Identitarian Lit.: John Derbyshire on Ryan Andrews’ The Birth of Prudence

John Derbyshire, VDARE, February 5, 2015

I have a review of Ryan Andrews’ novel The Birth of Prudence up at Taki’s Magazine.

Mark, the protagonist of the novel’s narrative part, is thoughtful and bookish, or at any rate not un-bookish, in spite of having no college education. He is subject to “periodic fits of intellectual agitation”; but until Prudence enters his life he has no idea how to organize those fits in any one direction.

Prudence is Korean by blood, but not otherwise. Her tastes are all Western: concert music (she plays the piano), Shakespeare, ancient Greece. She is something of an improver, and draws Mark into her interests. They read Euripides together “with fury and passion” and visit art galleries. All this has the unintended effect of awakening Mark to his racial identity.

Read the whole thing at Taki’s Magazine.

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  • Ludwig

    Since no one else is posting on this thread, I’ll use it to ask a couple of questions. I constantly hear people blaming the large corporations desire for cheap labor as the reason for mass immigration from third world countries. Automation and robotics are ascending just as rapidly as the rising tide of color. It’s true that there will always be hands-on human labor in certain industries such as agribusiness, but where exactly is the demand for millions of unskilled laborers in a country with high unemployment? There are already completely automated fast food restaurant prototypes in use. The fast food restaurant of the future will be a drive thru vending machine. Another common belief is that the large corporations are behind the anti white agenda promoted in the mass media. I can absolutely understand that these industries want to market their products and services to a larger audience, but why is the media so obviously anti white? To market a product to Blacks and Hispanics does not require the media to be aggressively anti White. Why does the government and Media turn a blind eye to crime statistics to deliberately portray minorities as the victim of evil Whitey? I’ll not pretend to have all the answers to these questions, but I believe there is a larger agenda. The government always wants more power, and by massive unemployment requiring people to rely on government benefits only advances the socialist agenda. And the government realises that a unified White European society is the greatest threat to their ambitions.

    • LHathaway

      “the government realises that a unified White European society is the greatest threat to their ambitions”.

      You’re just repeating something someone else has said. Why not take the idea further (as those who often raise this idea) and say ‘jews’ are afraid of Whites uniting, instead of blaming it on corporate elites or the ‘plutocracy’?

      “where exactly is the demand for millions of unskilled laborers in a country with high unemployment”?

      Most immigrants are here originally on student visa’s. They are here getting college degrees and then affirmative action jobs afterward. Perhaps another third are friends or family of successful immigrants already, i.e. business owners. American corporations aren’t the only one’s who want to hire from overseas. I wanted to work ‘you fool’ into my statement somewhere, but it just didn’t work out.

      • Ludwig

        Where exactly did the 5,000,000 plus that Obama wants to give amnesty and a work permit to come from? See how that works.

  • Ryan Andrews

    Multicultural universalism was bound to beget white Identitarianism
    sooner or later. As a nationalist who hates the first thing, I am
    sympathetic to the second. I can’t be an Identitarian, though; I was
    born too soon.

    It doesn’t get anymore hardcore conservative than that. I obviously don’t agree with this line-of-thinking, but you have to admire the consistency and self-honesty.

  • Ludwig

    You are correct. And you have added emphasis to the point I was trying to make.

  • LHathaway

    –God made me special
    –And chose me for a unique mission
    –Therefore I will have to suffer persecution at the hands of others
    –Till salvation is engineered by us through repair of the world (tikkun olam, or social justice/engineering)
    –And till I get even with them

    I’ve moved on to stage six: They will receive their just reward in the afterlife. Don’t tell me there is a stage seven. . .

    I donno. . I suspect the ‘jewish’ power structure will decide white men are victims in our society. Author Michael Chriton once described it as they will discover, “we are all victims”. Whether they will seriously believe, it or if they think white men as victims will stave off our extinction in NAmerica is hard to say, but I do believe that day will arrive. Yes, white men will be the chosen victims. White men must be destroyed, too.

    No, there is nothing that can be done to help white men.