Vox Day has lately been much more vocal about his support for white nationalism. And so, we have another rare moment in life when I disagree with the man. I am not fully on board with him about the race issue. When it comes to race, I'd say I agree with Vox about eighty percent. Maybe a little less.
Allow me to first feature John's comments:
Englishman here. I'm glad that Trump won.
Laramie, I know that you are involved in the Alt-Right movement to some degree. I saw you posting on Vox Day's blog telling him that he ought to be a Catholic, or that he would make a good Catholic. Maybe one day, but he's far from it at the moment. In reaction to another one of his anti-"churchian" posts (I think he makes at least one a week), I told him that not all those in a church are liars or false prophets, and I quoted scripture and the fathers on the necessity of belonging to the Church: he reacted harshly, deleting the posts and telling me to go away. The reason I bring this up is that, from the very beginning, I've noticed that for every sincere Christian on the Alt-Right, there must be at least five pagans or false Christians (e.g. Vox is not a Christian, at least not yet). Some of the pagans are extreme anti-Christians, who speak blasphemies that outdo the Left's blasphemies in their hideousness. I think that it's highly probable that this Alt-Right movement will end up as a pagan, neo-Fascist movement that only attracts Catholics because of a shared hatred for modern Leftism. A lot of the people on the Alt-Right are bored nihilists who want to destroy the current order of society for the sake of it, or at least that's how it seems with most of the kek-posters. That said, I think that your trust or hope in this movement is misguided. I know it fills a big gaping hole in our souls - the lack of a real, Catholic political movement - but it's a false solution, one that isn't truly Catholic and probably never will be.
In fact, Alt-Right is a bit like the old Action Francaise, which the Holy See eventually shut down because they were more right-wing than they were Catholic, and the top people in that party only saw the Church as a part of "French culture", at best. It's the same with the Alt-Right. Many of them will tolerate Christianity as a part of "western culture"; although some of it see it as a Jewish lie and won't tolerate it.
Hi, John Collinson.
Yes, I agree with a lot of what you've said. Vox Day likes to argue that the Alt-Right is not a reaction. Yet, it is. I've loved being a part of it, but it IS a reaction. And it has been a very useful reaction to the Leftism that's dominated our culture, up to the Trump victory. But now that Trump has won, the Alt-Right is relaxing a bit and wondering what to do with itself.
No longer under siege, the Alt-Right has some wiggle room. It can relax a bit and enjoy a little cultural dominance for a change. And so, what's happening? The movement is largely appearing to lean white nationalist. White nationalism has become the end in and of itself for the Alt-Right. The entire movement--which has no leaders--is swaying into this direction, I'm afraid.
Bottom line: MultiKult, the Diversity Dictatorship, and the reverse racism that is permissible for "everyone but the white bigots" --it all needs to be fought against. Surely. I don't mind having white groups, voluntary segregation, white pride and whatnot. Every other ethnicity does. But becoming like the Left--failing to realize that a nation's homogeneity is NOT an end unto itself--becoming like that will be the downfall of the Alt-Right.
Vox Day is very smart, and he's inspired me for fifteen years. I quote him often. But he fails to get a grip on the Church that was instituted by Christ. He misses the forest from the trees, I'm afraid. Fighting the vicious culture war against the South-African-styled racism against whites, while still maintaining a respect for Christ and the Universalism that results from that pursuit--it is a fine balancing act that apparently Vox Day is incapable of. In fact, I am starting to believe it's a balancing act that 99% of the populace is incapable of, no matter how high your Mensa IQ is. Tempering your character to be humble enough to consider the Logos is a difficult path--and probably why God recommends we pursue simplicity.
Vox is a man with traces of American Indian and Mexican blood, who is an expatriate, who has turned around to face the United States and tell us that white nationalism is the answer for "we the people" who are still on this side of the Atlantic. Meanwhile, there in Italy, surrounded by a culture that was shaped for generations by the Church, he still refuses to even examine Her. He is blind to Her universalism. He says he's never seriously considered Catholicism, that he would never convert under this pope, and even once said: "I don't give a single flying fuck for all your 'I belong to the One True Church' bullshit. Whether you do or not, I don't care."
So, there you have it. A shame, but there it is. He's still dependable when it comes to the facts on the ground. I refuse to disown him. He is a comrade. He is one of our generals. He is on our side. He leads the charge very often. And there is always, yet, room for him to change his mind.
However, by failing to realize that the Church is the only means to the only End, he will ultimately fail in the long game. The Alt-Right will eventually be called out for its misconceptions--misconceptions that Vox is currently feeding in to. And it sucks, because the Left will be morally justified when they use that card. I hate giving the Left ammunition. The last thing I want for them to have is to justifiably, yet disingenuinely call us out for some issue. But white nationalism is not an option. Fighting multiculturalism and diversity propaganda is a fine thing. But the white nationalists are going to lose this for us.
We will never return to the days when Noah's three sons stepped off the Ark and populated the Earth with the different tribes in their particular locations. We will never return to the days when men were freshly banished from the Tower of Babel, and settled in their particular zones with their partiucular languages. God knew that men would come together and mix up once again. God knew that technology would come along. And, as the Chastisement for this world is closer than ever before, it is fallacy to think that we can return the world's civiliztions to some sort of ancient primeval version of itself. This kind of short-sighted fallacy, ultimately, is a kind of distrust in God.