Eric Paulson: Nine Reasons for an Ingathering

After a series of defeats and setbacks spanning over half a century the perennial question asked by White racialists is, what is to be done? [1] This essay is an updated answer to that question.

Any plan of action must take stock of the present situation. We must deal with the fact that as a collective, conscious entity European Americans have last control of all the institutions of society — government at all levels and branches, mass media, schools, and churches. Given the political, social, and most of all demographic changes of the past fifty years it is very unlikely we will ever again enjoy the racial-cultural hegemony in North America our people took for granted in the past. Thus the idea of a largely segregated, biracial society, always an unstable and never completely satisfactory arrangement, has now been and should remain discarded.

Premised upon the above statements the idea of a partition of North America along racial lines has garnered favor among White racialists. This idea was proposed as far back as the early twentieth century.[2] It has gained traction especially since the publication of Wilmot Robertson’s Enthnostate (Howard Allen ,1992). Secession, the fraternal twin of partition, has also won a following among small groups of fundamentalist Christians, libertarians, and ecologists. The partition of North America could, of course, only come about within the context of the most profound political and social change imaginable.

Despite some rumblings from the Tea Party, our society is not yet in a revolutionary mode, though we may be entering a pre-Revolutionary period. Life in America has become increasingly constrained and unnatural, but a majority of European Americans have adapted and continue to prosper.[3] The result of losing control to hostile elites is, however, a regime dedicated to the destruction of us as a people. Unless explicitly threatened, these elites are not, as a general rule, dedicated to our destruction as individuals. As individuals most Whites still live lives of health, comfort, and convenience undreamed of a century ago.

This, in a nutshell, is our present conundrum. The system has slated European Americans for minority status within a generation, yet the vast majority of Whites are too cowed, sated, or bemused to offer anything more than token resistance. As Michael O’Meara and others have noted, those who are alarmed by declining White political and cultural influence will usually look no further than the authority of the Bible and the Constitution as a means of rescue. We need to accept the above factors as given for the near term.

At first glance the situation seems terminal. Fortunately the system has its own serious problems. The greatest of these appears to be economic, but current foreign policy is also problematic. In a classic example of imperial overreach the elites of the globalist empire have become addicted to mammon and to power. As with most addicts, our elites will not change their behavior until their system has run off the rails. There is a general realization that the current economic downturn is both quantitatively and qualitatively different from previous post-war recessions. The system is not on the verge of collapse. The regime will probably be able to patch and repair for another decade or so, but the present economic dislocation is at least the beginning of the final chapter for the existing world order.

Once the central government is bankrupt or forced into extreme austerity it will no longer be able to pay its clients and minions and both its physical and psychological authority over Middle America will break down. This does not mean the entire social order will collapse, but out of necessity political control and economic activity will devolve to more local and regional entities. Given our federalist past, the states are the most likely recipients of much of this default authority

At this point the above scenario sounds similar to many rightwing analyses: The system will collapse. Racially conscious Whites will then rise up and take over the government and other major institutions. This assessment of our predicament is half correct. There is very little real rebellion left in White America, and by their own efforts alone, revolutionaries are rarely able to topple the system in power. The main problem with the above beliefs is that it can breed complacency, inaction, or despair — none of which is justified.

The present system will fall as all empires throughout history have fallen. But as many hardheaded members of our cause have pointed out, we cannot know the time and the exact circumstances of the system’s demise. It is entirely possible that the present regime will collapse only after it has completed its task of destroying White America as a nation. Another possibility is that revolutionary change could bring about a situation even more harmful to our people then the current system.

These two factors — that time is running out and that when the inevitable fall comes it may not benefit us — define the tasks required of racial nationalists. First, we need to buy time to insure that the integrity of our racial/cultural community will outlast the empire. Second, we need to be in position to take advantage of the situation when the system stumbles. The window of opportunity may be brief.

There is only one strategy that can accomplish the goals of both preserving and positioning our people — an ingathering of Whites on a mass scale to those areas of North America that are still overwhelmingly European American.

This is certainly not an entirely new plan. Richard Butler had his Ten-percent Solution back in the 1980s. He envisioned the five states (ten percent of 50) in the northwest quadrant of the US as a homeland for American Whites. Harold Covington has since reduced the area down to three and one-third states for his Northwest Imperative. His compact area is to facilitate the formation of a revolutionary organization capable of fighting a war of independence as described in his Northwest Quartet novels. Another idea for White communities is that of Pioneer Little Europe (PLE). Apparently this plan involves forming separate ethnic communities without having a racial-exclusive state.

Without advocating any specific plan, this writer strongly supports the strategy of a European-American Ingathering (E-AI). Such a strategy envisions hundreds of thousands of European Americans voluntarily relocating from Sun Belt and mid-latitude urban areas to overwhelmingly Whites towns and small cities farther north. European Americans living in states with large non-White populations should relocate to states with at least 75 percent non-Hispanic White population as of 2010.[4]

Once relocated Whites should integrate themselves into their new communities by becoming as civically engaged as possible. They must not isolate themselves in remote cabins or armed compounds. White racialists should be among the people who are active in local government, run for a school board seat, join the local sportsmen club and historical society.[5]

What are the immediate and midterm advantages of such a migration plan? I count nine; two of the most important benefits have already been touched upon. [1] Whites moving into still predominately Whites areas will tend to keep those areas White. As employment and housing opportunities become available they will likely go to other White persons. [2] By becoming civically active, racially conscious Whites will be in positions to take advantage of any weakness shown by the center. Once circumstances have thrust authority upon the hinterlands it is hoped that European Americans have enough intestinal fortitude to defend what is theirs.

[3] This plan builds on the naturally occurring phenomenon of White flight. During the 1950s and 60s White flight was to the suburbs. Today and in the future White flight will be interstate as White Californians move the Pacific Northwest and East Coast urbanites move to northern New England.

[4] The E-AI requires no organization or coordination above the familial level. A combination of the kook factor, general paranoia, lack of strong leadership, and establishment hostility has made organizing an effective White organization difficult to say the least.[6] [5] The E-AI will avoid ideological conflicts and can be largely covert or entirely covert if an individual so chooses. Folks are moving for elbow room, clean air, lower cost of living, etc., but certainly not for any explicitly racial considerations.

[6] White migrants will actually receive the benefits noted in reason #5. Nothing can improve the quality of life more quickly and to a greater extent than moving from a heavily non-White area to an overwhelmingly White area. Daily interactions at the supermarket, post office, and filling station are likely to be more pleasant and efficient in a White society. We’re not talking utopia here. Not every White person is friendly and capable, just as not every non-White is surly and inept. But homogeneous White communities tend to be more harmonious and better-organized places.

[7] White nationalists claim that their goal is a separate homeland for European Americans. Yet incredibly, most such advocates choose — yes, voluntarily decide — to live in states and regions with large non-White populations! I do not question the sincerity of such individuals, some of whom are valued friends and comrades. But I would ask them: How can anyone outside our cause take us seriously if we are not willing to live our beliefs? As devoted Christians put it, you must live your faith. If we want a separate White homeland then we should be willing to begin creating such a state to the extent that it is presently within our power to do so. If we are unwilling to walk the walk as well as talk the talk, our critics will be able to say: “White racists don’t really want a White society. They’d be bored in a white-bread world. They simply want to be in a position to dominate and exploit other peoples.” If White racialists want to live authentic lives, they need to be members of a White society to the degree that it is legally possible.

[8] With the US single-member districts, winner-takes-all election system, only by concentrating our numbers can we have a realistic chance of electoral success. While it is true that we’ll never be able to simply vote our way to victory, election campaigns can be effective in raising issues and developing networks. Electoral politics must be part of the mix, one element in a formula for success.

[9] By relocating White Americans will be involved in propaganda of the deed, in this case a nonviolent deed. As the old adage goes, actions speak louder than words. Actions affect the doer as well as the observer. White racialists often and correctly say there are no candidates worth voting for. Well, vote with your feet.

Three main criticisms of the E-AI idea are anticipated: one, it is just another retreat; two, if European Americans move, non-Whites will simply follow them; three, there are many predominately White areas in Blue States populated by liberals and leftists.

It should be noted that retreating is not necessarily cowardly. Sometimes it is a needed tactic as part of a larger overall strategy. Certainly it is better to retreat than to be overrun and annihilated. Persons who make the retreat criticism often claim their goal is to take back every square foot of the country. The problem with the take-it-all-back strategy is that it is simply unachievable.[7] Persons who hold this belief, while they may be earnest, are delusional. Perhaps the reality of having lost their country is so painful that they are in deep denial. Perhaps they live in an overwhelmingly White area and have not traveled widely within the US. Any plan of action must take into account the over 100 million non-Whites presently living in America.

The second criticism has some validity. Safe, prosperous White communities attract non-Whites, and because freedom of association has been denied us, there is no legal way to exclude them. But as stated above, Whites moving into already predominately White areas will likely keep them White. Plus, while we believe in good order and the rule of law, communities with sizable numbers of racial conscious Whites are apt to be less congenial to non-Whites than more diverse communities.

As for too many liberals in predominately White communities – race trumps ideology. It is better to live next door to a family of Nordic liberals than a conservative mestizo family. People can change their politics, but not their race. It is our job to change their politics.

The largest obstacle to an E-AI is that moving is inconvenient, if not downright difficult and expensive too. But I would ask: Are we the same race that began as steppe herders and horsemen and went on a volkswanderung that conquered the world? Does the blood of those who braved the North Atlantic in small ships and those who trekked 2000 miles along the Oregon Trail still flow in our veins?

We are now nearing the end of the first decade of the twenty-first century. It should be clear to all White racialists that the old republic has been dead now for many years. The time for denial is over. The time for mere theorizing is over. It is now time to begin to create something to replace the corrupt and perverted globalist empire. We cannot wait for a sign from heaven or a leader on a white horse. The E-AI will not begin with a stirring declaration or tolling bells. It will begin with a quiet decision by thousands of White individuals and families that they want to begin making a new America. What should be clear to all of our people is manifest to only a few. So it is incumbent on those few racially conscious Whites to lead the way through actions as well as the written and spoken word.

Eric Paulson is a pen name for a writer living in an overwhelmingly White part of America.


[1] What is to be Done? is, of course, the title of Lenin’s 1902 pamphlet outlining a strategy that proved successful during the upheaval of the Russian Revolution.

[2]In both The Passing of the Great Race and The Conquest of a Continent Madison Grant suggested leaving the lower Mississippi valley and Gulf coast to Blacks. Ironically, American communists of the 1930s advocated a similar solution to the US race problem.

[3] Most affluent Whites believe the brunt of race-based preferences has fallen on the White working and lower-middle classes. The internet writer/researcher “Yggdrasil” has found evidence that affirmative action has had a strong negative impact on middle and upper-middle Whites as well.

[4] Some astute demographer might point out that there are counties in Mississippi with higher White percentages than some counties in Minnesota. Counties, however, are creations of the states and have no independent power of their own, and they are too small an arena for racial separatism.

[5] To state the obvious, if a person presents himself as the know-it-all new guy, he will not find a warm reception. Get involved right away, but spend a few years doing more listening than talking.

[6] I do not minimize the importance of organization. The unaffiliated individual is always relatively powerless, and there is no example from history of leaderless resistance achieving anything substantial. The E-AI plan, however, does not require an organization. It would be ideal for White racialists to join and influence mainstream organizations to the extent they are able as well as be involved in more explicitly racial groups.

[7] The E-AI strategy applies only to North America. In Europe, the cradle of our race, the indigenous population must stand, fight, and take back every square meter of their homelands.

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