Three Big Questions After Charlottesville

Future historians may view the Unite the Right event in Charlottesville as a turning point for the alt-right and the race-realist movement in America.

Before Charlottesville, many of us believed that the government — bound by the First Amendment — would respect our free speech, even if private corporations would fire and blacklist any employee who takes our side.

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Unite the Right: Who Got It Right?

If you get your news from NBC, this is what you learned about yesterday’s Unite the Right rally: “Charlottesville White Nationalist Rally Violence Prompts State of Emergency.” That’s right: The problem was white nationalist violence. It was as if the demonstrators had behaved just like Black Lives Matter or masked antifa: looting, burning, stopping traffic, and roughing up bystanders. Of course, what caused the violence was hostile counter-demonstrators, many of them wearing helmets and carrying shields. If they had not been there, there would have been no violence, and the rally would have taken place as planned.

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What Does Anti-White Racism Look Like?

More than any other group, whites are maligned, belittled, mocked, and criticized in the mainstream media. (This is different from more direct and personal forms of anti-white behavior, as detailed in these exhaustive collections of minority-on-white crime, and black on white crime.)

Here are some recent examples:

White men must be stopped: The very future of mankind depends on it,” by Frank Joyce,, December 22, 2015.

The future of life on the planet depends on bringing the 500-year rampage of the white man to a halt. For five centuries his ever more destructive weaponry has become far too common. His widespread and better systems of exploiting other humans and nature dominate the globe.

Ten Things White People Need To Quit Saying” by Melody Moezzi, Huffington Post, April 27, 2016.

Remember that reverse racism isn’t a thing. Racism is about the abuse of power and privilege. If your race denies you power and privilege, then you can’t be racist. Certainly, you can still be an asshole. Just not a racist . . . . If any of this offends you as a white person, I ask simply that you sit with that discomfort for a while. Really feel it. Now imagine that your distress weren’t the temporary consequence of reading an article, but rather the permanent consequence of living in your own skin.

For the last three years, BuzzFeed has had listicles about things white people have ruined:

29 Things White People Ruined,” by Tracy Clayton, September 25, 2014.

Number 29 is, “Basically Everything.”

21 Things White People Ruined in 2015” by Pedro Fequiere, December 3, 2015.

The first sentence is, “Besides everything.”

17 Foods That White People Have Ruined” by Tahlia Pritchard, November 16, 2016.

The list includes dishes obviously invented by whites in the first place, such as the croissant.

And here is charming sentiment in The Guardian, May 30, 2017 from an article called “Why I’m no longer talking to white people about race” by Reni Eddo-Lodge:

I’m no longer engaging with white people on the topic of race. Not all white people, just the vast majority who refuse to accept the existence of structural racism and its symptoms. I can no longer engage with the gulf of an emotional disconnect that white people display when a person of colour articulates their experience.

Here is a piece called “White people think racism is getting worse. Against white people.” by Samuel Sommers and Michael Norton from the Washington Post of July 21, 2016:

For some whites, the changing—and increasingly less white—demographics of the United States may feel existentially threatening. Indeed, research points to people’s pervasive fear that they will end up on the bottom of the status pile—a fear called ‘last place aversion.’ . . . . If ‘they’ are moving up in the world, ‘we’ must be moving down. Such fears might be particularly pronounced for a group, like white Americans, that has always been at the top of the racial hierarchy and therefore has the furthest to fall.

The very title of the piece is supposed to get a laugh, and it is clear that demographic displacement and a drop in status is exactly what whites deserve.

Note that I have quoted only from publications that are extremely popular on both a national, and international, level. You can find really hair-raising stuff from a lone Marxist professor, or in a small-circulation leftist outlet, or a fancy, insulting book about whites by a black. But SalonThe Huffington PostBuzzFeedThe Guardian, and The Washington Post are popular and mainstream.

Imagine the articles with just a few tweaks:

“Black migration must be stopped: The very future of my lovely mid-western town depends on it”

“Ten Things Black People Need to Stop Doing on Public Transit”

“21 Things Black People Ruined in 2015”

The first item could be: Two decades of declining crime rates.

“Why I’m no longer talking to black people about IQ”

Of course, titles like these will never appear in the mainstream. They would not appear even at dissident websites.

Anti-white racism in the media is very real. I will believe otherwise when you can find me another race that has been accused of ruining no fewer than 17 foods.

Dear Bret Stephens: Why Not Treat America as Well as Israel?

Bret Stephens

Bret Stephens (Credit Image: Jason Smith / University of Chicago)

Bret Stephens, the newest token “rightist” at the New York Times, sparked outrage across the Right last month with a column called, “Only Mass Deportations Can Save America.” He wrote about American citizens who have children out of wedlock, are dependent on welfare, don’t have jobs, and commit crime, and argued that they should be deported—not the allegedly hardworking, upstanding Catholics pouring in across our southern border.

As Steve Sailer noted, if you didn’t know better, you would think Mr. Stephens was complaining about blacks, who have the highest rates of criminality, bastardy, and welfare use. Alas, Mr. Stephens was clearly talking about poor whites in Appalachia and the Rust Belt, a group that he, like all “Never Trump” Republicans, despises. Indeed, if the New York Times editors had the slightest suspicion that Mr. Stephens was talking about blacks, they would not have published the column.

The most prestigious newspaper in the country thinks it’s fine to “joke” about deporting citizens they don’t like. It also publish opinion pieces by illegal aliens demanding we let them stay.

This column was repugnant enough, but Mr. Stevens wrote a piece two weeks earlier that makes it even worse. In a column on the 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War, he wrote solemnly of Israel’s courage, and the importance of its victory. Savaging Israel’s critics, Mr. Stephens wrote, “For the crime of self-preservation, Israel remains a nation unforgiven.”

In a void, I take no issue with this. I harbor no animus towards Israel. It is a distinct nation, with a distinct people, culture, religion, language, etc. that it is determined to preserve. I admire that. I would rather live in Israel than in any of its antagonistic neighbors. Israel is at a civilizational level well above that of the Arab world surrounding it. I do not begrudge Israel actions it finds necessary for survival.

Mr. Stephens does not apply the same logic to the United States. In fact, he applies the reverse logic. His column on “deportations” assumed that America is just an economic zone, with no people, culture, religion, or language to preserve. If “citizens” of this country are not productive enough, they should be replaced with more productive imports. But Mr. Stephens would never accept this purely economic view of Israelis. Israel has surprisingly high levels of corruption for a developed country. Why not deport corrupt Israelis and replace them with people from less corrupt nations such as Japan, Uruguay, or the United Arab Emirates.

Mr. Stephens, I am confident, would not consider this even as a joke. Corruption is bad, but Israel with corruption is still Israel. Israel with no corruption, but composed of equal parts Arabs, Jews, Hispanics, and Japanese, is not Israel; it’s just an economy.

The same is true of the United States. America has always been a white country. It was founded by whites for whites. That history is utterly unambiguous. When America stops being white, it loses its essence, something intangible but vital. On some level, Mr. Stephens probably knows this. I suspect that when he chooses his co-workers, friends, and neighbors they are a ratio of white-to-non-white similar to America as a whole—America of the 1950s.

Since Mr. Stephens wants to preserve the essence of Israel, why does he not want to preserve the essence of his own country?

He calls himself a “conservative” but what does he want to conserve? Certainly not the founding stock nor the Europeans who came later. Our culture, language, religion, values and essence arise from a certain people. That is true of every country—certainly of Israel—as Mr. Stephens would surely agree.

For America, Mr. Stephens wants to “conserve” abstractions such as free markets and civility in the media. An issue of strange importance to him is stopping government intervention intended to slow climate change. A question for Mr. Stephens: Would he prefer an Israel that adopted his laissez faire approach to climate change—but was 60 percent Hispanic—or a majority-Jewish Israel that meddled in the economy to slow global warming? We know which he would choose, and he is not wrong for making that choice.

Mr. Stephens puts the essence of Israel ahead of everything else, as he should. Why can’t he treat America with the same respect?