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The Last American

Trump reassures Old Glory

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According to its leaders, the American people doesn’t really exist. There’s something called the United States, a landmass filled with citizens (and uniformly virtuous immigrants) who are hard-working and industrious. This geographic entity is “exceptional” and uniquely blessed by God, as are its swelling numbers of random inhabitants. But there’s no nation. Instead, there’s a collection of individuals, all “free,” united only by certain “principles” and “ideals.” And our leaders always say our best days are still before us.

Thus, American politics isn’t about securing our interests as a people or a nation. Instead, it is an endless argument about the American Creed, the slogans handed down to us from our founding about freedom and liberty and all men being equal. The Right and Left will emphasize one slogan or the other, but the vocabulary is always the same. And somehow, the more high-minded and abstract the rhetoric, the more comfortably it serves the interests of those who already hold power.

Of course, the historic American nation, the white American core of the polity, keeps the System creaking along, even as this indispensable ethnic group is dispossessed and deconstructed by its own government.

But now, there’s a palpable sense the whole thing is breaking down. Income inequality has all but destroyed social mobility, and the middle class is collapsing. Radical social movements undermined traditional values. Ethnic tensions destroyed social trust as the founding population has been gradually pushed aside in the country it created. And basic responsibilities of the state such as the maintenance of infrastructure, border security, and even the administration of justice, are starting to collapse even as the government struggles to hold together a far-flung military empire.

In short, in terms of where we are in the historical development cycle, America is about due for a Caesar. But because this is America, Caesar may arrive in the form of a reality TV star.

Donald Trump promises to Make America Great Again. His appeal, which Peter Brimelow described as “kingly,” is revolutionary. It is revolutionary precisely because it dispenses with the usual American Revolutionary rhetoric.

What Donald Trump says could apply to any country. Behind the rhetoric and bravura, the heart of Trump’s case is that the United States is being exploited by crafty foreigners and let down by stupid leaders. Our soldiers are used as pawns in overseas military adventures that don’t serve our interests. Our workers are being crushed by catastrophic trade agreements. Our future is being given away to immigrants who are taking our country right out from under us. “We have to stop being the stupid country,” Trump always says.

This appeal could be made by any other charismatic leader of any other country. Rather than saying America is “exceptional,” Trump is saying we are a country like any other, one losing the global competition for power and wealth. There’s nothing inherent about America that makes it “great”—it takes decisive action and bold leadership to defeat our enemies and restore our power. Trump makes many conservatives uncomfortable because implicit in his approach is the idea that it’s possible for America to lose.

It’s possible if he’s not the leader anyway. Trump promises a strong and great country we will all be “so proud” to be a part of. “I want to do something very special,” he says, as if being the most powerful man in the world will be a sacrifice for him. This will include bringing back the “dignity” of the Office itself. He writes in Crippled America: “The president is the spokesperson for democracy and liberty. Isn’t it time we brought back the pomp and circumstance, and the sense of awe for that office that we all once held?” Trump is offering himself not just as a problem solver, but as a kind of constitutional monarch and a unifying figure.

But, contra the claims of some of the more excitable elements of Conservatism Inc., Trump’s imperial style doesn’t make him a dictator. He’s promised to work with Democratic leaders and cut deals. For this, he’s been attacked by the same conservatives who call him a tyrant in waiting in the next breath.

In his own way, Trump is trying to build a national policy consensus. He says he will provide health care to the poorest among us, which conservatives turned into an accusation of supporting “Obamacare.” Unlike many conservatives, Trump has argued against raising the retirement age on Social Security and has no patience for slashing those programs which actually benefit his own supporters. Trump’s foreign policy promises an unsentimental defense of our own national interest, rather than the crusading idealism of George W. Bush. When it comes to political correctness, immigration, guns, and taxes, Trump outdoes just about any “movement conservative,” but when it comes to spending, he’s a moderate who believes in some form of a common good, rather than Margaret Thatcher’s sneer that “there is no such thing as society.” Rather than that of Ronald Reagan, Trump’s conservatism is that of Bismarck.

Interestingly, Trump is appealing to people as Americans—black, white, Hispanic, men, and women. He’s using identity politics, but pro-American identity politics, something almost unheard of. He speaks in terms of our collective interest and distinguishes it from the interests of foreigners, whose interests he regards as irrelevant. When confronted by Left-wing protesters, Trump shakes his head sadly, wondering aloud about those misguided souls who don’t want America to be strong and great. Trump is a “citizenist” who views Americans as an organic community to be privileged and protected by “their” government against the Ausländer to whom we owe nothing. And we can trust Trump, it’s implied, because his massive ego is now identified with that of the nation itself. “My whole life is about winning, and now I want to do that for America,” he says.

What’s amazing is not how well this is working, but how much trouble he’s having. American conservatives have turned on him with savage fury. Their incoherent critique against him largely hinges on Trump’s supposed refusal to mouth the usual pieties about “the Constitution” and “freedom” which the Beltway Right doesn’t even believe. Trump’s tax plan alone shows he is hardly some populist demagogue. While conservatives downplay existential issues like immigration, we are told Trump must be rejected because of his support for ethanol subsidies and eminent domain, both of which will remain in place regardless of who is elected to the Oval Office.

It’s also striking how many conservatives have openly said they would rather lose than have him be the nominee. A key talking point of the emerging Alt Right is that the American conservative movement has failed to “conserve” anything important throughout its history, including traditional values, limited government, and the country itself.

Conservatism Inc. has confirmed it is designed to lose. Or more accurately, the Beltway Right believes it is impossible for conservatives to lose. Even if there was a President Bernie Sanders holding court over a 100 percent Socialist Congress, we’d be reading in National Review how America is still a “Center-Right nation.”

Not only is America not a “Center-Right nation,” its “Right-wing” political tradition seems indifferent to the nation itself. Trump’s leading primary challengers, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, are not even American in terms of heritage or mindset. Cruz was not born in the country, and for all his recitations of the Constitution, may not even be eligible to be President. To Cruz, the country is simply the subject of a laboratory experiment for his abstract creed of “limited government.” Cruz’s strange combination of Third World Catholicism and degenerate American evangelism means this Princeton-Harvard lawyer backed by Wall Street money LARPs as a kind of 21st-century Billy Sunday. His crazed father tells the rubes his son is an “anointed king” who will return the nation to God. But Ted seems to have no particular interest in the country he’s adopted, viewing it merely as a vehicle for his own ambitions. And his own wife is part of a movement to abolish the country altogether.

While Cruz is indifferent, Rubio is actively hostile to the country’s core population. He’s assisted major corporations, especially Disney, in replacing his own constituents. He betrayed the conservatives who put him into the office almost moments after winning his election. He’s gleeful about plunging the country into another disastrous war in the Middle East, this time against Russia. Rubio represents the return of George W. Bush-style neoconservatism, now with a white Cuban faux “Latino” as the Shabbos goy instead of a faux evangelical cowboy. As with Lindsey Graham, one can’t help but suspect “they” have something on him.

Jeb Bush is still in contention, but even a picture of him is self-discrediting. He’s simply a caricature of WASP decadence given life.

Conservatives know that neither Cruz nor Rubio would actually do much in office. As Cruz’s supporters in Iowa said, they wanted someone who “shares their values.” They take the hostility of every person he’s ever worked with as proof that he’s “principled.” Rubio’s supporters, especially the consultants, seem to believe he can “win,” and what he does after that is essentially irrelevant.

Yet what could a President Trump really do? In the unlikely scenario Trump wins, we’ll paper over the hole where our national soul should be with big projects designed to conceal the decline. True, the Great Wall of Trump would be a glorious symbol of our national will to survive. Unfortunately, unless we repatriate post-1965 non-white immigrants, legal and illegal, the demographic damage is already done.

One positive effect is the conservative movement would be reconstituted along nationalist lines. But, without confronting demographic issues directly, there would be almost no way to reverse the underlying causes of American decline. Trump himself has said he would not challenge anti-white racial preferences and, aside from immigration, would leave the multicultural spoils system essentially untouched.

While Trump has undoubtedly fueled the rise of the Alt Right, in office, he might function as a safety valve rather than an accelerant. Like Putin, Trump would impose a vaguely conservative, patriotic veneer on a state with crumbling ethnic foundations. It’s not that Trump is “pro-white”; it’s that he’s not anti-white, which makes him far Right in the current political context.

The best that can be said about him is that we don’t fully know what he’d do, meaning that unlike literally every other candidate, there’s at least a chance he won’t try make our lives worse. Besides, as every Alt Right supporter of Trump knows, it’s not necessarily what the would-be Emperor himself would do, it’s what he would lead to—a legitimate, nationalist American Right.

Naturally, American nationalism is far more appealing to European Americans than White Nationalism. “Whiteness” is a foreign idea to many whites. But we are now in a position where whites are being forcibly enrolled in what is a state church with no salvation. To be white is to be racist, full stop. Granted, many whites (like Elizabeth Warren, for example) will simply stop calling themselves white and suddenly rediscover whatever miniscule non-white heritage they have. Many Hispanics who would have been considered “white” in years past now aggressively demand their membership as part of an “oppressed” group, and other “minorities” are eager to follow suit. Even Asians say they’re oppressed now.

But there still need to be some white men left to pay the bills. And as we see with the attempted cleansing of Haitians from the Dominican Republic recently, even when there are no “whites” left, racial tensions don’t go away.

The good news is that the System has to force white identity on white Americans, even if they resist it. Concepts like “white privilege” don’t work otherwise. The bad news is that the increasingly overt anti-white hysteria is likely to dramatically increase in the years ahead.

Trump reveals, as a Maoist would say, the contradictions within the System. Trump dismisses the propaganda that America is somehow an exception to the laws of history. For America to “win and win and win” as he promises, it requires a nationalist approach in which our government aggressively privileges our own citizens over foreigners.

But that mostly means white people. The dominant ideology of egalitarianism requires that not only should white people not be protected by our government, they should be punished. At the same time, the American government relies on the very same white people it is so eager to dispossess for its terrifying economic and military power.

Trump reconciles the contradiction. He invites all Americans to participate in his quest to make the country “great.” But because America itself is built on an egalitarian lie and denies the ethnic basis for its own concrete existence, a Trump regime can only delay the inevitable. It might even hasten it, as the anti-white identity politics of the Left will be accelerated under a Trump presidency, as the universities and liberal city governments will practically be in outright rebellion.

Both the American creed of universal classical liberalism and Trump’s civic nationalism rely on a white majority. Without explicit white identity politics to safeguard the core population, American can never be great again, let alone greater than it has ever been, as Trump promises.

And who knows? Trump is such a singular actor he might move in that direction.

But regardless of what Trump does or does not do, the only future for the American Right is identity politics. In the more likely scenario Trump doesn’t win, it’s the end for conservatism. Even if a Republican candidate won the White House, Rubio, Bush, and probably Cruz would promptly work with the Paul Ryan Congress to pass amnesty, thus ensuring conservatism’s permanent extinction.

A populist message of national revival built on an America First approach to trade, immigration, and foreign policy can build a long-term winning coalition and give the USA a longer lease on life. As other observers have noted, Trump has tapped into a powerful nationalist force percolating on the Right for many years.

The whole point of the conservative movement is to take this force and funnel it into pointless and defeatist causes. Meanwhile, the concrete interests of the donor class (and the Jewish lobby) are protected. At this point, the Beltway Right is barely bothering to conceal the fact that conservatism is just a scam. The people involved know it is a scam, and the well-meaning lower middle-class goobers babbling about the Constitution are simply functioning as useful idiots.

Even more importantly, absent Trump, it’s the end of Americanism. Despite the universalism and claim that there is no “Them” in American conservatism, only whites really believe in Americanism. As demographics change, there is no longer a market for Americanism beyond Glenn Beck-style hucksterism and deeply cynical neocon appeals for “America” to fight Russia. If a billionaire with a massive media megaphone, a celebrity following cultivated over decades, and direct access to millions of Americans can’t break this quarantine on nationalism, no one can. The Donald is a Trump ex machina, and his movement ends with him. The demographics are such that a project of “nationalist” revival becomes impossible, as well as undesirable, in a matter of years.

So where does that leave whites? Today, whites exist as a group in a negative sense. We are a force of privilege and oppression, a malevolent enemy to the larger world. However, we have no objective existence—“whiteness” is an illusion created by capitalism or an oppressive class system. We therefore have no legitimate group interests.

In contrast, other groups (including Jews) do have legitimate group interests. They also have an objective biologically determined existence, as shown by the Leftist fury directed at Rachel Dolezal. What People of Color lack is agency. Regardless of their numbers, wealth, or state institutions they control, they cannot be racist or sexist because they “lack power.” Even Jews masquerade as an “oppressed” group. People of color and Jews are devoid of moral responsibility, mascots for enlightened whites to use to atone for their existence.

To put it another way, whites are in the position of the Third Estate at the beginning of the French Revolution. What are whites in the American system? Everything, in terms of the core culture, the source of political power, and the fount of political legitimacy (as they created the state).

But what are they in the political and social order explicitly? Nothing.

What is our job? To make them something.

And to do that may require a process akin to the French Revolution.

Trump is an opportunity for the System to save itself by giving whites a sense that we still have a place in the system. If Trump goes down, it means whites truly have no stake in the existing political order or any legitimate means of political expression. But even if he wins, it’s only a temporary reprieve for the United States and for European-Americans. Culturally and historically, whites will never surrender their sense of ownership of the United States, whatever regime rules it. But this is simply nostalgia. The foundation of the entire existing political order is the systematic exploitation, dispossession, and eventual eradication of whites.

For Beltway “conservatives,” whites are simply raw material to be used for their ideological agenda or cogs in a cheap labor machine. For the Left, whites are the eternal enemy that unites their Coalition of the Fringes in an everlasting crusade of hatred. Donald Trump promises to stop the “assault” on the historic American nation. He’s the last American because he’s the last politician who will ever appeal to the core American population, in the name of the old American order, through the old democratic means.

Regardless if he ever wins a single primary, let alone the election, Donald Trump is already a transformational figure. He reveals the System is incapable of saving itself, and European Americans should plan for what comes next.


  1. WWWM
    Posted February 8, 2016 at 7:28 am | Permalink

    I am supporting Donald Trump.

  2. Peter Quint
    Posted February 8, 2016 at 9:58 am | Permalink

    The tipping point in America has been moved up 2043; I think it will be sooner. I think we will observe several phenonemon during the interim:

    1. There will be a noticeable increase of suicides among senior white americans.

    2. The old genre of classic movies which portray a white america will dissapear. The new classic movie genre will be typified by movies such as “Brokeback Mountain,” The Crying Game,” “Kiss Of The Spiderwoman,” “Aliens” (girl power movies) etc. The oldest movie that will be presented will be, “Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner.”

    3. The white man and woman’s ability to function in society will correlate to their ability to affect obsequiousness, display a big smile, and nod their head appovingly.

    4. White women will defect enmass to non-white men, after all, it is government subsidized.

    There is one bright spot, white christian clerics (WCC) will become increasingly vocal about what is happening to white america. They will say encouraging statements like; “It is too late to resist now; it was inevitable” or, “The outcome of resistance is unthinkable” or “We are all God’s children, it is all part of God’s plan.” They performed this type of operation in Rhodesia, South Africa, and during America’s so called civil rights movement.

    • Sandy
      Posted February 9, 2016 at 9:13 am | Permalink

      There is one bright spot, white christian clerics (WCC) will become increasingly vocal about what is happening to white america

      I have to ask. Are you yourself a WCC or have any plans in becoming one Peter?

      • Peter Quint
        Posted February 9, 2016 at 11:00 am | Permalink

        Never! I would have no problem with christianity if it would produce some racial leaders. I could never believe in christianity, but they do not speak out for white people. If you look through history christianity always seems to help out the enemy.

  3. Gunnar Tyrsson
    Posted February 8, 2016 at 12:37 pm | Permalink

    For Beltway “conservatives,” whites are simply raw material to be used for their ideological agenda or cogs in a cheap labor machine. For the Left, whites are the eternal enemy that unites their Coalition of the Fringes in an everlasting crusade of hatred.”

    It’s pithy comments and analysis like this that makes me look forward to Gregory Hood’s essays. Greg, once again, how about a book of his essays?

    • William St Louis
      Posted February 8, 2016 at 11:55 pm | Permalink

      I’m not sure if Greg has anything planned, but Richard Spencer just mentioned a few days ago on the Pressure Project podcast that they are going to publish a book by Greg Hood. If I remember correctly, it’s going to be a redpilling kind of book for basic bitch whites.

  4. Titus
    Posted February 8, 2016 at 1:18 pm | Permalink

    Excellent article as always Greg, I would only add that the beltway right is also doomed in a generational sense as well.

    I can only speak for Millennials but the consensus of my generation is either a sneering hatred or an apathetic distaste for the faux-right.

    I cannot see those opinions ever changing, since the flatlined economy keeps a large minority of us underpaid and underemployed. Why should we ever listen to people telling us tax breaks for internationalist bankers is the key to economic growth? Millennials don’t care about the banks, most Millennials view those institutions as the ones that are turning our generation into debt slaves.

    A large number of folks my age hopefully will grow out of their support for (((Bernie Sanders))) but they will never flock to the NRO or idiots like Glenn Beck.

    I only hope we have a large enough presence to snatch up these 20 somethings up when they realize that everything is falling apart, and that open borders and self hatred aren’t the cure.

  5. WN
    Posted February 8, 2016 at 6:11 pm | Permalink

    Great piece. Trump is certainly not a solution but one thing in particular leads me to support him:
    without a Trump win, the Jewish elites and collaborators will try desperately to never allow anything like this to happen again. We will see increased gun control, expanded hate speech laws, increased internet censorship, and an even more massive influx of non-Whites so that we become a minority as soon as possible. I would be surprised if many WN/Alt Right/New Right websites even survived one term of a non-Trump presidency. We need Trump not because we want to yell “stop” at history but because we need to be able to continue making it.

  6. John O'Donnell
    Posted February 8, 2016 at 7:56 pm | Permalink

    Well I definately disagree. Trump is consummate Israeli supporter. If he ends up in the White house it will be more of the consumption of our country as we knew it.

  7. The Watcher
    Posted February 8, 2016 at 8:07 pm | Permalink

    you forgot to mention Trump’s poor ground game

  8. mark
    Posted February 8, 2016 at 8:30 pm | Permalink

    “Ethnic tensions destroyed social trust as the founding population is gradually pushed aside in the country it created.”

    How many White Americans descend from the founding population? The founding population was pushed aside hundreds of years ago with the original ‘melting pot’ experiment.

    • Leon
      Posted February 9, 2016 at 3:32 am | Permalink

      I don’t think it’s quite accurate to say that the historic waves of European immigration ‘pushed aside’ the American founding stock. Rather, due to the pressure (and possibility) to assimilate, the early European immigrants augmented the original White colonial population, bringing new cultural influences while at the same time successfully carrying on what was already unique in European-American culture. Although I don’t know the exact numbers, I would wager that the majority -or at least a large plurality- of White Americans has at least some colonial ancestry due to intermarriage. Anglo-Americans are under-counted in the census, because many Americans of old colonial stock in the South and the Midwest simply identify as ‘American’ the same way native Whites in Latin America identify as ‘Criollos’. There is also a substantial number of people in the US who reported ‘French Canadian’ ancestry as well. Of course, some areas (New England, the South(east)) tend to have a strong colonial heritage than others (e.g. the Northwest).

      That’s my understanding. In Canada we have rather a similar situation as well.

  9. witty tongue
    Posted February 8, 2016 at 10:53 pm | Permalink

    Why does the author think Trump won’t win?

    “In the unlikely scenario Trump wins” & “In the more likely scenario Trump doesn’t win”

    Isn’t Trump drawing huge crowds in campaign stops? Isn’t Trump getting huge leads over other candidates?

  10. Bjørn
    Posted February 9, 2016 at 5:10 am | Permalink


    One of the main reasons (which is briefly mentioned in this article) for the vicious attacks he is being exposed to in our media, is the fact that for many, he represents a rebirth of the strength of the white man. As media is owned by people who are more afraid of this rebirth than any other political ideology, they scream.

    That is probably one of the reasons he is so readily compared to Hitler by the same screamers. They have produced more than 120.000 documents since WW2 to try to indoctrinate a picture of Hitler as a mad man. Being assured of their success they used this indoctrinated picture as a proxy to bring Trump down. Time is short, and they need to create this picture fast.

    I agree wholeheartedly with Gregory Hood here that much more is at stake than just the nest president of the US.

  11. Frans Alexander
    Posted February 9, 2016 at 1:34 pm | Permalink

    Fine article, but why should we be surprised that Trump is not a white nationalist? — an inconceivable possibility in a mainstream election campaign, as Hood knows. We don’t know how far he will go; still, Trump may well be the first president for implicit whiteness, an enormous achievement, if so. He is already the first challenger to the Neocon consensus, and the first to be consistently against the PC establishment. Saying today that Hillary is “in a certain way, evil” is another one of his accomplishments.

  12. Zephyr
    Posted February 9, 2016 at 11:36 pm | Permalink

    Vivat Rex!

  13. witty tongue
    Posted February 10, 2016 at 10:59 am | Permalink

    So the author is saying President Trump won’t save the White race? Didn’t Trump read Ann Coulter’s book “Adios, America”?? I was told, yes, he did. Does Trump realize what made America great is White people?

    • WRR
      Posted June 6, 2016 at 12:54 am | Permalink

      At this point stopping illegal immigration and even deporting the ones already here will slow the decline, but will not end it. Whites make up less than half the young children in America and that percentage is still declining.

      This article was written a while back. As I write, Trump has the Republican nomination locked up. He has an uphill battle to beat Clinton.

  14. Sam Spade
    Posted February 10, 2016 at 4:16 pm | Permalink

    Depressing article.

    Trump is a Republican and like all Republicans before him, he won’t meet let alone take donations from White Nationalists.. While Democratic Presidential hopefuls meet the Black Lives Matter crowd and repeat their memes.

    Let that sink in.

    Who is to blame here? Whites who keep voting Conservative, when conservatism forbids them any ethnic interest, while allowing the Democrats to push identity politics. Or Pro Whites who refuse to punish politicians, who refuse to meet them or take their money.

  15. UFASP
    Posted February 10, 2016 at 6:01 pm | Permalink

    What is he supposed to do? Run for president as a full-on Counter-Currents reader? He’s going Pat Buchanan (we like Pat, don’t we?) with the ZFG dial turned up to eleven; and so far, it’s working! Can’t ask for much more out of someone who’s trying to do things for us in the mainstream.

    He’s wildly exceeded my expectations just in terms of how much he’s destroyed the Overton Window that existed seven months ago. If I were running for president (as in that was my goal), I wouldn’t have even said many of things he’s saying because I would assume it’s political suicide. As far as him not repealing affirmative action, what incentive does he have to say he wants to get rid of it right now? He’ll only lose voters doing that. But given the long compilation of shitlordy things he’s done (including disqualifying mixed race beauty contestants from “pure” countries for not being “pure”, themselves and retweeting posts by people with the name “white genocide and not apologizing ever) I, don’t think that this stuff isn’t in the back of his mind. He never denounces anyone to the right of him, either. (I suspect because he’s even more right wing than he lets on but that is speculation, I know.) He’s well-aware of Europe also. I don’t think he wants to sweep every last nonwhite out of the way, but I think he’s doing more to save the white race in one single stroke than anyone else could do by pushing that Overton. And he has to know that on some level. Saving the white race can be a game of inches outside of declaring the 14 words right out of the gate (which in this climate will us no where, politically).

    If he got elected, he could probably do more than anyone to legitimatize the European national movements further. And I get the distinct impression he thinks Merkel should at least be imprisoned, if not shot.

    In short, I love Gregory Hood’s writings. I shared this article, in fact. But “the worse is better” unless it checks every WN box is not something I subscribe to. It’s impossible to predict what will happen in the future and it’s a sort of moral relativism I’m not totally comfortable with, myself. Predicting what will happen if Trump wins, to me, seems next to impossible given how many surprises he’s already stunned people with on the trail. I’m cautiously optimistic and I’m also an enthusiastic supporter.

  16. Gladiator
    Posted February 11, 2016 at 11:58 am | Permalink

    I’ll tell you what waits all Americans…. another punishing protracted war whether the Republicans or the Democrats win the white house unless another great economic depression will crush the defense budget to bits.

    Peter have more faith in White women….they are not all like the Kardashans.

  17. Proofreader
    Posted February 12, 2016 at 3:20 am | Permalink

    Gregory Hood’s reference to What Is the Third Estate? reminds of what the Jew Eric D. Weitz wrote in A Century of Genocide: Utopias of Race and Nation (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2005), p. 30:

    “Indeed, William H. Sewell, Jr., has shown how the abbé Sieyes, the paragon of republicanism, the author of What Is the Third Estate? adopted a virulent racialized language that mitigated the political constitution of the nation that his pamphlet so fervently promoted. Sieyes inverted the racial ideology that had developed over the course of the eighteenth century in defense of aristocratic privilege. He endowed commoners with all the noble (and inheritable) traits, the aristocracy with all the nefarious (and inheritable) traits. In defining who precisely could be a member of the nation, Sieyes deployed two key ideas — social utility and biological health . . . Social utility became, perhaps, the most ubiquitous language of modernity, one used by liberals, socialists, communists, fascists, and nationalists generally, often with a racial tenor. To Sieyes, the members of the aristocracy could never be members of the nation because they performed no socially useful acts. They did not produce but lived a life of leisure off the labors of others. The nobility, he claimed, ‘is not part of our society at all; it may be a burden for the nation, but it cannot be a part of it.’ The nobility was even dangerous to the health of the nation. The nobility constitutes a ‘horrible parasite eating the living flesh of an unfortunate man’; nobles are ‘vegetable parasites which can only live on the sap of the plants that they impoverish and blight.’ Were nobles to be included, the social body of the nation would be completely sapped of its vitality. Sieyes writes: ‘Do not ask what is the appropriate place for a privileged class in the social order. It is like deciding on the appropriate place in the body of a sick man for a malignant tumor that torments him and drains his strength. It must be neutralized. The health and the order of the organs must be restored, so as to prevent the formation of noxious combinations that vitiate the essential principles of life itself.’

    Sieyes’ observations are eminently applicable to both the one percent and the two percent. Social utility and biological health demand the neutralization of these privileged parasites.

    We need a racial and political discourse informed by Goethe’s precept: “The alien element, we must not tolerate.”

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    The Non-Hindu Indians & Indian Unity

    Baader Meinhof ceramic pistol, Charles Kraaft 2013

    Jonathan Bowden as Dirty Harry

    The Lost Philosopher, Second Expanded Edition

    Trevor Lynch's A White Nationalist Guide to the Movies

    And Time Rolls On

    The Homo & the Negro

    Artists of the Right

    North American New Right, Vol. 1

    Some Thoughts on Hitler

    Tikkun Olam and Other Poems

    Under the Nihil

    Summoning the Gods

    Hold Back This Day

    The Columbine Pilgrim

    Confessions of a Reluctant Hater

    Taking Our Own Side

    Toward the White Republic

    Distributed Titles


    The Node

    The New Austerities

    Morning Crafts

    The Passing of a Profit & Other Forgotten Stories

    Gold in the Furnace