I have previously mentioned the lineup of the forthcoming American Renaissance conference - Jews, Filipinas, civic nationalists…what is this? WN?
In that context, I commented on the current status of the “movement” as well as its future, and quoted from some commentators from Counter-Currents, including this excerpt:
There is a broad trend on the Right now to move ever more towards meta; film reviews, music, analysis of other people in the movement (which was mentioned critically in a comment on the podcast article about America First), philosophy, based Christianity and paganism, while some of our people are even saying that race and the JQ are passé, old news, WN 1.5 or something. I’ve even heard people apparently in our circles say we need to be less ‘about race’.
That is consistent with my critiques of the current “movement” as being more about HBD “race realism” or “traditionalism” or “America First” civic nationalist Trumpian right-wing populism and the “big tent” as well as focusing on narrower intra-racial distinctions such as Nordicism and/or ethnonationalism, instead of being about broad-based White nationalism. MacDonald’s turn to HBD-Nordicism, and away from the JQ, is part of this, and the whole abandonment of hardcore racial nationalism and the emphasis on “meta” and “mainstreaming” makes the remains of the “movement” ever more congenial for the likes of Filipina (married to a Jew) Malkin and former illegal alien (HBDer married to a Chinatrix) Derbyshire.
The snob effect plays into this as well. The “crude” rank-and-file obsesses about race, sniff the elitist and effete “leaders” of the “movement.” We, the more sophisticated, they aver, focus on more refined fare, such as James Bond movies, analyses of Heidegger, gibbering about Guenon and Savitri Devi, the “right-wing themes” of various cultural artifacts (even those created by hardcore leftists), the Red-Brown Alliance and the intricacies of the “Dirtbag Left,” religion, why voting for Biden will lead to a White Imperium, esoteric conspiracies, etc. – anything and everything except the “meat and potatoes” WN concerns about biological race, Western civilization, and the Jews. After all, our sophisticated intellectuals have to distinguish themselves from the lowbrow “movement” lumpenproletariat; how better to do this than livestreams about the traditionalist connections between Savitri Devi’s sari and Nietzsche’s Turin toiletry? Of course, abandonment of core racial nationalist values doesn’t always have to be highbrow; the lowbrow “Beavis-and-Butthead” Alt Right, and the equally juvenile America First “brand,” subvert the Far Right from the lowest common denominator end of the spectrum.
But the problem is much deeper than that, much more fundamental, because the older “movement” that these types disavow – whether they call it WN 1.0 or WN 1.5 or whatever – was also a flawed, moronic catastrophe, which I have long criticized for its irrational and counter-productive non-factual dogmas, its empty strategy and incompetent tactics, and its endless decades of unremitting failure. One could in one sense sympathize with the newer "activists" for disavowing that legacy, but they truly do not disavow anything of substance or they disavow the wrong things. They either merely alter the surface veneer while keeping the same failed dogmas and approaches (e.g., as did the Alt Right) or they “throw the baby out with the bathwater” and not only disavow the failed vehicle for racial nationalism but racial nationalism itself (e.g., as do HBD and America First). The "movement" then becomes something else entirely, something that is still attached to, and dependent upon, the decaying corpse of a traditional America that has already died but whose death has not yet been recognized and whose autopsy has not yet been performed.
And that last point needs to be extended further – for while White racial nationalism itself, as an ideology, is independent of the idea of a traditional American nation, the American vehicle of that ideology, the Old Movement, WN 1.0, was and is (to the extent remnants of WN 1.0 still exist today – is that what they call WN 1.5?) as dependent on “traditional America” as is America First or any other Alt Lite “big tent” manifestation of the mainstreaming of the Far Right.
After all, WN 1.0 had its origins in the ethnic and racial history of traditional America – nativism, the KKK (especially the anti-White ethnic KKK of the 1920s), Grant and Stoddard, Anglocentric Nordicism, WASP vs. White ethnic tensions and distinctions, the American Civil War and the Negro problem in the context of the Negro-founding stock American relationship, the list can go on, but there’s a clear link between the Know Nothings and Madison Grant on one side and WN 1.0 and William Pierce on the other.
My point is that not only is America First civic nationalism dependent on the historical continuity of traditional America, but Der Movement – in all of its manifestations, from Pierce to Unite the Right – is as well. The first premise – that Amnats are dependent on America – is obvious to everyone, but the second premise – that Der Movement is dependent as well – is perhaps not so obvious. If I am correct, and this dependence exists, what does it all mean?
Once White Americans realize that the old, traditional America is dead, Amnatism and civic nationalism will lose their luster and people will look toward novel national identities and more radical solutions. Hopefully, the Old Movement, tied as it is in its origins to traditional America and America's ethnic and racial history, will also lose its appeal, and people will look for something more relevant to a post-American White identity in what used to be the USA. At that time, a viable alternative needs to be ready. The Fundamentals of a New Movement I have previously described must be the foundation of that viable alternative.
Indeed, once the historical thread to what came before is broken, and racial and cultural chaos ensues, then we are in terra incognita, and the future of racial activism in the land mass that used to be America will be a blank slate upon which those with vision can write the future.
This of course applies to the entire White world. In Imperium, Yockey wrote:
The touching of this racial-frontier case of the Negro, however, shows to Europe a very important fact—that race-difference between White men, which means Western men, is vanishingly small in view of their common mission of actualizing a High Culture. In Europe, where hitherto the race difference between, say, Frenchman and Italian has been magnified to great dimensions, there has been no sufficient reminder of the race-differences outside the Western Civilization.
As Whites become increasingly dispossessed in their ancestral homelands of Europe, the distinctions that have fueled the petty nationalism of the ethnonationalists will become ever less salient. In America, for the masses, race has already replaced ethnicity as the major dividing line; however, unfortunately, many so-called "White racial activists" behave as if they are living in the year 1910 as regards issues of race and ethnicity. They still focus on divisions between Whites.
See this as well for related arguments. At some point, every person of Old World European stock ancestry – whatever its derivation, from Lisbon to Moscow, from Stockholm to Palermo, from Edinburgh to Athens, from Helsinki to Valletta, from Madrid to Bucharest – will be, in the global context, a relatively rare specimen of high value, and we had better learn to value each other, starting now, so we are prepared for the hard times to come. This has nothing to do with “ignoring differences” or “thinking that all Europeans are fungible” but has everything to do with distinguishing differences that are important but not existential (i.e., intra-European) and those that are truly existential (“the West against the Rest”).
The Death of America will also mean The Death of Delusion. It will be unpleasant, indeed traumatic, but it will end illusions. “Activists” will be forced to see reality as it really is, instead of their solipsist fantasies. The foundations upon which the Old Movement - never mind America First civic nationalism - was built will have vanished, and the whole edifice of the traditional American Far Right, that whole rotten facade, will crumble into the dust - or it should crumble if "activists" want to have any relevancy whatsoever in the new reality that is to come.
And as regards critics who will answer that I casually dismiss America because I’m not of founding stock origin – that’s ad hominem. The analysis remains regardless of who makes it. If America is not already dead, then it is irreversibly terminally ill. That’s not my doing, nor the doing of the White ethnics. If the founding stock are upset, they should blame themselves for letting grasping Jews and their Colored shock troops wreck America. For those who lament that none of these groups – including the White ethnics – should have been let into America in the first place, there is some justice in that, but, again, who was at fault? Did your identity and idea that “we own America and everyone else is just visiting” (what the “movement” gets from The Good Shepherd) prevent the loss of America? And with America already “dead man walking” what’s the point of all of that? Lament in private; in public, deal with the facts-on-the-ground with respect to practical politics and policy.