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I recently had the pleasure of listening to a Roaming Millennial stream in which she and another libertarian conversed with two white ethno nationalists concerning the concepts of white nationalism and their desires for a white ethno state in the United States. This brought about several different feelings upon hearing these views articulated from confusion to laughter as I attempted to grasp this strange and intellectually bereft world view. I have since been doing some digging in this strange microcosm of the Alt-Right and feel compelled to set the record straight when it comes to these ideas by drawing the lines between nuance and blind ideological ignorance. I have decided to compile a short list of some talking points along with my own personal analysis as to why this particular world view ignores historical precedent and is delusional in its attempt to grasp a utopian image of certain cultures.

I feel it is pertinent to state that my genetic ancestry and upbringing don’t lead me to agree with the world views being espoused by white nationalists. Despite my DNA consisting of 52% white DNA, I am under no delusions that I am acceptable to such people particularly those who grew up in the United States. In fact on multiple occasions I have seen ethno nationalists declare that it is mixed people such as myself that are the bane of white existence as I am contributing to some mythical “genocide.” Furthermore I have done constant traveling both abroad and domestically which in turn sways my views from a broad more global perspective on origin and nationality. By no means am I a preacher of multiculturalism and diversity. However that being said I tend to weigh both the pros and cons of the different multicultural ideologies and policies. By doing so I believe I am able to view things in a more objective way that is not contingent upon it agreeing with my chosen world view or ideology.

Immigration

Firstly I disagree with the constant reference to all white people in monolithic terms in an effort to play the identity politics game. I do not understand the constant need to collectively group people who would otherwise be opposed historically in the efforts of gaining political power today. Mind you political power and political gains are the crux of the whole white ethno national movement. The ultimate core of the ideology is the hopes that by implementing political action that time can be suddenly reversed along with the present day sociological make up of our present nation states. Now of course to the average learned individual this would appear to be a foolish aim: it is. Not only is reversing such times not feasible but it is not desired by the majority of the populations in question. I often hear white ethno nationalists cite the 1960s as this utopian goal which needs to be achieved. They often lament the immigration of non-white persons that supposedly occurred after this period despite the historical facts showing  overwhelming restrictions upon not only immigrants from Asian and Africa but also Eastern and Southern Europeans. They often characterize the immigration policy as changing to prefer non-white immigrants but that is simply not the case. Immigration in the United States simply evolved from an origin based system for selecting immigrants to a merit based one. A merit based system of immigration is infinitely more American in the constitutional sense than one based on national origin. So why is the influx of immigration from places besides Northern and Western Europe viewed in such a negative light and are there any compelling arguments for why this immigration needs to cease? From my listening to the arguments and further reading I have yet to find a convincing argument for doing away with current immigration practices. Immigrants especially today must be subjected to vetting and meritocratic formulations to be chosen for legal immigration into the United States. I have yet to see any compelling evidence that this population of non-white immigrants to the US are a net negative for American society.

Now lets hypothetically toy around with this ridiculous notion that ethno nationalists have in regards to immigration. Their proposal is for immigration especially for non-whites to simply cease to exist. Not only would this not be in line with American constitutional values but its simply not how America has done things even before the 1960s. Next step on their agenda is for non-white peoples to emigrate to their national countries of origin. For starters this would be a logistical nightmare in which authorities would need to DNA test every individual to determine their origin and level of whiteness. Additionally many immigrants and non-white persons in the United States no longer possess a country of origin to return to and would have no compelling reasons to leave their possessions and adopted homeland. This predicament is never addressed by white nationalists and ethno nationalists. So besides the logistical nightmare that is emigration what are they going to do about the historical implications? Are they going to go as far back as recorded history will allow or are they going to simply pick a time and essentially rewind human history until that time? Who are the deciders of said time and will it only be whites deciding which time period? These questions are not addressed.

Racial Hatred

I found it utterly ridiculous when I heard some white ethno nationalists attempt to classify the emotion of hate as not only a naturally occurring emotion, which granted it is, but rather its also a justifiable one. It is incredibly mind numbing to believe such brain twisting takes place where people take a negative emotion like hatred that is proven to be psychologically degenerative and destructive and attempt to paint it as justifiable manifestations of pride. I suppose their line of reasoning is that because our modern cosmopolitan societies involve different ethnicities living in close proximity to one another then this hatred to other ethnicities is not only inevitable but righteous hatred. Naturally this line of thinking is not only absurd but ignores the personal responsibility of the individual to choose to partake in our civilized society by observing the constitution. While I can understand being upset at certain policies and ideologies that can be viewed as threatening particularly left/progressive ideologies, I can not understand the intellectual leap that needs to take place from simply combating poor policy directives to moving on to such extreme and indefensible far right positions.

Often I see white ethno nationalists quoting DOJ crime statistics but naturally they only employ the use of statistics that support their narratives which are 1. that blacks are violent and 2. that violence would decrease if the ethnicities would not mix together. This of course is not only categorically false but dishonest in its analysis of statistical data. Yes the black community deals with a violence and crime issue but that is in large part due to the cultural implications in particular areas of the black community. This might blow a lot of ethno nationalists minds but not all blacks are the same culturally despite constantly being group into a monolith for political purposes. The blacks particularly in the south are the ones who are more violent than say ones from the northeast and in large part that is due to blacks adopting the predominant Scot-Irish culture post-civil war which is tribalistic and views violence as a solution to quarrels. This view can also be found in the Mongol and Arab cultures as well as the Scot-Irish and therefore is not unique to American blacks. But naturally I wouldn’t expect a ethno nationalist to grasp the nuance that needs to take place when distinguishing peoples cultures and of course they won’t acknowledge the negative aspects of the adopted Scot-Irish culture, a white culture.

Mixed Races

The ideas in regards to race mixing were rather archaic and arbitrary. They basically believe that all miscegenation laws would need to be put back into effect and that all mixed individuals would need to essentially pick a side. As a mixed individual I can say with complete confidence that these ethno nationalists and white nationalists are incapable of grasping the complexity that makes up an individual’s personal identity, especially if that individual is of mixed ethnic ancestry. They appear incapable of understanding how an individual would not feel torn internally simply because a certain ethnic group is unwilling to accept a mixed individual into their ethnic enclave. Whether a person is accepted or not is largely not up to that individual and therefore a mixed individual is largely at peace with their identity because how they are received is mainly not something that is controllable from the outside. I can’t control whether a person views me as white, asian, or black so why bother fretting over such trivialities?

 

Anyway these are my initial thoughts from delving into this bizarre subculture of nationalists. I imagine I will be writing more on the subject as I see fit and if I find points that need refuting. I can empathize with the feelings of ethno nationalists but the methods and desires which go in the face of reality are not something I can take seriously.

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So with the recent firing of United States Mens National Team head coach and technical director I thought I might share my thoughts on the matter. Firstly I’d like to say that I am not the most jingoistic of people and thus I am not an avid follower of the US team as I am not a fan of the USSF at an institutional level. However, I am a passionate fan of football the game itself so that is the place from which I will be coming from. Furthermore I do wish to see the US footballing standards improve and become competitive on the global stage.

 

Lets first begin by establishing that Klinsmann for years has been known to not be the most tactical of coaches and that has been his Achilles heel. Having a penchant for playing players out of their preferred positions at club level, Klinsmann desired to play an attractive attacking style without the sum of the parts to perform such a style. From all intents and purposes he had appeared to lose the locker room and in a sport like football that can largely make or break a team. Those things being said I still don’t fault Klinsmann for the job he was essentially given which was to transform the US football system from the ground up while simultaneously transitioning the old 2002 guard and establishing a new identity and direction. In this way I felt he was successful. Would another manager be capable of opening up opportunities for American players to trial and train abroad as well as bring in much needed talent with dual citizenship? I don’t believe so. What Klinsmann and many American sportswriters failed to grasp is that America for better or worse is in need of a serious reforming of how it goes about player development. In the past this was mitigated by the best American players simply using connections to travel to Europe and abroad in search of top flight training and footballing opportunities. This has not changed and in large part is not on Klinsmann but the USSF. Klinsmann often lamented the lack of passion of drive expressed in the American suburbanite footballers who seemed content on simply getting to the top leagues or rather coming back to play domestically in lieu of a more challenging opportunity.

 

And now for the state of US football in general. I find it appalling that nothing has really changed on the player development side. Essentially if a player is lucky enough to gain a EU passport their best bet would be to leave the US to train elsewhere. The American youth system is large but ridiculously poor quality. Some will lay the excuses down of the lack of quality training down to disinterest caused by being the current 5th popular sport in the American sports paradigm but that is simply not good enough in my book. When you have a country with as many registered players as we do that simply is not a viable excuse for mediocrity. Furthermore the US system like most American sports is pay to play which means that it essentially can price itself out of the market. Just in my area to play legitimate football against good competition as far as American standards are concerned it would cost  around $2400 a year plus travel expenses. Multiply that by 5 and that is roughly $12000 just in team fees plus the travel expenses and occasional camps during a lifetime of youth football. Not many people have that kind of money to spend on a recreational activity that won’t potentially pay dividends in the future. So until clubs are able to reap the benefits of investing in players development like in the European model I do not foresee the US cultivating talent it is capable of.

 

 

Some Quick Updates

November 21, 2016 — Leave a comment

Due to an ever increasing schedule in conjunction with the upcoming holiday season my personal blogging has taken to stagnating the past several days. I intend to continue to post interesting links and materials I come across in the meantime. And with that let the updates commence:

Literature/History: I have recently reached the over halfway point in the Tom Holland book Dynasty about the early Roman Empire and line of Caesars. Its definitely well written and I like the smatterings of culture that give the facts a certain liveliness. The book reads more like a retelling of a story as opposed to the textbook nature of many history books that lack the human elements. I finished reading Band of Brothers by Stephen Ambrose as well. He too like Holland has taken historical information and shaped it into an addictive narrative bringing out the different players humanity while explaining the finite details of the past. I definitely feel such good books ought to be required reading in schools today rather than the drivel they have forced upon them now.

 

Movies: Saw the movie Loving  about the interracial couple who successfully removed the miscegenation laws from across the US. The movie was well acted and definitely would not be surprised to see it in the awards for the year. Only issue I had was the lack of litigation shown in the film which they kind of gloss over.

 

Games: I haven’t yet but plan to get Ultimate General Civil War. Was holding out to see some others test the waters before investing in an early access title.

Yale’s Halloween Advice Stokes a Racially Charged Debate

The hypocrisy on the progressive far left is astounding. They rant and rave about evil stealing corporations controlling everything yet rejoice when said corporations show support for their ideology. They despise populist agendas like the growing concern over radical Islam’s growth yet support worthless gestures like banning flags and other forms of expression regardless of context.

Since Sargon of Akkad did the political compass on Youtube recently I decided to retake the test to see if there were any differences. Here is my chart before:

And Here is my chart after:

Slightly more neutral between authoritarian and libertarian but still clearly moderate right. Interesting.

Today’s decree says that my Ruler, and the Ruler of 320 million Americans coast-to-coast, is a majority of the nine lawyers on the Supreme Court. The opinion in these cases is the furthest extension in fact—and the furthest extension one can even imagine—of the Court’s claimed power to create “liberties” that the Constitution and its Amendments neglect to mention. This practice of constitutional revision by an unelected committee of nine, always accompanied (as it is today) by extravagant praise of liberty, robs the People of the most important liberty they asserted in the Declaration of Independence and won in the Revolution of 1776: the freedom to govern themselves

Supreme Court Justice Anton Scalia (via poorrichardsnews)

Spot on. So sick of these courts and government in general usurping more power than they are constitutionally given. Instead of letting the people decide what is best we allow 9 individuals who are above reproach.