Having recently dismantled quack science of The Principle and its silly promotion of geocentrism, John C. Wright now turns his steel against the even great quackery of the racism that is the diseased heart of the Alt Right:
Racism, however disguised, is alien to that organic core which makes America what it is. It is alien, in fact, to European law and custom following the edicts of Justinian outlawing slavery, since it is alien to Christendom. It is, however, endemic to the human species: and the Alt-Right wishes to argue that this is a universal human characteristic that should be incorporated into our laws. They also argue that the idea of natural rights, rights innate to all men, individual rights, and all men being made in the image and likeness of God are recently coined, alien to Christianity, and alien to the legal traditions of Europe. Time does not permit a point by point refutation of this wingnuttery: I will say only that the crackpot arguing in favor of geocentrism has a more coherent argument with more evidence on his side.
The idea that Americanism is granted by birth rather than by dedication to the proposition for which America stands is now and always has been unamerican.
That is, in fact, the one thing that makes American different from other countries: the fact that you can become one of us by dedicating yourself to our ideals and asking to join. As GK Chesterton famously never said, America is the only nation with the soul of a Church.
Bravo, hip hip hoorah, and–just to irritate the (((Alt Right)))–mazeltov, Mr. Wright!