The USA in 1950:
Population of 150 million.
less than 1% Other.
Less than 4% foreign born.
The USA in 2017:
Population of 327 million (more than doubled)
More than 15% foreign born.
And these are just the official figures.
what was once offensive and unthinkable is now obligatory and sacrosanct.
on the way to dismantling.
I’ve been say for several years now that this is the likely future.
To people who grew up in a country of 150 million that was 90% white with a minority that had been here from the beginning, the thing made sense. [That’s me.] To people trying to survive inside an empire of over 330 million people who are religiously, ethnically, financially, linguistically, racially, politically, and culturally divided–bitterly divided–it makes no sense. About the only thing keeping the it together now is a mix of inertia and economic expediency. [That’s me now, since, unlike my age cohort, I actually pay attention to change in the world. I know it’s not 1968 anymore.] Political dissolution is an idea whose time has come.
The new cognitive elites, what Charles Murray calls Belmont, are the most radically egalitarian in our history. In principle, though not, of course, in practice. Think on that paradox for a second. Reminds me of the chic salons of the Parisian aristocracy before the Revolution.
And we know what happened to them.
As the Psalm says.
A cold turned into bronchitis on April 25 and three weeks later, even 10 days after I stopped coughing my lungs out, I still run out of steam easily (and unpredictably).