There is a difficulty which occurs, when the enemy invades and oppressed, and then says, ‘you have only yourself to blame.’ Dreher, baptised a Methodist, now a member of the Russian Orthodox Church, of course likes to play with this approach in his current blackface mode: http://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/they-want-revenge/ What a wonderful thing to teach Black people – they are to blame for invasion and capture.
But it also works on Southerners, Germans, the Irish, Afrikaners, etc. The actual reason for your unhappiness, is failure to kill individuals descended from Britain – Welsh corgies brought along in little cages count in this regard – but instead the Anglican church will tell you: it is because you are a sinner. You are full of lusts (if you are male). You are lazy. You covet. Etc.
Of course, one must assess, why ‘the war’ was lost. And, indeed, in the Black case, it was not an actual war, but so far as I can tell, the initial problem nine times out of ten, is that ancestral relatives sold other ancestral relatives into slavery. Then the Russians decided to fill Africa with Communist propaganda, while back home, white Protestants of all stripes created wonderful government programmes designed to encourage black women to have children in poverty and get them smoking crack. If there were features in the Black constitution that allowed for all this, still the ultimate meaning is not entirely clear.
Dreher may be more familiar with what typical Black responses to all this are. To my mind, there are simply questions about what is meant by ‘blaming others.’ How much good does this do, anyway? Others must be compelled to offer rectification with the sword. There is no other means. It has simply been found to be in the interests of elderly whites, to create a culture of white guilt and suggesting sacrifice of the lives of young whites, for the sake of Blacks.
Is blame the problem, or wrong blame? Why blame the Southerner, when Russia and the Democrat North, has been 10,000 times worse? The thought is simply in, ‘what is the profit in blaming Democrats? How does this provide more government subsidy?’ And how can Russia as such be blamed, when Russian technology is classified? Also the situation is now, simply out of hand, by about 900 million Africans. …Obviously wrong blame is a problem, but this still tells us little about blame as such.
One may wish for revenge, but again one must remember – one cannot use words to convince the enemy, to enact revenge upon himself. This is confusing as revenge feels like a holy issue, that all would feel the divine power and its need for Justice. Still vengeance is almost always a matter of organising one’s own group, to demand redress, e.g. as Hitler demanded redress after French invasion and occupation (and war penalties).
The Africans calls our deeds ‘crimes,’ but we say they were part of civilizing, or of a state of nature. To wait for an admission of guilt on the part of whites, is absurd. It is a question of military positions. Historically, the military position has favoured entirely, the white side, but the Soviets broke off from civilization…. I cannot say what the situation is now, but one supposes, the white leaders would have planned to maintain superiority, indefinitely.
With the war between whites, it is a different matter, and we see a new organising emerging under French leadership. Napoleon’s goal of isolating the British, returns. What the effects within America will be, are not clear.
Vengeance is a holy task, not to be surrendered. Vengeance inscribes the Law of morality. As Kant puts it – even if society were about to disbanded, we must execute the prisoners on death row, for the sake of possible future societies.
This has long been understood and that is why also, religion offers an escape from vengeance. Central to the Christian Church, especially, is the forgiveness of sins. However, there is as such, no way to forgive sins against the Italian family. 🙂 It is magnanimous to forgive slights against oneself, but to presumptuously forgive grave slights against family members, is mere neglect of duty.
‘These folks — like their counterparts on the Left, and like all of us — live in a culture that no longer rewards patience, restraint, honor, humility, and self-sacrifice. Instead, it rewards and encourages exactly the opposite, and catechizes citizens to believe that anything that’s wrong in their lives is the fault of somebody else. In a culture like what we have become, can’t you see why peacemakers like Franklin would despair?’ Our culture is no way, encourage any white male to believe, others could be the cause of his problem. There is further a very limited sense, in which younger white females are encouraged to believe that others – even their elderly rapists who looked at the exposed clothing Dreher bemoans – are the cause of their problems. Everywhere our culture teaches nothing but patience, ‘putting up with it,’ not rocking the boat, being PC, etc. This has been the historical norm in America for some time, excluding that the idea of ‘PC’ is of a more recent vintage.
There is then a question here of: what is the given of sociological data? How can we even discuss with someone such as Dreher, when he seems to live in an alternate historical reality?
If the younger white does not start to realise, her elders are to blame, there is no hope whatsoever for the future of the West. The younger is always the future. The interests of the elderly, are always mere private, past. Still there is very little taught to young white women any longer, other than what Dreher suggests, women’s situation is to be blamed on males, or that, more neutrally, women are to benefit from the Establishment and its system of codified legal preferences for white females. Regarding younger white males, there is only, indeed, Identity.
‘A reader of this blog read Mark Lilla’s new book urging his fellow liberals to abandon identity politics in favor of a politics of solidarity. “Never going to happen,” he e-mailed last night. “The Left is as tied to the boat anchor of Identity politics as the Right.”
Yep. It’s where all the passion is. This afternoon, I watched a well-informed conservative DC pundit on TV saying that Capitol Hill is crawling with Republican members of Congress who are disgusted by President Trump’s words and behavior, but who don’t dare to speak out because they are afraid of their own voters back home punishing them with primary challenges from the Right.
This can’t last. This won’t last. Something’s got to give.’
I do not want to comment on the sociological nullity that Dreher imagines. I am quite honestly, not familiar with what Donald Trump has actually said, and question whether he actually did say anything. Still there are more long-standing issues of identity present. The old do not require identity, but only capital. A person concerned instead, to have a child and to gain from this, requires a notion of identity. Dreher’s culture, however, is both one of abortion and of Northern WASP identity, i.e. what will automatically remain even after the great works of the West have been deleted to make way for ‘multiculturalism.’ Thus Anglican and Methodist are not merely figures of tying their own identity to a lost elderly world of capital (abolitionism), but of suppressing other white identities.
Here I would wonder if a WASP such as Richard Spencer is anything but a clown, designed to blacken the notion of white identity politics? Yet WASP hand must wash WASP hand, and so alongside Spencer, there is Dreher.