Awake: An Introduction to New Nationalism
a book by Joseph King
(our site's book review)
The Amazon blurb says that A quiet revolution is sweeping across the world and overturning the reigning liberal world order. Leaders across the Western world have strived at all costs to build an inclusive society that transcends race, culture, and even nationality. This vision of the world has been imposed upon the public by special interests that influence our mainstream media, academic institutions, and government. There has been much fanfare on the benefits of a diverse and global society, but little mention of its costs. These costs are substantial and can no longer be ignored.
Across the world, some nations are prosperous while others are mired in poverty and crime. To be prosperous, a nation must have a talented population and the right set of cultural values. Our nation possesses these advantages, but it is throwing them away for the sake of inclusivity. New Nationalism is an acknowledgement and defense of the factors that have made America great. This book gives voice and reason to the visceral unease many feel about the direction our country is heading.
New Nationalism is an acknowledgement and defense of the factors that have made America great
Despite the vast wealth and influence of the global elite, they could not stop Brexit nor the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States. They were defeated by millions of ordinary people across the world who were tired of watching their way of life slip away as their leaders grew rich off of public office. These people have lost confidence in the system, and they demand change.
This global revolution is real and just beginning.
Joseph King is an attorney based in New York City. Previously, he lived and worked for over a decade in East Asia and Western Europe. He is a graduate of Columbia University. His book is not hateful but it is very politically incorrect. He has some good points, especially about political correctness, multiculturalism, culture, identity politics, and bilingual education, and we are demonizing the most productive members of our society because they happen to be White or male, and anyone who disagrees with elites is seen as stupid, racist, and deplorable.
But also has some lame points, like Christianity vs. superstition ideas, blaming feminism, women as homemakers, blaming Jews, and he is too nonjudgmental about Nazis.
Particularly notable expressions of new nationalism include the United Kingdom European Union membership referendum (and Brexit) and the election of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States
Particularly notable expressions of new nationalism include the United Kingdom European Union membership referendum (and Brexit) and the election of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States. The appointment of Steve Bannon, the executive of Breitbart News (associated with the alt-right), was described by one analyst as arousal of a "new world order, driven by patriotism and a fierce urge to look after your own, a neo-nationalism that endlessly smears Muslims and strives to turn back the clock on free trade and globalization, a world where military might counts for far more than diplomacy and compromise". In the wake of Trump's election, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio has called for a "new nationalism" to oppose “economic elitism that has replaced a commitment to the dignity of work with a blind faith in financial markets and that views America simply as an economy instead of a nation." (Source: Neo-nationalism, Wikipedia)
Joseph King (author of Awake: An Introduction to New Nationalism), Stormfront, and the Ku Klux Klan are all on the same page, generally, but not specifically; (we consider the KKK a despicable organization with a hateful, murderous past)
This book is NOT Politically Correct, which is a relief after reading so much that does meet PC specifications. One can call the book a racist troupe just because it puts down PC sheep and because the author seems to have been active on Stormfront (but cannot be found there now).
Stormfront is a white nationalist, white supremacist, antisemitic, Holocaust denial, neo-Nazi Internet forum, and the Web's first major racial hate site and we don't need more hate in the world. Neither do we need Politically Correct obsessed media and colleges. But Stormfront is blatantly racist, giving voice to everyone's worst instincts. It's a place for KKK losers to push their hate, since it has become a relatively minor organization, and they are keen to raise membership. In addition to its promotion of Holocaust denial, Stormfront has increasingly become active in the propagation of Xenophobia. Stormfront began as an online bulletin board system in the early 1990s before being established as a website in 1996 by former Ku Klux Klan leader and white supremacist Don Black. It received national attention in the United States in 2000 after being featured as the subject of a documentary, Hate.com. Stormfront has been the subject of controversy after being removed from French, German, and Italian Google indexes, for targeting an online Fox News poll on racial segregation, and for having political candidates as members. Its prominence has grown since the 1990s, attracting attention from watchdog organizations that oppose racism and antisemitism. (Source: Stormfront, Wikipedia)
In August 2017, alt-right groups attended a rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, intended to unify various white nationalist factions. During the rally, a white supremacist demonstrator drove his car into a group of counter-protesters, killing one person and injuring 19. Since the mid-2010s, the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation have considered white supremacist violence to be the leading threat of domestic terrorism in the United States, and alt-right as well as alt-left group membership has multiplied. This country does not need racism or violence or protest violence. It does not need a black racist president who fanned racist flames when it was his job to cool them. It does not need a white racist, sexist, alt-right president who sees no difference between the Charlottesville protesters supporting Nazi and neo-nazi causes and racism, antisemitism, and xenophobia and the counter-protesters who were against these things.
Trump said there were "very fine people on both sides", which was seen by critics as implying moral equivalence between the white supremacist marchers and those who protested against them, and were interpreted by many as a sign that he was sympathetic to white supremacy. Presidents should unify, not divide, like Obama and Trump did. Obama supported the racist indoctrination centers universities turned into during his eight years in office, and these attitudes of brainwashed-in political correctness obsession turned off half the country, laying the groundwork for a Trump victory. Trump was against political correctness from the start, and we respect that.
Trump said there were 'very fine people on both sides' in the Charlottesville riots; hmm . . .
Antifa's anti-racism goal is fine, but acting like violent thugs that attack people is a lame strategy
The alt-right Rise Above Movement group claims more than 50 members and a singular purpose of physically attacking its ideological foes for which they were charged by the feds after the Charlottesville riots. The alt-left Antifa people, also with the singular purpose of physically attacking its ideological foes, was not charged, because the media and feds were sympathetic to their cause. There is supposed to be equal application of the law under the Constitution, but there is not. What a surprise.
". . . what really motivated me [to write Awake: An Introduction to New Nationalism] was the election of Donald Trump. I kept my political views very private – in a place like New York you could end up unemployed and unemployable very quickly if you talk about things like race realism or disproportionate Jewish influence. But the rise of Trump showed me that many others were aware of the things I knew. I have no idea what Trump believes in, but his rise gave coverage to many alt-right groups that I would’ve otherwise not known existed. I felt that there was hope for our movement, and I wanted to play a part in advancing it. . . . I want people to be aware that not all cultures are equal, race is real, and that what we see on TV and learn in school is really just the perspective of a tiny but influential minority." (Source: AWAKE: AN INTRODUCTION TO NEW NATIONALISM, Affirmative Right)
Members of the second Ku Klux Klan at a rally in 1923
Sociologist Stephen Klineberg has stated that U.S. immigration laws prior to 1965 clearly declared "that Northern Europeans are a superior subspecies of the white race". The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 opened entry to the U.S. to immigrants other than traditional Northern European and Germanic groups, and significantly altered the demographic mix in the U.S as a result. . . . These mid-century gains had a major impact on white Americans' political views; segregation and white racial superiority, which had been publicly endorsed in the 1940s, became minority views within the white community by the mid-1970s, and continued to decline into 1990s polls to a single-digit percentage. For sociologist Howard Winant, these shifts marked the end of "monolithic white supremacy" in the United States. (Source: White supremacy, Wikipedia)
U.S. immigration laws prior to 1965 clearly declared that Northern Europeans are a superior subspecies of the white race; segregation and white racial superiority, which had been publicly endorsed in the 1940s, became minority views within the white community by the mid-1970s
One customer review said that subverting religious freedom by trying to keep Muslims out of the country didn't work out, and equating racists with people who oppose racism [Trump's Charlottesville comments] woke up reasonable Americans to just how disturbed our president (and the new Nationalism) has become. New nationalism is just old bigotry and there's no place for it in a nation that is based on equal rights, says the reviewer.
The author make some great points, however:
Point 1: "Our unity, values, and security have come under attack by political correctness, multiculturalism, and mass illegal immigration. These factors are destroying our nation by dissolving the binds that hold us together as a people." [Precisely right, and students in college are taught to hate our country because it was created by white European males some of whom had slaves—a nono now, but it was fine then. Liberals are rewriting history and denigrating everything touched by white European males, a stupid, naive, and shortsighted move.]
Point 2: "Widespread illegal immigration has brought tens of millions of low-skilled Hispanic laborers into our country. Many neighborhoods have almost overnight become flooded with foreigners who do not share our values nor even speak English. Some predict that in the not-too-distant future White Americans will become a minority."
Multiculturalism encourages a cultural balkanization of our society; it and bilingual education should be stopped
Point 3: "A common ethnicity is not a requirement for nationhood, but, at the very least, a nation must share a common culture. Multiculturalism has paralyzed the assimilation process that immigrants normally undergo. Instead of requiring new immigrants to learn English, we build bilingual public schools and write public brochures in multiple languages. We bend over backwards to accommodate immigrants, but are forbidden to demand they respect our culture. Multiculturalism encourages a cultural balkanization of our society. There are entire neighborhoods and towns in this country that look as if they were transplanted from the third world." [Precisely right, and it is time applicants for citizenship prove they are worthy by writing and speaking the English language. Multiculturalism and bilingual education should be stopped.]
Point 4: "If Americans don’t share an ethnic bond or even a cultural bond, what does it mean to be an American? We are no longer a people, but a hodgepodge of peoples who live and work on the same parcel of land without a sense of unity. We are Asians, Europeans, Blacks, and Hispanics who happen to live on the American continent. In a balkanized country, identity politics predominate as people become tribal. Mutual trust decreases, democracy becomes dysfunctional, and we cease to be a nation." [Precisely right, identity politics kills trust and democracy has become dysfunctional and our nation is in trouble.]
The liberal narrative serves the purposes of the global elite, but at the expense of the majority of us citizens—the rich get richer as the poor get poorer
King has long suspected that the narratives forced upon the American public by the politically correct mainstream media and our politically correct education system are not true or sensible. Said narratives serve the purposes of the global elite, but at the expense of the majority of us citizens. The rich get richer as the poor get poorer. The yachts and the houses of the top 1% have gotten bigger and bigger over the past few decades, but for everyone else, wages have declined and unemployment has soared—or at least we were forced to accept a service sector job with less pay.
US before-tax income by quintile
The author rightly points out that more and more people no longer feel that they're the ones who are responsible for the outcomes in their lives. These people blame their failures on society, on racism, on sexism, on anything and anyone but themselves. As a result, they feel that they're entitled to compensation from society (translation: take money from hardworking citizens and give it to nonworking minorities who cannot work because they are "victims"). These were obviously not the values held by our forefathers.
This fellow's been brainwashed with PC dogma; he sees racism everywhere and he complains a lot, feeling like a victim; he's not succeeding at college—we wonder why?
When blacks got affirmative action and other advantages, it changed nothing—most still insisted on squandering educational opportunities and then blaming others when they were unqualified for most jobs. Black culture holds back black success with values such as low paying jobs are uncool, hard work is for suckers, and when things go wrong, it's because there was prejudice and discrimination and bias on the part of evil, racist whites. Unfortunately, universities and mass media and warped, racist leaders like Obama did and do reinforce these perverse values, training the next generation of blacks to feel even more like victims than the last. It never occurs to most blacks that what they are most victimized by are the very universities and mass media that taught them that they are victims in the first place! Liberals must hate blacks—they're training them for failure! See A Nation of Victims: The Decay of the American Character.
King tells us that the values we've held to be true for centuries seem to have been discarded. In their place, society has imposed inclusivity and a nonjudgmental mindset as our most important cultural values. The conservatives mostly are too wise to buy this nonsense, but liberals and elites and democrats and the mainstream media itself seem to feel comfortable with these ideas. They have drunk the Kool-Aid bigtime.
US Constitution's First Amendment is for liberals according to PC thought, but it should never be applied for conservatives, nationalists, populists, libertarians
The worse thing about the way the Left holds such naive values is how these aren't just their opinions—they're the real true facts and all other values are wrong and evil and stupid. But it gets worse: they are not just infallible cosmic wisdom send to them from the infallible god of political correctness, they are also something that is worth engaging in violence for whenever those with different values are manifesting their "incorrect" values (e.g., conservativism) too conspicuously. The First Amendment is for liberals, but it should never be applied for conservatives, nationalists, populists, libertarians, etc. Rights are only for those that have PC-approved values. Others may need to have "incorrect" values beaten out of them and the law should not interfere since PC righteousness trumps EVERYTHING!
Liberal colleges should be teaching tolerance, openmindedness, compassion, and critical thinking, but instead they indoctrinate students—whether they like it or not—with the ugly, racist religion of political correctness
Psychologically, we'd expect that someone who couldn't win an argument with logic and facts would go learn more about both rather than acting out their frustrations for being indoctrinated know-nothings by resorting to violence with occasional assistance from Antifa thugs who admit they mostly are just looking for a fight. But the psychology of a liberal know-it-all is often built on being spoiled as a child by being given whatever they desire their whole lives—especially when they want college, and not having to work for it or even get a job at all. Such a person will have responded to frustrations early in life by throwing tantrums until the parents give in to his demands just to shut him up.
Most liberals respond to frustrations early in life by throwing tantrums until the parents give in to his demands just to shut him up—this is why he is so nauseatingly self-righteous and defensive about his politically correct values
So if such people want no conservatives around giving speeches, they feel entitled to physically assault the speaker until he goes away—or send threatening letters, emails, or phone calls. Liberal colleges should be teaching tolerance, openmindedness, compassion, and critical thinking, but instead they indoctrinate students—whether they like it or not—with the ugly, racist religion of political correctness. This is the worst thing that could possibly happen in schools—teaching our young to be bigoted, self-righteous, intolerant, closedminded, nonthinking, opinionated dogmatists.
Orwell's '1984' dystopian hell is alive and well and living in PC universities, using the Thought Police to insure all thoughts conform to the dictates of political correctness
A good student is thereby defined as one who drinks the Kool-Aid bigtime, without questioning, but with a big gullible smile on his face as he guzzles the drink. A good student doesn't think for himself. Instead he lets the indoctrinators tell him what is right and acceptable, and nothing but political correctness is acceptable to write, say, or think. Orwell's 1984 dystopian hell is alive and well and living in PC universities, using the Thought Police to insure all thoughts conform to the dictates of political correctness. Like in this 1984 novel, Big Brother in our liberal colleges stands ready to punish individualism and independent thinking and nonconformity—they even expel students who won't toe the party line and drink the PC Kool-Aid. If the thought police catch "thoughtcriminals" they are re-educated (brainwashed) with more PC crap. This 1984 novel has Newspeak and Doublethink and dozens more innovative words whose general purpose it to prevent the citizens from thinking effectively, because such thinking could allow them to see that the whole 1984 society is a rotten scam built on lies.
Big Brother in our liberal colleges stands ready to punish individualism and independent thinking and nonconformity—they even expel students who won't toe the party line and drink the PC Kool-Aid
Why the University of Chicago rejects political correctness and 'intellectual safe spaces' is the name of an article in Oregon Live. The dean of students tells freshmen: "Our commitment to academic freedom means that we do not support so-called trigger warnings, we do not cancel invited speakers because their topics might prove controversial and we do not condone the creation of intellectual safe spaces where individuals can retreat from ideas and perspectives at odds with their own." Such a statement from a liberal-arts college is so out of character these days that it was thought to be fake until it was confirmed as genuine. They wisely want nothing to do with political correctness. Learning should necessarily involve discomfort. The campaign against offensive speech on campus is the result of good intentions gone bad: the effort by universities in the 1980s and '90s to be inclusive led to the radicalization of hurt feelings. But the University of Chicago, one of the country's premier schools, has had enough of it. GOOD FOR THEM!
The history they teach at our liberal indoctrination centers (colleges) has been run through the PC filter and it is probably as thoroughly edited and inaccurate as in Stalinism and in Orwell's famous novel
The political correctness curse includes the procedure of rewriting history. This happened constantly in Orwell's 1984 dystopia. Orwell got the idea from Joseph Stalin. The novel's hero was Winston Smith, whose job was "revising history." The history they teach at our liberal indoctrination centers (colleges) has been run through the PC filter and it is probably as thoroughly edited and inaccurate as in Stalinism and in Orwell's famous novel. The big question is why there were so many people who were willing to go along with the PC stormtroopers' toxic ideas.
One excellent hypothesis has to do with the fact that after the Civil War it was the Democrats that led the racist movement to deny rights to blacks and that created Jim Crow laws to keep racism going after slaves were freed. The KKK was born from frustration with the results of the Civil War and it was mostly a Democrat-led movement. Democrats scared blacks away from polling places until none showed up after 1910. So the whole political correctness obsession and colleges as indoctrinator devices thing of the 21st century was Democrat-led because they are working out their guilt for all the black misery, lynchings, death, and disenfranchisement they were responsible for.
The whole political correctness obsession and colleges as indoctrinator devices thing of the 21st century was Democrat-led because they are working out their guilt for all the black misery, lynchings, death, and disenfranchisement they caused
In Plessy v. Ferguson (1896), the Supreme Court ruled that "separate but equal" facilities (schools, restrooms, etc.) were constitutional. The finding contributed to 58 more years of legalized discrimination against black and colored people in the United States until it was overturned in 1954.
Historically, the KKK used terrorism—both physical assault and murder—against groups or individuals whom they opposed—blacks, Catholics and Jews. All three KKK movements have called for the "purification" of American society and all are considered right-wing extremist organizations. In each era, membership was secret and estimates of the total were highly exaggerated by both friends and enemies. The KKK focused opposition to the civil rights movement, often using violence and murder to suppress activists. It is classified as a hate group by the Anti-Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law Center. As of 2016, the Anti-Defamation League puts total Klan membership nationwide at around 3,000, while the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) puts it at 6,000 members total, even though it was 3 to 6 million strong in 1925. Recently, Obama's presidency and Trump's presidency both pushed people to join the KKK, pushing membership as high as 8 - 12,000. (Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ku_Klux_Klan, Wikipedia)