[This is typical of "first rants"; some old conservative codger suddenly discovers the fact that America is screwed up like a Chinese fire drill due to race, and this being the 21st century, he leaps to his keyboard and taps out a long rant which he then passes around to all his friends, convinced he is the first one ever to notice these things. - HAC]
IT'S NOT THE ECONOMY; IT'S THE DEMOCRAPHICS
Two issues of
overwhelming portent face America. One is the economic cliff, a historic tax
increase coupled with spending cuts---a one-two punch to a faltering economy.
This will take effect on January 1. Congress is likely to come to an agreement
to lessen its impact.
The other issue is
the racial divide that will tear this nation apart. This is taking place right
now and nothing can be done about it.
It started at the
beginning of the cultural revolution, 1960.
The cause celebre at that time was the National Origins Formula. The purpose of this law
was to “preserve American homogeneity.” It allowed immigration from nations of
similar cultures but excluded Africans and Asians. At the height of the civil
rights movement that was seen as an embarrassment by President Kennedy who said
it was “nearly intolerable.”After Kennedy's assassination,
President Lyndon Johnson took up civil rights torch and replaced the National
Origins Formula with the Immigration Reform Act of 1965. Now it was Africans and
Asians who were preferred over white Europeans. Proponents of the Act assured
the public that it would not change America's culture.
The floodgates were
flung open for immigrants of different races. At the same time control of the
U.S.- Mexico border was relaxed.
Between 1961 and
2010, 37 million immigrants poured into the U.S. plus 14 million more who
entered illegally. Adding to the new racial mixture is the disparity of
birthrates. The birthrate of whites dropped to an average of 1.8 births for
every female; that's below the replacement level of 2.1.
The birthrates for
black and Hispanic women is 2.1 and 2.4 respectively. Last year, for the first
time, there were more babies born to blacks, Hispanics, and Asians, than whites.
Also, for the first time, race was a prominent, if not deciding, issue in the
reelection of Barack Obama.
Mitt Romney won the
biggest share of white voters than any Republican contender ever had. He lost.
Barack Obama won 93 percent of the black vote, 71 percent of Hispanic vote, and
69 percent of the single women vote. He won. Of course other factors entered
into his victory, but race, ethnicity, even sex cannot be dismissed.
“reform” will certainly be high on the Democratic agenda. Reform will probably
put the 14 million illegal aliens on the fact track to citizenship and on the
Democratic roll and dole. The GOP, Grand Old Party, will become the irrelevant
WOP, White Old Party, if it doesn't outdo their political rival.
Where will the
browning of America take us?
The electorate will
become a balkanized mixture of special interest groups. The Census Bureau
predicts that by 2050 America will be composed of four racial groups: whites, 46
percent; Hispanics, 30 percent; blacks, 15 percent; and Asians, 9
We shall become an
America without Americans. Citizens will not so much identify themselves as
Americans but as members of the racial voting bloc to which they belong.
politicians will be bean counters promising benefits to whatever group or groups
will garner the most votes. The land of the free will morph into whatever the
electorate can get for free.
government will continue to grow. According to an exit poll, sixty percent of
whites think the government should do less. But sixty percent of Hispanics think
it should do more as do 73 percent of blacks.
experience growing racial strife.
Prof. Tatu Vanhanen
of the University of Tampere, Finland ranked 148 countries according to ethnic
diversity and levels of conflict. He found that homogeneous nations had low
levels of conflict while highly diverse countries had high levels.
He wrote, “The more
the population is divided into separate ethnic groups, the more they seems to
become organized along ethnic lines, and the more often they tend to resort to
violence in ethnic conflicts.”
True, America has
always been a nation of newcomers. Prior to 1965 immigrants came from a dozen
European and Scandinavian nations. They spoke different languages and had their
own customs. Yet there was a commonality about them that enabled them to meld
into a unified whole, the proverbial melting pot. They learned the language,
even Anglicized their names and became Americans. All that has been swept
Yes, diversity is
still celebrated---but by how many and for how long?