Just (what started as) a quick post here; I apologies to the readers that I have for not being more active lately. Given a few more weeks I should be back to a more normal pace though.
As I wrote previously, I had been meaning to shake my blogging up a bit, thinking at the time to start a new, better blog: new blog name and domain name, new layout, that sort of thing, as well as perhaps a slightly different focus. As fortune would have it, it seems that something even better has caught up with me. Guestworker from MajorityRights.com recently invited me to participate on his group blog, a tremendous honor which I have accepted.
For those who are not familiar with MR, it is dedicated first and foremost to that great English tradition of intellectual freedom and tolerance; the range of views on MR are wide and at times conflicting, but always intelligent. One of the things that I especially like about MR is its focus on the Anglo-Saxon world and interests. As someone who is descendent mostly from plain, good old-fashion English settlers and frontiersmen, MR has come to represent a real intellectual and cultural "home" since when I started reading it nearly a year ago.
I don't recall the exact instant I realized it, but there was a point when I realized that I felt more "connected", more patriotically united, a stronger sense of duty, to fellow "Anglo-Saxon" people in, say, Australia, than I did to many of my fellow Americans (legal and otherwise), like the flood of Hispanics I encounter on my drive to work every day. Indeed, it is not an intellectually realizable feeling--but it is a very real one, like the one that one has for one's family.
My reason for writing this is merely to point out to my fellow Americans that it is possible to step beyond "Americanism" (in the modern, degressive sense) and to become a real person, that is, to shed the embryonic bond to the modern, deeply unfree, American collective; to go beyond the mind numbing and thought suppressing mantras of "equality", "democracy", "universalism", "proposition nation-ism", and such dogmas, and become a proper person (not to be confused with an "individual"), with a people, a history, and ultimately, a future. We are not, in fact, doomed to exist merely as self-destructing cogs in the mechanisms of a proposition masquerading as a nation. If freedom means anything, it must include the right to throw a wrench into the spinning gears of this madness.
As I watch America slipping farther and farther from both its ethnic, national origin and founding people, and away from anything that I recognize, my hope is that we can rekindle a certain sense of who we are and where we come from. I have no desire to see an Anglo-Saxon EU equivalent made up of English speaking nations; however now is the time to put our heads together and either hang together or hang apart, regardless of where we live, be it in the UK, Australia, Canada, the US, or elsewhere.
Now let's get busy.