Who We Once Were

One need not believe that one’s own ethnic group, or any ethnic group, is superior to others…in order to wish one’s country to continue to be made up of the same ethnic strains in the same proportions as before. And, conversely, the wish not to see one’s country overrun by groups one regards as alien need not be based on feelings of superiority or ‘racism’… the wish to preserve one’s identity and the identity of one’s nation requires no justification…any more than the wish to have one’s own children, and to continue one’s family through them needs to be justified or rationalized by a belief that they are superior to the children of others.

Ernest van den Haag 
National Review — 1965

There was a time when this view was not particularly controversial. Indeed so normal was this view that when proposals arrived to change the immigration laws in 1965 politicians scurried to the microphones to promise that the country would not be overrun by groups Americans regarded as alien.

“Out of deference to the critics, I want to comment on … what the bill will not do.  … Secondly, the ethnic mix of this country will not be upset … Contrary to the charges in some quarters, S.500 will not inundate America with immigrants from any one country or area, or the most populated and economically deprived nations of Africa and Asia. In the final analysis, the ethnic pattern of immigration under the proposed measure is not expected to change as sharply as the critics seem to think. Thirdly, the bill will not permit the entry of subversive persons, criminals, illiterates, or those with contagious disease or serious mental illness. As I noted a moment ago, no immigrant visa will be issued to a person who is likely to become a public charge … the charges I have mentioned are highly emotional, irrational, and with little foundation in fact. They are out of line with the obligations of responsible citizenship. They breed hate of our heritage.”(Senate Part 1, Book 1, pp. 1-3)

Sen. Edward Kennedy
Democrat Massachusetts

“… the notion was created that somehow or another, 190 million [the population of the U.S. in 1965] is going to be swallowed up. None of us would want that, this bill does not seek to do it and the bill could not do it.”(Senate Part 1, Book 1, p.29)

Senator Philip Hart
Democrat — Michigan

These two quotes are just two fo many quotes from politicians of the time insisting, in order to calm the nerves of jittery Americans, that the 1965 Immigration and Nationality act would not upset the ethnic and racial composition of these united States. The politicians then understood how normal it was for a nation to desire to remain a nation and so they beat a path to the press to insist that this common desire had become an irrational fear in light of the proposed legislation.

53 years later and now we are told from all quarters, including the Church, that this desire to retain a White European identity as a nation is a sin. Of course, this is not surprising. In those 53 years America has gone from being 85% white to being now 63% white. The numbers alone have moved the proposition that desiring to retain White European Christian ethnicity identity is normal to the proposition that desiring to retain White European Christian ethnicity is a sign of grossly aberrant thinking. As the years continue to unwind any thought that is harmonious with the opening quote from van den Hegg will very likely be seen as criminal.

The cry for “Tolerance,” was in 1965 the cry of those who were then seeking to overturn the then present social order in favor of their preferred social order. Tolerance thus became a stalling mechanism that allowed those in the minority time to build their numbers so that they could be where they are now in the ascendancy. Now in the ascendancy, you can be sure there will no “tolerance”  allowed by the multicultists to their nationalist enemies. The demand for tolerance was in 1965 a stalling action to allow time to build up numbers against the van den Hegg type enemies. Tolerance thus was a bridge between the then current minority status to a future where the then current minority makeup can now crush its van de Hegg opposition.

However, as van de Hegg notes in the opening quote there is no necessity for hatred of the other to be present in the desire for ethnic stability. All that is necessary is the desire to honor the generations that have gone before by having children who look and act like their sires and who worship the same God as their forebears.

Of course, that has largely already been lost in the West. The work of mass migration has done its work. A few countries like Hungary and Poland hold out but the West has successfully committed both religiocide and ethnocide. It may take a few decades more to work itself out but barring a remarkable providence the West as a Christian and European civilization in the short term is dead.

Some people will rejoice in that.

I am not one of them.

Author: jetbrane

I am a Pastor of a small Church in Mid-Michigan who delights in my family, my congregation and my calling. I am postmillennial in my eschatology. Paedo-Calvinist Covenantal in my Christianity Reformed in my Soteriology Presuppositional in my apologetics Kinist in my family theology Agrarian in my regional community social order belief Christianity creates culture and so Christendom in my national social order belief Mythic-Poetic / Grammatical Historical in my Hermeneutic Pre-modern, Medieval, & Feudal before Enlightenment, modernity, & postmodern Reconstructionist / Theonomic in my Worldview One part paleo-conservative / one part micro Libertarian in my politics Systematic and Biblical theology need one another but Systematics has pride of place Some of my favorite authors, Augustine, Turretin, Calvin, Tolkien, Chesterton, Nock, Tozer, Dabney, Bavinck, Wodehouse, Rushdoony, Bahnsen, Schaeffer, C. Van Til, H. Van Til, G. H. Clark, C. Dawson, H. Berman, R. Nash, C. G. Singer, R. Kipling, G. North, J. Edwards, S. Foote, F. Hayek, O. Guiness, J. Witte, M. Rothbard, Clyde Wilson, Mencken, Lasch, Postman, Gatto, T. Boston, Thomas Brooks, Terry Brooks, C. Hodge, J. Calhoun, Llyod-Jones, T. Sowell, A. McClaren, M. Muggeridge, C. F. H. Henry, F. Swarz, M. Henry, G. Marten, P. Schaff, T. S. Elliott, K. Van Hoozer, K. Gentry, etc. My passion is to write in such a way that the Lord Christ might be pleased. It is my hope that people will be challenged to reconsider what are considered the givens of the current culture . Your biggest help to me dear reader will be to often remind me that God is Sovereign and that all that is, is because it pleases him.

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