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The Boston Bombers, “Comprehensive Immigration Reform,” And The National Question
Such is their total control of public debate that, before the perps turned out to be two Chechen Muslim immigrants, Salon’s David Sirota notoriously felt free to panic Let’s hope the Boston Marathon bomber is a white American (April 16, 2013).
In the wake of the unfortunate truth unfortunately emerging, desperate Treason Lobbyists are experimenting with
- anathematizing any mention of Boston—e.g. Senator Patrick Leahy’s bullying opening statement at the April 22 hearing, exactly like the current Orwellian attempt to anathematize “illegal immigrant;”
- the Big Lie—as RedState.com’s brilliant Daniel Horowitz put it
When it comes to the Gang of 8 immigration deform bill, night is day and up is down. The latest iteration of preposterous declarations comes from John McCain and Lindsey Graham in response to the Boston bombing and its implications for open borders. They had the unbridled impertinence to suggest that their bill, which will bring in millions of more temporary and permanent immigrants from all over the world in addition to granting citizenship to 11 million illegals, “will strengthen our nation’s security.”
[Immigration Deform Bill is a National Security Risk, April 21, 2013. Emphasis in original]
At VDARE.com, we view all this with icy detachment. We were scientifically interested, of course, to see if this was yet another example of something we uniquely report: Immigrant Mass Murder Syndrome—37 cases, 337 dead, when we counted a couple of years ago; there have been more since them. (The first sign that it probably was: when the Main Stream Media began to report the color, not of the suspects, but of their hats. You get good at this kind of thing).
But we knew from long and bitter experience that only three outcomes were possible:
- The perp would be a white American, in which case there would be an attempt to lynch conservatives/ Republicans/ anyone associated with the historic American nation.
(The only palliating factor here: repeated recent MSM embarrassments like the wholly false allegations that Jared Taylor’s American Renaissance was implicated in the 2011 Arizona/ Gabrielle Giffords shooting or that the Aurora CO “Dark Knight” killer was a member of the Tea Party.)
- The perp would be a minority American, in which case there would be a search for “root causes,” which might very well turn out to be “white racism.”
- The perp would turn out to be an immigrant, in which case there would be warnings about “rushing to judgment” and “backlash” and the story would be stuffed down the Memory Hole.
I have intense personal experience of this process. In April 1995, I was being interviewed in the Bloomberg studios on the first day of the publicity tour for my notorious book Alien Nation: Common Sense About America's Immigration Disaster when news of the Oklahoma City bombing began to flare across the TV monitors.
For a couple of days thereafter, the fear in the eyes of my immigration enthusiast debating opponents was stark. They already knew, after their disastrous defeat in California's Proposition 187 the previous year, that their position had no support whatever in the country at large. Now they were afraid that a popular backlash would rout their elite enforcers.
In the event, of course, the government arrested a native-born American, Tim McVeigh. The elite enforcers proclaimed that white militias and "hate radio" talkshow hosts were to blame. (Indeed, this was the beginning of the Left’s counter-attack after the Democrats’ shocking loss of Congress in 1994 that saw Clinton unexpectedly re-elected in 1996). Our book tour became a nightmare of cancelled TV appearances and aborted print stories.
Under the circumstances, it was testimony to the underlying power of the immigration issue that Alien Nation garnered the ultimately rather large volume of publicity that it did.
Naturally, I wondered for several years thereafter: what if the perpetrators really had been Arabs?
Well, on September 11, 2001, I found out: Arab terrorists crashed planes into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, causing nearly 3,000 deaths.
The attacks on 9/11 proved conclusively that the system of legal entry into the U.S. was insecure. More profoundly, they proved that there some groups of foreigners you just don’t want in your country—an extreme example of the more general case I had made in Alien Nation about the entire post-1965 immigration disaster.
But nothing happened. (Apart from the invasion of a completely unconnected country—as if the US had responded to Pearl Harbor by invading China—the explanation for which is outside VDARE.com’s scope). As early as 2004, the appalling George W. Bush was back promoting another Amnesty/Immigration Surge plan, to unanimous applause from America’s bipartisan governing class.
We no longer commemorate 9/11 on VDARE.com. As I wrote when I decided this in 2007:
It's a game. America's elites didn't really care. They just got on with their agenda(s).
VDARE.COM has readers who lost loved ones in 9/11 and in the subsequent wars. To them I extend my own commiserations.
And I now also extend my commiserations to America.
The moral of this story: there are absolutely no considerations of fact or logic that will sway the Treason Lobby.
Or, to quote the New Testament (while it is not yet a Hate Crime):
And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.
The Treason Lobby is a den of thieves motivated by an incoherent combination of barely-concealed predatory agendas. Of these perhaps the least objectionable—because it is at least human—is the blind, stupid greed of the business lobbies, which have not yet got the message that they are selling the Left the electoral rope that will hang them.
The Stupid Party Amnestiacs and Conservatism Inc. are of course motivated by money too, but they are culpable—they obviously do know that these proposals will destroy the GOP/ Generic American Party: that’s exactly why they want the “path to citizenship” extended just beyond the end of their careers.
And then there’s the Evil Party, which is just flat-out evil—Democrat pols openly encouraging immivasion to Elect A New People (how much more treasonous can you get?); professional ethnics unscrupulously building their constituencies; other assorted nogoodniks; and, perhaps most important, the implacable haters of White, Christian America.
American politics is now profoundly unstable. The Obama Administration is, to put it brutally, a Minority Occupation Government. At all costs, the Left must keep the historic American nation from uniting until it can be swamped. That historic America actually began to unite (no thanks to the GOP leadership) in the 2010 election—only to be rebuffed and repelled by the Romney campaign/ consultant pig-out.
The Obama/ Rubio Amnesty/ Immigration Surge bill is unquestionably an existential crisis. It bears directly on the National Question—whether the U.S. can continue as a nation-state, the political expression of a specific people.
Of course, to end on a (somewhat) optimistic note: whatever happens, the historic American nation will still exist.
But, perhaps through secession, it will have to seek another form of self-government.
Peter Brimelow [Email him] is the editor of VDARE.com.