GENERATION IDENTITY FAQ
Our symbol, the lambda, was used by the Spartans at the battle of Thermopylae in 480BC. Led by King Leonidas of Sparta, the Greek forces were vastly outnumbered over 21 to 1 by a massive Persian army. The Greeks held off the Persians for seven days before the rear-guard was annihilated in one of history’s most famous last stands.
After the second day, a local resident named Ephialtes betrayed the Greeks by revealing that a small path led behind the Greek lines. Leonidas, aware that his force was being outflanked, dismissed the bulk of the Greek army and remained to guard their retreat with 300 Spartans, 700 Thespians, and 400 Thebans, fighting to the death.
Both ancient and modern writers have used the Battle of Thermopylae as an example of the power of a patriotic army defending its native soil.
The circle can also be seen as a shield. The top of the lambda stands for the metapolitical centre which we want to conquer and with the Identitarian movement as the spearhead.
What does the term “Great Replacement” mean and who is responsible for it?
The Great Replacement describes the process by which the indigenous European population is replaced by non-European migrants. We are facing a demographic crisis across Europe through which our peoples are becoming a minority in their own countries. Declining birth rates, the sharp increase of Islamic parallel societies and mass migration will lead to the almost complete destruction of European societies within just a few decades if no countermeasures are taken.
Multiculturalism’s self-abolition ideology, which dominates a large part of our societies’ political debate, is currently further accelerating this process. It leads to fatal blindness among politicians and the media to future consequences if the current policies of open borders continue to be pursued. Experts predict a migration wave of up to one billion people from Africa and Asia to Europe over the coming decades.
We can already predict reasonably precisely that a continuation of current immigration policies and the multicultural agenda will lead to many European peoples becoming a minority in their own countries. In many urban areas, we can already observe the occupation of bounded spaces by Islamic parallel societies and clan structures.
Ethnic, religious and cultural tensions are already hard-wired in our societies through that process. It is therefore all the more important that we, as Brits, Irish and Europeans, replenish the cultural vacuum left behind until now and resolve the demographic crisis in our countries through family-friendly policies
What does the term "Reconquista" mean?
The term Reconquista (“reconquest”) is based on the historical event of the gradual recapture of the Iberian Peninsula, which had been held by Muslim conquerors, by the successors of the Visigothic kingdoms. It’s true that today we are not facing an immediate military confrontation but the threat instead is one of self-destruction through a multicultural zeitgeist. Our fight is therefore a war of words, ideas and politics.
We, the Generation Identity, want to reconquer social spaces of discourse, which have been dominated by a left-wing hegemony. We are a loud patriotic voice that shows its face, one that is creating new pathways for the values of tradition and national pride. Love for our own and an awareness of our ethno-cultural identity are matters we take for granted and of which we should not feel ashamed. We want patriotism to become an important value for society.
We also value true freedom of expression so that these important issues will have a place in the public discourse. These are our demands and for this cause we go on the streets every day to form a phalanx for the Reconquista.
Are you against foreigners?
No. Our criticism and our political actions are not directed against immigrants and refugees as individual persons or groups. The pull factors of the migration movements to Europe are also caused by fatal incentive policies of the political and social elites who, at least indirectly, push the ideologically-driven and fraudulent multicultural experiment.
Our protest is therefore directed against those centres of decision-making and influence which continue to push this asylum insanity ever further though misleading and false politics. The phenomena of mass immigration and Islamization are therefore also tendencies of a systemic development which has been observed throughout Europe for several years. Therefore, our focus is primarily directed towards the ideological complex of self-abolition.
We do not lapse into simplistic patterns of protest against immigrants themselves. For us, alongside criticizing current politics, it is also important to rebuild a self-confident relationship with our own ethno-cultural identity and to emphasize our “own” without thereby falling into xenophobic reflexes.
What do you mean by the term meta-politics?
As Generation Identity, we emphasize that we operate in the area of “meta-politics”. We believe that political change is not only possible in the parliaments and party politics, but also in cultural activities, public debates, the media and on the streets. We therefore act in a kind of “pre-political space” which determines discourse and thus serves as the basis for direct and concrete political decisions.
We strive for a normal, patriotic state of affairs and therefore our activity affects various areas of social life. With our actions and campaigns, we shape public debates about the issues of identity, mass immigration and border policies. We want to influence public opinion in a peaceful and democratic way and thus serve as an impetus for the electoral decisions, political awareness and the activity of the people.
What do you mean by “Identity”?
Human identity is formed by a complex network of diverse historical, biographical, cultural, religious and social associations. Throughout the different stages of our personal socialisation, distinctive features of our identity emerge. There is always an interactive relationship between individual and collective identity. A collective feature of our identity is the ethno-cultural aspect which forms the core of our political action and for whose preservation we as Identitarians are active on a daily basis. We believe that every people on this earth is distinguished by its particular diversity and each people always bring something unique concerning way of life, values, culture, origin, religion and social practices.
Every people has the right to preserve and defend those characteristics and features of its ethno- cultural identity that define who they are. It is exactly this preservation that we demand for our own regional, national and European identity. In the 21st century, with the pressure of mass immigration and Islamization, the question of identity has become a polarizing theme, on which we, as Generation Identity, take a strong stance.
Regarding this issue, we stress that identity is characterised by uniqueness on the one hand and by diversity and distinctness on the other one. The perception of a “we” always comprises the perception of the “other”. Only those who hold an honest identity for themselves and their own can, at the same time, openly acknowledge the diversity of the others. This position is a clear rejection of all racism and chauvinism, since we are concerned about the right to preserve identity for each and every people and culture, and we clearly reject a qualitative uprooting or depreciation of a particular ethno-cultural community. We therefore want to preserve the identity of our own people in its distinctiveness as well as all the peoples of the world in their respective uniqueness.
The ethnic and the cultural aspect of our identity are of the same value for us. We reject the over- emphasis of any aspect of identity.
Identity unfolds at different levels. On the regional level it is characterized by a direct attachment to your own city, village and region. Dialects, customs and regional history shape this identity in particular.
On the next level, national identity follows. It is characterized by its direct tie to a people or a state and it represents a comprehensive identification framework, which is characterized by social, linguistic and cultural rules which ultimately become more concrete at the regional level. We as Generation Identity reject absolutizing this area of identity into dogmatic nationalism. The national level of identity always emphasises and fosters the direct and day-to-day links with the regional identity. All levels of identity, taken together, create a common framework that builds upon and complements one another.
On the third level follows the identity of civilisation that for us is constituted in the European identity. Through origin, history and culture all of us Europeans share both a common heritage and a common destiny, the emphasis and awareness of which is now all the more necessary as the current developments affect our continent as a whole. The history of Europe has always been shaped also by cultural exchange and complement.
Where do you stand politically? Are you associated with a political party? Are you financed?
We see ourselves as extra-parliamentarian opposition movement. We act on public opinion in the UK and in Europe and, through actions, campaigns and political education work, we address central grievances within the framework of identity and immigration policy.
In doing so, we always act independently of political parties. We offer a peaceful political space for action for young people so that they can channel their discontent about the state of their country in an effective but none- violent way. Therefore, we don’t fit into the pre-fabricated left-right political scale.
For us, patriotism and love of our native country are central societal values that don’t need to be forced into party political templates. The affirmation of our own identity is for us a self-evident basic consensus which does not require any party programs.
We finance ourselves through the donations of our supporters and the financial and idealistic support of our activists on the front line. If you also want to support patriotic youth work and strengthen young activists, you can do so with a small donation.
How do you want to implement your aims?
We are on the streets and organize rallies, demonstrations and many other forms of street protests. We organize political educational events and place our themes and slogans in the public space through spectacular campaigns in order to break through the spiral of political and media silence.
For far too long the left-liberal establishment has claimed authority for itself to interpret reality for the public. As patriotic youth we are confident and confront those decision makers and elites with their failures who have had our generation growing up with the grand delusion of a multicultural utopia. We break through their deceptive consensus and challenge them in their own comfort zones.
There is now a patriotic antithesis in the UK and Europe. We take to the stages that convey our agenda on the widest possible level.
At the same time, we are creating alternative educational programs that give young people practical tools of application in the area of political activism and campaign management, enabling them to effectively develop their talents.
Are your goals not racist/extremist?
No. To work for a patriotic, free and homeland-loving framework of values is the foundation of every cohesive human society. Identity is the defining factor which creates social support as well as a cultural and moral orientation for people within their own environment. The fact that a nation- state is always characterized by spatial, temporal and historical factors is still the basic consensus in any serious debate on national and international law, history, politics and social sciences.
However, the fact that standing for the preservation of ethnocultural identity is today classified by established politicians as outside the bounds of acceptable discourse, demonstrates that our political and social decision-makers do not consider it necessary to develop a self-confident attitude towards their own identity. They try to ostracise and vilify those who criticise the unbridled mass immigration or those who demand a sovereign border policy and the proper enforcement of asylum laws. As Generation Identity we hold the imperative of non-violence in all our actions and political work. We rely on a peaceful and creative protest that succeeds without threats or intimidation.
Our actions always focus on the love of our own home regions, countries and Europe and emphasize this right to home, culture, origin and rootedness also for the stranger, who we approach with respect and recognition according to our principles of ethnic pluralism. Our political actions are based solely on the preservation and historical continuation of a common ethno-cultural identity and millennials-old heritage for the whole of Europe.
In most other countries such a commitment to this basic social foundation is considered the minimal societal and political consensus. Therefore, we merely demand the same patriotic normality for Ireland, the UK and the rest of Europe, which has nothing to do with extremism or racism.
What goals and demands do Generation Identity seek?
As a non-party political movement, our central political operation field lies in raising awareness of our positions and their link to our ethno-cultural identity. Thus, we are influencing the existing political discourse, which currently denies, discredits, and in some cases even criminalizes the natural affirmation of what is one’s own.
We call for an open debate about the meaning of our own ethno-cultural identity in the 21st century that is free of any ideological and universalistic bias.
Aside from that, we also follow real political developments with a critical view – the unrestrained mass migration, the loss of our own territorial integrity by the opening of the state borders, the resulting loss of internal security, and the dominant spread of Islamic parallel societies – for which we aim to raise awareness through activism, campaigns and educational work.
We see ourselves as agents for shaping public opinion and we counterpose the general left-leaning trend in our societies with a patriotic alternative.
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