Rename Washington

Gregory Hood, American Renaissance, June 19, 2014

The nation’s capital is no longer worthy of the name.

The Washington Redskins should be renamed. Not just the Redskins part–the city Washington, D.C., itself should be renamed.

After all, it would fit into a trend. The US Patent and Trademark Office canceled federal trademarks of the Washington Redskins, claiming the name was “disparaging” to Indians. Actually, I probably shouldn’t say “Indians,” because the Cleveland Indians are probably next.

The opinions of unelected bureaucrats on what is offensive and what isn’t override property rights and trademarks. What passes for law is going to get only worse.

Small business owners in this country are sentenced to mandatory “anti-discrimination” training if they dissent from the ideology of egalitarianism by refusing to bake a cake for a homosexual marriage. Supreme Court Justice Sonya Sotomayor is already arguing that whites do not have the right to vote against anti-white racial preferences. And this is only the beginning.

Egalitarianism, especially racial egalitarianism, is the governing ideology of our entire system. It’s something far more important and salient to how we are governed than “limited government,” the English political tradition, or the Constitution of the United States.

It’s striking how irrelevant the topics discussed by the Founding Fathers are to the issues that face us today. Questions such as states’ rights, the powers of the federal government, or the meaning of small-r “republican” government have been utterly swept aside.

Today, the federal government is actively involved in the lives of every single citizen, and insofar as there is opposition, it is mostly focused on securing “rights” to explore new varieties of substance abuse and sexual deviance. The taxation of George III would seem almost utopian by today’s standards, and even the colonial subjects of 1775 America probably had more control over how they were governed than the voting citizens of our proud democracy.

Instead, what governs us today is multiculturalism. Every single white person who lives in this country, no matter how rich, powerful, and well-connected, can be destroyed for racial thoughtcrime. The lie of white privilege conceals the reality that no powerful white person uses his power in defense of his own people–or else he wouldn’t remain powerful for long.

The result is a country united only by hypocrisy, as white Americans of all classes build their entire lives around the necessity of avoiding vast numbers of their “fellow citizens” and desperately trying to remain unnoticed by volunteer commissars eager to enforce their totalitarian creed.

What does such a “nation” have to do with the vision of George Washington? He was the one irreplaceable man during the struggle for American Independence, the president who united all factions during the dangerous years of the early Republic, and the statesman who set the precedent of voluntarily relinquishing power that spared America the fates of revolutionary France and the Latin American republics.

What greater dishonor can we give him than associating him with the gaggle of plutocrats, criminals, and traitors who presume to rule us? What greater proof can we show of the ultimate failure of the American Revolution than how we have turned his name into the epithet on the lips of millions of white Americans?

Anti-white radicals are right when they argue that this “white slaveowner” has nothing to do with our multiracial democracy. One of the great causes for George Washington’s backing of the American Revolution was his support for western expansion, which was checked by the British government. He waged effective war against Indian tribes that threatened white settlers. Though a Freemason and an opponent of monarchy, he defended social distinctions and the rule of law, and he opposed abolition.

He was an elitist. He was a nationalist. He was a white patriot. What does such a man have to do with this crumbling Third-World embarrassment that passes for a country?

Besides, it’s only a matter of time before America’s capital is renamed anyway. No amount of public opinion, established tradition, or indisputable legality seems to stand in the way of the slow retreat of the United States away from Western Civilization. The emerging majority in this country had no part in the accomplishments of the historic American nation and they exist only to plunder the remnants. Why wait for their inevitable cries that a majority non-white America “can’t relate” to a capital city named Washington? They can’t. No matter what kind of “citizenship” they are given, they aren’t Americans in any traditional sense.

George Washington once said, “Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair.” The government in the city that bears his name has failed the test the Father of Our Country set for it. These newcomers cannot identify with him.

Let’s honor the memory of George Washington. Let’s rename the capital. He deserves better.

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Gregory Hood
Mr. Hood is a staff writer for American Renaissance. He has been active in conservative groups in the US.
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