Comunitatea Identitara, or Identitarian Community, is a Romanian identitarian organization that engages in political and metapolitical activism, as well as in charity work. We talked with them about their activities, Romanian legislation restricting freedom of speech, and other interesting topics.
Please introduce your organisation and your main goals and values
Comunitatea Identitară was founded in 2019. It´s name means The Identitarian Community and our main goal is to raise a spiritual elite that can protect, develop and further the sovereign interests of the Romanian people. In doing so we strive to help the youth to rediscover the true values and historical role models that permeate heroism, bravery and honor.
Our support of Romanian interests might translate to humanitarian aid for Romanian families that are experiencing hardship, it can translate to protests against immigration, to public campaigns in defense of free speech, to events in which we are honoring our heroes and defending our right to exist on this land.
What can you tell us about your main activities?
We are a versatile organization, with activities ranging from aid campaigns to public protests. One of our bigger events is the Pro-Family gathering that we hold every year in the same day that the cultural marxist NGOs hold their gay parade, as a clear response that there are Romanians who cherish normality and will take a stand to defend it.
Last year we held the Identitarian Camp where our members got to know each other better, train together, take part in conferences regarding politically incorrect history, and rehearse march formations.
Every year, the 1st of December is an important day for every Romanian as it is our National day and our organization organise succesive marches on that day, mostly in regions with a significant ethnic minority, in places where it is hard to be Romanian. We go there to remind our brethren and would-be separatists that the land below them is Romanian land.
Are there any other actions you would like to mention particularly?
Perhaps our most important action to date is the public appeal to repeal the set of laws that prevent certain opinions from being expressed in public. (https://comunitateaidentitara.com/apel-abrogarea-legilor-antiromanesti/) To give you a bit of context, we have a series of five liberticide laws that stipulate prison for those who publicly express favorable ideas towards certain nationalist movements from the interwar period and towards certain historical events. While we are being told by the press and the politicians that ‘we live in a democracy, its values are freedom of expression and the rule of law’ the reality is that after the 1989 revoliution, today we are closer to tyranny than we have ever been. In a free debate, our ideas triumph because they are based on objective reality and natural law. That is why the system prevents free debates and uses censorship and deplatforming to silence us. We seek to bring back that climate of free debate and secure total victory in the war of ideas.
Which Romanian historical figures, writers and philosophers influenced your ideas the most?
As an organization we have always had deep respect and admiration for the voivodes of medieval and early modern Romania. Mircea de Elder, Vlad the Impaler, Stephen the Great of Moldova, Iancu de Hunedoara, John III the Brave, Michael the Brave, Constantin Brâncoveanu, are just a few names more than worth mentioning, all of them fierce fighters defending a Christian Europe against islam. Among the uncounted heroes we have are also hajduks (guerilla fighters against the Ottoman Empire, all sorts of invaders and for freedom and justice). It was in the darkest moments of foreign occupation that our nation lived through heroes like Baba Novac, Pavel Lotru, Neagu Papură, Radu Ursan, Iancu Jianu, Andri Popa or Tudor Vladimirescu. Fighters for the rights of Romanians in Transilvania, against hungarian and habsburg opression, such as Horia, Cloșca and Crișan, as well as Avram Iancu. In more modern times, we follow the ideals or great men of culture and nationalist militants such as Mihai Eminescu, Ioan Slavici, Octavian Goga, George Coșbuc, Nichifor Crainic or Dumitru Stăniloaie. These are only a few figures that Comunitatea Identitară sees as examples and follows their teachings.
For a long time people like Corneliu Zelea Codreanu, Horia Sima, Nae Ionescu, Ion Moța, Vasile Marin, Valeriu Gafencu, Ioan Ianolide or Ion Antonescu, were viewed as key figures of Romanian dignity, honor, bravery and deep thought by a lot of young people. However, due to the anti-Romanian and anti-nationalist laws passed by the traitors in government and Parliament, especially the anti-legionary law in 2015, it is now a felony to speak about them in public in a positive light. Ion Gavrilă Ogoranu’s works are also significant for many in Romania. He was the leader of the most longevive group in the armed anti-communist resistance, from the Făgăraș Mountains, who writes, in his volumes, ‘Brazii se frâng, dar nu se îndoiesc’ (Fir trees break but do not bend), what he viewed as the epic and often times tragic journey of the Romanian youth as they leave the communist-occupied cities and take to the mountains, like in the olden days, refusing to bend the knee to communism while keeping the flame of freedom alive against the tides of darkness.
It is considered tragic by a lot of people, that most of the Romanian elite from the interwar period were jailed, tortured and killed in communist prisons, though there are those that survived and thanks to them we have a rich and heavy to read literature on the suffering of Romanians who would not denounce their faith and creed despite of all tortures and mutilations. It is a hard lesson for a young man to read what those people endured, what strength it took that despite their bodies being broken, their character remained intact. Literature of the prison saints Ioan Ianolide, Radu Gyr, Liviu Brânzaș and Ilie Tudor, to name a few authors.
Among the Right, the leader of the Romanian movement Iron Guard from the first half of 20th century, Corneliu Zelea Codreanu, is well respected on an international level, both as a political activist and as an author. Was he also a big influence on your movement?
There isn’t a nationalist organization in Romania that is not influenced to a degree by Corneliu Zelea Codreanu. Unfortunately we have a set of laws that prevent free discussion on this topic and since our movement is a public organization, legally registered, I’d steer this conversation towards the dire need to repeal the laws that prevent us from openly talking about Corneliu Zelea Codreanu and other figures. It would be my pleasure to take a deep dive with you and discuss about the Legionary Movement, for this purpose I am asking your audience for help in popularizing our appeal to repeal the anti-Romanian laws. It is my hope that your organization and your website continue to grow and perhaps after some time, in a future interview, after we have managed to repeal those laws, we will have an in-depth dialogue on this topic, for the pleasure of your readers.
Romania is an Orthodox Christian country. Do you see yourselves as an Orthodox organisation? How important is religion to you, and how do you view the old pagan European beliefs, which are also popular among the New Right and identitarian circles?
Our organization is explicitly Christian Orthodox, however we allow other Christians in our ranks. Religion is as important as is air and water. The prison saints I mentioned earlier managed to keep their character intact despite being repeatadly tortured for years because of their faith in God, Christ helped them resist.
There is an unfortunate animosity between nationalists when it comes to this pagan vs. Christian subject. There are natural tendencies towards rediscovering ancestral traditions and identity, tendencies which are amplified by the sorry state to which western Christianity has been reduced to.
Personally, I view the old pagan European beliefs as being the sublayer of our civilization, many customs and traditions were kept even after Christianity appeared but were revamped in a Christian aesthetic. Medicine used to mean something other than profit and unscrupulous experiments back when Hyppocrates lived. I recognize the wisdom in the ancient dicton that was written on the frontispiece of temples ‘Know thyself. In knowing thyself thou shall know the mysteries of the gods and of the universe’ and as an Orthodox Christian, I strive towards the Truth, the Way and the Life. One of the things when seeking truth that people need to realize is that…eventually you will find it. Are you prepared to pay the price? To endure it? He who seeks, will find. He who seeks well will find more than what he is seeking.
What can you tell us about the situation with ethnic minorities in Romania?
In the case of ethnic minorities, we have Gypsies, which are significant in numbers, and we have some muslims in the south-east, but the muslims are few, tame and politically inactive.
We have a significant Hungarian population in the west which is not aggresive, and neither are we towards them, Hungarians and Romanians have coexisted peacefully for the most part, aside from the agitators that demand territories in Transylvania and the political actors that seek to turn the Hungarian population against Romanians under the pretext of discrimination. Hungarians who adopt the separatist anti-Romanian positions are a minority, most Hungarians who live in Romania want to get along with us.
The Gypsies are the biggest problem in terms of demographics and behaviour, some predictions feature them as majority in something like 2055.
Did the recent migration crisis affected Romania? What is the situation with mass migrations in your country?
Our anti-Romanian governments have accepted migrants from Asia and some from Africa as construction workers. If you live in a big city in Romania, you might see blacks and Asians in construction sites.
We have had a problem with Vietnamese migrants near the city of Cluj-Napoca, where people’s dogs started to go missing and the police discovered that the immigrants were napping dogs, killing them and storing their meat in their fridges. This news prompted us to make an anti-immigration protest in front of the factory where those immigrants work.
Furthermore, our non-Romanian president has recently announced that we will be accepting migrants from Ukraine. The government wants to obey the EU and UN agenda of immigration but they have to do it strategically because our population is not one who welcomes non-white refugees.
One situation happened in Satu-Mare where a migrant center was being built and the population grouped up and threatened the mayor with violence and with the burning of the center if he would permit immigrants to arrive, effectively saving their community, making the mayor back down.
In 2021 we could read in the media that some Romanian right and conservative parties wanted to adopt a similar legislation regarding LGBT ideology and gender theory as Hungary. Were any such laws adopted?
Such legislation was proposed indeed, however the Constitutional Court, the highest judicial authority in Romania, ruled that such a law is ‘unconstitutional’. It is a bitter irony that they consider a law that prevents the perversion of children in schools to be unconstitutional, while the law that prevents you from expressing certain opinions on fascism and national-socialism is ‘constitutional’, because in their sick mind free speech includes pornography but does not apply to political ideas.
Generally speaking, how strong are the cultural marxist and pro-LGBT currents in Romania?
As for the cultural marxist ideology in our country and in our academia, it is on the rise, mostly through what they call ‘School in another way’, a program in which normal classes are suspended and the kids watch videos, visit museums or get visits from NGOs. What I have observed is that when gay parades are organized, there are a lot of teenage girls participating, disproportionately so. This is because there are NGOs that target schools and impress young girls with ideas of free love, equality, social equity and other marxist talking points which the girls innocently believe, and even if they do not identify with being gay, they attend the parades to support the homosexuals.
The good thing in all of this degeneracy is that normal people are becoming more radicalized into opposing their agenda, and nationalism is heavily on the rise. You don’t see this very openly because there is a lot of underground nationalism going on, but these energies will eventually reach the surface.
So, cultural marxism is also heavily present in the Romanian schools…
One thing I want to mention on the topic of schools is that a special law was voted last year through which a new class is added to the high school curricula, a class entitled ‘The History of Jews. The Holocaust’ which is set to start in 2023. This law was promoted by the Elie Wiesel Institute, an institute that regularly commits cultural terrorism in that they seek to rename streets or schools named after legionaries, and are actively calling for the arrest and imprisonment of anyone who dares to question their narrative in public.
We are talking about an entire class, not just one hour per year, we are talking about at least one hour of holocaust per week, one hour in which our children are told the history of a foreign people and are taught to hate themselves for supposed attrocities comitted by their grandfathers. I say supposed attrocities because in 2010, one of the founding fathers of Israel, Shimon Peres, during a trip to Romania held a speech in which he publicly thanked the Romanian people for saving 400.000 Jews in World War 2, the same quantity of Jews that the Elie Wiesel institute and its non-Romanian supporters accuse us of genociding.
Do you cooperate with any other Romanian organizations or political parties?
We have collaborated with the youth from Cetatea Neamului and we are working on extending our network with other non-profit organizations that support Romanian interests, having participated at events hosted by Calea Neamului, Starea de Libertate, Actiune pentru Natiune, to name a few, while also establishing connections with the most popular right wing Romanian political party, AUR, which is far from perfect. A way of communicating with a parliamentary party is necessary when we seek to repeal laws, the procedure of repealing a law must be initiated by a member of Parliament.
How important do you believe the European identitarian cooperation is today?
As important as breathing, the identitarian groups of Europe seek one thing; the survival of their people. Faced with demographic decline, cultural poison, spiritual decadence, Europe has one last chance to survive – the nationalist energies channeled by these identitarian groups into reviving our historical, racial, European conscience.
Do you also cooperate with organizations from abroad?
We cooperate with a number of foreign organizations and have a department of foreign affairs which is run by our comrade Gabriel, that does a tremendous job keeping contact with everyone and being up to date with various actions for which our support is requested by nationalists from other countries. We have had a situation in which members of the Golden Dawn contacted us regarding a protest at the embassy in reply to the unlawful arrest of several Golden Dawn members.
Without a doubt, the current global situation gives us a strong imperative to collaborate, it is difficult for one country to free itself on its own, an international context is needed similar to 1848 or 1989.
Nationalism is inherently specific to each nation, however the global paradigm demands there be international nationalist cooperation. The New World Order or the Great Reset is a global agenda that can be defeated only through a Great Awakening of the European spirit.
We are alive in these times because we have a destiny to fulfill.
In Slovenia we have a phenomenon known as »Yugonostalgia«, which represents the longing of the mostly leftist people for the »good old days« of the communist Yugoslavia. Since Romania was part of the so called »iron curtain«, is there any similar »nostalgia« present in your country?
Of course there is such a nostalgia among Romanians. Even among nationalists you will find sympathies towards Ceausescu, our former communist leader, sympathies that are based on solid and less solid arguments. ‘The good old days’ were in some cases better and in others worse than what we have today. Unemployment did not exist, food was healthier, there were laws against homosexuality, no one was talking about the holocaust, we had natural resources owned by the state and full economic sovereignity after Ceausescu paid off our external debt. At the same time you had food shortages, power shortages, cold houses in winter, you had political police jailing you for joking about the regime, censorship and marxist scripts in every text. For readers who know Romanian, I reccommend studying professor Corvin Lupu’s work; Tradarea Securitatii de la decembrie 1989 and Prabusirea Mitului Securitatii, this honest historian’s books shine a light on what was really going on before, during and after the revolution of 1989.
Your organisation is heavily involved in actions that support Romanian colonel Vasile Zărnescu, who is accused of denying the holocaust in his writings, why do you consider his case to be so important and why is this a battle you are willing to fight?
We believe that it is of fundamental importance for the future of Romania, the sentence given in his case marks a dangerous precedent for free speech and even though the sentence is not final (we are waiting for the next verdict on 17.02.2021), the fact that a judge sentenced a man to prison for writing ideas is absolutely insane, reminding us of the communist regime. This is what Romanians who gave their lives for a free country fought and died for. We are living in a totalitarian state, a dictatorship that masks itself as a democracy, in which our own interests become secondary or tertiary, surpassed by the interests of a certain rootless ethnic group.
The idea is as following: If Vasile Zărnescu can go to prison for writing ideas, anyone can go to prison for writing ideas. This idea is sensible enough for most people to rally under. The problem is that most people have no idea that this sentence was given, the press did not make his case popular aside from a few mentions. Most Romanians do not know that there are laws preventing certain ideas from being expressed, which makes our task of repealing these laws much harder.
We took up this fight because there was no one else doing it. Having no one to rally behind, knowing that silence in this case would have condemned our nation, we spoke and raised the banner ourselves. There were some who indeed realised that it is a dangerous precedent for free speech, but due to the controversial nature of the writings, preferred to stand aside and remain silent. We know that all that is required for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing and we know that there will come a Judgement after our life here is spent. Regardless of how this battle will go, we will fight it.
I’d like to use this opportunity that you gave me, of adressing a European audience through this interview, to publicly nominate Vasile Zărnescu for receiving the ROBERT FAURISSON international award.
Thank you for the interview! Do you have any last words for our activists and readers?
Do not wait for anyone to become your leader or your saviour, do not wait for someone else to come rebuild your nations. Become that leader, nowadays anyone can gain the power to influence minds and hearts, open a website like Andrej, put content each day, comment latest news, give your take, work towards fulfilling our agenda which is regaining freedom and spreading truth, even the historical truth which is illegal in so many countries. Find materials that are bound to be censored on YouTube or other mainstream networks, save them, repost them. Join a nationalist organization in your city, get involved, you will discover that little effort is needed to surpass the mediocre and you will be rewarded with more responsibility within the organization, gaining higher positions. We must build entire networks of influence and we can do this asymetrically, through multiple angles. Start a politically incorrect podcast. Make memes. Attend protests, mingle, talk to people who have potential and a like mind, get their number, call them afterwards, build a connection, network, network, network!
Have patience with those younger than you, educate them, help them grow, our enemy is targeting the youth which they want to corrupt, pervert and brainwash.
You can do so much if you want to, there are few obstacle that you cannot surpass through willpower and faith. Without willpower, nothing is done. Sometimes your will may be waning, that is why you need faith, to support it. Become a better man, do not justify failure with excuses, no one is interested in your excuses, do not be sorry, be better.