Against Victor Davis Hanson’s “Western Exceptionalism”

On a personal level, reminding minorities that they’re generally cognitively deficient on average relative to Whites feels mean-spirited and cruel. In practice, it often is. And, yet, contemporary American politics leave us with absolutely no choice but to stand by this inconvenient truth and defend it at all costs. Our enemies know that well-mannered White folks would rather choke their own children than defend that position, which is why it’s the first and hardest position they go after when they’re politically assaulting our extended family of White American co-ethnics.

Imagine playing basketball with a dwarf who’s in denial about being a dwarf. As you racked up the score, he would grow more and more resentful and suspicious, convinced that you’re somehow cheating. He would resort to increasingly elaborate conspiracy theories about why you’re winning in order to avoid reconciling himself to the fact that he’s congenitally less capable of playing basketball. And so it goes with White and Western relations with the rest of humanity, continuously dreaming up ever more subtle and convoluted reasons why we keep winning.

Micro-aggressions, institutional racism, real estate shenanigans, the soft bigotry of low expectations, police brutality. Anything and everything but a realistic appraisal of natural differences.

And it’ll keep happening until we cry out, “You’re a dwarf!” and refuse to play the game. It’s certainly insensitive to do so. The guy can’t help being a dwarf, after all. But if he carries on angrily accusing and even abusing you because of his delusions, there comes a point when it’s necessary. Victor Davis Hanson’s latest, “Is the West Dead Yet?” offers an escape from this moral crisis in the West by claiming we’re winning at the game not because we’re White but because of global capitalism and its affects, which naturally leads to the conclusion that we owe it to the world as our Rich Man’s Burden to impose global capitalism on the rest.

While Goldberg is throwing a childish tantrum and giving up on polemics, Hanson’s skillfully updated the neocon shtick to account for the new populist Zeitgeist. His article heaps on the White Resentment, reminding us about Islamic radicalism, the Mexican invasion, Black crime, #BlackLivesMatter faggotry, Obama’s anti-White agenda, and so much more, …only to redirect that boiling frustration into the same old National Review project of guaranteeing global military and economic power projection and low corporate taxes. White Americans will continue to be cuckolded until they fully awaken and refuse to play the game, and Victor Davis Hanson is modeling the latest angle.

Hanson’s metapolitics don’t hold up. Whites succeed when they’re socialist. Whites succeed when they’re capitalist. Whites succeed when they’re directly democratic. Whites succeed when they’re autocratic. Whites in Russia even made a pretty damn good go of an absurd and inhuman centralized command economy. Whites succeed relative to others because they’re White, as vulgar and hurtful as that truth may ring. Portland and Detroit are both socialist, and yet one is idyllic and the other is apocalyptic. Hanson boldly presents his obviously false theory with all the pomp of a naked emperor strutting down the thoroughfare because he knows that his theory cannot be disproven, as doing so would violate the social taboo against racial realism.

The debate is structured so that the only way to defeat them is through racial realism and naming the Jew, even if you’re not comfortable with it. It’s possible and necessary to be honest about racial differences without ill-will toward the rest of God’s children. Tall folks are generally better at basketball than dwarves, Africans are generally better at basketball than Whites, and Whites are generally better at creating and sustaining advanced civilization than Africans. These truths don’t make us superior in a moral sense, and I see no implied right (or duty) to rule over non-Whites due to these unearned and innate advantages. But when it’s insisted that they’re are stolen or (worse) the product of capitalist greed, then it’s imperative to be forthright: We Whites aren’t privileged, we’re gifted. Deal with it.

Hanson illustrates why this uncomfortable task of insisting that European excellence is congenital rather than situational is mandatory. In it, he rolls out what we’re going to start seeing more of, which is an Islamophobic, anti-immigration, neo-colonial conservative vision which frames the Atlanticist multinational corporate agenda of invading and subjugating the Global South while containing China, Persia, and Russia in romantic ideological terms.

Hanson’s position is the neocon position, tweaked in light of the popular mood to backseat its immigration invasion agenda in order to preserve its cardinal imperative: capitalist neo-colonialism. According to Hanson, the West is “great” because of its mercantilism. And in light of the wonders of mercantilism, it has an implied global Manifest Destiny to share this bounty of democracy, equality, contract law, and Burger King franchises with the entire world.

Westerners are afraid to explain why the non-West suffers and what it might do to end its own miseries.

To do that would be imperialistic and neo-colonial.

False. To do that would be racist.

But it is worse than that: Western elites deny their own exceptionalism, and deny any reason for their own privilege other than the easy private guilt of citing the Holy Trinity of “race/class/gender.”

Throughout the piece, he offers to challenge the Cultural Marxism of the Left, but only within the equally villainous economic reductionist logic of mercantile capitalism. To liberate ourselves, we must break out of both economic reductionist frames; the neo-Marxist economic reductionist frame and the libertarian one proffered by Hanson.

The first casualty in a bored and would-be-revolutionary society is legality. And certainly in the West the law — whose sanctity built Western civilization — has become a joke.

Law and order is vital for the capitalist, as uncertainty about the rules imperils capital investment. Capitalists despise “risk.” While I agree with the capitalists that a reliable and consistent legal order is generally preferable to the chaos, cronyism, and bribery of the Global South, laws exist for communities and their traditions, not vice-versa. I don’t care about “law and order” in relation to the jailing of Kim Davis for refusing to sign the gay “marriage” certificates, because the integrity of a community and its culture is more important than fidelity to law and order.

Without the former, the latter will surely be lost, anyway.

It would be easy to say they are neo–French Revolutionaries who believe social justice, not old white men’s privilege, is the better law code.

Social justice, the true social justice of Huey Long and Father Coughlin, is indeed superior to these tyrannical legal codes.

America is Europeanizing itself, an odd thing, given that Europeans always feared that their Hellenism would be buried under crass American Romanism.

The problem isn’t that we Americans are becoming too European. The problem is that both America and Europe aren’t European enough. Not in some arid academic sense, but in the literal biological sense. Americans and Europeans are being silenced, displaced, and replaced, and the sorts of societies they create are being replaced along with them.

At least for now, we are in a cycle of Western decline, waiting either for another Churchill, Thatcher, or Reagan […or Hitler?] to scold us out of it — or for an existential enemy, foreign or domestic, of such power and danger that all our progressive pieties will dissipate in the face of danger.

The existential enemy has arrived and our progressive pieties are indeed dissipating in the face of danger. The enemy is triune; subversive Jewish elites who resent Western Christendom and actively seek its destruction, cannibal capitalists like Hanson who wish to profit from the Western colonial exploitation and subjugation of the Global South even as it destroys the very Western societies it depends upon, and the opportunistic invaders who are exploiting the betrayals of the first two categories of enemy to conquer Europe demographically by spilling into our heartlands by the tens of millions as refugees, anchor babies, and whatnot.

Of course, Hanson disregards the real Western Exceptionalism, our unique inheritance of aptitudes and abilities, as taboo racism. Hanson has a whole suite of words to shun–but not refute–the nascent uprising throughout the West; nativism, protectionism, fascism, hooliganism, racism, socialism, petty nationalism, and anti-semitism.

Bounty to boredom to decadence to panic to reawakening to ascendance has always been the cyclical way of the West.

In Hanson’s perverted historiography, decadence is deviation from mercantile oligarchy. For Hanson, the Golden Age of his cyclical worldview was that pristine era when the colonial capitalists were pillaging the world’s resources but the consequences of their actions and ideologies had not yet come into full bloom. The West is not an organic, historical, and spiritual collection of similar tribes, but rather a big soup of atomized individuals whose merit lies in their economic productivity and their fidelity to ideals which enhance their economic productivity.

If Hanson’s vision is all Europe truly stands for, then count me among its enemies. Fortunately, it’s not. The West is a family of nations with authentic organic faith, family, and folk identities who deserve to survive and thrive, and they’ll have to defeat the Jewish oligarchs, Victor Davis Hanson, the hostile invaders, and all of their toxic ideologies in order to do so.

  • Anne

    There is a certain perspective afforded to those who have travelled and lived among many different nations and ethnic groups.
    When people any people live among their own kind they accept their language and heritage, their ways of doing things, progress and change according to the genius of their own people. They laugh together at what outsiders would perceive as their fails and epic fails. In every realm of human endeavor – they all like to do it their way.
    Whites are not allowed this universal human characteristic. When a non White ethne appropriates some White technology and uses it in their way – everyone is supposed to be respectful and serve their entitlements to whatever it is they want from the Whites.
    Let us say – public sanitation. A lot of this infrastructure has been appropriated by various African groups after they drove the Whites out of the habitations they built. But Africans can not maintain it, they can’t operate it for the common good and they can not improve on it.
    Why should the Whites who built that infrastructure apologize. Look at the Roman ruins in N Africa. When I was there, we were supposed to think that these were African buildings – colisseums, baths , aquaducts, fora and that they too had designed and built classical archetecture. These wonderful structures were all left to the Africans who succeeded in driving out the Whites – but they had no use for them and they returned to the sands.
    In the World War for Greater Israel and the Gazafication of White homeland populations, the idea is that by depriving the Whites of the their countries these decimated populations will serve those whose numbers have invaded and over run them.

  • Richard Bird

    It’s a good article, but could I make a suggestion? While a few on here understand, with the help of Google, what the author is alluding to, a more simple form of non intellectual English would make the article far more readable, which in turn would attract a wider audience. Nobody wants to read and reread something because the structure and wording make it difficult to follow. This form of journalism is an “American thing” which could and must be simplified if the author wants the average man in the street to read it to it’s conclusion.

    • Mac Tírě

      This article is well-written and straight forward. Try reading more. By the way, your use of the apostrophe in “it’s” in the last sentence is wrong.

    • Richard Bird

      Go fuck yourself..Now that’s what we call easy to understand English.

    • Mac Tírě

      Ah, profanity. So clever! Now go back to your video games and stop bothering the grown-ups.

    • Richard Bird

      It wasn’t meant to be clever. I was sending you a message. Something tells me the message got through. You were the one trying to be clever, and now you get all butt hurt when you get some of your own medicine back. Wanker,

    • Mac Tírě

      “Butt hurt” and “wanker,” my, my such a lot of homo-erotic imagery. You would do well to read Erik Striker’s latest piece. As to the original point, this is tradyouth not egalitarianyouth which seems to be what you want when you suggest Mr Parrott dumb down his writing in order to be understood by the proles.

    • I strive for brevity and concision. I feel that every bit of the verbosity is necessary, without it being obvious to every audience why it’s necessary.

      Anti-Whites play such elaborate rhetorical games that one must monitor and account for everything which could or would be implied.

      For instance, on twitter at this very moment, I have an Orthodox Christian anti-white who’s attempting to determine that I’m a Christological heretic because I put quotes around the term “race” in an argument he instigated over whether one’s soul has the property of race.

    • Richard Bird

      Thanks Matt. As I said in my first post, it was a very good article and much appreciated. However, my point was that not everyone, particularly non Americans, relate to the kind of wording you use. You might feel it’s common English, but outside of America very few people understand (not in the literal sense) this style of journalism. I thought I would simply point this out. Once again, good article. Keep it up.

  • silviosilver

    I don’t think you can compare Hanson to Goldberg. Goldberg lies because he is a spiteful, anti-white Jew bent on diverting whites’ energies into support for the criminal state of Israel. Hanson, on the other hand, is just plain gutless.But even if he’s gutless rather than malevolent, innocent whites still suffer when society is fed lies about race.

    It’s possible and necessary to be honest about racial differences without ill-will toward the rest of God’s children.

    It’s not just possible, it’s piss easy. In a racially mixed society, it’s to be expected that different racial groups are going to perform differently, on average, both “macro-racially” as well “micro-racially.” That’s really all there is to it.

    In itself, that’s nothing to get upset about at all. Hurt comes from the insistence that the level your group is performing at now is the best it will ever do; if it could have ever done better, by now it would have. Certain WN factions are highly attracted to this framing, but it’s simply incorrect.

    • Hurt comes from the insistence that the level your group is performing at now is the best it will ever do; if it could have ever done better, by now it would have.

      Incremental but steady advances in the Global South over the past couple decades have suggested that it’s not necessarily hopeless for them. I hint at that in my recent film review, noting that a few decades ago we considered it inevitable that Third World starvation and mayhem would spill over into the West.

      That’s not the case, and the Camp of the Saints scenario playing out involves relatively educated and well-nourished third worlders with smartphones who aren’t driven here by absolute poverty, but rather PULLED here by incentives or chased here by first world military interference in their home countries.

      The “worst case” racialist scenarios of yesteryear did not play out, while I would argue that the the most vulgar and unrestrained antisemites of yesteryear pretty much nailed it, save for the perennial assumption that the whole financial order is going to come crashing down any minute. While every system has limits and none are permanent, the whole thing’s a bit more durable than the radicals on all sides would have guessed.

    • Fr. John+

      “It’s possible and necessary to be honest about racial differences without ill-will toward the rest of God’s children.” – Matt P, in la-la land.

      Goldberg lies because he is a spiteful, anti-white Jew bent on diverting white grievances into support for the criminal state of Israel.- Silvio, speaking truth to power

      Matt, how CAN you, as an Orthodox Christian, have the Chutzpah to tell a bold-faced lie that neither History, Christendom, the witness of Scripture, nor the words of Christ Himself, corroborate!? John Chrysostom’s words accuse you: “But if the Jews were to
      say, that the word, “In Isaac shall thy seed be called,” means this, that those born of Isaac should be reckoned to him for a seed, then the Edomites, too, and all those people, ought to be denominated his sons, since their forefather Esau was a son of his. But now so far are they from being called sons, that they are the greatest possible
      aliens…” – St. John Chrysostom Commentary on Romans, Homily XVI

      Jews are NOT ‘God’s Children.’ Chrysostom calls them ALIENS – think as far away from Homo Sapiens Sapiens, frankly. Christ specifically called the Jew/Pharisee of His day, ‘…Sons of your father, THE DEVIL’ as the final curse from His own lips, after the prelest of the Pharisees, in John, 8. Our Lord also clearly CONTRASTS the DIVINE and the SATANIC generation, when He says, ““I speak of what I have seen with my Father, and you do what you have heard from your father” (John 8:38)

      You may not liketo hear it, and your Novus Ordo Scobadox clerics are not telling the Gospel, but are calling good evil, and evil, good… while disparaging you and Matt H, but this much is clear from the Scriptures, the Fathers, and the Praxis of Holy Orthodoxy- JEWS ARE NOT US. (on another front, every read/hear of Michael Bradley, and his analysis of the Khazarian/Neanderthal connection?)

      Meanwhile, the Dispie Idiots who think the same about the Christ-killers, are the main reason we are in the mess in the West we are in- for thinking-DARING- to equate the Sons of Hell as the ‘Chosen People’ of the Lord. Misericordie, Domine.

  • Anne

    Racism is one of the imaginary thought/hate crimes that was imposed on Russia after the Bolshevik Revolution. A White Russian was racist if they were loyal to their White Russia ethno state.

    The crime of ‘racism’ is a Jew weapon to be used upon an ethne targeted for Jew subversion and Revolution.

    The Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 is now the global Jew Revolution. The White race in its nations, homelands and demographics must be broken before this Revolution can succeed for the Jews in terms of world power. Thus their Masonry is employed against ‘racism’ and ‘white priviledge’ and so forth.

    Arguing with nonsense terms that employed for subversion is to engage with the schmoscreen which has been put in place to hypnotize, stupify and destroy 1. the identity of the target ethne 2. the economy and livlihood of the target ethne and 3. the homeland base of the target ethne.

    Study the Jew. Study Judeo-Masonry.

    Study the science of subversion as the Russians were able to learn it and teach others.

    The White Russian Yuri Bezmenov has given many lectures on this topic. His father was highly ranked shabgoy in the Soviet Army and he himself was a KGB operative. In all his lectures he never referred to the Jews by name. He used his Yiddishkeit – his high JQ – to designate them in their own terms. For example, with reference to the Bolsheviks: “here is how those schmucks brought the Russian nation to crisis”. Terms like: “useful yidiot” , “the whole meshuggineh” – for the revolutionary ideology/praxis of one of the Jew power vectors like Bolshevism or Globalism etc. Very effective as he knew how not to activate the hot buttons in the programming of his listeners.

    Study the vectors used by JudeoMasonry for the take-down of target populations, nations/ethne (and especially the ethnostate) and the Church. Especially the Church which since the collapse of the pagan Roman empire has been the foundation of the Christian ethnostate. Here is an excellent referenced thumbnail sketch.

    • ML

      Yes, we get it. Relax.

  • Eye of Magnus

    I’m not a capitalist, but at the same time, the socialism being promoted by Jews and white liberals definitely wouldn’t be any better for us.

  • J.j. Cintia

    They can’t admit this ever. Making Whites dumber is the entire point of egalitarianism and miscegenation. They don’t want Whites to mix with dumb browns to make a peaceful world. There’s no profit in peace. They need Whites to be dumber, because they’re not smarter. The jews are not smarter than Whites. They closed down IQ tests because jews are NOT SMARTER than Whites. They need you to brown down, because the jew is not much smarter than Mexicans. You are smarter than they are, that’s why their “brilliant” plans seem so stupid to you.

  • Anne

    UnCuck the Right’s great take on The Lion King’s “Be Prepared” – Scar’s song to the hyenna cadre. Here it is “Fall in Line” with Scar as Soros.
    Fall in Line and tweet #blacklivesmatter
    Fall in line and set your town ablaze
    We’ll creat the safe space
    By ending the white race…

By: Matt Parrott

Matt is a founding member of TradYouth and is currently the project's Chief Information Officer. He's been active in the White Identity cause for years, primarily as a blogger but also as a street activist and regional organizer.
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