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Any who have read my old “Dark Ages II” essay, or ever pondered the implications of Mark Steyn’s, “America Alone,” will understand why this is my next read. From a Drudge Report Exclusive, profound quotes from Pat Buchanan’s new book, “SUICIDE OF A SUPERPOWER – Will America Survive to 2025?” :

Introduction: Disintegrating Nation

“As the faith that gave birth to the West is dying in the West, peoples of European descent from the steppes of Russia to the coast of California have begun to die out, as the Third World treks north to claim the estate. The last decade provided corroborating if not conclusive proof that we are in the Indian Summer of our civilization.”

“America is disintegrating. The centrifugal forces pulling us apart are growing inexorably. What unites us is dissolving. And this is true of Western Civilization….Meanwhile, the state is failing in its most fundamental duties. It is no longer able to defend our borders, balance our budgets, or win our wars.”

Chapter 1: The Passing of a Superpower

“We have accepted today the existence in perpetuity of a permanent underclass of scores of millions who cannot cope and must be carried by society — fed, clothed, housed, tutored, medicated at taxpayer’s expense their entire lives. We have a dependent nation the size of Spain in our independent America. We have a new division in our country, those who pay a double or triple fare, and those who ride forever free.”

Chapter 2. The End of Christian America

“If [Christopher] Dawson is correct, the drive to de-Christianize America, to purge Christianity from the public square, public schools and public life, will prove culturally and socially suicidal for the nation.”

“The last consequence of a dying Christianity is a dying people. Not one post-Christian nation has a birth rate sufficient to keep it alive….The death of European Christianity means the disappearance of the European tribe, a prospect visible in the demographic statistics of every Western nation.”

Chapter 3. The Crisis of Catholicism

“Half a century on, the disaster is manifest. The robust and confident Church of 1958 no longer exists. Catholic colleges and universities remain Catholic in name only. Parochial schools and high schools are closing as rapidly as they opened in the 1950s. The numbers of nuns, priests and seminarians have fallen dramatically. Mass attendance is a third of what it was. From the former Speaker of the House to the Vice President, Catholic politicians openly support abortion on demand.”

“How can Notre Dame credibly teach that all innocent life is sacred, and then honor a president committed to ensuring that a woman’s right to end the life of her innocent child remains sacrosanct?”

Chapter 4. The End of White America

“[W]hite America is an endangered species. By 2020, whites over 65 will out-number those 17 and under. Deaths will exceed births. The white population will begin to shrink and, should present birth rates persist, slowly disappear.”

“Mexico is moving north. Ethnically, linguistically and culturally, the verdict of 1848 is being over-turned. 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 have we imperiled our union?” (Page 134)

Chapter 5. Demographic Winter

“Peoples of European descent are not only in a relative but a real decline. They are aging, dying, disappearing. This is the existential crisis of the West.” (Page 166)

“Not any Iranian weapon of mass destruction but demography is the existential crisis Israel faces….By mid-century…Palestinians west of the Jordan river will out-number Jews 2-1. Add Palestinians in Jordan, it is 3-1.”

“In a startling development of history, Russia’s population has fallen from 148 million in 1991 to 140 million today and is projected to plunge to 116 million by 2050, a loss of 32 million Russians in six decades.”

Chapter 6. Equality Vs. Freedom

“Those who would change society begin by changing the meaning of words. At Howard University, LBJ changed the meaning of equality from the attainable — an end to segregation and a legislated equality of rights for African-Americans — to the impossible: a socialist utopia.”

“Where equality is enthroned, freedom is extinguished. The rise of the egalitarian society means the death of the free society.”

“A time for truth. As most kids do not have the athletic ability to play high school sports, or the musical ability to play in the band, or the verbal ability to excel in debate, not every child has the academic ability to do high school work. No two children are created equal, not even identical twins. The family is the incubator of inequality and God its author.”

Chapter 7. The Diversity Cult

“The non-Europeanization of America is heartening news of an almost transcendental quality,” Wattenberg trilled.4 Yet, one wonders: What kind of man looks with transcendental joy to a day when the people among whom he was raised have become a minority in a nation where the majority rules?”

“Historians will look back in stupor at 20th and 21st century Americans who believed the magnificent republic they inherited would be enriched by bringing in scores of millions from the failed states of the Third World.”

Chapter 8: The Triumph Of Tribalism

“America’s war of revenge against Japan was a race war. Newsreels, movies, magazines, comic books, headlines treated “Japs” as a repulsive race whose extermination would benefit mankind….Only well after the war was over was it re-branded a war to bring the blessings of democracy to…Japan.”

“We may deny the existence of ethnonationalism, detest it, condemn it. But this creator and destroyer of empires and nations is a force infinitely more powerful than globalism, for it engages the heart. Men will die for it. Religion, race, culture and tribe are the four horsemen of the coming apocalypse.”

Chapter 9. ‘The White Party’

“Through its support of mass immigration, its paralysis in power to prevent 12-20 million illegal aliens from entering and staying, its failure to address the “anchor-baby” issue, the Republican Party has birthed a new electorate that will send it the way of the Whigs.”

Chapter 10: The Long Retreat

“We borrow from Europe to defend Europe. We borrow from the Gulf states to defend the Gulf states. We borrow from Japan to defend Japan. Is it not a symptom of senility to be borrowing from the world so we can defend the world?”

“Are vital U.S. interests more imperiled by what happens in Iraq where were have 50,000 troops, or Afghanistan where we have 100,000, or South Korea where we have 28,000 — or by what is happening on our border with Mexico?…What does it profit America if we save Anbar and lose Arizona?”

Chapter 11: The Last Chance

“We are trying to create a nation that has never before existed, of all the races, tribes, cultures and creeds of Earth, where all are equal. In this utopian drive for the perfect society of our dreams we are killing the real country we inherited — the best and greatest country on earth.”

Due to be released Tuesday, which is the day my Kindle App will acquire it. At 400 pages, my blogging may get a bit sluggish for a few days… â—„Daveâ–º

6 Responses to “Suicidal Superpower”

  • Adrienne says:

    I haven’t finished America Alone yet. I made the mistake of setting it down and hubby snatched it up. Sigh…

  • Troy says:

    I would go so far as to predict that the extinction of the white human has begun. It also seems likely that our fall from power will usher in a new dark ages.

    Seems one simply can’t build empires and be weenies at the same time. For some time now, we Americans have wanted to dominate the world while being nice guys to our conquests in the process. It simply does not work that way. Add to that our new-found physical and mental softness, and, there we go.


    • Daedalus says:

      Being white or even “western” is an accident of birth. Other races and cultures are human too and are quite capable of rational thought. Ideas, such as individual rights and the capital market don’t belong to the “white race,” They can be embraced by all of humanity. Collectivism, in its recent adornments, is also a product of “western culture.” Folks of southern climes migrating north are also products of European civilization. What has to be exposed and destroyed (intellectually) is the source of their collectivist and inverted morality.

  • Troy says:

    I did not mean to imply that white or western people have any natural superiority to others. However, I do contend that the white people of western European ancestry form a sort of “super tribe” which, like all tribes, must constantly compete for the space and resources necessary for its survival. We are ceasing to do that and our birth rates are insufficient to maintain us long term in any event. Contrast this with the vigor of those “tribes” that are expanding and the future does not look good for us.

    Yet, while we possess no natural superiority, we do have a culture that has been refined over the centuries into the best the world has yet seen. The tragedy,as I see it, is that we are letting that culture die with us. I fear the tribes that are displacing us are pretty much still mired in the “strong man” cultures. Ergo my comment about a new “dark ages”.

    Of course, we still have the Chinese, with an ancient and well-developed culture. It remains to be seen what influence their culture will bring to bear once Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and all of Africa have been overwhelmed by cultures that lack the attributes needed to sustain advanced societies.


  • Having now read the book, and in the middle of Mark Steyn’s “After America,” I am even more pessimistic than ever. We are so screwed, and it is happening so much faster than I had anticipated. It now looks like I may not even have the good sense to die before the collapse! Yuck!

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