Being White in Public – Kevin MacDonald
April 2, 2010
A3P member distributes literature in California
A3P has been launched with high hopes in the future. The time is certainly right. There is excellent evidence that White people are very angry at the political system, especially middle class and working class Whites. These White people see the country being taken away from them politically and culturally.
A good example is the recent Health Care Bill where only 20% of Whites think it will help them, while overwhelming majorities of non-Whites believe it will help them. Polls indicate that most middle class and working class Whites believe (correctly) that the country is ruled by an elite of very wealthy people who created the financial disaster and are now benefiting from the government’s bailouts. Middle and working class White people are increasingly alienated and angry because wealth is going to non-White minorities at the bottom of the socio-economic ladder.
These Whites see themselves standing in line for medical care with Blacks, Latinos, legal and illegal immigrants, and everyone else. And they realize that in general the taxes of people like themselves are being used to support services for people quite a bit unlike themselves — people who pay proportionately far less of the tax burden and are part of the coalition of minorities that is the backbone of the Democratic Party.
Indeed, White anger at the current system is getting to be obvious to everyone. Physical threats and vandalism directed against lawmakers in the wake of the Health Bill’s passage have drawn the attention of the media and the political class. White rage has been a theme ever since Obama became president, but the temperature continues to rise. The Tea Party protestors are widely known as almost entirely White, and just recently the White militia movement has been in the news, especially in the liberal media where it is being heralded as a yet another sign that the people who are opposed to the system are uneducated, violent Whites.
The long term goal of A3P is to be seen as a viable alternative as the current system continues to collapse and as White voters become ever more alienated from the two major parties. Whites are already voting on the basis of their identity as Whites, not along the traditional social class lines. Around 60% of Whites are voting Republican and at least 90% of the Republican vote comes from Whites. Working class Whites are voting Republican.
Unfortunately, there is very little hope that the Republican Party will advance White interests in any tangible way. The Republican Party has long ceased to be even remotely conservative. Its foreign policy wing is dominated by neocons whose main allegiance is to Israel. Business interests, many supporting high levels of non-White immigration, have long ago knuckled under to the multi-cultural zeitgeist and actively subvert White interests in their hiring and promotion policies.
It’s obvious we need a third party to represent White interests. The major problem is to overcome the stigma attached to anyone who explicitly advocates White interests. The mainstream media portrays Whites with a sense of racial identity as unintelligent, psychiatrically impaired, and morally bankrupt — at the same time that they encourage Blacks, Jews, and Latinos to have a strong sense of their own identity. This is a completely unnatural state of affairs — the result of a prolonged assault on the legitimacy of White identity by politically and ethnically motivated elites that have dominated public discourse on issues of race and ethnicity since before World War II and especially since the 1960s.
The A3P rejects labels such as “White supremacist” or “racist” that are routinely bestowed on assertions of white identity and interests as a means of muzzling their expression. Non-Western peoples throughout the world continue to seek political power, and they attempt to control their borders, establish their own cultures and defend their perceived interests. Having a sense of racial and ethnic identity should be seen as absolutely normal.
But it won’t be easy. The cultural elites who dominate the United States will strenuously resist any change in the status quo. And the reality is that the vast majority of Whites have internalized the view that there is something deeply immoral about White people having a White identity and White interests. The hardest thing in the world for the vast majority of Whites would be to come out as openly and proudly White. Think to yourself how hard it would be to talk about it with your neighbors or the people you work with.
Because I have a very publicly visible job as a professor working in a bastion of the anti-White culture, I have had to put up with a lot of hostility, harassment, and ostracism. However, what you find out is that the more you do it, the easier it gets. This is the case especially if you can make intelligent replies in the teeth of their hostility. The argument for Whites having ethnic interests is a no-brainer: Everyone has ethnic interests. Why should Whites be the only people who have a moral imperative to give up political and cultural control?
And since many of the professors who have been harassing me are Jewish, I constantly stressed the point that the American Jewish community is deeply committed to its own ethnostate in Israel. Why shouldn’t I be allowed to want an ethnostate for my people? And if the Jewish community is going to pose as a moral beacon of ethnic tolerance to the rest of humanity, why is Israel engaged in ethnic cleansing and seizing land from the Palestinians?
So it gets easier with time, especially if you are confident in what you are saying. And we in the A3P have every right to be confident and proud of what we are saying.
It seems to me that a short-range, inexpensive goal should be to organize as many people as possible in public displays of our ideas. Recently two A3P people manning a booth in San Juan Capistrano were harassed by a Latino gang. Vastly outnumbered, they had to withdraw.
I notice that the first principles of the Anti-Racist Action Network are:
We go where they go: Whenever fascists are organizing or active in public, we’re there. We don’t believe in ignoring them or staying away from them. Never let the nazis have the street!
We don’t rely on the cops or courts to do our work for us: This doesn’t mean we never go to court. But we must rely on ourselves to protect ourselves and stop the fascists.
These are the sort of people who successfully disrupted the American Renaissance conference in February of this year.
From their point of view, this is very good strategy. White racial consciousness has been banned from the mainstream media. The ARA’s tactics are meant to ensure that White racial consciousness has no public face at all by intimidating the legitimate expression of White racial consciousness in public. Quite obviously, they do not hesitate to do whatever it takes to achieve their goals.
We have to stand up to that. One reason I was attracted to A3P is that the young men who are the backbone of the party are willing to go into the public with their banners, their pamphlets and their good arguments. They are willing to be a public presence.
We can certainly expect that the path ahead will not be easy. We can expect that our opponents will cease at nothing to stop us. But with greater numbers, it will be very difficult to shut down public demonstrations by the A3P, and eventually the media will be forced to cover these events if only because a large scale confrontation of this type is newsworthy.
Being White in Public
March 30, 2010