There’s been a lot of talk on the WN jungle drums recently on the subject of whether or not the Tea Parties represent any shift in the attitudes of American Whites.
Pat Buchanan kind of took the ‘yeah’ position with this piece…
Black America seems united. White America is the house divided, for it is in the womb of white America that this new people is gestating and fighting to be born.
While Jared Taylor takes the opposing view…
I applaud the tea partiers’ opposition to big government and to Obama’s leftist politics. The country will need them if Obama is to be stopped after a single term. But they will not be an incipient ethno-nationalist movement until they dump Sarah Palin and make Patrick Buchanan their champion.
What I think they’re both missing, though Pat gets a little closer to, is that this is a process. Before we can even get to White racial consciousness we need to undo seventy or so years of hardcore propaganda and programming that have made Whites utterly incapable of seeing themselves as a people.
I’m reminded of the scene in ‘A Conversation About Race’ where Mr. Bodecker talks in chilling detail about the racial propaganda practiced by his grade school teachers, and of course movies, media, etc. et al have pounded home the idea for decades that minorities are magically delicious while Whites are somehow uniquely evil.
I think it is worth noting that to Jeffrey Dahmer it was vitally important to him, an unrepentant cannibal, to not be considered something truly awful like a racist…
F. He also wanted to set the record straight that he was not a racist. He says that the reason for the majority of his victims being a minority was simple location. Where he lived there was high concentration of Black and Hispanic people. He stresses that is was a simple location thing, and that he hopes “I hope that can get cleared up.”
We need to see this less in terms of “is this one movement (Tea party, Minutemen, et al.) going to lead Whites into the promised land, and more in terms of “is this movement part of the continuum of movements that are helping Whites shed their anti-White societal programming?”
To my mind it can’t be said enough that we have more than a half century of programming to undo and that is going to take long haul work.
No one movement or personality is going to undo this, it will take patient and persistent suasion and the building of a reasonable Pro-White infrastructure to help Whites shed this long term programming.