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I’m glad to see that my seven-year-old exchange with Steve Sailer is still getting a little notice. Chuck Rudd has singled out the following passage from my essay for criticism:
My children deserve a country in which they can be proud of their heritage, where their culture is taken for granted, where their history is not treated like a criminal record, where they can be confident their own children will walk in the ways of their ancestors.
Mr. Rudd is right to focus on the word “deserve.” Why, indeed, do my children deserve these things? Because all children deserve these things, but they are not possible in a multi-racial, multi-ethnic country.
For example, how do we teach American history to our children? As the Westward march of progress from Europe to the Pacific or as the dispossession of Indians? Either version is valid. Indians deserve schools that mourn the loss of land and tradition, and extol the sacrifice of those who defended them. Whites deserve schools that celebrate Manifest Destiny. Both curricula should include the same facts—there are no noble lies—but the perspectives are incompatible.
At the same time, whites deserve—yes, deserve—to rear their children in what started out as part of the United States and stays that way rather than becoming an outpost of Mexico or Haiti or Vietnam. And the people of Mexico and Vietnam deserve the same protection from cultural and demographic invasion. I am not asking for my children anything I do not ask for all children.
Non-white countries take stability of this kind for granted. It is only white countries that have policies to reduce the founding stock to a minority, and schools that call their ancestors criminals.
What we have in the United States is inevitable in a multi-racial society of mass immigration that has lost its cultural and racial core. Races have competing interests, and a mixed society means perpetual conflict.
Mr. Rudd is wrong, therefore, to think that white nationalists want to “rule over a huge landscape which consists of over 300 million people.” White nationalists just want to be left alone. They don’t want to rule over anyone. They freely admit the folly of having brought in people of different races to pick cotton or build railroads, but they refuse to pay for that folly by ignoring their own dispossession.
It is no mere rhetorical trick to point out say that white nationalism—any nationalism—celebrates diversity. It celebrates authentic diversity that will survive for generations because it is free from the unwanted influence of aliens. This freedom requires distinct neighborhoods, institutions, and boundaries—and boundaries are hard to draw. But unless whites draw boundaries, they face oblivion.