Pat Buchanan wants you to know exactly where he stands on race relations, and it’s on the side of White Power.
In the unbelievably racist book, Suicide of a Superpower: Will America Survive to 2025?, Buchanan manages to insult everybody who isn’t a pure white Christian, in between giving a shout out to Sgt. James Crowley, the officer who arrested black Harvard Professor Skip Gates as he entered his own home.
The uber-conservative Republican shoots from the lip about race, religion, and, of course, how President Obama has tainted both for all of white America: “Obama’s White House thus enlisted in the long and successful campaign to expel Christianity from the public square, diminish its presence in our public life, and reduce its role to that of just another religion,” he notes.
With that statement, Buchanan hits rock bottom — and yet he continues to dig!
Here, then, are seven of the most unbelievably racist quotes found in the pages of that new book.
1. On journalists of color:
Half a century after Martin Luther King envisioned a day when his children would be judged “not by the color of their skin, but the content of their character,” journalists of color are demanding the hiring and promotion of journalists based on the color of their skin. Jim Crow is back. Only the color of the beneficiaries and the color of the victims has been reversed.
2. On President Obama’s white supporters:
Those who believe the rise to power of an Obama rainbow coalition of peoples of color means the whites who helped to engineer it will steer it are deluding themselves. The whites may discover what it is like to ride in the back of the bus.
3. On America’s melting pot:
We have only sought to preserve the country we grew up in. Do not people everywhere do that, without being reviled? What motivates people who insist that America’s doors be held open wide until the European majority has disappeared?
4. On segregation:
Perhaps some of us misremember the past. But the racial, religious, cultural, social, political, and economic divides today seem greater than they seemed even in the segregation cities some of us grew up in.
Back then, black and white lived apart, went to different schools and churches, played on different playgrounds, and went to different restaurants, bars, theaters and soda fountains. But we shared a country and a culture. We were one nation. We were Americans.
5. On immigration:
The white population will begin to shrink and, should present birth rates persist, slowly disappear. Hispanics already comprise 42 percent of New Mexico’s population, 37 percent of California’s, 38 percent of Texas’, and over half the population of Arizona under the age of twenty. … Mexico is moving north. Ethnically, linguistically and culturally, the verdict of 1848 is being overturned. Will this Mexican nation within a nation advance the goals of the Constitution — to “insure domestic tranquility” and “make us a more perfect union”? Or has our passivity in the face of this invasion imperiled our union?
6. On Religion:
They are trying to transform a Western Christian republic into an egalitarian democracy made up of all the tribes, races, creeds, and cultures of planet Earth. They have dethroned our God, purged our cradle faith from public life, and repudiated the Judeo-Christian moral code by which previous generations sought to live.
7. On crime:
… 49 of every 50 muggings and murders in New York are the work of minorities. That might explain why black folks have trouble getting a cab. Every New York cabbie must know the odds, should he pick up a man of color at night.