PJB's latest (also posted at Chronicles and VDare)
Sarge's friend reports that gangs in Sacramento are polyethnic -- is this so, or are different monoethnic gangs making alliances with one another while preserving their identities within the gangs?
Does Mr. Buchanan truly hold a nationalistic conception of the U.S., or if he is merely speaking this way because this is what the majority of his audience accepts. He quotes John Jay: “Providence has been pleased to give this one connected country to one united people — a people descended from the same ancestors, speaking the same language, professing the same religion … very similar in their manners and customs …”
Maybe Jay was exaggerating. Maybe he really believed this. But could it be that he was wrong, as the consequences of sectional differences would show? I think the weakness of Buchanan's analysis and recommendations is that he accepts the nationalist conception as a starting point. His solution has to be directed at the United States conceived as a single nation-state. His solution does not allow for local communities to sort their affairs out, even if it may seem proper for Anglo-Americans to require that English be the official language, and so on. Extreme tribalism, that which is based on color alone, may not be a morally adequate answer, but a tribalism that is based on family and local connections, as well as the possession of a common culture, is necessary for the promotion of cohesiveness and identity (and resilient communities). But I do not expect there to be a single identity to encompass all of these united States, since I do not think there was one to begin with.
I may just wait until it hits the discount bookstores, like Edward Hamilton or Labyrinth, or a third-party seller at Amazon.
(Xiao Jimmy's mother passed away last Sunday. May she rest in peace. At the funeral on Thursday he mentioned that Amazon had capitulated on the California state sales tax. Not unexpected from Gov. Moonbeam: California: Governor Jerry Brown Signs Three Anti-Gun Bills into Law. Open carry has now been banned.)
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