Francis Parker Yockey

American writer (1917-1960)

Francis Parker Yockey (18 September 191716 June 1960) was an American philosopher and polemicist, best known for his neo-Spenglerian book Imperium.


Imperium: The Philosophy of History and Politics (1948)Edit

  • Between Capitalism and Socialism there is no relationship of true and false. Both are instincts, and have the same historical rank, but one of them belongs to the Past, and one to the Future. Capitalism is a product of Rationalism and Materialism, and was the ruling force of the 19th century. Socialism is the form of an age of political Imperialism, of Authority, of historical philosophy, of superpersonal political imperative.
  • The explanation Marxism offered of the significance of History was ludicrously simple, and in this very simplicity lay its charm, and its strength. The whole history of the world was merely the record of the struggle of classes. Religion, philosophy, science, technics, music, painting, poetry, nobility, priesthood, Emperor and Pope State, war, and politics — all are simply reflections of economics. Not economics generally, but the "struggle" of "classes." The most amazing thing about this ideological picture is that it was ever put forward seriously, or taken seriously.
  • We have been born into a certain Culture, at a certain phase of its organic development, we have certain gifts. These condition the earthly task which we must perform. The metaphysical task is beyond any conditioning, for it would have been the same in any age anywhere. The earthly task is merely the form of the higher task, its organic vehicle.
    • Chapter titled: The Imperative of Our Age, p. 111 Noontide Press edition.
  • The question of who strikes first in a war is on the same level as who strikes first in a boxing contest.

The Enemy of Europe (1953)Edit

  • "Europe is equal to its historical task. Against the anti-spiritual, anti-heroic 'ideals' of America-Jewry, Europe pits its metaphysical ideas, its faith in its Destiny, its ethical principles, its heroism. Fearlessly, Europe falls in for battle, knowing it is armed with the mightiest weapon ever forged by History: the superpersonal Destiny of the European organism. Our European Mission is to create the Culture-State-Nation-Imperium of the West, and thereby we shall perform such deeds, accomplish such works, and so transform our world that our distant posterity, when they behold the remains of our buildings and ramparts, will tell their grandchildren that on the soil of Europe once dwelt a tribe of gods.

Polarities put forth in Yockey's The Enemy of Europe

  • Imperialism Capitalism
    Faith Rationalism
    Primacy of the Spirit Materialism
    Idealism Sensualism
    Will-to-Power Will-to-Riches
    World as Object of Organization World as Object of Plunder
    Rank as Social Distinction Society as a Collection of Individuals
    Fulfillment of Duty "Pursuit of Happiness"
    Absolute Will to Biological Fertility Race-Suicide, Birth Control, Puritanism, Bohemianism
    Absolute Will to Increase Power Surrender to the World Hegemony of the West
    Hierarchy Equality
    Discipline Freedom, Ethical Laissez-Faire
    Authority Parliamentarism
    Aristocracy Plutocracy
    Society as Organic Unity Class War
    Sexual Polarity Feminism
    Europe as Imperium Petty Statism
    Europe as Nation Chauvinism
    Europe as Fatherland Petty Nationalism
    Order Freedom
    Stability Constant Motion, Business Cycles
    Art Practiced in Conformity with the Cultural Task "L'Art pour l'Art"
    Politico-Military Expansion Financial-Military-Economic Expansion

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