John Derbyshire: Trump’s UN Speech A Pleasant Surprise—Especially On Immigration, Refugees

Adapted from the September 22 Radio Derb, available exclusively on

President Trump opened his address to the United Nations General Assembly this week with a gracious tribute to those foreign leaders who had offered help with America’s recent hurricane and flood disasters. (No doubt these were connected somehow with the activities of the Trump administration. Don't laugh: It was an article of faith in imperial China that natural disasters were a reflection of disorder in the human world. Those of you who have read the greatest novel ever written about China, Tibet, Wall Street, Buddhism, and Italian Opera will know that this belief can by no means be dismissed as a mere archaic superstition).

Then Trump gave a comprehensive survey of the foreign scene. I was pleasantly surprised to find that my own response was less negative than most. And his hints on immigration and refugees were positively welcome.

I was inclined to negativity, being a U.N.-hater. My ideal of a speech by a U.S. President to the U.N. would be one announcing, in as few words as possible, our withdrawal from the whole U.N. circus and the revocation of all diplomatic privileges for U.N. employees, with those who are not U.S. citizens being placed under 24-hour deportation orders.

The U.N. is an archaism. It accomplishes nothing that could not be done just as well with traditional diplomacy, brought up-to-date by online conferencing services. The typical U.N. functionary is the nephew or mistress of some banana republic dictator-of-the-week, with a high school education and a lavish expense account. These people do nothing useful. To the contrary, they are a nuisance to the inhabitants of Manhattan.

The whole thing needs to be scrapped, or at least moved to some location where its pointlessness is more in concord with its immediate surroundings: Haiti, perhaps, or Brussels, alongside the European Union headquarters. Read more >>

The Fulford File | KUSA’s Rittiman Queried Tom Tancredo On And Border Patrol Corruption—Claims To Want...

In a recent interview, KUSA Colorado interviewer Brandon Rittiman asks former Rep. Tom Tancredo (thinking of running for Governor of Colorado)
[W]hy he’s so vocal in his support of VDARE, a group that acts as a platform for white supremacists.

He disputes that characterization, so we went over a few headlines and quotes from VDARE’s website such as “Baylor Football’s Black Rape Culture” and “Saboteurs Even In The Border Patrol–Are They Hispanic?” and “Do We Need More Hispanics?” -- a VDARE article that argues we don’t in part because “Hispanics who manage to stay in school do as poorly as blacks.” [ Links very much added by me]

Balance of Power: Tancredo for governor?

By Brandon Rittiman, KUSA, September 17, 2017

(Tom, who is on the VDARE Foundation’s Board, has defended us against the cancellation of our Colorado Springs conference, a repression of debate that naturally doesn’t bother Rittiman at all).

Still, Rittiman [Email him] is more enterprising than most reporters—he actually read our site, doing a site search, he says in the interview, for words like “white” or “black.” Most reporters just copy and paste what the SPLC says—and SPLC never includes links to the originals. Read more >>

Pat Buchanan: Trump—American Gaullist

See also For What It’s Worth, Trump Great On Immigration, Refugees At U.N. Today, by Peter Brimelow

If a U.S. president calls an adversary "Rocket Man ... on a mission to suicide," and warns his nation may be "totally destroyed," other ideas in his Read more >>

Ann Coulter: They Don’t Call It “The Great Tweet Of China”

During the campaign, Donald J. Trump made lots of promises—he'd be the greatest jobs president that God ever created, he'd cut taxes, he'd balance the budget, he'd give all Americans fantastic health care, he'd renegotiate NAFTA, he'd scotch the Iran deal and so on.

But there was one central promise without which he wouldn't have been elected: He said he'd build a wall.

Either Trump understood the urgency of our border crisis, as his every campaign speech suggested, or it was just meaningless boilerplate to get himself elected. If it was the latter, then our search continues for one politician who won't lie to us.

It was precisely the Nietzschean Eternal Recurrence of politicians promising to get tough on immigration, but never, ever doing it, that caused voters to cling to Trump like a life vest in a tidal wave. Read more >>

Trump WAS Winning On Illegal Immigration. He Still Could

The Daily Caller recently (9/14) published my commentary on the August job numbers . Evidence of how much Trump has begun to alienate his base: There’s intense resistance to good news, with the result that there is an appetite for reports that illegal immigrations is rebounding e.g. Here’s what’s happening to illegal alien crossings after a historic decrease , by Carlos Garcia, The, September 15, 2017. As I argue below, this is a statistical misunderstanding. Illegal immigration appears to have bottomed out, but it is still far below recent levels (SEE CHART ABOVE).

Note also that the immigrant workforce population, which has just declined, includes legal immigrants e.g. H(1)B visa holders. Here also there is also evidence of a “Trump Effect.”

Imagine what would happen if the GOP actually passed legislation .

They (and America) might actually survive.

Trump Has Reduced Immigration Without Lifting A Finger

Get used to it: Donald Trump spent his life on building sites. Chaos, messiness, noise and frenzied rushing around seem normal to him, although they’re driving America’s political class absolutely nuts. On immigration policy, this means nobody (probably including Trump) really knows what is going to happen with the DACA Amnesty, aimed at young adult illegal aliens allegedly brought here as children, or with the 2018 refugee quota, which the Administration must announce this month.  But we do now know, looking at government data, what’s quietly happening with immigrants: they’re leaving. Even the widely reported summer rebound in illegal aliens crossing the southern border is based on a statistical misunderstanding.

Back in April, I reported that the monthly Bureau of Labor Statistics Household Survey report showed year-over-year growth in the immigrant population (legal and illegal, the government Doesn’t Ask) had completely stalled since Trump’s election. This was particularly significant because, during President Obama’s last years, it had been running well in excess of the million legal immigrants expected annually. Which had meant an unreported illegal alien surge was under way—quite probably because the Democrats were blatantly offering Amnesty. Read more >>

Michelle Malkin: Show Biz Meltdown—Bombs Away!

The numbers don't lie. Across the entertainment industry, viewers and fans are tuning out. It's no coincidence ratings are cratering as unhinged celebrities crank up their anti-Trump and anti-American antics.

Pro tip, Tinseltownies: Swapping your jazz hands for middle fingers and waving resistance fists at your customer base is bad for Read more >>
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