How much Popular Support is There for the White Rights Movement’s Core Ideals? – Part 2: What Does it All Mean?

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In my last post, I listed a large number of statistics on the racial opinions of average White people. The point was mostly to find out 1) how race conscious and racially aware the average White person actually is, and 2) how much support our core ideals as a movement are likely to find among the White electorate: where are we strongest, and where do we need to do more work?

Overall, the statistical groundwork is very encouraging. The statistics I cited in part 1 show that what many White advocates have long believed seems more or less true: a large plurality of White people care about White interests and have a positive sense of identity as White people that is meaningful to them.

The most exciting statistics are that 52% of White people believe it is “very/extremely important for White people to work together to change laws that are unfair to Whites.” That is astounding and elating. After all, a White identity movement needs White people to want to work together for pro-White policies. Over half of the White population thinks it is not only important, but VERY important for White people to stand together in support of White interests. Add on those that answered that it was “moderately important” (22%) and you get 74% of White people who think it is at least moderately important. What is even better is that only 16% of Whites said it was “not at all important” for White people to work together to make the law fair for Whites.

Large pluralities or majorities of the White population also say that they “feel closer” to other Whites than to Blacks” (42%), that “being White” is very/extremely important to them (40%), that the White race has a “distinct culture that should be preserved” (77%), and that their own racial identity is important to them (74%).

This is a perfect landscape for a White identity movement to rise to power. Contrary to what it might sometimes seem, it appears the average White person actually has a reasonably strong racial identity.

The important question to ask here is: if more than half of White people think it is very important for Whites to stand up for other Whites why don’t they do it?

In the political arena today, the lack of racial cohesion in the White community seems obvious. A White person simply cannot count on other White people to have his back if he makes a pro-White statement and gets in hot water over it from leftists.

In the White Nationalist movement there has been a longstanding debate over why this is, with answers ranging from the ideal that White people are biologically less likely to be racially loyal (the pathological altruism theory), to the rise of feminism (the female emotionalism theory), to arguments that the general populace will always be led astray easily and elites must keep them in line (the anti-democracy theory). But more democratic minded White Nationalists like myself have always argued something different: that average White people are more race conscious than their actions (or more properly lack of action) would indicate, because they are quite simply afraid to speak out. They do not have power in society and they know it.

Additionally, it is likely that the average White person has no idea how many other White people share their views. It is in this way, that these statistics in themselves may be a tool for outreach: we should spread them far and wide. By letting the average White person know that in fact, a great many, if not most, other White people agree with him that White racial identity and loyalty are important, it can help to embolden average White people to speak out about what they really believe. We are seeing some of this already with the Trump effect.

As far as race-realism is concerned, the numbers are harder to come by, but those that we have indicate that a majority of White people are at least open to biological explanations of racial differences: around 75% believe that race is real rather than being an imagined social construct, over half of Whites believe that genes play at least some role in intelligence (86%), athleticism (81%), and violence (64%), and  when asked specifically to say how much they thought genes were responsible for racial differences in “the drive to succeed, math ability, tendency to act violently, and intelligence” 50% chose an answer that indicated they believed genes played at least some role, even if small.

Additionally the average White person appears to believe that White people face a lot of racial discrimination today, more so than Blacks, and on average Whites tend to reject White guilt where they can. This usually takes the form of denying that there is much racial discrimination against non-Whites today, since most White people don’t have enough knowledge of White history to be able to counter the historical side of the White guilt myth.

There is even surprisingly high disfavor for interracial marriage: over 40% of White people say it is better to marry someone of the same race, and almost 30% would be bothered if a family member married interracially. Despite all the propaganda, 10% of White people continue to support criminalization of interracial marriage. While there is certainly a chance that this 10% is mostly very elderly White people, and therefore can be expected to disappear in coming years, the number is still interesting to see.

The statistics, somewhat surprisingly, come out weaker on support for a racially homogenous country (i.e. White Nationalism), however I suspect these statistics aren’t the full story. First off, I could not find any question that directly tapped attitudes about racial homogeneity in a country, we are mostly gauging support for this from questions about whether or not people are worried about the projected non-White majority future, or whether they are bothered by many non-Whites living close by. I suspect that the reality is much more like the rest of the statistical set on this one.

There is also evidence of a weakness when it comes to people understanding that it is a good thing to discriminate.

And with all of these, it is important to remember that support is likely at least somewhat higher than the statistics indicate, since researchers have found that—unsurprisingly due to how White people are shamed for pro-White views—surveys not infrequently underestimate the amount of White support for politically incorrect views on race.

What Can We Learn?

These statistics demonstrate that the average White person is already quite open to most of our views. What we must do is find a way to reach them, and present our views in such a way that they tap into the beliefs we have seen measured in these statistics.

For instance, practically the strongest statistical area here is racial identity and loyalty. I am not at all surprised about this. What it means is that messages that are positive about White identity, and that talk about racial loyalty against anti-White policies, actions, attitudes, etc. will likely be more successful than messages that focus on negatives about non-Whites. This is what I have always believed, and it’s nice to see it vindicated in statistics: White people care about other White people, they don’t care about non-Whites (this is the way it should be). Messages that come off as “hateful”, or seem to have no purpose but to attack non-Whites are likely to put people off. Frankly, this means most of the JQ stuff.  Most White people are going to see this as merely an attack against another identity, rather than something positive about White identity. That’s not going to draw them in, it’s going to push them away.

We should capitalize on this strong point: make our messages positive appeals to White identity and White racial solidarity. This will at least bring people in. Where they go from there will depend, but they will get through the door. That’s where we need to get them.

We must also give them the facts to give them confidence that they can make a good argument in favor of White interests.

I am sure there are other insights to be gleaned, but I won’t try to do an exhaustive analysis. These are the biggest take-aways I have right now. If you have any other insights comment below!

 

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