While I believe the Kelso Method can be summed up in a few words – positivity, building bridges, professionalism, and hard work, I'd like to expound on why the style, presentation and outlook that Jamie Kelso has pioneered is the best way forward if White Nationalism is to reach a tipping point in the foreseeable future.
Problems in Reaching our People: White Nationalism's Image
When seeking to grow its ranks and earn broader acceptance for its ideas, the White Nationalist (WN) movement's primary problem lies and has lied in its image and its ideals and methods as perceived by the White target population. Many Whites see WNs as resentful losers who blame their inadequacies and failures on blacks and hispanics. Despite the fact that there are scores of winners in our ranks, this perception within White America will and has attracted many losers. Losers seek handouts, make excuses, and drag down morale with their complaining and foot dragging. Winners are self-functioning, contribute (intellectually, physically, financially) to the cause, raise morale, and attract quality people. Now, the enemy may control the media and have a significant stranglehold on information, but we, as a whole, have fallen into their trap and played into their stereotype. When Jerry Springer hired a bunch of actors to dress up in Klan outfits and scream profanity and racial epithets at the camera, the vast majority of Americans had no access to a White Common Sense organization, philosophy, or individual to act as a counterpoint and show that NORMAL people, successful people, can and do hold pro-White views. In essence, for too long we have isolated and allowed ourselves to be isolated from the mainstream. Some of us have sought isolation in the name of purity, some out of disgust at a degenerating American culture. Regardless, most of us became negative and bitter as we saw our traditional culture and race in rapid decline. Others, a minority for sure, have remained positive, but have kept quiet out of fear of social ostracism or losing their job.
Times are changing. Times have changed.
The internet, the Tea Parties, 911 truth, big bank bailouts, Ron Paul 2008, and Rand Paul 2010 have all opened up a flood gate of new ideas, energy and information access to White Americans. The past ten years of war, overzealous government, and deficit spending have angered people and made them open to change. We must present our people with the truth about race and its importance in building and maintaining a functioning society and government, and do so in a way that THEY want to hear, that THEY can relate to. Our people are ripe for it, now is the time. As the weight of more than 100 million non-Whites continues to crush traditional White America and more of our people become discomforted by their dispossession, White America will look for solutions in new, yet at the same time, traditional places, because it will be forced to.
Now, if you speak out, a growing number of people will support you. If you use the internet and WNN, you can remain anonymous. If you speak out openly and you are ostracized and smeared in the media, you can tell your story to millions via the internet. If you lose your job, you can work from home and still make a decent living. Barriers to White America dissenting from its dispossession are falling precipitously, setting the stage for a rapid growth in White Racial Consciousness, IF we work hard at making ourselves and our message positive and professional.
The Importance of Positivity
I hate to start a subsection on positivity with a question on negativity, but honestly answer these questions: What else has worked? Has negativity, cultism, or isolation attracted quality people to our cause in the past? Have you ever seen a successful outsider movement, of any kind, built on collective and personal negativity?
There are many sayings in our culture that stress the importance of attitude. Here's one from one of our great White psychology pioneers: “The greatest discovery of any generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitude.”
Positivity, more than any other factor, is the key to our movement growing and attracting quality people. In the world of quantum mechanics, like attracts like. We create our own world by choosing to perceive it and act on it with a particular attitude.
Furthermore, positive people are more dynamic and fun to be around. In a rapidly changing world optimism helps one to roll with the punches. Whatever your views on heaven and hell, choose to make life a manifestation of heaven right here on earth. Take the time to appreciate the beauty in this world – a White child's smile, a warm spring breeze after 5 months of wintry weather, the euphoria as you reach the heights of a mountaintop after a long and arduous hike. This conscious recognition and embrace of the positive will spill over into other areas of your life and make you a happier and more effective person. You will find yourself with more meaningful and deeper personal relationships. When all of us apply this collective positivity to one effort, the synergistic effect will be enormous and will push our movement into the mainstream.
Building Bridges to White Americans
For generations, our enemies have used the media, academia, the legal system and every other lever of power to create division within our people. There are blue collar vs. white collar, men vs. women, Southerner vs. Yankee, Bronco's fan vs. Cowboy's fan, Democrat vs. Republican, and Baby Boomers vs. Generation X. These are issues that would be fine to argue about if we had an all-White society, if we kept it “all in the family.” But arguing these issues are detrimental to our cause as they have taken our focus off of RACE – the genetic inheritance given to us by our ancestors that allowed them to build American and Western Civilization and allows us to maintain them today.
As cathartic as it can be to focus on WWII history, naming names, or calling names, these tactics do not help us in reaching our people with our White Common Sense message. All they do is trigger Pavlovian reflexes (programmed by our enemies in the media) that immediately turn White Americans away from our cause and burn bridges that once connected us to our neighbors, coworkers, policemen and acquaintances. To paraphrase Wilmot Robertson, “We will not reach White Americans with a racialist message using any tactic that grates against the Anglo-American values and traditions our country was founded on.” Instead, we must build bridges to ideas White Americans currently hold and find areas where we agree with them and focus on the agreement. ATTRACT our people by showing them that we agree that the government is too large and wasteful, that illegal immigration is out of control, that the Federal Reserve in not really “federal,” and that we should focus on America first instead of dumping our money into foreign countries and sending our sons to die in foreign lands. Interestingly, focusing on agreement, a POSITIVE realization, is more effective than focusing on disagreement, a negative realization (ie, we both don't want to live near blacks). We must highlight what we are FOR. Once people have made contact with us and are accepted into our circles, we will exude more open racialist values and policies. Our positive attitudes and White Common Sense will rub off on them, causing them to build bridges to even more White Americans.
In terms of action, building bridges encompasses attending implicitly pro-White events. Tea Parties are predominantly White, and promote, more or less, White values and society. Ron Paul rallies have attracted large crowds of our people who are ready to get active and change America for the better. Many of these people would rather be at a pro-White rally, but have no rally to attend and have no outlet for their outpouring of pro-White energy. Libertarianism only looks good as a counter to the current system of crooked capitalism and warmongering. Given a choice, our thinking people will choose Nationalism over Libertarianism, assuming they have fair enough exposure to both ideas. The bridge from Nationalism to Libertarianism is not a hard one to build considering that quality White people respect private property and the rights of the individual, support freedom of speech and limitations on government, and promote and exercise personal responsibility. In fact, these are almost exclusively White traits. White genes (and education) are the key to libertarian-leaning societies. We just have to convince our Libertarian Whites not to put the cart before the horse – that quality White people are the prerequisite to personal freedom. The key is to go where the politically active White people are and, again, highlight our commonalities while inserting the White Common Sense that the Libertarians lack.
The word instantly brings to mind images of doctors, professors, military officers and law enforcement personnel – all successful members of the community who are respected by their family, friends, and neighbors. What do these people all have in common? Shared values and a dignified approach to dealing with internal conflicts. Professionals avoid internecine public conflicts, police their ranks, hold each other to high standards, and seek to be subject matter experts in their respective fields. They also take care of each other, network, and promote the broader cause for which they work. These are all things that we are emulating here on WhiteNewsNow.com and in other organizations that have adopted the Kelso Method, such as the American Third Position. Jamie has entrusted many dozens of us, more than on any other forum I know, to act as Senior Moderators, allowing us to police our own ranks, and empowering us to project a positive image that is appealing to our people.
A welcome side effect to our positive and professional approach is that our club is exclusive – a place where winners congregate. This exclusivity is another recruiting tool that says to our young and unawakened White Americans, “We have values, we have standards, meet our high standards, share our noble values, and you, too, can be a part of us.” Pride instead of White guilt.
This final principle of the Kelso Method is incredibly easy and requires little explanation. Accept the White struggle for survival as a gift and get to work! All meaningful growth and maturation comes through experience and challenging ourselves. Expand your knowledge, your effectiveness, and your mastery of your environment. Get in touch with your Faustian spirit. Keep in mind that we are working for the highest principle – the conscious evolution of man, no, of ALL life through man, in the direction of the stars.
Years wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.