Claiming the ‘WASP’ label

It’s so seldom done these days; it caught my eye when I saw the title of a blog post from The Propertarian Institute blog. The post is titled ‘I’m a WASP.‘ How often do we hear anyone just saying it matter-of-factly, like that?

It’s a brief post but makes a point about the attitudes in some quarters towards Anglo-Americans or ‘WASPs.’

I won’t put words in the blogger’s mouth or try to speak for him ; everyone’s experiences differ, but so often WASPs are either disparaged for having been the cause of every ill of our country, or criticized for having “deserted” our American sinking ship and shirked our responsibility.

Some people talk of us in the past tense as if we are all ghosts, or as if we are an extinct species. Somewhat like Dr. Seuss’s ‘Who’ people, who were invisible because they were too small to be seen, we might need to do what the ‘Whoville’ people did to make their presence known by shouting ”We are here!”

We are here, but there are still people who insist that ‘nobody in America is pure English or pure anything, we’re all mixed.’ That makes us irrelevant, I suppose, to those people.

Despite this, we do have a heritage, and we have ancestors in whom we should have a healthy pride. That can’t be taken away.

 

Freedom

“We must be free or die, who speak the tongue
That Shakespeare spake, the faith and morals hold
Which Milton held — in every thing we are sprung
Of Earth’s first blood, have titles manifold.”

I’ve been musing about such ideas, since our valued ‘freedom,’ which we tend to take for granted, has been abridged. It’s a truism that we don’t value what we have until we lose it.

At the Cambrian Dissenters blog, Daniel Thomas writes a good piece about the situation here in the States, with the states slowly starting to open up, (though some are not yet “ready” for it, according to the Powers-that-Be). Even the states that are re-opening are going to be operating under many rules about social distancing, use of protective masks, and so on. I have a feeling life will not be as it was before the virus arrived, not for a good while I suppose. Am I being too pessimistic about the situation here?

The Cambrian Dissenters piece, on the other hand,  expresses optimism about how we Americans will deal with the situation in our country.

When it comes to asserting authority over government and a power hungry, ideologically driven political class, the American people lead the way and their God given, unalienable right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness is a right that should be available to the rest of humanity.

The confidence in us is appreciated; I hope we can live up to it. However, being honest I see a lot of people who want to remain in their houses, and who fear a second ‘wave’ of the virus — based on what the people in charge are saying, and the media which persistently echoes the official pronouncements.

But yet I do sense that many people are getting restless from these many weeks of of confinement. Maybe this is a sign of life. I do hope that the freedom-hungry spirit described by Wordsworth in the quote at the top of this post will re-assert itself. If not then we are not our ancestors’ progeny, not in any true sense. I believe that heredity makes us, to a great degree, what we are. I hope that we and our kinsmen in Britain and all the Anglosphere can recover that knowledge of who we are and from whom we come, even in these troubled and uncertain times.

 

 

 

So our ethnicity is important?

I expect all of you, at least those in the U.S (or what is left of it) have got your Census questionnaires.
I couldn’t help noticing that a prominent question or series of questions centered on our ethnic identity.
Of course race was also a question in itself.

Maybe I’m not remembering correctly but I don’t recall previous census forms asking about our ethnic or national origins. The questionnaire specifically asks about ethnic origins, and I think it added a suggestion thus:
— “For example, English…”

Then they asked for the respondent’s other ethnic ancestry, in specific terms.

For a long time I’ve said that many Americans simply don’t know what their actual ancestry is, except maybe in the vaguest terms. A great many claim (like Elizabeth Warren et al) to have ‘Native American ancestry’, almost always Cherokee, and oftentimes if they get DNA testing they are told that they have little or no Native Indian ancestry.

And how can the people answer the questions if they really don’t know their ancestry? There are also a good few adopted people who may not know their actual ethnic origins.

I suspect that there is more Anglo-Saxon or English ancestry among Americans than they realize, but then again if the Census goes simply by self-reporting or hearsay, the results will not be very accurate.

But then it seems with our total surveillance state, the powers-that-be may know more about us than we ourselves know.

It would be interesting to know how many sons and daughters of Albion are out there in the U.S.A.

Maine targeted for ‘change’

At Occidental Observer, there is a review of a new book by John Q. Publius. The book is titled ‘The Way Life Should Be? The Globalists’ Demographic War on America, With Maine as a Microcosm.‘ I’ve only just read the Occidental Observer piece by Kevin MacDonald; the book is apparently just out or soon to be.

I admit I am not a regular reader of OO,; I’ve seldom had a comment accepted there and there does seem to be a core of regulars who have various anti-Anglo axes to grind. Then there is the anti-Protestant or anti-Christian presence there. However this book interests me because I know that Maine has been very much a target for being “fundamentally transformed”, to use a trendy phrase from the Left. Remember some years ago when a group of Somalis, finding the pickings rather slim in Georgia where they had settled, found that they would be materially rewarded by moving to Maine and drawing state benefits there. Voila: instant colony established in Maine, in Lewiston, to be exact. I understand the population of that colony has increased and they are quite at home there.

I have an interest in Maine because my direct ancestors, having settled Massachusetts, eventually chose, as Massachusetts became overpopulated in places, to go to rural Maine and found new settlements. Among the towns they founded was  Houlton, named after ancestors of mine, and  I understand that Houlton, too, has been “enriched”.

Paradoxically, despite this effort by the meddling NGOs to ‘fundamentally transform’ Maine or any place which is too ‘hideously White’, Maine has somehow remained 95%  (or so) White. I am tempted to question those stats,but they seem to be generally accepted.  However, New England in general has undergone demographic changes along ethnic lines for centuries. Some people who are unfamiliar with the history of New England strangely assume that it is populated by Whites, specifically those New England Yankees or the ‘WASP elite,’ which hardly exists anymore. Ever since the 19th century New England, especially the urbanized areas, has received lots of non-Anglo immigrants. In the earlier times it was Irish immigrants, Italians, Portuguese, and French-Canadians, the latter of whom were actually part of a much earlier migration. Around this time Mormonism lured many Old Stock Yankees westward, where some settled in the Midwest, the Mountain States, and some went to the far-off Pacific coast as pioneers.

The more populated areas of New England have not been ‘Yankee’ or WASP territory for a long time. However the diversity has been of an ethnic nature more than the racial diversity that the powers-that-be are attempting to impose everywhere. But today, urban New England does have the usual congeries of nationalities and tongues and races, including people from every continent.

Still, it’s surprising that Maine has not been erased or demographically obliterated as the social engineers and “do-gooders” go about their dubious mission.

I often ask myself why WASPs or English-Americans are invariably viewed suspiciously and resentfully in certain quarters. Lots of bees-in-bonnets about WASPs conspiring with somebody or other (usually Zionists, according to those who find WASPs at the bottom of everything bad). I tend to believe that anyone who succeeds too well draws dislike. It’s somewhat analogous to the resentment of Americans on the part of other nations. Or the animus directed at European-descended people from certain quarters.

Remember, the English were here earlier than most, and founded the most enduring colonies, no matter how many smaller colonies existed.  Most Americans believe in the falsehood of ‘Equality’ or egalitarianism, and from that comes inevitable feelings of rivalry and envy and resentment, always needing to get in a dig at the evil WASP ”elites” who are lurking behind the scenes, invisibly controlling everything or conspiring with somebody to keep someone down.

Really when you think about it, it lines up pretty closely with the popular leftist belief in so-called “White Privilege” . All that’s needed is to exchange the word ‘White” with ‘WASP’ and the complaints and accusations are much the same.

What’s worse is that many on the right indulge in all this WASP-baiting and insinuating. It seems that nobody likes the one who appears to be at the top of the hierarchy — even when he really isn’t at the top anymore. There is an old Irish expression, ”when a man is down, down with him.” Few people defend WASPs, though I occasionally try, in vain. So now that the WASP is being or has been ethnically cleansed from the places settled by our forebears, he’s down, so down with him. There are no doubt lots of people who will be overjoyed when Maine is finally fully diverse. It ought to be a happy prospect for Trudeau in Canada, with his outspoken loathing for ‘old-stock Whites’ such as those who settled Canada as well.

It is probably too late but this divisiveness, spite and envy must give way to some kind of solidarity as we are all in the same boat.

 

Scotland’s new PC edicts

First of all, I apologize for my absence and lack of posts in recent weeks. I have written a couple of posts on the other blog but haven’t had it in me to write more. I always hope to be more active as circumstances allow. I hope I haven’t lost everybody who visit(ed) this blog in the past. I do appreciate your presence and your input.

Spiked reports that the Scottish ‘Nationalist’ Party is clamping down on more politically incorrect speech. The changes to the hate speech laws have not yet been approved, but are proposed. It seems doubtful that they will meet with much in the way of opposition, given that the SNP is very left-wing.

At present, Scots hate-crime law largely parallels the English law (actually it is slightly narrower). It criminalises the stirring up of racial hatred by any behaviour that is threatening, abusive or insulting, and it requires heavier sentencing for a number of crimes if they are aggravated by hostility towards the victim’s race, religion, disability, sexual orientation or transgender status.”

Read the article; the proposed new law would be much stricter in that even showing something ‘offensive’ to someone, say, a friend, in a private social context, would carry a stronger penalty. Certain categories of ‘victim’ groups would be protected (as is the case in most Western countries now) while, oddly, no protections against religious ‘offenses’ would be included.

Now, this is not about England (or the UK, in the broader sense) but about Scotland. For some strange reason Scotland has its own Parliament as does Wales while the English alone, once the dominant ethnicity and the core people of Britain, do not enjoy that privilege. I used to have a running disagreement with a Scots-American who insisted (counter to fact) that yes, the English do have a Parliament of their own. Oddly this quasi-friendly argument was with a distant cousin of mine who shared some English ancestry with me. I never understood his rationale, but whatever.

I do wish the Scots well but I hope they someday wake up to the dangers of socialism and communism. And it seems we have our share of ”those who will not see” in this country as well as in Canada and the UK. The whole Anglosphere seems to be in some kind of state of blindness as regards political realities. I know there are people who are fully awake to reality, but it seems the media have made mental captives of far too many people who are now adept at denial of reality.

It’s good to see that our Australian cousins are now given freedom of  movement or so I’ve heard, as well as New Zealand. Will we be the last to be given our ‘privileges’?

By the way, I don’t know how many of you may be aware of Morgoth’s blog, based in the UK where there is a very active group of commenters, and blogger Morgoth writes very good essays; it makes for an interesting read and it shows that there are people in the UK who are not mind-conditioned by the media. The link should be in my blog roll; if not I should add it there.