Thursday, 23 March 2017

This article in the Washington Post debunks the now widespread idea that some ethnic Europeans, such as Irish and Italians, were once considered non-white. It is an idea that has been seized on by the ruling class to deny Europeans the right to any racial identity of their own. Since "whiteness" is such a fluid and historically-shifting concept, the argument runs, it cannot be based on any underlying reality. Race, at least as it relates to Europeans, is simply a "social construct". This is the intellectual genocide that precedes the actual genocide, when a people's distinctive genetic identity is destroyed.

As with many ideas that have served to undermine European identity, when traced to its roots, we find that its originator is a Jew filled with animus towards the civilisation that has given him the freedom, prosperity and physical safety he enjoys. In this case the Jew is named Noel Ignatiev, who popularised this notion of "fluid whiteness" in his book How the Irish Became White.
“Whiteness studies” is all the rage these days. My friends who teach U.S. history have told me that this perspective has “completely taken over” studies of American ethnic history. I can’t vouch for that, but I do know that I constantly see people assert, as a matter of “fact,” that Irish, Italian, Jewish and other “ethnic” white American were not considered to be “white” until sometime in the mid-to-late 20th century, vouching for the fact that this understanding of American history has spread widely. 
The relevant scholarly literature seems to have started with Noel Ignatiev’s book “How the Irish Became White,” and taken off from there. But what the relevant authors mean by white is ahistorical. They are referring to a stylized, sociological or anthropological understanding of “whiteness,” which means either “fully socially accepted as the equals of Americans of Anglo-Saxon and Germanic stock,” or, in the more politicized version, “an accepted part of the dominant ruling class in the United States.” Those may be interesting sociological and anthropological angles to pursue, but it has nothing to do with whether the relevant groups were considered to be white. 
Here are some objective tests as to whether a group was historically considered “white” in the United States: Were members of the group allowed to go to “whites-only” schools in the South, or otherwise partake of the advantages that accrued to whites under Jim Crow? Were they ever segregated in schools by law, anywhere in the United States, such that “whites” went to one school, and the group in question was relegated to another? When laws banned interracial marriage in many states (not just in the South), if a white Anglo-Saxon wanted to marry a member of the group, would that have been against the law? Some labor unions restricted their membership to whites. Did such unions exclude members of the group in question? Were members of the group ever entirely excluded from being able to immigrate to the United States, or face special bans or restrictions in becoming citizens? 
If you use such objective tests, you find that Irish, Jews, Italians and other white ethnics were indeed considered white by law and by custom (as in the case of labor unions).

Ignatiev, the originator of this meme, has called for whiteness to be abolished and said that "treason to whiteness is loyalty to humanity". He even founded a magazine to expound this point of view called "Race Traitor".

To be a traitor, of course, you must be a member of a group in the first place. Ignatiev's title implies that he considers himself, a Jew, to be part of the "white race". His desire to abolish the white race can then be presented as noble and self-abnegating. But if Jews are of Middle Eastern origin, as the colonists of Israel assert, then they are not ethnically European. Their repeated intellectual attacks on the idea of European ancestral peoplehood could therefore be interpreted to represent not innocent altruism, but disguised ethnic warfare, motivated by a desire to disempower and destroy a competing ethnic group. This is the process that I call Jewhad.

See Part 1 of the Jewhad series here.


  1. Persons of Jewish origin are obsessed with race, mainly the reason always has been that they have been considered inferior to Europeans.

    Historical investigations before the 20th century, and then in the twentieth and twenty-first century raise still more these unique concerns, with DNA studies. As well, certain people who are white have genetic components contaminated by other non-white races.

    It is not the case of the Irish and Italians, although due to the non-Western invasions and identity policies certain areas of Europe have been equally contaminated, and then expelled from the West.

    Everything is really jealous, more on the Irish that have kept intact (as well as Scots) in the Anglo-Saxon world identity. Remember that the Irish were not submitted by the Vikings never, and the genetics of Italy could be saved thanks to the defense of Spain, mainly.

    The Irish Spanish southerners have almost the same links genetic than Northern Spaniards and Gauls, today (for Western native, indigenous people) instead of Central Europe and similar areas.

    But reading these original articles, appears a complicit smile, because everything is based on ideas Darwinian sold as science, not science.

    Mira!, a black Irish! (and it turns out the Black Irish, is not black, but has black hair, and possesses genes pre-celtas, intact DNA).

    Diversity, protection.

  2. I'm not knowledgeable on Irish history, but I do believe there were slave markets in Dublin and that the Vikings used them to sell their prisoners taken in battle as booty. The Vikings also had contacts with the Jews and Moslems for selling and buying slaves and the Moslems did stage raids on Irish and English villages and towns along their coasts; millions of whites were transported as slaves to the Middle East.

  3. The Jews are indeed creoles: of a population average cenetered around the levant and one centered somewhere in Europe. This fact is apparent with many of those who have not mixed with Europeans in the last 100 years. They look a lot like some half-Iranian or half-Lebanese people I've known. Take David Schwimmer.