22 August, 2009

Shared Genes: The Evolution of Ethnonationalism

Posted by Socrates in nation-building/nation-wrecking, nation-states, nationalism, race, racial differences, Rushton, Socrates at 9:01 am | Permanent Link

by Professor J. Philippe Rushton.

“Jerry Z. Muller a professor at Catholic University, (‘Us and Them,’ Foreign Affairs, March/April 2008, and ‘Replies,’ July/August 2008) argued that the power of ethnic nationalism ‘will drive global politics for generations to come’ because it ‘corresponds to some enduring propensities of the human spirit,’ which often manifests in the ‘need for each people to have its own state.’ His essay provided a valuable corrective to the position that ethnic identity is a mere social construction that globalization will steadily eradicate.”

[Article].


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  7. 14 Responses to “Shared Genes: The Evolution of Ethnonationalism”

    1. An0nym0us Says:

      Whites Are People Too

    2. mrcrouton Says:

      If Rushton applies his theories properly (as well as Jared Taylor), at the next American Renaissance convention, he should promote excluding Jews since they’re a middle eastern outgroup, and not part of his european ingroup.

      But he wont.

      He should also promote white nationalism as the natural extension of his world view.

      But he wont.

      So he sounds good on paper. But as for applying these theories, he wont do a thing.

    3. Adam Says:

      From the article:

      The sense of a common ethnicity remains a major focus of identification for individuals today. It is no more likely to diminish in the future than is that of the family.

      Yet the family is also being destroyed by the advance of the technological system. We are by no means assured that ethnonationalism will continue to oppose forces of assimilation and preserve race to the same extent it has in the past. The prediction is therefore ambiguous, at best; at worst it is whistling past the graveyard.

      Although I generally like Rushton’s work, this article presents a distorted picture, in that it implies a battle is shaping up, but then takes note only of the forces on one side. Although he shows there’s plenty of evidence that genetic similarity theory (GST) plays a big role in human and societal interactions, and he makes a good case that this is what ultimately drives ethnonationalism, we also know that there are many countervailing forces. On the other side we might mention: The legal power of the state, which prevents and even criminalizes attempts to set up whites-only living space; the moral authority of the various churches, which are unanimous on the desirability of white extinction; the power of the mass media, which present everything destructive of the white race as enlightened and good, and everything preservative of the white race as ignorant, bigoted, immoral, and foolish; the power of academia and mass media, which is brought to bear in shaping young white minds to abandon loyalty to their race.

      Even worse, forces of race-preservation are up against two inescapable principles of the technological system’s expansion, and it is very unclear how they can expect to have any hope of prevailing against them. The first principle is derived from economies of scale; the second has to do with certain side effects of various techniques that have been widely deployed within the technological system and which there is reason to think will continue to cause racially destructive effects.

      In the first case, I refer to the tendencies of nations to organize themselves into larger and larger groups, because larger economies are always able to prevail over smaller ones. By this means, organizations such as NAFTA, CAFTA, GATT, and the EU are reducing nation-states to trivial relics, for all practical purposes dissolving their borders, making the law uniform across national borders. In conjunction with permitting free trade among member states and the free flow of populations between the member states, the net result is the de facto abolition of the state. Forces of ethnonationalism and race-preservation get swamped and overrun. Thus we can see that the technological system is inherently hostile to race. Race is a natural category, not an artificial one designed by the technological system itself, and its continued existence is regarded by it as a nuisance, at best.

      The second principle flows from the nature of two techniques, in particular: scientific birth control and mass population transfer. In white living areas white populations are in decline as birth rates dip below the replacement level, while at the same time the white living space is being flooded with teeming multitudes of non-whites. In each case, the negative effects on the white race are inescapably linked to what are seen to be the good effects of these techniques. (Indeed, for an influential part of the power structure, these “negative” effects from the point of view of race-preservation are seen as just more positives.) For a multitude of very obvious reasons, it is unlikely that scientific birth control will be abandoned by whites any time soon. Attempts in that direction would be an affront to woman’s sacred “right to choose”, and besides, the world is overpopulated already, and both sexes enjoy the increased ability of women to have sex without consequences that is granted them by the use of such birth control techniques. It is also hard to see much of a movement for preserving exclusively white living areas developing under the current circumstances. The need for cheap labor and the attraction of higher standards of living will continue to suck enormous quantities of non-white bodies into white living space for the foreseeable future. Once living side by side with whites, all history would suggest that interbreeding will be the inevitable result, eventuating finally in the extinction of the white race.

      Although some half-measures could be suggested to try to limit some of the damage, the trend seems very clear, and the outlook for the continued existence of the white race as it is today appears grim. The only practical way to avoid this outcome is to destroy the technological system completely.

    4. CW-2 Says:

      Adam, we can’t even organise a pro-White mass movement so how the hell are we supposed to destroy the technological system, even if we wanted too.

      In my opinion the ‘global economy’ as a dynamical system is being driven, by the globalist elites, beyond its equilibrium conditions to an unstable state. Any serious perturbation to the system is likely to cause a crash as the system adjusts to a new equilibrium state.

    5. Adam Says:

      Adam, we can’t even organise a pro-White mass movement so how the hell are we supposed to destroy the technological system, even if we wanted too.

      There are many things that could destroy the global technological system, and the beauty of it is, no mass movement is required. It could actually be done by a cell consisting of only a handful of people, or perhaps even only one man, working alone. For all its apparent strength, the global technological system is actually quite fragile, and as time goes on and it continues to expand, it will become more and more so. This is certainly not a new idea, nor am I the only one to think of it. Here Bill Joy, the founder of Sun Microsystems, ponders a few ways that will soon be practical:

      http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/8.04/joy_pr.html

      Anyone who spends some time thinking about this will be able to come up with many other ways. The release of a worldwide plague wiping out 99% (or so) of humanity, for example, might be another.

      In my opinion the ‘global economy’ as a dynamical system is being driven, by the globalist elites, beyond its equilibrium conditions to an unstable state. Any serious perturbation to the system is likely to cause a crash as the system adjusts to a new equilibrium state.

      That may well be true, but I would doubt that such a crash would be enough to save the white race from extinction. An economic collapse would only slow things down, and stretch out the time frame.

      On the other hand, a deliberate attack on the global technological system by a highly motivated cell of ethnonationalists, or even one man with the right tools striking it at the right place, might bring it down permanently. That would save the white race – from the threat posed by Jewish control, and from the even greater threat posed by the system itself. Any event of sufficient power to plunge the world into a new Dark Age might well do so permanently, because not only the tools to extract resources needed to keep global technological civilization running would be lost, but even the knowledge of how to make the tools, and the tools to make the tools, would also be lost. In the course of a few generations, global technological society would simply rust away, never to return. That’s the only permanent solution, and it’s definitely achievable. The formation of a white racist, secessionist rump state, as envisioned a few days ago by O’Meara, and now evidently embraced by Rushton, would be a futile half-measure that would only delay the inevitable, even if it could be done – and all the signs are that it can’t.

    6. Z.O.G. Says:

      I hope everybody here realizes exactly what “Adam” is advocating and why it is insane:

      DESTROY WESTERN CIVILIZATION IN ORDER TO SAVE IT.

      Quite simply, Adam, you’re a nutjob.

    7. sean gruber Says:

      Adam wants the world to look like the Ruins of Detroit. How is he different from any destructive nigger, or jew?

    8. CW-2 Says:

      Those pictures of Detroit shout out loud the nature of racial reality. Liberals should be speechless when confronted with the evidence.

      And I thought the dereliction in Northern England was bad!

    9. Adam Says:

      As the above responses show, saving the white race isn’t for everyone. For some, its salvation can come at too high a price. Specifically, we can count on the Covingtards and the costume-fetish Nazis to keep on doing what hasn’t worked at all, and what there’s good reason to think can’t work, rather than face facts. But the consent of such embarrassments to the white race is neither sought nor required.

      In the coming years, we will see if this race is still capable of producing a few men, or even one single genius, intelligent enough to see the truth and ruthless enough to do what is necessary. If it is, it will have earned the right to survive. If not, it will perish and be forgotten. The stars will continue to look on calmly at either outcome.

    10. Itz gonna fall, itz Says:

      A coordinated ‘attack’ on the system in place is not needed. It is actually destroying itself. It’s doing a good job of giving the impression of hopelessness to some whites who are aware that something is up. But the fact of the matter is that in the end, the jews and their plans for extermination of the White Race will not carry through to the jews’ hoped for end. Their very actions, the tools they are using against us, ensure this. They import more and more non-whites, to be used as weapons against us, and they make sure all non-whites receive cradle to cell care. This care is one element destroying the system the jews have erected. Their shit, house of cards economy is collapsing, and nothing will save it in the end. Nothing. All of the weepy, we’re doomed talk is from those who’ve been hooked by one of the tentacles of the zionist media or those ‘assigned’ to try and make others believe so. The fact that they are speeding up their attacks shows their arrogance, and their worry. Subconscious worry. Their self-deceptive nature will not allow them to determine ‘the signs’ correctly, as they believe they are infallible in the end.

    11. Blackshirt Says:

      Excellent assessment, “Itz…”

    12. Adam Says:

      Itz gonna fall, itz Says:

      A coordinated ‘attack’ on the system in place is not needed. It is actually destroying itself. … Their very actions, the tools they are using against us, ensure this. They import more and more non-whites, to be used as weapons against us, and they make sure all non-whites receive cradle to cell care. This care is one element destroying the system the jews have erected.

      It is the global technological system that needs to be destroyed in order to save the white race, not just “the system” as it currently exists in the USA and Europe. That will probably not happen by accident – although it could, if such a virus as I mention above got released by accident, among many other possible ways, both natural and man-made. It’s a question of whether to be proactive and take things into one’s own hands, or stand by helplessly and pray for an asteroid strike.

      The technological system needs to be destroyed all at once, on a global basis, because if the USA and Europe go down to the extent that they become unable to defend themselves (an unlikely possibility, in my view, but I will indulge you), the only thing that will happen is that some other technological power, such as China, will take them over and regenerate the global technological system. Remember that in the long term, the technological system itself poses the greatest threat to the white race. Most of the bad effects our people complain about – falling white birthrates, moral decay, feminism, mass media brainwashing, flooding of our homelands with non-whites, etc. – are products of the technological system, and would not exist without it. As the technological system continues to expand, such negative effects will only get worse.

    13. Z.O.G. Says:

      In other words, what Adam is saying is that we have to destroy modern(Western) civilization in order to save it.

      That really makes a lot of sense. :-D

    14. Adam Says:

      Z.O.G. Says:

      In other words, what Adam is saying is that we have to destroy modern(Western) civilization in order to save it.

      That really makes a lot of sense. :-D

      Z.O.G., just like the real Zionist Occupied Government, is concerned with saving “civilization” instead of saving the white race. But this focus will result in the destruction of both the white race AND civilization, since a pre-condition for the existence of civilization is the continued existence of the white race. Consequently, it’s clear that advocates of “civilization” over the white race need to be treated like the racial enemies they are.