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Saturday, 3 December 2016

White Nationalism is about White Identity

White-Collar Supremacy

By  Kelly J. Baker, Nov. 25, 2016 (LINK to article)

Ms Baker seeks only to demonise "white nationalism” which she maliciously equates with white supremacism and racism.

Does it not occur to her that there might be more to it than that? White nationalism is on the rise, in America, Europe and other western countries, and those who would demonise and suppress it, should think again, because what they are demonising and suppressing is human tribal nature, which is as much a part of being human as human sexuality is.

It is ironic that people calling themselves "progressives", while celebrating our newly acquired sexual freedoms, lead the mob in condemning anyone wanting to express their own sense of tribal identity, at least if they are white with a sense of white identity, which is what white nationalism is really about: racial/ethnic IDENTITY.

When minorities choose to assert their own ethnic identities that's fine, but the moment members of the white majority attempt to do the same, they are condemned, mainly by fellow whites, as "white supremacists" and racists.

This issue is going to dominate, even more than it does now, the politics of the years ahead. We urgently need to stop demonising and suppressing human tribal nature with accusation of xenophobia (we are also an inherently territorial animal) or racial prejudice, which we all have, and instead study and understand it, which can only be from an evolutionary perspective: LINK.

Moral Supremacism of Extreme Left is Mainstream

Trump Embarrasses Himself and Our Country

By Nicolas Kristof, Nov. 19, 2016 (LINK to article)

Is Steve Bannon really a "white supremacist", or just a white man who doesn't deny and despise his own race the way that white liberals do, because beholden to an ideology of white racial self-denial and self-contempt?

It's an ideology which began as an overreaction to the evils of Nazism and the Holocaust, before being incorporated into the state's age-old strategy of divide and rule, whereby society is divided into a morally superior, now supposedly unprejudiced, "colour-blind" and xenophilic elite, on the one hand, and the morally inferior, naturally (evolved human nature being what it is) prejudiced, not colour-blind, but xenophobically-inclined masses, on the other, who must submit to the authority of and domination by their "moral superiors".

It is not white supremacism of the extreme Right we have to fear, but the moral supremacism of the extreme Left, which for decades now has been mainstream and dominates the West's political culture.

Society has always been dominated by moral supremacists, of course. It used to be the clergy with their religious ideology; now, in our more secular times, it's their modern heirs and counterparts in academia, politics and the media with their ideology of post-racial  multiculturalism.

I elaborate on these ideas in this and appended BLOGS.

Demonising Tribalism in Others, While Indulging Our Own

Donald Trump’s Demand for Love

By Frank Bruni, Nov. 22 2016 (LINK to article)
"Donald Trump’s Demand for Love"
Don't we ALL want to be loved?

Of course we do, but we need to clarify what it means, in this context, which we can only do from the perspective of evolutionary psychology.

We are an inherently tribal animal, who craves the approval of his or her tribe. Only, our original tribes are long gone, their place now filled by substitute tribes, the most important of which is, of course, the state.

The state conflates and confounds very different aspects of the original tribal environment in which human nature evolved, long before the first states and civilisations emerged from it, with the modern "nation state" now deceitfully posing as our tribe or nation (intra- and inter-tribal environment) itself, while at the same time facilitating society’s SELF-exploitation (as an extra-tribal environment, on a par with the natural environment) to the personal advantage of its ruling elites and favoured (especially wealthy and academic/formerly priestly) clients, at the expense of society at large.

Academics have failed to recognise this, because they are themselves privileged clients and employees of the state, with a massive personal self-interest in rationalising and defending its role, self-image (as our "nation") and ideologies (social, political, economic and racial, formerly religious), on which the state bases its claim to moral and knowledgeable authority: http://philosopherkin.blogspot.co.uk

2nd comment

I've just submitted a comment in which I argue that we ALL crave to be loved, not by anyone, but by members, especially high status members, our own tribe, being the inherently and intensely tribal animal that we are.

The problem is that our original tribes are long gone and members of the same society identify with different substitute tribes with varying degrees of overlap.

Most citizens of a state identify with it as their nation, because that is what we have been taught for centuries to do, but with increasing DIVERSITY there is an increasing divergence between how different groups and individuals perceive this nation.

America's liberal left have a very different understanding of America than conservatives, especially the Alt Right, which they demonise as a consequence.

The liberal left form an ideological, "progressive", tribe of their own, whose values and perceptions are increasingly out of touch with much of the rest of America, as Donald Trump's election win demonstrates.

The only way to deal with this is not by demonising other tribes, but by developing an understanding of them, and of one's own tribe(s), in the context of human tribal nature and how it is manipulated and exploited by the state, for its own purposes, as well as by capital for commercial purposes, branding being the most conspicuous example.

The Left's Demonisation of White Identity

Trump: Making America White Again

By Charles Blow, Nov. 21 2016 (LINK to article)
"The appointment by President-elect Trump of a racist individual like Mr. Bannon to a position of authority is totally unacceptable"
Perhaps Bernie Sanders knows something about Steve Bannon that I don't, but I doubt it.

For decades, the Left has been demonising as "racist" anyone who refuses to embrace its ideology of white racial self-denial and self-contempt, which started life as an understandable overreaction to Nazism and the Holocaust, before being transformed into an instrument of socio-political intimidation and control, a modern, secular replacement, effectively, for the power-political role of medieval church ideology and serving the state's age-old strategy of divide and rule, whereby society is now divided into a morally superior, supposedly unprejudiced, "colour-blind" and xenophilic elite, on the one hand (people like Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton), and the morally inferior, naturally (evolved human nature being what it is) prejudiced, not colour-blind, but xenophobically-inclined masses, on the other, who must submit to the authority of and domination by their "moral superiors".

Society is in desperate need of genuine moral authority to guide out of the mess it is in, but most of those offering such authority are in fact moral supremacists, the likes of which got us into this mess in the first place.

Distinguishing between genuine moral authority and moral supremacism is difficult, but possible. See this BLOG, which I hope will help.