent. Whereas a woman is more likely  to find purpose in motherhood because the Nature of woman is for the  most part comprised of nurturing qualities. I want to add an additional  condition for man finding his purpose in war and that is that he must be  engaged in a war with real meaning, a war for the survival of his  people, Fatherland and/or faith, not the wars for another people’s  expansion and economic benefits like the ones America wages for Israel  in today’s world.

If we continue with Mussolini’s statement we can determine that in  order for man to have a chance at finding purpose he must strive to  experience struggle as often as possible, to simulate those transcendent  aspects of war. But anyone can create struggle for themselves; the hard  part is finding real meaning for that struggle.

I had a friend who tried almost every religion and ideology, both  Western and Eastern, only to find that they didn’t bestow upon him the  meaning he needed. That was until he found National Socialism. He told  me of how depression is not like it is depicted in the film and  television industry or even by attention seekers of the social media  variety. He said that having depression is like constantly having a  flesh-eating scarab on your body that slowly eats away at you until you  heal and the process begins all over again. It makes you tired and  injects a poison of paranoia into you, a very specific kind of paranoia  which makes you believe you are pushing people away. You already believe  you have lost them so you subconsciously isolate yourself and a  self-fulfilling prophecy occurs. As this process continues, you even  stop wanting to make friends and romantic relationships because what is  the point if you are just going to lose them? Several days later, you  usually heal and are back to your cheery talkative self, ready for the  cycle of torment to begin again.

He said that because National Socialism  has struggle (the very thing needed for man to find meaning) at the  forefront of its worldview it helped him cope with depression. And  because it has community, brother/sisterhood and engagement with Nature  as intrinsic values it assisted even more. He came to believe that the  torturous mercy the scarab showed at the end of the process was a  wonderful thing because he was able to continue to function for a time  and experience the beauty of Nature and its borderline religious events  with his racial brothers and sisters. That is not to say that he still  was not prepared to put that on the line for the worldview of National  Socialism, because in his realization he permanently took National  Socialism into himself. In fighting for National Socialism and  everything it entails (Nature, Race, Fatherland, Ancestors) he was also  fighting for himself.

You are probably wondering how a biological worldview like  National Socialism includes that metaphysical/spiritual part which is  necessary to address the issue of depression. Not only is struggle  itself held as an almost transcendental entity, but the people and the  Fatherland are, too. Furthermore, the very texture of the National  Socialist way of life was formulated by Adolf Hitler, whom most National  Socialists, at the bare minimum, regard as their father-figure. With the more  spiritually-orientated National Socialists, this extends into the realms  of him being the avatar of certain gods like Vishnu and Woden.

My friend’s later belief in the ways of our pagan ancestors only  further strengthened him against depression, but had it not been for  National Socialism and its life-affirming worldview, and for its ability  to manifest real meaning in what is regarded by modernity as the worst  aspects of existence, which it believes must be eradicated at all costs,  he would not have been there to tell me that story.

I can honestly say that I have never believed more in the final words of the Last Testament and Will of Adolf Hitler:

After six years of struggle, which in spite of all reversals, will go down in history as the most glorious and most courageous manifestation of a people’s will to live.’