Identity Vanguard project, crowing in its characteristically hysterical and accusatory manner that, “American Racists Work to Spread ‘Identitarian’ Ideology.” Identity Vanguard is a promising new American project which seeks to borrow and adapt Bloc Identitaire‘s ideas and strategies for the American context.
While we here at TradYouth consider ourselves the first and most handsome attempt to construct a youth-oriented vanguard which borrows ideas from identitarian, New Right, and Eurasianist projects abroad, we consider both National Youth Front and Identity Vanguard allies in a common struggle. Both projects are led by intelligent and dedicated White Advocates who we personally know and respect in real life. While the SPLC and the rest of the anti-Whites would love nothing more than for all of our groups to engage in a bitter fight over the donorship, membership, and support pie, our different and distinct groups are setting an example to emulate by investing our energy in baking more pies.
Before the rollout, I warned the Identity Vanguard folks that the Generation Identitaire leadership would eventually turn on and disavow them, but they assured me that they had assurances and understandings.
One group, or perhaps simply an individual, recently started a website called Generation Identity US that claimed to be an American chapter of the European movement. […] But it was forced to change its name when Generation Identitaire insisted that the situation in America was different and therefore it would not recognize the group as a U.S. chapter. Today, the site is only one page explaining the name change to Identity Vanguard.It’s not simply an individual. Identity Vanguard is an actual group with a small but rapidly growing roster of supporters. While the SPLC has every right to be suspicious of flashy and slick websites which promise big political changes while delivering nothing, IV is a substantial project with resources, sharp action-oriented leaders, and a coherent plan. Those currently dismissing or ignoring the group will learn that in due time.
TradYouth, as our name implies, places a stronger emphasis on Radical Traditionalism and religious faith than our cohorts. We most certainly belong to the overarching “identitarian” movement, but what separates us in our theory is the proposition that tribe and tradition are inseparable. What separates us in strategy is our affinity toward our Eurasianist and Golden Dawn allies abroad. If you see religion and tradition as firmly secondary to identity, then you may find the alternatives to our organization more amenable.
While Generation Identitaire is doing plenty of great stuff that we shamelessly steal and adapt to our context, we don’t believe identitarianism alone can save our identity. We believe that the Organized Jewish community is at least as threatening to our tribes and traditions as “global capitalism” and “Americanism.” We believe that denigrating Islam in the neocon “Clash of Civilizations” manner is counter-traditional and geopolitically counter-productive. We believe that egregiously pitting generations against one another is a Modern affectation.
Don’t get me wrong, we agree with GI that the Baby Boomers have indeed caused incalculable damage as a demographic cohort, but they’ve done so as useful idiots of Organized Jewish machinations and global capitalist influences. The root cause lies in Modernity’s twin evils of Jewish hostility to the Christian West and capitalist hostility to any and all expressions of identity–like borders, morals, and rootedness–which interfere with the free flow of capital. It doesn’t lie in “America,” or the “Baby Boomers,” or “Islamofascism,” or “Cultural Marxism,” or whatever word comes next on the euphemism treadmill.
Generation Identitaire categorically cannot establish an official chapter in America for two reasons, one noble and one ignoble. The noble reason is that GI largely takes identity for granted. To be French or German or Polish is an organic and intuitively obvious thing, whereas being an “American” is an especially complicated thing. Being of Anglo-Celtic pioneer stock from the homogeneously White Lower Midwest, the “American” identity has always been just about as organic and intuitively obvious to me as being “French,” but even within the White Nationalist community there’s a perennial debate over what an “American” actually is.
A case could have perhaps been made before 1965 that “American” is a specific identity with two big asterisks accounting for the Black American and Indigenous American exceptions, but at this point the sheer number of non-Whites, Jews, and people who are racially White but not assimilated into the “White American” identity will soon outnumber the Unexceptional Americans like myself. We can’t take “identity” as a given the way the Europeans can, and neither can most other peoples in the post-colonial European Diaspora.
The ignoble reason why a proper and direct identitarianism can’t be simply transferred from Europe is because they rely heavily on us as scapegoats. Just as the “Russian” identity became interminably entangled with Jewish Bolshevism and its abuses in the 20th Century, the “American” identity has taken on the villainous role of the world’s foremost champion of Jewish Imperialism, neo-colonial capitalism, degeneracy, and multiculturalism. The European identitarian dialectic is essentially the fascist dialectic with a search-and-replace done from “Jewish” and “Masonic” to “American.”
They make no distinction between “Death to America” and “Death to Americans,” since the general understanding in Europe is that to be an American is to embody all that is threatening the European identity. Since the Americans who pretty much validate that stereotype are the ones who are most traveled, most visible, and most powerful, one can hardly blame the typical European for failing to realize what Americans failed to realize about Russia a generation before.
Behind the wall of propaganda and power projection is a brotherly nation of fellow Europeans who are being cuckolded and controlled by incredibly powerful forces. Just as the Russians have proven that the traditional Russian identity remained alive despite the sinister global spectre of the New Soviet Man, we will one day prove that the traditional “American” identity remains alive and well. We’ll redeem our reputation by playing a central and leading role in advancing the cause of global tribalism and traditionalism in the years to come.
Our answer–unpopular as it may be with the sentimental paleocons and milksop mainstreamers who don’t grasp the centrality or necessity of affirmatively resolving the identitarian problem in America–is to meet the Europeans halfway by handing over the “American” identity to the capitalists and invaders. Let’s agree with them that “America” is a neo-colonial enemy of identity and tradition. We lack the strength to reclaim the word, we lack the demographic case for reclaiming the word, and we even lack a general understanding among ourselves of how we would define the word if we were to reclaim it. Let’s join both the mullahs and the European New Right in crying out, “Death to America!”
The League of the South is setting an example to emulate in this regard with its rejection of the American Dream in favor of the Southern Cause. While the Confederacy is the first and most obvious example of White Americans rebelling against this disastrous American Experiment, a panorama of regional secessionist, religious communalist, Pioneer Little Europe, Northwest Imperative, and other projects could prove fruitful. For me and my family, we favor an Avalonian identity rooted in Western Orthodoxy and Medieval European values and virtues. There’s really only one wrong answer to the American Question; “American.”
We won’t all agree on the best path forward, and there’s no need to agree. What we all do need to agree on, though, is that we can’t take the path backwards to the historic American identity. The “American” brand is so tarnished at this point that not even the world’s foremost branding wizard, Donald Trump himself, could restore it back to being a vehicle for our security and survival. God bless him for trying, but it’s all too little, too late. One must never allow the perfect to be the enemy of the good, but any effort which doesn’t even account for our basic rights of sovereignty and survival is unworthy of the identitarian’s investment.
I consider Generation Identitaire allies in the global struggle for tribal sovereignty and identity, but they’re necessarily arms-length allies on account of their strategic direction. They and other kosher nationalists are inclined to insult American identitarians as racial supremacists and broadly dismiss us all as “ugly Americans.” I wish they wouldn’t do that, but we prefer fighting enemies over fighting rivals. They lack our First Amendment advantage of being able to actually name the groups accountable for their plight, and it’s tactically sensible for them to target us in the manner they’ve become accustomed to.
We can expect global Anti-Americanism to only increase as America becomes more diverse and degenerate while the rest of the world loses patience with this federal government’s ham-fisted geopolitical meddling. The success of our cause, of securing some kind of sovereignty and security for our future generations of our people, hinges on whether we as a broad movement can jettison our habitual and sentimental attachment to “America” and accept that to be an “American” now means to be a neo-colonial global capitalist who militantly and even militarily opposes all identities and traditions the world over except for the Jewish one.