Editor’s Note: To clarify, the hot take in this article is that Catholics becoming nativists and embracing 100% Americanism and turning on Jews is a hilarious turn of events. Focus on the Jews. We’re not fighting with anyone. We’re just amused by the development.
Are you ready for the 2020s?
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the 2020s.
I have also been watching the reaction to the Joker movie and the Groyper movement which is attacking the pieties of Conservatism, Inc. Both my Twitter feed and the Occidental Dissent comment section has been consumed by the clash between Papist Zoomers and Gen X atheists and pagans over the compatibility of White identity and Christianity.
Then it dawned on me:
It has been a century since the 1920s.
A century ago, the North was going through a period of rapid demographic change due to mass immigration. It was being flooded by Jews and Catholic immigrants from Southern and Eastern Europe. A strong nativist movement emerged in the North which stood for 100% Americanism, Protestant Christianity, Prohibition and white supremacy. The optics of the Second Klan was inspired by D.W. Griffith’s movie The Birth of a Nation about Reconstruction.
The Immigration Act of 1924 cut off the spigot of European immigration.
The Great Depression, World War II, the postwar boom and the development of suburbia had a massive homogenizing effect on the American North. It seemed for a while like the American social order was collapsing because of all these wet Catholics like Al Smith.
Arguably, the single most important thing that happened in the postwar era was the demise of the WASP elite which used to rule the North. It was challenged by Jews and Catholics. No one symbolized the alliance between Jews, Catholics and Northern blacks better than President John F. Kennedy who redefined America as a “Nation of Immigrants” for the ADL. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Immigration Act of 1965 were passed as a tribute to JFK’s memory.
As I pointed out the other day, the North is changing once again and Bruce Springsteen’s America is fading from view. The whole Northern, White working class, Catholic immigrant working in an industrial area life experience of the mid-20th century is fading from view. The current generation of younger White Northern Catholics has been here for several generations now and America as a whole has been transformed into Mississippi.
Jews and Northern Catholics have traditionally been aligned in the postwar era under the banner of immigration nostalgia. Increasingly though, the Jews don’t need the Northern Catholics because of their success in both eroding Christianity by poisoning it with Jewish values in the news and entertainment media and education system and because of the support of the blacks and the influx of so many Third World immigrants who align with the Democratic Party. We’ve gone from being a “Judeo-Christian” country to just being a Judeo one in the 21st century.
The Gen X atheists of the Alt-Right are wrong about the incompatibility of White identity and Christianity. There was no perceived conflict between the two until the triumph of multiculturalism in the late 20th century. To be sure, White America had no problem being both White and Protestant throughout the vast majority of its history in the North and South. White identity has only become illegitimate under our current social order which is based on multiculturalism and that doesn’t go back any further than the 1970s. There is currently no conflict between Christianity and, say, Korean identity or African-American identity under the paradigm of multiculturalism. That is because it is only White Christian identity which is being deconstructed while these other racial and ethnic identities are promoted.
It is a mistake to conflate our particular lifetimes with Christianity. Before the Second World War and the television era, there was no such thing as a social stigma on “racism.” There was no such thing as the “mainstream” either with its secular creed of -isms and -phobias. There was no taboo around “anti-Semitism” until the Jews ascended into the American elite. America wasn’t yet a “Nation of Immigrants.” It wasn’t yet based on “ideas.” In fact, both the concept of liberal democracy and the lineage of a liberal tradition that stretches back to Locke is an invention of the 20th century. It is a myth which was propagated in the postwar era. “Judeo-Christianity” is another myth that was conjured into existence in the 20th century. The weakness of both Christianity and everything else in our society was the result of a deliberate project by postwar liberal elites to deconstruct the “authoritarian personality” and the “proto-fascist.”
Where do we stand in this debate?
I’m referring to us True Americans who are White Anglo-Saxon Protestants who are descended from the founding stock of this country. We don’t really agree with either side whether it is the atheists and pagans on Christianity or the Catholics who have hijacked the American flag, Christianity and social conservatism and our nativist memes in service to Popery.
As a Southerner, Old Glory doesn’t wave in triumph for me.
Actually, I’m also a sort of “American Nationalist,” not some variety of European fascist or White Nationalist, but my version of it is derived from our own historical experience and traditions. I just subtract the rest of the United States from it because it doesn’t interest me. We’ve always been a racially, ethnically, culturally and religiously different place.
I’m just going to continue to laugh at this and watch the debate as it unfolds. Should I attack the Catholics as a Protestant because the Jews are taking heat from them? Should I defend atheism, paganism and nihilism from criticism by Catholics? Should I defend White Nationalism and the Alt-Right from the Grand Cyclops of Zoomer Catholic American Nationalism? Who benefits from these religious feuds except for the Jews who rule us?
I don’t think any of these things are really a good fit for Dixie. I’m going to think some more about what would work. It will have to be Anglo-Protestant though, not Catholic or atheist.