The 14 Words

Saturday, 4 January 2014

Freedom of Association and the Right of Exclusion: The Rights Before All Others, Part 2

By Christopher Donovan

Begin at Part 1.

Homogenous Societies Are Healthy Societies: Why We Need a Right of Association

It is time to affirm a White right of association. To begin with, Whites simply desire it. From decisions on which neighborhood to live in, whom to date and marry, and where to worship, Whites choose the company of other Whites. The desire is typically characterized as narrow-minded, but has deep roots in biology and evolution. Whites, like all other races, stewed in their own genetic juices for thousands of years before the present era.[1] They were bred for togetherness, and their general pull toward it is healthy. I do not exclude from this vision international trade, cultural exchange, and frequent travel — in fact, I mark all these as healthy and necessary for White people.

But for everyday living, homogeneity should be the default. Said Wilmot Robertson in The Ethnostate: 
“Individual and group identity can be viewed as the backbone of the human psyche, an unbent vertebra of pride, behavior and character. … The ethnostate is designed to fulfill the equally important need of all men and women for a community, for a collective home.”[2]
For Whites, it is actually physically healthier. In 2004, Dan Buettner became interested in the topic of longevity. He teamed with National Geographic to find the places on Earth where human beings lived the longest, and identified several he referred to as blue zones[3]. Loma Linda, California (home of a community of Seventh-Day Adventists), Okinawa, Japan, and Sardinia, Italy were places where people regularly lived to be 100.

The zones had characteristic behaviors: physically, the people “moved naturally” — i.e., gardening instead of pumping iron, walking instead of running marathons. Their diets were more plant-based than meat-based. They didn’t eat to the point of being stuffed — the “80 percent full” rule. They drank alcohol — wine is a good example – regularly but moderately.

Socially, their lives had purpose — something to live for. They had routines for shedding stress. They belonged to “faith-based communities,” that is, they had religious belief and gathered for contemplation with other believers. Family was a priority — they lived with multiple generations, caring for aging parents and practicing high-investment parenting with children. Finally, in the words of Buettner, they had the “right tribe” — supportive networks of people who reinforced the healthy behaviors.

One in ten young people consider life 'meaningless'

As I watched the documentary on all this, I could not help notice — though it was unstated — the racial homogeneity of all these “blue zones.” The Sardinians were racially southern European, the Okinawans, all Japanese, and the Loma Lindans, White. Every one of the social behaviors contributing to longevity was enhanced by, if not impossible without, racial community. If it is true, as Martin Luther King, Jr. once declared, that “Sunday morning is the most segregated hour in America,”  then it becomes plain that the most intimate and important human activities take place in racially homogenous settings. The act of going to church is a communal one where individuals make themselves vulnerable by acknowledging their insignificance in the universe, their subjection to God’s will, and their sins. In such an environment, humans do not seek the company of the “other” but of their own kind.

In this, the racial homogeneity of church mirrors other intimate associations: marriage, friendships, college fraternities, and so on. Where people are laid bare, they seek the comfort and solace of those who understand them most closely, empathize with them, and communicate easily with them. “Bare” here is also literal: by anecdote I observe that when it comes to pools, saunas and spas, racial groups cluster with a vengeance. Ancient Roman — and modern Japanese — communal baths sound a bit odd to a modern American, but the genetic closeness of the participants, upon consideration, makes it less weird. A public bath in a place like New York City would be revolting indeed — and in fact, there is no such thing.

1 comment:

  1. Brilliant. Now hoe do we legitimise our rights?