Pat Buchanan—More Racist Than I Thought

I found these on Talking Points Memo. These are from Buchanan’s new book, the chapter “The Last Chance”:

“Our intellectual, cultural, and political elites are today engaged in one of the most audacious and ambitious experiments in history. They are trying to transform a Western Christian republic into an egalitarian democracy made up of all the tribes, races, creeds, and cultures of planet Earth. They have dethroned our God, purged our cradle faith from public life, and repudiated the Judeo-Christian moral code by which previous generations sought to live.”

On the segregation era:

“Perhaps some of us misremember the past. But the racial, religious, cultural, social, political, and economic divides today seem greater than they seemed even in the segregation cities some of us grew up in.”

“Back then, black and white lived apart, went to different schools and churches, played on different playgrounds, and went to different restaurants, bars, theaters, and soda fountains. But we shared a country and a culture. We were one nation. We were Americans.”

A man with balloons on Fifth Avenue.

Man With Balloons on Fifth Avenue, New York

Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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4 thoughts on “Pat Buchanan—More Racist Than I Thought

  1. Ah, yes, I remember the good ole days here in Greensboro (I lived here from 1958 -1968 before we moved back to Ohio).

    Let’s see – Go to Sears and there were separate (and not very equal) restrooms for whites and blacks, plus separate water fountains.

    Go to the Carolina Theatre (the largest movie theatre at the time) with a long and separate line for blacks who could only sit way up in the balcony.

    Get on the city bus to go downtown and there was a white line painted in the aisle that blacks couldn’t cross. They had to enter and exit the bus at the back and if there were more whites than seats up front, then blacks had to give up their seats and stand for the duration.

    Segregation here in the South certainly made an impression on this kid. It was ugly and it sucked for those who had no power. I could go on, but I think you get the point.

    Pat Buchanan better take an ice cooler with him when he dies . . .

  2. Buchanan represents Nativism, old waspish America. This past is dying a slow death and being replaced with diversity. How the cultural war plays out will be interesting. I would hope that the current trend of “corporate Democracy” has finally reached its peak and a more collective, sustainable and just system replaces it.

  3. Karen, exactly. For Pat Buchanan to get nostalgic about home much better it was is just insane and wrong.

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