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Derbyshire: ‘White Supremacist’ Is ‘Not Bad Semantically’

A white supremacist by any other name
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Here’s John Derbyshire in his new far right home at VDARE, comfortable among the paleoconservatives, finally free to admit he’s pretty OK with being labeled a “White Supremacist.”

vdare.com occupies a corner of the non-Conservatism Inc. spectrum, though, and publishes commentary from other corners thereof, and it would be nice to have a definitive name for the whole shebang—something a little less defined-by-exclusion than “non-Conservatism Inc.”

“Alternative Right” has been snaffled by Richard Spencer, all good luck to him. “Paleoconservative” has come to have a whiff of incense and cassocks about it, at least to me. I have tried to float “Oppositional Right,” but it’s a bit of a mouthful.

The enemies of conservatism are eager to supply their own nomenclature. “White Supremacist” seems to be their current favorite. It is meant maliciously, of course, to bring up images of fire-hoses, attack dogs, pick handles, and segregated lunch counters—to imply that conservatives, especially non-mainstream conservatives, are cruel people with dark thoughts.

Leaving aside the intended malice, I actually think “White Supremacist” is not bad semantically. White supremacy, in the sense of a society in which key decisions are made by white Europeans, is one of the better arrangements History has come up with. There have of course been some blots on the record, but I don’t see how it can be denied that net-net, white Europeans have made a better job of running fair and stable societies than has any other group.

I didn’t link to the article, by the way, because VDARE is currently trying to raise money to spread their xenophobic message, and all incoming links are redirected to a fundraising page. I didn’t want to subject you to that.

(h/t: Silvio.)

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