According to Pat Buchanan who recently lost his job as a commentator at MSNBC because of his controversial new book, Suicide of a Superpower: Will America Survive to 2025? Excerpts from a review: Now comes his eleventh book, Suicide of a Superpower: Will America Survive to 2025? and Pat Buchanan is at his combative best explaining the question he poses: “Our intellectual, cultural, and political elites are today engaged in one of the most audacious and ambitious experiments in history. They are trying to transform a Western Christian republic into an egalitarian democracy made up of all the tribes, races, creeds, and cultures of planet Earth.”Then, with sword drawn, he defiantly defends the roots of the American republic as “a people of common ancestry, culture, and language, who worship the same God, revere the same heros, cherish the same history, celebrate the same holidays, [and who] share the same music, poetry, art, and literature.” Buchanan asserts, however, that the revolutionary agenda the secular elites are trying to impose: “… is failing and will continue to fail. For it is based on … an ideology whose tenets are at war with the laws of nature. Like Marxists who were going to create a new man and a new society, our establishment is attempting the impossible.”Still, he sees the confrontation between the elites and Middle America as teetering in favor of the establishment: “The cycle is inescapable” he writes, “when the faith dies, the culture dies, the civilization dies, and the people die.” Buchanan observes, “This appears less a bold prediction of what may happen than a depiction of what is happening now.” A significant portion of Suicide of a Superpower deals with issues and ideas from a spiritual standpoint. Two chapters are solely on the subject—one is entirely devoted to the “Crisis of Catholicism” (Buchanan’s worldview is seen through Roman Catholic glasses). He notes that, “Catholicism and the country together went through the cultural revolution that altered the most basic beliefs of men and women. Both came out changed. … What was immoral and scandalous in 1960—promiscuity, abortion, homosexuality—is normal now.” He states: “‘One nation under God, indivisible’ has become an antique concept in an age that celebrates diversity and multiculturalism. Our intellectual and cultural elites reject the God our parents believed in and the moral code they lived by.” Buchanan is pointed when he addresses the reader: “Our system is rooted in a societal failure. We are not ruled by the same ideas nor do we possess the same moral character as our parents did. Today freedom takes a back seat to equality.” Here is what will make Pat Buchanan’s new book his most controversial: his opinions on immigration, multiculturalism, demographics, and even race. Suicide of a Superpower is about as stark and dark as Pat Buchanan gets. In the chapter entitled “Demographic Winter,” he writes that demography should not always be equated with destiny “for all human capital is not created equal. In making history, it has often been the quality of a people who mattered most.” The author cites such examples as the 300 Spartans at Thermopylae and the Founding Fathers of this nation—how just a few men can change the course of history in defense of blood and soil. He does note, however, that: “As the West worships at the altar of democracy, is deeply egalitarian, and has thrown open its doors to a Third World in which ethnonationalism is embedded, it is the West whose destiny will ultimately be determined by demography.”Drawing from UN findings, US Census Bureau studies, research papers, and news investigations on the world’s demographic trends, he warns that by 2050 only one of the ten most populous nations will be a “First World” country—the United States. But the kicker is that by mid-century America will be essentially a Third World country demographically: 54% of its people will trace their roots to Asia, Africa, and Latin America according to a UN report. Buchanan says, “Peoples of European descent are … aging, dying, disappearing … among the peoples of color who will replace them, the poorest and least developed nations are reproducing fastest.” He notes that in 1950, Europeans and North Americans accounted for 28% of the world’s population. In 2050, that number is expected to be 12% with a median age close to 50. The author cautions that in First World countries, the birth rate is as low as 1.3 children per woman—pathetically below the 2.1 level necessary just to maintain even current population levels. In contrast, Africa’s population will double to 2 billion by 2050—under-achieving nations such as Niger will quintuple its population; Uganda, Guinea-Bissau, Burundi, et al will triple theirs. Without younger workers to pay taxes, boost the economy, carry the load of pensions and health care, etc., the West’s international debt crises will get dramatically worse. The author cautions, “The riots that tore through Greece, France, and the UK in 2010 are rooted in the demographic crisis of the West and are harbingers of what is to come.” Similarly, on the domestic front, Buchanan writes of “The End of White America.” According to the 2010 U.S. Census, white Americans will be a minority by 2042—whites under the age of 18 are projected to be a minority even sooner: 2019. The author refers to a Washington Post story which revealed that in the period from 2009-2010, foreign-born Hispanics gained 98,000 construction jobs while white—and black—construction workers lost 511,000 jobs. In the second quarter of 2010, native-born workers lost 1.2 million jobs, while foreign-born workers gained 656,000 jobs. Blue collar white men constituted 11% of the workforce but represented 36% of those who lost jobs. In 2010, more than 15% of America’s workers were foreign born—in California illegal aliens hold down 10% of California jobs, a state with the highest unemployment rate in the nation. By 2040, 30% of the Texas labor force will not have a high school diploma and the average household income will be drastically lower than 2000. As with Europe, the root cause of this problem comes from the white birth rate being dramatically below replacement level for decades. And, of course, there is the invasion of illegal aliens—and a tidal wave of legal émigrés as well. The author categorically states, “Ethnically, linguistically, and culturally, the verdict of 1848 [the boundary-setting U.S.-Mexican War] is being overturned. Will this Mexican nation-within-a-nation advance the goals of the Constitution—to ‘insure domestic tranquility’ and ‘make us a more perfect union?’ Or has our passivity in the face of invasion imperiled our union?” Buchanan opines, “Mexico is moving north.” __________________________________________________________ As we consider comments made recently by Ted Nugent, Donald Trump, Pat Buchanan and others (all of whom are white), are white people in America feeling threatened over the real possibility of losing power? How bad is this going to get? Mr. Obama might be a puppet of the status quo, but he's still perceived by many people the world over as a Black man and, as such, does that make him a threat to people like Buchanan, Nugent, Trump and others who are too afraid to show their faces?