U.S. white nationalist Jared Taylor wrote the foreword to “Ethnic Apocalypse: The Coming European Civil War,” a new posthumously published book by French “New Right” and “identitarian” writer Guillaume Faye, who died in March. A note from the publisher acknowledges that the English title is a toned-down version of the French, which was “Guerre Civile Raciale”—Racial Civil War.
In his foreword, Taylor, founder of a white nationalist think tank, describes his long friendship with Faye, who he says was “among the very best-known spokesmen for the survival of our people.” Taylor declares “Ethnic Apocalypse” to be “the darkest, bravest, and frankest book my friend has ever written” and “a brilliant analysis of the mortal threat to us of massive non-white immigration.”
Taylor admiringly quotes Faye’s articulation of three possible consequences of non-white immigration into France: “submission,” or collapse without real combat; a “racial civil war resulting in the defeat of French natives and other ethnic Europeans”; or “a victorious civil war with incalculable historical consequences.”
This is pure Guillaume Faye. While others fail to grasp the extent of the problem—or even the form or nature of the problem—Faye cuts straight to the fateful choices we face: submission, defeat, or victory. He writes that there is no other choice because a ‘convivial living-together is only possible when it involves populations that are biologically and culturally related. Anything else is but a sham. We do not wish to live with these people. Period.’
Taylor adds a fourth possibility—“voluntary, peaceful separation,” but finds it hard to imagine that happening in France, where, he writes, “an alien population with a ruthless will to power and united by a triumphalist religion threatens the native population and the entire country is at stake.”
In pondering the possibility of “submission,” Taylor writes, “A similarly contemptible collapse is likewise possible in my own country. If our people awaken and build for themselves a future as glorious as our past, it will be thanks to the efforts of brilliant, tireless men such as Guillaume Faye.”
In Faye’s introduction, he wrote that he hoped that “an unpredictable spark may yet cause our natives (meaning THE WHITES—let us state the facts as they are)” to “organize themselves and ultimately launch a counteroffensive.”
Faye’s overt racism caused a split between him and another “spiritual father” of the alt-right, Alain de Benoist, according to BuzzFeed’s Lester Feder and Pierre Buet. “I believe in the civil war,” said Faye, “He is against the civil war.” Both de Benoist and Faye have influenced the alt-right and white nationalists in the U.S., and both have appeared at Taylor’s American Renaissance conferences. As RWW’s Jared Holt reported, American Renaissance appears to be grooming the next generation of racists, including young white nationalist YouTubers and podcasters, via its conferences and other outreach.
In 2015, Faye addressed the annual “Become Who We Are” conference sponsored by the National Policy Institute, led by white nationalist Richard Spencer. According to one account of Faye’s speech, he said three things are destroying the white race: immigration, abortion, and homosexuality.
Taylor is one of the people to whom Faye dedicated “Ethnic Apocalypse,” as is Sam Dickson, a former Klan attorney. In his foreword, Taylor says he is honored to have the book dedicated to him, adding, “I also rejoice in his having jointly dedicated the book to my comrade Sam Dickson,” who Taylor writes “has faithfully and courageously fought the forces that would transform the West.”
During the 2016 presidential race, Taylor recorded a robocall backing Trump before the Iowa caucuses and told a fellow white nationalist radio host that he was “hugely encouraged” by the growth of white nationalism. “The most visible manifestation of this is the support for Donald Trump,” Taylor added. “Donald Trump is an opportunity for ordinary Americans to say they are fed up. And one of the big things they’re fed up about is the racial changes going on in the United States and they think Donald Trump might actually do something about it.”
In May 2016, Taylor predicted that if Trump were elected he would hire people “at all sorts of levels in his administration” who “think the way we do.” At the time Taylor said Trump was saying the kind of things he’d been saying for years, but couldn’t be ignored the way the media ignores Taylor:
And when people start thinking in those terms, Well, wait a minute, are Muslims really of any use to the United States? Then the next step, of course, is to say, Well, are there any other groups that are of no use to the United States? What do, oh, Guatemalans, for example, bring to our country? What do Somalis bring to our country? What do Haitians bring to America? Do we really need 30,000,000 Mexicans living in this country? When you start thinking in terms of group differences, then the camel’s nose is under the tent. That opens the door to all kinds, all kinds of anti-orthodox, subversive thinking. And so Donald Trump has played a huge role in breaking down the gates of orthodoxy and making it possible to raise these questions in a way that they’ve never been raised, at a level at which they’ve never been raised ever before.
When you consider the administration’s actions and Trump’s own words, it’s hard not to think that Taylor had a point about the president.