Long before Donald Trump ever emerged on the political landscape with his racism, xenophobia, Misigoyny and religious bigotry against Mexicas, Blacks, Muslims, women, and foreigners from countries he deemed shithole countries, there was Patrick Buchanan.
Before Buchanan, there was George Wallace, and millions of other retarded thinkers like them.
Most importantly the fuel which keeps the fire of racism going in America is the ignorance of roughly half of its white population.
Changing racial demographics evokes a mortal fear in that part of the population, who are now scared shitless that a majority-minority population will (a) remove from them their white privilege and (b) hold them accountable for their own, and the sins of their fathers.
The concentration camps holding Latino and Black immigrants seeking asylum and the attempts to water down and ultimately roll back (Roe v Wade) are two distinct attempts to halt and roll back the browning of America.
The killing and mass incarceration of Black men and women must also be seen as an integral part of that strategy to retain white supremacy in America. Recently revealed tapes of a conversation between then California Governor Ronald Reagan and the President at the time, Richard Nixon, is proof, at least to my mind, that they are resentful of any power in the hands of black people.
The ascendency of Barack Obama to the Presidency was critical mass for this retrograde population.
There is simmering angst in America which exist among the white population, or some segments at least. Their sense of losing what they characterize as [their country] is real. They feel real grievance from their perception that others, [immigrants] and Blacks, successes, wherever they exist, are occurring at their expense.
This sense of victimhood has created a fertile space for the fomentation of violent anti-immigrant hatred.
That hatred has been costing the lives of Black, Jewish, Hispanic, Muslim lives all across America every single day.
Instead of calling it what it is the Media Houses, including CNN and others convene silly town hall discussions to talk about suicides, gun-control, mental-issues and everything they can come up with to deflect from the reality that [white terrorism in America is a thing].
According to the [BussinessInsider.com]US counties where Donald Trump held a campaign rally saw a 226% increase in reported hate crimes compared to similar counties that did not hold a rally, political scientists at the University of North Texas said in a Washington Post analysis.
That is the heart of the matter.
Years ago, Patrick Buchanan wrote:” Mexico has taken back the entire western states without firing a single shot”.
“We have accepted today the existence in perpetuity of a permanent underclass of scores of millions who cannot cope and must be carried by society — fed, clothed, housed, tutored, medicated at taxpayer’s expense their entire lives. We have a dependent nation the size of Spain in our independent America. We have a new division in our country, those who pay a double or triple fare, and those who ride forever free”.— Suicide of a Superpower
”[W]hite America is an endangered species. By 2020, whites over 65 will out-number those 17 and under. Deaths will exceed births. The white population will begin to shrink and, should present birth rates persist, slowly disappear”.— Suicide of a Superpower
According to [MediaMatters], Even Richard Nixon found the views of his former speechwriter, Buchanan, too extreme on the segregation issue. According to a John Ehrlichman memo referenced in Nicholas Lemann’s “The Promised Land,” Nixon characterized Buchanan’s views as “segregation forever.”
After Nixon was reelected, Buchanan warned his boss not to “fritter away his present high support in the nation for an ill-advised governmental effort to forcibly integrate races.” [Salon.com, 9/4/99]
In a July 2016 essay titled Will, the West Survive the Century? Pat Buchanan wrote the following.
“Nativism … xenophobia or worse” is behind the triumph of Brexit and the support for Donald Trump, railed President Barack Obama in Ottawa. Obama believes that resistance to transformational change in the character and identity of countries of the West, from immigration, can only be the product of sick minds or sick hearts. According to The New York Times, he will spend the last months of his presidency battling “the nativism and nationalism” of Trump and “Britain’s Brexiteers.” Prediction: Obama will fail. For rising ethnonationalism and militarization of frontiers is baked in the cake, if the West wishes to remain the West. Behind that prediction lie the startling figures of the U.N.’s “World Population 2015” chart, which just arrived. Consider but a few of those figures. Between now and 2050, Europe will lose 32 million people. Not one European nation has a fertility rate — 2.1 children per woman — sufficient to keep it alive. A quarter of all Europeans are 60 or older. The tribes that created the West are passing away. Contrast Europe with Africa, just across the Mediterranean. Between now and 2050, Africa will add 1.3 billion people, to reach 2.4 billion in 2050. Then its population will double again, to 4.4 billion, by 2100. Only 5 percent of Africans are 60 or older, while 41 percent of Africans are 15 or younger. Given the tyranny, destitution, and disease that afflict Africa, what — other than barriers, border guards and warships — is there to stop tens of millions of young African men from crossing over in coming decades to fill the empty spaces left by dying Europeans? The Arab-Muslim population of North Africa alone, from the western Sahara and Morocco to Egypt and Sudan, will add 130 million people in 35 years. Egypt will add 60 million, to reach a population of 151 million by 2050. Yet Egypt will still have only the fifth-highest population of Muslims, behind Indonesia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and India. While impossible to find a Western country with a fertility rate that will prevent its native-born people from dying off, it is difficult to find a Muslim country that does not boast a rising or exploding population. If the future belongs to the young, it belongs to Asians, Africans, and Latin Americans, and it belongs to Islam. Eastern Europe presents the grimmest picture in Europe. Between now and 2050, Poland will lose 5 million people; Ukraine almost 10 million; and Russia 15 million. Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia will see one-sixth of their combined population disappear. Such losses are comparable to those of World War II. In percentage terms, Ukraine will suffer most. By midcentury, its population will have shrunk by 21 percent, to 35 million. Is this not a graver matter than whose flag flies over Crimea? The bleakest prospects belong to Japan, home to some of the most capable, industrious and advanced people on earth. Between now and 2050, Japan will lose 19 million people and see its population fall to 107 million. A third of the nation is already 60 or older. Only 1 in 7 Japanese are under 16. Japanese are the oldest people on earth. In coming decades, a large slice of Japan’s population will be working to support health care, pensions and welfare for the aged, infirm and dying. And the United States? With Mexico and Central America adding 56 million people in 35 years, either the U.S. secures its southern border or the 11 – 12 million immigrants here illegally will have millions of new compatriots. America is already evolving into another country. Though the U.S. is projected to grow by 67 million people in 35 years, this growth will be wholly among Hispanics, Asians, and African-Americans. In each of the past four years, non-Hispanic white Americans have registered more deaths than births. Between July 2014 and July 2015, the Asian-American population grew by 3.4 percent, and the Hispanic population grew 2.2 percent. The black population was up 1.3 percent. But the white population grew by only 0.1 percent. White America has begun to die. Can Obama really believe that amnesty for undocumented immigrants is still in the cards with a Republican Congress scorched by the forces behind Trump? Can he believe that the right-wing parties proliferating across Europe, which see their nations imperiled by a rising tide of Muslim immigrants and refugees, will pack it in and support the EU’s march to a transnational superstate that controls immigration and borders? What has been tabled for discussion this year, in Europe and America, is the future of the West as an identifiable civilization to be cherished and defended by the peoples whose ancestors created it. And Obama’s reverence for Islam notwithstanding, the West remains the greatest civilization of them all. Belatedly, Western Man appears to have decided to defend the shire, pull up the drawbridge, and man the parapets on the castle walls. As for Trumpism and the Brexiteers, Mr. President, in the words of Jimmy Durante, “you ain’t seen nothing yet.”
The African American population is greater than that of Canada’s. In fact, the African-American population, according to the 2010 census, was 42 million as opposed to Canada’s population of just over 37 million. Yet Canada is a big powerful progressive country.
African American’s spending power of 1.5 trillion dollars annually, far exceeds that of many European countries gross domestic product. Yet African-Americans are afraid to take charge and own their country, opting instead to cower in fear at white aggression and bullying tactics, which are born of their own fears and trepidation.
Latinos and Hispanics surpassed African-Americans as the single largest minority group in the country about a decade ago, with a population now estimated to be at 52 million. This information is in the public domain for everyone to see if they so choose.
Pat Buchanan’s essay on the subject brings the issue into sharp synoptic focus, even if one disagrees with the idea behind the essay per se.
The rapid increase in a) violent white extremism, and the proliferation of white hate groups since President Barack Obama ascended to the presidency, b) the proliferation of white extremist violence against minority groups is in no way divorced from the silence of the Republican Party even at the most egregious incitement to violence by Donald Trump.
There is an incessant stream of daily racist invective released into the airwaves by FOX and the network of talk radio stations which feed the willing and gullible, a doomsday scenario for the white race as articulated by Pat Buchanan and others.
Representative Steve King from Iowa’s 4th congressional district has a history of making what some consider racist comments and retweeting racists conspiracy theorists garbage.
But, King’s behavior is not an anomaly, other than sometimes being too far out over his skis, Steve King’s position is a feature and not a bug to the average white.
Most if not all present-day Republicans feel exactly the same way and so too do some white Democrats.
The Republican party has all but fully purged itself of all pretense of inclusion. All of the blacks except Tim Scott, the South Carolina US Senator are gone. Texas CongressmanWill Hurd has decided he will not run for reelection in 2020. The party of white men is not even attractive to white women as most of the women in the party are now gone.
If the killings are anything to go by, the white man may have decided to take Pat Buchanan’s words literally.
The Western Man appears to have decided to defend the shire, pull up the drawbridge, and man the parapets on the castle walls.
I say except much more violence, much, much more. A wounded animal is a dangerous animal.