In February — “Black History Month” — every year we learn all about all the great things that black people have done throughout history. We just finished “Women’s History Month” where we had to put up with endless paeans to all the glorious things that women have done throughout history.
We’re subjected daily to a relentless barrage of just how great gay and trans people are, how courageous, how brave and, gosh, just how decent they are! And what great things they do for this country! And for you and me! And for all that is good and decent and wholesome and… wonderful!
All the commentators gushing over just how great black people, and women, and brown and yellow people, and gay, and trans, and everyone who’s not part of the group “white men” are… all those commentators are hoping desperately that we’ll all see, and recognize, and applaud their frantic virtue signalling; that we’ll all see how much they just care, that we’ll all see what wise, insightful, good, decent, deep people they are. (1)
You can do all that silly virtue signalling for black, brown, gay, trans, women, and others… but not for the ones who actually made it all possible: white men.
If you simply tell the truth — nothing more than that — about white men, then all of a sudden, you’re an evil “White Nationalist,” or a disgusting “White Supremacist” or you’re showing your vile “White Privilege.” Or some such tommyrot. Even if you’re not a white man!
I just finished an exchange with Brothawolf (BW) in which that was all I did: I told the truth. Nothing more. White men, in general, established the greatest, freest, most humane, most decent, generous, benevolent civilization this world has ever seen: Western Civilization.
No sane person disagrees with this. Yet simply to say it — a self-evident truth — is to be branded a “White Nationalist.”
Was that civilization perfect? No. Not by a long shot, but for the first time in human history that civilization had in its foundational documents and states of mind, the elements and institutions that, if not abused, would allow the American nation to be constantly forming a “more perfect union,” as the preamble of the Constitution says.
We should note: what a “White Nationalist” is: Well, first of all, the people using the term and tossing it about as a casual insult meant to imply that it’s synonymous with “racist,” don’t really know what it means. That’s at least partly because the word “nationalist” is poorly understood just about everywhere.
Leftists are forever inventing terms they hope will stick when some other fabrication of theirs has run its course, and shown itself to be either meaningless, or flat-out false. Leftists are adept at this. Since they’re so often wrong about things, their words and terms and memes don’t stand up to any kind of scrutiny, and they’re constantly in need of new fabrications.(2)
As we mentioned in another piece, the Left tosses out terms that they hope the shallower and lazier among us will adopt and parrot without investigating them thoroughly.
This is Brothawolf’s modus operandi. He endlessly parrots the terms of others, plainly without analyzing them at all. Hence he’s gone through many linguistic kicks: “White Supremacy” was a big one, as were “White Privilege,” “Institutional Racism,” “Systemic Racism,” and more. His current kick: “White Nationalism.” When that one goes away, as it inevitably will, because it’s neither a serious phenomenon nor movement in America, then BW will be onto the next kick. This is how the racists and the race addicts operate. And BW is both a racist and a race addict.
[End of Digression]
So, a White Nationalist is someone who believes that white people ought to establish a white nation. A nation established on the principle of accepting white people as citizens due to their skin color. A bit like the way Israel was established as a homeland for Jewish people.
It’s important to note that, just as Jews in Israel are not necessarily prejudiced against any other religions or their practitioners, there’s no reason that a “White Nationalist” must be a racist. He might have no prejudice whatsoever against non-white people. He may simply believe that if they don’t want to live among people like him, then he might not want to live among them.
It’s neither an unnatural nor an evil desire to wish to live among people who don’t hate you for the color of your skin. The real racism problem in America today — the problem of people hating other people merely because of the color of their skin — resides in non-white hearts and minds.(2a)
Racism directed at non-white people has been utterly defeated in white hearts and minds. Want proof? Okay. Easy: The entirety — one hundred percent, no exceptions — of laws, practices, processes, regulations, rules, policies and procedures in America have been overhauled to remove every last vestige of possibility that it might be lawful or even acceptable to discriminate against non-white people in America.
This is the reason the term “Institutional Racism” is a nonsense term. All the institutions of America have been aggressively made over to be friendly to non-white Americans. All this was happening as America was also busily codifying and legalizing actual race-based discrimination against white Americans — called “Affirmative Action” — in employment, housing, education and elsewhere.
In other words: White people were busy institutionalizing race-based discrimination against… themselves. There is therefore, actual “Institutional Racism” — and it’s directed against white Americans, and it’s been legitimized by the U.S. Supreme Court.
It’s important to note that the “White Nationalist” movement is actually the fault of the militant racists of the black Left. How’s that, you say?
White people — specifically white men — in America have been surrendering power, wealth, privilege and prestige to non-whites, and to women, for more than 60 years. Again, no serious analyst disputes this either.
The reaction has never been anything but an increase in hatred from the leftist fringes of non-white America directed at white people, mainly men. It’s the fringes who make the noise… and the news. And policy in the Democrat Party, the political wing of the American Left. One thing is certain: White people, white men, weren’t looking for gratitude for giving up all that power and treasure, but they certainly weren’t expecting increased hostility.
It’s always been, therefore, inevitable that some white people — probably primarily white men — would say, “To heck with this! Why don’t we just start our own thing?” It’s very much a wrong-headed conclusion, but it’s, obviously, inevitable that some would think this way. Also, it should be noted, the number of people who have come to that conclusion — White Nationalists — is, fortunately, very small.
Here at our small but increasingly influential think tank, we categorically reject such a conclusion or state of mind. We’ve rejected it numerous times. We want white people to live next-door to black people, who live next-door to brown people, who live next-door to Asian people, next-door to any and all types of people, in a nation of all types of people, with the one common, unifying identity of: “American.”(3) Just as we do. Just that they be good people. No one wants, for example, to live next door to a bank robber or a child molester. Or a racist.
The race crime that the Left and Political Correctness committed against the American people is the establishment of today’s culture in which it’s acceptable to praise entire categories of peoples — races, a sex, people with non-standard sexual preferences or identities — while abusing another — white men — without allowing those latter persons to defend themselves. Worse, it became equally unacceptable to criticize those groups of peoples on pain of loss of job, career, future, family, and sometimes your life.
The crime has a name; it’s: “Identity Politics.”
The problem is that the name is much, much too benign-sounding. This crime has the potential to destroy Western Civilization, and to reduce the world to a new Dark Ages. A Dark Ages in which some of the principal power centers will control nuclear weapons.
Remember: even though Western Civilization has been providing an example of how to provide for freedom and prosperity for hundreds of millions of people around the globe, no other continent has yet seized on that example and run with it.
Africa remains a “Dark Continent,” while Asia has some outposts of freedom, free-market Capitalism and liberal democracy, but only where the United States military either imposed it (Japan, Taiwan, Philippines) or required it as a condition of aid (South Korea). And even in those countries, the word “democracy” can have, shall we say, a flexible meaning.(4)
People like Brothawolf will semi-read this and declare, again, that “we sound just like ‘White Nationalists!!!'”(5) to imply that we are White Nationalists and, therefore… racists.
People like Brothawolf — which is the majority of the Left — are… idiots.
(1) As it turns out, some were hoping that all the operatic virtue signalling would indemnify them against that future day when it might be discovered that they were also handsy perverts, cads, racists and jerks. In other words: Democrat Party grandees.
(2) Example: When “Global Warming” proved to be, well, not a thing, the term was gone, and — presto changeo! — in came… “Climate Change!” Nota bene: National Public Radio, bless their dim, little hearts — always years behind the news and the trends — still uses the term “Global Warming,” but they’re one of the few bastions of the far Left that do.
That term — “Climate Change” — has itself almost run its course, because some people have finally realized that it’s meaningless: the climate does nothing but change. “Change” is built into the definition of “Climate.” If it doesn’t change, then it’s not a climate. Cf, eg: “Moon, the.”
(2a) Remember: we were present when, on Brothawolf’s very blog (here) a black woman fantasized over the violent deaths of every single last white man, woman and child on the earth. Brothawolf’s reaction? Did he condemn this blood-thirsty fantasy? Did he immediately chastise the poster, demanding that she retract the hideous post? Did he leap to assure us that he didn’t believe in such horrific crap? Nope. His reaction was to… endorse the post.
Now, here’s the important point: Never in all my life, ever, not even once, not ever, have I ever heard a white person express such a ghastly sentiment about a non-white race.
Yet, here it was, out in public, for all the world to see. Right there on Brothawolf’s own blog. You can still see it right here. This is the cancer that is the racism within the black community.
The point is, there were white people who were hoping to extinguish the black race… around the turn of the 19th Century. About 100 years ago.
Feminist hero Margaret Sanger was one. She ran around offering money to black women to sterilize themselves so they wouldn’t produce more black babies. Her thought was that black babies were inferior, and that they’d grow up to become inferior black adults, producing still more inferior black babies. If, therefore, you were to prevent the very conception of black babies in the first place, well, you’d progressively (get it?) improve the quality of the American gene pool.
The eugenicists of the early 20th Century were virulent racists, as are the eugenicists of today.
Is it safe to say that today’s racists in the black community have the same state of mind as the racist eugenicists of over a century ago? Yes, I guess it is. I’ve never once heard anyone on the Left denounce this kind of toxic, nazi-like thinking. And I gave Brothawolf numerous opportunities to denounce such thinking on his own blog, where it would have mattered. He never did.
(3) In this sense, there’s a little bit, but not much, of the “nationalist” in us here, as there is in every person who calls himself a “patriot.”
(4) George W. Bush tried manfully to impose liberal democracy in Iraq, and we’ll never know whether that experiment would have succeeded… the feckless Barack Obama threw away any chance of success when he withdrew precipitously upon his arrival in the Oval Office. To add insult to injury, Obama’s ruinous foreign policy — implemented by his Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton — caused the rise of ISIS, and the resulting deaths of tens of thousands of innocent people
(5) This in itself is also meaningless! “Sounding” like something is not being something. Rich Little or David Frye have sounded like a lot of people when they’ve wanted to, but they’re only… Rich Little and David Frye.
Hitler sounded a lot like a free-market capitalist in numerous pronouncements. Stalin sounded a lot like many western free-speech, free-religion absolutists (see, for example, the 1936 “Stalin Constitution“)… both turned out to be murderous, blood-thirsty goons.