VDARE.com Editor Peter Brimelow On The Cancellation Of Our Colorado Conference
On the night of Tuesday August 15, VDARE.com received an email from Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs, Colorado cancelling our April 2018 conference. Attached were a copy of the credit card receipt for our refunded deposit—and a copy of a check for the very significant liquidated damages payment Cheyenne Mountain Lodge had to make to us for breaking its contract.
After forty years in financial journalism (The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, Fortune, Forbes, MarketWatch), the cowardice and stupidity of corporate America are no surprise to me. But I would like to pay tribute to the professionalism and courtesy of the individual staff members at Cheyenne Mountain Lodge over the several months we worked together. I regret that their innocent belief they live in a free country has proved unfounded.
Cheyenne Mountain Resort’s cancellation is a further example of what President Trump has correctly called the Alt-Left: a conspiracy against the civil liberties of Americans by internet vigilantes (such as Media Matters, Southern Poverty Law Center), and their allied troll army, and the violent Communist gang (the so-called AntiFa), plus complicit elected officials. This has resulted in the extraordinary situation where policies that have won at the ballot box (a recent example: El Paso County voted overwhelmingly 56%-36% for Trump and his party controls both branches of Congress) can no longer be discussed in public meetings.
Contrary to widely-repeated lies:
- VDARE.com has never advocated violence or any form of illegality (unlike AntiFa). We focus entirely on providing facts and analysis with the aim of influencing public debate.
We believe the last election shows that this strategy has been working—which is why the Left’s Reign of Terror is intensifying.
- VDARE.com had absolutely nothing to do with last Saturday’s Unite The Right Rally in Charlottesville, VA. We were not invited to speak, we did not attend, we did not even publicize the event beforehand.
There have been unscrupulous efforts to claim that because, early in the year, we published a few articles by a freelancer who subsequently helped organize the rally, we are somehow “linked” to it. But the DAILY CALLER also published articles by the same free-lancer. Is the DAILY CALLER “linked” to the rally? We have writers who are Democrats. Does that mean we are “linked” to James Hodgkins’ shooting up the GOP Congressional baseball team?
- VDARE.com is not a “white nationalist” site. We are a forum site, publishing writers of differing political persuasions, interests (and races) who agree only on one thing: that America’s post-1965 immigration policy has been a disaster.
We certainly do include a few writers who are explicitly concerned with the interests of whites. This may not be a point of view often seen in the Main Stream Media, but its emergence is inevitable as immigration policy pushes whites into minority status, and every bit as legitimate as Black Nationalism or La Raza. Everyone should just get used to it.
- VDARE.com has been arguing for immigration control since 1999, but its position is substantially the same as President Trump’s immigration policy paper released in August 2015. Trump’s stand on immigration was key to his victory in the subsequent primaries and in the general election. Thus our position can no longer be dismissed as extreme or even unusual. The citizens of Colorado cannot reasonably have denied the opportunity to get to understand it better.
If President Trump wanted to speak in Colorado Springs, would he be denied a platform?
Of course, the answer is probably yes. A Totalitarian Left has emerged in America. It is above all desperate to suppress a debate on immigration policy—because it absolutely intends to Elect A New People (as per Bertolt Brecht). Cheyenne Mountain Resort, Mayor Suther and much of the media are helping them to achieve their goal.
On a brighter note: each time a VDARE.com conference is cancelled, we see a great outpouring of support, new readers, donors etc. Thank you all.
Ann Coulter On Charlottesville: When Liberals Club People, It’s With Love In Their HeartsBy Ann Coulter on August 16, 2017, 8:05 pm
Earlier by Ann Coulter: Hillary To Dead Cops—You Deserved It, July 13, 2016
Apparently, as long as violent leftists label their victims "fascists," they are free to set fires, smash windows and beat civilians bloody. No police officer will stop them. They have carte blanche to physically assault anyone they disapprove of, including Charles Murray, Heather Mac Donald, Ben Shapiro, me and Milo Yiannopoulos, as well as anyone who wanted to hear us speak.
Even far-left liberals like Evergreen State professor Bret Weinstein will be stripped of police protection solely because the mob called him a "racist." Read more >>
Narrative Collapse: Is Charlottesville’s James Alex Fields The Next George Zimmerman?By James Kirkpatrick on August 16, 2017, 12:22 am
President Donald Trump finally did what no-one in the Conservative Establishment would: calling out the Antifa (the “Alt Left” in his words) for sparking violence at the legally-sanctioned demonstration in Charlottesville: “You had a group on the other side that came charging in without permit,” the President said. “They were very violent” [ Trump Says ‘Both Sides’ to Blame in Charlottesville Violence, Reversing Monday’s Stance , by Peter Nicholas, Wall Street Journal, August 15, 2017].
This is objectively a true statement. And it has sparked nothing short of shrieking hysteria from the Opposition Party, the far-Left journalists who are tirelessly working to overthrow the President of the United States and ruin the lives of everyone who voted for him.
But Donald Trump did say something questionable. He called James Alex Fields Jr., the man who allegedly drove a car that collided with a crowd of protesters and killed one person, a “murderer.” He thundered:
“I want to know the facts. The driver of the car is a disgrace to himself, his family, and his country. You can call it terrorism. You can call it murder. You can call it whatever you want. And then you get into legal semantics. The driver of the car is a murderer, and what he did is a horrible thing.”
[ Trump: The Driver Of The Car Is A Disgrace To His Country , “Terrorist,” Murderer, by Tim Hains, RealClearPolitics, August 15, 2017]
Needless to say, Trump will get no credit for these words. And perhaps he shouldn’t. Especially when it follows a statement about wanting to “know the facts,” it is wildly premature to call James Fields a “murderer.” There is a surprisingly good chance he will be acquitted—or, perhaps more likely, convicted of a lesser offense such as manslaughter. This is exactly what happened with George Zimmerman, Officer Darren Wilson and a long list of other Main Stream Media lynching victims (including most notoriously South Charleston police officer Michael Slager, whose murder charges were ultimately dropped). Read more >>
Michelle Malkin: Where Is the Corporate Disavowal of Black Lives Matter?By Michelle Malkin on August 15, 2017, 11:09 pm
Liberal business executives are leaping like lemmings from President Donald Trump's manufacturing advisory council. Good riddance.
These silly string-spined CEOs have sided with social justice agitators, Beltway media enablers and Democratic resistance knuckleheads who believe Trump was wrong to condemn violence and hatred on all sides of the political spectrum. Never mind that of the four people arrested after the violent outbreak in Charlottesville, Virginia, this weekend, two were identified with the white nationalist movement and the other two were left-wing "antifa" counterprotesters.
One of those radical leftists is the man identified as having reportedly punched a female reporter for the D.C.-based newspaper, The Hill. But since that doesn't fit the national media narrative of journalists allegedly being victimized by right-wing incitements to violence, mum's the word from corporate media executives and the rest of the preening CEOs.
Merck CEO Kenneth C. Frazier [Email him] claimed he stepped down from the Trump business panel because he felt "a responsibility to take a stand against intolerance and extremism." But Frazier, who served on President Obama's Export Council, felt no equivalent responsibility to take a stand against intolerance and extremism when the White House invited leaders from the violence-inciting Black Lives Matter movement for a forum on policing in July 2016. Read more >>
Peter Brimelow At AMREN: “We Have A Totalitarian Left In This Country”By Peter Brimelow on August 14, 2017, 11:20 pm
VDARE.com editor Peter Brimelow spoke at the American Renaissance conference recently, which went off largely without incident due to the willingness of the Tennessee Park Police to enforce the law. See video below:
I’ve been away from my cellphone for about two-three minutes coming up to the podium, so can someone tell me— what he done now? Has he invaded some enemy of Israel? Has he invaded a friend of Israel? Has he arrested Jerry Brown for trying to turn California into a Sanctuary State (which is a felony—aiding illegal aliens is a felony). Has he deported Kamala Harris? We told him to on VDARE.com!
He hasn’t done anything like that? Nobody knows? Well, the day isn’t over, give him some time!
[VDARE.com note: A whole thirty-six hours later, Trump fired communications directer Anthony Scaramucci!—see James Fulford’s Scaramucci Is Now FORMER Communications Director Because He Forgot The MSM Is A Deadly Enemy To Trump.]
I think the definitive word on Trump came from the blog Steve Sailer wrote back in April:
As a Los Angeleno, I’ve long felt that Donald Trump is the second New Yorkeriest New Yorker ever, behind only George Steinbrenner, who owned the New York Yankees baseball team from 1974 to his death in 2010.
…unlike most team owners of the times, he battled constantly with his players and managers, especially Billy Martin whom he fired five times. Virtually every week seemed like a crisis if you were reading the sports pages. From 1975-1989, Steinbrenner changed managers 18 times, winning two World Series. Eventually, Steinbrenner slowed down and let Joe Torre win four World Series for him…
To a Los Angeles Dodgers fan like myself who was used to the Dodgers having two managers (Walter Alston and Tom Lasorda) over 45 years and an announcer, Vin Scully, for 67 years, the Yankee revolving door soap opera always seemed like it couldn’t possibly go on a day longer.
But—it did go on, for many years. And it was very successful.
That’s how Donald Trump likes it. He spent his life on building sites. He likes chaos. So we all have to get used to it.
Now, my subject today is “Grading Trump’s Performance,” especially from my own perspective and VDARE.com’s perspective-- we’re single-issue voters on the immigration issue. And this chaos is certainly irritating; it makes grading difficult. You have to see through the chaos and focus on the big picture, the emerging building.
But I’ll end the suspense: Donald Trump gets an A—for one simple reason: he’s definitely not Hillary Clinton.
As a matter of fact, he’s definitely not Jeb Bush either! So let’s make that an A+!
Bush would have added insult to injury. Cuckservative Review, and all the Coyote News talking heads would be telling us about The Conservative Case for Bush’s Amnesty/Immigration Surge. It would have been unbearable Read more >>
Pat Buchanan: If We Erase Our History, Who Are We?By Patrick J. Buchanan on August 14, 2017, 8:11 pm
When the Dodge Charger of 20-year-old Nazi sympathizer James Alex Fields Jr., plunged into that crowd of protesters Saturday, killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer, Fields put Charlottesville on the map of modernity alongside Ferguson.
Before Fields ran down the protesters, and then backed up, running down more, what was happening seemed but a bloody brawl between extremists on both sides of the issue of whether Robert E. Lee's statue should be removed from Emancipation Park, formerly Lee Park.
With Heyer's death, the brawl was elevated to a moral issue. And President Donald Trump's initial failure to denounce the neo-Nazi and Klan presence was declared a moral failure.
How did we get here, and where are we going?
In June of 2015, 21-year-old Dylann Roof gunned down nine Christians at an evening Bible study in Charleston's Emanuel AME Church. A review of Roof's selfies and website showed him posing with the Confederate battle flag.
Gov. Nikki Haley, five years in office, instantly pivoted and called for removal of the battle flag from the Confederate war memorial on the State House grounds, as a "deeply offensive symbol of a brutally offensive past."
This ignited a national clamor to purge all statues that lionize Confederate soldiers and statesmen.
In Maryland, demands have come for removing statues and busts of Chief Justice Roger Taney, the author of the Dred Scott decision. Statues of Gen. "Stonewall" Jackson, President Jefferson Davis and Robert E. Lee have been pulled down in New Orleans.
After Charlottesville, pressure is building for removal of the statues of Lee, Jackson, Davis and Gen. "Jeb" Stuart from historic Monument Avenue in Richmond, capital of the Confederacy. Read more >>
Jared Taylor: Unite The Right–Who Got It Right? Press And Politicians Are Blind To The Truth.By Jared Taylor on August 13, 2017, 3:41 pm
Cross posted from American Renaissance
Earlier On VDARE.com: The System Revealed: Antifa, Virginia Politicians And Police Work Together To Shut Down #UniteTheRight
If you get your news from NBC, this is what you learned about yesterday’s Unite the Right rally: “Charlottesville White Nationalist Rally Violence Prompts State of Emergency.” That’s right: The problem was white nationalist violence. It was as if the demonstrators had behaved just like Black Lives Matter or masked antifa: looting, burning, stopping traffic, and roughing up bystanders. Of course, what caused the violence was hostile counter-demonstrators, many of them wearing helmets and carrying shields. If they had not been there, there would have been no violence, and the rally would have taken place as planned.
Of all people, it was Donald Trump who came the closest to getting it right, condemning “hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides.” This, of course, earned him near-universal condemnation. As former Vice President Joe Biden explained, “There is only one side,” and the problem was Unite the Right. This prompted a storm of retweets and similar sentiments. Virginia’s attorney general Mark Herring tweeted that “violence, chaos, and apparent loss of life in Charlottesville is not the fault of ‘many sides.’ It is racists and white supremacists.” Actress Leslie Grossman probably expressed the only-one-side view best. Read more >>