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2011-07-26

At Least in the Anglosphere, Darwinian Nationalism is Neither Christian Nor Conservative

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Even a cursory read through the 1,500 page manifesto of the perpetrator of the attacks in Norway shows that he was certainly no 'Christian' nor a 'right-wing, conservative'.  At least not according to how those words are understood in the   Anglosphere.  In Norway one is registered a Christian at birth until you formally notify the government that you have chosen another religious faith. In the Anglosphere, we would typically only consider someone a Christian who practices their faith on a weekly basis by attending church, praying and so forth.  As it is, the perpetrator has said in no uncertain terms that he considers his beliefs to be 'Darwinian', not 'Christian'. The shooters admits supporting Christianity only insofar as it is the culture of Europe to be protected from islamization.

The same also goes for the media assertion that he is a 'right-wing conservative'.  Now it is common in Europe for nationalism
 to be identified with conservatism. But have you ever wondered why nationalism in the Anglosphere is typically associated with left-wing or liberal, left-wing republicans and unionism with right-wing, conservative monarchists? That's because nationalists from at least the time of the French Revolution onward believe in man-made political equality guaranteed by the laws of the nation state. Whereas unionists from at least the time of the British Empire onward believe in God-given economic prosperity through the sovereignty of a personal union.

Despite the often incoherent ramblings of the Norway shooter, it is clear that he identifies himself both as a Darwinist and a Nationalist. So although he idealized a white
Christendom, his politics would embrace a form of ethnic and romantic nationalism more akin to national socialism than cultural conservatism.  It has been intellectual dishonesty and/or laziness by left-wing academics, media outlets, and governments that they have described socialist and totalitarian philosophies such as national socialism and fascism as 'right-wing'.

So it should be no surprise then that these usual suspects, even in the English-speaking world, are so quick to label this 
Darwinian nationalist a 'conservative' and 'Christian'. For a correct understanding of Darwinist and nationalist ideology, read anything by Erik Maria Ritter von Kuehnelt-Leddihn, The Mises Institute, or from the Austrian School.


SOURCES:

Intellectual Conservative's Review of Leftism Revisited

2083: A European Declaration of Independence

Why Nazism Was Socialism and Why Socialism Is Totalitarian

Race and Racism in Europe - The French Revolution And The Nation

The Norway Massacre: Born of Ideology or Belief?

Terrorist proclaimed himself 'Darwinian,' not 'Christian'

Social Darwinism: Science and Myth in Anglo-American Social Thought

Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed