By James Kirkpatrick | 25 July 2019
THE UNZ REVIEW — Republicans still don’t know how to talk about race, identity and nation. Which is a problem, because, as an article in Axios recently bragged, “The single biggest threat to Republicans’ long-term viability is demographics”. [The GOP’s demographic decay, by Jim VandeHei and Mike Allen, July 18, 2019]
The repeating pattern: a Republican 1) says something 2) is accused of racial insensitivity 3) immediately grovels and offers concessions. The mostly white Republican base gets demoralized, the Cultural Marxist Left is emboldened, and the Overton Window shifts in the wrong direction.
In a desperate move, Republicans have lately been even trying to use support for Israel as a kind of proxy for white America—a strategy unlikely to work because Jewish organizations never reciprocate.
The solution is simple. But it requires a modicum of courage—one person with influence explicitly defending the right of Americans as Americans to defend their interests. For years, American leaders, including supposed “conservatives,” have been saying that anyone who believes in certain “ideas” is an American. Not surprisingly, current American political leaders are taking this to its logical conclusion and saying that America belongs to everyone in the world—not its citizens. As Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently declared, the country “belongs to everyone.” […]