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[Greg Johnson asked me to respond to three articles; this is the first. My comments will be posted in between in blue. I'll be working on posting/commenting on all three articles the rest of the day and tomorrow if need be. My comments will appear in bits and pieces, so may want to wait or refresh. I will also comment on the many comments on Johnson's piece, which you can read through the link at the bottom.]

Our Fault?
Greg Johnson

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Swedish translation here

The existing American system has driven white birthrates below replacement while flooding the country with fast-breeding non-white immigrants, both legal and illegal; it promotes racial integration, miscegenation, anti-white discrimination, multiculturalism, and diversity worship; it denigrates white achievements and pathologizes white pride and ethnocentrism while stoking non-white resentment, entitlement, and truculence; and it apparently has no brakes.

If these conditions persist, our race will become extinct. And since genocide is defined not merely as killing a people outright, but also as creating conditions inimical to their long-term survival, the present system is not merely anti-white, it is genocidally anti-white.

Well said.

A common claim among racially-conscious conservatives and White Nationalists is that this slow-motion anti-white genocide is “our fault,” sometimes even “all our fault.” To give just two recent examples, Patrick Buchanan entitled his latest book on the decline of white America Suicide of a Superpower. Alex Kurtagic, speaking at the 2012 American Renaissance conference, reportedly said, “Western man has brought catastrophe on himself . . . . Western man has become his own worst enemy, opening his borders to the rest of the world and thus ‘sponsoring his own decline.’” (For other examples, see Tanstaafl’s discussions of the “suicide meme” at Age of Treason.)

1. The claim that white dispossession is entirely our fault is absurd on the face of it, since it denies that other groups exercise any agency and bear any responsibility at all. It exculpates the non-whites flooding into white lands, driving us from our homes, destroying our cultures, and crowding out our posterity.

But it is more than absurd. It is repugnant. It implies that white victims of non-white rapists, robbers, and killers are responsible for their plight, but their assailants are not. It implies that Christopher Newsom and Channon Christian were responsible for their own torture and murder at the hands of a gang of blacks, not the blacks themselves.

Whites, however, find such grandiose claims irresistible, for even when we flagellate ourselves for being responsible for all the evils in the world, we secretly revel in the fact that we are the masters of the world, the only people who matter, the only people who make history.

Hmm...Agree with the absurd and repugnant, but I don't think self-flattery is the driver behind 'suicide.' Most times, the user is simply brainlessly repeating something he picked up from a heavy like Sam Francis. Francis got it from James Burnham. What Fat Sam should have noticed/realized and broadcast was that it dovetails perfectly with the claims of the people who are actually causing the problem - the jews, aka, the murderers. Western culture, which is a dysphemism for the White race, is being murdered. The murderers are the jews. Not observing this is a matter of low character (self-interest and cowardice, most notably) masquerading as a difference of opinion. Masses of white men have never voted to elect a new people by opening the borders. They have voted against that many times. But their votes end up being canceled by the media, the judges, the executive (as nigger Obama did just the other day). With no effective representation among the elite, it must come as a double pain to hear about how they are committing national suicide, to the ones that are awake. I should say that a people that is scolded, harassed, hectored and lectured around the clock about the holy thing that is diversity yet routinely votes against it is the opposite of suicidal. They very much want to live. They seek, they need, only leadership. It is that leadership that Big Jew and its whiteskin sellouts and catspaws goes out of its way to crush. That crushing is what we should be calling murder and laying at the feet of the murderers - the jews and those of any race who serve as their goons and accountants.

But in the end, when push comes to shove, people who believe themselves guilty for all the evil in the world will give way before the force of people who believe themselves morally righteous. White guilt is promoted to ease the way to white dispossession and white genocide.

Yes. Everything is done to induce in average whites guilt, misery, fear and other bad things, all of which reduce their desire and ability to resist their own targeting for destruction. All whites can feel these things, as they are common throughout the media and the garbage spewed in public schools, even if comparatively few whites can trace the psychological onslaught to its source and understand its meaning.

2. Whenever you hear talk about what “we” are doing to “ourselves,” you should be suspicious. For collectives do not act. Individuals and small, like-minded elites act in their names. In every society, there are those who rule and those who are ruled. There are those who do things, and those who have things done to them.

Thus “America” is not committing suicide. Some Americans are destroying the country for the rest of us, because it is to their advantage. And if one looks at those who are promoting and profiting from America’s decline, Jews are massively overrepresented among them, although there are white culprits as well.

Agreed and would always throw in here Churchill's observation about the original communism, which applies just as well to any other form of radicalism you care to inspect:

the principal inspiration and driving power comes from the Jewish leaders.

Name the jew means when the jew is guilty of something, he is held responsible. Nothing more. It's a phrase and admonition that wouldn't need to exist if conservatives weren't cowardly evaders and endless employers of euphemism. The people who use the inaccurate suicide for the accurate murder like to mock 'name the jew' because it is too direct, reasonable and powerful, thereby showing up their cowardly evasions for what they are, even if only indirectly. Imagine a real leader like Hitler saying "we are doing it to ourselves." Unthinkable. Cowardice is so entrenched in conservatism it amounts to its backbone and balls. Indeed, I don't think there is a difference. Conservatism is the political form of cowardice, at least for anyone aspiring to actual change rather than mere analysis.


3. Before we weigh the sense in which whites are responsible for our own predicament, we have to state clearly that 90% of the time, the claim that it is “our fault” is not being advanced as a serious, sincere proposition. Thus one would be a fool to analyze it as such. Most of the time, the claim that white dispossession is “our fault” really means one thing: that it is not the fault of the organized Jewish community. The primary purpose of blaming whites is merely to avoid blaming Jews. Questions of plausibility aside, one could just as well blame God, witches, or space aliens, so long as attention is directed away from the Jews.

Buchanan, for example, knows that many of the destructive policies that he chronicles in his book were pushed by the organized Jewish community in order to enhance their power at the expense of whites. But Buchanan has chosen to play by Semitically-correct rules, so he treats the Jews as part of “us” and then claims that “we” are doing it to ourselves. Whatever Kurtagic actually thinks is going on, he had to blame whites, for American Renaissance forbids White Nationalists from criticizing Jews (while sponsoring Jews to criticize White Nationalism).

So nine times out of ten, when somebody claims white dispossession is “our fault,” this is a dishonest attempt to avoid talking about the Jewish question. Of course the motives, and thus the blameworthiness, of these lies vary. Some are told by sincere white advocates playing an angle. Others are told by Jews hoping to prevent whites from effectively resisting genocide.

4. Some white advocates argue that not all of us should talk about the Jewish problem. Education takes place in stages. One does not study geometry before arithmetic. Before one can understand the Jewish role in the race problem, one first has to understand that there is a race problem at all. First we must learn the facts. Then we can get to the explanation. Furthermore, people have been so brainwashed by racial egalitarianism that it is very difficult to get them to think critically about race. The job is even harder if one throws the Jewish question into the mix, given the six million ways our people have been brainwashed about Jews — from the churches, the schools, the mass media, and popular culture.

This argument has merit, but it does not justify lying about the “suicide” of the West. It is one thing to focus on educating our people about the race problem and leaving the Jewish question to someone else. It is quite another thing to cover for the Jews by claiming that they are white like us and that we are the cause of our own dispossession.

If one wishes to focus on the race question alone, then how should one answer when the Jewish question is raised? An honest answer is simply to point out that there is a debate within the white advocate community about the Jewish role in white dispossession. This answer takes no side but conceals no truths either. It does not amount to complicity with and covering for Jewish subversion. One should state it flatly and then get back on message.

5. Now that we have dealt with the dishonest use of the “our fault” meme, we can deal with the actual question: To what extent is white dispossession our fault? I believe that white dispossession is, to some extent, our own fault. Thus white dispossession is not entirely the fault of the Jews. The Jews could not have done this to us without white collaboration.

6. But we have to analyze what is meant by “fault” here. In the minimum sense, being at fault refers to being a causal factor in one’s own downfall. The strongest sense of “fault” is specifically moral culpability. Moral culpability is relative to two factors: power and knowledge. The more power one has to promote or halt white dispossession, the more responsibility one has. The more knowledge one has of white dispossession, the more responsibility one has.

The fact that many whites think that it is moral to promote the destruction of their own people is no excuse. They know very well that they are harming people, evading reality, and telling lies, even if they think that it is justified by their ultimate ends.

There is also a sense in which moral ignorance should never be treated as an excuse, for above any particular moral imperative is the moral imperative to know the truth about right and wrong. We ought to know what we ought to do. People who labor under false moral systems ought to know better. We all ought to know better, because we all ought to do right.

One can also be at fault in a morally innocent way. One can, for instance, have the best of intentions but still contribute to evil because one is enmeshed in a system that transforms good intentions and deeds into evil results. But once one becomes aware of how one’s decent acts are perverted to serve evil ends, one is responsible to change the system that makes one complicit in evil.

It may be impossible to unplug completely from an evil system. Or even if it is possible, it may render one completely incapable of changing the system. One might have to withdraw from society completely and live under a bridge. But if everyone who became aware of the evils of our system simply dropped out to save his own soul from further culpability, the system would only be strengthened. But the highest imperative is not to maintain the goodness of one’s own soul. The highest imperative is to fight the evil of the system. Thus one should stay plugged into the system, regardless of the personal costs, and do everything one can to change it. And provided that one actually is working to change it, one incurs no more bad karma.

The weakest sense of “fault” is simply a vulnerability, an Achilles heel. Everybody has weaknesses. They are not immoral per se. But how one deals with one’s weaknesses is a moral issue. Specifically, if one is aware of one’s weaknesses and how they can be used by others to further evil ends, one has the responsibility to stop it.

7. The guiltiest whites are the powerful politicians, businessmen, and intellectuals who handed control of our destiny over to Jews. Somewhat less guilty are powerful whites who are products of the current system and who work with non-whites to promote anti-white policies: affirmative action, racial integration, non-white immigration, multiculturalism, globalization, miscegenation, white guilt, etc. These people deserve punishment.

8. Of course, crimes of commission are worse than the crimes of omission. But the fact remains that powerful whites who simply do nothing to halt white dispossession are more culpable than powerless ones.

9. For people in power, ignorance of how long-term trends affect their people is no excuse, because part of their responsibility is to know about such things. They ought to know better.

10. Most whites are relatively powerless. We are merely along for the ride. But most powerless whites still share the universalistic, altruistic, anti-ethnocentric values of the whites who are actively selling us out. Many others share the cynical, selfish, individualistic, devil-take-the-hindmost values of those who actively betray us merely for money and power.

White traitors would be far fewer if their actions were viewed as evil by the majority of the white community. Thus all whites who share the values that promote white genocide also share a small degree of complicity.

11. But what of whites who reject white genocide and the values that promote it? One cannot redeem oneself merely by rejecting deadly ideas, for if one stands by and does nothing to stop them, one is still a bit culpable for the outcome.

12. Worse still are those who know full well the perils that our race faces and decide to “do something,” but then do something counterproductive. It is better to do nothing, than to do something counter-productive. Of course serious men disagree about what is productive. But there are better and worse ways to conduct disputes. And the deeper problem is that we lack serious men to begin with. But if one grasps the full peril of the situation, there is simply no margin for buffoonery.

13. Since all whites at one time or another fall into the above categories, we are all — to widely varying degrees — culpable for our racial decline. All whites bear some responsibility, although whites as a whole do not bear full responsibility.

But once one understands one’s mistakes and learns how to avoid them in the future, there is no point in dwelling on the past. Our goal as White Nationalists should be to bear no further culpability for our ongoing genocide. And the way to do that is: (1) to understand the problem to its roots, (2) to reject all the causes of our predicament, and (3) to actively work for our race’s salvation. Until you do that, you remain part of the problem.

There are different ways to work for our race’s salvation. You decide your own level of explicitness and involvement, and the rest of us will accept that. But whatever you do, make sure that it counts, then do it to be best of one’s ability. You must do your duty, and your first duty is to determine what that duty is.

14. But it is not just the case that whites, individually, are more or less culpable in our own genocide. For genocide is not just a matter of individuals. It is also a matter of the system. The liberal, democratic, capitalist system alone is conducive to white genocide, even without Jewish involvement.

Jewish power and influence have a long history. But present-day Jewish hegemony is a relatively recent phenomenon. It was certainly well-advanced when the Jewish cabal around Woodrow Wilson delivered the United States into World War I. Yet the Jewish lobby was defeated in 1924 by immigration restrictionists. But beginning with the presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jewish hegemony was firmly established, and Jews have moved from victory to victory.

It is fair to say that Jews are the primary architects, organizers, defenders, and beneficiaries of this anti-white genocidal system. But if Jews built the superstructure, whites laid the foundations long before the rise of Jewish hegemony.

White capitalists promoted wave after wave of immigration of increasingly heterogeneous white and non-white stocks in order to gain advantages over the native-born working class. (The vast majority of American Jews came here as immigrants, drawn by the anti-national, anti-racial logic of capitalism.)

White businessmen bought black slaves and hired Chinese coolies rather than pay white workers living wages. (The fact that Jews were among the sellers of slaves is immaterial. They could not have sold them if nobody was buying.)

The white universalism, egalitarianism, and racial altruism that sustain the system are entirely alien to Judaism. Their roots lie in Greek natural law philosophy, Christianity, and Enlightenment liberalism. These values led Americans to fight a bloody and devastating Civil War largely over black slavery long before the rise of Jewish hegemony.

As Patrick Buchanan points out in Suicide of a Superpower, the materialistic values of liberal democracy have led to declining fertility in every first world country, including Israel and Asian countries, which lack hostile Jewish elites. If you combine this system with the racial egalitarianism and altruism and non-white immigration that existed in America before Jewish hegemony, one arrives at pretty much the same system that is killing us today. In other words, the present American system could conceivably have developed along essentially the same lines, even if Jews had never set foot on our shores.

This means that if the Jews suddenly departed tomorrow, but the capitalist system and universalist, egalitarian values remained in place, our race would still be on the path to extinction. Thus we need to do more than merely separate ourselves from other races. We also need to get to the deepest roots of the problem: the moral, political, and economic weaknesses that Jews are exploiting so effectively.

15. We are not, however, entitled to ignore reality just because it could have been different. And the reality we face is the rule of a hostile Jewish elite promoting genocide against whites. Jews are not the only members of our ruling coalition, but they are the senior partners who determine the overall direction of the system and have subordinated it to their ethnic interests. All other groups in the ruling coalition – environmentalists, labor unions, feminists, homosexuals — have to take a back seat when their interests conflict with the Jewish agenda of white genocide.

16. Furthermore, Jews are the primary guardians of the present system. Even if one wishes to criticize and change this system without mentioning Jews, as soon as one presents a credible challenge, one will find oneself opposed by Jews acting as Jews to secure their collective interests. Sometimes we do not get to choose our enemy because our enemy chooses us. Ultimately, there is no way for whites to regain control of our destiny without explicitly naming and fighting Jewish power. As Alex Linder said, there’s no way out but through the Jews.

17. Assigning blame to whites does not in any way lessen Jewish culpability. If I foolishly walk into a black neighborhood and get murdered, my folly does not lessen the assailant’s guilt. It does not transform homicide into suicide and absolve the killer of his crime. Likewise, due to white weaknesses, follies, and vices, the organized Jewish community is now committing genocide against our race. But that does not alter the facts: whites are not committing suicide; we are the targets of genocide.

18. Blaming whites for our present plight is analogous to a doctor treating lung cancer with a stern lecture about the necessity of quitting smoking. Yes, smokers are responsible for their cancers. But assigning blame is not the same thing as a cure. Once one already has cancer, it is too late to change one’s lifestyle to prevent it. One must first excise the tumor. Then, if one survives the operation, one can work on the necessary lifestyle changes to make sure the cancer does not return.

Yes, whites are in large part responsible for our plight. We are suffering from bad leadership, bad values, and an ethnocidal political and economic system that has made us vulnerable to race-replacement and a takeover by a hostile Jewish elite. We’ll work on those problems. But first we need to cut out the cancer that’s killing us. We need to regain control of our destiny and separate ourselves from other races. Then, if we survive, we can work on creating a new system that ensures that this will never happen again.

Published: April 12, 2012

http://www.counter-currents.com/2012/04/our-fault/

Last edited by Alex Linder; June 19th, 2012 at 08:03 PM.