John Derbyshire continues his bizarre rantings at VDARE, his new home after the National Review decided he was even too racist for them. But now he has another problem: He has to explain to the thoroughly racist audience at VDARE why he has — gasp! — an Asian wife! Much hilarity ensues.
He says that he fully agrees that we must adopt policies to “preserve the historic white-European ethnic core of the American nation,” but that he’s not a “racial purist” and is “fine with miscegenation.” But not too much, you see. Only a few white people get to marry people of another race because, if too many do, then bad things happen.
It depends on your estimate of how wide, and how unsatisfied, is the desire of white Americans to marry people of other races.
That’s a tough thing to estimate. This February’s report from the Pew Center, “The Rise of Intermarriage,” tells us that: “Among all newlyweds in 2010, 9 percent of whites, 17 percent of blacks, 26 percent of Hispanics and 28 percent of Asians married out” (that is, out of their own race/ethnic category)…
In the end, it’s a question of numbers. If, in some given decade, a thousand, or ten thousand, Chinese or Mexicans settle in the U.S.A., no-one should mind or care. If they were all to marry U.S. citizens, it’s still no-one’s business. It’s not the thousand or the ten thousand that effects demographic revolution: it’s the million and ten million. As the late great Enoch Powell used to say: “Numbers are of the essence.”
To put it slightly differently, it’s how you salt your stew. A little salt actually improves the taste; but if the chef were to dump a whole box of salt in there, you’d have a reasonable complaint against the chef.
So you see, it’s all okay. That’s why he gets to marry outside his race without destroying the “white European ethnic core of America,” but if enough other people do the same thing, something would obviously have to be done about it.