In celebrating the election of a nonwhite as a nonwhite, conservatives give up the ghost

President Bush said to CNN:
The election of Barack Obama is an historic moment for our country. There are a lot of people in America who did not believe they would ever see this day.

It is good for our country that people have hope in the system and feel vested in the future and President-elect Obama has a great opportunity.

Once people say that the election of a nonwhite as the President of the United States is a good thing in and of itself, they have embraced a principle that says that we must deliberately promote nonwhiteness. And this violates the fundamental principle of the civil rights liberalism on which modern America is supposedly founded, that race does not matter. Thus right-liberalism (which says that only the individual and his rights matter, not race) has transformed itself into left-liberalism (which embraces nonwhiteness for its own sake).

Every so-called conservative who has praised the election of Obama because of Obama’s race is now a left-liberal. Of course, Bush himself has been a left-liberal all along, even before he became president, as he showed in 2000 when he lauded the transformation of America into a Spanish-speaking, Hispanic culture, adding that Republicans who opposed that prospect were motivated by resentment and had to shut up.

In the race-conscious ecstasy with which Obama’s election has been universally greeted, the real meaning and destiny of modern liberalism has been revealed. Liberalism is not a journey from a historically white society to a society in which race neutrality is the guiding principle. It is a journey from a historically white society to a society in which the advance of nonwhites as nonwhites—along with its corollary, the disempowerment and denigration of whites as whites—is the guiding principle. And if those are the rules of the game, why should any self-respecting, non-suicidal white person play?

Posted by Lawrence Auster at November 13, 2008 01:25 PM | Send

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