I don’t have any objection to Greg Johnson’s definition of White Nationalism because he places race and culture on an equal footing and recognizes the importance of both to nationalism.
“This is precisely the path America followed to its Civil War. In the South, the states believed they retained sovereignty and had the power to nullify federal laws they regarded as unconstitutional. In the North, the federal government, specifically the federal judiciary, claimed to be the highest authority on the interpretation of law. This conflict could not be solved within the existing constitutional framework, so the South seceded and the North went to war to stop them.
Why would anyone create such an unstable “federal” hybrid? Short-sightedness and anti-intellectualism can’t be ruled out. Most politicians are more concerned with pleasing people than with intellectual consistency. Americans especially have a tendency to avoid tough decisions and force future generations to pay the price. For what it is worth, though, the anti-federalists feared that the new Constitution was merely the first step by which predominantly northern and mercantile elites would create a consolidated, imperial state. It turns out they were right. The process of consolidation was completed by Abraham Lincoln, to the ruin of Constitution and Confederacy alike. The lesson is that sometimes, sovereign states enter empires voluntarily, often deceived as much by their own hopes as the imperialists’ guile. Force comes into play only when they want to leave. …”
I admit to being triggered by the word “Union.”
We have become a “more perfect Union” over time.
I associate it with John Brown and Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln and the Gettysburg Address, Antietam, the Reconstruction era, the expansion of the American Empire and its endless imperial wars, a despotic anti-White consolidated government, the Brown and Loving decisions, MLK and the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Immigration Act of 1965, the Voting Rights Act and most recently with Obergefell and Dark Brandon angrily screaming and banging his fists about his war for “the Soul of America.”
White Unionism is based on racial nationalism and federalism. In other words, this is simply the United States and it failed for a variety of reasons. We have racial nationalism to thank for the Jewish Question because anyone from Poland or Russia who could step off a boat in New York and pass as White was allowed in and became a full American citizen. The glue of racial nationalism which held the country together was also extremely weak. It worked for a time when Americans were tempered by the experience of dealing with raw Indians on the frontier, but later generations had no experience with that and the waves of European immigrants that came in had no connection to the American past.
The biggest reason the project failed though is because American elites simply moved on with the times and lost interest in the original ideal of preserving a White Republic. Liberalism became the fashionable new elite ideology in the early 19th century and began to steadily displace republicanism and racial nationalism and finally Christianity. American elites spent the late 19th and the entire 20th century embracing fad after fad which arrived from Europe. So many fads accumulated over time like barnacles that what is called “liberalism” in our times has become nearly unrecognizable.
The history of the United States is how a White Union would play out. The elites of such a global superstate would eventually lose interest in racial nationalism like New England’s elites in the 19th century and fall for some other fad, but the constitutional structure of the superstate would remain in place. The elites would then violently turn on and repress populations who cling to the original idea. This is why the South has been through at least three distinct Reconstruction periods.
How it started:
How it ended: