Sep 23, 2015

Trump: Lessons for Traditionalist Christians

via Faith & Heritage

F&H has so far not discussed Donald Trump, the identitarian phenomenon of the summer. I personally support Trump, but I am not necessarily a true believer. I’ll just say that democracy is a farce, and Trump demonstrates this better than anyone. His immigration policy is the best of any candidate since Buchanan, and though his personal life and some of his other positions are regrettable, Ann Coulter is correct that ultimately immigration is the only issue that matters. If we lose that one, we lose every other issue.

Though Trump himself has not endorsed this explicitly, the attack by Coulter and others on the constitutionality of birthright citizenship has pushed the Overton window far to the right. For the first time, conservatives are talking about not only ending the anchor baby fraud, but also, and this is key, retroactively declaring the citizenship of past anchor babies as constitutionally invalid. As the demographic fate of the country is sealed even if we ended all immigration today, the only hope of restoring a de facto ethnostate – which I define as a ~85+% white USA, like we had in 1980 – is to attack the concept of abstract citizenship. That this is happening is a necessary but not sufficient step towards restoring a biblical concept of nationhood.

Trump may be lying to us to get votes, who knows. But I know for a fact that all other candidates, as whores for the donor class who support open borders, are lying to us. Trump might be lying, but we know the other ones are lying when they promise to “secure the border.” In the rigged game that is democratic politics, I’ll take my chances on Trump.

What’s more interesting than any hopes for Trump is the Trump phenomenon itself. Having recently finished Vox Day’s excellent book, SJWs Always LieI can see why Trump is successful. In fighting political correctness, one cannot use reason. One can only use emotionally charged attacks. Trump demonstrates that when dealing with enemies, the only approach is absolute self-confidence and an uncompromising, unapologetic stance. That Trump has made so many unforced errors, like his run-in with Megyn Kelly, and still sits atop the polls, demonstrates the power of such a stance.

In his book, Day reviews an important concept from Aristotle: some people cannot be reasoned with via dialectic (rational arguments), and must be manipulated into the correct positions through the use of emotional rhetoric. As human biodiversity realists, this makes perfect sense to us. Few people are going to have the self-control and IQ to listen to an argument and react rationally to it. A few will, and they are critically important as persuadable, but we can never expect mass success based on reason alone.

F&H is a heavily dialectic, reasoning website. The purpose is to provide an intellectual foundation for Christian ethnonationalism, a universal concept that respects the rights of all peoples to self-determination. At some point, if God has mercy, He will raise up a leader who will use this intellectual base to popularize these arguments in emotional, rhetorical terms. That person may be a current reader of the site, or may be yet to come.

If you are reading this and feel God may be calling you to this great task, remember the lesson of Trump. There is no downside to confidence and ruthlessly, but truthfully, attacking those who attack you. The great mass of people, to the extent they have virtue, need emotional motivation rather than reasoned arguments. The time is now to begin honing this skill, whether that’s developing your public speaking or changing how you deal with people to reflect an attitude of relaxed confidence – you might not even call yourself a Kinist or any other convenient label for rhetorical purposes – you will simply be the new Christian mainstream. The Christian world is begging for such a leader. When the most popular leaders are dough-faced cuck-Christians like Al Mohler, Rick Warren, Russell Moore, Doug Wilson, and John Piper, there is an excellent opportunity for a confident, masculine thought-leader to emerge. The former popularity of Mark Driscoll, a caricature like Trump if there ever was one, is proof that such demand exists. The silent majority of Christians awaits our next Martin Luther, a complex man, brash and bold, perhaps not the best theologian, but a man of action, rough around the edges, and exactly the man of the moment.

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