It has always struck me as obvious: where do our people actually live? If we were going to create an “ethnostate” for ourselves, just where would we do this?
White Southerners, “Anglo-Celts,” “Americans,” Crackers, Cavaliers, “White people,” “the WASP nest,” rednecks, hillbillies, peckerwoods, etc. – these terms all refer to the same distinct Southern tribe of White people – who are concentrated in 17 states in the Southeastern quadrant of North America.
These states are Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Louisiana, and South Carolina (Deep South), Arkansas, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia (Upper South), Florida, Texas, Missouri, West Virginia, and Kentucky (Border South), and Oklahoma, Maryland, and Delaware (Peripheral South).
Contrast with BRA:
I’m hopping off this train – I am not an American. If this is “America,” then surely we are something else.
The map above is Greater Dixie or Imperial Dixie. In reality, the ethnocultural border between Dixie and the other sections of America slices through states like Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Florida, and Virginia.
The border of Dixie drawn here is more accurate (the border in Florida is now the I-4 corridor between Tampa and Orlando) than the one which is imposed by artificial state lines: West Texas, South Florida, West Oklahoma, North Missouri, North Delaware, Northern West Virginia, and the Beltway portions of Virginia and Maryland are not part of the South.
Likewise, the Kentucky Rhineland extends into adjacent areas of Southern Illinois and Southern Indiana, which explains the deviant political orientation of Indiana in the Midwest. If Chicagoland didn’t dominate Illinois, most of the counties below I-77 would tilt Illinois toward Dixie.
This is another map which highlights the same underlying ethnic and cultural division of the United States: Texas, Missouri, and Oklahoma are split between the Germanic Breadbasket and Anglo-Celtic Dixie; Florida, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware are split between Anglo-Celtic Dixie and the “Nation of Immigrants.”
This is another map which explains a lot about the nature of American politics.
(1) First, it shows that Dixie is a biracial nation. The history of Dixie has been defined by the racial conflict between Anglo-Celts and African-Americans. The orange splotches in Eastern Oklahoma are indicative of the fate of the Southeastern Indians.
(2) Second, it was precisely the racial tension and conflict between the Anglo-Celts and African-Americans and Indians over the course of four centuries in the Southeast that made “whiteness” a meaningful ethnic marker for “White Southerners.”
Why do we call ourselves “White people”? How did our racial identity become so important to us? It is because there are millions of African-Americans here.
(3) Third, the “Peripheral South” is completely explained by ancestry in states like Texas, Virginia, Oklahoma, Missouri, and Florida – North Florida and South Missouri are part of Dixie, whereas South Florida is part of the “Nation of Immigrants” and North Missouri is part of the Heartland/Breadbasket.
Yet another interesting map about the “Bible Belt” that explains a lot about American politics.
In this case, the distribution of Baptist churches reveals that the Anglo-Celts are spread over portions of North Missouri, West Texas, and West Oklahoma which are not reflected in the ethnic maps.
As everyone knows, Dixie has its own version of the English language which sounds as distinct to non-Southerners as Australians and Kiwis do to the English.
“FELLOW-CITIZENS AND BRETHREN OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA: For now we are brethren, not in name merely, but in fact, men of one flesh, one bone, one interest, one purpose and of an identity of domestic institutions, we have hence I trust a prospect of living together in peace, with our institutions subject to protection not defamation.”
– President Jefferson Davis
This is the most interesting map in my possession – the Confederate States of America, 1861 to 1865. It doesn’t need any explanation.
The anti-miscegenation laws of all the Southern states were struck down in Loving v. Virginia in 1967. Dixie was also integrated by the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 which were specifically targeted at the South.
This is what Dixie looked like for a few years between the Confederacy and the Jim Crow South during the Reconstruction period.
Dixie is already a de facto ethnostate – an autonomous ethnic, cultural, and religious sub-nation within the United States. It is the American equivalent of Quebec.
Thirty minutes of listening to the radio in Dixie (current samples of standard fare below) is sufficient to confirm that this area has its own mind about all sorts of things. White racial consciousness has been part of Southern culture for centuries now. It is more likely be reignited here than anywhere else in the United States.
The vast majority of racial conservatives are White Southerners. The same is true of the majority of implicit White conservatives who are amenable to racial appeals. These people are our co-ethnics and will prove much easier to sway to our own point of view for that reason alone.
The alternative to creating an ethnostate in Dixie is uprooting ourselves to migrate thousands of miles across North America to join forces with unrelated White people on the basis of abstract revolutionary ideology to create a proposition nation in the Pacific Northwest.
Alternatively, we can stay put here where we can unite with our neighbors on the basis of a common ethnicity, a common religion, a common culture, a common heritage, a common philosophy, a common racial history, self interest, and readily available economic, racial, and historical grievances against Washington which are shared by a wider audience.
I suspect that might prove a more workable solution.Follow Hunter Wallace on Gab, VK, Facebook and Twitter.