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And then there are simply people like me who at the end of the day after the debate is over can say "Think what you will but every night I look in the mirror and I am still white" hows about you?

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Aug 21, 2023·edited Aug 21, 2023Liked by Woke Watch Canada

An excellent post James, well written. Kaufmann is an important analyst I would say. At times, it is difficult to determine whether the author is offering an intellectual endorsement of the phenomena of shrinking white populations, but I think that, on the balance, he is recognizing that it is happening, is basically unstoppable at present, and then proceeds with the questions of how and why and what is the best policy to adopt in the face of the inevitable. As for the idea of keeping "white myths and symbols" alive in an increasingly multi-ethnic society, if we are talking about the underpinnings of personal liberty, then we ought to resist the Boasian (from Franz Boas) cultural relativists who insist that no culture is better than any other. There is a culture that happens to be white in origin that is better because it is the only one historically to have brought about personal liberty in the societies which it shapes. If ethnic citizens like Vivek Ramaswamy want to embrace and partake of that culture and value system, they are at liberty to do so! The illiberals are not those who recognize that the culture is white in origin while simultaneously appreciating the liberal vision to its fullest: as a universalist system that extends its values and rights to all citizens. The illiberals are those who denigrate and disparage the liberal vision because it is white in origin, while simultaneously positioning other, non-liberal, value-systems as policy and law-making alternatives.

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Another interesting piece. I am unclear about the importance of the “white” within “the customary norms and traditions associated with white ethnicity”. What traditions are “white” as distinct from, say, “Western” or enlightenment values. Given the conclusion in your piece (and Kaufmann’s thesis) that we all expect a gradual evolution towards “mixed racial” societies over time, (better than abrupt change seems to be the primary argument) why term the traditions as “white” at all. The skin tone seems immaterial to the concept at best, even if many (although not all) have European roots.

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Aug 21, 2023Liked by Woke Watch Canada

James Pew dares to write about subjects most other journalists cower from. I see “a model in which today’s white majorities evolve seamlessly and gradually into mixed-race majorities that take on white myths and symbols.” I think western society has proven itself as the best project for humans to date and that it won’t continue to get better if we pretend that it should be wholly deconstructed.

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