The Great White Hope

By Pat Buchanan

Jess Willard
Jess Willard
Pat Buchanan
Patrick J .Buchanan

USA –  -(Ammoland.com)- “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.

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    joe vincent
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    joe vincent

    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.

    Janek
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    Janek

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

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    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!

    Gregory Romeu
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    Gregory Romeu

    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!

    MP
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    MP

    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.

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    If we are going to make this revolt against the corrupt political elite, MP, we need to vote as a block, like the minorities do.

    Tom C.
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    Tom C.

    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… Read more »

    Gregory Romeu
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    Gregory Romeu

    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?

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    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!

    Gregory Romeu
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    Gregory Romeu

    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?

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    Ok, GR!

    Gregory Romeu
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    Gregory Romeu

    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… Read more »

    Clark Kent
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    Clark Kent

    We already have term limits enshrined in our Constitution. They are called ‘elections’ and occur regularly.

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    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.

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    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.

    Swampeast
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    Swampeast

    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… Read more »

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    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… Read more »

    Robert Brison
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    Robert Brison

    Amen Brother!

    Gregory Romeu
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    Gregory Romeu

    I will join forces with you on those matters.

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    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… Read more »

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    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.

    TEX
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    TEX

    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 !

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    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… Read more »

    TEX
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    TEX

    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.

    joe vincent
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    joe vincent

    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.

    Wendell Smith
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    Wendell Smith

    You wanna trade places since you don’t beleive blacks were treated badly? Then shut the hell up.

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    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… Read more »

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    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.

    Gregory Romeu
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    Gregory Romeu

    EXACTLY Wild Bill!

    Gregory Romeu
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    Gregory Romeu

    What exactly, IF ANYTHING, does that have to do with this article?

    Gregory Romeu
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    Gregory Romeu

    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… Read more »

    Clark Kent
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    Clark Kent

    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).

    Viscount
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    Viscount

    Congratulations Pat. Now you know how non-Caucasians and many women have lived for centuries in the West.

    Gregory Romeu
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    Gregory Romeu

    Yeah, blame me for being born white! Hell? Nobody ever issued me any slaves? Nor could I ever find a place to buy one?

    TEX
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    TEX

    Even if you could find one it wouldn’t work !

    Gregory Romeu
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    Gregory Romeu

    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?

    Gregory Romeu
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    Gregory Romeu

    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… Read more »

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    “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.

    Matt in Oklahoma
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    Matt in Oklahoma

    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… Read more »

    Gregory Romeu
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    Gregory Romeu

    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… Read more »

    Clark Kent
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    Clark Kent

    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.

    Gregory Romeu
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    Gregory Romeu

    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… Read more »

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @ 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.

    Herb
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    Herb

    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… Read more »

    Gregory Romeu
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    Gregory Romeu

    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.

    Clark Kent
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    Clark Kent

    Women ARE equal to men. Grow up.

    Retiredjag@myisat.com
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    Yes, Clark, women are the equals of men! That is why women and men compete against each other, directly, in the Olympic games.

    TEX
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    TEX

    LMFAO ! Clark Kent is a pissant and moron ! Ignore the stupid son of a bitch !

    Gregory Romeu
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    Gregory Romeu

    Not talking about transgendered Clark. Keep up!

    spud mack
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    spud mack

    None of us are getting outta here alive…..

    Contemporary Nat Turner
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    Contemporary Nat Turner

    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.

    Gregory Romeu
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    Gregory Romeu

    That’s funny the last I’ve known some black man in the White House destroyed the middle class especially for the blacks?

    joe vincent
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    joe vincent

    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

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    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?

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    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?

    Gregory Romeu
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    Gregory Romeu

    That’s the way I EARNED my birthright!

    Tommy Tunez
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    Tommy Tunez

    Racist scumbag.