Thursday, August 14, 2008

White Americans no longer a majority by 2042

This AP article announces recent government projections that we white people will be a minority in America by 2042, eight years earlier than had previously been predicted.

There's not much I can say about this. We've known for a long time now that if current trends continue, white Americans will be a minority within my lifetime. Furthermore, any white people with any common sense should be able to tell that this will be a bad thing for whites, just by looking at how virtually every other population group on earth sticks together and looks out for its own first, including Asians, whose numbers are still relatively small in America and who are considered an assimilated, "model minority" group.

The article does have a few lines worth responding to:

"The white population is older and very much centered around the aging baby boomers who are well past their high fertility years," said William Frey, a demographer at the Brookings Institution, a Washington think tank. "The future of America is epitomized by the young people today. They are basically the melting pot we are going to see in the future."
When I was in school, I was taught that the term "melting pot" referred to the phenomena wherein various groups all blend together and form one, homogeneous group. Here it's being used in virtually the opposite sense: to describe the coming fractured society in which the groups don't blend with each other but all retain radically different values, cultures, and languages (while somehow managing to live harmoniously together, the left reassures us.)

The U.S. has nearly 305 million people today. The population is projected to hit 400 million in 2039 and 439 million in 2050.

That's like adding all the people from France and Britain, said Steve A. Camarota, director of research at the Center for Immigration Studies, a Washington group that advocates tighter immigration policies.
The CIS is on our side, but I think Camarota should choose his analogies more carefully. Adding 134 million Mexicans, Chinese, and Africans will be very, very different from adding the white, Western European populations of France and Britain.

There is a glimmer of hope:
The Census Bureau Thursday released population projections through 2050, based on rates for births, deaths and immigration. They are subject to big revisions, depending on immigration policy, cultural changes and natural or manmade disasters.
All right, folks, let's get cracking on that immigration policy.


Anonymous said...

Not going to happen. Politically, that time has come and gone. This is one doodle that can't be undone. The political power against what you are proposing is too great.

Even with a restrictive policy, the differing fertility rates will mean that it's never going backward. To me, this isn't a bad thing personally, but I know you disagree with it. Instead of focusing on racial homogeneity, perhaps your focus should be integration?

Smith/Wesson said...

I agree partially with the above (not the views, however). The destruction of the US is already in motion, and it wouldn't do any good to try and stop it. Even with immigration reform, differential birthrates and the "melting pot" dynamic will eclipse us quite rapidly. Hopefully, the path we're on will spur some sort of separatism mentality. I'm open to different opinions on the matter, but that's what I've got right now.

Rick Darby said...

Well, two anonymous commenters telling us resistance is futile. In other words, exactly the feelings that articles such as "White Americans no longer a majority by 2042" in the Liberal Establishment media are designed to promote. Hope your commenters like the taste of the Kool-Aid.

Hermes said...

I don't know, Rick, I'm not inclined to be harsh on smith/wesson. The view he's expressing sounds like that of VFR commenter Mark Jaws, who says that the kind of changes we'd need to our immigration laws and laws against discrimination couldn't happen without constitutional amendments, that such amendments are unlikely given that America is already only 2/3 white with only 55% of children under 5 being white, and that therefore whites will have to temporarily abandon parts of America so we can gather together and regroup before deciding how much of America to take back. Implicit in this view is the notion that having to abandon parts of America will force many liberal whites to abandon their liberalism.

I'm not endorsing this view, just noting that it's not identical to the "might as well give up now, Western Civilization is over" view so common on the "right."

Dennis Mangan said...

There's always deportation.

Smith/Wesson said...

I can't foresee the future so I'm not committed to the separation viewpoint. But I do know one thing: this isn't a white country anymore. The effects of this haven't materialized yet. It will be delayed for a bit. When the baby boomer generation retires from their jobs and are replaced by younger minorities and (mostly) apathetic generation Y'ers, we'll see the results of this changeover in all its glory.

What I said above isn't defeatism, it's identifying the problem. As for liberal whites, I wouldn't count on most of them "waking up". They are the biggest liability, anyway.

Hermes said...

I too am more pessimistic than others about the prospect of liberal whites waking up. Based on what I know of many of my classmates, the social worker who heads our weekly liberalism seminar, various leftists I've interacted with on online message boards, I'm convinced that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate them from the love of the Other in liberalism. (Apologies to the apostle Paul.)

Or, as I often say, they could be lying in the street bleeding to death after being shot by some thug, and their dying thought would only be, "racism and oppression made him do it." To them it is absolutely axiomatic that all people are equal, that all people are basically good, and so whenever someone does something bad, it's the result of some injustice or oppression. And that's why the worse things get in terms of trying to maintain a prosperous, safe, civilized society in the presence of increasing numbers of third-worlders, the worse the left will think we still are, and the more they will think still needs to be done to abase ourselves and exalt the Other.