Racial Nationalism’s Tasks at the Present TimeAnonymous
Note: This essay, whose author wishes to remain anonymous, is based on a talk recently given at a private nationalist gathering in the United States.
History, as we know, does not flow evenly. Those of us old enough to remember the Cold War will recall that for several decades the east and west blocs faced off like two tectonic plates, as the world waited for an earthquake that never seemed to arrive. Then, in the latter months of 1989, instead of the long-feared World War III, the Warsaw Pact simply collapsed in on itself within a few weeks. I remember the jokes at the time that future generations of college students would take survey courses with titles like “European History, October to December of 1989.”
Of course, during apparent “slow” phases of history like the Cold War, more is happening than appears at first sight. Significant changes go on below the surface, eventually manifesting themselves in sudden and unpredictable ways. Politics, indeed, can be understood as the surface of history. It is where everything seems to happen, but politics often does not so much determine events as respond to more gradual patterns of change constantly going on beneath the surface.
The tasks of a political movement differ according to whether it is operating in a slow or a fast phase of history. During the slowest phases, little can be accomplished directly, in the realm of politics proper, i.e., at the surface of events. Long-range thinking is essential. The groundwork must be carefully laid for future political action. Those of us now working for the cause of white self-determination have spent our entire lives in this realm of slow history. With the regime under which we live largely defining itself by way of vehement opposition to all our aims, we have had little time for any activity other than publicism: conveying our ideas to any remaining open minds out there, trying gradually to increase the number of our sympathizers.
As many of you have experienced, this has left us vulnerable to a certain type of criticism, viz., that we are mere “idle talkers”; our conferences are a waste of time and our organizations not worth supporting, for we will never actually get off our rear ends to accomplish anything for our people. Unfortunately, such critics usually do not have any clearer idea than we do of precisely what sort of action might be effective in the present context. They want to storm barricades which have not yet been set up. They are impatient to be living in a faster phase of history, and fail to understand that such phases of opportunity cannot be wished into existence. They must be prepared long in advance, and doing so involves a lot of publicity work, i.e. precisely talking.
Nevertheless, signs are accumulating that we are heading toward a faster phase of history. Let’s look at some. Racial preferences have been in place for most of our lifetimes, and they were always unjust, but in my own youth they mostly affected those at the margins. You might not get into your first choice of school, but you would get in somewhere and could probably make up for any disadvantage by working harder. The worst thing about egalitarian propaganda in the curriculum was the time and attention it took away from more important matters. Otherwise, it was mostly safe to ignore it.
This is no longer the situation young white students are facing. I call to your attention an article which appeared on Revolver this past June: “Colleges are Ethnically Cleansing America’s White Kulaks.” It makes clear that white students are being eliminated from elite colleges and universities several times faster than can be accounted for by demographic decline alone. If the author had disaggregated Jews from white gentiles, the numbers would surely have been even starker, but universities deliberately make this difficult to do. The anti-white content of the curriculum for those who do get in also goes well beyond the egalitarianism of the past, casting whites as the oppressor class in a quasi-Marxist vision of zero-sum group struggle. Very soon, if not already, we must conclude that no modus vivendi is any longer possible between our people and institutions like these.
A similar situation prevails in the armed forces. Following the brazen theft of the last presidential election, some veterans and active-duty personnel took part in the January 6 protest at the Capitol. Once Biden was installed as President, his new black Secretary of Defense announced that the military’s most urgent priority was purging such “extremists” from its ranks, i.e. white supporters of Donald Trump’s milquetoast civic nationalism. This group includes most of the young people who might be interested in a military career. As you have probably heard, all branches of the military are now experiencing unprecedented difficulties in meeting recruitment goals. Whitey is a slow learner, but he appears to finally be getting the message: He is now the enemy the military is meant to defend his country from.
Similar processes are afoot in the corporate world. For a long time, executives would meet behind closed doors with their legal advisors and ask, “Exactly how many of those people do I have to hire to avoid trouble?” There really was a fairly definite number, nowhere printed in black and white, but which it was the business of corporate lawyers to know. The resulting hires were viewed as a cost of doing business, and they did not affect top management. Today, nominally “private” investment banks have undertaken to dictate the ethnic composition of the governance boards of all companies they take public. If you don’t like it, start your own Goldman Sachs.
When a disfavored group gets purged from society’s leading institutions, it does not simply disappear, though that is no doubt what the current elite would like. As Sam Francis phrased it, the purged begin to accumulate within sub-elites and in the mass population, polarizing and destabilizing the regime. This process, now clearly underway, will probably make more people receptive to our ideas over the next few years than have all our own publications and conferences for several decades. It is creating a lot of angry, confused people in need of support and a flag to rally around. This is what I am referring to when I say that history is showing signs of speeding up.
Obviously, we must continue to publicize our ideas and hold conferences. But we will have new tasks as well in this new historical phase. It will become increasingly important to provide tangible benefits to victims of the regime, including many who do not share all our beliefs. Some European nationalist groups have understood the importance of such work better than we have. For example, Greece’s Golden Dawn has provided security services to Greeks living in heavily “enriched” urban neighborhoods.
One important service we might perform is providing aid and comfort — and legal representation — to our brethren who have been “canceled” from gainful employment simply for speaking their minds. Many have only recently become aware of this problem, which has its roots in the Managerial Regime itself, whose very nature is to create dependency: Most people’s livelihoods depend on their not displeasing those above them in a bureaucratic hierarchy, very much including the bureaucratic hierarchies within larger so-called private firms. Yet America’s pre-existing tradition of free speech was strong enough that we avoided many of the dangers inherent in managerialism for a surprisingly long time. Even the humblest employees considered what they did and said on their own time to be no damned business of their employers, and most employers were content not to challenge them on the point. It was part of being American.
Clearly, those days are over. Five years ago, one young man was found morally unworthy of delivering pizza because he had protested the removal of a Confederate monument. Others have been dismissed for declining to support Black Lives Matter or for questioning how George Floyd died. Most ominously, support for freedom of speech now correlates strongly with age: The younger you are, the less likely you are to care about it. Some of these younger people will eventually learn the hard way when they find themselves out of work for failing to jump on some bandwagon quickly enough. If we can help them out when that day comes, we will get farther with them than we ever did by putting out information on IQ scores or the USS Liberty. When their own interests are directly affected, they will become receptive fast. (Ultimately, of course, our people’s freedom of speech can only be guaranteed by structural reforms that break our people’s economic dependence on hostile elites.)
There are plenty of other areas besides free speech where we can be doing important work. I am aware of one mutual aid society being set up by persons purged from financial services. Clearly there is also a need to match our people up with appropriate employment, and to foster family-run and other small businesses with anti-fragility a higher priority than profit maximization. Speaking generally, we need to provide alternatives to all the institutions from which our people are being purged. A revolution cannot succeed before a counter-elite has solidified and established its own alternative institutions. We can think of these as analogous to the “shadow cabinet” in the Westminster system: not participating in sovereignty, but intended to foreshadow how sovereign power will be exercised after a future political victory.
Back in the Jacksonian era, Alexis de Tocqueville wrote of our ancestors’ “science of association,” viewing the readiness with which Americans formed civil associations for all sorts of purposes as among the most salient traits of the new democracy. This capacity has been greatly weakened. As Sam Francis wrote (I must paraphrase from memory): Managerialism inculcates passivity; its constant message is that ordinary people are incapable of saving for their own retirement, educating their own children, and doing countless other things which people have always done for themselves as a matter of course. Instead, the managers urge us to trust the experts — an expert being anyone patented as such by the regime itself. The official response to Covid has, if nothing else, given millions of people a valuable lesson in how reliable that advice is. As the Washington regime lumbers on, as if on autopilot, trust in its institutions is declining, and so we may have an opportunity to relearn the art of association.
Our aim should not, at this stage, be a frontal assault on our enemies. Instead, we must concentrate on gaining strength in areas where they are weakest. Anti-white progressives are captive to an ideology with an innately centrifugal force, away from what is natural and primordial. Thus, in matters of sex for instance, we have seen them move from easy divorce a century ago to homosexuality, and now onto trannies in the girls’ room, puberty blockers, and state enforcement of preferred pronouns. Rather than combatting such absurdities directly, we should let the dead bury their dead and concentrate on promoting family formation for our own people. The other side may not even notice what we are doing until it is too late. They are leaving undisputed almost the entire domain of what is adaptive in the evolutionary sense. So this is the direction in which our opportunities will lie.
This shift will probably involve the decline in relative importance within our movement of idea people and writers in favor of those with interpersonal skills. As we attract and assist those for whom the powers that be have no use, we must also quietly be making a lot of character assessments. Only a minority of those we help will have the potential to become institution-builders or leaders in their own right, and one of our most important asks will be to identify these people and provide scope for their talents.
The official institutions of liberal society are bloated, top-heavy, unmoored from their original purposes, and filled with people of weak character. America is not going to be able to support their continued growth and dominance, even in a strictly economic sense. A collapse of some sort is inevitable, although no one can know exactly when it will occur or just what form it will take. Collapse, as anthropologist Joseph Tainter explained, is the involuntary shedding of complexity. It is a natural occurrence when complexity has become excessive, counterproductive, and unsustainable, as it so clearly has in today’s bureaucratized West. The process is no more to be feared than an animal’s shedding of winter fur in springtime. But it can be traumatic if everything must be improvised after the collapse has hit. Our task is to prepare for it now.
As legendary football coach Vince Lombardi used to say, what people think of as luck is simply what happens when preparation meets opportunity. The intensification of the Washington regime since the rise of Donald Trump is likely to present us with opportunities even faster than we are currently prepared for. For all the important work we have done publicizing our ideas, we may actually be lagging behind events when it comes to establishing the alternative institutions of our shadow regime.
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Very well written.
I guess the best that us non-counterelite regular pro-white (or normal as it’s also called) middleclass people can do is to raise healthy children and support these counter-institutions that are popping up. One of them being this site.
In case everything written about in this post comes true for those of us most likely to be singled out, fired or otherwise ostracized, begin saving money now. If you don’t have a steady job now, get one. If you are lucky enough to have a government jobs — city, county, state or federal — stick with it no matter how boring or annoying, and keep your trap shut. If this job has a pension plan that will match your monthly donations, get into that plan right away — it’s free money. And banks make a bundle off of pension plans, not from stealing from them, but from fees. So, they are fairly safe. Same with Social Security, so stop squawking about it. I live now, in my ’70’s, on 2 pensions, 1 very small trust fund, and Social Security.
However, in addition, you must accumulate a stash of cold, hard cash, preferably in a safe-deposit in a bank near you. And, in case that cash becomes worthless for whatever reason, you need a stash of cold, hard gold. Only buy one-ounce American Eagles, either from the Treasury (U.S. Mint) or a trusted dealer. Others say to buy crypto — I know nothing about that but anything floating in space is not for me.
This article points out a lot of things we must do to prepare. Getting a degree in Law, either from a university or online school that grants diplomas, if possible, will prepare you to help a lot of our people when things crash. Living on a small farm in a safe country setting where you can grow some of your own food is not a bad idea either. Let’s keep the ideas coming.
I am fairly sure that many readers are put-off by my post about ‘money’, but the basis of ‘saving’ the White race really does boil down to getting married and having children. It takes money to support that lifestyle and raise the children properly, which today would mean putting them into a private school or home-schooling them yourselves — primarily by the non-working wife. So, we must be able to pay for this. Women are not ‘money hungry’, but they are, since time immemorial, ‘security conscious’. They’ve always been on the lookout for danger from wild animals, bad weather, slippery slopes, etc., in order to keep their children alive and safe. It’s inborn. Accept it. However, it is true in our modern times, women spend money wildly on advertised nonsense, which I am sure annoys men to distraction. But, to have that family, you must make allowances.
The other thing that we need to do is find a way to get together in person with others who share our ideals. I live in a county of 12 million, but know only two people personally, and rarely see them. That has to change for all of us. I think that printing out this post and its comments thus far and sharing it with the one or two people that you might know personally will let everyone in your fledging group know the pitfalls that have ruined other such groups, and maybe this will help your group to hang together. It’s worth a try.
@Alexander O – I think both your posts are excellent advice. For some reason, though, I’m always skeptical about the advice to acquire physical precious metals, such as silver and gold; but I do admit to very limited knowledge on the subject. Just thinking it through, it seems that (since all other standards have been thrown out!) others might not be so willing to accept gold or silver in a collapse scenario, since the situation would be chaos — especially at first. Wouldn’t foodstuffs (canned goods, bags of rice) be a much more valuable trading commodity? The security situation — personal security — is what troubles my mind the most. The collapse of the U.S. dollar is a frightening thing to contemplate for one of my age; and more so than at any time in my life, that is becoming a real possibility.
What is your theory for why the dollar might collapse? And what does “collapse” mean to you, specifically?
@Lord Shang – Well, I simply meant that the “dollar hegemony” — the power of the U.S. dollar by which it maintains a stranglehold over all other nations — is being challenged by powerful nations, such as China and Russia. Our world police foreign policy is disastrous, both at home and abroad, and it is understandable that other nations see it as in their best interests to weaken the United States, with its bully-boy policy of punishing via sanctions, if not outright regime change, in countries that defy its agenda. The problem for all of us who are citizens of the U.S. is that all of our wealth, such as it is or is not, is in dollars. If our currency is de-valued, are we not in a collapse situation, such as any other nation in that situation? Visions of Venezuela come to mind.
This is just my humble understanding, and I am open to enlightenment on the topic.
Silver is too heavy for its price. I’ve sold what little silver I had. Gold is going down, but mostly back and forth. I’m guessing all investments are in a panic now. We have a president who is senile, and a madman running Russia. And heaven knows what is going on in China. At this point, I don’t think anyone can give advice, except to stash cash (as safely as possible at home) until things blow over.
Advice to stay in a soul sucking job no matter how boring just for position and financial stability is not advice I’d like to take. At your age, I would think your perspective would highlight the brevity of live and that there may be more important aspects, as well as alternative means for income that are better suited. I like a more courageous path.
This is a very well-written and -argued essay, but I have to say that this is a point that people in our circles have been making from time to time for as long as I’ve been around, and I’m sure even prior to that, and yet nothing ever comes of it. The problem these days is that the Dissident Right or whatever has primarily become nothing more than a source of entertainment for most people. The fact is that the audiences of podcasters and livestreamers with their endless hot takes — and who really already supplanted writers in this milieu years ago, at least for the majority — does not in itself constitute any kind of movement. (This does not mean that all livestreamers are useless or that they have no place, by the way, but on their own they are inadequate.) Movement people have called for the setting up of independent, self-sustaining communities, our own institutions, our own social and professional networks, our own tech, etc. for a long while. But the vast majority of those sympathetic to our worldview are not willing to sacrifice their security or their ability to live an ordinary, bourgeois Western lifestyle for the good of the cause. This is of course why 99% of the people who get involved in this thing won’t even reveal their actual identities unless forced. So while the sentiment is good, I’m not holding my breath for any real-world action besides the sorts of things we’ve already seen before. And even if we could get something going, there’d never be any unity. As things stand now, you can’t put a dozen Right-wingers into a chat room without them splitting up into at least three factions that accuse the others of being the enemy. So how is that going to work out when people try to work together in reality? How many months did it take for the Alt-Right to implode? I hate to be a pessimist, but this is what several decades of experience in this milieu has taught me to expect. Not that I wouldn’t love to be proven wrong.
My experience with the dissident right is only a fraction of yours, but I share your cynicism already. I say this in earnest, if that’s your view, then why do you continue?
Thank you, that’s a good question. I see myself as primarily trying to help individuals, or small communities of people, come to terms with living in this degenerate, postmodern reality we’re in — including myself. Even if we can’t save civilization, we can at least try to save ourselves by giving ourselves a sense of higher meaning, an inner freedom, and act as the transmitters of ultimate truth to an unknown future. This is why Tradition, in the Guenonian sense, has always been important to me. And writing and publishing are crucial aspects of this. Evola had a great metaphor for this, which he borrowed from von Hofmannstahl: “We must stay awake through the long night to greet those who arrive the next morning.”
But in a more general, political sense, the reason I do this is because I might be wrong. Although based on present reality and current trends, I am quite pessimistic about our civilizational future, I do not and cannot know the future. There could be some black swan event that could change everything and make genuine political redress in keeping with our principles possible. So I think it would be irresponsible to say “everything’s hopeless” and then give up — because we can’t know that that’s true. We have to do our duty and hope for the best, even when the worst happens, at least for as long as we have life in us. At the same time, we have to be clear-headed about where we stand, hence my original comment.
Thanks for the thoughtful response, John. I feel much the same way. Our chances for success may seem bleak on the macro level, but, as you said, events can change very quickly. In the meantime, working with individuals and small groups on the micro level can give us hope and a sense of purpose. Well said.
I always look forward to your dispatches from Hungary. I’ve thought about the possibility of moving to Europe, particularly Central/Eastern Europe (the West is too far gone), if the situation in North America deteriorates. It would be fascinating to hear about your and your family’s experience (I thought you mentioned kids in the past) living as a nationalist expat in Hungary for so long. Maybe someday you could tell the story here at C-C. That’s something I would pay to read!
Well said. I have sometimes had such dark-of-night thoughts myself. There is virtue in carrying on as living rebukes to an objectively corrupt regime and inferior, even inhuman mode of life. Mere endurance is noble in such contexts.
But though I’m a political and racial pessimist, I recognize this aspect of myself as due at least as much to personal psychology as dispassionate consideration of our situation. As I have written in other comments here, to suggest our race is ineluctably doomed is unwarranted by the facts, though I do think we are doomed without substantive change. The question is, how possible is that change?
Using “white” in a commonsense way (Trump, Biden, Bush, Orban, Macron, Putin, Salvini, Trudeau, Clinton, etc – very different persons, but all objectively “white”), there are maybe a half billion of us in existence. Only a fraction of these are prowhite. But while the active fraction of prowhites is very small (but certainly larger than overt “white nationalists”), the fraction of “white not-antiwhites” is quite large, perhaps a majority of the Earth’s total white population. Put another way, my empirical belief is that self-hating whites, along with “not-self-hating white diversitists” (ie, whites who are not antifa or their sympathizers, but who embrace diversity as a positive good), make up no more than maybe a third of all whites. The rest of the white population are simply indifferent to, even unaware of, race.
Let us say there are only 100 million prowhites + “not-antiwhite potential prowhites”. The problem wrt white perpetuity is that this 100 mil is scattered across the Earth, perhaps nowhere constituting an electoral majority of a sovereign territory. Thus, not one white nation is safe from eventually being internally betrayed by the white antiwhites in league with ever-growing numbers of nonwhites. This is why we seem to be doomed.
But even 100 million is a number that, in itself, is more than sufficient to ensure the preservation of our race (especially when we consider the quality of whites compared to other races, and the possibly higher quality of prowhites relative to silly diversitistic whites), assuming the racial strength of will to endure is present, and that this 100 million has ingathered into sovereign territories in which it constitutes decisive electoral majorities.
And man is not an automaton. We can choose to live, or we can do nothing (which is itself a choice, in effect). But it cannot be denied that we have the potential means to live if enough of us so choose. So we come back to the political struggle. Our future is what we will make of it.
I’ve been in this thing for a couple of decades now (or at least been watching it from Eastern Europe) and I respectfully disagree. The movement in the US really does seem to be congealing in the direction the author recommends. For one, the focus of TRS switched from providing entertainment to building grassroots communities. Most alternative voices are urging the same thing, whereas only a decade ago some still envisioned a Gramscian march through the institutions, getting the elites on our side (wasn’t this the Paleocons naive dream? — as risible as it may sound right now) or some Deus ex machina revolution to fill the spot between their underpants gnome plan of writing about reforming society and putting those reforms into practice.
I remember the Pioneer Little Europe project (small community formation) on SF from back when I was first interested in the movement. True to the message of your post, PLE didn’t go anywhere. BUT, there neither was a general positive attitude towards it back then. No one except the most hardcore people who were already living on the outskirts of society took PLE seriously enough to actually make changes to their lives. For the reasons Anonymous pointed out, the climate inside the movement just isn’t the same anymore.
Maybe the movement in the US won’t be competent enough to achieve a parallel society, but at least now there’s an earnest will to do it.
Perhaps you’re right, if there are new initiatives of which I’m unaware. I don’t know anything about this switch of TRS that you mentioned, for example, since I haven’t followed TRS in about five years. I left the US 15 years ago, so my knowledge of it primarily depends on what I hear about from friends or learn about online (I guess similar to you, if you also live in Eastern Europe), so it’s entirely possible I’m ignorant. But can you offer some specific examples of such initiatives?
You’re welcome. I like Hungary, but it’s definitely not for everyone. Hungarian culture is certainly not equivalent to American (thankfully), and it can be quite off-putting for foreigners if you’re not open to embracing it at least to some degree. Some Rightists in the US and Western Europe believe that Eastern Europe is the white paradise. It’s far from that, I can assure you, even if it is certainly better in some ways. Another attraction in the past has been that Eastern Europe is comparatively cheap, but that’s becoming less and less the case all the time, especially now. Hungary is still overall better off in terms of everyday values and such than the US, but the same degenerative trends are in play here as well, even if they’re not as far along yet. Most of the urban youth you’ll meet in Budapest, for example, have all the same values you’d encounter in American urban youth, and they’ll be running the country before long. The US influences what happens everywhere, so you can’t really get away from it, and certainly not in Europe. The situation is the same all over the region, so Eastern Europe shouldn’t be seen as some sort of refuge from the modern world.
I definitely wouldn’t advise anyone to move to Europe right now, definitely not until after it’s clear how the sanctions war is going to play out this winter. Europe could be in for its toughest time yet since the immediate aftermath of World War II.
That said, I might consider writing something about living here as an expat if there’s interest. There’s certainly a lot to say.
I don’t have children, by the way, since you mentioned it.
@John Morgan – ALL true! So very, very true.
Start promoting Red State secession.
Before you can ‘secede’ (and I can tell you right now that sovereign secession is only going to bring misery. This isn’t a Harold Covington novel), you must be able to nullify. To be able to nullify you must have some relevant power within ‘the system’. In order to have that kind of power, you need to be competent at something that other people need or that ‘the system’ needs. Right now, I’d say most parts of the US cannot govern themselves without federal support. I could be wrong. I’d like to be wrong but the federal authorities have created a system in which vast sums of money are skimmed off the top from working people and then given back to their local governments with strings attached. Some locales have figured this out and at least one sheriff’s department has already said their local government needs to be prepared to not receive federal ‘law enforcement funds’ because the sheriff will not be complying with any unconstitutional attempts to disarm the people in their county. This sheriff understands how the game is play and understands what at minimum the feds will do if they don’t ‘play ball’.
So, what this sheriff is preparing for is the equivalent of economic sanctions which our racial enemies so love to apply rather than direct force.
Secession just gives our enemies a hard target. The author of this piece has at least one thing correct about how to proceed: Cultivating stealth and ‘soft power’ is the way forward.
All of those arguments mean that you need to be sure the time is right to propose nullification/secession; not that those are bad goals.
The Federal government can turn the screws with the current system whether or not a state is proposing nullification. With the positioning of progressivism as a moral imperative, there will be an appetite on the left to make the red states conform. Not taking in enough immigrants? No highway money for you. Not teaching CRT and sufficient LGBTQ+ in schools? No Federal education money.
Without autonomy, you’ll be powerless to stop the eventual interstate migration.
To be able to nullify, you don’t need to have something the system needs, but you do have to be able to present a tough enough target that the system would rather let you increase autonomy than fight you for it. And this is the argument for geographical and logical separation; it is extremely easy for the system to punish an individual. It would be a much bigger step to take on a state or coalition of states. In the modern world of judicial warfare, the current Supreme Court makeup makes legal jiu-jitsu possible.
And this is why I think it’s important to vote R even if they’re mostly awful. Republicans will be less overtly hostile to efforts to form right-wing groups, and that gives those groups time and space to become harder to take down.
To be clear, I agree that pushing for nullification and secession before you can resist effectively is a big mistake.
White indiscriminately voting ‘R’ is how we go here. The national GOP is completely corrupt and anti-White (and anti-normal) to its very core. Some state GOPs are starting to respond to this (like Texas’ recent broo-ha-ha over anal sex politics). If there’s a sagebrush rebellion in your state, support the candidates in local and state primaries who support that rebellion. Don’t just vote ‘R’.
We need more things like the Texas Nationalist Movement and fewer naysaying pussies.
A good ‘think piece’. But, it’s clear the author still thinks in terms of ideas with currency ‘on the right’ rather than a more general view of White Identity Nationalist politics.
For example, the exhortation to ‘support the family’ has been part of ‘conservative’ and ‘right-wing’ politics since forever. What has it really accomplished? Have things gotten better for families or worse? I think the answer is obvious, but I’d be happy to be proven misguided in my assessment that the prospects for stable family formation are very poor if not outright antagonistic. To use a worn metaphor, putting ‘family’ before ‘wages’ is putting the cart before the horse. Even Elizabeth Warren (before the Woke Revolution), realized that the social costs of families being unable to support themselves on a single earner’s income was destroying the family.
The author does appear to understand the importance of employment but in the context of vulnerability. However, even if the workplace were not a hotbed of Woke Stasi HR departments and pronoun protocols, the unwillingness of capital to provide a single-earner family income would still remain. I’m not trying to ‘economize’ the problem of family formation and stability as much as point out that intoning the importance of ‘family’ doesn’t get to the heart of the problem. Even if you own your own business (something that many people are not really competent to do), you’re still subject to the whims of capital – ‘the business cycle’ – in a capitalist political economy.
It probably seems like I’m making the problem bigger, but that’s not my intention. My intent is to point toward a deeper analysis of our people’s problems in order to help us identify – and support – concrete policy positions that will benefit our people (whose welfare ought to be our focus).
I agree with the author that we are in a intermediate period between when ‘metapolitics’ is primary and normal politics is primary. We exist in a mixed context where many are still in the ‘metapolitical’ mode of exhortation rather than the ‘pre-politics’ of comparing strategic planning documents. In my ‘planning document’, our side is developing training packages and helping ‘our guys’ to be competent to be involved in government as it is. To know how to run for office (including funding and promotion) and how to do a good job so that, if elected, one stays in office. I don’t have the statistics to back this statement up, but my guess is that small-to-middle-sized locales have some of the lowest turnover rates for elected and appointed officials outside the US Senate. If you can get into office and be competent, you could be in your positions for more than a decade. More than long enough to help recruit and train and facilitate other ‘our guys’ to take up positions within local government. This isn’t rocket science and if the racial right hadn’t rejected normal politics for various forms of ‘protest politics’, we’d have a huge advantage over our enemies right now. Hell, we might not be in this situation at all. (Though I doubt it. The more Whites win, the more they seem to become complacent rather than hunger for more victories. I’d like to be wrong about this observation.)
I’ll propose the following as a sketch of a strategy: We support all policies that arise from whatever quarter that benefit our people even if they benefit other races. We oppose any policy that hurts Whites using whatever rhetoric or reasoning. We develop and administer training for talented folks on ‘our side’ to be able to take up places in local government. We should develop and administer training for ‘our guys’ to do ‘community organizing’ where the ability to gain access to local government positions is too limited or blocked.
Also – and this is foundational – we need folks like Karl Thorburn and Kerry Bolton to put their heads together to determine a practical way for Whites to issue and control their own money. Once we have significant influence on local politics, the issuing of ‘script’ and the establishing of ‘regional currencies’ is crucial to independence from finance capital. He Who Controls The Credit Controls Society. We must make sure that we are able to provide adequate debt-free (and generally useful) credit to worthwhile projects once we have significant territorial influence.
We should support nullificationist and secessionist sentiments whenever such sentiments benefit Whites. Often this will be indirectly, via support for cultural elements (like gun ownership or homeschooling) that are part of White culture in a given area. While we may be thinking ‘race’ less race-minded people may be thinking ‘right to bear arms’. And that’s just fine. The most important ‘agreement’ is not in the mind, but in the deed. A certain fraction of non-Whites have assimilated to certain kinds of White cultural values (such as gun ownership). It is not in the interest of the White race to make these non-Whites uncomfortable with their choices in this area.
Lastly, the ethos of our political figures should be to defend White people when attacked but to not focus on race. Since many of the places where our side has the best chance of achieving political influence have the lowest representation of non-Whites, strong positions on non-Whites isn’t understood and therefore is not useful. As we acquire more power, we can be more open about White Identity Nationalism, but a White Nationalist political order is not where we start. It’s where we end up.
This strategy is one that should be able to be applied to any number of conditions our people find themselves in the times ahead. It’s designed to play to our strengths as a people was well as recognize our current limitations (and opportunities). In the end, it’s important to adjust tactics to fit the situation. One size does not fit all.
Within just the first few paragraphs it’s already the best article I’ve read here and possibly the best written since I’ve been in this movement. My favorite part is the anonymity. Not looking for notoriety or monetary gain. That’s the number 1 issue with our movement in my opinion. Too many people seeking to profit off activism. Perhaps it’s ok for a few select men because the nature of their work requires stipends, but not for anybody else. We all need to be weekend warriors like National guardsmen for white people. That means being anonymous and keeping your career/status if you have it. We need a leaderless resistance similar to that against Napoleon.
There will never come a time when there is critical mass of numbers that protects outspokenness for our people in this current environment (60,000 German officers thought so when they surrendered to the Soviets at their own peril). That means you have to adapt to it so you can go around it. The point of this movement is to destroy this system. All of it has to go. Every shred of ‘democracy,’ whatever that even means anymore. There is no reforming this. This current form of government allowed this crime against humanity to be perpetuated against European peoples for the last century with only one dramatic 1930s interstitial in Germany, and has reinforced itself precisely to avoid that from ever occurring again even in the abstract. I just can’t believe how many in this movement still believe in the integrity of elections, egalitarianism or ‘science’ after all this.
What you can control individually is staying in shape to live a long, healthy life. That is the second greatest thing you as a European can do besides reproducing reinforcements in the womb. Be mentally healthy, positive and stay away from narcotics, tobacco and alcohol. There is a passive revolution occurring indeed: whites are withstanding all the doomsday predictions, while the nonwhite takeover is not happening because they are suffering from a postmodern demographic transition even faster than we ever did. All we have to do is outlast them. Think of it as like being in a rural meadow during an earthquake. It will only knock you off your feet, while these urbanites will be crushed inside their concrete jungles they pride themselves on. The normies have finally awakened in the last year to just about all of it. That means they are withdrawing their consent for these institutions and unwittingly planning for a post-democracy without it. We are nearing that moment Lenin mentioned about how “There are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen.” We need for be prepared for it.
I think a great pall has fallen over the alt right(dissident right, white nationalist, etc, I’m not endorsing any sect) since the trump defeat in 2020. It has had a profound spiritual effect on our side, even though Trump didn’t mean much to us in objective terms, he had become our symbolic leader in some sense, I suppose because his enemies are our enemies is the logic. There’s a deadening loss of enthusiasm and creativity. Sometimes Unz will feature articles that are almost a week old, and the better ones come almost exclusively from one or two sites or authors. I think less than trump’s defeat what killed our spirit was witnessing the supreme power of the left when it was willing to “get crazy” and pull out all the stops to win, and their apparent complete control of the federal apparatus. They will go to lengths that we simply won’t.
Ultimately, our ends are stability, order, and Life, and we will always compromise to preserve whatever vestige of this we can, while the left is driven by a hateful nihilism and is willing to rip up everything to win in a petty temper tantrum.
Granted, The Steal of 2020 was a terrible shock. The good news is that we’re not the only ones. Really, the leftists have been running around like chickens with their heads chopped off. They really believe all the MSM hype about the half-baked sit-in on January 6. When Bidet was installed two weeks later, the ceremony took place behind tall barricades surrounded by soldiers vetted for loyalty to the regime. That’s certainly not the picture of confidence by The System, though a sober analysis on their part would’ve told them they were overreacting. Then there was the overturning of Roe v. Wade. Without going into a debate on the matter, I’ll say that it’s been a tremendous shock to them and a crushing defeat. Then the midterms are coming up, and the possibility of losing control over Congress has them freaking out.
Very apropos article and one which I’ve experienced some of the factors. Also sometimes not getting into colleges or schools can permanently alter one’s life path. I don’t know about the cyles of history point though.
I feel that our present stage is somewhat unique as never before has the race responsible for so many civilizing and technological trends been warred upon with the object of making them permanently extinct. Looking at a linear interpretation, one could say that World Wars I and II were responsible for the inability of Europe to defend itself. It seems that a large fraction of the valiant whites were killed off in these wars: leaving behind only those who were able to avoid the duty of defending their homelands. This gap has been filled by a flood of POC’s, apparently brought in by foreign capital to permanently transform the formerly white homelands into a permanent POC breeding ground.
If the cycle theory holds then there should be some evidence historically for these cycles repeating. Thus I’d like to see the historical background for this theory.
Europe could defend itself quite well, if not for the traitorous politicians showing off how high-minded they are by letting in the incompatible outsiders and granting them welfare bennies. As for cyclic history, Spengler had plenty to say about that, though I haven’t looked into it. I’m not so sure things inevitably have to be that way; even a country deep into a rut can pull itself out with self-consciousness and correct action.
But how did the insane “religion” of modern antiracism (trans: white racial interests denialism) take hold of so many whites? Isn’t this the supreme question? Why do so few whites care about white survival, let alone racial honor?
The propaganda has been out there for more than a century, if you start with Franz Boas and the students he trained up to start colonizing academia, activists pretending to be scientists. By the 1960s, this stuff was orthodoxy. By now, it’s a bizarre death cult. The people promoting cultural Marxism were better organized (and still are) than those with healthy, normal instincts. We didn’t even know we needed to be organized until it was too late.
Is that you, Paul? (lol) I was proposing that theory in the late 90s in the late hours at a bunch of rightist conferences I attended in that period. To wit, the world wars (Modern Thirty Years’ War) basically disproportionately killed off the most valiant members of our race, leaving behind the liberal objectors and other weaklings. If one of my ancestors had been killed in WW1, as he damn near was (and was decorated for his actions), I wouldn’t be here. Remember: the white race has always been disproportionately ethical and individualistic. Who went round the world banning slave trafficking? Orientals? Arabs?
What kept the pathological altruistic impulses of our race in check was the presence of genomes such as are found here at CC (I say “genomes” because I believe much racial political orientation is genetic, gut-level, instinctive: I can reason with you about the evils of monetary policy, the inefficiency of Obamacare, or whether we should allow Israel to destroy Iran’s nuclear facilities, but race is visceral – if you are at all intelligent and reflective, with perhaps a necessary touch of maturity, you will realize your own nature, and either be prowhite or pro-diversitist). A disproportionately large number of high-Testosterone whites must have slaughtered each other in the world wars, so that the whole “Bell Curve of White Manliness” shifted to the (weakling) left. How else can you explain the complete collapse in European power in the quarter century following WW2?
Sure, immediately following the war the peoples of Europe were understandably exhausted and miserable, and could be forgiven for just wanting to get on with their private lives. Hence, the lack of spirit to maintain European colonial possessions, which quickly recognized the loss of European power, and took advantage of the changed power relations to move for independence. But what accounts for the complete collapse in racial will across the West – even the will to maintain historic (and in Europe proper, immemorial) racial identity in ancestral homelands? This is a big question with many factors (Jewish media power in America, de-“nazification” as an excuse to purge rightists from European life, the fact of our recent enemies being fascists instead of communists, the explosion of a puerile and trans-Western “youth culture”, modern atheism leading to a cult of sentimentalism and the downgrading of classical honor culture, Vatican 2 liberalization, etc) involved in any definitive answer, but surely a major world war-generated decline in the prevalence of manly white genomes must have played an outsized role.
I’d like to see CC propose a symposium on The Causes of Decline in White Racial Consciousness and Pride Since WW2. This is maybe the biggest of all the contemporary racial questions.
I try to avoid identifying myself on this or other websites but I will go to conferences. I do try to keep in touch with a very few people that I know.
Recently I’ve been visiting battlefields in Europe. These include the Somme, Verdun, and of course Normandy (Caen, France). In addition to the graveyards, there are also Ossuaries where there are mountains of bones from soldiers. Due to artillery bombardments, the soldiers’ bodies could not be recovered until after WW-I and there was nothing left except disarticulated bones.
When one looks at the photos of the strapping viral young French, German, and British men, often from the best universities, going off to fight, the waste is unimaginable.
In Germany in particular. In WW-II, young underage boys were formed into special Hitler Youth battalions which were thrown into the fray in a futile effort to stop the encroaching Allied Armies.
But I don’t think genetics or rather the loss of so many valiant men is the sole cause. It seems the horrors of war convinced many to avoid all forms of violence. I posted here a few weeks ago of a conversation I had with an older German woman. She didn’t like it that her country was being overrun by Black Africans but sending them back would be even worse. They might attempt another crossing of the Mediterranean in unseaworthy boats and might drown doing so.
Also all research into race and human characteristics are closely associated with Hitler and Nazi Germany. Thus they must never be considered or even discussed under any conditions. Same with “Nationalism” here in the US and in Europe. Even though the “Nationalist” part of the 3rd Reich was just a scam used by Hitler to get elected.
If you want to contact me directly & keep in touch: you can write to C-C.
My first sentence was not a serious question. I simply recall several conversations I had long ago with a WN friend of that name, with whom I’ve lost contact, on the very points you raise. The world wars were clearly the psychological inflection point after which the modern ethnomasochist became predominant across the West.
I’m glad the author highlighted the importance of “civil associations.” I have argued for years that these should be revived. They served our ancestors in the Anglosphere well, providing opportunities and security to members, and a healthy counterbalance to excessive individualism. As suggested in the essay, they were also often a bulwark against tyrannical elements.
By the way, I like the picture of the pioneers that accompanies the essay. Greg Johnson and Jared Taylor recently touched upon the negative effects of the closing of the American frontier, which had provided a sort of safety valve and opportunities for the more adventurous or desperate. I wonder if we can somehow create similar, healthy frontiers.
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