I had a brief conversation with a friend this afternoon about the direction of the Southern Nationalist movement that reminded me of a term that Matt Parrott coined and introduced here several years ago:
“He won’t be able to answer you, because (Holocaust) Denial is about cryptkeeping. A stagnant movement gathers a lot of undesirables, and chief among them are the cryptkeepers, men who live entirely in a different time and place than the present. Most of them have barely concealed contempt for the contemporary White Americans they pretend to be advocates for. Their hearts and minds are in Nazi Germany, or the antebellum South, or even a mythical Hyperborea of Aryan demigods.”
Matt Parrott has used this term on many other occasions:
“In all seriousness, I think a distinction must be made between those who advocate a restoration of a more healthy and sustainable way of life and those I call “cryptkeepers”, who are truly committed to the anachronistic fetishization of bygone nations, defunct oligarchies, and obsolete behavioral patterns. It’s easy enough to tell who they are because they’re the ones who never even think to explore ways to bring people who exist now to the place they ostensibly wish to take them.
They’re not trying to heal the living. They’re mourning the dead.”
This brings me to the ongoing debate on the internet over Confederate Correctness which I have heard about, but haven’t really had the chance to follow, about the Southern Nationalist flag, the dress code at League of the South rallies, and which flags and signs will be displayed at the Uvalda, GA rally.
My own view is that the modern Southern Nationalist struggle is distinct from the causes that our ancestors were fighting for in both the American Revolution and the War Between the States: monarchy vs. republicanism, national independence, limited government vs. consolidation, slavery, honor, states’ rights, etc.
In the 21st century, we are are fighting for our survival as a distinct people. We are in a struggle to secure our existence. We are fighting over land and women. We aren’t fighting over propositions like “natural rights” or “self government” or even national independence which is only a secondary goal.
When I look into my girlfriend’s eyes, I know that I am fighting for the present and the future of my people. I’m fighting for my future descendants who will survive me and who will live on forever through my people, not “liberty” or my dead ancestors. As much as I admire their cause, it is not the same or as serious as my own cause.
If every Confederate flag was burned and every Confederate monument was destroyed and every other aspect of our Confederate heritage was lost tomorrow, but the future existence of people was secured in the process, it would be worth the cost.
We the living are not the “cryptkeepers” of the Confederacy.
Note: In sum, it doesn’t matter which flag is used, or how we are supposed to dress at the Uvalda rally. The only thing that matters is our genetic survival as a people and we should use whatever flag, symbol, or dress code that best advances that goal.