Opinion: End of a sane America?

Jody Michael

Buchanan acknowledges these prejudices again later in his column, writing that “those who hold the white race responsible for the mortal sins of mankind — slavery, racism, imperialism, genocide — may welcome its departure from history.”

Hopefully this won’t be the case, since few white Americans alive today had anything to do with those sins. This is why affirmative action, meant to make up for that previous discrimination, is such a touchy subject.

On the other hand, Buchanan concludes, “those who believe that the civilization that came out of Jerusalem, Athens, Rome and London to be the crowning achievement of mankind will mourn its passing.”

Is he implying those places were great because they were racially homogeneous? It was only like that because people couldn’t easily migrate to other parts of the world back then.

So Europeans tended to create capitalistic societies, and Africans and Native Americans tended to create tribal societies. Neither was necessarily better than the other until the Europeans’ desires for wealth led them to oppress the tribes.

We don’t need a white majority to thrive; but we need to accept our diversity and address the lingering cultural intolerances.