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White Nationalism for Dummies

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Hello. Hi, yes you! Yep, I’m speaking directly to you, fine sir or ma’am, the curious person that you are, who has come across Counter-Currents Publishing, or perhaps you were linked to this article in your search for information on “White Nationalism.” Welcome, you’ve come to the right place.

Perhaps you are here because you are watching your nation crumble on television and social media. Maybe you see talking heads on mainstream news programs discussing the “divisiveness” of the Trump Administration, the Republican Party, or “Red State” Americans. Perhaps you, yourself, are a “Red State” American, someone who votes conservatively, or a moderate or liberal who doesn’t feel that your whiteness is cause for blame or justification for the steadily growing, aggressive, anti-white rhetoric you hear on a daily basis.

Perhaps you are here because of recent events that you find troubling. Maybe the riots in Seattle, Minnesota, Washington D.C., and across the globe seem absurd to you, considering that George Floyd was a known drug abuser, a violent felon, and was videoed resisting arrest. Maybe you feel that our police and law enforcement agencies deserve more respect than they’ve been offered in recent weeks. I am willing to bet that you feel alienated by all of these events, and that you’re afraid to speak up because you’re unsure of your family, friends, neighbors, and coworkers’ opinions and don’t want to cause conflict in your personal life.

It is important that you know that you are not alone. Far from it! It is critical that you are aware that there has been a concerted effort to make the political waters murky for people like you, like us, for a very long time. Most rational white nationalists are not peddlers in conspiracy theories, so please understand that “concerted effort” does not imply that nefarious organizations akin to the “Illuminati” are secretly plotting your destruction. What it does, in fact, mean, in simple terms, is that humans are by our very natures tribal, and that other races with whom we are expected to “coexist” in this country have been permitted unrestrained political collectivization in their own interests while white people have been forbidden from doing so.

I think that most perceptive, bright people of any political persuasion can see the truth in the concept of natural tribal tendencies. Likewise, a fair-minded person should be able to accept this as perfectly normal, even healthy, as long as all groups are permitted the right to “take their own side” and organize for their own interests. If you are such a person, then surely you can see that people of European genetic stock have been denied this fundamental right for decades.

Counter-Currents Publishing was founded by Dr. Greg Johnson. To learn more about Dr. Johnson and his ideas, a good place to start is here, where he introduces the reader to the North American New Right. You also might be interested in his essay titled “Irreconcilable Differences: The Case for Racial Divorce.” In this indispensable essay, he does an excellent job of arguing for a peaceable resolution to the escalating racial tensions that are corroding our social, educational, economic, and spiritual institutions.

Counter-Currents prides itself on being a beacon for intellectual and philosophical insight into the social and political rot of our declining nation. It also bridges the problems in America with the parallel problems in Europe, both current and past, and contextualizes our predicament through the lens of historical tribal behavior. Perhaps more importantly, the writers here make the case that accepting these truths, and embracing them, is the key to resolution, rather than ignoring them or judging them pathological or immoral.

Don’t be intimidated by the intellectual flavor of this webzine. It will certainly challenge your preconceptions, but there is plenty of material here that can educate you without being overwhelming. My purpose in writing this essay is to serve as a primer, an introduction that will hopefully set your mind at ease.

With that, let’s dispel some myths that are propagated by the mainstream media and academia. White Nationalism is not the equivalent of White Supremacism. All people, including people of color, are capable of recognizing patterns, which sometimes lead to uncomfortable conclusions about the average differences between racial groups. Declaring these differences as evidence of superiority or inferiority is a matter of perspective and can sometimes be subjective.

If you value athleticism, for instance, a reasonable argument can be made for the superior abilities of blacks. Valid arguments can likewise be put forth that whites are better at technical innovation. It is imperative that you understand this important concept; placing a higher value on technical innovation is purely a construct of living in a majority white society where our culture deemed it so. If blacks were encouraged to separate themselves and build their own society, free of the pressures that our European sensibilities have placed on them, their own racial esteem would be lifted by that sense of liberation. They would be free to advance their own unique abilities without the burden of our whiteness.

Conversely, without the never-ending racial strife that our conflicting cultures have proliferated, whites would be free to go our own way, pave our own destinies, and flourish within the fabric of our own unique racial character.

Another myth that must be addressed is that of “hate.” In truth, white nationalism is about love. Love of history, love of culture, love of family and community. Love of those who share our values and sensibilities. To be sure, there is nothing inherently wrong with hate. Hate is an emotion, as valid as any other. Sometimes hate is a productive emotion, if the energy is channeled usefully. If I discovered a child being sexually abused by a pedophile, hate for the sick and perverted would be much more useful than empathy. Empathy often leads to permissiveness, whereas hate can lead to justice, when it is rationally wielded through ideological self-control.

Most white nationalists do not directly hate blacks, Jews, Asians, Muslims, or any other group we are being forced to coexist with. What some would call hate is better characterized as indirect resentment. We are sick of the “square peg in a round hole” approach, the endless social revolutions that must be invented in order to maintain the illusion of progressiveness. Diversity is not our strength. It is the source of needless anguish and frustration.

Sometimes our language seems intolerant, but this is an equal and opposite reaction to the intolerance of our tribal competition. Every possible accommodation has been made for blacks over the last 70 years. In fact, every advantage has been afforded them, to the point that the power and leverage they’ve been freely granted is disproportionate to their population and the socioeconomic value that they add to our culture.

In the case of Jews and Asians, they’ve been elevated to elite positions in our society that often displace legacy white Americans. In most cases, their intelligence and work ethic warrants a modicum of success, but despite their economic prosperity and status, they are still allowed to claim that they’re oppressed by whites. Instead of pointing out this hypocrisy, our white elected officials grovel and prostrate themselves to appease them rather than stand up for the white people they should be representing.

In the special case of Muslims, these are a people who once were such a small minority in this country as to be almost insignificant. Their increasing presence amongst white people in our own countries is being used as a blunt instrument to misdirect and blur our focus. They are pawns. Nevertheless, they don’t belong here, and are poorly suited at adapting to European and American cultures. Having them here only serves to further imbalance an already precarious situation.

All of these disparate groups of people have collective political power that is ascending as they displace legacy whites. There will be no end to this. It will not get better, it will only get much worse.

You are well within your moral rights to be concerned. You are not in the least bit wrong to be angry.

In summary, white nationalism isn’t what our lying media has claimed it to be for generations. white nationalists are not evil people. We are the vanguard of everything our ancestors built for us. We are the antidote for most of the ills of modernity. We are the collective force, the voice that opposes the rot and decay we see all around us. We are the good guys, folks who hold beliefs that were once, not very long ago, considered common sense.

It has been through decades of intense, pervasive propaganda that attitudes have shifted in our lifetimes. Concerted, targeted propaganda. The end-game is to displace you, legacy white America, with cheaper labor; predictable, loyal consumers who are as interchangeable as cogs in a machine. There are old scores that are being settled by very powerful people who view your existence as a threat. Your willing submission is what they demand. Are you up to the challenge of fighting back? We need people like you to summon the inner courage that is at your core if you allow it to grow.

We need you. The time is now.

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  1. HamburgerToday
    Posted June 15, 2020 at 8:14 am | Permalink

    All well and good, but I’m not sure a ‘for dummies’ article should contain phrases like ‘ideological self-control’.

    • Memebro
      Posted June 15, 2020 at 11:29 am | Permalink

      Is idealogical self control bad?

      • HamburgerToday
        Posted June 15, 2020 at 11:59 am | Permalink

        (1) It seems excessively technical for a ‘dummies’ presentation.
        (2) I think the author means self-control guided by principled political commitments. If so, that’s how they ought to put it (only better).

  2. Felix Krull
    Posted June 15, 2020 at 11:23 am | Permalink

    It is imperative that you understand this important concept; placing a higher value on technical innovation is purely a construct of living in a majority white society where our culture deemed it so.

    Yes, “progress” and “civilization” are just social constructs, right?

    If you’re new to ethno-nationalism, know this: whites are awesome, and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. The hate directed at us is born of envy.

    • John Wilkinson
      Posted June 15, 2020 at 12:07 pm | Permalink

      Actually, yes, civilization is by definition a social construct. It didn’t just appear out of nothingness.

      And yes, whites are awesome. We construct societies…ie build civilization through social cooperation. That makes us pretty awesome.

      (Social=acting in a cooperative manner)

      Words have meanings. The left misusing “social construct” as a pejorative does not devalue the actual meaning of the word. Take it back from them and use it correctly.

      Without harping on this, the point is that white people created a society where progress is important. It fits us, it fits our character. Millions of 3rd worlders around the globe are incapable of technical progress. It isn’t important to them. They’d be just as happy living in mud huts.

    • John Wilkinson
      Posted June 15, 2020 at 1:08 pm | Permalink

      Because I have just an ever-so-slight tendency to be obsessively analytical, I did a little googling to compare my understanding of a “construct” with the way it is being used in the broader sense.

      Note: I didn’t actually use the term “social construct”. Instead, simply “construct” which implies something slightly different.

      Either way. Just like the word “racism” has been skewed to empower the left over the right, so has the term “social construct” or even “construct”.

      Language itself is a “social construct”. We assign meaning to words and agree upon their meaning in order to categorize and make sense of the world we live in. This isn’t “good” or “bad”. It just “is”.

      The reason why leftists misuse the term “social construct” is because they want to convince the rest of us to change our values and accept theirs. Their values are just as much a “social construct” as ours. The act of accepting leftist values as the new paradigm is completely a function of intense and pervasive propaganda convincing us to do so. This is what’s happening RIGHT NOW with George Floyd and the riots. We are being told that law and order is a social construct that we should reject in favor of anarchy.

      The correct answer to a leftist using that term is to say, “well yes it is, and it’s the superior social construct to the one you propose”.

      This is why I focused on such concepts as technical innovation being constructs of white society. If we lived in a homogenous society, the value of progress would not be called into question. Even what constitutes “progress” would probably be less controversial, if the values of other races were not being appeased through democratic processes.

      Perhaps I could have explained this in a different way. But I do suggest that we not shy away from words and definitions just because leftists try to use them to shame us and weaken us.

  3. Lothrop Evola
    Posted June 15, 2020 at 12:37 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for writing this article. I’m having more success than usual on Reddit lately getting through to “normie” whites due to the chaos of the past 3 weeks. I think it’s a great idea for counter-currents to have this type of article specifically for the thousands (tens of thousands?) of people that are suddenly looking for an explanation as to why the world is losing its sanity and becoming so blatantly anti-white.

  4. Hegel's Kegels
    Posted June 15, 2020 at 5:11 pm | Permalink

    You may recall an episode of our simulation of a country aired a few years ago in which Facebook attempted to distinguish white supremacy from white nationalism in their content posting guidelines. I can only assume the Indian IT workers involved in the quality assurance process needed to be retrained by SPLC trained professionals, because they changed their tune very quickly and gave up trying to distinguish them. Both are bannable offenses ever since. On that note, I believe in racial justice and that reconciliation is possible between people of color and people of privilege. I don’t believe in the n-word, that is to say, nationalism. But certainly, I support racial justice initiatives. I think we need communities to be policed by people who are like them. (And this implies communities are some kind of monolith so I guess I need to support that to by extension). I think the laws should be written by lawmakers who are like the people they represent (Representation matters and we can’t allow unlike to replace like). I think communities need more resources and youth need more programs (Cash should flow in, not out: basic common sense, no?). I just wonder if someone can tell me how that is possible, if there is perhaps a term for that they would like to use? It’s important to listen to these voices and have that conversation. I think they call it… justice? I am comfortable with being a justice advocate, but hear only bad things about the n-word.

    • John Wilkinson
      Posted June 15, 2020 at 6:29 pm | Permalink

      If I follow you correctly here, I would suggest that racial segregation and freedom of association worked rather well in regards to racial justice, (with flaws that could have been worked out)

      For instance, you said that you believe in communities being policed by people who look like them. In order for this to be feasible, we’d have to establish fully segregated communities. Otherwise, there’d have to be a mixed police force to represent the mixed nature of the community. Perhaps a community that is above a certain threshold (90% black?) would have a fully black police force. But what about the white communities? If the same rule applies, would the 10% nonwhites in the 90% white community be victims of discrimination if the police force was 100% white? Would they have to accept their minority status as a requisite of living among whites? What about the rest of society that is more mixed, say 50/50, would we accept a diverse police force or force these communities to segregate?

      I’m personally not against segregation. Logistically it would be difficult to do it in a fair manner, but the claptrap we hold together right now isn’t working, so why not?

      • Hegel's Kegels
        Posted June 16, 2020 at 7:35 am | Permalink

        What I am noting here is that it really is as simple as agreeing with the average BLM boilerplate. If you agree that there are people(s) constituted by historical processes which animate them with a unique character and specific conditions, that this forms the basis for their ethical and political worldview, and that they are entitled to act or demand action upon these conditions, then it doesn’t really matter what label you give it. It seems like the term currently allowed is racial justice. Everyone is supposed to work towards racial justice. Maybe this needs to be unpacked and explored. It’s hard to interrupt someone when they are helping you.

  5. Don
    Posted June 15, 2020 at 6:24 pm | Permalink

    A commendable effort although, like some others, I’m a little put off by the “dummies” thing. Most will understand that it’s a term synonymous with beginners and not an insult. A good job.

  6. Vasil
    Posted June 16, 2020 at 4:13 am | Permalink

    Maybe rookies is a better term alude to more sportlike distinction , progresion and a more friendly term overall

  7. Insightful
    Posted June 16, 2020 at 4:41 am | Permalink

    From what I understand most white nationalists subscribe to qanon. Please explain to me your stance on thus matter. Qanon seems to be becoming a powerful political force based on the signs at trump rallies, and one must take the quality of cryptography in the revelations seriously. The Awakening offers us hope of a better world and of meeting jfk jr.

    • Greg Johnson
      Posted June 16, 2020 at 5:01 am | Permalink

      I don’t think so. Most White Nationalists I know regard Q as a fraud and Qtards as embarrassments.

    • John Wilkinson
      Posted June 16, 2020 at 7:15 am | Permalink

      Meeting JFK Jr?

  8. John Wilkinson
    Posted June 16, 2020 at 5:22 am | Permalink

    Re: “For Dummies”

    In the United States, iirc, sometime in the early 90s, a series of novice computer technology books hit the market. I distinctly remember one titled “Windows 95 for Dummies”, as an example.

    The books have become so mainstream that you can find a “for Dummies” book about most anything these day. There’s a “baking for Dummies” book, for example.

    “For Dummies” has become synonymous with “for beginners” or “the uninitiated”. It isn’t an insult. My assumption was that everyone would already understand that. This also wasn’t written to target anyone who is already familiar with the truth about WN. So nobody is calling WNs “Dummies”.

    For non-Americans, or those who speak English as a second language, please don’t let the title distract you from the theme of the essay.

  9. Vasil
    Posted June 16, 2020 at 5:46 am | Permalink

    They are keeping a close eye on you and all the WN econsystem after blackpilled youtober used rationality as the banner we should everyone stand behind in his last video a week ago i have seen a resurgence of articles acussing trump and the far right in general as ” irrationals” .

    whasington post, new york times and other media outlet have been using the term irrationality to describe us

    Whasington post

  10. Alexandra O.
    Posted June 16, 2020 at 5:15 pm | Permalink

    Very well said and to the point. I take two quotes with me:

    “What some call hate is better characterized as indirect resentment”.
    “Every possible accommodation has been made for Blacks over the past 70 years”

    I have lived through the last 76 years, and have seen all the riots in L.A. and elsewhere, and marched in a few protests in the late ’60’s, and lived through all the other Black nonsense accumulating until the current June 1 – 16 of 2020 — and I am now fed up to the brim of my tolerance. If I could get a seat on the first SPACEX rocket to Planet X, I would, but in the meantime, I am seriously attached to Counter Currents and our writers and commentators. I know we will come up with the ultimate answer to this mess — ULTIMA THULE — and get us back on our feet. Hang in there, and keep reading and commenting. We need each other’s support and caring.

  11. Oca2gene
    Posted June 17, 2020 at 5:44 am | Permalink

    I am a white nationalist. I do not hate non-whites. I just want them to leave me alone and let me live in peace separately from them. Very simple idea. They can have their own spaces, their own culture, their own police, their own civilization – free from my influence. I only ask the same right, and the same courtesy.

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