American Nationalism: Not A Proposition

Nowadays being a nationalist means hating your nation. One often hears from certain American white nationalists, for example, that America is a cultureless proposition nation or that the American War of Independence was a Judaeo-Masonic-Leftist conspiracy hell-bent on undermining traditional Western civilization. That's really neat, but it's time for faggots to put away their rune stones and Cyrillic prayer books, and embrace the best country for white men that ever existed.

Leftists pretend that America is a proposition nation and always has been. By “proposition nation” they mean that an American identity depends on a profession of and loyalty to a body of ideas or principles. This is opposed to the idea of American identity as depending on ethnicity. President George W. Bush succinctly described the proposition nation thusly: "America has never been united by blood or birth or soil. We are bound by ideals that move us beyond our backgrounds, lift us above our interests and teach us what it means to be citizens. Every child must be taught these principles. Every citizen must uphold them; and every immigrant, by embracing these ideals, makes our country more, not less, American." Gross. This understanding of American identity is historically tendentious and just plain wrong. Unfortunately, many on the alt-right accept it as true.

American identity has always been synonymous with white, mostly Anglo-Saxon Protestant culture and history. British identity was at the heart of the American Revolution, which was fought in defense of the traditional rights of British men, as the colonists understood them. The U.S. did assimilate whites from other parts of Europe, but their membership, acceptance, and success in American society was dependent on their strictly assimilating into Anglo-American culture. One here recalls Teddy Roosevelt’s remarks on “hyphenated Americans.” That the United States is and was meant to be a White nation is reflected in Congress’ passing—nearly every generation—immigration laws to affirm and protect the white and largely British ethnic composition of the country: From the Naturalization Act of 1790 to the Page Act of 1875 to the Immigration Act of 1924. John C. Calhoun, speaking against the annexation of Mexico, represented the opinion of a majority of Congress and, indeed, of many Americans, when he expressed, “We have never dreamt of incorporating into our Union any but the Caucasian race—the free white race. To incorporate Mexico, would be the very first instance of the kind, of incorporating an Indian race…I protest against such a union as that! Ours, sir, is the Government of a white race.” It wasn’t until after Congress passed the Immigration Act of 1965—after much lobbying by Jews and the contrivance of crypto-communists—that academics and politicians and leftists began speaking of America as a “nation of immigrants,” a “propositional nation,” or a “melting pot.” Today, this is the common wisdom.

No, America is not a proposition nation, neither was its Revolution a Judaeo-Masonic-Leftist conspiracy of which the proposition nation is a natural consequence. The Revolution wasn't very Jewy or Masonic or Leftist. It was thoroughly Anglo-Saxon in its character, based on British notions and expectations of government and society. Ideologically, it was rooted in liberal civic culture of Anglo-Saxon high-trust ethics that emerged from the English country gentry. It was an ethics that included the belief in the equality of free men and in their right to be independent of grasping courtiers. Trenchard and Gordon’s Cato’s Letters, a literary expression of the Country Party ideology, were widely circulated in the American colonies and were immensely influential to the Founding generation. The rhetoric of the Revolution was one of defending the traditional rights of Britons against an annoying, intrusive, and prehensile Parliament. In James Madison’s notes on the Constitutional convention, one finds lively discussions about the meaning and value of British rights, institutions, and legal traditions. The Constitution that the convention produced is one of the few in the Western world that legally enshrines high-trust ethics, including a jury by peers, the right to bear arms, and the protection of free speech.

The United States has always been the best country for white men to do what white men do best, whether it’s pioneering the wilderness, conquering the landscape, erecting new industries, or merely living as your own man beholden to no one. The American nation is testimony to the great things white men can accomplish when let to do. Create, invent, conquer, put a man on the moon. Indubitably, the current U.S. government is dildos and is mostly pernicious toward white men. Socialism and the effects of the post-1965 Immigration Act are ravaging the country and not only undermine the status of America as a historically white nation, but also the legitimacy of the right for white America to exist. Despite this, however, white America still excels in civilizational accomplishment, in science, technological innovation, medicine, the arts, space exploration, military might, and economic prosperity.

The America that exists today is different from the America of the past, from the America that many readers may have known. This change has been a deliberate process by forces hostile to white Anglo-America and to the virtues that made it successful. The survival and prosperity of white Americans depend on a healthy, confident self-assertion of white American identity. Let it not be forgotten that this is our nation, that this is the earth where our forefathers were born, lived, and are now buried. This is a nation settled, founded, expanded, and built by white men for white posterity with the promise that the white man, collectively and individually, can succeed when he is responsible for his own life and is allowed to prosper on his own merits. The Anglo-American way of life is a historically successful and admirable one, and it is one that cannot be separated from white Anglo-Americans as a people. It is worth defending now and for posterity.

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