Your Blogmeister’s Desk
I’m going to do something a little bit risky in this post:
Ask you to do my thinking for me. Or rather, ask you to try to think about something in the same way I would. I’m going to let you borrow my brain for a few minutes and see if you can get it to work as well as I do.
Read this story, then come back.
Well, you came back. You should have taken the opportunity to run away while you had possession of my brain. Oh well. Better luck next time.
Anyway, what is the thing in this article that I’m focusing on the most when applied to an internecine debate that our movement has had with itself for a little while?
I now can breathe a little easier. But I don’t know if it’s a good or bad thing that nobody can use my brain like I can.
Here’s what really jumped out at me in this article: Domestic blacks and Somalian immigrant blacks are fighting each other.
What does that have to do with us and our movement? It’s easy. There is a school of thought that calls itself “white nationalism” that somehow expects all white people everywhere in the world one day soon to hold hands together and sing songs, and eventually combat our racial enemies. This article demonstrates that political movements that try to unify major continental racial groups are non-starters. That’s because the net is too wide. Most people will be attracted to nationalism if it’s the nationalism of their particular ethnic group. In fact, I have been pointed to research that shows that the sweet spot for ethno-tribal-nationalist feelings, that is, the sweet spot between the net cast too narrow and the net cast too wide, is fourth cousinhood.
Here’s another example. Consider one Yasiel Puig Valdés (“Yasiel Puig”). Look up a picture of him, and it’s easy to see that he’s a west African black. If he was born in an American ghetto, and his name was something like Dontrell Jones, black Americans would be gushing all over him as an increasingly rare example of a black in baseball. The only reason why he’s Yasiel Puig and not Dontrell Jones is that the slave boats dumped his great-great-great….great-great-grandfather off in Cuba and not Virginia. And because of that, black Americans don’t consider him black, even though he is, and he’s the same kind of western African black that black Americans are. That’s because to black Americans, their tribe is black Americans, not all western African black people in the world no matter their geography, and certainly not all Negro/ish peoples.
The takeaway here is that there can be no such thing as a nationalist movement that encompasses an entire race of people.