The Uppity White Folks Manifesto, Part 1: Make Multiculturalism Work for YouGreg Johnson
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White people are ready for white identity politics. This is clear from the rise of populist and nationalist politicians and parties around the white world, as well as the research of Ashley Jardina, who shows that significant numbers of white Americans have positive racial identities, believe the current system is anti-white, reject white guilt, and think it is appropriate for whites to politically organize to protect their collective interests. 
This is encouraging news, because it means that the metapolitical conditions for white identity politics are crystallizing. Center-Right parties, however, refuse to cross the line into explicit white identity politics because they are part of a globalist elite that regards white nationalism and populism as the top threats to their hegemony. But that is also encouraging news, for it is an opportunity for genuine white identitarians to establish themselves as a political force.
In The White Nationalist Manifesto, I outlined how we might restore or create homogeneously white homelands. But the vast majority of people who are ready for white identity politics are not ready for full-on White Nationalism.
I use the phrase “uppity white folks” for the people who are ready for white identity politics but not (yet) ready for White Nationalism. They need a manifesto as well. I’m not the guy to write it. I will stick to White Nationalism. But I do have three suggestions for turning uppity white folks into a political force.
Make Multiculturalism Work for You
If you don’t aim at a white ethnostate, then by definition you are committed to some form of multiculturalism. So you need to make it work for you. Under the present system, however, multiculturalism works only for non-whites, who are encouraged to cultivate group identities and assert them in the political realm. Whites, however, are barred from this. That would be “racism,” and racism is the worst thing in the world — but only when practiced by white people, specifically the white majority or founding stock of any given white nation.
Under the present dispensation, it is okay even for white minorities to practice identity politics in white nations. So Swedes can practice identity politics in Finland, but not in Sweden. And Finns can practice identity politics in Sweden, but not in Finland. Being Finnish is an approved ethnic identity in Sweden. Being Swedish is an approved ethnic identity in Finland. But Finns in Finland must define their identity in terms of universal values like openness and tolerance, and Swedes in Sweden must do exactly the same thing. Thus white ethnic identity is good only when it is weaponized to undermine ethnically defined white states, never good when it is used to maintain them.
This is a morally outrageous double standard, since it puts whites at a systematic disadvantage in their own homelands. If it is legitimate for minorities of all races to be politically selfish, while white majorities are allowed only to think about the common good, that is a recipe for exploitation. Identity politics for white majorities is moral, because it is fair. It is necessary, in order to prevent exploitation. And, since whites will eventually tire of unfairness and exploitation, white identity politics is inevitable as well.
But you can’t stop with mere equality. You need to demand special privileges. Bear with me. This isn’t as bad as it sounds. Not all peoples can be equal in a multicultural society. For instance, in Spain, the dominant language is Spanish. In Sweden, it is Swedish. Is this “fair” if you are a Finn living in Sweden or an Englishman living in Spain? Yes and no.
Obviously, no society can treat all the languages of the world as equal. Life would simply grind to a halt. Thus one has to privilege the dominant language.
Or languages, because in Spain the Basques and Catalonians have their own languages, and they naturally resent Spanish imperialism. The Basques and Catalonians demand special privileges as indigenous minorities, and the Spaniards have wisely granted them. If they didn’t, it would strengthen Basque and Catalonian separatism.
Most people have no moral objections to special privileges for indigenous minorities. The same is true for what can be called historically recognized minorities, for instance, Germans in Hungary or Swedes in Finland. Such populations exist in practically every white society due to historical conquests, migrations, and sloppy partitions. Such privileges are a central feature of all multicultural orders.
But for some reason, whites are no longer comfortable with demanding special privileges for the people who founded the state: Spaniards in Spain, Swedes in Sweden, the French in France, (white) Americans in America, (Anglo) Canadians in Canada, (Anglo) New Zealanders in New Zealand, and so forth.
Such privileges objectively exist, of course, for all those born to the dominant linguistic and cultural stocks of these societies. It is a privilege to grow up in a country where one is part of the founding group, so that nothing about the language, culture, history, and public spaces is alien to you. But people have been taught that asserting and defending these privileges is the moral outrage of “supremacism.”
It was wrong for the Japanese to impose themselves on the Chinese and Koreans. It was wrong for the French to impose themselves on Indochina and Africa. It was wrong for the Spaniards to impose themselves on the Aztecs and Incas.
But how did we get to the point where Japanese supremacism is “problematic” in Japan, French supremacism in France, Spanish supremacism in Spain, etc.? Why shouldn’t peoples be supreme in their own homelands, as long as other peoples are not denied the same privileges in their homelands?
As for indigenous minorities, fairness requires they either be granted their own homelands or maximum autonomy in their local affairs. The same is true of historically long-established minorities.
But both founding populations and indigenous minorities should reject the absurd idea of granting civic equality to the entire population of the globe. The only thing we owe foreigners is respect for their basic human rights.
Multiculturalism means different group identities and different group privileges within the same society. To make multiculturalism work for the founding population, they need to assert their special privileges as the founding stock and resist the demographic and cultural erosion of their status.
In practical terms, what would that mean? Let’s take Sweden for example, although of course the same principles apply to all counties. A Swedish identitarian movement should make three basic demands:
- The Swedish state must halt and reverse the demographic decline of Swedes in Sweden. They should demand that each year, the Swedish percentage of the Swedish population be a bit larger than the year before. This would entail social and political programs directed specifically to the demographic benefit of Swedes and not other groups. For instance, the Swedish state would reduce the immigration of non-Swedes and increase their emigration (for instance by repatriating refugees and reunifying immigrant families in their homelands). It would also reduce incentives for Swedes to emigrate. If Swedish birthrates are below those of non-Swedish populations, the state should create programs to specifically increase Swedish birthrates. For the people who would object that it is unfair to discriminate against non-Swedes, first, it is completely fair to promote the well-being of a people in its own homeland; it does not prevent other peoples from doing the same in their homelands; second, under the present system, the Swedish government treats non-Swedes better than the natives. Why should they have special privileges? If any group should have special privileges in Sweden, shouldn’t it be Swedes? That’s what it is to have a homeland.
- The Swedish state must promote the well-being of Swedes in Sweden. The Swedish state should be committed to making sure that every year, Swedes enjoy a better quality of life. This requires social and political programs tailored to the well-being of Swedes and not other groups. A country that cared about its founding stock would not, for instance, let social problems like the mass “deaths of despair” and the opioid epidemic affecting white Americans to go unnoticed and unaddressed.
- The Swedish state must secure the cultural dominance and enrichment of Swedes in Sweden. This means that the Swedish state should make the Swedish language, history, and culture normative in Sweden for Swedes and non-Swedes alike.
Why shouldn’t Swedes have a homeland called Sweden? Why shouldn’t Swedish language and culture be normative in Sweden? Why shouldn’t the Swedish state prioritize the genetic and cultural interests of Swedes? Why shouldn’t Swedish identity and history be reflected in the public realm in Sweden? Why shouldn’t visiting Sweden, or residing there as a foreigner, be contingent on respecting the Swedish people and their language, culture, and values? That’s what it means to have a homeland.
Yet this sort of nationalism is rejected by the entire cultural and political establishment in Sweden and most other white countries. That is the madness of the multiculturalism that has entranced white nations into marching, lemming-like, to their biological and cultural extinction.
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“Uppity white folks”. Brilliant.
Greg, have you seen the videos on YouTube by Jodi Shaw? She is an employee of Smith College in Massachusetts, where she filed a complaint against the school for racially discriminating against white people, which led nowhere. Now she is posting her videos on YouTube. She is a true believer in multiculturalism, but she sees a clear anti white agenda. It’s an interesting example of the need for white identity politics cropping up in unlikely places.
Speaking of “Finland’s Swedes”, people might not realize just how strong their identity is:
They don’t live across Finland but are concentrated to a handful of municipalities.
They have their own Swedish-speaking schools, a university, media outlets, various NGOs and a party – the Swedish People’s Party of Finland (SFP).
Generation after generation they vote for SFP and its success in parliamentary elections has been pretty much equal to the percentage of Swedish-speakers ever since its founding in 1906 (e.g. 1900 Swedes 12.9% vs. 1907 SFP 12.6%, 1950 Swedes 8.6% vs. 1951 SFP 7.2%, 2000 Swedes 5.6% vs. 1999 SFP 5.1%).
Before and throughout Finland’s independence we’ve had many clashes over language-related issues, most notably about mandatory Swedish taught in all Finnish schools since the 1970s.
Et cetera, et cetera…
All this despite Finns and Swedes being fairly similar and trying to coexist for over 800 years. Yet we are supposed to accept and believe that immigrants of all races and creeds can become well-integrated “Finns”?
Perhaps something to think about for those (Americans) who (still) believe that White Anglos can joyfully share a country with a sizable Jewish population, not to mention Blacks and other non-Whites?
There seems to be a big difference between Swedes in Finland and Finns in Sweden.
In Sweden Finns are a so called “national minority” and their language is protected in some ways. But most of them assimilate very quickly, even if Finnish is completely different from Swedish.
Finns are still the largest immigrant group in Sweden, but very few of them live in Finnish communities. After a generation they pass as Swedes – but with strange surnames.
We Europeans, and I say we for nuanced reasons (I see myself as a blond, blue-eyed non-Christian European) really need to create community organizations along the lines of religions.
I’m an orthodox Jew (Yes, I’m breaking Shabbos by posting this, but not fulfilling mitzvahs is not the equivalent of an immortal Christian sin, much healthier IMO :). FWIW, probably 80% of my shul voted for Trump, including and especially all the rabbis, but I think I did alienate some people by really harping on the demography question. (Imagine 30 constitutionally conservative Ben Shapiros in one room, sharing Donald memes and bragging about the non-white share gains going up… sigh). Ultimately, I see myself as white, and I know for a fact that non-whites see me as white, and so making other Jews understand that the true enemies of the Jewish people are not its enemies of the past, nor the 500 cosplaying “neo-nazis” of the present, but rather the rising tide of color, has become something of a life mission for me.
Every Friday we have Shabbos dinner, in which a rotating cast of characters who live in the area stop by for Shabbos services, drinks, food, dinner. There is something going on every day of the week for various people at various levels of involvement. I guess it’s just like any normal religion, but I wouldn’t know. It’s completely casual, the invitation is open, and people pop in and out throughout the night.
Here’s what I’m proposing. For daily prayer, and for Shabbos, we read the same stories over and over, from a big book of stories. What I’m envisioning is a get together to celebrate X culture, let’s say British. So you have an open invitation every Friday night, and you have a book from which a number of people do readings. In between, you sing songs. It’s a ton of fun, and anyone who says you need to somehow modernize things are total liars. Everyone, from 5 years old to 70, loves singing along, especially teens through people in their 40s. Older songs are way more fun because they are more attuned to the normal European voice, unlike the highly unnatural “singing voice” music of today. Oh, and provide alcohol. It’s amazing how non-degenerate an activity drinking is in the context of a group of non-degenerate people. I haven’t ever seen a fight, or any problems. It literally just turns into people making brochot (blessings) on the table. Sometimes people are tired from work and they’ll snooze on a couch next to the table where we eat dinner, but it’s all totally innocent and healthy, quite frankly. Obviously, if alcohol poses a problem, you’ll need to cut back, but I’ve seen it promote group bonding overall. I think one key is that everything needs to be free, which means some older people in the group need to back it financially. Easier said than done.
The most important thing is that people are able to mill around and chat throughout – it needs to feel casual. One thing about Jewish services is that everyone is more or less standing doing their own thing, rocking, bowing, reading, quietly chatting with people, greeting people as they come in, it’s not nearly as formal as my impression of Christian services. I would suggest that kind of casual atmosphere. Then have someone give a quick talk about British culture, some event, how it informs British identity, etc. The key will be to eventually employ this person somehow, so that they can offer these services every day to some extent, much like religious leaders. Most orthodox shuls have multiple full time rabbis you can just show up at any time of day and learn with. They don’t make much money but they get free housing and food for their bazillion kids. The leader of the group would be someone who you could go study with, read a tale, think about it; then they can teach it to someone else eventually. A big key to Jewish learning is that its totally disjointed — you study random things from random texts, and over the course of years you learn more and more.
Maybe this idea can’t work because it will be attacked as racist. Maybe, in order to not be physically attacked by Antifa, the organization can even state some non-racist claptrap on its website, but like classical music outside of a convenience store, the content will drive away people who don’t belong. And hey, maybe some become totally pozzed, like most synagogues. But at least there will then be an infrastructure for “based” culture clubs to exist.
I know that all of the major religions and cultural institutions have been pozzed to deny whites the ability to bond like I describe, I get that. But what I also will say is that the majority of shuls are just one rabbi who brings together a minyan (10 people) so that they then all pray together in his house. So they are really low-key, low-budget affairs. So I think these can just start as open backyard affairs, where people can come and go, but the core of the evening is based around a number of culturally relevant readings and songs to provide the glue for the bonding. And we have non-Jewish guests who really enjoy coming, but definitely don’t come more than twice per year, and it’s not from making them feel uncomfortable — the opposite, they have a great time. But it’s really just a self-regulating mechanism – it’s obvious to them that coming any more than 2x per year just wouldn’t feel right.
I felt compelled to post this because I only found this kind of group when I got to college. I only went to synagogue once per year, some years not at all, before that. Being part of a group where I belonged before I got there was transformational for me, and it makes me so angry when I think about how that has been robbed from practically our entire society, including myself. And yes, I know (((who))) is disproportionately to blame. But that said, (((we))) are drinking the same cultural poison, if not more so, believe it or not, so I’m fighting to save (((us))) too. Anyways, if you have a backyard and think you can host a consistent, weekly ongoing ethnic cultural event, in which you bribe people to come with food and drink, I would encourage you to just go ahead and start. It will work because people are starving for it, even if they don’t yet know it.
Me and others appreciate your input in this article. I also feel similar because i am Greek and we are very community based in whatever country we are in.
I just hope more people are receptive to your comments, just like I was.
Seems a fair approach to me.
Greeks are cheerful people mostly, who do not try to take over other peoples’ whole countries, nor change their ideals to fit Greek culture. You are usually accepted at Greek or Russian Orthodox churches, but you are never entirely one with them, unless you ‘marry in’. But they are White Europeans, so of course, we all get along.
Thanks for sharing these insightful details. I’m sure that such gatherings greatly helped your community keep its identity along the centuries.
We need community organizations, but not necessarily based on religion. I think that would only divide us further.
When I visited Amsterdam with my friends we were set to have tons of crazy fun. However, the Red District proved to be very different than what I had expected. It was an interesting experience, but I constantly had an uneasy feeling and the need to be alert. Maybe it was the areas with insanely strong smell of piss or pot. Maybe it was the guy with a thick accent, blacker than night, trying to sell coca to me because it was cheap. Maybe it was the White guy well dressed, walking with dilated pupils, transfixed gaze, and white on his nostrils. Maybe it was the unnerving chaotic alternation of the hot prostitutes in the window with the monstrously ugly ones.
But there is much more to Amsterdam that the Red District. We run by chance into a small Irish pub playing live Irish music. So we sat at a table and for some reason I really felt very much at ease and at home. I’m Romanian, orthodox Christian, and there I was with my Hungarian friends, some Catholic, some very atheists, in the heart of Netherlands drinking Guinness and listening to probably Protestant locals playing Irish music. I will always remember those moments.
The pubs are very much a European manifestation and there is a long way for the globalist elite to get to demonize them. So I’ll just enjoy a local pub wherever I go.
The Dutch seem to have their own pub culture. I visited a few in Delft and other smaller cities and enjoyed a few shots of Jenever. They reminded me of English pubs a lot. Holland is a great little country, if you manage to get away from the multikulti madness of Amsterdam.
Thank you for all the replies. I just want to clarify what I mean by forming communities along the lines of religion. What I mean is transform being British, or Slovenian, etc, into a nearly religious concept in and of itself, the way Jews associate being Jewish. Within such a British cultural organization, people will just naturally come to the realization that you will need to “marry British” in order to preserve this group that is special to them.
I will tell you, unlikely Hebraic sympathizer, that this exchange reminds me markedly of the kind of mindset difference between jealousy and ambition. There are those among us who are jealous of the life that the organized Jewish community has carved out for themselves, and there are those who look and say, “Hmm, what would I have to do to have something that sweet for me and mine?” The latter character is, of course, much more suited for success. It is very persuasive, and in no way misrepresentative, to frame the (still-loosely) organized White community’s efforts in the universally-understandable value of laboring to improve the lives of people close to our hearts. Let me thank you, like others have, for letting slip part of the secret recipe for babushka’s famous latkes!
Lots or people would rather extend their ethnic network internationally but on a racial level. I as a German descended white Canadian feel kinship with Brits and French and Swedes, etc. I would rather transnational racial consciousness of the same sort that Jews have achieved with an international Jewish identity.
I have more in common with a Swede than I do an Indian or Korean in another neighborhood in my city. So, why not unite as one big international tribe?
That’s an interesting contribution, thank you. Please continue to post here. A based Jewish perspective is welcome!
Most of this is sane, logical, and, as far as I am concerned, electoral gold. Yet, equally, it is utterly unobtainable.
For the Left, our existence is a crime, and they hold all the levers of cultural and economic power and most political ones, too.
The status quo also precludes any of GJ’s wishes coming to fruition, certainly in an anglophone nation.
English supremacy in England, for example, would require the existence of a revolutionary milieu which converted at least one major party and tens of millions of voters to our way of thinking, yet we are, at a minimum, decades away from such a point, if not centuries. In that same period, the ethnic English will be overrun demographically, ending all and any hope.
I still don’t understand people’s unwillingness to see reality. The elites will not let us do what we want, and they will continue to create an environment as antithetical as possible to the popularisation of our ideas, the promotion of our interests, and the preservation of our people.
Therefore, our future fate must depend on us seceding in some way. We must physically come together, live side by side, and acquire land. At the moment, we are a disunited, disenfranchised, and discredited minority suffering behind enemy lines. Without “our Israel”, we are doomed to become the plains indians of the 21st century: demonised, enfeebled and dispossessed.
Perhaps things will turn in our favor and rather quickly with the Hindu-Dindu as the next Mr. President. Slow Joe is not long for this world and will be exiting, one way or another, stage left, and soon too, leaving the Hindu-Dindu in charge. Most likely the Deep State will keep her well within their guardrails after she takes the Oath of Office although their interests are basically keeping the U.S. interfering overseas everywhere i.e. Globalism and its doppelgänger, multiculturalism.
The problem for the Deep State and its lackeys is that it requires a mile wide river of money and at least passive cooperation from Whites to operate; the colored people are grossly incompetent. The U.S. Government is assiduously undermining its credibility with this latest spectacle of wonderful “democracy” but also by its profligate spending and out in the open racial strife, more of which will be encouraged by the Hindu-Dindu. This will cause even moronic White Biden voters to realize the the Government is their enemy, if they are White and get “enriched” by BLM in their previously nice, White suburb. Their BLM sign on the front lawn won’t save them from the savages.
This is eroding the value of the U.S. Dollar by decreasing confidence in the U.S. as a high functioning, first world country. This is already evident by gold increasing in price to about $1,965 per Troy Ounce and the Euro, a fundamentally flawed currency, trading at about 1.885/dollar. This financial weakness will only increase as the U.S. Government spends ever more money backed by nothing and domestic disorders increase.
A full blown financial crisis like the late 1970’s only much more severe this time around will ruin the legitimacy of the U.S at home and abroad. If the Government is so incompetent that is has caused rampant inflation, destroyed livelihoods of White people and promoted racial attacks against whites why the Hell should Whites support that sort of a regime? The money going bad will cause severe hardships which is the only thing that will cause the scales to drop from the eyes of Whites. Once the truth about racial realism is accepted by Whites all sorts of possibilities open up, only disaster will awaken Whites to the truth, nothing else.
An excellent article. Thanks so much for your work and contributions.
I just received my copy of Ashley Jardina’s book: “White Identity Politics” and I recommend it to everyone here. It’s a totally scholarly book from Cambridge Press, which, I’m sure, is just as much into Critical Race Theory as any of our universities. I see this book as the underlying statistical venue for our own “White Fragility” by Robin DeAngelo. White Guilt and White Privilege just pop out everywhere in both books, though I have just opened this book randomly and have pages to go to back up my statement. However, I think everyone here should read it (and I hate to ‘should’ on you), so as to be more firmly informed of how deep and widespread this insanity runs. Thanks to Greg Johnson for always keeping us informed of the cutting edge of the vehement ‘dislike’ of White people which is endemic in the U.S. today, and spreading like wildfire worldwide, from what I’ve read and observed visibly on the news.
And today, with Joe Biden being ‘elected’ president, we will now be publicly blamed and shamed for absolutely every problem ever found in the U.S. since 1619 right along.
Very embarrassing(at the very least) witnessing a once Great People choosing to walk off the stage of history, hence, abandoning great societies they built that the rest of the planet wants to go to. I have a dream that our Great Ancestors come & kick our asses in order to save us.
I thought I was the only orthodox Jewish white nationalist sympathiser! Room for two?
Spanish concessions to Basque and Catalans have boosted the independentism, they always want more.
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