Editor's Note: This article first appeared on the author's site here.
When was the last time someone asked you who you were? Or, more precisely, when was the last time you asked yourself what it means to be you? Growing up, and well into my teenage years, I had the luxury of knowing my now since-passed relatives who themselves grew up during a time when not knowing who you were was either seen as evidence of mental illness or worse, suspicion that you may be a Communist sympathizer or some other anti-American ideological supporter.
Today things have changed dramatically and not all of them have been for the better. Indeed, many of these changes have been to the detriment of the American Country and its traditional founding stock – American Whites of European ancestry. If you count yourself among the legions of leftist progressive ideologues you’d likely find it easy to answer the question ‘Who are you?’.
Predictably, you’d likely claim you’re a supporter of progress, equality, liberty, religious freedom (or freedom from religion), homosexual rights, rights for the mentally ill transgendered community. You may passionately and aggressively proclaim your support for anarchism or communism and identify yourself as an anarcho-syndicalist or Marxist. You might also see yourself as a subversive of the state apparatus, militarized police, and institutional racism. You probably count yourself a devout practitioner of Kropotkin, Gramsci, or Alinsky.
Likely, you haven’t reflected on why you’re so open with beliefs that just 25 – 50 years ago would have landed you in jail, unemployable, and socially ostracized. Then, the State was against you. Now, you’ve got its full support.
However, it’s likely that you’re not any of those things or at the most, you’re probably somewhat socially left and fiscally centrist or conservative. You’re reading this article and you found your way to this publication so this seems like a safe assumption. And if you were paying attention to the last sentence of the previous paragraph some things are probably starting to click in your mind – albeit they’re likely making you uncomfortable.
That’s alright. Many of us were in your shoes at one point too and we felt just as uncomfortable. Looking back, I now know the discomfort you’re likely feeling – discomfort I felt too – was the result of my reluctance to admit that there’s something deeply wrong with the America I see around me today and one which, while growing up, now no longer exists.
Today, if you’re any bit politically active – whether it be on social media or in your public life – and if you’re anything less than a Marxist or you dare commit the heinous act of claiming you’re not interested in the things the Left is selling you’re automatically labeled a racist, bigoted, homophobic, misogynistic, covert Klu Klux Klan supporter. You’re also probably secretly gay, suppressing homoerotic tendencies, hate your Christian upbringing, or worse (but to the jubilant glee of your detractors) – you probably had your girlfriend stolen by some successful Black Idris Elba look-alike. Oh, and you’re also White. That’s the crucial component.
If you have any of these subversive non-leftist opinions and you’re Black you’ll just get called a ‘House Nigger’, ‘Uncle Tom’, or a race traitor. But that’s it. On the other hand, if you’re any of these things (which means you’re also all of them implicitly) and you’ve been unlucky enough to be born the descendant of European immigrants from anywhere on the European continent (i.e. you’re a White male) you’ll be talking to your boss in the morning telling him why he’s getting all these calls demanding he fire you for being a racist hateful bigot who wants nothing more than to murder Muslims, lynch Blacks, and oppress women.
You’ll probably get death threats, your children, if you have any, will likely be questioned by their school’s counselor and Child Protective Services as to whether you’ve sexually harassed them, beat them, or worse not taught them about their implicit White privilege. Your wife, if you’re lucky enough to be married in a country with astronomically high divorce rates and a culture that abhors heterosexual marriage, will be pressured on her social media accounts, at her job if she works, and get nasty emails and threats herself – likely wishing she is swiftly raped by a non-White male.
Your life will become stressful, your mind will become clouded, and your once peaceful life with your two children and your happy beautiful wife will seem like a fairy tale.
There is something deeply wrong with America. But what? And why?
You may have felt it but you pushed it to the back of your mind because for all intents your life was pretty great. But you made one fatal mistake. You had an opinion, a belief, a set of political principles which put you at odds with the established and entrenched Cultural Marxist left that has become the American education, Academic, and political system. And you’re White.
The what and the why of what’s at the root of the American rot as well as how you’re connected to all this is inextricably linked to the core principle underlying the title of this article.
Up to this point what you’ve just read, if you’re still reading, has been what can only be described as the psychological and social equivalent to a defibrillator charge to your mental chest. If there was an easier way to talk about these things this country would likely not be in the predicament it’s currently in, I’d likely not be writing this article, and this publication would likely not exist. If this is a bit too much for you to take in all at once I encourage you to take a break, hug your kids if you have any, kiss your wife if you have one, or take a walk outside.
A point of note before we continue. You’re likely reading, or rereading through this, and probably saying, “Okay, well show me the evidence… these are some pretty strong and provocative claims you’re making!”. There will be no links, no sourced articles, nor any screenshots linking back to support anything I’ve already written or will write hereafter.
I assure you, the information, data, demographic reports, social media archives, and public videos are all available if you’re willing to put in the effort to seek them out. It is important you seek this information yourself, willingly, and come out the other side having learned everything a growing community of like-minded individuals now know all on your own.
There are those out there willing to point you in the right direction but ultimately you have to have the courage and perseverance to take that first step. None of this information needs to be sought out on ‘fringe’ websites like InfoWars or some obscure lunatic’s blog shouting about some clandestine group proclaiming “Mulder was right!” All the data and other things I mentioned above are available free of charge on government websites like FBI.gov, the Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS), and Census records to name a few.
What Is Identity?
There are a few ways to describe it and I’ll start from most abstract to least abstract.
- The logical representation of predicate and subject:
- A = B
- A pseudo-logical explanation of the word identity:
- ‘There is a thing “A” such that it represents “B”
- The phenomenological definition:
- The human individual, as a conscious subject equipped with memory, imagination, and sensation, collects and categorizes their lived experiences such as they appear to him and from this forms a complex basis of subjectivity (i.e. understands himself as a subject) which he then ties to himself and thus ties his existence to the physical and psychospiritual world (i.e. the non-material psychological world of the mind).
If you’re not used to seeing things written in this manner, don’t feel discouraged. You’ve likely been kept in the dark about a lot of things which were common knowledge to many Americans of European descent. Bear through it because there’s not really any better way to go about this.
Where Does Identity Come from?
Identity as a linguistic symbol derives from one’s observation, and thus recognition through this observation, that his own self, being a physical thing in the world along with other physical things, is a special kind of distinct thing.
In creating a word identity, we establish a symbol by which we may move towards creating meaningful knowledge of other subjective beings (again, this just means someone who sees themselves as a subject – not to be confused with subjective in the arbitrary sense) who have also distinguished themselves as special kinds of things. Thus, from the word to its meaning, the concept of identity is ushered forth into the experiential world of human existence.
In observing, and recognizing through observation, the concept of identity applied to, and by, a human subject particularized subjective identity springs forth from the consciousness of the human subject. Identity now becomes dualistic in that it is both concept and subject.
In other words, when we look at the world and see ourselves as distinct from other things in the world, we apply this distinctiveness to ourselves and from this we’ve now made ourselves a single (particular) subject. Now, there’s this thing we call identity which we understand as a concept and this thing we call identity which we understand as our identity.
How, To What, and How Many Levels, the Concept Identity May Be Applied?
Application may be as an affirmation of one’s own understanding of their self, their understanding of others, or as a representation of a unification of many subjective identities into one universal particular identity among many particulars. This extends from the individual and the family unit all the way up to the Nation.
The universalization of many into one particular among many distinct (particular) groups constitutes the creation of the concept of the other.
The Other is the negation of the I. The I is the subjective understanding you create which you then claim is your identity. It is an implicit and explicit exclusion of what now becomes called the Other. I am not you and you are not me. Though the I (you) and the other (me) may share similar constitutive parts of each subjective identity no two others (people) may be the same I such that they are an identical I.
The more similarities two others share the less likely they are to come into conflict. As a result, it is not surprising that human societies have traditionally been seen and documented grouping themselves around others who share similar characteristics, religious beliefs, physical traits, a common language, and skills.
What Does It Mean to Deny an Identity; To Undermine an Identity?
To deny the identity of another is an explicitly hostile act constituting an attack on their very existence. Such an act is an existentially fatal attempt to revoke their psychospiritual existence and thus render them both alive and dead.
When one denies the identity of another they are signaling to the denied that they are somehow mistaken in their observation of their external surroundings, that their consciousness is somehow faulty, and that what they have constituted as their special ‘kind-ness’ is incorrect.
Such an act is disorienting both mentally and physically and will render anyone lacking the sufficient will to reaffirm their subjective identity against the claims of a now proclaimed hostile other immobile and subject to the manipulation and in the worst case scenario, mental and physical enslavement through fear or submission. The more fervent the exclamations of denial the likelier the denied will succumb to the hostile other and ultimately be rendered subservient.
Can We Live Without an Identity?
It does not seem possible to live without an identity. Conscious existence necessarily demands both the concept itself as an objective reality and the resulting creation of identity as a subject. Whether or not this is an objective fact or merely the conditional result of human faculty is irrelevant and either way, the outcome is still the same. Identity exists and serves a life-preserving function. To undermine identity as a concept or as a concept applied to a subject wherein the concept becomes subject is necessarily life-denying.
How can one not categorize the world? Language itself stands as an explicit display of the reality of identity given language is one kind of contingent symbolism whose purpose appears directly linked to the preservation and continuation of human existence in its many forms.
Can Existence Itself as A Concept Survive Without the Existence of the Concept of Identity?
The answer to this question seems an obvious ‘no’. But, this may be the result of an implicit linguistic bias towards the word ‘existence’ as a symbol for life itself. The question we must ask ourselves is can we conceive of identity without any sort of linguistic symbolism? Since it is unlikely that any human being can recall a time when they did exist yet did not have the use of language – even the most rudimentary and limited vocabulary would suffice to constitute ‘the use of language’ – and since human beings are necessarily of the category animal we can look to other animals who have no known language system or other faculty for symbolic representation for an answer.
Take as an example any individual animal which we call rabbit. Certainly, it is beyond discussion that these animals lack any kind of symbolic system with which they consciously represent their world to themselves or other rabbits. However, we can observe when one of the rabbit’s natural predators approach, or some other creature it is unfamiliar with, they flee in the hopes to survive. Though they lack any sort of language, symbol, or system of representation there still exists an unconscious identity with the approaching creature and the need to flee. Whether they experience the concept of fear as human beings experience it doesn’t matter. What does matter is were they capable of similar symbolic representations conscious beings have, it is conceivable they would likely do as we do and create an identity with a concept and an other – in this case the concept of fear (or flee) with an approaching unknown or predator as the subject tied to the concept.
If we assume the above is incorrect then we must also conclude that the rabbit would end up being the meal of the approaching predator or some other possible ill fate in the case of an approaching unknown. Thus, existence necessarily requires identity, at least practically, and in the case of human existence it certainly seems necessary for any meaningful existence beyond fleeing threats and foraging for food.
Towards a New Identity
So, who are you? What does it mean to be you? How do you know yourself? What values, ideals, principles, virtues, beliefs, and experiences make you, you? Are you comfortable proclaiming them in public? With your name attached to them? What about your address? Your place of business? What about your employer?
It’s at this point that someone thinking themselves quite clever would point out that 25-50 years ago certain groups of people wouldn’t have been able to do any of those things either. This creates the false illusion that the American way of life 25-50 years ago was a place for those values or identities.
This is a crucial aspect of the concept of identity itself. Part of what constitutes our identity and breathes life into it are the communities and soil with which these identities are attached. America in the 1930’s to the 1950’s was in no way a place for Communist identities, Marxist concepts of illusory and utopian egalitarianism, or the radical waves of subversive feminism all of which were advocated for, and composed of, predominantly Jewish Marxists and progressives.
Given the only mandate of State governments at the founding of this country in its Constitution was that they be Republican governments, that just as the creators of the founding system didn’t want their system to fall back into what they were trying to rid themselves of in the first place so too does it stand to reason that the right to free speech as a right granted to bar political retaliation for criticizing the government does not extend to speech which is antithetical to the core doctrines of the government. That’s a fancy way of saying Marxists and Communists don’t get 1st Amendment protections.
The reason being is their identity is one of total opposition to the one which was here when they brought their identity with them from wherever they came. It wouldn’t be rational for you to let me come into your home and then allow me to kick you out. It doesn’t make sense to make room for identities which seek to undermine and destroy the host’s identity either.
This is where we are today. For the past 80 – 100 years there has been an ever-increasing campaign against the traditional identity of this country in favor of something which renders its adherents submissive, dull, unimaginative, and free to be molded in whatever way is suitable. The eradication of traditional, and evolutionarily evolved gender roles, monogamous and healthy loving marriages, child rearing, hard work, civic service, a nationalistic pride for your kin and soil, and a willingness to defend these things with your life if need be.
Instead, if you’re not content with the illiberal Marxist ideology of subservience and prostration you can choose between the many hosts of terrible food, low-quality but highly branded entertainment devices, or your choice of overpriced ‘elite’ clothing. This is what your choice is today in America if you want an identity. Anything else and the system comes crashing down on you like a jackhammer on a nail.
Your National Identity, Cultural Identity, Ancestral Identity, and your Historical Identity has been stolen from you and replaced with consumerism and left versus right wing fiscal policy. If things don’t change and people submit to this theft, then what was once the American Dream will be an American afterthought – if it’s remembered at all.
Now, both European and American histories, cultures, nations – their identities – are being threatened with a massive hostile invasion feigned as refugee immigration from the Middle East for both and economic immigration from Mexico in the case of America. And if you dare speak out you’re labeled, again, Islamophobic. The major issue here is just how hypocritical and blatantly anti-White this entire phenomenon is. Only Whites are demanded to relinquish their culture, heritage, and ancestral lands. Imagine if Whites demanded land in Africa!
So, as a result, millions of White Americans have risen up, risked blood and limb, and thrown their support behind Donald J. Trump. His promises to return America to its greatness, build a wall on the Southern border and deny Muslims entry into the United States has signaled a reawakening currently underway in the United States. Of course, the liberal punditry across the nation has feigned ignorance as to why his rise was so swift and unpredicted but then that would mean admitting to their own plans otherwise.
There have been many great thinkers throughout the history of Western civilization who have remarked that all previous events have led to their respective ages and no other future was possible. So too has the initial founding of the United States led its founding stock to their dire situation today – to your dire situation. We are without an identity and without a system which would allow us political or institutional legitimacy to create one. Thus, it is up to the future European Americans of this once hopeful prospective experiment in a new kind of government to forge a new identity, not for ourselves, but for our children.
This identity must be rooted in blood, kinship, soil, and our desire to create a nation which will stand as an undeniable symbol of our existence as a people and as the best humanity has produced thus far. We must seek out a new dawn and traverse the tightrope towards our own values. And we must do so merrily like a court Jester dancing across the grave his enemy has laid out for him. Our identity is what we make it; how we see ourselves and conceive our future is entirely up to us. No one can make this decision for you but you and so your future demands you choose.
Will you be the last man before the American flame is extinguished forever? Or will you be part of a group of New Men, a group of attempters, determined to relight the flickering flame of western society ablaze towards a new dawn?