I should begin this post by stating unequivocally that it is not my intention to offend or insult any racists among you, dear readers. I accept and tolerate all racists of all races. After all, isn’t that what diversity is all about?
Despite what one thousand leftists have said, thought, gossiped, emailed and screamed at and about me, I’m not a racist. When I began to emerge out of the dark, morbid cave of leftism about a decade ago, I realised that I had to construct entirely my own framework for understanding reality. What should have been passed down to me as my heritage had been erased by decades of leftist intellectual warfare. I had been raised on a steady diet of lies and illusions about so many topics that I realised my identity was a blank slate. Some in the alt-right community refer to this as being ‘red-pilled’, after the scene in The Matrix when Neo is offered a choice between the safe delusions of the blue pill and the dangerous reality of stepping out of the matrix through the red pill. He chose the red pill; so did I. I presume many of you have as well, or you wouldn’t have made it past the first sentence.
As the scales have fallen from my eyes and I’ve begun more and more to comprehend reality as much as I am able, I’ve had to face the discomfiting truth that people are not equal. I don’t believe we’re born equal either. The libertarians amongst you (and I used to be one, I understand) will immediately refer me to the American Magic Piece of Paper which says otherwise. In my view, the Declaration of Independence refers to political and legal rights. Did Jefferson, Franklin, Hamilton, et al. really believe that a Jefffery Dahmer is fundamentally equal to an Einstein? That an abandoned child born of crack addicts is in all respects equal to a well-nourished newborn born of loving, disciplined parents? Of course not. Yet in our time, as the democratic mindset has spread deeply and widely and the logic of equality has worked itself out, we have reached a point where no-one is allowed to consider that humans are unequal. The result of this ideology of radical equality, in my view, is a boring and censorious culture which does not cultivate aspiration. It cultivates sloth, entitlement, parasitism, dysfunction and delusion.
I’ve also had to agree with reality that not all groups are equal, including races. If an alien visited our planet and watched the Olympics for ten minutes, they’d conclude the same. The people lining up for the 100m men’s sprint final do not resemble the men’s badminton final. By the time you get to any of the finals for the events, there is very little racial diversity. Culture also cannot account entirely for this. The Caribbean countries and the United States have little in common culturally, yet blacks from those countries dominate the sprinting events. If our alien visitor were then to visit this year’s International Mathematics Olympiad in Hong Kong, their earlier conclusion would be corroborated. In just about every field of human endeavour, the higher up you go the less diversity there is between top performers. This is a real problem for those who would continue to deny biological differences between the races.
The obvious differences between the races do not end at international sporting and nerding events. Average IQ’s between the races vary considerably, and correlate closely with levels of criminality and income. To the leftist, black Americans are poor and prone to criminality because of structural injustice. It’s ‘white privilege’. If this is the case, why are immigrants and their children from India the highest earners in American society? Why do East Asians also earn more than whites, and commit fewer crimes? Is white privilege yellow-blind? Here in Australia, indigenous poor performance across the board is also treated as a problem of white racism. We need to Close the Gap, we’re told. Apparently this means we need to give money, preferential treatment and constant praise to indigenous people, and one day they’ll have the same life outcomes as Ashkenazi Jews. No-one sane could actually believe that this is true, however the orthodoxy has become so strong among polite society that it’s impossible to point out how ludicrous it is. Pretending that it’s all whitey’s fault does a disservice to indigenous people by robbing them of moral agency, and it breeds resentment amongst poor whites who see their indigenous neighbours being lavished by a welfare state system which then tells them they’re racist rednecks. Are we intentionally trying to radicalise poor whites?
It’s important to note here that the indisputable group variations I’m pointing out are no predictor of individual characteristics. While African-Americans have the lowest IQ’s on average of any of the major racial groups in America, Obama is smart. He’s slimy and smarmy, but he’s smart. Not all Aussies can swim well, and I’m sure there are at least three or four Koreans who can’t solve quadratic equations. It’s not possible to apply a group generalisation, even though accurate about that group, back down to the level of the individual and expect that it will be true. Humans are amazing and wonderful creatures, and biology is not destiny for any one of us. It’s the leftists who believe that we are determined by our circumstances, not us.
As I made the long trek out of leftist lunacy toward the harsh sunlight of reality and I was forced to acknowledge these truths, I asked myself: Should I be a racist? Is white pride the way forward for an Anglo-Celtic enemy of leftism like me? Should I get a southern cross tattoo and a F— Off We’re Full t-shirt? Have I found my identity?
After much consideration I realised that basing one’s identity and worldview on ethnic nationalism is an intellectual dead-end. Biological determinism gets us nowhere. Although I wish to advance the interests of my people and am proud of what white Australians have accomplished, it’s not a solid basis for identity, meaning and purpose in my view. Sorry racists.
Far more important than the genetic profile we have inherited from our ancestors in the past are the beliefs which we choose to hold today. These create our future. Genetics is not destiny; character is, and character is formed through the values, beliefs and moral standards for action by which we choose to live our lives. This is the true basis for identity, and the foundation for community. When I think about what I love about the people I belong to, this is what I think of.
It is for this reason that I’m not a racist – I’m a civilisationist. I got that term from Vox Day, and I’m going to keep it. I love Western civilisation. I love the Christian morality which was so powerful and novel that it spread across the world and transformed every place it went. I love the philosophical tradition of inquiry and the liberty that comes from putting truth above power. I am awed at the courage that the Western way of life demanded from the men and women who built the West, at least until recently. We do not always live up to these ideals, and leftists use the pathological altruism of Western culture against us constantly, but I believe those ideals are the best expression of human aspiration on the planet. I can admire the refinement of a Japanese tea ceremony, revel in the vibrancy of Malaysian hawker food and be delighted by an African dancing church, but they’re not my people. I’m a Westerner.
The leftist will scoff back at my argument by saying that there is no such as civilisation. Of course they are wrong. Civilisation is the most astonishing and complex phenomenon on this planet. It should not be taken for granted. Civilisation is the organisation of humanity that enables human flourishing. Without civilisation, there is no great art, no literature, no transcendent music, no exercise of refinement or cultivation of intellectual pleasure. How successful leftists have been in destroying Western civilisation can be seen in how degraded and unsuccessful our cultures have become at enabling human flourishing. We are fast becoming barbarians inhabiting the cities built by our vastly superior ancestors. Human excellence is on the wane, and without a restoration of Western civilisation there will never again be a Mona Lisa, a Symphony Number 40, a Romeo and Juliet or an Eiffel Tower. It’s being done to all the old civilisations, but the West is the one I care about.
This civilisational basis for identity actually predates the modern nation-state. The standard date for the birth of nations as we know them is the Treaty of Westphalia in 1648. I think it is no accident that nations emerged around the time that modern democracy did also. The ethno-nationalist basis for identity fueled much of the warfare of the twentieth century; the mass violence of total war that we’ve seen in the last few centuries came about once people identified as members of a nation, rather than of a civilisation. Civil wars, like family fights at Christmas, are always the bloodiest. Prior to the development of nationalism, identity was much more diffuse and localised. Europeans, however, understood themselves to be a part of Christendom; what we now call the West. Civilisations are bound together by a basis of common moral standards which are framed by common beliefs.
Beliefs create culture which over time impacts on genetics. Thus the heritage we pass down to each generation is a complex interplay of spiritual, intellectual and physical factors. Common beliefs are the glue which bind together civilisations. For a race to improve themselves, toxic beliefs that create moribund cultures must be challenged. The most toxic belief possible is the one at the heart of leftist (and Islamic) thinking – that someone else is responsible for your misfortunes and owes you something. This is the mindset of the devil, and always breeds suffering. Before a race can improve themselves, they must eradicate beliefs such as this and cultivate virtue. No-one else can do it for them.
Beliefs are more important than genetics in determining identity and creating meaningful human groups. Basing one’s identity on race only goes so far in binding people together. Most leftists in Australia are white. Are they my brothers and sisters? Not at all, they are my foes. They are bound together by a common enterprise of destroying Western civilisation. That gives them their motivation. They are the white ants, the barbarians inside the gates.
Race realism is true diversity. The beige world of imaginary deracinated sameness that the globalists and the leftists are imposing on us goes against reality and creates untold human suffering as a result.
One final reason why I advocate for establishing one’s identity upon a civilisational, rather than racial or national, basis is that our ancient enemy from the Middle East is coming together once again. Islam does not create a high level of civilisation amongst its adherents – a quick trip around the rubble-strewn cities of the Middle East makes that clear enough. It is highly effective, however, at binding Muslims together in common cause. For this to occur again, a Caliph needs to reappear who is credible to enough Muslims that he can bind them together. I believe this is just a matter of time. President Erdogan of Turkey seems to want the job, and now that Isis has declared a Caliphate the genie is out of the bottle. It’s only a matter of time before a mahdi appears to unite the umma. Once this happens, everything will change.
Twenty years ago Samuel P. Huntington proposed his Clash of Civilisations thesis that after the Cold War ideology would die off and traditional differences based upon religion would reassert themselves. So far Huntington has only been proved partially correct. Ideology is still with us as long as the deadbeat religion of Cultural Marxism continues to burrow at the heart of the West. When the West finally expels this parasite and regains its identity, we will see a growing understanding that multiculturalism is death to any civilisation and that our society is bound together by common beliefs which emerged from our Catholic, Protestant and philosophic traditions. Whether you believe in God or not is beside the point; the Christian values of individual conscience and universal standards of morality as well as the classical philosophical tradition of free inquiry are what make us who we are. We need to stand for these values again if we are to have any hope of standing up against a resurgent Caliphate.
I’ve met brown, yellow, black and white Westerners, and although race is real it’s not what determines who we become. That’s why I’m not a racist.
This post appeared originally on XYZ.