In the first episode of Alt Right 101, Bre Faucheux discussed white identity with racist political activist Mark Collett. Collett, the former head of the Youth BNP who once mocked gay men as “AIDS monkeys,” likened preserving one’s race and culture to preserving a house you inherited.
“These people, they say that nationalism, they say it’s illogical,” Collett said. “They say ‘Why would you be proud of what your forefathers have done?’ Well I think nationalism and identity politics for us Europeans is the most natural, wholesome, and decent thing that we can embrace. And let me explain why. Nationalism is like inheriting your father’s house, wishing to live in it, and wishing to keep it in a great standard.”
Collett asked what “could be more natural than preserving what has gone before and been passed down to you, and then wishing to pass that down to your own children?” And he said it would be the “most unnatural thing” for someone to “say ‘No, I don’t want to live in my father’s house, I want to burn it down and scatter it, and walk listlessly without a roof over my head.'”
Faucheux lamented that they have to “convince” their “own side” — the “beautiful, white European race” — that they need to stand up for their interests in an “anti-white” world. “And one of the ways I see that, and see more attacks on our European heritage, is people saying, ‘Well, anyone can be an American, anyone can be British,’ that that’s an idea,” she said.
Faucheux also pointed out that America was “intended to be for people of a Western European stock” and that Thomas Jefferson was, to use her terms, “a straight-up white nationalist.” Faucheux is certainly correct that the U.S. was founded on “white supremacist” principles, but her goal — like that of the alt-right as a whole — is to return to that era.
But as long as people believe “the Left and cucks like Paul Ryan” that anyone can be an American regardless of race, an ethnostate seems out of the cards. And she called the idea that America “will take your tired, your poor, [and] your hungry” — a reference to Emma Lazarus’ sonnet “The New Colossus” — a “great way to divide people” and “very degrading.”