2041 – End of White America?
by Patrick J. Buchanan: Is
the New World Order Unraveling?
John Hope Franklin,
the famed black historian at Duke University, once told the incoming
freshmen, "The new America in the 21st century will be primarily
non-white, a place George Washington would not recognize."
In his June
1998 commencement address at Portland State, President Clinton affirmed
it: "In a little more than 50 years, there will be no majority race
in the United States." The graduates cheered.
Bureau has now fixed at 2041 the year when whites become a minority
in a country where the Founding Fathers had restricted citizenship
to "free white persons" of "good moral character."
today of Suicide
of a Superpower: Will America Survive to 2025? this writer
takes up what this portends. And while many on the left are enthusiastic
about relegating the America of Eisenhower and JFK to a reactionary
past, I concur with the late Clare Boothe Luce.
In this world,
she said, there are optimists and pessimists.
are better informed."
What are the
seemingly inevitable consequences of an America where whites are
a shrinking minority?
end of a national Republican Party that routinely gets 90 percent
of its presidential votes from white America.
is the harbinger of what is to come.
Richard Nixon in all five presidential elections when he was on
the ticket and by Ronald Reagan all four times he ran, California,
where whites are now a shrinking minority, is a state where the
GOP faces extinction. John McCain's share of the California vote
was down to the Barry Goldwater level of 1964.
where two-thirds of the newborns and half the schoolchildren are
Hispanic, goes the way of California, it is the end for the GOP.
Arizona, Colorado and Nevada, also critical to any victorious GOP
coalition, are Hispanicizing as rapidly as Texas.
In every presidential
election since Bush I in 1992, Hispanics have given 60-70 percent
of their votes to the Democratic ticket.
largely poor and working class, are beneficiaries of a cornucopia
of government goods – from free education to food stamps to free
health care. Few pay federal income taxes.
Why would they
not vote for the Party of Government?
economic crisis of California, brought on by an outflow of taxpayers
and a huge influx of tax consumers – i.e., millions of immigrants,
legal and illegal – will be mirrored nationally.
the majority of immigrants and illegals comes to work, and work
hard, most now come from Third World countries and do not bring
the academic or professional skills of European-Americans.
decline in academic test scores here at home and in international
competition is likely to continue, as more and more of the children
taking those tests will be African-American and Hispanic. For though
we have spent trillions over four decades, we have failed to close
the racial gap in education. White and Asian children continue to
outscore black and Hispanic children.
Can the test-score
gap be closed? With the Hispanic illegitimacy rate at 51 percent
and the black rate having risen to 71 percent, how can their children
conceivably arrive at school ready to compete?
continue for three decades, what will it mean for America if Asians
and whites occupy the knowledge-industry jobs, while scores of millions
of black and Hispanic workers are relegated to low-paying service-sector
jobs? Will that make for social tranquility?
action is one answer. But this is already causing a severe backlash,
and the reason is obvious.
action was first imposed, whites outnumbered blacks nine to one.
The burden of reverse discrimination on the white community was
thus relatively light. Today, however, not only blacks, but Hispanics
and women – two-thirds of the entire population – qualify for affirmative
action in hiring and school admissions.
And the burden
falls almost entirely on white males, who are one-third of the country
but three-fourths of the dead and wounded coming back from Afghanistan.
Robert Putnam, author of Bowling
Alone, has also found that the greater the racial and ethnic
diversity in a community, the less social capital there is – i.e.,
people in diverse settings are far less disposed to cooperate for
social goals. They retreat into enclaves of their own kind.
social capital at the lowest level he ever measured in Los Angeles,
the most diverse community on earth. Yet, by 2042, the demography
of every American city will approximate that of L.A.
is happening to America is happening across the West.
civilization survive the passing of the European peoples whose ancestors
created it and their replacement by Third World immigrants? Probably
not, for the new arrivals seem uninterested in preserving the old
culture they have found.
Those who hold
the white race responsible for the mortal sins of mankind – slavery,
racism, imperialism, genocide – may welcome its departure from history.
Those who believe that the civilization that came out of Jerusalem,
Athens, Rome and London to be the crowning achievement of mankind
will mourn its passing.
J. Buchanan [send
him mail] is co-founder and editor of The
American Conservative. He is also the author of seven books,
the Right Went Wrong, and Churchill,
Hitler, and the Unnecessary War. His latest book is Suicide
of a Superpower: Will America Survive to 2025? See his
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