“Conservatives are fond of saying, “Being a liberal means never having to say you’re sorry.” Unfortunately, the same is true of Conservatism Inc. functionaries. They acknowledge conservatives are facing demographic extinction. They admit it is happening because of immigration. But they refuse to listen to the very people who warned them about this. Instead, they will continue skipping towards annihilation and drag the entire country with them.
Exhibit A: the recent cover story from National Review telling us, once again, how Republicans need to “adapt to a diversifying electorate or lose their influence” [Can the GOP Overcome Demographic Change in Red States, by Tim Alberta, [Email him]November 7 2016]. …”
This is maddening on so many levels.
From my own perspective, it is maddening because I have woken up every single day for 15 years now and have worried about the consequences of this very problem. It was known 15 years ago that Third World immigration was driving changing racial and cultural demographics in the United States. It was known then that these trends were pushing Whites into minority status along the same lines of California.
Do you know how I found out about it? While I was in college at Auburn, I read Pat Buchanan’s 2001 book The Death of the West and Peter Brimelow’s 1995 book Alien Nation: Common Sense About America’s Immigration Disaster. There were a number of other books out at that time that explained how by 2050 the whole country was sliding toward becoming a dystopia resembling Los Angeles.
Pat Buchanan had warned about all these worrisome trends – cultural degeneration, endless foreign wars, globalization, the donor class, and open borders – in his 1996 presidential campaign. I was only 16 years old at the time, but there were men like Pat Buchanan and Peter Brimelow who were sounding the alarm in the 1990s. What’s more, I later found out that evil Klansman David Duke had been warning about illegal immigration since the Klan had patrolled the Mexican border in the 1970s.
My impression in the early 2000s was that there were two groups who were deeply concerned about this issue: there were dissident paleocons like Pat Buchanan, Sam Francis and Peter Brimelow, who had been purged from what we would later start calling Conservatism, Inc., and there were White Nationalists like David Duke and Don Black. This is the milieu out of which the Alt-Right emerged in the late 2000s.
A deeply unnerving realization began to dawn on me: the political establishment, especially the so-called “conservatives” like the National Review, people who didn’t show any interest in conserving anything real at all, were leading us into a new Dark Age in which our children and grandchildren would be lorded over by a hostile political class empowered by a coalition of resentful racial and cultural aliens. Meanwhile, the people who had the canniest understanding of the real world like Pat Buchanan, its past, present, and the future, had been exiled to the fringe and demonized as “racists.”
Grand Dragon Ku Klux Klansman David Duke, doyen of racism and white supremacy, had been warning White people for a quarter century in 2001 about how immigration was changing the country. All the “conservatives” could manage to do was shout him down, scream “racist,” invoke the other -isms and -phobias and declare victory in the argument. I was left thinking “that’s not a compelling argument” and asking basic questions like is Duke right or wrong. I concluded he was right about that issue.
“Prescott Valley, Ariz.; Salem, Va. — Lee Stauffacher and Pam McKinney love their home state of California — its paradisiacal climate, its sublime topography — but they had to leave. The state had been overrun, first by immigrants legal and illegal, their cultures and traditions in tow, and then by liberal politicians who seized control of the government by catering to these constituencies and turning their communities into Democratic garrisons. The state became majority-minority in 2001; whites are now 39 percent of its population and dwindling. In turn, the GOP is essentially extinct, representing conservative enclaves around California but irrelevant in statewide elections. …”
Where is Conservatism, Inc. now? 15 years later, where is the National Review? Fighting Trump, of course. Just like they fought Pat Buchanan in the 1990s.
“The question isn’t whether Arizona will flip, but when. At least, that’s what political scientists and party strategists say. …”
How can this be? Conservatives have told us for years we are all individuals. We aren’t members of a racial identity group. Instead, we are “liberty” or “equality.” We are “the Constitution” or something and racial, cultural and ethnic identity is completely irrelevant in our colorblind universe!
“This is a nightmare for the GOP. The Hispanic vote share was climbing long before Trump descended his golden escalator to seek the presidency. Nationally, Hispanics were 8 percent of the electorate in 2004, 9 percent in 2008, and 10 percent in 2012. In Arizona, the trend is sharper: Hispanics went from 12 percent in 2004 to 18 percent in 2012, while whites dropped from 79 percent to 74 percent. In a state where Hispanics are now roughly one-third of the population — half of them under 18 — the last thing Republicans wanted was to mobilize them. After all, the Hispanic community’s political impact has been diluted by its anemic turnout; only 48 percent of eligible Hispanics voted in 2012, according to Pew, compared with 64 percent of eligible whites and 67 percent of eligible blacks. …
This year could be different. The Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce estimates that nearly 200,000 Hispanics have been registered since 2010, thanks to the work of well-organized liberal groups. Voters such as Arambula — predisposed to vote Democratic by virtue of their age and ethnicity — represent a potential tipping point in the partisan struggle for control of Arizona. The question now is whether they’ll show up on November 8.”
Why is it a nightmare for the GOP?
The GOP has told us for 20 years that Hispanics are natural conservatives. They told us comprehensive immigration reform could win them over and we are all individuals, which is why John McCain and Mitt Romney won in 2008 and 2012.
“That question can be answered only by the Republican party. The demographic writing is on the wall; if the GOP continues to repel non-whites, it will cease to be competitive. …”
Once again, why is the demographic writing on the wall for the GOP? If we are all individuals, how can one predict the outcome of elections on the basis of shifting racial and cultural demographics?
The answer, of course, is that conservatism is based on a lie. Non-Whites are not colorblind individualists. Non-Whites have a strong sense of racial and cultural identity. Non-Whites vote for what they perceive to be the interests of their racial group, not for liberal abstractions. This explains why 97 percent of blacks voted against Mitt Romney in 2012. Asians and Hispanics also nurture a strong sense of racial and cultural identity and vote as less pronounced racial blocs.
Whites are the only group in the United States who still foolishly buy into MLK’s Dream. It is a social contract in which only one party considers the contract binding. Whites are expected to be guilt-ridden, deracinated, deferential colorblind individualists. Only Whites are guilty of white privilege and systemic racism and racism, nativism, ethnocentrism, xenophobia, Islamophobia and other sins against liberalism. Meanwhile, non-Whites are encouraged to be racial chauvinists. They are repeatedly told they are owed something.
The cucks at National Review say that non-Whites must be appeased indefinitely due to their swelling demographics, racial resentments, and increased political power. The Alt-Right says this is precisely the reason why Whites must reject conservatism … because conservatives are leading our children and grandchildren to their doom.
They cling to a social contract from the 1960s which every other racial group has abrogated. They cling to a fantasy of colorblind utopia which failed to materialize. They cling to a classical liberal philosophy which is decisively refuted by the demographic analysis of this very article.
Prior to the 1950s and 1960s, which is roughly around the time Conservatism, Inc. began to ascend to its dominance on the Right, our forbearers didn’t believe in this nonsense. They clung to the traditional belief (now a heresy due to historical revisionism) that America was a White Man’s Country. They didn’t believe in racial equality. They didn’t believe that negroes were morally superior to Whites. They didn’t believe that negroes should lord it over Whites. They didn’t believe that Whites should defer to non-Whites.
My ancestors didn’t believe in “social justice.” They didn’t think immigration restriction was “racist.” Instead, they thought it was a good idea and that it would keep out of the Yellow Peril and preserve America’s White majority. They thought that segregation was a sensible, enlightened arrangement in light of known facts about biological racial differences. They thought it was foolish to give blacks the right to vote because blacks had never demonstrated any capacity for self government and would destroy areas they governed.
Looking back on the Jim Crow South, conservatives denounce its “racism” and “authoritarianism.” In light of our present racial demographics, we might have to look back on that time period to find a solution. America reached its peak whiteness in the 1960s, but it was much less White before that and much more clear-eyed about race. There was a time when South Carolina and Mississippi had black majorities.
After the trial of Radicalism (as it was known then) in the Reconstruction era, Southerners decided to put an end to multiracial liberal democracy. The tale is told in a forgotten book by James Shepherd Pike called The Prostrate State: South Carolina Under Negro Government. In the end, one White man died in the Redemption of South Carolina. If you haven’t read the book, you should. It is a window into the future.
As with so many other milestones in American history, the election of 1876 was a great turning point. It was the point when White America (North and South) began to turn away from liberty and equality. Reconstruction had been discredited as a failed social experiment. It had sowed chaos and disorder and had nearly brought the country to its knees. The country wanted to return to order and prosperity.
The parallels are not exact due to so many more enfranchised non-Whites, but I think White America at least is headed toward a 1876 moment. Maybe not in this election cycle, but soon enough. When their backs are finally against the wall, Whites will abandon multiracial liberal democracy for Caesarism or secession.
One thing is certain: the fantasy that liberal elites have subscribed to since the 1960s of a colorblind utopian world under a global government led by enlightened secular humanists is a pipe dream. America was supposed to become a microcosm of the world due to immigration from all parts of the globe. Instead, we have imported all the conflicts and animosities of the world into this country which is swiftly unraveling.
The TruCons don’t have a way forward … tax cuts, enterprise zones, token affirmative action minorities, and constitutionalism haven’t worked. “Liberty” hasn’t worked. It’s laughable. We need a Right that is determined to restore Order and Authority.Follow Hunter Wallace on Gab, VK, Facebook and Twitter.