The US refusal to embrace reality is summarized well on this billboard (see image below) that I saw in eastern Charlotte, North Carolina this weekend. It reads “Demographics do not determine your destiny.”
While a statistically few individuals in any population will rise well above or fall far below the average capacity of that population, there is no doubt that significant and self-evident inequality of human ethno-cultural groups does heavily determine the overall destiny of any society. The plantation civilization of the New World (called the “Golden Circle” by many nineteenth century Southerners), a once-prosperous, influential and highly cultured region of the world, has experienced the negative effects of the denial of this fact. Memphis, New Orleans, Haiti, Birmingham and much of northeastern Brazil are dragged down by the democratic rule of the most populous demographic group (empowered by radical bourgeois forces that destroyed the plantation civilization). These regions are unable to achieve the heights they once reached when they were governed by the classically-influenced, patriarchal, hierarchical values of the plantation civilization.
NOTE: For an instructive lesson in the power of demographics, compare Jefferson Davis Academy in Blackville, SC to the local public high schools.