OK, I know I said that I don’t like to get political, but this is something I’ve been thinking about for some time now; and I just had to say it. My posts here are usually pretty few and far between, but I recently read an article that really made me think. I don’t even know who wrote it, but it was posted on one of my friend’s FB page.
To tell the truth I’d never heard the phrase “White Nationalism” until Charlottesville. Maybe I’ve been under a rock… I will admit that I haven’t been watching the news much lately because all it does is make me angry.
So I looked up White Nationalism and I found a pretty good definition on Wikipedia:
White Nationalism is a type of nationalism which holds the belief that white people are a superior race and seeks to develop and maintain a white national identity. Its proponents identify with and are attached to the concept of a white nation. White nationalists say they seek to ensure the survival of the white race and the cultures of historically white states. They hold that white people should maintain their majority in majority-white countries, maintain their political and economic dominance and that their cultures should be foremost. Many white nationalists believe that miscegenation, multiculturalism, immigration of nonwhites and low birth rates among whites are threatening the white race, and some argue that it amounts to white genocide.
First of all, I wish everyone would take one of those DNA tests that Ancestry, 23 and Me and several other companies are offering. It just might open some eyes. I’m still impatiently waiting for the results on mine.
I know a little about my ancestry. On my mom’s side, her mom was Cherokee, Scots/Irish and English. Her dad was Welsh, English and Gypsy/Greek. On my Dad’s side, his mom’s family was German/Polish (probably Jews) and his Dad’s was mostly French. It will be interesting if the Ancestry DNA test backs any of that up.
What I don’t understand is how American White Nationalists can be against immigration. Unless you are 100% Native American (or First Nations in Canada) you come from immigrant stock. Almost all of our ancestors were immigrants. And if you are Native American, then you aren’t White.
Personally, I adhere to the idea that we are all one race; the Human Race, and that we just happen to come in different colors, shapes and sizes, kinda like socks.
I’m not looking to insult anyone. I don’t care what culture you celebrate. As the article I read said, you can go to German fests, or Greek fests, or Polish fests or Chinese fests or Mexican fests, or African fests or what ever festival you choose; wherever you feel you fit. And I enjoy going to all of those too; each has its own food, music, and culture to celebrate. And when I go to one of them, I learn something new, every time.
But what are you going to put forward at a White/Caucasian Fest?
Most of our food is based on the food from other countries. Can you name one completely White American food?
Most of our music has roots in other cultures. I can’t think of one that is purely White American.
Values? Most human values are just that: Human Values. Most everyone wants the same basic things out of life. If you cite Christian Values, that won’t get it, because if you look at most other religions, non-Christian religions held by non-white and white alike, even Pagan religions, they pretty much espouse the same basic values.
So if someone can tell me what White Culture or American White Culture is, please do. I’d love to know.