Sam Dickson identifies himself as a “racial communitarian activist.” In Dickson’s view, it was America’s roots in the British Isles, with its strong tradition of individualism that came about through its unique historical circumstances, as well as the individualistic tendencies of immigrants from other parts of Europe who came to America later, that led to the birth of the United States as a nation in which freedom was seen as an absolute value. This is an error, according to Dickson, since the individual can only attain meaning as a part of a community, and it was this elevation of freedom as an absolute value that led to Americans losing their sense of connection to a specific ethnic identity.
In questioning freedom, Dickson hastened to add, one should not assume that those who do so are against freedom, as he sees himself as being against all forms of totalitarianism. Rather, one must question the view that sees freedom as an absolute value above all other concerns. Dickson says this was not just a problem that developed over the course of America’s history, but was implicit in the Declaration of Independence, which established equality as an absolute value and its associated sense of rights as something inalienable.
A true community cannot be established solely on the idea of freedom, he claimed, and therefore America cannot be seen as an authentic nation. He went on to say that conservatives today are incapable of transcending this worship of freedom as an absolute and cannot surpass the notion of America as it is presently constituted. The only solution, he concluded, is to realize the limitations of the American conception of the nation, and to work toward a new nation based on the values of community and upon a renewed connection back to our European heritage.
A brief bit of history of The Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow, spurred by the attendance by Vladimir Putin at Easter services there.
Sam returns to Red Ice for a fascinating conversation on the history of the World Wars. First, we discuss Europe before the outbreak of World War I. Sam argues that this period was one of the best in all of European history for various reasons. We then discuss World War I, and ponder if it could have been avoided. Next, we discuss the Black Hand and the assassination of Franz Ferdinand. Sam explains that, while the latter was certainly the spark that set things in motion, there was already quite a bit of tension in Europe that led to the outbreak of World War I. Later, we talk about the Balfour Declaration, sinking of the Lusitania, and hypocrisy in America’s geopolitical agenda. The first hour concludes with a discussion on Sam’s plans for the future.
In the members’ hour, we continue our conversation on the World Wars. We discuss the American casualties in both wars, which were relatively low compared to those of other major countries involved. Switching gears, we discuss the hostile attitudes towards Germany during the interwar period. Sam explains that Britain, which had previously been the undisputed power in Europe, felt threatened by Germany’s economic success. We then consider the tragic nature of brother wars – that is, wars between fellow Europeans. Later, Sam describes the wave of anti-patriotic and anti-traditionalist sentiment that swept post-war Europe, and how this led to our current crisis. Our show concludes with a reminder from Sam regarding the insincerity and hypocrisy of our adversaries.
Jared Taylor of American Renaissance has a wide-ranging discussion long-time racial activist Sam Dickson about the susceptibility of whites to a unique form of psychological capitulation that leaves them unwilling to defend their group interests. They discuss possible approaches to a white reawakening, including the prospects for establishing a Euro-American ethnostate.
Mr. Dickson points out the hypocrisy of American leaders’ condemnation of President Assad vs. praise for Abraham Lincoln who waged war against a people who tried to secede in peace.
Sam Dickson is a Southern historian and a prominent Atlanta attorney who has offered legal counsel to White activists in America. He attended the University of Georgia in the late ’60s and was active in the conservative organizations Young Republicans and Young Americans for Freedom. He graduated from University of Georgia Law School in 1972 and opened his law offices in Atlanta. Dickson is a member of the Council of Conservative Citizens and has given frequent lectures at American Renaissance.
Sam joins us for a discussion about the history of America and Europe and the current state of these civilizations. He begins by talking about the contradictions within the core values of conservatism. We look at the chronology of the birth of the American nation, the character of the European countrymen who left their native communities to build a new country, and the ideology of freedom that was indoctrinated in those who were looking to escape the crown. Sam explains how there was a natural market for libertarian type ideologies to flourish in the original American colonies. He says that Thomas Jefferson’s drafting of the US Declaration of Independence implanted the dogma of inalienable rights of equality and other senseless notions of liberty that go against natural law. We consider the attraction of egalitarianism and the fallacies of libertarianism, and we take stock of the quickly deteriorating liberal agenda that has enjoyed three generations of prosperity and peace.
In the members’ segment (requires membership), Sam emphasizes the great potential of the working class rising up with a new form of rebellion in response to the replacement level migration occupying all European founded countries. We discuss the driving forces behind the opposition to the rise of Nationalism, and Sam draws comparisons between the leadership styles of intensely loyal minority groups and the psychopathic Western oligarchy currently governing the majority. Sam brings forth the idea of artificial belief clusters that are created to divide any racial communitarians that could be actively promoting self-interests, and he talks about the three main types of propaganda that keep people’s minds shrouded from the negative consequences of multiculturalism and diversity. Sam also talks about making practical investments in self-interests, leading by authoritative example and gets into the passivity that exists within the US when it comes to preserving honor and culture.
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Even if all immigration, legal and illegal, were halted immediately, Whites would still become a minority in the United States by the end of the century. This fact brings into question the means and ends of the immigration-restriction movement, as well political reform in general.
Few have confronted this challenge with more clarity and resolve than Samuel Dickson, an attorney, White advocate, and noted orator. In his keynote address to NPI’s Washington gathering, Dickson demands that American racial nationalists stop hoping for help from Washington, DC, and stop playing Left vs. Right games.
Instead Dickson challenges racial nationalists to begin working towards the birth of a new kind of social and political order – a White Ethno-State on the North American continent, a project analogous to the creation of Israel in the first half of the 20th century.
Drawing on the thought of Wilmot Robertson and others, Dickson stresses that the Ethno-State is based on “racial idealism” – but it is also the White man’s only practical step forward.