I've posed the question before on this blog: what label do you apply to yourself? There are various names being used by different people on our side.
John Derbyshire touches on this in asking 'Who Are We? The "Dissident Right"?The discussion at AmRen produces various choices for names. White advocate? WN? 'The White community'?
It still seems as if, for 'mainstream' as well as liberal Americans, the mere mention of the word 'White' is enough to convince them that there is 'extremism' at work. Then they go into attack mode.
As I've said many times, six years ago I started this blog while I was still a 'conservative' albeit a more politically incorrect one than most. Like others I was more focused on mass immigration which today is almost completely from Third World nations. There is no escaping the racial issue when looking honestly at the 'immivasion.'
At that point, I was verging on a paleoconservative point of view, but soon found that I was not in step with many paleos. So I didn't feel quite at home in that camp.
At some later point, I considered myself a 'realist', as with Jared Taylor and many of his readers. Lately, the term 'White advocate' is one I am comfortable with. 'Pro-White,' as an adjective or noun, is satisfactory for me, but then there is that troublesome word 'White.'
At some point, we need, I think, to break through the barrier and make the term White acceptable again.
I am an ethnopatriot, and an ethnoconservative. But I am no 'civic patriot', as I was some years back; ideas and ideologies do not make a nation.
I consider myself primarily a Southron nationalist though I am obviously a bit of a maverick there, as I don't hold with the 'rainbow Confederacy' nonsense, nor some of the other quirks of various factions within the Southron movement.
I also consider myself a generic kinist, holding to most if not all tenets of their belief system.
Am I a WN? I have this problem with WNism: I don't believe that Whiteness can trump our allegiances to our nearer kin. I have a problem with those WNs who believe, for example it is wrong to object to people immigrating en masse from other White countries. There are many Russians and Ukrainians in my area, and they do not assimilate or socialize with us, yet the WN viewpoint is that because of their color, they have a right to be here.
Skin color can't unite people except in a defensive way; we should make common cause with people of European origins, of former Christendom. But we do not belong to a common 'White nation' with everybody in Europe. I doubt seriously that many Europeans would subscribe to that idea, though they and we might and should make common cause against the globalist multicult.
I am a loyalist when it comes to my kin and kind, but my first allegiances are to those closest to me. Still, I feel that many of you out there are my brothers and sisters, though you may come from a different region or country. I am not exclusivist based on regions or countries.
That's where I am at this moment; I don't fit most categories a hundred percent, but I accept that there are many different names and labels, though they don't negate the commonalities we have, all of us on our side, and we must not let differences on minor points divide us.
What label do you claim for yourself? Where do you stand on this?