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American Supremacism

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Author’s Note:

The following short excerpt is from a forthcoming essay titled ‘How the Irish Became White’, which makes an ethnonationalist critique of the ‘whiteness historians’ (Ignatiev, Roedeger, Allen, etc.) and their treatment of Irish-America.

The God-given supremacy of America’s New World values (steeped in the Puritan heritage of New England and the Protestant dominion of Anglo-Saxonism) were at one time expressed in racial terms. But this was not always the case. Long before modern biology, the English colonists saw themselves as a chosen people, superior to those they encountered in North America. Thus it was that the 19th-century Indian doomed by the laws of evolution was the same Indian condemned in the 17th-century as a savage incapable of Protestant redemption. The American sense of superiority (its supremacism) has, as such, assumed different forms historically. It was initially expressed in civilizational, and especially Protestant religious terms, then later political/republican, then again, in the second half of the 19th century, Darwinian, and finally, today, military, financial, and hyperreal ideological ones. Supremacism is arguably inbuilt to the idea of America.

Since 1945, the older racial expressions of American supremacism have been systematically replaced by non-racial ones, whose color-blind market view of the world better serves the postwar Reign of Quantity that is America’s New World Order. Claiming ‘there is no alternative’ to it, this supremacist system now terrorizes the world with what Vladimir Putin calls its ‘bomb and rocket democracy’. It also terrorizes those whose ancestors created and settled the United States, for the cultural/genetic heritage of ‘the historic American nation’ no longer accords with the system’s one-world ambitions. As Herman Melville said of America, ‘we are not a nation, so much as a world’ – a world, beyond time and history, whose anti-traditional ‘empire of liberty’ resists all that is rooted and ordered. (See D. H. Lawrence, Studies in Classic American Literature [1923]).

American supremacism is thus no longer about Anglo-Saxon racial pride (or arrogance or white superiority of any kind), but about the supremacy of its own self-interests – of its particular system, its Creed, and, above all, its geo-economic investments.

The aspirations of this world-destroying system, opposing  all historical or organic forms of community, hierarchy, and spirit, are especially apparent in its capitalist worldview – hostile to anything that might impede its globalist alienations – such as authority and sovereignty, and more specifically traditional (pre-Vatican II) Christianity, blood-based communities, and those racially-conscious Anglo-European identities that went into America’s creation.

What at one time, then, was a racially expressed supremacism (i.e., ‘white supremacy’) – bearing the mantle of ‘Anglo-Saxonism’ or ‘Americanism’ or ‘Manifest Destiny’ — has since been transformed by the system into a money-driven, anti-racist supremacism, buttressed by democratic and human rights opposing everything, high and low, that might impede the endless, senseless circulations of capital vital to its world-market empire. (See Colin Kidd, The Forging of Races: Race and Scripture in the Protestant Atlantic World, 1600-2000 [2006]; Carla Pestana, Protestant Empire: Religion and the Making of the British Atlantic World [2009]; William Engdahl, A Century of War: Anglo-American Oil Politics and the New World Order [2004].)

In contrast to the supremacists of ‘Calvin’s gang’, Ireland’s pre-modern exiles – ensconced in urban villages centered spiritually on the Catholic church, and, civilly, on the parallel societies (schools, hospitals, charities, saving banks, newspapers, etc.) constituting their counter-hegemony to the purely instrumentalist and relativist values of the WASPs’ pluralistic Gesellschaft – created another America in which family, parish, union, and flag, rather than wealth and self-realization, were the high marks of American citizenship. (See Lawrence McCaffrey, The Irish Catholic Diaspora in America [1997]; Denis Clark, Erin’s Heirs: Irish Bonds of Community [1991].)

Considered a ‘creeping fascism’, resistant to the state’s social-engineering schemes, Irish America has been a horror not just to ‘Marxists’ like Ignatiev, but to the Big State progressives who took the helm under Franklin Roosevelt. For this ethnic, urban America shared the Catholic corporatist traditions of interwar Europe: of de Valera’s Free State, Franco’s Spain, Mussolini’s Italy, Germany, and other continental, largely Catholic and Orthodox peoples rejecting the Anglo-Saxon model of liberal capitalist ‘civilization’. (See my introduction to the 2011 edition of F. P. Yockey’s The Proclamation of London.)

Thus it was that after 1945, the Authoritarian Personality, the Slaughter of the Cities, and suburbanization were introduced by American planners to break up and disperse the urban Catholic communities opposing the Judeo-WASP designs of the New Deal/War Deal state (whose coalition of interests had converged in opposition to America First). (See E. Michael Jones, The Slaughter of Cities: Urban Renewal As Ethnic Cleansing [2004]; Christopher Shannon, A World Made Safe for Differences [2001].)

 

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13 Comments

  1. Franklin Ryckaert
    Posted September 13, 2012 at 3:05 am | Permalink

    I think that what you just described is the hi-jacking of Anglo-Saxon supremacism by JEWISH supremacism. Unsurprisingly this form of supremacism is not only purely economic in character but in its “anti-racism” essentially anti-White if not anti-Anglo-Saxon itself.

  2. who+dares+wings
    Posted September 13, 2012 at 8:04 am | Permalink

    If this preview is any indication we’re in for a terspichorian tour de force from Michael O’Meara when it comes to dancing around the JQ.

  3. Posted September 13, 2012 at 10:29 am | Permalink

    @ Franklin Ryckaert
 & who+dares+wings

    I think you both are missing O’Meara’s main point. While in other writings he recognizes that there is a Jewish Problem, O’Meara seems to be talking about what I call the “One Ring” that has “scourged the Shire” in America. To quote Tom Sunic’s words from his most recent TOO article, “Capitalism” is “the main enemy of the peoples of Europe”.

  4. who+dares+wings
    Posted September 13, 2012 at 11:06 am | Permalink

    “From the 1880s the United States had been ruled from behind the scenes by a plutocracy supported by the fortunes of the great American pioneering families – Rockefeller, Carnegie, Vanderbilt, Mellon, Duke, Whitney, Ford, Du Pont, etc – a power constellation with J.P. Morgan as its banking center. This “Eastern Establishment” is described by Quigley as “high Episcopalian, Anglophile, internationalist, Ivy League, and European-culture-conscious”, and was matched with a similar establishment on the other side of the Atlantic with Montagu Norman as its banking head. The two worked closely together and came to be known as the “Anglo- American Establishment.

    Quigley tells us of the

    ‘decline of J.P. Morgan itself from its deeply anonymous status as a partnership (founded in 1861) to its transformation into an incorporated public company in 1940 to its final disappearance by absorption into its chief banking subsidiary, the Guaranty Trust Company, in 1959′.

    Quigley says that the less obvious implication of the shift in Wall Street was the realization by the Morgan group that it no longer had the votes on the Board of Trustees of Columbia University to nominate a successor to Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler, the retiring president. In a word, the control of American higher education had quietly been taken out of the hands of America’s great pioneering families, described by Quigley as “high Episcopalian, Anglophile and European-culture-conscious” – a studiously discreet way of saying that they were not Jewish.

    Wall Street fell into the hands of the international financiers like a ripe plum, their real battle having been fought and won in the realm of parliamentary politics by methods which are still standard practice in the Western world; these include the financing of party politics, the manipulation of public opinion through the medium of newspapers, radio, the cinema, the book trade, etc, plus the penetration, financing and manipulation of trade union movements.

    This was a take-over exercise in which America’s emerging secret rulers could draw on centuries of accumulated expertise and experience as a nation struggling to survive in dispersion.”

    Ivor benson THIS AGE OF CONFLICT http://www.israelect.com/ChurchOfTrueIsrael/taoc/t-a-of-c.html

  5. guiscard
    Posted September 13, 2012 at 4:17 pm | Permalink

    ‘International’ Finance has walked hand in hand with the Elite class for a long time. This kind of corruption (by wealth) is practically impossible to resist. What’s really changed is that like ‘Akenhaten’, they have begun to replace our old Gods, only this time more carefully. In place of traditional Euro-archetypes, we get strange hybrids. Loki=Adam Sandler, Apollo=George Bush Jr, Baccus=Ron Jeremy, Jesus=Justin Bieber, Odin=Hillary, Mary=Lady Gaga, Odysseus=Mark Zuckerburg, Achilles = Lebron etc
    And it all gets ported to the rest of the world.

    America of course was the perfect breeding ground with its Euro-emancipation principles, Information Age, right to pursue Entertainment etc. God help anyone trying to break this current nexus.

  6. UFASP
    Posted September 13, 2012 at 10:02 pm | Permalink

    It’s interesting that he references E. Michael Jones’ colossal book. He sees everything through a Catholic, theological perspective rather than through a racial perspective. But he’s still a very interesting guy who’s not afraid to tackle the “J” question. The Slaughter of Cities is really the untold story of post-WWII America. I have a hard time believing that that book won’t be viewed as some cornerstone of white history if white civilization survives and revives.

    • Michael O'Meara
      Posted September 13, 2012 at 11:15 pm | Permalink

      Or maybe I took a racial perspective and made it into an Irish-Catholic theological perspective. But even admitting that, it’s still not entirely true.

      I also admire Jones’ book. I think it is one of the few truly great works produced — let’s say — by the anti-system thinkers of recent decades.

      • UFASP
        Posted September 14, 2012 at 8:33 pm | Permalink

        Sorry, Mr. O’Meara. I didn’t intend to come off as some presumptuous poster that was putting words into your mouth. I guess by “rather than through a racial perspective” I had in mind *what seems to me* to be the vast majority of people who are compelled to visit sites like this one.

        But growing up in the late 1980s and 1990s in Houston I was always perplexed by the housing patterns and no one ever gave me a good answer. Thankfully, someone got around to it.

  7. Michael O'Meara
    Posted September 14, 2012 at 8:58 pm | Permalink

    UFASF,

    No offense taken. I was pleased that someone had commented on the Catholic aspect of the piece.

    Another take on religion is my: ‘Only a God Can Save Us’, archived here at C-C.

  8. Posted September 14, 2012 at 9:00 pm | Permalink

    Excellent, I’m looking forward to this one.

    But, you’re on a hiding to nothing, just like the WN movement in general. American’s hate hierarchy with a vengeance, and any sort of limitation on their ever expanding self-esteem with their correlated systems of rights and so called “values”.

    Still, it’s always the best to go down fighting.

  9. unperson
    Posted September 15, 2012 at 10:57 am | Permalink

    The poor economy is due to structural issues related to 1) the governmental structure of the USA, combined with the highly heterogeneous makeup of its populace. 2) this gov’t structure was designed over 200 years ago to weaken democracy and thereby keep the majority from using the gov’t against the rich. This weakening of democracy was based on the principle of ‘divide et impera,’ meaning divide and rule by increasing the number of factions within voting districts and thereby decreasing voter unity and common interests. Fewer common interests means less ability to elect and hold accountable political representatives, meaning that the rich had more control of the gov’t and the people less.
    Over the last 200 years, the nation has grown hugely and thereby vastly increasing factions. The real death knell was sounded in 1964 with the civil rights ‘movement.’ The civil rights movement was in reality a second coup by the rich, to go along with the first coup, which happened in the 1790s, when the rich illegally installed our current undemocratic constitution. The civil rights movement was a coup based on the generation of a fauxLeft subculture that sprang out of academia and political activism. This fauxLeft subculture was started by the rich via their nonprofit foundations almost 100 years ago. The nonprofit foundations funded by plutocrats engendered a fauxLeft subculture based on social issues and plurality by funding academics and activists that espoused such principles. The funding started at elite universities. Over the next few decades the fauxLeft grew and developed principles based on a minority-race based perspective that espoused racial integration and other race-based laws instead of a more money-based Labor vs Capital leftism, which was the traditional leftism–a leftism that the Rich feared.
    Thus over the next few decades Leftism became more about racial integration and minority rights, at least for those people graduating from the elite schools. Of course it was these people who went on to fill the judgeships etc at the supreme court and seats in congress. These people were molded ideologically in their youth at these elite colleges so that when they were in power they would subvert traditional Labor vs Capital Leftism and in place put race-based fauxLeftism, plurality-based FauxLeftism.
    1970 was when the fauxLeftist platform really started to go into effect with school busing etc. This racial integration movement, started by the plutocrats decades earlier, resulted in an explosion of new factions created in schools, workplaces, neighborhoods etc. With this increase in new factions, voter unity decreased even more.
    Then, as Capital was able to increase its control of the gov’t even more because of the decreased voter unity, we began to see far more mass immigration of nonwhites, bringing even more factions, etc.
    3) now, we have Capital hollowing out the middle class via mass outsourcing of manufacturing, and now white collar work and insourcing of blue collar work via mass immigration.
    4) Capital acts as a predator/parasite species. This is all best seen through an ecological lens. Capital, a predator/parasite is in the process of depleting the American middle class of social and financial capital. This is all based on a lack of control over the government by the voters due to greatly increased factions in the electorate. And conversely, there is a greatly increased control over the gov’t by the rich, the upper class, i.e., Capital.
    Once america has been stripped out its middle class wealth, like any predator/parasite species, Capital will move on to fresh prey in other nations.

  10. Sean
    Posted September 19, 2012 at 12:40 pm | Permalink

    This article by Andrew Coyne which graced the front page of the National Post today shows that even Canadians are not immune to this kind of supremacist thinking. This piece can only be seen as either monumentally arrogant (and deceptive), or outright deluded.

    His whole argument boils down to “they hate us because we’re good”.

    http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2012/09/14/andrew-coyne-early-days-to-be-pointing-fingers-at-obama-and-america/

    “It is a mistake to suppose that hatred of America must have some rational cause, any more than other prejudices… It exists because America exists, and if America did not exist it would attach itself to something else.

    Hatred of America is a form of self-hatred, the fruit of frustration and despair in the Muslim world at their relative decline. And not only in the Muslim world. Anti-Americanism will always be with us so long as people need a bogeyman on which to hang the evils of the world. It speaks to all that is small and envious and insecure in us, and unfortunately that, too, is a constant.”

    Replace America and anti-Americanism with Jews and anti-Semitism, and it all sounds awfully familiar.

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