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Frequently Asked Questions, Part 1

Walter Crane, “Freedom”

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French translation here

Counter-Currents/North American New Right will celebrate its second anniversary on Monday, June 11. We have been around long enough to notice certain frequently asked questions, which I will begin to answer this week. If you have other questions that you think should be added to this list, please post them as comments below.

1. What is Ethnonationalism?

Ethnonationalism is the idea that every distinct ethnic group should enjoy political sovereignty and an ethnically homogeneous homeland or homelands. The opposing view is multiculturalism, which holds that multiple ethnic groups should share the same homelands and governments.

Unfortunately, ethnic, racial, and cultural diversity inevitably lead to friction, which can either wear away distinct identities or spark hatred, conflict, and violence. Therefore, the best way to ensure peace and good will among peoples and preserve human racial, cultural, and religious diversity is to give each distinct group a homeland where it can live and develop according to its own distinct nature and destiny.

For more on this, see:

2. What is White Nationalism?

White Nationalism is a political philosophy that seeks to define national identity in racial rather than religious, cultural, or creedal terms. White Nationalism makes the most sense in the context of European colonial societies like the United States, in which older white ethnic identities have been undermined through the blending of distinct European immigrant stocks, creating an ever more blended, generic white identity.

White Nationalism also makes sense in the context of competition from other races, which tend to see themselves and whites in simple racial terms. Even whites who do not see themselves merely as whites may be forced to do so as racial conflict increases, simply because their enemies will see and treat them as generically white.

In Europe, where old national and regional identities remain robust, generic whiteness and White Nationalism, if adopted as one’s primary identity and political philosophy, would actually promote the breakdown of distinct identities and the homogenization of Europe. However, a sense of European identity can still supervene upon more compact national and regional identities.

This wider sense of European identity can actually work to preserve particular identities in two important ways. First, it can help to prevent conflict among European peoples. Second, it can help European peoples to unite in the face of non-white immigration, which is primarily organized under the banner of Islam.

For more on these topics, see:

3. What is the North American New Right, and how does it differ from the Old Right and the European New Right?

The North American New Right is a White Nationalist metapolitical movement that seeks to lay the foundations of a White Republic or republics in North America.

We differ from the Old Right, meaning Fascism and National Socialism, in that we repudiate the party politics, totalitarianism, terrorism, and genocide associated, rightly or wrongly, with the Old Right.

We differ from the European New Right insofar as our North American context forces us (1) to give greater place to biological race and other deep roots of common European identity given the breakdown of European national identities and the blending of European stocks, and (2) to put greater emphasis on the Jewish question, given the role of American Jewry in promoting anti-white policies both in the United States and in white countries world-wide.

For more detailed discussions of these issues, see:

4. What is “metapolitics”?

“Metapolitics” refers to the non-political preconditions of political change. These conditions fall into two broad categories: (1) education and (2) community organizing. Education refers to the intellectual case for a new political order and all the media by which that message is propagated. Community organizing refers to the creation of an actual, real-world community that lives according to the principles.

Basic metapolitical issues include questions of identity (who are we, and who isn’t us?), morality (what are our duties to ourselves, our race and subracial groups, and other races?), and practicality (how can we actually create the White Republic?).

For more on metapolitics, see:

5. What is the basic message, the “mantra,” of the North American New Right?

Whites are a distinct ethnic group with distinct interests. We live in a world in which there are real ethnic conflicts. It is right for whites to take our own side in these ethnic conflicts. Multicultural, multiracial societies make ethnic conflict and hatred inevitable. Ethnic conflict can best be ended by the creation of ethnically homogeneous homelands for all peoples. Thus it is an existential imperative—a matter of life and death—for whites to create or preserve ethnically homogeneous homelands.

6. What is “hegemony”?

By hegemony, we mean a kind of indirect and “soft” power propagated through culture and education that shapes the political realm by framing people’s sense of identity, morality, and political possibility. Hegemony, in short, is metapolitical power.

The aim of the metapolitical project of the North American New Right is to destroy the cultural hegemony of multiculturalism and anti-white racism and to replace them with the cultural hegemony of white pride, white self-assertion, and White Nationalism.

Because of the cultural hegemony of anti-white ideas, it really does not matter which party holds power, since their power will be used against white interests. When White Nationalist ideas attain cultural hegemony, it will not matter which party holds political power, since all of them will treat white interests as sacrosanct.

For more on hegemony, see:

7. What is the relationship of the North American New Right to political parties?

Both the Old Right and the New Right have metapolitical elements. Old Right metapolitics envisions its ideas being put into practice through a particular political party, which seeks to gain power through democratic or revolutionary means. The New Right does not tie the triumph of its ideas to the fortunes of a particular political party. Instead, we wish to secure white interests through the attainment of cultural hegemony: the transformation of consciousness and culture, such that white racial consciousness and the protection of white interests is the common sense of all political parties.

The North American New Right does not link our project to the triumph of a particular political party. Furthermore, we spend a great deal of time trying to wean people away from party politics or at least give them realistic expectations of it. We believe that the existing parties are effectively under enemy control and cannot serve as vehicles of white interests until white intellectual and cultural hegemony has been established. We believe that the Ron Paul movement is a distraction because he is philosophically opposed to White Nationalism. We believe that it is too late, and too early, for an explicitly white political party to make headway in North America.

That said, we do not wish to completely cut ourselves off from political parties, since our goal is to influence the whole cultural and political realm. But we wish to influence them, not let them influence us. We wish to draw personnel and resources away from the mainstream political parties, rather than funnel our scarce resources toward them.

The key questions that must always be borne in mind by White Nationalists who engage in politics are: “Is my political engagement aiding the system or the cause of the white race? Is my engagement drawing the political mainstream in our direction, or the white movement toward the mainstream? Is my engagement drawing resources out of the mainstream toward our cause, or is it siphoning resources out of the white cause and into the mainstream?”

If your political engagement makes the white cause poorer in money, man-hours, and open advocates for the white cause, don’t do it. You’ve been co-opted by the enemy.

Naturally, we would be delighted if, somewhere down the line, an effective political party emerged to carry our banner. But such a party is not necessary for our project and we are not depending upon it.

For more on this topic, read:

To be continued . . .

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8 Comments

  1. Jacques Vendée
    Posted June 5, 2012 at 6:58 pm | Permalink

    Excellent. Nice work. I hope that this will be widely read and appreciated.

  2. jedditeroy
    Posted June 5, 2012 at 8:37 pm | Permalink

    Ethnonationalism is the idea that every distinct ethnic group should enjoy political sovereignty and an ethnically homogeneous homeland or homelands. The opposing view is multiculturalism, which holds that multiple ethnic groups should share the same homelands and governments.

    Wrong. The opposing view is anti White privilege, which holds that Diversity should replace Whiteness in the formerly White homelands, and Whites who disagree or complain or obstruct are filthy, vile, sick, hateful, ignorant racist who will be arrested for Hate crimes. No conviction necessary, because White privilege is proof of guilt. All Whites are subject to a Bill of Attainders at the discretion of Diversity Leadership.

    • Fourmyle of Ceres
      Posted June 7, 2012 at 5:53 pm | Permalink

      jedditeroy in blockquote:

      Wrong. The opposing view is anti White privilege, which holds that Diversity should replace Whiteness in the formerly White homelands, and Whites who disagree or complain or obstruct are filthy, vile, sick, hateful, ignorant racist who will be arrested for Hate crimes. No conviction necessary, because White privilege is proof of guilt. All Whites are subject to a Bill of Attainders at the discretion of Diversity Leadership.

      A singularly important Insight, right out of the Bob Whitaker playbook. Very well done.

      It is important to draw a distinction between a philosophy, used politically as a rationalization, and the practice, used politically as tools of control. This is EXACTLY on point, and should be pretty much tattooed on the inside of the skulls of all of us for convenient reference.

      Think of the distinction between the punishment Germany paid for the NSDAP Cultural Moment. We were satisfied with Victor’s Justice, seen at the Nuremberg Tribunals. Others sought to monetize their position, and have created infinite debts owed them by Germany, through repatriations supported by the philosophy of the Holocaust. The Nuremberg Tribunals are over; reparations for “the Holocaust” will never be over.

      Multiculturalism is a philosophy that acts as the intellectual underpinnings for attacks on “White Privilege.” In turn, this leads to political practices that actively support the genocide of the White race. First, we are intellectually neutralized, by the countervailing philosophy of “multiculturalism.” Then, we are economically neutralized, by Affirmative Action. Then, we are politically neutralized, and reduced to the Dispossessed in the country we created, through genocide.

      The intellectual positions offered by the Other Side are mere rationalizations to support their political choices; they START with the genocide of the White Race, they START with desire of nullifying Western Civilization, and only then do they state their philosophical foundations, all linked to emotional responses deliberately formed by the Other Side’s linking the concepts to pictures and sound, words and music, if you will.

      The emotion formed, which is what they act upon, is one of undying hatred for all that is Good.

  3. jedditeroy
    Posted June 5, 2012 at 8:44 pm | Permalink

    Even whites who do not see themselves merely as whites may be forced to do so as racial conflict increases, simply because their enemies will see and treat them as generically white.

    That is a brilliant insight, and prophetic. Yes, liberal and moderate Whites will be treated just the same as Tea Party racists. That will become a fascinating dynamic, as they begin to realize that blacks don’t care how tolerant, open, and accepting they are, because no matter how Propositional their outlook, no matter how the celebrate Diversity and strive for Equality, they will still be White, and to the blacks, they will still be stigmatized with White privilege stereotype, which marks them as the enemy deserving eradication.

    The non racist Whites are about to be mugged by reality, and they will look to real racists to make sense of it for them. Let’s just hope it happens en masse and soon enough before free speech online is gone.

  4. Jaego Scorzne
    Posted June 6, 2012 at 11:15 am | Permalink

    So if we’re not Fascists, National Socialists – what are we? We need a name. Is New Right catchy enough? Sounds too much like Tea Party.

    • Greg Johnson
      Posted June 6, 2012 at 1:20 pm | Permalink

      I just call myself a White Nationalist, and if someone asks about the dreaded Fascists and National Socialists, I just say, “We share some of the same principles and goals, but we are New Rightists. We believe that we can attain our goals without all that nasty totalitarian stuff.” Having, perhaps, allayed some fears, I then focus on the substantive issues.

  5. jedditeroy
    Posted June 6, 2012 at 3:59 pm | Permalink

    Enoch Powell’s Centenary is on June 16. He was White and spoke like he meant it.

  6. jed fan
    Posted June 6, 2012 at 6:31 pm | Permalink

    You are making the case for a self conscious revival of White privilege, and you make it well.

    If you would draw attention to the hateful and violent usage of accusations of “White privilege,” and what it means practically and material when they say it “must be undone,” you could draw attention to yourself and the North America New Right. You should critique them with all your might.

    As our dispossession, disprivileging, and suffering all grow in intensity, the White community’s tolerance for the anti White privilege message will diminish to the point where outraged voices can gain traction. Just make sure yours is heard.

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