"Captain William Bligh RN"

I have just finished watching a film called "The Bounty" (1984). A film worthwhile watching, apart from its intrinsic artist value, because of its enlightning, hidden, messages. I must say right now that these "hidden messages" will only be intelligible for those who are aware of the greatness of the White race and its glorious achievements. Let's go back in time and place ourselves in the historical period covered by the film. The year is 1787 and the place is England. A rather old, for his rank, Lieutenant William Bligh (he was 33 at the time) has received orders from the Admiralty to proceed to Tahiti where he shall collect samples of the so called "bread tree" and  transport them to Jamaica. The purpose of this mission was to provide Jamaica with a cheap food source to feed its slave population. Lieutenant Bligh (played by Anthony Hopkins) decides to enlist the help of his friend Christian Fletcher (Mel Gibson). Apart from the friendship that bounds them, Bligh knows that Fletcher is a highly skilled navigator. Known in those days as Master Mates, experienced navigators occupied a position similar to that of a senior non-commissionated officer and were highly respected.

I shall not go into unnecessary details for two good reasons: (A) This is not a film review (B) I do not want to spoil its viewing. Suffice to say that once the "HMS Bounty" reaches Tahiti we see the difference between an honourable White man (Bligh), concious of its duty and, even more important, its race and culture; and a miserable cad (Fletcher) who is guided by  self-gratification. Captain Bligh is not amused by the "fraternisation" between most of the crew (white trash at its worst) and the savages, but he knows that there is nothing he can do. After all they shall  be sailing towards Jamaica, as soon as the plants have grown enough to be transplanted. By the time of departure the friendship between Bligh and Fletcher has been replaced by dissapointment (Bligh) and resentment (Fletcher). The former has never lose of sight his condition as an officer and a gentleman, attributes only found among the senior elements of the White race who had always placed themselves under a harsh discipline, renuncing to personal gratification for the sake of their kin, community or nation (a proper example, among many, is Frederick the Great's famous phrase "I am the first servant of the State") Fletcher, on the other hand, is a perfect example of the race traitor, who does not care for anything or anyone but himself. Unable to control his lust, not only brings shame on himself, but, and this is far more important, he also deprives his Captain and friend of the necessary moral support and authority.

The film gives some moving insights into the kind of life led by isolated White men in positions of power (in this case British naval officers)  among savages. Of course there was always room for abuse of power at the hands of a sadist, but that was the exception not the rule. What is important here is the moral fibre shown by Captain Bligh (an archetypical Aryan figure) who would not give up in the face of the most appalling circumstances. That is the true mesure of an honourable White man. That was the kind of men who, by the end of the XIXth century, had given us the control of nearly three-quarters of the Earth . Surrounded by savages and traitors he never lost his faith, but he steeled himself and inspired their loyal men to fight  their way back to England, even when the odds against them were apparently unsurmountable. The moral qualities of this noble breed were brillantly described by Oswald Spengler in the fourth part of his work "Man and Technology":

"The North (i.e.Northern Europe) has shaped the human type into hard races, fortified by the harsh living conditions,  the cold,  the constant toil and suffering; and it has provided them with an extraordinary hard spirit, infused with a fiery passion for the struggle, boldness and the urge for expansion, something that I have called the pathos of the third dimention. These men are true predators, whose souls are always chasing the impossible. They dare to break the supremacy of the intellect, the artificially organized life, over the blood, turning it into a duty...They have a willpower which looks with contempt upon all limitations of time and space; a will that has as its goal, the boundless, the infinite..."

This moral imperative has been the leading force, or as Spengler would have call it, the leitmotiv of the White man. It is something that is born in most of us and, because of that, is something that we are not aware of. Men like Bligh would not have even considered why they behave in the way the did; they did not to do so, because somehow, they knew it was the right way. They were just following the voice of their Blood, something that nowadays only a few can listen and recognize. As the archetypical Aryan hero in Wagner's "The Flying Dutchman" Bligh will keep on sailing/fighting till the end of time until he achieves his purpose.

There is a moment in the film when Anthony Hopkins (Bligh) and his assistant are surrounded by savages on a beach. They have landed on a tiny island to replenish their stores and, as the men carry fresh fruit and water to the boat, Captain Bligh is writing his daily report on the log book. The savages who were expecting presents (nothing has changed...) began to get noisy and threatening. After finishing his notes (which include a farewell note to his wife) Bligh gives the book to his assistant and tells him , in a very casual way, to walk "slowly" towards the boat. He has already accepted that fact thet he would remain behind to be tore to pieces by the natives;  nevertheless his only thought is to make sure that the log book will, eventually, reach England. That scene is very moving, not only because of the superb acting, but because of its message. An extraordinary coolness and self-control in the presence of death. An uncompromising devotion to duty combined with a dignity born out of a unique sense of honour. These are the trade marks of a White man of the superior type. The others, the majority, the Fletchers of this world, who will sell everyone to save their skin, disappeared from the pages of history, only to be mentioned as examples of cowardice and treachery. If we ever again recover our proud position in the world a huge ethnic cleansing must be caried out among ourselves. As Napoleon said "We should not  assume that because a man is wearing a uniform,  is a soldier" the same applies to the skin. Our skin is our uniform, but: are we all worth of it? . Fletcher was as white as Bligh...


=============================================================================================The film is based on a true story. Captain Bligh of HMS Bounty lost his ship at the hands of mutineers in the South Pacific in 1789. The film on which this article is based was the third and, in my opinion, the best version of the same story. For those who may be interested, the first one was entitled "Mutiny of the Bounty" (1935) with Charles Laughton (Bligh) and Clark Gable (Fletcher). The second version (very popular in spite of very bad criticism) was made in 1962 with Trevor Howard (Bligh) and Marlon Brando (Fletcher). Whereas Trevor Howard is as brillant as Hopkins in his personification of William Bligh, his character suffers from a very Hollywoodesque tendency to the "cliche" who portrays all Royal Navy captains as cruel villains (something very similar happens to German soldiers, unless they are "good Germans" that is: traitors)