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See, earlier, by Patrick J. Buchanan: Trump’s Patriotism Vs. The New Anti-Americanism

I hope you enjoyed your July 4th as much as the Derbs enjoyed ours. You should in fact enjoy the Fourth each year now with special zest in the knowledge that it may not be a public holiday much longer. Our Cultural Revolution advances ever faster.

Nowadays the word “pride” dwells under a cloud of suspicion. Any time you hear about some organization or event with “pride” in its title, you can infer that it is a vehicle for the promotion of buggery. Steve Sailer has mused that when the younger generation today learns about the 1942 Gary Cooper movie Pride of the Yankees, their first reaction is probably: “Hey, I didn’t know Lou Gehrig was gay!”

For example, we recently had Pride Week in New York City, with the word “pride” used in just that sense. It climaxed on Sunday, June 30th, in a huge parade of proud Ls, Gs, Bs, Ts, and Qs down Fifth Avenue.

Thus primed, I think I may be forgiven for having misapprehended a headline I saw on the Drudge Report. American Pride Hits New Low. “Uh-oh,” I thought, “what have the homo lobbies been up to now?”

On investigation it turned out that the news report had nothing to do with eccentric sexual inclinations. That headline was actually taken from a new press release out of Gallup, the very respectable polling organization:

As Americans prepare to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday, their pride in the U.S. has hit its lowest point since Gallup’s first measurement in 2001. While 70 percent of U.S. adults overall say they are proud to be Americans, this includes fewer than half (45 percent) who are “extremely” proud, marking the second consecutive year that this reading is below the majority level. Democrats continue to lag far behind Republicans in expressing extreme pride in the U.S.

American Pride Hits New Low; Few Proud of Political System, by Megan Brenan, July 2, 2019

The eye-catching sentence is: “Democrats continue to lag far behind Republicans in expressing extreme pride in the U.S.”

The actual percentages expressing themselves “extremely proud to be American” are: Republicans 76, Democrats 22. That’s a heck of a gap: 54 percentage points. In 2001 it was ten points, 64 to 54.

Here’s my question for Democrats. The biggest issue in our politics right now arises from the fact that millions—tens of millions, likely hundred of millions—of foreigners want to come settle in America, with or without proper permission. Isn’t that an occasion for…”pride”?

Apparently not. This last week, we have seen a couple of major strides toward the abolition of Independence Day: .

The logic on this one was hard to follow. Is it the thirteen stars, representing the original thirteen colonies, in all of which (I think) slavery was legal at the time Ms. Ross offered her flag design? If it was, then the thirteen stripes must be equally offensive. That could be…what’s the cant word here?…oh yes: problematic, that could be problematic to a great many not-yet-fully-woke Americans, as our present national flag retains those same thirteen stripes.

The issue got further confused when diehard counter-revolutionary subversives noted that the Betsy Ross flag was prominently displayed at Barack Obama’s second inaugural bash.

Since it is inconceivable that Saint Barack himself was not fully woke to the shameful associations of the flag, a new justification for the ban had to be thought up.

It quickly was. The Betsy Ross flag, we are now told, has been appropriated by white supremacists as a symbol of their deplorable movement.

I must say, I wasn’t aware of this. I have never seen the Betsy Ross flag on display at meetings of my own local white supremacy group SCARF (that’s the Suffolk County Assembly of Racists and Fascists) … but perhaps we’re just behind the curve out here in the sticks.

This logical switch illustrates the nimbleness of the Cultural Revolutionaries. In the fullness of time they will no doubt declare that yes, the current national flag is indeed unacceptable. They know, however, that the time is not yet right for a full-scale assault against all our national symbols. They need to proceed methodically, step by step until the moment is ripe to storm the Winter Palace.

The other revolutionary step forward this week:

  • the city of Charlottesville, Virginia will no longer celebrate Thomas Jefferson’s birthday as an official city holiday.

Charlottesville is the home of the University of Virginia, which Jefferson founded, and of Jefferson’s Monticello estate.

If we continue along this path it can only be a matter of time—and not much time, given the accelerating pace of the past few years—until George Washington himself is expunged from the nation’s memory…exactly as President Trump foresaw in his speech following the 2017 antifa riot in Charlottesville.

Several people have pointed out that the name of our capital city is doublyoutrageous to the legions of the Woke, commemorating as t does not only slave-owner George but also, in the “D.C.” part, Christopher Columbus, who caused West Indian aborigines to be enslaved.

The name “Washington, D.C.” must soon therefore be dragged down into oblivion along with Old Glory.

If, at that point, we are still celebrating July the Fourth, you can be sure it will be the next item on the revolutionaries’ list.

“Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.”

 

John Derbyshire [email him] writes an incredible amount on all sorts of subjects for all kinds of outlets. (This no longer includes National Review, whose editors had some kind of tantrum and fired him.) He is the author of We Are Doomed: Reclaiming Conservative Pessimism and several other books. He has had two books published by VDARE.com com: FROM THE DISSIDENT RIGHT(also available in Kindle) and FROM THE DISSIDENT RIGHT II: ESSAYS 2013.

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  1. bro3886 says:

    Look, at this point America is finished and you can’t do anything about it but laugh. The acceptance part of grief. I’m torn between hoping for a comfortable retirement in the future or the ultimate schadenfreude of watching stupid white conservative faces as their country descends into a hostile third-world dump because of this immigration-driven disaster. “I’m not against immigration, I’m ONLY against ILLEGAL immigration! Please don’t call me racist!” Bwahahaha! We warned you, you called us Nazis and hid behind the skirts of our enemies. Eat it.

  2. Our Red Guards are destroying the Four Olds.

    美国和西方文明不会成为历史,根本不属于历史。

    • Replies: @yakushimaru
  3. anonymous[340] • Disclaimer says:

    Remarkably similar to Mr. Buchanan’s latest flag waving: Reds are more patriotic than Blues, just vote harder for the GOP frauds and … what?

    Divide & Conquer politics is the Empire’s standard distraction.

  4. Political correctness is America’s newest form of intolerance, and it is especially pernicious because it comes disguised as tolerance. George Carlin
    The word new dates the quote, but otherwise timely

  5. “The biggest issue in our politics right now arises from the fact that millions—tens of millions, likely hundred of millions—of foreigners want to come settle in America, with or without proper permission.”

    Derbyshire, you do realize the above sentence is about you and your Chinese family?

    I believe in leading by example. You and your Chinese family must move to China.

  6. “Steve Sailer has mused that when the younger generation today learns about the 1942 Gary Cooper movie Pride of the Yankees, their first reaction is probably: “Hey, I didn’t know Lou Gehrig was gay!””

    That reminds me of a scene in The Sopranos, where Tony was on a rant about the strong, silent type of Merkin as played by Gary Cooper. “He was gay, Gary Coopah”?

  7. @attilathehen

    You seem to be missing his point.
    There are people, perhaps not millions, looking to move to China. I have yet to meet anyone, or hear of anyone, looking to move to Somalia, Ethiopia, Nicaragua, or El Salvador.

  8. HonestBl says:
    @attilathehen

    I laughed way too hard after reading your comment.

    • Replies: @keypusher
  9. anon[677] • Disclaimer says:

    The United States is done for as a country. It will continue existing, but it will be a hell on earth like it is for poor whites in South Africa: poor whites live on the outskirts of society, marginalized and continually murdered – blamed for all of society’s problems and continually hounded by a racist government poised to steal their properties without compensation. That’s the US’s future. They are already getting the show started with mass immigration and reparations. I think all whites, especially white males, in the US should be plotting an escape. I’m looking for other countries to emigrate to right now. If you are smart, you’ll start doing the same soon.

  10. American Pride Hits New Low

    The idea of taking pride in being a citizen of the US (or any other country) makes no sense to me, at least for those who acquired their citizenship merely by being born. I’m glad to be an American, and grateful to whatever accident of fate caused me to be born here, but proud? I did nothing to be proud of.

    Derb, on the other hand, can legitimately take pride in his American citizenship, since he had to acquire it by his own initiative.

  11. Anon[377] • Disclaimer says:
    @attilathehen

    It is so bizarre that this weirdo does this same post for every Derb article, what does he hope to gain? Negative attention?

    • Agree: MBlanc46
  12. I wonder how many black people in Virginia know who Thomas Jefferson was.

    • Replies: @The Alarmist
  13. @Anon

    I believe it’s “she”. In any case, you’ll soon learn to just ignore her, like the rest of us do.

  14. @anon

    Yes! But I don’t know where to flee to. I don’t speak Polish or Hungarian. White people, that is the kind that aren’t ashamed to be white, need a refuge. And hope that they can keep The Nose out. Needs to be self supporting and English speaking. Probably, after the coming race war, in the area around Utah and Montana.

    Yeah, America is fading right before our eyes. Let it go. No use looking back now. Time to think about the future and survival.

    • Replies: @The Alarmist
  15. Truth says:

    Hey guys, for all my conserva-commie buddies in the Unzista universe. This is the greatest 3:30 yet produced on the Camacho administration. Get ready to stand at attention and remove your hat!

  16. SafeNow says:

    California is more unraveled than anywhere else, and I look for whatever bright spots I can find. One such bright spot is our Chinese-American population. They are almost always decent, smart, industrious, and English-speaking.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
  17. @Anon

    As someone above said on another note, “at this point … you can’t do anything about it but laugh. The acceptance part …” 😉

  18. @The Alarmist

    The Chinese sentence gave me a jolt!

  19. “The biggest issue in our politics right now arises from the fact that millions—tens of millions, likely hundred of millions—of foreigners want to come settle in America, with or without proper permission.”
    I’m not unsympathetic to Derb’s immigration obsession — it is important.
    But you know you’re dealing with an out of control hobby-horse when you get the “biggest issue in our politics right now” & “likely hundreds of millions” .
    At a guess I would have thought the “biggest issue” in everyones’ politics should be the fact that the US government is aggressively provoking fights with China, Russia, Iran, Syria, Venezuela, Cuba & …. so on. The dooms-day clock is at 2 minutes to midnight for this reason….
    I won’t bother to suggest anything about the non existent snowball of global warming (cos , I ain’t ‘fraid of no ghost”)

    • Agree: follyofwar
  20. That could be…what’s the cant word here?…oh yes: problematic, that could be problematic to a great many not-yet-fully-woke Americans, as our present national flag retains those same thirteen stripes.

    Mr. Derbyshire, all history is wrong, and is simply awaiting the proper editor.

  21. @Sane Left Libertarian

    The more telling question would whether or not they know who George Jefferson is.

  22. @Sir Launcelot Canning

    I don’t speak Polish or Hungarian.

    You could always hire a young Polish or Hungarian au pair to help you learn the language; they come with the added benefit of being easy on the eyes. They are not exclusively for helping management of the children, though that is almost always what one thinks the arrangement is about. My wife surprised me earlier today by suggesting we take on an au pair or two to help manage the work we’ve taken on in restoring our old chateau.

    Then again, there is always this route:

  23. KenH says:

    There’s nothing to celebrate on July 4th anymore. We’re becoming less free by the month, our national history and heritage is mocked and impugned, brown barbarians crash our border and “our” government continues enacting policies that will lead to the diminution and genocide of the founding white racial stocks. Yeah, I guess I’ll fire off some bottle rockets and chug some beers over that prospect.

    The (((radical left))) has mapped out a strategy for capturing this nation while all the cuckservatives give us is talk radio bitchfests (only race neutral bitching allowed, of course) and empty promises which does absolutely nothing to change the situation. And there will be some eye rolling and snickering by the nightly FOX lineup of kosher rightists which gives the viewing audience the false impression that this is all just temporary insanity and that order will eventually be restored so not to worry too much.

  24. @bro3886

    Derbyshire reports that “likely hundreds of millions of foreigners want to come settle in the US.” I wonder how many of those hundreds of millions are whites coming from other first world countries? If any are, they are either stupid or just plain misinformed. The only people who want to come here are those escaping third world poverty and overpopulation (where, upon arrival, they will find themselves in still more poverty and overpopulation), and those who have watched too many Hollywood movies.

  25. @anon

    I don’t know how many they’ve taken in, but Russia has thrown out the welcome wagon to thousands of desperate white South Africans. They are, I hear, excellent farmers. After a segment on Tucker Carlson a good while back, Trump supposedly ordered Pompeo to look into the murders of SA’s white farmers. As far as I know the State Dept. continues to ‘study’ it, but I haven’t heard of any being accepted. How could they? That would be RACIST!

  26. @Anon

    I think she reckons one day Mr. Derbyshire will just read that 725th comment and go “Yeah, you know what, she’s right – Honey, get the kids. We’re moving to Qiqihar!” On the other hand, per #677’s comment above, it’s time to think about whether staying and trying to save what’s left is really the best thing. I’m looking at Uruguay, not Qiqihar, though.

    Laughing at the looks on the faces of the idiots that brought this on themselves would alone possibly make staying worthwhile though, per Bro-3886.

    • Replies: @Hail
  27. It’s gonna be Rust Belt vs the Trust Belt. Monopolies are back.

  28. Hail says: • Website
    @Achmed E. Newman

    it’s time to think about whether staying and trying to save what’s left is really the best thing. I’m looking at Uruguay, not Qiqihar, though.

    As a song once had it,

    Wait for the wagon —
    The Dissolution wagon!

    Our people still have lots of hope, but it seems unlikely to be within the political entity “USA” as presently geographically constituted/defined. Dissolution is the future. Rebirth.

  29. NTHE says: • Website
    @bro3886

    It is all cult. I have more to say, but the entrance to cultism begins where the voters stop counting the votes. This civilization was a farce before we got here. What better chattel than one exchanging government authorized tokens for food & shod at private distribution centers? My chattel know what I tell them equals “My sheep hear my voice” & you have normalization by the absurd with an unquestionable deity as mentioned in some old collections of literature rather than a cellphone.

  30. @attilathehen

    So are you moving Your family to Mexico, Attillathehen? That’s what the Democrats want to do is make America Mexico! Blacks have never and will never give them the majority of the votes they need at only 13% of the U.S. Population. So They Import More Votes! Give Them Free Stuff In Exchange For Votes! But eventually you run out of other people’s money. That’s the problem with Socialism. So Wake Up. Start Thinking like an American and not an Immigrant!

    • Replies: @attilathehen
  31. @CursingBear

    “CursingBear???” You’re scribbling blather like Derbyshire. Also, you’re functionally illiterate.

    I am an American, not an immigrant

    I want to see Gaza-like scenes on our southern border. I don’t want America to turn into Latin America.

    I know blacks are only 13% of the population so we can give them their own state.

    I want non-Western immigrants (legal and illegal) to go back to their countries. This means Derbyshire’s Chinese family. The West is not black/Asian/Jewish/Muslim.

    I’m not a socialist.

    Where do you come from? I don’t recall seeing your name on Unz Review.

  32. @attilathehen

    I know blacks are only 13% of the population so we can give them their own state.

    Which one. Mississippi comes to mind as one closest to a natural habitat. We might consider a less crappy one, like Georgia, but given our experience to date, I suspect they’ll demand California, claiming it represents their outsized contribution to America’s greatness.

    In all seriousness, I’ve heard black leaders suggest most of the South should be given to them, so your joke imitates life.

    • Replies: @attilathehen
  33. John

    Since I know you have taken a course on mathematical analysis……… Bernard Bolsano was an anti-war activist in his time….anti-militarist…..Catholic Priest……kind of like Hardy….but a theist……In his last few months before he expired, Hitchens was studying Biblical Scripture…..

  34. The actual percentages expressing themselves “extremely proud to be American” are: Republicans 76, Democrats 22. That’s a heck of a gap: 54 percentage points. In 2001 it was ten points, 64 to 54.

    This seems backward to me. We had more to be proud of in 2001 ( I assume this poll is pre-9/11). The Bolsheviks should be much prouder of what America has become in 2019.

    Saw a recent poll where Hispanics are most pleased about ‘the direction of the country.’ They know whatsup.

  35. Corvinus says:
    @anon

    “The United States is done for as a country.”

    Not by a long shot.

    “but it will be a hell on earth like it is for poor whites in South Africa: poor whites live on the outskirts of society, marginalized and continually murdered – blamed for all of society’s problems and continually hounded by a racist government poised to steal their properties without compensation. That’s the US’s future.”

    That’s what you THINK is the future of America. Rather whine about what is happening, why not actually do something about it?

    “I’m looking for other countries to emigrate to right now.”

    Then pack your bags.

    “If you are smart, you’ll start doing the same soon.”

    No, normie whites, who are quite intelligent, will politely pass on your “advice”.

    • Replies: @adreadline
    , @Mr. Anon
  36. Corvinus says:
    @SafeNow

    “One such bright spot is our Chinese-American population.”

    So you believe in magic dirt and are a civic nationalist. Awesome!

    “They are almost always decent, smart, industrious, and English-speaking.”

    But they were not viewed in that manner in the past. So what changed?

  37. Corvinus says:
    @Truth

    Gold box for your comment!

    • Replies: @anonymous
    , @Mr. Anon
  38. @War for Blair Mountain

    To follow up….In addition to T0m Quick…my other favorite NATIVE BORN WHITE AMERICAN RACIST!!!!! was Mathematician Charles Sanders Pierce………

  39. https://edition.cnn.com/2019/06/18/uk/teenager-szewczuk-prince-harry-jailed-far-right-extremism-terrorism-gbr-scli-intl/index.html

    Far-right teen who branded Prince Harry ‘race traitor’ jailed for four years

    Freedom of speech anywhere?

  40. @Bardon Kaldian

    England needs more Polish immigrants…and all of South Africa’s White Population…So does Ireland…..New Zealand….And Australia….Stich this together into a large Pan European Nation…include parts of Brazil…Chile…Argentina……later on…a reconquest of South Africa and drive out the inferior Bantus……make South Africa White again!!!….Starve the Bantus to death for their gang raping of White Women….

    The only immigrants Roger Daltry complains about are the Poles…never the Pakis …Hindus….Africans….Roger Daltry is a SYPHYLLITIC subhuman midget…..

  41. @Truth

    They’re pretty much full of **it, but not as much as the “journos” on CNN and MSNBC.

  42. @The Alarmist

    My “joke” is actually imitating life. Blacks are moving back to the south. Mississippi is the best state for them.

    To paraphrase the Declaration of Independence it is now necessary for whites to dissolve the bands which connect them to blacks. This will not be difficult. Blacks are self-segregating.

    What will be difficult is dealing with negrophiliacs like Ann Coulter, Rush Limbaugh and Glen Beck. These idiots will cling to their MLK dream nonsense for a while. Once we deal with these stooges, the rest will be easy.

    • Replies: @The Alarmist
  43. @attilathehen

    The Supreme Court overturned the Declaration of Independence in the aptly named case Texas v. White, 74 U.S. (7 Wall.) 700 (1869).

  44. @Corvinus

    “If you are smart, you’ll start doing the same soon.”

    No, normie whites, who are quite intelligent, will politely pass on your “advice”.

    I’m wary of advice that suggests I’m stupid if I fail to follow it, though I know it might of course be true. That said, ”normie whites” do not strike me as intelligent as they are passive.

    When the Great Recession bailouts happened and public money was spent to get the big players out of trouble, I believe ”normie whites” accepted that. Some oddballs went to Wall Street to protest, but the silent majority was true to its name. When they saw the United States national debt surpass the gross domestic product of the country for the first time in decades, they said nothing, as well. As it keeps increasing, they react by working for increasingly stagnant compensation. I won’t go into immigration, but others can argue whether recent demographic changes and trends favor ”normie whites” or not.

    I don’t know what they, the ”normie whites” think, but it may be that despite all that, a brighter future lies ahead for them, or at least for the nation. I don’t know how old you are, but I’ll likely get to see if they’re right (that is, if they believe that). I personally doubt it.

  45. anonymous[767] • Disclaimer says:
    @Corvinus

    Still waiting for the Trump-Russian collusion thing to bear fruit, eh Corvy? Go blow Max Boot. He won’t mind you infecting him with your TDS ameboids. Boot’s almost drowning in them anyway.

  46. Declane says:
    @bro3886

    Look, at this point America is finished and you can’t do anything about it but laugh.

    There’s plenty of things to do about it, but you’d rather make yourself feel good by lying to yourself and trying to lie to others.
    Fortunately we’re not all as weak as you.

    • Replies: @attilathehen
  47. Mr. Anon says:
    @Truth

    Almost nobody in what is loosely called the “alt-right” likes Hannity or Karl Rove, or just about anybody who routinely appears on FOX News. Only idiots like you and Corvinus think this is some kind of stinging rebuke. I’d call it a canard, except that implies some kind of dishonesty on your part, whereas it can simply be chalked up to you stupidity.

  48. Mr. Anon says:
    @Corvinus

    You do realize that your new-found pal “Truth” literally believes the Earth is flat, don’t you? Is that your standard for influencers? Maybe you’d like to applaud Alex Jones for pointing out the evil chem-trails conspiracy too?

    Idiot.

  49. Mr. Anon says:
    @Corvinus

    That’s what you THINK is the future of America.

    Whereas you never think at all. You merely parrot what your betters at NPR and the New York Times tell you to think.

    • Replies: @Mr. Pink
  50. Mr. Pink says:
    @Mr. Anon

    Corvinus comes here to troll.. His posts are composed to provoke not stimulate discussion.

  51. @Declane

    Exactly. Most of the Unz commentators are cucks. America is not finished and there is plenty we can do.

    Here is a Vox Day youtube about the “Mexican Reconquista.” It’s interesting but Vox Day lives in Italy and even he though he’s a bright chap, he misses many things.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzI9Z6tycdQ He does say that what he thinks will happen may not happen.

    We are not going to give up California, New Mexico, Arizona. The military has too much invested in these states. Also, he did not deal with the black problem. We are facing two issues – giving blacks their own state, Mississippi and building a wall on the border. Most of the illegals coming over right now are from Central America. Trump’s tariff threat to Mexico is apparently working. They will be the first to go back. We need to use Eisenhower’s Operation Wetback program: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Wetback

    The problems are mostly in California. Trump has to crack down on this state and other sanctuary cities. We need to put pressure on the cuck RINO GOP congressman. Also, keep collapsing Western institutions the USA. If you are Roman Catholic, stop attending their churches. Convert to the Eastern Orthodox church – the churches are racial and ethnic. The RCC is collapsing quickly so we need to keep up the pressure. The RCC is the biggest human trafficking institution on the planet. The RCC is behind the black/Asian/Muslim invasions in Western Europe. I am a cradle Catholic who left the RCC because I don’t accept black/Asian priests-popes.

    If someone starts babbling about the Jews, ignore them. Yes, Jews do cause problems, but only because cucked Western males allow them to get away with their nonsense. I have to give the Israelis credit for protecting their Gaza border. They are reconquering the West Bank. The cucked Western male has to pay attention to what they are doing. We need to get rid of dual citizenship. This will solve the JQ in America.

    Do not attend football, basketball or baseball games. The NFL/NBA are most black. The MLB is full of black Hispanics.

    We have to focus on Western nationalism. We are an extension of Europe and need to think only of the Western world. The Western world is not black/Asian/Jewish/Muslim.

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