Matt Koehl’s Unique Contribution to National Socialist Thought: Forward to a New Aryan Dawn

[This is a slightly edited and expanded text of the remarks made by NEW ORDER Chief of Staff Martin Kerr at the Matt Koehl Memorial Meeting held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on October 14, 2017, marking the third anniversary of his death.]

National Socialist Comrades:

We are gathered here to honor the memory of our departed commander, Matt Koehl. But first let me say a few words about his predecessor, Commander Rockwell.

It has been 50 years since the death of George Lincoln Rockwell. Enough time has now elapsed for us to view his life and works with some perspective.

This evening I don’t want to discuss Commander Rockwell’s deeds as a man of action. Those should be well-known to everyone here. Rather, I want to mention his primary contribution to National Socialist theory. For as well as a man of action with a warrior’s heart, he was also a man of intellect who possessed penetrating insights.

In the pre-1945 conception of National Socialism – which was Adolf Hitler’s conception – it is the Nation that stands at the center of the National Socialist thought-world. Race provides the underlying biological foundation for the Nation, and the Folk is a subdivision of the Race. The Nation is the political embodiment of the Folk.

So, that while Race is of fundamental significance, in the arena of practical politics the primary emphasis or focus is on the Nation.

George Lincoln Rockwell turned this around. In Rockwell’s conception of National Socialism, Race is primary, and the Nation recedes into the background.

It is not that one man was right and the other one was wrong, but rather that the world was a different place after 1945 than it was before it, and that consequently a different theoretical model applied.

Our conception of National Socialism today, as an international, worldwide pan-Aryan movement that supersedes 19th century nationalism, is entirely due to George Lincoln Rockwell. In the future, when historians write an account of the evolution of National Socialist thought, this is for what Commander Rockwell will be remembered.

* * *

But what will Matt Koehl be remembered for in terms of the development of National Socialist thought? It has been only three short years since his death, and we lack the perspective of a half-century that we enjoy in the case of Commander Rockwell.

Some may say that his decision to change the focus of the Movement from a political orientation to a spiritual orientation was his main contribution. And perhaps this is what he will be remembered for the most. But the idea of an Hitlerian religion is not original to Matt Koehl. In this he was preceded by others such as Savitri Devi, Miguel Serrano and James Larratt Battersby. So, this was not unique on his part.

But there is one major contribution on Matt Koehl’s part which is both original and crucial. If you read the writings and speeches of the pre-1945 National Socialists, you will notice that they speak in terms of “defending Western Civilization.” They consider the welfare and existence of the White or European race to be equivalent to that of the West. They see no space between them. And for his part, Commander Rockwell spoke about not just defending the West, but also of reviving the constitutional republic bequeathed us by the Founding Fathers.

But Matt Koehl had a deeper, more penetrating insight. Standing on the shoulders of giants, he could see further than they could. He perceived that the idea of reviving the dying West was an illusion. One cannot turn back time. Rather, Commander Koehl realized, the organic, realistic direction for the Movement was not backwards, but forward to a new Aryan dawn.

The forces of racial and social decay are so advanced and powerful, and the momentum that they have achieved is so great, that attempting to stop them and reverse them in their tracks is an exercise in futility, the Commander realized. As tragic as it may be, the West is doomed, and the America of the past is doomed with it.

But does that mean that our struggle as National Socialists is pointless, or that our lives as individual Aryans are without meaning? No, said the Commander, for as long as there is life there is hope.

* * *

Instead of vainly trying to hold back the inexorable tide of history – instead of trying to rescue that which cannot be rescued; to save that which cannot be saved; to purify that which cannot be purified – we must push forward through the long night of the death of the West to a new daybreak, to a new post-Western Aryan civilization.

For Matt Koehl recognized that what is most important is the survival of our bloodline, not the external trappings of the civilization that our race has created over the last millennium. We can always erect new buildings, sculpt new statues, devise new technologies, compose new music and write new poems and novels – but once our bloodline has been extinguished, it will be gone permanently. As the saying goes, extinction is forever.

In 1983, the Commander dissolved the National Socialist White Peoples Party, which was geared towards mass political action for success within the existing status quo – within the Old Order. In its place he formed the NEW ORDER, as a racial lifeboat for those strong enough to survive the hastening and inevitable collapse of the West.

In his 1980 essay, “The Revolutionary Nature of National Socialism,” he wrote:

At this late date, nothing can be restored. Therefore, our task does not consist of going back to anything or in bringing back another age. It does not lie in resuscitating a decadent and dying civilization, or in preserving a corrupt system, or in changing or modifying it.

Our historic task as National Socialist revolutionaries is, quite simply, to start all over again – tabula rasa with a new vision and a new outlook and a new will to create upon this earth a new order and a new culture as a wonderful testament to immortal Aryan genius. That is our mission, and nothing else.

The breadth and depth of the Commander’s vision has not yet been fully appreciated, even among many of those who define themselves as pro-White.

But in the Aryan future to come, the clarity, the courage and the brilliance of his insights will be well-appreciated. Indeed, they will be accepted as self-obvious truisms by all intelligent White men and women.

And when that day comes, Matt Koehl will receive the full honor that he deserves as an original National Socialist thinker.


A print version of this article appears in the NS BULLETIN Number 357 (Fourth Quarter 2017), publication of the NEW ORDER. Subscription for six issues is $35; 12 issues for $60. Write to:

PO Box 270486
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53227

A Lithuanian translation of the article can be found in the Comments section, below.


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13 Responses to Matt Koehl’s Unique Contribution to National Socialist Thought: Forward to a New Aryan Dawn

  1. ALL HAIL THE NEW ORDER, ALL HAIL MATT KOEHL!!! Happy Birthday Commander! Although I never had the chance to get to know you, your legacy lives on in those who did, thank you for all you did for the Aryan Race, rest well, Commander!!

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  3. Rob Ark. says:

    He Truly was a Great Man !

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  5. oppositionx says:

    In its place he formed the NEW ORDER, as a racial lifeboat for those strong enough to survive the hastening and inevitable collapse of the West.

    It is painfully clear that there really isn’t anything left to save but the few – very few – true and noble souls who remain steadfast in the Higher and courageous Aryan Spirit that can only be expressed in the National Socialist philosophy. I’m done trying to reason with these ‘alt-right’ kosher conservatives, as well as the ‘role player’ – as the Fuhrer put it – folkisch Wotanish types who do a lot of theorizing and complaining about the sorry state of the West, and the perilous state of the White Race, but do nothing to bring about any meaningful change.

    The fact of the matter is that Adolf Hitler was correct in his predictions about what is to happen to the world if the heroic struggle was lost – not only the west is lost, but also the entire world. Those of us who live in the tragedy of a post-National Socialist Germany world face the greatest struggle known to Aryan-kind – we are chosen by the Fates to witness the kind of moral, spiritual, indeed Racial destruction no other generation has ever been asked to endure. Each one of us are living in a solitary battle zone where the simple challenge of remaining True is a war in itself.

    There isn’t a coming catastrophe, we are living during a very real already existing catastrophe. Matt Koehl spoke of a tabula rasa with a new vision and a new outlook – this is endearingly optimistic, yet it is somewhat in denial of the current actual state of things. National Socialists don’t need a new outlook, we need a realistic one. And the reality is that we may very well be the last brigade in this dying age – we need to regroup in courage and a determined will like those before us and truly decide a course of action. The time for theorizing is over. Whether that course of action is to gather our people together in a communal setting designed to provide mutual comfort and fellowship during these dark times, or whether it is a more martial stand against those who seek our demise, we, as 21st century National Socialists must remember how, and by whom, our entire inspiration has come to us in our time. It came by Men of action with an indomitable Will to overcome — or die with dignity.

    There is already a blueprint left to us. There is already a tried and true form. All the questions are already answered. What is needed is the spine and the will to go forward. But I’m afraid that this necessity is all but gone for western man.

    So ends my frustrated epistle to my dearly beloved National Socialist brothers and sisters.


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  7. George Wright says:

    Matt Koehl was a brilliant thinker and a dedicated adherent to true National Socialist doctrine. He is sorely missed and will not be easily replaced. I hope that his example will serve as an inspiration to all racially conscious Whites.

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  8. Povilas says:


    ,,Matt Koehl Unikalus Indėlis į Nacional Socialistinę mintĮ: Pirmyn į Naują Arijų Aušra”

    [Tai yra truputį redaguotas ir išplėstas tekstas, pateiktas NAUJOJO ORDERIO štabo viršininko Martin Kerr tekstas, Matt Koehl trečiųjų metinių memorialiniame mirties minėjime Milvokyje, Viskonsine, 2017 m. Spalio 14 d.]

    Nacional Socialistai,draugai:

    Mes susirinkom čia, kad pagerbtume mirusį draugą,bendržygį Matt Koehl. Tačiau pirmiausia leiskite pasakyti keletą žodžių apie jo pirmtaką, vadą Rockwellį.

    Nuo George’o Lincolno Rockwello mirties praėjo 50 metų. Praėjo pakankamai laiko, kad mes galėtume pamatyti jo gyvenimą ir darbus iš tam tikros perspektyvos.

    Šį vakarą aš nenoriu nuodugniai aptarti vado Rockwell’o veiklos. Tai turėtų būti gerai žinoma visiems čia. Tiesiog reikia paminėti jo pagrindinį indėlį į Nacional Socialistinę teoriją. Kaip ir žmogus, veikiantis kariuomenės širdimi, jis taip pat buvo intelekto žmogus, turintis nepaprastas įžvalgas.

    Prieš 1945 m. Nacional Socializmo koncepcijos, Adolfo Hitlerio koncepcijos esmė, yra tauta. Tuo tarpu Rasė traktuojamas,kaip pagrindinis tautos biologinis pamatas, o Tauta tėra Rasės dalis. Nacija traktuojama,kaip Tautos politinis įsikūnijimas.

    Taigi (Toje,iki 1945 m. Hitlerinio Nacional-Socializmo versijoje) nepaisant to,kad Rasė laikoma labai svarbiau aspektu, praktinės politikos arenoje, pagrindinis dėmesys skiriamas Tautai.
    George’as Lincolnas Rockwell’is šią koncepciją modifikavo. Rockwell’o nacionalsocializmo koncepcijoje Rasė iškeliamą į pagrindinį apektą, o Tauta nukeliamą į antraeilį (Pagrindinis dėmesys skyriamas nebe Tautai,o Rasei).

    Tai nereiškia to, kad vienas žmogus buvo teisus (Rokvelis), o kitas klydo (Hitleris), o tiksliau, kad po 1945 m. Pasaulis buvo kitokio pobūdžio nei prieš tai, ir dėl to privalėjo būti taikomas kitas teorinis modelis.

    Šiandien mūsų Nacional Socializmo samprata, tai tarptautinis, visos Arijų Rasės judėjimas, visiškai pakeičiantis 19-ojo amžiaus nacionalizmą, ir šios modifikacijos pagrindinis aspektas neatsiejamas,nuo George Lincoln Rockwell. Ateityje, kai istorikai darys analizę apie Nacional-Socialistinės minties evoliuciją, už šią modifikaciją bus pagerbtas vadas Rockwellis.

    * * *

    Bet kaip bus minimas Matt Koehl,dėl savo indelio Nacional Socialistinės minties raidoje? Nuo jo mirties praėjo tik trys trumpi metai, ir mums trūksta pusės amžiaus, kad ją taip nuodugniai matytume,kaip,kad vado Rockwellio atveju.
    Kai kurie greičiausiai sakys, kad jo pagrindinis įnašas buvo sprendimas pakeisti judėjimą iš politinės orientacijos į dvasinę orientaciją. Ir galbūt tai bus tai,už ką jis bus pamenamas labiausiai. Bet Hitlerio religijos idėja nėra originali Matt Koehl sugalvota idėja. Prieš tai tokią koncepciją iškėlė, tokie kaip Savitri Devi, Miguel Serrano ir James Larratt Battersby. Taigi, tai nebuvo jo unikalus dalykas.

    Tačiau yra ir Matt Koehl unikalus indelis, kuris yra originalus ir svarbiausias. Jei skaitysite iki 1945 m. Nacional Socialistų raštus ir kalbas, pastebėsite, kad jie kalba apie “Vakarų civilizacijos Išgelbėjimą”. Tu raštų ir kalbų esmė, kad Baltosios Rasės ir Europos gerovė,bei egzistavimas yra neatsiejami nuo Vakarų . Jie nemato jokio galimo nevieningumo tarp jų (Turima omeny,kad Baltoji Rasė teoriniame lygmeni visiškai surišta su Vakarš Civilizacija). Savo ruožtu vadas Rockwellis išplėtė šią koncepciją ir kalbėjo ne tik apie Vakarų gynimą, bet ir apie tai, kad būtina atgaivinti konstitucine respublika, kurią įkūrė musų pirmtakai (Vertejo pastaba: JAV įkurėjai).

    Bet Matt Koehl turėjo gilesnę, labiau įkvepiančią įžvalgą. Atsižvelgdamas į milžinų pečius, jis sugebėjo žvelgti giliau, nei kiti. Jis suvokė, kad idėja atgaivinti mirštančius Vakus buvo iliuzija,utopija (Vert.Pastaba- Galbūt iki 1945 m. tai buvo teoriškai ir įmanoma). Neimanoma atsukti laiko atgal. Vadas Koehl suprato, kad, judėjimo kryptis turi būti orentuota ne į praeitį,o į priekį- į Naują Arijų Aušrą.

    Mat Koehl suprato,kad Rasinio ir Socialinio žlugimo-žlugdimo-destrukcijos jėgos yra tokios pažengusios ir galingos ir esamu momentu jų įsigalėjimas yra toks didelis, kad bandymas juos sustabdyti yra beprasmiškas. Kad ir,kaip tragiškai,tai beskambėtu Vakarai yra pasmerkti, o praeities Amerika yra pasmerkta kartu su jais (Ver.pastaba: Jau sunaikinta ir paversta į puvantį,visomis prasmėmis šlykštu Planetos marą,dėl savo pačuis grobuonuškos ėsmės ėdančiu ir naikinančiu save patį).

    Ar tai reiškia, kad mūsų,kaip Nacional Socialistų Kova yra beprasmė, kad mūsų gyvenimas kaip atskirų Arijų Rasės indvidų yra be prasmės? Ne, sakė Matt Koehl ir pabrėžė, kad tol, kol yra gyvibė,tol yra viltis.

    * * *

    Vietoj to, kad veltui stengtis sustabdyti neišvengiamą istorijos eigą, bandyti išgelbėti tai, ko negalima ir neįmanoma išgelbėti; išsaugoti tai, ko neįmanoma išsaugoti; išgryninti tai, ko neįmanoma išgryninti – Turime išgyventi,tuo pačiu kova prasiveržti per ilgą žemę apjuosusios nakties-mirties epochos erą,naktį,kad pasitikti Naują ŠVIESOS PROVERŽIO laikotarpį, (ir sukurti) Naują post-vakarietišką Arijų Civilizaciją.

    Matt Koehl pabrežė, kad svarbiausia yra mūsų kraujo linijos išlikimas, o ne išoriniai civilizacijos uždaviniai, kuriuos mūsų Rasė sukūrė per paskutinį tūkstantmetį. Mes visada galime pastatyti naujus pastatus, statyti naujas statulas, kurti naujas technologijas, kurti naują muziką, rašyti naujus eilėraščius ir romanus – bet jei tik išnyks atstovai su krauju,turinčiu kūrybinę galią, tai bus visam laikui. Kaip sakoma, išnykimas bus amžinas ir negrįžtamas.

    Savo veikale ,,Revoliucinė Nacional Socializmo Esmė‘‘ Matt Koehl teigė:
    ,,Šiandien niekas negali būti atkurta. Taigi mūsų uždavinis nėra kažką atkurti ar prie kažko sugrįžti ar gražinti mirusi amžių. Jis nėra dekadentiškos ir mirštančios civilizacijos atgaivinimas ar korumpuotos sistemos išsaugojimas ar jos keitimas,bei modifikavimas, dabar visa tai nesvarbu.‘‘
    ,,Mūsu kaip Nacional Socialistu revoliucionierių uždavinys gana paprastas- pradėti viska iš naujo –tobula rasa- su nauja vizija,nauja pažiūra ir nauja valia šioje žemėje sukurti Naująją Tvarką ir Naująją Kultūrą,KAIP Nuostabų Naujajį testamentą nemirtingajam Arijiškajam genialumui. Tai ir ne kas kita yra mūsų misija.‘‘

    Vadovo Koehl vizijos plotis ir gylis iki šiol nebuvo visiškai įvertintas, netgi tarp daugelio tų, kurie save apibrėžia kaip kovotojais už Baltąją Rase.
    Tačiau Arijų Rases ateityje bus aiškiai suprantamas jo įžvalgų aiškumas, drąsa ir blizgesys. Iš tiesų, visi inteligentiški Balti vyrai ir moteris laikis tai savaime suprantamu dalyku.

    Ir kai tą dieną ateis, Matt Koehl gaus visokeriopą garbę, kurios nusipelno kaip originalus Nacional-Socialistinis mąstytojąs.

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