October 3, 2016
Derb: ‘Charles Murray Inches Towards National Conservatism’
John Derbyshire writes:
Murray told us, he has since been doing some hard thinking—mostly in the past year or so, and mainly because of Donald Trump; although Murray insisted that there is still no way on earth he could ever vote for Trump as President.
The result of Murray’s thinking was, he tells us, acceptance of a simple fact:
Clip: The citizens of a nation owe something to each other that is over and above our general obligations to our fellow human beings. That there is a sense in which we should take care of our own; “our own” in this case meaning Americans—native Americans, in the real sense of that term. (…)
I hope he’ll do some more rethinking on the issues of skilled immigration, which is a monstrous scam on our middle-class workers, and demographic replacement, which is destroying our social capital—a thing Murray implicitly acknowledges himself in the Q&A video.
RELATED: I wrote about Charles Murray here and here.