Thursday, November 17, 2016

What's Puzzling You?

RICHARD SPENCER: What I would ultimately want is this ideal of a safe space effectively for Europeans. This is a big empire that would accept all Europeans. It would be a place for Germans. It would be a place for Slavs. It would be a place for Celts. It would be a place for white Americans and so on.

SPENCER: Whenever many different races are in the same school, what will happen is that there'll be a natural segregation at lunchtime, at PE, at - in terms of after-school play.

SPENCER: Immigration is the most obvious one. And I think we need to get beyond thinking about immigration just in terms of illegal immigration. Illegal immigration is not nearly as damaging as legal immigration. Legal immigration - they're here to stay. Their children are here and so on.

And I think a really reasonable and I think palatable policy proposal would be for Donald Trump to say, look; we've had immigration in the past. It's brought some fragmentation. It's brought division. But we need to become a people again. And for us to do that, we're going to need to take a break from mass immigration. And we're going to need to preference people who are going to fit in, who are more like us. That is European immigration.

SPENCER: What I want is influence. And sometimes influence can be invisible. If we can get these ideas out there, if people can see the compelling and powerful nature of them, I think we really can change policy.

SPENCER: If I had told you in 1985 that we should have gay marriage in this country, you probably would have laughed at me. And I think most people would have. Or at least - at the very least, you would have been a bit confused, and you would have told me, oh that's ridiculous. The fact is, opinions do change. People's consciousness does change. Paradigms are meant to be broken. That's what the alt-right is doing.


3 comments:

  1. "But we need to become a people again." That sentence describes the heart of the problem. There are some people in this country that think that the United States is a "nation." We're not. The French are a nation. The Japanese are a nation. The Germans are a nation. The Germans are Germans whether the country is governed by the Emperor, the Fuhrer, or the Chancellor. They are Germans because they have common descent, history, culture, language, and geography. That's what defines them.

    The United States is NOT a country defined by nation. Ours is a country defined by ideas of liberalism. What defines us was succinctly stated 240 years ago as follows: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that ALL MEN ARE CREATED EQUAL, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."

    The "all men are created equal" language is contradictory, on its face, with the idea of an American nation, or an American "people."

    Sorry for the Friday morning rant. Have a "healthy" weekend everyone.

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  2. So no women in the "created equal". Quite interesting....

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  3. @9:31 AM

    The United States is a white supremacist nation state.

    ""We hold these truths to be self-evident, that ALL MEN ARE CREATED EQUAL, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.""

    The above quote is NOT from the slavery constitution of 1787*; it is from the Declaration of Independence, essentially a fuck-you letter by the American colonies to King George. The Declaration of Independence has little or no legal significance. It has been a great propaganda tool, however.

    See SOA Watch, Elizabeth Martinez

    http://soaw.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=482

    II. What does it mean to say White Supremacy is historically based?

    "Every nation has a creation myth, or origin myth, which is the story people are taught of how the nation came into being. Ours says the United States began with Columbus's so-called "discovery" of America, continued with settlement by brave Pilgrims, won its independence from England with the American Revolution, and then expanded westward until it became the enormous, rich country you see today."

    "That is the origin myth. It omits three key facts about the birth and growth of the United States as a nation. Those facts demonstrate that White Supremacy is fundamental to the existence of this country"

    "A. The United States is a nation state created by military conquest in several stages..."

    "B. The United States could not have developed economically as a nation without enslaved African labor..."

    "C. The third major piece in the true story of the formation of the United States as a nation was the take-over of half of Mexico by war -- today's Southwest..."

    *I call it the slavery constitution of 1787 to distinguish it from the Lincoln Constitution of 1865 with the Thirteenth Amendment.

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