Today I spoke with a local French-Canadian whose parents and grandparents had worked in one of the many mills which now haunt the New England landscape, like a cemetery of brick monuments to an America that actually made stuff. I mentioned that “they’ve turned the whole country into welfare slaves, they took away our productive jobs.” He had first hand memories of when those mills worked, and his reply to me was a combination of rage and resignation. He said “they won, it’s over.” He was like a character from a Stephen King movie, trying to warn you to leave town while you still can.
The funny thing is, the whole country could have gone on welfare 30 or 40 years ago. They would have been happy to oblige us, and send out jobs to other places, and import immigrants to do our former jobs.
We could have all become couch potatoes watching Oprah and eating bonbons. All of us. They’d outsource the armed forces if they could. The goal is to dissolve any remnant of national identity.
But we White Americans had such pride. We held on. We joined the armed forces for idealistic reasons, we work jobs with pride. We’ve done pretty good for a people who were offered a veritable Venusberg of human sensations, some legal, some not. And there are many ways to go on the dole – physical disability, mental disability, just plain old welfare. It’s not “widows and orphans” any more, which was FDR’s mantra. Now it’s single mothers by choice and their fatherless offspring. Bastardy is just another lifestyle choice now.
This is the context of the rise of a very hard and very extreme right wing, if I may call it that. By “right wing,” I mean traditionalism, ethnic identification, and a focus on raising strong, competent and world-wise children.
The degeneracy breeds an extreme right wing identity, just as the Siberian tundra breeds the grey wolf, and the tropics breed the colorful parrot. It creates an extreme variation. Sometimes I wonder if that isn’t the point; if that isn’t why they are playing this horrible practical joke on us. We breed horses, cattle, dogs, plants. Somebody may be very well be “breeding” us, or at least doing things in an attempt to direct our evolution. I suspect they may have plans for our rage – to use it to their own ends.
At any rate, it’s becoming a deeply rooted part of the culture among those who aren’t medicated to insensibility. The rage I see among ordinary White people is growing. I listen to the Joe Scarborough show in the mornings which is of course totally neo-con, but it has to talk about relevant issues in between the ads or people won’t listen. So what I hear on Joe Scarborough is rage and panic about the economy. This is a show that’s maybe a half step up from “The View” in intellectual content. They’d love to just talk about celebrities and products, but Scarborough sounded like a street preacher screeching about the end of the world.
Joe Kennedy got out of the stock market when a shoeshine boy gave him a stock tip. When Joe Scarborough is talking about “the longest recession since the Depression” in a high pitched and sincerely frightened voice, you know it’s bad.
White Americans have a desperate desire for two things; meaningful work and meaningful social connections, preferably at the same time. The economic downturn is bringing people out from their televisions already.
We are a once-proud people, and the remnant is still here. I urge you reading this not to ghettoize yourselves just because of your non-TV approved ideology. You can’t shrink inside your house, in front of the computer, just because there’s a lot of ugliness out there. There’s also some beauty out there, that you might be able to salvage. This isn’t the time to hide or cower in our own personal bubble.
There’s a lot of “Obama stimulus money” for community gardens. Chances are you could find something in your area, where you could actually do meaningful things and meet nice people. They might be “liberals” but lots of liberals are simply decent but misguided people who can be brought around. You might have once been one of those misguided liberals. It’s easier than ever to gently pry that brain-slug off them nowadays, especially if you know how to read body language and do a little NLP.
Sociability is what is in deficit in modern America. We need to relearn how to socialize and be part of a community, or several communities. Some communities you may disagree with, but you may be able to be tangentially connected them for some useful purpose. Kind of like the idea that the Boers should get involved in “aid to Africa” so they can divert some aid to Africa to White Africans. Maybe they are already doing that. I sure hope so.
In all misfortunes there are opportunities. This is a period of incredible social ferment. For all the evil there is out there, there is that much opportunity for you, because evil creates a certain kind of energy that calls for its opposite. That’s just how things work.
Just remember what Americans desire, and go from there. Meaningful work, and social connections.