I find two matters with which to disagree in your article. First and foremost, as you implied, the decline of the birth rate of whites is due to our prosperity. However, this is not a matter of choice. Generally speaking, the more prosperous a family, the fewer children that family will have. There will be exceptions, but that is the general rule, and it applies to all races, ethnicities, and cultures. Look at the decline of the birth rate in Japan, where the population of native Japanese has peaked and is beginning to decline. Their population will grow only with increased immigration. It’s not a matter of choice, but of prosperity. If you want families to have more children, make the families poorer. Do you really want to do that? I hope not.

Conversely, if you want American nonwhite families to have fewer children, do that which will make them more prosperous…though the tone of your article seems to indicate that you would be loath do so.

Second, there is no need to imply that America will go the route of dispossession a la Zimbabwe. The reason such happened in Zimbabwe was the fault of the whites whose conduct had earned the enmity of the blacks. Look at what happened in Rwanda: the Hutus massacred the Tutsis because the minority Tutsis held the power and (in the eyes of the Hutus) prevented the majority Hutus from progressing economically and socially. You might try to say that was between two tribes of blacks, but the Hutus didn’t see it that way. From the same reference:

In 1957, a group of Hutu scholars wrote the “Bahutu Manifesto”. This was the first document to label the Tutsi and Hutu as separate races, and called for the transfer of power from Tutsi to Hutu based on what it termed “statistical law”.

If you want to prevent that happening in America, then fight for civil rights, fight against voter-suppression laws, fight for protections for all immigrants, including “illegals”. Be willing to stand up for what is written in Emma Lazarus’ poem “The New Colossus” at the feet of the Statue of Liberty:

“Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

I look at my wife who grew up in a slum in Manila, who in now providing jobs for other American citizens. I look at my nephew who grew up in the same slum, who just graduated from an Ivy League school and will soon be attending med school. And when I look at the homeless in Seattle, very few of them are nonwhite immigrants. Is it because they’re “stealing the jobs of white Americans”? No. It’s because they work much harder than most native-born Americans do…and it’s their dogged determination and entrepreneurship that enables them to succeed where many native-born Americans don’t. America *needs* the immigrants, for without them, we will go down the path that Japan is treading now.

Remember, in human history, change is the only constant. All societies change. The demographic shift in America will happen, unless there is ethnic cleansing or a catastrophe of Biblical proportions. Going on the assumption that you don’t support the idea of ethnic cleansing, then get used to the idea that we whites will soon be a minority here in America. It’s like a slow-moving tsunami: if you try to stop it, you will get swamped and swept away…but you can try to adapt and adjust and learn to surf the tsunami, and thus welcome it instead of fear it.

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Retired Navy. Inveterate contrarian. If I haven’t done it, I’ve usually done something close.

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