“The election of Barack Obama is just the most startling manifestation of a larger trend: the gradual erosion of ‘whiteness’ as the touchstone of what it means to be an American … what will the new mainstream look like – and how will white Americans fit into it?”
– from the introduction to Hua Hsu’s “The End of White America?” in The Atlantic, January/February 2009
One of the great mysteries of the current election cycle is how Donald Trump continues to exert absolute control over his cadre of voters and supporters – even when committing one egregious outrage after another. Maybe he’s right that he could shoot someone in the street and not lose a single vote! What explains this extreme and unquestioning devotion to Trump amid his barrage of obscenity, back-alley personal attacks and name-calling, and even a slap or two at establishment icons Momma Bush and George W.?
It all has to do with race, friends, and if you are one of those brain-dead whites who thinks we are past race, then go ahead and sit helplessly by as Caucasians of European Descent (COEDs) race to minority status by 2041 and probable extinction by the end of the century. Not only is the Internet ablaze with postings on the “end of the white race,” but the tone is often one of great joy, as if to say “why has it taken so long?” For example, Noel Ignatiev argued in an issue of Harvard Magazine that “abolishing the white race” is so desirable that only “committed white supremacists” would oppose it.
In a column by Patrick Buchanan, we learn that the Census Bureau has designated 2041 as the year when whites will “achieve” minority status. Buchanan believes this will cripple the already-reeling Republican Party, which routinely gets 90 percent of its votes from white America, and, coupled with higher birth rates and illegitimacy in blacks, Hispanics and immigrants, the outlook is bleak. Expect ever-widening declines in academic test scores overall and, despite trillions spent on closing the racial gap, Asians and whites continuing to outscore black and Hispanic children. Buchanan sees this as the end of Western civilization as we know it.
There is a simmering and burgeoning anger among working-class whites – especially among males – who do not quite understand what is going on, but they know it is not good. With great numbers of non-whites not working and living on welfare, and with the few good jobs available going the way of affirmative action and a generalized obsession with “diversity,” white rage is ready to explode.
Then in walks Donald Trump, the tall, blond and Nordic “warrior extraordinaire” who apparently has to resort to the tanning booth to keep from looking too white! He is the imposing, loud, profane, Viking warrior who is simultaneously a rich and powerful celebrity and a vicarious hope for the legions of struggling white guys out there.
I am often turned off by Trump’s pettiness, girlish tweets and brash New York style, but I am his fan when, like ISIS with sledge hammers in a museum, he destroys the cherished artifacts of political correctness and annihilates their high priests in the media. Indeed, he speaks for the “silent majority” of working-class white males out there who have been shushed and marginalized for the past 70 years.
Also important is the stark contrast between the racial jingoist, globalist and socialist demigod of the left, Barack Obama, and the Nordic capitalist, entrepreneur, builder and playboy, Donald Trump. If Barack Obama is matter, then Donald Trump is anti-matter, racially and in just about every other way.
I believe that much of Trump’s amazing success is based on the vast difference between him and Obama. Obama set out to transform America from a “colonialist” superpower to a multicultural and diverse version of a failing, immigrant-ridden Europe. This required that white and Christian America had to be shoved, by all means possible, out of the way. By contrast, Trump, as the slogan goes, wants to “Make (white and traditional) America Great Again.” Viva la difference!
Obama’s America has no comfortable place for the legions of white males of lesser education, wealth and social power. These blue-collar working men are defined by their occupation and Protestant ethic, and to be unemployed is nigh unbearable. While others are waiting for the Bernie Sanders giveaway program and Hillary’s welfare state, working-class white men are struggling to keep their families afloat and traditional America alive.
These men are hated by the left for their refusal of welfare, their love of tradition and their longing for an America of the past. Black Daily Beast writer Barrett Holmes Pitner puts it this way: “Trump’s supporters aren’t necessarily racist per se. … They just preferred America when they could pursue their dreams with a stacked deck. Trump promises to take them back to a time when they could, and who better to do so than a bigoted, fear-mongering billionaire land owner?”
The left’s hatred for the blue-collar white male is glaring in the plethora of TV ads featuring him as a bumbling, foolish and childlike dolt who is an abject failure as a man, father and human being. By contrast, the ads depict the almost godlike black male as cool, masterful, hypnotically sexual and heroic in capital letters. He is the ideal lover, mate and father, while the white male is a boring anachronism and a loser on all counts. Any reasonable white woman, then, should favor black males in the dating and mating sweepstakes.
Ironically, this scenario has a surprising and problematic twist – it hurts black women more than anyone else! Given that the white man/black woman relationship is relatively rare, then every black man/white woman pairing is a statistical “loss” of mating opportunity for the black female. Thus, the left’s glorification of interracial dating and mixed race marriage tends to act against the mating interests of both white men and black women.
Whites in America like to think they are “post-racial” – in fact, we are becoming just “post” as a race and as a people. This is what happens when a particular people – Caucasians of European Descent – have no protective warrior class to fight for them in the Oval Office, the Congress, or anywhere else in our feminized American society. And now with the great Supreme Court warrior Antonin Scalia no longer with us, it seems that only Donald Trump and Franklin Graham are left to take on the pagan cultural forces of the ideological left.
The Washington Post’s Kathleen Parker suggests that Donald Trump just may be the beleaguered white guys’ long-awaited “white knight” and, ultimately, the “White Man’s last stand.” Donald Trump knows the country is in serious trouble and that we have no time for political correctness and, implicitly, for gratuitous social experimentation. This is music to the ears of many Americans and the last vestige of hope for the working-class white male.