Brooks D. Simpson, a professional Ulysses S. Grant apologist and Kevin Levin doppelganger, is predictably horrified that White Southerners don’t want to be Yankees.
We stand accused of rejecting the 14th Amendment and inclining more toward the traditional European jus sanguinis definition of citizenship. There are still people in the American South who do not want to be part of the 21st century “Melting Pot.”
“Yup, these folks. The ones who claim that southerners “are a people. Our ancestors came from Europe but we long ago ceased to be Europeans.“ In short, no blacks allowed. Sound familiar?
It should. These are folks who openly proclaim that …
“Southern nationalists … want to conserve a specific people and culture…. We can point to a specific population that is easily defined in terms of ethnicity and culture and say that the betterment of this nation of people is what we support.”
“We are nearly the only group left in society who still defend the classical and common sense notion that inequality and human differences are natural and positive and that society should embrace these differences in a tradition of ordered liberty rather than socially-manipulated equality.”
Interesting that for all this talk about black Confederates supporting the CSA that these southern nationalists explicitly exclude African Americans from their definition of “southerner.” Wonder what went wrong?
So at least now you know who supports the “flaggers” and that the head of the “flaggers” enjoys having their support.”
Jus soli citizenship is observed by less than 20 percent of the world’s countries. No country in the entire world is more welcoming to foreigners and takes a more liberal view of citizenship than the United States. That is why American citizenship is increasingly perceived as a worthless burden upon natives.
Some have probably noticed by now that we habitually use the term “African-Americans” on this website. I use that term to stress the fact that Negroes are “Americans,” 14th Amendment citizens of the United States, and that by abolishing slavery and seizing Negroes as contraband from Southern slaveowners, the United States has assumed eternal responsibility for their welfare.
So, Negroes can be “African-Americans,” but we would prefer to withdraw our claim to be “Americans,” and organize ourselves into a separate and autonomous White ethnostate called the “Republic of Dixie,” which would be constructed around a Serbian or Hungarian definition of citizenship.
White Southerners were already diverging in this direction in the 1850s. African-Americans were excluded from citizenship in every Confederate state. Southern ethnicity came to be defined negatively in opposition to the Yankee.
Paul Quigley writes:
“The Confederacy’s central government never formally codified a system of national citizenship. As was the case in the United States until the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution in 1868, the terms of citizenship for those born in the states that formed the Confederacy were left to the individual state governments. However, as in the antebellum United States, the Confederate government moved toward defining national citizenship by establishing a line between citizens and non-citizens on an incremental, piecemeal basis. This line was complicated by the presence of slaves, who were denied citizenship status, and who were subject to the authority of Confederate citizenship, as with U.S. citizenship, African-Americans functioned as internal “others” against which the white citizenry was defined.”
The Supreme Court had ruled in the Dred Scott decision in 1857 that the Negro wasn’t an American. Confederate commissioners lobbied the Border States to secede from the Union on the basis that the Republican Party supported miscegenation and racial equality. Alexander Stephens also made it perfectly clear that the Confederacy was the first government in the history of the world to be based on the principle of racial inequality:
“The constitution, it is true, secured every essential guarantee to the institution while it should last, and hence no argument can be justly urged against the constitutional guarantees thus secured, because of the common sentiment of the day. Those ideas, however, were fundamentally wrong. They rested upon the assumption of the equality of races. This was an error. It was a sandy foundation, and the government built upon it fell when the “storm came and the wind blew.”
Our new government is founded upon exactly the opposite idea; its foundations are laid, its corner- stone rests, upon the great truth that the negro is not equal to the white man; that slavery subordination to the superior race is his natural and normal condition. This, our new government, is the first, in the history of the world, based upon this great physical, philosophical, and moral truth.”
I believe that settles the matter: Negroes are “African-Americans,” the responsibility of the United States which armed them to destroy the Confederacy, a White Man’s Country, where they were never regarded as citizens. Upon the dissolution of the United States, “African-Americans” will remain the responsibility of Washington, which can resettle them somewhere else in its vast dominions.
Interview: My interview with SNN about Elizabeth Varon’s book Disunion is now available for download.
Note: Alexander Stephens and John C. Calhoun were right. African-Americans are failing to succeed in free society for biological reasons.
The great physical, philosophical, and moral truth that the Negro is not the equal of the White man can be seen almost 150 years later in “Freedom Failed: Birmingham’s Edge 12 Movie Theater Closes Early on Christmas Because 400 Black People Riot” and “Freedom Failed: National Guard Must Fight Black Crime In New Orleans” and “Freedom Failed: The Dictator of Benton Harbor” and “Freedom Failed: The Confessions of a Carpetbagger” and “Freedom Failed: Thunder Rolls into ABRA Detroit.”