On June 13th, 2009, speaking to an Arab-American group, former president Bill Clinton
celebrated the rapid demographic transformation taking place in our country.
As reported in an article by Christine Simmons,"Bill Clinton: United States Growing More Diverse" :
Former President Bill Clinton said Saturday that Americans should be mindful of the nation`s changing demographics, which led to the election of Barack Obama as president. He told an Arab-American audience of 1,000 people that the U.S. is no longer just a black-white country, nor a country that is dominated by Christians and a powerful Jewish minority, given the growing numbers of Muslims, Hindus and other religious groups here.
Clinton looks forward to the day when America`s historical majority is no longer the majority:
Clinton said by 2050 the U.S. will no longer have a majority of people with European heritage and that in an interdependent world "this is a very positive thing."
" A positive thing?" Sez who?
Did we ever get to vote on this drastic demographic transformation?
Why is it OK for it to be celebrated but not questioned?
Does the country`s (still) white majority have the right to decide its own destiny?
Despite Clinton`s assurance , the non-European majority is not a foregone conclusion. There is still time (though not much time) for a bold politician to make it a political issue. If a Republican doesn`t have the courage (and it currently looks as though none do) is it time to look elsewhere?