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The Almost Exclusively White Phenomenon of Conservatism
The American Thinker ^ | May 23, 2014 | John Bennett

Posted on 05/24/2014 8:28:43 PM PDT by River Hawk

Every conservative should consider the profound and possibly awful observation made by the New York Times’ Josh Barro (italics added):

The rush to stand with Mr. Bundy against the Bureau of Land Management is the latest incarnation of conservative antigovernment messaging. And nonwhites are not interested, because a gut-level aversion to the government is almost exclusively a white phenomenon.

If there were validity to Barro’s observation, then any anti-government political philosophy (that wished to survive) would seek to reduce immigration.

After all, America is rapidly importing economically poor, poorly educated, low-skilled immigrants. Those immigrants generate racial inequalities, and inequality is then used to shame and guilt the majority. This is the neurotic cycle I call “America’s never-ending shame.” A constant influx of the “disadvantaged” guarantees a racialized political system and the growth of a Leviathan welfare state.

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: AMERICA - The Right Way!!; Education; Miscellaneous; Society
KEYWORDS: conservativism; demography

1 posted on 05/24/2014 8:28:44 PM PDT by River Hawk
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To: River Hawk
Every conservative should consider the profound and possibly awful observation made by the New York Times’ Josh Barro.

LOL Yeah I'll get right on that.
2 posted on 05/24/2014 8:30:14 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: River Hawk
A constant influx of the “disadvantaged” guarantees a racialized political system and the growth of a Leviathan welfare state.

I'd say "welfare state" pretty much says it all.

Makers vs. takers seems to be an alien concept to the writer.

3 posted on 05/24/2014 8:35:09 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: River Hawk

It seems downright racist that only white men would want to be free. Are we to assume then that all others want to be enslaved?


4 posted on 05/24/2014 8:38:09 PM PDT by MNnice
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To: River Hawk

I think a whole lot of people are confused about conservatism. For the most part, conservatives wish to “conserve” freedom. Which is basically opposite to the socialist democrats.

It’s been said for generations that the democrats are for the poor people. So if you are poor and wish to remain so, just vote democrat. The top democrats make a great living keeping you on the government dole.


5 posted on 05/24/2014 8:39:59 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: MNnice

I suggest you read the article.


6 posted on 05/24/2014 8:41:54 PM PDT by River Hawk
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To: River Hawk

“Almost” is a big word. Who was it in MARY HARTMAN, MARY HARTMAN, ( her mother? ) that said, “We only did it once, it was almost an immaculate conception.”


7 posted on 05/24/2014 8:44:09 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: River Hawk

Whites haven’t been pitted against each other and made victims by progressives. Sure progressives try to divide whites in to poor and rich but it doesn’t work. Progressives need whitey as the scapegoat. Blacks generally vote as a bloc, latinos generally vote as a bloc, and the both vote reliably democrat. Democrats know this. And the last thing democrats want are successful black and latino communities. It is much easier to get votes blaming someone for community failures than it is to build up a community.


8 posted on 05/24/2014 8:45:11 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: Jim Robinson

Alas, the large majority of American blacks and Hispanics are either welfare clients or have family or close friends who are.

Therefore, they will vote for the party producing/promising the largest pile of Gibs-Me-Dats.

There was a reason the Founders did not allow those without property to decide the fate of the possessions of the propertied.

But, what did they know?


9 posted on 05/24/2014 8:47:24 PM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est - because of what Islam is and because of what Muslims do.)
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To: River Hawk
The rush to stand with Mr. Bundy against the Bureau of Land Management is the latest incarnation of conservative antigovernment messaging...strawman #1438 from the leftwingers - standing against the thuggism of the BLM does not make one "antigovernment" - but when you're not bright enough or honest enough to argue the facts, you go for villification......
10 posted on 05/24/2014 8:48:00 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: River Hawk
The New American Creed is that inequalities are America’s fault.

By stepping one foot over the border, people who have never lived here before are magically entitled to school and job preference, etc - all originally designed to address a specific population in time. Many come from communist or facist countries and have no clue about how limited government works; all they care about is how much free stuff they can get here that they can't get at home. It's not about freedom anymore, it's about the booty.

11 posted on 05/24/2014 8:57:22 PM PDT by blueplum
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To: GladesGuru

LA Prof predicts the US will buckle under the mass of welfare recipients. Projecting less education, continued destruction of family, fewer well paying jobs.....but greater numbers of takers on govt dole.


12 posted on 05/24/2014 9:04:38 PM PDT by HonkyTonkMan
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To: River Hawk
It's no surprise why amnesty is so important to democrats...


13 posted on 05/24/2014 9:21:37 PM PDT by Baynative (How much longer will the media be able to prop up this administration?)
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After all, America is rapidly importing economically poor, poorly educated, low-skilled immigrants. Those immigrants generate racial inequalities, and inequality is then used to shame and guilt the majority. This is the neurotic cycle I call “America’s never-ending shame.” A constant influx of the “disadvantaged” guarantees a racialized political system and the growth of a Leviathan welfare state.
14 posted on 05/24/2014 9:22:56 PM PDT by Baynative (How much longer will the media be able to prop up this administration?)
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To: River Hawk

I have considered the observation. If true, it speaks to a deficiency amongst those who are non-white, regardless of who is at fault. Sorry, the truth hurts. If that is the truth, so be it.


15 posted on 05/24/2014 9:25:37 PM PDT by cdcdawg (Be seeing you...)
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To: River Hawk

“...aversion to the government is almost exclusively a white phenomenon.”

All others, by that standard, are supplicants of their patron state.


16 posted on 05/24/2014 9:36:23 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: cdcdawg
I have considered the observation. If true, it speaks to a deficiency amongst those who are non-white, regardless of who is at fault. Sorry, the truth hurts. If that is the truth, so be it.

Thank you for articulating what many of us think but are afraid to express, even here on Free Republic. As we look at the incredible men who invented America, I don't see any Mexicans, blacks or any of the third world looting types that are infesting our land nowadays.

It was President Calvin Coolidge, a man deeply admired by President Ronald Reagan who uttered these prescient words in 1923:

American institutions rest solely on good citizenship. They were created by people who had a background of self-government. New arrivals should be limited to our capacity to absorb them into the ranks of good citizenship. America must be kept American. For this purpose it is necessary to continue a policy of restricted immigration. It would be well to make such immigration of a selective nature with some inspection at the source, and based either on a prior census or upon the record of naturalization. Either method would insure the admission of those with the largest capacity and best intention of becoming citizens. Those who do not want to be partakers of the American spirit ought not to settle in America.

17 posted on 05/24/2014 9:46:11 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: River Hawk

Whites are smarter. Ask Andrew Young.


18 posted on 05/24/2014 9:47:06 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: River Hawk

Conservatism is the political disposition of grown-ups.


19 posted on 05/24/2014 9:56:22 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Conservatism is the political disposition of grown-ups.)
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To: HonkyTonkMan
LA Prof predicts the US will buckle under the mass of welfare recipients.

Tonk, do you suppose that is when the civil war starts?

20 posted on 05/24/2014 10:39:09 PM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: River Hawk

What a jerk. What a RACIST jerk.


21 posted on 05/24/2014 11:19:01 PM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party)
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To: GladesGuru
There was a reason the Founders did not allow those without property to decide the fate of the possessions of the propertied.

And it wasn't done with federal laws. It was accomplished with a senate of the states that kept a lid on the leveling impulse of all societies.

22 posted on 05/25/2014 1:17:44 AM PDT by Jacquerie (To restore the 10th Amendment, repeal the 17th. Article V.)
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To: River Hawk
And nonwhites are not interested, because a gut-level aversion to the government is almost exclusively a white phenomenon.

is this guy saying we should all be loving big govt?

did they stop teaching history in the last 30 years??

23 posted on 05/25/2014 2:35:41 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: River Hawk
At the time this country was founded and for about 150 years after, this country was populated and run by people who were mostly conservative in their thoughts and actions no mattter their political affiliation. Virtually no Americans thought the country owed them a living.

Then along came FDR and the welfare state. But even at that time very few to zero Americans sponged off the American tax-payer. It's only been in the last fifty years or so that we have whole classes of people who think it's just fine and dandy to live off what others produce.

24 posted on 05/25/2014 4:05:20 AM PDT by driftless2 (For long term happiness, learn how to play the accordion.)
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To: Mark17

Id rather see a mutually agreed upon split than a civil war. After five years of half their country populated by leeches, the libs would surrender. A lib country would be populated by a lot of tech workers, gov. workers, but few farmers and builders. It would have many millions of welfare leeches.


25 posted on 05/25/2014 4:12:40 AM PDT by driftless2 (For long term happiness, learn how to play the accordion.)
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To: River Hawk

I saw some brown skinned people rushing to stand with Mr. Bundy. Just Saying.

Big, authoritarian government gets around to crushing everyone. It’s just a matter of time and political priorities.


26 posted on 05/25/2014 4:13:48 AM PDT by pallis
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To: re_nortex
That's a great quote, but I think one more line should be emphasized:

Those who do not want to be partakers of the American spirit ought not to settle in America.

I've seen liberal screeds wondering "What do the Tea Partiers mean by 'Take back America!'?" The topic of this article is a central issue. Not the only one, but a central one.

Can it be accomplished peacefully? I'm beginning to doubt it. America as the Founders envisioned her is facing an existential threat.

27 posted on 05/25/2014 5:57:23 AM PDT by PreciousLiberty
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To: River Hawk

Thomas Sowell
Walter Williams
Bobby Jindal
Mia Love
Doctor Ben Carson
Condoleeza Rice

It ain’t all white guys.


28 posted on 05/25/2014 7:00:25 AM PDT by tbw2
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To: tbw2

Statistically, it mostly is. And mass immigration is going to tip the scales and make conservatives a definite minority unable to win national elections.


29 posted on 05/25/2014 5:48:46 PM PDT by River Hawk
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