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The Counter-Currents 2014 Summer Fundraiser 
Why I Support Scottish Independence

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scotland-independence [1]Since last week’s update on our Summer Fundraiser, we have received 14 donations totaling $1,477.00 in amounts ranging from $10 to $350. That amount will be matched by our Swedish benefactor, for a total of $2,954. Our total is now $31,547.94. We are $8,452.06 from our goal of $40,000 with 6 weeks to go — an easy goal to make, considering that we raised even more in just the last couple of weeks.

$234.06 remains on our matching grant, so if you want to make your donation go twice as far, now is the time to do it.

I want to thank all of our donors for their generosity, with special thanks to our matching grant benefactor.

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I support Scottish independence because I am a nationalist, specifically I am an ethnonationalist. Ethnonationalism is the view that different peoples, nations, ethnic groups, etc. should have politically autonomous homelands.

The ethnonationalist argument is simple: identity matters. Different peoples are different because they have different histories, different cultures, different conception of the good life. These differences can be glorious. We would not want there to be a world without a France or an Italy or an England. But when different peoples have to share the same political system, such differences lead to conflicts, resentment, even violence.

Ethnic and racial diversity always lead to conflict, resentment, and violence. Diversity is not a strength, but a weakness. Therefore, the best way to insure peace and progress is to break up diverse societies into ethnically and racially homogeneous ones.

England and Scotland have many deep cultural and historical differences, but the main political issues that separate them are rather simple. Scotland is overwhelmingly in favor of the Labour Party, while England is not. Scotland is progressive, England conservative. Politically speaking, both countries would better get what they want by going their separate ways. White Nationalists needn’t worry too much about either outcome. Neither a socialist Scotland nor a capitalist England would have any problems that cannot be fixed by racial nationalism.

As an aside, I am rather dismayed at the discussion of this issue at American Renaissance. Jared Taylor is opposed to Scottish independence [2], because the Scots want to create another Nordic welfare state (complete with suicidal immigration policies). Many of his commentators seem to be free-market zombies, intoning dire predictions that socialism leads to poverty and oppression. (Like Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Denmark, for instance?) Further proof that White Nationalism desperately needs to free itself from free market dogmas. Too many White Nationalists still think that capitalism or conservatism or Christianity are more important than the national self-determination of white peoples. Our people will never be safe until white racial preservation — that is to say, white ethnonationalism — matters to us more than capitalism or socialism or conservatism.

As an ethnonationalist, I support Scottish secession on principle, meaning that I think that national self-determination produces the best outcomes for all peoples. Thus I also support independence for Wales, Cornwall, Ulster, the Isle of Man, . . . even England! I dream of the day when tiny Sark [3] can return to its feudal system, overturned by English plutocrats and E.U. bureaucrats.

But I also think that there are more specific good outcomes promised by Scottish independence.

Without Scotland, the evil Labour Party, which has been caught red-handed “electing a new people” by flooding the UK with non-white immigrants, will never again rule over England. And since Labour has a solid lock on Scotland, they will not need to replace the Scots with non-whites (although they will probably try it on other grounds).

Of course the Tories are just a different kind of evil, but the UK without Scotland has a real chance of moving to the Right on immigration, and that is a good thing. A UK without Scotland also has a better chance of leaving the European Union, which would severely weaken one of the most insidious anti-European forces.

Scottish independence also undermines multiculturalism across the board. Because if people as similar as the English and Scots cannot share the same political system, how are the English going to fare with Pakistanis and Sikhs and Africans, who are far more different? These are questions that the multicultural establishment does not want people asking.

I find the arguments for Scottish independence to be compelling, except for one: their opposition to nuclear weapons. An independent Scotland should keep any English nukes within its borders. They should not make the same mistake as the Ukrainians, who traded the third largest nuclear arsenal on the planet for American and Russian promises to respect their territorial integrity. Ukraine would be intact today, not dismembered and bleeding, if they had relied on their own arms, not the promises of others. Never throw away a nuclear deterrent.

Of course both an independent Scotland and a slightly reduced UK still face common problems, the greatest of which is European man’s march to extinction due to low birth-rates and race-replacement through immigration. Neither country will be saved by politics as usual. Racially conscious Scots and Englishmen — and Welsh, and Cornish, and the other white peoples of the British Isles — need to replace the ethnocidal system that is destroying us. But the more independent European nations that exist, the greater the chance of a White Nationalist party coming to power in one of them.

Furthermore, independence does not preclude international cooperation. And ethnonationalism does not preclude pan-European consciousness [4]. Indeed, independence actually promotes such values. Before whites can face our common enemies — and perhaps even cooperate in fighting them — we need to stop fighting one another over lesser issues. Because whether Scotland is socialist and England conservative is far less important than whether there will be white people on this planet in 200 years. Once the Scots and English stop fighting about those matters, perhaps both peoples can turn their attention to the question of common racial survival.

But the first step is national self-determination. England and Scotland need a divorce. It is painful to leave even a bad relationship. But once the pain is past, both parties will find renewed vitality, new energies that can be put to constructive uses, because they will no longer be wasted on frustrating and fighting and resenting one another.

I hope that Scottish independence is just the first step in the dissolution of the United Kingdom and the birth of new possibilities for the Scots and all European peoples.

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If you have not made a donation to our Summer fundraiser yet, now is a good time. You can make two different types of donations:

Recurring donations are particularly helpful, since they allow us better to predict and plan for the future. We have several levels for recurring donations. Please visit our Donations [5] page for more information.

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Thank you for your loyal readership and support.

Greg Johnson