"The End Of White Christian America" is the provocative title of a new book by Robert P. Jones. He heads the Public Religion Research Institute here in Washington. According to Mr. Jones, the '50s were the apex of white Christian America's power in this country, including the power to choose presidents. But Mr. Jones says, in his book, that has ended. He joins us in our studios. Welcome.Here is his NY Times op-ed.
ROBERT JONES: Thanks, I'm happy to be here.
WERTHEIMER: You were so convinced that white Christian America is basically over that you include both an obituary and a eulogy in your book. What happened?
JONES: Yeah. Well, you know, I began to look at both the numbers but also just what I was seeing in public life and began to sort of scratch my head along with a bunch of other people. And, you know, we were getting these numbers from demographers and the Census Bureau saying that 2042 we were going to be a majority, quote, "minority nation." But that still seemed pretty far off.
And when I started to look closer, I realized that we had actually crossed a pretty important threshold in this country, that if we just look back to the beginning of Barack Obama's presidency in 2008, the country was 54 percent white and Christian. That number today is 45 percent.
Similar statistics have been reported many times, but nearly always with an air of inevitability, and with a celebration of multicultural progress.
No, these changes were never inevitable, and they are not making America better. They are the result policies designed to transform America into something that is not White or Christian.
Just look at all the headlines from Black Lives Matter, Mohammedan terrorism, and their sympathizers. These are all people who hate White Christians. Some are also cucks.
Corey Savage discusses reasons for counter-defense to Jewish policies:
You can’t talk about Zionism and anti-Semitism without discussing the supposed white genocide and the destruction of the Western civilization. The oft repeated conspiracy is that Jews or Zionists are actively plotting to decimate the white population and destroy Christianity.He is right that most of those pursuing a white genocide are not Jewish. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are not Jewish, and they are doing everything they can to flood the USA with non-whites and non-Christians.
Honestly, I just don’t see it. I will briefly summarize why.
First, it is true that historically, the Jews preferred the European societies to be multicultural and tolerant so that they themselves could thrive without persecution. The more influential Jews may have changed the course of the culture, but I don’t see it as a white “genocide.” Especially so today when multiculturalism is already achieved in all the major Western nations. ...
Can it not just be that white population is declining because educated and affluent population prefer to delay marriage and have less children? ...
Ethnic and religious tolerance in the Occident goes back as far as the ancient Rome (which later converted to Christianity and openly invited a horde of foreign invaders to their lands). ...
Instead of obsessing over a specific group, it would be more productive to fight against the tide itself by looking after your own tribe. Because whether you believe in a Jewish conspiracy or not, that’s how they operated to thrive as a group. As it stands, there are more white people engaging in the so-called white genocide than the “Jews” can ever hope to achieve — and constantly pointing to the Jews as the source of all problems will not stop that.
It is true that the Roman Empire allowed its enemies to immigrate, and it eventually fell as a result.
White Christians are unusual in that they do so little to promote their ethnic identity interests.
Probably a third of the Trump-haters in the mainstream media are Jewish. I assume that they are just pursuing their perceived ethnic interests, because their arguments make no sense otherwise. But the other 2/3 are not Jewish. Some even claim to be conservative Republicans. So yes, Jews are certainly not the source of all problems, or even all the efforts to undermine America.
The top-read story on the Wash. Post today is this:
"This 'old white people' business does get a little tired, Charlie," King said. "I'd ask you to go back through history and figure out, where are these contributions that have been made by these other categories of people that you're talking about, where did any other subgroup of people contribute more to civilization?"Of course Western civilization has contributed more than any other subgroup. Asia and Africa are not close.
"Than white people?" Hayes asked, clearly amazed.
"Than, than Western civilization itself," King replied. "It's rooted in Western Europe, Eastern Europe and the United States of America and every place where the footprint of Christianity settled the world. That's all of Western civilization."
The other panelists objected, with Hayes trying to keep the peace. Panelist April Ryan, who is black, asked, "What about Asia? What about Africa?"
For the record, there have been a great number of non-white contributions to human civilization. Civilization first arose in cities in Mesopotamia, in what is now Iraq and Syria. Arabic and Middle Eastern inventors and scientists brought astronomy to the world, which in turn aided innovations in navigation. Critical innovations in mathematics and architecture originated in the same area. The Chinese contributed philosophical precepts and early monetary systems, among other things. The specific inventions that were created outside of the Western world are too many to list: the seismograph, the umbrella, gunpowder, stirrups, the compass.This is comical. Those things go back a millennium or more. Yes, the earliest primitive and barely useful seismograph was in a area that has earthquakes. They are common in China and rare in Europe.
Oh, and, of course, the non-Western world gave us the numeric system that will be used to tally up the delegates to make Trump the nominee of King's party.
Almost all of astronomy came from Western civilization.
Update: There are good comments on Sailer's blog, and Vox complains that King preaches literal white supremacy on national television.
US Rep. Steve King preaches literal white supremacy on national televisionI thought that white supremacy meant whites enslaving or subjugating other races. But I guess it can also mean calling attention to historical facts about the progress of civilization.
US Rep. Steve King (R-IA) thinks that white people have contributed more to civilization than any other race. And he said it on national cable news.
This is not an exaggeration.