Leftism, being primarily a philosophy which derives its maxims out of emotions and desires rather than objective truth or facts, is often prone to contradictions. One such contradiction is that all human groups are supposedly native to the continent of Africa, however specific groups of humans are specifically native to other regions of the world, except for Europe, which of course has always been a diverse continent of immigrants for time immemorial. Of course, none of this bothers leftists because, subconsciously at least, all of their ideals are pretenses to power. It’s all about the “gibs.”
The major source of gibs in the rent-seeking ecology of leftism is of course “oppression,” which can be defined as “belonging to a group which was historically less capable of projecting power on others or protecting themselves from others’ power.” While the leftist social hierarchy known as the “progressive stack” tends to fluctuate, generally the category of indigenous peoples is near the top.
So, what defines the category of indigenous peoples? Leftists most often use this term to denote groups who, prior to exposure to Europeans, were living in at or near a paleolithic level of development. For example, Chinese, Sub-Continentals, and Arabs are rarely referred to as “indigenous” or “native” even though they experienced varying degrees of European colonialism and domination. No, for the leftists the indigenous person must be a primitive person, which seems to reflect the Left’s strange elevation of developmentally retarded cultures in the name of “progress.”
The subjective nature of the indigenous/native peoples category becomes even more apparent when we examine some of their histories. For example, the Navajo people arrived in the Southwest around 1400 (little more than a century before the Spanish). If they were indigenous after 150 years, why are the descendants of English settlers in Virginia not considered “indigenous” 500 years later? In fact, many Native American tribes had migrated great distances, including across continents and today’s national borders, during the last few centuries. Often these migrations involved the genocide, conquest, or displacement of other tribes who had lived in the region previously. In New Zealand we find the “indigenous” Maori tribes only arrived around 1300. And in South Africa, the “native” Zulu and Xhosa migrated into the region during the exact same period as the Boers. And as these Bantu peoples migrated southward in Africa they routinely genocided other black African ethnic groups like the Khoisan and the Pygmies who had lived in those regions previously.
So, as you can see the pop-anthropology category of “native peoples” used in media and politics is largely subjective and exists primarily to elevate the claims of certain groups of non-whites over those of whites. According to the Left, whites cannot be native anywhere, even in Europe. But, we know the truth: that when a people dwell in a land, mix their sweat, blood and tears with its soil, fight for it, and care for it, it belongs to them and they belong to it.
This is why I believe speaking of “European-American” identitarianism is ultimately a concession in itself, because we are native Americans and this is our indigenous land. Dixie is our mother and we are her sons.