Jared Taylor, American Renaissance, June 20, 2014
Every weekday for two weeks–from June 9 to June 20–we have run essays by race-realist commentators on the future of American race relations. Specifically, we asked them to imagine what America will be like 20 years from now. The ten contributors to the series, whom we published in alphabetical order, are:
Our final contributor is American Renaissance editor Jared Taylor.
I don’t completely rule out a sudden, Soviet-style implosion by 2034, but it’s unlikely. The laws of physics will eventually destroy our profligate, corrupt, unnatural system, but it will take more than 20 years. Two decades seems like a long time, but if we travel the same distance back in time, we are in the year The Bell Curve was published. Has that much changed since 1994?
There is therefore the all-too-dreary possibility that 2034 will be only a more haggard and desperate version of 2014, but let us set that possibility aside and assume that current trends have led to colorful consequences. That would mean that the United States kept stumbling down the road to nowhere, but that the absurdities of the system have reached the point that groups, communities, and maybe even counties and a state or two to are trying to go their own ways.
By 2034, the Hispanics who have continued to pour into the country have captured several state and local governments. The Congressional Hispanic Caucus is the single most powerful voting bloc in Washington, with a huge influence on Democratic Party policy. Cesar Chavez’s birthday is a national holiday, and Dolores Huerta’s birthday is a holiday in Western states.
Large parts of the Southwest are slightly up-market extensions of Mexico. Anyone who does not speak Spanish has a hard time getting a job. “Bilingual” education means students can graduate from high school without learning English. The US is not yet officially bilingual like Canada, but that will come.
The old black-brown coalition that made the Democrats the perpetual ruling party now survives only at the highest level: The presidency alternates informally between blacks and Hispanics. Locally, the two groups stay out of each other’s way. Hispanics have no patience for hard-luck stories about slavery and Jim Crow, and what used to be MLK libraries and Malcolm X Elementary Schools now have Hispanic names. Even the most hopped-up blacks realize there will never be reparations for slavery.
Marijuana and amphetamines are legal, and enforcement is spotty for other drugs, so Mexican gangs–which operate with increasing boldness in the US–have switched to kidnapping, protection rackets, and voter intimidation. Where they are most active–mainly in California and Texas–they have driven out all blacks, and whites have moved out voluntarily. White liberals–of whom there are still plenty in the media–occasionally deplore segregation, but most Americans see it as the best way to avoid friction.
There is still a substantial white elite that praises “diversity” programs but quietly subverts them so that their own children can get ahead. The middle class continues to shrink.
Chief Justice Sonia Sotomayor recently upheld a new interpretation of the White Privilege Tax, finding that the intent of the law was to assess tax not only on the basis of race but on privilege, meaning that Asians must also pay. She has also ruled that Asians do not contribute to “diversity” and therefore cannot be beneficiaries of “affirmative action.”
The federal government has been saved from default only by sharp cuts in social security payments. The Hispanic Caucus explained that it was immoral to tax a largely black and brown work force to pay for the comforts of aging oppressors.
It is widely understood that the Capital cannot continue to be named for a slave-holder, but no one can agree on a new name. The government-appointed House of Many Colors Committee is studying a new paint scheme for what is still the White House.
Science has not been kind to the regime. In 2024, the Beijing Genomics Institute officially announced that it had isolated the alleles that code for psychological traits, including intelligence and diligence. It also announced that these alleles are not distributed uniformly in all population groups. The American media were unable to suppress these findings. In 2030, several Ivy League schools plus MIT and Stanford announced the Genetic Equality Initiative, whose goal is to find ways to distribute desirable alleles equally in future generations.
As the Beijing findings became widely known, they met with two sharply different reactions. The ruling elite insists that racial preferences must continue: The genetically disfavored deserve a leg up just as much as the poor deserve welfare. Genes are a lottery, and the state must correct its unfair results. Government, universities, and large corporations therefore still pursue “diversity.” Ordinary whites and Asians resent this more than ever, but the Sotomayor court has struck down all “level playing field” ballot initiatives and legislation.
Indeed, it was the Supreme Court’s rejection of such legislation that led to sharp resistance in Maine and New Hampshire. In a recent joint press conference, the governors of both states announced that they would defy the Sotomayor ruling, and challenged President Latavious Jackson to enforce it.
This is only the most prominent example of increasingly explicit rejection of the multi-cult regime. Voluntary segregation has led to communities that are self-consciously white. They elect sympathetic city councils and school boards. As soon as public schools switch to a Euro-centric curriculum, non-whites move out and more whites move in.
Low crime rates, good schools, and high levels of community involvement make these towns attractive to couples with children. They also run retirement homes, known for polite, caring staff that attract elderly baby-boomers from more “diverse” areas. These towns are scattered and isolated, but some see them as the beginnings of what could become autonomous areas.
Meanwhile, in Europe, explicitly nationalist parties have formed governments in three countries, and are in coalitions in five more . . .