The cause of the white race will not go away

(Note: Peter Brimelow has replied to this post, as discussed here.)

At the recent CPAC conference, Max Blumenthal of The Daily Beast interviewed Peter Brimelow about whites, race, and the Republican Party. The video is posted at Vdare. During an all-too-brief American glasnost in the early 1990s, such views as Brimelow’s were occasionally heard on television. But around 1995 all significant intellectual challenges to the liberal orthodoxy were closed out. As Brimelow indicates, nothing on these subjects was said in the CPAC conference proper. Indeed, CPAC didn’t even invite Geert Wilders to speak, who, of course, says nothing about race.

At least Blumental in his article is kind enough to refer to Brimelow as a “racialist,” not a “racist.” But Brimelow, somewhat to my surprise, eschews even the racialist label. I have always called myself a racialist, which to me means two things. First, as a general proposition, I think that race matters in all kinds of ways. Second, I care about the white race. It is the source of and is inseparable from everything we are, everything we have, and everything our civilization has achieved. Writing in the early 20th century about the racial displacement of America’s majority people by immigration, social psychologist William McDougall said he felt he was contemplating “the greatest tragedy in the history of mankind.” However, when I contemplate today’s systematic campaign, organized and backed by all the ruling powers of society, to put down, demonize, disempower, and marginalize the white race, I think it is shaping up as the greatest crime in the history of mankind.

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Alex K. writes:

Adjusting the phrasing “greatest tragedy in the history…”, you said: “I think it is shaping up as the greatest crime in the history of mankind.” I’ve often thought that what is happening is not so much the suicide of the West but the murder of it. It’s just that the victim isn’t fighting back.

I guess the “killer,” the ruling powers, is largely committing suicide too. But the death of the suicide bomber is less important than the death of his victim.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at March 05, 2009 02:27 PM | Send

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