The Identity Question II

I’ve already explained why I disagree with the anti-Christian White Nationalists and the antiracist Christians. We live in a time that is uniquely dominated by the cult of “antiracism” and this has clouded the views of both of those groups. We are living through a distinct phase of Western history. This malaise and self hatred and rejection of tradition by our elites came out of the World Wars.

There is another misguided belief that I want to address. This is the belief that having the perfect ideology or the perfect religion would have saved us. Everything that went wrong with America is the fault of the Founders. The problem with this worldview is that it ignores everything that has happened between our time and their time. It also ignores the fact that America has never been isolated from the world.

The truth is that America has always been closely plugged into the rest of the Western world. The rise of evangelical Christianity in the Great Awakening had parallels in Britain and Germany. The Whig ideology which became so popular in the colonies and inspired the American Revolution came straight from the Commonwealthmen. The Founders were influenced by the Enlightenment. The process only continued in the Early Republic and antebellum era when Americans were influenced by Romanticism. We’ve already seen how George Bancroft came up with the idea that it was America’s destiny to perfect liberalism and spread it across the world because he sat in Hegel’s classroom.

The United States was a cultural satellite of Britain through the Victorian era down to the early 20th century. We followed Britain’s lead in literature and the abolitionist movement. We followed Britain’s lead in embracing liberalism and laissez-faire capitalism. We followed Britain’s lead in white supremacy, racialism and eugenics. We followed Britain’s lead when we created our own blue water navy and our own insular American Empire in the Pacific, Central America and the Caribbean. The United States gained formal independence from Britain during the American Revolution, but didn’t gain effective economic independence from Britain until the Confederacy lost the Civil War.

The United States followed Britain and the rest of the West in being disrupted by all the intellectual trends and fads of the late 19th century. We were also something of a laggard in this respect. Christianity, for example, certainly held out for much longer here than it did elsewhere. America eventually developed a secularized professional elite, but not as fast as Western Europe. Americans were also introduced to Marxism, socialism and anarchism, but all of these movements fell on less fertile soil here. America also had its reckoning with the ideas of Darwin, Nietzsche and Freud, but somewhat later than other Western countries. Nietzsche and Freud were popularized in America in the 1910s and 1920s.

In a curious exchange of ideas, Franz Boas brought the German school of cultural anthropology to the United States. America helped to export Nordicism and eugenics to Germany. America followed the rest of Western culture off the cliff into modernism in the early 20th century. This intellectual and cultural movement has its origins in late 19th century France. It spread across Europe before it arrived here in the 1910s and became dominant in the 1920s. It was also France that largely developed postmodernism and spread it across Europe before it also crossed the Atlantic and took root in American universities. The “counter culture” of the 1960s was nothing but modernism reaching a critical mass here. It had been percolating down from our cultural elites since the 1920s. Feminism was also developed in Western Europe before it was exported here. The “New Woman” was a creation of modernism.

Even though the United States was largely unscathed by the World Wars, it also absorbed and internalized the trauma that came out of that conflict, which sent European culture into its present malaise. Americans didn’t develop “antiracism” or “anti-fascism” or anti-nationalism. The triumph of these ideas had everything to do with the context of the unprecedented catastrophe that was the World Wars. The biggest mistake that Americans made was internalizing the assumption that we were culturally backward and needed to develop world class universities which is why the Rockefeller Foundation was so eager to bankroll and import the Frankfurt School and other groups of European intellectuals who were fleeing from fascism. When the CIA embraced modernism, it did so to court Western European elites.

In sum, there is no perfect ideology or perfect religion which could have saved us. The United States has always been immersed in the larger Western culture. American elites have always uncritically swallowed and digested the latest and most fashionable European intellectual trends. This country has always moved in sync with the rest of the West. Every generation has been plugged into what is going on abroad in Europe like when the Doughboys brought back the blowjob from France or when some of the most influential writers of the Lost Generation spent the 1920s in Paris and the south of France.

Cultural historians divide American history into two large epochs. There was the Victorian era when we were a cultural satellite of Great Britain which lasted down until World War I. Since the 1920s, American culture has “reunified” with Western European culture, which is our current epoch. Insofar as this country has ever had its own ideas (the White Republic is a uniquely American idea), it has largely tended to abandon them to emulate fashionable intellectual trends coming out of Europe.

Americans once had a stable and coherent identity around the year 1900. The same was true of all Western nations. The mess that has been made our identity since then has also happened in all Western countries and is the product of the World Wars and all the terrible ideas of the late 19th and early 20th century.

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26 Comments

  1. We weren’t called the cousins for nothing. It amazes me how Canada virtually mirrors the US except for the Deep South.

  2. Between the 1880s and 1930s America was generally heading in the right direction. We may have even eventually become a Fascist Union! But unfortunately we were not jew-wise enough.

  3. The main psyop w/ christianity (and never mentioned) is the fracturing of a population into “individuals” w/ it’s complex mindset that divides and misdirects a population. With christianity, you, and only you, can go to this afterlife heaven, leaving your family, people and nation behind. You worship a PERSONAL god, which is placed before your family, race and nation. Your salvation is based on PERSONAL efforts. You long for a life after death only for YOURSELF, forgoing this one, your people, and your nation (which the jews don’t). It is actually an extremely self-centered and selfish worldview, reducing life to some sort of test, rather than preserving the longevity of your people and nation. Additionally only the sadistic natured jew would come up with ceremonies that are effectively cannibalism (communion is eating flesh, drinking blood), and you worship the image of a human being that’s been tortured to death, (and a jew no less). This whole thing is actually an anti-life, dark age psyop system that jews institutionalized throughout the west as a population control system, and the atomization process innate in it has allowed the collectivized and international jew to literally walk all over nation after nation, pitting individuals against individuals, and nations against nations. Once one sees the big picture and escapes this brainwashing, then one begins to see just how diabolical these jews really are.
    http://www.chuckmaultsby.net/id55.html

    • Your utter and complete IGNORANCE of True Christianity is just so much PAGAN BULLSH*T.

      But, that’s what the PUBIC Education (rather than Public) System has taught you- to hate your Creed, hate your NATION, hate your RACE, and pretend that the Atomistic Multicult is the only true RELIGION.

      Because, TARD, you all HAVE TO worship something- no one is void of a religious impulse.

      Prove it?

      OK.

      Texas is now facing a challenge by one U.S. District Judge Robert Pitman, who has ILLEGALLY and IMMORALLY sought to stop a law engineered to SAVE LIVES.

      https://dailystormer.su/judge-orders-texas-to-stop-preventing-mass-sacrifice-of-unborn-babies/

      So, if you’re SOOO about group identity as a White, will you join in a Massive LITURGY OF MALEDICTION against this God-damned moron?

      IN other words, would you bow your head and pray that God DAMN this POS, or will you blather and say some ridiculous statement that “I don’t believe, therefore, it doesn’t matter, etc.”????

      How about if it DID matter? Would you take up arms (your own two, and then fold them in prayer) to PRAY WRATH AGAINST a man like this? Would ANY of you pagans, atheists, agnostics, etc. dare to pray to a God you deny exists, in the chance that HE might hear your prayers, and remove the Evil from our Land? cf. https://ebooksllc.com/ebook/benedictine-maledictions/

      Yeah… thought not. Hypocrite.

      “Let the one who does wrong continue to do wrong; let the vile person continue to be vile; let the one who does right continue to do right; and let the holy person continue to be holy.” Rev. 22:11

      • Hey Fr.John, if you had your choice between a non-white Christian Europe and a completely white non-Christian Europe, which would it be? Hmm?

        • Your comment is an oxymoron. Why? Because the Race of Christendom (i.e., Whites) IS Christian Europe. If you had even bothered to read HW’s columns the last couple of weeks, you would ALREADY know that. I answered that question, long ago.

          If ‘Christian’ Europe becomes ‘non-white,’ it ceases to be both Christian AND Europe.
          Whites can apostatize from the Faith- many of them do. But they can NEVER get rid of the covenant union, Christ made by His Incarnation. Because Jesus is Adam. And Adam (by definition) is WHITE.

          Hypostatic Union. Look it up.

          “Europe is the Faith; the Faith, Europe.” – Hilaire Belloc, 2oth- century author

          In other words, “Jesus is NOT a Jew” – as the word is used today.

          “I pity the Jews who are trying to get through life with only half a Bible: that’s like trying to get to San Fran from NYC, and only buying a ticket to Dubuque, Iowa.” – Kurt Vonnegut

          “..Anti-Semitism -it’s a trick, we always use it. When from Europe somebody is criticising Israel, then we bring up the Holocaust. When in this country [the US] people are criticising Israel, then they are antisemitic.” – Shulamit Aloni, 2002 interview, Israeli former member of Parliament (cf You Tube)

          Jewish Fragility refers to feelings of discomfort a Jewish person experiences when they witness discussions around race and theology.  This may trigger anger, fear, guilt, and violence. Some Jews may become insecure when other people groups claim privileges that Jew people enjoy.
          If a Jewish person  becomes defensive, a non-Jew may feel obligated to comfort the Jew. For example, some Christians comfort Jews by telling them they are “God’s children,” while some Europeans speak words establishing racial self-hatred.   These non-Jews seek to unburden themselves from socially constructed sin accusations (racism or anti-semitism).
          Manifestations of Jewish fragility commonly include accusing others of what they do themselves. These include, but are not limited to:
          * Inventing a social sin that only applies to non-Jews (anti-semitism).
          * The privilege of their own racial homeland while accusing others of a social sin (racism) for seeking the same privilege.
          * Establishing organizations promoting the interests of their own race while denying that privilege to others, specifically Whites.
          * Violence toward those who do not submit to religious, historical, and cultural narratives promoted by the Jews.
          One manifestation of Jewish fragility was the reaction to Jesus Christ, who verbally chastised them for  hypocrisy. As a result, the Jews used their power and influence (Jewish privilege) to have him executed.
          Fritz Berggren, PhD
          28 February 2021
          http://bloodandfaith.com/2021/02/28/jewish-fragility/

      • @Fr. John + Well, you really told us!! You’re so pulled in different directions. Love the Jew, hate the Jew, oh dear. You worship the same god as the Jews.
        Calling people “tards”.

        Where’s your Messiah NOW, Moses?

  4. It makes you wonder why so many in these circles (Richard Spencer) embraced the same intellectuals who sowed our decline: Nietzsche, Freud, the modernist artists etc

    • Because they are modernists themselves. Racist Modernists, in a nutshell. They also admire Modernism for its crusadist, conquering spirit. The underlying impulse of Modernism is to tear down and destroy, which necessarily requires a will to conquer those who refuse it, and force them to submit, Medieval style.

      This conquering spirit just happens to coincide with White Supremacy in its militant, Hollywood Nazi form. Spencer is on record as saying that he would unironically love to attend an “Anglo World Domination” conference. Mark Brahmin and the Appoloniyans basically try to turn the whole “Whites are Conquerers and Rulers” narrative of our enemies from a bad thing to a good thing, which is appealing to those like Brahmin who wish to tear down and destroy but who know they would be ejected into space by polite society if they were ever found out.

      Modernism is anti-white from one perspective, but its also “pro-white” if we assume that Whites are indeed the monsters that the Jews and Muds make us out to be. The intellectuals Hunter speaks of were a bunch of stuck up White boys and girls with “Fuck You Dad” ism driving their various ideologies, such as modern art and all its ugly vulgarities. In the case of Jewish intellectuals like Freud and Boaz, it was the same old anti-Aryan hostility and opportunism. Bad, but understandable. The treachery, hate, and vengefulness of the Modernist Whites is a different story altogether.

      When the champions of the White Race push the same narratives and ideas that degrade the White Race and turn us into vicious fiends and villains, well, it sure does make one complacent in the face of the Great Replacement. Yes, Whites are being replaced. And seeing as most of the White Race has the values and sensibilities of Richard Spencer, of a College Educated White Professional – a PMC – we can fairly say, “What of It?”

  5. We do not need to look far for the solutions to our problems, on how to go about affecting changes that will be for the good of the Folk, for the Ancient Runes contain these solutions. Rune of the Folkland – the enclosure, the tribal boundaries, the idea of the right to a piece of land to work, for one’s tribe and family, not for some money-grabbing ‘lord’ where the land-worker is a ‘tenant’, owning nothing but working hard to live and giving most to another who sits back and takes from this hard work. (*) This rune represents the Mystical Link between the Blood and the Soil which we have to regain – our link with Nature and the Earth. This is the Gift of Ing. This rune can bond a people together, like-minded attracted to like-minded. It works through the Blood and through the Soil (Earth).” ~Wulfinga inglinga.blogspot.com/2021/09/a-new-order.html

    (*) ‘You will own nothing – and you WILL be happy!’ – Klaus Schwab.

  6. OT I know but still interesting. Merrick Garland, almost a U.S. Supreme Court Justice and now U.S. Attorney General is a big supporter of Critical Race Theory (CRT), a viciously anti-White, ant-Christian philosophy taught in government run schools starting at a young age. His family (his son-in-law) also owns a company called Panorama that produces CRT materials and sells them to school districts nationwide.

    I believe this is called a “conflict of interest” that would send any reader of this fine blog to jail for such behavior. Merrick and his pals are of course, above the law and able to commit financial crimes with impunity. At worst they may have to cease some part of their ‘bidness’ ventures because they want to avoid the “appearance” of impropriety but not actually anything really improper or illegal. Self dealing on Government contracts while calling out the dogs against parents protecting their children is just good ‘bidness’, don’t ya see?

    https://www.zerohedge.com/political/conflict-interest-ag-garlands-family-getting-rich-selling-critical-race-theory-materials

    The hypocrisy, law breaking and self dealing runs deep throughout the U.S. Government, every part of it is tainted with corruption, particularly financial crimes. Here is the Federal Reserve Board Governors getting caught doing insider trading:

    https://www.reuters.com/business/finance/fed-officials-sell-stocks-avoid-apparent-conflict-interest-2021-09-09/

    The Fed! The sons of bitches were caught flagrantly engaging in insider trading: Rosengren from the Boston Fed, Kaplan from the Dallas Fed and Clarida from the Washington D.C. Fed. The Chairman’s (Jerome Powell) deputy and right hand man (Clarida) getting caught too. These are the three scumbags who have been caught so far but the rot runs deep and wide. No doubt they are all up to their corrupt necks in financial and other crimes, just ask Jeffrey Epstein.

    I hate to say it but Pocahontas is right. She has been railing against these scumbags at the Fed for a while now and she claims she will do something about their insider trading. Even a broken clock is right twice a day. This is a crime which the Fed Governors can engage in freely now without fear of prosecution.

    And the likes of that dickhead David French and his pals wonder why there is such intense anger in the country and a desire to split off from these scumbags?

  7. The problem has always been the elites. They wrecked the West and every civilization before it. The people you call PMCs are just the bureaucratic class. As these people increase in number, they strangle their civilizations with red tape. Without civilization they cannot exist. Yet they are the ones who always destroy it.

    I suggest a reform that has never been tried before. The structure which supports these useless people should be defunded. Also, make existing bureaucrats do hard physical labor at least two days per week. The kind of labor that puts blisters on your hands. This will remind them that there is a real world, and it has hard physical limits that cannot be overcome by writing essays, making stirring speeches, writing endless laws, or printing endless amounts of money. These people live in a permanent dreamland. Time to wake them up.

  8. Paul Craig Roberts summarizes the white predicament.

    Today, a century an a half later, a white Virginia Governor and a white Virginia Supreme Court have given the green light to the removal of Lee’s statue because black residents have been taught to see the statue as “a monument that glorifies slavery.”

    Why does it glorify slavery instead of heroism and independence? Why do blacks get to dictate the meaning of a monument?

    Why do minority black views count more than majority white views in an alleged democracy? Why can blacks be “offended” by a statue, but not whites by the erasure of their history?

    Why do uninformed black views prevail over facts? Why do white people submit to the rule of fiction?

    Why do feelings based on a historical lie indoctrinated into the heads of minority blacks take precedence over the feelings of majority whites whose history is first falsified and then erased?

    Why does the white Virginia establishment support this calumny against one of the best men Virginia produced? A man far better than the scum erasing his memory.

    If this isn’t the self-deracination of a race, what is? George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Robert E. Lee are demonized and reviled, but a drug addict felon, George Floyd, who killed himself with a massive overdose of fentanyl, is an object of worship. This transformation–hero to villain, villain to hero–was done by whites themselves. Blacks lack the power.

    https://www.unz.com/proberts/the-deracination-of-white-ethnicities/

  9. @ We have individual souls, we will be judged individually, we will be rewarded or punished individually, individualism.comes easily for civilized, cultured, free men. I will stand or fall in life, depending on what I individually.do, your collectivism, belongs across the pond,.with the more delicate types, this fair land, was conquered and settled by “individual’s, who believed God in heaven,who believed in what they were doing, they believe in themselves and I am glad they did, it was those founding stock individually who left us our individual liberty as a birthright, you know the freedoms that the Satanist are taking away from us one by one.

  10. @ Ironicsockaccount,. Mathew 15:24. But he answered and said, ” I am not come but into the lost sheep of the house of israel”. is this your path, Sir?

  11. @ pilot, the vast.vast, majority of the house of israel, doesn’t even know, they are of the house of israel, just as lost now, as back then.

    • @ pilot, If I may address you again, my reply too your earlier question, troubles me, am I of the house of israel? I grew up in a basic fundamental’s church, we were taught we are sinners who need to get saved, making that altar call, we were taught nothing concerning christian identity, lost tribes of israel is,… Or the second coming, that is something, I have learned on my own, some teach, that I am m an israelite, they teach britain is ephraim, america is manasseh, the two sons of joseph, some teach that the Irish are the tribe of dan, oh danny boy!! The pipes !! One thing I am certain for sure about , I am an Adamite, I can blush with the best of them, I am certain Jesus is who he says he is, that’s what I believe, am I an israelite? jesus knows, he knows who ls his and who ain’t, I had too clear my consious, thanks for your indulgence , Pilot sir.

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