One of the more interesting ideas in the Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind is that the film is actually about a return of Zion. The 7 Days of Fire were Zion’s first, but ultimately vain, attempt to seize power – it was the unrestrained viciousness and wanton destruction that led the would-be conquerors to destroy themselves too. It wasn’t even a Pyrrhic victory, but an entire reset of planet Earth – once before, life emerged from the seas onto cooled volcanic rock, but now the rock was cooling from a nuclear fire storm. There were survivors here and there and after a 1000 years of civilization in this limbo, society has once again grown into a complex phenomenon with both noble and evil elements.
Society in the Valley
The small city state in the Valley of the Wind has many Aryan aspects. Due to this being but one episode from this fictional universe, many of these are just implied.
First, the Valley is a limited space and we know that in this world resources too are very limited. Thus, to be able to survive, the inhabitants must have a defined codex of frugality and growth optimization. They can be seen living their lives with relative ease, not pre-occupied with these calculations and so the codex must have been around for quite sometime, perhaps a few generations.
Ensuring no more resources are used than required to fulfill the purpose.
If in effect, this concept also affects the processes of creation, since if the optimal amount of resources are used, then that precise amount was initially created. Nausicaä’s Mehve, with its propulsion and gliding capabilities, is this very idea as seen in one perticular device. However, to keep their population going, the inhabitants in the Valley have harnessed and applied this process all around, as can be seen in the windmills that provide much of their needed energy in the “Valley of the Wind.”
For the relatively small space that the Valley spans, there is a balance between nature and polis. Due to its size, it was probably not very hard to find and this balance and keep it up. The settlement in the Valley is what the mythical hero in the prophecy will bring to all of human civilization once he or she arrives. As we saw in the film, it was Nausicaä and it is no surprise that the one prophesized hailed from this Aryan Settlement.
Secondly, “growth” does not just mean crops and manufactured goods, but also population, which also must be optimized in this society. With limited resources and space, there is no way that the settlement would be able to survive with no regulations on procreation. This is a tricky aspect in that human procreation usually creates one child, sometimes twins, but there are instances of triplets and even larger nurseries from one woman. These get rarer as they increase in number, however, they cause notable differences. In theory, a twin nursery means an increase of 100% in resource consumption from that of a single child. Resources here would be food, space, and labor of care. In a tight situation as the Valley inhabitants are in, it would absolute disaster if population growth was without oversight. This is also a key aspect of authentic National Socialism.
There are two other human settlements in the film: the Kingdom of Pejite and the Torumekian Empire.
Each has managed to raise a substantial armed forces with heavy ground vehicles and large aerial transports, in addition to smaller military aircraft. Their soldiers also have armor and sophisticated armaments. Basically, the arms industry in those city states is in full swing and they clearly use it for expansionist purposes.
Now, why would they want to expand? Well, with unregulated growth and production for the sake of keeping up with that growth, wanton expansion is inevitable to keep the city state sustainable. Regulation is also inevitable, but with the route that the Pejites and Torumekians are taking, they employ “sustainability,” which is defined in Aryanism as such:
Ensuring resources are not exploited so quickly that they will run out.
Sustainability is, in effect, violent compensation for too much violence. In Aryanism, “violence” is lack of consent, which may or may not be physical damage. Introducing new members into society for the sake of one’s own ego is violence against the rest of the population for they now have to give up resources. It is also violence against the newly born child since it has just been forcibly injected into a finite ecosystem. Thus, by employing sustainability, the Pejites and Torumekians expand into new territories to steal others’ resources that their own children stole from them when they were born. It is a ludicrous cycle of out of control violence that will inevitable result in blowback.
The Torumekian Empire is a slightly different case. The viciousness of Zion is reborn in Kushana, Princess of Torumekia, who seeks to rule over all and exterminate those defiant of her. After the 7 Days of Fire, the ideas of Zionism were able to hide and continue developing until Aryanism took hold in the form of Nausicaä. Kushana is probably not a Jew by blood due to this being 1000 years after the end of the previous human civilization, however she certainly is packed with the same ideas and approves the same methods. She is the ultimate example in in-group altruism in the film, and it is in her that we see a profound truth: Evil is not the Jews themselves, but their ideas and methods. That is the energy of Zion and some Jews throughout history have realized just how repulsive the cult that indoctrinated them is: Benjamin Freedman, Bobby Fischer and also Jack Bernstein are examples.
Interesting fact: Kushana’s name seems to be an allusion to the real Kushan Empire that eventually saw its decline due to many things, but its last traces were eliminated with the spread of Islam. In the film, Kushana’s further exploitations are prevented by the resurgence of Aryanism and the arrival of the mythical heroine.
The Toxic Jungle
The Toxic Jungle is what Kushana condemns with so much hate and no surprise that the Fukai (as it is called in the original manga text) is actually symbolic of what she despises in civilization. First, the Jungle can be seen as representing true freedom as it grows independently of external domination. Also, it is a representation of Aryanism as it selflessly seeks to purify the pollution that the humans’ own decadence and hate had smeared all over the planet. It only appears as ugly, because people refuse to see it as anything else, yet it is the Ohmu who take the final step and bring in the Golden Age. Kushana can’t see past simple racist barriers and would rather settle for this again:
While the film shows a post-apocalyptic world, it is also applicable to today’s World, as it shows that in that distant future we are liable to repeat the same disastrous mistakes that led us there in the first place. However then, with such a fragile and small civilization, it will be our final bane. A key to overcoming this is to hit the Jew where it damages his forces most: his ideas and words, which involves countering the Jewish Business Model: “they just hate us for us.” They play the victim and the World believes them, yet they are the perpetrators of crime and decadence, something that the World does not see due to the distractions the decadence provides.
We also see disasters that are really just disasters of excess. A tsunami is not really a disaster, it’s a natural process. So are earthquakes. A parking lot of cars destroyed by a tsunami, now that’s a disaster. It would have been just a natural process if that excess of cars had not been there to begin with. However, in committing violence against nature, its natural processes turn into violence against us. This is perverse and needs to stop. Our own excess is our enemy and we don’t need 7 Days of Fire as proof.
One final side note: Nausicaa (spelled without the umlaut) is the name of a character in Homer’s Odyssey. After Odysseus’s ship is wrecked she helps nurse him back into well-being as he recounts the events leading up to the wreck. In this film, Nausicaä helps aid civilization back to nobility. In both instances, it allows for a key journey to continue.