During an interview on today's NPR Morning Edition Pat Buchanan came out and just said it - he misses when America was a white country filled with white people and white babies and no people with any melanin or accents or religions other than bible thumping, Christian, anti choice, pro guns, good folks.
Oh, and he supports Herr Trump. Shocking, I know.
When asked by host Rachel Martin about a section in his book, State of Emergency, where he talks about America basically going to hell because white people will be outnumbered by minorities, he said the following:
MARTIN: Why do you see that as a problem?
BUCHANAN: Well, because I look at Europe and I look all over the world, and I see peoples everywhere at each others' throats over issues of ethnicity and identity. Again, the United States of America -- we had an enormous success, we had high immigration from 1890 to 1920. Then we had a timeout where all those folks from eastern and southern Europe were assimilated and Americanized. They learned English. I went to school with the sons and daughters of these folks, and we created a really united country where 97 percent of us spoke English in 1960. Now, in half the homes in California, people speak a language other than English in their own homes. Anybody that believes that a country can be maintained that has no ethnic core to it or no linguistic core to it, I believe is naive in the extreme.
MARTIN: But you understand how that language feels very incendiary to many people?
BUCHANAN: I don't care how that language sits with people. My job is not to make people happy, it's to tell the truth as I see it.
MARTIN: Explain to me what having a diverse cultural identity and a diversity of languages, how that undermines the American identity. I think it's important to try to understand why you think that this is such a threat.
BUCHANAN: Well first, it seems that the American people tend to agree with us, does it not?
MARTIN: But, what you are laying out is an America that is white, or if not exclusively white.
BUCHANAN: It's an America like the country I -- It's an America like the country I grew up in, which was a pretty good country.
I'm gonna bet that he also misses cross burning, KKK rallies, lynching, segregation, separate water fountains and buses just for "colored" folks. You know, the good old days where people knew their place and America was great.
Is this the America that Herr Trump is bringing us back to? Is this what "Making America Great Again" means to the Republican Party of 2016? Seems that way.