The Problem with Foodie CosmopolitanismAquilonius
Perhaps the most knee-jerk reaction for the normie when asked why “diversity is our strength” is that it makes the local cuisine better. There are plenty of arguments against this. “Why do we need Japanese people to have sushi here?” “Why isn’t native food good enough for you?” These are valid arguments, but that is not what I will discuss here. Rather, I want to address the cultural origins of local foods, the cultural impact of popularizing foreign foods, and the environmental impact that this is having on our world.
My favorite foods are poke and sushi. They are foreign foods. I am not embarrassed to say this. However, they are foreign foods which developed in foreign lands where fish was an abundant resource. There is a reason why, traditionally, there wasn’t a sushi restaurant on every corner in downtown America. Many areas of the United States and Europe do not have ready access to fish, let alone fresh fish that can be served raw. As a result, different foods and unique flavors have developed all over the globe. In this way, diversity, not a globohomo brown mass, is a strength. It is a good thing that unique cultures, and subsequently foods, have developed uniquely around the world. That doesn’t mean we need it here. Homesteaders know that traditional foods such as sausage, bacon, jerky, jam, and cheese were developed in large part as foods which were able to be stored and preserved in the era before refrigeration. Local food is made using local products, and local means getting that food from farm to plate.
This raises some serious problems. The first is the degradation of local foods. When I was in Wyoming some years ago, I stopped by a local steakhouse in White Town, USA, which had great reviews on the internet. When my party finished, we found ourselves quite disappointed. I take no pride in saying the food was, sadly, of inferior quality to anything we could eat in a “world city,” especially a non-chain restaurant in the city. As the best and brightest leave rural areas (Wyoming has the highest rate of interstate emigration in the US), so do prospective chefs and cooks who could potentially enlighten their community with a “hidden gem” restaurant. And even in the city, the food craze is not being filled by American foods, but usually by exotic trends.
Local produce is of superior quality in every metric to mass-produced foodstuffs made on factory farms in the Midwest or the California’s Central Valley by illegal immigrants. Anyone who has grown their own heirloom vegetables or baked their own pastries knows this. When recipes call for foods from faraway lands, it must often travel from those faraway lands: avocados from Latin America, salmon from Alaska, Kobe beef from Japan — all of these things exact a cost that isn’t monetary. Even if the “Great Reset” plan weren’t being enacted, and even if the government hadn’t been at war with small farmers for years (see frivolous regulations, death taxes, and subsidized buyouts), the fact is that small farms can’t meet the demand filled by international trade. Natural foods grown in nutritious soil and animals raised, fed, and slaughtered in a humane fashion are not profitable when it is easy to find cheap produce behind the red tape of fake “organic” and “grass fed” labels. Indeed, it has become neigh impossible to find quality food outside of a farmer’s market. Food quality goes down, our enemies get more powerful, and the environment suffers.
It is unsustainable to continue these cosmopolitan practices. The global demand for fish in places which would normally not have access to it is directly causing disaster in our oceans. Ironically, Japanese whaling is a sustainable practice with little effect on the whale population. This boogieman, while still harmful in light of the endangered status of many of the targeted whale species, is simply a red herring. Compare this to the trawling practices utilized by all developed maritime nations, which cause many hundreds of times more damage to marine mammal, coral, and fish life than spear whaling. In Brazil, the Amazon is being destroyed due to foreign demand for beef. Southeast Asia’s environment is being steamrolled due to the new Western craze for coconut oil. Our food is inundated with preservatives and pesticides so it can survive the trip from hundreds of miles away rather than from across the street. Meanwhile, the lab coats worry about abstract “climate change” and other unsolvable non-problems.
There is some pushback to all this, but sadly it is mainly performative action on the Left’s part, which embraces the multiculturalism and cosmopolitanism that has contributed to this cultural and environmental disaster. However, I can’t fault them for trying, and we should at least attempt to take a page from their book. While it may simply be back-patting and paying indulgences to the politically correct religion, shitlib restaurants that use local produce and serve American-style food are a net positive in comparison to the alternative. While the silly urban gardens of art districts filled with trust-fund anarchists are mostly pointless, it is better than placing a section 8 housing complex there. At the very least, they are learning to be somewhat in tune with nature in their concrete prison. Most usually turn out better than the Seattle CHAZ (Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone) garden, which was a disaster even before a homeless man destroyed it.
The Right needs to get in tune with this spirit as well. I have faith that we can far outperform the Left. We cannot continue to allow the Left to show us up at what should be our own game. We are the nationalists. We are the ones who reject multiculturalism and seek to protect our people and the environment we all share. It is not us, but the Chinese and the Indians who pave over their cities’ grass, destroy their preserves, and pollute their rivers. So why is it that we must continue to be connected to the fake corporate shill culture of Big Agriculture, the fossil fuel industry, and those who waste or use as much disposable plastic as possible, pouring estrogenic micro plastics into the water supply, simply to “own the libs”?
I wish there was a solution to these problems. In the meantime, leave the cities, grow a garden, and buy local. Save the bees, not refugees.
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I wish there was a solution to these problems.
Banning restaurants (except for travellers) would be a good start if we as a group had anything to say about it. As an alternative, eat, at home, food you’ve prepared yourself. Things might then fall into place. I recall that when this phony pandemic started, the stores could not keep flour, beans and baking yeast in stock for a period of time.
What would these restaurant owners and their workers do? In a halfways sensible culture, some of them would pool their efforts to grow and process food for people here who do their own cooking, and that would be everyone. But even some WNs think they are aristocrats entitled to others waiting on them.
How can you keep them down on the farm. Shirtsleeves to shirtsleeves. The 3-generation cycle. Go back willingly or be sent to a collective farm, only this time with nonwhites cracking the whip.
I do not understand the food and the restaurant craze. Chinese food is so sweet and so fat that makes you sick, the Indian food will bore a hole in your stomach in little to no time, other cuisines are unusual due to undercooked food the gives you cramps, scrambled eggs with sugar, others use spooky things like raw monkey brain with spices and what not. Bat soup anyone? And a salmonella salad?
A recent Hornbach ad states that “if it’s done by yourself it can’t be bad”. Great advice. Cook your own food. It’s healthier, cheaper, and funnier.
And if you want to try something exotic, no one stopes you to find a proper recipe on the internet. You don’t need to bring the Orientals into your backyard just because you crave for baba ganoush. Seriously.
Well … let’s not mix up opposition to alien territorial colonization-cum-conquest with needlessly denying ourselves some of the pleasures of alien cuisines. There is nothing wrong with whites learning how to cook Oriental food. In the Ethnostate, there will be white chefs making Kung Pao chicken and sushi, and probably kebabs and tandoori, etc.
And why should I have to just buy local? I love blueberries and pineapple (and steak!) and many other foods grown or raised nowhere near where I live. I’m sure the author’s heart is in the right place, but let all nationalists beware engaging in competitive one-upmanship to see who can most comprehensively reject the present system. Hollywood is run by Jews, most of whom are intensely antagonistic to white Christian interests. Does that mean I, to be a good nationalist (no, that too, is not exactly correct: we are white nationalists, concerned with preventing white extinction and advancing white interests; I see no need to reject all things brought to me by a global, corporate economy …), must forswear all Hollywood movies, although I often enjoy many of them?
Let us beware making the price of white loyalty too psychologically or ideologically high. I dislike the NBA as a whole, and for its general antiwhite attitude. But I also don’t watch sports. So it’s easy for me to boycott professional sports. But some whites, not traitors or even cucks, like watching hoops or football. Why make risk making them uncomfortable, as though one cannot be a true race patriot and maybe still like sports? That just needlessly contracts our movement.
Our movement will only advance by allying ourselves to the most popular causes, like securing the Mexican border or attacking CRT. We expand our movement by focusing on those areas which are a) in fact vitally important to white survival and well-being (eg, halting immigration colonization), and b) relatively popular anyway. Trying to persuade white people to give up their sushi or sweet and sour pork, let alone to eat only local, is making the entry cost for getting on board the prowhite train too high.
And the biggest environmental problem the world faces, apart perhaps from radioactive waste storage or the threat of nuclear war, is not Western consumption or the global economy, but Third World (esp African and Arab) over-population. All ethnonationalist environmentalism (except for the most recondite philosophical discussions of ecofascism and econationalism, or of man’s place in nature generally) should focus on mechanisms for decreasing Third World fecundity.
If we do build an ethnostate, my friend, there will need to be concessions and realities afforded. The current globohomo trade industry is specifically designed to turn everyone into the same type of exotic slave. The Cathedral wishes for us to be overtaken by every conceivable aspect of multiculturalism, your logic supports this assumption, this is appalling to say the least.
I work in the food industry, and this is not food I want to exist in the future; the materials are transported here from somewhere else, we don’t actually consume food made within our borders anymore.
In the ethnostate, we would need to be entirely self-sufficient, because globohomo would see us as a threat and block all trade with any foreign nation. So regardless of what you may wish for, we would not be getting avocados from Latin America or rice from Thailand; we would need to be self-sufficient to survive.
[Also, your comparison with Hollywood is such an eye-roller in respect to agriculture. Film and TV are nowhere near the same as a necessity like food or water.]
[Same as above regarding football. Though I will add that sports should not be on TV and should be played by any man who loves his respective pastime; football, hockey, etc. One of the major problems with this society is that people work for twelve hours a day and relax by watching other men play hard at a game involving teamwork and a ball. If we were more focused on creating a better state, we’d roll back required working hours and encourage full-grown men to engage in sports themselves–banning all sports networks of course.]
And that last note, specifically about radioactive waste is bogus; anything that comes from a nuclear fission reactor has to be stored in a safe place, regardless of what the media may say. Hazardous waste, which is toxic chemicals, is a serious environmental threat, as our water supply is constantly treated with this crap all the time.
All the other focus of your argument also hinges on the assumption that this is a popularity contest. We are not interested in people who want to leach off of the society around them–the ethnostate will need to be bare bones and wanting of consumer technology and a consumer mindset. We will need to divorce ourselves first from the world around us and then turn to finding others like ourselves; that will require rejecting everything about modernity.
Modernity cannot stand when our world is being controlled hedonists and communists, returning to the land will require more strength of character than most people can muster. Part of that design will be a reductionist attitude towards cuisine and food, our expectations should be realistic, not overwrought with lunacy and obsessive compulsive disorders.
Perhaps I am older and thus more experienced than you are wrt human psychology. Good luck getting masses of whites to sign on to that vision of the Ethnostate. All politics is of course a popularity contest, at least at present. We have to persuade sufficient numbers of whites, first, that the Ethnostate is just (something not obvious to legions of the cradle-to-grave brainwashed), and then second, that their lives will be happier giving up Occupied America (and unrelocatable family, friends, familiar things) to join the Ethnostate.
Now some might think this will be so hard that only the hardiest – the racial Spartans – would take up the challenge. Maybe that hypothesis is correct. But given the nonwhite/antiwhite horrors of so much of modern America, and the clear trajectory suggesting accelerating and ever greater across the board civic decline, I don’t think so. I hear secessionist talk from many of my conservative normie friends. Only to a few do I broach the Ethnostate. But to nearly everyone I know outside of work, I frequently remark about “how nice it would be if we had our own country”, or “think how much more pleasant it would be if we had a Red State Nation”, or, and I say this even to liberals, “the two parties are too far apart; we really need to divide up the country, and go our separate ways”, and so forth. I never yet have met with any sort of hysterical, patriotard or even libtard pushback (as, to be clear, I used to receive in the 90s, when I’d broach secession during America’s militia movement phase).
I am a realist. I think the Ethnostate is achievable, though perhaps not in my lifetime (given that I medically + chronologically likely have fewer than two decades left), and this without any deus ex machina collapse scenarios, when many foreclosed things suddenly become possible. The Ethnostate will make sense to ever more people – as long as it is based simply on racio-ideologico-territorial separation (whites wishing to live free from ‘woke’ harassment). But as soon as you start informing normies of what you seem to have in mind for their future – some Spartan regime without pizza or porn, etc, forget about it. You’d be lucky to get the numerical equivalent of an old bowling league. In fact, if you read my first comment carefully, and then yours, it is easy to see that you exhibit my very criticism completely.
I generally agree with the gist of the article. Buy and eat local. Support small farmers. Cook your own. I purchased cookbooks from every country I lived in and collected cooking tips and tricks from women of many nations. I may not be an expert at their local cuisine, but I can and do prepare an extremely tasty amateur copy.
Big ag is no one’s friend – not the consumer’s and not the farmer’s. It poisons our people – when my daughter-in-law had trouble nursing, I recently had to purchase formula from Germany and Switzerland because every American brand – even those marketed as ‘healthy’ or ‘organic’ – included high fructose corn syrup and some form of soy in the first few ingredients.
Big ag is also responsible for the third world’s burgeoning population. It is mass factory farming that produces all the grains and crops that are shipped as ‘aid’ to the hungry and growing brown masses.
While not everyone has the means or abilities to be a homesteader, we can and ought to support those who are. Visit your local farmers’ market, or order meat or cheese from a White farming family online – there are quite a few of them. It’s better for your family’s health, and it’s better for our people.
Come to central PA and try the Amish food at local farm markets. Along with other farmers as well that aren’t Amish. I’ve lived in CA. Haven’t eaten in San Francisco and Northern CA. Lived in Colorado. They don’t even compare in terms of quality to PA.
I heard Yoder’s in Sarasota ia very good. Amish cooking. Would love to try it.
When I lived in Eastern Europe 30 years ago our friends and relatives served only local food, and all of it was delicious. There are endless variations on the pork-cabbage-potato theme. They grew or raised it all, and ate it all.
Quality was the thing, not endless variety or novelty.
Also, consider eating more wild game. It’s definitely local.
For the lie called the greatest city in the world, I never got how fine diners of Michelin-starred cuisine, which George Carlin called food plus more money, could savor their 300$-a-plate minimum cost, next to the sprawl of waste-filth and stink of the garbage dump that’s Manhattan streets. The idyllic way of Amish-Mennonite bucolics and their rural coteries and offshoots makes food better. Place enhances taste as aesthetes do for the cookery arts. Countrysides are anti-depressants to the megapolitan grind and beautify life as it was forgotten. As with food, family, health, acuity. Still, having Italian blood, I’m arrogant enough to say when it comes to good food Italy is king and everybody knows it.
This is why we need Cracker Barrel nationalism, it’s one of the few restaurants that’s both American and still relatively healthy.
“leave the cities” – depends which cities. We cannot abandon power centers.
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