How the mighty have fallen.
National Review is now exclusively the bastion of cucks like Michael Brendan Dougherty, who writes in “The Next Lost Cause” of the likely trajectory of felling Confederate statues leading to the felling of Founding Father statues, and what this implies for meaning:
In America… Generations of mass immigration all but guarantee that the future of our politics will almost certainly be more and more focused on achieving the equitable distribution of economic, institutional, and honorific resources in an ever-more-racially-diverse society, thereby ensuring social peace. Because I believe that human nature cannot be perfected, and that human ambition is very difficult to restrain, I doubt any government or society is capable of creating a distribution of resources that is fair and disinterested and perceived by everyone as such. Yet it is precisely this need to create harmony in an increasingly diverse society that prompted Christ Church to ditch George Washington. They explained in their statement that the plaques “create a distraction in our worship space and may create an obstacle to our identity as a welcoming church and an impediment to our growth and to full community with our neighbors.”
And so, if white supremacy will be named as the perennial problem of American life going forward, the Founders must eventually fall…
The pieces on the board are where they are, and the logic of the game requires that some of them will fall, even if the players cannot yet anticipate it. All that is required is for the game to continue on its current course.
So, Michael, what do you propose we do about it?
The NR crowd has no answer, because they are committed to and stuck in a naïve Civic Nationalism that has become a laughingstock notion when contrasted with the primal realities of tribal racial identity. It is truly astonishing how politically unprepared the NR crowd is to the realities of identity politics and how whites are beginning to realize that ‘identity politics for white people’ is the next logical step in the Culture Wars.
A rational response – lo, the rational response – is to clearly and confidently assert the historical reality that the founding of the United States of America was (like Western Civilization itself) the product of whites and the unique dynamics of white societies.
But that’ll never cross NR’s lips, even if it crosses their mind. They have accepted so many of the Left’s philosophical premises, and having purged all dissident voices (e.g., Derb, Brimelow, etc.) they are left in an deep, entrenched state of race-denialism (in terms of race & IQ, etc.) and hence languish as ineffective, navel-gazing, impotent neurotics.
It’s okay to be white, Mike.
And it’s okay to be proud of being white and proud of what a white civilization has built.