White Elites and Crisis Management

In honor of the second anniversary of my post “The True Global Minority,” I have decided to take a break from political economy and go back to writing about race and immigration. The catalyst for this post was Steve Sailer over at The Unz Review, who linked to an article about a “crisis of white identity.” The author, former Voxplainer and Good White Person Amanda Taub, thinks that today’s white people – feeling threatened by demographic and cultural changes – are suffering from too much aggrieved entitlement. Her solution? Whites must learn to “accept” their place in today’s new, multicultural utopias.

Putting aside the usual nonsense about immigrants being a necessity, the article does make a good insight that white resentment is most acute in places that have experienced rapid demographic changes. Taub writes:

Social scientists, after crunching data from both sides of the Atlantic, have discovered something surprising: It’s not the amount of racial or ethnic diversity in a community that predicts white resentment and support of anti-immigrant policies, but the pace of change.

Denmark, for instance, is 88 percent white Danish today — hardly a majority in jeopardy. But a generation ago, in 1980, it was 97 percent white. The anti-immigrant Danish People’s Party is now the second-largest party in the Danish Parliament. In Germany, where the foreign-born population shot up by approximately 75 percent between 2011 and 2015, the anti-immigrant, populist Alternative for Germany party is now drawing record support.

Britain saw a 66 percent increase in its foreign-born population between 2004 and 2014. Voters who chose “leave” in the recent referendum overwhelmingly cited immigration as their main concern.

Professor Kaufmann and a colleague, Gareth Harris, found that white Britons who lived in areas that are rapidly diversifying became more likely to vote for the right-wing British National Party. Daniel Hopkins, a professor of political science at the University of Pennsylvania, found a similar pattern of ethnic change leading to anti-immigrant politics in the United States.

Immigrant populations in Arkansas, North Carolina and Tennessee have more than tripled since 1990, noted Lee Drutman, a senior fellow at the New America Foundation, in an analysis for Vox. Anxiety over those changes may explain why the Republican Party became so much more focused on limiting immigration over that period — and why white voters in those states overwhelmingly support Mr. Trump.

The difference between me and a smug white liberal is that I’m not shocked or appalled in the slightest. If anything, I’m amazed at how tolerant and restrained white people have been throughout all of this – and that the backlash didn’t emerge sooner. After all, we know how every non-white majority group around the world would react if their majority status was imperiled.

Now that the backlash against neoliberal multiculturalism is in full throttle, white elites – who want to preserve the status quo that’s made them so comfortable – are panicking. Unfortunately, since they’re unable or unwilling to give white peons a stake in the current system, their presstitutes such as Amanda Taub can only lecture whites about the need to adjust their attitudes (ie. become deracinated minorities).

But lecture as they may, they cannot put the genie back in the bottle. Like it or not, white identity politics is here to stay. How this “crisis” is resolved will determine whether or not the West survives.

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10 Responses to White Elites and Crisis Management

  1. Dutchman says:

    It’s nice to know that Amanda Taub and the NYT are willing to give us a place in our own country. They used to lecture us on our need to be tolerant. Now they are saying that they might tolerate us as long as we understand our place in the new world order and don’t get too uppity. I wonder what place they will be willing to give us after they have succeeded in reducing us to a minority. Perhaps a Gulag or a reservation?

    • Bay Area Guy says:

      They used to lecture us on our need to be tolerant. Now they are saying that they might tolerate us as long as we understand our place in the new world order and don’t get too uppity.

      Exactly.

      When whites were still a solid majority, leftists had to use moral appeals to cozen whites into swinging an axe at their own feet. However, now that whites are a dwindling demographic, they’re rubbing it in our faces. “Yeah bitch, you’re going to be a minority whether you like it or not. Better get used to it!”

      It’s the classic kiss up, kick down approach.

  2. Christopher says:

    Why are these elites trying to reduce whites to a majority in European countries? What motivates them?

    • Charles Hughes says:

      Every day I wonder the same thing. The elites already control Whites. Wouldn’t they want the White economy to keep from shrinking? They are too crafty to allow their own emotions to spoil the pudding.

    • Christopher says:

      That should say minority. My bad.

    • BroncoColorado says:

      Agreed, their evil scheme doesn’t on the surface make a lot of sense. We have worked their mines and mills, fought their wars, and built their Churches, so it now appears the hostile elites figure they don’t need us any more. We are surplus to requirements, so it is a case of, ‘go off to the corner and die whitey, and don’t make a fuss over it’. I suspect their greatest desire is to exercise complete control, and they know that cannot be done while independent minded Whites occupy majority status.
      We can see this attitude more clearly in the case of the various Churches. All of them without exception when they aren’t frantically supporting the invasion of Europe are vocally applauding our genocide. They see a big future for themselves as over-seers in a mulatto slave planet.

      • Bay Area Guy says:

        @ Bronco

        Ultimately, I think the endgame is the obliteration of borders, national identities, and other impediments to the free flow of capital. As Dota once told me in a private conversation, the goal is to create a worldwide sweatshop where everyone is expendable.

  3. Gay State Girl says:

    Gay Area Guy

    To bolster the alt left, we need to appeal to upper middle class whites as to how globalization can affect them personally.

    The people in my parents’ social circle don’t care about the manufacturing sector, either because they are deliberately oblivious or because they have had negative experiences with white underclass. Once they have to deal with outsourcing of IT and accounting jobs or mandatory unpaid internships, they’ll be worried for their kids.

    • Bay Area Guy says:

      @ GSG

      That’s a great point. As Dean Baker has repeatedly argued, far from inequality and economic distress for the many being the natural consequences of globalization, our current woes are the result of deliberate policies – policies that protect various affluent professionals from excessive competition. No wonder they are comfortable with neoliberalism.

      But the day that smug, overpaid wonks such as Dylan Matthews and Zack Beauchamp have their “explaining” duties outsourced to teams of cheap third worlders is the day they became raging nationalists. Ditto for American doctors, dentists, and economists. As Baker likes to say, subjecting people at the top to market discipline can be a beautiful thing.

      • Gay State Girl says:

        May of the people that I know who are struggling financially are college educated and from educated backgrounds. Whether it’s laid off IT professionals who are being forced to train their replacements in Mumbai or recent grads who are being required to take two or three unpaid internships just to qualify for an entry level position especially in journalism, entertainment, and fashion. The alt left would do well to focus on these types.

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