San Jose, CA (PRWEB) November 11, 2011
In an exclusive interview with radio/tv host and author, Rebecca Costa, political advisor to 3 United States presidents, Pat Buchanan, refuted accusations that he advocates social Darwinism and racism in his most recent book Suicide of a Superpower: Will America Survive to 2025?
According to Buchanan these indictments come from people who have misread the book, ?Even identical twins are not born equal. What we want is equality of rights and opportunity - similar to the Olympics where absolutely everyone can attempt-out but we choose the individuals who represent the United States based solely on their verified ability to excel. That?s the way societies move forward. . .?
He continued, ?I was in the most egalitarian society of the 20th Century when I stepped off the plane with Richard Nixon in the Folks?s Republic of China - exactly where everyone was equal, but no one was totally free. When you have absolute freedom, it automatically produces inequality ? simply because we are unequal in our talents and skills and drives and courage and perseverance. . . No method is perfect, but the free of charge enterprise method has completed much more to uplift humankind. I?m not just talking about the robber barons of the 19th century ? but the average operating man had horrendous operating conditions. But these improved more than 10, 20, 30 and 40 years, until Americans ? the very same folks who had been when swept out of Europe ? had the highest living standards the world had ever noticed. Freedom is what did that.?
When asked how Buchanan reconciles ?every single individual according to their talents? with religious responsibilities to care for those with lesser talents, Buchanan explained that society is obligated to offer ?a floor of decency below every single family members, but no roof over any man?s head.?
Buchanan?s latest book posits that America is ?coming apart? simply because the government is committed to multiculturalism, and equal outcomes in spite of unequal effort and talents. He contrasts immigrants who arrived in the United States between 1890 and 1920 from Italy, Poland, Ireland and other countries ? immigrants who attended public schools and learned the very same history, participated in the very same holidays, and were joined by the exact same literature and language, creating them part of the wonderful ?melting pot? - against modern day immigrants who retain their allegiance to their native countries and have no desire to assimilate. In Buchanan?s view, the identical multiculturalism which has failed in Europe currently threatens the survival of the United States.
The full interview with Pat Buchanan is offered at http://www.rebeccacosta.com