Powell, Raspail: Prophets Without Honor?

In April 1968, only days after Dr.
King had been assassinated and

riots had erupted
in 100 American cities, there
arose in England to raise the alarm on the explosive
issue of immigration from the Third World a hero of the
war and scholar of the classics, the

Tory shadow minister of state
for defense, Enoch

supreme function of statesmanship,"

Powell began
, "is to provide against preventable
evils. … The discussion of future grave but, with
effort now, avoidable evils is the most

and at the same time the most necessary
occupation for the politician."

"Only resolute and urgent
said Powell, could avert the "horror"
unfolding on the far side of the Atlantic. As he spoke,
the immigrant flow into Britain from the Commonwealth
nations of


and the

was 50,000 a year, a trickle compared to
the 1.2 million legal and illegal aliens who have been
entering the United States every year for a generation.

Powell warned that if stern action
were not taken to stem the tide, by 2000, 5 million to 7
million Third World people would be there.

"It is like watching a nation
busily engaged in heaping up its own funeral pyre,"

Powell thundered. Then he spoke the words that ended his
brilliant career: [

"As I look ahead, I am filled with foreboding;
like the Roman, I seem to see `the River Tiber foaming

much blood

Powell was instantly gone from the
shadow cabinet, dropped by Edward Heath for what that
future prime minister called a speech

"racialist in tone, and liable to exacerbate racial

Five years after Powell`s
"Rivers of Blood"
speech, French writer Jean Raspail
stunned Europe with his allegory, "Le Camp Des

Raspail described a

"Last Chance Armada"
of a million diseased and
destitute from the

hellholes of Calcutta
who embark aboard a fleet of
leaky and decrepit ships and steer round the Cape of
Good Hope to Europe – to be taken in, or die. As the
armada enters the Mediterranean and reaches the Riviera,
the French government, awash in humanitarian liberalism,
refuses to repel the invaders and invites them in.
Around the world, the wretched of the earth watch the
television reports, and wait. When the Last Chance
Armada triumphs, its passengers emerge in an orgy of


to overrun the fat rich lands of the West,
"the Camp of the Saints."

Though many reviewers were

the novel
was a smashing success, with some
comparing Raspail`s work to

Camus` The Plague
and Swift`s

Gulliver`s Travels.

"One of the most chilling books of this generation,"

James J. Kilpatrick.
"Our children and
grandchildren may soon discover that Jean Raspail wrote

fiction, but fact."

In 2004, Raspail

surfaced in Le Figaro
to accuse the French
elite of treason. "
Patrie Trahie par la Republique
the title
of his essay, translates,

"The Fatherland Betrayed by the Republic."

By "the Republic," Raspail
meant not just the

Fifth Republic of Mitterand and Chirac,
but France`s
ideology of inclusiveness rooted in the Revolution`s


"liberte, egalite, fraternite."
Alluding to the
waves of immigrants from Africa, the Middle East, the
Caribbean and Asia, Raspail grimly asserted: "The
deed is done. … All of Europe

marches to its death."

Raspail recalled the

1974 threat
of Algerian President Houari Boumedienne:

amount of atomic bombs will be able to dam up the tidal
wave comprising human beings in their millions which one
day will leave the southernmost and poor part of the
world, to swamp the

relatively open spaces
of the wealthy Northern
Hemisphere, in search of survival."

Europe denounced and dismissed both
men as racists. Now we learn that 19 of those captured
plotting to blow up 10 airliners over the Atlantic were


The suicide bombers
of the London subway were
British-born Asians. Richard Reid`s

father was Jamaican
. Alienated, he was drawn to an

ultra-radical mosque

attempting mass murder
over the Atlantic.

Race riots have

since plagued
the industrial cities of Northern
England. In France last summer, thousands of

French citizens of North African descent
rioted and
pillaged in the

banlieus of Paris

and 300 other cities, until President Chirac, after 12
days, finally declared a national emergency. Zacarias
Moussaoui, the "20th hijacker," was a

French citizen.

Madrid bombers
were immigrants or the children of
immigrants, as was the daylight murderer of Dutch
filmmaker Theo van Gogh.

The 9-11 terrorists plotted mass

in Munich, Arizona and Delray Beach
, Fla. President
Bush says they hate democracy.

No, Mr. President, they hate us.

Powell and Raspail were ostracized
for what they said and wrote. Their stories are related
in my new book,

State of Emergency: The Third World Invasion and
Conquest of America
Time to revisit the
question: Were these men false prophets rightly
reviled—or prophets without honor in their own



Patrick J. Buchanan

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State of Emergency: The Third World Invasion and
Conquest of America

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