Libertarian intellectual notices the de-Europeanization of Europe

Charles Murray writes at the blog of the American Enterprise Institute, December 23:

The Word Made Flesh

I’ve been marooned in Paris the last three days, waiting for a plane home after the snowstorm mess (“Poor Charles,” you’re all saying). Last night, having been struck by how polyglot Paris has become, I collected data as I walked along, counting people who looked like native French (which probably added in a few Brits and other Europeans) versus everyone else. I can’t vouch for the representativeness of the sample, but at about eight o’clock last night in the St. Denis area of Paris, it worked out to about 50-50, with the non-native French half consisting, in order of proportion, of African blacks, Middle-Eastern types, and East Asians. And on December 22, I don’t think a lot of them were tourists.

Mark Steyn and Christopher Caldwell have already explained this to the rest of the world—Europe as we have known it is about to disappear—but it was still a shock to see how rapid the change has been in just the last half-dozen years.

Notwithstanding his “shock” at the realization that “Europe as we’ve known it is about to disappear,” Murray is fundamentally indifferent to this catastrophe. He mentions it in a brief blog entry. You can bet he will never write an article about it. To Murray, the disappearance of white Europe is no more than an interesting phenomenon to be tallied and noted. Next subject. As I said about Murray in 2006,

Murray couldn’t care less if Anglo-European America disappears from the universe. We knew that he’s a libertarian social scientist, and as such is indifferent to cultural and ethnic realities except insofar as they can be reduced to data points.

Murray also makes the outrageous remark that Mark Steyn has explained this phenomenon to the world—Steyn, who over a period of several years in his book and numerous articles about the Islamization of Europe never once mentioned Muslim immigration. (See my articles on Steyn.) When a writer who has systematically engaged in massive, Orwellian-scale denial of a how a mortal threat to your society came into existence is routinely described as a top authority on that threat, you know your society is in trouble.

When it comes to the most important issues, these establi-cons are useless, empty men. Murray, who has smugly said that he is “not impressed by worries about losing America’s Anglo-European identity,” and spoken of his preference for living in a nonwhite town over a “white-bread” community, will never oppose, never protest, the process that has led and is leading to the destruction of white civilization by the nonwhite world and by Islam. If he ever does say anything about it, it will be some half-detached remark that he makes once and never again.

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A. Zarkov writes:

Charles Murray says he prefers a non-white town over a white-bread community. But where does Charles Murray actually live? Burkittsville, Maryland. Demographics: 95 percent white, one percent black, four percent Asian and zero percent Hispanic. Do a flyover using Google maps or Google Earth and see how green, rural and low population density the place is. Note the nearby forest.

In 2005 C-SPAN did a lengthy interview with Murray at his home here. He lives in a large pleasant house with lots of land around it in what seems like a bucolic rural community. He admits he longer longer has to go to Washington DC libraries to do research because of the Internet and his vast home library and files which he shows off to the interviewer. He doesn’t have to commute to work. He gets to live in his own safe, pleasant bubble and tell the hoi polloi how wonderful their life must be in those non-white communities.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at December 28, 2009 09:26 PM | Send

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