December 6, 2008

Classic MSM column 1991: Pat Buchanan "Longing for the good old days when America was mostly white"

Here's a column from August 17, 1991 that is nowhere else on the Internet, it's not even saved in Pat's own web archive. It's another one that would never see the light of day in any print style Op-Ed page today. The title alone would have newspaper editors reaching for the smelling salts! (Click on above image to enlarge.)

After a discussion of the 1985 movie "Back to the Future", comparing the America of 1955 to 1985, the column basically is a review of Lawrence Auster's 1990 booklet The Path to National Suicide, pdf version here a powerful, tightly written 90 pager that was way ahead of its time in explaining just how serious a threat the combined forces of mass 3rd world immigration and multiculturalism is to traditional America. It's a credit to Buchanan, who already was a well-known mainstream conservative pundit, to give a book that must have been rejected by all the mainstream book publishers the exposure it deserved. In fact, I don't recall ever seeing any other book on this subject published by a major publisher at that time, until Peter Brimelow's Alien Nation came out in 1995.

It was this column by Pat that referred me to Auster's book, which after reading it had a major effect on me in my transformation from a 1980's liberal into a 1990's traditional conservative. It was like getting hit on the head with a hammer, the arguments were so clear, a real "Teachable Moment", as a modern day leftist educator would say.
It also had a positive effect on Brimelow as well. In Alien Nation he refers to it as "perhaps the most remarkable literary product of the restrictionist underground, a work which I think will one day be seen as a political pamphlet to rank with Thomas Paine's Common Sense." (Alien Nation, page 76). That's some heavy praise, and I'm glad to be able to upload a copy of what may have been the only MSM column to give the book a positive review.

3 comments:

Edmund said...

Now that's what I call conservatism.

Too bad Jonah Goldberg, likely with the new AC-DC album blaring in his ears, would find it unconscionable.

But the truth's the truth, however much we wish it away.

Wasn't there a recent study saying areas of greater diversity has less social cohesion and trust?

AndyK said...

Edmund,

Yes, there has been a recent study to that effect, I think it was in Robert Putnam's "Bowling Alone", and I believe Samuel Hintington's "Who are We" also discussed it.

Andyk

Old Atlantic Lighthouse said...

I too am a member of the White America Movement (WAM). Keep America White and Beautiful. And safe and prosperous, civil and law abiding. WAM is the only real non-violent movement. All others promote violence by immigration of non-whites.