‘The Great White Hope’, by Pat Buchanan. White death rates in the US are rising, not falling like in every other racial and ethnic group:
The big new killers of middle-aged white folks? Alcoholic liver disease, overdoses of heroin and opioids, and suicides.
[Study author] Deaton could cite but one parallel to this social disaster: “Only H.I.V./AIDS in contemporary times has done anything like this.”
Middle-aged whites are four times as likely as middle-aged blacks to kill themselves. Their fitness levels are falling as they suffer rising levels of physical pain, emotional stress and mental depression, which helps explain the alcohol and drug addiction.
Why? Though the US is near full employment, many whites have dropped out of the workforce. Real wages of working Americans have been nearly stagnant for decades. Marriage rates are plunging:
Where a wife and children give meaning to a man’s life, and to his labors, single white men are not only being left behind by the new economy, they are becoming alienated from society.
Culture is upstream of these reasons, however. A lost generation of whites have been hypocritically discriminated against by our politically correct culture — while everyone else gets affirmative action, and ability is downplayed:
In the popular culture of the ’40s and ’50s, white men were role models. They were the detectives and cops who ran down gangsters and the heroes who won World War II on the battlefields of Europe and in the islands of the Pacific. They were doctors, journalists, lawyers, architects and clergy. White males were our skilled workers and craftsmen — carpenters, painters, plumbers, bricklayers, machinists, mechanics.
They were the Founding Fathers … Lincoln and every president had been a white male … the great inventors … They were the great capitalists … All the great captains of America’s wars were white males.
But look how everything is different now, starting with the pack of politically correct lies that passes for “history” in modern culture:
The world has been turned upside-down for white children. In our schools the history books have been rewritten and old heroes blotted out, as their statues are taken down and their flags are put away.
Children are being taught that America was “discovered” by genocidal white racists, who murdered the native peoples of color, enslaved Africans to do the labor they refused to do, then went out and brutalized and colonized indigenous peoples all over the world.
In Hollywood films and TV shows, working-class white males are regularly portrayed as what was once disparaged as “white trash.”
Republicans are instructed that demography is destiny, that white America is dying, and that they must court Hispanics, Asians and blacks, or go the way of the Whigs.
Special treatment for everyone else but white males; fairness and merit are largely thrown out the window. Culture encourages discrimination against white males while simultaneously deploring it for everyone else:
Since affirmative action for black Americans began in the 1960s, it has been broadened to encompass women, Hispanics, Native Americans the handicapped, indeed, almost 70 percent of the nation.
White males, now down to 31 percent of the population, have become the only Americans against whom it is not only permissible, but commendable, to discriminate.
When our cultural and political elites celebrate “diversity” and clamor for more, what are they demanding, if not fewer white males in the work force and in the freshman classes at Annapolis and Harvard?
There is no end in sight. Political correctness has rigged the system permanently against white males — so Trump.
What is the moral argument for an affirmative action that justifies unending race discrimination against a declining white working class, who have become the expendables of our multicultural regime?
“Angry white male” is now an acceptable slur in culture and politics. So it is that people of that derided ethnicity, race, and gender see in Donald Trump someone who unapologetically berates and mocks the elites who have dispossessed them, and who despise them.