Culturism

Culturism (cǔl-chər-ǐz-əm) n. 1. The philosophy, art, and science that values, manages and protects majority cultures. 2. A philosophy that holds that traditional majority cultures have a right to define, protect, guide, and promote themselves. 3. The study of culturism.



Culturist (cǔl-chər-ǐst) n. 1. An advocate of culturism. 2. One who engages in the art or science of managing and protecting majority cultures. 3. Of or pertaining to culturism, culturists or culturist policy. – adj.

 

‘Culturism’ and ‘Culturist’ – Spread the Words!

By John K. Press

Multiculturalists have intimidated many with threats of being called ‘racist’ if they dare say anything negative about cultural diversity. In fact, under the guise of the multicultural logic, to assert that Britain has a history that needs to be respected is racist. Up until now, our only reply has been the defensive move of saying we are not racist and pleading for re-entry into polite society. We now have a better tactic.

When they call you racist, tell them you are ‘culturist.’ They might say that is racist too. But the term ‘culturist’ refers overtly to culture. They will lose the argument that culture and race are the same thing. Tell them, “racism is stupid and dangerous, but if cultural diversity is real, we need to discuss it.” Multiculturalists have made a living out of asserting that cultural diversity is important. So they cannot deny the relevance of discussing it.

With the counterpunch of saying, “I am culturist” they must now discuss culture. Instead of pleading that you are not racist, you can now start a discourse about culture. And that is where we need to be – on the offense discussing cultural differences and not on the defense always pleading that we are not racist. Defense marginalizes us and raises doubts in the public’s mind. Taking the offence puts them back on their heels.

Once we have them playing by our terms – that of culture – they are fatally weak. That is because, in reality, multiculturalists do not believe cultural diversity is significant. When they celebrate it, they only discuss food, festivals, and fashion – in short, entertainment. But culturists take cultural diversity seriously. Whereas they can only say all cultures are wonderful, we can have adult conversations.

For example, we culturists can assert that culture accounts for educational and economic achievement. We can bring out statistics to prove it. We can also bring out statistics on such matters as terrorism and the grooming of children. At this point they will look silly because their philosophy of celebrating diversity actually requires that they deny, to the point of lunacy, that any bad could come from any culture.

At this point, the conversation is too far along for them to retreat to calling us racist. Such reversions will look very silly when we’re clearly talking about culture. Remember, you can taunt them with the question, “Cultural diversity is very important, isn’t it?” As they have admitted as much, they cannot now back down from discussions of the impact of culture.

This tactic, of using the terms ‘culturist’ and ‘culturism’ costs us nothing, not a single pound. We have nothing to lose. It will require no extra meetings or coordination efforts. But, with no cost, we have an incredible amount to gain.

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Many ordinary people have deep worries about the multicultural experiment being foisted upon Britain. But, they are afraid to speak up because they do not wish to be called racist. And, in fact, they are not. So not having an alternative word, they are frozen. Changing the terms of discourse could allow the silent majority of Britons to speak up again. This could have a powerful impact.

The words culturism and culturist could spread quickly. I saw ... Party Chairman, Paul Weston, speak in New York City. [His agenda] seemed clearly culturist. ... politicians using the terms on television could inject the terms into national discourse and change the terms of national debate. Again, this costs nothing. And, for the naysayers, if we wish, we can always go back to simply pleading that we are not racist.

You may have noticed that I have not, as of yet, defined the terms ‘culturist’ and ‘culturism.’ This ... article will provide detail on the meaning and implications of the terms. But, part of the beauty of the words ‘culturism’ and ‘culturist’ come from the fact that you do not need an explanation to understand them. As the opposite of multiculturalism, those raised with this dogma will understand ‘culturism’ intuitively. As they are easily understood, these words can spread quickly.

Culturism and culturist can also spread quickly through institutions. Schools now have mandated courses in diversity and multiculturalism. We can demand that everywhere such courses are taught, we also have courses on culturism. ... To not provide both the culturist and the multiculturalist sides means that schools are not educating, but simply indoctrinating.

Outside of meetings, rallies, and elections, the words culturism and culturist give people a mode of activism which they can engage in every day. Whenever someone starts on about multiculturalism and diversity, tell them that you believe in culturism and unity. If your professors start talking about multiculturalism, raise your hand and ask if the class will also teach the virtues of culturism. You are never far away from a day to use the terms ‘culturist’ and ‘culturism’ – use them today!

Now to provide a little more substance to the concepts of culturism and culturist.

Culturism holds that, as the definition above, traditional majority cultures have a right to define, protect, guide, and promote themselves; that traditional majority cultures should have priority and standing in policy. That may sound radical in today’s West. But, remind your opponents that it is what every non-western nation does and what every nation has always done.

Our competitors in the world, China, Saudi Arabia, and Iran are certainly culturist. Their immigration laws and foreign policy take cultural affiliation into account. If you ask a multiculturalist, they will tell you that these nations being culturist is not a problem. Famously, they do not judge other cultures. Well if culturism is the international norm, why not us? Being culturist is not radical. This is normal.

Why must the West be the only sphere to be multicultural?

Globalists will tell you that the whole world is getting more diverse. Bullocks! (as I think you Brits say). [Not quite, John, but our readers will know what you mean! – Ed.] The whole world is not getting more diverse; the West is getting more diverse. China is not getting more diverse. Iran and Saudi Arabia certainly are not. We, in fact, are the only sphere of the world getting more diverse. We are the only civilization experimenting with multiculturalism. That is radical.

The very idea of a traditional majority culture will obviously infuriate multiculturalists. According to their philosophy, Britain is a culturally neutral space where various random cultures happen to coincide. Here is yet another arena in which multiculturalists are poorly suited, intellectually, to do battle. Britain obviously has a long past, its own arts and heroes.

The multiculturalists will tell you that Britain has always been diverse and you cannot, therefore, say it has ever had a core culture. While Puritans fought Catholics who fought Protestants in your history, these are all western cultural affiliations. Muhammad, for example, should not be praised in your schools. It is historically factual to say that this non-western character is not a part of traditional British culture. Chinese schools do not praise Cromwell, Iran’s schools do not praise Queen Elizabeth, you have no need to celebrate Lao Tzu.

All of this is not to say that Britain and the West do not have or will not have diversity. Britain will always have some level of diversity. What we are discussing is a matter of emphasis. Multiculturalists say Britain has no core culture to meld into and so we must emphasize our diversity. Culturism recognizes Britain’s traditional majority culture, and asks immigrants to identify with it.

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Part of the beauty of culturism as a philosophy is that you can largely intuit its precepts and policy implications by asking yourself: “What would the opposite of multiculturalism be?” As such, the British people can easily take up these words and help take back the control of the national debate. So ... take action – use the words ‘culturism’ and ‘culturist’ today!

Photo: "Michelangelo's David" by Rico Heil (Creative Commons CC BY-SA 3.0).

 


John K. Press, Ph.D. is the author of Culturism: A Word, A Value, Our Future. www.culturism.us has more information on culturism.