Alt Right worshippers of blood and race have made an idol of whiteness. As though your skin is a culture and, worse, as though your skin is a god. They subordinate the God of the universe to a mere prop authorizing the skin idolator to fall down in worship of his race and, accordingly, to excuse the oppression and destruction of those he deems inferior to his Master Race.
The contempt of the Alt Right for “Cuck Christianity” relies on a narrative that confirms what I have come to call “Herreid’s Law”. My friend John Herreid observed some time ago that when people bedeck their Facebook page with pictures of knights, crusaders, or paladins, they tend to be kooks. The Alt Right Christian invariably does this, and their race kookiness is manifest. They only value the Christian tradition for giving them an iconography of white people killing brown ones. But of course, the Faith (and especially the Catholic faith) is chockablock with brown people–and brown saints.
Not surprising really since her Lord was brown–a standard Middle Eastern Jew of the first century. Somebody who would have been on one of Steve Bannon’s travel bans and deemed a danger by the Race Theorist of the Alt Right. Happily for us northern European stock, he put no stock in Alt Right racist crap and declared membership in his Body, the Church, open to anybody–even white supremacists idiots if they would only repent their white supremacist idiocy and confess that in Christ Jesus there is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, black nor white. That’s a tall order for some of these idiots. But repentance and salvation is open to anyone, even members of the Alt Right.
While Day makes strong rhetorical punches at Shea in response, I would like to summarize the substance of his claims:
- The Alt-Right argues that “DNA exists, race exists, and that difference in DNA and race have a profound effect on culture and society alike”.
- The Alt-Right values Western civilization. In fact, Alt-Righters who are not Christian “value the Christian tradition as one of the foundational pillars of the West, without which it cannot survive.”
- Day refers to Matthew 15:24-26 when arguing that “Jesus Christ did put at least some stock in ‘Alt Right racist crap'”. In this passage, Jesus informs his disciples that he “was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel”, notwithstanding a gentile woman’s plea that He heal her daughter. (Which He does.)
- Day calls out Shea for deceitfully adding the words “black nor white” to Paul’s famous passage in Galatians 3:28 that in Christ Jesus there is neither Jew nor Greek, slave and free, male and female. Day argues that Shea’s move gave the false impression that those various differences do not exist. After all, Paul “told slaves that they remain slaves” and “condemned men having sex with men”.
Day concludes his argument thusly:
I submit that this is conclusive evidence proving that Mark Shea is a liar, a deceiver, an accuser, and a false follower of the Truth. There is no truth in him. No man who considers himself to be a Christian should pay this wormtongue any heed or respect, and he should be confronted by his church authorities and called upon to publicly repent of his lies and false accusations.
One can certainly debate the merits of Day’s arguments. (Personally, I believe the third reason is his weakest; the passage in Matthew should be read in a far more nuanced manner than he does.) Nevertheless, his points are consistent with the sixteen points he articulated about the Alt Right in August 2016.
While point 14 does state that “the Alt Right believes we must secure the existence of white people and a future for white children”, point 15 states:
The Alt Right does not believe in the general supremacy of any race, nation, people, or sub-species. Every race, nation, people, and human sub-species has its own unique strengths and weaknesses, and possesses the sovereign right to dwell unmolested in the native culture it prefers.
Further, point 16 states:
The Alt Right is a philosophy that values peace among the various nations of the world and opposes wars to impose the values of one nation upon another as well as efforts to exterminate individual nations through war, genocide, immigration, or genetic assimilation.
However, rather than address these points directly, Shea uses moronic stereotypes of the Alt Right to thrust “drop-the-mike” criticisms against it. The thought that the Alt Right “only value the Christian tradition for giving them an iconography of white people killing brown ones” is not only without basis, but repulsive. The laughable “insight” that Christianity “is chockablock with brown people–and brown saints” is such a No-Shit-Sherlock statement, it should almost pass without comment.
This is not the first time Shea has hurled vile diatribes against his opponents. In April, I lambasted him for accusing libertarians of holding their political views solely to rationalize their selfishness. I called his criticisms of libertarians “inaccurate, uncharitable, and, frankly, grotesque”. I’m afraid Shea’s treatment of his opponents hasn’t changed one whit since then.
In the post that led to Day’s strong condemnation, Shea writes that “repentance and salvation is open to anyone”.
I couldn’t agree more.