Greg Johnson has penned an article at Counter Currents that gets dangerously close to the truth:
“In this area, the main stumbling block of the Right is bourgeois morality. As I define it, the bourgeois ethic holds that the highest good is a long, comfortable, secure life. This is in contradistinction to the aristocratic ethos that holds honor as the highest value, to which the aristocrat is willing to sacrifice both his life and his wealth. (Bourgeois man, by contrast, is all too willing to sacrifice his honor to pursue wealth and extend his life.) The bourgeois ethic is also opposed to the willingness of idealists to die for principles, whether religious, political, or philosophical.
Unfortunately, the American White Nationalist movement is thoroughly bourgeois. We have a culture of excuse-making and failure, a “Can’t do” attitude …
Even American White Nationalists who reject conservatism still think in entirely bourgeois psychological terms and cannot fathom motives other than greed and fear. But they can’t beat our enemies if they can’t understand them or ourselves. …”
Think about it: 65 million people live in the Midwest, 56 million people live in the Northeast, and out of 121 million people in the Northern states, Matt Parrott and Matt Heimbach are about the only White Nationalists in that entire region who will publicly stand up for what they believe to be true. With only a handful of exceptions, the rest are either too afraid or ashamed of what they believe in to do so.
Most White Nationalists in the Northern states are no more willing than mainstream conservatives to buck their master, Public Opinion, which lords over them more despotically than any tyrant. Almost no one except Heimbach and Parrott are willing to advance a contrary position on racial issues. No one is willing to bluntly say, “You’re right. I don’t believe in freedom and equality.”
I’ve been to conferences where White Nationalists have panicked at the thought of being seen on Facebook in a photo enjoying a beer at a dive bar, where they have demanded to have their faces redacted or blurred out of videos, and where I have wondered whether to address someone, whose name I won’t use here, as John, Harry, or Steve, because he was juggling at least three different identities. No joke, I have seen people train their bodies like they are Roman gladiators, but who would literally rather die on a foreign battlefield than cross Public Opinion in the United States.
Just the other day, I tuned into an episode of Harold Covington’s Radio Free Northwest podcast for the first time in years. I noticed his co-host, Andy Donner, was using some kind of voice anonymizer. It was hilarious … listening to a proud White man, so closeted he was using some kind of robot to disguise his voice. Have you ever heard of a revolutionary movement that was risk free, completely safe, where no one was expected to make any kind of sacrifice or endure any kind of hardship?
That’s the sort of revolutionary movement that most White Nationalists seem to be waiting on. Unfortunately, I expect they will be waiting a long time. Until White Nationalists are willing to take on Public Opinion, SJWs will have the upper hand.Follow Hunter Wallace on Gab, VK, Facebook and Twitter.