In what is more than the usual differences regarding political ideologies between two candidates with fundamentally different personalities, the United States presidential election is essentially the culmination of a war of White and mixed-race cultures, influential French philosopher and author Éric Zemmour said in a political talk show on French news channel CNews.
“Beyond the ideological battles and the different personalities of [Joe] Biden and [Donald] Trump … there is a cultural war in the United States that has been going on all this year, with Black Lives Matter and the feminist movement,” Zemmour said. “I think there is a true cultural war between the traditional America — the White America — and the multicultural America.”
He added that the real background of the current debate is demographic.
“When speaking of violence and the clash of Trump and Biden, there is evidently a demographic play in the background,” Zemmour said. “It is about the life or death of the White America against the mixed-race, multicultural America, which wants to impose its new rules, hand-in-hand with a new alliance of all the movements such as the feminists and so on.”
A video of the interview with Zemmour has been deleted from Youtube, but a link to the video, which is published on the CNews website, is available here and here. Geo-restrictions may apply to those who live outside France.
Data shows that demographic trends have certainly influenced the politics of the United States, with minorities such as Hispanics, Blacks, and Asians supporting the Democratic Party over the Republican Party in large numbers. The Black vote, for instance, amounted to 91 percent for Hilary Clinton in 2016, according to Pew Research. Publications such as the Los Angles Times have documented the phenomena, such as with its article ‘California’s changing demographics will further doom Republicans‘, which was produced in 2019.
Whites are increasingly making up a smaller share of the overall US population and the voting electorate. Data shows that the White share of the population dropped to 60.1 percent in 2019 while the White share of the population in 1960 was 88.6 percent, according to US census data. Mass migration following the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1964 coupled with declining White birthrates has produced a situation where Whites may become a minority in the near future unless immigration restrictions are introduced.The Brookings Institution indicates in report published this year that the drop in the share of the White population is declining even faster than expected
The Federation for Fair American Immigration Reform analyzed Biden’s immigration plan and found that it would allow a “staggering 52 million new immigrants to eventually settle in the United States
Zemmour, who is Jewish, has discussed the issue of changing demographics in the past. He said on CNews last month that “immigration changes the makeup of a people. It is a crime against the European peoples, it will end in bloodshed.”
Zemmour is the author of “The French Suicide” and is known for his strong opposition against continued immigration to France. In a previous interview, he compared immigration in his country to a “demographic tsunami” and said he believes current immigration and integration policies have failed. He worked for the French channel RTL from 2010 to 2019.