This post will be of particular interest to our readers in Spain, of which I know we have many, but should also interest adventurous readers in Europe and those Europeans around the world who may be eyeing a return to their ancient homeland in time for the coming battle. A unique opportunity has arisen for those willing to seize it.
There is an abandoned hamlet called A Barca in the northwestern Spanish province of Galicia. It’s one of many in this part of Spain. Rural Galicia is beautiful, close to the Atlantic Ocean and the border with Portugal. It’s hilly and densely forested and marked by rivers and cliffs and canyons. Real rebel country. It’s also of cultural significance to us as it was once part of the medieval Christian kingdom of Asturias, where Pelagius won the battle of Covadonga and began the Reconquista which drove the Caliphate from Iberia.
The problem is that modern Galicia is dying. Galicians are not having enough children and what young people they have are drawn away to the cities. Galicia’s fertility rates are among the lowest anywhere in Europe. A Barca is just one of many beautiful deserted villages in this corner of Europe. The mayor has put A Barca up for sale and is so desperate to save it that it can be had for nothing. A village of medieval stone houses is available for free.
The conditions of the zero-cost sale however are that the buildings are restored to their original condition and that whoever buys the hamlet must bring value to the local community.
I remember hearing about this some time ago, as well as other places in rural Spain and Italy, and the story is cycling through the media again. A Barca has been available for years now, and although there has been no shortage of offers, no deal has been made and nothing has happened. Either nobody has made an offer which the mayor finds acceptable, or nobody is truly committed to this project and the beautiful medieval village of A Barca remains a crumbling, overgrown ruin.
The mayor wants a scheme that brings value, but through providing jobs and profitable industry, which is very modernist thinking. The mayor seems to want an economic solution but the problem is not a financial one but a human one. Through a combination of low fertility rates and migration to urban areas, Galicia is at the leading edge of Europe’s demographic crunch. Galicia doesn’t need industry, it needs people. It’s a mistake to think that building factories or turning an ancient village into a tourist attraction will save it. Man creates industry, not the other way around.
I will write to the mayor and hope to convince him of an alternative solution. We don’t tender a financial or industrial proposal or some sort of scheme to draw tourists to the area. We make it a Legionary project. We bring in the supplies needed for the repairs. We round up volunteers – young traditional men and women, homeless veterans, rebels, outlaws, whoever wants to be a part of history.
People often say to themselves, those who are traditional or reactionary or just simply despair at the modern world but who are not soldiers, fighters or rebels, what can I do in this struggle? There is a part to be played by every man. We need dangerous men but we also need plumbers, bricklayers, carpenters, roofers, stonemasons, electricians, engineers, teachers, doctors, nurses. Almost every trade and skill you can think of will be needed for the restoration of civilisation.
So we hack the weeds away and pull the ivy down from the buildings. We fix the roofs and rebuild the houses. We sink a well. We build a chapel to serve as the focal point for the community.
One of the buildings becomes a guardhouse. A fortified dormitory for the young, single legionnaires to live, train and act as a rural police force to protect the community. Imagine a European Foreign Legion, breaking away from the corrupt and dying modern world and erupting in outposts like this all over Europe. This village is in Spain but there are opportunities for this to happen everywhere.
A group of men could live on site as it is repaired. The mild Spanish climate is not a serious hardship to endure, especially once a few of the buildings start becoming structurally sound. Those pioneers and adventurers who rescue the village earn the right to stay there. It remains a Legionary strongpoint, the fortified land of a new military order, and tenancy is granted to those who built it, and their families.
The families living there would be free of rent or mortgage payments and free from the endless downward cycle of chasing money. Free to work the land and grow their own food. Free to have as many children as they wanted, in a world where children are no longer a burden but a gift, and free to raise and school those children in a traditional manner.
Ten families living there could have as many as a hundred children. The original pioneers could look forward to hundreds of grandchildren between them. The original founders would still be alive to see an army of radical traditionalists raised on a diet of lifting weights and reading Julius Evola. It would be a fanatical traditionalist takeover, and all while leftists are playing video games and Western society withers away. In only two generations, who could stand against us? This is the sort of demographic weaponry that we need to unleash on the modern world as it rots and decays around us.
We’ll fortify the whole village. What better way to signal that it is a deeply exclusionary community than to build a wall around it? Existing in the same space as the modern world but separate from it. No democracy, no divisive politics or politicians grubbing for votes but a community united in spirit, led and protected by a traditional military order.
If you think this sounds like feudalism you might be right. I recommend to you the essay Hope is in the Past by SFC Steven M Barry:
‘…the average serf in the 10th or 11th century had more personal liberty than the most rabid and anarchical “freeman,” who is a slave of “the law,” does today.’
Those who baulk at the idea of living in a feudal community are always free to stay in the corrosive modern world with its freedom of speech, only going as far as repeating the progressive dogma, and its meaningless voting and democracy which has only caused an inversion of moral values. You’re free to stay in the modern world with its high fructose corn syrup, corporate lobbying, acquiescence to radical Islam, its faithlessness, its childlessness, its devotion to money and the converging horrors of capitalism and communism. If you think your civilisation and culture can survive in that climate then you are welcome to stay there.
I know many people who want to revolt against the modern world, but are trapped inside it. There are many that wish to escape it, but to where do they run? It is foolish escapism to just run off into the woods, no matter how attractive that daydream may be. Without a plan or a better place to go just makes one a refugee.
This isn’t to be a commune for Luddites, hippies and dropouts. We reject modernity but not the technological achievements of European ingenuity. We are ardently anti-democratic. We are patriarchal, reactionary and ethnocentric and believe in living in accordance with Natural law, hierarchy and beauty.
How many people work their whole lives dreaming of a pastoral retirement? Billions of humans are spending decades of their lives slaving away in offices and factories just for a glimpse of rural life at the end of it all. You could give up on working for the profit of corporations and government and have that rural life right now. It’s an adventure waiting to be seized. If it sounds unworkable, unwinnable, or just sheer madness, then you are not the person that we are looking for.
It’s ambitious, crazy and dangerous. Good. Why would someone do this? I ask why would you not? Life is supposed to be a dangerous struggle against adversity and ourselves. You can accept defeat or you can head out into the storm and make something of yourself. Make your life a story worth telling. This is still a time for adventurers and heroes and rebels, more than ever. We’re riding out the decline of one empire and planting the seeds for the next.
So I will write to the mayor of this little Galician town. I’ll look for other similar places and write to them also. I’ll tell them I have a solution to their problem. It might not be the solution they wants to hear. If all he wants is industry and tax revenue then we won’t be able to help him. If he wants to preserve local and European culture and have a healthy, growing population then we’re the men he needs.
If you’re in Galicia, or Spain, or Europe and want to be a part of this project then contact us, even if it is just to enquire further or register interest.