World War One is one of the hardest subjects to teach at the university level because its causes are, to the modern student, absolutely nonsensical. Words like “empire” and “nationalism” have to be pretty thoroughly and carefully defined before the lessons can even move forward because most students aged 18 to 23 don’t truly understand what they mean. Most students seem to have “nationalism” and “patriotism” mixed up and, thus, when a chapter heading in a book about the history of the West from 1877 to 1939 says “The Rise of Nationalism,” they are often puzzled about how that might contribute to the start of a war in which millions die.
But, as we know, it did, it can, it does and it will again. Here.
The United States today is very much like the Balkans were under the Austro-Hungarian Empire. We have hundreds–not dozens–hundreds of racial groups, ethnic groups, languages, religions, sects, political philosophies, economic classes, sub-classes and regional subcultures on our patch(es) of the North American continent. Many of these groups, sects and classes necessarily, historically and eternally work at cross purposes and, were a strong dissuading force like the Federal Government to disappear or significantly weaken, they would probably fight and kill each other in pretty short order if enough of a crisis were to come along.
Another sobering similarity between Europe 1913 and USA 2013 is the pervasiveness of “non-representative imperialism.” The Serbs were Slavs and, as Slavic racial awareness increased in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, so did the political chafing by Slavs at the fact that they were not politically closer to the Russian Empire, an empire of a more Slavic nature that the Austro-Hungarian House of Habsburg. As the A.H. Empire came to serve the interests of its Serbians less and less under the flip and arrogant Franz Ferdinand (who held the Serbs in pretty open contempt as “pigs”), the murmurs of Serbo-Slavic Nationalism became a political roar. It can be repeatedly seen as an historical truth that, for whatever reason, people don’t live peacefully or contentedly for very long under rulers that don’t reflect their racial or ethnic identity, especially when those rulers lose the ability to keep discontent to a minimum. At that point, client groups would rather live in civil war and squalor under their own kind than in relative progress and peace under Whitey. (SEE ALSO: The Entire African Continent).
In that vein, a sort of political imperialism exists here in America. Minorities are served under the “empire” of the center-left progressivism of the Democrats. The traditional White majority’s interests are served–though much less robustly everyday–by the center-right conservatism of the Republicans. If an empire’s health is apparent by the unity of its constituents, the Democrats are winning this miniature, political World War One here in the US; the tide seems to have turned pretty decisively in their favor. Whether this is a long-term political trend or not is hard to say. The demographic rot of America hints that it may be. Maybe.
The loose linchpin in the progressive’s wheel is the ability to keep giving gifts. The political potlatch that keeps ghetto-dwellers and those programmed to be discontented voting for the usual gang is based upon the productive power of the economy it’s stolen from. In the case of the US, that power is waning and, as that power obviously wanes at the same time that our national politics have become embarrassingly bush league, our perceived ability to repay debts is lessened and we will have a harder time getting credit. And the spiral downward, if unchecked, will increase in speed. At the rate we are going, we will have our own “Greek Debt Crisis” before we get spending and the hemorrhaging of industry under control. But I’m betting it will be exponentially worse than what has happened in Greece. It’s a matter of inertia.
If that is indeed the case, I fully expect an openly and unabashedly pro-White, anti-immigration force to emerge on the right within the next ten years and I expect that force to be very popular. Whatever person or party this is and however the reaction to him/her/it goes will be the precursor to a very difficult and potentially violent period in American political history.
And I believe we will all be alive to see it.