We are experiencing a major turnaround in the 21st century, comparable only to the beginning of the so-called Modern Times 500 years ago. Until the times of Columbus and the great Portuguese discoverers, there was a world in which one continent knew little or nothing about the other, America was totally unknown, and worldwide contacts were minimal or nonexistent. That changed since the 16th century, when Europeans began to dominate and subjugate the world. Colonialism and other forms of imperialism shaped history. In later centuries, the descendants of European immigrants to the United States appeared on the world stage and took on an increasingly important role. In total, the last 500 years were marked by the worldwide dominance of the White Man.
We are currently realizing a fundamental change, as well within the countries of North-America and Europe, as on the global stage. The proportion of the white population will probably shrink from 65% to 45% from 2015 to 2050 in the traditional immigration country USA, Even in Europe, where the population share of non-European origin is currently still relatively low at less than 10%, the proportion of migrants from non-European countries will increase significantly. Of course, the picture looks quite different on a global scale. There are 7.3 billion people on Earth, 5.6 billion lived in Asia and Africa in 2016, and a projection for the year 2050 predicts that 9.8 billion of the world’s population will live in Asia and Africa, and most of the population growth outside of these two continents will take place in Latin America. There are not only significant shifts in the population share, even in the economic development, we can see great changes. Countries such as China, India, Pakistan, Indonesia and others have been experiencing much stronger economic growth for years than most countries in Europe or North America. Under the bottom line we see that the domination of the White Man and his countries is coming to an end.
A worldwide increase of right-wing and nationalist movements, that like to keep white ethnic groups pure and usually emphasize their superiority, can certainly also be regarded as a reaction to this development. They do not want to give up world domination, and if they want to, the purpose is at least to bulk head off and keep the country ethnically pure. They feel long-term on the historic loser road and build up with aggressive means and slogans against it.
The development of our century will depend on whether white Europeans and North Americans are trying to defend their traditional dominance by force or bring in the positive aspects of their history to a world where, hopefully, skin color and ethnicity are no longer relevant. The White Man has brought exploitation, genocide, and colonialism to this world, but has also sent forth great philosophers and statesmen, men like John Locke, Voltaire, and Thomas Jefferson, he has created ideas like the Enlightenment and the slogan of the French Revolution: Liberté, égalité , Fraternité.
These values need to be reintegrated into a changing world. That is our historical mission.