Perspectives on events of the day.
Robert P. Jones: White Christian America ended in the 2010s.After more than two centuries of white Anglo-Saxon Protestant dominance, the United States has moved from being a majority-white Christian nation to one with no single racial and religious majority. At the end of the decade, only 42 percent of Americans identify as white and Christian, representing a drop of 11 percentage points. Brett Stevens: Ethnic Self-Determination. For any ethnic group to survive, it requires nationalism, or total isolation from other groups. Even small amounts of foreign presence result in a dilution of the unity that a society needs, and replaces it with a contentious place based on internal adversarial relationships. Diversity has died because it destroys social trust and creates alienated societies which collapse into constant low-grade ethnic cold warfare in the form of crime, using the vote to steal money from the majority, and public offense over relatively minor slights. The Z Man: The Great Cover Up. This is a great cover up of the biggest scandal in American history. To date, no one has been charged with a crime, despite hundreds of crimes being documented. Many of the principals are now enjoying high six figure lives, based on the fact they were part of the seditious plot to overturn the 2016 election. Instead of the scandal of the century, it is the celebration of the century for the inner party. One of the signs of ruling class collapse is when they can no longer enforce the rules that maintain them as a ruling class. When the Romans started making exceptions to republican governance, it was a matter of time before someone simply decided the rules no longer applied to them. David Solway: Where Have All the Alphas Gone? For some time now I have watched the immensely popular HGTV as a window on the culture, providing a cameo on the conventions of middle-class society. One notices, with few exceptions, that the wives tend to be voluble and bossy; they speak first, far more often, more insistently and more authoritatively. Their needs and desires are clearly predominant. The husbands, for their part, are mostly bland and subservient, almost leguminous in comparison, generally deferring to their wives with only the occasional mewl of protest. One notes, too, the lack of genuine taste, the utter preoccupation with trivialities, and the cloying banality of conversation among the often obese participants. The ascendancy of the now-dominant, rule-giving female and the attendant decline of the proud and assertive male is the order of the day. Victor Davis Hanson: Ten Reasons Impeachment Is Illegitimate. The impeachment “inquiry,” supposedly prompted by the president’s Ukrainian call, is simply the most recent in a long series of “coups” that sought to overturn the 2016 election and thus preclude a 2020 reelection bid. The pattern gives away the game. Usually the serial futile attempts to abort the Trump presidency — with the exception of the Mueller Dream-Team debacle — were each characterized by about a month of media-driven hysteria. We remember the voting-machines-fraud hoax, the initial 2017 impeachment effort, the attempt to warp the Electoral College voting, the Logan Act, the emoluments clause, the 25th Amendment, the McCabe-Rosenstein faux coup, and various Michael Avenatti–Stormy Daniels–Michael Cohen psychodramas. Ukraine then is not unique, but simply another mini-coup attempt that follows the last failed coup and that will presage another coup to take its place when it too fails to remove Trump.