You almost need to be a character conceived by Lewis Carroll to navigate contemporary discourse unperturbed. Because any man who bitterly clings to the sense of his endowment is destined for chafing. Contrived outrage, pompous sophistry, and sententious hypocrisy: and that’s just conservatives. I sometimes think perhaps persistent, languid mastication of a few philosopher’s stones might aid in maintaining composure. Cows never appear much agitated in the midst of contemplative cud chewing. Maybe a mouthful of mushrooms would produce a similarly sanguine demeanor. Our blogging pool would certainly be less cessed if so.
But to hurdle hateful hypertension requires one to eschew pieces such as this.
Report cites ‘Latinization of U.S.,’ warns of ‘backlash’ against whites
A study of the growing Hispanic immigrant population declares that the country is on the verge of the “Latinization of the United States,” a “browning of America” that by 2050 will be 29 percent Latino — and politically influential.
The analysis is focused on how to economically handle the surge so that Latinos do not get left behind — or out of the middle class.
A similar thought must have weighed heavily on the men sailing under John of Austria at the battle of Lepanto.
How do we handle this surge of Turks so that they don’t get left behind?
Isn’t that always the quandary? It seems that throughout history, when people arrive in countries unwelcome and uninvited either they or their erstwhile hosts eventually (often violently) get “left behind.” It’s almost as if man has an innate aversion to assisting in his own dispossession. Though getting past that is why we invented teevee, both political parties, and the chamber of commerce.
In “Latina/o Formations in the United States,” Loyola Marymount University’s Antonia Darder and University of California’s Rodolfo D. Torres write that already 20 percent of the 30 million youths aged 18-24 in America are Latino and are poised to influence American politics and policy.
“By the sheer force of numbers, the kinds of adults that Latino students become will dramatically shape the future history of this country, as the former white majority becomes a minority population, at least in terms of number,” said the study.
So whites are scheduled to become a minority among the races that don’t exist…at least in terms of numbers. Well I’m not sure in how many more terms than that I can bear, but we’ll note the implication that numbers are the least of it.
And then there is the solemn jabberwocky about latinos “shaping the future of this country.” This having become a sort of de rigueur tautology for migration masturbationists. Yes, I realize that who is in a place will shape its future in ways that those who are not won’t. Though if hidden inclinations were known, mine would be to conduct our own future shaping, rather than rely on the sufferance of others for the task.
I’d also like to start hearing analogous suggestions that homeowners should simply relinquish their keys to itinerant squatters with a dream because “whoever lives here will shape the future of this house.” I actually don’t give a shit about the future of this house in my posterity’s absence. But in the meantime, get my cattle prod and call the paddy wagon.
You can understand why this stance would be so upsetting to conservatives.
“Latinos have become more than an electoral voting bloc, emerging as strategic actors in major processes of democratic social transformation,” they added.
Yes, social transformation. I’m trying to think of when we conducted a national dialogue on that issue. Of what majority acceded to being transformed. And what friction might ultimately result from such a minority imposition. Ah, here it is…
And they warned that there could be a backlash as whites try to hang on to power.
“In fact, the current struggle that persists in Arizona may well be a bellwether for the potential backlash that is bound to ensue in others parts of the nation, as the White Anglo-Saxon Protestant population no longer enjoys the political security associated with their past majority status,” said the authors.
In case your head promptly leapt from its shoulders upon reading that, let me clarify as you reattach: the growing backlash of which to be concerned is not by whites who are being peremptorilly cleansed, but by the encroaching hispanics who may not find their hosts retreating with sufficient alacrity.
Smile on your way out pilgrims!
And while I have only modest expectations for the intuition of conservatives, we can be heartened that the above statement requires none whatsoever. It speaks candidly: lose your majority and prepare to suffer. A prudent man hears this as a clarion to preserve the security built with his forefathers’ blood and sweat. A foolish man hears “natural conservatives.”
I trust a surfeit of the latter will win the day.
Relevant to nothing, a couple of months ago I posted a list of this site’s most popular entries in response to a request. That post itself strangely became one of the most popular. And since some readers have made crass accusations of pessimism here, I am posting some old links to examples of starry-eyed levity. If you want to feel good about the world, this blog is where you start.