We Americans are the peculiar chosen people — the Israel of our time; we bear the ark of the liberties of the world. God has predestined, mankind expects, great things from our race, and great things we feel in our souls. The rest of the world must soon be in our rear. We are the pioneers of the world; the advance-guard, sent on through the wilderness of untried things, to break a new path in this New World that is ours. ~ Herman Melville, White Jacket, 1850


Americans of previous generations didn’t have a clue as to the ‘character’ of their elected leaders because whatever media was available to them was definitely not widely distributed as it is in this modern era.

We might even articulate it more historically by postulating that based on the content of that one sliver of Herman Melville’s greatness identified above, those who were far away from the population centers became, in effect, their own leaders.

And consequently as the title puts it, became ‘the peculiar chosen people’.

In addition to the absence of the modern totalitarian (not merely authoritarian) state, one critical advantage the Pioneers and Voortrekkers enjoyed was a powerful, intact Christian patriarchal culture. Hard to see how they could’ve done it without brotherhood and their womenfolk beside them in a natural relationship.

At some point, however, we as a people degenerated. The peculiar culture of that kind just can’t be ‘willed back’ into existence.

At some point, we decided that virtues like courage were hoary, classical abstractions with no value. At some point, we decided that manners were too uptight and old-fashioned, too “white.”

At some point, we decided that America’s Christian inheritance was bad, that the wisdom of Ecclesiastes and the Book of Proverbs was nothing but mere superstition.

At some point, we decided that the past must be jettisoned, with all its prejudices, and all its lessons.

At some point, America told its men to stop being men. That’s how we ended up with “Fredo.”

At some point, America’s leaders stopped pretending to be decent people. Powerful people since time immemorial have indulged in decadent and depraved activities behind masks of gentility.

But until recently there was a mystique – at least, an aristocratic semblance – that separated the upper crust from the have-not’s. These days, it’s hard to tell the difference between the two.

Jeffrey Epstein, for instance, was hardly alone in his malevolent pedophilia indulgences. It took, however, his personal unraveling to expose the full extent of his fellow pedophiles, to whom the full spectrum of skin tones could apply.

The root of this is the strange obsession with racism that has become a religion of its own over the last two decades. The anointing of #44 as the completion of the Second Founding, the event that was supposed to wash the stains of slavery, segregation and racism from America, instead ushered in an era of race panic. The Left is in a near frenzy over racism, which they now see everywhere.

It’s an obsession to the point where even the so-called Right is infected by it.

It’s tempting to think that this is all about rallying the tribes of the Left, but it’s probably the symptom of a different problem. What’s happening is white people are disengaging from the ruling Left. The old game of Team Blue fighting Team Red, where whites cheered for Team Red, is falling part.

The cheering section of Team Red is shrinking.

The over-the-top anti-racism is an effort to draw those disaffected fans of Team Red back into the game in order to maintain the old dynamic.

The peculiar chosen people. And it all happened in less than 50 years… Shame!

The problem, of course, is that Team Red has been designed to keep as little space between themselves and Team Blue as possible. They are children that can never be out of sight of their mother.

As Team Blue races shrieking into the black darkness of multicultural fanaticism, Team Red is racing after them.

The old political arrangements, animated by hyper-anti-racism is a civic religion of the ruling class that’s based on a hatred of sixty percent of the people over whom they rule.

Since forever and a day beyond long ago and faraway, America has been the recipient of the blessings made to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Founded as a Christian nation, we have been the beacon on the hill for all the world to follow.

We have arrived at the crossroads. We the peculiar chosen people, cannot, nor must not, allow our enemies to steal our destiny.

The books that prove most agreeable, grateful, and companionable, are those we pick up by chance here and there; those which seem put into our hands by Providence; those which pretend to little, but abound by much. The Past is the textbook of tyrants; the Future is the Bible of the Free.  ~ Herman Melville, White Jacket, 1850


The Z-Man and Civic Anti-Racism

Gerard Vanderleun, American Digest: Men Have Forgotten God

Melville Excerpt: We Americans are the peculiar chosen people

Matthew Boose, American Greatness: The Jersey Shore-ification of the Elite


Face of Jesus by Richard Hook

Soli Deo Gloria!