The West Is History

The West Is History, by Gavin McInnes.

Men of fighting age today are mostly spoiled brats. Many of us consider ourselves warriors if we risk being ostracized at work because we’re soldiers online. WWII was such a devastating conflict, however, the dead soldiers from half a century ago are still fighting side by side with the keyboard warriors of today. This film [Dunkirk] is going to be a massive victory in the culture wars because it shows a generation of ingrates how hard Western man fought on their behalf.

When discussing how the West was won, the narrative is that the white man stole land from the Indians and then used slaves to build it into an empire. This film says something very different and it’s all true. …

Do you see that history wasn’t simply us versus them? It wasn’t white versus nonwhite but a tangled conglomeration of all tribes fighting back and forth to achieve their various ideas of liberty. …

We didn’t steal our wealth and privilege from the poor. We had civil war after civil war and eventually figured out the best way to maximize personal freedom. …

The Nazis burned books. Liberals take down statues. …

[This book about the Boer war] shows a ragtag band of redneck farmers, the Boers, overpower the greatest superpower in the world. Like WWII, it’s a Western civil war that was much more about the evolution of our culture than oppressing the weak. This paradigm is the backbone of all of history. To go back and stare at it through SJW glasses isn’t just inaccurate — it’s propaganda. The book gets into the history of the Boers and describes P.W. Botha Sr. (the apartheid president’s father) fighting alongside Zulus in exchange for a share of the land if they won (they did). So, even an extreme case like South Africa isn’t as simple as a pedagogue like Jared Diamond insists it is in Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies. …

As far as I’m concerned, Dunkirk isn’t simply about reversing the narrative that nonwhites were the victims and whites were the villains. Whites were Nazis, too. The movie is about reintroducing nuance into history. History is a tangled ball of warring tribes where the West eventually won.