Is Tara McCarthy White?
by Andrew Hamilton
Related story: “Should Lauren Southern Be Married?”
IT IS A MISTAKE to assume we always know who’s White and who isn’t, that it is an easy thing to discern, something we don’t need to think about and can just take for granted. Replacement migration, rapidly changing demographics, and considerable miscegenation are radically altering the population structure.
These changes affect race far more quickly than most people realize.
A single reproductive cross can remove an entire line of descent hundreds of years old from the gene pool.
Conversely, whether or not hybrids “look White” or nearly White (as many do), non-White genes are also being absorbed into a rapidly shrinking gene pool.
Thus, on a large scale, White genes are simultaneously flowing out of the gene pool even as non-White genes are pouring into it. The consequence: Whiteness is becoming compromised and diluted at an accelerating rate.
Too many people still think in simplistic Negro-White terms, but the issue is far more complex than that. It is time to draw explicit lines again, as our forebears did.
YouTube personality Tara McCarthy, a proponent of White ethnonationalism, provides a good case study. She is 80 percent White and 20 percent (1/5) non-White. The latter includes 6 percent Jewish ancestry.
She is one of several articulate, attractive, conservative young women who materialized very recently as minor Internet celebrities on YouTube and Twitter. They are typically in their late teens, twenties, or thirties.
Most espouse “alt-lite” or mildly “alt-right” views, placing them in a tiny minority vis-à-vis the Establishment and the general public whose beliefs it molds, though they are not White racialists and conspicuously do not criticize the Jewish power structure. Several travel internationally in connection with their activism and YouTube videos.
Exactly what is behind the abrupt presence of all these pretty young women on the identitarian scene remains unclear. However, for purposes of argument and to illustrate my point about admixture, I will assume they are what they appear to be.
McCarthy, then, is part of the effective breeding population—still young enough to reproduce, and planning on doing so. (This phrase sounds crude, but is a technical term that sharpens clarity of thought when applied to the conservation of a human population conceptualized as a living organism.)
The reproductive cohort among Whites is rapidly diminishing—vanishing, even. The question “Who’s White?” becomes especially critical when the overall population is collapsing, as opposed to expanding or remaining stable at an acceptable level.
McCarthy has dual Irish and British citizenship and was raised in London. She and her White fiancé plan on moving to the U.S. because this country retains, at least nominally, the First and Second Amendments.
Ideologically she is alt-right rather than alt-lite. She has hosted many YouTube podcasts promoting ethnonationalism and opposing globalism and replacement migration, and interviewed many people associated with the alt-right and alt-lite. She has co-hosted some podcasts with glamorous alt-lite personality Brittany Pettibone.
Tara McCarthy’s YouTube channel was established in June 2015 and recently had 51,000 subscribers. Her Patreon account had 89 patrons, so she was not “getting rich” posting YouTube videos. You’d have to be pretty ignorant about White nationalism and the alt-right to think that she was.
The powerful anti-White corporation Apple, owner of iTunes, censored the distribution of her Reality Calls podcast to prevent people around the world from hearing the ideas expressed on it.
She is preparing a book, Irreplaceable: How and Why We Must Save the West (2018), to be published by Castalia House, publisher of libertarian or alt-lite figures Vox Day (Theodore Beale), Mike Cernovich, and Stefan Molyneux.
Beale is, or was, the firm’s managing editor. He states that he’s of English, Irish, Mexican, and Amerindian heritage, with the latter at least not being minimal. If correct, he illustrates the theme of this essay as well.
It is difficult to judge McCarthy’s age exactly. I assume she is in her 20s.
She advocates “traditionalism” but says, “I don’t fit any label precisely and I do change my opinions from time to time as I learn and consider new information and ideas.” She favors truth over Political Correctness. Though not a libertarian, she prefers freedom to authoritarianism. Religiously she is agnostic.
The mild and inoffensive McCarthy was harassed by racist Left-wing trolls (an Internet activity Jews, megacorporations, and governments rigidly prevent Whites and right-wingers from engaging in) and ruling class outlets like Salon.
Powerful Jewish hate groups including the ADL and People for the American Way fingered her as a propagator of ideas Jews and governments want censored, while the far more prominent Lauren Southern is absent from their blacklists. (Some people “should” be on official hate lists but aren’t.) The Jewish SPLC provided a link to PAW’s list. Like McCarthy, Brittany Pettibone is included on these blacklists, though she is not treated as negatively as McCarthy is.
What appears to have driven McCarthy into recent silence is a storm of abuse she received from two different elements: degrading Left-wing Establishment trolls who disguised themselves as rightists, and well-known “Nazi,” anti-woman, alt-right Trump cheerleaders, one of whom is evidently Jewish or part-Jewish.
She blocked her Twitter account with 25,000 followers (it was public until recently) and deleted virtually all the videos from her Tara McCarthy YouTube channel, representing several years worth of effort. (I am assuming that Google, YouTube’s owner that heavily censors enormous amounts of individually-produced Internet content on racist and ideological grounds in partnership with the ADL, did not remove the videos.)
Is Tara McCarthy White?
A handful of McCarthy’s videos remain online because other YouTubers have reposted them. One, made available by an anti-White Leftist who thinks that race is not “real,” supplies the information needed to evaluate her racial background.
I’ve embedded it for readers who might want to watch it. Called “What’s it like being a mixed race ethno-nationalist?”, it was livestreamed on May 15, 2017 and is 40 minutes long. McCarthy answers questions posed by 380 viewers who were listening to it live.
Note that she describes herself as mixed race in the title. That is the subject of the video.
Some White nationalists have dismissed her admixture, insisting she’s White and that her non-White ancestry is unimportant and must be ignored. Others accept her as White without giving the matter even that much thought. Since these polemicists are race-conscious nationalists, imagine how befuddled the general public is about White race mixture.
In light of existing social policies and population dynamics, McCarthy’s awareness of admixture is more subtle and discerning than that of many White racialists. She has a better grasp of the underlying problem.
In what follows I focus primarily on the biology of race.
Fundamentally, races are physical populations and our basic task is first to save ourselves and our posterity—an act of conservation biology. (“The branch of biology that deals with threats to biodiversity and with preserving the biologic and genetic diversity of animals and plants: ‘Conservation biology was created to deal with the crisis of maintaining the genes, species, communities, and ecosystems that make up earth’s biological diversity.’”)
Race and Self-Perception
Even so, a fascinating feature of McCarthy’s video involves racial self-perception: How do individuals perceive themselves? (As a matter of principle, self-perception cannot form the basis of citizenship.)
McCarthy does not condone race mixing and understands if Whites want to exclude her. Race mixing “wasn’t a decision I personally made, and I would not make it. But that’s what my great-grandparents did, and I am the result here.”
This is somewhat mitigated by her later statement that she does not have a problem with interracial marriage (for others), instead stressing IQ and other factors. She believes that if Whites knew about IQ, crime, and similar race-related issues fewer such marriages would occur.
McCarthy identifies as White. If you listen to her explanations you can see that this is almost inevitable, free as she is from prevailing anti-White hatred. From McCarthy’s perspective, despite her admittedly mixed-race heritage, if she’s not White, what is she?
Psychologically and behaviorally there is a vast gulf between her and the Rachel Dolezals of the world, indeed between her and the vast majority of contemporary Whites who, like Dolezal, though in different ways, fanatically loathe and attack their own people, giddy with the excitement of engaging in socially-mandated and –legitimized crime and destruction, not to mention getting their palms liberally greased at the same time.
Regardless of my own race, how I’m classed by others, or whether it benefits me personally, I view ethno-nationalism as the healthiest way for our world to function in accordance with nature as it has done since the beginning of humankind, and also as the most desirable way for it to continue.
Ethno-nationalism is the only sustainable way to preserve ethnic diversity. Multi-culturalism (the opposite of ethno-nationalism) is unnatural, and the cause of great strife in every country that attempts it.
I stand by this on principle, not because I think I will personally gain from it.
McCarthy looks somewhat non-White or off-White.
Illustrating contemporary culture’s over-obsession with Negroes, somebody asks if she is part-Black. She is amused by the question, but only because she knows she has no Black ancestry. Her appearance does not absolutely preclude it, and of course Black male/White female copulation is promoted heavily by the System and is therefore widespread. But admixture possibilities are now much broader than that.
In day-to-day life—that is, usually—appearance is all we have to go by. Assimilation quickly erases other differentiating markers including language, accent, attire, and religion. McCarthy’s language and clothing are not foreign. There are no immediate clues about her race other than physical appearance.
There was a time when people could safely ignore subtle variations in physical appearance and still be reasonably certain they were dealing with Whites. But not today.
Look at Time’s 1993 magazine cover, or at photos of Tara McCarthy herself.
There has been so much immigration and race-mixing for so long that Whiteness can no longer be assumed or taken for granted.
To complicate matters further, McCarthy’s siblings and some of her mixed race cousins have lighter complexions, hair, and eye color (including blue) than she does, despite possessing the same degree of non-White admixture.
Looking at the next generation, her fiancé is a “White, blonde, blue-eyed” American. The couple intends to have children. “My kids are going to be almost completely White.” McCarthy thinks it “unlikely” she will have “brown babies” due to the relatively low and remote level of non-White admixture. “It’s likely our kids will be fairer than I am.”
She is probably correct about her children’s appearance, but off-White offspring are still possible, just as her own appearance differs from that of her Whiter-looking siblings.
Since race is more than appearance, physiological, anatomical, psychological, and emotional dimensions cannot be ignored either, because Jewish or Asian Indian traits can be transmitted via those pathways as well.
“Indians,” she says, alluding to her Asian Indian great-grandfather, “are Caucasians, so I’m 100 percent Caucasian.”
White Europeans are a subset of Caucasians (also known as Caucasoids or Europids), a major racial division of mankind marked by fair to dark skin color, straight to curly hair, and light to very dark eyes, that originally inhabited Europe, northern Africa, Southwest Asia, and India.
McCarthy has ties to Ireland and England, but none to India apart from one migratory great-grandparent. She does not know any Indian languages. “It would be strange to identify with my Asian side.”
“I’m 75 percent pure Celtic [50 percent Irish and 25 percent Welsh], so it would be a little weird for me to identify as Indian.” “I’m clearly majority White. If I have to identify with any particular group of people I’m going to identify with Celts.”
Her 23andMe Ancestry Test
23andMe is a Jewish gene-testing firm in Silicon Valley that has ties to Jewish Internet behemoth and censor Google. One of its products is a genetic ancestry test. McCarthy’s results indicate she has 2 percent Ashkenazi genes—“which I consider practically irrelevant.” She did not mention any other results.
According to the video Tara McCarthy is ancestrally:
50% Irish (Irish father)
= 81.25% White
12.5% Asian Indian
= 18.75% non-White
In effect she is 80 percent White and 20 percent (1/5) non-White. The latter includes 6 percent Jewish ancestry. Her great-grandmother was half-Jewish and half-German.
The Jewish Question
“No Jews I’ve talked to consider me to be a Jew. I don’t consider myself to be a Jew.”
Like the other women I mentioned, McCarthy generally keeps mum about the Jewish problem. She says she doesn’t know much about it and isn’t too interested in it.
Did the Holocaust happen?
“My great-great-grandad died in Auschwitz. It’s true. We have the death certificate. I believe they [the Jews] were put in concentration camps. I don’t know much about it apart from that.”
Is she Zionist?
“I’m against foreign interventionism and pro-ethnonationalism for all people. Make what you will of that.”
We must 1) explicitly define who belongs racially (biologically) to the community and the breeding population, and 2) deflect non-White gene flow away from the core Aryan group. (Gene flow: “The movement of genes into or through a population by interbreeding or by migration and interbreeding.”)
For example, if a White northern European woman produces progeny by a communist Kenyan tribesman, the child, though objectively half-White, is 100% non-White as far as we are concerned. Citizenship is a matter for us to decide, not Jews, not Leftists bent on genocide, not mixed race people, and not evil governments.
With some reluctance I classify Tara McCarthy as White, recognizing that in doing so some non-White genes, including Jewish ones, are drawn into the Aryan gene pool at a time when the population is imploding.
This is a judgment call that could go either way. Until the population is stabilized this sort of question will continue to arise.
I’m not advocating attacking her, or rejecting her presence and insight. I’m restricting myself to the question of citizenship and the propagation of future generations.
It is ironic but enlightening that someone as pro-White, level-headed, sensible, and sympathetic as Tara McCarthy (except, probably, on the Jewish question) presents an objective classification problem (which she herself acknowledges) due to a mixed race background for which she was not responsible, whereas hundreds of thousands if not millions of creatures like Rachel Dolezal, the Bushes, Clintons, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, Lyndon Johnson, and rank and file Whites in communities throughout the land who are morally irresponsible, selfish, reprehensible, and even deadly to our race, pose no biological classification issue.
But the fact remains that even non-White or racially mixed individuals who are genuinely perceptive, understanding, and dedicated to our cause, and morally superior to 95 percent of Whites, are not thereby magically transformed into biologically White persons.
An actual White population is needed to propagate our race and Western civilization. How to deal with our diminishing group’s psychological perversity, pathological anti-White hatred, and fanatical determination to commit genocide remains a conundrum.
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