It drives me mad (MAD!!!) that there’s suddenly dismay about The Hill’s recent story America’s white majority is aging out [by Daniel Devise, August 8, 2023]. I SPECIFICALLY POINTED OUT this inexorable trend (absent patriotic immigration reform) in my 1995 book Alien Nation: Common Sense About America’s Immigration Disaster.
This what I wrote on p. 64 in 1995:
The U.S. government officially projects an ethnic revolution in America. Specifically, it expects that American whites will be on the point (53 percent) of becoming a minority by 2050. ….
I won’t be here, of course. And (I’m sorry to say) neither will most of you reading of this page. Still, we probably stand a chance of making it to 2020. In that year, the Census Bureau projects that just less than 64 percent of Americans will be white. And among children under fifteen, whites will be on the point of becoming a minority.
And this is the famous—at least among scandalized reviewers—Pincer Chart of demographic change:
But forget that—my message now: there’s still a lot that the Historic American Nation can do to save itself. It’s just a matter of will.
This white-minority story flares up every so often whenever the brain-dead media notices that some official body has released a report.
An obviously interesting question, but not one any academic would look into is whether immigration reduces native-born fertility due to less affordable family formation. - @Steve_Sailer https://t.co/uGMBnRdCGt— VDARE (@vdare) August 8, 2023
More than ten years ago, one of these reports provoked my colleagues at MarketWatch, where I was then strictly confined to a densely technical column on investment letters, to demand that Editor David Callaway (tweet him) not allow me to comment, because they had been scandalized by my completely separate Politically Incorrect role at my website VDARE.com. (I can’t be bothered to see if my MarketWatch columns are still archived, but here’s the last one I can find).
This was an early example of James Kirkpatrick’s point that American journalists now see themselves not as truth-tellers, but as censors. It was also a harbinger that the Brer Rabbit/Tar Baby strategy, which had allowed me to build a career in the briar patch of financial journalism in the 1970s despite the media’s liberal/ Communist sympathizer infestation, was no longer possible in the more intensely Totalitarian Woke Era.
This is devastating. https://t.co/8NkChaS6s8— Lauren Witzke (@LaurenWitzkeDE) August 8, 2023
(Note gloating comments.)
But it’s not devastating, it’s just a wake-up call … if anyone wants to hear it.
We’ve spelled this out at VDARE.com over the years:
See National Data: How A 1992 Moratorium Could Have Helped Preserve the Historic American Majority, by Ed Rubenstein, July 2, 2012.
Even as of 2007, zero net immigration (= immigration moratorium) would have meant the U.S. might never have become majority-minority.
I must get Ed Rubenstein to recalculate the impact of an immigration moratorium today. But it can only be positive.
Steve Sailer pointed this out as long ago as 2009: Even If Immigration Continues, The Sailer Strategy Could Still Win It For The GOP In 2050. This gives plenty of time for the Historic American Nation to take evasive action. For example:
It’s weird that this option isn’t being widely discussed, because it’s exactly how America ended it its illegal immigration crisis in the 1950s: with President Eisenhower’s Operation Wetback, which removed over a million illegals (N. B. only a fraction were actually deported—one estimate is 300, 000—the rest got the message and left, just as illegals spontaneously self-deported directly after Trump’s 2016 election victory). The population of the U.S. was then 158 million as opposed to today’s 334 million, so that would be equivalent to more than two million illegals leaving—not enough, but a start.
Typically, only President Trump is currently talking about mass deportation. Whatever you think of him, he does put new ideas in play.
We’ve calculated abolishing Birthright Citizenship would halve the GOP/GAP’s drift to demographic disaster.
Why not? India has done it. So it must be OK, right?
The key point here: preventing illegals and their children from voting—entering the Political Nation.
Of course, from long and bitter experience, I don’t all expect that the American Ruling Class will do any of this.
But they could.
And I believe that, one day, they will be held to account.
Peter Brimelow [Email him] is the editor of VDARE.com. His best-selling book, Alien Nation: Common Sense About America’s Immigration Disaster, is now available in Kindle format.