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 their 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 a small path that 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 lambda circle can also be seen as a shield. The top of the arrow stands for the metapolitical centre that we want to conquer, 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 where our peoples are becoming a minority in their own countries. Declining birth rates, mass immigration and the sharp increase in Islamic parallel societies will lead to the almost complete destruction of European societies within a matter of decades if no countermeasures are taken.
Our multiculturalist self-abolition ideology, which dominates a large part of our societies’ political debate, is further accelerating this process and leading to a fatal blindness among politicians and the media to future consequences if the current policies of open borders continue. Experts predict a migration wave of up to one billion people from Africa and Asia to Europe over the coming decades.
We can predict quite 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 areas by Islamic parallel societies and other non-European communities.
Ethnic, religious and cultural tensions have already been established in our societies. It is therefore of vital importance that we Brits, Irish and Europeans, reconquer the cultural vacuum resulting from this and resolve the demographic crisis in our countries through peaceful means.
What does the term 'Reconquista' mean?
The term Reconquista (“reconquest”) is based on the historical event of the Visigothic kingdoms successors’ gradually recapturing the Iberian Peninsula, which had been held by Muslim conquerors. Today, while we may not be facing an immediate military confrontation, the threat is one of self-destruction through a multicultural zeitgeist. Our fight is therefore a war of words, ideas and politics.
We, Generation Identity, want to reconquer the social 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 should take for granted and of which we should not feel ashamed. We want patriotism to become an important value for society.
We also believe in 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?
Not all all. Our criticism and political actions are not directed against immigrants and refugees as individuals or groups. The pull factors of the migration movements to Europe are largely caused by the political and social elites’ fatal incentive policies, as they, directly or indirectly, push the ideologically-driven and fraudulent multicultural experiment.
Our protest is therefore directed at the centres of decision-making and influence that continue to push this ‘asylum’ insanity ever further though misleading and false politics. The phenomena of mass immigration and Islamization are tendencies of a systemic development observed throughout Europe for a number of years. Our focus is primarily directed towards this ideological inclination for self-abolition.
We do not lapse into simplistic 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 falling into xenophobic reflexes.
What do you mean by the term 'meta-politics'?
Generation Identity emphasize that we operate in the realm of ‘meta-politics’. We believe that political change is not only possible in parliament and in 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. With our actions and campaigns, we shape public debates on the issues of identity, mass immigration and border policies. We aim to influence public opinion in a peaceful and democratic way and thus serve as an impetus for the electoral decisions, political awareness and cultural activity of our people.
What do you mean by 'Identity'?
Human identity is formed through a complex network of historical, biographical, cultural, religious and social associations. Throughout the stages of our personal socialisation, distinctive features of our identity emerge. There is always an interactive relationship between the individual and collective identity. The ethno-cultural aspect is a collective feature of our identity which forms the core of Identitarian political activity and is what we aim to preserve. We believe that every people on Earth is distinguished by its particular diversity and that each brings some unique way of life, values, culture, origin, religion and social practices.
All peoples have the right to preserve and defend the characteristics and features of its ethno- cultural identity. And it is 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.
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’ inevitably 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 racism and chauvinism, since we want to preserve the identity of each and every people and culture, and we reject an uprooting or depreciation of a particular ethno-cultural community. We want to preserve the identity of our own people in its distinctiveness along with all the other peoples of the world.
The ethnic and the cultural aspects of our identity are of equal value to us. We reject an over- emphasis of any one particular aspect of identity.
Ethno-cultural identity has always developed as a holistic relationship and has left its basic marks throughout history with peoples perpetuating themselves. As Identitarians, we want our European identity to have the right to exist in one-hundred years’ time and beyond.
Identity unfolds at different levels: on the regional level it is characterized by a direct attachment to one’s own city, village and region. Dialects, customs and regional history shape this identity. At the next level is national identity, which is characterized by its direct tie to a people or a state, representing a comprehensive identification framework, characterized by social, linguistic and cultural rules. As Generation Identity, we reject dogmatising national identity. We believe the national and regional levels complement each other. Such aspects of identity, taken together, create a common framework that builds upon and complements one another.
Finally, there is the identity of civilisation that for us is constituted in the European identity. Through origin, history and culture all 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 by cultural exchange and cooperation.
Are you associated with a political party? WHO ARE YOU financed BY?
We see ourselves as an 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.
We always act independently of political parties. We offer a peaceful political space for young people to channel their discontent about the state of their country effectively but non-violently. Therefore, we do not fit into the pre-fabricated left-right political scale.
For us, patriotism and love of our native country are central societal values that do not need to be forced into party political templates. The affirmation of our own identity is a self-evident, basic consensus which does not require any party programs.
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How do you want to implement your aims?
We instill our messages 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 OR extremist?
Not in the least. To work for a patriotic and free homeland is the foundation of every cohesive human society. Identity is the defining factor creating social support as well as a cultural and moral orientation for people within their own environment. A nation-state is characterized by spatial, temporal and historical factors and this forms 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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