[Op Ed] Fear of a Black Planet: Pat Buchanan Hates Diversity
1 year ago
Buchanan calls diversity a problem, but by 2024 it will be a fact of life
Pat Buchanan is the crazy uncle many of us have in our families. You know him: He talks a little too loudly, holds views that are embarrassing, and asks you uncomfortable questions about your dating life. The difference between Buchanan and your uncle is that Buchanan has a national platform upon which to disseminate his latest views (unless of course your uncle IS Buchanan, in which case ... sorry).
I’m sure many of you have heard about Buchanan’s latest book on the decline of America, the awesomely titled Suicide of a Superpower: Will America Survive to 2025? In it, he talks about the death of Christian America and the crisis of Catholicism.
But the real heart of the book is the discussion on race. Whether he’s talking about “the end of white America,” our “demographic winter,” or the “diversity cult,” Buchanan is really bemoaning the “browning” of the country. He implies that these communities are somehow less “American” than others and that the country is creeping towards socialism.
Of course to Buchanan, I’m probably part of the problem. After all, I did spend two years working for our socialist, fascist, Muslim, atheist president.
But I’m going to say something I never say: Pat Buchanan is right about one thing. Our country is becoming more diverse. Census predictions show that by 2042, there will be no clear racial or ethnic majority in the county anymore. In other words, we will become a majority-minority nation.
Gasp! Hide your wife! Hide your kids!