If We Do Nothing
Jared Taylor,
New Century Foundation,
254 Pages

Reviewed by Rémi Tremblay

Many Americans acknowledge the need for an open and honest discussion about race, but Jared Taylor has been doing exactly that for the last 25 years and that is why he has been so vilified. His honesty and his openness in discussing race and all the different aspects of race are the very reasons why those who hypocritically demand a conversation on race do not like him.

The election of Barack Obama was supposed to bring a new era to America, a great reunification, a post-racial society. But it has done exactly the opposite and the racial problems denounced by Taylor over a quarter of a century seem more present than ever before. The racial divide, which was supposed to be tempered by the election of a Black in the White House, has widened despite the attempts to censor anybody willing to openly discuss racial matters. In our current society based on Orwellian principles, like Maxime Bernier rightly pointed out, there is no greater crime than to express thoughts that are not in line with the dominant orthodoxy, and Jared Taylor has been doing just that.

His latest book, hopefully not his last, is a collection of different essays and reviews disseminated in various publications over the last 25 years. They touch different topics and questions, including gender and women in the combat forces, but the thread is easy to identify: we must act now and address the racial problems without anymore delay.

As Whites are slowly shrinking to a minority in their home countries, they must start thinking about what kind of society they will live in when this becomes a reality. The examples of what is going on in prison or in Africa since decolonization, two places where Blacks make up the majority, may serve as a warning and a glimpse of the future that awaits us.

Once we are a minority among others, there will be nothing left of the world built and envisioned by our forefathers. Even the so-called universal principles inherited from the French Enlightenment will vanish. This is an undeniable truism and only the intellectually dishonest could deny it. Unfortunately, political correctness has moulded a new man who is ready to compromise truth in order to reconcile facts and theory. This is what the French novelist Renaud Camus calls “Fauxel”, the inversion of reality. The author Anthony Ludovici had also warned in Confessions of an Anti-Feminist that a society that does not value truth is doomed to decay, and our refusal to address problems openly is leading us to our downfall.

Ethnomasochism and self-hatred are other pathological problems that prevent Whites from thinking in terms of their own racial interests. They are willing to admit that other racial groups have the right to promote their own interests, but are unable to acknowledge that we have that right as well. This is a consequence of the “cancer of egalitarianism.”

But in practice, despite denying reality, many Whites do act in accordance with an implicit racial consciousness. They will never explicitly admit it, but those White liberals who leave the suburbs they once lived in before they became too diverse do realize that diversity is not our greatest strength. The problem is that eventually fleeing to homogeneous neighbourhoods and schools will simply no longer be possible. They might then regret their hypocrisy, but it will be too late. It is now, before reaching the point of no return, that race must be discussed openly.

Artistic precursor of a grim future?
As Taylor points out, the hypocrisy is blatant. Diversity is supposed to enrich us, although no one tells us how, but on the other hand, the ones who claim to love the other races so much never think about “enriching” non-White countries in this way. Why do Liberals never try to make Somalia or China as diverse as the United States? Isn’t it a form of racism to deny them this incommensurable richness?

Of course, unlike the Whites, the other races have preserved a healthy sense of ethnocentrism, but Whites, misguided by the universal concepts we have penned in the past and by a sense of guilt resulting from a distortion of history, scorn this very natural instinct. There is no other race, animal or human, that needs books and essays to be convinced of the importance of survival and preservation. For all the species, race has always been a logical extension of the family and tribe. Only Whites, with their abstract thinking, have cut themselves off so much from their own nature that preservation is questioned and not deemed essential. As Jared Taylor puts it, the Whites are “paralyzed by their own perverted morality” that states that they should be ashamed to think about their racial interests.

For Taylor, this has much to do with World War II, which discredited nationalism and the very concept of distinction, and that brought about a material progress likely to disarm the Western Peoples. But even before, White nations were reluctant to think in racial terms. In wars against other European nations, most imperial countries had no second thoughts about using the colored colonial troops to fight their European enemies. The important thing was not race, but nation. It also explains why in the past, most Western countries, especially the British, never openly tried to stop non-White immigration but used subtle ways to restrict it by using means to circumvent it without being explicit. The exception of that rule is the United States, but the Brown vs Board case, a judicial scam that forced integration in the schools, brought this frankness to an end.

In this collection of essays, well crafted and presented in an appealing way, the reader will feel a sense of urgency, the feeling that we must act now. Like Jean Raspail’s Camp of the Saints, this book offers a grim warning about the future, but we must heed the warning and act. Passivity is not an option. Already, the prophetic words of Raspail have proven to be true in many European countries.

It is overall a very pleasant book to read, written by a gentleman, one of the last, who has refused to be perverted by the current society, who has refused to become the tasteless man seemingly required by his era, following the flock. Taylor would have been more at home in Scarlett O’Hara’s Gone with the Wind than in the mess called modern America, but luckily for us, he is here with us, beaming the light of reason in the darkness of our times. It is our duty to react and act in order to preserve our nations for our children and our children’s children.