Why I Cannot Be With You Today
Jared Taylor, American Renaissance, May 14, 2023
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I cannot tell you how much I was looking forward to being part of what I am sure has been a wonderful conference. I do not doubt that Fróði Midjord deserves the warmest thanks from all of you for organizing this meeting of the Scandza Forum.
It was a great honor to be asked to help represent the American branch of what I call the World Brotherhood of Europeans. For although the first Taylor came to the American colonies in 1635, I consider myself 100 percent European. I have more in common with an Estonian or a Swede than I do with a fellow citizen of the United States who is not of our race.
Why am I not with you here today? Some of you may know that the government of Poland banned me from the entire 27-country Schengen Zone in 2018 — without even telling me. I found out about the ban only in 2019, when I was refused entry into Schengen by the Swiss authorities and sent back to the United States.
All the Swiss could tell me was that my name was in the computer for a three-year ban by order of Poland — with no reason given.
I suspect the reason was that I gave several talks to a Polish Catholic-nationalist group called All Polish Youth. Needless to say, it is a peaceful, patriotic organization. When I first learned of the ban, I tried every possible way to contact the Polish embassy in the United States and also the Ministry of the Interior in Warsaw to find out what was going on. I never got a reply.
It was only when I tried to enter Schengen again this week that I learned that Poland had arbitrarily extended the ban from three years to five — again, without telling me. This time, some European friends are trying to look into how the ban can be lifted.
All this leaves me with two strong feelings. First, anger. I am furious that a European government has capriciously barred me from the continent that is the source of all the things I love most. The second feeling is irony. Every year, Europe admits tens of thousands of people who have no loyalty to the West, many of whom are actively hostile to us. And yet Poland forbids entry to someone who has devoted his life to defending the values, heritage, and people of Europe. This, to me, is a sign of the deep, deep sickness of our time, a sickness that we are struggling to cure.
As for this conference, Fróði set the topic as “visions for the West” — what we might hope for and expect in the next 25 years. He said our remarks should be “realistic wishful thinking.” That sounds like a combination of pure prediction and fantasy — and I’m not good at either. But I was determined to do my best.
To summarize very briefly, the key to the future is white racial consciousness. Without it, there may be no “West” in 25 or 50 years. But with racial consciousness, everything is possible. It is our job to build that consciousness.
Without it, white people cannot say to others, “This land was built by our ancestors for us, not for you. We wish you well, but you must seek your destiny where you were born. Bloom where you were planted.” If Europeans cannot say this, your future is, in the short term, the United States; in the long-term, South Africa.
Racial consciousness will also completely reorient our values. Today, especially in the United States, moral worth comes from victimhood. No person is a failure. Instead, he is a victim of white society. Victims can accumulate “intersectional” layers of victimhood, and this makes them moral heroes. I am only half-joking when I say that the person with the greatest accumulated victimhood — and therefore the greatest moral worth — would be a one-legged, illiterate, lesbian, Somali-immigrant sex worker with a learning disability.
Today, the greatest virtue in the West is so-called “compassion” for such people, even if it is an empty virtue. It is empty because it requires no sacrifice; only endless calls for ways to take the wealth from normal, productive people and give it to abnormal, unproductive people.
A racially conscious West would not honor this phony “compassion.” It would honor courage, honesty, achievement, duty to family and nation. Its goal would not be just for us to be white people. It would be for us to be the best white people we can possibly be.
A racially conscious West would also understand that our future can lie only in children. Only healthy family-building and healthy birth rates — in lands that are our own — will ensure our future. This new understanding will end confusion about homosexuality, sex roles, even the purpose of life. A rediscovery that the number-one purpose of society is to build healthy, happy families will reverse our rush towards degeneracy.
Finally, my vision of the West is spiritual. All of us, whatever our faith, find deep meaning as part of the magnificent biological-cultural heritage of our people. We are all part of a colossal organism that stretches back into the prehistoric past and just as far into the future. Each of us is a link in this everlasting adventure of Western Man, and what we contribute to it makes us immortal. This is my vision.