It's not just the math
I've often discussed
how the drive toward abstract work, the tendency to judge people by graduate degrees, has already destroyed America's black population and is now in the process of destroying its Caucasians as well. The harder we try to compete with China and India on their own intellectual territory, the more we drive our own best people into poverty.
I'm starting to see another aspect to this national suicide. It's not just the pull away from industrial and skilled labor; it's also the pull away from Christianity into secularism.
Math and science were never America's specialty, no matter how often our leaders try to tell us this lie. During the decades when we had the world by the tail, our special talent was an ability to organize and systematize jobs, and our driving force was Christianity.
Well, who does Christianity best? Africans.
If you want a serious
Christian, a Christian who serves God with all her heart and makes moral decisions correctly and courageously, you're far more likely to find her in the Bethlehem Fire Baptized Holiness Church of God
than in St John's Episcopal or First Methodist.
As we marginalize Christianity more and more, we also marginalize and discredit one of the main contributions of blacks to the American totality.
England is encountering a similar situation now,
though with a different emphasis. The post-Christian secularists have advanced much faster in England than here, mainly because an Established church is a weak church. But they're now having to deal with the strength and rigor of an African religious thinker inside the ranks of the Church:
Dr John Sentamu, the Archbishop of York and the second most powerful cleric in the Church of England, has warned against forcing vicars to conduct same-sex civil partnerships as the government prepares to grant full marriage rights to homosexual couples.
Liberal Jewish groups, Quakers and other Christian organisations have been pressing the government to introduce the civil partnership reforms, and gay rights campaigners welcomed the latest news.
Sentamu [says]: “I live in a liberal democracy and I want equality for everybody. I cannot say the Quakers shouldn’t do it.
“Nor do I want somebody to tell me the Church of England must do it or the Roman Catholic Church must do it because actually that is not what equality is about.”
That's logical rigor and moral strength. Sentamu grew up in Uganda, fled to England after Idi Amin imprisoned and tortured him.
The Episcopals in America don't have a Sentamu inside their ranks, so they've violently embraced every new Communist trend from feminism to homosexuality to Gaia-worship. The small fraction of non-Communist Piskies in America have split off from the main church, working under a missionary operation
run by Anglicans from Africa.
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Later: Interestingly, Mike Potemra at NRO
makes the same basic point from a different angle. Luckily for my authorial ego, Potemra's article was posted one hour after mine!