Sarah, Maid of Albion, writes:
It appears that the new policy of US Cable News channel MSNBC is to punish, and where possible suppress, free speech.1 Regular conservative contributor, ex adviser to three American presidents and two time presidential election candidate, Pat Buchanan has been permanently suspended and may not be allowed back on air. MSNBC have taken this action because they do not like what he said in his new book “The Suicide of a Superpower” which analyses and explains the reasons behind the decline of the once great nation of America.
MSNBC President Phil Griffin is quoted as saying : “I don’t think the ideas that Buchanan put forth are appropriate for national dialogue on MSNBC. He won’t be coming back during the book tour.” Asked if Buchanan would be be back at all, Griffin replied “I have not made my decision.”
The Liberal elite in America is outraged that Buchanan’s brilliantly researched book directly links the decline in America’s power, the dire state of her economy and near collapse of social cohesion on multiculturalism, mass non-European immigration and shrinking of the white majority. These are views which are an anathema to those who currently have their jackboots on the throats of the Western media, and views which they will go to any length to prevent being expressed, especially by individuals with the profile of Pat Buchanan.
To paraphrase George Orwell, we have reached a point within our society where to speak the truth is an act of revolution, it is an act which puts you and your livelihood at significant risk, because, if you speak the truth the liars and the tyrants will try to crush you. It is no longer just the little man, or woman, who speaks out of turn on a tram or a football terrace who they seek to destroy, they are now going after the titans.
However, we have seen it all before, in the last century and further east, in cultures which were our current leaders spiritual homes, where the truth became a crime, as it is now becoming throughout the west.
It seems easy and trite to say that the Soviet Union did not die, it just moved west, but in fact, in many of the ways that matter, that is the truth. It is the same beast, it wears a different mask, but the same snarling jaws lurk behind it.
But before we relegate Pat to the history books, it’s worth remembering that he’s weathered countless attempts to to derail his career for the past 20 years—all of which have failed. These include a press-release-per-month issued from the ADL, as well as William F. Buckley’s more equivocal purge (if that’s the right word) in his “search” for anti-Semitism in the early ’90s.2 Buckley, in one of his many efforts to ingratiate neocons and placate organizations like the ADL, ended up declaring that Pat was not quite an anti-Semite, simply “iconoclastic” . . . Even this description reveals much about the Conservative Movement’s twin shibboleths of Majority advocacy and Israel, as well as Buckley’s own jealousy. Whatever the case, at the end of the day, Pat was simply too much of a good guy, to much of a friend to Washington insiders, and too much of a serious writer to be purged. So, I wouldn’t bet against Pat overcoming this latest turn of events.
If the Beltway and New York media do succeed in collectively shunning Pat, however, we will have entered a new phase of PC (and Majority dispossession.)
From a cynical standpoint, one might say that Pat wasn’t just tolerated by the mainline media for his experience and political acumen; he was kept on board as one of the last avatars of a traditional, Christian, and European America—if only to capture a particular viewing demographic and give Rachel Maddow something to express righteous liberal outrage over.
The absence of Pat would mean that the mainline media no longer tolerate a single voice that projects traditionalism and Majority nationalism. Not a hint. Nothing. Nada. (In such a case, we’re lucky that Pat’s book and writings remain.)
Thinking about Pat’s significance in the mainstream, I’m left with this thought. In 2001, Pat warned White Americans about demographic displacement and a general cultural decline. In 2011, Pat sounded the same themes; in many ways, Suicide of a Superpower was a sequel or reworking of the earlier volume.
In the decade that separates the two books, NOTHING WAS DONE.
The self-styled “Conservative Movement,” with which Pat identified throughout his early years, engaged in Middle East war-mongering for democracy and other pointless pursuits. No serious pro-White movement arose in response to Buchanan’s dire warnings—or at least none was successful.
A third “Death/Suicide” volume in 2021 probably would be greeted with less outrage than confused contempt. The Brazil-America of the foreseeable future—one with a large-and-growing African and Hispanic underclasses, an egalitarian civic creed, and an increasingly totalitarian state—will, no doubt, exist under dramatically reduced economic circumstances. But there’s no reason to believe that it would be any less self-confident and nationalistic than the country is today. Such a nation would view Pat’s defense of a paleo-America not as “conservative” and “right-wing”—but as heretical and absurd. At some point, Barack Obama and Rihanna will replace Davy Crocket and Vince Lombardi as representatives of the real America.
1 — I don’t want to quibble with dear Sarah, but it’s not really an issue of “free speech.” MSNBC is a private entity that can air what it pleases. Certainly, if we were in charge of major media outlets, we’d be “suppressing free speech” left and right—and featuring programming like Jonathan Bowden on Everything, The James Edwards Channel, and our daily soap opera, As the World Eternally Recurs. The issue is political correctness.
2 — Clearly, Buckley wanted to re-orient National Review towards the neocons and their patrons. The magazine did, however, endorse Pat in ’92, no doubt, at the behest of then-editor John O’Sullivan.