"I don't see race."
If I had a dollar for every time a centre-right conservative spoke these words in a conversation with me, I would have enough money to run as a Canadian Donald Trump. The Left endlessly accuses the mainstream Right of being closeted KKK members, who are only professing these platitudes to hide their true agenda of oppressing all the brown people of the world. The truth is, as anyone to the right of NRO readers knows, that these sentiments are sincerely held by most conservatives.
As a result of this belief, many conservatives are profoundly indifferent to the demographic change taking place inside the United States and outside its borders. Indeed, the Census Bureau has reported that non-Hispanic Whites are now a minority among babies being born in the United States. An America where Whites are in the minority isn't a speculative possibility, it is a reality that has already been established. Outside of America, whites continue to decline as a percentage as the total population in White countries such as Denmark, England, Australia, etc. The White percentage of the world's population has been falling for some time now, and with Africa experiencing a population boom that may lead to as many as 2.5 billion Africans by 2050, and 4 billion by 2100, this trend is not going to change.
With the West's borders largely open, we are experiencing unprecedented demographic change. What is the reaction of the typical conservative to this information?
"....the torch of western civlization doesn't care what color hands bear it forward", according to this comment that I pulled from a conversation I saw below a NRO article. What is this Western Civilization that can apparently be sustained by anyone and everyone? Let's first ask a question of a similar type on a smaller scale; what is Denmark?
An examination of the name of this country gives a simple enough answer. In Danish, the country is called Danmark. Dan- refers to the Dani, an ancient Scandinavian tribe that today we know as Danes; Mark is an old Germanic word for borderland or woodland. In other words, Denmark is the Danes' borderland or the Danes' woodland. In order for there to be a woodland claimed by the Danes, there had to first be a Danish people that existed before the country did. Denmark is named after the Danes, and the Danish are what makes Denmark Denmark, and it is not Denmark that makes the Danish Danish.
The world is full of countries named after the people that founded them after they immigrated there, establishing their laws and customs over the territory. Scotland is the land that has been claimed by the Scots. Angleland, what we now call England, is the land claimed by the Angles who captured the land during a series of migrations and invasions from 400-600 AD. Germany is, in the language of it's people, called Deutschland, the land of the Germans. Outside of Europe we find similar occurrences. Turkey is named after the Turks who captured Anatolia, what had before hand been part of the Byzantine Empire. Further east, we find a whole host of countries named after the peoples who eventually settled the land. Afghanistan, for example, translates into "land of the Afghans", and Kazakhstan is the "land of the Kazakhs". The reason these countries are named after the people who inhabit them is because it is the people that define the country. Their institutions, language, symbols, and ideals are all expressions of these peoples and their national character. It is the national character of the people that defines the country, and when the Angles moved to what is now England they brought their customs with them and defined the land by their presence.
So if the Danes are a group of people that predate Denmark, can there be a Denmark without the Danes? The answer is clearly no. The Danes are Denmark. Denmark is, without a doubt, important to the Danes as it is the land they have come to call home, but is not what makes them who they are. Simply coming to the land of Denmark does not make one Danish, since it is the Danes that define Denmark, not the other way around. Denmark's picturesque canals, artistic output, and reputation for a high standard of living did not exist before the Danes established them.
When this basic understanding of history is forgotten, the consequences are disastrous. When members of a nation move from one part of the world to another, as they have done throughout history, they bring their customs and characteristics with them and change the places they settle. This can be seen in action today in every Western country on the planet.
In Malmö, Sweden, there has been a huge influx of people from the Middle East. Around a third of the city is foreign born, and an additional 11% were born to immigrant parents. If the people didn't matter, they would lose their characteristics upon moving to a new country; the magic dirt of Sweden would surely turn Syrians into Swedes! Instead, the peoples who have moved to this formerly Swedish city have brought their way of living with them.
Violent crime is a problem in Malmo now unlike any time in the past, explains former director of criminal intelligence and INTERPOL cop Elofsson: “Sweden became a member of the European Union in 1995 and opened our borders.
“We are part of the Schengen treaty, so you have that freedom of movement which has also brought criminality here… Gun and drug related crime has definitely increased. Until recently the possession of guns by criminals was very rare – now finding people with firearms is a daily occurrence here… most of the guns we seize are used in criminal activity, are held illegally, and are smuggled into Sweden."
“Malmo is infamous for explosions. Yet thankfully nobody has been killed by the explosions yet – some of them are just used to frighten people. We had one case in Rosengard where a group were given a court order to leave an apartment because they were a disturbance for the neighbours. And then suddenly hand grenades and explosions outside the office of the real estate company.
Elofsson explained trust was a major part of the problem – that migrant communities don’t trust the police, and native Swedes were losing trust in the government.
“You have people getting shot here, and when they get to hospital they refuse to give any details”.
It is the Swedes that define Sweden, and if the people living there change, so will the country. The places dominated by Arabs and Muslims are no longer part of the land of the Swedes; they are now part of Arab and Islamic civilization. If Swedes are replaced by Iraqis, then Sweden will cease to exist. Hopes that perhaps the second or third generation will become real Swedes after they familiarize themselves with native customs and are raised out of poverty are likewise dashed by reality. In the United Kingdom, those most likely to be Islamic terrorists were not poor, recent immigrants who simply hadn't had enough exposure to "our values"; they were wealthy Muslims who had been born and raised in the UK! How right was Kipling when speaking on the outsider he warned us that we cannot know "when the gods of his far-off land shall repossess his blood"! Race, religion and culture are not the exact same thing, but they are interlocked, and there has never been a successful attempt to fully extricate them.
The multiracial experiment has likewise failed in the United States. Have the Mexicans, who now outnumber Whites in California, turned the state of California into a haven of limited government and Constitutionalist principles, or have they recreated Mexico in California? The largest Hispanic organisation is called "La Raza", "The Race" in English translation. Does this organisation advocate for Anglo-Saxon ideals of liberty and freedom? Does the light of American civilization shine in the majority-Black city of Detroit, famous for it's dysfunction and violence? Does the NAACP, or Black Lives Matter stand for what you believe in, dear conservative? No! Mexico has been recreated in California, and Africa has been recreated in Baltimore, Detroit, and Atlanta! Why has Western civilization not been created here? Why, despite all the wealth transfer from you to them, and all your tolerance, patience, and guidance, have these places not become truly American? Why have 50 years of trying integrate Blacks gone up in flames in Ferguson and Baltimore? Why are schools in America [banning the wearing of the American flag on Cinco de Mayo]?
Again, let us ask: What is Western Civilization? If a land is defined by its people, as Denmark is by the Danes, then who is it that populates what we call "Western civilization"? What sort of people are they that populate Germany, England, America, Australia, Canada, and France, and make all these countries part of the same civilization, this "Western civilization"? Why is Australia part of this "Western civilization" if it is not in the Western hemisphere? Because it is of the same people as the rest of the civilization. And just who is this people?
Western civilization is White civilization! Just as there is no Arabia without the Arabs, and no Denmark without the Danes, there is no Western civilization for you to conserve, dear conservative, if there are no Westerners left! There is no other hand than the White hand that can carry this civilization on as anything more than a museum exhibit.
This was my father's belief
And this is also mine:
Let the corn be all one sheaf--
And the grapes be all one vine,
Ere our children's teeth are set on edge
By bitter bread and wine.