Pat Buchanan Asks "Has The West The Will To Survive?"

Authored by Patrick Buchanan via,

If you’re … pathetically weak, the country is going to be overrun with millions of people, and if you’re strong, then you don’t have any heart, that’s a tough dilemma. … I’d rather be strong.

So said President Donald Trump, on issuing his order halting the separation of children from parents caught breaking into the country. Trump’s enemies are celebrating a victory. Yet the issue remains.

Under U.S. law, teenagers and tots cannot be detained for more than 20 days and must be held in the least-restrictive facilities. But if the children cannot be separated from the parents as they await trial, both will have to be released to keep families together.

We are back to “catch and release.”

When that welcome news hits Central America, the migrant stream moving north will become a river that never ceases to flow.

The questions America and the West face might thus be framed:

Is there a liberal, progressive, Christian way to seal a 2,000-mile border, halt millions of migrants from crossing it illegally, and send intruders back whence they came?

Or does the preservation of Western nations and peoples require measures from which liberal societies today reflexively recoil?

Does the survival of the West as a civilization require a ruthlessness the West no longer possess?

Consider what our fathers did to build this country.

The English settlers brought in 600,000 slaves, ethnically cleansed the Indians, joined their cousins in a war to expel the French, then revolted and threw out those cousins to claim all the land to the Mississippi for ourselves.

Jefferson grabbed the vast Louisiana Territory for $15 million from Napoleon, who had no right to sell it. Andrew Jackson drove the Spanish out of Florida, sent the Cherokee packing on the Trail of Tears, and told a dissenting Chief Justice John Marshall where he could go.

Sam Houston tore Texas away from Mexico. “Jimmy” Polk took the Southwest and California in a war Ulysses Grant called “the most unjust ever fought.” When the South declared independence, Lincoln sent a million-man army to march them back in a war that cost 600,000 lives.

William McKinley sent armies and warships to seize Puerto Rico, Hawaii, Guam and the Philippines. The indigenous peoples were not consulted. “God told me to take the Philippines,” said McKinley.

The conquest and colonization of the New World and the creation of the United States and its rise to world power required acts of aggression and war of which many among our elites are ashamed. They exhibit their guilt by tearing down the statues of the men who perpetrated the “crimes” that created America. But of these elites, it may be fairly said: they could never have built a nation like ours.

Which brings us again to the larger questions.

While our forefathers would have not hesitated to do what was needed to secure our borders and expel intruders, it is not a settled matter as to whether this generation has the will to preserve the West.

Progressives may parade their moral superiority as they cheer the defeat of the “zero tolerance” policy. But they have no solution to the crisis. Indeed, many do not even see it as a crisis because they do not see themselves as belonging to a separate tribe, nation or people threatened by an epochal invasion from the Third World.

They see themselves as belonging to an ideological nation, a nation of ideas, whose mission is to go forth and preach and teach all peoples the gospel of democracy, diversity and equality.

And this is why the establishment was repudiated in 2016. It was perceived as too elite, too liberal, too weak to secure the borders and repel the invaders.

“If you’re really, really pathetically weak, the country is going to be overrun with millions of people,” said Trump Wednesday. Is he wrong?

Since the Cold War ended with the collapse of the Soviet Union, it has grown apparent that the existential threat to the West comes not from Czar Vladimir’s Russian divisions returning to the Elbe.

The existential threat came from the south.

Half a century ago, Houari Boumedienne, the leader of a poor but militant Algeria, allegedly proclaimed at the United Nations:

“One day, millions of men will leave the Southern Hemisphere to go to the Northern Hemisphere. And they will not go there as friends. Because they will go there to conquer it. And they will conquer it with their sons. The wombs of our women will give us victory.”

This is the existential crisis of the West.

Thus, Trump seeks to build a wall, turn back the intruders, and bring Vladimir Putin back into the Western camp, where Russia belongs. Thus the new populist regime in Rome blocks boats of refugees from landing in Italy. Thus Angela Merkel looks like yesterday, and Viktor Orban like tomorrow.


Dickweed Wang Dilluminati Fri, 06/22/2018 - 13:29 Permalink

"Has the west the will to survive"??  It's worse than that.  There has been an intentional pussification of kids over the last 20+ years or so, particularly with boys.  This has come about from the overprotective way that "parents" have raised their kids.  Because of this we have an entire generation that will grow up essentially defenseless and not knowing how to deal with adversity of any kind.  What we've seen with the SJW assholes in many universities is just the tip of the iceberg.  Just wait until those same people hold the levers of power in the country.

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El Vaquero Dickweed Wang Fri, 06/22/2018 - 13:33 Permalink

How many have actually read Trump's EO?  Because it basically says that, whenever appropriate, kids will be incarcerated with their parents.  Not to mention that it'll probably get shot down in court and things will go back to "zero tolerance."

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Dan'l Ace006 Sat, 06/23/2018 - 08:28 Permalink

"Judeo-Christian" is a term recently invented to brainwash the Goyim into believing we share something with the Joos. Go on Google's Ngram and you can see it only really appeared in the last 60 years or so.

Israel apparently has no problems murdering large numbers of unarmed Palestinians but the Joo media never cover the dead or thousands whose legs have been blown off. It's mainly the Joos who are behind destroying America and the West while inventing every excuse possible for the ethnostate of Israel with its Apartheid policies.

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jin187 Dindu Nuffins Fri, 06/22/2018 - 15:30 Permalink

I like the pic at the bottom of the story.  It shows we have learned nothing from history.  If the Native Americans had cast the small handfuls of initial invaders back into the sea, we wouldn't even be having this discussion.  Yet here we are, having this same discussion, ready to help out migrants just like the first people to cross the water to get here, simply because they brought their children along, and are not all overtly hostile.

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chubbar Dickweed Wang Fri, 06/22/2018 - 13:51 Permalink

There has been an active assault on americans by a cabal intent on weakening and then collapsing our society. This has been done by a corporate takeover of many of our institutions/gov't functions by these sociopaths.

Schools, colleges, media centers, et al, have all been co-opted to spread this so called progressive orthodoxy and poison the minds of our children and low information voters.

We have to counter these members of society who have bought into this libtarded mindset that has brought our country to the brink of disaster. Hopefully many will come on board the sanity train after this plot is exposed over the next several months.

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Dan'l chubbar Sat, 06/23/2018 - 08:35 Permalink

If the Leftists-Democrats who keep losing in local and national elections and have been forced to import new voters from the 3rd World ever get back in power on the national scene it will be game over. They will open up the gates like Obama did and he also sent planes to Central America to haul in illegals and America will be inundated and not only by Central Americans but by Africans and Jihadis in the mega-millions.

We are in a fight for our very survival. If you don't think the Left will employ Fema Camps, then you didn't see comments like Deep State Hack and former head of the CIA, Michael Hayden's comment comparing defending our border to being a Nazi. Hayden implemented the illegal and un-Constitutional program of domestic spying in violation of our laws that continues to capture every phone call, text, email etc. of every American 24/7, 365.

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Jim in MN Dilluminati Fri, 06/22/2018 - 13:31 Permalink

"The real problem of humanity is the following: we have paleolithic emotions; medieval institutions; and god-like technology. And it is terrifically dangerous, and it is now approaching a point of crisis overall. Until we answer those huge questions of philosophy that the philosophers abandoned a couple of generations ago—Where do we come from? Who are we? Where are we going?—rationally, we’re on very thin ground."


--E.O Wilson

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Dindu Nuffins Jim in MN Fri, 06/22/2018 - 13:42 Permalink

Paleolithic emotions would keep us alive. Those dudes were survivors. And they had bigger brains than modern humans due to the dysgenics of agriculture and settled living allowing less intelligent and robust people to live and reproduce. 

Medieval institutions, like monogamous marriage, were better than your transgender marriage between M2F and F2M trannies.

And only God is god-like. Our technology can't even stop our civilization from collapsing to a basic spiritual malaise that makes us weak and childless.

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M O B Dindu Nuffins Fri, 06/22/2018 - 16:26 Permalink

You think marriage is a)medieval and b)historically monogamous?
Crack a book man.

If you want to imagine some edenic time when there was enough selective force on homos to prevent maladaptive traits from reaching fixation then you need to go back a whole lot further than the Paleolithic.

Not going to argue with your last point though.

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Quantify cougar_w Fri, 06/22/2018 - 14:01 Permalink

All immigration should come to a halt. Overpopulation is the worlds number one issue. Until those countries that continue to grow their populations are forced to deal with their own population problems they will continue to breed irresponsibly. Clearly, assertions that the Earth might be able to support a population of 10, or even 15 billion people for an indefinite period of time at a standard of living superior to the present are not only cruelly misleading but almost certainly false. Notwithstanding our current addiction to continued and uninterrupted economic growth, humanity must recognize that there are finite physical, biological, and ecological limits to the Earth's long-term sustainable carrying capacity. And to judge by the growing concerns about maintaining the quality, stability, and/or sustainability of the Earth's atmosphere, water, forests, croplands, fisheries, and so on, there is little if any doubt that many of these limits will soon be reached, if they haven't already been surpassed. Since at some point the damage stemming from the mutually reinforcing effects of excessive human reproduction and over-consumption of resources could well become irreversible.

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Superlat Dilluminati Fri, 06/22/2018 - 15:57 Permalink

Wonder if the Phillipines wish they were a US state now. Think how prosperous they would be in that part of the world. The strength of the USA isn't our past ruthlessness, and ALL previous empires were ruthless, we just ended up winning. The strength of the USA and the West in general is our Protestant belief in education at any cost, and protestant/SECULAR mercantilism, and no, it isn't surviving.

I'm a liberal mostly because I don't believe in the Fed, and I don't believe in imploding the third world for Israhell and arms, pharma, and banking conglomerates, which the Republicans are all about. I shake my head all the time however, at liberals 'missing;' Obama, like he was some progressive hero. He bailed out the Fed, and droned more for the ziocons than anyone before me. Trump is a moron, but at least he kept Jeb Bush and cackling Hillary out of power. That alone should merit a Nobel Peace Prize.

The biggest fault of liberalism, being demonstrated in Europe and here, is the inability to face that the religious and ignorant third world is a threat to the West, and liberalism and freedom in general. This touchy feely BS is such easy cheap sentiment, but the Europeans have figured it out faster than the US, getting bombed regularly and all by Islamic refugees, courtesy of our stupid zio wars, btw. The real enemy are these yids who caused this foreign policy in the first place. The USA left is also well tied to the hispanic community and loves to play inclusive, when there is nothing liberal about the catholic religion, which is just as invasive as Islam, and actually less economically efficient and with less constraints on crime and murder. Unsolved murders are the norm in Latin America. When was the last time any scientific progress came out of Latin America? Not to mention the unbelievable corruption of the priesthood and Vatican, and the stupid religion's stance on birth control. The UN should focus ALL it efforts on restraining religion from here on out, Islam and Catholicism, but no, it's true, liberal thought that 'every religious person is equal to every educated one' is sold. It was sold by Bush also, remember. It's all for Saudi Arabia. We'll see if that 'reformer' gets anywhere. Anyone who knew any history would look at Turkey. Turks actually died in the millions to cast off Islam in the 20th century, but it's crept back in. Liberals, mostly WOMEN, need to wake up at how this religion would end their easy feast on western men. Fact is, Western men could do a lot better moving to a country like Turkey, where women don't rule everything. So maybe I'm not a liberal. I'm just not one of those idiotic right-wing conservatives. When America was great, it was American. It wasn;t identified as much by these rule-bound club-like political parties.

I don't claim to know the solution, but Buchanan is right. The Europeans are turning around fast now, but how its going to go down in the USA is unclear. It's not just the liberals. Republicans have cash paybacks in allowing drugs and arms to cross the border, as well as cheap labor. I wonder if the Dems were up for building a border wall, if the Repubs would even move forward.

This country is corrupted by money and the thought is manufactured afterwards.

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Ace006 Superlat Fri, 06/22/2018 - 23:04 Permalink

Great comment.  Don't know what murder in Latin America has to do with Catholicism, though.  Nor do religious people or institutions have some kind of a lock on irrationality. 

Good luck with the U.N. war on Islam and Catholicism.

Nor would I think to call Islam more economically efficient than Catholic countries.  I do suspect that you're right about the corruption in the Church.  I've seen a grim TV drama out of Ireland where one of the episodes was distilled malevolence directed at the Church.  I thought it was way over the top at the time.  Now I'm not so sure.

We won back when because we were tough and didn't live in fear of the moronic feminists with their obsession to "have it all."  Career, sex, abortion, lesbianism, and, a distant fifth, family.

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Scipio Africanuz Dilluminati Fri, 06/22/2018 - 16:13 Permalink

Be careful what you're advocating Mr Buchanan, you're Catholic, and thus, a Christian. This view, that somehow, Caucasians are under threat, is the doctrine of the demonic. You herein claim ancestors of Caucasians committed grievous crimes, and yet, you lament the payback of nemesis, please don't be clever by half.

Calm down, and understand that we're living in very volatile times, and demographics put Caucasians at a disadvantage, now is not the time to be delineating racial affiliations, rather, we should be delineating philosophical affiliations.

Adults don't pour gasoline into fires started by adolescents, they put it out! Overt, or covert racism is counterproductive, nobody chooses their race, it is the luck of the draw. To claim superiority based on race, or culture, without understanding "foreign" cultures, is a mark of imbecility.

We ought to calm nerves, not provoke tempers...

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Captain Nemo d… dlweld Fri, 06/22/2018 - 18:21 Permalink

At the very least he is being honest about it. It's not some superior morality that he is trying to defend, just himself.

But you have to realize that

(1) winning a war does not end it for those unhappy with its outcome.

(2) there will always be those smarter than you who will control you and the other side both, without having to fire a shot

Welcome to the global world where everyone serves the elite!

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Ace006 Scipio Africanuz Fri, 06/22/2018 - 23:18 Permalink

The usual lovely liberal words but no sale.  I'll take a teaspoon of race over ten tons of philosophy.  Lemaricus and Alejandro don't give a fig about limited, constitutional government.  They care about their homies and fvck YT in the process.

"Demographics" are not putting whites at a disadvantage.  Ultra-leftists and the malevolence of institutional Jewry are.  The latter despise white, Christian culture and declared war on us over 100 years ago.  Leftists just despise white culture.

Nicolas "Duty of Metissage" Sarkozy.

The Endgame - Full White Genocide documentary.


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Captain Nemo d… Jim in MN Fri, 06/22/2018 - 18:30 Permalink

1. It would be of interest to see exactly what is driving people to such desperation to reach the US.

2. Two proposals, from opposing political parties in Turkey, on how to resolve the issue of millions of Syrian nationals who have moved to Turkey:

(a) give them citizenship


(b) draw up an agreement with Syria to set up factories there, with such individuals being provided jobs there preferentially

What was that discussion about superior western civilizations without whom the world would go dark?

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Wild Bill Steamcock Fri, 06/22/2018 - 13:28 Permalink

I say again, I have some good shovels, a mattock, post-hole digger, several buckets, a nice wheelbarrow, and an old Kubota tractor.  Anyone else have any equipment so that we can all pitch in and build this goddamned wall ourselves?


If anyone needs equipment or supplies, put it on Vicente Fox's account