Jumping Into Nationalism

Most people who will read this post understand that white Australians need to organise if they are to maintain any degree of political power in Australia. The reason that many people won’t get involved is simple: fear.  In this post, I want to briefly discuss taking the leap and getting involved.

Recently, I had a discussion with someone who is interested in joining the ANA but still had reservations due to the possibility of facing some consequences in his personal life if it came out that he was part of a nationalist organisation. I believe that this person will eventually get involved and be an asset to the movement, but our conversation and the frustration that he expressed at how simply organising around our own identity and culture is currently something risky resonated with me. It made me remember.

It’s a silly thing, but I have a strong memory of being a young boy involved in a beach swimming program and being asked to jump off the end of a pier into the water. It was a cold day, and there were several of us children lined up shivering on the edge of the pier peering down. The instructor had asked for a volunteer to go first, but we were afraid. I’m sure most of you know that feeling when your body freezes and your mind starts to go a million miles an hour trying to provide rationalisations for both of the potential options before you. On that day, though, I had a moment of clarity when I understood that I controlled my choices, that I could make the decision and overcome my fear. As I said, a silly and childish example, but an important lesson that I learnt nonetheless. I jumped in first.

Some of you now face this scenario on a more adult level. You feel that you need to do something for your nation – your people – but you stand there paralysed afraid to make the move. What about the potential consequences? Isn’t the struggle too big anyway? Perhaps I’d be better off building up resources in my own life and focusing on my career?


Sometimes you need to find that moment of clarity and muster up your courage. Sometimes, you just need to decide and jump in.

Elias Priestly,

ANA Victoria