If you spend much time on weblogs like this one, you’ll run into comments that go like this. “There’s too much talk on the dissident Right, not enough action. When are we going to start resisting? What do you propose to do? How do we fight back?”
One could reply by saying that this reverses means and ends. The impatient assume that the point of theorizing is to motivate and guide action–“not to understand the world but to change it”. We traditionalists think contemplation of God and appreciation of our inheritance are ends in themselves, some of the highest ends. However, there’s a more cogent reply, that the question is itself a retreat into fantasy and a refusal to confront the practical work that is actually before us.
Let us be very clear. There will be no fighting back against the Left. Not today, not next year, not ever. We are absolutely and utterly powerless. We are a tiny, despised minority without institutional support and without financial resources. Every institution, including your place of employment, is officially against us. The Left can do whatever it wants to us, and there is nothing we can do to significantly impede or harass it. The only reason sites like this still exist is because suppressing us has–so far–not been judged worth the bother.
But what might happen if whites and Christians were to wake up and realize they’re under attack? You think they don’t know? They are quite awake. Every white man knows that he can be attacked in speech and writing by any other group but will be ruined if he answers back. He knows perfectly well that his employer discriminates in favor of blacks and women but that he will lose his job and become a social pariah if he questions the presence of “white supremacy”. When a Christian sees one of those “hate has no place here”, he knows perfectly well that it is the traditional beliefs of his people that are being specifically referred to, and he recognizes the threat. Appealing to these people’s self-interest gets nowhere, because talking back will always be much, much worse for them and for their children than quietly taking the abuse.
What about an appeal to self-sacrifice? Upon what principle? If you believe in sexual equality, anti-racism, etc–as everyone but our tiny remnant does–then you must conclude that Christianity, Western civilization, and the white race should be destroyed. Only self-interest could prevent one from accepting the conclusion, but now self-interest also demands submission.
All of this talk about “resistance” is just escapism. It’s more pleasant to play with moving imaginary militia pieces on a game board than to start think about what you personally are going to have to do, how you will respond to the practical matter at hand. If you have an employer, you must be thinking now about what is going to happen when you lose your job. There’s no need to think about doing something reckless like “speaking out”. Soon enough, silence itself will be unacceptable. All organizations endorsing Black Lives Matter made this inevitable. If you can delay it by signing anti-discrimination statements that are insulting but not directly immoral, you should do so, but soon enough they’ll demand something you can’t give. Are you willing to wear a rainbow flag, to bow down and worship the Negro, to make the clenched fist communist salute, with appropriate “mental reservations”? Well then they’ll just keep going and demand that you spit on your grandfather’s grave and pee on a crucifix. All of us in the tiny remnant, no matter how cowardly, have a limit to the impiety that we’ll stomach. Sooner or later–much sooner than you think–it will be reached.
So, assuming you’re not retired or self-employed, you need to be planning now about what’s going to happen when you lose your job. Practicalities first–as heads of households this is our responsibility. Are you able to retire? If you’re offered a chance to quietly resign, do you take it in the hope of being able to find work again, or do you hold out in your current job as long as you can? If necessary, can you sell your house and move someplace cheaper? Will we be able to support ourselves longer in less-woke rural areas? Is it smart to think of moving now, before the crackdown comes? (Maybe not–anybody who left a good job when Massachusetts legalized gay marriage to protect his kids from an environment of legally celebrated immorality probably felt pretty foolish a few years later.) What sort of employment will be available to us for longest? That is what worries me the most. It’s very hard to imagine any business that’s looking to stay out of trouble being willing to hire someone who was fired for insufficient wokeness. That’s practically asking for rebellion of the other employees and hostile environment lawsuits.
You must prepare yourself psychologically. Perhaps you have a picture in your mind of refusing to submit, standing alone against all of your colleagues. Imagining it, it seems frightening but also heroic. When the time comes, you won’t feel like a hero; you’ll feel like dirt, seeing how disgusted everyone else is with you. The effect of others’ opinions of us on our own self-image can hardly be over-stressed. Perhaps you should start preparing now. Remember that your co-workers and neighbors actually hate you already; they just don’t know it yet because they don’t yet know the full truth about you. Get used to it. Learn to accept it and live with it, and maybe it will be less of a shock when the time comes. Apologies won’t appease them. Nor will your dignity under fire impress them, but it may mean something to you.
You must prepare yourself spiritually. Your priest will condemn you, but you shouldn’t be bitter. This is becoming a totalitarian country, and people do what they must to survive. Remember that God is outside of time and change, is completely unaffected by any of this, and learn to take some comfort in this. The future belongs to the Left, but the past still exists; it will always have been. Even the present is not entirely theirs, as long as a few of us withhold the space inside our skulls; this too will always have been even after we cease to exist. If churches reopen in a year, they probably won’t stay open for long. Too few parishioners will remain. The few that remain open will preach the same gospel of hatred for our kind as the rest of the world. Offer up your sufferings, and remember that although we are not the only sinners (as the world believes), we certainly are sinners and deserve nothing better. Christianity will make you miserable, but can you nevertheless be grateful to God for giving it to you?
Suppose you have a young son. He shouldn’t be thinking about it, but we should be wondering how he can make a living someday. Perhaps the self-employed will still be able to give only nominal submission? Perhaps manual laborers will be exempt, at least longer than other employees?
So I suppose I agree. Less talk, more planning. Planning, not fantasizing. Alas, our ability to plan is hampered because we don’t know exactly what the situation will be–in what order and at what times various options will be taken off the table. Any plans we make will have to be continually revised, but at least it gets us thinking about the real world and our actual responsibilities.