A couple of days ago, we could read a very interesting information on one of the most famous survivalist website: http://survivalblog.com/
The following was to read:
"Today is the birthday of the late Patrick Swayze (born August 18, 1952, died September 14, 2009.) Regardless of how good the 2012 Red Dawn remake is, the original Red Dawn from 1984 will always be remembered as the benchmark, and of course Swayze will always be remembered for his leading role."
This is very useful, because in a couple of lines, the author of this blog revealed the nature of class of his actions, without that too long explanations are necessary (what, with survivalists, is never easy).
Survivalism is indeed very famous as a cultural trend – just see the success of Hunger games, a nazi book and a nazi movie, even presented by decadent leftists as “rebel”.
But as an ideology and a practice, it is not very known in Europe, as is missing the american culture of the solitary fighter – between the cow-boy and Thoreau, between “Rambo” and “Into the wild”.
The blog survivalist.info gives the following definition of a survivalist:
Survivalist: One who has personal or group survival as a primary goal in the face of difficulty, opposition, and especially the threat of natural catastrophe, nuclear war, or societal collapse.
This definition hides the nature of class. Indeed, as we communists are aware of the collapse of capitalism, we could be in a way “survivalists” too.
But survivalism is a bourgeois trend, a fascist trend, as sums up the quote made. It is full of ideological sense that a survivalist says that
“the original Red Dawn from 1984 will always be remembered as the benchmark, and of course Swayze will always be remembered for his leading role.”
Red Dawn was a very important fascist movie. During the 1960's-1970's, NATO organized clandestine structures that should lead terrorist attacks in case of a soviet invasion. In some cases, these structures became “independent” and participated to class struggle on the side of the reaction.
This was the case of the GLADIO in Italy, that participated in terrorist attacks. The Brabant killers in Belgium were also linked to GLADIO's "stay-behind".
In France, minister of interior Jean-Pierre Chevènement did recognize that there was an existence of such a structure in France, called “Rose des vents”.
It is such a structure that presents the movie Red Dawn, that came out in 1984. The story is easy to understand: the United States are invaded by the Soviet Union, Cuban and Nicaragua. A group of young and naive students decide to struggle, practicing guerilla warfare, of course with great success at the beginning, then, after a harsh fight against traitors, with a heroic defeat, considered nevertheless as a contribution to the victory over the soviet in “world war III.“
The remake, coming out this year, will be worst, if it is possible; the invader is this time... North Korea (it was China originally, but it was changed in the post-production).
We understand now why the most famous survivalist author, James Wesley Rawles, is a Christian. Survivalism is a fascist romantic ideology. James Wesley Rawles upholds small communities, self sustained, practicing “charity”.
It is the nostalgia of the beginning of capitalism in the United States, and the “end of the world” is an idealist call to move back to the beginning.
This is the sense of survivalism, of stuff like Man Vs Wild and Born Survivor TV series, 28 days after, the Road, Hunger games, etc.
Bear Grylls, from Man Vs Wild, is the example of the fascist trend to go “further”, to assume social-darwinism against nature, as pure individualism.
All of this is the negation of the possibility of a qualitative leap, a mere call to individualism, a proof of the decadent nature of the bourgeoisie, according to dialectical materialism!