COTSWOLD DECLARATION OF 1962
I. WE BELIEVE that an honest man can never be happy in a naked scramble for
material gain and comfort, without any goal which he believes is greater than
himself, and for which he is willing to sacrifice his own egotism. This goal was
formerly provided by fundamentalist religions, but science and subversion have
so weakened all traditional religions, and given man such an unwarranted,
short-sighted conceit of his "power over Nature", that he has in effect become
his own God. He is spiritually lost, even if he will not admit it. We believe
that the only realistic goal which can still lift man out of his present unhappy
selfishness and into the radiance of self-sacrificing idealism is the upward
struggle of his race, the fight for the common good of his people.
II. WE BELIEVE that society can function successfully, and therefore happily,
only as an ORGANISM; that all parts benefit when each part performs the function
for which it is best suited to produce a unified, single-purposed whole, which
is then capable of out-performing any single part, the whole thus vastly
increasing the powers of all the cooperating parts and the parts, therefore,
subordinating a portion of their individual freedom to the whole; that the whole
perishes and all of the parts suffer whenever one part fails to perform its own
function, usurps or interferes with the function of another part, or like a
cancer devours all the nourishment and grows wildly and selfishly out of all
proportion to its task.
III. WE BELIEVE that man makes genuine progress only when he approaches Nature
humbly, and accepts and applies her eternal laws instead of arrogantly assuming
to ignore and conquer Nature, as do the Marxists with their theories of the
supremacy of environmental influence over the genetic truth of race, special
laws of biological equality for humans only, and their insane denial of the
primitive and fundamental human institution of private property.
IV. WE BELIEVE that struggle is the vital element of all evolutionary progress
and the very essence of life itself; that it is the only method whereby we have
won and can maintain dominion over the other animals of the earth; that we must
therefore welcome struggle as a means of testing and improving us, and that we
must despise weaklings who run away from struggle. We believe that life itself
is awarded by Nature only to those who fight for it and win it, not those who
wish or beg for it as a "right."
V. WE BELIEVE that no man is entitled to the services or the products of the
labor of his fellow men unless he contributes at least an equal amount of goods
or services of his own production or invention. We believe that the contribution
by a member of society of nothing else but tokens called "money" is a fraud upon
his fellows, and does not excuse a man capable of honest work of his
responsibility to PRODUCE his share.
VI. WE BELIEVE that it is to the advantage of society to see that every honest
man has freedom and opportunity to achieve his maximum potentials by preserving
his health, protecting his from unforseeable and ruinous catastrophes, educating
him to capacity in the areas of his abilities, and guarding him against
political and economic exploitation.
VII. WE BELIEVE that Adolf Hitler was the gift of an inscrutable Providence to a
world on the brink of Zionist -Bolshevik catastrophe, and that only the blazing
spirit of this heroic man can give us the strength and inspiration to rise, like
the early Christians, from the depths of persecution and hatred, to bring the
world a new birth of radiant idealism, realistic peace, international order, and
social justice for all men.
THESE SEVEN PRINCIPLES are the rock of our faith. With them, we shall move the
world. The political party program we adopt, based on these principles, can and
will change as events and facts change, as we discover better methods. But these
seven principles are fundamental, absolute, and timeless truth. They will not
change. We bind ourselves permanently and without reservation to these ideals,
and the battle to establish them as the only scientific and realistic basis for