This is the work of white Christian nationalism. It is the work of incipient fascism. It is the work of those who seek to enshrine the narrow superstitions of a small minority in laws and rulings that will in fact replace religious freedom with religious obligations.— David Rothkopf (@djrothkopf) July 30, 2022
“we need to prove to people we are the party of Christian Nationalism.” Rep Marjorie Taylor Greene— Adam Kinzinger?????? (@AdamKinzinger) July 29, 2022
“We are the party of Islamic nationalism…” Taliban.
I oppose the American Taliban. @GOPLeader ?
More politicians on the right are publicly embracing a kind of muscular — and mainly white — Christianity that's defined by its politics: Christian nationalism.— AYMAN (@AymanMSNBC) July 30, 2022
The question is, @Ayman asks: Where is this movement headed? pic.twitter.com/KwNgRW1827
The rise of Christian nationalism has angered the anti-Christian White Nationalists.
They are screaming things like “it’s an op” or “it’s a competing movement.” We’re told that Christianity is a Jewish religion, Christians are stupid and Christianity is holding back the White race. These are all very common beliefs in what I think of as the cul-de-sac of White Nationalism. I also think it says a lot more about their own sense of identity than it does about the beliefs of Christians.
Twenty years ago, I agreed with this line of thinking. Back in 2000s, I thought of myself as an atheist, a White Nationalist, a supporter of eugenics and a fan of Nietzsche. It doesn’t bother me that there are people who think this way. I used to be one of them. Intellectually curious people go through phases in life and have the right to express their opinions, toy around with ideas and think through issues.
For the record, I still share so many views, values and beliefs in common with White Nationalists that I will always be lumped in with them. I don’t mind being labeled a “White Nationalist extremist” by the SPLC. Anyone who wants to know what I really believe can always read this website. I believe that race exists. I believe that race matters. I have always thought of myself as pro-White. I have always rejected antiracism. I’m proud of my ancestors. I don’t have a shred of racial guilt. I genuinely wish all White people saw the world the way that I do, but I recognize that this is not the case and never really has been true. There is nothing at all wrong with White people who prefer to live around other White people and a preference for racial and cultural homogeneity over the Star Wars bar scene. That’s a natural sentiment.
Basically, I was born and raised in the Deep South and retain an appreciation for the old Southern honor culture which has shaped my view of the subject. The Old South was an honor based culture, not a guilt based culture. The idea of groveling and apologizing to others or hating myself for being White is utterly foreign to me. This dislike and total rejection of antiracism, a positive sense of White identity and a loathing of those people who I perceived as insulting and trying to degrade my people is why I got involved in White Nationalism in the first place. At the time, it was the only game in town. It was the only refuge from the hegemonic cult of antiracism. The only people who rejected this were White Nationalists.
I strongly dislike the 20th century and especially the post-World War II era. I believe that millions of White people lost their religion, racial, ethnic and cultural identity in the 20th century. I believe that millions of White people completely rejected Christianity and traditional morality. This opened up a void in the culture and what Christians understood to be sin and the classical virtues and vices was filled by the creation of new made up -isms and -phobias which were hatched in academia and spread through the media. I don’t believe that “racism” or “sexism” or “transphobia,” for example, have anything to do with morality.
I believe that identity is complex. I obviously value my White Southern Christian identity. I think there is merit to small-r states’ rights republicanism. I don’t want to live under a dictatorship or a consolidated government. I don’t ideologically agree with liberalism, but I have a liberal temperament. I enjoy listening to what people with different perspectives have to say. I’m openminded and occasionally conclude that I was wrong and that someone else who I was arguing on some subject or another had a good point. I think it is important to keep an open mind. In the eyes of liberals, these beliefs are sufficiently rightwing to classify me as a “far right white supremacist Neo-Nazi illiberal fascist extremist.”
I’ve learned through bitter experience to be suspicious of movements and branding myself with labels. It is easy to get sucked in and jump on bandwagons that you later come to regret. I can’t control what other people do. I can only control my own actions. That’s why I now identify as just a guy who lives in Alabama and runs a blog which is probably classified as “domestic extremism” or some other such nonsense.
Anyway, the cul-de-sac of White Nationalism is where lots of White people end up who have lost their religion, but who have taken the relatively unusual path of latching on to their racial identity. It is a place where disgruntled atheists collect and rage against Christianity like their far more numerous peers on Reddit, but from a Far Right perspective instead of a Far Left one. They are two sides of the same extreme coin. Some of these people become militant, violent leftwing activists who join Antifa. Some of these people go down the road of Neo-Nazism. They have same views on Christcucks though.
It is a cul-de-sac because the people who come down this pipeline really have nowhere else to go. They can’t relate to the Right, which is overwhelmingly Christian, or the Left, which is overwhelmingly anti-White. In fact, they can’t even relate to the overwhelming majority of White people in their country who share most of their racial, cultural and political views. They lash out at those people and anti-Christianity kind of seals off the cul-de-sac into its own little world where it stagnates. There is no political path forward to anywhere these people want to go that runs through atheism. The spread of atheism only shifts our politics in an anti-White progressive direction. Occasionally, they will break into the news cycle when one of them has one of their perennial meltdowns and commits a mass shooting.
Christian nationalism isn’t a surprising development to anyone who keeps a close eye on the American political landscape. 8 out 10 Republican voters are White Christians.
87% of Trump voters believe that Christianity is an essential part of American greatness.
89% of Trump voters believe Christianity is under attack in America.
80% of Trump voters reject white privilege
87% of Trump voters are worried about anti-White discrimination.
There is a nearly perfect correlation between Trump voters who believe Christianity is essential to American greatness and concern about the growth of anti-White discrimination. These views are anathema in the cul-de-sac of White Nationalism, but typical in the Republican base.
63% of Trump voters believe their religion is extremely or very important to their sense of identity. 79% of Trump voters believe it is important.
40% of Trump voters believe their race / ethnicity is extremely or very important to their sense of identity. 64% of Trump voters believe their race / ethnicity is important to their identity.
Once again, the typical Trump voter believes their religion and their race / ethnicity is important to their sense of personal identity. This is also anathema in the cul-de-sac of White Nationalism where it is well known that White identity and Christianity are incompatible.
70% of White evangelical Protestants and 50% of Catholics believe anti-Christian discrimination is as big a problem as discrimination against other groups. Hence, the potency and appeal of Christian nationalism, as opposed to atheist and pagan anti-Christian White Nationalism.
I don’t have all day.
I could go through issue after issue and lay this out.
Generally speaking, White atheists flock to the progressive Left and the most anti-White and culturally degenerate wing of the Democratic Party. They are the Left Flank of the Democratic Party. These people have more extreme views on all issues than Jews and non-White voters. This is also anathema in the cul-de-sac of White Nationalism where it is well established that Jews are the vanguard of every movement that is destroying the White race. Jews as a whole are more moderate than these people think and identify and cluster more as Center Left liberals than on the progressive Left.
Let’s take a look at gay marriage.
This is the basic pattern that we see across a wide spectrum of issues. White evangelical Protestants are the most rightwing group. Jews fall into between White evangelical Protestants and atheists.
It is the same story on immigration:
There is even a thing called the Racism Index or Racism Meter. White evangelical Protestants score the highest on it. White atheists the lowest.
As we saw the other day, 28% of evangelicals oppose codifying interracial marriage into federal law. The opposition to interracial marriage is highest among White evangelical Protestants and lowest among White atheists. The same is true of gay marriage.
We see the same pattern over and over again …. while only 30% of Americans agree that “God intended America to be a new promised land where European Christians could create a society that could be an example to the rest of the world,” that number rises to dangerous levels among groups comprising the conservative base in U.S. politics, including majorities of Republicans (53%) and white evangelical Protestants (52%).” Half of Republicans and White evangelical Protestants believe that America was intended to be a White Christian society.
What about the Great Replacement?
Half of White evangelical Protestants believe in the Great Replacement. 39% of Jews and 38% of Catholics believe it is happening. 17% of the religiously unaffiliated believe it is happening.
There have been multiple polls on this.
There is no doubt that the Great Replacement is understood as the belief that “native-born white people are being replaced by immigrants.”
“More than 40 percent said having a ‘strong leader’ was more important than democracy and that ‘native-born white people are being replaced by immigrants’ — a racist belief known as the ‘great replacement theory’.
Researchers also uncovered a growing inclination to settle political rows with violence. …
Four items explored beliefs on race and “great replacement” thinking (Table 3). While 39.0% of respondents agreed strongly or very strongly that “white people benefit from advantages in society that Black people do not have,” 27.1% agreed strongly or very strongly that “discrimination against whites is as big a problem as discrimination against Blacks and other minorities.”
Nearly 1 in 5 (18.6%) disagreed with the statement that “having more Black Americans, Latinos, and Asian Americans is good for the country,” and 41.2% agreed—16.2% agreed strongly or very strongly—with the proposition that “in America, native-born white people are being replaced by immigrants.”
Once again, you can pick any given issue. The result is always the same. 84% of White evangelical Protestants believe gender is determined at birth. 71% of atheists believe gender can change.
94% of atheists believe homosexuality should be accepted.
87% of atheists support legal abortion.
71% of atheists believe that America hasn’t gone far enough on transgenderism. 68% of White evangelical Protestants think society has gone too far.
I’m wasting my time here.
This will never break through in the cul-de-sac of White Nationalism: White evangelical Protestants who are pro-life have the strongest sense of White identity and the hardest racial views whereas White atheists are on the opposite end of the spectrum.
It is no surprise that Christian nationalism resonates with White evangelical Protestants:
If you are walled off from society inside the cul-de-sac of White Nationalism where the delusion prevails that Christcucks are the antiracists and atheism or paganism is the only way out, you would never know that the trends among White atheists have gotten worse over the past decade. They have gotten far worse on race.
This should be obvious to anyone who remembers Charlottesville.
The White leftist atheist who joined Antifa who doxxed you, got you fired from your job or hit you with bike lock in the face in Berkeley is rapidly moving in the opposite direction. These people are far more hostile to you than ANYONE ELSE in the entire country. This includes non-Whites who aren’t even as far gone as these people.
Look at Portland. It is an overwhelmingly White city that was plunged into years of chaos by legions of violent and militant urban White leftist atheists. Nothing remotely like that happened in White evangelical Protestant states like Alabama or Mississippi because it was an uprising among those people. It was something we watched on television.
I don’t know what else to say. If you believe that race is the only thing that matters, you have a massive blindspot. You can’t even see who values their race, who is concerned about the decline of their race and who is hostile to their own race. Your hostility to Christianity blinds you to the fact that the overwhelming majority of White people who do value their race and oppose changing racial demographics and negative cultural trends are Christians. You are traveling down a road to nowhere and pursuing a “strategy” that is utterly self defeating. You are creating an internet ghetto that is a safe space for the 2% to 3% of Far Right atheists who are receptive to your views. Instead of doing that, you should knock it off with the anti-Christian Reddit posting, exit the cul-de-sac and work with the Christians who as whole have far better politics than your fellow infidels.
The only way that we are ever going to go anywhere is to persuade White Christian Republicans to come around and drop their antiracism and conservative liberalism. We’re finally having some success in this. The message is finally breaking through after falling on deaf ears for decades.
Note: One last thing before I go … White evangelical Protestants and MAGA voters are already Republicans. They are already going to vote for Republicans. No op is needed to persuade them do so. The question is whether MAGA can take another step forward like the Tea Party evolved into MAGA.