Earlier this month, a white nationalist who goes by the pseudonym “Cathedral Princess” wrote an article advocating the white colonization of space. She referred to outer space as a “galactic Lebensraum.” Literally translated as “living space,” Lebensraum referred to the territory needed for the German people to flourish, and the concept was used to justify the Nazis’ military expansion across Europe.
In her article, “An Ethnonationalist Defence of the Galactic Lebensraum,” she wrote that “the major existential argument in the Alt Right is on the answer to the question ‘whither to, White Man?'” She pointed out that the ultimate goal for Identitarians and ethno-nationalists is “White countries for White people,” while imperialists and supremacists who “believe that our race needs to expand in order to survive.”
Apparently Cathedral Princess falls in the ethno-nationalist category, but wonders whether it will be “enough to live in a patchwork harmony in Europe and America order for our race to flourish,” and whether white people can “harness our Faustian spirit and be satisfied with what we have.” After all, “History shows that the aristocratic soul desires expansion.” Indeed, it desired not only expansion but conquest, colonization, slavery, and extermination.
And expansion is “possible,” at least so far as space is concerned. “I have no doubt that we are the only race that can colonize the Cosmos to its full potential,” she said, “without stripping it bare, like the Asiatic ant-people undoubtedly would.” (Admittedly “Asiatic ant-people” is a new one for me.) And why else would white people want to retreat to outer space? Well, non-whites who want what white people have, of course.
Cathedral Princess’ vision of the world appears to have been lifted from The Camp of the Saints — a particularly nasty work of racist fiction about a flood of Third World refugees into white nations — as she declared that “brown masses of the Global South do not care if we want to be left in peace to live in our countries” and are coming to take what rightfully belongs to whites. “Think about four billion Africans if you dare,” she warned.
And Cathedral Princess further predicted that whether “our race lifts off due to our inner desires or as a way to escape a global Camp of the Saints, the Galactic Lebensraum will happen.”
And I know what you’re thinking: What will the various ethnic groups within the “white race” do in space to preserve their culture? (Yes, you were thinking it. Admit it.) Well, Cathedral Princess envisions a “planet for every nation” or a “generation ship for every nation,” which she said would be “better for Ethno-nationalism than what we can have on Earth.” I recommend Venus for today’s crop of ethno-nationalists. I hear it’s lovely this time of year.
Perhaps the major existential argument in the Alt Right is on the answer to the question “whither to, White Man?” Clearly, this is a question for when we win. However, I believe it is an important one to consider, even as a philosophical exercise.
On the one hand, we have the Identitarians, or Ethno-nationalists, whose stance I would summarize as “White countries for White people”, and no further. On the other, we have the Imperialists, Supremacists, Pan-nationalists, or what have you, who more or less believe that our race needs to expand in order to survive. Naturally, there are overlaps between these two stances, and everyone has their own special snowflake view on such existential matters.
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Many words have been spilled and hands wrung over the above issue, but I wonder, will it be enough to live in a patchwork harmony in Europe and America order for our race to flourish? Can we harness our Faustian spirit and be satisfied with what we have? Is a comfortable, petit-bourgeois existence really enough to fulfill the White man? Now, I am sure the average White normie would be more than happy with an Arcadian existence in a small, homogeneous, peaceful ethnostate, and that this should be the primary goal to strive for. But History shows that the aristocratic soul desires expansion.
Luckily for us, expansion is possible. I have no doubt that we are the only race that can colonize the Cosmos to its full potential, without stripping it bare, like the Asiatic ant-people undoubtedly would. The 40k future is White.
In addition to the internal struggle, there is also the problem of what lies beyond the borders of this White brotherhood of nations. The brown masses of the Global South do not care if we want to be left in peace to live in our countries. They want what we have, and they are coming to get it. Think about four billion Africans if you dare. Many solutions to this problem have been floated in the Alt Right, from unironic exterminationism to “peaceful ethnic cleansing” to the “Norway strategy” (i.e. pay them to leave – if only!). There may come a time when, if unironic exterminationism is not the ideology of the day, escape into Space will be needed.
Whether our race lifts off due to our inner desires or as a way to escape a global Camp of the Saints, the Galactic Lebensraum will happen. So how to we maintain our distinct ethnonations in space? Is it desirable to do so? I think yes. I also think that a planet for every nation (or at least a generation ship for every nation) is probably even better for Ethno-nationalism than what we can have on Earth. However, blood-and-soil is not only blood, but also soil. As Ethno-nationalists, we not only love our people, we also love the land, steeped in history, myth, and the blood of our ancestors, and having to give it up would be a huge blow to the collective spirit.