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The Ukraine Crisis:
Taking Our Own Side

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Greek translation here

My attempt to set out a consistent ethnonationalist position on the Ukraine crisis has provoked a good deal of debate.

The situation in Ukraine clearly illustrates that even very closely related peoples — Russians and Ukrainians — can be so divided by language and history that they are willing to shed one another’s blood. When such conditions arise, the most pragmatic and humane solution is the Czech and Slovak model of amicable divorce and partition, as opposed to the Yugoslav model of arriving at the same result through bloody warfare and ethnic cleansing.

Thus, I am all for Ukrainian nationalists who seek to chart an independent course for their nation. I understand their distrust of Russia and their desire to rid themselves of Viktor Yanukovych, and I hope they will also reject the US/EU/NATO as a false alternative. Ukrainian White Nationalists understand this already, and I hope they will convince more of their compatriots.

But according to the same ethnonationalist principles, I also think that it makes sense for the Crimea to leave Ukraine and re-join Russia. I think that it might make sense for the Eastern part of Ukraine to move in that direction as well. It makes far more sense for Russia to rule Crimea (in spite of its Ukrainian and Tatar minorities) than Chechnya and Dagestan.

I also made it clear that, although Vladimir Putin is my sentimental favorite in any clash between Russia and the US, he is no friend of ethnonationalism in Russia or anywhere else. Furthermore, the Ukraine crisis does not present an either/or choice between Russia and the West, because there are actual ethnonationalists in Ukraine — namely Svoboda and Right Sector — who seek a nationalist third way between American and Russian domination. White Nationalists should be on the side of Svoboda, Right Sector, and an independent Ukraine. Because national self-determination is what we want for all peoples.

Neither Right Sector nor Svoboda is perfect, but if Western White Nationalists are willing to overlook the fact that Putin jails Russian White Nationalists for “hate” and claims to be fighting against “fascism” and anti-Semitism in Ukraine, then I feel entitled to be somewhat indulgent of the comparatively minor gaffes of Ukrainian White Nationalists.

Both Svoboda and Right Sector, for instance, support maintaining Ukraine’s current borders. Both also support banning Russian as an official language of Ukraine. This seems rather “petty nationalistic” to me. But the rank and file supporters of even the most enlightened European nationalist parties include many individuals wedded to the worst petty nationalist outcomes. However, if I wanted to promote the partition of Ukraine on ethnic and linguistic lines, but could not say so, for fear of losing the support of petty nationalists, I might support similar measures — which do no real harm, but are highly symbolically potent — to heighten tensions, polarize the population, and hasten ethnic separation. And these entirely predictable consequences seem to be playing themselves out.

The principal disagreements with my position are the following.

First, it is claimed that Svoboda and Right Sector are in bed with, or even controlled by, “the Jews.” Astonishingly, the very same people who raise this objection have “no comment” about the fact the Putin enjoys cordial relations with Russia’s Jewish community, has prominently placed Jews in his government, and claims to be fighting against Ukrainian anti-Semitism. Why, then, is Putin not controlled by “the Jews” as well?

In fact, there are Jews on both sides of this conflict, as there are in every conflict, which is really what Jewish hegemony means: no matter what the outcome, they are always poised to profit. This does not mean that Jewish influence is benign, that we should ignore it, or that we should not be suspicious of politicians who associate with Jews. But it does mean that, by itself, the involvement of Jews proves nothing about the other agents in play or the likely outcome.

The news is not that a Jew heads the interim government in Kiev. The news is not that a Jewish oligarch has been appointed a governor in Ukraine. The news that that Svoboda — one of the most radical nationalist parties in Europe, which includes National Socialist, New Right, Traditionalist, and Jew-wise elements — is also in the new government. The news is that Svoboda and Right Sector members took to the streets, risked life and limb, and were instrumental to bringing down the Yanukovych government. Western White Nationalists should be applauding our Ukrainian cousins for their courage and commitment — and asking ourselves what we can learn from them — not picking nits, straining gnats, and swallowing Putin.

Second, it is objected that Russia is the only power capable of countering US-dominated globalization, thus we must support Russia in this crisis, lest she fail and with her the last best hope for European man. Where to begin?

1. Russia is not the only power capable of countering the American drive to unipolar hegemony. Don’t count out China and India.

2. Russia will not disappear if she loses this round. Besides, Russia may have lost Yanukovych, but she looks like she is winning in Crimea, and Eastern Ukraine may also join her.

3. White Nationalists are the most disdained and powerless people on the planet (except in Ukraine, where they have ministers in the interim government). Our sympathies toward Russia, good or ill, have no power to affect the outcome of this crisis.

My eyes glaze over at sports analogies, but the psychologies of political partisanship and sports fandom are very similar. Both involve individuals imaginatively identifying themselves with a team. Once this identification is established, fans believe that simply by rooting for their team — even in their own living rooms — they can influence the outcome of the game. It is an essentially magical form of causality. Fans also feel the pride of victory and the dejection of defeat as if they were members of the team, rather than just passive spectators. Too much political commentary fits this description. Ardent partisans feel that the fate of nations hinges on the opinions of powerless people on the other side of the planet. So you’d better hold the right opinion.

But, given that White Nationalists are pretty much powerless (outside Ukraine, that is), what is the purpose of political commentary at all? I am not writing this because I think I can affect the outcome of the Ukraine crisis. I am writing this because, although White Nationalists do not have the advantage of money or political power, we do have the power of the ethnonationalist idea, an idea whose truth and relevance is demonstrated by the Ukraine crisis.

If White Nationalists can offer more credible analyses and solutions to political crises than the powers that be, that may well change the world. In any case, better ideas are the only advantage we have today, and it seems silly to throw that advantage away in favor of the swooning, delusional sycophancy of those who treat Vladimir Putin as the Second Coming of Jesus, Hitler, or the Beatles.

4. The more I know about Russia, the more I think that she is not an alternative to globalization, but just another form of globalization.

The United States is a menace to the world because it has become an imperialistic proposition nation with a messianic mission to impose the universal good of liberal democracy and decadent crap culture on the rest of the world. Of course, these ideals are only trotted out when they serve the interests of our ruling Jewish and plutocratic elite.

Both inside and outside Russia, there are ideologues who wish to cast her as a socially conservative version of the imperialistic proposition nation, whose messianic mission entitles her to meddle with her neighbors whenever it serves the interests of her ruling elite. This concept of Russian identity has deep historical roots, and it is just as menacing to genuine ethnic self-determination as Americanism.

For a White Nationalist, ethnic identity and ethnic self-determination trump social conservatism. We prefer liberal Sweden to “conservative” Uganda. We prefer that sovereign peoples work out their own problems rather than have solutions imposed upon them. We want nothing of universal proposition empires, liberal or conservative. We want the ethnic core populations of both the United States and Russia to free themselves of these self-conceptions, which are a menace to their own ethnic interests as well as those of their neighbors.

Third, it is claimed that Svoboda and Right Sector should be discounted — that in the end the only real choice is between the US and Russia — and that, in effect, all efforts to build a nationalist alternative are wasted. Indeed, even sympathy with attempts to build a nationalist alternative is wasted.

Such views from White Nationalists are, frankly, surprising. Do they think that all attempts to create a nationalist alternative are futile? Or is the futility confined just to Ukraine? If it is the former, then why not just pack it in? If the latter, then what are we to make of the fact that nationalists are significantly more successful in Ukraine than in any other white countries?

There is a false certitude in these dismissals of Ukrainian nationalists. Some people just know that Ukraine will fall into the clutches of the EU and NATO. Some people are certain that Putin is unfolding some grand master plan. Such views underestimate the role of contingency and the unexpected in history. A lot can happen in Ukraine between now and the May 25th elections. And haven’t we learned that the outcomes of presidential elections can easily be reversed in Ukraine? As for Putin, he is just gambling, but he has a good poker face and knows how to project certitude and momentum. Given his opponents, he will probably win in Crimea.

The idea that we have to choose between Russia and the US, lest our “vote” be wasted, is the same argument that maintains the Democrat vs. Republican hegemony in the United States. And since there are no fundamental differences between the parties, that means that the same establishment holds on to power no matter which party wins election.

The ultimate political power is not the ability to win elections. It is the ability to frame every election so that, no matter what the outcome, the same people remain on top. Which means, for one thing, that everybody’s vote is wasted, because voting changes nothing. I call this kind of power “hegemony.”

The only way to break hegemonic power is to refuse to play a rigged game and seek instead to create alternative institutions.

From the Ukrainian nationalist point of view, both the US and Russia are threats to national sovereignty. Instead of taking one side or the other, Ukrainians need to take their own side and build a genuine alternative. That is what Svoboda and Right Sector are doing in Ukraine. It is what White Nationalists should be doing everywhere.

 

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55 Comments

  1. Louis
    Posted March 26, 2014 at 11:15 pm | Permalink

    @ Greg

    Very nice article!

    1. I think the good way to see Putin, is to regard him as a Russian Bismarck against the Bolcheviks “Westerners”.

    Indeed, he has the imperialist trends you mentionned.

    But what we have to consider is the real current global state of Russia. It is still struggling to recover from the Perestroïka and the “democratic transition” where the Jews have brought their country. With teachers coming from nowhere (Berezovski) and Khodorkovsky could become billionaires over night at 30 years.

    The Putin politics looks like much more to the Bismarck’s, because its current power comes especially from its deterrent and defensive only power . (WMD, but the most efficient surface-to-air-missile on the market as well.)

    We know that this coup was prepared from long, why? As Brezinski wrote it in the Great Chessboard, Ukrainia is crucial strategic place to counter Russia and lock it into its Asia identity and alternative.

    Crimea is one of the most important aspect of the problem, unfortunately for the unfortunate Ukrainians.

    Don’t forget that Sebastopol is the best harbour of the Black Sea, what if the USA took it over?

    It would deprive Russians of one of their best facility available to carry on their defense of Syria, and their diplomatic advances in Middle East and Egypt.

    So, I think that the annexion of Crimea, was an indispensable task to perform what the Putin job really is (in my view) a conservative geopolitical counterweight to the current decay we live in. He can’t do more.

    He must earn enough time, if no random event happens which could break the plans of the NWO, to trigger the end of the new inverted global USSR we all live and suffer in, because of its internal contradiction.

    2. What about the Svoboda, and other Ukrainian WN?

    They were simply “useful idiots” to the service of the NWO. The detonator of the crisis may have been the refusal of coming into the EU, to enter later into the “Great Transatlantic Market”.

    For which results? The IMF will come in and demand the freeze of pensions, privatizations… We have already heard the tune.

    Ukrainians have a minimum wage lesser than the Chinese’s.

    It won’t increase the lot of regular Ukrainians, on the contrary. And the entrance into the EU, will increase the contempt for Eastern Europeans, because we (I’m French) suffer from the brilliant management of the Baltic countries, which thanks to the end of frontiers, the bankers scams led to deepest misery and released their wrecks over Europa.

    All what it could result in is creating “new markets” read new places of plundering, and a new tank of slaves ready to work for great German and American multinationals for slave wages.

    It would trigger thorough division into Europa between various peoples.

    As a French, I could tell you among clever people, (although not open to the truth of the Holodomor and the Jewish Question) they are not popular at all.

    It will have a counter productive approach. Because from any point of view you take it, the Ukrainian coup was a gross manipulation, and I don’t think it is worth applauding Svoboda even and especially from the Ukrainians point of view.

    They are useful idiots from the organized Jewry, it was also mean to close ranks of global Jewry and Ukrainian’s (for a departure to the Promised Land?)

    To sum up, I don’t think people who sits hand to hand with Blackwater mercenaries and various “Westerners” spies are genuine actors of metapolitics in any way.

    The Crimea annexion was just a chess gesture after the globalist gesture, with the pawns of Svoboda.

    I deeply regret it, but metapolitics has its rules higher and much more difficult than chess politics.

    Given the current state of things, it is very difficult of applying the teachings of the New Right over Eastern European Countries with populations mixed as much, like we saw it in former Yugoslavia.

    We need to stabilise things first, and without the Putinian Russia, it is impossible to do that.

    He is hope for Europa and an exemple of political manliness, and great European peoples should inspire of him, although all its weaknesses you showed.

    3. I would be very interested by a thorough article on Putin.

    Because I would like to fully comprehend the true features of its power, and the dynamics around it, and its objective place in the global context.

    Ok, there are Jews around him. But can’t we consider as the Bismarck I tried to prove he is, he set up one kind of “modus vivendi” between not organised Jewry, but with the true masters, globalist oligarchs.

    He is taking fees from drug trafficking, from various squalid traffics (white slave traffic)…

    I ask you that, because it could help to put aside any controversy about what happens in Ukrainia and could be very informative.

    Because, I don’t think we should overestimate Putin, like you justly said, but I don’t think we should underestimate him as well.

    I have heard about a division in the Russian ruling class, between “ciloviki” (civilians) and buoyoviki (former KGB members like Putin).

    The ciloviki were headed by Medvedev and were proponent of Western-style “reforms”, and buoyiviki old-style nationalists.

    I am telling that, because I know as well that the political model of Putin was Iouri Andropov, former head of the KGB from 1967 to 1983, who saw the USSR was doomed.

    Interesting fact, he struggled against nepotism and corruption caused by the Red Mafia (headed by Jews). He became First Secretary in 1983 and was certainly murdered by oligarchs and mobsters, lest he purged all the corrupted.

    I think Putin is following his paths, and I think, given the fact Russia is forced to be defensive he sneaked brilliantly into the power by making a modus vivendi with Jews.

    Once strong enough, he could display its strength by purging Jews around him maybe, like Stalin could have.

    I am not sure, but I hope so, the Kerry Boltons of the future will write a book about “the Putin Legacy”.

    Maybe imprinted by Counter Currents?

    The Jews may be the masters of deceit, but the Russians are the masters of Chess.

  2. Bengt
    Posted March 26, 2014 at 4:38 pm | Permalink

    Very interesting interview with a Swedish nationalist serving as a volunteer in a Ukrainian right-wing paramilitary unit:

    http://www.friatider.se/swede-patrols-ukraines-streets-with-right-wing-paramilitaries

  3. Lew
    Posted March 21, 2014 at 7:38 pm | Permalink
  4. Lew
    Posted March 21, 2014 at 8:37 am | Permalink

    Western media is now acknowledging the nationalists after downplaying their presence for months while they were serving western interests in helping depose a pro-Russian government. As expected, by me anyway, the West seems to be laying the groundwork to purge and marginalize the nationalists now that they’re no longer needed. It will be interesting to see how they respond.

    http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/03/18/yes_there_are_bad_guys_in_the_ukrainian_government

  5. Lew
    Posted March 20, 2014 at 5:54 pm | Permalink
  6. reiner arischer Tor
    Posted March 20, 2014 at 5:47 pm | Permalink

    I hear Putin is worried about the situation of Russians in Estonia. Now that is a red line to me: Baltic peoples are and should stay off limits for Putin. Russians are colonists there, they should be repatriated to Russia proper. Russia itself with the neighboring areas (like Northern Kazakhstan) should be enough for Russians, they shouldn’t colonize nations like Estonia.

    • Greg Johnson
      Posted March 20, 2014 at 6:05 pm | Permalink

      If Putin were a Russian nationalist, he should be encouraging just such repatriation. After all, Russia suffers from a shrinking white population. But I suspect he is more interested in leaving these communities there as pretexts for more land grabs in the name of protecting Russian minorities.

      • Catiline
        Posted March 20, 2014 at 9:05 pm | Permalink

        Exactly. You will note that Russian minorities in the Central Asian Republics are of no concern to Putin or his pro-Russian, anti-European supporters in the West.

      • Lew
        Posted March 20, 2014 at 10:09 pm | Permalink

        I ran across these intriguing comments by a former Estonian ambassador to Russia.

        It is one thing to mount military operations against Afghan poppy growers and quite another to accept the challenge of a nuclear power with the world’s largest territory and the richest deposits of natural resources, which feels cornered in a deepening confrontation with the West and is not going to surrender its habitats without a fight.

        Moscow knows – and so does the West but it is not willing to admit it even to itself – that Western civilization in its decadence has reached the final stage of its degradation where only money and comfort count. Careerists and anglers, who are able to navigate the ship only in good weather, have risen to the top during decades of inert existence. They will lose their heads in a storm, and can only utter banalities and behave accordingly.

        Oswald Spengler in his “The Decline of the West” predicted more than correctly that money will bring down Western democracy (that is exactly what has already happened), and then the power of money will be conquered by force. Europe, fighting for the rainbow flag and gender quotas, is a complete impotent in that respect; the United States, on the other hand, when considering intervening, is thinking about moves of a broader global game and must inevitably take into account that average Americans do not have a clue where someplace called Crimea is located. Moreover, the United States is tired of the problems of the rest of the world and wants to take a rest. And we do not know whether it intends to wake up and do something if a small country like Estonia screams for help at some point.

      • reiner arischer Tor
        Posted March 21, 2014 at 6:27 am | Permalink

        To use your words, Putin is a petty nationalist. He has the Russian minorities in place in Kazakhstan and Kirghizistan, but as long as those governments are nothing but satellites to him, he doesn’t challenge them. (BTW many observers noted that his stance on the Russian minority in the Ukraine also served as a warning to his closest satellites, Belarus and Kazakhstan.) He obviously wants to rebuild the Russian Empire roughly along its most recent (1913) borders, probably excluding Poland and Finland.

        Petty nationalists have been doing that for a long time, and even collaborating with non-Whites against other Whites has a long history going back to well before the era of romantic nationalism.

    • Émile Durand
      Posted March 22, 2014 at 9:49 pm | Permalink

      Most Russians in Ukraine are also descendants of those who moved there during Soviet times. If not for them “Russian speakers” would not have been the majority in Eastern Ukraine.

  7. Lew
    Posted March 20, 2014 at 2:50 pm | Permalink

    Interestingly enough, as of the time I write this comment, it appears globalist entanglement is working to Putin’s advantage. This stuff cuts both ways. They jam Putin; Putin jams them. Despite the bellicose public rhetoric coming from the EUs representatives, reportedly there is no stomach within the EU nations for economic sanctions that will harm their business relationships with Russia, because that will cost the wrong people money.

  8. Beg2Differ
    Posted March 19, 2014 at 12:00 am | Permalink

    I respect Mr. Johnson but note that there is more common sense in the comments than the article, as so often happens. Some kind of spell has come over racialists and WNs in the past few years where they indulge endless wishful thinking over Putin. The idea of him suddenly moving to pocket Crimea is obscene, the spectacle of our kind cheering it on is too bleak for words. It’s part of UKRAINE, remember — one of the countries the USSR ate and literally wiped off the map for most of the 20th century? What are we, stupid? Where is our traditional support for a white Christian country endlessly brutalized by Jew reds through their main proxy, the USSR?

    Hellooo… Holodomor? Does that word ring a bell? Harvest of Sorrow — the real European holocaust? What in the hell gives Russia the right? Oh. The fact that Crimea is full of Russians. How did that happen? Oh. They were stationed there as commies, or moved in during the long years when Ukraine couldn’t manage to have a national life of its own between Poland, Russia and Sweden. Now that it has one for a few minutes we’re ready for it to be sliced up again?

    We’re ready for Quebec and that piece of Colorado to secede and for California to be cut in 3. Are we ready for Ukraine to be dismantled and Texas to rejoin Mexico? Come on, look how many Mexicans there are in it! There’s a lot to be said for geographic status quos and focusing on what’s on our own plate. Get American politicians to simply do the job they’re supposed to, and that will be the best gift we could offer Russia, Ukraine and everywhere else. Remember, the only reason Ukraine is in the news is because of Jewish world wreckers in the US government and pressure groups forcing a Jew world order government on it.

    True nationalism means fixing America first and basically not giving a damn about what other countries do to each other. If Russia’s birthrate has turned around that’s good news, but the place has never wanted to do anything but dominate everybody else. Thank God, they were mostly leaving other countries alone till American Jews provoked the present crisis. If you think Putin is a racialist, a Christian, a human, may I show you some nice oceanfront property in Kansas? If you think Russia is a pussycat now instead of a bear, let me sell you some numbers guaranteed to win the lottery — for merely half the present jackpot.

    Wish the news were better, but only truth can save us. Support the theft of Crimea, get ready to bless the second deaths of the Baltics, Belarus, the works. You can’t have it both ways.

  9. mario (@elocio)
    Posted March 18, 2014 at 10:43 pm | Permalink

    Interesting article & I agree that Ukranians long term need to take their own side. There is nothing ethno-nationalistic about Putin – his agenda is simply to expand the Russian empire as far as possible to enrich himself and his friends the oligarchs, be it called Russian Empire, USSR2.0 or Euroasian Union. As for Ukraine it’s in a transitional phase and still too weak to defend itself, hence short term it needs the support from EU and NATO. Long term however I see great hopes for a national revival with roots in the Kievan Rus, or as the Right Sector puts it, the відвоювання (reconquista).

  10. CS
    Posted March 18, 2014 at 5:14 pm | Permalink

    White nationalists have zero power because there are too few and too spread out. However, if large enough numbers from all over the world were to immigrate to a small enough country we might be able to take over demographically or at least get into a position where eventually we would take over. Having even one country under our control even a small one would have many benefits.

  11. Michael O'Meara
    Posted March 18, 2014 at 1:36 am | Permalink

    Today I didn’t celebrate the birth of Ireland’s patron saint, but that of a new Herrenvolk, conceived 70 years ago at Stalingrad.

    Hail the rising sun!

    • Justin Huber
      Posted March 18, 2014 at 12:39 pm | Permalink

      What exactly are you referring to here?

      • Razvan
        Posted March 18, 2014 at 4:25 pm | Permalink

        That the Russian people is the new master of the world and it was conceived 70 years ago at Stalingrad. And this is the thing to be celebrated this year and not St. Patrick.

        Maybe Mr. O’Meara should watch the movie “The Burning Sun” (the second part) of Nekita Mihalkov exactly about this “conception”.

        • Justin Huber
          Posted March 18, 2014 at 10:18 pm | Permalink

          That’s what I figured he was getting at. Needless to say, I disagree. I’ll leave it at that.

        • Émile Durand
          Posted March 22, 2014 at 9:39 pm | Permalink

          I would also highly recommend a recent film, called “My Joy”, brilliantly depicting the Russian reality with all naked truth. If someone wants to get a deeper look into who Russians really are, this is the one.

  12. Posted March 18, 2014 at 12:50 am | Permalink

    I read that article with the “Great Tatary” map, here referenced, and hope to repudiate it in brief before it becomes the foundation of more pieces discounting Russia. Even the most easily accessible, rudimentary facts militate against the idea that Russian identity is an amorphous proposition identity like American identity as usually understood. All the author of said article really demonstrates is that the Russian nation hashed infusions of non-White blood in the past. As has Greece, and no one discounts Golden Dawn for affirming Greek identity. Certainly there are ethnic Russians a shade dark, but overall Russian are one of the fairest White peoples.

    More importantly, while there were admixtures in the past, Russians are viewed by their government as a stable ethnic group. The Russian census distinguishes them from Tatars and other groups.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethnic_groups_in_Russia

    As far as White Nationalism goes, Putin does not subscribe to it, and looks on National Socialists as extremists. Fine. But Russia (I just learned this myself) has long had 21 internal “republics” for indigenous ethnic groups, and unlike our reservations only for Amerindians some of them are for Finnic (White) peoples. If you are looking for White ethnostates, the only place you will find them is Russia.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republics_of_Russia

    Whereas we are bombarded with propaganda about how people of every race and ethnicity, even if they don’t speak English, are Americans, the recent Ukraine news was notable for the distinctions that must be made about eastern Ukrainians. Many speak Russian, but many of the Russian speakers are ethnic Ukrainians; Russians conceive of themselves as an ethnic group, rather than just peoples who have a certain citizenship and speak a certain language. Putin is not “one of us” (who are we, the Illuminati?), but for Putin, as for most Russians, thinking of the Russians as a distinct ethnicity is simply innate. He may want Chechens under the Russian state, but that does not mean he sees them as ethnic Russians.

    **************

    Knowing well that Mr. Johnson is not a Christian, and does not subscribe to the biblical view on homosexuality, I nonetheless feel I must take issue with his note about how we must be closer to liberal Sweden than traditionalist Uganda. We rightly care for the White race first, but, just as we can become distanced from our very mother and father if they live lives of rank immorality, and it might be better to associate with the respectable neighbors, at times I feel much more kinship with Ugandans than with my racial kin.

    Maybe I am not “one of us”, but I feel it a disservice to the Cause when we disregard moral issues, lending truth to the liberal perception of us as folks who care about nothing other than whether a man’s skin is the color of mayonnaise.

    • Émile Durand
      Posted March 22, 2014 at 8:58 pm | Permalink

      Here is a quote from Lev Gumilev, probably the most reputed and prominent Russian historian, which is also referred to by Alexander Dugin in his article published at C-C (http://www.counter-currents.com/2013/12/milestones-of-eurasism/):

      “Our Great-Russian ancestors in the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries easily and rather quickly mixed with the Volga, Don and Obi Tatars and with the Buriates, who assimilated the Russian culture. The same Great-Russian easily mixed with the Yakuts, absorbing their identity and gradually coming into friendly contact with Kazakhs and Kalmucks. Through marriage links they pacifically coexisted with the Mongols in Central Asia, as the Mongols themselves and the Turks between the 14th and 16th centuries were fused with the Russians in Central Russia.”

      Indeed, the Asiatic admixture and its influence on Russian identity are common knowledge to anyone familiar with Russian history, and it is also readily accepted by the champions of Eurasism, which is poised to become the main ideology of Putin’s regime. Simply why would Russians feel a cultural inclination towards Asia in the first place, if they wouldn’t have had a significant Asiatic admixture? And here lies the principal difference between Russians and for example Greeks and south Italians who clearly also have some Near-Eastern (although still broadly Caucasian) admixture. Even the darkest Greek or south Italian still identifies himself as a European without any conflicting identity, and his ethnic interests are not in conflict with larger white interests. However, a Russian has an identity and interests which are in conflict with those of whites. Therefore, a Russian who considers himself white and wants to be regarded as such has to renounce his Russian identity. But a Greek or south Italian does not.

      In this respect, the Asiatic admixture of Russians is actually only of secondary importance. What is primarily important is that it is the Russians who consider themselves non-European. They could have readily been accepted as fellow Europeans in spite of the non-white admixture, if that non-white admixture did not have a decisive effect on how they see themselves.

  13. ETJ
    Posted March 18, 2014 at 12:38 am | Permalink

    Great article. Absolutely correct.

  14. Posted March 17, 2014 at 9:00 pm | Permalink

    “This is my idea and suggestion: let us hate the American political elite together. Let us fight them for our identities – you for the American, us for the Russian, but the enemy is in both cases the same – the global oligarchy who rules the word using you and smashing us. Let us revolt. Let us resist. Together. Russians and Americans. We are the people. We are not their puppets.” (Alexander Dugin)

    The above quote by Dugin is the bottom line. There is a globalist elite (that is highly Jewish and Anglo-masonic) today that is pushing the world into global government. They push White genocide by forced diversity in Western countries and military and political domination in the rest of the world.

    In the Ukraine a bunch of well meaning, but poorly informed, nationalists worked as tools for this globalist elite.They worked as tools for the people who push White genocide. If the Ukraine joins the EU their platform will be a thing of the past and non-White immigration will be coming soon thereafter.

    The biggest force opposing the globalist elites are the Russians. Defeating the globalist elite will require Russians, European Nationalists, American White Nationalists and conservatives, Muslims, Africans, Chinese, Japanese,Indian Nationalists, south American socialist mestizos, etc to ally with each other. After the globalist elites are defeated we can create a world order that has respect for each other’s way of life.

    http://openrevolt.info/2014/03/11/alexander-dugin-the-war-on-russia-in-its-ideological-dimension/

  15. NYTrad
    Posted March 17, 2014 at 7:51 pm | Permalink

    I think Svoboda and Right Sector are legitimate nationalists, however it is high unlikely that they will gain any power in the coming months or years. It is likely that Ukraine will move closer to the EU and the legitimate White Nationalists will be relegated to permanent minority status or anathematized completely by the Establishment. Svoboda looks like it will take 3% of the presidential vote, while the liberals will win and rule the country. Once again it looks like petty nationalists are just useful idiots for globalists. So many White Nationalists see a legitimate NS party and start fawning over them regardless of larger strategic goals and interests. Meanwhile Dugin wants Russia to start a Conservative Revolution in Europe, granted I doubt Putin is going to launch the tanks anywhere past the strategic point of Crimea.

  16. Bulk Van Der Huge
    Posted March 17, 2014 at 6:09 pm | Permalink

    White Nationalism will not gain power as state after state follows the example of National Socialist Ukraine and votes for ethno-nationalist parties. Parties viewed as threats will get treated like Golden Dawn.

    White Nationalism can only gain power in the vacuum created by the collapse of the American liberal hegemony. If that hegemony is allowed to collapse on its own, it will take too long. Whites are rapidly diminishing in numbers. It has to be pushed.

    Anybody who offers the potential to deliver that push works to our advantage, be they Muslims, Chinese Communists or Russians. Muslims *could* save us if they had the power to cause the collapse of the American liberal hegemony, but they can’t so they won’t. Muslims just aren’t that high functioning.

    Russia is certainly weaker than America, but it still seems to represent our best hope for someone to deliver that push. We don’t need Russia to win, we just need them to hasten the decline of American hegemony. Unlike China, Russia is actually motivated to confront the Americans. America is strong, but it’s not clear how brittle it is. The fightin’ kind of Americans may not be that into a cold war with Russia over gay rights vs traditionalism. Race-blind American Conservatives openly express qualified admiration of Putin. They noticed his indirect defense of Syrian Christians.

    Our position doesn’t matter, since we have no power. We can express admiration for the valor of Ukrainian nationalists, warn them against being used by the liberals and hope for Putin to defeat the Americans in a Pyrrhic victory that leaves a power vacuum, all at the same time.

    • Émile Durand
      Posted March 22, 2014 at 9:25 pm | Permalink

      “White Nationalism can only gain power in the vacuum created by the collapse of the American liberal hegemony.”

      I agree. But in order for White Nationalism to be triumphant in that vacuum, which I believe will come sooner than we think, it has to espouse a coherent world-view with a firm and confident stance. And our mission for now is to shape White Nationalism in such a way that when it takes power, right decisions are made which in are in the best interests of the white race. Thus, an important part of this shaping process is to dispel the Russophilic delusions held by some White Nationalist circles.

  17. yule
    Posted March 17, 2014 at 4:33 pm | Permalink

    To restate Greg Johnson’s point:
    Reactions to the Ukraine Crisis fall into “Proactive” vs. “Reactive”. Or more bluntly, “Optimistic” vs. “Pessimistic”.

    Proactive/Optimistic: Ukrainian explicit ethnonationalists being victorious over a kleptocratic anti-national govt is welcome news! Let’s learn from this. The future is bright!

    Reactive/Pessimistic: We have no hope at all except for the dim chance that Putin is pulling a decade-long con and is actually a racialist. Thus Russia losing a small bit of prestige by losing a client government in Ukriaine is terrible! Ignore all else, “Putin o Muerte!”

  18. eiszeit
    Posted March 17, 2014 at 4:32 pm | Permalink

    Real nationalists do not install internationalist Jews into positions of power, period. The revolution in Ukraine was fake, just like every revolution in these former Soviet countries since the fall of communism.

    However, the underlying argument of the article is right: WN’s need to take their own sides in this global struggle. That means, however, that REAL Ukrainian nationalists need to get rid of Right Sector and Svoboda and the Jews they put into power, and get actual nationalists into power.

    • Greg Johnson
      Posted March 17, 2014 at 4:37 pm | Permalink

      Yes you just know it is hopeless.

      • eiszeit
        Posted March 17, 2014 at 5:28 pm | Permalink

        I didn’t say it was hopeless. My point is this: if Right Sector and Svoboda were the real deal they would not have installed Jews into positions of influence, period. They instead would have installed Ukrainian nationalist politicians into these positions. If what you say is correct that Right Sector and Svoboda are real nationalist organizations then what’s preventing them from putting, you know, actual Ukrainians into power?

        The funny thing about all this is that the pro-Putin people are a mirror image of the pro-Svoboda/Right Sector people. The pro-Putins claim that Putin is merely playing the game and outwitting the Jews and everyone else in a long-term game of chess. The pro-Svoboda/RS people claim that these nationalists are also playing the game by outwitting Jews and everyone else in their own long-term game of chess. Both sides are wrong. Both Putin and RS/Svoboda are controlled by Jews because both behave in the same manner as our politicians in the West: accusing one another of being Nazis and fascists and kissing jewish ass at every possible opportunity.

        • Greg Johnson
          Posted March 17, 2014 at 6:15 pm | Permalink

          The existing parliament installed the interim government, not Svoboda (which has 30-odd members of parliament) and Right Sector, which has zero.

        • yule
          Posted March 17, 2014 at 6:32 pm | Permalink

          Eiszeit wrote:
          Both Putin and RS/Svoboda are controlled by Jews

          This is irrational.

          As Greg Johnson wrote: “[T]he involvement of Jews proves nothing about the other agents in play or the likely outcome.”

          Why are Jews the only “agents”? Is every other political force on our planet merely a puppet of one faction or other of Jews? No one else has any free will whereas Jews are as gods, manipulating the strings on which the rest of us dance? It’s all one way — Jews use others while others can never “use” Jews?

          • eiszeit
            Posted March 17, 2014 at 7:05 pm | Permalink

            Why is it so hard to believe? You think it’s far-fetched? On the IQ scale the average jew is one standard deviation smarter than the average White; in other words, Whites are to jews what negroes are to Whites. It would be ridiculously easy for a few Whites to completely control African politics if we wanted to; well, it’s ridiculously easy for Jews to control White politics for the same reason.

            The same way that Whites think faster, deeper, and broader than negroes, and have a longer time horizon than negroes, Jews think faster, deeper, and broader than Whites, and have a longer time horizon than Whites. Jews think in terms of centuries, even millennia, while Whites only think in terms of months or perhaps years. When we take this into consideration it’s not hard to imagine that the jews have the next few decades (centuries?) planned out already, with tons of back-up plans and contingencies because that’s exactly how they think.

            Was it always like this? No. We Whites used to be the best. But after centuries of Jewish selective breeding, including a huge admixture of White blood (jews often marry our best and brightest and pollute their bloodlines, turning them into Jewish bloodliens), they’ve rocketed ahead of us when it comes to cold, hard intellect.

            But what about our high IQ people? Brainwashed from birth by the Jews themselves. Our highest IQ people are put through the university system, and our best get turned against us. Our best and brightest are brainwashed liberals who wage war against their own race. Imagine if people like Dick Cheney or Bill Clinton or Bill Gates weren’t brainwashed tools; they’d be valuable assets to our race.

            So what’s the solution? I don’t know. I don’t know if there is one. I think the situation is South Africa is proof that the majority of Whites will never wake up, not even if they’re faced with wholesale bloody extermination. Given that, I think the best we can hope for is a minority of intelligent, courageous, and racially-aware Whites to somehow escape the coming bloodshed in the West. Again, I don’t know how they will survive, but I honestly think that the majority of the White race is going to die out this century. And you know what? Good riddance. If, from that catastrophe, a minority of hardcore, badass Whites rebirths a better, more aggressive White race, then that might actually be a good thing.

          • anew
            Posted March 19, 2014 at 3:05 pm | Permalink

            This reply is actually to eiszeit.

            It is ridiculous to compare the intellectual gap between blacks and whites to the one between whites and Jews. For one thing, worldwide, the black-white i.q. gap is actually closer to two standard deviations, while the gap between Jews and whites is probably less than 5 points (Israel, home to more than 1/3 of all Jews, has an average i.q. of 95—though I think the human capital of Israel’s Jewish community is on the way up, but that of America’s Jews is on the way down). Focusing on the US, the black-white gap has been remarkably consistent for 100 years, and many of these tests had huge samples (millions of people). The American black-white i.q. gap is by far the most studied i.q. gap in the world. And of American Jews, their i.q. results are generally 108-110, not 115. Extrapolating i.q. from a recent wordsum test, Episcopalians have a higher average i.q (they also have more members of congress despite being half as populous).

            But let’s assume, beyond all reason, that worldwide Judaism does have an average i.q. of 115, hell let’s make it 120-125, so as to replicate the worldwide white-black gap. The two situations are still not comparable because while whites and blacks are about equal in population, whites outnumber Jews by 70-1.

            And I think you’re overestimating our ability to play God of black history. We could more or less control their societal destiny, but only by direct rule. Stealth intrigue and cultural influence can be powerful, and have great impact, but not enough to guarantee a continuous sequence of favorable outcomes.

  19. Jaego
    Posted March 17, 2014 at 3:33 pm | Permalink

    Great summation. The Last Word as far as I’m concerned, at least for the time being. In an open letter to the Ukrainian Nationalists, Bill White comes to the exact same conclusions.

  20. WG
    Posted March 17, 2014 at 2:56 pm | Permalink

    The problem is, White Nationalists in the West have no “side” in Ukraine. To believe otherwise is just wishful thinking. Right Sector are bought-and-paid-for puppets of the US and EU. The so-called “nationalist” mob attains power and the first thing they do is install a central banker and IMF lackey as PM!

    In the meantime, I patiently await US sanctions on Venice, Catalonia, and Scotland.

  21. Jim
    Posted March 17, 2014 at 12:56 pm | Permalink

    Well-reasoned, rational, and probably the single best piece I’ve read on the issue. Congratulations on this article. Your sports team analogy is well taken. A lot of the people rooting for Putin are doing too much rooting and not enough thinking. I like Putin better than Obama too, but let’s value the ethnonationalist groups above either.

  22. yule
    Posted March 17, 2014 at 12:44 pm | Permalink

    Western “fans” of Putin engage in wishful thinking, Deus ex machina thinking. Another version of this is “Islam will save us” deus ex machina thinking.

    Both can be appealing psychologically, but quite foolish.

    Look to the people who know Putin/Russia and who know Islam. They are both anti-racialist forces. There is no salvation in them. Then look to Svoboda and its armed wing Right Sector. They acually preach european racial revival! Their toppling of the ukraine kleptocracy is the most dramstic “voelkisch” event since 1989 in europe.

    I applaud Greg Johnson for his clearheaded analysis..

  23. WG
    Posted March 17, 2014 at 12:32 pm | Permalink

    I’m on Russia’s side and pretty much in agreement with the position of Alexander Dugin, who, if I’m not mistaken, has been published and praised on this very website. Here is Dugin’s excellent analysis of the situation:

    http://openrevolt.info/2014/03/11/alexander-dugin-the-war-on-russia-in-its-ideological-dimension/

  24. NoExcuse
    Posted March 17, 2014 at 12:17 pm | Permalink

    I’m not going to try to intellectually justify it- I simply like Putin and the Svoboda/Right Sector just rub me the wrong way. It’s as simple as that.

  25. Daithí
    Posted March 17, 2014 at 11:35 am | Permalink

    Finally, some (what I thought would be common) sense coming out of the “right” in the west.

  26. JHRP
    Posted March 17, 2014 at 11:17 am | Permalink

    Frankly speaking, Russia represents no ideology whatsoever right now. The comparison to the American bipartisan system does not hold water: Russia merely accepts the mainstream discourse of today, as does practically every other country in this current American world hegemony. The USA are the embodiment of liberal democracy, they will not ever bring about the change of the system. In turn, Russia is more of a blank slate, which is why the potential at the very least exists for it to transform the world order, as it necessarily must if declared an enemy by the present overlord (precisely what is happening now).
    There may be something admirable in a principled support of the individual ethnic groups, but as the saying goes, if you want to make an omelette, you have to break a few eggs. The national chauvinism of Italy and Germany during the Second World War is undeniable, yet likewise is undeniable the fact that these forces in the end represented Europe as a whole in the grand scheme of things. Nationalists are not Marxists. It should be known that nations are created not by peaceful romantic parliamentary sessions, but by the law of the bigger tribe swallowing the smaller ones. And if that is required for the whole to prosper, so be it.

    • Robert
      Posted March 19, 2014 at 1:33 am | Permalink

      Ukraine crisis: New Cold War may force Putin to support European populists & white survival, rejected by EU elites

      Putin may be forced to step up his information campaign among Europe’s masses, spreading traditionalism, rejecting white genocide, sodomy and family-killing postmodernism, all embraced by the EU but rejected by the majority of the population, says Sergei Markov.

      If a geopolitical Cold War erupts, it very well may morph into an ideological one since a Western attack would force Putin to rely heavily on conservative forces in the country’s so-called “moral majority” in order to bolster his support. Additionally, Moscow will attempt to relieve pressure and find support abroad by stepping up its information campaign among the hundreds of millions of EU residents who sympathize not only with Putin’s stance against Washington, but also his support of the traditional values that have been rejected by the EU elite.

      Recent polls show that 80 percent of Germany’s population sympathizes with Russian policy in Ukraine and only 8 percent favor sanctions. The online social networks in the West constitute an intellectual revolt against the bias of the mainstream media — all of which demonize Putin without any objectivity. Social network users clearly sympathize with Putin and their support will only grow.

      http://www.stormfront.org/forum/t1029551/

      http://www.themoscowtimes.com/opinion/article/russia-must-stop-us-expansion-in-ukraine/496137.html

  27. Dan
    Posted March 17, 2014 at 4:37 am | Permalink

    Thank you for writing this. I wander where these people were during the Cold War, who think that we must support one side or the other. Would they be supporting the United States then, as it opened our borders, limited our freedoms to associate with whom we please, actively discriminated against us, and encouraged miscegenation in the media?

    The Ukraine may successfully navigate the Jewish challenge. If Stalin can turn on them, I imagine people who are more or less like us can.

  28. Posted March 17, 2014 at 4:30 am | Permalink

    Thanks to Putin, Russia has A) borders, and B) a White birthrate that has recovered up to replacement levels. Neither condition obtains in ZOG-ruled Amerikwa. One hopes, of course, that the Ukrainian White HardRights will navigate the perilous course between the Bear and the Banksters. This aside, a victory for Putin and Russia is a defeat for the Universalist Jew Globalists, and a hence a victory for us.

    • yule
      Posted March 17, 2014 at 2:03 pm | Permalink

      SP,
      Consult the wikipedia page “Demographica of Russia”. The overall fertility rate has recovered to 1.7 children/woman , but Russia’s racially-European population element is still under 1.5 children/woman in 2013 nowhere near replacement.

      The overall rate (officially 1.7 in 2013), is boosted substantially by the “federation’s” large number of nonEuropeans (e.g. Chechens with 3.0 TFR)…

      • reiner arischer Tor
        Posted March 17, 2014 at 6:53 pm | Permalink

        I couldn’t find recent total fertility rates by ethnic groups, the latest I could find was from 2007, here, but it’s obviously dated, since a lot changed in fertility trends since 2007. It also needs a lot of extra work, e.g. the Mordvins or the Mari are definitely White (Finno-Ugric, related to Finns and Estonians), probably also the Udmurt (apparently they are the most red-headed people in the world), but most of the formerly nomad people speaking a Turkic dialect are more or less admixed populations. This needs thorough research one by one, but I don’t think it’s worth to look up 2007 data, when we are talking about 2013 or 2014.

  29. John M.
    Posted March 17, 2014 at 3:53 am | Permalink

    I do not know if this was mentioned in this or the previous articles but the current “acting” Prime Minister (or US puppet / stool pigeon) of Ukraine (the one who met with Obama last week begging for support) is a Jewish financier named Arseny Yatsunyuk http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arseniy_Yatsenyuk
    Never heard of this guy and I wonder if even the average Ukrainian isn’t scratching his head over just where this “leader’ came from or how he ended up where he is.
    I see a future Ukrainian state being cannabilized by these USA / European Union financiers and their schemes of enslavement.
    The “protests” were probably instigated and agitated by US operatives. The machinations of these financial “wizards” are becoming very transparent. Hillary Clinton even used the old “just like Hitler” tactic to smear Putin. I’m all for an independent Ukrainian state but I do not think they will avoid the financial shackles the EU and the USA
    will place upon it. Especially since their future has been placed in the hands of a Jewish financier! There are no Nestor Makhnos, Simon Petluras, or Stepan Banderas to lead them. Capitalism has ruined just about everybody through “standardization”….you can google earth across the globe and see the same streets, the same houses, the same cars, the same clothes, and the same body types. Historic places where great men led great men show indifferent “moderns” strolling by on their way to McDonald’s, Cinnabon, and Gap.

    • Peltast
      Posted March 17, 2014 at 11:28 pm | Permalink

      We need a strong Russia to face the Anglo-Judeo system, there is also jews on the Putin administration but is not on the same level of the Judeosphere (formerly know as Anglosphere).

      • Greg Johnson
        Posted March 18, 2014 at 12:05 am | Permalink

        Well Russia is not going to disappear because of losing one round in Ukraine.

        • reiner arischer Tor
          Posted March 18, 2014 at 3:49 am | Permalink

          Russia’s prospects of being a great power will greatly diminish if Ukraine joins NATO. The problem is that even in the age of ICBMs distance does matter. Already with the dismantling of the USSR the Soviet radar installations in Azerbaijan and Latvia etc. were lost (the Azerbaijani one was reopened and is now being operated by Russia under a lease agreement), and in the meantime with the NATO expansion NATO radars and potentially NATO missiles got closer to Russian missile sites.

          This gives the potential to NATO to create a missile shield and a very strong first strike capability from Ukraine (even much better than the previous Turkish sites). The Russians might counterbalance it by creating a huge nuclear missile base in Cuba (last time this happened, they were threatened with a full-scale nuclear war), but such a missile base could easily be attacked (Cuba being smaller than Ukraine, or rather Ukraine and Baltic states combined).

          Russia might be the biggest country in the world, but much smaller than the American Empire containing all of North America and most of Europe and also huge outposts in Asia.

        • Peltast
          Posted March 18, 2014 at 3:52 am | Permalink

          I love your work, but right now only Russia and in the future China can challenge the Anglo-Judeo Banksters.

          They need a lesson to show their power is no unlimited.

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