This is the funniest thing you will read today.
“Christian nationalism” effectively replaced “Alt Right” as the scary label for the Right. It is funny how that came to be, since many of these same people bemoaned the “post-Christian” Right brought forth by Donald Trump. That menace went down the memory hole, and now Christian nationalism threatens our country. …
I’ve argued many times that it’s unwise for identitarians to become explicitly religious. Yes, we all know that the majority of our guys are always going to claim Christianity as their religion. Christianity is still the faith of the vast majority of white people, and it would be stupid to wage war against it. At the same time, it does not mean we need to declare ourselves “Christian” nationalists. Ours is a primarily secular struggle to preserve our people …
We’re not yet in the business of creating a mass movement, so there’s no need to pretend we’re clowns to win over evangelical boomers. It’s much better to try to win over smart, disaffected young people — and they’re not going to be won over by an Old Testament LARP in a strip mall.”
The realization seems to be dawning on the Counter-Currents crowd that they have finally gotten what they always wanted. After years of telling us that we need to change the culture through metapolitics and red pill the normies in order to make politics possible, the normies have finally begun to wake up to some degree since the George Floyd riots and Trump’s defeat in the 2020 election.
Unfortunately, the normies who are waking up and getting worried about the Great Replacement are not the sort of people who read Counter-Currents or who live in San Francisco.
“Racial and ethnic resentment has grown far beyond the political fringes, Jones argued, citing levels of agreement in P.R.R.I. polling with the statement “Immigrants are invading our country and replacing our cultural and ethnic background.” Among all voters, according to Jones, 29 percent believe that immigrants are invading our county; among Republicans, it’s 60 percent; among Democrats, 11 percent; among QAnon believers, 65 percent; among white evangelicals, 50 percent; and among white non-college voters, as pollsters put it, 43 percent. …”
Half of White evangelical Christians believe in the Great Replacement now.
“In each of those coalitions, attitudes about abortion are highly correlated with views about the other fundamental changes remaking 21st-century American life. “We think that abortion views are about life and when life begins and about the treatment of the unborn and all of that,” Undem told me. “What is less talked about is that beliefs about abortion are very linked to your beliefs about women and gender and power.”
In Undem’s polling, Americans who want to make abortion illegal in all or most cases consistently express much more skepticism than abortion-rights supporters about changing gender roles. She has found, for instance, that more than three-fourths of abortion-rights opponents say most women interpret “innocent remarks or acts as being sexist.” (Only about two-fifths of abortion-rights supporters agree.) Those who want to ban abortion are far less likely than those who support its legal status to believe that the United States would be “better off” if more women held political office; to express positive views toward the #MeToo movement; or to agree that “systems in society were set up to give men more opportunities than women.” Most anti-abortion women agree with those propositions as well.
This abortion-linked divide extends through other dimensions. In Undem’s polling, more than four-fifths of abortion-rights opponents believe discrimination against white Americans is now as big a problem as bias against minorities. Likewise, 2021 PRRI polling found that abortion-rights opponents are far more likely than supporters to say that the growing number of immigrants in this country threatens American society. And though nearly three-fifths of abortion-rights opponents agreed that “things have changed so much that I often feel like a stranger in my own country,” more than two-thirds of abortion-rights supporters disagreed. …”
4 out of 5 pro-lifers are concerned about anti-White discrimination. 3 out of 4 pro-lifers feel like strangers in their own country. In contrast, the pro-choice crowd are progressives who support immigration.
I’ve been watching the trend for about two or three years now.
In the real world, Christian nationalism and support for White Nationalism overlap in the populist wing of the Trump base. The people who are the most concerned about the decline of Christianity are alarmed by the decline of White America.
The truth is that only a minority of White Americans think their race is important to their sense of identity.
If you dig into these numbers, you won’t be surprised to learn that the Whites who still value their racial identity tend to be more religious and much more conservative in their values. White evangelicals are already the most conservative group in the country. Thus, it is hardly surprising that is where most of the growth of nationalism and populism has been in the Republican base.
Nothing has changed here. The majority of White people who care about their race HAVE ALWAYS been Christian conservatives even when White identity was at a much lower ebb. Secularism is strongly correlated with leftwing, expressive values and antiracism.
Atheists are more liberal across the board on pretty much all social issues. The typical atheist is to the Left of the average Jew in this country.
Yes, it is true that there are woke evangelicals like Russell Moore and David French. It is also true that White evangelicals like Moore and French are at odds with the overwhelming majority of their own community. David French is the Richard Spencer of evangelicals. The enormous popularity of QAnon and Trumpism among White evangelicals illustrates how malleable their beliefs are.
Anyway, this shift among White evangelicals who are the Republican base is going to have an enormous political impact. That’s also the present and the future, not a secular White ethnostate
Note: It has been a running joke here for the last few weeks that “the White Ethnostate” in North America that White Nationalists like Greg Johnson dream about is more likely to end up resembling Gilead from The Handmaid’s Tale.