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Memo From Middle America | Get The Message, People! Demography Is Destiny!
I think we would all agree that the U.S. faces many problems today.
We have environmental problems and our education system is in crisis.
Racial and ethnic strife are growing, and in general, our shared links as a nation are fraying.
There are many movements working to improve and/or restore elements of American greatness.
Environmentalists say we need to protect the environment, education reformers say we need to reform the schools. Social conservatives uphold moral values. Libertarians say we need limited government. Constitutionalists say we need to follow the Constitution.
I would actually agree, in principal, with all these movements. But with so many causes, where do we begin?
There is one factor that is related to all these problems. And this is the one factor our leaders don’t really want us to debate.
What’s that factor?
It hasn’t happened yet, but if present trends continue, by about 2050, whites are going to be a minority.
Just recently the Census Bureau announced that the total of minority babies has surpassed the total of white babies. So the demographic transformation is well underway.
It’s rather astonishing how fast it’s occurred, and how little has been said about it.
As a nation and a people, Americans NEVER voted on this. It was never publicly debated in any meaningful fashion. Yet now it’s being foisted upon us and we’re told it’s inevitable.
Mind you, it is permissible to discuss the transformation—as long as you think it´s a good thing. But you can get in big trouble for saying it’s bad, or even questioning it. Pat Buchanan was kicked off the MSNBC network in February for doing so. The network head, Phil Griffin, didn’t think Buchanan’s book, Suicide of a Superpower, which discusses the transformation, “should be part of the national dialogue...”
Incredibly, to question this extraordinary and unprecedented transformation is thus taboo in the “land of the free and the home of the brave”.
In 1960, the U.S. was 89% white, 10% black and 1% other. The 1965 Immigration Act began the process of changing that, despite the fact that one of its sponsors, a young Senator Ted Kennedy, assured the nation that “the ethnic mix of this country will not be upset…”
Of course, there have been other factors involved.
“Diversity” is now held up as our highest ideal—even higher than our Constitution and American traditions.
A legacy of the Civil Rights era is a powerful narrative of white oppressors and nonwhite victims which became the lens through which to view race relations in general. Our young people have been raised on that.
The demographic transformation of our country continues rapidly. There are still large areas of our country which are recognizably American. But it doesn’t take long, especially with the power of the cheap labor lobby, to inundate these areas with foreigners. Of course, any friction between foreigners and natives is chalked up to white racism.
So does this massive demographic transformation even matter? So what if whites become a minority? It´ll still be the U.S.A., right?
That’s what the Conservatism Inc. elitists want you to believe. They say they are “color blind”. But if they are truly “color blind”, why aren’t they resisting affirmative action, race norming and disparate impact policies, all of which discriminate against white people.
I guess to be “color blind” doesn’t include defending white people from discrimination.
What will a post-2050 America be like? Will it be a better place to live? Will any of the problems listed at the beginning of the article be improved by making whites a minority?
Is the demographic transformation going to prevent economic disaster? Is it going to prevent our government from spending (and borrowing) more money? Is it going to prevent the diminution of the middle class?
All the evidence indicates the opposite. The growth of the nonwhite population is increasing the size of the welfare state and makes it more difficult to decrease it.
Family values? Hispanic women have both higher out-of-wedlock birth rates and higher abortion rates than white women! Is this likely to get better as Hispanic population growth continues to increase so rapidly?
Our growing diversity is causing all sorts of problems in the educational system. Our own Steve Sailer, in some groundbreaking journalism you won’t see in the Mainstream Media, has shown how American educational statistics are affected by diversity.
Furthermore, the loss of the white majority is not only going to affect relations between whites and minorities. There is already friction between nonwhite minorities. How will things be without the white majority to hold the country together?
As for limited government, minorities in general don’t really go for it. Big Government means more government benefits for minorities.
Do we need to get back to the Constitution? Of course we do. But the Constitution is a product of our culture, designed for our culture. It may not work for every culture, and most likely won’t work for an amalgam of competing cultures in post-2050 America.
We have to face reality. We can’t stick our heads in the sand. The demographic change means the massive transformation of our society.
Of course the Democrats support it. Why wouldn’t they? Democratic leaders see minorities as more votes. That’s why they like mass immigration—of both the legal and illegal varieties, really just two sides of the same coin.
Prominent Democrats are fully aware of how demography helps them. Hispanic labor activist Eliseo Medina has boasted about how amnesty will bring in millions of liberal voters and former president Bill Clinton, in his own picturesque way, has bragged about how the demographic change hurts the ability of Republicans to oppose Democrats.
What about Republican leaders? Why do they support mass immigration and demographic change? Don’t they realize it will swamp the Republican Party? Have they not noticed solid Republican states moving over to the Democratic column? Why do they think pandering to Hispanics will make up for the demographic tidal wave?
Maybe it´s too late to save the Republican Party. But if Hispanics and other minorities won’t vote for the pusillanimous Republican Party, they are even less likely to vote for the Constitution Party or the Libertarian Party or any party or candidate favoring limited government. Third Party activists who think they can get the minority vote are living in a real fantasy land.
So what can be done? Is there no hope?
Not as long as we let the Multicultural, Cultural Marxist Left set the agenda, and determine the way people think. The first step is to shake off the intellectual yoke of the Left.
Our Main Stream Media and educational system have indoctrinated nonwhites to be very race-conscious—but white people are never to think of themselves as white. We constantly hear about the “Latino Vote” and the “Black Vote”, etc., but to even bring up the “White Vote” is to risk ostracism—even if, in the case of the GOP, it would be beneficial to your political party.
Why not bring that fact up, into the Mainstream Dialogue? If whites can’t appeal to racial and ethnic interests, than nobody can. But if minorities can openly appeal to such interests, why can´t American whites?
When we hear the paeans to post-2050 America, let’s ask: “Hey, when did we vote for this? How about a national referendum to vote on it?” It at least might get people thinking.
When they use the Hispanic vote to stampede us into supporting an amnesty, ask: “Why should Hispanics alone have veto power over U.S. immigration policy?”
The demographic transformation is still not inevitable. But for those who believe it is, ask why whites should be discriminated against if they are just going to be another minority?
It’s high time to ask these and similar questions in public, so that even our candidates can’t ignore them.
And we do need to wake up the average American voter. Too many Americans are just not paying attention. As long as their own lives are comfortable, they don’t care about the demographic transformation that’s going to shape the lives of their children and grandchildren.
It’s time to wake them up. It´s time to ask the tough questions. It’s time to face reality and deal with it.
American citizen Allan Wall (email him) moved back to the U.S.A in 2008, after many years residing in Mexico. Allan's wife is Mexican, and their two sons are bilingual. In 2005, Allan served a tour of duty in Iraq with the Texas Army National Guard. His VDARE.COM articles are archived here; his Mexidata.info articles are archived here; his News With Views columns are archived here; and his website is here.