That Buchanan Book
Is the U.S. romp through Afghanistan the last hurrah
of a culturally hollowed out superpower? It is difficult
to believe otherwise after considering the facts laid
out by Patrick J. Buchanan in his new book,
The Death of the West.
Buchanan has strong opinions, but his opinions are
based in facts, unlike his equally opinionated
opponents, who have bought into the multiculturalist
dogma of the evils of western civilization or taken
refuge in neoconservative wishful thinking.
Buchanan rests his case on demography and immigration
and on the multicultural attack led by Cultural Marxists
on western history, values and institutions.
Demography is destiny. In 1960 people of European
stock comprised one-quarter of the world population.
Today white people make up one-sixth of the world
population. By 2050 people of European descent will
comprise only one-tenth of the world population.
Whites are shrinking into a minority even within
their own countries. Massive uncontrolled legal and
illegal immigration, together with collapsing fertility
rates of whites everywhere, foretell a vanishing race.
In the U.S. whites are no longer a majority in
California. Many are now leaving the state looking for a
place to live that bears some resemblance to the country
they grew up in. Before a lifetime passes, there will be
no place. In 1998 President Clinton
boasted to a cheering Portland State University
audience that by 2050 whites would be a minority in
America. “No other nation in history,” he
said, “has gone through demographic change of this
magnitude in so short a time.”
A changing racial composition would not mean the
death of the West if immigrants from Third World
countries were assimilating. But the “melting pot” no
longer exists. Discarded as racist and hegemonic, the
“melting pot” has been replaced by the multicultural
“salad bowl.” As Jacques Barzun wrote in his recent
history of western civilization,
From Dawn to Decadence, not even native born
whites are being assimilated to their culture.
Americans are largely unaware, but Cultural Marxism
reigns in our
universities and public schools. The old Marxists
blamed capitalists and the economic system for
oppression and exploitation. The new Marxists blame the
white race and western civilization itself. As Susan
many) puts it, “The white race is the cancer of
Ms. Sontag is highly respected by American
intellectuals. A survey found her to be the most
respected intellectual of our time. She was awarded a
MacArthur Foundation “genius grant.” Had she said
anything good about “the white race,” she would be as
Cultural Marxists assault not only our history but
family, the chastity of women and Christianity,
important pillars of our civilization. Cultural Marxists
use education, entertainment and the media to create a
new people that shares their values.
Buchanan thinks that the Cultural Marxist revolution
will succeed but be short-lived, like Soviet Communism,
because it is based in lies and the disregard of
reality. Buchanan`s optimism seems contrary to his facts
and, perhaps, is an expression of his fighting spirit.
The test is whether people respond. Does anyone care, or
is the future too scary to be acknowledged?
A case can be made that the situation is worse than
Buchanan says. In the U.S. native-born whites already
are second-class citizens in their own country.
Unconstitutional group privileges have arisen based on
race, gender, and disability. White males no longer have
equal rights. As the current chairwoman of the U.S.
Civil Rights Commission
says, “Civil rights laws were not passed to protect
the rights of white men and do not apply to them.”
The protections in our legal system that make law a
shield of the people, not a weapon in the hands of
government, have largely been eroded.
But the most fearsome fact is that the
demonization of white people in the universities
today is more extreme than the demonization of the Jews
that was a prominent feature of German university life
for 60 years prior to the rise of National Socialism.
Demonization of whites is the weapon used by
multiculturalists to breakup western civilization. But
teaching hatred has other consequences. Demonization has
already demoralized some whites, making them ashamed and
fearful of their skin color.
By the time whites become political minorities,
demonization will have prepared the ground for
legislation prohibiting their propagation and, perhaps,
assigning them to the gulag as a final solution to “the
cancer of human history.”
None of this is ordained. Faculties could replace
multicultural propagandists with real scholars, and
legislation could halt or reduce immigration to
assimilable numbers. Is western civilization worth the
effort? Does anyone any longer know what western
Craig Roberts is the author (with Lawrence M. Stratton)
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