Culture is race – The doublethink.

Just over a year ago I wrote a piece titled Culture is Race. This is the key part of the article:

Likewise, a great deal of propaganda is given over to the glories of Australian aboriginal culture. One only has to lay claim to a one sixteenth genealogy and have that ratified by an aboriginal tribe and then the culture is open to that person. Failure to possess that genealogy negates any claim at being aboriginal.

Curiouser and curiouser. Sounds like biology, ancestry, and heritage to me. Sounds like race. Of course, the common theme here is that it is only racist when whites seek to do the same.

Biology, ancestry, and heritage are the building blocks of culture and they are all bound together by race. The mindless buffoons who prattle on about how they “fucking love science” might worship the existential mysteries of climate change, but the one area of science that they really don’t like is biology. And that is because biology holds deeply uncomfortable truths for the acolytes on the left.

Their orthodoxy of multiculturalism, diversity is our strength, civic nationalism, and unfettered immigration rests entirely on the premise that everyone in the world is the same and interchangeable, but white men are evil and must be defeated. The fact that these two opinions cancel each other out is intentional; membership of the prog orthodoxy depends upon being able “to hold simultaneously two opinions which cancelled out, knowing them to be contradictory and believing in both of them.”

The quote is from George Orwell’s 1984. The technique is known as “doublethink”.

On my piece this week on the sins of multiculturalism I received a number of comments from Mark T who is completely opposed to the idea that race has anything to do with culture.

Adam – If there is a valid point in there I’ve missed, it’s because I can’t get past your ridiculous assertion at the start that “race is culture”. This implies a successful culture is a matter of DNA rather than choice and effort. It’s unfair not only to those who have successfully rebelled against their backward native culture (eg: Hirsi Ali), but gives unearned credit to white losers who have no inkling of what Western Civilization even is.

There is no choice and effort in culture. There is no choice and effort in being born. There is no choice and effort in having parents. There is no choice and effort in growing up in a Dutch culture as opposed to a Nigerian culture.

It is entirely random.

If you were born into a western civilization culture, in terms of numbers you won the lottery about 1000 times over. The biological lottery. The culture lottery. The race lottery. The randomness of the world cares not one whit as to what you think is fair or unfair.

Is a “white loser” undeserving of his place in the cultural and racial totem pole as Mark T claims? Of course not. This snobbishness is typical of people who live a comfortable life in unremarkable times. The “white losers” that Mark T disparages come from the same social class whose numbers were overwhelming amongst the diggers who defended Tobruk or who stopped the Japs on the Kokoda Trail.

The fact that race and culture are unearned drives people like Mark T crazy, not just because they are snobs but because they hate the very idea of randomness. They want to be completely in control of their lives and any biological realities that contradict that awful truth must be opposed.

On many other topics you acknowledge that achievement comes from free will – choices and actions, and not determined by our DNA. Why you don’t apply the same principle to this topic is beyond me.

For the simple reason that there doesn’t exist any semblance of free will, choices, or actions in biology, ancestry, or heritage. They are entirely random. They are completely outside of our control. So much so that the idea of reincarnation should rightly terrify anyone who has even a modest understanding of the amount of randomness involved here. Not just for race, but for biological sex, intelligence, inherent defects, and one’s environment.

As a white heterosexual, intelligent, non-leftist, healthy, funny, devastatingly handsome, and modest Australian male, I didn’t just win the lottery; I won the lottery a million times over. The only aspect I missed out on was being born rich, (bastards).

The progs hate us not just because we are so much better than them; they hate us because they want life to be fair and our existence is biological proof of the fallacy of that childish desire.

Of course race is culture. You don’t get to pick your race and you don’t get to pick your culture either. It is the biological lottery of life. You don’t get to pick your parents, you don’t get to pick your ancestors, and you don’t get to pick your heritage. You get no say in the matter whatsoever.

This is why civic nationalism is nonsense. I can choose to go and live in another country; I can ape the norms and customs of the native inhabitants as much as I like; I can even apply for this “citizenship” thing that we give away to anyone who turns up with a pulse. But I will always be whence I came.

I can only assume you’re the metaphorical Darth Vader, who’s hatred for the Left has become all consuming and driven you to the dark side, robbing you of any perspective or rationality on this issue.

Vox Day proclaims himself as the ‘Dark Lord of Evil” but I get to be Darth Vader. I’ll take that.

And I have a great deal of perspective and rationality on this issue, much more than most. I have lived and worked on 4 different continents, including Africa. I have been an immigrant myself. I am even now starting afresh in the Dutch culture. I would very much like the comforting bosom of believing that at some point in the future I too can become Dutch.

But I cannot. I will always be the outsider for as long as I remain here. I can never be Dutch. And I sincerely hope that I never fall prey to doublethink.

 

10 thoughts on “Culture is race – The doublethink.

  1. areukittenme

    Something Mark T said struck me. “On many other topics you acknowledge that achievement comes from free will – choices and actions, and not determined by our DNA.”

    I think our choices & actions are shaped by our DNA. “DNA carries the genetic instructions used in the growth, development, functioning and reproduction of all known living organisms.” It determines our biology; our brain size & IQ, our disposition for aggression, rebellion and creativity, our R/K reproduction selection strategies, our work ethic/laziness. If you have the IQ of 70, the equivalent of a 12 year old European child, it doesn’t matter how hard you try, you will never pass the exams to become a doctor, for example. DNA is important and determines everything else. Race matters.

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  2. hebridescelticviking

    Free will is a Christian belief.

    Fated is the Heathen belief.

    I believe we have aspects of both, we’re fated, yet have the free will to steer our destiny along the path we take.

    Which makes biological and meta religious sense, being we derive from Heathen ancestors who were Christianised.

    Maybe we should make a new religion, based in science and religious philosophy.

    Then convert all the atheist progs, while kicking Richard Dawkins arse. 😀

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  3. You say we are lucky to be born in a western society, that it was random. This, to me, seems to imply there is a soul, and that soul was randomly sucked into a western body at birth. Jackpot.

    I am unconvinced there is a soul and disagree. I don’t think luck has anything to do with the reason we were born in a western country. We are here because our parents live in a western country and there parents before and so on. The wealth and opportunity awarded to a westerner is an inheritance. It’s evolution. Is a bird lucky to have wings? Is a fish lucky to have gills?

    My ancestors built, fought, and died so that there genes would have a better chance of surviving.
    I am here, not by luck, but by design.

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  4. I agree with some of what fockey said. Our ancestors did build, fight, and die so that their genes would have a better chance of surviving. Where luck comes in is that WE/YOU were born to those ancestors. You have absolutely no control over that. You just are. You could have been born as a woman in a middle eastern country just as easily. That’s the genetic lottery. I don’t think the concept of a soul is necessary for the lottery argument to be valid.

    Fish have gills, Birds have wings due to evolution. Western society is not evolutionary, at least not in the same way. At least in as much as evolution allows those animals to survive and reproduce, the others without the advantage die. Nature is a cruel bitch.

    Western civilization is dying by its own hand, allowing the societies without the advantage to topple us in the name of _____ (Fill in the blank with a Prog word) You don’t see birds and fish doing that. So the comparison isn’t that valid.

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  5. Sauron of McKay -“WE/YOU were born to those ancestors”

    Again, this implies there was a WE/YOU that existed before being born. If that is true, then yes I would agree it was good luck.

    If we agree that we did not exist before the moment our ancestors created us, then all of our self is made up of the DNA and environment provided by our ancestors. Our existence is not the result of a random occurrence. It is the result of the conscience decision of our forefathers to continue their bloodline and create an inheritance of wealth and culture.

    This sort thing has been going on since life climbed out of the slime. It’s evolution, and evolution has nothing to do with luck. Evolution is a competition in adapting to your environment. It’s win lose A-B testing.

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    1. areukittenme

      I have never really considered whether a soul exists before conception. Floating around looking for a foetus to reside in… I think maybe not. It makes more sense that I am a product of my ancestors and their evolution.

      Evolution is driven by luck and randomness though. Mutations in DNA causing biological changes either help or hinder survival. Plus environments change. A black moth living in a forest after a fire sweeps through turning the trees black will survive more easily – through sheer luck. For a while anyway.

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  6. Take your average Dutchman and your average Englishman. Going by DNA you would be hard pressed to tell the difference, but what a difference in culture. An immigrant into a different culture can never hope to overcome that, even if they are racially indistinct. There will always be that sense of an outsider looking in. However, by inter-marrying and raising their children into that culture (language, customs, food, and norms) their children’s children might become that.

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  7. Dave

    “This is why civic nationalism is nonsense. I can choose to go and live in another country; I can ape the norms and customs of the native inhabitants as much as I like; I can even apply for this “citizenship” thing that we give away to anyone who turns up with a pulse. But I will always be whence I came”.

    I really think one needs to spend time abroad to make this point clear Adam.

    I live/work in Japan, and last summer I had friends visit me. We did a road trip to Kyoto. Whilst there, we were approached by numerous groups of school kids with practice sheets to ask questions and write responses in English.

    First truism. These 12-14 year old’s walked right up to us and spoke in English. Not for a second did they think four white, Anglo Saxon looking guys would be conversing in any other language. The only unknown was which English speaking nation we came from. They did not approach any Asians and ask these questions. Had I been a ‘Chinese-Australian’ they would have walked right past me without giving it a second thought.

    The questions were invariable the same. The kids asked us our names, and where we are from. They asked if we enjoyed Japan, what our favourite Japanese food was etc. What was fascinating was the absolute delight they took when we told them how great we thought Japan was. Beaming with pride. They were elated to have us there. It was not the typical fake leftist ‘cultural dialogue rubbish’. These kids were actually interested in speaking with us. We were equally as excited when one of the kids said his name was ‘Yoda’. All four of us burst out laughing, then started cheering and patting him on the back while chanting his name. It is obviously not an unusual name for them, and they thought we were nuts, but for us it was great fun. Afterwards we got a photo with a big group of them and their teachers. A genuinely great exchange between two very different races and cultures of people.

    Then we got to the final question on their sheet – ‘when are you leaving’?. Every. Single. Time. I would need to repeat at least 3 times that I actually lived there. The look of bewilderment on their faces was priceless. The concept that I would live in their country just seemed alien. Not the slightest bit of hostility, just a recognition that Japan is not for non Japanese.

    One phrase we encountered sums up this mindset. The next day we were in Nara, which has deer wandering around which you can feed. My brother wanted to but had no food to offer. A group of kids next to us saw the predicament, and one of them said in Japanese to the one with the food, quote (as a direct translation), “Give the outsider the bread”.

    What a people. What a country. The kids just instinctively get it. Welcoming, friendly, proud of their country, but at the same time, there is no question as to whether one can adopt Japanese nationality. As you say Adam, you are born Japanese. May it always be the case.

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