UPDATED (3/27): NEW COLUMN: America’s Radical, Foreign-Policy Alinskyites Destroyed South Africa!

Cultural Marxism,Foreign Policy,Political Philosophy,Race,Racism,South-Africa


NEW COLUMN is “America’s Radical, Foreign-Policy Alinskyites Destroyed South Africa!” It is currently on WND.COM, the Unz Review, CNSNews, “Americans Should Recall How Foreign-Policy Alinskyites Destroyed South Africa.

And, newly on the great Townhall.com.


Certain national-conservative governments in East Europe should be natural allies to conservative policy makers, stateside, if such unicorns existed.

Vladimir Putin’s, for example.

Before his death, from the safety of exile, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, one of Russia’s bravest and most brilliant sons, praised Putin’s efforts to revive Russia’s traditional Christian and moral heritage. For example:

In October 2010, it was announced that The Gulag Archipelago would become required reading for all Russian high-school students. In a meeting with Solzhenitsyn’s widow, Mr. Putin described The Gulag Archipelago as ‘essential reading’: ‘Without the knowledge of that book, we would lack a full understanding of our country and it would be difficult for us to think about the future.’ …
If [only] the same could be said of the high schools of the United States. (Via The Imaginative Conservative.)

The Russian president patiently tolerates America’s demented, anti-Russia monomania. And, as America sinks into the quicksands of Cultural Marxism, Putin’s inclinations are decidedly reactionary and traditionalist.

He prohibited sexual evangelizing by LGBTQ activists. He comes down squarely on the side of the Russian Orthodox church, such as when vandals, the Pussy Riot whores, obscenely desecrated the cathedral of Christ the Savior. The Russian leader has also welcomed as refugees persecuted white South Africans, where America’s successive governments won’t even officially acknowledge that they’re under threat of extermination. Also, policies to stimulate Russian birthrates have been put in place by the conservative leader.

Hungary is oh-so happy in its homogeneity and wants to keep it. But not if Washington can help it. Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s motto is, “Procreation, not immigration.” Orban plumps for closed borders, and pro-Western, Christian, Hungarian-families-first policies. Yet his ongoing campaign against George Soros, an agitator for global government, was met by Donald Trump’s State Department with a stern rebuke to … Hungary claiming that its anti-Soros law will cost the country dearly.

Americans on the Right could only dream that, like Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic—the US would “shut its border to Islamic migrants to keep potential terrorists out.”

America: A Notion, Not A Nation

Perplexing as it may seem, American foreign policy has been informed less by what Samuel P. Huntington termed civilizational consciousness, than by the idea of the propositional nation. America, to her governing neoconservative and left-liberal elites, is not a nation but a notion, a community of disparate peoples coalescing around an abstract, highly manipulable, state-sanctioned ideology. Democracy, for one.

Yet to Russell Kirk, the father of American conservatism, and an old-school conservative—as well as, arguably, to the founders of the nation themselves—society was a community of souls, joining the dead, the living, and those yet unborn. It cohered through what Aristotle called friendship and what Christians call love of neighbor, facilitated by a shared language, literature, history, habits and heroes.

These factors, taken together, constitute the glue that binds the nation.

By contrast, the rather flimsy whimsy that is the American “creedal nation” is, ostensibly, united in “a common commitment to a set of ideas and ideals.” If anything, when expressed by the historical majority, the natural affinity for one’s tribe—a connection to kith, kin and culture—is deemed inauthentic, xenophobic, and racist, unless asserted by non-Occidentals.

… READ ON … NEW COLUMN is “America’s Radical, Foreign-Policy Alinskyites Destroyed South Africa!” It is currently on WND.COM, the Unz Review, CNSNews, “Americans Should Recall How Foreign-Policy Alinskyites Destroyed South Africa.

And, newly on the great Townhall.com.

UPDATED (3/27): People are getting it. Conservative press is doing wonders in radically questioning past dogma.

Readers at Townhall.com:


Thanks for this profound column which pushed me to ponder America’s image abroad, as well as our own obvious moral decline. I have shared it with an Afrikaner relation & I await his views.

A very intelligent piece. Thank you.



2 thoughts on “UPDATED (3/27): NEW COLUMN: America’s Radical, Foreign-Policy Alinskyites Destroyed South Africa!

  1. Musil Protege

    Great column, Ilana! And another one well worth reflecting upon. There is some fine dot-connecting analysis here, from Putin to Cold War South Africa to the worst perfidies of the GOP (some, like me, think this is the real GOP, showing its true colors), all the way up to present day Critical Race Theory, as embodied in the garbage-nonsense of the bogus neologism “systemic racism.”

    As usual, Ilana trots out a generous portion of real history to drive home her important analytical conclusions. I’d forgotten about the role played by GOP warts, such as the vile Lowell Weicker (to say nothing of remembering the actual words that spewed forth from his ugly pie-hole, on a regular basis), in the betrayal of a real ally. I do seem to recall Jimmy Carter calling Robert Mugabe “the George Washington of Southern Africa.” Try Googling that one nowadays. They seem to have a deep Orwellian memory hole in Silicon Valley, of which they make regular use.

    As always, I enjoy Ilana’s perspective on her first homeland, because she obviously remembers how it was with genuine love and sorrow for what truly was lost.

    As for the contempt in which present day American conservatives hold Putin and the Russia of today, I continue to be truly perplexed. It’s as if (worse-than) Stalin were back in charge of the place. As for the American Left, well, they hate Russia because they know Stalin is definitely not in charge. Always important to remember that communism is liberalism speeded up, and liberals are always careful never to really criticize anyone to the left of them.

  2. Musil Protege

    Addendum: The news item to which you linked about Russia and the Boers seemed full of promise and hope. I will say my prayers this Easter season for a successful endeavour. Perhaps the Orthodox Christian Putin will soon find it in his heart to find a place to offer to the most canceled of innocent Deplorables. Obviously he can’t let in all 75 million Trump voters anymore than a USA that’s just Biden time can bring in another 75 million third worlders. Or maybe he can. They’ve got eleven time zones, after all. Snowden has been a win-win, hasn’t he?

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