About a week ago, I came across the following article on Right Wing Watch. The article states that:
Pat Buchanan devoted his column last week to adding his own racist spin to the issue of population decline in Europe, which he laments is turning “European Man” into “an endangered species.”
Europe’s population woes, Buchanan writes, mean that “European Man is an endangered species” as since World War I “all the great European empires—British, French, German, Russian, Italian—have vanished” and “are being invaded and repopulated by African, Asian and Middle Eastern peoples they once ruled.”
He’s also upset about the growing non-white population in America, warning that by 2050, “most Americans will… trace their ancestry to Asia, Africa and Latin America.” In a column last year, he wistfully called this “the demographic winter of white America.”
European Man is an endangered species. European Man is dying out. By 2050, Russia, the fourth most populous nation in 1950, will be 15th, behind Egypt, and far behind Congo and Tanzania. The only Western nation in the top 14 will be the USA. But most Americans will then trace their ancestry to Asia, Africa and Latin America.
Since 1914, all the great European empires—British, French, German, Russian, Italian—have vanished. All the great armies and navies have melted away. All are being invaded and repopulated by African, Asian and Middle Eastern peoples they once ruled. And almost all of the native-born populations of Europe are aging and dying and passing away.
Pat Buchanan is not your stereotypical redneck white supremacist. He is a man of power, a man of influence. That man was an advisor to U.S. Presidents. He was a key Republican figure, a Presidential candidate and a major news analyst.
Unfortunately, his views are not fringe views. They represent the covert, subliminal driving force behind many right wing policies in this country. Those views represent the unspoken motivation behind the hatred of Obama. They are the force behind the opposition to immigration reform and affirmative action. Fear is their motivation. They fear the end of the white man’s world.
[Originally posted at New Possibilities]