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It Can't Happen Here!


Friday, thousands in Moscow, giving Nazi salutes and carrying placards declaring, "Russia for the Russians!" marched through the city shouting racial slurs against peoples from the Caucasus.

In Nigeria, Boko Haram, which is Hausa for "Western education is sacrilege," massacred 63 people in a terror campaign to bring about sharia law. Seven churches were bombed.

Sunday, The New York Times reported that Uzbeks in Kyrgyzstan are suffering "horrific abuse" following last year's pogrom.

Ethnic nationalism, what Albert Einstein dismissed as "the measles of mankind," and religious fanaticism are making headlines and history.

Welcome to the new world disorder.

What has this to do with us? Perhaps little, perhaps everything.

In three weeks of my radio-TV tour to promote "The Suicide of a Superpower," no question has occurred more often than one about the chapter "The End of White America." Invariably, the question boils down to this:

Why should we care if white Americans become a minority? America, interviewers remind me, assimilated the immigrants of a century ago — Italians, Poles, Jews, Slavs — and we can do the same with peoples from the Third World.

And perhaps they are right. Perhaps the year 2050 will see an America as united as the America of Dwight Eisenhower and JFK.

Yet there are reasons to worry.

First, the great American Melting Pot has been rejected by our elites as cultural genocide, in favor of a multiculturalism that is failing in Europe. Second, what we are attempting has no precedent in human history.

We are attempting to convert a republic, European and Christian in its origins and character, into an egalitarian democracy of all the races, religions, cultures and tribes of planet Earth.

We are turning America into a gargantuan replica of the U.N. General Assembly, a continental conclave of the most disparate and diverse peoples in all of history, who will have no common faith, no common moral code, no common language and no common culture.

What, then, will hold us together? A Constitution over whose meaning we have fought for 50 years?

Consider the contrasts between the old and new immigration. Where the total of immigrants in the "Great Wave" from 1890 to 1920 numbered 15 to 20 million, today there are 40 million here.

In 1924, the United States declared a timeout on all immigration. But for almost half a century since 1965, there has been no timeout.

One to 2 million more immigrants, legal and illegal, arrive every year.

Where the old immigrants all came from Europe, the new are overwhelmingly people of color. But America has never had the same success in assimilating peoples of color.

The Indians we fought for centuries live on reservations. And if we did not succeed with a few million Native Americans, what makes us think we will succeed in assimilating 135 million Hispanics who will be here in 2050, scores of millions of Indian ancestry?

We have encountered immense difficulty, including a civil war, to bring black Americans, who have been here longer than any immigrant group, into full participation in our society.

This was a failing that the last two generations have invested immense effort and enormous wealth to correct. But we cannot deny the difficulty of the problem when, 50 years after the civil rights revolution, one yet hears daily the accusation of "racist!" on our TV channels and in our political discourse.

Ought we not first solve the problem of fully integrating people of color, before bringing in tens of millions more?

Another factor is faith. After several generations, Catholics and Jews melded with the Protestant majority. But Muslims come from a civilization that has never accepted Christian equality.

The world's largest religion now, with 1.5 billion believers, Islam is growing in numbers, strength and militancy, even as Muslim fanatics engage in eradicating Christianity from Nigeria to Ethiopia to Sudan to Egypt to Iraq to Pakistan.

Is it wise to bring millions more into our country at such a time?

Will that advance national unity and social peace? Has it done so in the Turkish enclaves of Berlin, the banlieues of Paris, Londonistan or Moscow?

Here, again, are but a few of the differences between the old and new immigration:

Today's numbers are twice as large. Where the old immigration stopped after 30 years, ours never ends.

Where the old immigrants were Europeans, today's are Third World people who have never been fully assimilated by any Western country. Where those arrived from Christian nations, many of today's come from a civilization that battled Christianity for 1,000 years.

Where Western powers ruled the world in 1920, today the West is aging and dying, and much of the world is on fire with anti-white and anti-Western resentment of 500 years of European domination.

In 1920, Western people were nearly one-third of mankind. Today, Western man is down to one-sixth of the world's population, shrinking to one-eighth by 2050, and not a tenth by century's end.

When did the American people assent to our taking this risk with their republic?

Patrick J. Buchanan is the author of "Suicide of a Superpower: Will America Survive to 2025?" To find out more about Patrick Buchanan and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at



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So the USA used to be colored White, Black, and Brown and in the future it will colored Plaid.
Everything evolves, nothing stays the same (except in Japan maybe)

As long as all Americans have decent Jobs at a decent wage so they can support a loving family all will be well.
In other words persons with a nice family, nice house, nice car, good schools for the kids DO NOT become suicide bombers, etc. Only desperate people do desperate things.

What WILL blow the USA out of the water is the extreme economic imbalance and lack of opportunity that we are headed toward. NAFTA, WTO, GLOABILISM, etc, have proven ( like capitalism) that they do not work

Ron Paul or we are toast
peace out
Comment: #1
Posted by: Soothsayer
Tue Nov 8, 2011 8:34 AM
As Jesus said, "Those who are not against us are with us." As long as non-Christians are not against Christian culture they do not threaten the Republic.
As Jesus also said, "Those who are not with us are against us." When Christians in America do not practice their Faith, they threaten the Republic.
My point being that immigration is not as much as a threat to America as is our cultural emigration from Christendom to the new world order.
Comment: #2
Posted by: cathy jones
Tue Nov 8, 2011 10:14 AM
Jeez, what an idiot you can be sometimes, Buchanan. You really know better. It's all the same DNA, Bro. What is at stake is culture.

We lack it here in the good old US of A. Here, it's all about money. Profit. And not even long-run profit. It's all about what buck you can make today. Who cares about a couple of years from now.

Have you ever considered the phrase "enlightened self interest?" That is the critical concept our civilization seems to be tripping itself up on.

If we could only get our capitalists to focus on it. What will we reap ten years from now as opposed to what we can bring to the bank tomorrow?

That's the key, Bro. The rich only need to say, yes, we will pony up to show we are members of the team. Sure, that extra contribution will do nothing quantitatively to right our dysfuntional balance sheet.

But it will do more than small minds like yours can imagine to instill a sense of teamwork and American cultural fabric. The resulting message is we are all in this together, and together as Americans, we will rise to greater heights, in a world where everyone who wants to get a fair day's pay for a fair day's work will have a respected place.

And when we talk about the holy grail of private profit, cool. Just remember that profit today doesn't help if it means famine tomorrow. We don't want to eat the seed corn. We want to plan for the future, and make the private profit motive all about patriotism and ensuring a profitable world for our grandchildren and their grandchildren and theirs and theirs.

Our investments must be in our natural resources and the perpetuation of them instead of the plundering of them.
Don't worry about the DNA, Bro. It's all the same. Remember the old Sunday School song, "Red and yellow, black and white, we are precious in his sight, Jesus loves the little children of the world."

Worry about the culture, of which there is just about none right now in the good old US of A, other than the culture of racking up the profits, NOW, and who cares about next year. You can whine all you want, Bro, but only profound thought, sober taking stock of where we really are, and investment in creative solutions will create the path to the future we all invariably seek when we manage to make contact with our truly human instincts.
Comment: #3
Posted by: Masako
Tue Nov 8, 2011 9:47 PM
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