The Great White Hope

By Pat Buchanan

Jess Willard
Jess Willard
Pat Buchanan
Patrick J .Buchanan

USA –  -( “Something startling is happening to middle-aged white Americans. Unlike every other age group, unlike every other racial and ethnic group … death rates in this group have been rising, not falling.”

The big new killers of middle-aged white folks?

Alcoholic liver disease, overdoses of heroin and opioids, and suicides. So wrote Gina Kolata in The New York Times of a stunning study by the husband-wife team of Nobel laureate Angus Deaton and Anne Case.

Deaton could cite but one parallel to this social disaster: “Only H.I.V./AIDS in contemporary times has done anything like this.”

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?

First, an economy where, though at or near full employment, a huge slice of the labor force has dropped out. Second, the real wages of working Americans have been nearly stagnant for decades.

Two major contributors to the economic decline of the white working-class: Scores of millions of third-world immigrants, here legally and illegally, who depress U.S. wages, and tens of thousands of factories and millions of jobs shipped abroad under the label of “globalization.”

Another factor in the crisis of middle and working class white men is the plunging percentage of those who are married. 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.

“It's not surprising,” Barack Obama volunteered to his San Francisco high-donors, that such folks, “get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them…”

We all have seen the figure of 72 percent of black children being born out of wedlock. For working class whites, it is up to 40 percent.

A lost generation is growing up all around us.

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.

They were doctors, journalists, lawyers, architects and clergy. White males were our skilled workers and craftsmen — carpenters, painters, plumbers, bricklayers, machinists, mechanics.

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. 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.

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.

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.

In Hollywood films and TV shows, working-class white males are regularly portrayed as what was once disparaged as “white trash.”

Republicans are instructed that demography is destiny, that white America is dying, and that they must court Hispanics, Asians and blacks, or go the way of the Whigs.

Since affirmative action for black Americans began in the 1960s, it has been broadened to encompass women, Hispanics, Native Americans the handicapped, indeed, almost 70 percent of the nation.

White males, now down to 31 percent of the population, have become the only Americans against whom it is not only permissible, but commendable, to discriminate.

Donald Trump
Donald Trump

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?

What is the moral argument for an affirmative action that justifies unending race discrimination against a declining white working class, who have become the expendables of our multicultural regime?

“Angry white male” is now an acceptable slur in culture and politics. So it is that people of that derided ethnicity, race, and gender see in Donald Trump someone who unapologetically berates and mocks the elites who have dispossessed them, and who despise them.

Is it any surprise that militant anti-government groups attract white males? Is it so surprising that the Donald today, like Jess Willard a century ago, is seen by millions as “The Great White Hope”?

Patrick J. Buchanan is the author of the new book “The Greatest Comeback: How Richard Nixon Rose From Defeat to Create the New Majority.

  • 57 thoughts on “The Great White Hope

    1. Well “Clark” it looks like I hit on a sore spot. For your information I have nothing to do with the KKK and there

      hasn’t been a Nazi party since 1945. It’s not my fault that you can’t see who is behind the moral degradation of the

      USA. Now put on your yamulka and hurry over to Temple Beth Shalom, it’s time for Shabat.

    2. Can somebody explain what “white privilege” is? With all the ‘entitlements’ for various groups I want to know what “white privilege” entitles me to?

      1. Oh, that is easy, Janek! As a white person, you are privileged to work hard at multiple jobs,and then send in your money to pay for all of it. Feel privileged, now? I know that I always do!

      2. If you are white, YOU can get a job and have the privlidge paying the welfare dole to those that do NOT have the privlidge of getting off their lazy, crack-smoking asses to work!

    3. We are still almost 80% of the US population. Most of us have good jobs. I am sick and tired of the “White and Rich people destroyed the US” BS too but we still do run Sh*t.

    4. I totally agree with you guys. We are still a majority however, we do not group together and act together. We have all been guilty of ignoring what govt. is doing because we were concentrating on our duties in war, raising a family or working so socialist don’t have to.
      If we could get it together such as the demrats, hispanics and blacks then we could assert our position and the direction of this country. Meanwhile, we just continue getting sh*t on by every big mouthed bunch of non-workers that the dogs drag in.
      Let’s start by paying attention to what the slimy as*s in Washington are doing and VOTE to try and change the direction we are heading. Even term limits and less bennies for our do nothing congress.

      1. Damn? That’s one of the biggest problem this country has is everybody sitting on their ass waiting to vote somebody out of office rather than use the power given to them in their state constitution to remove the corrupt officials from office for failure statutory Duty as per their oath of office through grand jury investigation and indictment.

        Powerful simple yet everybody chooses to neglect the simple duty of reading their state constitution and utilizing this mechanism? WTF?

        1. One needs to have a prosecutor refer a case to a grand jury. How are you going to get them to do it? If your state has the right to recall state politicians, that might be a way, but there is no recall for federal senators or representatives. But there could be!

          1. It all depends on what powers YOU, the citizen have in your state! You must first read your State Constitution and follow the proceedures for the removal of corrupt or otherwise defective elected or appointed officials.

            Chances are your state may have removed your power to do anything to remove ANY officilas either elected or appointed, as you were pre-occupied with YOUR lives rather than maintaining YOUR government officials along the way?

            You will have to read your State Constitution to find out?

      2. VOTE? I challenge you ALL to not wipe your butts after taking a dump for the duration of time that it takes for your vote to do any damn good for this nation!

        There are many of us that have sacrificed and continue to sacrafice the lifestyles you speak of.

        We have given up ALL the luxuries that the mass majority of the United States citizenry takes for granted every day to perform tasks and duties that again the mass majority doesn’t have the stomach to even think about doing in conditions so vile the typical liberal would start 20 different Departments of Watever the F*ck to forming committees to, “raise awareness” to, “educate the public for the cause” and end with not a God damn thing being DONE about it!

        Research and look up the following:


        GOOGLE: “Dallas AARP meeting” or watch the video.

        Here click this link and watch this video

        Research / Google: Arizona border Recon

        For the past five years I have lived in a 16 foot cargo trailer in the middle of the hot west Texas desert region not 15 miles away from where Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was murdered.

        This is on top of all the trips that I have been making to the Border ever since 2005.

        But what I do I finance from the pittance of my $1,240 a month Social Security disability check which I received because I was disabled after getting hit by a tractor-trailer back in 2003.

        There are others across the Nation in the same situation that don’t receive a dime In support, manpower, food, fuel, water or supplies.

        We do what we do because it MUST BE DONE! There is no question, there is no debate, no politics no Fanfare, and in the majority of cases no respect.

        Would I personally like to be living in a normal house with regular plumbing? A shower and toilet? Air conditioning? Maybe a TV set, radio? Washer and dryer available? A real bed with clean linen and pillows?

        I can speak for everyone of us out here on the border and across the Nation doing what we’re doing when I say this is everybody’s responsibility this is everybody’s Duty as a United States citizen and we don’t see too many of the older 330 million of the population doing very much but talking in writing blogs.

        This is not like the Minutemen Civil Defense Corps or the Minuteman Project from a little less than 10 years ago. They did nothing but glorified themselves with millions of dollars in donations, spouted political idealisms, traveled the country and grand fashion and then like so many blew away in the dust of the harsh border regions.

        We don’t think we know for a fact that the time for talking and blogging and pontificating about the issue is over it’s time for 329.999 million U.S. Citizen’s to get up off your dead asses and pitch in!

        1. Re-election has proved insufficient control over our politicians. Incumbents have too much advantage over their challengers, and the parties have too much control over the candidates. It is blatantly obvious by all the corruption of the political ruling class that the American People need more control over the politicians. We need the ability to recall judges, Congress persons, and federal judges. We need term limits on Congress persons just like there is a term limit on the presidency. Both parties are corrupt and the American People need the tools to fire our representatives.

        2. Elections have proved ineffective to stop the corruption. The American people need to have more power to negate a political ruling class. We need term limits on senators and representative just as there are term limits on the presidency. We need the power of recall against corrupt judges, senators, and congressional representatives.

    5. I am one of those angry white Americans. Everyday on the morning news I see more white Americans being raped, killed, beat up, car jacked, etc. We see Mexicans in the news burning Ole Glory while they wave the Mexican flag as high as possible. We see black lives matter hate groups hold cities hostage usually over some dead thug that as never done ONE thing to move our country forward. I read articles on Ammoland where some democrat named Jorge comments in his native tongue disrespecting the Americans that read and comment on articles. My job where I was providing a good living for my family quit me after fifteen years and moved to Canada. Since the company moved their has been a handful of people I worked with that have had strokes and died. I knew one man which I thought was pretty tough take his own life due to losing his American dream.
      So I say to hell with the black lives matter movement, the thugs that intentionally do harm to white Americans, the Mexicans that come here and take our benefits, won’t speak our tongue and burn the best flag ever created, the ISIS wannabes, the politicians that sold us down the river, etc. Personally I am passed being an angry white man. I am now a fighting mad white man that would love to give these people a taste of their own medicine.
      God bless all the good people of this land. The rest can go to hell!

      1. We need to vote as a block as the blacks and hispanics do. We need to begin voting as a block by the family. Dad need to communicate with mom, and kids old enough to vote, that “This is how we are going to vote as a family and here is why”. You are the man in the family. Lead like the man in the family.
        Here is another way to fight back: hoard cash. The government hates cash because it is untraceable, and can form the basis of the underground economy. Every president since Nixon has manipulated the currency downward. Cheaper money means employers are paying workers with less value. When workers are paid cheaper dollars, they can hire more workers or fatten the profit margin. If you hoard cash, demand for dollars goes up, inflation goes down, your purchasing power increases, and you can do business unknown and uncontrolled by the government. However, be warned: Banks are required to report suspicious cash transactions. Suspicious transaction reports are triggered by deposits or withdrawals of $10,000 or more, but many banks generate suspicious transaction reports if your cash withdrawal is out side of your normal withdrawal. Rebellion with no fuss, no muss.

        1. Here is another way to fight back. Gift giving. Lets take a hypothetical rancher that has way more hay than he can use. At Christmas time the rancher gives 50 round bales to a guy that he knows that has four kids and lives in a trailer. The dad raises a few cattle, as a source of side income. Also at Christmas, the hypothetical pater familus gives the ranch 100 lbs of wild pork that he shot and ground up and comes over to help with the baling.
          And barter: A different hypothetical rancher still has too much hay, so he trades two round bales at a time to a guy, just down the road a piece, that raises hypothetical sheep. The hypothetical sheep raiser gives the rancher ten cans of corn, ten cans of pork and beans, some cans of Dinty Moore beef stew, and comes over to help at baling time. Then the rancher puts the cans on the shelf, for a rainy day or when the SHTF. The rancher gets rid of the hay that would otherwise go to waste. The other guys get really good deals and keep their costs down. Everyone looks forward to Christmas. And the governm’t well, the government turns blue.

          1. If anyone else out there can think of any additional ways to legally fight back against an oppressive government other than cash hoarding, gift giving and barter, I would like to read what you have to say.

            1. Bill,depends on what you mean by ‘legally’ when fighting a tyrannical gov’nt ! ‘Legally’ kind of becomes a relative term at that point don’t it ? All is fair in love and war !

            2. Tex, I just don’t want to wonder off the ground of the clearly legal and onto the thin edge of the speculating on the law. I think encouraging the hard working, church going beer drinking, backbone of our society to vote as a block is good to go. I think that gift giving, barter, and cash hoarding are also clearly a legal annoyance to Bayrock and the Bureaucrats. But I am looking for other ways to legally and directly fight back against tyranny. (note: an author needs to specify legal and legally a lot and often because the feds have computer programs that scan satellite signals for anything suspicious. e.g. the fee bees use Carnivore.)

            3. Bill,I understand what you are saying and I don’t really know of any other ‘legal’ ways to do it other than what you have outlined. Getting Donald Trump into the White House is critical at this point. The phrase,..’Texas,like a whole other country’ would almost certainly become reality too. Take care.

    6. I believe it’s all part of the Zionist conspiracy . They control most of the print and broadcast media, movies and

      other forms of entertainment, banking and finance, and most major government agencies . Look how close they

      are to gaining the presidency. They do, and always have incited the blacks by leading them to believe how badly

      they are treated in this country.

        1. Currently alive black Americans are not being treated badly. The federal government gives them “job” and educational selection preferences that work against caucasian people. In effect, the federal government selects black persons to succeed in preference to white people. It is sometimes referred to as reverse discrimination, although it is just garden variety racial discrimination.
          The black persons that were treated “badly” by the peculiar institution are long dead. (Historical note: the peculiar institution in the America was created by a black man. Here is how: in the mid 1600s, one black man agreed to become a slave to another black man, to whom the first black man owed a debt in money, but could not repay. Eventually, the law came to recognize the arrangement, and things spiraled downward.) Institutionalized discrimination against one race now, will not make up for bad treatment of a different race way back then.

        2. The blacks that were treated badly are long deceased. The black people of today are not treated badly, in fact the black people of today are are selected ahead of white people for educational benefits, government jobs, government promotions, financial benefits, grants, and business loans In effect, the federal government chooses black people for success in preference to caucasian people. Federal government discrimination against white people now, will not make up for the way black people were treated more than a hundred years ago. So no, I won’t be silenced.

        3. Now hold on just a damn minute! This U.S. has had a BLACK President and BLACK / MUSLIM Cabinet with just as many CZARS for well over 7 1/2 years now and our country is in the worst shape it’s EVER been in with the majority of the social problems being handed out to BLACKS!

          Hell! The blacks were even given, “SPACE SO THEY COULD CAUSE DAMAGE” in the Baltimore riots as well as the dumbasses that came FROM OUTSIDE OF FERGUSON, MISSOURI to cause all the destruction there as well as many other places across the country.

          Back in the day, ALL RIOTERS WERE SHOT, it didn’t matter what color they were! THE WERE ALL SHOT! If we still did that today, all the blacks would bitch and maon about “racial profiling” and lay excuse for a race war, even though it has been proven time and again, BLACKS and ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS are the MAJORITY OF THE PROBLEMS in these types of matters, so don’t go spouting any crap about how the poor black population is being treated or how blacks were treated in an era that YOU NEVER LIVED WITHIN and have absolutley NO FIRS HAND EXPERIENCE as to the TRUTH!

      1. Save the ‘Zionist conspiracy’ bilge water comments for the KKK or Nazi websites. They are not welcomed here and are TOTALLY inappropriate (not to mention incredibly ignorant).

          1. Tex, you nailed it again with such a powerful statement in so few words! THAT, Sir, is a true command of the English language!

            However I ponder about whether those that are reading it will actually understand it?

      1. Why are so many people talking about people that they don’t even personally know, haven’t the first clue as to who they were or what they were all about and most importantly no longer even walk the planet and haven’t walked the planet for an average of 200 years hundred years rather than talking about and paying attention to their own backside and their own circumstances?

        During the damn person on here the personally knows the slave has owned a Slave or knows a damn thing about slaves other than what they’ve been told in a history book or buy someone else that they probably don’t even know personally?

        Hell most of what any of you are spouting off about or ever learned about that issue probably came out of your school history class and you most likely didn’t even pay a damn bit of attention there as well!

      2. “Now you know how non-Caucasians and many women have lived for centuries in the West.” For centuries… Vis, that is what you are telling us? As if you know. How many centuries old are you, Vis? You must have talked to a lot of people over the years. What you are writing is just made up propaganda.

    7. Every tv commercial the white middle aged man is the clown, retard or beta. The “angry white male” is blamed for a lot of things in the media. Progressive thinking says “angry white males” are holding them down. Politicians turn their backs even now when other races cause violence at rallies and still blame the “angry white men” inside the legal and justified rally.
      My physical fitness is very good, my outlook is decent and my guns and religion are not bad despite popular beliefs. I’m homicidal more than suicidal. Depression happens and while it might be on the rise for now it too will change.
      They all thought the great black hope would bring them up and destroy “angry white men”. It didn’t happen that way and their lives are pretty much the same except for the vocalization of public opinion. We have so much and there is so little need for any of this that it is depressing. I also haven’t forgotten that the author was part of the issue back in the day either.

      1. This is been common practice since the birth of feminism back in the late sixties and early seventies in the United States.

        The demonization of white men in the family from the false allegations of abuse against women, women’s Violence Center run by a bunch of men-hating lezbians and idiots that never divulged that the women that show up at these, “shelters” are self abused and coached into creating their crisis in order to fall within the established guidelines for help the grants and public money that funded the shelters.

        The man automatically losing custody of his children in court battles because he’s been illegally interviewed by the Department of Health and Human Services by a feminazi who’s altered report of the truth made it to the judges ears and family court.

        Also, he’s the man and he’s the one that can work and pay the child support and all the court cost of filing fees of lawyers from both sides of the family divorce money mill.

        Women were convinced that if they wanted to be a wage-earner outside of the house and made a few thousand dollars that they could claim the head of household status on the Family’s taxes thereby destroying the tax base of the family and the inheritance of the Next Generation.

        They we’re convinced that to buy a pair of shoes would empower them to the point where they could take over the family… blindly leading that family into destruction.

        1. Your claim that women that show up at abuse shelters are self abused and ‘coached into creating their crisis’ is so painfully ignorant and willfully stupid it defies logic. Either that or YOU are an abuser looking for phony excuses for your behavior.

          1. Why Clark? I’m beginning to see the resemblance of another moron I met on amaland here a few issues back! You wouldn’t by chance be related to an idiot named Dud Bud or the like?

            I did not post any supposition and I do not pontificate on the issue it’s all based on fact and evidence probably because I took the effort to go across the nation and interview women that worked at the shelters and this is the information that came forward you’ve ever bother to pull your head out of your ass and do your own research you might find out the same rather than trying to downgrade someone else’s work you might try to get off your dead ass and do your own work to find out the truth of what’s going on in our society.

          2. @ Clark Kent, What in the name of John Wayne’s boot are you saying? Say something intelligent fast so they won’t think that you are gee dunk or supergirl or what ever that person goes by now! And knock off that accusation without evidence crap.

    8. I think you forgot to mention forced integration of people that don’t like each other, though you did refer to that BS word “diversity,” you forgot to mention lowered standards which had a negative effect on everybody including those it was supposed to help, and robbing those that go to work every day to earn a living so those that illiterate welfare favorites can live as well while not working – i.e., socialism. You can see it in the whining today of all races – why do I have to pay for _____(fill in the blank). You can thank our politicians and in particular, Lyndon B Johnson Jimmy Carter, William Clinton, Nancy Pelosi and the current white house trash, Barack Obama, aka, Bath House Barry. Any wonder things are going to hell on a greased pole?

      1. Nailed it, with the exception that you left out feminism and the push to make women equal to men and destroying the family unit through the unjust divorce courts and feminized family law practices.

      1. FACE IT! THE WHITE MAN’S “BIRTH RIGHT” IS GONE!!!!! NOT COMING BACK EITHER. Courtesy of those like yours truly: an Ivy league educated, upper middle class Black man.

        1. I trust you will use your Ivy League education to do what you can to clean up the violent, primitive,

          criminal ways of the American negro. The current band of negro leaders do nothing to help their

          condition . Joe Vincent

        2. There never was a white man’s birthright. For example: I was deprived of an ivy league education due to lack of funding. I had to join the United States Army to get my education. And it took the sweat and toil of being assigned to some real shit holes, through out the years, to pay for that education. And now, I call on you to be honest, how was your ivy league education financed?

        3. There never was a white man’s birthright. I had to join the US Army to get my college degrees. I was denied a ivy league college education by the capitalist principle of “You need money to buy something.” Be honest, now. How was your ivy league education funded?

          And by the way, I note all caps, multiple exclamation marks, birthright is misspelled and black capitalized for no apparent reason. Is that how the ivy league taught you to draft a paragraph?

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