Politico, a bastion of establishment-friendly, Leftist commentary, has a surprisingly objective feature article on Patrick Buchanan. One of the pictures that accompanies the article shows him holding a revolver, seated in a chair in front of a portrait of General Robert E. Lee. The entire article is worth reading, for it re-caps Buchanan’s fascinating career and pioneering campaigns that advocated the “America First” platform upon which Donald Trump won the White House last November. It avoids the name calling (racist, xenophobe, bigot, etc.) that characterizes most mainstream political commentary in the USA. And it gives a fair analysis of the paleo-conservative’s rejection of globalism and Third World immigration.
The most interesting part of the lengthy article though is contained in the frank admission that “it may be too late for the nation he was trying to save.” Author Tim Alberta writes of Pat’s view:
[E]ven if Trump delivers on the loftiest of his promises, Buchanan fears it will be too little, too late. Sweeping change was needed 25 years ago, he says, before thousands of factories vanished due to the North American Free Trade Agreement, before millions of illegal immigrants entered the country, before trillions of dollars were squandered on regime change and nation-building.
He’s not unlike the countless Trump voters I met across the country in 2016, many of them older folks yearning for a return to the country of their youth, a place they remember as safer, whiter, more wholesome, more Christian, more confident and less polarized. The difference is that Buchanan refuses to indulge in the illusion that a return to this utopia of yesteryear is even possible. Economically and demographically and culturally, he believes, the damage is done.
“We rolled the dice with the future of this country,” he tells me. “And I think it’s going to come up snake eyes.”
This is what Southern Nationalists and many others of the Alt-Right have been saying for quite some time. We can not go back to the 1950s. Even if all further Third World immigration, both legal and illegal, were halted today – which is not going to happen under even the most positive scenario possibly imaginable – Whites would still become a minority in the USA in the near future. That means that the United States will surely become the sort of Leftist, overtly anti-White state that we all fear. Without dramatic demographic change the USA simply will not survive much longer in any recognizable form.
That is not to say that Trump can’t do good things for us. He certainly can. He can delay our coming minority status, buying us some time. He can help tear down political correctness. He can move people in a more identitarian direction. But ultimately, our salvation as a people and culture lies outside of the current political system. Pat recognizes this. And thankfully Alberta is honest enough to present Buchanan’s views in an objective manner for the public to consider.