VDARE.com’s first New Year’s message of the new millennium contained an asterisk[ Happy New Year* From VDARE!, December 31, 2000] since, as Editor Peter Brimelow warned, “the Supreme Court may determine at any moment that use of the Gregorian Calendar violates the separation of Church and State, demonstrates Eurocentric bias and is quite probably a hate crime. ”
Here are two quotes for the new millennium:
Mark my words. I am going to have more problems with members of my own party than I will with Democrats…If anybody comes to me demanding this and telling me to do that, they`ll be finished. They tried to do that in Texas with English-only [an attempt to dismantle bilingual education]. But I said: “No. You are going to destroy this party by being extremist”…I had to change the imagery in [sic] my party. I had to change the idea that my party was against things. Against immigrants. Against public schools. I wanted people to know I was for something, so that people wanted to hear what I stood for.
– George W. Bush, quoted in London Financial Times, December 12, 2000.
Q: At independence, Bangladeshi women averaged six to seven children. Today, that rate has been halved by a strong family planning program. Yet, Bangladesh still has 120 million people and by the year 2050 will have at least twice that number, according to the U.S. State Department. How will Bangladesh feed, educate, employ and house those kinds of numbers?
A: Sheika Hasina [the (lady) President of Bangladesh]: We`ll send them to America! [Laughter].
Interview with Robin Wright, the Los Angeles Times, December 3, 2000
Nothing much has changed since then—the leaders of the Stupid Party are still being stupid, and Bangladesh is continuing to export people. Just this October, a Bangladeshi with a student visa was arrested for plotting to blow up the Federal Reserve Bank in New York.
We ourselves have changed, and now insist on providing citations for stories like those above, which look like this:
- Sheika Hasina |Bangladesh Leader Aims to Make Nation More Than a Symbol of Poverty, By Robin Wright, December 03, 2000
- Personable leader aims to bridge divide, By Richard Wolffe, FT.com, December 14 2000
That’s the kind of service you don’t get from the MSM, or for that matter from most bloggers. And that’s what you’re paying for, if you’re one of our donors. (Many thanks to those who donated, and a reminder to those who didn’t that, new calendar year or not, donations are still tax-deductible.)
We hope with your aid to continue this year as we have done in years past.
Happy New Year!
Previous New Year’s Columns
12/31/00—Happy New Year* From VDARE!
12/31/01—Happy New Year – Unhappy Old Nation? By Sam Francis
12/27/02—View From Lodi, CA: A Patriot`s New Year Resolution, by Joe Guzzardi
12/31/03—Happy New Year from VDARE.COM! by James Fulford
12/31/04—Happy New 2005!
12/31/06—The Fulford File: Happy New Year 2007! by James Fulford
12/31/07—The Fulford File: 2007 In Review—An Interesting Year, by James Fulford
12/31/10—The Fulford File | What Are You Doing New Year`s? In France, They`re Burning The Place Down by James Fulford
12/31/11—Thanks And Happy New Year To VDARE.com Readers by Peter Brimelow