On Richard Spencer’s defeatist view of the elections
Ron L. writes:
Richard Spencer is correct. We are losing demographically. The Hispanic vote was only eight percent but was two to one Democratic. Only 90 percent of blacks voted Democratic. What will happen in 20 years, when less than one half of the new voters are white?LA replies:
I think this is missing the point. Of course we are losing demographically, since every year the white percentage of the U.S. population declines, and this is the issue which ultimately transcends all others. But immigration and changing demographics were not the issue of this election. Indeed, outside of a small number of race-conscious whites, even the most “conservative” Americans are not remotely ready to think about the racial de-Europeanization of America, let alone oppose it. We must work and hope for the day when such opposition becomes mainstream and effective. But we’re not there yet. For Spencer (and you) to put down the great conservative rejection of the Democrats’ attempt to socialize America, because the racial indicators mean that in the long term the left will win, is to dismiss the good that has actually occurred. Indeed, by Spencer’s thinking, it would have been no worse if the Democrats had won the elections, than if the Republicans had won. Let’s work for the good that is possible at this moment. Of course other goods must also be achieved, if we are to survive as a nation and a people. But to deny the good that has been achieved, because another good has not yet been achieved, is nihilistic and defeatist.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at November 07, 2010 01:42 PM | Send