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Breed, conservative white baby, breed. That's the gist of Pat Buchanan's latest book, The Death of the West, which warns of the end of life as he knows it.

Currently on his book tour, Buchanan makes a stop in Colorado Springs at McKinzey-White Bookshop next Wednesday, Jan. 16, at 7 p.m. This week, he enumerated his theories in a candid Independent interview.

"Western civilization, in terms of cultures, is, of course, based on Christianity, which I believe is the true faith," the three-time presidential contender said.

Yet, he warns that the United States and Europe's declining birth rates, combined with population explosions in Asia, Africa and Latin America, will result in a continuing non-white immigrant invasion of the United States and wipe out what he considers the "true" Christian America as soon as 2050.

All the isms, especially feminism, hedonism and materialism -- as well as contraception, abortion and the cultural revolution of the '60s -- are to be blamed for the downfall of good old America.

"In half a lifetime, many Americans have seen their God dethroned, their heroes defiled, their culture polluted, their values assaulted, their country invaded, and themselves demonized as extremists and bigots for holding onto beliefs Americans have held for generations," he writes.

"Only the mass reconversion of Western women to an idea that they seem to have given up -- that the good life lies in bearing and raising children and sending them out into the world to continue the family and nation -- can prevent the Death of the West."

Buchanan is downright alarmed by people of color who have "invaded" the country, especially Texas and California. "Mexicans not only come from another culture, but millions are of another race," he writes. "History and experience teach us that different races are far more difficult to assimilate. The 60 million Americans who claim German ancestry are fully assimilated, while millions from Africa and Asia are still not full participants in American society."

Buchanan is also inflamed by efforts of scholars to "dumb down America's past" by providing a more accurate picture of American history -- including that Columbus was not only an explorer but also a genocidal killer. He is aggrieved by a "Ministry of Truth" that now reminds students of history that many of the country's founding fathers were not only heroes, but also slave owners.

He is incensed by "the rewrite men of America's past" -- that "Taliban of Modernity" -- who have attacked the vestiges of the South's great Lost Cause. He lambastes those who suggest the Confederate cause -- slavery -- was ignoble and dishonorable and, as such, consider the rebel flag as repulsive as a Nazi swastika.

The North, of course, won the war of secession 137 years ago. But Buchanan bemoans recent efforts to remove the Confederate flag from government buildings throughout the South. He's mad because, in Richmond, Va., a statue of American tennis great Arthur Ashe has been erected near the statues where the "four great sons of the Confederacy stand -- Lee, Jackson, Stuart and Davis." Ashe, who was black, stands in their midst, Buchanan claims, in an effort to "disrupt and contradict the symbolism."

Using an analogy that could be compared to an abuser who says, "Hey, I beat my wife for decades but I've stopped doing it now and therefore should get a medal," Buchanan berates those who demand that, in the 21st century, the United States apologize for its slave-owning past. After all, we didn't invent slavery and, if anything, the West should be credited for ending it, he said.

Himself childless, Buchanan is like the consummate father who chides his errant kids to "Do what I say, not what I do." In addition to berating white women for shirking their childbearing duties, he attacks modern trends for contributing to our demise. "Sex, fame, money, power -- those are what our new America is all about."

This from a man whose entire career has been built on the pursuit of fame, money and power. The former Nixon speechwriter, senior advisor to three presidents, newspaper columnist and TV pundit declined to provide the amount of the advance he was paid for his book. He also declined to identify his own net worth, other than admitting it is "very, very good, no doubt about it."

This week, Buchanan claimed the most vapid question that he has encountered during recent interviews (not asked by this columnist) is, "Is this a racist book?" and expressed curiosity over how his rantings could possibly be interpreted as bigoted.

"They're calling me names but all my facts are accurate. I'm simply telling the truth here."

-- degette@csindy.com


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