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Oliver on Homosexuality

RPO-typewriter1Originally written for inclusion in Frederick Seelig’s book Destroy the Accuser, this is Professor Revilo P. Oliver’s learned and insightful analysis of the homosexual question.

by Revilo P. Oliver (pictured)

THE APPALLING STORY told by Mr. Seelig in the foregoing pages is much more than a personal tragedy that must excite sympathy and pity in every human heart. It is a story that is terrible in the full sense of that word: it should strike terror into the heart of every American who hopes that his children will not regret having been born.

As America’s most eminent journalist suggests in his introduction to the present book, Mr. Seelig’s account should be verified in every particular by diligent and intrepid investigators. But such verification could only confirm what we all know — or would know, if we paid attention to the evidence that has been accumulating for decades.


Revilo Oliver on the John Birch Society

RPO-19690809aAmerica’s Decline (1981): Chapter VI. “Aftermath”

by Revilo P. Oliver (pictured)


WITH THE July-August issue of 1966, my connection with American Opinion came to an end. I think that is the point at which to conclude this series of selections. The cycle begun in 1954 was completed in 1966, and I had leisure to look back on twelve years of wasted effort and of exertion for which I would never again have either the stamina or the will.


Stolen Revilo Oliver Materials Being Flagrantly Sold on Ebay

stolen items being sold

by E.V. Sutherland

THOUSANDS OF BOOKS and papers belonging to the estate of Professor Revilo P. Oliver were stolen from Kevin Alfred Strom by his ex-wife with the collusion and assistance of the FBI and the “Joint Terrorism Task Force” and are now being flagrantly sold on Ebay by a vendor identifying himself as “Rick Remer” of Wardensville, West Virginia with the Ebay ID of “kaf780.” Kevin Strom, from whom the items were stolen, was chosen by Oliver himself, and the trustees of his estate, with the task of cataloguing and digitizing these invaluable papers, correspondence, and unpublished works. The digitizing work was only partially completed when Mr. Strom was arrested on false charges by the JTTF and incarcerated for two years, putting him in a position where he was utterly helpless to prevent the theft.


Afterthoughts on Afterlife

by Revilo P. Oliver

WE DO NOT KNOW when or how or by whom the notion of a life after death was invented. All mammals instinctively fear death, but if they escape their natural enemies and survive to senility, they seem to acquiesce in a quiet extinction of their enfeebled consciousness. We cannot suppose that the Australopithecus or any species of Homo erectus imagined a possible prolongation of life, and, despite some very recent claims, it is highly improbable that the Neanderthals did. The remote ancestors of our own race, the Cro-Magnons, must have had the capacity for such imagination, but we have no means of knowing what they believed.

We are often told that burials are evidence of some belief in an afterlife, but they may be no more than a manifestation of an instinctive respect or affection for the dead man and an unwillingness to see his corpse devoured by beasts. When a man’s possessions are buried with him, there may have been some notion (as is attested in Egypt, for example) that the equipment would be useful to him in a post-mortem existence, but it is equally possible that some or many instances of this custom may indicate the emergence of a strong sense of private property: the spear or the beads or the golden drinking-horn were the dead man’s, and no one should steal from him when he dies.


What Is ‘Liberalism’?

by Revilo P. Oliver (pictured)
An excerpt from Dr. Oliver’s book America’s Decline: The Education of a Conservative (Londinium Press, London, 1981)

EDITOR’S NOTE: Readers who consider themselves conservatives should be careful not to read too much into this critique of what they may see as their main social, political, and philosophical opponent. Oliver, by the time of this writing, had long abandoned conservatism as a cause both lost and unworthy, so this essay is no justification for “rightism” in any sense. It is, instead, a call for clear vision and an acceptance of the world as it is and human life as it is: material, biological, evolutionary, and governed by absolute natural laws which we must accept no matter how “unfair” they may seem or how difficult and daunting the tasks they ordain for us. — Kevin Alfred Strom.

“LIBERALISM” IS A succedaneous religion that was devised late in the Eighteenth Century and it originally included a vague deism. Like the Christianity from which it sprang, it split into various sects and heresies, such as Jacobinism, Fourierism, Owenism, Fabian Socialism, Marxism, and the like. The doctrine of the “Liberal” cults is essentially Christianity divested of its belief in supernatural beings, but retaining its social superstitions, which were originally derived from, and necessarily depend on, the supposed wishes of a god. This “Liberalism,” the residue of Christianity, is, despite the fervor with which its votaries hold their faith, merely a logical absurdity, a series of deductions from a premise that has been denied.


The Three American Eras

by Revilo P. Oliver

THE JEWS ARE a unique race, parasitic and predatory, evidently formed from hybrid stock (including, according to Mourant’s haematological analysis, c. 10% of Congoid blood) in the way described in Sir Arthur Keith’s theory of human evolution.

The parasites find, seemingly by instinct, and attack every inherent weakness in our racial stock and exploit our vices, so that it is often difficult to fix a boundary between our innate deficiencies and the parasites’ exacerbation of them. Our current religion is one of their many weapons: The superstition infects our race through its appeal to our racial proclivity toward romantic sentimentality, transcendental mysteries, and even a certain heroism: the willingness of men to sacrifice themselves for their people, which is perverted into asceticism and an itch to serve “all mankind.” That has been a deadly infection, encouraging both the survival of the unfit of our own race by preventing the natural process by which viable species eliminate their degenerates, and by encouraging a fatuous toleration of racial enemies.


The Descent of Islam

by Revilo P. Oliver (pictured)
first published by Kevin Alfred Strom in National Vanguard magazine, January-February 2003 / first online publication at

ISLAM, LIKE CHRISTIANITY, is essentially a Jewish cult for goyim. The Koran, however, is not derived from the Babylonian Talmud. Most of the Koran (Qur’án, “the statements” (i.e., of God to Mahomet)) probably was composed by Mahomet after his Hegira, which took place in 622. The Babylonian Talmud was probably first collected in the Sixth Century and much of that heap of ordure is of a much later date, although naturally with forged pretension to great antiquity. It sprang, of course, out of the festering mentality of the Jews, and while it is most unlikely that any part of the Talmud as such could have been known to the Jews in Arabia who influenced Mahomet, they naturally had the mentality of their race, so it is not remarkable that there are two or three passages in the Koran that correspond more or less closely to passages in the Talmud.


I’m Looking for Work

Kevin Alfred Strom

by Kevin Alfred Strom

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Oliver’s Works on Yockey Republished

by Kevin Alfred Strom

TWO IMPORTANT essays by Dr. Oliver have just been added to this site, but they don’t show up at the top of the main page because I have been tagging all articles with their original publication dates, so the archives show the correct year. Thus these pieces are filed under 1966 and 1969 respectively.

They are The Shadow of Empire: Francis Parker Yockey After Twenty Years, from the June 1966 number of The American Mercury; and, also from the Mercury, the Fall 1969 issue, After Fifty Years.

These essays, up until today, had only been available in libraries or online in poor transcripts of error-filled scans.

The Shadow of Empire, in addition to being a valuable analysis and critique of Yockey’s Imperium, is a call to sanity and realism among those who were then fighting to preserve America and the West via conservatism.

After Fifty Years, which was also made into a short film, is Revilo P. Oliver’s inspiring call to young Americans to follow the revolutionary path foreshadowed in Imperium, issued at the formation of the National Youth Alliance, led by Louis T. Byers. The NYA would eventually be the vehicle for the philosophy, writing, and social activism of William L. Pierce.

Charles Scott Hamel, Distinguished Student of Revilo P. Oliver, Dies at 72

by Kevin Alfred Strom

A NOTED STUDENT and biographer of Revilo P. Oliver, Charles Scott Hamel, has died in South Carolina at the age of 72. From the Southern Partisan Web site, we read:

The esteemed publisher and benefactor of Southern Partisan magazine, Charles Scott Hamel, died Monday, 1 March 2010, after an extended illness at Providence Hospital in Columbia, South Carolina. He was 72. At the time of his death he lived in Chapin, South Carolina on the banks of Lake Murray.

Born in Arlington, Virginia, 9 April 1937, Mr. Hamel was the son of the late Charles D. Hamel and Ethel Scott Hamel of Washington City, District of Columbia. As a boy, Mr. Hamel matriculated at the prestigious Virginia Episcopal School in Lynchburg, class of 1956; and thence to the University of the South at Sewanee, Tennessee where he earned a bachelor of arts degree.

Mr. Hamel devoted much of his life to the study of the classics and the history and culture ancient Greece and Rome. After college Mr. Hamel was invited to study at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana under the tutelage of the preeminent philologist and renowned Classicist Revilo P. Oliver. Mr. Hamel was later asked by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute to write the biographical entry about Dr. Oliver in the work American Conservatism: An Encyclopedia. After graduating from Illinois with a Masters Degree in Classics, Mr. Hamel studied for a time at the University of Chicago. Mr. Hamel was also an active member of long-standing with the Philadelphia Society.