Buchanan’s 1991 column about the threat to white America
USA DEATH WATCH has reproduced
Patrick Buchanan’s 1991 syndicated column, “Longing for the good old days when America was mostly white,” in which he discussed The Path to National Suicide
. As the blogger Andyk points out, it was the only time that mainstream media gave a positive reception—or, indeed, any reception at all—to my booklet on immigration and multiculturalism
This was the first time that Buchanan criticized U.S. immigration policy from the racial/cultural perspective, and still may be, all these years later, his most forthright treatment of the issue.
I’ve copied the scanned image of the column below, and below that, Andyk’s blog entry.
December 6, 2008
Posted by Lawrence Auster at December 06, 2008 06:42 PM | Send
Classic MSM column 1991: Pat Buchanan “Longing for the good old days when America was mostly white”
Here’s a column from August 17, 1991 that is nowhere else on the Internet, it’s not even saved in Pat’s own web archive. It’s another one that would never see the light of day in any print style Op-Ed page today. The title alone would have newspaper editors reaching for the smelling salts! (Click on above image to enlarge.)
After a discussion of the 1985 movie “Back to the Future”, comparing the America of 1955 to 1985, the column basically is a review of Lawrence Auster’s 1990 booklet The Path to National Suicide, pdf version here a powerful, tightly written 90 pager that was way ahead of its time in explaining just how serious a threat the combined forces of mass 3rd world immigration and multiculturalism is to traditional America. It’s a credit to Buchanan, who already was a well-known mainstream conservative pundit, to give a book that must have been rejected by all the mainstream book publishers the exposure it deserved. In fact, I don’t recall ever seeing any other book on this subject published by a major publisher at that time, until Peter Brimelow’s Alien Nation came out in 1995.
It was this column by Pat that referred me to Auster’s book, which after reading it had a major effect on me in my transformation from a 1980’s liberal into a 1990’s traditional conservative. It was like getting hit on the head with a hammer, the arguments were so clear, a real “Teachable Moment”, as a modern day leftist educator would say.
It also had a positive effect on Brimelow as well. In Alien Nation he refers to it as “perhaps the most remarkable literary product of the restrictionist underground, a work which I think will one day be seen as a political pamphlet to rank with Thomas Paine’s Common Sense.” (Alien Nation, page 76). That’s some heavy praise, and I’m glad to be able to upload a copy of what may have been the only MSM column to give the book a positive review.
Posted by AndyK at 2:24 PM