Why is White Nationalism on the Rise?

Article author: 
Jared Taylor
Article publisher: 
American Renaissance
Article date: 
29 June 2019
Article category: 
Our American Future
Article Body: 

On May 4, CNN published an article by David Neiwert called “Hate groups are recruiting our young people into a toxic belief system.” This belief system is “white nationalism,” which Mr. Neiwert warns is growing at an alarming rate: “[W]e’re talking in the hundreds of thousands, if not millions of new young white nationalists being born online right now.”

Why is white nationalism, which Mr. Neiwert dismisses as “hateful” and “toxic,” so attractive? Because it is based on the conviction that whites—like every other racial group in America and the world—have legitimate group interests. The most obvious of these is not to be reduced to a minority where they have traditionally been the majority.

From its founding and until immigration policy changed in 1965, Americans took it for granted that whites would always be the majority. They were 85 percent of the population in 1960, but are now projected, largely through immigration, to become a minority by 2045.

Whites were never asked if this was what they wanted. White nationalists do not want to become a minority, and the burden is on people like Mr. Neiwert to explain why they are wrong.

Is it wrong for Japanese to want to remain a majority in Japan? Or Mexicans in Mexico? Or Turks in Turkey? Israel is an explicitly Jewish state, and virtually all Americans recognize its right to remain Jewish. White nationalists believe that whites—whether in the United States or Europe—have the same right.

It is not “hatred” for whites to want to live in a society shaped by the European values and texture of life handed down by their ancestors. Mass immigration changes a country—often radically—and whites have the absolute right to prefer societies that are faithful to their ancestral values. This is an entirely normal, healthy sentiment that Mr. Neiwert would surely not find “hateful” if expressed by non-whites....

“White nationalists” recognize that hypnotic slogans do not make “diversity” a strength. It is a source of tension and conflict....

White nationalism is also the inevitable reaction to an increasingly harsh double standard: Whites must always be “sensitive” to others, even if others hold them in contempt....

CAIRCO notes

It should be noted that the concepts of patriotism and nationalism go against the agenda of transnational global corporatism as well as the agenda of the Marxist loony left. 

If one is White and also a nationalist, they are presumed by many leftists to be hateful racists. This is a form of ad hominem attack - that is, attacking the individual as opposed to debating the merits of their position. An ad hominem attack is a debating tactic of last resort.

It should also be noted that Western Civilization was founded by Whites. It remains to be seen whether infusion of migrants with non-Western values into Europe and America will permanently undermine the structure of Western Civilization.