Editor’s note: This is a talk given at the Awakening Conference in Turku, Finland, April 6, 2019.
There are obviously many challenges for White people in the West, starting with the fact that throughout the West the media and academic culture are absolutely dedicated to importing new peoples into lands traditionally dominated by people of European descent. In every case, this transformation has been a top-down phenomenon, as described mainly for the United States in my book The Culture of Critique, in the UK by Andrew Joyce, in Australia by Brenton Sanderson, and in Sweden by .M. Eckehart. By this, I mean that there was never a popular movement demanding more immigration anywhere in the West. In general, these changes occurred as a result of activism by specific groups—my view is that Jewish groups were critical in every case. These activists have had ties to elite institutions in the media, the academic world, powerful institutions like the EU, and the political process. The policies they advocated aimed at changing government policy in a context where there was no public discussion of the long-term effects this would have on native populations. And in every case, the mainstream media has had a record of promoting immigration and preventing discussion of the negative consequences, either now or in the future, to native populations. This is because, quite obviously, these changes do not benefit native populations. It’s one thing to import temporary workers for real economic needs. It’s quite another thing to make them voting citizens, particularly when they typically have quite different interests in public policy on immigration and on the economic policies related to the availability of public goods like free healthcare, education, and welfare benefits. Most want free stuff. In the U.S., 63% of non-citizens and 50% of naturalized immigrants (i.e., the ones who become citizens) access welfare programs. The great majority of non-European immigrants have come from countries with lower IQ—a trait that is not easily influenced by changed environments. I would be interested in seeing a similar analysis for Finland.
The result of these shifts is that in most Western countries the traditionally dominant populations will be replaced within the lifetimes of many of the people who are alive today. In the United States, maybe even an old guy like me, White Americans are projected to become a minority at least by 2040 and likely sooner. Moreover, we are already at a tipping point because the Democrat Party, which is entirely in favour of replacing the White population, gets around 45% of its votes from non-Whites, so that even though many Whites have deserted the party in recent years, the growth of the non-White population combined with a still-significant number of Whites voting Democrat means that it will be impossible for Republicans to win national elections in the near future—indeed, as early as 2020. Add to that the fact that many Republicans favor high levels of immigration and because Pres. Trump has been unable or unwilling to fulfil his campaign promises; far too many Republicans are agents of big business and want to import cheap labor—and they are deathly afraid of being called a racist if they resist immigration. Illegal aliens now residing in the US have a huge incentive to have children because of birthright citizenship—people born here are citizens, so their parents can claim welfare and other financial support; again 63% are on welfare. It’s not surprising that they don’t want to leave.
What has happened as a result of Trump’s election is a good example of how difficult it will be to put through a pro-White policy to address the demographic disaster that is unfolding even if a nationalist-sounding politician is elected. From the very beginning of Trump’s administration, he has been beset with investigations and lawsuits, and there has been a torrent of hatred and invective directed at him in the media and on social media like Twitter and Facebook. Comparisons of Trump with Hitler and Nazism have been routine, during the campaign and since he became president. This is unprecedented in American history. Trump has been unable to get any good immigration-related legislation through Congress because of unanimous Democrat opposition and significant opposition from Republicans. And the courts have routinely ruled against him in the many jurisdictions with liberal judges.
But Trump is far from blameless in all this. He has not pursued other things that he could do, such as declare an end to birth-right citizenship. Recently it has gotten worse as Trump has declared a desire for increasing the level of legal immigration.
The worst part is the reality is that even if immigration were stopped tomorrow, there will be a non-White majority in the near future. Already a majority of children are non-White, and, while White birth rates have stagnated, Blacks and Latinos continue to have higher birth rates. Solutions that would preserve a White majority will soon be a political impossibility within the democratic process. But a cataclysmic upheaval that would result in violence and economic disaster is also not welcome—but, I hate to say it, it is perhaps the only way for White survival.
Psychological Mechanisms Being Used Against Us
Personality Systems and White Replacement. There are psychological mechanisms that facilitate this ongoing disaster. These mechanisms generally revolve around individualism and are the topic of a book I am in the last stages of putting together on the Western liberal tradition. I could spend the whole hour on this but I thought that since I am in Finland, I would discuss evolutionary psychologist Edward Dutton’s excellent new book, The Silent Rape Epidemic: How the Finns Were Groomed to Love Their Abusers. I should think that all Finns would be interested in this book just because it’s about Finland, but what strikes me is the similarity between Finland and other Scandinavian and northwest European countries, Sweden (the “Humanitarian Superpower”) being the exemplar. This is despite the fact that Finland is a genetic outlier from other Western countries. Finland has many of the same problems of other Western countries resulting from Muslim and African migration. Dutton notes a 2018 study by the Finnish Police Academy found that 93% of rapes by foreigners in Finland in 2016 had been committed by men from Islamic countries.
So why isn’t there a public outcry and a new government that would end migration and begin the deportation process? Dutton notes that until quite recently, the identities of rapists were not disclosed to the public, either by the media (which trends left as elsewhere in the West) or the police. The names of Muslim criminals were redacted from police and court press releases as well. Official reports spoke only of men “of foreign background,” as if Finnish women “were being attacked by German tourists or Japanese guest lecturers from the local university.”
To their great credit, Junes Lokka and his fiancée Tiina Wiik, who was master of ceremonies for the Awakening conference and does a video podcast with Ramzpaul, began livestreaming phone-ins and interviews on YouTube. They also maintained contacts with ‘Alt Right’ figures worldwide: both Jared Taylor and Kevin MacDonald, for instance, have appeared on their internet shows. In 2017, Lokka won election to the Oulu city council as an independent, with Wiik serving as vice-councilor.
Dutton shows that Finns have the highest IQ of any European group. They are also high on what I term the” affectional system” related to nurturance, love and close family relationships This system is designed to cement husband-wife pair bonding and close family relationships between parents and children that are especially essential in a harsh environment such as the far north, where children need the investment of both parents to survive.
Related to this, Dutton finds the Finns have high social anxiety and a desire to please. In other words, they are concerned to have a good reputation in their moral community. (My view is that White people, especially northwest Europeans are prone to forming moral communities based on a moral reputation rather than kinship connections.) They want to please others and they have anxiety about being ostracized from the community, which makes them more conformist. They do not want to dissent from the moral consensus that defines the community. Being ostracized from the small face-to-face communities that Finns and many other northwest Europeans evolved in was certain evolutionary death.
Dutton also notes their low self-esteem which is linked to being low on extraversion. Extraverted people are outgoing and sociable; they are more likely to take risks and tend to evaluate situations by exaggerating benefits and minimizing possible costs—a dangerous strategy in a harsh environment where the downsides are all too real. Extraverts tend to high self-esteem, and often have inflated self-images, and they tend toward aggression, the males toward high testosterone. High self-esteem makes it more likely that you will have self-confidence and trust your own judgement in evaluating risks—again, not a good strategy in a harsh environment. For example, Black children have inflated self-esteem compared to Whites, and they are more extraverted on average, have higher testosterone, and are more aggressive and more involved in crime and other risky behaviors. But even among other introverted groups, Finns stand out. Dutton cites a study comparing the Swedes, the Estonians and the Finns—all relatively introverted compared to other human groups — that found that Finns are by far the least talkative and the most reserved, even when talking to their own babies (Tulviste et al., 2003).
This then shows up in low-self-esteem. A Finnish sociologist named Tarja Laine has studied the national inferiority complex in detail:
She claims Finns are often ‘discontented with the nation’ and ‘ashamed of themselves.’ Laine argues that there is a history of self-stigmatization in Finland, because Finnishness was defined as ‘inferior to the rest of Europe’ [and] also notes how deeply concerned Finns were about what foreigners would think of them when they hosted the summer Olympics in 1952.
This combination of high average IQ and being high on nurturance/love and introversion is also combined with not having many genetic outliers—people who are extreme on IQ or personality. Such people were likely less prone to stand out in the group and thus be ostracized from the moral communities of traditional Finnish society which, as Dutton notes, lasted much longer than elsewhere in Europe because industrialization came so late—not really until the 1950s. Dutton also emphasizes that industrialization results in accumulating negative genes, as selection pressures are relaxed—a possible explanation for why we see so many weird sexual non-conformists these days in the West.
In any case, the result is a society much like Sweden, where people strongly conform and do not ‘rock the boat;’ a society in which there is a very high level of trust in those who rise to power, and of course, this can be abused if sociopaths or people in power are eager to signal their virtue to other the powers that dominate the EU and are entirely in favor of replacement-level migration.
Our Poisonous Culture. A second set of mechanisms being used against us relate to culture. Evolutionary psychologists have not been properly sensitive to the enormous gulf between humans and animals resulting from human general intelligence and other systems related to cognitive function. The downside of this in the present age is that it allows humans to come under the influence of the surrounding culture in a context where the surrounding culture is poisonous and utterly opposed to our interests. We are inundated with ideas and ideologies emanating from the academic world and the media: there is no such thing as race; genetics is not important; there are no biologically based race differences in intelligence; Africans fail in Western societies because of White racism; diversity is a strength—our greatest strength, etc.
Modern humans are exposed to an often-bewildering array of cultural messages emanating from prestigious institutions in the academic world and the media. In Finland that would mean universities like the Universities of Helsinki and Turku. The people creating these messages need not—and often don’t— have the same interests as the recipients of the messages. It is a commonplace that media images have important effects on behavior even though people are often unaware that their behavior is inﬂuenced by the images.85 These images are often engineered by propagandists and advertisers who are consciously attempting to inﬂuence the recipients of the messages in ways that conform to the propagandists’ interests, not those of the audience.
More important, media messages and academic culture—both dominated by the anti-White left in America and Western Europe—have been able to shape the discussion of issues related to White identity and interests. The culture of critique has become the explicit culture of the West, endlessly repeated in media messages but packaged differently for people of different levels of intelligence and education, and for people with different interests and from different subcultures.86 White people are constantly exposed to suffering non-Whites as proper candidates for immigration and refugee status. They are exposed to messages intended to induce guilt for the history of slavery and dispossession of the Native Americans.
In attempting to ﬁnd a way out of this morass, therefore, changing the explicit culture is critical. Trump’s election in the teeth of massive media opposition and now his exoneration on media-manufactured claims about colluding with Russia show that massive numbers of Whites don’t trust elite culture, and that will only increase as time goes on. To paraphrase Bill Clinton’s presidential campaign slogan, it’s the explicit culture, stupid. Changing the explicit culture is critical, and in particular legitimizing a strong sense among Whites not only to identify as Whites but to realize that Whites have legitimate interests as Whites. This will not happen in the establishment media, but it is happening anyway for the reasons I mentioned. Proud and conﬁdent explicit assertions of ethnic identity and interests among White people, and the creation of communities and sub-cultures where such explicit assertions are considered normal and natural rather than a reason for ostracism. The fact that such assertions appeal to some important psychological mechanisms is certainly an asset. It’s always easier to go with a natural tendency than to oppose it. And in this case, opposing our natural ethnocentric tendencies by using our quintessentially human prefrontal inhibitory control against our own ethnic interests is nothing less than a death sentence.
 The fact that the incredible media hype around Trump’s supposed Russia collusion has collapsed is a major blow to the establishment media in the U.S.—and that’s all to the good.