American Dissident Voices broadcast
June 7, 2003
Kevin Alfred Strom
If we are going to survive, that means that we have to decide who
"we" are. That's so basic, so obvious, so essential that it's
amazing how few people give much thought to it.
The Blacks have very little trouble deciding who they are. They
know at a glance. Anyone of largely sub-Saharan African ancestry,
who has the requisite dark complexion, kinky hair, and broad nose
and thick lips qualifies. They don't much care whether the
individual in question believes in Catholicism, Pentecostalism,
the AME Church, or is a follower of Louis Farrakhan or an
indigenous African religion. They don't much care if the person
is a Marxist or a free-market entrepreneur. As much as individual
Blacks may care about such things, race trumps all. What they
really care about is the fact that the person in question is
Black. It's a question of racial survival. Race has to trump all.
It is of the essence.
Similarly, the Nation of Aztlan folks are deeply concerned for
their race's survival. They know who they are and where they came
from. They value their racial characteristics and demand that
they have a future. They demand territory -- exclusive territory
-- so their race can have food and living space and
self-government. They don't, to my knowledge, define themselves
through religion. So therefore the differences between the
Catholic and indigenous religions practiced by members of their
race do not fracture their racial unity, nor does religious
conversion serve to pollute their gene pool. They may differ on
economics and on the ideal social structure they'd like to see in
the new nation they intend to carve out of the United States. But
they all agree that they need to carve out that nation -- and
they all agree that that nation will belong to their race and
their race alone. That's essential. Everything else is debatable.
Racial identity is paramount. They are a race which intends to
Similarly, East Asian peoples have a very strong sense of
peoplehood. Their communities at home, and in the countries they
colonize overseas like the United States and Canada, are close to
being racially pure. They maintain their racial integrity, and
there is a vanishingly small percentage of non-Asian immigration
to their homelands. They know who they are. With almost no
exceptions, they define themselves in terms of ancestry --
reverence for one's ancestors is a powerful tradition among
Asians -- and the genetic integrity of their nations is secure.
But ask a few White Americans or Europeans to define their people
-- to define who "we" are -- and you will get such a mass of
contradictory answers that you'll quickly give up on getting any
consistent answer to your question. You'll probably get more
rational answers from other races if you ask them to define who
"we" are. They have long and quite rationally regarded the White
West as a racial and cultural unity.
Part of White confusion about who we are is no doubt due to the
omnipresent propaganda of the Jewish-controlled media and
educational establishments, which says that "race does not
exist," that racial mixing is desirable, and that White identity
is the sine qua non of all evil in the world. This propaganda
undoubtedly does real damage to White psyches, and to innocent
young White souls. And the promoters of such propaganda deserve
whatever measures it takes to stop their hateful lies. But their
propaganda does not fully explain the confusion of Whites about
their racial identity.
Part of the confusion about our identity is religious in nature.
In the dying days of the majestic Classical civilization created
by our race, the indigenous religion of that civilization was
defeated, destroyed, and supplanted by Christianity, which had
originally sprung from Jewish roots, and then spread among the
slave population to the increasingly cosmopolitan and proletarian
citizenry. In a few centuries, Christianity became the state
religion of Rome. When healthier White tribes from the north
invaded and eventually occupied Rome, many were undoubtedly awed
by the culture, technology, architecture, and monumental art of
the defeated Empire. They mistakenly associated these great
achievements of our race with the recently-adopted religion of
Christianity, and naturally the Pontifex Maximus, or chief
Christian priest or Pope of Rome, anxious to preserve the wealth
and power of his institution, did not disabuse them of this
misconception. Thus many Whites, overawed by the remnants of
Rome's grandeur and greatness, were converted to a belief in what
they thought was the god of Rome.
In addition to these sincere conversions, there were other
sincere conversions based on a true belief in the Westernized
Christian doctrines eventually preached all over Europe; or on
the qualities the Christians' Bible, which, unlike the more
poetic and fanciful Classical or related Nordic myths, claimed to
be an accurate historical record of events that actually happened
in the real world. And it is commonplace knowledge that many
conversions were made by the sword, and that thousands were
killed who would not submit.
Thus it was that Christianity achieved what no other religion had
done before. It brought all Europe and almost all of our race
under one religion -- a remarkable achievement, which had many
benefits, not the least of which was a realization of cultural
unity and a doctrinal basis to unite all White tribes against
common racial enemies, who naturally also had alien religions. It
was under the banner of Christianity that Charles Martel defeated
the Moslems at Tours and that the Moors were finally expelled
from Europe by the troops of Ferdinand and Isabella.
With geographic Europe, and racial Europe, almost universally
Christian, Europe became Christendom. And, for all practical
purposes, the White race thought of itself as Christendom. And,
although in a diminished sense, many of us still think that way
today. Even in White nationalist circles, where our sense of
racial identity must be strongest if we are to lead our people to
freedom and security, we find such thinking is very common.
Even Lawrence Brown, author of the thought-provoking work The
Might of the West, defined "us" as the descendants of those who
were Catholic in 1492, with some additions, also Christian.
It's hard not to be emotionally moved by the racially healthy
aspects of Christian ritual and culture: the all-White children's
choir singing Mozart's Introitus Requiem or the intensely
spiritual works of Bach or Handel; the magnificent Gothic
cathedral or the white country church at the foot of the
mountain; the upright moral folk who peopled the vastness of the
American plains and made the greatest Republic in history. I am
moved by these things myself.
But these things are in their essence more White than they are
Christian. Without the White race, they could never have existed,
even if Christianity had taken root among other races. The source
of Mozart's music and the vast Gothic temples was not in
doctrine, not in scripture, but in the genes. That is one reason
we must define ourselves in racial terms -- in genetic terms --
or we and everything we built and everything we love will die.
That is why White Christians must put race first, above even
their beloved religion. They must agree with other White
nationalists that what we are is White, what we are is the
European race, what we are is defined in biological terms and
that what we are fighting for is the survival of that racial
heritage and the culture that our race created and that it alone
can sustain and move forward to its destiny. Race comes first.
Race is how we must define ourselves. Whites of other religions
are still "us." Non-Whites, even if they share our religious
beliefs, can never be "us." Any other approach is suicide.
Defining ourselves in broad religious terms only means that
either 1) Koreans and Jews, et cetera, who convert to our
religion are "us" too or 2) that most Mexicans, for example, are
That's giving up the game, lying down, and accepting racial
death. If a few part-Whites survive someday who practice
Christianity, that's defeat. Not victory.
Our race not only existed before Christianity existed -- making
it impossible for that to be our defining characteristic -- but
we existed before any known religion came into being.
Before Darwin and Mendel and Crick and Watson, we may not have
known our distant history or the physical mechanism behind our
identity as Whites. Before the rise of Jewish power in the 20th
century, we may not have seen clearly that the Jews are a
profoundly alien intrusion into our nations.
But the United States Congress in 1790 did make being "a free
White person" a requirement for becoming a citizen of the United
States, a legal requirement which remained in force for 162
years. They saw what was essential, and acted on it. They had an
implicit White racial consciousness that was made explicit in the
laws of the land.
Unfortunately, they had no conception of the non-White nature of
the Jew, and that was the one flaw that allowed the mass
immigration of Jews in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
And that alien (and racially conscious of its alienness) group
proceeded to use all of its cleverness and all of its wealth to
destroy the nascent racial consciousness of Whites and to erase
the laws of our forefathers which protected our race from
non-White immigration and intermarriage. Some have argued that
identifying ourselves as Christians might have prevented the
mistake of considering Jews to be White and so allowing them free
access to our society, but I do not agree with that position. As
in Spain 500 years ago, Jews could just have themselves sprinkled
with 'holy water' and claim to believe in the right doctrine, and
the religious barrier could be easily overcome. And furthermore,
the Jewish connection to Christianity has most often worked in
the Jews' favor, making religious and secular Christian leaders
alike view them with misplaced sympathy.
The exalted beauty (dare I say Whiteness?) of the religious
services I talked about, or the lovely and moving Easter service
at a New England church a respected lady told me about in a
recent letter, could never have been completely captured by
non-Whites, no matter what their creed. One thinks of Black
churches and their very different, if no less sincere, ambience
But I sincerely believe that a similar religious feeling (dare I
say spirit?), perhaps even purer, was present in ancient Hellas
when choirs sang forth in praise of Eos -- or when Pan or Freya
were invoked in the forest temples of our other old homelands.
I do not advocate a return to the old religions -- far from it.
But the key to our spirituality -- the key to what we are -- is
within ourselves, and is therefore within our genes. It is not
found in any specific creed, particularly not within a creed we
inherited from other peoples, or one that can be adopted by
America's founders had a sense of a White identity which
transcended religion. That's why they defined citizenship in
racial terms in the Naturalization Act of 1790. That's why even
those who opposed Black slavery -- like Francis Scott Key -- were
supportive of the American Colonization Society which proposed to
repatriate the freed Blacks to Africa. That's why Thomas
Jefferson supported racial separation on a continental scale.
Jefferson pointed out the great difference between slavery in
America, where the slaves were Black, and slavery in ancient
Rome, where the slaves were White: "Among the Romans,
emancipation required but one effort. The slave when made free
might mix with, without staining the blood of his master. But
with us a second effort is necessary, unknown to history. When
freed he is to be removed beyond the reach of mixture."
That sense of White racial identity was even promoted and
advocated by no less than the President of the United States
(Theodore Roosevelt) as late as the early years of the 20th
century. He stated:
"Nineteenth-century democracy needs no more complete vindication
for its existence than the fact that it has kept for the white
race the best portions of the new worlds' surface, temperate
America and Australia.
"Had these regions been under aristocratic governments, Chinese
immigration would have been encouraged precisely as the slave
trade is encouraged of necessity by any slave-holding oligarchy,
and the result would in a few generations have been even more
fatal to the white race; but the democracy, with the clear
instinct of race selfishness, saw the race foe, and kept out the
"The presence of the negro in our Southern States is a legacy
from the time when we were ruled by a transoceanic aristocracy.
The whole civilization of the future owes a debt of gratitude
greater than can be expressed in words to that democratic policy
which has kept the temperate zones of the new and the newest
worlds a heritage for the white people."
-- Memorial Edition of the Works of Theodore Roosevelt, XIV, 245,
"If there is one question upon which the philanthropists of the
present day, especially the more emotional ones, are agreed, it
is that any law restricting Chinese immigration is an outrage;
yet it seems incredible that any man of even moderate
intelligence should not see that no greater calamity could now
befall the United States than to have the Pacific slope filled up
with a Mongolian population."
-- Memorial Edition of the Works of Theodore Roosevelt, VIII, 118
On the Texas war for independence from Mexico, Theodore Roosevelt
"Whatever might be the pretexts alleged for revolt, the real
reasons were to be found in the deeply marked difference of race,
and in the absolute unfitness of the Mexicans then to govern
themselves, to say nothing of governing others."
-- Memorial Edition of the Works of Theodore Roosevelt, VIII, 131
Theodore Roosevelt's virtue in having a strong racial
consciousness was something he shared with America's founding
fathers of the late 18th century. In a way he was a continuation
of their legacy. He also embodied some of their flaws, such as a
naive belief that representative government, miscalled
"democracy" by TR, could cure all ills and somehow ensure wisdom.
Another flaw -- a fatal flaw -- possessed by both Teddy Roosevelt
and the founders was the foolish belief that the Jews were, in
essence, the same people as European Whites and differed only or
mainly in their religion. In fact, Teddy Roosevelt once ridiculed
an anti-Jewish preacher who came to New York when TR was police
commissioner there. The Jews were, then as now, anxious to shut
the preacher up and close down his speaking engagements. This
Roosevelt refused to do, but he did employ a group of Jewish
policemen to protect the clergyman.
The nine decades from the time of Theodore Roosevelt to the
present have educated all of us on the utter folly of regarding
the Jew as just a odd kind of White man with a peculiar religion
vaguely related to our own. The Jew's open and aggressive
promotion of everything which destroys our race, from non-White
immigration to miscegenation to homosexuality have shown us that
the Jewish survival strategy is one of destroying the racial
integrity and consciousness of their host people. Whites must
become racially conscious, and racially conscious Whites must
never make the mistake of accepting Jews as White again.
We must regain a sense of racial consciousness, which is the
heritage of the old America and the founders, and we must refine
it with the lessons we have learned in the last century. We
desperately need to regain that sense of identity again. It must
not be based on beliefs, which can change in a moment or a decade
and which allow the alien to claim to be one of us. It must be
based not on what we believe, as important as that may be. It
must be based on what we actually are. Only then can what we are
-- our defining essence and the source of all that we create and
love, and all that our descendants will create in love in the
future -- survive and achieve its destiny.
Until next week, this is Kevin Alfred Strom reminding you to keep
on thinking free.