Back in 2012, Ted Cruz actually refused to debate in Spanish. As Time reported:
In 2012, then-Senate candidate Ted Cruz refused to debate his opponent in Spanish. Aside from being a “lousy” Spanish speaker, Cruz argued it was a bad idea: “Most Texans speak English … [My opponent] wants to do a debate in a language where the vast majority of primary voters don’t understand it, because he doesn’t want them to hear about his record.”
[How Ted Cruz is Using Spanish in His Presidential Campaign, by Tessa Berenson, March 23rd, 2015]
Also as a senatorial candidate in 2012, Cruz warned of “a language ghetto” and contrasted it with the situation facing his immigrant Cuban father back in 1957:
“When my father came over here penniless with $100 sewn into his underwear, thank God some well-meaning liberal didn’t come put his arm around him and say, ‘Let me take care of you. Let me put you on the government dole [and] rob you of your self-respect. And by the way, don’t bother to learn English. Let me keep you in a language ghetto,’” Cruz said. He said the traditional “American dream” is being destroyed by letting people use their native languages and grow dependent on government aid.
[Cruz, like Gingrich, warns of ‘language ghetto’ created by bilingual ed, by Robert T. Garrett, Dallas Morning News, February 2, 2012]
Following this speech, the Dallas Morning News’ Garrett spoke to Cruz, and reported he wanted “to restore the old ways, in which immigrants felt great pressure to begin picking up English, pronto.”
But today, Cruz seems to be falling into the same trap as so many other Republican politicians, as we can see with the first ads he produced for his campaign.
His English-language video lasts 2 minutes and 20 seconds
Images of Ferguson Burning, Via Google Image Search
[Previously by Paul Kersey: Feds Lynching Ferguson—But First They Fouled It Up, With Section 8 Housing]
The Main Stream Media has gone back to Manhattan to watch for its next target (probably some hapless frat boy) but the residents of Ferguson, Missouri are living with an economic nightmare. And, thanks to the MSM’s Politically Correct riot, the worst is yet to come.
What makes this all the more tragic is the implicit acknowledgement by the MSM that there wasn’t much racial injustice or public anger to begin with. As the New York Times wrote:
For years, local leaders in Ferguson ran unopposed in elections that drew 12 percent of registered voters, only single-digit percentages of black residents and almost exclusively white candidates.
Now, eight candidates, many first-time political hopefuls, are trying to fill three of the seven Council seats; all three are being vacated by members who decided not to run again. City officials said the candidacies were unprecedented: Four African-Americans are running this year, compared with a total of three in Ferguson’s previous 120 years.
[City Council Races Offer Change in Ferguson After Months of Upheaval, By Jack Healy and John Eligon, March 14, 2015]
So the MSM has successfully followed the Saul Alinsky strategy of “rubbing raw the resentments of the people of the community.” But if Ferguson were a hotbed of racial hostility, wouldn’t more than three black people have run for office in the city’s entire previous history?
Of course, the surge in black population and resulting increase in crime and instability is relatively recent. And the real explanation for the collapse of Ferguson wasn’t just the increase of a black population, but the surge in the Section 8 voucher population. That increase from 300 households receiving aid in 2000 to 800 in 2010--numbers that don’t include the number of people living in each home [Ferguson, MO Emblematic of Growing Suburban Poverty, by Elizabeth Kneebone, Brookings, August 15, 2014].
The most dramatic case: the Canfield Green apartments, the location where Officer Darren Wilson shot Michael Brown, and a frequent source of complains about crime [Diverse police forces are not a panacea for fatal police shootings, by Jesse Bogan, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, September 3, 2014].
As Gregory Hood noted in RADIX
The forces that do not want a U.S. nuclear deal […]
Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz
When Starbucks first announced its now-concluded “Race Together” plan for Politically Correct coffee conversations, the Twitterverse snarked several ideas for new custom drinks: "Malcolm Xpresso,""Some of My Best Friends Are Black Coffee," "Buy any beans necessary” [Starbucks' 'Race Together' campaign draws widespread mockery on Twitter, by Jacob Silverstein, New York Daily News, March 18, 2015].
Jokes aside, Malcolm X had already addressed the relationship between racial metaphors and coffee, though not in a particularly PC fashion. In Spike Lee’s biopic Malcolm X, as Malcolm pours cream into his drink, he deadpans, “The only thing I like integrated is my coffee.”
In real life, he wouldn’t even integrate his beverages, analogizing in a 1963 speech:
It's just like when you've got some coffee that's too black, which means it's too strong. What do you do? You integrate it with cream, you make it weak. But if you pour too much cream in it, you won't even know you ever had coffee. It used to be hot, it becomes cool. It used to be strong, it becomes weak. It used to wake you up, now it puts you to sleep.
Needless to say, white cultural figures have a different take on the racial implications of coffee. 50 years after Malcolm X, the pop country singer Brad Paisley attempted to atone for his white Southern upbringing by
In the highly competitive world of TV news, finding the right anchor is crucial to a network's brand. After running through a few pretenders, ABC had finally filled the iconic Peter Jennings' seat on "World News Tonight" just months earlier with David Muir. ABC was perfectly poised to snatch the top spot from NBC.
During his first six months as "World News" anchor, the newly minted Muir had beaten Williams only a half-dozen times. But after Williams' fall from grace, ABC sailed to the most-watched evening news program.
ABC executives could go for long lunches and look forward to cashing their bonus checks. Muir is young, dashing—one of People magazine's 2014 "Sexiest Men Alive"!—and the proud recipient of the Walter Cronkite journalism award.
The vanquished Brian Williams had told most of his fictions off air. The only thing ABC execs had to worry about with Muir was that the new guy would tell fairy tales ON AIR, which is so much less important.
Last week, Muir began the news with a story about the retraining of New York City police officers under Commissioner Bill Bratton. To fulfill the new policy of not inconveniencing criminals, cops are being taught to subdue violent suspects without harming them, requiring the officers to learn a series of Bolshoi ballet moves.
This would work great if American cops were London bobbies arresting public school louts, but we have a somewhat different urban reality in the U.S. There's no question but that the "retraining" will get cops killed.
Muir led off
Last week’s damaging Senate Judiciary Committee testimony (see here and here) suggests that legislation expanding H-1B program is going nowhere (which may be why the Regime is threatening one of its imperial decrees for guest workers: Indian IT Industry Gets a Boost As Obama Decides To Ease L-1B Visa Norms, by Mohul Gosh, Trak.in, March 24, 2015. But all the evidence you really need is in our chart above. (Mouseover for the underlying data).
When a commodity is in short supply its price rises, thereby increasing supply, reducing demand, and eventually eliminating the shortage. If STEM workers were in short supply, their earnings would be increasing rapidly. Instead, the data show long-term stagnation
Average real earnings for all STEM workers rose by a mere 0.4% per annum over the 2000 to 2012 period, according to a Center for Immigration Studies report published in 2014. No STEM category escaped stagnation: average annual
The NAACP’s Fomenters of Fear: Imaginary Lynching, Imaginary Bombing, Imaginary Arson For Last 20 Years
Above, Sheriff Marvin Lucas, the "Mississippi Sheriff" investigating the hanging death. The Claiborne County he replaced, Sheriff Frank Davis, who served for 40 years was also black. It turns out that it's not 1965.
They just can't help themselves--and their agenda-driven media enablers never, ever learn.
This week, the NAACP made national front-page headlines with a local press release demanding that the feds investigate the hanging death of a local man in Port Gibson, Miss. Derrick Johnson, president of the NAACP Mississippi State Conference, immediately invoked the specter of a "hate crime." In response, the Obama Justice Department flooded the zone with a whopping 30 federal agents.
News outlets grabbed the bait. USA Today asked ominously: "Was it a lynching?" The discovery of ex-con Otis Byrd's body swinging from a tree by a bed sheet "brought back unpleasant memories of America's violent, racially charged past," the paper's video reporter asserted. Voice of America similarly intoned: "Mississippi hanging death raises lynching specter." The Los Angeles Times leaped into the fray with: "Why this story haunts the nation."
Whoa there, teeth-gnashing Nellies. Didn't we just recently witness the implosion of an NAACP-incited non-hate crime with the same exact narrative? Why, yes. Yes, we did.
As I reported in January, the group was here in my adopted hometown of Colorado Springs hyping a so-called "bombing" at the city's chapter office. Local, state and federal NAACP leaders, amplified by political and media sympathizers, claimed
Sex For Sale In The Shenandoah: Will The Trafficking Scandal Turn Rep. Goodlatte Into An Immigration Patriot?
|Eugenio Hernandez-Prieto, Severiano Martinez-Rojas, and Saul Romero-Rugerio|
|Citizens of Mexico on ICE's Most Wanted List For Sex Trafficking|
If Senate Republicans get their way, Loretta Lynch’s nomination for Attorney General won’t be voted on until Democrats agree to pass an anti-sex trafficking bill containing boilerplate abortion language that Democrats claim will take America back to the 19th century.[Sex-Trafficking Bill, Ensnared by Politics, Is Left in Limbo by a Senate Vote, By Jennifer Steinhauer, NYT, March 17, 2015]
Of course, Lynch should be blocked to protest Obama’s unconstitutional executive Amnesty—but it is significant that sex trafficking has become such a big issue, at least partly because of one big reason: illegal aliens. Helpfully, it’s spilling into the district of one key Republican who is in a position to do something about it: Bob Goodlatte, VA-6, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee.
Congress is considering 40 other bills that address trafficking. States are acting, too; 31 of them passed such laws in 2014. Recently the Virginia General Assembly passed a bill making it a Class 2 felony. [General Assembly Passes 1st Standalone Sex Trafficking Statute In Virginia, NBC29, February 27, 2015] The Senate and House of Delegates unanimously approved the legislation, sponsored by Sen. Mark Obenshain, scion of a distinguished Republican lineage.
Obenshain is in a position to know. The Shenandoah Valley district he represents, which overlaps with Goodlatte’s, is full of illegal alien criminals who provide cheap labor for the poultry industry. But they also provide chicks for the sex industry. So in this case Obenshain was less concerned about the illegals plucking feathers than the ones running prostitutes into the city to ply their trade for Latino pimps. Sometimes, the traffickers are the pimps.
Some of this trafficking appears to be old-fashioned pimping, but an awful lot of it has taken prostitution to another level, where the women are unwilling participants forced by debt or flagitiously beaten into submission. (Amazingly, immigration policy has also enriched us with cases of outright chattel slavery—for example
See, earlier, Are Freedom House And The National Democratic Institute […]
The Main Stream Media is eagerly looking forward to the day when white people will be a minority and we’ll enjoy an egalitarian utopia. But the truth is that there will be more racial conflict, not less, after the hated white majority is dispossessed. And some of the best evidence for this can be found in the comment sections of Spanish-language news.
Already, we’re seeing open conflict between the various tribes in the Grand Coalition of the Oppressed.
- Professional Hispanic Ruben Navarrette Jr is upset Antonio Villaraigosa is being discouraged from running for Senate in favor of an African-American [For Boxer’s California Senate Seat, the Fight is Brown vs. Black, The Daily Beast, February 18, 2015]
- Cook County Commissioner Jesús Garcia is mounting an unexpectedly strong challenge to the Jewish-American “Godfather” Rahm Emanuel, Barack Obama’s former chief of staff, who has the support of blacks [Chicago mayor faults election opponent as lacking gravitas, by Sophia Tareen, AP, March 17, 2015]
- The NAACP is fighting with Latino groups over a plan that would designate schools for non-English speakers. The NAACP is calling it “segregation,” which of course it is. And it complains that special schools for immigrants take money away from schools filled with African-Americans, which of course it does [NAACP battles Latino groups over push to open public schools for non-English speakers by Barnini Chakraborty, Fox News, March 11, 2015.]
Even though black leaders like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson support mass immigration, it is not popular among rank and file black Americans. After all, it hurts them economically and eventually politically. On the street level, there is already violent conflict between blacks and Hispanics.
And ordinary Hispanics are distinctly unwilling to go along with the liberal Narrative of permanent black victimization at the hands of evil whites. It seems like the only people who believe in the myth of overwhelming white racism are whites themselves.
This holds true in Mexico itself. Take, for example, the fate of an opinion piece