Harold Meyerson, editor of The American Prospect, columnist for The Washington Post and vice-chair of the New York-based Democratic Socialists of America, has a rant in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that is clearly the work of someone who hates White Southerners and the traditional South in general. He makes no bones about it, using terms such as the ‘South’s dankest backwaters’ and associating ignorance, hatred and everything evil in the world with Southerners. The article is titled ‘The Old South Rises Again: White Voters in the GOP Want Their Country Back.’ The thesis of the article is that the Republican Party, despite its candidates and party elites being Northern moderates, is dominated by ‘racist,’ Right-wing White Southerners who have the audacity to object to the transformation of society around them into a Third World America. The author notes that half of the GOP voters are in the South and over 9 out of 10 of them are White. This is apparently a very bad thing in Mr Meyerson’s view. You’ll notice in his writing a consistent formula: White people equals bad. Unsurprisingly, he sees ‘racism’ everywhere and makes such accusations throughout the article while offering little or no evidence to support such claims.
Some of the claims are absolutely nuts, such as the assertion that the de-industrialisation of many parts of the United States is a ‘Southernization of the economy.’ Actually, there is a lot of industrial production in the South these days. There are major car factories, for example, in Tennessee, South Carolina and Alabama. Mr Meyerson seems to be resentful that the Rust Belt States have killed off their manufacturing base with their burdensome regulations, powerful unions and high tax rates. This is hardly the South’s fault though. What business owner would not want to operate in a more business-friendly environment? He notes that the South ‘has shown itself fiercely opposed to regulation and taxation.’ Of course, this is far from the facts (all our States have burdensome regulations and taxes, just ask any small businessman), but comparatively speaking it is true that the South supports freer markets than the North. However, nothing is stopping Northerners from adopting similar polices – nothing, that is, except for the anti-free market mentality of those such as Harold Meyerson.
While Mr Meyerson is an admitted socialist and clearly opposes economic freedom, the real focus of his wrath is cultural and racial. For example, he writes:
The beliefs of the white South dominate Republican thinking. As the white share of the U.S. population shrinks and the Latino share rises, Republicans have passed draconian anti-immigrant laws and opposed legislation enabling immigrants brought here as children to gain legal status.
…The fact that Barack Obama is our first black president coincides with the United States’ transformation from a majority-white nation [sic] to a multiracial country no longer destined to remain the world’s hegemon. Augmented by an intractable recession rooted in a crisis of capitalism, this epochal shift has summoned the shades of racial resentment.
The thinking behind such statements appears to be that White Southerners are very bad people because many of them don’t want to be pushed aside by Third World immigrants. They’re villains because they want to enforce US immigration laws and prefer that their share of the population not be reduced. Is this not normal? What healthy population anywhere wants to be reduced to minority status in their land? Do the Chinese beg to be made a minority in China? How about the Arabs in Saudi Arabia or the Nigerians in Nigeria? Does Mr Meyerson support making all those peoples a minority in their country as well (perhaps flooding them with tens of millions of White people from the West, for instance), or it is only in the US and other Western countries where he supports such a policy?
Meyerson obviously approves of the ‘United States’ transformation from a majority-white nation [sic] to a multiracial country.’ Of course, the US was multi-racial before 1965 (there was a significant Black minority and a small American Indian population), when the doors to the Third World were thrown open and the transformation of the US into a Third World country was begun; however, Mr Meyerson does not acknowledge this. As he uses the term, ‘multi-racial’ equals a White minority.
From his pro-Third World immigration and pro-amnesty rhetoric, we see that Meryerson supports the US Federal Government’s policy of racial and cultural genocide. This is not hyperbole. Genocide, under international law as adopted by 142 countries around the planet, need not be violent. Article II, Section C of the 1948 Genocide Convention defines genocide as: ‘Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part.’ Third World immigration, forced-assimilation and other policies of the Federal Government create just such conditions. No doubt, Harold Meyerson would get along just splendidly with Peter Sutherland.
If you read his disturbing rant, you’ll notice that Mr Meyerson associates everything he hates (economic freedom, White people, traditional values, etc) with the South. He may claim to be ‘anti-racist’ but clearly what he is is anti-Southern and anti-White.