Why Should Whites be Happy about Becoming a Minority?

SellwynThumbby Selwyn Duke3/19/18
White people are finding it “difficult to adjust” to becoming a minority, goes the premise of a new AP history textbook — with the implication that this reflects some kind of character defect. Responding to this, conservative writers have generally denied the claim, sometimes calling it a “Marxist lie.” But a different point should be made.

Imagine that a history book presented European colonization of North America by asserting, with the same character-defect implication, that Indians found it “difficult to adjust” to becoming a minority. Would people be left scratching their heads? Might this even be called offensive? I think the only response really necessary would be “duh.”

So a question for libs: Can you cite for me one group, in all of history, that was happy about becoming a minority in what had been its homeland? Just one. I’ll be waiting.

Did the Ainus, the Japanese islands’ original inhabitants, jump for joy when being overrun and say, “Yay, now we can become a minority! Maybe we’ll even be subsumed!” (which did happen, for the most part)?

Did the Formosan aborigines cheer when the Chinese began outnumbering them and exclaim, “Yippee! Perhaps one day we’ll be just two percent of this island’s inhabitants” (which they are now)?

Did the population of Byzantine North Africa, faced with seventh-century Muslim invasion, declare, “Oh, joyous times! Maybe we can look forward to the day when these lands are entirely Arab and Muslim!” (which came to pass)?

We could go on forever. European history alone is replete with tribes — Alamanni, Franks, Angles, Vandals, Gepids, Burgundians, Lombards, etc. — that no longer exist as distinct peoples.

Now, I always fancied myself as having a keen grasp of man’s nature, but maybe I’m out of touch. Perhaps all these groups really did make merry over coming minority status or, even, exult at possible extinguishment. I’ve never heard of such a case, though.

Why would a group not be alarmed at the prospect of being reduced to minority status? Leftists themselves never tire of stressing how minorities have ever been persecuted; “progressive” histories are narratives of minority struggle against majority oppression (though liberals love impugning the West on this score, they do sometimes speak of the same phenomenon occurring elsewhere).

As usual, the reality is precisely the opposite of what leftists claim: Sleepwalking into cultural and demographic irrelevancy, there has never been a group less concerned about movement toward minority status than whites.

This is partially explainable by the fact that there has never before been a civilization as just as the West. For example, whites probably weren’t the first to practice slavery.

But they certainly were the first to end it.

Whites might not have been the first to violate human rights.

They are, however, the only reason we even talk about such violation — because they birthed our whole modern concept of human rights to begin with.

The West is unique. There simply has never been a civilization that has secured so much prosperity and so many rights for all its citizens, including minorities. In fact, it now often subordinates majority well-being to minority whim (e.g., that of the sexual “devolutionaries”). Thus, you truly might see no reason to fear becoming a minority if the modern West is your only frame of reference.

Yet this is an area where we actually should listen to the Left and be mindful of their warnings about minorities’ historical plight. If whites were more concerned about being reduced to minority status, their nations — gradually losing their Western character due to multiculturalism and the influx of unassimilable, non-Western foreigners — wouldn’t be so imperiled (though our growing immorality would still plague us).

The reality expressed in this article eludes most because of conditioning: The double standard, the prejudice, is ingrained. Whites are simultaneously portrayed as uniquely inhuman and something more than human, in that they’re supposed to be above normal human concerns (desire to retain one’s own culture, etc.). They’re cast as singularly oppressive for exhibiting the same moral failings as every other group, such as having practiced slavery, but as strikingly unexceptional despite taking unprecedented steps to mitigate those moral failings. They’re condemned as “cultural appropriators” merely for using foreigners’ food recipes, but given no credit for birthing a recipe for civilizational success copied the world over (which is why Western technology and economic practices are ubiquitous).

Lamentably, though, whites are uniquely successful in another way as well. Those most effectively peddling the anti-white propaganda — and most efficiently destroying the West — are white themselves.

Whoever guessed that modern Westerners’ perhaps final triumph would be reaching the very heights of self-flagellation?


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14 Responses to  Why Should Whites be Happy about Becoming a Minority?

  1. Timothy Lane says:

    Leftist identity-group politics places the highest priority on racial and quasi-racial minorities. Since preferring a white majority inherently is an attack on the minorities, it’s culturally unacceptable. Pat Buchanan has pointed out the danger, and gotten called “racist” for his pains. The same thing was said of Jean Raspail after he wrote The Camp of the Saints. Of course, “racist” is the handy reflexive smear most relied on by leftists.

  2. Steve Lancaster says:

    No national or ethnic group ever considers that someday they will fade from history. That other people will walk their fields and rename their mountains, streams, lakes, and rivers. In the 15th century, no Native American could imagine that their quasi-agrarian lifestyle would be radically changed by the introduction of Europian horses. Yet in less than 100 years Native Americans went from agrarian to a warrior culture because of the horse.

    Likewise, so many civilizations and cultures in history. Black, White, Brown or Yellow all have had a moment in the sun and faded. 1000 years from now historians may write of the US much the same way we write of Rome, Greece, Carthage–they had their moment and passed on. I’m sure none ever thought it could happen, even when it was happening.

    • David Ray says:

      The strange death of Europe is unfortunately underway. Something totally arranged by leftists who’s head’s will never see daylight.

      Unless we can stem the tide, I’m certain the U.S. will inevitably follow.

  3. Rosalys says:

    What I want to see is the Left becoming a minority, that knows and accepts its status, and behaves accordingly.

  4. Kung Fu Zu Kung Fu Zu says:

    I see Selwyn well understands the necessity of “context” when trying to understand life.

    I think it should be pointed out that this assault started as an assault on Christianity. It focused down to male Christianity, then to white male Christianity and ended up at an assault on the WASP male who was seen as the ubiquitously successful thus most guilty form of Western Civilization.

    Having achieved their goal of weakening the WASP male, the leftists/racists/feminist cabal, (leftist hate being the glue which binds them) are now able to continue their journey to destroy the West.

  5. Kung Fu Zu Kung Fu Zu says:

    European history alone is replete with tribes — Alamanni, Franks, Angles, Vandals, Gepids, Burgundians, Lombards, etc. — that no longer exist as distinct peoples.

    Clearly, Selwyn is a German supremacist! All the tribes he mentions are Germanic. What about the Andosini, Arevaci, Vardui, Turodi and Lusitanians of the Iberian Peninsula?

    • Timothy Lane says:

      Well, the Germanic tribes came conquering (and the Goths as well), and then disappeared separately. (One wonders how many French know they’re named after a German tribe. But then, most Japanese are descended from a Korean invading tribe, and I’m sure they don’t like that either.) I knew the others were Germanic, but I didn’t know about the Gepids.)

      • Kung Fu Zu Kung Fu Zu says:

        most Japanese are descended from a Korean invading tribe

        I beg your pardon! Everyone knows the Japanese are descendants of Jimmu Tenno who, himself, was a descendant of the sun-goddess Ameterasu!

        (Don’t tell anyone that old Jimmu might have been a Korean pirate)

  6. Kung Fu Zu Kung Fu Zu says:

    Apropos this and Pat’s article, I think it should be pointed out that the USA was the first nation founded on a political platform/philosophy and not linguistic/racial basis.

    This has given the country a certain strength in that one doesn’t have to belong to a specific ethic group to join, and a weakness in that human society basically functions at a tribal level, i.e. for many/most people there is stronger loyalty to the ethic group than to any political philosophy. I have wondered which impulse will win out.

    I believe the tribal urge is proving to be stronger. The WASP, who for reasons of idealism, has tried to move away from the tribal urge, is being swamped by various other tribes.

    The Bolsheviks also tried to found a country on a political platform and it didn’t work out so well. The Chinese Communists are different in that the vast majority of the citizens of China are Han. Minorities get swamped.

    • pst4usa says:

      I saw a post recently about how the WASP had “Christian Privilege”. I thought that this is a perfect example of the insanity of the left. There is certainly a privilege in being a Christian, but it is availiable to anyone that wants that privilege. We Christians do not care about your race, sex, age, height, weight, sexual orientation, gender confusion or anything else, we only care about your eternal soul and your love for our Lord and savior, Jesus. He is the way the truth and the life, and for His love, I am indeed very much privileged.
      But as you point out, the left is all about putting us into a sorting hat and telling us how we must “FEEL” based on some group. Well I promise anyone can have the same Christian Privledge as the rest us, just ask Jesus into your life.

  7. David Ray says:

    Anyone know the name of book Selwyn refers to at the beginning of this article? (Good article; concise and to the point. )

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