Once Aryan Skynet Goes Live It Doesn't Matter Who Pulled The Switch
White nationalists are, by definition and of necessity, people concerned with the various threats to their race’s survival and well-being. It is natural that much of their time will be occupied with identifying and neutralizing the rats in the cellar and hen house so as to promote the health of the homestead; but when this national hygiene focuses solely on infestation, pestilence, rot, and putrefaction, it ceases to be a holistic program of Aryan health. Just as essential are the enjoyment of life and the recognition of why white nationalities, their cultural forms, and majestic homelands deserve preservation. Furthermore, the fostering of life itself, of posterity, is – obviously – essential; and this – again, obviously – cannot be done without women.
Libertarian Realist blogger Brad Trun, who appeared as a guest earlier this year on John Friend’s Realist Report podcast, was asked by a caller, Tom from Connecticut, to comment on the marketing of the racial identitarian message to the masses, and to women in particular. Their interesting exchange, reproduced below, may be instructive for those with hopes of pushing white nationalist ideas into the mainstream consciousness.
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LR: If we’re going to advocate for white interests, I think we have to [. . .] break the mold of the stereotype that people have already been, to a large extent, inoculated against in their schooling, and we have to use [a] different kind of language to reach them.
Tom: Yeah, definitely, that’s another thing, the breakdown of the target audience, you know, the messages have to be tailored to them. I’m wondering, do you think we should be focusing on college-age kids, or where do you think we should be focusing our efforts? It seems like a lot of the older people are pretty much gone.
LR: [laughs] Yeah, um, it’s often the case that after college people are pretty much set in terms of their views, and I’m very much focused on young people and their interests. You know, [. . .] personally, old people, you know, I respect them, and they certainly continue to make valuable contributions to our society, but their interests are focused on retirement, on receiving Social Security and Medicare, and that is not what’s going to save civilization. It’s going to be young people who are of child-bearing age and who are of youthful mind, and willing to [. . .] challenge the prevailing orthodoxy of the day.
Tom: From a psychological perspective, you know, it seems to me that young people of that demographic have an innate sense almost of altruism and, you know, happy feelings and, you know, sprouting daisies and stuff like that. How do you get them to redirect those feelings toward their own group?
LR: Well, that’s a challenge. I mean, first you have to [. . .] break down the barriers that they’ve been indoctrinated with of crossing certain thresholds that are deemed to be socially taboo – talking about racial differences, talking about grounding political values in biology – so I believe that focusing on science is very important. That’s what shifted me away from pure idealistic libertarianism to libertarianism combined with race realism, which is really biological realism. It wasn’t arguments from white nationalists. It was arguments from racial scientists like Phil Rushton and others who swayed me.
Tom: [. . .] But, from listening to you, I kind of have a little bit of a profile on you. You seem to be extremely rational, highly intelligent, someone who’s not easily swayed by an emotional argument. But, if you notice, [. . .] our enemy skillfully uses and exploits the emotional argument to intentionally bypass the rational mind. So [. . .]
Tom: So, I guess what my question is is, [. . .] what would be a good way to craft an emotional message that would resonate among, let’s say, a twenty-something female?
LR: [laughs] Well [. . .] Yeah, I don’t think I’m doing too well in reaching females. I would guess that my audience is about 90% male, so I’m probably the wrong person to ask.
Friend: [. . .] Ideally, that would be the target audience to get, is to get young white females involved.
Friend: What if, um, what if we started making t-shirts with, like, “I love white people”, or, you know, “Love white people”, [. . .] with, like, a picture of a beautiful white baby, you know, bright blue eyes. Something like that, that might kind of appeal to women.
LR: Yeah, using positive language like “love” and – yeah, [we] definitely need to appeal to people on an emotional level, but I think that, um, focusing on things like “white pride” can be counterproductive because that will just turn people off because they’ve already been programmed to reject that kind of appeal.
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Caricatures of scheming and rat-faced Jews will, of course, always have a place of honor and an audience inside the movement; but white nationalism, if it is to succeed, must be about more than what it is not; it must find ways of defining itself positively as well as exclusively, both somberly and with humor, particularly if it intends to win women’s hearts and adherence. Beyond even this largely pragmatic concern, men have a spiritual longing for beauty and for affirmation of the order and soil that make their fight worthwhile. Rats on the brain all the time, after all, are apt to begin nibbling on its matter.