A great philosopher once declared that “discourse is war“. Arguing, debating, discussing, and persuading is important work. It’s certainly not the only work, but it’s powerful work. I’ve been awakened to our interests for several years, but have only taken this work – the work of reaching ordinary people – seriously for about the last year. I tried to persuade friends and loved ones before then, but I was almost always ineffective.
Lately, I’ve been on a roll, though. The recent political and economic circumstances may be giving me a tailwind, but I believe it has had more to do with how I’ve modified my delivery. Now I frame things in a more positive and relevant context. I try to show how it relates to them.
Ordinary people don’t care about generic “group interests”, genetic relatedness figures, or even startling crime statistics. They care about their neighborhoods, their jobs, their safety, and the welfare of their immediate family. The overwhelming majority of humans are driven by instincts and emotions, with their reason serving little more than a secondary role of rationalizing what they’re doing.
Virtually everything I used to argue was aimed at their reason, with predictable results. The good news is that, as any liberal will proudly confirm, the most Whites are instinctively and emotionally racial already. We just have to help them recognize that the only way to defend what they implicitly cherish is by explicitly recognizing and defending it. Our case sells itself after we get around the modern firewall of indoctrination.
While I’ve learned a lot about how to convert “persuadables” through trial-and-error, I’ve lately been reviewing a “Global Language Dictionary” from the usual suspects. It takes mastery of discourse to a whole new level. Many of the general principles in it work in almost any discourse, and I believe our own movement could also profit from a similarly serious and systematic study of what works, what fails, and what backfires.
What are your own experiences with attempting to persuade friends and acquaintances in the real world to White Advocacy? What works? What doesn’t?