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The notion of the “race of man” and the “race of woman” is not a totally gratuitous extension of the concept. We believe, in fact, that in order to truly take these things into account one should not disregard at all the observations made in Otto Weininger’s notable work, especially in two points. The first is in the determination of the type of the pure man or pure woman, as the basis for measuring the “quantities” of one or the other that are found in each individual and then to govern oneself in a compliant way. The second is in the daring idea that the existing relations between true man and true woman correspond analogically to those that exist between the Aryan and Semitic races. For Weininger, man is to the woman as the Aryan to the Semite. Weininger did the research on feminine qualities that appear as an exact match to those typical of the Semite and the Jew. One such research is tendentious to a great degree. Weininger, being half-Jewish, was began especially to lose heart and degrade even without wishing it—he did not find the true value of the woman where he should have found it. Nevertheless, his views are still valid; the idea that, from the point of view of a normal and differentiated conception of the sexes, man and woman almost manifest as the expression of two different races, if not pure opposites. It is therefore a serious defect of descriptive and typological racial theory to not take that into account when making the effort to identify and describe the characteristics of each race, while not asking if certain qualities, normal for the masculine type of a given race, continue to be so regarded when applied instead to its feminine type.

In order to remedy this defect, naturally we need to consider the sexes also in their psychical and spiritual aspect. From that point of view, it is certainly absurd to conceive, for example, as normal that the “Nordic” woman embodies the same values typical of the pure Nordic man—that is to say, everything that is calm and dominating superiority, solarity, sense of distance, active detachment, connected to a readiness to attack and whatever else we find out. Without directly referring to the Semitic people (unlike Weininger), if we do not want to end up at a leveling and therefore a mongrelization, it is instead desirable and normal that the same Nordic woman has her own psychical and spiritual qualities, which have a central position in different, non-Nordic races.

Moreover, once the race of the body, or anthropological race, where the female racial differences are well-known and obvious, is omitted, the distinctive characteristics of the women of the various races are much less pronounced on the level of the race of the soul than in the case of the male. In fact, then, at the level of race of the spirit, there is often a true undifferentiation. The real support of the race of the soul and, especially of the spirit, is the man. It is especially in him that the principle of differentiation falls, while the principle of equality is reflected more in the feminine element. Not by accident did the ancient traditions associate, in cosmic analogy, the feminine element with that of matter or unformed power, ylé, dynamis, and the masculine, instead, with the celestial principal of order and individualization. Still less is it an accident that the ancient gynocratic and matriarchal civilizations, as an immediate consequence of the preeminence accorded to the feminine principle in its various, maternal or aphroditic forms, had promiscuity, communism, mother right, general equality as their characteristics. [See The Solar Race by Bachofen]

Strictly speaking, opposite to every man worthy of this name, the true woman that our ancestors considered significantly as “woman of race”, had to present herself as something dangerous, as a foreign principle that attracts, insinuates herself, and demands an inner action: almost the same type of reaction of which we said speaking of cross-breedings, where foreign blood puts the type to the test and gives rise to two possibilities: either to an awakening, a reaffirmation, and a vivification, or else to dissolution and debasement. In the first case, the man maintains himself at the peak of his purpose and, according to traditional teachings, his qualities permeate and persist intact in his progeny, as the “dominant” character. In the second case, in a form more or less disguised, he will undergo at least an internal degeneration of the type. Uncontrollable forces will take the upper hand in the processes of heredity, the protection of the race will become something problematic, until the limit-case is realized, that is, the return, in new forms, to the spirit and promiscuity of the gynocratic civilizations formed by the anti-Nordic races and from the degeneration of the Nordic race.

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