Today marks Robert E. Lee’s 205th birthday, as well as the one-year anniversary of the launch of this site. We have had a very good year, with hundreds of regular readers and tens of thousands of visitors. I want to personally thank all our regular readers and commenters for helping make 2011 such a success, and I look forward to an even better year in 2012.
It is one of my goals for this site to build a reservoir of foundational articles on religion, politics, culture, and race, so that people are not forced to continually reinvent the wheel in debates on Facebook and elsewhere. I have seen many occasions in discussions on Facebook where, instead of needing to type out a long response to questions like “What is ethnonationalism?” or “What are your views on interracial marriage?”, people were able to simply post links to the appropriate Faith and Heritage articles discussing that topic, thus saving time, aiding meaningful debate, and helping to create a united front of ideas and arguments. In 2011, we have addressed such topics as ethnonationalism, environmentalism, secession, marriage, missions, folk metal, race, agriculture, economics, apartheid, democracy, fatherhood, schooling, children’s books, Islam, interracial marriage, interracial adoption, paganism, resistance to tyranny, and many, many more — all from a traditional, biblical point of view. In 2012, I hope on continuing to expand this reservoir, giving you the reader the tools you need to understand, discuss, and defend our principles.
Prosperity is the bane of principles. When people are prosperous and comfortable, they are generally uninterested in rocking the boat, even when the course set by their leaders is headed towards a cliff edge. This was the case in the 1760s and 1850s, and it is the case today. But sooner or later the cliff edge is always reached, and when their comfort and prosperity begin to disappear, people look for answers. From 1789 until the beginning of World War II, the U.S. government amassed practically no national debt. From World War II until 1980, it amassed one trillion dollars of debt; from 1980 to 2000, it amassed another five trillion; from 2000 to 2008, it amassed an additional four trillion; and from 2008 to 2011, it has amassed yet another five trillion. We are hurdling towards the cliff edge. The prosperity we have reaped as a society from the hard work and sacrifice of our ancestors has been squandered by disastrous policies and short-term expediency. Further, the country is fracturing along ethnic, religious, political, and cultural lines to a degree not seen since the War Between the States, if even then. The American Empire is crumbling from the inside out, and as people wake up to this fact, they will look for answers to why this has happened and seek how we can begin to rebuild. The only real solution, of course, is to return to the principles of our ancestors, of Robert E. Lee himself: traditional Christianity, (truly) conservative politics, and ethnically based nationalism. As the social mood continues to darken, Faith and Heritage will be here continuing to advocate for these solid real solutions to our problems.
And now, here are statements by some of our regular authors about this past year on Faith and Heritage and their plans for the future.
When I was approached late in 2010 to write for this site, I could hardly contain my excitement. It was an answer to my prayers, as I’ve always dreamt of glorifying God and contributing to the advancement of his Kingdom by writing about those exact same things this site has given me the opportunity to do. I trust our readers have enjoyed my contributions as well. I appreciate all the positive feedback I received over the past year. The journey has been great so far, and I can honestly say that I am privileged to be part of such a blessed project. I look forward to continue being involved and seeing what the future holds in store for Faith and Heritage.
Readers, it means the world to me that you care enough to read the articles which I and all the other Faith and Heritage writers have produced. In a time like this, with so much falsity churned out by the public schools and by the media, we try our hardest to be another voice defending the historic views on race and the rights of European peoples. Most of my articles in the past year have been written to articulate an appropriate defense of racialism and to respond to prominent Christians who have erred on the topic. This coming year, Lord willing, I hope to add some more flesh to a Christian view on race, including some practical concerns; but I also will strive to propound further on the general Christian worldview, helping to make a (truly) conservative Christian outlook on the world more philosophically defensible. To this end, I will continue depending upon the support of your readership, as well as upon the grace of our Savior. Please continue to pray for the successful promulgation of solemn principles and for the perpetuation of our people.
It’s hard for me to believe that Faith and Heritage has been in operation for a year now. It seems like just yesterday that I was asked by Faith and Heritage owner and editor Thorin Reynolds to contribute to his new online webzine. I remember feeling honored as well as unsure about the scope of what I could accomplish working on this new project. In truth, I was glad to have bestowed upon me the honor of taking part in such a worthy project. For a long time, I have had a desire to be a part of something bigger than myself and help effect real change in our society. I was not, and still am not, content with the direction that mainstream Christian thought is headed on a variety of social issues. I was excited to be a part of what I believe will someday be recognized as the vanguard of a rediscovery of traditional Christian thought.
We are one year into this project, and my commitment and regard have only been strengthened by what we have been able to produce thus far. I am very impressed by the content that I have seen to date. Nil Desperandum has done a tremendous job exposing the leftist and cultural Marxist presuppositions that many of today’s popular pastors bring to discussions about race. Nil has also done a tremendous job examining the philosophical underpinnings of the question of miscegenation from a biblical perspective. I have been very impressed with Adi Schlebusch’s output as well. Adi provides our readership with an invaluable perspective of race relations in South Africa as a native son. Many of our readers may not be familiar with the constant oppression and violence to which whites are subjected in Africa in general and South Africa in particular. Adi continues to provide invaluable insight into an issue that has been shamefully ignored by American Christians in the decades since the fall of apartheid. Adi has also done an equally remarkable job in defending the traditional Christian view on the sanctification of the races. We have also had contributions discussing such topics as agrarianism, a vibrant discussion about vaccines, a great and straightforward explanation of the reality of race, and articles promoting the traditional family, which is so neglected in the post-modern American church. Thorin has also done an excellent job with the Faith and Heritage blog, which has served as a convenient means for presenting a traditional approach to contemporary issues. As an avid Faith and Heritage reader, I can honestly say that I’m impressed with what I’ve seen and look forward to seeing more from regular contributors in the future.
As a contributor myself, I should also express how pleased I am to have had the opportunity to write on topics dear to my heart. Faith and Heritage has provided me with the opportunity to systematize and promote my shared belief with kinists on ethno-nationalism. I believe that the replacement of the traditional concept of national identity with propositional nationalism is problematic, to say the least. Propositional nationalism has inevitably led us to imperialism modeled on pagan Rome. Our future depends upon our realizing the biblical basis for national identity and replacing our imperialistic paradigm with the biblical model. America belongs to white people who have a coherent ethnic, cultural, and religious identity, and failure to recognize this fact will only result in further cultural, ethnic, and religious decline. I’ve been very fascinated by the question of what constitutes legitimate civil authority after reading Democracy: The God that Failed by Hans Hermann-Hoppe. Thus far, I’ve been able to write a series of articles on civil legitimacy which demonstrate why democracy and its classical liberal foundations are unbiblical and harmful to society. I’m convinced that far too many Christians simply accept democracy as true without considering the basic underlying flaws inherent in democracy’s presuppositions. If authority is derived from sources ordained by God, like the family and the church, then this authority exists regardless of whether anyone consents to it or not. If authority is not based upon the consent of the governed then the very foundation of liberal democracy crumbles before our eyes.
In future articles, I intend to continue my series on legitimate civil authority. I believe that I have sufficiently challenged the intellectual basis for liberal democracy, as well as demonstrated the practical problems that democracy produces in society. Future articles will be geared towards defending a type of aristocracy rooted in heredity, chivalry, honor, loyalty, and genuine Christian piety and devotion. In addition to my series on civil legitimacy, I’d like to post an article on contemporary political issues surrounding the Republican primaries, especially as it pertains to the candidacy of Ron Paul; and this future article will chiefly focus upon the baseless criticisms of David Bahnsen against Ron Paul and his supporters.
The month of February has been labeled by our politically correct establishment as “Black History Month” (or the even more PC label, “African-American History Month.” Oddly enough, the acting achievements of South African-born Charlize Theron are seldom celebrated as a part of “African-American Heritage”). For “Black History Month,” I intend to write an article on slavery as it pertains to the servitude of blacks in America in the context of biblical law. I’d like to offer some of the insights of the conservative Massachusetts Congregationalist pastor Nehemiah Adams on the question of slavery. In an age in which baseless New England accusations against the South were rampant, Adams did something radical and unheard of. He actually traveled to the South, visited plantations, and witnessed the South’s peculiar institution firsthand. He recorded his observations, as well as his opinions on the morality of slavery in his book, A Southside View of Slavery. I look forward to revisiting Adams’ alternative perspective on the slavery question and applying Adams’ stellar analysis to contemporary perceptions on black victimhood, reparations, and ubiquitous apologies for slavery issued by essentially all Christian denominations.
I also plan to write a review for Kyle Bristow’s epic novel, White Apocalypse. White Apocalypse is an account of a group of fictional characters fighting to preserve Western Civilization and the people who created it. The majority of the plot centers on the so-called Solutrean hypothesis. The gist of the Solutrean hypothesis is that the North American continent, and indeed this entire hemisphere, were originally discovered, settled, and inhabited by white people of European extraction. This might sound far-fetched, but author Kyle Bristow provides a compelling case. In addition to a plot centered on the Solutrean hypothesis, Bristow provides a wealth of information on history, political theory, and crime, all within the context of a compelling plot that is best described as semi-fictional. Bristow’s narrative is gripping and will someday prove to be a unique tool in helping whites to understand the plight that we face as a people. I highly recommend White Apocalypse for anyone interested in early American history and its implications for who we consider as the true Native Americans.
In closing, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the readership of Faith and Heritage. I am confident that our readership will grow over the coming year. It is my hope that our influence could grow and that traditionalists and kinists will be able to play a more active role in Christian discourse in the near future. I expect that our capable Faith and Heritage editors have many great ideas as to how to further expand and improve the site. As a Faith and Heritage contributor, I am excited about the opportunities that this year will provide, and as a reader, I am equally excited to read the superb material that my colleagues will produce in the coming year. Through the efforts of Faith and Heritage and other similar endeavors, today’s defeats will be turned into tomorrow’s victories!