by Brian Markley
Editor’s note: Brian has been a member of EAU for many years. Though people rightly place emphasis on reproduction, those who cannot have kids can also contribute greatly to Our Cause. Frank Salter of the Max Planck Society did stunning analysis on ethnic genetic interests, concluding that preventing even one African immigrant from entering the country is the genetic equivalent of having ten kids! Activism, particularly addressing immigration, has potential to have a gigantic positive impact for our Folk.
I’ve decided to write this article to explain why I have decided to become active with European Americans United and with the broader movement to help our people. There is plenty of talk about the threat of globalism, mass immigration, restrictions on free speech, “reverse discrimination,” changing demographics, and a society that is becoming increasingly anti-White and anti-male. These issues are very important, and they have already received plenty of coverage among nationalists and identitarians.
On that note, I am going to explore a big problem facing nationalists/identitarians — isolation. First, I will open up about some personal issues, and then explore how that ties in with the larger issue facing our people.
My personal issues. Although I am neither an Incel nor a MGTOW, for personal reasons, I am a celibate man and thus I am highly unlikely to marry or have children. All of my grandparents have already passed away. My mother is elderly, and my father is in bad health; a few decades from now, they will be gone as well. My friends and siblings within my age range will likely get married and/or move away. This isn’t meant as a self-indulgent sob-story, but rather, as necessary information to establish a context.
As our demographics decline, we will find ourselves in a society that is increasingly hostile to us. Even many centrist, liberal, and apolitical European-Americans, even those who don’t really care all that much about racial identity, even those who have for a long time cherished the idea of a multicultural utopia, will find themselves in a tight spot. Some of them will continue to hold on to their pipe dream; some will give into despair and nihilism; others will become awakened to reality and respond appropriately (I am glad that I am in this third category).
These are the two major concerns looming heavily in my mind. At first glance, you might see them as being two separate issues, but for me there is a large overlap between them. How, you ask?
Point #1. A person of any other race could perhaps find solace in identifying with his race or joining a cause to help his people; there would be no employment, financial, or social repercussions for doing so, and such a person would be well respected both within his specific community, as well as within the broader society. Even in the pre-civil rights era, when blacks were not accepted in mainstream society, there was no social taboo for blacks to band together and form organizations that represented their interests. Although they were discriminated against, they could also discriminate against Whites. A European-American in this situation, however, does not have that recourse.
Point #2. Perhaps in a homogeneous society, or one where Whites were a super-majority, or even a harmonious society where identity politics didn’t matter, such a person wouldn’t really need a specific group identity, since he would fit into the broader society. However, when we become a minority, we will no longer fit into mainstream society. At the same time, however, it will still be socially unacceptable to band together in pro-White organizations. This creates a “worst of both worlds” scenario. European-American individuals who struggle socially (such as people with high-functioning autism / Asperger’s syndrome), those who struggle financially (such as those in rural small towns), and those who have not found a wife and started a family (such as myself) will be particularly hard hit.
Point #3. There are many other European-American men who are in the same situation.
Don’t bring out the violin or Kleenex just yet. This is not a tale of despair, but one of redemptive suffering (with the emphasis on redemption).
Here is the silver lining.
A celibate person has more time and energy to support our cause. Being part of a pro-White organization can provide a substitute family (especially if there are ample opportunities for real life, offline fellowship). Even being involved in an implicitly pro-White organization (such as immigration restriction groups) affords one not only the opportunity to help our people indirectly, but also to meet individuals who are explicitly pro-White.
Right now my main focus is building up a community/tribe/ “substitute family.” Some well-meaning European-Americans in all parts of the political spectrum would say that participation in implicitly or explicitly pro-White groups would help foster division in the broader society. WRONG. It does not cause division. Rather, it is a response to the division that already exists. I am not offering tribalism as an alternative to a harmonious pluralistic society; I am offering it as an alternative to isolation. Globalism and multiculturalism lead to atomization, which leads to loneliness, which leads to existential despair. Tribalism or nationalism is about belonging. Belonging to something larger than yourself means having a sense of purpose in life. In a secular sense of the word, it is salvation.
In my next article, I will discuss specifically how I believe we should approach the matter of helping our people. Before concluding this article, I will state my personal opinion: direct activism and publicity stunts will generally be ineffective, and can often backfire. We need to focus our attention on networking with like-minded European-Americans and quietly working behind the scenes to build the infrastructure for the alternative society we want to create.