Too stupid; didn’t read Pat Buchanan – Skreee! White men are an endangered species! Skreee!
Middle-aged whites are four times as likely as middle-aged blacks to kill themselves. Their fitness levels are falling as they suffer rising levels of physical pain, emotional stress and mental depression, which helps explain the alcohol and drug addiction.
But what explains the social disaster of white Middle America?
His list of reasons includes the economy and stagnant wages (because we all know that non-white America is shielded from the bad economy by welfare); falling marriage rates because that’s also de rigueur for this sort of guff:
Where a wife and children give meaning to a man’s life, and to his labors, single white men are not only being left behind by the new economy, they are becoming alienated from society.
Also furriners tekrjebs.
Things such as lack of access to adequate and appropriate health care didn’t make his list, for some reason.
According to Le Buch, it’s mostly because society no longer does as much to protect middle-aged white men from having to compete with people who are not white men; acknowledges that people who aren’t WM can be super fab and groovy, and sometimes points out that white men haven’t always been very kind to people who committed the grave fault of not being born white men.
In the popular culture of the ’40s and ’50s, white men were role models. They were the detectives and cops who ran down gangsters and the heroes who won World War II on the battlefields of Europe and in the islands of the Pacific.
I have this feeling that RW pundits will be blathering about the popular culture of the 40s and 50s when everyone who remembers it has been dead a few decades. But anyway.
They were doctors, journalists, lawyers, architects and clergy. White males were our skilled workers and craftsmen — carpenters, painters, plumbers, bricklayers, machinists, mechanics.
I know. But this RW reality, a place where the voluntary participation of non-white men in the workforce didn’t start until about three minutes ago and labor performed involuntarily is attributed to whoever was holding the actual or metaphorical whip.
They were the Founding Fathers, Washington, Adams, Jefferson and Hamilton, and the statesmen, Webster, Clay and Calhoun.
Lincoln and every president had been a white male.
No, rilly? However did that happen?
Middle-class white males were the great inventors: Eli Whitney and Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell and the Wright Brothers.
They were the great capitalists: Andrew Carnegie and John D. Rockefeller, Henry Ford and J. P. Morgan. All the great captains of America’s wars were white males: Andrew Jackson and Sam Houston, Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee, U.S. Grant and John J. Pershing, Douglas MacArthur and George Patton.
What has changed in our culture? Everything.
“Everything” does not mean society – still firmly under the control of white men last I checked – grew a bit of a conscience and stopped continually stomping on the faces of anyone who isn’t a white man (or at least, swapped the hobnailed boots for kid-soled dancing slippers and used the non-dominant leg).
Neither does it mean that society began to recognize the accomplishments of those who overcame the face stomping. Everything is no one is thinking of the white children, who are – again, according to The Buchster – ‘orrible little racist creeps with immense egos made of cat ice.
The world has been turned upside-down for white children. In our schools the history books have been rewritten and old heroes blotted out, as their statues are taken down and their flags are put away.
The little dears need their RDA of treason in defense of slavery when they’re growing up or they commit suicide when they get over the hill.
Children are being taught that America was “discovered” by genocidal white racists, who murdered the native peoples of color, enslaved Africans to do the labor they refused to do, then went out and brutalized and colonized indigenous peoples all over the world.
The sinister reason for the well known liberal bias of facts revealed at last. They’re designed to turn white boys into self-destrcutobots once they pass the 4.5 decade mark.
In Hollywood films and TV shows, working-class white males are regularly portrayed as what was once disparaged as “white trash.”
Halp, halp, Larry the Cable Guy is bein’ repressed!
As an aside, I grew up watching such shows as The Beverly Hillbillies and Green Acres. I missed the Honeymooners, but I did watch the cartoon version. (Hint for the youth: WIL-MA!!) Yet RW carping about the less than loving portrayal of Real Americans, especially white men, always seems to treat it as a recent phenomena. Maybe if I checked the archives.
When our cultural and political elites celebrate “diversity” and clamor for more, what are they demanding, if not fewer white males in the work force and in the freshman classes at Annapolis and Harvard?
All three places being the natural and exclusive habitats of white men. Get the USDA to do something about the invasive species STAT!
Oh shit, that’s the government and there are probably non-white unmen somewhere in there as well. Never mind.
Clearly the only solution is to get rid of affirmative action and stick Confederate flags everywhere, before its too late.