Arktos, the London publisher of Alt Right books, has translated and published a number of books by Guillaume Faye, French Right intellectual. His published books include Archeofuturism (2010), Why We Fight (2011), Convergence of Catastrophes (2012), Sex and Deviance (2014), The Colonisation of Europe (2016) and most recently Archeofuturism 2.0 (2016).
By way of background: Faye sees European/Western civilization facing a series of converging and compounding crises that are likely to destroy Western civilization rather soon: probably by 2030, although it may not all be over by them, as the elites try to hold things together by social duct tape. But no matter of patching up will solve the fundamental problem that the foundations of Western modernity are contrary to reality and nature. The beliefs in progress, unending economic and technological growth, along with poisons such as egalitarianism, feminism, multiculturalism, multiracialism and political correctness are sufficient to produce a civilizational crash.
The “explosive cocktail” facing Western man is composed of (1) the mass migration of the Third World to the West, as well as Islamists, and the creation of failed multicultural/multiracial societies; (2) the demographic crisis of White societies and the inability of their women to breed, a product of feminism and economics; (3) the creation of social chaos in the “south” that will be set to bit the West on the ass; (4) the coming global economic crush, the product of numerous flaws in the capitalist economic and financial systems; (5) the threat of Islam; (6) a growing North/South confrontation and (7) the environmental crisis.
Faye’s books cover the ethno-racial dimensions very well. He is less strong on scientific issues, although he, in my opinion is right in observing that techno-industrial civilization, by destroying its ecological capital, will not survive. He thinks, though, that there can be a rebirth of civilization, and that although there will be a descent into an age of barbarianism, civilization will eventually re-emerge, like a cork bobbing to the surface from a ship wreck.
Faye’s “very hard” scenario has a collapse beginning now and completed by around 2030, with resource wars over depleting resources (described by others as “Peak Everything:” http://richardheinberg.com/bookshelf/peak-everything), race wars and going and warlord violence. The collapse of techno-industrial civilization will kill off perhaps 90 percent of urban dwellers. Cities will become rotting tombs of death, even worse than they are now. Technological regression takes survivors back to the Medieval period. But, eventually, things will bootstrap and civilization will be regenerated. Good luck with that one.
Archeofuturism 2.0 is comprised of a series of fictional stories depicting possible futures. The book begins in June, 1914, on the eve of World War I. A group of Frenchies pay a clairvoyant, Mademoiselle Delphinia Pythia, to make predictions about the fate of the spot where they sit, up to the year 2114. She predicts World War I, the Muslim invasion of Europe in the twenty first century, and the complete disappearance of White French by 2114, and modernity, too. Black natives, wearing hides and animal skins, cook the animal from their hunt, in her last vision.
The book goes on in the apocalyptic vein for a number of stories, then switches after moving forward thousands of years to the birth of a civilization more advanced than our own, over two thousand years in the future. But that civilization is destroyed by a meteorite and after about a million years a new species arises to technological superiority evolved from dolphins. They, however are likely to be wiped out by another evolving species. The book thus concludes on a high note: “It’s the survival of the fittest – not the strongest, but those most fit for the situation – which determines the survival (and the domination) of individuals, and of associations or societies of individuals, such as nations, peoples, races, or species.” (p. 187) Fair enough.
As I have said, science is not Faye’s strong point. There is a story thread of an 1892 revolver, loaded, which is hidden in a safe and found thousands of years later – which is fired and kills on future bad guy. The gun is used to produce gun technology to re-conquer the planet. The gun is likely to be iron dust by that time and the safe as well, but the bullets’ gunpowder would have broken down and become inert certainty within two hundred years (if not fifty), led alone thousands of years.
And one female hero travels from our time to the future in an “Einstein machine, which travels near the speed of light (playing on the famous Twin Paradox which is too fuckin’ complex to explain here: http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/a22574/time-dilation-twin-paradox/). The problem is that any human body would increase in mass and disintegrate and at the speed of light would be completely converted into energy.
Faye in his non-fiction and fiction on writing does not discuss the ultimate problem with collapse: nuclear reactors, hundreds of them, would meltdown after backup generators ran out of fuel. Radioactive contamination would make most of the planet uninhabitable for millions of years. So Archeofuturism 2.0 doesn’t get off the ground. This meltdown problem is seldom discussed even by those fearful of the nuclear industry as the “we can survive doomsday crowd.”
Lewis Dartnell in The Knowledge: How to Rebuild Our World from Scratch, (Bodley Head, London, 2014), gives a plausible scenario of how the world could be rebuilt after a collapse. His book is based on the idea that there will be plenty of resources left after a collapse so there would be time to reboot civilization and preserve learning: “The supermarkets would remain stocked with plentiful food…” (p. 5) But, even if a killer virus hit(http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4090544/A-zombie-outbreak-come-close-wiping-humanity-100-days-Scientists-reveal-tips-survive.html), or there was an EMP event, supermarket food would disappear within hours. Just-in-time delivery means that only limited quantities of food will be available.
In short, the world after the collapse will not be like the cosy world of, say, Alexandria in the current season of The Walking Dead, with electricity and solar panels, and fat bitchy women. The world will be like what we see in failed states today, as on the horn of Africa, where life is nasty, brutish and short.
Just the way it should be.