Catalonia and the Problem of Separatist Nationalism 

The separatists in Catalonia are not motivated by any traditional nationalist concerns; rather they wish to create a better shopping mall than Spain, where Catalan is legally promoted above the Spanish/Castilian language (which everyone is essentially already bilingual in) and where migrants will find a more attractive benefits package than in Spain. It is cosmopolitan separatism in the language of nationalism.

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The Memory of Columbus in the Western Diaspora

In the Western world, however, we are asked to hate our first-mover and denounce the reasons for our existence—if not our existence itself—as products of great and irredeemable evil. For what redemption can there truly be for a great mass of sinners but their material and post-historical demise? When the grievance-mongers charge us with grand theft terra they are implying our forebears should not have occupied this land, that the Eurocolonial past should not have existed, that we currently exist as the result of a genocidal transgression which we can never atone for.

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“Kill All Normies” and the Alt Right’s Politics of Transgression

Nagle’s near-monotonic focus on “transgression” detracts from what could have been a discussion of the emergence of unironic identity politics for whites. She focuses far to much on the culture of 4chan and on the Milo persona, seldom touching on any ideas the alt right actually advocates for except to point out how racist or sexist they are. And while she complains about “Tumblr liberalism,” as if that adds some sort of parity to her critique of “online culture wars,” she opposes it only in form and not in substance.

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In Defense of the West: Trump, Poland, and the Fate of Civilizations

All of these “fundamental questions” point to a need to reassert a sense of ethnos and of hierarchical order, yet these are left unsaid. A civic melting-pot society run by technocrats and demo-bureaucrats cannot combat these issues of civilizational decline, yet that society forms the core of the Atlanticist world and it is that society Trump wants to defend. Trump’s West is one of values and not peoples. Values cannot defend themselves in the first place. Memes need carriers. Values do not arise independently of peoples. This is precisely why civic nationalism will always miss the mark, because it prioritizes and univeralizes the expressions of a people over that people.

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Is Diaspora Defeatist?

Is it defeatist to say we cannot go backwards in time to the 19th and 20th centuries? If nationalism of the non-civic variety has been defeated, why chase after the setting Sun? Why should we be attached to this particular form of modernity?… It is this sort of thinking which 5PT seeks to transcend entirely, so as to not be trapped in futile, defeated paradigms. If nationalism relies on mass (re-)conversion of the demos in a given state, what is to be done if that threshold is never crossed? The zen of detachment provides a greater clarity than what for many is a kneejerk-reactionary mindset. The esoteric nature of the “blackpill” is not demoralization but the sharpening of one’s mind to achieve awakening.

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The Necessity of a New State-Agnostic Model

5PT does not deny that a state would be beneficial. Nor does it deny that a nation-state of refuge that provides space for the flourishing of an ethnos would be a good thing. 5PT does deny, however, that these are viable options in the foreseeable future. In some circles this has been received as “blackpilling,” but we must look at it as triage. It is not urgent to have a nation-state or an empire before having a tribe, and there are really no political actions identitarians can take towards obtaining those state-level institutions because they lack that sort of power and the means to achieve that sort of power under the current system.

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