The advantage of Whites in North America is their racial and linguistic unity stretching from Alaska to Arkansas, from San Francisco to Boston. This unique phenomenon, coupled with implicit racial awareness, still enables America to thrive as a global superpower. White Americans, regardless of their diverse European roots, can freely use the word “nationalism” given that this word has a specific all-White European meaning on the North American continent.
The issue that needs to be addressed, however, is not how the rapid balkanization of
Have they ever tried? Can they? One can sport his White biceps, or take for granted his good White looks, but if historical and cultural memory is missing, Whites will simply be gradually dispossessed. Unless Whites develop an explicit sense of White identity and interests with all its necessary cultural and historical corollaries, they will continue their slide toward oblivion. One does not need millions of people to start the process of national reawakening, but one surely needs a critical mass of Whites who are well aware of their common racial and cultural roots.
Nationalism by Default
It is a serious mistake many Whites in
Often, White Americans look up in awe to the BNP in the
Unlike in the USA, the noun “nationalism” has more of a derogatory meaning in Europe, a word used for designing a specific European people — and not all Europeans at once. As a rule, each European nationalism feeds traditionally on “negative legitimacy,” which is based on the exclusion of the Other, that is, on the frequent ridiculing and vilifying of its next door pesky White European neighbor. How popular is the BNP with Irish nationalists whose agenda, although sounding nationalistic in name is light miles away from British nationalism? The BNP is virtually unrecognizable in continental
Likewise, the influential nationalist party, the Vlaams Belang in
A young Polish skinhead, along with his young German counterpart, will be enraptured by the music of Laibach, or may even chant along some lyrics of the German band Landser. However, when the party is over, should a German skinhead with a bad hangover begin yammering about the Poland’s large ex-German city of Gdansk (Danzig), from which his grandparents were ethnically cleansed in 1945, and how the city needs to be recuperated by German nationalists, the Polish skinhead will literally go berserk and start aiming his baseball bat at the German head.
The Hungarian nationalist party Jobbik has had significant success in its PR overtures in the mainstream media in
The list goes on and on all over
Historical memory, cultural baggage, and national mythologies of European peoples may look and sound bizarre to a certified American White racialist whose quest of identity often begins with IQ measurements and ends up cursing Mexican immigrants. Reading national classics in a cutthroat dog-eat-dog system certainly doesn’t help pay one’s rent. But unless wrapped up in a spiritual quest and placed into an extended cultural timeframe, White nationalism becomes a misnomer, just as each White racialism runs the risk of running out of steam.
One of the biggest disadvantages of American nationalism is its shortened historical time span that usually revolves around the embellished figurehead of Thomas Jefferson. Yet, the American Declaration of Independence, written in a typical language of the Enlightenment, can easily be misconstrued — be it by a Mexican illegal immigrant or be it by a White right-wing patriot. The American-European poetic genius, Ezra Pound praises Jefferson by comparing him to the ex-fascist Italian leader Benito Mussolini, but the Jewish- American would-be dissident Noam Chomsky also praises
When a people slides into proposition nation it cannot legally or culturally resist for long the onslaught of foreign immigration. This is not a problem White European nationalists have to face to the same extent because their countries offer them a treasure trove of different founding fathers, hardly digestible, let alone comprehensible by non–European immigrants. However similar the scenario White Europeans and White Americans are facing today regarding the continuing danger of non–European immigration, nationalists in Europe have an advantage of being always able to fall back on their myths, sagas, and stories that sprang up from a well carved out of a chunk of land and which in times of great crisis sustain their racial and national identity. No amount of racial pride can be exhibited in abstract talks about Whiteness, unless backed up by a solid earth-bound notion of nation and state.
Race, nationhood, and statehood are not synonyms, yet none of these three key pillars of identity can function alone. They must be intertwined. Each White nationalist-racialist must first have a well-defined inch of earth, regardless whether he calls it
Every White nationalist in France knows very well what the name of Joan of Arc stands for, however mythical or historical that French lady may have been. Likewise, a British nationalist blue collar worker knows very well that the medieval name of Geoffrey Chaucer stands for a poet who set the standards for the English language. Even a yodeling hillbilly in the Austrian Alps knows the name of Prince Eugene of Savoy, a man who threw the Turks out of
It remains a great mystery why White American nationalist today are not more attuned to the cultural heritage of the antebellum South. If eloquently framed it could prove to be powerful cultural artillery for safeguarding White racial identity. Southern Agrarians of the mid- thirties of the 20th century were erudite scholars from all fields of social science and literature and in many aspects their aesthetic and political visions surpassed those of their contemporaries in Europe, the so -called European national-revolutionaries or national-conservatives. Instead, the image of Southerners as toothless hicks is still widespread — courtesy of not just liberal scholars but also of many lazy Whites. The South had never experienced the egalitarian steamroller of the French revolution and therefore it had been able to retain some parts of the old European mediaeval values better than Europeans themselves.
The expression “White nationalism” is a generic and false expression. Based on different European interlocutors, it can yield different meanings. Unless clearly specified within its geo-historical, linguistic and cultural framework it leads to dangerous inter-White tensions and civil wars. A White man can have an immaculate genetic heritage but if not aware of his “race of the spirit”, his race becomes worthless. So-called White racial pride without cultural pride is meaningless.
To be continued.