Where do we find ourselves?

A similar call from a white nationalist, that is relatively old, and inspired me quite a bit, can be found here.

The West is in a state of political turmoil. Populist sentiments are rising all over Europe and the US. Different factions are competing for the vacuum left by the declining conservative movement. There are vague culprits to be blamed; unrestricted immigration, globalization, overtly interventionist foreign policy, urbanization, etc. Some voices in the mainstream would like to curb immigration, scale back foreign policy, and restrict trade. However, it must be pointed out that most of these people are still absolutely committed to liberalism in a classical sense – that is, citizenship and equality must still be respected as a fundamental norm, and “true racism” is not OK. These are the Paul Joseph Watsons of the world, who while railing against Black Lives Matter and Islam, and rejecting cultural relativism, still will not touch the third rail of civic racial egalitarianism.

This can be seen as the West clinging to its liberal traditions. Louis Hartz, an American Jew, argued that the US was influenced by Lockean liberalism so profoundly that it resisted the far more volatile political shifts of old Europe, such as fascism and communism. It is true that the US has generally been far more centrist than Europe, but in truth, it is much more than that.

Another faction, in contrast to the aforementioned, which is itself quite a broad coalition, challenges even this fundamental assumption of liberalism, and it is known as the “alt right.” If you are reading this, chances are that you don’t need an introduction to the movement.

The alt right, with its many disagreements and sub-factions, generally rejects equality, along with the modern liberal conception of what a nation is. They argue that peoplehood is fundamentally rooted in blood and identity, transcending some counterfeit civic construct like American citizenship.

I agree with this understanding. I was raised with a strong Jewish identity, and told that I was part of a larger nation that spanned all across the globe. My extended family of Jews was a much stronger source of identity and solidarity than American citizenship. I am much more tied by virtue of cosmic destiny to a Jew on the other side of the world than to a fellow countryman with whom I shared a spoken language and political system. It was strongly ingrained in me that the most important preservation beyond basic individual survival was of my traditions and people.

Until quite recently, this was a common understanding among white gentiles, implicitly if not explicitly. Mass nonwhite immigration as mandated state policy into Europe and the Anglosphere started only in the last century. Before this, Europe was so tribal that it had major wars even between different white ethnic groups going all the way back to antiquity. The US, despite all the popular myths of it as a nation founded on diversity, had an explicit white European identity (as can be found in the 1790s immigration law, the laws excluding nonwhites, and open discussion of race in immigration as late as 1924 by people like Madison Grant), and the founders’ views on race are no secret. This topic has been discussed to death elsewhere, and I don’t see the need to make the case for the obvious truth here as well.

Today, we are inundated with the message that race isn’t real, that diversity is a strength, and that immigration, cosmopolitan lifestyles, and mixing will lead to a harmonious and tolerant society that draws strength from its many different components. This plays on people’s sympathy, optimism, moral superiority complexes, and fascination for the other. This has led to European man handing over his society, resources, and culture on a silver platter to whomever will come and take it, with little mainstream backlash until recently. Whites are slowly waking up to their impending demographic destruction all over Europe and North America.

This represents a major political upheaval that will play out not only within the politics of Western countries, but it also represents a rebellion against the values held by the elites of international institutions, where the sacred dogmas of human rights and left-liberalism/Marxism (the latter two not necessarily interchangeable) are dominant.

The great irony is that third-world and developing nations utilize the European-derived concepts of human rights and racial egalitarianism that they themselves do not believe in, for their own ends, often against the West’s interests or at its expense. Meanwhile, in their own countries, they are not deluded about diversity the way whites are and do not enact the suicidal policies of the countries they exploit.

Jews have historically been at the forefront of moving the status quo towards the current egalitarian order, even long before it had disastrous consequences. The organic identity of Old Europe naturally excluded Jews as outsiders of disparate origin, and quite understandably so. Despite the existence of Jews who have genuinely felt patriotic and proud of their European host countries, along with Jews who wanted to remain separate in ghettos, many Jews who wanted to participate in gentile societies felt the need to push national identity towards concepts based more on principles and values, rather than ones based on blood that would exclude them.

Thus, Jews have developed the consciousness of a quintessential nonwhite outsider for whom nationalism and in-group European consciousness did not bode well, and have maintained that to this day. Beyond merely the expansion of civic identity, Jews and Jewish organizations have been disproportionately at the forefront of pushing massive nonwhite immigration and diversity in the West, and unseating the cultural particularism of white host countries. When asked why, often with very little introspection, they will usually cite their own historical experience as excluded outsiders as a reason to sympathize with other groups subject to the same problems. (Books could be spent discussing this topic in more detail, but for our purposes here, these two paragraphs will have to suffice.)

Despite what one will hear on the alt right, rather than being part of a conspicuous, deliberate attempt to destroy white society, most liberal and leftist Jews (the population more broadly, rather than elites themselves who wield power) do not realize their double standards when it comes to identity, and their backlash against white identity is often born of a confused sense of their own identity. Some have really deluded themselves into believing that they are “American” or “French” or “German” in some meaningful sense beyond a set of outwards cultural norms, location of residence, language, or family history. While they may be fully integrated, they will always retain a separate identity, and sometimes, it is their host society that will remind them of that.

America is just where I was born by happenstance of historical circumstance. That doesn’t mean I don’t value my country of residence. I think it is an impressive civilization, that like any, has many flaws, and appreciate my generous stay here as a guest. The US has a rich history of accomplishments in science and technology, legal philosophy, military prowess, and more. But to me, it is just one stop along many on the way home.

The Jewish diaspora has spanned many empires, countries, and territories all across the Old and New Worlds, and has been fraught with brutality and hardship. In the West, this has almost always ended with slaughter, expulsion, both, or some physical struggle varying in hardship anywhere in between. Jewry in the East has had a much better track record overall, but their golden period ultimately came to an end with a series of not-bloodless expulsions from the various Arab countries in the 20th century. Some people are keen to assign the blame exclusively to scapegoating gentiles who took their endless anger and cruelty out on the Jews, while the other extreme side of the narrative is that Jews have always been a subversive cancer that had to be excised by European leaders and people who were defending their countries from the eternal Jewish menace.

Personally, I think both sides are wrong, and a more nuanced approached is required. But the more important question, rather than being obsessed with assigning historical blame, is how do we move on?

Beyond individual cases of for-profit Jewish-owned businesses that thrive on a particular kind of skilled or hard-working mass immigration, are Jews benefiting from the destruction of the West? I certainly don’t think so, and even in the cited exception, it isn’t a collective benefit. Beyond certain immigrants whose own people couldn’t build functional societies as prosperous as those of Europeans, I think the world as a whole is losing as the West burns.

An almost cruel ironic side consequence of the new liberal order that Jews worked so hard to proliferate is how Jewish nationalism has fared under it. The concept that Jews should have their own identitarian state is one often condemned by the enlightened and humanitarian elite who think that this is downright evil, since exclusion and discrimination are the two great cardinal sins of our time. Even aside from the active violent conflict with the Palestinians, the very notion of Zionism itself has been declared racist by those individuals who are the greatest paragons of virtue and wisdom. The words used to condemn the Jewish state, such as “apartheid,” are based on the same understanding of white exclusion as one of the ultimate crimes against humanity. Additionally, some Jewish elites in Israel are prone to the same delusions of the Western elites they are trying to emulate.

Jews are also at a crossroads, just as whites are. They are realizing that the West will no longer be safe for them to live in forever. This should make them ask whether the dilemmas that originally led to Zionism in the 19th century have really fully gone away and been buried with the advent of “social progress,” or rather, are necessarily recurring themes and dynamics that they will find themselves in so long as they continue to live in white host societies.

When a movement comes along which says that it’s completely fine to preserve one’s own people even at the exclusion of another, that nationhood is based on blood and historical identity, that universalist equality is not the most important value before which all others must be sacrificed for, and that privileging the dominant majority in immigration and other policy comes along, all in stark contrast to the enemies of Jewish nationalism, does it make more sense to stand in the way of that, and fight a futile war for the right to stay in a temporary diaspora while inflaming ordinary people against us for continually opposing their most basic interests? Or should we reach out to them and work together to strengthen that understanding in sympathy against those forces who fight both our civilizations, and utilize it for our own ends? I think the answer to that is obvious. This is an incredible opportunity for Jews.

While the suspicion and hostility on both sides are understandable, this perpetual antagonism isn’t helping anyone. I would call on both nationalist whites and red-pilled Jews of good intention to engage with each other and understand that an identitarian future is better for both peoples, and even the rest of the world. That is why I made this site, and I hope that we will open a new dialogue on these issues which has not been attempted on a major scale before.