American Renaissance - 3 - August 2008
We need to put up that wallto stop illegal immigrants
country was built by immigrants any-way.
We can’t take so many mil-lions at one go, since the country can’tabsorb them.
How can you defend a mas-sive wall between the US and Mexico?It reminds me of Germany. We need
Is that so? How many of these illegal immigrants do you want?How many would you let in? If it doesn’tmatter then say directly that you don’tbelieve in national boundaries at all.How high should taxes go to supportthem? How much extra income tax areyou willing to pay?
We have to look at incometax later . . .I hope you notice that in the seconddialogue Michael is not apologizing.Apologizing sounds like weakness, andan impression of weakness is never goodin politics.My next point is about optimists andpessimists. I have often been asked if Iam optimistic about these matters, butI have never understood the question.It’s irrelevant. If we believe, we be-lieve, and it is our duty to act on whatwe believe.Now it is true that for some, especial-ly for a second generation of supportersof any movement, the chance of successplays a crucial role in their decision to
believers as it were—it is a fatal mistaketo make the “chances of success” agauge of whether to act or not.Propagandists and leaders of move-ments tend to be optimists while themembers and followers are often
all know them—the doom and gloommerchants. They paint such a nega-tive picture they give the impressionnothing is worth trying.A long time ago there was in theUSA a pro-white racially consciouspublication that was notorious forits pessimism and downbeat report-ing. If you saw someone broodinglike Hamlet and asked “What’s upwith him?” the answer would bethat he had been reading the latestissue. This magazine had an annualseries in which the white personwhom the editor thought had donethe most damage to the white racewould be depicted on the front cover,
Renegade of the Year.” I wrote tothis publication suggesting a series
-posal on the grounds that there are
There is another kind of pessimist—perhaps we should call him a misan-thrope—who can only see the worst inpeople with whom he disagrees, insteadof trying to work together on the basisof what they hold in common. A well-known British nationalist magazine thatis also out of print took the misanthropicview of Harold Wilson, former Labourprime minister of Britain. He was wellknown for his opposition to Ian Smith’sunilateral declaration of independence
magazine often ran a not-very-goodphotograph of Wilson’s owlish face withthe caption “No change.”So far as I know, the nationalist pressnever conceded anything good aboutWilson. It never mentioned the remark-able fact that despite great pressure fromWashington, he refused to commit Brit-ain to engagement in Vietnam. He hadalso surprised many with his unexpectedand stubborn resistance to metric mea-
Market, demanding, for example, thatwe keep the pint as our measurementfor beer. So far as I know, Wilson’sinsistence on the pint was unplanned,unpredicted, and based on some instinc-tive attachment to a cultural memory ortradition. Why couldn’t the nationalistpress recognize what was good in thisinstinct, and argue from it that Wilson
areas? It is wrong always to see only thebad and never the good.Optimists can do great harm as well.This is especially so when they make
-cesses that are not achieved. In the past,British nationalists have boasted abouthow they would perform in elections
and mistrustful when the miserableresults came in.
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