Lots of people have tried to create new social media platforms, Minds and MeWe and Parler and Telegram. Bitchute and Odyssey. On and on. None have taken as many hits and kept on growing like Gab. I have been on Gab with my current account since February of 2017 and an older account back in 2016 right when Gab went into beta release. I believe in what Andrew Torba is doing and most of what he has planned for the future and I back that up by being a financial supporter of Gab and plan on continuing to pony up a little dough to keep the lights on and the lefties triggered.
But not everything. Torba is a very vocal and devout Christian, which is of course fine and laudable depending on your own religious leanings, but I think that sometimes he lets that override common sense. A few weeks back he penned a blog post calling for the creation of a "parallel Christian society"
I’ve recently been writing extensively about what I call a Parallel Society. This led one of my close friends to point out a book to me by Rod Dreher called The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation. It’s a fantastic read and brilliantly captures the spirit of what I have been trying to do with Gab for over five years now.
Right out of the gate that set off alarm bells. Fantastic? Brilliant? Dreher's book The Benedict Option was silly and basically trash (see my review here) and Rod is the very epitome of the cucked, soft, effeminate Christian intellectual. He looks like this in most pictures:
He is a real life soyjack.
No surprise he has me blocked on twitter and I have been blocked from commenting at The American Conservative for many years. He wears those faggy glasses and styles his hair like that on purpose and it makes him look like he wishes he had something else in his hand about to go into his mouth instead of oysters. I used to read his columns year ago until every column became an ad for his book. Taking Dreher seriously is a sign of intellectual immaturity.
Anyway, he put out a post yesterday to clarify a little bit.
My problem with this is that it makes some erroneous assumptions, first and foremost that being a Christian means you are on /ourside/. That is most decidedly not the case. Rod Dreher is considered to be a "Christian intellectual" and he is definitely a cuck. Someone like David French is also considered to be an evangelical intellectual and that guy hates us. Francis Collins who just resigned as the head of the National Institutes of Health has been lauded as a leading light evangelical in spite of his support for fetal tissue research and compromise on matters of sexuality.
In the last few years more and more "conservative" Christian leaders like Albert Mohler and Russ Moore have been exposed as being at best cowardly and at worst actively anti-White. Most black Christians are diametrically opposed to what Torba stands for. Nearly 90% of professed black Christians voted for Obama, Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden. Mestizo Christians who tend to be Catholic still vote in a majority for the Left. Most "mainline" Christians vote Democrat as do Roman Catholics as a whole and the various Orthodox churches...
The conservative Christian groups like the Southern Baptists and some Pentecostals are strongly conservative as are fringe religions like the Mormons but even a quarter of Southern Baptists identify more strongly with the Democrats.
Even in the most conservative wings of American Christianity most average church-goers and even more so the clergy are at best still gulping the blue pill. They are cowed by the idea of being thought of as racist and would never openly declare their racial solidarity even as their black and mestizo fellow Christians do so. They still pretend that Martin Luther King Jr, adulterer and Marxist, is someone worth of adoration. The denominational organizations of these churches are cucked and getting worse, the Southern Baptists are unrecognizable at the top levels from where they were a decade ago because like all institutions their number one priority is self-preservation.
So being a Christian is hardly a significant marker of being on /ourside/.
The other issue is also a big one and that is the problem with further subdividing our already far too small ranks. Whites have been pitted against one another for centuries and one of the main dividing lines, at least for purposes of defining one side against the other, is religion and specifically different flavors of the Christian faith. We don't need any help with being divided against an enemy that might not like one another but are united in their hatred of us.
I don't think that is Torba's intent but as someone who is especially zealous, having called himself a Christian for a while but being baptized in March of this year, he is still caught up in the fervor of conversion it seems and thinks that a parallel Christian society is the answer. It isn't.
Religious faith is one of the most important identifiers of a person. I get that and spent many years writing about it. But what Andrew Torba needs to figure out is that your religious faith is not the only important identification. Blood is blood and White Christians often have more in common with agnostic, atheist or pagan Whites than they do with the most devout of their non-White Christian brethren. As a former Christian, my concern in looking at someone else is whether they are on the side of my people, not with their religious preference or lack thereof. I welcome the Protestant and Catholic, the Mormon and the pagan, the atheist and the agnostic, whatever your religious faith, provided we share the desire to protect our blood and preserve our civilization. If you oppose that, if you say that defending my people is somehow "racist", then you have declared yourself to be my enemy no matter where you spend your Sunday morning.
If you are on /ourside/ I don't care if you worship Jesus or Odin or a tree. If you are not on /ourside/ then I don't give a shit about how good of a Christian you are.
Being pro-White, pro-liberty, pro-freedom is far more important than what or who you worship on your own time. I respect and even encourage people to explore their faith but never at the expense of our unity as a people. We already have plenty of things dividing us and plenty of enemies looking to exploit and expand those divisions.