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Veterans know the country they fought for is being given away.
Last Sunday, to pep up his homily, a visiting monsignor regaled our Long Island congregation with an anecdote about how he had recently learned, at the cost of bruised ribs, just what a firm-grippin’, bear-huggin’ guy good old Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York and president of the <a href="http://www.vdare.com/art
If you can’t be an athlete, be an athletic supporter. So goes the old quip. I apply some similar principle to reading. I can’t read one tenth of the books I’d like to; but at least I can read the reviews. In that way I feel I am supporting literature, albeit indirectly.
The South American Invasion: In GLOBAL CROSSINGS, Alvaro Vargas Llosa Turns Schoolboy Resentment Into Policy
[Previously by Martin Witkerk: The “Myth” Of The Muslim Tide—Is Eurabia Inevitable? ]
Alvaro Vargas Llosa is the eldest son of Peruvian Nobel laureate Mario Vargas Llosa. When his father made a surprise bid for the Presidency of Peru in 1990 on a platform of economic liberalization, twenty-four year old Alvaro served as campaign press spokesman. Since then he has become a prolific author in his own right. Global Crossings is his sixth book in English; he has also authored or coauthored ten titles in Spanish. His subjects have included free market economics, Latin American politics and the myth of Che Guevara. Senor Vargas currently lives in Washington, DC.
Like most authors of a classical liberal bent, Senor Vargas’s orientation is fundamentally economic. He is capable of equating culture with economic activity: “by and large, the Hispanic community can be seen as part and parcel of the American cultural body. The sheer economic power of Hispanic consumers and producers speaks precisely to that fact.” Apparently, if people buy, sell, produce and consume within the borders of America, they are ipso facto American.
Senor Vargas continually contrasts what he takes to be the natural realities of the market with the supposedly artificial and even unreal character of nationhood and politics. “Nativism stems from a collectivist myth,” he writes; “a superstitious notion of nationhood is almost everywhere the basis for the fear and rejection of immigrants.”
International migration, on the other hand, is as natural as the earth and sky: “the levees of anti-immigration policy and enforcement are fighting to contain, along the border between the US and Mexico, a tide as natural as the flow of the sea and the rivers.” (If Senor Vargas thinks there are no boundaries in nature, he should read up on territoriality in animals.)
The preference of business interests for cheap labor is a “need”—sometimes even an “acute” or “desperate need.” Yet there is no corresponding talk about any “need” for American workers to earn enough to marry or raise families. Indeed, higher wages would harm workers:
If fewer foreigners were employed in production, natives would have to be paid higher wages, which in turn would force prices for those goods and services to rise. People would then consume less of them, leading to a loss of jobs for natives.
One wonders how America survived before wages flatlined in the 1970s!
Immigration is said to promote ethnic understanding and peace: “The more flexible, porous and open a society, the better chance it has of creating a peaceful environment in which different groups can co-operate.” Tell it to the Sri Lankans, who let in Tamils until they had a civil war on their hands.
But in any case, “different groups” hardly exist, because people are all pretty much the same:
Race is an almost meaningless concept in today’s world, of course. [Tell it to Eric Holder.] Time has reduced to absurdity the pseudo-scientists who invented racial demography.... A race would be a genetically homogeneous group of individuals... [but] what “race” fits that description in any modern society?
And yet, somehow, it is also imperative to eliminate these meaningless differences:
“Tensions will be defused as people from different backgrounds mingle, intermarry, and coexist, a social mélange that modern life and globalized cities make almost inevitable.... Pro-immigration advocates...should not shy away from confronting the remnants of tribalism.”
Remnants? Senor Vargas is innocent of a vast literature indicating
"History does not repeat itself, but it does rhyme."
Mark Twain's insight comes to mind as one observes the panic of Beltway Republicans over the latest polls in the battle of Obamacare.
Hispanics, we have been assured again and again by the spokesmen of Conservatism Inc., are limited government natural conservatives who would flock to the Republican Party if only we’d be more open about immigration.
But the reality is that Hispanics are flocking to Obamacare. They may just tip the scales to bring about its irreversible establishment.
I refer readers to an article of mine back in May of 2012, describing how the Obama campaign ran Spanish language advertising playing up Obamacare as a plus while the Romney camp ran advertising in Spanish pledging to repeal it.
Well, who won the election—and who won the Hispanic vote?
A recent Bloomberg article Obamacare’s Latino Push May Give Democrats Political Edge [by Alison Vekshin, September 29, 2013]spells out pretty clearly what is going on:
The battle over Obamacare is taking on political importance as Democrats hope a successful roll-out among Hispanics will further bind those voters to the Democratic Party and undermine Republican efforts to build more support before the 2016
By Roman Bernard and Richard Spencer
The National Policy Institute’s 2013 Leadership Conference will be held at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, DC on October 26th, with related events on Friday 25th and Sunday 27th. There is still time to register online at NPI's website
Though there’s much talk about “identity” in political debates these days, it’s not always clear what we are talking about. Is identity defined by Race? Language? Religion? Ethnicity? Nationhood?
The National Policy’s Institute (NPI)’s coming conference—After the Fall: the Future of Identity—will raise such questions and provide the audience with important perspectives.
While the entire Western world is facing similar and inter-related challenges nowadays—from mass non-European immigration to
The government shutdown over Obamacare may not be the preferred battle for immigration patriots, but at least Ted Cruz is fighting. However, current election contests in New Jersey and Virginia show that the GOP Establishment’s cowardly policy of fleeing the immigration issue is a loser. Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli is facing defeat in Virginia on November 5. U.S. Senate candidate Steve Lonegan is trailing Cory Booker in New Jersey by double digits in the special election October 16. Yet even in the face of catastrophe, both Cuccinelli and Lonegan have apparently been persuaded not to play the National Question card.
In Virginia, Ken Cuccinelli purged opposition to (illegal) immigration from his website and backed away from his previously strong positions on the issue. He now has no position on whether illegals should receive a “path to citizenship” as part of an Amnesty bill. He even fell into the Beltway Right collaborationist rhetoric about getting the “immigration issue off the table so that we could move on to other issues.” [Ken Cuccinelli immigration tone varies with venue, by James Hohmann, Politico, July 25, 2013]
Needless to say, this has done Cuccinelli no good. Mother Jones magazine and other Leftist mouthpieces
Nina Davuluri, Miss New York, 25, was recently crowned Miss America. [New York's Nina Davuluri crowned 2014 Miss America, NY Daily News, September 15, 2013] She was born in Syracuse, New York—her parents immigrated from India in 1981. That made Nina the first Miss America of Asian Indian ancestry.
What a step forward!
And think of this – it was in 1983, exactly thirty years ago, that the pageant crowned its first black Miss America, Vanessa Williams! (Also from Syracuse!!)
The Miss America pageant is definitely on the cutting edge, isn’t it?
Wikipedia’s Miss America page even has a list of “Miss America Firsts for Minorities”!
In other words, identity politics trumps all. The Main Stream Media goes on and on about the first XYZ Miss America, the first XYZ astronaut, the first XYZ President of the United States—you name it.
And as a result, even the white contestants too are now promoted by their “firsts.” Miss Kansas, Theresa Vail, was touted as the first pageant contestant to show off tattoos in the swimsuit competition!
Miss Montana was the first autistic contestant! Miss Iowa was the first contestant to be born without part of an arm!
Just being a pretty girl is passé these days.
In hyping the Indian Miss America, the MSM stressed two points:
- The First Miss America of (Asian) Indian ancestry—what a milestone! Translation: “Look how far we’ve come.”
- The supposed racist backlash against the Indian Miss America, perpetrated by racist American whites who don’t like Diversity. Translation: “Look how far we still have to go.”
So what sort of horrible abuse was visited upon Miss Davuluri?
- Was she physically attacked, as many white American women are by minorities?
- Was she hanged in effigy? That’s what somebody did with a dummy of Sarah Palin.
- Was she kicked out of the pageant, as John Derbyshire was kicked out of National Review, Pat Buchanan off MSNBC, and Jason Richwine out the Heritage Foundation?
No, Miss Davuluri, Miss America, was at the receiving end of some ugly “tweets”.
Horror of horrors! Not the tweets!
Let’s allow the Washington Post to explain this outrage to us….
….As soon as Davuluri was declared the first Indian American titleholder, a chorus of jerks on Twitter expressed their outrage that Miss America could be a “terrorist,” mistakenly saying she was of Middle Eastern origin and making clumsy leaps from there. The racist jokes about 7-Eleven convenience stores seemed to get her heritage right but were no less offensive.
WaPo hastened to assure us, however, that the new Miss America was handling this situation well, even using it to promote multiculturalism:
As her new job requires, Davuluri handled the onslaught with positivity and poise, and related it back to her platform, conveniently called “Celebrating Diversity Through Cultural Competency.” She’s also launched “Circles of Unity,” a social-media campaign to promote multiculturalism and civil discourse.
Miss America fights post-pageant racism with a beauty queen’s poise, By Maura Judkis, Washington Post, September 22, 2013
Yes, the Indian Miss America is going to use her position as a platform to educate retrograde Americans, as CNN assures us:
The fact that her win Sunday spurred a torrent of racist reactions online—many along the lines that she doesn't represent what the United States is—didn't surprise Davuluri. She'd experienced it on a smaller scale when she became the first Miss New York of Indian descent. Davuluri sees it as her mission to tackle such stereotypes head on. It's why the daughter of two Indian-born parents has a pageant platform of "celebrating diversity through cultural competence." "I wanted to be the first Indian Miss America, to be that symbol
The System is unstable and may be beyond recovery. Outbreaks of black violence all over the country are only the first sign. And, as chronicled in the new edition of Colin Flaherty’s book White Girl Bleed a Lot : The Return of Racial Violence to America and how the Media Ignore It, the entire country is about to learn the real meaning of Chaos Theory.
About a month ago, I gave a small talk to a private group. As a launching point, I used my re-reading of Michael Crichton’s 1990 novel Jurassic Park. You know the story: man recreates extinct dinosaurs; puts dinosaurs in a theme park, believing that nature can be controlled; system collapses as the dinosaurs breed. As Crichton’s character mathematician Ian Malcolm says, “Life finds a way,” and chaos results.
Though the movie only touched on this point, Crichton’s book made the case that reality can’t be controlled and that no system can put you beyond what he has Malcolm call “the mercy of nature.” Through Malcolm, Crichton allows us to watch Chaos Theory unfold as the park descends into anarchy. Malcolm uses fractal curves and their successive re-drawings to show how “underlying instabilities begin to appear.” When the collapse begins, those in charge of the billion dollar enterprise think they can still regain control. They can’t.
Today, America is also being run by those who have only the illusion of control.
For 45 years, the U.S. elite’s governing template has been that laid down by the 1968 Kerner Commission in the wake of what blacks still remember as the “rebellions” in Watts, Newark, and Detroit that turned those cities into urban wastelands for decades.
Kerner placed the blame for the uprisings squarely on white America. The black rioters, who had burned large sections of American cities and were only subdued by the National Guard, were completely exonerated. As American Renaissance Editor Jared Taylor noted in Paved With Good Intentions:
One of the less famous sentences in the Kerner Commission report [PDF] begins with the words, “White racism is essentially responsible for the explosive mixture which has been accumulating in our cities…” This sentence has gotten little attention because its truth was taken for granted.
When Kerner Commission gave this pass to African-Americans, it set up what is essentially a new system of control. Attacks on white citizens and their property were ultimately the fault of white racism. Criticism of blacks was no longer permissible—unless you want a riot, which is of course a justified black response to collective white racism.
This became the ideological justification for an expansive and aggressively multiculturalist federal government. “White privilege,” unverifiable and unfalsifiable, is the excuse for sweeping infringements on freedom of association and speech. Destroying “white racism” is the ultimate motive for mass immigration. Black misbehavior and crime, no matter how egregious or horrific, is ultimately a justification to punish whites and confiscate their resources through what amounts to racial socialism.
But just as “underlying instabilities” began to appear in Jurassic Park, they are now starting to appear in the United States. We are already reaching a point where (as Jurassic Park’s Malcolm’s computations told him) “System recovery may prove impossible.”
White Girl Bleed A Lot—the title derives from a 2011 attack in Milwaukee—shows how this system is breaking down. It exposes in gruesome detail how more than 500 incidents of massive black mob violence (most targeting whites) have occurred since 2010. Flaherty has compiled the type of sociological expose that would have disproved the Kerner Report had the reporting (and technology) existed in 1968.
Originally self-published—and selling more than 10,000 copies—Flaherty’s completely reworked book has now been reissued by WND Books. Not only is this a major increase in exposure and credibility for Flaherty, it also represents a genuinely new way of using print in the information age. The book contains QR codes that can be scanned by smart phones enabling the reader to watch actual videos of black mob violence.
Of course, anti-white violence is nothing new to VDARE.com readers. Nicholas Stix has exhaustively detailed incidents showing how the system of “white guilt” set up in the late 1960s is increasingly untenable. White Americans increasingly understand it is black racism that is to blame for these events.
On WND, Flaherty's reports are now appearing on one of the most heavily trafficked websites on the Internet.
Nor is he alone. Matt Drudge of the Drudge Report aggressively links to stories such as the murder of Chris Lane and the beating of two white Virginia Pilot reporters by dozens of blacks, resulting in millions of reads. Glenn Becks’ The Blaze apes Flaherty’s approach to win a huge audience. Beck himself aired a highly emotional program on the “Knoxville Horror” (of which apparently he had never heard although VDARE.com first wrote about it six years ago) on his own television program.
Thus Conservatism Inc., whatever economistic ideology it is really
We’ve been hearing a lot about “White Privilege” recently. My question: what about “Black Privilege”?
“White Privilege” is not as new an idea as you’d think: Ngram tracks it back to the 1950s, though the frequency curve didn’t turn sharply upwards until the end of the 1980s. Possibly the concept of White Privilege escaped from the old U.S.S.R. as the Iron Curtain disintegrated. (Don’t laugh; there probably is some connection there.)
I don’t actually recall hearing about White Privilege much in the 1990s and 2000s. My impression is that it’s only been pressed on us with real insistence the past year or two as the currently approved explanation for the persistently different statistical profiles of blacks versus nonblacks on measures of crime, scholastic attainment, poverty, bastardy, and so on. Ngram only goes to 2010, so I can’t check.
These social-science explanations have a shelf life. They go stale—get dried-out and discolored, begin to curl at the edges. Fresh ones have to be brought in. So: out with “legacy of Jim Crow,” in with “institutional racism.” Then out with that and in with “White Privilege.”
When the music stops, take the nearest chair.
It’s tiresome, but we have to put up with it until, a decade or three from now, the social scientists are chased from the field by real scientists, and we actually understand the biological springs of human behavior, intelligence, and personality.
(If you have 12m19s to spare, Jared Taylor addresses the topic of white privilege with his usual eloquence and wit in this video.)
On the chilly morning of Jan. 13, 1987, 67-year old Dr. William Chiapella and his 66-year old wife, Katherine, were found bound and gagged in their Downing Avenue home by their son. The couple had been stabbed multiple times and tortured before their death.
[Crittenden's Verdict in 1987 Chiapella Murders Overturned, Action News Now (Chico), October 5, 2013]
(The TV people in that quote have the date wrong: the Chiapellas were murdered on the afternoon of the 13th, but their bodies were not found by their son until the 17th. They also have the Chiapellas’ ages wrong: they were 68 and 67, according to the court transcripts. You’d be surprised how hard it is to find news reports whose details agree with official records. This one misspells the county D.A.’s name: it’s Ramsey, not Ramsay. Way to go, journo schools!)
Steven Edward Crittenden, a 19-year-old “student-athlete” at the Chico campus, was arrested for the crime on January 21st 1987 and subsequently brought to trial. Evidence presented to the court included:
- Crittenden had done yard work for the Chiapellas the previous fall after responding to an advertisement they placed on the college job board.
- He had money problems and was behind with the rent for his off-campus apartment. On January 11th, two days before the murder, he assured his landlord he’d be able to pay what he owed by the 14th.
- On the morning of the 13th Crittenden’s roommate noticed that a knife he owned was missing. Crittenden said he had borrowed it to fix his stereo and would return it.
- A neighbor identified the unusually tall (6 ft. 4 in.) Crittenden as a man he had seen on the Chiapellas’ property the afternoon of the murder.
- On January 14th Crittenden cashed a check for $3,000 made out to him by Mrs. Chiapella and dated the previous day.
- Both the Chiapellas were badly beaten before being stabbed to death. Mr. Chiapella had been tortured.
- One of Mrs. Chiapella’s stab wounds was consistent with the roommate’s missing knife (which Crittenden returned on the 14th).
- The cloth used to bind and gag the Chiapellas had the same pattern as that of sheets and matching pillowcases belonging to Crittenden’s apartment when he moved in. When police searched the apartment they found the sheets but not the pillowcases.
- Also in Crittenden’s apartment, police found a pair of tennis shoes matching a bloody print found in the Chiapellas’ house.
- Crittenden’s thumbprint was found on an ATM slip in the Chiapellas’ study.
- Asked about his movements on the afternoon of the 13th, Crittenden first told police he had been “partying.” Then he changed his story, saying he had gone to his gym where he had met a basketball coach and two other persons. But the coach and one of the other persons testified they had not seen Crittenden since January 7th.
- Crittenden claimed that Mrs. Chiapella had been paying him for sex since the previous August. The $3,000 January 13th check was, he said, in payment for a sex act performed in Room 96 of a local motel on January 9th. There is no record of either Crittenden or Mrs. Chiapella
The Fulford File| American Nightmare—In Chinatown Murder Case, The VICTIM Is An Immigrant, The KILLER Is...[Censored]
I did a blog item recently about a DREAM act-eligible illegal named Clemente Garcia Arciga, who, after being celebrated in one newspaper article for being a DREAMer, was reported in another as being charged with rape. My blog is out there in cyberspace, it was based another item by Mediatrackers.org: Newspaper’s Illegal Immigration “Cinderella Story” Arrested on Charges of Child Rape, Incest, By: Timothy Adams, , September 5, 2013, but if you search Google News at this moment for Clemente Garcia Arciga you get…NOTHING.
But imagine the Main Steam Media-wide alert if Clemente Garcia Arciga were a victim.
In Forget It, Juan, It's Not The Old Chinatown--Chinese Immigrants Organizing For Self-Defense Against Hispanic Criminals, one of Steve Sailer's readers wrote, under conditions of extreme anonymity, that
I live in Flushing, Queens, one of the largest Chinatowns in America. A couple years ago, a Chinese student studying here was raped and beaten to death by a Hispanic immigrant. It was very sad, not only because of the murder, but because it was very Kitty Genovese, and people saw the attack and heard her scream and didn't call the police.
Steve provided a link to a story about the killing. It read:
By Thomas Zambito, New York Daily News
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Gui Hua Yu, mother of Yu Yao who was killed in a pipe assault, is carried out of the court room after seeing suspect Carlos Cruz in court.
The mother of a Chinese immigrant slain in a brutal pipe attack
National Data | Schumer/ Rubio Would Loot $100 Billion Annually From American Workers And Redistribute It To—Mark Zuckerberg!
Yeah, yeah, yeah, we’ve all heard that immigration grows the economy—but at least some people now realize that virtually all that growth is captured by the immigrants themselves in the form of wages, leaving native-born Americans essentially no better off. (And that’s before transfer payments, like K-12 education).
Still, it seems that very few people realize the real dirty little secret of immigration: its key effect is within the native-born American community, redistributing income from labor to capital by beating down wages.
Thus VDARE.com Editor Peter Brimelow has described the Gang of Eight Amnesty/ Immigration Surge bill (S.744) as “a looting of the U.S. economy that can only be compared to the Russian oligarchs’ theft of assets as the Soviet Union collapsed.” Below, we attempt to quantify that looting.
S.744 proposes a minimum of 33 million lifetime work permits in the first decade alone (11 million to current illegal immigrants, 11 million to new legal immigrants admitted by continuing the current system, 5 million via chain migration of relatives of who have applied but are waiting for their slot and 6 million additional legal immigrants through new or expanded existing categories of immigration).
By, adding 33 million immigrants to the labor force S.744 could indeed eventually mean a total one-time increase in GDP by $660 billion, or by 4.4%, based on an assumed $20,000 average income per each new immigrant. And recent research (see below) indeed suggests that immigrants will receive about 98% of the gain.
So for native-born Americans, the primary impact