Fear of an Erudite White

Jim Goad, Taki’s Magazine, May 10, 2011

 

White Identity: Racial Consciousness in the 21st Century

By Jared Taylor

New Century Books, 2011

342 pp.; $24.95 (soft cover)

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White Identity is Jared Taylor’s first full-length solo opus since 1992’s Paved With Good Intentions {snip}.

Taylor notes that by today’s definition of what it has supposedly always meant to be an American, every US president up to JFK would be deemed a virulently hateful white supremacist merely for expressing the sort of group instincts that remain uncontested–even loudly encouraged–among nonwhites to this day. He says American society’s downward slide was greatly enabled by {snip} Gunnar Myrdal’s landmark sociological tome An American Dilemma, which posited that white racism was the primary (if not sole) cause of black poverty. Nearly ten years later came Gordon Allport’s The Nature of Prejudice, which proposed the idea of “contact theory”–that racial and ethnic tension were caused by a lack of contact among divergent racial groups rather than, say, unwanted, coerced, and persistent contact in cramped quarters while competing for dwindling resources. {snip}

{snip} [Taylor’s] open challenge for anyone to explain what benefits diversity has brought us beyond a wider selection of restaurants remains unanswered. He presents a devastating case that forced integration has been a titanic failure as well as a direct cause of cultural Balkanization and national decline. In neighborhoods, churches, prisons, and school cafeterias–everywhere that they aren’t forced by law to mingle–the seemingly intractable natural tendency is for ethnic groups to self-segregate.

Taylor cites the work of Finnish researcher Tatu Vanhanen, who posits that ethnically homogenous societies are far less conflict-prone than “diverse” ones, as well as Harvard political scientist Robert Putnam, who, against his better wishes, concluded {snip} that individuals in “diverse” societies tend to be less happy, trusting, and far more alienated than those in societies founded on ethnic kinship.

Taylor spends several pages documenting a growing, and almost entirely unreported, violent race war between blacks and Mexicans in California {snip}.

Taylor argues that the stubborn persistence of ethnocentrism and a tendency to favor those who look like us are the result of deep-rooted natural tribal instincts rather than artificial racist indoctrination. {snip}

{snip} Taylor sees special danger in the severely unequal application of cultural taboos regarding racial pride. {snip}

{snip} Taylor relentlessly documents sickening heaps of hateful and genocidal anti-white rhetoric that in many cases not only goes unpunished but is instead rewarded by politicians. {snip}

The mainstream media is likewise criminally complicit in maintaining such dangerously unsustainable double standards, perhaps most profoundly when it comes to interracial violence. If white youth anywhere in America were doing anything along the lines of “polar bear hunting,” you’d never hear the end of it. {snip}

For the time being, the majority of American whites have been terrified into silence by a single word that is wielded like a taser against any Caucasian American who refuses to submit to the program. The word “racist” is used exclusively against whites to immobilize any stirrings of group consciousness. It is swung like a hammer at the skull of any white person who still has the nerve to say they aren’t profoundly ashamed of their own skin.

But if current trends continue and whites slip into despised-minority status as they most certainly will, the game will change. {snip} A tipping point will come where group consciousness will seem far less loathsome than group extinction.

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  • Dutchman

    This is one of my favorite reviews. Goad has been an excellent writer in regards to racial issues. Too bad that some of the posters at Taki are “Nattering Nabobs of Negatavism”. The always half-empty brigade. Not that we should be eternal optimists as our country falls into ruin around us, but some comparisons with 1970s Rhodesia and 1980s South Africa are not entirely valid. The internet and our collapsing economy have been game-changers to some degree.

  • RandyB

    We need a symbol for white identity that isn’t associated in the public mind with some form of oppression (the way the Confederate flag is associated with slavery.)

    Something from the early Revolutionary period, perhaps?

  • Indian Guy

    The reviewer praises Jared Taylor for not being hateful. Isn’t Taylor’s ultimate goal is to make parts of the U.S. whites-only? What will be done to the non-whites who refuse to leave the white homeland? Unless I misunderstand the ultimate goal of Taylor and many AR commenters, he and they support genocide, because that is the only way a white-only nation will be created.

    I don’t think uncontrolled immigration to the U.S. is a good idea, but the non-genocidal will accept the presence of people who are already here legally.

  • Jason

    “The word “racist” is used exclusively against whites to immobilize any stirrings of group consciousness. It is swung like a hammer at the skull of any white person who still has the nerve to say they aren’t profoundly ashamed of their own skin.”

    I disagree, “racist” as an attack word is to shut us up, not immobilize stirrings. In fact, when “white” is attached to “racist,” a lot of people start to wonder what’s going on.

    I recall that before I gained understanding, I thought the speaker meant “the bad white people who lived somewhere over that hill.” I didn’t realize they meant me for several years.

    In fact, that belief still resonates with some and it is to be found in police departments who will point to the next town over or the far away southern part of town as to where the bad whites are! No kidding. The chiefs firmly believe there are bad whites, they are just over that hill brewing up meth and polishing motorcycles and painting nasty things on public buildings. If white, they don’t even know that their children are under attack.

    For me, the constant attack on one race finally persuaded me to realize that a verbal war was being conducted against me, my family, and my friends. My response is to label all persons who attack us as racists is to label them as simply anti-white. Over and over until they quit denying it.

  • Robert Binion

    Though favoring a woman’s right to terminate pregnancy, even I can appreciate the daily ironies that killjoy leftism presents us. Upon the death mask of bin Laden we may not gaze, nor upon the remains of gangbangers in Los Angeles. Could one say that, in death, they have attained the status of aborted fetus?

  • Anonymous

    “A tipping point will come where group consciousness will seem far less loathsome than group extinction”.

    When the tipping point is reached whites will vote for an independent country over the prospect of extinction. It might be better for other white nations to vote for immigration restrictions over losing half of their countries.

  • Anonymous

    I make my own stand. I do not hire, patronize or even tip those I philosophically disagree.

  • Seneca the Younger

    “But if current trends continue and whites slip into despised-minority status as they most certainly will, the game will change. {snip} A tipping point will come where group consciousness will seem far less loathsome than group extinction.”

    It will happen. I am not sure when (maybe 40 years?), but I am certain it will as I am the sun sets. Whites won’t walk around asking for aid or mercy, and they wouldn’t receive either anyways. What is this all leading up to? Another civil war or revolutionary war (depending on the victors). If you don’t believe me look at a map of Europe prior to WWI and look at one now. Shocking how many countries didn’t exists a century ago huh?

    Lastly, has anyone on here been noticing how often people cannot comment on news stories online anymore? If the govt cannot take away our speech they will take away our venues to express them.

  • Question Diversity

    Follow Jim Goad (@jimgoad) on Twitter. While he’s best known on Taki Mag for some pretty good race thinking, he really does have the snarkiest and funniest Tweets on Twitter.

  • WR the elder

    Indian Guy, I think your are wrong about Jared Taylor and the great majority of us when you ascribe to us genocidal wishes. Even if an all white portion of America was created that would simply involve the movement of people, as happened when (many) of the Muslims in India were moved to what is now Pakistan, or when Greek Christians and Turkish Muslims were moved to different halves of the island in the partitioning of Cyprus after the Turkish invasion. Often separation is the the best alternative to actual genocide.

    I don’t know which sort of Indian you are, here are my views on both kinds:

    I am willing to leave American Indians with the special rights they have in the territories ceded to them by treaty, and in the rest of the U.S. they have the same rights as I do, as American citizens. In short, I’m happy with the status quo.

    The Asian Indians I know are decent people. Most of the people immigrating from India to America are college educated and in my view not terribly different from white middle class Americans in their habits and interests. So I’m happy to let the legal immigrants from India stay, I just don’t think we need to import any more.

    So, those are my “genocidal” views on both sorts of Indians.

  • Lloyd

    Randy B suggests we adopt a symbol for white identity. I’ve been thinking that a blank, white bumper sticker might work.

  • Anonymous

    #3 – Indian Guy –

    We don’t support genocide. But if blacks insist upon living among us, they’d better have a pretty thick skin. Expect no friendly invitations to barbeques. No job offers from us based on affirmative action. And if they break the law, expect the full force of the law with no consideration of racial factors to mitigate their sentences.

    Self-deportation is the key. For illegals from mexico, too.

  • Lee

    #3:

    “The reviewer praises Jared Taylor for not being hateful. Isn’t Taylor’s ultimate goal is to make parts of the U.S. whites-only? What will be done to the non-whites who refuse to leave the white homeland? Unless I misunderstand the ultimate goal of Taylor and many AR commenters, he and they support genocide, because that is the only way a white-only nation will be created.”

    No, Mr. Taylor nor the rest of us at Amren advocate genocide. A viable solution would be something along the lines of an ethnic status quo. You commit the fallacy of stating that being against massive anti-White policies therefore means we are in favour of policies which are against non-Whites. This is not true – we are simply against anti-White policies!

    For example, just because I am against massive welfare handouts doesn’t mean I want to kill the poor – I just don’t want them receiving massive welfare handouts. I hope you can see the difference in both this example and the initial one.

  • on the lam from the Thought Police

    Gunnar Myrdal’s landmark sociological tome An American Dilemma, which posited that white racism was the primary (if not sole) cause of black poverty.

    – Jim Goad, Taki’s Magazine, May 10, 2011

    ——-

    I supported the civil rights legislation before it was signed, while living in the South where support was socially, and sometimes physically dangerous. Two generations later I have reluctantly concluded that white racism is not responsible for black social pathology. Genes are responsible for black social pathology, which in turn is responsible for white racism.

    I do not like to admit that I was wrong. I am willing to. Blacks have proven the arguments of the segregationist school children I used to argue with.

  • Spirit Wolf

    Indian Guy – One doesn’t have to genocide a group to make them leave. All you have to do is institute all those bad ol’ “racist” policies to make it uncomfortable for them to stay – like Malaysia does against non-Muslims, who can never be citizens. Just be choosy about who can and can’t be a citizen (as it’s supposed to be a country’s right.)

    No jobs and no welfare for non-citizens. If the non-citizen commits a crime, he’s deported. Simple as that. Either they all leave, or they get kicked out. No killing need be involved.

    And as far as “genocide” goes, well, I can think of lots of species humans in general have genocided to complete extinction, but I can’t think of a single human _race_ (as opposed to culture) that whites have exterminated completely into extinction. (Cultures can be recreated. Genetic groups cannot be.)

  • Sardonicus

    “Unless I misunderstand the ultimate goal of Taylor and many AR commenters, he and they support genocide, because that is the only way a white-only nation will be created.”

    Mr. Indian Guy you do misunderstand how we hope to accomplish our goal. I don’t believe that you will find many advocates for non-white genocide on this site. First, we want a halt to the huge numbers of uneducated Third World immigrants coming to our country, particularly, during times of high unemployment. Next, we only wish for whites to be allowed to peacefully live among themselves–without government coercion for integration. We will not interfere with liberal whites who want to live, work, or intermarry with non-whites.

    Perhaps, you don’t know American history: the radical demographic transformation of our country through immigration and forced integration of races are recent developments in our history dating back only from the 1960s. America was almost 90% white during the early decades of the 20th century–now we are down to 60% and falling.

  • Anonymous

    3 — Indian Guy wrote at 7:52 PM on May 16:

    The reviewer praises Jared Taylor for not being hateful. Isn’t Taylor’s ultimate goal is to make parts of the U.S. whites-only? What will be done to the non-whites who refuse to leave the white homeland? Unless I misunderstand the ultimate goal of Taylor and many AR commenters, he and they support genocide, because that is the only way a white-only nation will be created.

    —————————————————————

    Pray tell, and just what is wrong with Whites having their own territory/land?

    OTHERWISE, it will be the Whites that are genocided! It is called SELF-PRESERVATION and common sense.

    BTW, how is it “genocide” on the nonwhites here, if Whites have their own places as to have control over their own destiny and preserve their own race? WE aren’t advocating killing them, are we? They need to go back to their OWN lands and FIX their own problems to begin with. Not come here and destroy the America that we created and love!

    If nonwhites hate us so much WHY are they even in our country? They come to TAKE what we have built and to take what was never theirs to begin with. OUR LAND! They must even hate living around their own kind at our expense. Yet they want US to welcome them with open arms?

  • Fritz

    It’s long been said that we would need an ecconomic disaster in this country for Whites to wake up to the realities of race. I think we are there. Now that states and the country as a whole are broke, the fight is beginning over who gets what’s left of the pie and who pays the piper. Whites who have long been comfortable finacially and sociologicly are awakening to a new day where it is becoming very obvious even to the racially blind, that we are in an us against them situation. I have faith that my race will rally to the cause and overcome those others who deep down despise us. The problem is, there is no nice way to fix this. Some of us imagine the country breaking up into racial/ethnic divisions. I just don’t see it. The more likely scenerio is caotic battling between groups in various areas, similar to what we saw in Germany in the 20s.

  • Fritz

    To: Randy B. I think the minuteman image would be a good symbol. It’s a White guy with a gun who beat back the Britsh empire and created our nation.

  • Marc B

    Jim Goad’s writing resonated with a large number of people in the 1990’s whom realized that liberalism acted against their best interests, particularly if they were white males yet not ideological conservatives. Although many associated with white nationalism would find some of his writing profane, I consider him among the great populist writers in print today.

    The Redneck Manifesto is an powerful, entertaining, and humorous book that even the more erudite among us would find as informative and enlightening as it is entertaining.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    Unless I misunderstand the ultimate goal of Taylor and many AR commenters, he and they support genocide, because that is the only way a white-only nation will be created.

    You completely misunderstand and have misinterpreted us.

    We Whites are trying to prevent genocide against our race.

    When we try to defend ourselves against genocide, we are labeled “Nazis.”

    The following is taken from Christian Miller’s fine essay: None Call It White Genocide

    The overarching goal of the ‘open borders’ movement is to flood millions of non-Whites into all traditionally White nations. Make no mistake – this is not mere coincidence. It is White genocide by design, worldwide in application. The United States, Great Britain, France, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Australia: White people founded and populated these nations. All of these nations …existed as White nations for the posterity of the White founding stock…there are many other advanced nations that are traditionally non-White, yet face no pressure to absorb foreign populations.

    White nations have been subverted to conditions that heavily favor non-White immigration, restrict White birthrates, and encourage and support non-White birthrates, and are thus calculated to bring about the physical destruction of the White race. There are many quotations of politicians, professors, and pundits advocating this very point – the end of the White race.

    If this not planned genocide against the White race, I don’t know what is; and it is already happening to minority Whites in South Africa who are being slaughtered by blacks while the Western Press either yawns or looks the other way.

    We Native Born American Whites will be under the same conditions soon as our numbers fall, we are vilified completely and lorded over by hostile non-Whites. This is already happening in certain parts of the US such as in California — Whites are not welcome and are increasingly in physical danger.

    The 1948 United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, Article II states:

    In the present Convention, genocide means any of the following acts committed with the intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnic, racial, or religious group as such:

    (c) Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part;

    (d) Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group;

    The present immigration and political policies of many traditionally White nations, especially the United States, are in violation of part (c) and possibly part (d).

    http://goo.gl/odnU6

    Bon

  • Anonymous

    Taylor argues that the stubborn persistence of ethnocentrism and a tendency to favor those who look like us are the result of deep-rooted natural tribal instincts rather than artificial racist indoctrination. {snip}

    keep on dreaming

    the glue that is holding them together is being slowly dissolved. Wait one more generation.

  • Jay

    Regarding a symbol, I like the white bumper sticker, but I’d like to suggest we place on it three letters: R U 2?

  • Question Diversity

    2 Randy B:

    As long as whatever symbol or flag you propose is overwhelmingly associated with white Americans, it will always be deemed a symbol of “oppression” or “slavery.” “Racist” simply means “white person,” and complaints about “slavery” are usually coded attacks on the American economy, and how it supposedly doesn’t give non-whites enough goodies.

  • White Lily

    To RandyB at post #2:

    To many white Americans, the Confederate flag will always be a symbol of valor, honor, and resistance regardless that government, media, academia, and blacks are conspiring to program us to associate it with slavery.

    And in response to Lloyd (who means well), post #11, who wrote, “Randy B suggests we adopt a symbol for white identity. I’ve been thinking that a blank, white bumper sticker might work.”:

    I think the blank, white bumper sticker would be a more appropriate symbol to represent the blank-minded members of our race who have hoisted the white flag of surrender.

  • Anonymous

    Jason #4,

    They want to hate us but at the same time they want to feel morally superior. Well, you don’t get to be a hater and morally superior at the same time. Hating people because they are white is just as hateful as hating anyone else just because of their color.

  • s

    The genocide argument is coming to grow in importance. Because it is the bottom of the pit in the word racist. Thats why this word hits so hard, as it immediately transfers the aura of holocaust to the accused.

    And then the accuser stands remaining as the moral superior. This superiority is like drug to the blind, they will never care to listen to any reason from those accused, as they by way of being racist have lost their humanity and are not trustworthy. But as the word racist starts to pale a little, they will faster get to the core, the genocide accusation to milk off some moral superiority.

    The only cure to this is to develop strategies and programs for white independence, that is stripped for ideas of white supremacy, but keeping human and legal standards. And then keep hammering about with these plans.

    I believe its going to be a new feudal era, gated communities are a start but the burroughs and fortresses are coming. As soon as the economy of the nations fails to deliver and it becomes evident to many that it is by community, village or city economy that things happen, we will get a massive reorientation on a racial scale, or whatever may be deemed appropriate.

    Flag for the white race? There has never been been a flag for a race, they are usually made for people that agrees upon something, and have plans of placing it on earth. A flag for White independence could be easier.

  • Brandon Darby

    Anonymous #22

    “keep on dreaming

    the glue that is holding them together is being slowly dissolved. Wait one more generation.”

    Why does such an unnatural conformity excite you?

    I’m confident that most of the anti-white social engineering from the mass media, public schools, and whatever else, will be stopped and slowly reversed.

  • Anonymous

    Considerable analogy exists between the mental-cultural dynamics of Victorian-era repression of sex as a pervasive feature of life and contemporary mental-cultural dynamics that result from repressing conscious awareness of, and expression about,

    race and racial differences. Freudianism (containing scientific

    insights enmeshed with pseudoscientific formulations ) and decades of artistic expression illuminated “what we knew deep down” but wouldn’t admit and clarify. Works by writers like Jared Taylor and Steve Sailer are of vital basic importance, but they call out for artistic revelations to liberate and clarify experiences commonly shared but commonly denied. Even at a documentary level of photographic art–the random sampling of the range of physical characteristics of Blacks seen day to day would contrast dramatically, so to speak, with the range of physical characteristics of Blacks “seen” on mainstream TV or on billboards. .

  • White Lily

    I’ve continued to follow these postings and am glad I didn’t miss post #29. Interesting observations, especially in regards to the inaccurate images of blacks as represented in the media.

    I’m not so sure about the relevance of Victorian-era repression of sex, except perhaps as it applies to Europeans and Yankees. American Southerners’ denial of racial differences is a relatively recent phenomenon, certainly post-1954. Countless examples of antebellum to desegregation-era Southern racial awareness exist, and these are a testament from those whites who were actually exposed to numbers of blacks and could speak from personal experience.