Talking Points Memo has a list of ten absurd claims made by Pat Buchanan in his new book proclaiming the end of “white America” in the next three decades. And there’s some world-class stupid going on here. To wit:
When the faith dies, the culture dies, the civilization dies, the people die. That is the progression. And as the faith that gave birth to the West is dying in the West, peoples of European descent from the steppes of Russia to the coast of California have begun to die out, as the Third World treks north to claim the estate. The last decade provided corroborating if not conclusive proof that we are in the Indian summer of our civilization.
Yes, yes, yes. The Mongol hordes are at the gate and poised to conquer us. We’ve heard this before. In fact, we heard it about Buchanan’s Irish ancestors a century ago. It doesn’t get any less ridiculous when it’s turned on another group.
Obama’s White House thus enlisted in the long and successful campaign to expel Christianity from the public square, diminish its presence in our public life, and reduce its role to that of just another religion.
I sure wish Obama had enlisted had done something like that, but he didn’t. And Christianity is just another religion, equally as invalid as the rest of them.
Those who believe the rise to power of an Obama rainbow coalition of peoples of color means the whites who helped to engineer it will steer it are deluding themselves. The whites may discover what it is like to ride in the back of the bus.
Well sure. Because having white people in control of what is best for black people has always worked out so well for them. Pat is just mad that his personal privilege is being eroded. Tough. Get over it.
Not until the 1960s did courts begin to use the Fourteenth Amendment to impose a concept of equality that the authors of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, The Federalist Papers, and the Gettysburg Address never believed in. Before the 1960s, equality meant every citizen enjoyed the same constitutional rights and the equal protection of existing laws. Nothing in the Constitution or federal law mandated social, racial, or gender equality.
Except that the court used the Fourteenth Amendment precisely to overturn laws that did not guarantee every citizen the same constitutional rights and the equal protection of the laws. That’s what the equal protection clause means.
Our intellectual, cultural, and political elites are today engaged in one of the most audacious and ambitious experiments in history. They are trying to transform a Western Christian republic into an egalitarian democracy made up of all the tribes, races, creeds, and cultures of planet Earth. They have dethroned our God, purged our cradle faith from public life, and repudiated the Judeo-Christian moral code by which previous generations sought to live.
They haven’t dethroned your god, Pat; he never existed in the first place. And the Judeo-Christian moral code has brought enormous suffering and oppression in our society. Good riddance to it.