TO JUAN WILLIAMS: Yes, White Men Have Done Some Admirable Things!

Written by William Pauwels on August 12, 2014

Fox News‘ Juan Williams’ recent racial comments make me wonder: Am I delusional or simply more observant than most? Is there a war on white people by certain sectors of our population? Blacks, liberal-leftists, Democrat politicians, progressives, and media types seem to associate almost everything that’s wrong in America and in the world with the dominant, American white race.

Obama and his progressive cabal seems to be obsessed with flooding the USA with nonwhite immigrants who simply walk across the border or off airplanes to enjoy de facto American citizenship. Obama commenced his presidency with an apology tour of non-white nations – blaming America for many of the world’s problems while minimizing American Exceptionalism.

It was primarily Christian Europeans and their descendents who founded and developed our nation and invented our constitutional, competitive, free-market, economic and political systems. Liberal-leftist progressives now seem determined to dilute America’s traditional heritage with people of different cultures and little or no commitment to traditional American principles and values.

I know I risk being called a racist by articulating these thoughts, but I don’t think that’s accurate. I lobbied for equal rights during my college days in the late 1950s and later during the ’60s. I have three minority grandchildren and a minority daughter-in-law and I love them as much as any of my white children and grandchildren.

There was a time when America immigrants were primarily from Europe – with cultural, custom, religious and value traits similar to that of our Founders. There was a time when immigrants, like my parents and relatives, were required to learn the English language and become familiar with the American system of governance and economics.

My parents emigrated from Belgium in 1920 — learned and spoke English at home and were in love with The American Way. They worked long and hard and started businesses that contributed to The American Prosperity Machine.

It seems that Obama, his administration, academia, liberal-leftist progressives, the Democrat Party, and the mainstream media are determined to change America into some kind of unproven, multicultural, multilingual, multi-religious, divided, social experiment from which there will be no exit. Too many ignorant, brainwashed, American citizens seem to have little or no concern for the consequences of these liberal-leftist, progressive, de facto Marxist/Fabian-Socialist/quasi-Communist ideologies that are being forced upon our nation.

Can traditional America be saved? It’s doubtful. Hatred for whites is simply one more cog in the progressive wheel rolling our people downhill into a divided, hand-out-oriented, Fabian-Socialistic, centralized, authoritarian system of governance.

History has clearly demonstrated that the keys to a flourishing economy; plentiful, good-paying jobs; and individual prosperity for the greatest number ― is a competitive, free-market, free-enterprise, entrepreneurial, innovative, personal-initiative, profit/surplus-motivated, law-and-order economy ― where companies and enterprises exist, and people work to meet the needs, wants and expectations of their stakeholders, i.e., their customers, employees, suppliers, communities, creditors and investors ― in that order of priority.

And this must be accomplished at a profit or financial-surplus sufficient to support the ongoing and balanced needs of each enterprise ― sufficient to provide investors and creditors with an attractive return on their investment in the economy ― and adequate to offset the implicit risks of supporting the financial needs of the business.

Free market, competitive Capitalism is a time-tested, proven economic discovery that works ― based on freedom, natural law, private property, and the private ownership of the means of production and distribution of goods and services ― characterized by free competitive markets, motivation by profit or surplus, and safety nets for those who cannot care for themselves.

In a Socialistically oriented economy, many of these functions and forces are taken over by self-serving government bureaucrats, complacent job-fillers, and career politicians – who can’t possibly provide the collective wisdom, experience and motivation of liberated businesspersons, entrepreneurs, innovators and workers ― operating in a competitive, free-enterprise, entrepreneurial, profit/surplus-motivated, sky’s-the-limit,
It so happens that lots of white men, over the centuries, have embraced that kind of an economic system. America is better for their having done so. Acknowledging that doesn’t make me a racist. I’d like to hope men and women of all races and nationalities would follow their admirable example – so even better days can await the United States.

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William Pauwels
William A. Pauwels, Sr. was born in Jackson Michigan to a Belgian, immigrant, entrepreneurial family. Bill is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and served in executive and/or leadership positions at Thomson Industries, Inc., Dow Corning, Loctite and Sherwin-Williams. He is currently CIO of Pauwels Private Investment Practice. He's been commenting on matters political/economic/philosophical since 1980.