Matthew J. Cressler’s Anti-White Reparations Crusade


Matthew J. Cressler is a progressive Catholic, the kind of worldly cosmopolitan modern Christian who won’t have anything to do with any of that anti-semitism, tribalism, or militarism of traditional Christianity. The only vintage Christianity he’ll indulge in is some good old-fashioned blood libel. Of course, keeping up with the times, the sin is now racism instead of killing Christ and the sinner is now White folks instead of the people who killed Christ–and would do it again!

White Americans in general, and especially Catholic Whites like himself, owe Black Americans reparations, according to Mr. Cressler. And we’re not talking about fruity half-measures of working toward closing income and achievement gaps. We’re not settling for renaming historical buildings and samesuch time-wasting. We’re talking about transferring wealth from White bank accounts into Black bank accounts until the accounts are equal. That is reparations!

Two years ago, Ta-Nehisi Coates reignited long-standing debates around reparations. His case for reparations details the moral and material debts Americans have accrued from centuries of profiting off of systemic racism. The country will never be whole, Coates argues, until Americans reckon with the fact that “America begins in black plunder and white democracy, two features that are not contradictory but complementary.”

Honestly, given how terrible we Whites have been and continue to be to Blacks, I can’t help but feel that some sort of punitive damages are in order, over and above mere restitution. Let’s balance all the bank accounts and also give each and every one, including African and Caribbean migrants who were never subject to antebellum chattel slavery, forty acres and a mule (or perhaps a certified pre-owned passenger sedan?).

Reparations, in this formulation, involve a recognition of the nation’s complicity in past and present oppression as well as concrete actions to rectify those historic wrongs, to pay down those debts.

Some will argue that since we’ve already transferred trillions from White America to Black America in the form of socialist welfare initiatives, we’ve already paid that debt down a few times over. Some will argue that our aggressive Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employment legislation, and Civil Rights jurisprudence already explicitly reverses the systemic racism, and has for the lifetime of most of our readers. We racists really ought to just knock it off with all the arguments and give “our” money to Black people.

 

America was, after all, built by slaves. The term “concrete” is etymologically derived from “cotton-created,” as it’s produced by compressing cotton picked by slaves into roadways, buildings, and even the jails and prisons used to harbor all the Black political prisoners who didn’t do nothing.

As a scholar of Catholics in the United States and as a white Catholic myself, I am keenly aware of the fact that white Catholics—the children and grandchildren and great-grandchildren of Catholic immigrants from Europe—are among the most forceful critics of reparations. None of my ancestors owned slaves, the counterargument goes, so why should I be held responsible for paying someone else’s debt?

My direct paternal ancestor actually did own several slaves, so I can’t use this argument. I would perhaps argue that his grievous injuries, extended stay in Hellmira, and loss of his entire estate in the war entails that my debt has already been paid by him. But even then, I probably have even more slavery blood libel on one or more of my maternal lineages. Negro sweat be on my hands, and on my children!

I’ve thus been following recent events at Georgetown University with avid admiration. Georgetown, the oldest Catholic and Jesuit university in the United States, spent the past year confronting its complicity in the institution of slavery.

Wow! That’s excellent! What’s there for an anti-white to complain about there?

Georgetown plans to rename buildings that honor the presidents involved in the infamous 1838 slave sale after Isaac Hawkins, one of the 272 enslaved people sold, and after Anne Marie Becraft, a black religious sister and educator. And to establish an Institute for the Study of Slavery and Its Legacies. And to dedicate a public memorial to the enslaved who built the school. And to offer preferential admissions treatment to the descendants of those enslaved people.

Way to take the lead, Georgetown! True pioneers in anti-White pandering! They’ve really guaranteed that nobody’s going to nag them for even more gimme dats. Nobody can criticize the nature and scope of this restitution!

One can indeed criticize the nature and the scope of the restitution.

Dammit…

Some descendants of the enslaved, for instance, have called for descendants themselves to have a more active role in the decision-making process and have argued for more extensive scholarship support, among other things.

Apparently, it still wasn’t quite enough.

This “revolution of the American consciousness” is at the heart of the case I want to make for reparations, a case I make precisely because I am a white Catholic. It would be all too easy to draw the wrong conclusion from Georgetown’s reparations, modest though they may be. It is tempting to celebrate this moment in American Catholic history as a triumph, to enjoy some self-congratulation.

Less self-congratulation, more self-flagellation.

We can all comfortably condemn the “original evil that shaped the early years of the Republic,” as Dr. DeGioia called it.

We’re not even pretending it’s not straight-up theological blood libel anymore. I imagine the captivity itself would be amended to feature Blacks now if the spot weren’t already occupied by the one group even higher in the progressive stack.

But what about the evils of the centuries that followed? What of the present? How are white Catholics complicit in the crisis facing black women, men, and children today—when black people die at the hands of the police and the state in numbers reminiscent of Jim Crow–era lynchings, when we have to demand that black lives matter in the face of a society that insists otherwise?

Our statistically insignificant genocide of Black youths is just as statistically insignificant as the historical one?

Do Catholics have a unique responsibility to make reparations for racial injustice in America? Even those Catholics who have no direct connection to the slave trade?

Spoiler Alert: YES!

Another counterargument, still compelling to many, is the fact that white Catholics have their own story of exclusion. Our people arrived after slavery, the story goes, and when we arrived we were persecuted.

Shit. Do I owe White Catholics money now, too?

Over the better part of a century, Catholics rose from despised foreigners to the most patriotic of Americans. By 1960 we even had a Catholic in the White House to show for it.

So we’ve demonstrated that people can bounce back from oppression within mere decades? And we’ve confirmed that electing a member of the group to the Presidency proves that the group is no longer oppressed? Blacks have had even more time to recover than Catholics and we elected a black dude just a few years ago. So we’re square, right?

White Catholics count ourselves among the greatest beneficiaries of the American dream and thus dare not think, let alone speak aloud, the fact that our Dream was built on profits plundered from Black women, men, and children.

If the American Dream boils down to taking money from Black people, perhaps we should think twice about granting amnesty to all those illegal immigrant “Dreamer” kids. If they’re all plotting to oppress Black people, let’s build a wall and keep them out. Since every group apparently exploits Blacks, the safe bet is to not allow any more groups in…at least until we figure out what’s going on. A temporary ban.

So how did Catholic immigrants become white Americans? One historical moment provides clear insight into this question: the years following World War II. The distinguished service of Catholic soldiers in the first and especially the second World War placed American Catholic patriotism virtually beyond reproach. And, like many veterans returning from war, Catholics took advantage of the opportunities offered by the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944 (popularly known as the G.I. Bill). The federal government provided World War II veterans with financial support to attend high school and college, low-cost loans to buy new homes and start businesses, even unemployment compensation.

Black veterans also received the same opportunities. The fact that they squandered them (and would surely squander reparations) is beside the point. We must keep pouring more water into the bucket and not ask about the hole in the bucket.

White Catholics must acknowledge our shared history and embrace its consequences. This is what Coates has in mind when he maintains, “we must imagine a new country. Reparations—by which I mean the full acceptance of our collective biography and its consequences—is the price we must pay to see ourselves squarely. … What I’m talking about is a national reckoning that would lead to a spiritual renewal.”

Could it be any more obvious that American Christianity has been subverted by a bizarre New Age cult which substitutes all of the theology and symbology for anti-White racial politics? The demand that we sell everything we have and hand over our wealth in order to enter a new era of racial nirvana is the American state religion, a religion imposed as firmly and pervasively as any historical despotism’s state religion.

In his address, Dr. DeGioia noted the “substantial financial impact” of the university’s plans to atone for its complicity in slavery. It is well past time for white Catholics to reconcile ourselves to the fullness of our history and the consequences it has for us today. It is time for us to pay our debts.

No. It’s time for us to disentangle ourselves from this death cult and forge our own future. It’s past time, actually. The nightmare swarm of hostile tribes and their brainwashed cultist White liberals are rapidly approaching the point where they can carry out their naked plot to humiliate us, impoverish us, and deprive us of our basic survival conditions. Georgetown just wasted untold millions entrusted to them for education on appeasing a radical political racket which cannot and will not be appeased until the last White man chokes.

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  • I sincerely apologize, but I have to start off by nitpicking a major “cotton-picking” etymological error here. It reminds me that one of my own top priority agenda items for rebuilding America at least back up.to the level of nobility it had in 1925 is to restore linguistic education in Latin and Greek to our educational system.

    And I am very serious about this. How can we claim adherence to Traditional Values if our education in traditionally valued things like language, linguistics and the historical relationship is so deficient as to be absolutely, positively NUGATORY? (Look it up!)

    When my grandmother Helen graduated from a girls school in New Orleans in 1917, she was her class Valedictorian and delivered her Valedictory address in Latin, even though the School’s primary language was French.

    She married my grandfather Alphonse from Galveston, who distinguished himself as a football star rather than an academic Valedictorian, but even on his deathbed in 1980 he quoted from Demosthenes (Funeral Oration), Plutarch’s Life of Alexander and Cicero (Nil nisi Bonum de Mortuis) as, well as the Bible in crisply pronounced phrases in Classical and Koine Greek and Latin.

    These were the people who raised me and taught me history, and to look down on modern culture for the degenerate communistic garbage heap that it is.

    So what would they have said about Matt Parrott’s utterly false etymology above that “concrete” derives from 19th century, “Cotton Created” rather than Latin “concretus”?

    To quote precisely, he wrote:

    “The term “concrete” is etymologically derived from “cotton-created,” as it’s produced by compressing cotton picked by slaves into roadways, buildings, and even the jails and prisons used to harbor all the Black political prisoners who didn’t do nothing.”

    Now my grandparents were UDC, DAR, and SCV until the day they died, and they took justifiable pride in their Southern and indeed slaveholding heritage. But historical truth and linguistic precision were sonething they, like all traditionally educated people deeply valued.

    So what would they have said if they were alive and read this drivel presented as truth???

    Well, assuming they didn’t die laughing first, when they recovered their composure, they might have said:.

    CONCRETE derives from a late Middle English word (in the sense ‘formed by cohesion, solidified’): from French concret or Latin “concretus,” past participle of the Third Conjugation verb concrescere ‘grow together.’ Late Latin, e.g. Macrobius Ambrosius Theodosius on Scipio and the Saturnalia, as well as his explicitly comparative study of Greek and Latin verbs, and Maurus Servius Honoratus on Vergil , poetical metrics, and Latin grammar generally, and Early Renaissance use of “concretus” was also as a grammatical term designating a quality belonging to a substance (usually expressed by an adjective such as white in white paper ) as opposed to the quality itself (expressed by an abstract noun such as whiteness ); later concrete came to be used to refer to nouns embodying attributes (e.g., fool, hero ), as opposed to the attributes themselves (e.g., foolishness, heroism ), and this is the basis of the modern use as the opposite of ‘abstract’ The noun sense ‘building material’ dates from the mid 19th century.

    In fact, cotton mats and cotton powder wastes are both used in the manufacture of concrete used in construction, but this use has NOTHING to do with the use or etmology of the word “concrete” as a substantuve, i.e. “concrete” noun in English.

    I have previously suggested that historical accuracy and precisions are symptoms of both intelligence and honesty. If we want to advance our cause as advocates of traditional values, let’s try to preserve the achievements the elite, the best of Western CivilIzation, rather than sinking to literacy level of those over whom we claim superiorty.

    • WP

      Damn, for all of your education, and you can’t recognize satire.

      The point Mr. Parrot is making is that in the Current Year, Everything, and I mean Everything, Good and Valuable must have been invented by a POC (person color), never Evil Whitey!

      As the Dindu Nuffins tell us ad nauseam…

      “We wuz Kangz! Gimme Dat! “

    • If the etymology proposed for “concrete” was satire, it was cleverly disguised as a serious comment.

      In these days when the National Anthem is seriously alleged to be an explicit pro slavery text, mere absurdity does not alert me or anyone else to satirical intent.

      Plus, after twenty plus years of association with well-meaning but uneducated right-wing “Patriots” who think that the US Courts all operate either under admiralty or Papal canonical law—or both–I have seen thousands of idiotic etymologies and I get sick of them.

      I support the legacy of the Confederacy, the German Nationalists, and the Fascists precisely because these were (originally at least) high-minded, well-educated groups of truly intelligent people—look at the IQs of the Nuremberg Defendants, their average was probably double the IQ of the average US Senator or Representative these days).

      In short, I think people who claim to be superior should act superior and conduct themselves in a superior manner). There’s nothing I like better than High Minded satire on the order of Aristophanes, Petronius, Shakespeare, Moliere. Jonathan Swift, Voltaire, W.S. Gilbert, or H.L. Menken.

      In short, I think the assertion that “concrete” derived from “cotton created” wss extremely “unfunny” and went over with me, at least, like a lead, cement, or even “concrete” balloon.

      Let’s keep our dialogue Nietzschean, filled with ubermenchligkeit, rather than descending to the enemy’s level somewhat ambiguously….ok?

    • Fr. John+

      I, for one, tip my hat to you, sir. It’s intellectual men like you, that once were the foundational stock of the entire country -both north and south.

      I envy your education, and only now at 60 years of age, am I studying philosophy, Plato and Aristotle, and trying to learn koine Greek, because I didn’t need any of it, when I first went to college. Believe that if you can. O Tempora, o Mores!

    • Hammerheart

      This comment by Fr John is what triggered my comments. In something I hope to write someday I would want to use that 1st segment for a quotation.
      Fr John, I’m sorry you had to wait til you were 60 to tackle these things. In my life, I did things the exact opposite way round. Better late than never, for both of us. God bless.

  • Now some will no doubt ask why my first post tonight on the importance of linguistic and historical accuracy in the etymology of “concrete” was worth the time or had any real relevance to the topic of slave reparations and white guilt.

    But I dare to hope that to a few readers, at least, it is obvious:

    a full and detailed classical education in Classical languages and history is a pretty good innoculation against the kind of Cultural Marxist gibberish about slavery which the so-called academic elite centers of education are not only adopting but using to rewrite history.

    I challenge anyone to read and study the writings of Aristotle, Caesar, Cicero, Demosthenes, Plato, and Plutarch for even one whole year (this is what people USED to do all throughout High School, Prep Scool, or their Continental equivalent, the Gymnasium, you know), and conclude therefrom that slavery was an unmitigated evil.

    Roman law recognized that slavery was “contra natura”; but face it: so are stone and metal tools, pottery, wood, stone and “concrete” houses and other buildings, even more so are indoor plumbing, agricultural irrigation canals, domesticated plants and animal husbandry, and even (drumroll please) antibiotics.

    And once we study the history of human societies, economics, technology, and slavery (ie forced labor or ownership of bodies) we will see that all the elements of slavery remain very much with us today in modern society, modern ethics, and modern law.

    Starting with modern law, I hope we all understand what slavery means and implies from a legal standpoint: slavery refers to ownership of living human bodies for their productive worth through work, etc.

    Question: Do we have legal provisions regarding the ownership of human bodies today, and the pricing of them?

    Answer: we have laws relating to ownership of bodies to a degree unimagined by and probably unimaginable to the Greeks, Romans, Arab and African Slave traders, or to early Americans.

    To begin with a fairly uncontroversial matter, because of advances in medical technology, it is considered ethical and indeed highly desirable that we “will” many of our body parts and organs to be recycled in other human beings to the maximum extent possible upon our demise. When renewing my “Real ID” at the California DMV a couple of years ago, I found that I had already “consented” to be an organ donor—without ever knowing it. Given the market value of organs, I asked the officers whether this did not constitute a taking of my property interests in my own body without due process of law. They seemed very puzzled but gave me a form to fill out. Louisiana has a much more protective, elaborate set of procedures for anyone who actually wants to be an organ donor…

    But the ability to will or donate body parts is confirmed in insurance law: singers can insure their individual voices, actors their faces,

  • AnAnon

    “Over the better part of a century, Catholics rose from despised foreigners to the most patriotic of Americans.” – I’m pretty sure we had German and Irish catholics here before and during the civil war. I’m also pretty sure that while this author might like to portray himself as the most patriotic American possible(whilst advocating death to America) that it isn’t true.

  • Fr. John+

    “And the Israelites said: Make us a god like unto the other nations. And Aaron built the golden calf.”

    All this is 21st-century golden-calf idolatry. The modern idol may be a Negro Phallus; and the Israelites, the white Christians of the West; and Aaron the corrupt post-Vatican II hierarchy… but nothing else has changed.

    ‘The heart is desperately wicked- who can know it?’

    May God smite this man, or cause him to be converted to Christianity. Because he ain’t there yet…

  • J.j. Cintia

    Its not reparations they are after, its tribute. Like a bully stealing your kid’s lunch money, its not something that’s owed, its simply stealing. Where is the end of this payment stream? Surprise, there is no end. Irregardless of the Trillions paid already, just the fact they cannot succeed as well as Whites is de facto proof of “racism”. See now why genetics and psychometry has been banned and real scientists have been kicked out and replaced by conmen with big noses and no conscience? Its to prevent any Truth from revealing how much Bullshit is inherent in this scam. There is no end to this shell game, because the cause is genetic. They won’t ever catch up, and that genetic gap will persist. Only by removing the proof of the genetic causes can they blame “racism” and YOU. Kiss my ass. GET OUT. I’m not asking.

    • WP

      There is an end.
      They need white men to fight their wars for them.
      You think the black, jews, and homos are going to stand up to the half billion strong PLA, or the Russians fighting for the Motherland and the Orthodox Faith?
      My recommendation for all American white men is to understand that “America” does not love you, so why fight for it?
      In the next neocohen war, we should all just sit back and watch as the jews and their pets bleed out.

    • J.j. Cintia

      Oh America is already dead. That whole preamble has been misused once too often for me. The US Constitution was made for a White Nation of Fine Upstanding and Responsible Men of Morality. It is useless and pointless for any other. The obvious distaste that African has for it shows its a race problem. Your Nation is your Race. Countries are just geographic. Real Nations are Blood and Soil. Without Blood Ties, you have nothing. A Fasces is bound together tightly, and Blood is the ties that bind.

  • Hammerheart

    Intelligence & strength originally were welded together as one in the Indo-Aryan-European culture. Anyone who has met Indians (India) who don’t screw around with educational achievement & intelligence, knows this. De-masculinising European (ie including American, ie Western) culture, selectively, has been a top goal of our enemies: by selectively, I mean emphasising sports, brute strength etc as societal ideals, making “intellectual” things ie anything requiring intelligence, effort, etc as stupid, a waste of time, effeminate, the whole “Nerd” culture. (This was brought to us by the English ruling class, as one fairly rapidly learns in discovering the origins of the modern Olympics & the real meaning/origin of the term ‘amateur athlete’.) Dumb down society making a peasant mentality easier to rule.

    This has major implications for the Mens’ Movement, MGTOW, etc, & the convulsions of various individuals against “virginal ‘NERDS’ who are *not really* MGTOW” etc (eg the truly toxic pronouncements by people like Libertarian [Party of Satan] Aaron Cleary, which clearly show he has no understanding of the subject, something neither massive infusions of either Ludovicci or Evola, or testosterone, will fix.

    The end result is a eugenic breeding out of highly intelligent, high-IQ white males.

    People like the MGTOW critics attempting to disown their brothers should be wasted for the suggestion, and they actively fan the fires of ‘high intelligence=virginal nerd’.

    The final prong of feminism (ie as a carefully crafted attack on whites, the West, & Christendom) is to ensure, as it has in my case, that high-IQ, high intelligence white males are incapable of finding mates (unless they are from families with 1 or both parents are professors and/or the multi-millionaire tier of wealth who get them into Harvard, Caltech etc–btw I personally know a few such people). Cut off the head (intelligence), all that remains is a body.

    Reading the classics of White Western Civilisation, there is absolutely no question these brilliant white males were normative (ie as peaks of their societies). The suggestion that Plato, Aristotle, Houston Stewart Chamberlain, Julius Evola, Hitler were effeminate worthless nerd-fags itself merits kneecapping at the least.
    There is something about being super smart that makes finding a mate and having children extremely difficult for many such white males.
    My friend who is a member of Mensa found a high-IQ science nerd wife (sorry, Ludovicci), has a 2-year old daughter, & did it after kicking 15 years severe alcoholism literally overnight. So it can be done. However, he has been extremely blessed & lucky.

    • Hammerheart

      I’m not saying “Game” method doesn’t work. It does. I’m saying it is no more likely to result in a wife & children. To tweak Harold Covington’s ‘Internet begets more internet’, Game begets–more Game.

      Recommended reading: The Necessity of Chivalry by CS Lewis, the “our sin is cowardice” passage in the Introduction by CS Lewis to Smoke On The Mountain, The Monks of War by Desmond Seward, A Knight’s Own Book of Chivalry by Geoffrey de Charney, In Praise of the New Knighthood by Bernard of Clairvaux; & pick a good book by Donn Draeger & Robt Smith on being a warrior.
      MMA badass types with shaved heads, bulging muscles & tribal tattooes & a belt in the Brazilian jiujitsu fad, none of whom are doing anything to stop white genocide (besides comical losses to non-whites in the ring) probably need not apply.

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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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