The TradYouth project is absurdly ambitious, an attempt to build a coalition of every religious tradition and identity group into a united front against secular humanism and multicultural globalism. A popular misconception is that the project is a specifically pro-White and Orthodox Christian project. This is understandable, given the prominence of our White Advocates and Orthodox Christians. It’s not the case, though. We proudly support and are supported by Protestant kinists, Islamic Traditionalists, some folk religionists, and several non-White members who are every bit as proud of their ancestries and identities as we are of ours.
It’s unsurprising that Garveyite Black Nationalists haven’t flocked to our project, though they would certainly be welcome. There’s a massive amount of distrust and historical animosity between the various identity groups, and perhaps even more historical grievance between the different religious traditions. But given the hegemonic threat of Modernity, we identitarians and traditionalists must learn how to hang together, or assuredly, we will all hang separately.
More broadly, there’s some understandable confusion from both identitarians and traditionalists about the conflation of these two seemingly unrelated phenomena. Many Radical Traditionalists who would otherwise be attracted to our project are put off by our “racial” work. This seems to them like an uncomfortable and unwelcome distraction from promoting Traditionalist principles and virtues on college campuses. Conversely, many of my pro-White colleagues see all our “spiritual warfare” as an uncomfortable and unwelcome distraction from advocacy for our people.
Tribalism is Traditional.
Racialism isn’t necessarily Traditional. Nationalism isn’t necessarily Traditional. Racial supremacy is certainly not Traditional. But the preservation of Tradition categorically entails loyalty to one’s forefathers and a sublimation of one’s will to the interests of future generations. Without this, the Golden Thread of ancient wisdom can’t be sustained against the undertow of decadence.
Even people who appear to be completely without a traditional ethnic identity to cling to need to get busy constructing an identity for themselves as the necessary inter-generational dimension of the struggle against the Modern World. This can take on a variety of forms. A traditional community which begins as broadly multi-racial will, within a few generations, take on a certain “racial” character owing to the ancestries and inclinations of its founding stock. The Mexican identity is such a composite, with distinct European, Amerindian, and African populations merging together into a new identity which is racially distinct, rather than being “post-racial”, as the opponents of identity would imagine and prefer.
Lands like the Middle East, India, and North Africa have experienced racial admixture for thousands and thousands of years, and yet a colorful patchwork of distinct identities remains there, falsifying the Modern delusion to interracial pairings will “solve” humanity’s racial “problem”.
Contrary to the rhetoric of the regime’s never-ending Orwellian “War on Racism”, humanity’s racial diversity and the preservation of that diversity is a blessing and a strength. It’s good that we’re not all “equal” at everything, and that the hundreds of ethnic nations of the world have real and meaningful differences that make them unique.
Many contemporary Radical Traditionalist intellectuals, especially the White American ones, ignore the fundamentally tribal nature of traditional human communities in favor of a cosmic approach. And, yet, repeatedly, we find that the traditions which survive to the present have only managed to do so in the most tribalist of communities and nations. Identities are the jars that holds traditions.
Traditionalism is Tribal.
While I’m still happy to collaborate with non-traditional individuals and organizations who are performing constructive White Advocacy work, I’ve concluded that no meaningful progress can be made outside the framework of Tradition. Given the breadth and depth of our challenge, our only hope for success is with men and women who possess a transcendent worldview, who are willing to sacrifice their reputations, fortunes, and even lives in a way that secular materialists rarely are.
Drawing attention to double-standards, taking the Jew-dominated press to task for its distortions, and other forms of straightforward secular White Advocacy are necessary and valuable. But to actually succeed, to truly preserve ourselves, we must come together and form a new community, or communities, with shared visions and values. We must coalesce into a tribe of men and women willing to take risks and make sacrifices for one another.
I’m not an adherent of or supporter of Christian Identity theology, but what I have learned from my experience in the movement is that their deeply religious and insular communities have a fecundity and vitality vastly outstripping those more qualified and well-dressed men and women who eschew all that “spiritual mumbo-jumbo”. Their specific theology is somewhat irrelevant, as any theology which at its root looks above self to the transcendent is capable of overcoming Modern man.
TradYouth is Tribal and Traditional.
If you’re too racial to work with non-whites as equal partners in the fight for identitarian and traditional principles, then this project isn’t for you. If you’re too cosmopolitan to tolerate men like myself who are openly and unabashedly White Advocates, then this project isn’t for you. This project certainly isn’t for everybody. I believe it holds tremendous promise as a powerful education and mobilization platform against the united force of Modernity which despises and opposes both our tribal identities and our traditional affinities.