The 2008 US Presidential ElectionGreg Johnson
November 5, 2008
The election of Barack Obama as president of the United States is a good thing for white nationalism.
Whites will regain control over our nation and our destiny only when we have a change of consciousness. First, we must again think of ourselves as a distinct ethnic group with distinct interests—interests that often conflict with those of other ethnic groups. Second, we must again believe that we are entitled—nay, obligated—to take our own side when our interests conflict with those of other groups.
Currently white identity and interests have been suppressed by the ideologies of universalism, multiculturalism, and white guilt. White consciousness and pride still exist, of course, but have been driven into the subconscious mind. Our race is a sleeping giant. The task of white nationalism is to waken it. And Barack Obama can only help us.
The recent presidential campaign has been racially divisive and polarizing, and that is a good thing. Countless whites have become newly conscious of their distinct racial identity and interests. Of course the Republican candidate, John McCain, did nothing to encourage this process. Nothing, that is, until he added Sarah Palin to the Republican ticket, which brought about a vicious and polarizing reaction from the left, particularly Jews. Millions of whites, most of them from the productive minority that carries the rest of the country, spontaneously identified with Palin. Thus the establishment’s hatred for her—and, by extension, them—was very instructive. Many became not just aware, but fighting mad.
But a McCain victory would only have dissipated this tendency to greater white racial consciousness. If McCain won, it would have been blamed on Republican racism, even though Obama would presumably have been defeated by racist Democrats who would have refused to vote for him. Republicans never would have considered voting for a Democrat in the first place, black or not. Nevertheless, a McCain administration would do everything in its power not to further white racial consciousness.
An Obama presidency, however, will only intensify racial polarization and stimulate greater white racial consciousness and self-assertiveness. More of the sleepers will waken.
Whites, furthermore, will retake our nation only when we realize, finally, that it has been taken away from us. For the better part of a century, the United States has been ruled by a coalition of rootless white plutocrats and ethnocentric Jews, with the power of the Jews steadily growing at the expense of the whites. This ruling elite uses non-whites to gain advantage over the white majority.
For the white elites, it is more a status game than anything else. These people feel superior to lower class whites by advancing the interests of non-whites at the expense of those people: integrating those people’s schools and neighborhoods, sacrificing those people’s jobs, families, and futures with Affirmative Action, etc.
For Jews it is a much more serious game. They are after power. They use racial integration and non-white immigration to destroy the white working and middle classes (the kind of people who would vote for a racial nationalism other than Zionism), and they use affirmative action to crowd out the white elites (since there are not enough Jews to replace the entire white elite).
It is very difficult, however, to convince most whites that our country is ruled by race-traitors and aliens who govern on our backs and against our interests. It is hard, because most people will not listen to an argument, much less read the 624 pages of Wilmot Robertson’s The Dispossessed Majority. Most people believe their eyes, and nothing else. And when they looked at their televisions, they saw white men in the White House.
Now they will see Barack Obama. That represents progress. It is truth in advertising. The symbolism now reveals rather than conceals the substance. This has not been our country for a long time. And now it no longer looks like our country.
There is no telling how Barack Obama will govern their country. There is no point in examining his platform or promises. He is a politician, after all. It is easy to tell when he is lying: his lips move. It is likely, however, that Obama will turn out rather like Bill Clinton. Both men may be leftists by conviction. But, for them, there is something far more important than their convictions, namely, themselves. They are posturing, narcissistic empty suits.
Obama, like Clinton, will probably begin his administration with an orgy of high-minded oratory and high-priced social uplift programs, rapidly wear out his welcome, suffer a series of humiliating defeats, and end his administration as a centrist: exhausted, cynical, morally-compromised, an object of near-universal scorn. Despite this, Obama might gain re-election, if the Republicans nominate another old, feeble moderate like Bob Dole or John McCain—someone fit only to lose gracefully. In fact, I would bank on it.
This is a good thing for white nationalists for two reasons. First, it is probably best that Obama not be able to enact far left programs. Second, the threat of such programs will energize the right.
During the Clinton years, there was a great deal of energy on the right. Remember the conservative writers and commentators who offered principled, passionate, and inspiring critiques of liberalism—only to metamorphose into unprincipled Republican shills when George W. Bush was elected? Remember the conservative idealism and activism—exploited by phonies like Newt Gingrich? There was also, frankly, a lot of nasty personal hatred of Bill Clinton and his wife. But hatred, like all forms of energy, can be channeled into good things.
Obama (and his wife) will create similar energy on the right. And this time white nationalists are positioned to channel this energy into advancing our agenda. To give just one example: Now that a non-white has been elected president, it is possible to mobilize new energies and funds to abolish Affirmative Action as unnecessary.
Finally, in addition to Obama, the unfolding economic crisis—which looks more and more like a Greater Depression—will provide immense opportunities for white nationalists. For decades, movement people have been saying that the white masses will not be receptive to our message until there is a major economic downturn. There is a lot of truth in this view, although it has also functioned as an excuse for inactivity. Well, the downturn is here, and it is imperative that nationalists invest in the infrastructure necessary to get our message out to an increasingly receptive white majority. Please consider a [donation to Counter-Currents today].
Now, some might think it odd to ask for funds in an economic downturn. But, first, it is possible to profit from an economic downturn, and, moreover, every white person with the capital and knowledge has a duty to profit from the system’s decline. If the right people profit, it will help us create a better world. Second, what kind of opposition only functions when the system flourishes and decides to pinch its pennies and pull its punches when the system is on the ropes? After the crash of 1929, the Communists piled on and made the 1930s the Red Decade. With your support, we’ll make the next decade our own.
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We can look back on articles like this, over a decade later, and say “yes, Obama’s presidency did fuel the rise of the alt-right (e.g., TRS being the first big-name, beginning during his second-term) from the ashes of WN1.0, the Nick Fuentes cult, and now, the beginnings of an “America First” movement which will hopefully bring-in the remaining paleo-cons and convince good intention’d conservatives that our ideas are the only real path forward for the right.
The only negative is that, only now are /our guys/ finally starting to outgrow this infantile allegiance to libertarian and classical liberal ideals.
The most insufferable and un-optical types are almost always those who came from the libertarian camp and/or stayed latched onto libertarianism for far too long following when its failures became blatantly obvious.
Thankfully, libertarianism has been thoroughly disbanded and discredited, and will only become more-so as time goes on.
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