Since the founding of America, it’s always been a dumping ground for the rest of the world’s problems and a laboratory where those who come out on top can work their wills without any traditions or custom to hold them back. Instead of a City on a Hill, it’s been more like that Randian city on the bottom of the sea from Bioshock.
From the beginning, it was a money mill where Whites and Indians were used as slaves until they were replaced by imported Africans. Since the 1600s, it’s been about importing ever more unskilled labor to undermine the power of normal people who get just comfortable enough to decide they don’t want to be exploited to death.
Over 150 years later Benjamin Franklin was scratching his head wondering why average people defected to the Indians whenever they got the chance and only came back kicking and screaming. What we call America has always been a game of hucksters and exploiters.
Most of the Founding Fathers were rich smugglers, slave-traders, and slave-owners who were de-facto New World aristocrats. The American Revolution did not lead to chaos because it was the revolt of one elite against another elite. There is a lot to be said for that; I favor an enlightened elite. But their narrow view led to them getting deposed within a couple generations in a pointless and bloody civil war.
The American scheme proved to be sustainable for nearly 400 years because there was an entire continent to expand into. Now there’s not. Every easy corner has been settled and then populated to saturation. If you want to found a colony now, you’ll be homesteader in Montana or Alaska.
Now, the American people have to grow up. They have nowhere else to shove their problems. In fact, we are so weak and divided that surrounding states that could never challenge us militarily easily shove their surplus populations through our porous “borders.” They may be less wealthy and powerful, but they win in the game of genetic mercantilism.
All the rest of the world lives adjacent to groups of comparable power and few have two gigantic oceans to protect them. Nor did they have whole continents to colonize. Every other society on earth has had to reach a state of equilibrium within Malthusian limits and develop culture and traditions to limit disaster to manageable levels. Those that could not were subsumed by more competent groups.
Now America is in the same situation as everyone else and we have to establish a sustainable civilization for the first time and in a very short time.
It is not cause for despair though. Let us look at Africans in America who always vote 90% for the same party and move in lockstep whenever it matters most. They are pound-for-pound the most powerful electorate in American politics simply because they can actually work together sometimes in a land where everyone else is out slit the other guy’s throat as soon as he falls asleep.
It has often been pointed out that Americans are not like other Europeans. We are mutts of a 100,000 different admixtures, descendants of the misfits who couldn’t make it in Europe. So it has been argued relentlessly we are a cursed people with no name, no nation, no inheritance, no future.
But what about Blacks? They came from hundreds of different tribes taken from a couple thousand miles of coastline and from the interior of their native continent. They have a decent level of admixture with European colonists. None of that has been a barrier to their greater commonality when subjected to outside pressures.
We have already seen that a roughly-related race undergoes a process of ethnogenesis in a new homeland, especially when it becomes a minority beset from every side.
Many dissidents suppose the descendants of Europeans in America becoming a minority would be an apocalyptic end. No, it would be the beginning of a new ethny who emphatically and viscerally know who they are. An America that’s 60% European-descended remains in free-market slumber, working their lives away to out-compete the other guy by a few thousand bucks.
An America that’s 30% European is a fanatical tribe that engages in aggressive conquest against its blood enemies.
As pressure makes loose river sediment into hard rock, it can make a population of mutts into a new pure breed that back each other up and screw over outlanders whenever they can. Americans will become their own European ethnic group alongside Germans or British. There will be no “nation of immigrants” pablum. Everyone will know who Americans are. But first, it is time for America to grow up.