For several years I've been keeping an eye out for signs of the Great Realignment in American politics. What I mean is that, as the Democrats increasingly become the party of minorities and white useful idiots, would the great body of whites start to realign with the Republicans? With every other race shamelessly uniting and promoting its own narrow agenda – invariably at the expense of whites – the Great Realignment would be truly momentous. Whites united in their own interests, as distinct from the interests of every other ethnic group, would be unstoppable.
Well, we don't expect trend-setting from Alabama, but it’s from this unlikely source that dramatic evidence has emerged. An interesting article over in VDare tells us that not only have the once-hated Republicans taken decisive control of both the House and the Senate there, the parties have taken on a distinctly Great Realignment hue.
You see the Republican legislators are all white. Every last one. Not terribly surprising in itself, but you see, the Democrat legislators are mostly black. In the House, the black Democrats outnumber the white Democrats 27-to-12. In the Senate they outnumber them 8-to-4.
Is this a straw in the wind which says that the Republicans will become the White party and the Dems the Party of Minorities?
Surely too early to say. But if the trend grows, America, and the West in general, could be on the way back.