At this point we here, on NOOSE, have already criticized White Pathology and White Nationalism. Let’s go a step further and strike at the linchpin of these topics, with a criticism of the so-called “White Identity“. It’s a concept which, naturally, could arise only in the United States, and which actively poisons pretty much everything it touches. And this is regardless of if it’s used by the “Left” or the “Right” – although it has been more beneficial to our enemies.
The only reason why the notion of “White Race” – and thus “White Identity” – exists, is because of the unique racial situation in the United States. There, you have a great collection and mixing of ethnicities and races on the same soil under the paper-citizenship identity of “American“. In some ways it could be argued that the concepts of “American” and “White” are at odds with each other. The former represents the victory of the classic liberal nation-state concept, where any citizen of the state is part of the nation, and culture is defined by the state and the man-made ideas it was built on. The latter represents an attempt to make a distinction within that body that excludes the racial and ethnic groups commonly referred to as the minorities, or the non-whites. The only way to create such a, more or less, unified, cohesive body, was to go back to a common denominator, and under such circumstances that denominator actually went back further than a biological racial conception to a supra-racial one – that’s the origins of the “White Race“. Thus you have the division between the “Whites” and “minorities” in USA.
The core problem with this, is the need for a common denominator which demands broader generalization, which is rather the goal of our enemies that repeat bullshit like “only one race – the human race“. The broader you go the more unique traits you have to deny in order to include all the groups you want, washing away any particular distinctions. Thus “White” becomes a negation of everything else. Therein lies the origin of these bullshit stereotypes that exist in the USA about how “bland” and “boring” “white people” are – because the term reduces everyone in it to a commonality devoid of any real cultural traits. This is because “white” Americans don’t have a real connection to the culture of their ancestors, and otherwise fall back on the dominant state-culture.
Another issue is how proponents of “White Identity” try to make it stretch out beyond the borders of USA to Europe as well. Had this been an attempt to create something new and organic in USA then it could be something promising. Americans need an anti-state-culture identity with “blood and soil” potential – one that will go against the entire premise of what the US stands for at the core, and will compromise on nothing less than its total destruction. However the very name does not lend itself to just being an American thing.
American SJW crowd fully exploit the concept of “Whiteness” and “White Identity” in their own narratives, from Noel Ignatiev’s infamous “we have to do away with whiteness“, to Portland Community College’s “Whiteness History Month” from April 6th, 2016, having a discussion on how kids in school are told to bring “artifacts of their culture to share with the class” and the white kids coming up to the teacher, saying “I don’t have a culture“. Of course the jewy looking old hag that brought up this point, colored it in a narrative of how “not having a culture” gives one power as it means being “normal“. That bullshit aside, it does bring up a point of how Americans don’t have a culture in the same sense the minorities have cultures, but only because the minorities stay true to their actual ethnic cultural background (niggers are a separate issue however), while the generalized “white” Americans have only state-culture to fall back on. Nobody in their right mind would say that Germans or Anglo-Saxons don’t have a culture – yet those are two predominant groups of “whites” in the US. They are stuck between having to adhere to some imaginary “American” state-culture, or the alternative concept of “white identity” that tries to bring the two groups together under one term. But this negates their respective ethno-cultural differences entirely in favor of broader commonalities, leaving only something bland and undefined in their place, something that truly doesn’t have a culture.
The SJW criticism likewise shows how purely rooted in the US reality all of this is: in Germany it’s perfectly imaginable for kids to be told to do a report on the culture of their own people, and German culture is the “normal” in Germany – that doesn’t mean that they don’t have a culture. This kind of confusion exists only in USA and the notion of “White Identity” is not helping matters. Worse still is how certain imbeciles now attempt to export this American notion to Europe with statements like “One of the most important trends in world history is the development of a Homogenous European Man. We need something like a European Union, or, in the east, a Russian Empire. Ethno-Nationalism is backwards-looking idea.” Take note European nationalists, you apparently have to discard ethnic nationalism entirely and strive for a European Mystery Meat “homogenous man“, following the example of the American White Mystery Meat. Naturally someone with no comprehension of blood and soil nationalism and organic culture would deem those things completely unimportant, unification on generalization towards a broader common denominator will save Europe, you fools!
As we’ve covered earlier, generalization is the path of our enemies. The “White Identity” concept is but a step away from going full-on cosmopolitan: “only one race – the human race“. We follow the reverse path of particularization, going from the broader to the more specific. Yes, we’re all humans, but we’re more than that. Yes, we belong to the same race, but we’re more than that. Yes we belong to the same ethnicity, but there’s more than that – and so it goes until we build up truly unique individuals with a specific place in this world as per their innate nature. Whomever claims that ethnic nationalism is a “backwards-looking idea” literally misses the entire point of the struggle and uses the same line of thinking as our enemies.
This is brought on by a desire to see European unity but at the expense of what actually defines Europe in favor of some generalized “Homogenous European Man“. Obviously there is nothing to fear as this idea will die back where it first appeared, in the USA. No European Nationalist will stand for rejection of their respective ethnic culture or deny blood and soil nationalism. Some scars from fraternal wars in Europe must be addressed in order to achieve unity – one can’t just pretend that they didn’t happen at all.
What Europe needs for unity has already been outlined by several European NS/Fascist figures – Europe a Nation or Europe of Fatherlands. The premise behind this unity is the sharing of a common Civilization, which is to culture what Race is to ethnicity (to an extent, there is a distinct civilizational rift between Europe and Russia, despite common racial origins). One does not come at the expense of the other, because we are not moving away from the particular to the general, but from the general to the particular. Europe is most certainly a distinct entity as a Civilization of its own, but it is made up of various cultures that have a common root.
What Europe needs is to enshrine its nature as a Civilization into the form of state, an Imperium, presenting a unified front to anything outside itself whilst maintaining internal ethno-cultural borders and a certain level of autonomy within said borders on internal matters – Europe of Fatherlands. Any European must feel that he simultaneously belongs to a certain Civilization and Race, as well as to a particular Culture and Ethnicity, and not simply feel that he’s a “European” from “Europe” in the same way that “Americans” are from “America“. Frankly, Americans should leave European nationalists to their own devices as to the future of Europe and stop trying to project their own lack of culture as some kind of virtue for unity.
The other issue to take with the notion of “White Identity” is the second word in it – identity. While the concept of “White” appealed to generalization, which is what our enemies aim for, the word identity is literally a buzzword that our enemies use on a daily basis. Identity does not represent anything concrete or rooted in reality, like blood and soil, it is an abstraction. One can thus change their identity on a whim, by choosing to identify with something, even if its fictitious. Bad enough that men identify as women and vice versa, or how some “whites” try to identify as black, some choose to identify as animals, fictional creatures like unicorns, dragons, vampires, ghosts, demons or whatever (including chimeras of different animals), or even as TV and cartoon characters (“fictionkin”).
Thus “White Identity” becomes willful identification with something fictional, making it no different from the examples given prior – the entire thing is inherently incompatible with our worldview. Probably the sole useful thing to come out of the introduction of the word “White” was its simplicity in use for discourse and debate, as opposed to the technically correct alternative that does not stray from reality: Races of Aryan descent. There can be a lot of nitpicking on the subject and this can easily become a debate over semantics. However the primary criticism on its actual use stands: as a fictional identity that leads to generalization by means of rejecting ethnic differences, which could only come from USA, where people of Aryan descent have forgotten their ethnic cultures and comes as an alternative to the soulless state-culture of the American Dream, the Constitution, the Founding Fathers, of man-made ideas, written laws and their authors.
An alternative is indeed crucial for Americans, but it must foremost seek to establish something organic as opposed to the artificial Leviathan that is the United States, thus its total destruction becomes paramount. What can come out of the ashes is anyone’s guess and there have been many ideas thrown around, from an Anglo-Saxon state being formed, to the balkanization of the country. Regardless, the only road to something real, organic, natural forming on the territory of modern-day US must come from its demise, a notion that has been outlined in some details under the name of American Futurism.
The bottom line is this: if Americans want to figure out who they actually are they must stop relying on fictional and paper identities. Just being “White” is not good enough.