Yes, Whites Did Build This Country

Article author: 
Gregory Hood
Article publisher: 
American Renaissance
Article date: 
March 20, 2021
Article category: 
Our American Future
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For most people, “white nationalist,” like “racist,” is just a slur without any real meaning. But it does have a meaning. “White nationalism” is government concern for white interests. Ultimately, it would mean building a nation for whites.
 
The reason we have different nations is because peoples are different and have different interests. Peoples share a common culture, language, and ethnic background, even though identities can be fluid, imagined, or even created.... However, any nationalist effort must build on something real; it cannot be a social construct.
 
A nation requires a shared race... The problems white Americans face are the same ones faced by white Englishmen, Germans, or Australians. “American” no longer means anything; I have more in common with a nationalist European than with an American such as Ilhan Omar.
 
For a country to be “white nationalist,” it must be defined by race. Leftists often claim this is true of America. It is not....
 
The Founders thought the United States was a white nation. They had a racial consciousness, even a specifically Anglo-American consciousness....
 
The late Samuel Huntington argued in Who Are We? that there have been four stages of American identity. The first, from 1607–1775, was ethnic (Anglo-Protestant), racial, cultural, and political. “Americans” were simply Britons in North America. The American Revolution severed the US from the Crown but retained other elements of American identity. After the near breakup of the Civil War, American identity returned to a shared sense of WASP ethnicity, white racial consciousness, and a shared culture. Huntington argues that the “WASP” core culture had broken down by 1940.
 
... Now, all that holds “Americans” together is the formality of citizenship...
 
Still, whatever “America” is today, it was founded by a specific people. White Anglo-Saxon Protestants set the culture, built the institutions, and defined the country.... John Jay expressed a profound truth when he wrote:
 
Providence has been pleased to give this one connected country, to one united people; a people descended from the same ancestors, speaking the same language, professing the same religion, attached to the same principles of government, very similar in their manner and customs....
 
Many conservatives say we shouldn’t talk about race. That strategy has failed for half a century. And now, everything white is racist. That’s the central pillar of Critical Race Theory....

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