Classic Essays

What is Racism? — Part II

Below is a classic editorial from Free Speech magazine that I wanted to adapt and re-post here on National Vanguard so that it doesn’t get lost or overlooked. The piece serves as a great introduction to the philosophical basis of our worldview and a perfect complement to William Pierce’s classic “What is Racism?” broadcast already preserved on the site. — Dissident Millennial

Facing Racial Realities
by Kevin Alfred Strom

THE WORD “racism” has been turned into a synonym for evil. But racism only means having racial feeling — a feeling of kinship with your racial brothers and sisters, a feeling of understanding and belonging, a feeling of being part of a culture — a part of something bigger than ourselves.

Racial feeling is innate to us. It is good and natural. And it is one of the most horrible deceptions of modern times to paint it as somehow wrong. If you want to call our normal racial feeling “racism,” then so be it. We’ll call that feeling “racism.”

So long as there are human races there will be racism. Racism is inborn, it has an evolutionary purpose and survival value, and it is even present in non-human species. Racial feeling is about as likely to disappear as sexual attraction.

Racism is good and necessary for the continued branching off of humanity from the existing stocks. Evolution, so far as we know, operates primarily by such branching, and racial feeling is an important part of what keeps the branches apart. At some point, the earliest modern human refused to breed with the sub-men around him.

Mallards and wood ducks can interbreed, and may even do so under certain freak conditions. But the mentality of these birds, even when they live in the same territory, makes them shun the other type. The branches, once one, are now separate for all time.

Most Whites — even most liberal Whites — instinctively choose Whites as neighbors, school mates, and life mates. This is good and natural and really has nothing at all to do with the emotion of hate. Evolution, branching, and separation have brought about all the wonderful diversity of creation that we see around us. It is Nature’s way. It is God’s way. And virtually all of natural history is a testament to the natural preference of species, subspecies, and races to cleave to their own kind.

It is only by acknowledging the wisdom of our racial feeling that the wonderful qualities of our race can be preserved. Our society once protected (admittedly in an imperfect way) the gene pool that produced Da Vinci, Aristotle, Mozart, Beethoven, and the builders of the Saturn V rocket. It does not do so any longer. The multiculturalists and multiracialists who rule over us today promulgate a moral paradigm in which defense of our gene pool is evil (“racist”). This, in my view, is destructive, even genocidal.

White Americans — and Whites around the world — are, in increasing numbers, beginning to see themselves (again) as a people with a common history and common interests and values. Whites instinctively feel a kinship that they do not feel with Arabs, Africans, Asians, or Australoids. They inwardly respond to Beethoven as they cannot respond to the call from the Minaret or the beat of African drums.

The Parthenon

They are inspired by the Gothic spires of Germany and Spain, the Parthenon, the Pantheon, and the Arch of Titus; but the Wailing Wall, the altars of the Incas, and the cryptic tribal art on the walls of the New York subway system, fascinating though they may be, remain alien. 

The fact that other races see us as one people, and at times attack us as one people, aids this process of raising racial consciousness. A similar situation prevails among Blacks. European-Americans are awakening, and we are starting to take charge of our own destiny again. Such is the way that peoples and nations are formed. Such is the way of Nature. And the screams from the ivory towers of the academic elite will not stop this process.

One of the latest hysterical screams from the academic left is the claim that the White race simply does not exist, that there is no such thing and never has been. A large number of degreed whores of Academe say so — but then these are the same people who think the likes of Bill Moyers can be taken seriously.

There is a political agenda behind the “there is no such thing as the White race” malarkey, and it exposes itself every time the obvious corollary is stated: If there is no such thing as the White race, then there is no collective responsibility for the real and imagined sins it committed against the equally imaginary African, Amerind, and other races which stand impatiently in the handout lines for what’s left of the tax money after the bureaucrats have taken their cut. If taken to its logical conclusion, this line of thought undermines the entire anti-White agenda: No more affirmative action — races do not exist! No more “Holocaust” reparations — races do not exist! No more “diversity” training — races do not exist! Oh, but of course that won’t do. It is only the White race which does not — cannot — exist. It cannot exist, because if its existence were admitted, then the genocide which is now being practiced against it would become immediately obvious. And even a few honest liberals might pale at that and spoil the whole show.

The multiracialists have painted themselves into a corner. What to do? Probably just mumble that the “oppressed” groups are “peoples,” “nations,” or something of the sort. And they will hope that Whites never wake from their stupor and coalesce into a “people” just as conscious of its interests and destiny as, say, the Jews.

What a different world that would be. If it is illegitimate morally and untenable scientifically for Whites to organize on the basis of a perceived common race or ethnicity (or even to claim that their race exists), then surely the same would hold true for Jews and Blacks?

Perhaps one day “liberal” true believers will wake up and discover that nothing exists. That is the end of the road for their mode of thinking. The verb “to be” is anathema to them. The thought that there might be an absolute reality outside themselves, a reality which is what it is regardless of their wishes, theories, hopes, daydreams, or decrees is as intolerable to them as it is to a two-year-old. Believe it or not, they have even developed a language (called “e-prime”) — a version of English which eschews completely the verb “to be.”

“Liberals” are very suggestible, and they are more the victims than the originators of the “race does not exist, but some races must be favored” swindle. It is convenient to demonize and dehumanize people that you are going to commit genocide against. And it is easier to commit genocide when you convince your henchmen that the designated class of victims doesn’t really exist. That is what the “White race does not exist” con is really all about. It is a warrant for genocide.

Another lie which the academic elite rams down the throats of our children on a daily basis is that their technique of genocide — racial mixing — is really good for us because it brings “hybrid vigor.”

Hybrid vigor refers to exceptional growth which sometimes manifests itself when scientists cross or hybridize strains of plants or animals experimentally. Hybrid vigor signifies nothing in terms of the human genius needed to create and sustain a civilization. Where it exists, such as in corn or apple trees, it usually peters out after a few generations.

A far more important concept in the crossing of human races is “regression to the mean.” This means that even if you mate a Negro genius with a White person the resulting offspring are, on average, likely to exhibit characteristics more typical of the average Negro than that particular Black genius, and this is even more true of succeeding generations.

Regression to the mean in the case of Whites interbreeding with Africans means regression to the African mean, just as regression to the mean in the case of Whites interbreeding with Asians means regression to the Asian mean. Neither holds out promise of raising the level of the upper half of our bell curve — rather the opposite. The other races have mixed with Europeans, and everywhere the results are, to say the least, unimpressive. They have nothing to offer us.

New Guinean head-hunter

Some advocates of racial mixing point to areas where the other races are superior to Whites: Blacks in athletic ability, Asians in social unity, etc. But we cannot (yet) select such characteristics, especially when you are talking about random interbreeding as advocated by liberals and Communists. In the long run you will get random combinations of the different characteristics, most of which will not be superior. You will get regression to the mean. For such a questionable experiment, would you destroy one of Nature’s creations? Would you force bald eagles and fish eagles to mate? Lions and tigers? 

The European race has all the diversity it needs for health and further evolutionary development. It is a moral and environmental crime of the highest order to destroy it by breaking down all its defenses against interbreeding.

The academic whores and shills who call for genocide are always prating on about how we can’t say for sure how much of our intelligence and our civilization is genetically determined and how much of each is caused by the environment. (They used to say that it was all environmental, but the evidence is too contrary, so they’ve given up on that score.)

But I say to them — even you admit that you don’t know that our unmatched civilization is not the result of our genetic makeup. If it is, and you obliterate that unique genetic code, do you realize the enormity of what you’ve done?

Whites should be allowed to re-erect their traditional barriers against mating and social contact with non-Whites in order to preserve our kind. Anything else is genocide.

Now I can already hear the academic genocide-justifiers coming out of their ratholes and beseeching our young people — “There is only one race — the human race. We are all one species!”

In truth, while there is a great deal of debate over the precise boundaries that separate one species from another, there is no doubt that the races of mankind are at least separate sub-species if not separates species altogether. After all, some species of mammals differ so little that a human observer cannot tell them apart. (Two species of Siberian hamsters come to mind. Among these two species a scent, discernible only to the hamsters and laboratory olfactory instruments, is the main difference and the means by which the female chooses a mate of the correct species.) The position that there are no subspecies among men — that they do not even exist — is indeed a novel one. It would imply that the Australoid, the Capoid, and the European, each developing separately for at least one hundred thousand years and possessing startling physical differences, are not only the same species but must be defined as the same subspecies. No one can scientifically defend such a thesis.

I cannot speak for anyone else, but in my eyes the European race, imperfect as it may be, is a race of light and beauty. It is the race of Shelley and Keats and Poe and Shakespeare, the race of the Parthenon and Chartres Cathedral and Stonehenge, the race of Mozart and Beethoven and Liszt and Brahms, the race of Vermeer and Raphael and Rossetti, the race of Caesar and Alexander and Washington and Jefferson, the race of Ford and Marconi and Goddard and Von Braun and Shockley.

Claudia Schiffer

And the European race is threatened. Nowhere is our birthrate above replacement level. Everywhere our borders have been opened and the new elite teaches our children that intermarriage is good and desirable. Everywhere the new elite teaches our children that to defend our genetic heritage is the very definition of evil.

The end result, if trends continue, will be our race’s biological extinction. It will be death for the uniquely beautiful, intelligent, and creative people called by the name of the goddess Europa. This is the fate our rulers have in store for us. They call it “progress.” We call it genocide.

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Source: National Alliance

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Walt Hampton
Walt Hampton
1 November, 2020 4:39 pm

FREE SPEECH magazine, edited by the
now-mysterious Evelynn Hill, was an
excellent publication. With my subscription
to it came a view into the mind of the founder
WLP. It will be good to see it re-created here.

Mike Mann
Mike Mann
1 November, 2020 6:20 pm

Excellent essay, Mr. Strom. Though they preach that it is a “social construct,” at least when it refers to Whites, the Jews are well-aware of the significance of race and know that it is a real thing: “No one may be indifferent to the racial principle, the racial question. It is the key to world history. History is often confusing because it is written by people who did not understand the racial question and the aspects relevant to it… Race is everything, and every race that does not keep its blood from being mixed will perish. . . Language and religion do not determine a race–blood determines it.” —Benjamin Disraeli There’s even a serious genetic difference between the three major races, especially between the White and Black races: “Cavalli-Sforza in… Read more »