David Frum On Mexifornia And, Er, Us? Etc.

The Fulford File, By James

David Frum,

Victor Davis Hanson`s
new book,


Hanson does not belong to the
immigration-is-inherently-a-catastrophe school. He is
not a ranter nor a blamer. “

Nancy Reagan,

to the 41st President promising a kinder,
gentler America:

and gentler


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Speech Part One

A member of Congress has stated
that Mexicans should stay home, that those Mexicans who
think that “in
the United States the easy life, in which they own

everything they wish

awaits for them”
chasing a mirage.

This same member of Congress
suggested that if parties of ten or fifteen illegals are

$5,000 apiece to help them across the
border, they might consider pooling the money, and
starting a small business

in Mexico,
where they belong.

Normally, we would expect

Karl Rove
to punish this kind of talk. We would see
the offender being stripped of all

party honors,
  to the cheers of the

Righteous Right.

Unfortunately, the offender is

Eugenia Villaseñor,
a Mexican congresswoman from the
state of Sonora.

Karl Rove
can`t touch her. Yet.

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Hate Speech
Part Two

Jan Harder,
a city councillor in Ottawa, Canada`s
federal capital, was asked to withdraw/ apologise/
resign after she referred to some non-whites who came
into her community looking to cause trouble, as
“non-whites come into our community looking to cause

The occasion for her remarks was a
stabbing that took place at a local festival called
Barrhaven Days. A group of young men, apparently
described by witnesses as non-white, came prepared with
baseball bats and other weapons.

According to the

Ottawa Citizen
there was a certain amount of

Harder made her comments a day after the city`s equity
and diversity advisory committee asked her to retract
the `non-whites` comments, calling them `unhelpful and
inappropriate.` The committee also said the words had
`caused a lot of pain and anguish.`

tell you who suffered a lot of pain because of this
incident,` Ms. Harder fired back to the committee

is the young man who was stabbed. I know him. I know his
family very well, and I can tell you that this was not a
slashing. This was a stabbing. He received a 4
1/2-inch-deep wound. He nearly lost a kidney.”
[“Harder won`t retract comments,”
by Ron Corbett, June 27, 2003]

There were calls for her
resignation. And calls for her to investigated under
Canada`s notorious

Hate Speech

visible minority action committee asked police to
investigate Ms. Harder for possible

hate crimes
. (Police said earlier this week no
charges would be laid.)”

There was a meeting of the
And Diversity Advisory Committee of The City Council,
at which the police had to be
present to keep order, and a certain amount of

weeping and wailing
over the hate speech thing.

things Mark Zarecki heard at the meeting left him in a
state of shock, almost terror.

rhetoric in this room is reminiscent of the Nazis in the
1930s. The rhetoric towards non-white people, in my
eyes, is evil,` said Zarecki, who says most of his
family was murdered in the Holocaust.”

I can`t help feeling that it`s the
(non-white) young men with baseball bats and knives who
were acting like more

Hitler`s Brownshirts
than anyone likely to be
elected to Ottawa city council.

They were, after all, beating
people and stabbing them.

Steve Madely, in the Ottawa Sun, defended Harder
in an article entitled “Telling
The Truth Should Never Be Racist

26, 2003
). He pointed out that the gang was
committing a

hate crime.

“Now Harder quotes from a police report on a non-white
group of punks who came into her community during
Barrhaven Days celebrations, met up with a couple of
local recruits, then went and found `em a fight in which
a white victim was slashed and stabbed — it was a hate
crime, and yet Harder is the one branded a racist.”

I`m afraid that Madely is wrong
about telling the truth. This kind of complaint only
comes up when it`s the

that`s the problem.

The truth upsets some applecarts –
in this case the idea that mass immigration will have no
effect on

crime rates.

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Hate Speech
Part Three

“The Newport Beach City Council is
expected to apologize to the Latino community tonight
for comments by Councilman Richard Nichols that many say
show a patter of bigotry….

“In remarks reported by the Daily
last month, Nichols said he opposed the
expansion of grassy areas at Corona del Mar State Beach
because `with grass we usually get Mexicans coming in
there early in the morning and they claim it as theirs
and it becomes their personal, private grounds all day.`
Ouster Request on Newport City Agenda,
” by Zeke
, Los Angeles Times, July 8, 2003.


, all modern political diseases are invented
in Canada.

(Naturally, we
don`t include Toronto-born David Frum).

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