Why non-White-Nationalist Jeffersonians must be aware of Ethnic Genetic Interests

In a comment to the Occidental Dissent website, Sam Davidson wrote: ‘How are you going to emotionally connect with these people? Their emotions are dictated by the mass media. If you start talking about race their emotional response will be to denounce you as a racist. They’ve been conditioned to do that.’

There are three related political positions of interest.

1) White Nationalism. The white genes are the priority. Is it good for the whites?

2) Jeffersonianism. Would TJ have done it that way? Did TJ want blacks and whites to be separate? The Articles of Confederation were closer to TJ’s thinking than the Constitution.

3) Constitutionalism. Is it in the Constitution? Did the Framers intend it?

Theoretically, all USA military officers take an oath to uphold the Constitution. They ought to be staunch Constitutionalists, come hell or high water, if they understand their oath.

But Constitutionalism is very close to Jeffersonianism. If a USA military officer starts out at the Constitution and then leans toward TJ, he must admit that TJ was a white separatist.

If all USA warfighters saw themselves on a continuum between strict-constructionist Constitutional Federalism and Jeffersonian Anti-Federalism, it would be considerably easier to connect the issue of white separatism to the issues of the Founding Fathers’ Enlightenment ideals.

I don’t read WN websites because I am full of love for whites above all other races. I am a Jeffersonian, not a White Nationalist. But, as it happens, telling the truth about TJ’s white separatism is taboo almost everywhere, except on WN sites. Thus I tend to comment on a lot of WN sites.

I have culled the following Thomas Jefferson quotes from that taboo website, Stormfront. I offer my thanks to the historians of that site. Anyone doing a web search will probably note that I have copy-and-pasted the quotations directly from that site, so any factual errors in that site will appear here until corrected.

“Nothing is more certainly written in the book of fate than that these people are to be free. Nor is it less certain that the two races, equally free, cannot live in the same government. Nature, habit, opinion has drawn indelible lines of distinction between them.”

(The historians of Stormfront note that the irregular spellings in these passages are due to Jefferson himself.)


“To emancipate all slaves born after passing the act. The bill reported by the revisors does not itself contain this proposition; but an amendment containing it was prepared, to be offered to the legislature whenever the bill should be taken up, and further directing, that they should continue with their parents to a certain age, then be brought up, at the public expence, to tillage, arts or sciences, according to their geniusses, till the females should be eighteen, and the males twenty-one years of age, when they should be colonized to such place as the circumstances of the time should render most proper, sending them out with arms, implements of houshold and of the handicraft arts, feeds, pairs of the useful domestic animals, &c. to declare them a free and independant people, and extend to them our alliance and protection, till they shall have acquired strength; and to send vessels at the same time to other parts of the world for an equal number of white inhabitants; to induce whom to migrate hither, proper encouragements were to be proposed. It will probably be asked, Why not retain and incorporate the blacks into the state, and thus save the expence of supplying, by importation of white settlers, the vacancies they will leave? Deep rooted prejudices entertained by the whites; ten thousand recollections, by the blacks, of the injuries they have sustained; new provocations; the real distinctions which nature has made; and many other circumstances, will divide us into parties, and produce convulsions which will probably never end but in the extermination of the one or the other race. — To these objections, which are political, may be added others, which are physical and moral.”

(P. 270)
“To our reproach it must be said, that though for a century and a half we have had under our eyes the races of black and of red men, they have never yet been viewed by us as subjects of natural history. advance it therefore as a suspicion only, that the blacks, whether originally a distinct race, or made distinct by time and circumstances, are inferior to the whites in the endowments both of body and mind. It is not against experience to suppose, that different species of the same genus, or varieties of the same species, may possess different qualifications. Will not a lover of natural history then, one who views the gradations in all the races of animals with the eye of philosophy, excuse an effort to keep those in the department of man as distinct as nature has formed them? This unfortunate difference of colour, and perhaps of faculty, is a powerful obstacle to the emancipation of these people. Many of their advocates, while they wish to vindicate the liberty of human nature, are anxious also to preserve its dignity and beauty. Some of these, embarrassed by the question `What further is to be done with them?’ join themselves in opposition with those who are actuated by sordid avarice only. Among the Romans emancipation required but one effort. The slave, when made free, might mix with, without staining the blood of his master. But with us a second is necessary, unknown to history. When freed, he is to be removed beyond the reach of mixture.”

* “Nothing is more certainly written in the book of fate than that these people [blacks] are to be free. Nor is it less certain that the two races, equally free, cannot live in the same government. Nature, habit, opinion has drawn indelible lines of distinction between them.” –Thomas Jefferson: Autobiography, 1821. ME 1:72

* “The cession of that kind of property, for so it is misnamed, is a bagatelle which would not cost me a second thought, if in that way a general emancipation and expatriation could be effected; and gradually, and with due sacrifices, I think it might be.” –Thomas Jefferson to John Holmes, 1820. ME 15:249

Note: “bagatelle” means very easy task.

* “My opinion on the proposition… to take measures for procuring on the coast of Africa, an establishment to which the people of color of these States might, from time to time, be colonized, under the auspices of different governments [is]: Having long ago made up my mind on this subject, I have no hesitation in saying that I have ever thought it the most desirable measure which could be adopted for gradually drawing off this part of our population, most advantageous for themselves as well as for us. Going from a country possessing all the useful arts, they might be the means of transplanting them among the inhabitants of Africa, and would thus carry back to the country of their origin the seeds of civilization which might render their sojournment and sufferings here a blessing in the end to that country.” –Thomas Jefferson to John Lynch, 1811. ME 13:10

* “In the disposition of these unfortunate people, there are two rational objects to be distinctly kept in view. First. The establishment of a colony on the coast of Africa, which may introduce among the aborigines the arts of cultivated life, and the blessings of civilization and science. By doing this, we may make to them some retribution for the long course of injuries we have been committing on their population. And considering that these blessings will descend to the “nati natorum, et qui nascentur ab illis,” we shall in the long run have rendered them perhaps more good than evil… The second object, and the most interesting to us, as coming home to our physical and moral characters, to our happiness and safety, is to provide an asylum to which we can, by degrees, send the whole of that population from among us, and establish them under our patronage and protection, as a separate, free and independent people, in some country and climate friendly to human life and happiness. That any place on the coast of Africa should answer the latter purpose, I have ever deemed entirely impossible.” –Thomas Jefferson to Jared Sparks, 1824. ME 16:8

* “I concur entirely in [the] leading principles of gradual emancipation, of establishment on the coast of Africa, and the patronage of our nation until the emigrants shall be able to protect themselves… Personally, I am ready and desirous to make any sacrifice which shall ensure their gradual but complete retirement from the State, and effectually, at the same time, establish them elsewhere in freedom and safety.” –Thomas Jefferson to Thomas Humphreys, 1817. ME 15:102

* “Indeed, nothing is more to be wished than that the United States would themselves undertake to make such an establishment on the coast of Africa. Exclusive of motives of humanity, the commercial advantages to be derived from it might repay all its expenses.” –Thomas Jefferson to John Lynch, 1811. ME 13:12

* “It will probably be asked, Why not retain and incorporate the blacks into the State [instead of colonizing them]? Deep rooted prejudices entertained by the whites, ten thousand recollections by the blacks of the injuries they have sustained, new provocations, the real distinctions which nature has made, and many other circumstances will divide us into parties and produce convulsions which will probably never end but in the extermination of the one or the other race.” –Thomas Jefferson: Notes on Virginia Q.XIV, 1782. ME 2:192

Each of these quotations deserves separate consideration; that has been added at:

One presumes that the typical reader will admire Thomas Jefferson. (If a reader does not admire Thomas Jefferson, I would ask what political power protects them. The governments of North Korea and Burma, perhaps, feel no need to bow before Jefferson, but most other countries do.)

However, once the intellectually honest reader has admitted that (A) Thomas Jefferson was admirable and (B) Thomas Jefferson was indeed a white separatist, there might be several possible reactions, including:

1) DISAGREEMENT – “Very well, Jefferson thought that, but that’s because he wasn’t perfect. Admirability and white separatism detract from each other; Jefferson would have been MORE admirable if he had not been a white separatist.”

2) INDIFFERENCE – “Jefferson’s racial separatism was irrelevant to his admirable qualities; it neither impeded them nor enhanced them; racial separatism is not particularly interesting.”

3) AGREEMENT – “Jefferson’s racial separatism illustrates his wisdom and insight into human character.”

More on these three consequences will follow in a later post.

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