At VDARE, Pat Buchanan is pointing out an inconvenient truth, one which flew completely over the head of Rachel Maddow: in 45 years, the Democratic Party hasn’t nominated a single WASP to the Supreme Court. Instead, the Democrats have picked 4 Jews, 2 negroes, and 1 “wise Latina woman.” Although these people are masters at playing identity politics, they are aroused to righteous indignation by the faintest traces of reactive White racial consciousness, which they are constantly browbeating the clueless Republicans over. See the previous thread.
A quick blog search reveals dozens of leftist bloggers calling for Buchanan to be fired at MSNBC, accusing him of “living in the 1950s,” crowing over Rachel Maddow who is said to have “pwnd,” “slammed,” and “corrected” his terrible racism. Buchanan committed a thought crime when he highlighted the unparalled role played by Whites in the creation of America. He violated an unspoken taboo: only the trials and accomplishments of non-Whites are fit to be celebrated in our national memory. If there is one thing of which Buchanan cannot be accused, it is historical ignorance.
It was White men who fomented and won the American Revolution. It was White men who signed the Declaration of Independence and wrote the U.S. Constitution. The Founders established a White Republic for their posterity. It was their White descendants who crossed the Appalachians, cleared the land, and settled the West. The Civil War was a “cousin’s war” between White men. Every subsequent war until the Korean War was explicitly a “white man’s fight.” Negroes served in the armed forces, but almost entirely in menial support roles which unmistakably denoted their inferior social status.
The Kossacks have been reduced to desperately nitpicking around the facts: at least one black solider was killed at Gettysburg, so it wasn’t a 100% white battle; two or three negroes died at Normandy, so the American death toll wasn’t almost 100% White; slaves labored on Southern plantations, so America somehow wasn’t built by the White race. I can imagine further silly arguments along the same lines: while White men were crisscrossing North America with railroads, a negro was patenting a version of the ironing board, so it is not fair to say that White males are responsible for virtually all of America’s science and technology.