At Mansizedtarget, Chris Roach has some commentary on White Nationalism from a paleocon perspective that I suspect our readers will find interesting. I would have responded earlier, but I have experienced trouble loading his site. I’ve also been distracted by the whole escalating war with the agent provocateurs infesting our movement and haven’t had time to respond to his recent comments.
In an earlier post, I expressed interest in initiating a dialogue with paleocons and libertarians, and I asked Mr. Roach if he would be interested in a healthy exchange of views. I’ve been planning for months now to spend more time commenting on the mainstream and analyzing related political movements. In recent weeks, we have talked about two subjects, White Nationalism and the Jewish Question, and little else. I want to strike more of a balance in the year to come.
It would be fair to say that Mr. Roach’s perspective on White Nationalism and race relations is informed by a Christian perspective, conservative principles, and an attachment to America’s past. I completely agree when he argues that America was once a much better place, racially and culturally speaking, than it is today. Once upon a time, blacks and Whites shared a common culture, especially in the South. There are pockets of the rural South where that is still largely the case. Why can’t we just go back to that society? Why the need for separatism?
Like most paleoconservatives, Chris Roach is an intelligent, well educated man. I’m willing to bet he has anticipated our answer: that society (America, 1900-1960) contained the seeds of its own destruction.
1.) Jim Crow America was philosophically committed to liberalism, democracy, and capitalism. What happened from 1960 to 2010 that we find so objectionable? The United States became more liberal, more democratic, more capitalist.
The franchise was expanded to include disenfranchised negroes in the South, Hispanics in the Southwest, non-White immigrants, illegal aliens, and women. American culture became more licentious and permissive. America became more emeshed in international trade. These cultural and economic trends were nothing new; the Federalists were complaining about them in the 1790’s.
America’s founding principles have always been at war with a conservative view of social organization. White Nationalists are willing to question those principles. A few bold paleocons have ventured into this territory. The cultural and political mainstream, however, remains completely within the liberal tradition.
2.) Jim Crow America had a WASP ruling class. This was reflected in its tastes, mores, and self image. In the mid-twentieth century, that ruling class was overthrown by a coalition of upwardly mobile Jews and White ethnics. This new ruling class (which contained a WASP remnant) rewrote American history, redefined Americanism, waged war against Jim Crow, and set in motion the forces that are now leading to White dispossession.
We have a different set of people at the top of the social pyramid. They have no interest in going back to the old ways. They are set upon our destruction. They call it “progress” and “social justice.” We don’t have option but to overthrow them. That is a revolutionary task.
3.) This new ruling class, which is disproportionately Jewish, but not exclusively so, will not tolerate any healthy reassertion of White identity. It demonizes the slightest whiff of White ethnic identity. This can be seen in their reaction to the implicit Whites behind the Tea Party movement. They will not allow the White majority to resume its leading role in American society.
In sum, we cannot return to a prior historical period. That society has been utterly demolished. The ruling class which made it possible no longer exists. Social attitudes have been changed dramatically in the intervening years. The only thing we can do now is make intelligent use of our remaining rights and liberties to organize a counterattack. A successful counterattack will have to unite both wings of the dispossessed majority, Christian nationalist and racial nationalist, a seemingly impossible task at the moment.
In the new historical epoch unfolding before us, I think conservatives will eventually find themselves playing a new role: moderating and tempering an expanding White Nationalist movement. I predict more and more of them will be pushed out of the mainstream by changing demographics. The GOP and the conservative movement will be moving constantly to the left and purging ever more vast swathes of ordinary White people.
White Nationalists should welcome this influx of civility, morality, and normalcy. It can only strengthen us and make our movement more attractive.