Our Ethnogenesis: Founding Myth

Every nation needs a founding myth to bind its people together and help forge a common identity. These myths can be animating sources of strength for patriots around the world. Often in ancient times they revolved around creation myths and the founding of city-states. More recently, they have generally been based upon wars of independence to form nation-states. Let’s take a look at a few founding myths before considering myths for a re-birth of our people today.

The Romans famously had the story of Romulus and Remus who were nursed by the she-wolf. The Roman people formed from a union of the Latins, Sabines and other Italic peoples and established a city-state which grew into a national confederation of Italian peoples which eventually became the mighty Roman Empire.

The Spanish and Portuguese nations have their Reconquista in which they struggled for centuries to wrestle back control of their homelands from Muslim occupiers. These nations, formed from a union of Mediterranean, Romano-Celtic and Germanic tribes, fought countless battles against the Muslim “other,” giving them lots of heroes and a sense of a national mission. Both established huge, far-flung empires shortly thereafter and brought Western Christian civilization to numerous barbaric lands across the oceans.

The Jews have their Exodus from Egyptian slavery and later their liberation from Babylonian captivity. Formed from feuding Semetic tribes, their covenant with Yahweh and belief that they are a chosen people above all others has sustained them through numerous trials over the centries. More recently, the story of the Holocaust has also served as a powerful force to unite them as a people.

The Americans have their Revolutionary War for self-government and liberty. It gave them a cast of Founding Fathers as heroes with George Washington as their great general and first president. His life is surrounded in myths such as the cutting down of the cherry tree and the crossing of the Delaware. There is also the Pilgrim’s Thanksgiving, a feast which has continued to this day in the form of a national holiday.

OUR MYTHS

Texans have a ready-made, organic national myth in the form of the Battle of the Alamo and their struggle against the Mexicans. They already have a Texas Independence Day and the impressive San Jancinto Monument around which they can rally. As well, they have the Confederate story which they share with all of Dixie. Being a Southern people they can either share in our common Dixie identity or strike out on their own. Either way they have a strong founding myth.

White Nationalists of Cascadia who favor the Northwest Imperative (check out the podcast) can draw upon the story of the settlement of the Western frontier. They also have the possibility of using the White ecotopia vision of the future in contrast to the polluted, crowded multicultural mess of the dying US empire. And they can promote the idea of Cascadia as a place of refuge for beseiged Whites, much as the Jews see Israel, as part of their founding myth.

The Amerikaner White Nationalists of the Midwest can promote their identity as a mostly Germanic people of a former industrial superpower which was de-constructed by globalists. Before being the Midwest, they were once the Northwest and fought wars against the Indians of that land – a struggle which can be incorporated as backstory into their founding myth. Independence for them could be shown as the only way to save their land and people from being looted and destroyed by hostile coastal elites. They still have much work to do in creating a founding myth.

Dixie is the easiest. Every Southern county has a Confederate statue to our fallen countrymen who died for Southern independence. We have a flag (lots of them, actually) and an anthem. Most people, according to mainstream polls, view our flags as symbols of pride in our identity. We were an independent country for four years and endured a tyrannical subjugation and occupation that bound us tightly together. Digging back beyond the Confederate experience, Hunter Wallace and I have done a lot of work promoting the concept of the Golden Circle and an identification among Southerners with our origin in the once great plantation civilization of the colonial era. We have lots of heroes such as Robert E. Lee, Davy Crockett and “Stonewall” Jackson that people admire. Tons of movies and books have been published about our identity and struggle – and not all of them are hostile towards us. Our culture is already recognized as somewhat unique from the rest of the USA. We have large heritage organizations that glorify our fallen ancestors. We have long-established nationalist organizations and new ones on the rise. And we are still mostly ethnically homogeneous as a people. In short, we do not have to create our ethnic and national identity. It began evolving long ago from British settlement, wars with the Indians on the frontier, development of our plantations and farms, experience with the Negro, conflicts with the Federal Government, invasion and war, occupation and poverty and all that we have experienced as a unique people since. We only have to promote our identity and build upon it as a basis for a new political order and civilization which might rise from the ashes of the American empire.

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South Carolinian. Southern nationalist. Anglican.

20 Comments

  1. Alright, Mr. Jackson, I tried to be as historically accurate as I could, but, if’n it don’t suit you, that’s alright!

  2. I continue to have no idea what you’re talking about. My previous comments that, as I know, may be read by a clicking of my icon here, at Disqus, are not what I mean by my profile. By profile, I mean some page that would list information about me—my address or whatever; and I have never entered even a single word at my Disqus profile, which doesn’t interest me in the least. The only reason I am even at Facebook, where I entered this icon, is that Facebook lured me, so to speak, into watching a Facebook live-stream in which a friend of mine was speaking. When I went to watch it, I found I had “become a member of Facebook,” or whatever is the terminology. Probably, I entered my birth date and city, and that’s it. That was years ago, and anything else you’re talking about is a complete mystery to me.

  3. Dear Timber,

    I’m sorry, I’m just noticing this.

    My study of 19th century Northern Labour practices is that any human material which could be exploited, at a sub-human wage, was.

    As long as these workers had the legal right to wander away (how could they if they were starving broke, and sick?) then the exploitation was acceptable.

    I don’t see this as superior to Southern Slavery where, if some slaves were abused, others were treated decently, and others outright well.

    I know this from reading slave accounts of their lives.

    I also know that slaves were often the subject of White working class envy, this because slaves were the only Southerners guaranteed shelter, medical care, and sustenance, at a time when it was touch and go for many Whites.

  4. The only persons dividing whites in America are Southerners like our host, Mr. Wallace, who put that Confederate flag in everyone’s face and then whine when someone slaps back.

  5. I would be curious why disqus beta tester was my profile if you are to be believed, it’s J as of last night.
    That strange link was the Philadelphia website about the guy who spray painted anti trump messages if I remember correctly.

  6. Bonaccorsi has a long history of starting arguments, using logical fallacies, contradicting himself, etc.

    And when you actually demand he back up his argument, he becomes evasive (I believe the last time I chatted with him he said that I was ‘wrong as usual’ and then – as always – failed to provide any logical reason why my post was wrong).

  7. Cushman just needs to pretend it is in order to shore up SN claims to normalcy

    ‘Our Race is Our Nation’ style White Nationalism is actually far less normal than ethnic Nationalism (which is what Southern Nationalism is).

    If you don’t believe me, just come to Europe and work with a few local Nationalist groups. Almost all of them promote ethnic Nationalism. That’s why we want to get the millions of Poles in Britain back home rather than embracing them as our ‘brothers.’

    Finally, instead of complaining about Southern Nationalism – on a Southern Nationalist site – why don’t you just create your own website which focuses on Whites in your state? If you think you can do better, prove it. Talk is cheap.

  8. Whatever it is that is showing up on your computer screen, smartphone, or whatever it is you’re using has nothing to do with me. When this website switched to Disqus, as I’ve told you, I started using Disqus, which, by some sequence of operations I don’t remember, began using the icon I’d entered at Facebook, years earlier. Maybe something I clicked in that sequence of operations made me a “disqus beta tester,” whatever that is. The only thing I’ve ever done via Disqus is post comments at this and other websites.

  9. The point is, that kind of ethnonationalism is not normal anywhere in America, not even in the south. That’s why Cushman needs to give the impression that every region is doing its own version of “SN.” If SN were as easy as a sell as the endless commentaries here claim, he wouldn’t need that prop.

  10. All people, Mr. Kleinfeld, irrespective of race, are the product not only of their genetick traits, but, how those traits are interpreted by environmental influences (food, family, school, locality etc) and the nervous system(individual state of mind).

    When you realize this, you realize that any group, depending on what their circumstance is, can have certain traits come out more loudly in the mix -either negative or positive.

    My point is that I have seen Southern Negroes, in The South under Jim Crow, after a century of it, and in the ‘Civil Rights’ era, and, as well, I have seen Negroes up North, in this modern time.

    At the end of Jim Crow, in The South, the average Negro I knew as a child, was hard-working, law abiding, and God-fearing.

    Our house and my daddy’s business was filled with these kind of people – from nannies to domesticks. In Raleigh, for blocks around the governor’s mansion, Blacks ran their own thriving businesses – tailors, pharmacists, barber-shoppes, funeral homes, cobblers, pawn-brokers, grocers, jewelers, and anything else you could shake a stick at.

    It’s all gone now – all except for two small barbershoppes.

    And these people, you might not have liket their personalities, but, this is what they were, by and large, as a group – self-sufficient and industrious.

    It was no accident.

    Our system was carefully evolved by our ancestors to create a kind of Black community that we, and they, could live well with.

    That system was dismantled by The New England Government, and it’s allies – Jewish agitators and media, and Liberal anti-White scalawags – White Northern nihilist professors chief among them.

    What you see in the Negro community, today, is the result of New England Government meddling – from the hellholes that are Milwaukee, Detroit, Baltimore, and Newark, to the pervasive Black crime in places like Columbus, Georgia, upon
    which Mr. Griffin dutifully reported a few days ago.

    When I was a kid, you could walk through the Negro community in Raleigh, North Carolina and not worry. Hell, they did not worry, either. Moist Black fathers were home and teaching their sons the ropes. Today, Black fathers are not home – but, somewhere else, and the result of this else is a sizeable
    minority of Black youth males who are violent uncivilized sociopaths.

    In the olde days, when our complex system failed, there was always the KKK, and our law-enforcement men, which the Black community, always suspected were KKK, as well.

    They knew that, if they got out of line, consequences were likely to be swift.

    We also had a lot of rules, and that taught them to be attentive to borders and boundaries, which, in turn, helped Negro males to get the better of their oft savage inclinations.

    I’ve seen all this with my own eyes, and I know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that the disaster that is The Negro community, as a whole, in this country, falls right at the door of The New England Government – supported by Jews, Yankee Liberals, and a sizeable minority of Southron scalawags.

    Nothing can change until the laws and cultural mores that have created this,are changed.

  11. How about this: instead of sassily huffing and puffing, you go back to said post and actually explain why you think I’m wrong.

    Come on mate, I know that if you try really hard you can do it.

  12. Thank you, Mr. Owen. I hope this night is treating you and yours very well!

    It was a beautiful Spring like day, here in Northeastern NC.

  13. Whatever I had to say at that time—whenever exactly it was—evidently seemed to me enough. I have no interest in revisiting it.

  14. All people, Mr. Kleinfeld, irrespective of race, are the product not only of their genetick traits, but, how those traits are interpreted by environmental influences (food, family, school, locality etc) and the nervous system (individual state of mind).

    When you realize this, you realize that any group, depending on what their circumstance is, can have certain traits come out more loudly in the mix – either negative or positive.

    My point is that I have seen Southern Negroes, in The South under Jim Crow, after a century of it, and in the ‘Civil Rights’ era, and, as well, I have seen Negroes up North, in this modern time.

    At the end of Jim Crow, in The South, the average Negro I knew as a child, was hard-working, law abiding, and God-fearing.

    Our house and my daddy’s business was filled with these kind of people – from nannies to domesticks. In Raleigh, for blocks around the governor’s mansion, Blacks ran their own thriving businesses – tailors, pharmacists, barber-shoppes, funeral homes, cobblers, pawn-brokers, grocers, jewelers, and anything else you could shake a stick at.

    It’s all gone now – all except for two small barbershoppes.

    And these people, you might not have liket their personalities, but, this is what they were, by and large, as a group – self-sufficient and industrious.

    It was no accident.

    Our system was carefully evolved by our ancestors to create a kind of Black community that we, and they, could live well with.

    That system was dismantled by The New England Government, and it’s allies – Jewish agitators and media, and Liberal anti-White scalawags – White Northern nihilist professors chief among them.

    What you see in the Negro community, today, is the result of New England Government meddling – from the hellholes that are Milwaukee, Detroit, Baltimore, and Newark, to the pervasive Black crime in places like Columbus, Georgia, upon
    which Mr. Griffin dutifully reported a few days ago.

    When I was a kid, you could walk through the Negro community in Raleigh North Carolina and not worry. Hell, they did not worry, either. Moist Black fathers were home and teaching their sons the ropes. Today, Black fathers are not home – but, somewhere else, and the result of this else is a sizeable
    minority of Black youth males who are violent uncivilized sociopaths.

    In the olde days, when our complex system failed, there was always the KKK, and our law-enforcement men, which the Black community, always suspected were KKK, as well.

    They knew that, if they got out of line, consequences were likely to be swift.

    We also had a lot of rules, and that taught them to be attentive to borders and boundaries, which, in turn, helped Negro males to get the better of their oft savage inclinations.

    I’ve seen all this with my own eyes, and I know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that the disaster that is The Negro community, as a whole, in this country, falls right at the door of The New England Government – supported by Jews, Yankee Liberals, and a sizeable minority of Southron scalawags.

    Nothing can change until the laws and cultural mores that have created this, are changed.

  15. The reality is a bit more subtle and elusive than you state, Mr. Silver – for, while you are right to suggest that ethnonationalism is, these days, very rare anywhere in the 50 states, each culture,and subculture, does have it’s creationist lore. exactly as he wrote.

    Mr. Cushman is trying to encourage folks to pick up some of their identity that The New England Government, and all it’s proxies, try so hard to get them to be blithely unaware of.

  16. The truth is, England created cotton plantations in India after the civil war.
    As far as I’m concerned the Chinese are or were our slaves, and the Mexicans domestically, whom I compete with now for work.

  17. California is dominated by pozzed white leftists. The black belt states are dominated by conservative, racially conscious though not yet nationalist whites. It is not even close to the same thing. Good luck electing a Donald Trump as president with out the deep south.

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