Republicans still don’t know how to talk about race, identity and nation. Which is a problem, because, as an article in Axios recently bragged, “The single biggest threat to Republicans’ long-term viability is demographics”. [The GOP’s demographic decay, by Jim VandeHei and Mike Allen, July 18, 2019]
The repeating pattern: a Republican 1) says something 2) is accused of racial insensitivity 3) immediately grovels and offers concessions. The Republican base gets demoralized, the Cultural Marxist Left is emboldened, and the Overton Window shifts in the wrong direction.
The solution is simple. But it requires a modicum of courage—one person with influence explicitly defending the right of Americans as Americans to defend their interests. For years, American leaders, including supposed “conservatives,” have been saying that anyone who believes in certain “ideas” is an American. Not surprisingly, current American political leaders are taking this to its logical conclusion and saying that America belongs to everyone in the world—not its citizens. As Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently declared, the country “belongs to everyone.”
But it doesn’t. It belongs to American citizens. And if American citizens can’t stake an exclusive claim to their own country, then they must admit they simply don’t have one anymore. And if that is the case, whites, like every other group, should collectively organize for their interests in this continental shopping mall masquerading as a nation-state.
Civic nationalists who didn’t want to give up on America fought for Donald Trump in 2016. He broke with the usual pattern of defensiveness—he didn’t back down when accused of racism. This simple defiance won him an early following best described as fanatical—memes calling him “God-Emperor” or the “Unstumpable” derived from his defiance of political correctness. Finally, there was someone with a platform whom JournoFa couldn’t control, and who didn’t collapse when journalists called him names.
One would think that Trump’s annihilation of the Republican field and subsequent victory in the general election would show the GOP that this was the way forward. But instead, Conservatism Inc. worked with the Main Stream Media to actually increase repression within the movement after President Trump’s victory. The Silicon Valley purges of Dissident Right and even “Alt Lite” personalities removed the financial and institutional basis for what could have been a new nationalist movement.
Donald Trump wrote in Art of the Comeback back in 1997 that he was “screwing people against the wall” who had betrayed him when he was down. Unfortunately, he doesn’t operate that way in politics. Most of President Trump’s top aides and White House officials opposed him during the primaries and those few who did support him were fired in response to MSM wailing. Not surprisingly, President Trump’s campaign promises have gone unfulfilled. [Trump has not built a single mile of new border fence after 30 months in office, by Anna Giaritelli, Washington Examiner, July 20, 2019]
But even President Trump’s so-called “extreme” statements don’t really express nationalist sentiments. Recently, he inspired calls of “send her back” directed at Ilhan Omar after he criticized her at a recent rally. President Trump disavowed his supporters, and then, later, disavowed the disavowal.
Trump accuses “The Squad,” the group of progressive, non-white congresswomen including Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley, and Rashida Tlaib of being “racist.”
The “Squad” is a very Racist group of troublemakers who are young, inexperienced, and not very smart. They are pulling the once great Democrat Party far left, and were against humanitarian aid at the Border…And are now against ICE and Homeland Security. So bad for our Country!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 22, 2019
Israel provides a model for how an intelligent people should govern itself, and that we should be imitating Israeli policies with regards to immigration.
Democrats are the “real racists” or Antifa are the “real fascists.” It’s intellectually dishonest—antifa are not “Nazis,” they are just variegated Communists or Anarchists. Can’t we just call them Communists and leave it at that?
America was a majority-white nation created by Anglo settlers, built upon English legal customs and institutions, and speaking the English language. If it ceases to be these things, it ceases to be America.
Before the coming of the Pilgrim Fathers and the settlers at Jamestown, “America” did not exist as anything more than a geographic expression.
This is also why “Native Americans” is a nonsensical expression. It’s also something of an insult not just to Americans but to indigenous people who, until granted citizenship as recently as in 1924, were members of their own nations with their own histories, identities, and traditions.
If America is simply open to everyone in the entire world, it’s not anything. Yet this is what both the “right”:
Let me just cut to the heart of the issue. These four congresswomen detest America as it exists, as it is currently constructed. They want to tear down the structure of our country. They want it to be a socialist, open-borders country.
If you, as Donald Trump said, want to destroy your country with open borders, you cannot say you love your country. If you attack border agents the way that Ocasio-Cortez has, it means you have a deep-seated hatred of the nation as it exists. That’s why you want to erase its borders, fundamentally transform the country, and in the process it doesn’t matter if American citizens lose their jobs, lose their homes, lose their livelihoods, lose their health coverage, and lose their very lives.” [Emphasis added]
It’s possible to love your country and want to change its political or economic system. That’s what our Founding Fathers did. However, if you want to change the actual population of the country, that’s as pure a definition of treason as could exist. That’s facilitating an invasion. It defeats the very point of having a country.
That’s why the response to charges of racism against immigration patriots needs to be the counter-charge of treason.