The New South–Black and Conservative

Pat Buchanan, VDARE, November 10, 2014

In 1956, 19 Democratic Senators and 82 Democratic House members signed a Southern Manifesto pledging to resist the integration of Southern public schools as ordered by Earl Warren’s Supreme Court.

Only two GOP House members, both from Virginia, signed. The American South was as solidly Democratic as it was solidly segregationist.

The break in the dam came in a special election in Texas in 1961 to fill the Senate seat of Lyndon Johnson, newly elected vice president.

John Tower became the first Republican since Reconstruction to win a Southern Senate seat by popular election.

After a raucous rally in South Carolina in 1966, Richard Nixon told this writer the future of the GOP was in the South. That was a year after passage of the Voting Rights Act and LBJ’s forecast that Democrats could lose Dixie for a generation.

Nixon believed that once desegregation was done, its natural conservatism would bring the South into the party of Goldwater, Nixon and Reagan. History has proven him right.

In 1972, President Nixon would sweep all 11 Southern states.

As for the Voting Rights Act, while it led to the enfranchisement and empowerment of the black South, it has proven a death sentence for Boll Weevils and Blue Dogs.

Southern white Democrats, descendants of the men who voted for that Southern Manifesto, are an endangered species, a dying breed.

South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Arkansas will not send a single white Democrat to Congress, if Mary Landrieu loses her run-off. The only Democrats in the House from Deep South states will be African-Americans. Tennessee, North Carolina and West Virginia are trending the same way.

Republican dominance in the New South is partly explained by the conservatism of the region, which is in tune with the national GOP. But the rise of the black Democrat and extinction of the white Democrat is also traceable to the Voting Rights Act.

Required by law and the Justice Department to create districts where African-Americans would be competitive, Southern legislatures began to draw up majority-minority districts where the black vote was so concentrated as to ensure the election of an African-American.


Moderate and liberal Democrats were squeezed out as African-American Democrats colluded with conservative Republicans to carve up Southern states in a way to ensure the results we see today.

As Hispanics, also geographically concentrated, begin to register and vote in greater numbers, Republicans will likely use the same strategy to carve out deeply Hispanic districts for them.

Thus the end result of the Voting Rights Act is likely to be more districts represented by blacks, Hispanics and Asians. These will be largely Democratic and come to represent a plurality of Democrats in the House, as white Democratic Congressmen shrink in number.

Moreover, by using naked race-based ads in the Nov. 4 elections, Democratic strategists are pushing us to an America where the GOP is predominantly white and the Democratic Party, especially in Dixie, is dominated by persons of color.


The ads worked. But while Dixie Democrats rolled up landslides among black voters, Michelle Nunn, daughter of Sen. Sam Nunn, carried only 27 percent of the white vote in Georgia, and was wiped out.


This weekend, 2 million Catalans went to the polls in Spain and in a non-binding referendum voted 4-1 to secede. This follows the vote by 45 percent of the Scottish people to secede from Britain.

As ethnonationalism pulls at the seams of many countries of Europe, it would appear it is also present here in the United States. When political appeals on the basis of race and ethnicity are being made openly by liberal Democrats, as in 2014, we are on a road that ends in a racial-ethnic spoils system–and national disintegration.

“There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism,” roared Teddy Roosevelt, “a hyphenated American is not an American at all.” Typical hate crime by a man unappreciative of our diversity.

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  • Dave4088

    Buchanan seems to speak with forked tongue as in some articles he intimates that multiracial American is unworkable and doomed to failure while other occasions he trumpets the melting pot (and elimination of hyphenated Americanism) as the vehicle by which a multiracial America can be “made to work again”. I should note that if Buchanan gets his wish of a new melting pot that it would mean the destruction of white European DNA in North America and a country that would be a hideous combination of Brazil and Haiti with perhaps a tiny number of unadulterated whites living in armed compounds.

    • Epiminondas

      Very perceptive comment. I have noticed the same sort of racial schizophrenia showing up in Buchanan’s writing. He genuinely loves European civilization and thinks it worth preserving, but has a blind spot when it comes to dealing with races which seek to harm that kind of society, blacks especially. There is this fawning over black conservatives that I’ve never quite understood. He seems to viscerally acknowledge the threat from blacks, then will say something in defense of M. L. King and muddy up the waters. I can’t quite put my finger on Buchanan. But overall, he’s the kind of guy you would want in your foxhole.

      • Luca

        I doubt he has a blind spot when it comes to race. He knows he has to tone it down or else he doesn’t get published.

        • Realist

          “He knows he has to tone it down or else he doesn’t get published.”
          Then what’s the point?

          • Snardley Butler

            The point is you do things incrementally, Pat knows this. Look at Marxism, you think they came right out of the gate saying what their real agenda was?

            Go back to the 50’s or 60’s, gays were just saying “We just don’t want to be beaten and killed”, never did they mention wanting Marriage, never did they say they’d be forcing bakers to make cakes for their weddings, never did they say they’d be hounding the Boy Scouts, or demanding “sensitivity training” for those who disagreed with them.

            Much as I hate the Marxists, you have to give them credit, they knew how to play the game, and it’s been very successful for them.

          • Realist

            “Look at Marxism, you think they came right out of the gate saying what their real agenda was?”
            Ever hear of the Russian Revolution in 1917….not so subtle.

          • Whitesneedtobebrave

            That is why people died in the Russian revolution, the Marxist got smarter and did things slowly. They know that slow and steady wins the race.

          • Snardley Butler

            What???? Are we talking about Russia? Nice red herring there.

      • John R

        Good points. That is why I, and I suspect most here, are race realists, not conservatives.

        • none of your business

          I find it offensive to be called a conservative.

          • Usually Much Calmer

            Not simply a mistake?

          • none of your business

            No, offensive. I have no interest in gays, Christianity, porn, vulgar culture or anything but racial issues.
            All those issues were created by liberals to lure Whites away from the main issue the survival of our race.

        • Snardley Butler

          “Conservatism as a political and social philosophy promotes retaining traditional social institutions in the context of the culture and civilization.”

          “Fiscal conservatism is the economic philosophy of prudence in government spending and debt.”

          Obviously “conservative” can have many different meanings, but in it’s purest form I have no problem with conservatism, I think too many people confuse conservatism with Republicans and NeoCons.

  • Truthseeker

    We’re witnessing the beginning of a new era of history, when all the myths about diversity and proposition nations and democracy are exposed as false idols. Ethnonationalism is returning, and while some of us may not live to see it reclaim its rightful place as the default societal arrangement, it will happen, and it will be beautiful.


      I just hope future whites will be more cunning, stronger and more ethnonationalistic than we are. I hope they don’t get sucked up in liberalism, self hate, defeatism, laziness, greedy,etc.

      • John R


      • SentryattheGate

        With more mixed race people, there will be mixed loyalties. And with gov’t schools

        • Charlie

          Realize this…there are too few mixed race people, currently in America, in order for them to form their own, ethno-racial demographic…with that being said, until the middle part of the 21st century, mixed race people, in particular mulattoes, will show allegiance towards their Black side, and outright rejection and hostility towards their White side…if you know your history of the 1960’s and 1970’s, the most anti-White people of color, were peoples of mixed race descent, because in many respects, they were “overcompensating”, for their supposed “no man’s land” situation by being more and more, radical, and anti-White…

          • SentryattheGate

            Oh, yes, I agree–mixed race people usually show allegiance to their nonwhite side. Like Obama; raised by the white side of his family, abandoned by the black side, yet he’s out to prove how black he is (especially in the WHITE house)!

          • Usually Much Calmer

            The problem is that every mixed race person with an extended family of , for example, 12 people, there are now 12 people that have to cross an uneasiness valley to have pride in their kind, something which would be sort of natural otherwise.

            It is not the Obamas that are the problem, it is his grandmother who loves him as he hates her.

          • Charlie

            The irony is that, mixed race people, tend to hate their White mothers, and her side of the family, while having pseudo-mystical fantasies about a life shared with the Black side of the family, which of course, never materializes…there is a man, who wrote a book, titled “Dreams of My Father”, about a man whom he only met once, for all of just three weeks, back in 1971…

        • none of your business

          Home schooling is great but White children still face vicious discrimination in the job market when they grow up. Concentrate on racial, not cultural issues.

      • Charlie

        Whites will not be more cunning, stronger, and ethnocentrist, for those days ended in 1945…reason being, that, Whites are naturally liberal, tolerant, and rebellious, something that non-White races don’t possess…when it comes to race and ethnic and racial allegiance, White Americans are the most disloyal demographic on the planet…let me explain…how many times have you seen Whites in a car, blasting rap music, loud and to the hilt? On a daily basis…then, how many times have you heard Blacks in their cars, blasting for instance, AC/DC or some other heavy metal group? Never…Whites will not survive, simply because too many of them admire and have loyalties towards hostile, non-White races…there are millions of Whites, who only watch Black themed television programs, all the while ridiculing White themed television programs…there are countless Whites who place ads in the “blue pages”, i.e. the sex ads, wanting Black men and women to share in their bed and have sexual relations with them…to sum it all up, in order for a race to survive, the overwhelming majority of the members of that race, must think as one, as in “group think”…while non-White groups are less cohesive and organized and civil, as Whites are, when it comes to ethnic and racial allegiance, their loyalty is undoubtedly and unshakably, very high…

        • none of your business

          I agree. I fear for my grandchildren’s future and in some ways I wish I had no descendants.

          • IstvanIN

            I frequently feel the same way, although even if I were a childless orphan I would still feel sadness for my extended family, the European race.

          • Whitesneedtobebrave

            No no, do not wish to be childless. Good white people need to have many kids or everything will be lost. It is only through good upbringing and breeding that the white race can win again. So please tell your kids to give you more pure grandkids.

          • none of your business

            The Mothers are too old.

          • Whitesneedtobebrave

            Then tell your grandkids to have many pure white great grandkids.

          • none of your business

            What about yours?

          • Whitesneedtobebrave

            Sadly not married. Tough to find a nice girl who is old fashioned, feminine and wants to be a mother and most of all has class like the older generation of women used to have. I am hoping and praying that I will find one soon. Sad that most women are femi-nazis and wants a career versus wanting to have a family and keep the race going. We have to blame the Jews like Betty Friedan and white libs for promoting feminism. I promise you, I will NOT use any contraceptives and have as many kids as possible. You will be surprised when you see me, but may come to like me. Us good people have to breed like rabbits or the west will be like Africa soon.

    • Pete. G

      With increasing globalization, mulit-ethnic people and other related factors, sadly, I would have to disagree with you.

  • This is contradictory, a rare turkey column on the part of PJB, mainly because it partially deals with one Richard Nixon, PJB’s blind spot.

    At the end, he praises ethnonationalism, as any wise person should. But then above that, he praises Nixon for tricking white Southerners out of their ethnonationalism and into eventually becoming yay red team partisans.

    Even though a very uncomfortable inconvenient truth for red team partisans is that the A-1 reason why today’s white South is so dyed in the wool red team is that it’s a pure reaction to blacks voting Democrat.

  • Evette Coutier

    Here’s how the racial melting pot can work……..

    Lmao. That’s the best joke I’ve told all week.

  • none of your business

    Buchanan should concentrate on White issues such as school desegregation, black on White crime non White immigration including Asian and indian STEM people and most of all affirmative action which affects all of us. 40 years of his sucking up to black “conservatives” has not helped us a bit has it? Nor has all this fulminating about gays, guns,
    religion and capitalism.
    I believe, no know that the liberals came up with gun control, gay marriage, legal porn and all the rest of it to distract Whites from White issues to these other liberal issues that splinter Whites and prevent Whites from fighting for the important things, a crack down on black on White crime, an end to all immigration,, an end to affirmative action and other White issues.
    I am not a conservative, I am a pro Whitist. Even the most deluded conservative needs only to look at the Republican record on conservative issues such as abortion, gays, porn, the end of marriage etc. Defeat, defeat, defeat.
    The Christian anti abortion anti gay, pro marriage, anti porn people have never done a thing about black on White crime, non White immigration, or affirmative action.
    Are there any other Whites out there who focus only on White issues?

  • none of your business

    Buchanan doesn’t know much about Europe and the EU. The Scots nationalists are far more socialist and multicultural than Ken Livingstone and the most anti White English parties and politicians. Catalonia was part of France until 1600 something when Spain and France traded what is now Belgium for Catalonia.
    All those little separatist movements have no intention whatsoever of leaving the EU and becoming separate nations. They want to become more or less provinces in a more powerful EU. In fact, these movements are anti national and want to more or less dissolve the present nations into smaller provinces united in a more powerful EU.
    He appears on Fox with Ben Carson and other black conservatives. That is all I needto know about him now.
    Look at his record.
    He also worked for Richard Nixon the president who implemented and enforced the affirmative action laws. Nixon could have destroyed affirmative action by executive order but he did not. Nixon also created section 8 which is coming to the Whites of suburbs and rural villages. Really, why waste public transit and freeways and parking places in and around industrial and commercial cities on welfare slugs when they can be sent off to the mountains to live out their lives in section 8?
    Considering what America has done to Whites since Brown vs Topeka 1956 I find his patriotism disgusting. America is the enemy of Whites. Why love it? America will never go back to the way it was when Buchanan was a child. His first job was working for an affirmative action section 8 President.

    • none of your business

      I forgot to mention that Richard Nixon, acting on the orders of the Ford Foundation and MALDEF created the Hispanic race and affirmative action for Hispanics by executive order in 1970. America hates us, why should we not hate America?

  • Snardley Butler

    Whites are, and always will be, the biggest threat to whites. If whites were united in a belief of preserving their race and culture other races would not be a problem.

    “A House Divided…….”

  • Amused

    “Democratic strategists are pushing us to an America where the GOP is predominantly white and the Democratic Party, especially in Dixie, is dominated by persons of color”…
    Your ‘birthday suit’ will soon be your ‘uniform’…Before too much longer (D) will be the party soley of ‘color’, few with education, most with government jobs or govt. dependency. Where (R) will be monolithically white, private sector, and home to the educated & those with the technical skills. The few crossovers wont last long, especially whites that side with the (D)’s.

  • Whitesneedtobebrave

    Pat Buchanan loves blacks more than spicks, because the negro race has been in America longer than the spicks. I noticed that he does try and slowly pander to the blacks. Maybe it is because they can easily be swayed.

  • none of your business

    When is he going to write an article about affirmative action, black on White crime and the destructive presence of black in schools? These are the 3 main concerns of Whites. Affirmative action is the most important as it effects all of us.