White people, remember that the next time someone, usually with a myopic Anglo-American view of the world, says “white people have no culture”, remember that it only appears that way because the culture of your ancestors was so vastly superior to those of all other peoples that everyone chose to adopt it. Everything we call “modernity” is “white culture”. Everything ranging from school uniforms, to plastic shopping bags, from digital computers, to televisions to ballet. Everything from musical notation, to industrial manufacturing, to universal suffrage, to notions such as “universal human rights”. All these things are your culture, and would be exclusively yours if your ancestors did not share them with the world.
However, this seems unsatisfying. The fact that it does appear as though there is no indigenous “white culture” is a relevant point to analyze, and seems to derive from two main historical phenomena. The first is that, to produce the modernity that the entire planet now partakes in, ethnic European nations had to implode the pre-modern aspects of their own cultures. If they did not do so modernity as we know it would not exist, since modernity is white Western culture. The more central a culture was to modernity, the less it appears to have its own “indigenous culture”, since its indigenous culture is modernity, whereas every non-European group of people merely adopted that culture and made slight alterations. This is why Poland seems to have more of an exclusive and indigenous culture than places like England and the United States, since the latter to were more central to the development of modernity, which is essentially the indigenous cultures of those two nations which are now shared with the world.
The second point to mention is that when one considers “X” culture or “Y” culture, one is referring to a culture indigenous to a specific ethnic group. That is why, despite it being cooked in England, one would consider curry to be “Indian food”. The vast majority of humans, when meeting their material needs with the tools of modernity, can retreat to ethno-exclusive “cultures”, with an ancient history, and which they passively update for that ethnic group with each passing generation. In Pakistan, or England, a brownish person whose ancestors primarily derive from the region now known as Pakistan may partake in Western modernity to meet whatever material means they require, but retreat to their ethnically exclusive “culture” to find meaning in their lives, and distinguish themselves and their history from other groups. From within this culture they may organize with those like them, who share a similar history and collectively continue an ethnically specific tradition that provides meaning, continuity and connection to something greater than themselves. The same is true of the Japanese, the Chinese, Indonesians, Malaysians, or Mongolians. However, it does not seem generally true of ethnic Europeans, and least so with Anglophone ones. Why might this be the case?
The short answer is because baby boomers sold your indigenous culture/s to the entire planet, while refusing to allow you to recognize, organize around, and develop an ethnically exclusive culture of your own. This is partly because your ethnically exclusive culture would have been what we call “modernity”, if it were not taken by the rest of the world. However, your lack of a culture to call your own is also partly because baby boomers have a paternal superiority complex. With unprecedented idiocy and incomprehensible arrogance, believed Western modernity had brought us to the end of history, and that all humans would put their cards on the table to equally own everything that everyone’s’ ancestors accomplished. So, they took your cultural inheritance and, rather than preserving it as all others had done, threw it into a universal pot that everyone is supposed to own as common “human” culture. The problem was non-Western ethnic groups decided not to reciprocate. The result is that everyone owns white culture, alongside their exclusive indigenous cultures, leaving white children a tiny minority with nothing to identify with and the rest of humanity a hulking majority with everything. Don't believe me? How easily does an ethnic European person integrate into Nigerian Igbo culture? How easily does a Nigerian Igbo integrate into Western modernity, or even European nations? How readily is a European considered "Chinese"? How easily does he integrate into Chinese culture? How easily does an ethnic Chinese person integrate into Western modernity? When white people try to claim their side of the common pot bargain, they are accused of "cultural appropriation", called "racist" as always, and told that they will never understand what it is like to be a "person of colour" (the vast majority of the world population), and are never in a legitimate position to partake in or develop the cultures enjoyed by the vast majority of the world.
Not ones to leave bad enough alone, their pathological arrogance also led the Boomers to believe that it would be unfair for ethnic Europeans to have an exclusive ethno-culture, or ethno-cultures, because what ethnic Europeans produce will invariably be so superior that it must belong to the whole world. That is why claiming the cultural artifacts produced by your ancestors to weave together an ethno-culture of your own is called “racism”, whereas a Nigerian person living in England exclusively partaking in any number of Nigerian cultural traditions alongside Western modernity is called “diversity”.
If millennials do not correct this absurd double standard, their children will find themselves the only racial and ethnic group with no culture/s to call their own. They will find themselves in a world in which the phenotype of everyone else (which communicates their histories) will grant them inclusion into some exclusive culture with ancient traditions and exciting developments to offer meaning, purpose, and a connection to the past and future, whereas your children’s’ phenotype will bar them from those cultures while granting them no exclusive culture of their own. This is why anyone with an awareness of history, and without a messianic superiority complex that expects everything they do must be a universal law of nature and an ideal form of human behaviour, should support the Alt-Right, Identitarians, Neoreactionaries, and their various offshoots. Any less would further the damage of the baby boomers and their remarkable generational betrayal.
These subversive counter-cultures need to be careful though, that they do not fall into a paradox. They need to read their Steve Biko, or independently recognize that wanting to restore the past is a category error, because if one did so, it would no longer be the past. Conservativism is an ideology of failure, since progress is inexorable. Conservatives will never conserve anything by trying to keep things as they are or preserving the past. All they can hope to do is slow the destruction of their past and present, since time invariably "progresses" toward the future. The focus of European millenials must be on the future, but one that "progresses" toward their future, not those of the left. It is appropriate to recognize that something went wrong in the past to lead us to this point and seek to correct it. This is a different and more productive behaviour than yearning for a past that is now in the past and as such defined by its temporal relation to our present. So what then is the problem to be solved?
Well, since it was so uniquely successful the entire world had to adopt "white" or European culture, but they did so only in function, while retaining the forms of their indigenous cultures. They got the benefits of modernity which indigenous European cultures needed to implode themselves order to produce, while retaining the soul enriching benefits of their own connections to ancient narratives and familiar legacies. Europeans, meanwhile, the descendants of those who gave us modernity are left with only the function of modernity, with no cultural form of their own to distinguish them and the ancient legacy that they inherit from anyone else’s. This leaves us with two options.
The first option is to reclaim modernity as the sole culture of Europeans and develop it with an exclusively European form and intent in mind. However, At this stage in history, such is impossible and may always have been so. How on Earth could modernity be extricated from China or Japan when so much of themselves now comprise it. Even if it were possible, the West would no longer have the power to do so, and it is unlikely that succeeding in barring non-Europeans from modernity would be ethical or desirable. The far East has done credit to the legacy of modernity.
That leaves the second option, which is to explore those cultures of our ancestors that were forced to implode for global modernity to live. Find who they were, how they thought. Mimic their aesthetics, tones, mannerisms, and their unique accent of human exploit. You are likely to find much of it resonating with the norms with which you are already familiar, as it is nearly impossible to destroy those traces of ones' ancestral culture that are found in deep-culture. Further, since modernity is the indigenous culture of Europeans, we must wield it as an indigenous weapon may be wielded by one who inherits the legacy of those who forged it. We must find a way to accelerate our modernity, while reviving our past, so that we might imagine a future that is our own, stretched between from our ancestors and to our descendants. That, is Archeofuturism.
As Edmund Burke said, the history of a people and its culture is a pact between the dead, the living and the yet unborn. Lets honour our pact so that at least our children yet to be born will experience a connection to the dead and a sense of identity and purpose that we were denied.
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