Another “conservative” who doesn’t get it, and who cannot afford ever to get it
John Podhoretz, the only son of Pope Norman I and his successor as editor of Commentary, was a guest this morning on Joe Scarborough’s program. He said that Romney lost because he didn’t reach out to groups such as Hispanics. He went on to declare that the Republicans can win the Hispanic vote, if they will just change their position on illegal immigration.
But what else can he say? If he admits that the great majority of Hispanics will never be Republican voters, he would be admitting that (a) the hugely expanded Hispanic population which (b) has been created by the mass Third-World immigration which (c) John Podhoretz, his father, and the entire neocon movement have truculently supported for the last several decades (d) has doomed America to be a leftist country.
It should never be forgotten: Right-liberalism, of which neoconservatism is a subset, leads automatically to left-liberalism. Right-liberalism says that culture, ethnicity, and race do not matter, because we are all universal individuals who have the right to equal freedom with all other human beings. On this basis, the right-liberals open their country’s borders to all of humanity. But humanity does not consist of universal individuals. It consists of various cultures, ethnicities, and races all of which have particular identities, characteristics, ability levels, values, and agendas which are different from those of the host society. As a result, the mass presence of those different groups in the host society, far from advancing right-liberal equal freedom, empowers their unassimilable identities, characteristics, ability levels, values, and agendas, and thus changes the host country from a right-liberal society into a multicultural, left-liberal, racial-socialist society whose ruling principle is equality of outcome for all groups.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at November 19, 2012 03:17 PM | Send