Though the name is probably counter-productive in the West, the original National Bolshevik Party in Russia has had a great attraction for me. Founded originally as the National Bolshevik Front in 1992 after the implosion of the USSR under neo-social democrat Mikhail Gorbachev, what became the National Bolshevik Party was the most radical & revolutionary force rising to face not only the crisis in Russia, but the whole powerful & destructive forces of finance-capitalism & globalism.
While avant-garde writer Eduard Limonov was the public face of the NBP from the beginning, the party’s origins really date from a study group led by Alexandr Dugin in the waning days of the Soviet Union. In fact, it was Professor Dugin who originally recruited Limonov as a media person.
Professor Dugin today is the leader of the International Eurasian Movement. His sweeping vision can be seen in the early manifestos of the National Bolshevik Party. The Party called the creation of a grand empire to include the whole of Europe and Russia, extending through all of Siberia. This outlook was akin to the visions of Francis Parker Yockey & Jean Thiriart.
They vehemently rejected the American model–which they regarded as Babylonian–which was being imposed on Russia by New World Order stooge Boris Yeltsin. Like Yockey, they believed the USA to be firmly under the thumb of the alien Culture-distorters. So they became vehemently anti-American. They embraced Dugin’s project of Eurasia as an essential counter-balance to American Bankster global domination.
Limonov’s real contribution was to develop a real knack for attracting young people on the margin of society, from delinquents & anarchists to vanguard intellectuals & artists. In the USA, I would term these the Creative Class. To steal a phrase from Regis Debray, they are the little engine which starts the big engine which starts the Revolution.
Professor Dugin left in 1998 to found the International Eurasian Movement which I support. Limonov, left on his own, began to back away from the NBP’s original geo-political agenda in favor of a national one. To be sure, good work was done defending Russian minorities in former USSR republics. But in the end defense is just that, defense.
By 2003, Limonov had crossed the Rubicon. He allied himself with the enemies of Russia in order to get support in toppling the Putin regime. But working with the likes of George Soros is a dicey business. In dealing with Soros, remember this: When you go to bed with the devil, you better be prepared to fuck!
What Dugin & Yockey & Thiriart all understood was this: With the demise of the modern nation-state, globalism can only be stopped by an equally powerful movement. You need to create supra-national formations on the basis of historical & strategic communities. Don’t go down fighting, trying to turn the clock back. The destruction of the nation-state can’t be prevented. The status quo is to acquiesce to globalism.
For the USA to survive, we must return to the Western Hemisphere and go back to the Monroe Doctrine.
But despite setbacks & disappointments, the original National Bolshevik vision is a sound one. As economic elites plunder & deplete our planet’s resources with their unnatural economic & social system, the National Bolsheviks of the world are preparing for the day when the New World Order will collapse and a new & more life affirming system will takes place.