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Patrick Buchanan: The Unpardonable Heresy of Tucker Carlson

Authored by Patrick Buchanan via

Our diversity is our greatest strength.

After playing clips of Democratic politicians reciting that truth of modern liberalism, Tucker Carlson asked, “How, precisely, is diversity our strength? Since you’ve made this our new national motto, please be specific.”

Reaction to Carlson’s question, with some declaring him a racist for having raised it, suggests that what we are dealing with here is not a demonstrable truth but a creed not subject to debate.

Yet the question remains valid: Where is the scientific, historic or empirical evidence that the greater the racial, ethnic, cultural and religious diversity of a nation, the stronger it becomes?

From recent decades, it seems more true to say the reverse: The more diverse a nation, the greater the danger of its disintegration.

Ethnic diversity, after all, tore apart our mighty Cold War rival, splintering the Soviet Union into 15 nations, three of which — Moldova, Ukraine, Georgia — have since split further along ethnic lines.

Russia had to fight two wars to hold onto Chechnya and prevent the diverse peoples of the North Caucasus from splitting off on ethnic grounds, as Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan had done.

Ethnic diversity then shattered Yugoslavia into seven separate nations.

And even as we proclaim diversity to be our greatest strength, nations everywhere are recoiling from it.

The rise of populism and nationalism across Europe is a reaction to the new diversity represented by the Arab, Asian and African millions who have lately come, and the tens of millions desperate to enter.

Center-left and center-right parties are losing ground in European elections because they are seen as feckless in meeting what more and more indigenous Europeans believe to be an existential threat — mass migration from across the Med.

Japan’s population has ceased to grow, and each year brings fewer toddlers into its schools. Yet Tokyo resists the racial and ethnic diversity greater immigration would bring. Why, if diversity is a strength?

What South Koreans dream of is uniting again with the 22 million separated members of their national family who live in the North, but share the same history and blood.

This summer, in its Basic Law, Israel declared itself an ethnonational state and national home of the Jewish people. African migrants crossing the Sinai to seek sanctuary in Israel are unwelcome.

Consider China, which seeks this century to surpass America as the first power on earth. Does Xi Jinping welcome a greater racial, ethnic and cultural diversity within his county as, say, Barack Obama does in ours?

In his western province of Xinjiang, Xi has set up an archipelago of detention camps. Purpose: Re-educate his country’s Uighurs and Kazakhs by purging them of their religious and tribal identities, and making them and their children more like Han Chinese in allegiance to the Communist Party and Chinese nation.

Xi fears that the 10 million Uighurs of Xinjiang, as an ethnic and religious minority, predominantly Muslim, wish to break away and establish an East Turkestan, a nation of their own, out of China. And he is correct.

What China is doing is brutalitarian. But what China is saying with its ruthless policy is that diversity — religious, racial, cultural — can break us apart as it did the USSR. And we are not going to let that happen.

Do the Buddhists of Myanmar cherish the religious diversity that the Muslim Rohingya of Rakhine State bring to their country?

America has always been more than an idea, an ideology or a propositional nation. It is a country that belongs to a separate and identifiable people with its own history, heroes, holidays, symbols, songs, myths, mores — its own culture.

Again, where is the evidence that the more Americans who can trace their roots to the Third World, and not to Europe, the stronger we will be?

Is the Britain of Theresa May, with its new racial, religious and ethnic diversity, a stronger nation than was the U.K. of Lloyd George, which ruled a fourth of mankind in 1920?

Was it not the unity Bismarck forged among the diverse Germanic peoples, bringing them into a single nation under the Kaiser in 1871, that made Germany a far stronger and more formidable power in Europe?

Empires, confederations and alliances are multiethnic and multicultural. And, inevitably, their diversity pulls them apart.

The British Empire was the greatest in modern history. What tore it apart? Tribalism, the demands of diverse peoples, rooted in blood and soil, to be rid of foreign rule and to have their own place in the sun.

And who are loudest in preaching that our diversity is our strength?

Are they not the same people who told us that democracy was the destiny of all mankind and that, as the world’s “exceptional nation,” we must seize the opportunity of our global preeminence to impose its blessings on the less enlightened tribes of the Middle East and Hindu Kush?

If the establishment is proven wrong about greater diversity bringing greater strength to America, there will be no do-over for the USA.

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am hants
am hants
September 15, 2018

Why do they object, when asked something so simple? ‘Rant down topic’, is not how you answer, what has been asked?

September 15, 2018

Read ‘The Diversity Myth’ by Bernard Schwartz in The Atlantic in 1995 I believe. This is not a far-right manifesto or anything, but one of finest essays I have ever read on any topic, which takes a close look at the ‘question’ of diversity.

September 15, 2018

culturally diverse families often have beautiful children.

Patricia Dolan
September 15, 2018

I love Tucker Carlson. He’s asked the most poignant questions. Only those, who fear the answers will expose their corruption, are loud. Those who are the loudest have the most to lose because of their corruption.

You can call me AL
You can call me AL
September 15, 2018

“Is the Britain of Theresa May, with its new racial, religious and ethnic diversity, a stronger nation than was the U.K. of Lloyd George, which ruled a fourth of mankind in 1920?” ->

Firstly the answer is a direct, factual NO.

Secondly, to be fair to that Theresa (useless women) May, it was down to the labour party (or NWO) led by Tony (war criminal) Blair, who boasted that he wanted the UK to be the most racial / cultural, diverse Country in the World – NWO Globalist scum.

Ghifari AL Mukhtar
Ghifari AL Mukhtar
September 16, 2018

The Soviet Union ‘have’ never been a Nation ‘were’ not a Country yes and diversity was its strength no matter how compelling “were” its forceful boarders. It is a mistake to choose the USSR for rather than against – A Historian’s emasculated schism. Buchanan it is intellectually #fake to sight the USSR as A Country or A nation and not The block of Nations that #fake inspite of it’s military power. Much like its shadowed NATO/EU that’s melting under the similar challenges most importantly economic & intellectual bankruptcy.

Flying Gabriel
Flying Gabriel
September 16, 2018

The irony is that multiculturalism doesn’t preserve diversity it destroys it by homogenising it. The culturally independent nation State is what creates diversity in the first place.

September 16, 2018

The usual imperial narrative load on China.
I stopped reading right past the BS on Chinese brutality.
Check your facts, the US has killed millions of Muslims in the past 20 years, China none.
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