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James Fulford writes: This column was posted to WND.com four days ago. It was quickly posted to FreeRepublic.com, and just as quickly pulled by moderators. This is because even before the $PLC started smearing us, we were banned by FreeRepublic for being “divisive.”
This was inspired, apparently, by Steve Sailer’s seminal article GOP Future Depends on Winning Larger Share of the White Vote, November 28, 2000. FreeRepublic was wrong then, and is wrong now. Since Sailer wrote that article we’ve seen George W. Bush win a presidential election in which he galvanized the white vote, and John McCain and Mitt Romney lose elections in which they didn’t. VDARE.com’s conclusions remain relevant, and FreeRepublic remains irrelevant, and of course unfree. This version of Peter Brimelow’s article contains many added links.
Everyone knows that the Republican Party needs to extend amnesty to 12-20 million illegal aliens in order to win the Hispanic vote. Right? But, to quote Josh Billings: “It’s not what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.”
And it’s not just that Hispanics will never vote Republican anyway—because they are poor and naturally like government redistribution, and because they have eyes and can see that Marco Rubio is a white Cuban, not a Mexican.
Both those things are true, of course, but the real reason the current Hispanic hysteria is wrong is that there simply aren’t that many Hispanic voters. Whites will continue to dominate the U.S. electorate for the foreseeable future.
And it’s whites—especially the white working class, above all in the North—who are up for grabs.
And, remember, this was an election in which minority turnout rose because of Democratic anti-white race-baiting, and GOP turnout fell because
However, the mad push by the Gang of Eight reminds me of the madness of another Gang—the Gang of Four in China, so hipped on the ideology of its late Chairman that it bulldozed all in its path until brought down by the sheer weight of its perfidies, even in that repressive society.
The Boston Marathon terrorist tragedy offers several, what should be non-ideological, lessons. For example, it’s now obvious that anyone in this country, citizen or immigrant, can be found and quickly. Positive, rapid ID can be done. So we are talking only of the will to do the ID job—doing the right thing so we know who is in the US and why, legally or illegally. Doesn’t it seem obvious that in our society, which values the rule of law, our rightful identity should be made as transparent, simple and as secure as possible?
But the key lesson:
- The insane scale of unneeded alien imports since 1965.
There appeared on my breakfast table today an article in the Wall Street Journal which told us volumes about these two young terrorists. [Life in America Unraveled for Brothers, By Alan Cullison, Paul Sonne, and Jennifer Levitz, April 20, 2013]
It brilliantly documents the alienation that can grow even after years and some success in a new country:
Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26 years old, became a successful Golden Gloves boxer. His younger brother, Dzhokhar, 19, was a nursing student and became an American citizen just last year, on Sept. 11.”
How symbolic is that September 11th stamping of citizenship?
But the WSJ continues to weave the story of why “a close examination of the
John Derbyshire On Six Things That Should Be Done Instead Of The Gang Of 8's Nation-Breaking Amnesty/ Immigration Surge
Call me insensitive if you like, but I couldn’t help smiling at Friday morning’s conjunction of events.
10:00am Time appointed for that hearing. Hearing commences.
Suddenly, just as politicians and commentators were getting to grips with the Gang of Eight’s 844-page Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act, our ruling class lost control of the discourse. In Friday’s hearing they struggled manfully, but not very convincingly, to regain that control.
Both the refugee program and the asylum program have been significantly strengthened in the past five years such that we are much more careful about screening people and determining who should and should not be coming into the country.
Is that true? Iraqi terrorist Ramadan Alwan came here in April 2009, according to Refugee Resettlement Watch. That’s only four years. Perhaps he was admitted before that “significant strengthening” got significantly strong.
Also from the hearing, here were Lindsey Graham and John McCain, apparently speaking in unison: “We have 11 million people living in the shadows, which leaves this nation vulnerable to a myriad of threats.” [Boston terror fears raised at Senate immigration hearing, By Alan Silverleib, CNN, April 19, 2013
Meanwhile the subject of that hearing, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act, demands our attention.
I had a go at reading it on Wednesday. By twenty pages in to the thing, though, I had lost the will to live.
I had forgotten that reading legislation is a specialist skill of the minor sort, like reading mathematical papers. You need to get a few under your belt before you can follow what’s happening.
(Math papers have soft brown spots in them that send the experienced reader’s spirits plunging. “It easily follows that . . .” can hide a multitude of sins. Even worse is: “It follows from a well-known 1952 result by Pumpernickel that . . .” It might or might not. You can waste half a day trying to find out, even if somebody did translate Pumpernickel’s paper from the original Czech. I suppose something analogous applies to legislation.)
Well, I shall wait for the summaries done by people fluent in Legisperanto. Even then, though, my motivation for reading will be low. In the present state of our political culture, all this portentous high-legislative activity comes loaded with insincerity. Congress proposes, but the almighty federal bureaucracy disposes.
Or not, as we see with the multitude of unenforced immigration laws already on the books. Senator Jeff Sessions at Friday’s hearing:
We have laws today that are utterly ignored, and I have no confidence that this administration, based on what we’ve seen, will ever enforce any law.
You might think me too cynical, but I am at the advantage here of having been through the U.S. immigration system. Even if this new law were to get passed, and even if this administration, and the next, and the next, made sincere efforts to enforce it, they could not.
The USCIS people—and don’t get me wrong: they are nice people, dealt with me courteously, and I have no doubt are doing their best—cannot handle their current workload. Give them ten or twenty years to master this new bureaucratic extravaganza that Schumer, Rubio & Co. have cooked up, they might just possibly re-attain their current unimpressive level of mastery; but to imagine that the Act, once passed, will swing smoothly into action, all the things in it happening and being done, is wild fantasy.
Just look again at the name of the thing: “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act.”
My first thought: shouldn’t that be three Acts? Can someone give me a reason why we should not have a Border Security Act, followed by an Economic Opportunity Act, then capped with an Immigration Modernization Act?
The Gang has dropped the word “comprehensive” from their bill, but its spirit is still there in the title; and it is exactly that “comprehensive” spirit that makes this legislation so monstrously, malevolently, wrong.
Here are things that need to be done about U.S. immigration, in the order they need doing, with no step being commenced until the previous step is satisfactorily complete.
(1) Rigorously enforce all the people’s laws currently on the statute books. That would include speedy, humane repatriation of any illegal alien that can be identified as such. (We could start with this guy.)
It would also include compliance with the Secure Fence Act of 2006: “The double-layered fencing on the border that was enacted by Congress in 2006, but never completed, must finally be built.” (Why did I put that in quotes? Because I lifted it from page 26 of the 2012 Republican Party Platform, that’s why.)
As well as reducing the number of current illegal aliens and preventing entry of new ones, enforcement of existing laws would give the public some confidence that new laws will likewise
Soren Dayton [Message him on Twitter] describes himself in his Twitter Profile as "Prism Public Affairs, Republican political operative, blogger, husband, cook. All opinions my own." Actually, his opinions aren't his own—they're extremely derivative.
His guilt-by-association attack on immigration restriction in the Daily Caller today, Opinion: Leaders of anti-immigration groups aren’t exactly conservative , is based on material from
- The evangelical publication World Magazine
- The Wall Street Journal
- the New York Times
- The Human Life Review (a hit piece by Mario H. Lopez)
- The Wall Street Journal again (support for his contention that REAL Christians support immigration reform)
The REAL Christians turn out to be Southern Baptist Dr. Richard Land and the Evangelical Immigration Table, a Treason Lobby group on the Religious Left. For some reason he doesn't directly quote the Southern Poverty Law Center, but of course he doesn't have to—Human Life Review and the New York Times do it for him.
It's the usual garbage about immigration restrictionists being abortionists, eugenicists, and so on, repeatedly debunked here on VDARE.com. It includes an attack on Dr. John Tanton, a great patriot whom even some mainstream restrictionists seem unwilling to defend from the PC enforcers. See The Tale Of John Tanton: CIS' Krikorian, Kammer Make Fatal Concessions To SPLC.
Of course the patriotic immigration restriction movement includes many political strands. Since immigration restriction is supported, in principle, by over 70 percent of Americans, it would be hard to confine its enthusiasts to members of one political party, since neither party can command more than fifty percent.
In a piece called Communism, Socialism, Cultural Marxism, Democratic Hegemonists, Crony Capitalism, Ethnic Agendas, Treason Etc.—The “Ugly Roots” Of Immigration Enthusiasm, I pointed out that immigration enthusiast side, to which Dayton belongs, had a number of evil associations themselves—also from both sides of the left/right divide.
Dayton starts his column with an experience of his own:
In 2007, I met a field organizer who had worked against immigration reform.[Not named in the article.] He was not who you might imagine. His background was in the labor and environmental movements that so many conservatives deplore... Even though the activist was working for an immigration restrictionist group[also unnamed] that many people instinctively think of as “conservative,” the truth is that he, like many other immigration opponents, was not conservative. He was a union-promoting environmentalist, [emphasis added] just like many of the figures involved in the formation and funding of groups that will voice strong opposition to the new immigration reform bill this week by claiming, inaccurately, that it is not “conservative” enough.
Here Dayton is using the Cultural Marxists of the New York Times, and Mario H. Lopez's ethnic agenda (masked as religious) in the name of crony capitalism—it someone is a "union-promoting environmentalist", he must care more about American workers, American air, American land, and American water than he does about the profits of American corporations.
The client list of Prism includes
And no doubt many others. The "Confidential Federal Contractor", by the way, is one Prism is not prepared to name:
As the war with Iraq proceeded
During President Eisenhower’s first term, 60 years ago, the United States faced an invasion across its southern border.
Illegal aliens had been coming since World War II. But, suddenly, the number was over 1 million. Crime was rising in Texas. The illegals were taking the jobs of U.S. farm workers.
"Philadelphia Freedom"? Philadelphia will hold an urgent public meeting to discuss the most important issue in the city today (April 18). It's not crime, education, or urban blight–it's the publication of Being White in Philly, [By Robert Huber, Philadelphia Magazine, March 2013] a magazine article that Mayor Michael Nutter doesn't like.
For the past seven weeks, this almost comically cautious article touching on the liberal white experience in a crime-ridden black city has dominated the news in the City of Brotherly Love. Despite its milquetoast language, it has inadvertently shown just who wants to keep America a “nation of cowards” when it comes to discussing race.
Huber’s piece offered virtually no statistics about the almost-entirely black face of crime in Philadelphia. It relied on interviews with anonymous white Philadelphians too afraid to use their real name because of the totalitarian nature of the climate for racial discourse in America. But it still manages to convey the confused alienation of whites forced to watch the continuing collapse of the society they built.
Mayor Nutter, once a hero to Conservatism Inc. for calling out black flash mobs terrorizing Philadelphia’s streets, [Philadelphia mayor talks tough to black teenagers after ‘flash mobs’, By Dave Boyer, Washington Times, August 8, 2011] has now called on the Orwellian-sounding “Human Rights Commission” to investigate the magazine for possible “incitement.”
In a letter to Rue Landau, [Email her]the executive director of the so-called Philadelphia Human Rights Commission, Mayor Nutter compared pointing out black failure to yelling “fire” in a crowded theater:
While I fully recognize that constitutional protections afforded the press are intended to protect the media from censorship by the government, the First Amendment, like other constitutional rights, is not an unfettered right, and notwithstanding the First Amendment, a publisher has a duty to the public to exercise its role in a responsible way. I ask the Commission to evaluate whether the “speech” employed in this essay is not the reckless equivalent of “shouting ‘fire!’ in a crowded theater,” its prejudiced, fact-challenged generalizations an incitement to extreme reaction. [PDF]
Philadelphia was the first city in the U.S. to establish a Human Rights Commission and it has become a model for the rest of the country. (They’re epidemic in Canada). They have now evolved into a kind of emotional Affirmative Action for nonwhites in cities around the country. For example, Commission's take on the tiresome outbreaks of violence in Philadelphia's public school: there has not been enough multicultural education!
Similarly, the Commission sees the publication of Being White in Philly as the problem—not the fear of crime and conflict that it describes.
With a veiled threat, the Commission intoned:
“They spoke for you. We want to hear from you. Philadelphia painted one picture of intergroup relations in your community. We want to hear directly from you about intergroup relations in your diverse and changing community.” [PDF of meeting announcement]
Memo From Middle America | Remind Amnesty Boosters That Mexico Has A Booming Economy And Fifteen Billionaires!
Instead of giving amnesty to these millions of illegal aliens, why don’t we just ask them all to go home?
Amnesty boosters of both parties don’t even consider that possibility. If they were even asked about it, they would probably be shocked. After all, how could we send illegal aliens back to Mexico?
Mexico is often presented both by its defenders and its detractors (for different reasons) as a poverty-stricken country.
Well, Mexico is poor compared to the United States. But it’s not a poor country by world standards.
- Mexico has the world’s 11th-largest economy and it’s currently booming. One advantage Mexico has over us: its much lower public debt ratio.
- Mexico’s GDP per capita is $15,300, much lower than that of the U.S. ($49,800) but higher than that of China ($9,100).
- Mexico ranks a fairly respectable #61 on the UN’s Human Development Index , which is higher than most Latin American countries. (The U.S. is at #3).
And there are plenty of rich Mexicans, many millionaires, in fact. And even some billionaires (dollars, not pesos).
Forbes Magazine annually releases its list of billionaires, and this year the list included fifteen Mexicans. [The Richest People On The Planet 2013, By Luisa Kroll and Kerry A. Dolan, March 4, 2013] (Last year it listed eleven and eleven the year before that. )
We can learn a lot from the list of Mexican billionaires—about a side of Mexican society rarely presented in the U.S. Mainstream Media. We learn about Mexican-U.S. relations, and the growing links between globalist plutocrats in both countries.
- The richest Mexican of all, of course: Carlos Slim, who was also named by Forbes as the 11th most powerful man in the world. Of Lebanese extraction, Slim’s net worth was $73 billion as of February 14th, 2013. Since that date, Slim’s América Móvil stock has fallen, and Slim might actually drop to the second position below that of Bill Gates. But so what, we’re still dealing with scores of billions of dollars.
Slim is a telecoms magnate, with Telmex and América Móvil and all sorts of seemingly-random enterprises he acquires, including soccer teams (2 in Mexico, one in Spain). But did you know that Slim now owns 3% of Apple Inc.?
Of special interest to Americans should be the fact that Slim owns 8% of the New York Times. Given that Slim is a promoter of illegal immigration, do you suppose the New York Times is more likely or less likely to give a fair hearing to the patriot side in the immigration debate? (On the other hand, how good was the NYT on the issue before Slim bought into it in 2009?)
2. The second-wealthiest Mexican, and the world’s 32nd-richest man: Alberto Bailleres Gonzalez, who along with his family has a net worth of $18.2 billion. Bailleres gained his wealth from the mining industry—Mexico is the world’s largest silver producer and mining has been important since colonial times. Bailleres heads up Grupo Bal and Industrias Penoles. Besides mining and metallurgy, Bailleres also has his fingers in retail, insurance, agribusiness, medicine and the FEMSA soft drink bottler (more on that profitable company later).
3. The 40th-richest man in the world, with a net worth of 16.7 billion belonging to him and his family: German Larrea Mota Velasco. This tycoon also made his fortune through mining, specializing in copper , and his Grupo México also has mines in other parts of Latin America. Larrea’s railroads can reach 71% of Mexico.
4. Ricardo Salinas Pliego is a media tycoon and runs TV Azteca
In brief remarks to the nation yesterday on the Boston Marathon bombings, President Obama said that "we all have a part to play in alerting authorities. If you see something suspicious, speak up." In Washington, D.C., electronic signs urged commuters to be on guard. Law enforcement, big-city mayors and security experts all echoed that famous post-terrorism refrain: "If you see something, say something."
But who really means it?
In post-9/11 America, the truth is that our politically correct guardians only want you to see, say or do something if it can't be construed by grievance-mongers as racist, sexist, Islamophobic, homophobic, nativist or any other "-ist" or "-ic."
Face it: We live in a self-defeating culture that pays lip service to heroic action in times of crisis, yet brutally punishes the very kind of snap judgments and instant security profiling that make such heroism possible in the first place.
Just take a look at some of the caustic reactions to citizens and watchdogs who stuck out their necks during and after the Boston Marathon bombings. A quick-thinking spectator at the race reportedly tackled a 20-year-old Saudi Arabian student visa holder he believed was acting suspiciously. The student is not considered a suspect at this point, but remains a "person of interest" in the case. The student's home was searched Monday night in Revere, Mass., by a phalanx of law enforcement agencies.
Time magazine correspondent Michael Crowley clucked: "It'll be a real shame if a Saudi guy was tackled and held simply for running in fright—and for being an Arab." Music producer Sledgren took to Twitter to bemoan "prejudice America." Indian television anchor Gargi Rawat called the civilian's actions "sad." Gawker editor Max Read declared: "(T)his poor Saudi kid should sue the guy who tackled him."
For what? For taking all those "See Something, Say Something" ads seriously? Hang him!
If the Saudi student tries to sue, we already know who
Defining America Down—Jose Antonio Vargas (Yech!) And What's At Stake In The Latest Amnesty/ Immigration Surge War
The great Amnesty/ Immigration Surge battle of 2013 is about to begin. (Maybe). What's at stake is not simply policies or regulations. Congress is in effect about to determine what it means to be “American.”
If this year's treason has a multicultural mascot, it's illegal alien Jose Antonio Vargas. As a coveted diversity “twofer,” both non-white and gay, Vargas (a Filipino not a Mexican, as Steve Sailer has pointed out—but hey, what can you do?) is a hero to his friends and colleagues in the Main Stream Media, many of whom actively assisted in his law-breaking.
Note: Vargas is not called a hero because he served America in war, or rendered some public service. Objectively speaking, it's doubtful that the real problem facing the United States is a critical lack of homosexual journalists who think America is “racist.”
No, Vargas is a hero to Obama’s America precisely because he despises it—and wants to remake it.
Vargas’ law-breaking has been both blatant and public. In 2011, the New York Times published his lengthy description of his illegal activities. [My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant, By Jose Antonio Vargas, June 22, 2011]MSM reaction was ecstatic. Since then, Vargas has spoken before television cameras, college campuses, and even Congress. TIME magazine has put him on its cover. And, needless to say, there has been no attempt to enforce “strategic deportation” against this astonishingly arrogant criminal.
In a typically overwrought and verbose article, Vargas even attempts to answer the obvious question of why he hasn't been deported. After a few thousand words of moralistic hectoring, he recounts that he personally contacted Immigration & Customs Enforcement to ask what ICE planned to do with him. Astonishingly, even though Vargas's illegal status had been quite literally broadcast across the entire country, ICE said they had no record of his existence, even as an ICE agent spoke on the phone with him about his criminal status. [Not Legal, Not Leaving, Time.com, June 25, 2012]
As Vargas himself asserts, the “game changer” in the immigration debate has been the “coming out” of illegals around the country. Of course, such a tactic is only possible precisely because of the federal government's treasonous indulgence of illegals. It is the federal government's treasonous indulgence that
My personal Ground Zero for Obama/ Rubio Amnesty/ Immigration Surge bill: On the Rockaway Peninsula, where we live, Hispanic immigrants and their families have taken over a public beach in an area that is over 90 percent working class white.
Prior to Hurricane Sandy, my son and I would often walk the now-washed-away boardwalk and pass by the beach, at Beach 116th Street. Little Hispanic boys as young as eight years old would stare daggers at us, as if we were trespassing on their property.
These people had come from as far away as the Bronx, on the A train and the Q53 bus, which terminate there.
A luxury condominium building, the Ocean Grande, was built in 2006 at the corner of the boardwalk and Beach 116th to 117th streets. Before the first Minority Mortgage Meltdown in 2008, the Ocean Grande’s penthouse apartments were selling for $1.5 million each. The selling point: not just the view, but the leisure of being able to walk out the boardwalk door to the beach, a mere 20 feet away.
The apartments were initially sold during the offseason, when the beach was bare except for local whites jogging and walking their dogs. A picture currently sells the same image of blissful, solitary jogging.
A realtor’s current ad picture for Ocean Grande: “A slice of shore-life paradise…”
But when the summer came, the Ocean Grande’s homeowners had a rude awakening. They couldn’t use their own beach. Ninety-five percent of the beachgoers were hostile Hispanics, with a smattering of blacks.
For years, people who work nearby have complained to me that there are fights on the beach every hot day (the gangs stay away on moderate summer days) and occasional gunfire; and that the young Hispanics cause nothing but trouble in their businesses, spend little money there, and drive away regular customers.
More recently, the Hispanics seized Beach 117th and 118th streets, as well. Last summer, they stretched their stranglehold into the 120s.
There have been two types of Main Stream Media [MSM] responses to the Hispanic takeover of the beach.
- The local Rockaway weekly newspaper, The Wave, will report on the beach violence, without mentioning its ethnic character.
- Big Media alternates between ignoring the trouble most of the time, and turning the racial reality upside down.
Thus in 2008, Daily News columnist Denis Hamill wrote a Bizarro World column in which he complained of the “racism” whereby the city staffed “white” beaches with more lifeguards than “black” beaches.[ Beach disparity in Rockaway is a black and white issue, August 11, 2008,] He acted as if Beach 116th Street were a “mostly minority” area. (See this rejoinder),
Gangs and Hispanics are inseparable. Hispanics seem to have a collectivist mentality, in which joining gangs is the norm.
And we are seeing it here in the Rockaways. Last year, The Wave columnist Beachcomber reported that MS-13 markings have been found on Beach 113 Street and quoted the FBI describing the gang as “the most vicious gang in the nation.” And police finally caught an illegal alien, the last of three MS-13 members involved in an earlier gang killing on Beach 12th Street [MS-13 Gangbanger Busted In 2010 Beach Slay, By Howard Schwach, March 6, 2012]
MS-13 is based in El Salvador. Until recent years, it admitted only Salvadorans as members. However, the clamor to join the gang is now so great, and the opportunity to expand its murder-based power and
The Fulford File | Diversity Is Strength! It’s Also…Repression. And “Comprehensive Immigration Reform” (=Amnesty) Means More Of It.
The following is an email written by a lieutenant colonel at Fort Campbell in Kentucky — advising three dozen subordinates to be on the lookout for soldiers who might be members of “domestic hate groups.”
This email was obtained exclusively by Fox News. Names have been redacted.
Subject: Domestic “Hate Groups” (UNCLASSIFIED)
Many events have been taking place across the country – just want to ensure everyone is somewhat educated on some of the groups out there that do not share our Army Values.
When we see behaviors that are inconsistent with Army Values – don’t just walk by – do the right thing and address the concern before it becomes a problem.
We need to make sure that we maintain our standards – starting with reception and integration.
Thanks [The Army’s List of “Domestic Hate Groups”, By Todd Starnes, Fox News, April 10, 2013]
The reference to " reception and integration" is Army talk for explaining to newly arrived soldiers how this particular command does things. The "Caveat" FOUO above means "For Official Use Only", which is not the same as "Classified", but probably means "Please don't forward this to Fox News." The full text of the email is now available (PDF). Note the names of the addressees.
Fortunately, the Army is (currently) full of regular Americans who don't appreciate this nonsense.
Someone in the Army forwarded this email to Fox, and the sender has been identified as Army Lt. Col. Jack Rich. [Army Email Labels Christian Ministries as “Domestic Hate Groups”, by Todd Starnes, April 9, 2013]
This particular email includes on its list of hate groups in alphabetical order, starting with "Anti-Gay" groups like the Family Research Council (which as a result of this kind of demonization was actually fired upon by black, gay gunman Floyd Corkins), the American Family Association and others from what the memo calls the "Christian Right." It states, in a direct attack on the religion of the great majority of actual soldiers
Opposition to equal rights for gays and lesbians has been a central theme of Christian Right organizing and fundraising for the past three decades—a period that parallels the fundamentalist movement’s rise to political power.
Of course, until very recently, the Army itself was an "Anti-Gay Group," not just because
"The University of Texas will change its colors to maroon and white before Texas goes purple, much less blue," Gov. Rick Perry has reportedly claimed. [Texas to go Democrat blue? Gov. Perry says fat chance, by Dan Hirschhorn, New York Daily News, February 25, 2013]
Perry, and indeed many Texans, seem confident that it won’t happen, but if present demographic trends continue, can Texas avoid turning Democratic?
The Democrats are certainly counting on demographic change to win the state. They’ve formed several organizations to reach that goal, such as Battleground Texas, headed up by Jeremy Bird, who was the Obama reelection campaign’s national field director: Democrats launch plan to turn Texas blue , By Alexander Burns, Politico, January 24, 2013.
Read the piece—it’s blatantly about swamping the historic Texas majority with immigrants, not even a pretense of converting anybody through democratic debate. How much more treasonous can you get?
Among the stars of Texas Democrats: the Castro Brothers—not Fidel and Raul in Cuba, but identical twin brothers Julian Castro, the mayor of San Antonio, and Joaquin Castro representing Texas 20th , the US congressional district comprising the west of the city.
Julian Castro got to deliver the keynote address at last summer’s Democratic convention and was hyped as the first Hispanic keynote speaker—just as an obscure U.S. Senator, Barack Obama (D.-IL) was chosen to deliver the 2004 Democratic keynote address.
Clearly, influential forces in the Democratic Party are grooming Julian for the White House. Why not? The same machine that delivered two Obama victories against an incompetent and cowardly GOP could pull off another “historic first”.
Julian Castro recently spoke to the Texas Democratic Party and the Unity Campaign of the El Paso County Democratic Party:
San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro, considered a rising star in the Democratic Party, told about 400 people Thursday [February 28th] that the state will not move forward until the Republican majority is booted
"This is America and we speak English!" wasn't the cry out of outraged "nativists" —it was the motto of a whole generation of Italian-American immigrants. My grandfather immigrated to the United States from Italy and made a conscious effort to assimilate to the culture of his new home, including making my father speak English at all times. I never at any time heard either of them complain about the 1921-1924 immigration cut-off.
My grandfather wasn't alone. Italian-Americans have a long history of advocating for patriotic immigration reform even after first achieving representation in the United States Congress. According to historian John Higham's seminal Strangers in the Land: Patterns of American Nativism: 1860–1925, the first Italian-American to be elected to Congress was Anthony Caminetti, the native born son of a Sicilian immigrant. Caminetti was elected to the US House of Representatives from the state of California in the 1890's. However, his largest impact on national policy came when he was named Commissioner General of Immigration by President Woodrow Wilson in 1913.
Caminetti implemented an “America First” migration program that would impact policy for decades. He believed in the maintenance of America's historic demographic majority and strongly campaigned against immigration from Asia. In this, he was only echoing the wishes of his constituents, as he entered Congress ten years after the California congressional delegation and the Knights of Labor had been instrumental in pushing through the Chinese Exclusion Act. He also introduced "inspection abroad" programs to ensure that unsuitable candidates for immigration would be dissuaded before even sailing to American shores.
As someone who put the United States first, Caminetti was the progenitor of a whole tradition of Italian-American patriots. Clearly at the top of the list is former Rep. Tom Tancredo, whose yeoman work in the House of Representatives sank George W. Bush's push for amnesty and earned him the hatred of Karl Rove and the GOP Establishment.
Another patriotic immigration reformer of Italian descent is the former Mayor
Does America lack "compassion" and "humanity" for uninvited foreigners? Quite the contrary. While open-borders activists rail against "injustice" and demand new "pathways to citizenship," official U.S. policy rewards countless line-jumpers with permanent residency and taxpayer-subsidized benefits.
Case in point: the massive "Temporary Protected Status" (TPS) program run by the Department of Homeland Security.
In theory, as the DHS website describes it, the Secretary of Homeland Security "may designate a foreign country for TPS due to conditions in the country that temporarily prevent the country's nationals from returning safely, or in certain circumstances, where the country is unable to handle the return of its nationals adequately." Those conditions include hurricanes, environmental catastrophes, civil war, epidemics and other "extraordinary and temporary conditions."
The U.S. allows illegal aliens from TPS-designated countries to live here, work here, be protected from detention or deportation, and travel freely. It's essentially a bad-weather pass into the U.S. Whenever a natural disaster strikes, we allow legions of foreigners who entered illegally—mostly from Latin America—to stay here while their homelands recover.
In the meantime, TPS winners can apply for a panoply of other immigration benefits and protections and file for "adjustment of status" to pave the way to permanent legalization. In fact, the official draft application for Obamacare lists "Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and Applicant for Temporary Protected Status (TPS)" as an "eligible immigration status."
Yep, that means you don't even have to be a legit, approved TPS designee to qualify for
First Encounters of the Close Kind: John Derbyshire’s Address To The 2013 American Renaissance Conference
Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. First please allow me to introduce myself.
I’d like to tell you how I came to be addressing an American Renaissance conference. It’s a curious story with an amusing twist of irony in it.
I saw Jared Taylor’s book Paved With Good Intentions reviewed in National Review Magazine [by VDARE.com Editor Peter Brimelow(!) here] when it came out twenty years ago. I liked the book and became a subscriber to the American Renaissance newsletter.
Four or five years after that I myself became a regular contributor to National Review. At about that time Jared and I struck up an occasional email acquaintance. I had dinner with him once or twice when he was visiting New York.
In September 2006 I debated Jared at the Robert A. Taft Club in Arlington, Va. You can find the text of my talk on my website, and I think AR has a sound recording of the whole event on their site somewhere. Jared was kind enough to put me up overnight at his home in Virginia, and I had the pleasure of meeting his delightful family.
Now and then, during that slight and occasional acquaintance, Jared had extended invitations to me to speak at an AR conference. I always declined on the grounds, which I expressed frankly to Jared, that I did not want to jeopardize my relationship with National Review. Nor did I attend any AR conferences as an auditor, though that was more just a matter of not being a very keen conference-attender.
In 2011 Jared booked his conference for the Sheraton airport hotel in Charlotte, NC. As I am sure you know, the Mayor pro tem of Charlotte, Patrick Cannon, intimidated the Sheraton into canceling their agreement with AR.
I was still indignant when AR announced that they would have a conference in 2012 at a non-commercial location not susceptible to intimidation by politicians. I decided I would attend the 2012 conference as an auditor, to show solidarity with Jared and AR. I registered for the 2012 conference and bought plane tickets. The conference dates were March 16-18.
Unfortunately when those dates came round I was unwell and could not fly. I apologized to Jared by email.
After the conference, Jared sent me a gracious reply, commiserating with my health problem and telling me the conference had been a great success. He told me there would be another conference in 2013 at the same location, and once again extended an invitation to me to be a speaker.
I replied to Jared with an email dated March 26. Jared has given me permission to show you that email. First, though, let me just give you another date.
The email I’m going to show you was, I repeat, dated March 26 last year.
Ten days after that date, on April 5, I published a column in one of my other outlets in which I struck back at some of the nonsense being written about the Trayvon Martin affair, which was then in the news. National Review took exception to that column and dropped me from their contributor rolls on April 8.
Now I’ll show you my March 26 email to Jared, and you can savor the irony.[Click to enlarge.]
John Derbyshire <@#$@gmail.com>
I am flattered to be invited. My inclination is, that I WOULD like to
speak. One thing about a cancer diagnosis, it gives one a different
perspective, a certain je m'en fous & damn the torpedoes. Also, I am
getting quite seriously fed up with the timid careerists at NR & while
I'd like to continue the connection for financial reasons, I feel
pretty sure I shall do something to get myself canned in the next year
or so nolens volens.
So that's a provisional yes. HOWEVER, the Mrs & I get a free cruise
out of NR this November -- the post-election cruise (nice opportunity
to get away from the race riots if Obama loses) & she looks forward to
that, so please no publicity before then that might scupper the
cruise. Is that doable for you?
Shall the 2013 conference be in the state park again? The place looks
lovely, & if so I want to book in a day or two early & get some hiking
So Mrs. Derbyshire missed her November cruise. Fortunately she is of a supportive and philosophical cast of mind, so she took the disappointment in her stride. I have promised her that we shall have a prime cabin on the next American Renaissance cruise…
2. The Topic: “First Encounters of the Close Kind”
This is to be one of those talks that is more in the nature of “notes towards a research project” than a finished product. If you wanted to be unkind, you might say that it is a half-baked collection of observations and hypotheses; but I’m sure you are all kind people.
My idea is to examine the earliest encounters between races of which anything interesting can be said.
I should first make clear what I mean by races. I am sure everyone here knows the paleoanthropological background. Our species, Homo sapiens, originated in Africa around a quarter million years ago.
Around 60,000 years ago there was an exodus into the Arabian Peninsula. It wasn’t the first time Homo sap. had left the home continent, but the previous excursions seem to have had no lasting consequences. This one did. The exodus population—which may have been very small, perhaps
I had the privilege of speaking to the American Renaissance conference in Tennessee this past weekend. Here are just a few random personal notes.
Tennessee. A lovely state, in which I’d like to spend more time. The Mrs. and I went down there a couple of days early to do some sightseeing.
Here we are on one of the Confederate batteries at Fort Donelson, looking downriver, whence Union Flag Officer Andrew Foote’s little fleet steamed up to attack the fort on St. Valentine’s Day, 1862. That particular foray didn’t go well, but the fort soon fell anyway.
Say what you like about the Feddle Gummint—goodness knows, I’ve said plenty—but the National Park Service does a great job with these battlefields. In furtherance of my project of turning myself into a Civil War buff, I intend to explore more of them whenever I can.
At Fort Donelson there’s a 15-minute movie they show
The mob of Open-Borders extremists descending upon the Washington DC April 10 will include a prominent contingent of persons of the cloth. This religious window-dressing demonstrates that the Cultural Marxist assault on traditional standards of morality is reaching into America’s churches….plus, of course, there’s the selfish desire to boost dwindling congregations; and money. [D.C. immigrant activists optimistic ahead of Wednesday rally, By Pamela Constable, Washington Post, April 6, 2013]
The concept of virtue has been rejiggered through the Leftist doctrine into victimology, where the most publicized sob story wins. Plus, the immigration issue now contains a strong tribal aspect, in which victimhood is conflated to include whole races and nationalities.
Consider the ethical position—take jobs from poor Americans to give to poor law-breaking foreigners. The belief in such activities comes from Marx, not Jesus. Why do church representatives believe it is moral to cause more pain to Americans in order to make life easier for Mexicans?
We live in a stagnant economy with a shrinking workforce. The April 5 monthly jobs report was a shocker, with only 88,000 new jobs added and the lowest rate of employment participation since 1979.
The current “recovery” from the terrible recession of a few years ago is the weakest in many decades. Little is said of the harm that comes from the long duration of the economic pain, but job loss in hard times means unemployment benefits ending, depletion of savings and homes being sold or repossessed. The suffering is cumulative, but the Opravda press doesn’t want to show its beloved leader in a bad light.
It took a British newspaper to report on formerly middle class Americans living in tents in New Jersey.
How can any religious person (much less an ordained one) support mass amnesty in such a painful economic environment? According to Senator Jeff Sessions (during an April 3 phone call to Fox news), eight million foreigners would be morphed into legal workers as soon as legalization is enacted. (Naturally, not every single illegal alien among the official 11 million will be grabbing