John Derbyshire, the conservative writer fired from the National Review after writing a post on Taki's Mag suggesting that whites keep their distance from blacks, has written a new essay defending white supremacy.
In a post called Who Are We? -- The "Dissident Right"? on VDare, a site that is opposed to immigration and multiculturalism -- and which is considered a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center -- the English-American writer muses on how those who share his ideology should refer to themselves. The term "white supremacy," he says, has gotten a bad rap.
"Leaving aside the intended malice, I actually think 'White Supremacist' is not bad semantically ... White supremacy, in the sense of a society in which key decisions are made by white Europeans, is one of the better arrangements History has come up with. There have of course been some blots on the record, but I don't see how it can be denied that net-net, white Europeans have made a better job of running fair and stable societies than has any other group."
Derbyshire doesn't care for the term "white nationalist" either: "'White' isn't a nation, nor likely to become one."
In the aftermath of the Trayvon Martin shooting, many black writers discussed "the talk" -- the conversation black parents have with their kids about racism in America. Derbyshire responded in Taki's Mag with an essay of advice for white children, such as urging them to stay out of heavily black neighborhoods, avoiding events likely to be attended by many black people, and avoiding municipalities run by black politicians.
After an outcry, the National Review discontinued their relationship with Derbyshire. "Derb is effectively using our name to get more oxygen for views with which we’d never associate ourselves otherwise," Rich Lowry, the publication's editor, said last month. "So there has to be a parting of the ways."
After the dismissal, Derbyshire was undaunted. "I haven’t sniveled since about 1952, and I’m too old to reacquire the habit," he said in a follow-up column. "If you don’t like the kinds of things I say, there is a very simple remedy available to you: Don’t read me."