The Problem With American Nationalism

I can’t believe that I have to point this out:

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. …”

The biggest problem with American Nationalism is spelled out in the plain language of Declaration of Independence which lays out the American theory of government. The language used here is pregnant with radical universalism, radical egalitarianism and radical individualism. It sowed the seeds of America’s subsequent racial and cultural decline across history.

Consider the following:

1.) If it is self-evident that all men are created equal, how can racism be anything but immoral? If blacks are born equal to Whites, their degraded condition must be the fault of Whites.

2.) If all men have “certain unalienable Rights” which include “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness,” how can slavery be justified?

3.) If government derives its “just powers from the consent of the governed,” how can one justify denying voting rights to women and blacks without their consent?

4.) Why aren’t homosexuals entitled to “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness”?

5.) How can a system based on Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness result in anything but an inevitable moral collapse into selfishness, extreme individualism and hedonism?

6.) If Jews are just rationally calculating individualists like all other human beings, how can they be excluded on the grounds of experience which is nothing but rank bigotry?

The civic nationalism which is at the core of American Nationalism is based on radical universalism, radical egalitarianism and radical individualism. The system is inherently at odds with all types of social hierarchies, not merely monarchs and aristocrats. It is a recipe for living in a permanent state of social revolution. America has been in a state of social revolution for centuries.

The ink wasn’t even dry on the Constitution before the movement began to transform the republic created by the Founding Fathers into a liberal democracy. The trend for centuries has been the expansion of the suffrage, the expansion of rights and the elimination of limits. Gradually, every other aspect of national identity with the exception of civic nationalism has been eliminated.

White Nationalism was decoupled from American Nationalism because its ends are incompatible with the ideology of civic nationalism. The same is true of Christianity and the English language. These are aspects of the colonial past which were inherited and a major source of tension and have gradually been purged over several generations due to their incompatibility with the doctrine of civic nationalism.


Source: Occidental Dissent

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