The Fear-Factor and America’s White Majority
One can argue the right and wrong sides of history, but the fact that America will soon lose its white majority is inarguable. It’s going to happen sometime in the next twenty years or so, which is why I find 247 proposed pieces of voter-restrictive legislation in 43 states so perplexing.
These 43 states are proposing exactly the wrong thing
FDR’s statement after the bombing of Pearl Harbor—that we have nothing to fear but fear itself—is as prescient today as it was then. Pearl Harbor had been attacked. That was fact. America’s white majority will disappear, whether in twenty years or not. That is a fact.
Roosevelt’s statement was to put aside our fears and act in the nation’s best interests. Forty-three states have elected to ramp up our racial fears and act in what they conceive of as the coming minority’s best interests. That’s not only the wrong side of history, it’s a failed strategy.
The recent push-back by business in Georgia is the canary in the coal-mine and the remaining 42 sta…