Few things in this world awe man and make him quiet his restless mind out of reverence. The beautiful work of God’s hands in nature is one of them. Words cannot fully describe them, though writers such as John Muir, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark tried, and artists with canvas and camera have tried to capture them for distant audiences.
Christians believe that God made the heavens, the earth, the seas, “and all that in them is.” We have been given delegated authority over God’s handiwork and are accountable to God for how we treat His creation. We believe that there is an integral link between each people group and their native land. As ethnonationalists, we believe that God has also made each ethnic group responsible for prioritizing their own people over those of others. The same goes for the soil that God has allowed each of our ethnic groups to occupy. White Americans, Britons, Russians, Australians, and others are responsible for how we protect and use the natural resources God has allotted to us.
In our longed-for future, when white Christians once again exercise political and cultural dominion over their native lands, preservation of our natural resources will be a priority. Careful stewardship of our natural resources will enable us to build a prosperous, sustainable economy and a safe, healthy environment for our future generations. It will also fulfill a moral obligation we have to God as vicegerents.
Finally, it will preserve some of the natural features that define our particular peoples and inspire us to continue as ourselves. What would Midwesterners be like without their endless, flat plains of fertile soil? What would the English be like without their thousands of miles of coastline and navigable rivers from which they catch fish? What would Northwesterners be like without Mt. Rainier, Crater Lake, and a rugged Pacific Coast? What would Floridians be like without the swampy Everglades or clean, sandy beaches?
Living under a night sky with no visible stars — thanks to light pollution — would be a loss to our sons and daughters. Depriving ourselves of technology and industry for fear of environmental harm will disadvantage us to other nations and put our children at risk. The balance between urbanization and preservation requires humility and a spirit of good will. I don’t believe that retaining primitive conditions on the one hand, or promoting unchecked development on the other, is the right solution at all times and in all places. Virgin territory like interior Alaska and overdeveloped areas like metro New York will require different policies than small-town Oklahoma and Pennsylvania with their different economic opportunities and needs. Jobs, business growth, and national security are vital to our people. So are the Rockies and so is the Mississippi River.
God made man from the earth. We should not be surprised, then, to see that blood and soil go together, forever. As goes our native land and native landmarks, so goes our people. May God save them both.