[Adapted from the latest Radio Derb, now available free on VDARE.com.]
Melissa Mark-Viverito, Speaker of the New York City Council, recently endorsed Hillary Clinton. [Melissa Mark-Viverito endorses Hillary Clinton for president,
By Michael Gartland, NY Post, September 2, 2015]
Why? Well, see, Hillary Clinton was just in Puerto Rico campaigning. Mrs. Clinton has made it known that she supports Puerto Rico's desire to declare bankruptcy and restructure its debt
. Ms. Mark-Viverito likes that. So she's endorsed Hillary.
Now, Melissa Mark-Viverito [Email her
] is Puerto-Rico-born, and is a communist gringo-hating Latino troublemaker from Central Casting—a fan
, the Sandinistas, and so on
. [Melissa Mark-Viverito wears shirt supporting terrorist,
By Kathleen Culliton and Beckie Strum, NYPost
, June 15, 2015]
Forty years ago this lady would have been ardent for Puerto Rican independence. Now, though, in 2015, her ardor is all directed to … Puerto Rico having its debts forgiven by the gringo politicians and bankers.
I mention this tiny local news item because it's a small illustration of a large truth about the world this past few decades.
When the age of Imperialism came to an end in the 1950s,
it was reasonable to expect that the Third World nations, newly independent, would soon get themselves up to European standards of modernity and prosperity.
Some did. Singapore
today has a higher
standard of living than Europe. South Korea
and Taiwan, formerly colonies of Japan, have both done well. Even India
hasn't done too
badly. One or two of the Caribbean nations are at least livable, if you don't mind
high crime rates.[ Crime and Safety in Barbados,
By Robert Curley, GoCaribbean.About.com].
But most ex-colonial nations have floundered. Even when they've avoided war and political turmoil, their people have remained poor. ,
If you were living in, say, Sierra Leone
, or, say, Pakistan
, or, say, Laos
fifty years ago, hope was reasonable. Your nation had control of its own destiny at last. Onward and upward! Work hard, perform your civic duties, and watch your kids climb into prosperous modernity.
That hope is not
reasonable today. If today you live in Sierra Leone
or Pakistan or Laos and you want your kids to enjoy a good life, the sensible thing is to get the hell out of there. Find some way to get into Europe, or North America, Australia
, or New Zealand.White
If you hope for your kids to live well, you want them living under white supremacy
—in a country built by and governed by whites, preferably by northwest Europeans, most
preferably by the British
And that's exactly what people are doing. Everyone's dream worldwide is to live in a country built by and governed by northwest-European whites. You can curl your lip all you like
when you say "white supremacy," but the truth is, white supremacy's awfully popular
with the wretched of the earth.
You even see something similar within the borders of the U.S.A. Remember Black Separatism?
It was alive and well as late as the 1980s. Louis Farrakhan urged American blacks to start their own companies,
build their own factories, stop depending on the white man for stuff. [THE KEY TO SUCCESS? Do for Self,
by Louis Farrakhan, Final Call, Vol 1. No. 4]
Independence! Self-support! Turn your back on the white devil and his works—look to your black brothers and sisters!
That didn't work out any better than independence for European colonies did. Black Americans today are more dependent on whites than ever.
Black American revolutionary Stokely Carmichael
settled in the West African nation of Guinea
in 1968 and lived there until he died thirty years later. Can you imagine a black American leader doing that nowadays? Jesse? Al? Ta-Nehisi?
Why uproot yourself and move to some trashcan country when you can live in ease and luxury milking white guilt right here in the U.S.A.? Why go to the trouble of building your own factory, when Whitey will build one for you, if you scare him enough and guilt-trip him enough?
This decades-long trend I'm describing is despa
ir—the death of hope. But there's also a sort of cynical throwing-up of hands, saying something like: "Ah, screw it, my people are never going to make any decent showing by ourselves. Let's settle for living off the white man's bounty."
The wretched of the earth—Muslims, blacks, American Indians, Pacific Islanders
—have settled into dependency—or, if you don't mind really
plain speaking: parasitism
They've tried independence and self-support, and it didn't work out. So, live off the white man's benevolence. If you don't have the good fortune to live in a white country, just break into one.
That's been happening in the U.S. since the disastrous 1965 Immigration Act
. It’s what's happening in Europe now.John Derbyshire [email him] writes an incredible amount on all sorts of subjects for all kinds of outlets. (This no longer includes National Review, whose editors had some kind of tantrum and fired him. ) He is the author of We Are Doomed: Reclaiming Conservative Pessimism and several other books. His most recent book, published by VDARE.com com is FROM THE DISSIDENT RIGHT (also available in Kindle).His writings are archived at JohnDerbyshire.com.Readers who wish to donate (tax deductible) funds specifically earmarked for John Derbyshire`s writings at VDARE.com can do so here.