Jared Taylor has a very mild reply up to Justin Raimondo at Takimag this morning. It seems appropriate considering his likely audience. What do White Nationalists want? He gives his usual answer: to live in a normal ethnostate like Japan, Israel, or Mexico.
The paleos are a mixed bag. If the comment section were still functional at Takimag, this much would be obvious. Taylor’s message will resonate amongst the nationalist-minded conservatives Buchanan targeted in Death of the West, Day of Reckoning, and State of Emergency. His books were my own personal gateway to White Nationalism and the broader racialist movement. There is considerable overlap between the nationalist wing of paleoconservatism and White Nationalism. Pat Buchanan and Jared Taylor both continue to write about the existential threat to the West from third world immigration.
The other wing of paleoconservatism is anti-nationalist and (sometimes) anti-racist: paleolibertarians who dream of dismantling the state, neo-Confederates stuck in the nineteenth century, traditional Catholics, snob set intellectuals absorbed in the classics. All of these types are represented at the major paleo websites and are usually hostile to racialists. Some paleos manage to combine several of these tendencies.
Taylor’s pragmatic argument for immigration restriction will certainly fall on deaf ears amongst the libertarians. It won’t get past their stubborn inability to see beyond the individual. They simply can’t imagine a world (reality) where “individuals” have group loyalities, interests, and identities in addition to their personal ones. As Hispanics, Africans, and Asians increase in number relative to Europeans, they will demand higher taxes to support ever more government services. The state will grow stronger as America becomes more racially, ethnically, and culturally heterogeneous. The libertarian tendency to ignore reality and think in purely abstract terms is also evident in their fancy that the state can be dispensed with altogether.
This lack of attention to reality is a common theme that runs through the paleo opposition to White Nationalism: the neo-Confederates who live in the nineteenth century, the Catholic traditionalists focused on the afterlife, the snobs who live in their libraries. They all seem to dwell on some time, place, or subject which is not the immediate future. If the debate at Takimag were not repressed, this would all be on display.
Over the past decade, there has been a lot of amalgamation between White Nationalists and the nationalist paleos, which were two distinct social movements until recently. VDARE is the nexus of this trend. I suspect a decade from now the distinction will be long forgotten and both groups will share the same concerns.
The boundry of conservative respectability will shift again to the left as America’s racial demographics continue to change. Millions of mainstream conservatives will find themselves out in the wilderness of the “far right.” The next round of amalgamation will begin from there.