In America, Christians are not living in a country run like a Christian nation founded on Christian principles. Instead, America is founded upon The Enlightenment, which is inherently opposed to Christian principles. And so, for a Christian to balance himself between the true vision of Christianity and the welfare of his secular godless nation-state is a difficult task.
In Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, Lady Galadriel says: "The Quest stands upon the edge of a knife. Stray but a little, and it will fail, to the ruin of all." Such is true today for Christian American citizens who engage themselves in Alt-Right circles. How far with this brand of the Dissident Right do we go? Do we worship tribalism and bloodlines? Or can't we simply acknowledge it and respect it? And how far with a utopian Christian worldview do we go? Do we stop paying our taxes, never vote, disengage from politics and hope for a Catholic monarch to spontaneously arise? Or can't we simply vote for the best choices given to us, and work to encourage society to shift its paradigm one day?
Prominent voices who claim to be Christian will say that their cause is for truth, Christianity, and Western Civilization. Yet, what brand--what denomination of Christianity--shall we follow? Whose truth is the right one? And do these people even have a grasp of what Western Civilization is?
The same voices might claim that Hitler and Marx are a part of the Western Civilization. So am I wrong to conclude that Hitler and Marx were actually tearing down Western Civilization?
Alt-Right Christians Seduced Into Ethnonationalism
Peter Beinart wrote in The Atlantic that the culture war over religious morality has faded, and in its place is something much worse:
For decades, liberals have called the Christian right intolerant. When conservatives disengage from organized religion, however, they don’t become more tolerant. They become intolerant in different ways. …
Whatever the reason, when cultural conservatives disengage from organized religion, they tend to redraw the boundaries of identity, de-emphasizing morality and religion and emphasizing race and nation. Trump is both a beneficiary and a driver of that shift.
So is the alt-right.This is quite true. I would take it further, and I would state that those who disengage from The Only True Religion--the ultimate and actual Universal Church, ("Universal" being English for the word Catholic)--such people have truly become post-Christian.
And so, it is easy for these guys to literally worship race in policy and practice. They've thrown out some of the most primary messages of the Gospel, and instead choose to behave like Pharisees and Sadducees, aggrieved at Jesus Christ's threat of Universalism, in the face of their Semitic tribalism.
There is nothing wrong with borders, language, and culture. These three qualities should be upheld in every nation in order for that nation to be successful. But when figureheads come along and proclaim that "America is not a nation of immigrants, it's not a melting pot," such people are quite wrong. America, to its peril, has been a nation of immigrants for over a century--to say nothing of the blacks it imported or the Jews it allowed in New York harbor in throughout the 17th Century. Have we forgotten about Chinese railroad workers?
Like it or not, the reality is that America is a mess. It is a very big mess. America is definitely not a melting pot, but it'll have to become a melting pot in order to survive as a nation. Arguing a Know-Nothing-styled gospel of American purity is as naive as thinking that the tribes will resettle into their designated corners of the globe, just as it was after the fall of the Tower of Babel.
Last month in an Alt-Right Christian Facebook group I'm in, someone asked: "What are all your opinions on interracial relationships and what makes it better to stay within your race group?"
This question was asked in a group of people who claimed Christianity. Various people chimed in and discussed how "if it's not white, it's not right," that interracial relationships are a sin, that you dishonor your ancestors to race mix, that the Jews push for the dilution of the white race (which is actually true, though the subject's a touch more complicated). (I'll post my thread-killing response at the end of this post.*)
I have quoted him before, I will quote him again. Pope Pius XI said:
"Whoever exalts race, or the people, or the State, or a particular form of State, or the depositories of power, or any other fundamental value of the human community - however necessary and honorable be their function in worldly things - whoever raises these notions above their standard value and divinizes them to an idolatrous level, distorts and perverts an order of the world planned and created by God; he is far from the true faith in God and from the concept of life which that faith upholds."The Dissident Alternative Right divinizes tribalism over the fundamental value of human beings.
Davis Aurini takes it a step further and accuses the Alt-Right of summoning an actual demon every time they praise Kek. And how can I possibly fault Aurini for thinking this? The Alt-Right has become drunk with self-righteousness, throwing out all dialectic and embracing mostly rhetoric--for now, everyone who does not think like they do are an outsider.
Dissident Right Christians Forgetting What Happened With Christ
The Old Testament takes place in a world of tribes. There were three tribes that split from Noah, and beyond that, more tribes that split apart after the Fall of the Tower of Babel. There were tribes who became cursed, and there were tribes who were saved from the brink of destruction and grew into powerful nations. God the Father chose the Hebrews to be His particular tribe, troubled and fickled as it was.
However, this is Holy Week, so let's reflect on what happened in the Gospel.
When Jesus Christ came, He came for the Jews and the Gentiles. With His coming, and through the Holy Spirit's use of the Roman Empire, the idea of Universalism was injected into the world. The idea of finding a commonality with all men became an idea, and we can see how this worked out when we reflect how Catholic Spain and France tried to regard the Native Americans as human beings with dignity, and subjects under the throne. Even the Kings of England before the American Revolution, who still held some sentiment towards the Universal Religion, treated the Natives with dignity.
This respect the Catholics gave the Native Americans infuriated the non-Universal, post-Christian Puritans. This latter group was all too happy to slaughter Indian converts as they burned down the century-old missions that were built by Catholic missionaries.
Let us also not forget that, again, the Sadducees and Pharisees wanted to maintain a tribal temporal power, and when they saw that Jesus Christ was not in that game--that He wanted to transcend such matters--they became as infuriated as the Puritan colonists and the Know-Nothings.
The New Testament is not about tribalism. The New Testament is about going beyond tribalism.
All that being said, I stress again that a nation deserves its own borders, language, and culture. Furthermore, there should not be a plurality of cultures. The culture should be Catholic. Identity > culture > politics. Our our identity should therefore be Catholic. Also, in the face of today's anti-white racism, whites should be allowed to secure the existence of white people and a future for white children. Miscegenation, while not a sin, should not be pushed upon them. If there were a Catholic king ruling this continent, then I've already stated what he should do.
Standing on the edge of this knife--courting the Alt-Right while maintaining one's own Christianity--is a difficult thing to achieve. It is becoming less common in the Alt-Right circles I travel. I'm seeing Christians behave more like post-Christians. Though they claim that American culture is a white and Protestant culture, this is no longer the case. This country's culture is now mixed and agnostic.
|Christianity is universal. If America is to truly be Christian,|
then Americans have to grasp some form of universality.
* My thread-killing reply in that earlier-mentioned Facebook thread:
It is true that there is a push by globalists--Jews in particular--to mix the races in the West and displace white men. That is without question. Why wouldn't Jews play the race game, when they are so heartily invested in it?
That being said, with the Universal Christian religion, a man and a woman are able to transcend racial differences just fine. The problem is: will society accept that, and will society accept their children? In America, the answer is "yes," as we've been force-fed a shit sandwich for quite a while, and there's no going back. However, there's a rising tide of ethnonationalism in America, and it will not go away, so the pendulum will swing in a different direction soon.
One more thing. Recall the marriage between Moses and Zipporah. She was from the tribe of Cush, meaning she was black. When Moses' sister, Miriam, complained about Moses' marriage, God struck Miriam with leprosy, so that she was white as a ghost. Sort of an act of ridicule for her disdain of her Hammite sister-in-law.
Objectively and universally, there's nothing wrong with interracial marriage and children. But society simply cannot handle it. Men prefer to unite because of their race, not their religion. And since everyone's faith is weak, we will have a race war, or an on-going 4th Generation war between groups in an ever-balkanizing United States. And also--this is important--the entire world has been set against all white men. So that's nice.
A damned shame people can't overcome this shit. But oh well. Most people are idiots.
It is just and good for the whites to fight to preserve themselves, when clearly the political oligarchs and the elite are against us in such a way. However, Christian men need to draw a line in places where the non-Christian Alt-Right refuse to.