I was thinking about this at the Amren conference.
I was sitting at our table, watching the speeches and for some reason this dichotomy that I had seen somewhere on the internet kept popping into my head. It occurred to me that I was surrounded by BadWhites who are defined by their rejection of “mainstream” liberal values and narratives.
The conference wasn’t about race realism or “white supremacy” so much as it was a gathering point / refuge for BadWhites who question all the stupid dogmas of the GoodWhites on race and sex and a long list of divisive issues. The GoodWhites, of course, were vigilantly protesting outside, posting angry tweets on Twitter, taking notes, releasing doxes and preparing harassment campaigns to punish anyone inside the building who dared to deviate from their cultural orthodoxy. This cultural and ideological divide between GoodWhites and BadWhites was on display in all of the speeches and the conversations that I had and what I was seeing unfolding on Twitter with the reinstatement of banned accounts. If we are being honest with ourselves, we represent a swath of our race with a distinct point of view.
Ruuben Kaalep, for example, talked about how the Estonian Constitution had created a homeland for Estonians. He defined his own identity in relation to other living Estonians, past and future generations of Estonians and to the land that is Estonia. He obviously takes pride in being Estonian and European. This was resonating with me as a BadWhite nationalist. I have a similar traditionalist worldview and values. It got me thinking about how the GoodWhites who were on Twitter who were furious about Elon Musk reinstating Donald Trump’s account completely reject our sense of identity, worldview and values. In their view, the only justification for a place like Estonia continuing to exist in the world is uplifting marginalized and oppressed Black and Brown Estonians who can hopefully replace the native stock or sticking it to Russia which they associate with all sorts of things they dislike both at home and abroad.
During the conference, I met an attendee from Wisconsin and we got to talking about all the various religious, cultural, ethnic and ideological divisions in his state which was settled mostly by Yankees and Germans. Wisconsin is one of the whitest states in the country. The exit polls show that the Wisconsin electorate was 88% White in the 2022 midterms. And yet, Wisconsin is the most bitterly polarized state in the country. It narrowly reelected both its Democrat governor and Republican senator. Madison in Dane County, WI has a national reputation for being a GoodWhite stronghold. Blacks in Milwaukee and GoodWhites in Madison and the Milwaukee suburbs are the Democratic axis in Wisconsin.
The Wisconsin exit polls capture the difficulty in trying to describe this divide: White women, unmarried women, people who live in cities, college graduates and people who live in college towns like Madison were all more likely to vote Democratic. Liberals overwhelmingly voted Democrat. The NBC exit poll didn’t ask about religion, but it is safe to assume that political ideology is strongly correlated with religiosity in Wisconsin as it is everywhere else. There are GoodWhites who live in rural Wisconsin and who don’t have college degrees though. There are BadWhites with college degrees and professional class jobs. There are BadWhites who are unmarried women and GoodWhites who are married men. PMCs tend to be GoodWhites who donate heavily to the Democratic Party, but there are plenty of exceptions. It is values and mindset and attitudes toward their own race that separate GoodWhites and BadWhites. GoodWhites have a negative “woke” sense of White identity. BadWhites have a positive sense of White identity. The former support the Great Replacement and anti-White “racial justice” policies. The latter oppose them due to their lack of racial guilt and orientation toward the interests of other races.
At some point, the conversation turned to these John Steuart Curry paintings of Bleeding Kansas, the Civil War and Jim Crow era, which captures the GoodWhite vs. BadWhite divide which has always existed. The second one “Freeing of the Slaves” is on display at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Ask a Southerner.
GoodWhites worshipping blacks is nothing new.
Is it everyone who lives in the North? Of course not. These people with their White savior complex have always been present there though as well as here although to a much lesser degree. They exist in other countries too.
This is a Democratic cartoon from the Civil War.
Back then, GoodWhites were Republicans and BadWhites were Democrats. In the Lincoln-Douglas debates, Lincoln had to pretend that he was opposed to abolishing slavery and flooding Illinois with free blacks because of the politics of his state which were settled by different groups. He lost to Douglas.
I don’t remember who it was who said it.
I believe it was Jared Taylor though who compared GoodWhites to drug addicts whose entire sense of identity is based on feeling better and morally superior to other White people. I can imagine John Steuart Curry getting dopamine hit after dopamine hit as he created these paintings.
Norman Rockwell’s “The Problem We All Live With” (1964) is another example of how GoodWhites have always centered blacks and their problems and interests while denouncing and disassociating themselves from their own race. Wokeism is only the culmination of a mindset that has always existed. It was the same spirit that animated abolition and Reconstruction and later integration and affirmative action.
Future historians will interpret this yard sign as belonging to this tradition: it is simultaneously a virtue signal, a scold and a moral judgment – informed by the peculiar GoodWhite ideology, values and mindset – that is being passed on other people who live in the community.