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Trump, Sweden, And Our Ableist, Insulated Media



[ Adapted from the latest Radio Derb, now available exclusively on VDARE.com.]

The Fake News story of the week also offered insights into just how insulated from reality our Goodwhites are. It started with President Trump telling a rally in Florida last Saturday that:
 You look at what's happening in Germany. You look at what's happening last night in Sweden. Sweden! —Who would believe this? Sweden! They took in large numbers. They're having problems like they never thought possible …

‘Last Night in Sweden’? Trump’s Remark Baffles a Nation, By Sewell Chan, NYT, February 19, 2017
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Beauty Meets the Beast: The Fashionable H-1B Visa



One usually doesn’t think of fashion models as skilled workers. President Donald Trump, married to a former fashion model, would beg to differ. And a good test of his commitment to patriotic immigration reform will be his willingness to persuade Congress to repeal legislation enabling foreign models to work here.

That law is a part of the H-1B visa hustle. H-1B visas are employer-sponsored temporary work permits, subject to approval by the U.S. Department of Labor, awarded to “highly-skilled” foreign workers possessed of at least a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent. The H-1B, good for an initial three years and renewable for another three, has an annual cap of 85,000 visas, with 20,000 of those slots reserved for foreigners holding graduate degrees from American universities.

Congress created the H-1B visa as part of the Immigration and Nationality Act 1990. It has become a pretext for hiring STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) workers from abroad at salary and benefit levels lower those that similarly-skilled Americans would accept.

The H-1B visa is a good example of how a real crisis (domestic worker displacement and related fraud) can be created under the guise of resolving a nonexistent one (a domestic labor shortage). Back in 1998, as an amendment to the American Competitiveness Act, lawmakers stipulated that H-1B-dependent firms (those in which visa holders constitute 15 percent of the work force) make a good-faith effort to hire Americans first. But they also inserted a loophole: A firm did not have to make that effort if it paid the H-1B holder at least $60,000 a year and/or if the visa holder held at least a master’s degree. Read more >>

Make Europe Great Again: Nationalism On The Rise—But Fast Enough?



Marine Le Pen and niece Marion Marechal Le Pen--France is either voting for them, or another immigration skeptic.

It is the best of times, it is the worst of times for nationalism in Europe. Patriot parties are leading the polls in major European countries, though this mass support doesn’t prevent them from invariably being described as “Far Right” by the Main Stream Media. But it’s unclear if any of these parties have a path to power in the short term. Worse, there are few signs of short-term hope in Germany, the most powerful and influential of all.

Sweden

No less than the President of the United States has put the spotlight on Sweden, the archetypical Open Borders, multicultural soft dictatorship of leftist dreams. Read more >>

Pat Buchanan: Is Secession a Solution to Cultural War?

As the culture war is about irreconcilable beliefs about God and man, right and wrong, good and evil, and is at root a religious war, it will be with us so long as men are free to act on their beliefs.

Yet, given the divisions among us, deeper and wider than ever, it is an open question as to how, and how long, we will endure as one people.

After World War II, our judicial dictatorship began a purge of public manifestations of the "Christian nation" that Harry Truman said we were.

In 2009, Barack Obama retorted, "We do not consider ourselves to be a Christian nation."[ The President's News Conference With President Abdullah Gul of Turkey in Ankara, Turkey, April 6, 2009] Secularism had been enthroned as our established religion, with only the most feeble of protests.

One can only imagine how Iranians or Afghans would deal with unelected judges moving to de-Islamicize their nations. Heads would roll, literally.

Which bring us to the first culture war skirmish of the Trump era.

Taking sides with Attorney General Jeff Sessions against Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, the president rescinded the Obama directive that gave transgender students the right to use the bathroom of their choice in public schools. President Donald Trump sent the issue back to the states and locales to decide.

While treated by the media and left as the civil rights cause of our era, the "bathroom debate" calls to mind Marx's observation, "History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce." Read more >>

Lydia Brimelow: VDARE.Com Year In Review



It was not a quiet year for VDARE.com.

In fact, it was kind of a roller coaster.

I’ll start at the end, with our year-end appeal: I want to thank everyone who generously gave to our biggest fundraiser of the year! It was a nail-biter in terms of meeting our goal, but I’m delighted to report that we, just like last year, not only exceeded our goal but also set a record for donations (at the last second!). Our goal was $100,000 and we brought in over $116,000 between November and January!

Web Traffic: Overall, our numbers are consistently up. We had a slight snowball in sessions over the course of the year, culminating in a 25% increase in

  • sessions (4,957,864 vs 3,959,459),

  • users (2,042,686 vs 1,630,536)

  • and pageviews (13,038,344 vs 10,645,326).


That trend was echoed in our numbers of users. The bounce rate has decreased by 6%, although it took a jump in December, presumably because we had the fundraising layer up.

November was our peak month in terms of unique users with 231,540. Our slowest month was December with 160,888. December is traditionally our lowest month in terms of traffic, which I assume is a result of the intensity of our fundraising (the click-through layer also increases our bounce rate slightly), although I suppose it could also reflect the myriad of distractions the Christmas season brings to most of us.

December is an interesting month: despite the increasing bounce rate and reduced number of users, we see peak numbers in terms of time-on-site (4 minutes) and pages per session (just over 3). Does this mean that the fundraising and Christmas season skims off our most fleeting readers and leaves only the die-hards?

We had several major spikes, most significant being November 14 with 38,147 sessions, which was on a blog post titled “Trump Supporter Martyred: RIP Thomas Shaw Jr., 75–Stabbed By 21-Year Old Black Man,” by James Kirkpatrick, which went viral on Facebook. Other spikes included: Read more >>

Ann Coulter: Trump Has The Authority To Ban Immigrants—Senate GOP Needs To Get OUT OF THE WAY!

 





Americans thought electing a trash-talking billionaire reality TV star to the presidency of the #$%^ United States would finally be enough to convey the message that they hate both political parties. If anything, they hate Republicans more.

But the Uni-Party can't learn. The bureaucracy, the judiciary and congressional Republicans are all openly working for the "Resistance." It's President Trump against the world.

In Congress, the hate for Trump is personal. Not only did he throw a grenade into politicians' little do-nothing club, but his very existence destroys their self-conception as people with a set of skills.

While Trump was making billions of dollars building skyscrapers, developing golf courses and starring on a hit reality TV show, members of Congress were slowly working their way up the political ladder—interning at think tanks and congressional offices, taking some small government job, then running for the House or Senate, and, hopefully, marrying a woman with a large inheritance.

A stunning number of senators and congressmen are supported by rich wives—Sens. John McCain, Mitch McConnell, Richard Blumenthal, John Kerry and Ron Wyden, and Reps. Michael McCaul, Scott Peters and Paul Ryan, to name a few. Is there any other profession with as high a percentage of men sponging off their wives' inheritances?

Then a self-made billionaire came along, violated all the rules they had lived by, and swept aside more than a dozen experienced politicians just like themselves! Not only did Trump make his own money, but he beat them at the one thing they thought they knew how to do. Read more >>
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