Establishment Thought-Crime Watch


Recently, the
Wall Street Journal


said
that we at VDARE.COM were “cracked” for
suggesting it was, well, odd that the Secret Service
had an Arab guarding the president during a War on
(Arab) Terrorism. We

replied
to them and to

Ron Unz
, who (being Ron Unz)

re-replied
. We thought the controversy was over.
But there`s something about this profiling issue that
really upsets the kind of people who write for the
Establishment media.

The New Republic
has a feature called

“Idiocy Watch”

in which they highlight statements made after 9/11 that
don`t fit their worldview. Recently they

highlighted
me.

They extracted this
from what I had originally

written
:


Recently there have been a number of news items about
George W. Bush`s Arab bodyguard being thrown off a
plane. They mostly focus on the question of whether
racial profiling of Arab gunmen is appropriate…. My
question is one that no one seems to have asked: Why
does W. have an Arab bodyguard anyway? …. Anwar Sadat
was assassinated by his own troops (Bin Laden and
friends have been linked to that incident). But Sadat
didn`t have any choice about being guarded by Arabs.
Indira Gandhi was assassinated by her Sikh bodyguard.
She did have a choice about being guarded by Sikhs,
rather than Hindus, at a time when her troops were
engaged in clearing Sikh terrorists out of the Sikh
temple. In bullet-riddled retrospect, her choice was
wrong
…. What makes me [upset]–even madder
than heck–is that Bush, who is involved in a War on
Arab Terrorism, is so politically correct that he
apparently sees nothing wrong with being guarded by a
man who may decide, on principle, to kill him…. When
FDR interned and relocated Japanese and
Japanese-Americans in WWII, he was responding to the
massive sneak attack on Pearl Harbor. He was basing his
decision on the well-known fact that blood is thicker
than water, and that people frequently put loyalty to
family and religion over loyalty to the state.”


–James Fulford, writing in VDARE.com, a project of
Peter Brimelow`s

Center For American Unity
, January 9

The New Republic
must find something to disagree with in those
statements. But they don`t say what.

Well, recently,
they`ve had their work cut out, denouncing Idiots to the
right of them and idiots to the left of them – not only
anti-American but pro-American Idiocies,

including
Ann Coulter`s famous call to battle that
got her

fired
by Jonah Goldberg. (They

support
the firing of Ann Coulter.) That`s what they
get for supporting two incompatible policies – mass
immigration and foreign war.

Here`s an Idiocy they
highlighted by Lowell Ponte, comparing left-wing
educational institutions to the Taliban:


“Those professing,
justifying, or rationalizing terrorism against
America–and bullying and brainwashing students into
complicity or acquiescence with their `peace` rallies–
are also destroying our universities as surely as if
they crashed fuel-laden airliners into them… It is
almost as if our universities have been turned into
little Marxist theocratic Talibandit Afghanistans.” —
Talk-radio host Lowell Ponte,

FrontPageMagazine.com
, October 3

Just over a month
later, Americans read this headline:

American man captured among Taliban soldiers.

John Lindh, a product
of Marin County`s left-wing

high schools
, had managed to get all the way to
Afghanistan to

fight against
his country, changing his name to
Abdul Humid on the way.

Lindh,
a 20-year-old U.S. citizen from San Anselmo, Calif.,
said the Qur`an permits Muslims to kill in cases of holy
war. The interview by a CNN reporter was aired in its
entirety for the first time Wednesday.

“That
is a question that is addressed in the Qur`an itself,”
Lindh told CNN.

“In
certain cases, Muslims by necessity can kill and…there
are situations in which a Muslim can be killed (by other
Muslims).”

It seems that Ponte`s assertion about the condition
of American students was not Idiocy. It also seems that
the Marin County high schools have managed to produce a
good student – in that Lindh knows more about radical
Islam than the President of the United States, George W.

“Islam means peace”
Bush.

I certainly hope – perhaps Idiotically – that I am
not vindicated in so dramatic a fashion.

January 26, 2002