A Declaration of Dependence

Five years ago, I wrote a book called Waking Up From The American Dream. One of my assumptions was that America was uniquely destructive because the egalitarian virus was implicit in its founding. America wasn’t really a “proposition nation”; no nation is. However, it was at least plausible to believe that it was, that it had a universal mission to spread freedom. Many people in the European New Right shared my view during the Obama years. There was a trendy “anti-Americanism” that I shared.

In the years since, I’ve come to think I was wrong. America is not uniquely corrupted and corrupting. All Western nations face the same problems and foes, and believe the same false arguments. There were three reasons why I was wrong about America’s unique vulnerability and the danger it presented to the Western world.

First, both conservatives and liberals say America is defined by “ideas” and not blood, and claim that this makes America unique. I, and anyone with any knowledge of American history, know this isn’t true. However, I recognized the power of this myth and thought it was purely an American problem. Unfortunately, today, practically every Western country is defined in legalistic terms defined by ill-defined “values.” These “values,” which supposedly specify our societies but migrate leftward every year, include mass immigration, social liberalism, and special protections for non-whites.

Leaders of the European Union recently threatened to kick out Hungary for not adequately celebrating homosexuality, even though homosexual activism was a fringe oddity in every Western nation just a few years ago. Even President Obama claimed to oppose gay marriage “as a Christian.” Now, apparently, it defines the West.

I’ve never cared about this issue. However, in retrospect, the warnings of the “religious right” about what would happen if homosexual marriage were recognized didn’t go far enough. Homosexual rights gave rise to a new “victim” category that can expand infinitely as new sexual and gender identities appear. I suspect many of these are ways for white people to avoid being called “white” if they can’t otherwise become a victim by faking it as a member of another race.

We can only wonder what “values” will define the West tomorrow. The slippery slope may be a logical fallacy in a debate, but not in politics. Social liberalism has come to define the West. Some well-meaning conservatives defend it as a barrier to Islam, but it has done nothing to combat Islam. White liberals are also naïve to think values-shifting will end once their own “rights” are secure. White homosexuals are finding that they are no longer part of the “Coalition of the Oppressed,” but just another part of what we could call the “reparations-paying white community.”

A real nation isn’t defined by abstract, ever-changing values, but by the common experience of a self-aware people. Within this people, different beliefs, faiths, and traditions can be tolerated. However, if the nation is defined purely by “values,” and those “values” are whatever a cosmopolitan elite say they are, millions of conservatives will find themselves symbolically stripped of citizenship.

The universal, “values-based” system is a secular, repressive theocracy. Europeans who believe in traditional Christian values are now apparently not part of Europe. In contrast, a progressive from anywhere in the world becomes more authentically “European,” at least in the eyes of the EU, than someone whose family has lived on the Continent for 2,000 years. It’s not just America that is a proposition nation; the West is a “proposition civilization,” with the propositions defined by leftists with media and academic power.

Second, I thought America’s past was uniquely vulnerable to cultural hijacking. The phrase “all men are created equal” — something Thomas Jefferson obviously didn’t mean to be a statement of universal egalitarianism — still gave the wreckers a powerful weapon. They could claim that America was founded on “equality,” but that every generation, including the Founders themselves, had fallen short of this ideal. Germany, France, or even Canada or Australia couldn’t be hijacked this way. Germany is defined by the Germans, France by the French, and Canada, Australia and other European settler states by their founders. Or so I thought.

Now we are seeing the American racial program imposed throughout the West. In Canada, once a progressive, non-offensive nation that left-wing Americans fantasized about moving to every time Republicans won an election, we hear the same arguments the Left makes about our Founders. Rioters have torn down a statue of founder John A. MacDonald. “Canada Day” has suddenly become controversial, just like the Fourth of July. Leftists claim Canada is indigenous land, so the country itself is illegitimate. If white leftists really believe this, they should move to Europe.

But they can’t, because apparently even the Continent isn’t our indigenous land. There have been Black Lives Matter protests in EnglandFrance, the Netherlands, and elsewhere. What guarantees racial unrest is not a legacy of slavery or even colonialism, but the presence of blacks. Enoch Powell was right not just about Britain but all Europe: “European” leaders have imported unsolvable problems either by neglect or malice.

It is considered vicious racism to tell blacks to “go back to Africa,” but it wouldn’t be racist to tell whites to “go back to Europe” because it doesn’t even belong to us. Besides, if we left, non-whites would follow, as they did after the empires ended. One wonders if anti-whiteness will also become a European “value,” with dissident individuals and countries told they are no longer part of the West.

Finally, I thought America was uniquely flawed and doomed to self-destruction because our founding symbols and American power were inextricably linked to destructive ideas. American power is part of the reason even the craziest cultural, academic, and media trends become worldwide news and globally influential. I thought our rulers would be smart enough to maintain American power and at least the basics of civic identity to keep the “Globalist American Empire” going, so it could uphold these destructive trends. Traditional American patriotism was destructive in some ways because it kept white conservatives supporting a system that no longer upheld their interests. That was why I thought we needed to take a “post-American” or even “anti-American” stance to secure a future for our people.

However, BLM and related movements seem to be a monster that elites can’t control. Athletes don’t bother to respect the national flag, even when it is cloaked in the mythology of “the Good War” that was World War II, the foundational myth that underlies modern morality. Critical race theory, now taught in government institutions, defines America as inherently racist. The military, the bedrock of America, also studies CRT. This could help explain why despite countless billions spent and thousands of lives squandered, the United States government has lost its longest war. Can leftist hegemony be sustained without the “hard power” of American military supremacy? Can the American military win wars when the government tells patriots they aren’t wanted as soldiers?

America is not a free country. The government promotes censorship, spieson citizens, and prosecutes people for some crimes while ignoring or failing to stop violent crime. If the Biden Administration has a plan to control crime, it seems to be to crack down on mostly white gun owners. The best thing that we can say about America is that it is better off than many other Western countries because we have explicit Constitutional protections they don’t. Those protections will last only if critical legal theory doesn’t take over the Supreme Court.

Paradoxically, when the Left scorns our heritage, it tells us what matters and who we are. This is how it has given us back the flag, traditional American heroes, the national anthem, and the Constitution. It scorns traditional heroes and symbols even when there is no possible racial complaint. If something makes Western Man feel proud, the Left highlights it. For example, the Swedish National Museum is putting labels on 19th century paintings, warning against nationalism, sexism, patriarchy, and racism.

Let us rethink our national myths. By “we,” I mean all whites. What does it mean to celebrate because “we” won independence from the British? The rule of King George III would be far preferable to what we have today. Both the winners and the losers of World War II are being treated like the conquered National Socialists, with their histories and identities refashioned as shame and sinfulness. The only exception is Russia, which celebrates “the Great Patriotic War” as a national triumph, rather than the beginning of a never-ending struggle against “white racism,” which is how we are supposed to see the war.

When protesters tear down the statues of Queen Victoria or Queen Elizabeth II, that is not just an attack on Canada. It is an attack on all whites, in Europe, Australia, South Africa, North America, everywhere.

Rather than glorying in our independence from each other, we should recognize our dependence on each other. Rather than bragging about “winning” or “losing” wars against each other, we should vow that next time, we will fight together. We share a common fate and a common destiny. Whites have no choice; our opponents are more powerful than we. They use state power and wealthy media, activist, and legal groups to attack us as whites, not as members of any particular nation. Regardless of whether a white nation had an empire (like Britain), was originally an anti-colonialist power (like the United States), or never had any history of conquest (like Ireland or Iceland), we get the same treatment.

The Declaration of Independence is important because it is an expression of the American genius and of how Anglo-Saxons understood liberty and self-government. However, it is just a footnote to Western identity. Western Civilization is white civilization. Our foes understand this. That is why they destroy its symbols, its institutions, and want to replace its people. Whites must understand this and unite before it is too late. A slogan that applied to the separate American colonies now applies to separate nations: Join or Die. We need a Declaration of Dependence, a resolve to pledge our lives, fortunes, and sacred honor to the shared cause of Western unity.

First published on American Renaissance on July 7, 2021.

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Gregory Hood has been active in conservative groups in the US. He is a staff writer for American Renaissance. His work is syndicated on the Unz Review and here at Occidental Dissent.


  1. If you don’t care about homosexuals adopting kids and the ways people are basically forced to recognize their “marriages” because of the totally illegal ruling of the Supreme Court overturning all previous law – then you are a fucking idiot. These rainbow people are cancer and anyone who tried to appease them has never been serious about the future of our civilization.

  2. The declaration of dependence in other words: All Caucasoids will stay DEPENDENT on Talmudism and be UNIFIED in one endless global hybrid imperialist war to subdue and exploit, or destroy, all the “foes” (all Mongoloids and Negroids) for the further enrichment of the already superwealthy mostly Talmudic “Western” elite.

    No recommendation was given for dealing with all the racially impure borderline ethnicities. Perhaps some borderline ethnicities may be “Caucasoid enough” and be allowed to join the alliance; while others must be treated (exploited or destroyed) as “foes” like all racially-pure Mongoloid and Negroid ethnicities.

  3. A very interesting article. Evidently Orban of Hungary is a Calvinist with his wife and children being Catholics. At least according to one article. He was given a choice by the evil European Union to support perversion or get out of the EU. Well no one should be in the EU anyway so Hungary should leave and forge better relations with Russia.

    I have been Confirmed as a Sacrament. That traditionally means you have to be prepared to die for the Faith. Leaving the EU is an easy decision with consequences far less than death. So to me the answer is simple. If you are in union with the devil then you pay the consequences.

    • That is interesting about Viktor Orban being a member of the Hungarian Reformed Church: https://capstonereport.com/2020/01/20/viktor-orban-is-the-worlds-most-powerful-calvinist/33756/

      John “Cohenism,” ranging from once-saved-always-saved to fully predestinarian Five-point “Tulip” Cohensm (Total predestination, Unconditional election, Limited atonement, Irresistable grace and Perseverance of the saints) is rank heresy that denies human volition and has been used to justify all kinds of evil.

      Orban’s son is said to be a charismatic, Pentecosal faith healer.

      • Take your bullshit and defamatory slurs against Calvin, and go back to your yeshiva, Schlomo

        • Not slurs Fr. John, they are facts. That is the very heart of his false teaching. In tune with the Pharisaic interpretation of the Old Testament, but the opposite of Christ’s teaching in the New Testament.

          Thomas Jefferson wrote to John Adams: “I can never join Calvin in addressing his God. He was indeed an athiest, which I can never be; or rather his religion was demonism. If ever man worshipped a false God he did. The Being described in his five points is not the God whom you and I acknowledge and adore, the Creator and benevolent Governor of the world, but a demon of malignant spirit. It would be more pardonable to believe in no God at all than to blaspheme Him by the atrocious attributes of Calvin.”

          Calvin/Cohen recommended the burning alive of orthodox Christians as well as heretics, and his followers put it into practice. He egged on the blood-stained King Henry the Eighth: “It is better to burn a few (Anabaptists) at the stake, than for thousands to burn in hell.”

          On the other hand, Luther was of similar mind regarding the institution of religious warfare and religious terror. Luther said ““Heretics are not to be disputed with, but condemned unheard, and while they perish by fire, the faithful ought to pursue the evil to its source, and bathe their hands in the blood of the Catholic bishops, and of the Pope, who is a devil in disguise.”

    • https://realcurrencies.wordpress.com/2021/06/18/a-crucial-lesson-of-history-why-do-we-have-usury/

      What is about to occur, same as they did with the Bronze age collapse: https://realcurrencies.wordpress.com/2021/06/08/the-new-gold-standard-is-the-great-reset/
      Bronze Age: https://realcurrencies.wordpress.com/2021/06/15/miscellaneous/

      Thomas Edison and Henry Ford contra the usury scam based on the fictitious value of gold and on non-interest bearing currency and credit: https://prosperityuk.com/2000/09/thomas-edison-on-government-created-debt-free-money/ https://www.investmentwatchblog.com/thomas-edison-henry-ford-exposed-central-banking-scam-in-1921-banking-system-servitude/

      • Usury involves much more than making loans and charging interest. Usury is taking advantage of others in many different ways, generally from a strong position of power and privilege, such as landlords collecting rents, merchants enticing and cheating customers, and overchargng (buying cheap and selling dear) and employers profiting from the labor of their wage slaves. “Christian” elites of the Middle Ages might have obeyed the letter of the law against gathering interest on loans, but they broke the spirit of the law against interest on loans by using every other kind of usury to exploit the commons.

    • Cristina- Congratulations on being Confirmed. May God enlighten you with His Spirit in fullest measure, that you may be a light to your people. I would suggest you start reading Ann Barnhardt, as she is a woman, a Catholic, and someone who really knows her RC’ism.

      I will be honest with you, however. I do not believe that Rome is what she claims to be- she has departed from that Faith, long ago. But, to be honest, neither are the various Protestant schismatics, as they merely took from Rome, and then went further afield. And, as most Orthodox are giving an uncertain sound, better to stay where you are being fed (until you are older) than seek another church.

      Of course, my advice to the Anglo Adults who read this, would be completely different, as they should know better! Nevertheless, Dominus Vobiscum.

  4. “Anglo-Saxons” pffftt a mass of Celtic people who assumed the identity of tiny invading germanic tribes whose genes don’t exist anymore.
    Btw the “anglo-saxon” aka half Celtic half African team of “England” just beat Denmark in the semi-final of the Euro Cup with a ridiculous stolen penalty. FIFA rigged the game to put the half negroid team in the final
    And of course the “English” team kneeled down before the start of match

    • Anglo-Saxons did not assume their identity, you silly wop. The name was given by the Franks in the 7th century who called them “Angli-Saxones” to distinguish them from the Old Saxons in the Continent.

      England is genetically 30-40% Germanic and only about 5% Celtic. England is far more Germanic than Italy is “Latin”, and yet the Italian greaseballs call themselves “Latin”. Hell, even the Spaniards call themselves “Latins”, even though they have little or no Latin blood in them.

      • What’s “wop”, imbecile?
        Spain is Latin to the same extent that England-Britain is Germanic, fake identities to feel better.
        Both are overwhelmingly Celtic with roughly 70% of R1b Haplogroup (the two by far the highest in Europe).

        Possibly the fake “Anglo-Saxon” identity like the religion (protestantism) was pushed by your (((betters)) to alienate the Britons (and use them as pawns and servants) from the rest of Europe.
        Where to find some historical truth? All is either we wuz kangz delusional blabbering or whining about blacks, women, and the supermen overlord Jews

        • Want to know what a wop is? Just stand in front of a mirror and look at yourself, you will see what a wop guinea greaseball goombah looks like.

        • @Nemo

          What does R1b have to do with the Celts, moron? That haplogroup existed among the people of the Bell Beaker Culture, the Corded Ware Culture and several Kurgan cultures, long before any Celtic people appeared. The R1b haplogroup in the British Isles primarily comes from the Bell Beaker people. They were NOT Celtic.

          Haplogroups are only useful in studying population history. They are absolutely meaningless when determining race and ethnicity. Russians and Indian Brahmins both carry the R1a haplogroup. Does that mean the Indians and the Russians are the same people?

          Learn some basic stuff about genetics, history and linguistics before opening your yap, dumb dago.

      • What’s “wop”, imbecile?
        Spain is Latin to the same extent that England-Britain is Germanic, fake identities to feel better.
        Both are overwhelmingly Celtic with roughly 70% of R1b Haplogroup (the two by far the highest in Europe).

        Possibly the fake “Anglo-Saxon” identity like the religion (protestantism) was pushed by your (((betters)) to alienate the Britons (and use them as pawns and servants) from the rest of Europe.
        Where to find some historical truth? All is either we wuz kangz delusional blabbering or whine about blacks, women, and the supemen overlord Jews.

        • Saxon or Anglo-Saxon is what the English people have been known from at least the 6th century. The name England itself is derived from ‘Ængles’. Anglo-Saxon is a name given by the Franks. The Irish, Scots and the Welsh have always called the English Saxons.

          Irish – Sasanach

          Gaelic – Sasannach

          Welsh – Saeson

          It’s the Italians and other greasers who assume fake identity when they claim to be Latins. Italy is a country of mongrel slaves that has always been ruled by foreigners like Latins, Lombards, Arabs, Austrians at various periods of history. There were even Arab “Roman” emperors in the second and third centuries.

          So, who wuz kangz? Certainly not the goofball greaseballs.

          • “There were even Arab “Roman” emperors in the second and third centuries.”

            That explains why a lot of Italians look like Arabs. Sicily was also ruled by Arabs for nearly 250 years. There is city in Sicily called Caltanissetta (Qalt el Nissa — Castle of the women) where Italian women ‘entertained’ their Arab masters.

      • It’s also “Denmark” as well. They have two regular black players. “Italy” is no better if you look at their importation of Brazilians and a North African. Let’s not discuss the French of course.

      • The Spanish team was very white looking. No blacks on the field and several Visigoth types. Italy are all swarthy and some are Brazilian Mullato. Selecting one or two Afro Carribean since John Barnes in 1986-88 has been a feature of England’s set up. Selecting 2-3 players from the otherwise useless 2,000,000 blacks? It’s just enough to offset the 7 million useless Pakis and Hindus who can’t kick a ball or run fast. Rest of the work is done by the white guys called Maguire, Phillips, Stones, Pickford, Kane, Greilish, Henderson, Mount. Rant over. It’s not quite like the abusive set up the French created importing a team. I feel sorry for Spain having to face down Italobrazilians.

        • Captain John,

          You have in England 2 million blacks and 7 million Pakistanis??? You were fill to the brim with whites and have not been able to feed your people for well over 100 years otherwise the German submarines and their attempted blockade in WW1 would not have threatened your food supply. Yet you brought in that many?

          If previously asked I would have thought you have maybe a couple hundred thousand blacks and maybe half a million Hindu types.

          The State where most of my relatives come from and I was born is listed as 52% white and 48% mestizo and I never saw a black in my life until my family went on a vacation to Mexico City and I saw a black tourist couple from the USA.

          • I didn’t bring them them there! Anyway point was Hindu Pak can’t play football very well. At least blacks are happy chasing a ball around. If you comb through all the teams now there’s plenty of black and mulatto selections. France is imho the most Cynical about it.

        • Captain,

          When I wrote you I of course meant the British government. I was shocked at the amount involved.

    • Modern White English and Danes are quite close genetically, but that doesn’t fit your narrative. I think we’re all pretty ashamed at the current condition of England.

      • It’s very difficult to tell a Dane from an Englishman after a few pints. Indeed, the two languages slur together after three pints.

    • The Italian team have two or three Mulatto Brazilians and an Arab. Denmark used two black players one from Guyana called Braithwaite too. It’s a feature now. In defence of Sterling he did at least grow up with 100 meters of the stadium he’s playing in. England having a few black players since the 1980s has never really helped the team win either, so meh. As far as know Stirling’s got no criminal inclinations either. It’s a mess but that’s the problem with spectator team sports.

  5. Of course the writer is the wuz was kangs “Gregory Hood” who thinks he has links with Constantinople and accused the evil Venetians of destroying his ancestral city.

    • All genetic studies show that England/Britain is still (before the mass immigration of the last decades) Celtic R1B Haplogroup.

      Those ethno-masochists have a thing for worshipping a foreign elite wiping out their ruling class though, and the way things are going the next elite will be Muslim.

      The way out is applying to Russian citizenship
      and enrich the place with liberalism, jew-worship and girl-power

      • The female DNA is Celt as you state. The male DNA indicates a German forefather or two though. The genetic studies all confirm this hybrid Celt female German male pattern.

  6. Garbage article from Greg Hood. European nations are vassals of the American empire, not sovereign states, so comparing them to the USA is retarded. European policies and intellectual/cultural trends are more or less dictated by America.

    And BLM is not a “monster elites can’t control.” It’s literally an elite astroturf movement. Greg Hood writes some good articles, but this one really has me questioning if he gets it at all.

  7. I just want a government free of Jews and Muslims. Whites can’t have self determination with hostiles in power. Blacks are a secondary issue.

  8. Secession this year? Clearly, we no longer live in ‘America’ – we’re just ‘Biden our time,’ until the New (old) [[[Bolsheviks]]] begin their talmudic pogroms against WASPS….

    If we let them. IF…..

  9. “Blacks are a secondary issue”

    Without constant Jewish provocation, blacks would revert to passive indolence, content with simple entertainment and diversions.

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