Note: This post is an afterthought to my previous post, The Dixian People of the American South.
The term Hyphenated-Americans was already in use when Theodore Roosevelt in 1915 made the following statement:
“There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism. When I refer to hyphenated Americans, I do not refer to naturalized Americans. Some of the very best Americans I have ever known were naturalized Americans, Americans born abroad. But a hyphenated American is not an American at all … The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin, of preventing all possibility of its continuing to be a nation at all, would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities, an intricate knot of German-Americans, Irish-Americans, English-Americans, French-Americans, Scandinavian-Americans or Italian-Americans, each preserving its separate nationality, each at heart feeling more sympathy with Europeans of that nationality, than with the other citizens of the American Republic … There is no such thing as a hyphenated American who is a good American. The only man who is a good American is the man who is an American and nothing else.”
Woodrow Wilson confirmed the same sentiment in 1919:
"Any man who carries a hyphen about with him carries a dagger that he is ready to plunge into the vitals of this Republic whenever he gets ready."
The magic hyphen is never going away because other groups will never give it up, and it will likely continue to spread in an increasingly diworsified America. Ironically, the hyphen is absent when we speak of the colonist killers as Native Americans, but it is still there in effect.
Even the negro has learned (likely with the help of another hyphenated-American tribe) that there is power in the hyphen. Though he has been here from Antebellum and Colonial times, he has shed most other monikers for the preferred African-American. He is just as American as you or I, but is also an aggrieved minority with strong ethnic identity, and entitled to his RIGHTS! The very fact that American society has evolved into a giant hyphen orgy suggests that hyphenation has a Darwinian advantage over nonhyphenation.
The magic hyphen endows its holder with great magical power to identify as both an American and a non-American in the same breath. The hyphen holder can at any time he likes, drop half of his identity to become wholly American or wholly Other and never has to specify whether the Other- is the prefix to American or if the -American is the suffix to Other.
It does not matter who started hyphenating first, or what you think about Roosevelt or Wilson presidencies. It only matters that in today’s America it is advantageous to have a magic hyphen and that we (both Southerners and many other white Americans) are the only people without one. This is an important point, so I’m going to restate it in other words:
To let our enemies use hyphens while we refuse to hyphenate is just a form of unilateral disarmament. It allows our enemies to play by one set of rules while we play by another set of rules--losing like good conservatives.
Some may argue that the hyphen interferes with our desire to secede, that we should avoid identifying as Americans at all costs, only identifying ourselves as Southerners. I would reply by saying that that person does not fully grasp just how powerful hyphen magic is! We can ditch the -American suffix any time we want, perhaps on the day we declare independence or the day Chelsea Clinton becomes president. Adopting the hyphen does not water down the Southern Nationalist message, but rather breaks it down into more easily digestible components, whereby newbies may eat the elephant one bite at a time. Remember, secessionism is dormant until we get another bad president, but our racial identity is not.
Advantages to identifying as Dixian-Americans:
- Roosevelt and Wilson were right. Getting ‘Murican Southerners to identify as Dixian-Americans undermines Americanism.
- The hyphen uncouples identity from secessionism, thus allowing ‘Murican Southerners to move from their current ‘Murican identity to secessionist minded Southern Nationalism at their own pace and according to political climate.
- Identifying as a Dixian-American allows a Southerner to advocate for our people without socio-politically marginalizing himself by denying that he is an American. (and btw, we are indeed Americans until the day we become independent)
- Allows us to openly preserve and cultivate our ethno-racial identity with festivals, pageants, scholarships, etc just like other groups do. If groups like SPLC or MSM double down against us, the hyphen strategy makes the double standard more obvious than ever to even the densest of normies.
- It allows us to shapeshift at our convenience, just like our enemies do to us.
- It has high meme potential. Imagine the reaction the first time a Southern Nationalist goes on cable TV to advocate for the rights of Dixian-Americans!
Disadvantages to identifying as Dixian-Americans:
- Jealousy that it was my idea and not yours.
I would further suggest that we speak of the Dixian-American “community” rather than the Dixian-American “nation” at least for the duration of Trump’s presidency. Are we a nation? Yes, but “community” is much warmer and fuzzier on uninitiated ears. All other aggrieved groups, nigs, muslims, beaners, whatever, are called “the [group]-American community” because it disarms the listener. We can play that game too. Just take a moment to say it to yourself, “The Dixian-American Community”.