Kinism is the belief that the God-ordained social order for humanity is "tribal and ethnic," and focuses on man's duty to "love one's own kind". Kinists advocate the idea that extended families should live together in large groups. They believe the ideal and normative social order for families – and by extension communities, states and nations – is one defined by race and blood, not propositions or borders, and that this natural order forms the proper and lasting bonds of affection and loyalty for any legitimate society. It is considered an offshoot of Christian Reconstructionism that originated among anti-immigration traditionalists in the Southern United States.
Kinism is a worldview embraced primarily by some paleoconservatives and Christian Reconstructionists, who may subscribe to related views such as Neo-Calvinism, theonomy, postmillennialism, nationalism and protectionism, chivalry, patriarchy, courtship as a substitute for casual dating, "quiverfull" parenthood, homeschooling, agrarianism, distributism and Christian democracy, White separatism, or an exceptionally high view of Western civilization. Some kinists were associated with the League of the South, one member stated “The non-white immigration invasion is the ‘Final Solution’ for the 'white problem' of the South, Whites face genocide. We believe the Kinism statement proposes a biblical solution for all races. If whites die out, the South will no longer exist.” The works of Robert Lewis Dabney and Rousas John Rushdoony play a large role in the ideology of many kinists. Joel LeFevre, successor to Samuel T. Francis as editor of the Council of Conservative Citizens' publication The Citizens Informer endorsed kinism and said "[V]ery simply, without some level of discrimination, no nation ... can permanently exist at all." Kinists claim that a "homogeneous social structure" creates "trust" and "safety", and that a "common race" is the foundation of a nation, and a "common religion is the foundation of a common moral code." Kinists reject the theology of the Christian Identity movement.
The Southern Poverty Law Center has described Kinism as "a new strain of racial separatism that wants America broken up into racial mini-states." Douglas Wilson suggests that it is a "white pride movement" that goes beyond gratitude for one's culture to "racial animosity" and "mocking and making fun of blacks for their race." However, he stated that he certainly doesn't object to the Kinist idea of being "grateful for your people, for your customs, for your culture" and said that "I'm all about that. I think that that's a good thing." Jonathan Barlow said Kinism is "defining salvation down" with "racial fatalism", but unlike the Christian Identity movement, which he states is effectively another religion, Kinism is heterodox Christian sect.
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