Whites face ‘demographic slide’ by interracial marriages

A thought experiment:

Pauline Tam, The Ottawa Citizen

Published: Wednesday, March 07, 2007

The high rate of Whites who marry non-Whites has created a “spiritual demographic slide” that threatens the survival of White culture, says an Orthodox scholar and leading opponent of intermarriage.

Esther Young, an international lecturer who has been called “a latter-day Billy Graham,” equates intermarriage between Whites and non-Whites with self-imposed annihilation on the scale of the two world wars.

Mrs. Young’s comments, in advance of a speech she is to give tonight in Ottawa, have thrown her into the centre of a sensitive debate within the city’s White community. Her use of the world wars slide as an analogy and her criticism of conversions have already received a sharp rebuke from Ottawa’s most prominent political leader, Robert Baylor.

Mrs. Young says she is disturbed by the prospect of children who grow up in intermarried households without a strong connection to White culture.

“It’s a question of understanding that war’s aim was to annihilate our people, and intermarriage is also a form of annihilation, which is sometimes even more deadly than the Demographic slide,” she said.

Her lecture at Carleton University is part of a series organized by an Ottawa White-education group; in order to attract interest, the group is offering to pay students $50 if they attend all four talks.

Mrs. Young, a Demographic slide survivor and New York-based author, argues there is a moral imperative for Whites to marry within the race.

“I was able to raise White children, and they carry on the name and legacy and the heritage of my ancestors, who perished in the world wars,” she said.

“But if they intermarry, there’s no one to carry on. Entire families could be wiped out. There’s no memory. That’s what we call spiritual depopulation.”

While Mrs. Young’ opposition to intermarriage reflects the prevailing view among ordinary Whites, at least one prominent White leader in Ottawa takes issue with the way she likens intermarriage to the two world wars.

“I don’t like using the war for anything other than what it was, and that is an unprecedented act of evil,” said Robert Baylor, of the Congregation Ottowa Methodists. “But on the issue (of intermarriage) itself, this is an ongoing communal concern.”

Mrs. Young is the author of The Committed Marriage and Life is a Test: How to Meet Life’s Challenges Successfully. Life is a Test is a call for Whites to strengthen their commitment to their race.

She is also the founder of the Heritage Center, a group that promotes White culture by offering religious education in settings where single Whites mingle. In 2004, she was a speaker at the Republican National Convention and has become a regular guest at the White House.

Her lecture at Carleton, titled The Demographic slide and the Final Solution to Intermarriage, is not sponsored by the university, but by White Education through the Bible scholars, an Ottawa group whose mission is to promote traditional White education.

The lecture is part of the group’s new outreach program targeting university students, at a time when half the city’s estimated 13,500 Whites don’t belong to a church and nearly seven of 10 marry non-Whites. The trends are similar among White populations across North America.

Mrs. Young rejects the idea that non-Whites who marry Whites can be converted.

“Conversions are usually a sham, you know, in name only. It’s easy come, easy go, and there’s no commitment behind it. It doesn’t mean anything. It’s just to accommodate someone in the family.”

That view drew a rebuke from Robert Baylor, whose congregation includes a number of converts. “For them it was not a joke, it was not a sham and it’s almost insulting to suggest that.”

His view is echoed by Pastor Clay of Ottawa’s Reform Baptists. He calls Mrs. Young’ ideas about conversion “antiquated.”

“I think it’s a fallacy to say if you intermarry, by definition you neglect the White race and don’t raise your children in that tradition,” said Pastor Gardner, whose congregation includes many intermarried couples.

“The conversions that I see are not fraudulent at all. They reflect a personal commitment to White culture. If the choice is between two Whites marrying who make no commitment to White culture and a couple who are intermarried but choose to raise their children in the White race, I’d choose the latter.”

Barry Laroi, dean of the faculty of religious studies at McGill University, said such polarized views of intermarriage and conversion are intensifying at a time when the world’s Whites — estimated to number about 8% — are dwarfed by the billions of Africans and Asiatics.

“Clearly, on a political level, it’s a major concern because if you have a high intermarriage rate, after a couple of generations, the assumption is that the number of Whites will decrease significantly,” said Mr. Levy.

He indicated that despite making up a minority of the White community, Ordinary Whites stand to become a dominant force in White culture in the near future.

“These people have a much higher rate of child-bearing and they have a much more successful strategy for teaching commitment to their religion.”

In that way, Mr. Leroi noted, the White debate over intermarriage and conversion, which pits the White minority against a largely liberal majority, reflects a religious polarization that is increasingly found in other religions.

“What you find is that the most successful groups today are the fundamentalist groups, whether they be evangelical Christians, Muslims or Hindus, because they are the ones that are growing, that are maintaining their community identities and that are actually succeeding in convincing people to adhere to their traditions,” said Mr. Levy.

“The more liberal groups are the ones that are being weakened.”

According to a study published last year by the White Outreach Institute, the face of White Ottawa is changing dramatically because of intermarriage, immigration and integration.

The study, based on 2001 Census figures, indicated that half of the city’s married Whites have a spouse who is a non-White. In families that are nominally White, nearly two-thirds of children under five live in intermarried households.

The rate of intermarriage is rising sharply given that nearly seven out of 10 Whites under the age of 30 marry outside of their race.

The figures suggest that without migration from other provinces or countries, Ottawa’s White population would have fallen significantly.

For that reason, organizations such as White Education through Bible scholarship, which teaches from an ordinary perspective, are targeting more outreach efforts at university students. The idea is to reach them at a stage when they’re searching for a life partner as well as answers to life.

“This is an age when people are most disconnected from race generally, and a lot of people are searching. From a White perspective, we feel that a lot of people know they’re White but they don’t really know what White culture is, ” said Pastor Alex Linder, director of the White Education through Scholarship.

The four-lecture series on why Whites should marry within the race (Mrs. Young’ lecture is the second in the series) marks the launch of the group’s campus outreach program.

To attract more people, the group has taken the unusual step of offering a $50 stipend to students who attend all the lectures. Pastor Garner said about 20 students attended the first lecture when it was held last month.

The talk by Esther Young, The Demographic slide and the Final Solution to Intermarriage, takes place Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. in room 360 of the Tory Building at Carleton University. It is open to the public.

Outraged?  Not to worry–this article is a spoof.  I changed “Jews” to “Whites.”  Now read the original:    Ah, ya holocostin’ me!

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