Skip to comments.White Protestants, your monopoly is over
Posted on 09/09/2012 6:15:13 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
Attention white Anglo-Saxon Protestants: Your days of running things are over. You have jumped the shark.
But there's no need to feel bad for WASPs.
They've had an amazing run. Every single president in our nation's history, except for John F. Kennedy -- a Catholic -- and Barack Obama, has been a white Protestant. Except for a handful of exceptions, for over 200 years the presidential nominees of both major political parties have been WASPs. WASPs had almost as many victories in a row as The Harlem Globetrotters.
But it's over. Look at this year's presidential tickets: A Mormon, an African-American, and two Catholics. Even some of the keynote speakers at the Democratic and Republican conventions were not WASPs. The GOP featured Italian-Irish Catholic Chris Christie and the Democrats tapped Latino-American, Julian Castro. Dean Obeidallah Dean Obeidallah
Times are so bleak for WASPs that there's not a single one on the Supreme Court. Likewise, in Congress, the percentage of Protestants fell from 74 percent in 1961 to a slim majority of 55 percent today. Neither the current Speaker of the House (John Boehner: Catholic) nor the Senate majority leader (Harry Reid: Mormon) is WASP.
I'm sincerely not gloating. And my jibes are in jest. But what I'm happy about is that our two major political parties are increasingly reflecting the new face of America. The demographics of our nation are changing and, by 2042, minorities are expected to become the majority in the U.S.
Objectively, the delegates at this year's Democratic convention were far more diverse. The Republican convention looked more like the early bird dinner crowd at The Cracker Barrel.
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Why would someone look at people in such a way: members of this group or that group. It would never occur to me to divide people into categories like this.
Mitt Romney is definitely an Anglo-Saxon (his ancestors hailed from Preston, England) and I’m pretty sure Mormonism is a denomination of Christianity that isn’t Catholic, and therefore protestant.
And whatever you might say of Barak Obama, his father was essentially a sperm donor, and he was brought up by his WASP maternal family..
For our entire history, SCOTUS almost always had at least 7 Protestants, usually more.
CNN crows about these changes, but doesn't seem to make their usual correlation-equals-causation assumptions about how horrible things have become in this nation lately, along with this demographic change in the highest levels of the Fe'ral government.
“Im pretty sure Mormonism is a denomination of Christianity that isnt Catholic, and therefore protestant.”
Um, Mormons are not Christians. They do not believe in Christ as Christians do. Their organization is far more inline with the Muslims than Christians.
Liberals are obsessed with race. They are such racists.
So....color DOES matter.
Thanks CNN for clearing that up.
The founding fathers were WASPS almost to a man. And the reason they were great men was because they had soaked up the philosophy of freedom inherent in protestant theology and British (esp English) political and constitutional history and practice.
Out of all the other cultures in the history of the world at the time, I would suggest that only the Dutch could have could have come close to contriving a similar system of government.
It is indeed sad therefore, that ‘WASP’ culture and people are so mocked and derided when they have probably made the lion’s share of the contribution towards liberty and common prosperity..
“Bush has named his White House lawyer, Alberto Gonzales, to be the first Hispanic to hold one of the powerful “big four” Cabinet jobs, attorney general.
He named his national security adviser, Condoleezza Rice, to be the first female African-American secretary of State, the Cabinet’s senior position.
He also nominated Margaret Spellings, his domestic policy adviser, to lead the Education Department and Cuban-born business executive Carlos Gutierrez to head Commerce.”
The Bush Administration had the same percentage of women and ‘people of color’ as Clinton’s.
And let’s not forget Colin Powell (tho some of us would like to)
Apparently, this guy has been asleep for a while.
You can call Mormonism anything you like, however, it is not a Christian faith. If you will check out their beliefs they do not believe that Jesus Christ is God. They believe He is the brother of Satan. Therefore, they cannot be a Christian faith. They are a cult. Believing that they, each one of them, can become a god.
When the White people withdraw their support for the government, and their sons no longer send in payments to the IRS because they have no jobs, we’ll see how well the USA gets along. If there is a shred of Scots/Irish blood still flowing in their veins, the Diverse America might be unpleasantly surprised.
So true, the muslims end time scenario believes three figures will return: the Mahdi, Issa(their version of Jesus Christ whom they will say is a prophet but not the son of God, they believe the MAhdi is) and the Dajaal. The Muslims fear the Dajjal, they believe he is the antichrist, yet, having researched him, I believe he is the true son of God, the Christian Jesus, research it, it’s fascinating stuff! Thus, I believe many Christians and Mormons may embrace this false Christ Issa who will proclaim the Mahdi as the true messiah, scary times indeed, yet Ariel Sharon sleeps!
It is almost impossible to say at this juncture if a man is an Angle, a Saxon, or a Jute. Even if his ancestors came from England, he might be a Celtic Welshman, Scottish, Pictish, Cornish, or Manx. Or he could be a Dane, a Norman, or a Huguenot immigrant.
Don't think I really want to. I do wonder, though, if at the end of the piece, the author writes, "nyaa, nyaa, nyaa nyaa nyaa!"
Dean Obeidallah (Arabic: دين عبيدالله) is a Palestinian-American/Italian-American comedian. He was born in Lodi, New Jersey, and grew up in nearby Paramus. His father was born in Battir, a small village near Bethlehem in Palestine; his mother's parents were born in Sicily. He is part of a small but growing number of Arab-American comedians who have increasingly received media attention in the past few years, as they use comedy to both entertain and dispel negative stereotypes of Arab-Americans and Muslims.
Fits in perfectly with CNN and the rest of the MSM - they now have Muslim
commediansclowns writing their opinion pieces...
White, British-descended protestants are the ones who founded and built this country. Not alone, but they were, and still are to a large extent, the defining force. WASPs are the true Native Americans as there would be no America as we know it without them.
WASP males have less and less influence, and everyone on both sides agree the country is going dowen the toilet. Hmmm.
Oh, Lord, let it be so. Because it seems to me we've been saying, "Oh, you want our country? Well, all right then. Seems we have no choice in the matter. We'll just go away and die now. After all, we wouldn't want to be called names."
Barack Obama is about as much a Protestant as is Ayman al-Zawahiri (head of al-Qaeda).
yes, a good point...
“It is almost impossible to say at this juncture if a man is an Angle, a Saxon, or a Jute. Even if his ancestors came from England, he might be a Celtic Welshman, Scottish, Pictish, Cornish, or Manx. Or he could be a Dane, a Norman, or a Huguenot immigrant.”
Or as my Yorkshire-derived easy-tanning father was described by pals - “a shipwrecked Spaniard”.
Coming from a New England WASP background, I have to say that, unfortunately, most of the WASPs there at least have given up on the “P” part of their acronym, which is to say their Protestant Christian heritage, in favor of the depressingly dominant culture of liberalism. Even if they go to a mainstream Protestant church, those churches have to a large extent since the 60s thrown out traditional Christianity in favor of left wing “social justice” and liberal Democratic talking points. It is truly the sad decline of what was once a great culture that gave so much to this nation at its founding and thereafter.
I must be a racist.The dem convention looked like all you
can eat shrimp nite at red lobster!
Liberals can't seem to make up their minds if they hate wealthy plutocrats or inbred backwoodsmen.
The demographics of our nation are changing and, by 2042, minorities are expected to become the majority in the U.S.
If the demographics are changing then it's not "our nation", it's somebody else's nation...the nation of the invader. And if "minorities" are the majority, then how can they be a minority?
For the hate soaked Left, there are only two peoples: whites (Evil, bigoted, "overprivileged") and non-whites (Saintly even if mass murderers, downtrodden even if by their own culture and depravity, never responsible for their own failures). Thus the Left understands: when the white majority is outnumbered by a non-white majority - of various races, but most importantly, not white - then America - the racist, Protestant institution - is dead, and its influence and success will be gone.
But that's the goal of "demographic change": the destruction of America.
This guy knows it, and wants to celebrate. But he wants to soften the blow, so that the sleeping giant doesn't wake, so he tries to put a happy face on it: see little WASPs, life will be OK when you are ruled by your enemies....like a guy whose name is Hussein. You'll come to enjoy your servitude, and by the way, serves you right for being mean to all those Africans and Injuns. So just get used to it, you can do nothing.
We'll see how long such a vicious reality will stand.
I think the goal here is for us to all divide up and brawl for a banana or something. Phooey.
The prominent Carroll family of Maryland were Catholic and very much involved in the Revolutiony War. Charles Carroll of Carrollton in Maryland was a signer of the Declaration of Independence. He was one of the wealthiest signers and gave personally to the war effort. His cousin Daniel was a member of the Continental Congress (1781-83), a signer of the Articles of Confederation and of the Constitution. Daniel’s brother, John, became the first Catholic Bishop in the U.S., and later Archbishop of Baltimore.
More info on the Carroll family can be found here:
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Here, chew on this one, wiseguy.
Since Hurricane Katrina, thanks to the wonderful Louisiana politics, I’ve been registered as a Libertarian.
I am not a ‘WASP’. I’m half-Mojave, and I was NOT born in the South.
I think it is YOU, dear author, who has something to fear, since there are many more like me, than there are of you!
Only if you count George Zimmerman as a minority.
We need a good natural global disaster.
Most non white people may have an unconscious inferiority-superiority dichotomy complex towards caucasians. A built in defensive mechanism.
If you listen to the Neo Yankees on Free Republic no white poeple built or worked in the ante bellum south. Blacks did all the work, built every house, road, picked all crops etc. White people just layed around drinking mint julips and did nothing except operate a whip every now and then.
It's the only way liberals can look at people. It is also why they accuse others of being racist and bigoted.
Their little minds cannot grasp the reality that people of the same skin color or religion can have different values, or that people of different skin color or religions can have shared values.
The liberal view is that racial diversity must be forced by government, rather than achieved by merit and qualifications.
Mormonism has nothing to do with christianity, it is more closely related to islam if anything..
I think you are discounting the influence of the Scottish Enlightenment. That, and William Penn’s influence pretty well defines the old character of the U.S.A.
A liberal, who’s living high on solar green stimulus monies, had the nerve to sit on my couch and declare that we don’t need any more old white men as POTUS.
I allowed it to live.
Yes! Only a hate filled bigoted foul mouthed lying liberal would say such things. But since they are liberal they therefore mean well and it is okay.
I doubt they are gloating because Catholics, often almost identical to Protestants in their manners and morals, are having more success these days.
Likewise, Hispanics have a lot more in common with whites than blacks. While now, 70% or so vote Democrat, that affiliation will likely drop like a rock after a generation or two of integration, just like with other immigrants.
And Mormons are somehow different from Protestants in ways other than doctrinally? Oh, yeah, there’s been a lot of pitched battles between Mormons and protestants in the last 100 years.
Sorry, CNN. WASP is not a state of being, it is a state of mind, and doing quite well, thank you.
Aren't we clever anti-WASP bigots.
Thanks Wikipedia. "Dean Obeidallah. A Palestinian American Italian comedian." Yes indeed!
I suppose this man might raise various persons blood pressure over this statement. Which is what he intended to do. I retained my calm on this lovely near fall morning up in Great Lakes country and marvelled at the truth of Orwell. Orwell held that persons can be so suborned, that they can be faced with outrage and feel a disconnect. Yes, if a so-called Wasp who had prominence, trumpeted the demise of Obama rule shortly, he would be flayed mercilessly for saying "Black is over", this in refering to November next; he would be flayed mercilessly. "Racist" would be the least of the epithets applied.
American humourist Kin Hubbard, (1868-1930) once said "It ain't no disgrace to be poor, but it might as well be." One could apply this to the so-called Wasp. "It ain't a disgrace to be white Anglo-Saxon Protestant, but it might as well be". The book "Dreams From My Father" points to this kind of attitude. Yet some people ignore it.
Yes, if a so-called Wasp who had prominence, trumpeted the demise of Obama rule shortly, he would be flayed mercilessly for saying "Black is over", this in referring to November next. "Racist" would be the least of the epithets applied.