by Jeremiah Bourque
Could it be about anyone else?
I mean, we're not talking about just a daily whopper, but,
given Pat's visibility and prior political ambitions, a whopper
that must be making some kind of all-time list somewhere.
It will soon join "Let them eat cake", though I've read, in
all seriousness, that the woman who allegedly said this was,
according to conservative historians, a supporter of a failed
socialist flour distribution scheme that added to the misery
of the public, proving once again that mercy doesn't pay,
and socialism only leads to hunger. Personally, I take that
with a grain of salt...
Anyway, today's subject is the "Death of the West," as reported
by the Drudge Report. Pat Buchanan, apparently understanding
that his political career is destroyed beyond repair, is now
presenting us with a concise version of the views that he
has held all along.
- According to UN statistics, white people will begin to
vanish from the Earth.
- According to UN statistics, colored peoples will begin
to dominate the Earth.
- This is bad.
I dare you to find a better example of textbook xenophobia.
Among other complaints:
- By 2050, 23 million Germans, 16 million Italians, and 30
million Russians will have... disappeared.
This is a bit of playing around with statistics. Here, we're
speaking of attrition as disappearance. If it was a major
industrial firm, a caveat would read, "We're not actually
firing anyone. We're simply not replacing them when they retire."
In this context, try to think of death as a form of permanent
Here's a silly question. Aren't all these countries suffering
from high levels of unemployment? Wouldn't this explain why
families don't see having more children as being very good
for themselves, or the children? Of course, that's why you
can lie with statistics. Statistics do not assume that humans
have the capacity for thought and for adaptability. Those
who like to play with statistics tend to treat humans like
lemmings in need of guidance from above, with their own intelligent
ideas substituting for God. The rest of us need not share
in this delusion.
- By 2025, there'll be 9 million Palestinians in the West
Bank and Gaza, and 15 million by 2050, when they'll outnumber
Israel's Jewish population by 2 to 1.
Well, first of all, we're leaving out Israel's internal Palestinian
population from this equation. In reality, the day of reckoning
is far closer. Second of all, this rules out the possibility
of Israel simply deciding to ethnically cleanse both areas
for the sake of Zionism and self-preservation, seeing how
long the Palestinians last with their 40 years in the desert.
(Probably a lot less than 1 year, but perhaps that would be
We're also leaving out that such a large number of Palestinians
would exhaust the Palestinian water supply, leading to mass
death by thirst.
- Dual Containment will fail because Iraq will have 42 million
people within 25 years, while Iran will have 94 million.
This is a trick even Saddam can't pull off. There isn't enough
food, irrigation, or sanitary service in Iraq to keep alive
that many people, especially with US sanctions and regular
bombing. In fact, it might be arguable that it is preferable
to keep the sanctions on, indeed, to tighten them, so that
we kill as many Iraqis by disease as young as we can, so as
to put off the day of reckoning as long as possible. After
all, Dual Containment is our top priority, besides oil, in
As for Iran, they've already had a Baby Boom. Their MTV generation
is clamoring for change, with the old guard desperately hanging
on against liberal Muslim leaders. If their amount of 18-24
year olds expands much more, the country will be effectively
ungovernable without Stalinist oppression. Quite likely, the
country will undergo a counter-revolution and lurch towards
sanity. This may spoil Dual Containment, but I think we would
like Iran much more after this takes place.
- European-Americans are a minority in America’s most
populous state, California, and by 2004, will be a minority
Well, now we're getting to the real point: America Under
Siege. Let's stop worrying about Europeans. America is going
to the Latinos!
Nevermind that they're Catholic. It's rich, isn't it: Pat
Buchanan, Catholic Basher.
France, you can take back the Statue now. We don't want the
tired and poor anymore!
Seriously, let's say they do try to separate and join Mexico.
How hard it is to militarily defeat Mexico? I'm willing to
bet that it's not much harder than Afghanistan, as long as
the US decides that there's too many Mexicans anyway, so collateral
damage is no big deal. After all, those civilians just happen
to be in the way of that arms depot. Too bad for them. Send
in the B-52's...
- The Culture War is waging battle against the heroic legacy
of the true Founding Fathers, the heart and soul of America,
Oh my bleeding heart.
- The De-Christianization of America.
Now we've struck gold. Since when has America been Christianized
in the first place? This was a nation founded on secular principles,
with religion specifically removed from the purview of the
state, and the state from the purview of religion. What has
been culturally enforced and pushed forward by majority rule,
was never intended to be forced upon the general population
by the state. That is to say, sure, they pray in the House
and Senate, openly. But no one's required to be a Christian
to get elected.
Maybe there is some sort of political requirement in many
states that an elected official be Christian, but it is most
certainly not the law.
I wonder if it has ever occured to this man, in his entire
life, that there might be a good reason for this, forseen
by the Founding Fathers.
I guess not...
It's not the purpose of this article to delve too deeply
into this topic, particularly since most readers are likely
to be Democrats, and need no explanation of why a wall between
Church and State was erected, even if those exact words were
not used. However, I think it bears saying that this was a
nation with a majority of Christians, but was never a Christian
Nation. Not at the federal level. Furthermore, state sponsorship
of religion was ended through the establishment of the Union
and the ratification of the Constitution. Trying to re-fight
this issue is no better than trying to get California to secede.
And one other complaint:
- Anti-Catholic films and filthy and blasphemous anti-Christian
art are the deliberate insults of a triumphant pagan and secularist
You bet they are! As an ex-Catholic, I can attest to the
amount of crap that many children take when oppressed by that
faith. It surprises me not one bit that these children, rarely
feeling loved, always fearful of punishment, treated as a
burden to all living things, grow up with a deep seated desire
Though it seems to be news to some, this is allowed.
This reminds me of a scan of a late 17th century summary
of a Puritan preacher's mass condemning an infernal document
spread by a young male with no respect towards society whatsoever,
titled, "Everything That You Ever Wished To Know About Bundling,
But Were Afeared To Ask". Greatly scandalized by this, I'm
sure that no one would be surprised if this priest desired
to not only outlaw this sacrilege and disgrace to human dignity,
and indeed, to Puritan dignity (and thus his own), and would
not be sorry to see the author lashed several times to remind
him that such mockery is demeaning. Though it was not said
if anything happened to the author, or if he was anonymous,
the document, apparently genuine, appeared on a web site concerning
the long history of spreading jokes.
The point is, America had a tradition of free speech long
before it was America.
Today, the United Kingdom is wrestling with the issue of
whether to outlaw insults to religion, as illiberal an act
as I can think of offhand. (I, for one, am not the type of
person to dream up these things.) One can only imagine the
endless lawsuits and recriminations if the United States ever
chose to make insults of religion illegal. Can you even begin
to imagine? I can't. It's just too messy to even think about.
Of course, the UK's on the way to abolishing jury trials
for many criminal cases, "minor crimes" as they seem to be
called. Other rights that were supposedly settled 700 years
earlier are in jeopardy by their Labor government, eager to
please the conservative middle classes that give it such heavy
control over their Parliament.
How can they do this? Easy.
They don't have a written constitution.
Perhaps we should be more protective of ours, lest our mourning
over the de-Christianization of America blind us to common
protections for all.
Christian America is an idealized form of the past that never
existed, and furthermore, is not desirable. A Christian America
would be an America constantly at war with itself. Furthermore,
I fail to understand how an America-Come-Home advocate like
Pat Buchanan can fail to understand that a Christian America
will inevitably be a Crusading America, seeking to export
its virtue to the salt of the earth, hoping to civilize them
and break down their barbarian inclinations before they take
over the known world. Failing that, bring in F-16's and B-52's
and teach them that you follow Christianity because it has
the biggest guns.
How could a Christian America NOT be an Evangelizing America?
I completely fail to see it. We'd be spending billions to
spread the word of God all over the world, seeking to help
millions of doomed peoples become born-again Christians before
they die and go to Hell.
Would a Christian America encourage the conversion of Jews?
I think that's enough of a hot button issue to leave unexplored.
I just thought I'd mention it, to demonstrate the potential
In conclusion, I just don't think that America, while being
overwhelmingly dominated by Christians and by Christian culture,
was ever Christianized. Consequently, I don't think that there
would be a re-Christianization, but a first Christianization.
Even so, whether it's a sequel or an original play, I don't
care for the conclusion. This America should belong to all
Americans, and the same freedom that enables Pat Buchanan
to worship at his Church, protected for everyone else.
Really, there is only one good response to Pat's book.
"We, the People, believing that all men are created equal..."
Maybe we should hold on to that statue a little longer.
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