Why aren’t mainstream conservatives racialist?
There are two types of politics in this country: mainstream, for saying things that are socially acceptable, and underground, for saying things that if said on television would bring a wave of condemnation from folks trying to prove they’re better than me or you.
In underground politics, people talk about diversity and political correctness as the destructive things they are. No one dares do that in mainstream politics, although they hint at it and will dance around it because it makes their audience momentarily hope.
Not one mainstream conservative has ever identified himself as racialist.
Instead of further polarizing those on the right against each other, I want to explain the logical reasons for this behavior, and then explain how we can reach out to these people and form bonds. This will require you to give up the assumptions you have made about politics since you were a younger person. I apologize for the inconvenience but at the end of the day, you either want to succeed—or you don’t. No middle ground.
The connection between conservatism and racialism is this: conservatives recognize a number of factors about race, but view race as too narrow of an issue upon which to base a party.
For example, you would be hard-pressed to find a mainstream conservative who will not acknowledge in private the following:
- That biological differences exist not only between races, but between ethnic groups, and social classes and castes in all ethnic groups. Even more, that biological differences also exist between individuals, and that intelligence and moral character are for the most part heritable.
- That diversity is a nightmare because it requires the destruction of culture, which in turn requires a strong Nanny State, which creates a haven for the crassest kind of commerce. Conservatives know that a strong culture is better than all the cops, “education,” propaganda and courts in the world.
- That evolution is compatible with Christianity and that evolution branched, creating groups with different obligations and needs. In fact, whatever we think of the soul, it is clear the body influences it and that we have evolved differently between races, ethnic groups, and social classes.
- There are no “Blank Slate” individuals because you cannot educate, discipline and mould someone into an ideal as you would make metal parts. Individuals are individuals. They are not equal, but in fact widely different.
- That the leftist use of race is as a method, not as an end goal. The leftist goal is class warfare; importing anti-majority voters, destroying majority culture, confusing politics and generally introducing chaos and failure supports that mission of class warfare and wealth redistribution.
- That a nation is defined by its people not its political system, its economy or its rules. These things are simply the lowest common denominator that a nation with little in common can agree on. Both leftists and right-wingers want the economy not to die, and no riots in the streets, but that’s about all they share.
- That Social Darwinism made us strong and a lack of it weakens us. Most people are appalled by this, but much as Darwinism brought us out of our dumber simian roots, social competition has forced people to develop more intelligence and greater social and moral awareness.
- That entitlement programs and racial pity destroy the black community as well as the white community. When you remove a sense of having a goal, or having a goal beyond “be tolerant,” people languish in inactivity and resentment.
Every single topic covered by racialists is present there, but so is a much broader framework. Conservatives after all are those who conserve, or retain whole things for the collective based on what has or has not worked in the past.
Strong cultures, family-oriented societies, chaste and sober values, a strong identity and heritage, and relatively homogenous societies (think Finland or Japan) are the most successful nations on earth. Conservatives at heart want to emulate that.
Of course, with our current speech codes, such things must be said in code or in a whisper, but the game of mainstream conservatism is gaining enough power to express the basic idea, not fight over the details. The more we get a foot in the door, the more we convince the born leaders in local communities to support us.
Therein is the appeal to conservatives: they respond to positive plans that will strengthen their constituents. Angry rhetoric and single-minded single issue voting with a destructive or revengeful bent will turn them away. This is one reason they avoid overt “racists” but will support plain-spoken nationalists.
Conservatives by their very nature endorse ideas that resonate with natural law, the organic order of society, and identity politics. They dislike hatred; they love an opportunity to build and nurture the population that most accurately represents their constituents.
The notion of preserving anything outside of the individual is a conservative notion. Liberals will never do it. Even if they pretend to be friendly to racial nationalists, liberals are fundamentally opposed to the idea of telling any individual what they can or cannot do (unless it involves intolerance).
Let us look at the difference between liberals and conservatives:
- Liberals endorse a spectrum from anarchy to communism: the individual has the unrestricted right to do whatever he or she wants to. They attack goal-based thinking as immoral and demand the right to ignore goals in favor of individual desires.
- Conservatives conserve. This requires they do more than preserve the individual, and in fact focus on social institutions, values and behaviors larger than any individual. They attack liberalism by pointing out that it has confused goals and as such, regulates methods (effects) not end results (causes).
Since 1789 with the revolution in France, and 1968 with their takeover of popular culture, liberals have been trying to destroy the idea of any collective values, common sense or culture held in common. They want to turn us into granular, self-obsessed, cultureless, heritageless and valueless “last men.”
Conservatives oppose this notion. For them to do so, they need a perspective that includes all possible issues. This perspective is the idea of conserving what produces good results for all people, and instead of pandering to the individual, demanding the individual rise to meet elevated social standards.
In their view, a social standard (like culture, heritage and values in common) is the root of all healthy societies. Without such a standard, we cannot agree on anything or have any kind of moral fabric except “if it feels good, do it.”
The need for a social standard is the only possible constructive argument for racial nationalism. Conservatives are the only ones who will endorse this. Reaching out to conservatives requires we abandon race as a central point, and reach out for a social standard, common values and collective identity instead, because inevitably that will lead to race, culture and soil. My fellow crypto-greens will appreciate the importance of that notion.
While mainstream conservatives are not yet ready to speak certain ideas out loud, they endorse the larger principles that must come before it and other sane non-liberal views of politis. This reason is why we should support them even if they do not word-for-word echo our own views.