Why Ethno-Nationalism?

When it comes to people of different ethnicities you can, politically speaking, do one of two things with them; you can mix them together or you can separate them.

 

There are two forms of mixing:

Mix them as individuals – ‘assimilationism’

Or…

Mix them as groups – ‘multiculturalism’

 

And of course you can keep them separate:

Ethnic nationalism (also referred to as ethno-nationalism) or ethnic separatism

 

Here at the English National Resistance – North West, we firmly believe that a nation is definitely not a social or bureaucratic construct – it is, both biologically and culturally, a part and product of Nature. A corollary of that, of course, is that the human tendency towards ethnocentrism and national loyalty is also a product of Nature – and as such is an important part of what it means to be human. Consequently, we believe it would be neither possible nor desirable to eradicate such phenomena from the human experience.

We believe that those who believe in either assimilationism or multiculturalism have a strong tendency to do so because of a misreading of modern history. In short, they see ethnic nationalism as the primary cause of such problems as the Yugoslavian wars. They don’t often stop to think that maybe ethnic nationalism is a predictable reaction to certain circumstances, and that, in reality, the primary cause of nationalist violence is ethnic mixing – a cause we have more control over than the strength and prevalence of nationalist sentiment.

The truth of the matter is that World War II, etc. was caused by different ethnicities co-existing within the same states. Nationalism was a natural, human reaction to that. And the end of the war did not signify the victory over nationalism; it in actuality represented the victory of nationalism. The ethnic and political boundaries in Europe coincided more accurately than they had before, ushering in an era of unprecedented peace. And now what are European states doing? Mixing everybody up worse than ever.

 

If we look at human group psychology, there are two important social phenomena with regards to ethnicity: in-group amity and out-group enmity. In-group amity refers to positive feelings towards members of one’s own group; out-group enmity refers to negative feelings towards individuals who are not a member of one’s own group. The former is obviously a good thing; the latter not such a thing.

Now, as previously stated, you can mix people up as individuals, mix them up as groups or separate them as groups. All three have fairly predictable results:

Mixing people up as individuals (assimilationism) destroys both in-group amity and out-group hostility. People are too mixed-up for tribal conflict (at least in the short-term) but sharing the environment with dissimilar others tends to alienate people from the world around them and each other, and consequently all sense of belonging, community and social capital breaks down.

Mixing people up as groups (multiculturalism) increases both in-group amity and out-group hostility. In short, it produces cohesive groups, but these groups tend to engage in significant ethnic conflict. This can easily be seen from 20th century European history: Yugoslavia, for example (and also Northern Ireland where you have Irish Catholics mixed in with Anglo-Scotch Protestants.) At its worst this produces civil war, ethnic cleansing and even genocide.

Separating people as groups is ideal. This will, on the one hand, increase in-group amity, but at the same time, negate out-group hostility. Separated ethnic groups still go to war with one another, of course, but it’s significantly less likely to happen than it is between ethnic groups mixed up together within the same state (according to the United Nations there were 82 conflicts between 1989 and 1992 which caused 1,000+ fatalities. Out of these 82 conflicts, 79 (96%) were fought between different ethnic and/or religious groups within the borders of the same state. A mere 3 (4%) were fought across state borders.)

 

This is why the English National Resistance – North West Division believes in the ethnic division of the world’s land according to historical patterns of settlement. We exist to fight to make this a reality for the English nation and related peoples.

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One Response to “Why Ethno-Nationalism?”

  1. Bravo, I will read the rest soon, but please do slow down a little.
    I don’t know how you write so well and so fast at the same time.

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