Why are White Nationalists losing? Why do our enemies seem omnipotent and unstoppable? Why have we failed to break into the political mainstream?
There is a simple answer: no one is doing much of anything in the real world. This is not to say that we lack veteran activists. I know of several people who have gone above and beyond in evangelizing the masses. The problem is that we don’t have enough people coming on board and amplifying their efforts.
Why aren’t White Nationalist organizations experiencing dynamic growth?
1.) Jewish Media Control – The Jews control the media. It is that simple. The White Nationalist message isn’t reaching the masses. If White Nationalists controlled the media, Americans would join White Nationalist organizations.
Response: There is a lot of truth to this. Admittedly, there are thousands if not millions of potential recruits who never hear of us because we are excluded from radio and television. Still, I don’t think this is a compelling answer.
According to Leonard Zeskind, there are about 30,000 hardcore White Nationalists in the United States. White Nationalism reaches and influences several hundred thousand White Americans. There are millions of White Americans (about 15% of the population) who still cling to traditional racial views.
The combined membership of all active White Nationalist organizations is probably in the neighborhood of 5,000. Jewish influence in the media can’t explain why the people we are already reaching – the people who already agree with us – are not becoming more active in the real world.
2.) Keyboard Commandos – The internet is the worst thing that ever happened to the White Nationalist movement. Now that people can chatter with each other online, they are content to stay anonymous and type away on their keyboards all day.
Response: As with Jewish media control, there is an element of truth to this. Before the internet, White Nationalists were forced by inferior communications technology to regularly meet up in the real world. That is no longer the case. Now they can chat with each other in cyberspace.
This isn’t a completely satisfying answer though either. Barack Obama, Howard Dean, and Ron Paul heavily exploited the internet in their fundraising and get out the vote campaigns. The leftist blog “Daily Kos” has meetups in the real world. The conservatives and libertarians used the internet to build the Tea Party movement.
It is also worth noting that plenty of White Nationalist activists discovered the movement through the internet. Eventually, they joined organizations and got involved in the real world. Why can’t other White Nationalists make a similar transition? It is far more fun to interact with comrades in the real world than to post on the internet.
3.) Existing Organizations – There is no White Nationalist organization that appeals to me. I have no interest in paganism, the skinhead scene, Christian Identity, KKK, Neo-Confederacy, Neo-Nazism, or WCOTC.
Response: This is another partial explanation. The existing White Nationalist organizations are dominated by vanguardist sub-culture groups. Few Americans are interested in these sub-cultures. Thus, the existing organizations are too narrowly defined to attract a popular constituency, even among White Nationalists.
The obvious objection: why hasn’t someone created a more palatable White Nationalist organization? Why haven’t more people joined the mainstreamer organizations like EURO, CofCC, or EAU? These groups lack the esoteric trappings of the vanguardist organizations which are a turn off to lots of White Nationalists.
4.) Social Penalties – White Nationalists are afraid of the social penalties that come with getting involved in the real world. It is one thing to be a drive-by anonymous revolutionary in cyberspace. It is another to have your real name on an unsecure membership list.
Response: Undoubtedly, I think everyone can agree this is the most important reason. White Nationalists are afraid of being outed. We live in a totalitarian society modeled on the USSR. White Nationalists who go public with their views can lose their jobs or face rejection by their friends and family.
This answer isn’t completely satisfying either. There are already plenty of White Nationalist activists. There are lots of public figures who chose this path over more lucrative options in the private sector. Look at Jared Taylor, a Yale graduate, who spends his time running American Renaissance.
5.) Not Enough Media – White Nationalists don’t have enough media. We don’t have enough good ideas. We need more websites to reach more people. We need an intelligentsia – for example, a North American New Right – to guide the movement to victory.
Response: There is certainly no harm in reaching more people. There is nothing wrong with elevating the level of discourse that prevails in our circles either. We’re trying to reach more people with this website. That’s our primary objective.
However, this alone is clearly not enough. We’re already reaching hundreds of thousands of Americans. We have a “hardcore nucleus” of 30,ooo White Nationalists and a potential base of millions in the South. Yet the existing White Nationalist orgs have a combined membership of 5,000 if we are generous.
What’s the point of creating more websites, having more discussions, debating more ideas, convincing more people we are right … if no one acts on their beliefs to change our circumstances in the real world?
6.) Negative Image – White Nationalists have a negative public image. When the mental image of “White Nationalists” comes to mind, it is associated with violent fanatics, conspiracy theorists, and costume fantasists.
Response: Admittedly, this turns people away. This negative image even tars the organizations which hardly fit this stereotype. There are groups who don’t remotely fit this description though. Why don’t people join those groups and create the dynamism necessary to change our public image?
7.) Infighting – White Nationalists can’t get along. There is too much infighting in the movement. Look at the National Alliance. It was brought down by its own members and leadership, not the “ZOG” in Washington. I don’t want to join a hopelessly dysfunctional organization that has no reasonable chance or changing our dire racial circumstances.
Response: If anyone knows about the infighting that plagues this movement, it is yours truly. I have lots of net enemies who antagonize me no matter what I do. Recently, I confronted Jeffrey Imm (R.E.A.L.) in Washington about the discrimination he advocates against pro-Whites in employment and public accomodations. I was not surprised to learn that I was attacked (yes, attacked) by other White Nationalists for doing this.
The solution to the infighting is to quarantine the destructive types and ignore the organizations that do nothing but attack other White Nationalists. Everyone who has been involved in this movement for any significant period of time has made enemies. That hasn’t deterred them from getting involved in the real world. Why should it deter anyone else?
8.) Z.O.G. – If I join a White Nationalist organization, the Z.O.G. will crush me and send me to prison like Matt Hale and Bill White.
Response: Z.O.G. doesn’t bother Jared Taylor because he runs a perfectly legal publication. He doesn’t harass anyone. He doesn’t engage in violence. As far as I know, Jared has never had any problem with law enforcement.
I’ve never had any problem with law enforcement either. OD is merely a website. I have every right to post my opinions on the internet. The people in this movement who get in trouble with the law are usually victims of their own stupidity or carelessness.
What distinguishes White Nationalist activists from White Nationalist keyboard commandos?
I’ve given this a lot of thought. For years, I was a keyboard commando, but that is no longer the case. I know lots of White Nationalists in real life now. This includes the best and brightest in the movement.
I didn’t get involved sooner because many of the reasons listed above. None of the existing organizations were particularly attractive. They didn’t look like they were going anywhere. I was demoralized by the vicious infighting that followed the demise of the NA as a credible organization. Also, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to stick my neck out either for a lost cause, especially one that has personally caused me so much grief.
Why do some people have the courage of their convictions whereas others do not? The answer is character. This is what distinguishes many of the people I have met in real life from others. A man with character doesn’t only grasp the awful abstract truth of our tragic racial decline. He decides to do something about it.
Character is the root of all our problems. An old republican would have laughed at the theory that a vicious mob could ever maintain a republic indefinitely. He would reply that we are losing our freedom and independence because we have lost the moral qualities necessary to maintain them.
Why do White Nationalists dream about a total economic collapse of the United States?
Because the character of White Americans has been so rotted by luxury that it is the only conceivable scenario in which they would rebel against the status quo.
Why do White Nationalists spend so much time infighting?
Because some of the people in this movement have a vicious temperament, a character flaw, which causes them to take pleasure in the pain and misfortune of others.
Why is Jewish media influence so damaging to the cause of White racial preservation?
Because the media is used to undermine and weaken the character and resolve of White men and White women to live normal, healthy lives in sustainable communities.
Why are White Nationalists so intimidated by Z.O.G.?
Because they lack the character and fortitude of their pioneer and Confederate ancestors who overcame far more difficult obstacles.
Why are White Nationalists so intimidated by the social penalties associated with White Advocacy?
Because they prioritize living a comfortable middle class life over their belief in White racial preservation and the future of their descendants.
If White Nationalists dislike the existing organizations, why don’t they create superior alternatives?
Because that involves taking risks and it is hard, but not impossible, to build an organization from scratch, and it is a thankless task to boot.
Why are White Nationalists deterred by Neo-Nazis from getting involved in the real world?
Because they care more about snobbery and status concerns – the thought that their neighbors might associate them with some Neo-Nazi or Klansman – than the future of their race and nation.
Why do the hundreds of thousands of White Nationalists who get race and completely agree with us on the need to create a White ethnostate to ensure our future survival on this continent refuse to get involved?
Because grasping an abstract truth and doing something about it are two completely different things. The former only requires the intellectual capacity to discern the truth, which is in abundance, whereas the latter requires moral qualities which are sadly in short supply.
Imagine the follow scenarios:
1.) In the first scenario, White Nationalists have an absolutely brilliant underground intelligentsia of writers and intellectuals. Would that alone lead to White Revolution? Probably not.
2.) In the second scenario, the United States economy collapses. Would White Nationalists seize power anywhere? Probably not.
3.) In the third scenario, White Nationalists control the media. Would that inspire the masses to rise up and create a White ethnostate? Probably not. Racial attitudes take time to change. It took decades of brainwashing for a majority of Whites to approve of interracial marriage.
4.) In the fourth scenario, White Nationalists create the long sought perfect organization and find a brilliant, dynamic leader like Adolf Hitler. Would White Nationalists win? Probably not.
5.) In the fifth scenario, White Nationalists are men of impeccable character, morals, and discipline. White America is magically restored to pristine moral health. Would the present system be sustainable? No, it would collapse overnight.
Character is the most decisive factor. If White Americans were men of character, they would either do something to change our situation, or they would never have allowed our country to degenerate to this point in this first place. If the White Nationalist movement was full of men of character, there would be no infighting and thriving organizations would exist in every state of the Union.
White Nationalists can win. History shows that a determined minority can dominate a much larger majority. We are dominated by such a group in our own times. That group maintains its dominance by progressively pushing the envelope to weaken our character to the point where we are submissive and deterred from fighting back.
The only way to secure a White ethnostate is to restore to White men the tougher moral qualities of our ancestors. We have plenty of people who understand and agree with White Nationalism. Sadly, we have too few who are willing to build the necessary institutions in real life.