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A Note on Ethnonationalism & Pan-Europeanism


Francesco Albani, Europa, detail

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A European Empire covering the entire White world would have the benefits of preventing intra-European conflict caused by competing state interests. There is no doubt that, historically, such interests have typically overridden professed common Christian or European interests. Such an Empire would also have advantages of scale not available to the medium-sized nation-states of Europe or even of the 150 million or so souls of Russia or of a putative White Republic of North America.

Such an Empire however would have the disadvantage of intra-European ethnic and linguistic diversity, leading to the usual conflicts, inequalities, loss of cohesion, fractured consciousness, and so on, that one finds in multicultural regimes in general (and in the still majority-White EU/Eurozone, Belgium, or Canada). The nation-state, in contrast, is internally more optimal, having but one language, one consciousness, and one cohesive polity and society, as opposed to an inevitably messy federal and continental regime.

Personally, while I see obvious benefits in a limited union of the nation-states of Western and Central Europe, I am wary of a single “mono-state” for the entire White world. Besides the practical problems of achieving and maintaining such an apparently fantastical polity (but, one might argue, no more fantastical than Theodor Herzel’s dream of restoring a Jewish ethno-state on the soil of Ancient Israel . . .), I fear this would be the equivalent of putting all of our European eggs in one basket. All it would take is for the elite of the mono-state to become corrupted or fail, as would inevitably happen eventually, for this to drag the entire race and civilization down. Indeed, the United States of America is precisely such a polity, originally founded as an explicitly White ethno-state, which has simultaneously been corrupted and become hegemonic over the entire Western world.

Given the astonishing diversity of European potentialities — consider the trajectories of the Ancient Greek city-states, the Roman Empire, the Frankish world, the Russian Empire, the British Empire, the United and the Confederate States of America, the  German Reich, etc — it would strike me as deeply tragic and stunting for there to be only one political and national form for European Man. While European unity with regard to the non-European world is desirable, ideally I think our interests would be best served by a diversity of great European nations and states, each developing in sovereign and fecund interaction. Darwinian and evolutionary principles support the idea of a diverse European civilization, rather than a single state, which would have the same disadvantages as a single foodstuff (like the potato in nineteenth-century Ireland).

That said, I believe the primacy of European civilizational and genetic interests must be culturally hegemonic across the European World. A Greater European Commonwealth (perhaps akin to the Arab League) should logically include all the countries of Europe and the European diaspora. Finally, at least the nations of Western and Central Europe should be embedded in some kind of polity, for reasons of interdependence, solidarity, and scale (e.g. a continental market and great projects in the cultural, energy, aerospace, and military-industrial spheres). Actually, concerning “Core Europe,” I find the usually rather bland European Commission President Jacques Delors has a rather inspired expression: “a federation of nation-states.”


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  1. Proofreader
    Posted February 5, 2016 at 3:54 am | Permalink

    I think Eugène Gellion-Danglar expressed the logic of an enlightened European nationalism when he wrote in La République française et l’Europe (Paris: Ernest Leroux, 1875):

    “If the near-totality of the population of Europe belongs to the Aryan branch of the White race, the progressive branch par excellence, the elite of humanity, it is no less true that it is necessary to distinguish the varied branches and diverse nuances which absolutely refuse to be confounded, but of which it is possible, desirable, and very soon will be necessary to bring together, to unite, to link together in a harmonious ensemble.

    “The institution of the United States of Europe, founded on the free consent of the peoples and on respect for the patriotism of each of them, is alone capable of making this rapprochement, this union, this confederation pass from the domain of pure speculation into that of accomplished facts.” (pp. 73-74)

    “It is profoundly distressing to think that there still does not exist, at the time in which we write, common bases, similar aspirations, and points of contact between the different powers of our Occident sufficient to lead them to a complete entente founded on the principle of the solidarity of nations, and to bring forth, before the eyes of the astonished world, the dream of yesterday, the reality of tomorrow, the United States of Europe. Be that as it may, one can be certain that the signing of a general peace, founded on the principles of liberty and the independence of the great and small European agglomerations, on the holy alliance of peoples open to the voluntary accession of kindred and sympathetic groups, and on the idea, eminently pacific, philosophic, and humane, of the future creation of the United States of Europe, will, when it can take place in such conditions, inaugurate for the world an era of veritable glory, durable prosperity, and certain progress.” (p. 80)

    Gellion-Danglar didn’t believe that Jews had a place in Europe, and even wrote a book titled Les sémites et le sémitisme au point de vue ethnographique, religieux et politique (Paris: Maissonneuve et Cie, 1882).

  2. Posted February 5, 2016 at 6:47 pm | Permalink

    Good article, with reasonable suggestions. My question to the author is what apparatus under his model would be in place to manage any intra-nationalist conflicts? For example, let’s say German Nationalists insisted on having Eastern Prussia back. How would issues like this be sorted out?

  3. Aurelius
    Posted February 6, 2016 at 9:13 pm | Permalink

    A bit late for such considerations I’m afraid. Given the current projection of our demographic replacement with the teeming masses from the Third World, warmly welcomed in by the millions, our focus should be on overthrowing the political establishment then cleansing our nations of these racial aliens.

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