As best we can judge from Homer’s epics, [homosexuality] was not a problem in the Heroic Age. All the heroes of the Iliad seem motivated by normal sexual drives; healthy heterosexual themes, in fact, underlie the entire epic, from the abduction of Helen by the Trojans and the Greek expedition to retrieve her to the squabble over slave girls which gave rise to the animosity between Achilles and Agamemnon. And one can also reasonably infer that it had not become a problem in Homer’s own time, presumably in the ninth century B.C.; otherwise it seems likely some homosexual flavor would have crept into his compositions.
On the other hand, we know that homosexuality was deeply ingrained in many of the native populations of the Mediterranean region, and not just among the Cretans. The ancient Hebrews, for example, practiced mass ritual masturbation and priestly buggery, and Moses was hard put to convince them to give up these habits. Even after Moses’ time, the traditional Jewish manner of sealing a bargain and of greeting was to seize one another’s genitals, a practice euphemistically described in the King James version of the Old Testament as “placing the hand under the other’s thigh.”
But we cannot say why this vileness, initially absent among the Greeks, later spread so virulently among them. Certainly it would be rash to attribute a special weakness for homosexuality to the Greeks. Our experience in America shows that, once certain weaknesses in the social structure have come about and public tolerance of depravity has set in, homosexuality can spread like wildfire. One would form an entirely different estimate of Americans’ inherent susceptibility to it from a survey made today then from a survey made even 20 years ago. Unfortunately, the problem seems certain to be even worse in America 20 years hence, as our society continues to degenerate unless a revolution has swept the practitioners of this perversion from our shores by then.
And the American experience is probably our best guide in judging the Greeks’ homosexual problem. Even when homosexuality was most widespread, there were a great many Hellenes who remained untouched by it, still as healthy in their sexual attitudes as their Nordic forebears had been when they first arrived in the Mediterranean world. At its worst, it was only one of many symptoms of decay which cast a pall over the essentially healthy and beautiful culture which the Greeks created.
– William Luther Pierce (‘Who We Are’)
[Posthumous compilation of Revilo P. Oliver excerpts from Liberty Bell:]
(‘The Homosexual Plague’):
We cannot ignore the strong presumption that the Semitic race has always been addicted to homosexuality, at least in the area that Sir Richard Burton identified as the Sotadic Circle, and perhaps for the reason that he gave when he discussed the matter in the invaluable ethnological appendix to his translation of the Arabian Nights.
The Jews’ attitude toward perversion may be inferred from, e.g., the official exegesis in the Talmud of the tale about Joseph, the model Kike who eventually got control of Egypt and enslaved the Egyptian people, which states that he got his start by serving as Potiphar’s catamite; cf. Allen Edwards, Erotica Judaica (New York, Julian Press, 1967), pp. 103-105. In the fantastic story, Joseph, by becoming a pathic, helped his race attain power over the hated goyim, and that sanctified his depravity. Note also that according to the Apocalypse, Jesus, after exterminating the goyim and smashing up the whole universe, creates a new world for his darlings, 144,000 homosexual Jews. To be sure, Yahweh frequently inveighs against Jews whose perversion makes them neglect their duty to multiply their race, the only real human beings, but that is obviously something quite different.
It is unnecessary to attempt a sexual census of the ancient Greek world. What is most important for our purposes is the fact that during or after the great demoralization of the Peloponnesian War, paederasty became fashionable everywhere, especially in sophisticated and literary circles, and thus created a body of evidence for it that, we may be sure, is grossly disproportionate to the number of individuals who followed the vogue. I feel certain that in ancient times, as today, a relatively small number of perverts made an extraordinarily loud noise.
One could almost speak of a tacit conspiracy to make homosexuality respectable. The earliest trace of this propaganda for perversion is a line attributed to Theognis, but in a collection that ascribes to him many verses that must be later, some as late as the end of the fourth century B.C.
In modern Europe, as the well-known pathologist and anthropologist, Professor Paolo Mantegazza, observes in the work that was translated by Samuel Putnam under the title The Sexual Relations of Mankind (New York, Eugenics, 1935), homosexuality has always been prevalent and endemic in Italy, probably because the Romans became extinct a century or more before the collapse of the Empire they had created, leaving Italy inhabited by the descendants of the slaves, subjects, and barbarians to whom they had irresponsibly given citizenship. This pool of Semitic, Hamitic, and Aryan blood was augmented in the Middle Ages by Saracens, especially in Sicily (where the Normans left few offspring), and by Longobardi and other Germans, especially in northern Italy.
That schoolmasters, almost all of whom were clerics, disseminated the vice, using their coercive authority over their pupils, is obvious from many accounts and particularly from the little-known verses of Pacificus Maximus (1400-1500), especially the ten books of miscellaneous verses in elegiacs entitled Hecatelegium, written c. 1450-1460, in which the subject is frequently mentioned, and especially his candid confession of his own experience.
When the Jews feel that they have securely lodged themselves with a nation and can safely begin to destroy it, they begin by using their standard technique, which, as one of their most successful operatives, a Sheeny named Aptheker, publicly confessed, is that of splitting the racially sound nation into a multitude of groups formed of individuals who have some occupation, superstition, or characteristic in common, and who are persuaded that they can profit by claiming “rights,” i.e., privileges, at the expense of the society as a whole. The nation is thus dissolved into a chaos of reciprocally hostile groups, as in the United States today. The epidemic, moreover, has reached a depth of degeneracy that was virtually unknown in the past, except in rare cases that were recognized as actual insanity.
The notorious “Marquis” de Sade was insane. He was released from confinement by the blood-thirsty vermin of the French Revolution so that he could declaim in public that “all men are created equal,” and pursue in private his hobby of sadistically defiling and eventually killing human beings. Napoleon clapped the crazed thing back into an insane asylum.
Here again, as in almost all of the mortal maladies of our time, the only effective remedy is a restoration of our race’s will to live and our race’s faith in its own biotic superiority over all its rivals and enemies.
Failing a revival of virile and aggressive “racism,” there is no real reason for objecting to the homosexual plague: it merely hastens and perhaps even mitigates the suicide on which our deranged race seems bent.
Consider the Germanic tribes who lived on the borders of the Roman Empire, which they later overran and sacked, and then occupied. Homosexuality was not unknown among those tribes, but they disapproved of it, and they signified their disapproval by simply hanging perverts to the nearest tree or, preferably, sinking them in mud under a weight of stones, if a swamp was conveniently available. In recent years, archaeologists have recovered quite a number of such bodies from peat bogs in which they were preserved. Those tribes were, of course, pagans, and I insist on that detail because the persons who distort history to poison our culture will assure you that disapproval of homosexuality is something peculiar to Christianity.
Among the Greeks, the extraordinarily gifted people who were the real creators of our civilization, homosexuality appears to have been an alien corruption. It was unknown in the Homeric epics, although in later times perverts, who are incapable of understanding masculine friendship and always seek any pretext to justify themselves, tried to read homosexual implications into the comradeship of Achilles and Patroclus. The aetiological myths all suggest a foreign origin: one states that the vice was invented by Laius in Thebes (where there was a pre-Greek Semitic element), and another claims that it originated in Crete (where the Mycenean Greeks ruled a native population of undetermined ethnic origin) — and we know that centuries later, as Aristotle (Pol., II, 10, 9 = 1271a) remarked with astonishment, on that island homosexuality was permitted by law, perhaps as a means of avoiding overpopulation.
At Athens, homosexuality appears to have been rare before the demoralizing Peloponnesian War, and certainly did not receive any kind of general sanction until long thereafter. It was forbidden by one of Solon’s laws, which was still enforced as late as 346 B.C., when one of the most prominent Athenian politicians, Timarchus, was prosecuted under that law and was probably convicted, although one account says that he committed suicide before the jury brought in its verdict. Plato has himself been suspected, not without reason, of homosexuality, but it is noteworthy that when he elaborated a model constitution for a city-state, he absolutely forbade (Leg., VIII, 8 = 841d) sexual relations between males.
At Sparta, where, we are told, paederasty flourished early, it was forbidden, under the same penalty as incest, by a law attributed to Lycurgus that was still in force in the time of Xenophon (De rep. Lac., 2, 13). It would be tedious to make the rounds of the other Greek states, or to try to determine at what time and under what influences the old legislation and the attitudes that seem to have been natively Greek were made obsolete by toleration and corruption. We may all suspect that first the tolerance and finally the vogue of homosexuality had much to do with the decline of the Greek world.
The Romans, to whom we owe more than to the Greeks, felt Western man’s natural abhorrence of homosexuality. Although degenerates were doubtless born from time to time, the contempt universally felt for perverts probably sufficed to restrain their tendencies, and when it did not, the stern ethos of the nation made short work of them. As late as 125 B.C., when the old paternal authority had been greatly restricted, a Roman of the old school, Q. Fabius Maximus Servilianus, who had held the highest offices in the Roman Republic, peremptorily put his own son to death for homosexuality. Such was the unflinching moral code that made the Romans great. It was only after Rome had become a dominant power in the world by decisively defeating the Carthaginians (202 B.C.), the Macedonians (197), and the Seleucid Empire (188), and had suffered a great influx of aliens, including Orientals, that we see the beginning of moral decay.
At Rome, the repression of the Bacchanalians checked the infection for a time, but not permanently. In 149 B.C. or thereabouts the Romans enacted the Lex Scantina de stupro cum masculo, which provided a heavy penalty for perversion. As everyone knows, such laws cannot prevent; they can only discourage, and their most important force is expression of the standards of the society that enacts them. Rome, however, was suffering from creeping moral paralysis that the Senate and conservative magistrates to the very end of the Republic sought to combat by such measures as the expulsion of subversive aliens (which was only temporary, since they, aided by wealth and influence, began to filter back almost at once) and measures to limit the spread of Oriental cults.
The Lex Scantina remained on the books; there were prosecutions under it as late as the Second Century after Christ and perhaps later. But the feeling that had inspired it was gradually eroded, and although homosexuality was never officially legalized, as has now been done in the State of Illinois and will probably be done in our entire nation as soon as Earl Warren gets around to it, the law became virtually a dead letter. Before the end of the Republic, Roman writers who wanted to be thought “intellectual” and “sophisticated,” imitating the literary fashions of Alexandria, which was the New York of the ancient world, did not hesitate to confess — perhaps falsely in some cases — that they were paederasts. And, paralleling what happens in the United States today, one of Cicero’s correspondents thought it a delightful joke when a homosexual pervert was prosecuted under the Lex Scantina before a presiding judge who was himself a pervert. Such a society is fit only for despotism, and despotism was, of course what the Romans got — a despotism under which the old Roman families quickly died out and were replaced by the descendants of their slaves.
During the Crusades Europeans came into contact with the Semitic peoples among whom homosexuality is accepted as normal, and one result was that the powerful order of Knights Templar, who held strongholds and rich fiefs throughout Europe until they were suppressed, were not only noted as homosexuals but evidently made sexual perversion a part of their ritual.
The Knights Templar was an attempt to combine two incompatible things: knighthood and piety. They were warriors, but they were also ecclesiastics, and as such they were condemned to celibacy. They could not marry, and since Christianity had inherited and even exacerbated the morbid misogyny of its Jewish authors, they were even forbidden to have intercourse with those nasty and dangerous animals, women. The result, naturally, was that some became homosexuals while others, evading an inhuman law, kept concubines, usually women from the native population, and engendered mongrel bastards. As witness the famous Heiros Lochos of Thebes, if their sexual habits are correctly reported.
The Knights Templar, therefore, were a part of the racial ruin wrought by an alien and poisonous religion. They were part of the historical record that incites us to wonder that Europe could for so long sustain the constant genetic loss resultant from centuries of warfare on the one hand, and centuries of monasticism on the other.
(‘Acquired Intelligence Deficiency’):
A special report on Acquired Immunity Deficiency has been compiled by Drs. David A. Noebel, Wayne C. Lutton, and Paul Cameron, and published by Summit Ministries, P.O. Box 207, Manitou Springs, Colorado.
The booklet is essentially some 130 pages of classified quotations from many sources, including a large number of men of known scientific accomplishment, on the physiological and social effects of the ever growing epidemic, with notices of the propaganda that is being used to defer public recognition of the imminent peril until it is too late to avert a total collapse of American society into chaos. The scientific opinion cited all confirms the gravity of the epidemic as I have reported it several times in the pages of this periodical.
The quotations that are authoritative make this a very useful book. Some of the editors’ recommendations are sound common sense. And one finds here and there a rather astonishing bit of information, e.g., that the Public Health Service in the District of Corruption has not classified the now epidemic infection as a “communicable disease.” That is surprising, not because one supposes that the bureaucracy that promotes the poisoning of water supplies with fluorides would show any compassion for the American people, but because it has thus gratuitously shown how viciously corrupt it is.
Unfortunately, the text begins with quotations from the Jew-Book to prove that male homosexuality should be forbidden because old Jesus said, “Mustn’t do or Papa spank.” And we are told that we gotter “reaffirm” the “Biblical creative order”–a phrase that will remind everyone of the shysters and hallucines who are manufacturing “creation science” and prating about “Holy Shrouds” to shore up a grotesque superstition that is now, in its latest reformations, proving its virulence as the poison that destroyed the spiritual immune system of our race.
Many readers will junk the booklet when they come to “Leviticus” on p. 9, if they did not do so when they saw on p. 7 the opening quotation from “Mark” (i.e. a god’s spiel attributed to a certain Marcus and so really anonymous, just as it would be if it were attributed to an otherwise unidentified Bob). Readers who are understandably repelled by this nonsense may never go on to the useful parts of the booklet.
The utter absurdity of this appeal to Yahweh & Son, Inc., and the “Judaeo-Christian ethic” is shown by the fact that since the Fathers of the Church first put over their great promotion, the Christian clergy have always been the principal practitioners of male homosexuality, and this fact was so notorious that the learned Jesuit scholar, Jean Hardouin, came to the conclusion that homosexuality had been invented by the Christians to foster monasticism and encourage priests to celibacy, and that all earlier records of the perversion had been forged by Christians to provide precedents for their innovation in sexual morality.
Some of the early Christian sects, notably the Carpocratians, made male homosexuality a condition of spiritual perfection, and so, in all probability, did the precursors of the Christians, the Essenes. By a nice irony, this booklet takes off from a quotation from the gospel of “Mark,” which in an earlier version, to which I have frequently referred in these pages, unmistakably implies homosexual conduct in the Jesus it describes as showing practically naked young men the way to Salvation in the dark. Although that tale was censored by the Fathers of the Church even before it was selected for inclusion in the collection called a “New Testament,” some of its homosexual flavor survives in the contempt for women expressed by its Jesus. And one could fill a volume with evidence of the close connection between the Jewish cult for goyim and sexual perversion.
Fortunately, it would be a work of supererogation to cite historical evidence at a time when every week there transpires news of large sums of money paid out by various Christian churches to halt prosecution of their salvation-salesmen, who have been bringing children to Jesus in bed. The holy men’s fancy turns mostly to boys near the age of puberty, but some have been convicted of raping children of four and five without committing the sin of sexual discrimination. (On Talmudic authority for this sport, see the late Elizabeth Dilling, The Jewish Religion: Its Influence Today, by the Noontide Press.)
The cream of the jest, however, is that Summit Ministries, the publishers of this booklet, are a branch of a college founded by a fat hokum-peddler, commonly called Silly James Hoggis, whom many of my readers will recall from the time when he practiced patriotism as a lucrative adjunct of his soul-saving business. The Man of God evangelized with sodomy the young men sent to his Bible college by their gullible Christian parents, occasionally including females for variety in his holy ministrations, until a particularly crude indiscretion precipitated a public scandal, and he was expelled from his college by its trustees. One sympathizes, of course, with an institution that is trying to live down its scabrous past, but the fact is a sufficient commentary on its claim that the tall tales in the Bible in some way inhibit sexual perversion.
Homosexuality has been made so fashionable by the public schools and “educators” whose principal concern is to incite children to copulate early, often, and indiscriminately, thus inculcating the Christian ideals of “Equality” (in proletarian degradation), “All Mankind” (of ovine anthropoids), “One World” (of mindless mongrels), and the evil of recognizing the biological fact of race (which would annoy God’s Master Race). The “Liberals’” superstition, it is true, dispenses with the spooks of Christian mythology, but that is merely because such supernaturalism would make ridiculous their pretense that they have a scientific basis for their cult. Intellectually, they are on a par with the “creation scientists,” with whom they will join forces, if that should seem expedient.
If there is to be any effective opposition to homosexual degeneracy, it must be based, not on the unbelievable mythology which so impaired the Aryan mind as to make the clergy’s favorite vice fashionable, but on the rational basis of biological facts joined with the emotional appeal of loyalty to our endangered race. There is, however, a strong probability that reasoned opposition will soon be made unnecessary when the epidemic consequences of the combination of male homosexuality with the basic Christian doctrine of racial equality are made manifest by fifty thousand or a hundred thousand corpses. Perhaps it would be more practical for us to decide what the intelligent remnant of our once dominant race can and should do when all Hell breaks loose.