Ron Unz predicted the rise of White Nationalism

Lately I’ve been browsing Ron Unz’s new venture The Unz Review. It looks like a mishmash of HBD, libertarian economics, anti-Israel sentiments, anti-U.S. imperialism and old fashioned common sense (Fred Reed!). Personally I like the site a lot; and it just might be the avenue down which some of the alternative views I advocate reach the mainstream. My hope is that Sailer wills gain some prominence.

 On Unz himself, he is quite a guy! He’s clearly hyper-intelligent and passionate about politics – maybe even naively passionate. But most importantly, he seems to want to get to the truth and the heart of things, unabated by ideology.  This striving for truth has precipitated emotional and intellectual debate with the alt right’s most prominent and formidable intellectuals. From the sidelines, it looks like Unz came out on top on one or two of these forays; and not just empirically but gentlemanly.

The impetus for my writing this piece, however, was not to discuss Ron Unz the person — much has already been written.  While I was browsing his archives, I came across a 1999 article provocatively titled ‘California and the End of White America.’  In this article, Ron Unz lays out America’s future: either Hispanics assimilate, and thus become white — averting the need for white nationalism; or Hispanics do not assimilate, and thus whites sink into a minority — and channel their disenfranchisement and displacement into White Nationalism. 


Despite the obvious failings of the black community and their parasitic nature as a population, their presence has never precipitated White Nationalism on a national level. I think this is solely due to their stable 12-13% proportion of the US. population. Whites have never felt displaced and disenfranchised by blacks on a national level, thus white nationalism could never, and will never, arise as a response to Blacks. 

What is causing the uptick in white nationalism ( a fact that I think is manifest in the rise of NPI, AMREN, Counter-Currents, white student unions, etc) is the hispanificaiton of the US. Not only are Hispanics demographically bulging, but culturally, too, they are beginning to exert influence.  

Thus the question is: even if all immigration were to cease, what could the US do to turn the tide of hispanificaiton , and thus avert the need for white nationalism? The obvious answer is assimilation. Another question now arises: are Hispanic assimilable? 

Nearly all white nationalists would argue that hispanics are genetically non-white. But wholly independent from their non-whiteness, they are still not assimilable because their IQs are low and they are anti-social (high crime rates, civic disengagement, etc). On the first point — their non-whiteness — it was believed that the Irish and Eastern Europeans were non-white, but into the melting pot they went; and now decades later they are indistinguishable from traditional white america.

One explanation that might be put forth for this problematic reality is that our knowledge of race has advanced since 100 years ago, thus the Irish and Eastern Europeans really were white all along; we just didn’t know it back then. Hispanics, however, are not white, according to modern science. I do not have the requite knowledge to verify this argument, so I will remain agnostic. 

On the latter question — the civic engagement of Hispanics — most white nationalists agree that the mean IQ of Hispanics is too low for assimilation; and equally problematic is the high-crime rate of Hispanics and their unwillingness to identify as White -Americans  — let alone as Americans. 

Ron Unz has grown notorious in the Alt right for putting forth arguments that refute the low IQ of Hispanics , the high-crime rate of Hispanics and the civic-disengagement of Hispanics. Thus Ron Unz paints the picture of a people who could become white if only a policy of assimilation were undertaken. I am not going to delve into his more than 20,000 words of articles to get to the bottom of this. One day i might. 

Let’s assume that Ron Unz’ arguments about Hispanics are correct: yes, Hispanics can assimilate and will, in time, come to be white. For what, then, is White Nationalism?  White nationalism will no longer be a response to a cultural or demographic erasure of White-America (because Hispanics became white). The only force that could propel White Nationalism in the face Hispanic assimilation is the first argument i wrote of — the  genetic non-whiteness of Hispanics. 

What is revealed is the murkiness of White Nationalism. It’s still a very fragmented ideology that is in no way ready for popular dissemination or application. Ron Unz correctly predicted its rise; and as it currently stands, Hispanics, regardless of their high/low IQ or crime rate, are being encouraged by the Elite not to assimilate and to resent White-America, thus propelling White Nationalism further. 



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