Co-opting the counter-culture: Troy Southgate and the National Revolutionary Faction

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/58501
Title:
Co-opting the counter-culture: Troy Southgate and the National Revolutionary Faction
Authors:
Macklin, G. D. (Graham)
Affiliation:
National Archives. London.
Citation:
Macklin, G. (2005) 'Co-opting the counter-culture: Troy Southgate and the National Revolutionary Faction', Patterns of Prejudice, 39(3), pp.301-326.
Publisher:
Routledge
Journal:
Patterns of Prejudice
Issue Date:
2005
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/58501
DOI:
10.1080/00313220500198292
Abstract:
Formed in 1996 by former National Front activist Troy Southgate, the National Revolutionary Faction (NRF) is a 'national-anarchist' groupuscule. In contrast to the International Third Position, the reactionary Catholic fascist sect from which it emerged, the NRF promotes a radical anti-capitalist and anti-Marxist 'anarchist' agenda of autonomous rural communities within a decentralized, pan-European framework. While the NRF retains an ideological core that is readily identifiable as fascist, that ideology is far from a mimetic atavism. As a result of its increasing radicalization the NRF has attempted to move 'beyond left and right', transcending the traditional limits of national-Bolshevism, to forge a seemingly incongruous synthesis of fascism and anarchism. Through its print and online publications, the NRF seeks to utilize its unique ideological position to exploit a burgeoning counter culture of industrial heavy metal music, paganism, esotericism, occultism and Satanism that, it believes, holds the key to the spiritual reinvigoration of western society ready for an essentially Evolian revolt against the culturally and racially enervating forces of American global capitalism. A detailed examination of its history, activism, structure and continued ideological morphology reveals the NRF as an ideological crucible for a growing international network of dissident 'national-revolutionaries' who are currently recalibrating their ideals in order to overcome their acute marginalization.
Type:
Article
Keywords:
anarchism; anarcho-primitivism; anti-globalization; counter culture; fascism; national-anarchism; national-Bolshevism; National Revolutionary Front; occultism; paganism; Southgate, Troy
ISSN:
0031-322X
Rights:
Subject to restrictions, author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed: 17/12/09]
Citation Count:
2 [Scopus, 17/12/09]

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMacklin, G. D. (Graham)-
dc.date.accessioned2009-04-01T10:53:39Z-
dc.date.available2009-04-01T10:53:39Z-
dc.date.issued2005-
dc.identifier.citationPatterns of Prejudice; 39(3): 301-326-
dc.identifier.issn0031-322X-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/00313220500198292-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/58501-
dc.description.abstractFormed in 1996 by former National Front activist Troy Southgate, the National Revolutionary Faction (NRF) is a 'national-anarchist' groupuscule. In contrast to the International Third Position, the reactionary Catholic fascist sect from which it emerged, the NRF promotes a radical anti-capitalist and anti-Marxist 'anarchist' agenda of autonomous rural communities within a decentralized, pan-European framework. While the NRF retains an ideological core that is readily identifiable as fascist, that ideology is far from a mimetic atavism. As a result of its increasing radicalization the NRF has attempted to move 'beyond left and right', transcending the traditional limits of national-Bolshevism, to forge a seemingly incongruous synthesis of fascism and anarchism. Through its print and online publications, the NRF seeks to utilize its unique ideological position to exploit a burgeoning counter culture of industrial heavy metal music, paganism, esotericism, occultism and Satanism that, it believes, holds the key to the spiritual reinvigoration of western society ready for an essentially Evolian revolt against the culturally and racially enervating forces of American global capitalism. A detailed examination of its history, activism, structure and continued ideological morphology reveals the NRF as an ideological crucible for a growing international network of dissident 'national-revolutionaries' who are currently recalibrating their ideals in order to overcome their acute marginalization.-
dc.publisherRoutledge-
dc.rightsSubject to restrictions, author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed: 17/12/09]-
dc.subjectanarchism-
dc.subjectanarcho-primitivism-
dc.subjectanti-globalization-
dc.subjectcounter culture-
dc.subjectfascism-
dc.subjectnational-anarchism-
dc.subjectnational-Bolshevism-
dc.subjectNational Revolutionary Front-
dc.subjectoccultism-
dc.subjectpaganism-
dc.subjectSouthgate, Troy-
dc.titleCo-opting the counter-culture: Troy Southgate and the National Revolutionary Faction-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.contributor.departmentNational Archives. London.-
dc.identifier.journalPatterns of Prejudice-
ref.assessmentRAE 2008-
ref.citationcount2 [Scopus, 17/12/09]-
or.citation.harvardMacklin, G. (2005) 'Co-opting the counter-culture: Troy Southgate and the National Revolutionary Faction', Patterns of Prejudice, 39(3), pp.301-326.-
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