Monday, November 26, 2007

Pat is pessimistic

Buchanan that is. He's one of the few conservatives who has seen through the neocon nonsense from the get-go, and while he encouraged people to vote for Bush in '04, such encouragement stemmed out of loyalty to the party rather than affinity for the anti-conservative President. It will be interesting to see if Pat embraces the lesser evil if the Republicans nominate Rudy.

Anyway, Mr. Buchanan has a new book which is coming out shortly. Therein, he is less than optimistic about the prospects of American survival. Fans of his work will realize that this is, in many ways, merely an extension of the principles elucidated in The Death of the West. Such is what comes from ignoring the man.

The full article is over at Drudge, and deserves a full read. Here follow a few of my, um, favorites:

"America is coming apart, decomposing, and...the likelihood of her survival as one improbable -- and impossible if America continues on her current course," declares Pat Buchanan. "For we are on a path to national suicide."

Now, for some good news. Oh wait.

Specifically, Buchanan contends:

Pax Americana, the era of U.S. global dominance, is over. A struggle for global hegemony has begun among the United States, China, a resurgent Russia and radical Islam...

As U.S. wages are stagnant, corporate CEOs are raking in rising pay and benefits 400 to 500 times that of their workers

The Third World invasion through Mexico is a graver threat to our survival as one nation than anything happening in Afghanistan or Iraq

European-Americans, 89% of the nation when JFK took the oath, are now 66% and sinking. Before 2050, America is a Third World nation...

He then goes on to make some suggestions, which, unless Ron Paul wins, will be completely ignored. Oh well. The Empire thing: it's been fun.

No comments: