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   Peter Brimelow celebrating his 66th birthday with his daughter Felicity and Ulrich von Dog, October 13, 2013

 Peter Brimelow celebrating his 66th birthday with his daughter Felicity and Ulrich von Dog, October 13, 2013

By Peter Brimelow, Editor, VDARE.COM

OK, I’m completely out of touch with popular culture. I had to be told by my young family that the day after Thanksgiving is now called “Black Friday.” 

Apparently, it`s the heaviest shopping day of the year.

So, to celebrate America`s spending mood, I`m starting our annual year-end VDARE.COM fundraising drive now!

Fundraisers are always stressful for us. VDARE.com has no financial reserves and no margin for disappointment.

But our year-end fundraiser has turned out to be when we get the bulk of our (tax-deductible!) contributions. It’s the time we feel most hopeful about our great gamble:

that the internet has made possible a new type of low-cost independent media, supported directly by readers, free of pressure from advertisers and subscription managers, able to deliver the Politically Incorrect truth about immigration’s impact on America’s future which simply will not and cannot be published by the Main Stream Media.

Let’s start with some good news: Christmas is coming!

Don`t forget that, if you buy your Christmas gifts (not just books!) by entering Amazon through a VDARE.COM link e.g. here, we get a commission at no cost to you!

Please do take the trouble to do this—these commissions have become a significant source of income for us.

Now some sort-of good news:

The 2013 Amnesty/ Immigration Surge legislation is stalled.

Note: at VDARE.com, we always refer to S.744, the Schumer-Rubio legislation that passed the U.S. Senate earlier this year, as the Amnesty/ Immigration Surge—to make the point that it involves both amnesty for illegal aliens and an enormous increase in legal immigration, already running at record highs.

Somehow, that plotted increase in legal immigration gets lost amid all the sob stories.

This stall may be hard to detect, given the MSM’s constant drumbeating about how the Amnesty/ Immigration Surge (which, in a telling admission of weakness, is always called “Immigration Reform”) is going to pass Real Soon Now!!!!

But the undeniable fact: the immigration enthusiasts’ arrogantly-proclaimed Amnesty/ Immigration Surge timetable has slipped—from “before July 4th” to “before the August recess” to “October”…and now to “2014,” and even “during the lame-duck session” (i.e., again tellingly, after the mid-term elections.)

There hasn’t been a climactic battle yet, as there was in 2007 when American patriots’ protesting phone calls melted down the Senate switchboard and scared Senators into killing George W. Bush’s Amnesty/ Immigration Surge.

But instead, something else has happened that is in some ways even more impressive: the lavishly-funded Amnesty/ Immigration Surge drive has been stopped dead by stubborn, inchoate, intense, leaderless resistance from the American people.

It’s like the situation on World War I’s Western Front exactly this time 99 years ago—after fierce battles, both sides are deadlocked and deeply entrenched.

There’s sniping and flares, but little apparent movement…although, of course, there’s still the constant fear of a sudden surprise offensive.

Deadlock

I say this Amnesty/ Immigration Surge stall is “sort-of good news” because, while it’s not victory—which would be a 1920s-style time-out or moratorium from immigration to increase wages, lower unemployment and permit assimilation—it’s very obviously not at all what the Treason Lobby expected…and paid for.

And this stall has happened for a single simple reason.

Thus I was delighted to see the fashionable smart-alec Leftist webzine Daily Beast recently (October 3) reporting with horror a lunch at Manhattan Le Cirque restaurant where a collection of fat-cat donor “financial industry types and lawyers” whining to Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR), chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, that the GOP House caucus was too much “in the thrall of its most extremist wing.”

Walden (who actually has a pretty good record on immigration) responded fiercely:

“If we don’t do this [take a strong line], these guys [his fellow-caucus members] are going to get primaried and they are going to lose their primary.”

(My emphasis.) The single simple reason the Amnesty/ Immigration Surge has been stopped in its tracks: an informed, aroused grass roots.

Not inside-the-Beltway lobbying and maneuvering. Not pitifully attempting to curry favor with MSM moguls, liberals, “Progressives,” and all the established powers in the ruling elite that has set America on this path to disaster.

This grass roots resistance yet again proves VDARE.com’s long-standing contention: patriotic immigration reform can only come from the heartland.

It will not come from inside the Beltway—it will have to be imposed on the Beltway.

That is why I believe that what VDARE.COM does, in providing telling facts and incisive arguments to the grass roots, free of charge, is more important than any amount of Beltway wonkery.


But we can only continue providing those facts and arguments with your help.

Let me say also, as a battle-scarred veteran of the immigration debate, that I do see real signs of movement.

For example:

  • This year, there has finally been some MSM discussion of the extent to which the Amnesty/ Immigration Surge is suicide for the Republican Party—and whether the GOP’s problem is really its failure to appeal to Hispanics, or rather its failure to motivate its (many times larger) traditional white a.k.a. American base.

At VDARE.com, we have been writing about this issue for nearly fourteen years. It got us banned from the Republican booster site FreeRepublic.com way back in 2001.

This is not, of course, because we care about any particular political party. It is because we saw that the immigration-triumphalist narrative promoted by the MSM is simply false.

However, this is no mere theoretical point. It’s dynamite.

  • If professional politicians can be induced to see that the MSM narrative is false—and the stalled Amnesty/ Immigration Surge suggests this is happening—they can next be induced to see the need, and the utility to their careers, of an immigration moratorium.

Who knows? Perhaps the next step will be MSM discussion of the extent to which immigrant workers are displacing Americans workers.

Uniquely, VDARE.com has been providing monthly tracking of displacement, based on our analysis of federal government employment data, since 2004. It’s amazing that this displacement issue hasn’t surfaced already, given that it’s all too obvious that neither party has any idea what to do about the chronic high unemployment that persists in the aftermath of the 2008 Crash.

Maybe it will surface now.  Stranger things have happened! (See above).

And all by themselves, these two arguments will revolutionize the immigration debate.

Because arguments do ultimately shape policy. But money matters too.

Indeed, perhaps the single biggest change in public discourse since VDARE.com first went live on Christmas Eve 1999 is an increased general awareness of donors and of how they, and the professional campaign consultants who live off them, distort political debate. New York Times columnist Ross Douthat calls this phenomenon “donorism.”

The classic case: Mitt Romney’s hapless 2012 Presidential campaign, which was quite clearly run to maximize donations at the expense of issues that motivate the GOP base.

Immigration was merely one example. After the primaries, Romney stopped even hinting at resisting illegal immigration. Instead, he explicitly promised both to increase legal immigration and to get “Comprehensive Immigration Reform” a.k.a. an Amnesty/ Immigration Surge passed in his “first year.” (Yes, yes, I know this is contrary to MSM myth, but VDARE.com documented the disgraceful details here).

Romney’s reward: humiliating defeat, due to record low white turnout. But his consultants got to spend some $1 billion on themselves!

And big donors really really want an Amnesty/ Immigration Surge bill. The Sunlight Foundation has reported that they have spent $1.5 billion lobbying for it since 2007. (And that doesn’t include this year’s splurge).

At VDARE.com, again I think uniquely, we have used standard economic techniques to explain why this is happening.

Although immigration doesn’t benefit Americans in aggregate, it does benefit some Americans—at the expense of others. It does this by increasing competition for jobs and thereby depressing wages. The accepted estimate: immigration redistributes some 2 to 3 percent of GDP from labor to the owners of capital.

In 2013, that’s about $300 billion-$450 billion, a very large number. And remember, the 2013 Amnesty/Immigration Surge bill could triple legal immigration. So we could be looking at a total diversion of income amounting to more than a trillion dollars.

This is a looting of the U.S. economy that can only be compared to the Russian oligarchs’ theft of assets as the Soviet Union collapsed. It explains the extraordinary parade of plutocrats—for example, Sheldon Adelson, Mark Zuckerberg, Michael Bloomberg, Paul Singer, the Koch brothers—currently pushing the 2013 Amnesty/ Immigration Surge bill.

When Americans hear that immigration will “spur economic growth,” they should read: Permit more plutocrat plundering of America’s middle and working class.

American politics seem have entered a new Gilded Age, with politicians (and journalists) all too eager to do the bidding of high-tech Robber Barons.

But there is this silver lining: money without ideas doesn’t work. (Ask Mitt Romney).

The Treason Lobby needs to outspend immigration patriots by a thousand to one, lie that what it’s doing is not Amnesty but “immigration reform” (an immigration moratorium would be “immigration reform” too) and try to smuggle through the logically-unconnected legal immigration surge because what it is doing is all intensely unpopular with Americans.

And more immigration just makes the problems worse—politicians trying to “get it behind” them are just going to be bitten in the buttock.

Look at it this way: every (tax-deductible) dollar you give VDARE.com forces the Treason Lobby to spend at least a thousand, much of it on political campaigns and hence not deductible!

That’s some investment! And it’s in our children’s future.

And this brings me to some bad news that I also have to report: Repression is intensifying.

The internet has given dissident publications like VDARE.com life. But it has also made the need for VDARE.com more imperative. It has enabled Main Stream Media ideological gatekeepers to co-ordinate their political line and to orchestrate hysterias, like their Trayvon Martin scam, and witch hunts, like the ones that claimed the MSM careers of VDARE.com contributors Pat Buchanan and John Derbyshire—and even civilian bystanders, like celebrity chef Paula Deen and Heritage Foundation researcher Jason Richwine, (lynched for the content of his Harvard Ph.D. !)

Just a couple of days ago, VDARE.com chronicled an assault on criticism of illegal immigration at, and to a shameful degree by, the University of Texas.

This repression is intensifying partly because short-sighted monied interests want the Amnesty/ Immigration Surge—and partly because far-sighted Leftists behind the Obama Regime and what I have called the nation of “Anti-America” are absolutely conscious that there is still time for the historic nation of America to unite, to throw off what from a demographic point of view is undeniably a Minority Occupation Government, and to stop its Electing A New People through immigration policy.

And they are absolutely determined to prevent the historic nation of America from uniting—by “any means necessary.”

We post an enormous amount of material every day at VDARE.COM. There are just so many targets!

And what we post is prepared to the highest professional standards—I`ve not been working in the Mainstream Media for nearly 40 years for nothing. And we use hyperlinks, not the least of the advantages of this wonderful new medium, better than anyone else on the internet…at least, I think so. They help us document our case.

Readers who are new to the cause of patriotic immigration reform find our hyperlinks particularly compelling. But the whole process is very labor-intensive.


Money is our secret weapon at VDARE.COM.
Our fixed costs are very low, we operate entirely virtually. We don`t have to pay printing and postage (thank goodness!).

What this means: essentially everything you give goes to pay writers and editors.

Our writers and editors are not paid as much as I would like. But they do get something. This ability to pay our writers is what has distinguished VDARE.COM from a host of excellent but evanescent blogs which have come and gone.

Writers will often write for love—because they passionately believe in our cause. But in the long run, they need to be able to justify the time spent, to their families and to themselves.

At VDARE.COM, we are in this for the long haul. We are building an institution. We need money to do that. We can only do it with your help.

To me as a professional journalist, the quantity and quality of non-professional writing on the immigration issue that comes in over the e-transom has been a revelation. Many of these writers have full-time careers in other fields, some are students; I encourage these to write anonymously because of the very real reign of terror imposed by the curse of Political Correctness. Others are struggling, idealistic free-lancers; I shudder for them. All are patriots deprived of outlets because of the orthodoxy of the Mainstream Media.

Patriotic immigration reform can only be addressed from completely outside the political establishment. The Main Stream Media, liberal and “conservative”, would not carry facts and analysis about America`s immigration disaster. But I have been sorry to see that even fairly brave conventional funders can be intimidated by the terrible curse of Political Correctness.

Fortunately, the internet makes possible this wholly new type of journalism: one financed directly by its readers because they believe in the cause.

This strikes me as an entirely legitimate form of economic activity, like a church. And, like a church, it`s tax-deductible!

Please help us now.

I, and all of us at VDARE.COM, believe future generations of Americans, will be profoundly grateful.

Merry Christmas!

Peter Brimelow

P.S. Don’t forget to submit entries for our 2013 War Against Christmas Competition!—email to witan@vdare.com

There are several options for making your tax-deductible donation! Just click on one of the following links and it will bring you to the page you need to make a donation in the manner you`ve chosen.

1. Make a onetime tax-deductible donation through Paypal

2. Set up a monthly tax-deductible donation through PayPal

3. Mail a tax-deductible donation by check (Or money order if you need anonymity!)

4. Fax in your tax-deductible credit card donation

5. You can also donate stock—for details email office@vdare.com

Why does VDARE run these weird ads?

Private: Make “Black Friday” Weekend Red, White And Blue—Give (Tax-Deductibly) To VDARE.COM!


   Peter Brimelow celebrating his 66th birthday with his daughter Felicity and Ulrich von Dog, October 13, 2013

 Peter Brimelow celebrating his 66th birthday with his daughter Felicity and Ulrich von Dog, October 13, 2013

By Peter Brimelow, Editor, VDARE.COM

OK, I’m completely out of touch with popular culture. I had to be told by my young family that the day after Thanksgiving is now called “Black Friday.” 

Apparently, it`s the heaviest shopping day of the year.

So, to celebrate America`s spending mood, I`m starting our annual year-end VDARE.COM fundraising drive now!

Fundraisers are always stressful for us. VDARE.com has no financial reserves and no margin for disappointment.

But our year-end fundraiser has turned out to be when we get the bulk of our (tax-deductible!) contributions. It’s the time we feel most hopeful about our great gamble:

that the internet has made possible a new type of low-cost independent media, supported directly by readers, free of pressure from advertisers and subscription managers, able to deliver the Politically Incorrect truth about immigration’s impact on America’s future which simply will not and cannot be published by the Main Stream Media.

Let’s start with some good news: Christmas is coming!

Don`t forget that, if you buy your Christmas gifts (not just books!) by entering Amazon through a VDARE.COM link e.g. here, we get a commission at no cost to you!

Please do take the trouble to do this—these commissions have become a significant source of income for us.

Now some sort-of good news:

The 2013 Amnesty/ Immigration Surge legislation is stalled.

Note: at VDARE.com, we always refer to S.744, the Schumer-Rubio legislation that passed the U.S. Senate earlier this year, as the Amnesty/ Immigration Surge—to make the point that it involves both amnesty for illegal aliens and an enormous increase in legal immigration, already running at record highs.

Somehow, that plotted increase in legal immigration gets lost amid all the sob stories.

This stall may be hard to detect, given the MSM’s constant drumbeating about how the Amnesty/ Immigration Surge (which, in a telling admission of weakness, is always called “Immigration Reform”) is going to pass Real Soon Now!!!!

But the undeniable fact: the immigration enthusiasts’ arrogantly-proclaimed Amnesty/ Immigration Surge timetable has slipped—from “before July 4th” to “before the August recess” to “October”…and now to “2014,” and even “during the lame-duck session” (i.e., again tellingly, after the mid-term elections.)

There hasn’t been a climactic battle yet, as there was in 2007 when American patriots’ protesting phone calls melted down the Senate switchboard and scared Senators into killing George W. Bush’s Amnesty/ Immigration Surge.

But instead, something else has happened that is in some ways even more impressive: the lavishly-funded Amnesty/ Immigration Surge drive has been stopped dead by stubborn, inchoate, intense, leaderless resistance from the American people.

It’s like the situation on World War I’s Western Front exactly this time 99 years ago—after fierce battles, both sides are deadlocked and deeply entrenched.

There’s sniping and flares, but little apparent movement…although, of course, there’s still the constant fear of a sudden surprise offensive.

Deadlock

I say this Amnesty/ Immigration Surge stall is “sort-of good news” because, while it’s not victory—which would be a 1920s-style time-out or moratorium from immigration to increase wages, lower unemployment and permit assimilation—it’s very obviously not at all what the Treason Lobby expected…and paid for.

And this stall has happened for a single simple reason.

Thus I was delighted to see the fashionable smart-alec Leftist webzine Daily Beast recently (October 3) reporting with horror a lunch at Manhattan Le Cirque restaurant where a collection of fat-cat donor “financial industry types and lawyers” whining to Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR), chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, that the GOP House caucus was too much “in the thrall of its most extremist wing.”

Walden (who actually has a pretty good record on immigration) responded fiercely:

“If we don’t do this [take a strong line], these guys [his fellow-caucus members] are going to get primaried and they are going to lose their primary.”

(My emphasis.) The single simple reason the Amnesty/ Immigration Surge has been stopped in its tracks: an informed, aroused grass roots.

Not inside-the-Beltway lobbying and maneuvering. Not pitifully attempting to curry favor with MSM moguls, liberals, “Progressives,” and all the established powers in the ruling elite that has set America on this path to disaster.

This grass roots resistance yet again proves VDARE.com’s long-standing contention: patriotic immigration reform can only come from the heartland.

It will not come from inside the Beltway—it will have to be imposed on the Beltway.

That is why I believe that what VDARE.COM does, in providing telling facts and incisive arguments to the grass roots, free of charge, is more important than any amount of Beltway wonkery.


But we can only continue providing those facts and arguments with your help.

Let me say also, as a battle-scarred veteran of the immigration debate, that I do see real signs of movement.

For example:

  • This year, there has finally been some MSM discussion of the extent to which the Amnesty/ Immigration Surge is suicide for the Republican Party—and whether the GOP’s problem is really its failure to appeal to Hispanics, or rather its failure to motivate its (many times larger) traditional white a.k.a. American base.

At VDARE.com, we have been writing about this issue for nearly fourteen years. It got us banned from the Republican booster site FreeRepublic.com way back in 2001.

This is not, of course, because we care about any particular political party. It is because we saw that the immigration-triumphalist narrative promoted by the MSM is simply false.

However, this is no mere theoretical point. It’s dynamite.

  • If professional politicians can be induced to see that the MSM narrative is false—and the stalled Amnesty/ Immigration Surge suggests this is happening—they can next be induced to see the need, and the utility to their careers, of an immigration moratorium.

Who knows? Perhaps the next step will be MSM discussion of the extent to which immigrant workers are displacing Americans workers.

Uniquely, VDARE.com has been providing monthly tracking of displacement, based on our analysis of federal government employment data, since 2004. It’s amazing that this displacement issue hasn’t surfaced already, given that it’s all too obvious that neither party has any idea what to do about the chronic high unemployment that persists in the aftermath of the 2008 Crash.

Maybe it will surface now.  Stranger things have happened! (See above).

And all by themselves, these two arguments will revolutionize the immigration debate.

Because arguments do ultimately shape policy. But money matters too.

Indeed, perhaps the single biggest change in public discourse since VDARE.com first went live on Christmas Eve 1999 is an increased general awareness of donors and of how they, and the professional campaign consultants who live off them, distort political debate. New York Times columnist Ross Douthat calls this phenomenon “donorism.”

The classic case: Mitt Romney’s hapless 2012 Presidential campaign, which was quite clearly run to maximize donations at the expense of issues that motivate the GOP base.

Immigration was merely one example. After the primaries, Romney stopped even hinting at resisting illegal immigration. Instead, he explicitly promised both to increase legal immigration and to get “Comprehensive Immigration Reform” a.k.a. an Amnesty/ Immigration Surge passed in his “first year.” (Yes, yes, I know this is contrary to MSM myth, but VDARE.com documented the disgraceful details here).

Romney’s reward: humiliating defeat, due to record low white turnout. But his consultants got to spend some $1 billion on themselves!

And big donors really really want an Amnesty/ Immigration Surge bill. The Sunlight Foundation has reported that they have spent $1.5 billion lobbying for it since 2007. (And that doesn’t include this year’s splurge).

At VDARE.com, again I think uniquely, we have used standard economic techniques to explain why this is happening.

Although immigration doesn’t benefit Americans in aggregate, it does benefit some Americans—at the expense of others. It does this by increasing competition for jobs and thereby depressing wages. The accepted estimate: immigration redistributes some 2 to 3 percent of GDP from labor to the owners of capital.

In 2013, that’s about $300 billion-$450 billion, a very large number. And remember, the 2013 Amnesty/Immigration Surge bill could triple legal immigration. So we could be looking at a total diversion of income amounting to more than a trillion dollars.

This is a looting of the U.S. economy that can only be compared to the Russian oligarchs’ theft of assets as the Soviet Union collapsed. It explains the extraordinary parade of plutocrats—for example, Sheldon Adelson, Mark Zuckerberg, Michael Bloomberg, Paul Singer, the Koch brothers—currently pushing the 2013 Amnesty/ Immigration Surge bill.

When Americans hear that immigration will “spur economic growth,” they should read: Permit more plutocrat plundering of America’s middle and working class.

American politics seem have entered a new Gilded Age, with politicians (and journalists) all too eager to do the bidding of high-tech Robber Barons.

But there is this silver lining: money without ideas doesn’t work. (Ask Mitt Romney).

The Treason Lobby needs to outspend immigration patriots by a thousand to one, lie that what it’s doing is not Amnesty but “immigration reform” (an immigration moratorium would be “immigration reform” too) and try to smuggle through the logically-unconnected legal immigration surge because what it is doing is all intensely unpopular with Americans.

And more immigration just makes the problems worse—politicians trying to “get it behind” them are just going to be bitten in the buttock.

Look at it this way: every (tax-deductible) dollar you give VDARE.com forces the Treason Lobby to spend at least a thousand, much of it on political campaigns and hence not deductible!

That’s some investment! And it’s in our children’s future.

And this brings me to some bad news that I also have to report: Repression is intensifying.

The internet has given dissident publications like VDARE.com life. But it has also made the need for VDARE.com more imperative. It has enabled Main Stream Media ideological gatekeepers to co-ordinate their political line and to orchestrate hysterias, like their Trayvon Martin scam, and witch hunts, like the ones that claimed the MSM careers of VDARE.com contributors Pat Buchanan and John Derbyshire—and even civilian bystanders, like celebrity chef Paula Deen and Heritage Foundation researcher Jason Richwine, (lynched for the content of his Harvard Ph.D. !)

Just a couple of days ago, VDARE.com chronicled an assault on criticism of illegal immigration at, and to a shameful degree by, the University of Texas.

This repression is intensifying partly because short-sighted monied interests want the Amnesty/ Immigration Surge—and partly because far-sighted Leftists behind the Obama Regime and what I have called the nation of “Anti-America” are absolutely conscious that there is still time for the historic nation of America to unite, to throw off what from a demographic point of view is undeniably a Minority Occupation Government, and to stop its Electing A New People through immigration policy.

And they are absolutely determined to prevent the historic nation of America from uniting—by “any means necessary.”

We post an enormous amount of material every day at VDARE.COM. There are just so many targets!

And what we post is prepared to the highest professional standards—I`ve not been working in the Mainstream Media for nearly 40 years for nothing. And we use hyperlinks, not the least of the advantages of this wonderful new medium, better than anyone else on the internet…at least, I think so. They help us document our case.

Readers who are new to the cause of patriotic immigration reform find our hyperlinks particularly compelling. But the whole process is very labor-intensive.


Money is our secret weapon at VDARE.COM.
Our fixed costs are very low, we operate entirely virtually. We don`t have to pay printing and postage (thank goodness!).

What this means: essentially everything you give goes to pay writers and editors.

Our writers and editors are not paid as much as I would like. But they do get something. This ability to pay our writers is what has distinguished VDARE.COM from a host of excellent but evanescent blogs which have come and gone.

Writers will often write for love—because they passionately believe in our cause. But in the long run, they need to be able to justify the time spent, to their families and to themselves.

At VDARE.COM, we are in this for the long haul. We are building an institution. We need money to do that. We can only do it with your help.

To me as a professional journalist, the quantity and quality of non-professional writing on the immigration issue that comes in over the e-transom has been a revelation. Many of these writers have full-time careers in other fields, some are students; I encourage these to write anonymously because of the very real reign of terror imposed by the curse of Political Correctness. Others are struggling, idealistic free-lancers; I shudder for them. All are patriots deprived of outlets because of the orthodoxy of the Mainstream Media.

Patriotic immigration reform can only be addressed from completely outside the political establishment. The Main Stream Media, liberal and “conservative”, would not carry facts and analysis about America`s immigration disaster. But I have been sorry to see that even fairly brave conventional funders can be intimidated by the terrible curse of Political Correctness.

Fortunately, the internet makes possible this wholly new type of journalism: one financed directly by its readers because they believe in the cause.

This strikes me as an entirely legitimate form of economic activity, like a church. And, like a church, it`s tax-deductible!

Please help us now.

I, and all of us at VDARE.COM, believe future generations of Americans, will be profoundly grateful.

Merry Christmas!

Peter Brimelow

P.S. Don’t forget to submit entries for our 2013 War Against Christmas Competition!—email to witan@vdare.com

There are several options for making your tax-deductible donation! Just click on one of the following links and it will bring you to the page you need to make a donation in the manner you`ve chosen.

1. Make a onetime tax-deductible donation through Paypal

2. Set up a monthly tax-deductible donation through PayPal

3. Mail a tax-deductible donation by check (Or money order if you need anonymity!)

4. Fax in your tax-deductible credit card donation

5. You can also donate stock—for details email office@vdare.com

Why does VDARE run these weird ads?

Make “Black Friday” Weekend Red, White And Blue—Give (Tax-Deductibly) To VDARE.COM!


By Peter Brimelow, Editor, VDARE.COM

It`s news to me, but apparently the day after Thanksgiving is now called “Black Friday”. And it`s the heaviest shopping day of the year.

So, to celebrate America`s spending mood, I`m starting our annual year-end VDARE.COM fundraising drive now.

Actually, I mean that bit about America`s spending mood quite literally.

Don`t forget when you`re buying gifts through Amazon.com to go in through a VDARE.COM link—for example here —and we get a commission at no cost to you! And also don`t forget that you can now buy VDARE.COM merchandise on our VDARE.COM online shop .

We`ve only had one fund-raising drive this year. And that was back in May.

Our advisers are mad at me. They think I should remind you every few weeks that it`s only your generosity and patriotism that keeps VDARE.COM going.

(Many thanks, by the way, to those of you who do donate even without my prodding, especially those who donate monthly—for details of how to do this, scroll to the end. It`s not just the money. It really raises our morale when we see your donations come in.)

I know our advisors are right. But asking for money gives me the creeps.

And, frankly, management (me) is pretty stretched pretty thin at VDARE.COM. If I spend time organizing an appeal, I can`t spend it editing.

And we post every day at VDARE.COM, an enormous amount of material. There are just so many targets!

And what we post is prepared to the highest professional standards—I`ve not been working in the Mainstream Media for 30 years for nothing. And we use hyperlinks, not the least of the advantages of this wonderful new medium, better than anyone else on the internet…at least, I think so. They help us document our case. Readers who are new to the cause of patriotic immigration reform find our hyperlinks particularly compelling. But the whole process is very labor-intensive.

Needless to say, I despair of ever writing again myself! Right now, as a matter of fact, I have three pet projects half-done: appreciations of William F. Buckley and of my old friend David Frum; and of course work on a new immigration book to update my 1995 Alien Nation: Common Sense About America`s Immigration Disaster (“seminal”—Patrick J. Buchanan; “left nothing for anyone to say”—Ann Coulter. Sigh!)

Nevertheless, money is our secret weapon at VDARE.COM. Our fixed costs are very low. We have no offices, we operate entirely virtually. We don`t have to pay printing and postage (thank goodness!)

What this means: essentially everything you give goes to pay writers and editors.

Our writers and editors are not paid as much as I would like. But they do get something. This ability to pay our writers is what has distinguished VDARE.COM from a host of excellent but evanescent blogs which have come and gone.

Writers will often write for love—because they passionately believe in our cause. But in the long run, they need to be able to justify the time spent, to their families and to themselves.

At VDARE.COM, we are in this for the long haul. We are building an institution. We need money to do that. We can only do it with your help.

To me as a professional journalist, the quantity and quality of non-professional writing on the immigration issue that comes in over the e-transom has been a revelation. Many of these writers have full-time careers in other fields, some are students; I encourage them all to write anonymously because of the very real reign of terror imposed by the curse of Political Correctness. Others are struggling, idealistic free-lancers; I shudder for them. All are patriots deprived of outlets because of the orthodoxy of the Mainstream Media.

I was about to launch into a discussion of the voices that VDARE.COM has brought into the immigration debate. But I still don`t think I can do better than New York freelancer Nicholas Stix in this completely unsolicited testimonial that he wrote on his blog Nicholas Stix, Uncensored last year:

How important is VDARE.com? Pat Buchanan`s just released work, State of Emergency, is easily the most important immigration book written since Michelle Malkin`s Invasion, four years ago. (It may be the most important book since VDARE.com founder Peter Brimelow`s 1995 work, Alien Nation.) The impeccable statistical research Buchanan cites in State of Emergency was provided by statistician Edwin Rubenstein, a regular VDARE.com columnist. And when the standard-setting report on race in America, The State of White America, appears later this month, [to be published by the National Policy Institute] it too will have statistical foundations provided by Ed Rubenstein.

But that`s not all, folks.

Steve Sailer, another regular VDARE.com columnist, may well be the most brilliant intellectual-journalist working in the English language today.

But there`s more. VDARE.com also showcases work written exclusively for it by columnists Bryanna Bevens, Allan Wall, James Fulford, Joe Guzzardi, Juan Mann, Donald A. Collins, Brenda Walker and Athena Kerry.

A listing of just a few of its exposés (including two from yours truly) follows:

S. 2611 Amnesty/Open Borders/Immigration Acceleration Bill – VDARE helped galvanize opposition that shelved the bill for now, and exposed the Pence Plan by Cong. Mike Pence (R-Indiana), that sought to backdoor amnesty, while claiming to be a “rational middle ground.”

Misrepresenting the Hispanic Vote: Steve Sailer has for several years continually exposed the myths whereby not only the socialist MSM, but their Republican counterparts, not to mention politicians from both major parties have proceeded as if Hispanics` votes somehow counted for more than whites` votes.

Naming Open Border Lobby names: VDARE.com writers have shown how low the OBL will sink, in order to defend the indefensible, such as in Patrick Cleburne`s exposé of Colorado horse farm owner Helen Krieble`s agitations for amnesty, whereby Krieble seeks to depress the wages she has to pay her workers.

VDAWDI: With his VDARE.com American Worker Displacement Index, Edwin S. Rubenstein has kept a monthly tab on the rise of “immigrant” employment, and concurrent decline in the employment of Americans.

EOIR: In what he should have turned into a book by now, immigration attorney and VDARE columnist Juan Mann has shown how the Executive Office of Immigration Review has undermined the enforcement of immigration law.

America`s Worst Immigration Journalist: VDARE.com columnist Joe Guzzardi presides over one of the fiercest journalism competitions in existence: determining who, of all the shamelessly dishonest open borders shills, is the worst.

God & Girl at a Catholic University: Athena Kerry`s series showed the decline into multicultural nihilism of one once proudly Catholic institution.

Diversity is Strength! It`s Also … Police Corruption: In 1995, the New York City Police Department hired illegal alien Martin Peters. When Peters came under suspicion in the murder of the mother of his child, and the NYPD showed reticence about promoting him to sergeant, Peters who played the race card, and got his promotion. Sgt. Peters is now under indictment for Murder in the Second Degree, Assault in the First Degree, Intimidating a Witness in the Third Degree, Menacing in the Second Degree, three counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree, defrauding HUD out of $38,724 in rent subsidies, bankruptcy fraud and last, but not least, immigration fraud.

“Disappearing” Urban Crime: shows the methods of statistical fraud the NYPD employs to make New York “America`s Safest Big City.”

The VDARE Blog: VDARE.com has one of the best blogs on the Web, with steady contributions from its regular columnists, plus bloggers Patrick Cleburne and Randall Burns.

And I must add that Nicholas Stix has just recently provided us with a devastating 5,000-word account of the “Knoxville Horror”—yet another case of appalling interracial murders, suppressed by the local establishment and the national MSM. Until America honestly debates such questions, diversity will not be strength.

I admit, in fact I assert, that VDARE.COM is high up the intellectual food chain. We develop ideas. Then (too late, we think, of course) our ideas pass into the public debate.

I must confess: sometimes I wonder about my editorial judgment.

For example: Just recently, the editor of a new, and quite radical, website told me he couldn`t use Steve Sailer as a writer because he keeps reporting the science on average IQ differences

My reaction: is it science or not?

Vindication: Just recently, William Saletan of Slate.com has written three articles arguing that DNA Nobel laureate winner James D. Watson was right to note that average African IQ matters.

But, needless to say, it is nothing that VDARE.COM`s Steve Sailer has not been documenting since VDARE.COM was launched on Christmas Eve, 1999.

But I guess Saletan has just proved Steve right (although of course he didn`t credit him).

But I don`t care about that. VDARE.COM exists to push the envelope. If we don`t do it, the Slates and Saletans (and Establishment Conservatives) won`t come in after us.

Please help us now. Otherwise I will spend even more time expanding this appeal.

 

Peter Brimelow

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