Culturism (cǔl-chər-ǐz-əm) n. 1. The philosophy, art, and science that values, promotes and protects majority cultures. 2. The opposite of multiculturalism.In introducing the philosophy of ‘culturism’ to the Alt-Right community, I need to make a confession: the section on race, in the first chapter of the book, Culturism: A Word, A Value, Our Future, is disingenuous. I knew it was at the time. In the introduction, I briefly argue that race is not a biological category. In denouncing the book, The Bell-Curve, I wrote, “there is no reliable evidence that there are any mental differences between groups of humans.” I was trying to distance ‘culturism’ from ‘racism’ as much as possible, (fearing that any association with racism could blunt the spread of the memes ‘culturist’ and ‘culturism’).
Culturist (cǔl-chər-ǐst) n. 1. An advocate of culturism. 2. One who engages in the arts or sciences of managing and protecting majority cultures. 3. One who judges cultures. 4. Adj. Of or pertaining to culturism, culturists or culturist policy.
In fairness to myself, I gave the savvy reader two clues that I was being disingenuous. One is that my very dismissal of The Bell-Curve meant that I had read it. Anyone familiar with this book knows there are mounds of reliable evidence showing different mental differences between races. Moreover, I purposely backed up the statement saying there is no reliable evidence with an insubstantial footnote. While the cited authors (Boyd and Richerson) are giants in their field, the actual reference is to a throw away line. At the time I thought, discerning readers would pick up on such clues.
One further salvo from the book’s introduction on this front: a problem with racism (as well as nativism) is that can easily lead to the simplistic fallacy: black is bad, white is good. First of all, white culture is in big trouble (check our divorce rate). White race pride demands no refinement. In this vein, white racial pride actually retards needed cultural self-scrutiny. Secondly, the racist point of view ignores the fact that there are many great non-white American patriots and western citizens. Any movement that fails to acknowledge them can only lead to a partial reclamation of America.
While I invite you to peruse the many policy implications of culturism available at www.culturism.us and in the final chapter of the book, herein, I will highlight just a few policy categories and concepts:
|Race with its polarities plays into the|
Manichean moralizing of the Left.
Thus culturism suggests we focus our energies domestically. And, domestically, culturism differs from libertarian individualism. Western culture needs to get out of the gutter. Culturists can argue this point based on biohistory and r/K theory, but common sense also bolsters the directive: stoned children from single-mother families do not often have the job skills that First World economies require. And, yes, stripping down the welfare state will help enormously in this regard. But, in other realms laws can help bolster morality. For example, zoning strip clubs out of city centers and censoring lewdness on public airwaves conveys morality. Keeping drugs illegal does the same. Our welfare laws are disastrous because they ignore morals. Our government policies should not be either culturally or morally neutral.
|The idea that all cultures are|
equal is patently absurd.
While reasonable culturists will disagree about specific policies aimed at saving the West, no one advocates the insane racist policy of removing all non-white people from the West. Any such attempt, would not work in the United States. And, so we come full circle to my opening paragraph. We culturists can acknowledge race as a potential cause of national division. We can note races’ propensities. But, the solutions to our ailments do not lie there. Multiculturalists and globalists deny that the West has a core culture. We must not only acknowledge and celebrate our Western culture, but use it as a basis to protect and judge our specific nations and cultures. We must have culturist immigration laws that question compatibility with western values. Herein lays a path to safeguarding and guiding our (like it or not) multi-racial nations.
Using culturist rhetoric, (rather than just sadly denying we’re racist), can once again make it safe for the West to have the rational discussions about culture that it so desperately needs. Take action! Spread the words ‘culturist’ and ‘culturism’ today! It costs us nothing. And, the words could quickly go viral and, thereby, aid us in saving the West.
John K. Press, Ph.D., teaches culturism at a university in South Korea. He is the author of the book, Culturism: A Word, A Value, Our Future. More information can be found at www.culturism.us.