Kevin MacDonald | A consequence of the anti-White revolution wrought by immigration is the racialization of American politics. Richard Spencer’s talk at the recent National Policy Institute Conference (now the featured TOO video) is an excellent summary of the case that the the Republican Party is doomed unless it switches to a pro-majority strategy—a topic discussed several times here as well. The basic fact is that around 90% of the votes of the Republican Party are from Whites. Non-Whites—even well-off non-Whites (including Jews)—tend to vote strongly Democrat, while the Republican base is now made up of Whites of all social classes. But as Whites become a decreasing percentage of the population, the Republican Party will inevitably become a permanent minority party as its constituents become a minority of Americans.
The video below features Pat Buchanan and Ron Brownstein discussing this issue with Cenk Uygur, a Turkish-American who seems quite gleeful that the Republican Party is “heading over a cliff.” (It doesn’t take long for non-Whites to see what the game is in American politics.) Again the same depressing statistics on White displacement, along with the projection that Obama could win Georgia with only 25% of the White vote and the point that Obama’s ads are featuring young non-Whites—the soon-to-be majority. Whites are expected to vote even more overwhelmingly Republican in 2012, which could mean that they win some states they didn’t win before. But, as Buchanan says, the Republican Party is doomed in the long run. And,as he notes, it doesn’t make sense for the Republicans to try to recruit Latinos because Latinos want lots of big government programs (not to mention bringing more people like themselves to the U.S., legalizing the illegals, etc).
Brownstein blames Richard Nixon’s Southern Strategy of getting Southerners to break their long allegiance to the Democratic Party as the ultimate reason why the Republican Party is now heading over a cliff. But it’s hard to see why Southern Whites would want to vote for anything like what the Democratic Party has become. Even by the 1960s, the Democrats had begun loosening their ties to the White working class in favor of embracing racial diversity, the civil rights movement, massive non-White immigration and the culture of the left (e.g., the homosexual agenda, radical feminism). Buchanan says the Southern strategy had a “good run”—keeping Republicans competitive for more than 40 years.
Of course, the problem is not that the Southern strategy was necessarily short-sighted. It just didn’t include any attempt to keep the country White. For this entire period, the Republicans have been complicit in the displacement of White America. Their mistake was to think they could still win elections when Whites become a minority—the myopia of a political class focused narrowly on the next election. The really sad thing is that if the country had remained 90% White, the White working class would have been far better represented in the Democratic Party than they have been in the Republican party dominated by globalist elites bent on open borders and free trade, with an occasional bone tossed to social conservatives.
The good news here is that it’s hard to believe that Whites won’t begin to identify as Whites and begin to act accordingly when they see that they can’t win elections any longer, even with very strong White majorities voting Republican.
But for people on the left like Brownstein, Whites have no choice but to fund their displacement so that non-Whites will make them comfortable as they head off into the sunset (“Bound Together: Why America Must Bridge the Gap between Brown and Gray“). The message is that White folks have to come up with the cash for the “huge, heavily nonwhite generation of youths that needs public investments in education and health care to ascend to the middle class.” All it will take is money, but the problem is the “sharp move to the right among older whites resistant to activist government and uneasy about the rapid demographic change transforming the United States.
Exactly. These Whites never voted for this massive influx. Legal immigration has been taken off the table by mutual consent between Republicans and Democrats, and now the Obama Administration is giving stealth amnesty to the 16,000,000 illegals. So all they have left is their uneasiness.
Actually, it’s an unspoken rage—unspoken because they can’t talk about the real problems without being called “racists” and such. (James Edwards does a great job of illustrating the pervasiveness of this form of thought control in his talk at the NPI conference—the second talk on the currently featured TOO video.)
Now Whites are expected to throw huge amounts of money down the drain trying to overcome the “daunting achievement gaps between white and minority students”—the utopian quest to get Mexicans (average IQ around 90) and Blacks (IQ around 85) into the middle class. This after decades of trying to raise Black IQ with no success. (In the National Policy Institute video, James Edwards lists the dozens of programs that have already been aimed at improving Black achievement—all for naught.)
For liberals like Brownstein, the only conceivable problem is lack of money. (In a previous column, he explicitly exonerated Blacks for their weak family ties. Implicit message: Whites have to fix things for Blacks; Blacks have no responsibility to change their behavior.) Aging Whites are supposed to make this massive investment even though it is common knowledge that the programs benefiting seniors are in fiscal trouble. I suppose in Brownstein’s ideal world, Whites would cut back their benefits from Social Security and Medicare in order to fund educational programs for non-Whites. But, as all the research shows, people are less willing to contribute to public goods in ethnically non-homogeneous societies—especially when the beneficiaries are uninvited guests of different ethnicity. Brownstein is blissfully ignorant of all the social science research, whether on race differences in academic potential or on the disastrous consequences of multiculturalism.
Then there’s his elated recitation of the decline of Whites in the last ten years:
In 2000, whites comprised about 61 percent of America’s children and almost 84 percent of its seniors, for a 23-point gap. By 2010, the gap had widened to about 26 points, because whites still comprise 80 percent of seniors, but plummeted to less than 54 percent of children.
Followed by a threat:
“Unless America can equip its young people to obtain good-paying jobs, Social Security and Medicare will face increasing financial strain.”
Right, but it would be much less strain if American didn’t have this uninvited burden placed upon them. The anti-White revolution is now on auto-pilot, and aging Whites are expected to pay for it.
Here’s another threat. The American economy can’t possibly grow enough jobs to employ the immigrants now here, especially since most of the manufacturing base has been shipped overseas (see Buchanan’s comments in the video). The recent data on poverty show the highest levels in 50 years, with around 25% of Blacks (39% of Black children) and Latinos below the poverty line. Unemployment levels remain historically high and are doubtless the biggest threat to Obama’s reelection.
Yet the political class and the mainstream media are silent about how immigration exacerbates the problems of poverty and unemployment.
If Brownstein really wants a livable America, he would oppose immigration and favor programs for repatriating illegals. But being a liberal, his only solution is to have White folks tighten their belts and fund yet more programs for non-Whites. The metaphysical ideal of a non-White America trumps every other consideration.
Kevin MacDonald is a Director of the American Third Position, the party of our future.