Recently a new group called Identity Evropa has been making waves through the alternative Right underground through its formalized fusion of identitarian and alternative Right beliefs. We are fortunate to have interview responses from Nathan Damigo, leader of this group, for your reading pleasure today.
What does “European” mean to you? Does this mean people who reside in Europe, or those descended from the indigenous people of Europe? What about mixes?
Every day when I wake up I look in the mirror and see Europe. I see it in the face of my mother and that of my father. I see it in my nieces and nephews, as well as random passers-by when I traverse the country.
To me, European is both racial and spiritual. It transcends geographical location and informs us of who we are, where we came from, and where we are going. Wherever I am, Europe is with me.
Only we can be us. There are many people in this world with partial European heritage. Our ancestors conquered the world, leaving their mark wherever they arrived to a greater or lesser extent. Some of the peoples who were conquered still bear that mark, they can see hints of it when they look in the mirror, however they also see that of their own indigenous people. They are not us, nor we them.
When did Identity Evropa form, and what was its purpose? Who was involved, and how did all of you arrive at this perspective on politics and society?
Identity Evropa was founded in March of 2016. It was born through the remnants of a previous attempt to create a network of people interested in fighting for our future. A small collective remained together after our decision to scuttle the project, which we felt lacked the â€œitâ€ factor and was in need of rebranding with a new vision.
Those involved with the project were already a collective of Eurocentric individuals with a shared understanding of the world. They came to their understanding of race through different avenues, but all through intellectual honesty. They are unfortunately unable to receive the proper recognition for their work at this time, but their contributions have been tremendous, and we could not have accomplished what we have so far without them.
What do members of Identity Evropa do? What do you hope to achieve as an organization and as individuals?
At this stage, Identity Europa members attend meet-ups and build relationships with other members. This is a lifelong project. Slow is smooth and smooth is fast. Most everyone coming into this are meeting others with their views for the first time. We want everyone to feel comfortable in the emerging communities in which they are now a part of.
We are however gearing up to promote our organization as well as our ideas on college campuses across the country. Members will be able to participate in this, and other future projects that will gradually become more direct as we continue to make gains and progress in our capabilities.
What would your ideal society look like? What would everyday life for normal people be like?
An ideal society would be one that places human nature central in its premises and builds institutions around that, not in contradiction with it as we have today. It would be progressive, advancing the interests of its people (not individuals) through policies that increase the level of functionality within its systems. Its structural planning would not be myopic and given to the base impulses of the masses for short-term and selfish gains, but on that of eternity.
How do you think we can get to that state, and (approximately) how long do you think it will take?
It could be a matter of decades if we chose to utilize our collective agency. Already the West is stirring. We are more numerous than most people at this stage realize; change is always brought about by a small but determined minority. The longer people take to get involved, the longer this will be strung out.
How did you become “awakened” and leave behind the mainstream political, social and economic illusion?
I was raised as a minority in the most technologically advanced place on the planet, Silicon Valley. It was not some horrendous experience being a minority among mostly Asian children of parents who worked for tech companies and Latinos. They were for the most part friendly.
However, even as a child I noticed double standards. I found my friends shaped their political ideologies based on what was best for their racial and ethnic communities. I attempted in vain to instill in them a civic national pride and identity, only to be met with rejection. They were not interested in what was best for America, but only that of themselves. While this was never explicitly vocalized, it was the hidden lesson I learn.
I came to a point in my mid twenties where I realized that no matter how hard I signaled how non-racist I was, the majority of non-whites would never do anything but advocate their own racial interests. They did not care about my interests or that of the nation my ancestors created. When I finally acknowledged that this was the norm and nothing could be done to change it, everything else began to fall into place.
What do you think this illusion consists of?
Abstract fetishism coupled with cognitive dissonance with institutional antidialogic holding it in place.
What is your relationship to the National Policy Institute (NPI)?
National Policy Institute and Identity Evropa have a great working relationship. Richard Spencer has been very supportive of what we are doing, and our visions for the future of the identitarian movement. Our close work has lead many to ask if Identity Evropa was part of the National Policy Institute, but I can proudly say that we are an independent, grass-roots organization.
What is the alternative right? Do you consider your identitarian approach to alt-right in nature?
The alt-right is a loose, and in many ways disparate, coalition of dissidents who meet in their opposition of globalization, unregulated capitalism, multiracialism, and abstraction fetishism. As a coalition there are many different political ideologies, religious theologies, and strategies for achieving long-term goals, however the central theme of the alt-right revolves around race and identity. At this point it is primarily a cultural movement without political representation.
Identity Evropaâ€™s approach is alt-right in nature and a natural extension of the counter-culture that has fomented and expanded for the last several years on the internet. We are meta political, with our primary focus at this point on fraternity and network building, creating a new community composed of those whose interests meet at the intersection of race and culture.
How can people keep track of what you are doing and support you?
Following us on social media is the best way to keep track of what we are doing, while joining our fraternity or investing financially in us are the best ways to support our growth. We have a lot planned for the future and hope that everyone would find a way to get involved. The future is ours, but only if we make it.