A few days ago I was booted from a Facebook group after being declared an “out and out Nazi.” I considered defending myself when the allegation arose but realized that would be pointless. Rejecting open borders is enough to make one a Nazi nowadays: throw in an open love of European culture and you have the second coming of Amon Goeth. Even if I chose to soften my position it wouldn’t matter. Confessing one’s “sins” is not the first step toward absolution with today’s Left, just the culmination of a virtual show trial. Still, I thought this as good a time as any to clarify some of my political positions.
Am I a Nazi?
I think National Socialism has several flaws: one of the least discussed is its overemphasis on “Aryans.” The Indo-European warriors who came in through the Eurasian steppes certainly had an enormous influence on Europa. But we cannot ignore the indigenous European hunter-gatherers and the Levantine farmers who brought agriculture to the West: neither can we neglect non-IE groups like the Magyars, Finns and, yes, the Ashkenazim. The Steudadoù Karnag (Carnac stones) of Brittany; the Cucuteni-Trypillian culture of neolithic Eastern Europe; the Neanderthal cave paintings of Malaga, Spain; the ongoing saga of the Basque people — these are just a few of the many important non-Aryan contributions to our European heritage.
But that’s not really what you were asking about: you want to know how I feel about genocide. I’m strictly against it. To quote Polish-Jewish writer Raphael Lemkin, who coined the term “genocide” in his 1944 book Axis Rule in Occupied Europe:
Generally speaking, genocide does not necessarily mean the immediate destruction of a nation, except when accomplished by mass killings of all members of a nation. It is intended rather to signify a coordinated plan of different actions aiming at the destruction of essential foundations of the life of national groups, with the aim of annihilating the groups themselves. Genocide is directed against the national group as an entity, and the actions involved are directed against individuals, not in their individual capacity, but as members of the national group
Whether it be by death squads, forced assimilation or planned demographic replacement, the destruction of an indigenous culture is something to be avoided. The preservation of ancestral traditions is something to be encouraged. Every culture has the right to exist and the right to defend itself against those who would destroy it.
What are my feelings on the 14 Words?
David Lane was involved in several armed robberies and in the murder of talk radio DJ Alan Berg. (I’ve found that Stephen McNallen‘s Eight Words — “The Existence Of Our People Is Not Negotiable” — have much the same sentiment and carry less baggage). But truth does not become a lie simply because a flawed man spoke it. Reverence for one’s Ancestors and care for one’s Descendants is not only a Birthright but also a sacred Duty. To be without concern for your Folk and for the world you will leave them after your death is to be without honor. So yes, I believe we must secure the existence of our people and a future for White children.
Does that make me a White Nationalist?
While some will tell you “there’s no such thing as Whiteness” the term has had meaning for centuries. On March 26, 1790 the United States Congress passed an “Act to Establish a Uniform Rule of Naturalization” by which “any Alien being a free white person” could become an American citizen. In a 1998 speech on Martin Luther King day, Wisconsin English professor Gregory Jay noted:
Now the European had always reacted a bit hysterically to the differences of skin color and facial structure between themselves and the populations encountered in Africa, Asia, and the Americas (see, for example, Shakespeare’s dramatization of racial conflict in Othello and The Tempest). Beginning in the 1500s, Europeans began to develop what became known as “scientific racism,” the attempt to construct a biological rather than cultural definition of race…
Whiteness, then, emerged as what we now call a “pan-ethnic” category, as a way of merging a variety of European ethnic populations into a single “race,” especially so as to distinguish them from people with whom they had very particular legal and political relations — Africans, Asians, American Indians — that were not equal to their relations with one another as whites. But what of America as the great “melting pot”? When we read our history, we come to see that the “melting pot” never included certain darker ingredients, and never produced a substance that was anything but white. Take, for example, that first and most famous essay on the question “What is an American?” In 1781, an immigrant Frenchman turned New York farmer named Hector St. Jean de Crevecoeur published his book Letters from an American Farmer. Here are some lines from its most quoted pages:
…whence came all these people? They are a mixture of English, Scotch, Irish, French, Dutch, Germans, and Swedes. From this promiscuous breed, that race now called Americans have arisen. What, then, is the American, this new man? He is neither an European nor the descendant of an European; hence that strange mixture of blood, which you will find in no other country. I could point out to you a family whose grandfather was an Englishman, whose wife was Dutch, whose son married a French woman, and whose present four sons have now four wives of different nations. He is an American, who, leaving behind him all his ancient prejudices and manners, receives new ones from the new mode of life he has embraced, the new government he obeys, and the new rank he holds. . . . The Americans were once scattered all over Europe; here they are incorporated into one of the finest systems of populations which has ever appeared.
Squabbling city-states united as Hellenes through the wars against Τροία and the poems of Homer. Italic tribes became Romans after driving out the Etruscan king Tarquin and establishing a Roman Republic in 509 BCE. The process of White ethnogenesis has been equally messy and problematic. But it is clear that Europeans have long distinguished themselves from non-Europeans, and that “White American” has long meant “American of European descent.” To pretend otherwise is disingenuous at best: this is not Wonderland and words do not mean whatever you choose them to mean.
‘The question is,’ said Alice, ‘whether you can make words mean so many different things.’
‘The question is,’ said Humpty Dumpty, ‘which is to be master — that’s all.’
Anybody who has read Oswald Spengler’s Decline of the West knows that civilizations, have a birth and a death cycle: Washington will fall as surely as Rome did. When this happens the inevitable conflicts will play out along ethnic lines. The aftermath of Yugoslavia’s fall; the birth of Turkey from the Ottoman Empire’s ashes; the fall of Rome and rise of Christian Europe — all these collapses give us some idea of what we can expect as America declines. I believe America will fall in my lifetime: if not I expect Annamaria will see it fall in hers. I would not see our heritage forgotten, nor would I see my daughter punished for sins she did not commit. To that end I believe European-Americans need to recognize the present and future dangers facing us and organize to protect our interests.
This does not mean we need to take up the White Man’s Burden and lay our heavy harness over sullen brown devil-children. Black poverty does not make me richer and Black oppression does not make me freer. A militarized police force that can kill a Black man for selling loosies can kill me for bad politics — and there are lots of people who think my politics are very bad indeed. A revitalized manufacturing sector would improve the lives of working people of all races, creeds and ethnicities. Stricter immigration controls would increase wages for working-class folks and tech geeks alike. This is not a zero-sum game.
Politics is the art of the possible: we live in a multiethnic and multicultural country and one which is likely to remain so for the foreseeable future. I have seen a great deal of talk about a White ethnostate, but very few practical plans toward achieving this goal. (And no, “Gas the Kikes, Race War Now” is not a practical plan). Those who believe “Aut Caucasia, aut Nihil” place all their eggs in a single basket. We may do better to think of ways in which our European-American identity can be preserved as one of many groups living within a region. But this will only happen if people of good will are ready to lay their cards on the table and speak honestly with each other. Black, White and Hispanic Americans are three Folk separated by a common history: the absolution rituals and virtue signals of today’s White Left will not help us bridge that divide.