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The Cold Civil War” is heating up with the fight between President Donald Trump and “The Squad” of Leftist minority congresswomen, particularly former refugee Ilhan Omar. The question in this political struggle is as fundamental as the one at the center of the more violent 19th century conflict: The Republican base clearly believes the U.S. is a majority-white country rooted in the traditions of the Founding—the Historic American Nation. But Democrats (and some of the controlled opposition in Conservatism Inc.) think America belongs to the entire world—that it isn’t really a nation at all. This is an irrepressible conflict. and lines are clearly drawn between a GOP base that believes in the old America and Leftists who explicitly want to replace it.

President Trump’s base is to the right of the Commander-in-Chief himself. Thus the Main Stream Media smeared Trump’s tweets against Ilhan Omar and others a “racially charged attack,” but grassroots Republican support for the president actually increased afterward [Republican support for Trump after racially charged tweets: Reuters/Ipsos poll, by Chris Kahn, Reuters, July 16, 2019]. This is especially striking because most of Conservatism Inc. condemned him in hysterical terms [Donald Trump’s Tweets Were Malicious, and Republican Silence is Deafening, by David French, National Review, July 15, 2019]. At the most recent rally, it was the attendees who spontaneously chanting “send her back” in reference to Ilhan Omar [Trump blasts 4 congresswomen; crowd roars, ‘Send her back!’, by Deb Reichmann, AP, July 18, 2019]. Beltway Right types and the Main Stream Media condemned it in their typically scripted way. And back in the White House, Trump backed off—putting him the extraordinary position of disavowing his own voters [Trump disavows ‘send her back’ chant from his rally, Politico, July 18, 2019].

The Republican base clearly wants real action on immigration, including deportations and a wall. Yet little has materialized. There’s bluster, but no action. President Trump speaks loudly, but carries a small stick. If he’s just going to denounce people for repeating his own opinions, he’d be better off not saying anything at all. [Trump says not happy with backers’ ‘send her back’ chant, AP, July 18, 2019]

At the rally, President Trump had criticized “hate-filled extremists who are constantly trying to tear our country down,” bringing back the old right-wing talking point of love it or leave it. Journalists, Leftist activists and, inevitably, some Beltway Right types , are all claiming this rhetoric endangers Representative Omar [Democrats call for increased security after ‘send her back’ chants, by Cristina Marcos and Mike Lillis, The Hill, July 18, 2019]. Yet we’ve seen this exact scenario before when Omar accused the rather tame Congressman Dan Crenshaw of “incitement” for questioning her characterization of September 11 as “some people did something.” Omar has explicitly stated the U.S. was founded on “genocide” and brags about the replacement of the white population. If you take an oath of allegiance to a country, and then work to replace the people and fundamentally change it, how is that not treason?

Yet for treason to exist, there has to be something to betray. Unfortunately for many in the Beltway Right, America is not a real country, simply an abstraction, a vessel carrying abstract “values” that only they seem to believe in. As Steve Sailer pointed out, Conservatism Inc. figures like George W. Bush were, ironically, united with the late Muammar Gaddafi in believing that America does not belong to any one group.

Yet the situation may even be worse than that—whites may be the one group that has no right to America. Of course, as readers know, whites have been told for decades to “go back to Europe” i.e. the country really belongs to “Native Americans” [The US government should cede territory back to Native Americans, by Timothy Snyder, The Guardian, April 28, 2018]. Even immigrants to this country lecture us that this is “stolen land”—claims repeated by an adoring Main Stream Media. “Blood and soil” is fine, it just depends on who is saying it.

Indeed, it’s the liberals who are openly declaring in publications like Mother Jones that there is a “race war.” The recent terrorist attack against an ICE facility—and the immigrant attacker’s explicit call for armed insurrection—was also downplayed by the MSM. Even mainstream Democrat candidates like Elizabeth Warren are essentially advocating Open Borders, as even Leftist publications admit. The Third World’s population is soaring and so-called “moderates” like Joe Biden are declaring we have an “obligation” to provide health care for all of them who make it here. All this is happening at a time when deficits and spending are skyrocketing (but, somehow, there’s no money for the wall) [Here comes McConnell budget ‘deal’ that will rule the rest of Trump’s presidency, by Daniel Horowitz, Conservative Review, July 18, 2019].

In short, this isn’t sustainable. What’s more, whatever President Trump’s bluster, the numbers tell the tale. Because of sheer demographics, Texas will soon go blue—and then Republicans will be unelectable nationally, barring a massive political realignment.

Soon, it might not be conservatives saying “love it or leave it” to diverse people of color—but smug non-whites telling white conservatives to get out of their new country.

The problem is that though America belongs to Native Americans and Africa belongs to black Africans (not Afrikaners needless to say), Europe apparently belongs to the world. There’s nowhere to go. Even if white Americans en masse packed up and went back to Europe, the Ilhan Omars of the world would soon follow. The post-1945 dissolution of the European empires was, in retrospect, pointless.


As the issues of socialism, busing, and health care are re-emerging, America is running out of white people to prop up collapsing institutions, pay the bills, fight the endless wars, and solve the country’s problems. The future belongs to whoever can develop an exit from the global favela that is emerging [The Global Favela, by Gregory Hood, Radix, July 6, 2016]. Serious countries like Israel and Hungary understand this, and are likely to survive the next century in recognizable form. America may not.

What is happening is the logical conclusion of the disastrous 1965 Hart-Cellar Immigration Act, which reignited mass immigration after a four-decade legislated pause. The abolition of national origins preferences implied that the United States did not have a racial, ethnic, or even cultural base. Thus, America was transformed into a “nation of immigrants” or a “universal nation” even if some of those who voted for the act did not recognize what they were doing. Today, even many “conservatives” accept that America is a “Proposition Nation,” and that if people agree to certain ideas, anyone can be an American. This apparently includes President Trump, who says certain people “hate our country” because, among other reasons, they are “anti-Israel.”

Unfortunately for President Trump and the Republicans, there’s no agreement on what these defining universal values should be. “Four in 10 Americans Embrace Some Form of Socialism,” according to Gallup. If love for Israel is a core American value, more people are against that too, basically a function of recent non-traditional because of immigration. Needless to say, the bare minimum symbols that define American national identity—including the flag, the national anthem, and the Fourth of July—are now all under attack. It’s hard to have a “Proposition nation” when no one knows what the “proposition” is. We barely even have free speech anymore.

Instead, what’s shaping up is a zero-sum conflict. The Democrats define themselves as the opponents of the Historic American Nation and what they see as its unacceptable history. President Trump won office because Americans who love that nation sensed that he would defend it and them. It’s the Great Replacement Party versus what Editor Peter Brimelow terms the Generic American Party.

But there’s one big difference. The Democrats never discourage their voters, deplore their extremism, or disavow their most radical tactics. In contrast, the Conservative Movement ™ is arguably defined by this sort of self-policing.

Trump won in 2016 by breaking the mold and unleashing powerful National Conservative forces. His subsequent shameful retreat suggests that he is transforming into just a standard-issue Republican candidate. If he (or his family) thinks this defensive stance will bring him victory in 2016, he’s a fool, and he’ll probably (but, alas, not certainly) meet the same fate as John McCain, Mitt Romney, and other Republican losers.

Yet that nationalist base will remain, looking for a champion, desperate for a leader. It can’t be suppressed forever.

James Kirkpatrick [Email him] is a Beltway veteran and a refugee from Conservatism Inc.

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  1. Rational says:


    Thanks, Sir. Good points.

    This is a national emergency, and America is on its death bed from immigration. It must be banned immediately. We have already been invaded by over 50 million aliens.

    The US is the THIRD MOST POPULOUS NATION ON EARTH, after China and India. Their politicians don’t want to murder their nations like the world’s most evil American politicians do.

    If the Demogangsters are against borders, let them tear down their walls in their homes, and let them let in anybody and everybody who wants to live in Pelosi’s or Biden’s house.

    If a lib can give away his motherland, why not his mother? I am not being vulgar, but to me, a man who gives away his motherland, what is to stop him from giving away his mother?

    America is running out of food. Walmart stores shelves are empty:

    Home prices are shooting up. Homelessness is due to immigration. People are defecating on the streets in San Fran and LA. Too many people, too many aliens, evil criminal politicians.

    Nowhere in the world, politicians like the Dems run on the slogan—we will have aliens invade your cities, cut your throat, rape and murder you, steal your jobs and congest your cities with traffic jams and fill your life with crime and empty your store shelves, so vote for us. Only in America!

    Time to ban immigration.

    • Agree: brandybranch
  2. anon[300] • Disclaimer says:

    Let us prey.

    “Genocide is as human as art or prayer.” — John Gray, School Professor of European Thought at the London School of Economics and Political Science, retired

  3. They hate me for my skin coler. And they call me racist. Go figure.

    I don’t wish them any harm. I just want them to stay the fuck away from me.

  4. Wait, why is unquestioning fealty to some patch of desert that only started existing in 1948 a core American value?
    Why would it be unamerican to criticize or dislike said patch of desert?

    Naturally, conservatives (including Trump) seem to think supporting BDS is the WORST thing about Ilhan Omar. They always mention it first, and talk about it longest. They and Zionist e-celeb mouthpieces like Ben Shapiro are way madder about that than anything she’s said about America. Literally Hitler!

    The Generic Dual Citizen Party isn’t really that great again.

    • Agree: Digital Samizdat
  5. The reason to oppose immigration is because it causes wages to go down, increases unemployment, and prevents unionization. Not to mention increasing housing prices.

    Not because you don’t like them. Who cares what you don’t like. Americans who judge everything by what they like and don’t like are imbeciles.

    Incidentally, immigration hurts African-Americans worst, so you should be for it.

  6. If he (or his family) thinks this defensive stance will bring him victory in 2016, he’s a fool, and he’ll probably (but, alas, not certainly) meet the same fate as John McCain, Mitt Romney, and other Republican losers.

    Uh, surely you mean 2020? Not much chance of Trump losing in 2016!

  7. @obwandiyag

    The reason to oppose immigration is because it causes wages to go down, increases unemployment, and prevents unionization. Not to mention increasing housing prices. Not because you don’t like them.

    It doesn’t really matter why you oppose immigration; if you oppose it at all for any reason whatsoever, they’re still going to shout you down for ‘racism’ anyway.

    Incidentally, immigration hurts African-Americans worst, so you should be for it.

    Er, by my reckoning, that actually means blacks should be against immigration. After all, Barbara Jordan was, wasn’t she?

  8. By the way, Andrew Anglin thinks we may have a winner with ‘send her back’ chant:

  9. @obwandiyag

    Not liking certain people is all the justification you need for keeping them out. Your comment makes no sense.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
  10. Corvinus says:
    @The Anti-Gnostic

    “Not liking certain people is all the justification you need for keeping them out.”

    Are you Mikey?

    • Replies: @The Anti-Gnostic
  11. Corvinus says:

    “America is not a real country, simply an abstraction, a vessel carrying abstract “values” that only they seem to believe in.”

    Actually, America is a real country. It has the battle scars from blood and soil to prove it.

    “George W. Bush were, ironically, united with the late Muammar Gaddafi in believing that America does not belong to any one group.”

    Actually, America does belong to one group–the people who consent to be governed. This concept is called popular sovereignty.

    “Because of sheer demographics, Texas will soon go blue—and then Republicans will be unelectable nationally, barring a massive political realignment.”

    It is other than surprising that changes happen in a nation. Look at the WASPS. They were removed from positions of authority by the flood of “inferior peoples” from Southern and Eastern Europe.

    “Today, even many “conservatives” accept that America is a “Proposition Nation””

    Actually, many white Americans are justified in believing it, because it is a fact.

    “Generic American Party vs. Great Replacement Party”

    Of course, these two parties do not observably exist. Posterity does NOT refer only to one’s own children, but as with the synonymous “legacy” also has the broader meaning of what we leave behind. The Founding Fathers were self-consciously leaving behind other than a genetic legacy. The motto “Novus Ordo Seclorum” reflects their legacy, setting up the mechanisms of government they invented to secure liberty against tyranny. Recall Article I, Section 8, Clause 4: “The Congress shall have Power To…establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization….” By definition, naturalization extends citizenship, and all the rights and duties related to it, to an outsider, that is, someone not the posterity of a signer of the document. The Founding Fathers clearly desired “to invite foreigners of merit and republican principles among us.” Indeed, the intention was whites and Europeans, but who imagined at that time non-whites and women would be able to embrace these principles?

    But what does Heritage American even mean? Well, normies/the mushy middle would most assuredly be opposed to the immortal words of Alt Right leader Vox Day –> “So I’m going to make some of you extremely uncomfortable here, because what I’m going to tell you – and this is not going to be comfortable for those of you who are US citizens – a lot of you are not Americans and you never were. Your parents aren’t, you’re grandparents aren’t, because Americans are defined very, very clearly and the United States Constitution was written for a very specific group of people and that doesn’t include immigrants, it doesn’t include refugees, it doesn’t include the great grand children of former immigrants, it doesn’t include anybody except for the sons and daughters of the American Revolution…The Italians and the Irish were the original problem. They could have, and should have, been handled like the Chinese were. But they laid the groundwork for the Jews, the Germans, and the Scandinavians, who made things even worse. And they paved the way for the Mexicans, the Africans, and the Muslims. At this point, the USA probably can’t get back to 1986, let alone 1965.”

    A damning indictment on white Europeans who opened up the floodgates to “aliens” (i.e. other white Europeans) to invade our shores, nuzzle with our nubile women, and run roughshod over our liberties. Indeed, nativists from the mid and late 1800’s were not too keen, to put it mildly, on several European ethnic groups, chiefly the Irish and the Italians, arriving here because of their (alleged) genetic inferiority and social incompetence. Recall it did not matter that these newcomers were white, it mattered to nativists that these two groups were utterly incapable of fitting in. Nativists were convinced the Irish and Italians possessed in-born tendencies that would perversely transform the American landscape as created by Anglo-Saxons.

    So, using Voxian logic–remember, he is a 3SD+ mega genius–our ancestors who came AFTER the founding of our great nation are not “American”, and they assuredly are not “Heritage Americans”. Who on this very fine blog are able to claim on BOTH sides their direct lineage to the English, thus boldly pronouncing to the world their title of nobility?

  12. @Corvinus

    I’d keep out sexually conflicted, passive-aggressive mischlings too.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
  13. Corvinus says:
    @The Anti-Gnostic

    “I’d keep out sexually conflicted, passive-aggressive mischlings too.”

    So someone like yourself. That is mighty brave of you to admit your failings. Of course, you could be talking about Mikey. FYI–It’s a commercial with child actors. It’s OK for them to be passive-aggressive. As far as sexually conflicted, it’s only breakfast cereal. Are you trying to page your inner Freud?

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