GOTHIC ARCHITECTURE & IDENTITARIANISM

Gothic architecture is our heritage as white European Christians. It is our purest architectural identity. Gothic arose at the beginning of the height of our medieval civilization, and saw serious revival across college campuses in America as late as the 1920s.

Gothic is an ideal architectural style because it embodies so much of the Identitarian Christian's worldview.

Gothic architecture is primarily communal rather than individualistic. The vast majority of Gothic structures are churches, government buildings, and colleges. Comparatively, very few private homes are built in the style. A Christian revival in the West must oppose the unrestricted individual as lionized by liberal philosophy. A focus on social identity is key to overthrowing liberal selfishness.

Gothic architecture is primarily religious and demands a Christian context. The Gothic style arose from the ecclesial church architecture of our impressive high medieval civilization. Every structure built in Gothic carries a piece of our pre-Liberal spiritual past. It forces a recognition of our old Christian worldview. The original Gothic masterpieces were built with a cross floor plan, and their arches pointed upward toward God. The enemies of Christianity knew that Gothic was inherently Christian and pushed for the revival of pre-Christian Greek architectural forms which became neo-classical.

Gothic architecture is German and Western European. The name "Gothic" literally means "related to Germans." Unlike classical architecture which originated in a now backwater corner of Europe, Gothic was designed by the Western European races of France, Germany, and England. Our own blood ancestors developed Gothic as a representation of our religious worldview. Gothic is not a foreign import, it is our indigenous style.

Finally, Gothic architecture is beautiful and adaptable. When I visited Western Europe after my freshman year in college, I was most impressed by the Gothic cathedrals. They inspire deep emotions in ways other, more coldly rational, styles do not. Gothic buildings were designed as the world's first skyscrapers, and the style can be adapted easily to suit modern high rise buildings.