Wednesday, August 23, 2006

An Honest Man

You have to at least give that much credit to Pat Buchanan: he's an honest man. He may be a racist pig, but at least he's up front about it. That's more than most other anti-immigrant nuts have the huevos to admit.

From Echidne:

In his new book, State of Emergency, Pat Buchanan argues for "an immediate moratorium on all immigration." Why? To preserve the dominance of the white race in America. Buchanan explains on pg. 11:

America faces an existential crisis. If we do not get control of our borders, by 2050 Americans of European descent will be a minority in the nation their ancestors created and built. No nation has ever undergone so radical a demographic transformation and survived.

Can't we finally get over this "white race" bullshit once and for all? Listen carefully, Pat: there is no such thing as "the white race". It's all a figment of your imagination. I, being a mixture of German, Italian, French and Irish, am a demonstrably dimmer shade of peachy than the German, Scandinavian, Native American (and whatever else) Gifted-1. I doubt anyone would claim that such a noticeable difference in skin tone, from my yardwork tan to her Swedish bikini team white, indicates a difference in race. Yet there's just as much biological difference between she and I as there is between you, Pat, and the Mexican immigrants you so tirelessly detest.

In other words, Pat, we're all human beings, brothers and sisters if you will, separated only by the fevered imaginings of your paranoid brain. You know something, Pat? My lovely daughter (see below) may one day marry the darkest African-descended man to ever walk the cheese-and-brat producing land of Wisconsin. She may have kids with her loving husband. Those beautiful children will be just as American as you are Pat; more so, because unlike you they'll have been taught to appreciate others for their differences. They'll be good citizens, good people, who will live their lives to the fullest (I can be optimistic! These are my future grandkids, after all...). But what they won't be, Pat, is "white"; at least not in any way you'd recognize. And you know what? As a "white" man, I think that's wonderful. They'll understand what an absurd concept "race" is in a way that you never will.

But at least you're honest, Pat. You may be a vile, racist, nativist coward, but at least you can meet the Devil on equal terms come Judgement Day.

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