Is Ethnocultural Continuity for Europeans illegitimate?
The massive demographic changes that have occurred in Europe the past 50 years have in many aspects had a negative impact among those who see what’s going on.
Those who criticize this development are often accused of having a hateful tone, racist tendencies and the like. We have had and observed many discussions about this with politically correct people and our experience is that wishing for ethnical and cultural continuity for indigenous Europeans is often associated with racism regardless of how it’s presented, even if you present it in a positive manner without having or displaying any hatred or negative thoughts about other groups of people.
We have over the years also followed and observed many organisations, parties and individuals that are fighting for a continuity for Europeans and noticed that none of them have been accepted, no matter how they choose to present the issue. Politically correct people always find a reason to discredit. There is, to our knowledge, no one today that can speak openly about the interests of ethnic Europeans without being disliked by the politically correct, even though politically correct people support other ethnic groups who are fighting or working for their own interests.
It is considered a natural thing that ethinic minorities in Europeans countries should organize and work together to promote their group’s interests. But if an indigenous European do the same it is not acceptable. White Americans that are trying to tackle a development that is transforming them into minority are portrayed in a very negative manner. They are either racist conspiracy theorists, racist old people that don’t know any better and hate change or something else that’s negative.
If you express that it will not be in whites’ interests to become a minority in their own country, and you do so that is in no way conspiratorial, racist or hateful, our experience is that the response will be something in the lines of “that sounds like white nationalism”, “that reminds me of nazism” or the like. It seems that the politically correct attitude is that it is illegitimate by default for white/indigenous Europeans to promote their own interests, or to even think of themselves as a group.
If the politically correct are against this statement we implore them to answer the following question: Is there a way to promote white Europeans interests that they will not regard as racist?
The fact that people with an African or Arabic background, for example, have the right to think about their ethnic and cultural interests, regardless if they live in Europe or their countries of origin, is seen as self-evident. Should it not then also be self-evident if indigenous Europeans do the same?
Our experience with politically correct people is that they do not want to give a definite answer to such questions. Their attitude is that promoting the interests of indingeous/white Europeans is either the same as discriminating against minorities, since whites are the majority in Europe, or they will feel the need to question such premisses by asking:
“What do you mean by white Europeans?”, “Why should they fight for or promote their interests?” or the like.
They will however have a completely different reasoning or attitude if you ask the same question about non-Europeans. It seems like the answer to the headline of this article is yes. To fight or to promote a cultural and/or ethnic continuity for indingeous Europeans is considered illegitimate or racist regardless. At least seemingly.
We believe that most politically correct people deep down know that they belong to an ethnic group and that it is worth to uphold, and that it is not in their interest to become a minority in their own country. The reluctance to admit this comes from, to our understanding, a form of an irrational fear of racism that we have been conditioned with since the second world war. The association between white people and racism is so strong, and the fear of doing or saying anything that can be interpreted as racism is so great, that it has turned into a self-negating denial of their own identity and interests.
Many politically correct people have to our understanding a subconscious notion that if we, who belong to the majority of the population in Europe, promote our interests it will be to the expense at the minorities. In other words, they view it from a zero sum game perspective; if someone gets more, others must receive less.
But let’s view it from other perspectives and see what positive possibilities it can create if we Europeans also start to think about what is good for us. Just like how individuals can think of themselves and at the same time can think about others, groups or nations can have the same mindset. The fact that we think about what is good for us Europeans does not mean that we only need to think about that and never have other groups of people into consideration.
How we relate to refugees is one example. It is often presented as if solidarity with people is equivalent to taking in as many refugees as possible into Europe. The more you take in, the more solidarity you show. And if you want to stop the demographic changes it is presented as “we must close the borders”, in other words stop taking in refugees. But the world doesn’t have to be that black and white fortunately.
Firstly, you can argue that it is a greater display of solidarity to help refugees in their immediate areas, since you could help a lot more people and at the same time give the refugees access to schools, jobs, accommodation and so forth without burdening them to travel to a foreign country where they have to adjust to another culture.
Secondly, it’s perfectly fine to take in refugees that for whatever reason can’t stay in their immediate areas while we turn the demographic development, if we apply similar policies that they have done in Denmark for example, and use a rule of thumb that the end goal for refugees should be to return to their homelands or their neighbouring countries as soon as it is possible.
Our point is that the demographic change that is taking place in Europe can change direction while we show solidarity at the same time. This is just one example of how you can think about your own group while also having other groups in consideration.
It is fully possible to nurture our own countries and peoples while having the spirit of solidarity with other groups of people.