Simply to survive, whites require state power. The ways we obtain it, where it should take place, what ideas or culture it should be based on, and how exactly we are going to get there are all up for debate. State power will be the last step of a political, metapolitical, cultural, economic, and military project that will last for many years. Nonetheless, it is a necessity.
This sounds like work, including work that is dangerous, work that is difficult, and work that is boring. So why bother? Why not retreat to the catacombs, crack a brew, and wait for it to all crash down around us?
What happens if we do nothing? What happens if you do nothing?
White Americans believe no unhappy end is possible. Maybe they’re right. Let’s be honest – regardless of what happens politically, white people will disproportionately be counted among the wealthy, educated, and powerful members of society as long as they exist. Opponents of mass immigration have pointed to societies like Brazil as the inevitable result if present trends continue. Of course, Brazil is essentially ruled by whites, most of whom occupy the dominant positions in major corporate and financial positions. In South Brazil, there are prosperous communities of German Brazilians that still hold to the traditions of the old country. If the future America looks like Brazil, whites may still be able to get good jobs, move to reasonably peaceful white communities, and generally live their lives.
Let’s go even further and look at South Africa. Life is, in many ways, better for an affluent South African now than it was under apartheid. There is rampant street crime, but there is no active terrorist campaign. International travel and global business relationships are easier to maintain, so your economic opportunities are greater. You don’t have to deal with liberal protesters wherever you go, your rugby team can participate in tournaments, and despite abuses, the ANC government has not been outright seizing your wealth or nationalizing corporations. Even though it’s horrifying to see the head of an ostensibly civilized country dancing around in Zulu war gear to celebrate his acquisition of yet another wife, Jacob Zuma does still describe the Afrikaners as the only whites that are truly African and even praised the white settlement of Orania. Whites still control a disproportionate amount of financial power within South Africa. And there are still entire neighborhoods and regions where you can escape from diversity, if that’s what you want.
Technology will still advance. IPhones will keep getting better. We’ll have driverless cars soon enough. Even in the midst of a crushing recession, crime is down. Exciting medical developments are just over the horizon, as the internet makes it easier for skilled researchers to share information and research. If you study hard, keep to the straight and narrow, go to a good school, and keep your head down, you can still get a good job and provide for a (small) family. While the direction of the larger world can cause frustration, it’s unreasonable to become personally offended by broad social trends.
“The Collapse” is possible, but more likely, things will just drag on as they always have. If you read white advocates from the 1960s, or the 1980s, or the 1990s, all of them seem to be predicting that the end of the liberal system is right around the corner, and yet, here we are. So why should you care? If anything, now that mainstream American politics is a lost cause, the smart move is to drop out. Make money. Live your life. Right?
The problem is they are not going to let you. The problem is even what I say above will not last forever. It may not even last our lifetimes. The dominant Western global economy the white South Africans sacrificed their country to join won’t be around much longer. It’s going to be increasingly difficult to squeeze out any kind of private life whatsoever, and even if you do, it can be taken away at any time. Things really are changing this time – not as sudden as we would hope, but changing nonetheless.
The Retreat of the White West
White nations still constitute the global center of both military “hard power” and financial and cultural “soft power” in the world. Despite the ongoing demographic dispossession, all of the leading powers of the world outside of Asia have white majorities, including the European Union, the United States of America, and Canada. While whites in these nations are denied effective political representation as whites, the existing demographic situation makes it difficult for the government to move too far in targeting whites on racial grounds. If anything, anti-white racial preferences in the United States are actually on the retreat in the legal realm, and policies such as reparations for slavery are still utterly unthinkable.
This will change. Whites seem to believe that as they become a minority, their own universalistic legal principles will endure. Unfortunately, we have existing models of Western or quasi-Western nations that that retreated with staggering speed from the First World once the demographic situation changed. The bread basket of Africa, the land of hope and glory that was Rhodesia, has collapsed into the apocalyptic nightmare of Zimbabwe within decades, without troubling the sleep of either black African nationalists or white liberals. South Africa’s basic infrastructure has already begun to fail, and the white minority is still punished with discrimination in jobs, education, and even charity. The poverty rate has, not surprisingly, skyrocketed among Afrikaners, and the farm murders are familiar even to Genocide Watch. While many white South Africans still enjoy a great deal of wealth, their position is precarious and getting worse all the time. Many have already fled.
These are only minor examples. James Burnham, in his seminal Suicide of the West, begins by describing how a map of “the West” would show call, hard, objective retreat for the last century, and the process has only accelerated in recent decades. French Algeria, once a center of Mediterranean culture, has regressed into Islamist primitivism after a civil war that killed hundreds of thousands. Lebanon, once home to the “Paris of the Arab World,” is now known for terrorism, slaughter, and the occasional Israeli military intervention. While I actually have a great deal of sympathy for Francis Fukuyama’s “End of History” thesis, we can point to nations throughout the world that are actively regressing into barbarism, re-entering “history” in the worst way.
Mark Steyn points out in his books and writings that the British Empire of the 19th century was closer to a real, functioning multiculturalism than anything the world has today. Aside from the highest levels of business and finance, cosmopolitan whites are actually far more restricted in their travels than they would have been in the mid-20th century, or in the 19th when small numbers of white men controlled vast empires. States are not turning to the West for guidance – they are regressing to their ancestral patterns, with a thin layer of technology on top. As Steyn again notes, it is a strange triumph for globalization when Africans are using the latest cell phones to spread rumors that witches are running around stealing people’s genitals. Contra Christian Lander, we can point to specific places around the world where there has been a bad ending for whites that developed within the span of a generation. Objectively speaking, it was even bad for the nonwhites who lived there.
More importantly, we can see this happening within the nation-states of the West itself. Obvious examples include Detroit, Camden, or East Saint Louis, urban wastelands more definitively destroyed by what Paul Kersey calls the “Black Undertow” than by the most fearsome neutron bomb. Tragically, this is also taking place within Paris, Malmo, and the capital of Europe itself, Brussels. While whites are aggressively re-gentrifying some urban locales, like Washington DC, the overall pattern is that of retreat. Rather than smoothly navigating a globally connected world of megacities, urban whites will confront a the future that looks more a shrinking map of neighborhoods surrounded by no-go zones that even the police don’t dare enter. Perhaps most importantly, once these areas fall to demographic aliens, they do not become postmodern liberal paradises in the mode of Portland, but aggressively xenophobic and parochial colonies that systematically exclude rival tribes from political power.
The destruction of the white working class and the squeeze on the white middle class is so obvious that it only has to be mentioned in passing. Even though President Obama justified his “shovel-ready” stimulus programs by talking up infrastructure and construction jobs, whites are being excluded from these kinds of positions because of a mass influx of Third World labor. Partially this is because whites (as employers and employees) simply cannot compete against illegals who are paid under the table, have their families and businesses subsidized, receive welfare benefits whites cannot obtain, and have full time activists working exclusively for their interests. More than that, however, it’s that a society based on cheap credit, low interest rates, high rates of consumption, and low rates of savings values cheap, low-skill labor more than high-skill labor. All products, from staplers to houses, are built to be disposed of in this society, much like the “labor” who build them. Skilled white laborers and workers capable of making products that last or handling white collar work efficiently are not valued.
The larger impacts on a society (or whether the result can even be called a society) will be addressed later. Let’s say you don’t have to worry about the proles. There will always be a desire for elite lawyers, or brilliant software developers, or skillful financiers. Let’s say you are even one of them. Why should you care?
Even the Privileged Won’t Survive
First, off it bears repeating that you can be destroyed at any moment, regardless of your position or respectable background. Thilo Sarrazin was a central banker, a member of the Social Democratic Party, and a pillar of the German establishment. He mildly dissented against mass Islamic immigration into Germany, couching his argument in terms of Enlightenment values and seeking to defend the interests of Jews. It didn’t make a difference – he was attacked as a racist and an anti-Semite anyway and he suddenly became disreputable.
Just keeping your mouth shut isn’t enough. Something can give you away. An overheard joke, a glimpse at your internet history, a spiteful ex-girlfriend, or a million other unfortunate incidents can take away the work of a lifetime. Even if you actually are a committed egalitarian, it may not matter. They can just make something up – and the Google results labeling you as a “racist” will never go away. In this society, you live at the pleasure of your enemies, and while they may keep you around if you can create value, they can dispose of you just for the hell of it. You have to ask yourself whether it is worth living like this.
Secondly, the marginal costs are gradually increasing. Perhaps you are incredibly smart, talented, and creative. Unfortunately, so are a lot of other people, and this society does not value achievement so much as cost effectiveness You may be a better programmer than anyone else in your company, but that doesn’t mean you’re are immune from outsourcing if it is determined that there are Indians who are only 90% as good as you, but can work at 80% of the cost. It’s no longer enough to be the best – you have to be the best and the cheapest, and you are competing on a global market. More importantly, workers, entrepreneurs, and business owners from other nations have advantages that you do not, from an unfair global trading system, to economic privileges dispensed by the American government, to simple ethnic nepotism in entire industries.
Beyond that, everyday life is simply becoming more expensive and harder to sustain. Public education is a joke unless you can move to a wealthy and white/Asian school district, and those are becoming fewer and fewer. Private schools are expensive. Homeschooling is an option, but both spouses may need an income to maintain a lifestyle that could have been maintained on an average job a generation ago. Even if you don’t have children, the onslaught of fees, regulations, rising rent, transportation costs, and the inability to rely on basic services mean you have to pay more and more to get less and less. Sure, you might be able to make enough money to keep it going, but you are being squeezed. The margins get smaller and smaller – in terms of job security, keeping ahead of the cost of living, and maintaining what advantages you have. At any moment, as the member of a politically powerless class, you can have everything you own simply taken away, as the government is already discussing huge tax raises and outright seizure of 401k holdings. Your intelligence, discipline, and hard work are not a competitive advantage in this society, as we get all of the costs of the welfare state with none of the benefits.
The third trend is the most worrisome. Even if you could count on being the smartest, the most efficient, and the most connected member of the ruling elite from the time you were born, that won’t last much longer. The gradual displacement of Western nations from the top of the global economy will have wide reaching social, financial, and cultural impacts beyond just fiddling around in geopolitics. All Americans, from high-flying financiers to the lowest members of the lumpenproletariat enjoy huge structural advantages just from being members of the globe’s dominant culture. Things we take for granted like speaking English, access to American universities, and a reasonably reliable and corruption-free legal infrastructure have real economic value. Even if you are poor and uneducated, if you can climb to the top of the American system, you have climbed to the top of the world system, and you have an automatic leg up just by being here.
This won’t be true much longer. America’s displacement from the top of the global economy is only a matter of time. The European Union has been bandied about as a Western successor, but the EU is on the brink of collapse, frantically trying to shore up the crumbling financial sectors at the margins (in nations like Greece and Spain) and even at the core (France, Italy). The United States of America has defied repeated predictions of decline and remains the economic superpower, but the country’s debt situation is worse than Greece and barely avoiding recession seems to be the new normal.
The future belongs to the rising Asian powers which are ethnically homogenous, increasingly nationalist, and impatient with or indifferent to Western rhetoric about human rights or free trade. While the West alternates between Islamic sharia in its courts or publicly funding the sex changes of illegal immigrants, China is quietly colonizing the entire African continent and securing trade relationships in Latin America. While India is an English-speaking nation, there are signs it is reversing from an alliance with the West to trade partnerships with other Asian powers. Long established cultural patterns are collapsing, as even Australia’s ruling party has announced plans to jettison its British and Western identity to embrace an Asian future.
Let’s think about what this means in practical terms. Financially, it means that whites and Jews will find it increasingly difficult to dominate the global financial system. The state driven model of Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, and most of all China will close out Western competition. Asian populations also have no problem using ethnic nepotism to staff the leading ranks of their corporations. As the West itself has been (deliberately) hollowed out of industry and the white workforce is being replaced by unskilled, Third World peasants, it’s unclear how the West will be able to compete. A number of the structural advantages Western nations (especially America) enjoy, such as control of the Internet, the English language, a reputation as a “safe harbor” for investments, and political reliability will continue to decline. As the First World moves into the Third World, the economic situation will transform, as local elites will owe their wealth more to political connections rather than creativity and banks and investors from outside the country will ultimately control the country’s fate.
America’s ace in the hole is the dollar’s status as the world’s reserve currency. However, things which can’t last forever, don’t. It won’t come during Obama’s second term; it probably won’t even happen in the next decade; but at some point, it will cease to be profitable for the rest of the world to go along with America’s economic manipulation. The balloon officially goes up on the day that occurs.
America’s energy reserves could provide another lease on life, but this is misleading. Believing that the country will be able to use them effectively assumes that the American political system is capable of efficient administration, which is far from certain. More importantly, it could also lead to the kind of “resource curse” that has plagued African and Arab nations which grow dependent on resource extraction and an authoritarian government dispersing the spoils. After all, it’s not like Russia has been able to transform its vast resource holdings into a dynamic, corruption-free economy.
While White Nationalists discuss the demographic threat of blacks and Hispanics, such populations are incapable of actually displacing whites from the summit of the global system. They just drag us down. The global economic transfer of power to Asia is, in the long run, more important. It cuts whites out of the highest financial positions. Culturally, it undermines the classical liberal ideas like radical individualism, free trade, and open migration that have been promoted as “inevitable” accompaniments to the end of history. It also means the American cultural trends will no longer dominate global markets – “Gangnam Style” will become the norm for youth culture. While this is probably preferable to a world dominated by American hip hop, it will accelerate the drain of economic and cultural power from the West into Asia.
Militarily, while it won’t happen overnight, the United States will find it unsustainable to maintain the balance of power in the Pacific, having frittered away its strength in never-ending Middle Eastern wars. Key allies like South Korea or especially Japan may attempt to forge an independent foreign policy. The United States will gradually be forced to the margins in the areas of the world that matter, along with its all but demilitarized European “allies.”
None of this is bad for Radical Traditionalists and white advocates, as it opens up a great deal of space and opportunities for action (and I’ll take Gangnam Style over Lady Gaga). However, it also means it will be harder for individual whites to climb to the top within the system. It never was “our” system, but now it won’t be dominated by people who even look like us or speak our language. Success – real success – will be impossible.
Finally, all of this is taking place in an atmosphere of increasing social and economic control directed at whites. The internet and social networking makes it easier for people to be tracked and codified. While Europeans and Canadians are already familiar with political activism being outlawed, the affirmative action people at the Supreme Court are already paving the way for the First Amendment to be suspended in the United States. The loss of American control over the Internet, when it occurs, will also go a long way towards making it impossible for dissenters to voice their opinion. The passage of Obamacare, the expected rise in tax rates, the drive for global taxes, the crackdown on nonprofits, the restrictions on churches and community groups, and the increasing bureaucratization of everyday life show that James Burnham was also prescient on his prediction of the rise of the “managerial class.”
What is emerging is a global system of Anarcho-Tyranny, where nonwhite underclasses lives beyond the law, while even normal business transactions are closely regulated for whites. It’s not just that such a life is not worth living because it means total control by people who hate you. It means that the White Man or Woman will not be allowed to prosper, even if they follow all the rules, because “success” will become almost solely a product of central control, rather than hard work. Like in Atlas Shrugged, the laws are so extensive now that they are in place so the government can justifiably shut down whatever business or project they like. And as the global economy moves away from the West, even membership in the likes of Skull & Bones might not be enough.
Politically, while liberal whites (and Jews) can assume they will float to the top of the roiling Third World masses today, that will not be true tomorrow. More and more elements of the power structure will simply be closed off on account of color. In many American cities, regardless of how liberal or pro-black a politician’s position, the mayoral office and city council positions are reserved for blacks. The Supreme Court and congressional offices are also being reduced to affirmative action playthings. As both the private and public sectors or closed off, even the most capable and connected whites will have nowhere to go, with the most they can hope for is to serve as kind of kulaks in a system built around their dispossession.
A nation like Brazil is not the worst case scenario for whites – it’s the best. Things that are literally unthinkable today – such outright seizure of white property, deliberate hard violence targeted at whites, and legal exclusion from positions of power – will become possible for the anti-white Left within a generation. Dedicated as it is to defending the interests of capital, the Right will offer no opposition as the commanding heights of capitalism are increasingly occupied by nonwhites.
You can’t drop out. You can’t remain silent. You can’t work a job quietly and hope they will leave you alone. As hard as it is to lead a somewhat decent, respectable life in the America of today, it is only going to get worse. If you build a farm, they’ll just take it. If you live off the grid and get back to the earth, they’ll come and find you. If you try to leave everyone alone, they won’t return the favor.
There’s a thin chance that you might be able to squeeze out a decent living and pray to God that it won’t be destroyed overnight. But every single year, it will get worse. Every single year, you will be forced to rely more and more on your own resources, as society is increasingly dominated by deception and incompetence. Finally, every single year, the forces of hatred against you will be unleashed all the more.
We are reaching a point where studying in school, going to a good college, and being responsible with money isn’t an advantage – it’s a huge waste of time. The forces of destruction are accelerating and consolidating their power worldwide and there is not going to be an escape. It’s not just a question of being forgotten and despised after you are dead – it’s reaching the point where individual accomplishment is impossible in this world, in this life.
There is one alternative. It is the ethnostate. It’s being part of a people and a society with state power mobilized on behalf of the folk that make it up. It’s that or extinction – and unless you are already advanced in years, it’s not going to be possible to run out the clock in comfort.
You may not be interested in politics, but politics is interested in you. An unhappy end isn’t just possible, it’s inevitable. They are coming for you, your job, your family, everything you care about. The nature of this attack is outlined each day in the headlines, in the advertisements that mock you, in the ever increasing tax bills, in the dozens of encounters each day where you feel like a second class citizen in the land your ancestors built. You can give in to their system, accept their oppression, play by their rules, do everything you are supposed to do. It just won’t matter.
Struggle is not a choice. That’s inevitable. The choice is a desperate struggle for a white homeland – or the surrender to eternal darkness. And the worst part is — no one will care.
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