The Fulford File, By James Fulford

Happy Birthday, Virginia Dare! And Many More…We

Virginia Dare was the first

English child
to be born in the New World, on August
18, 1587—four hundred and twenty years ago today.

She was part of the famous

Lost Colony,
which vanished without a trace.

When starting this

named after her,

Peter Brimelow

“It says something about
the mettle of those settlers that any pregnant woman
would cross the Atlantic, the equivalent of a lunar
expedition at that time—and Virginia`s mother Elenor was
no less than the daughter of

John White,
the colony`s governor.

“Perhaps you have to have
a daughter yourself to appreciate what White must have
felt three years later, when he finally returned from a
supply trip to England, much delayed by the

Spanish Armada
. The smoke he took at first to be
proof of occupation turned out to be brushfires. The
settlement stood abandoned. Over a hundred settlers, his
daughter and granddaughter among them, had vanished. He
would never see them again.”

That`s from the link at the top of this page that says

Why / The White Doe?
  On the Wikipedia
page on

Virginia Dare,
you`ll find us on a list of
"Things Named After Virginia Dare,"
along with the

Virginia Dare Memorial Bridge
—and the

first commercial wine
sold after the repeal of
Prohibition in 1933

Very symbolic!—because

Political Correctness
, when you think about it, is a
form of Prohibition.

The reason we say the first English child is that there
was, in fact, as Spanish child named

Martín de Argüelles,
born in St. Augustine, Florida, 20 years before Virginia
Dare. Time Magazine referred to him in 1941 as

First Native White
And of course, there

Snorri Porfinnsson
, born in Vinland, about the year
1000. He returned to Iceland with his parents and is

However, what we call the "historic American nation",
with its Founding Fathers, Mayflower, Valley Forge, and
Constitutional Convention, did not originate in St.
Augustine, Florida. Florida wasn`t even part of the
United States until

Andrew Jackson conquered
 in 1818. America
originated with English settlers.

The first permanent English settlement, Jamestown,
Virginia, was

400 years old
 this year. It survived Indian attacks
in spite of some

who thought that if the
settlers would trust the Indians, and not treat them
like savages (by building fortifications, and being
armed) they wouldn`t be savages. Guess what? They

It`s amazing the emotions that Virginia Dare inspires in
modern commentators—like

Tamar Jacoby
, for example. She once

, after explaining who Virginia Dare was, that

“…Virginia Dare is thought to have eventually married
into a local Indian tribe, or to have been killed by it—almost
equally unfortunate possibilities
in the minds of VDARE`s writers, who make no secret of
their concern about the way America`s

original Anglo-Saxon stock
is being transformed by


 recently that she must be confusing us
with Ethan Edwards, in the John Wayne movie

The Searchers
who thought his kidnapped niece,

years as a Comanche slave,
might be better off dead.
Spoiler alert—he changes his mind. But yes, it would
be unpleasant to be kidnapped from a massacred colony,
and forced to marry into an Indian tribe.

reality, nobody knows what happened to the Lost Colony.
And that brings us to the White Doe, which you can see
in our logo—there`s a local Indian legend that Virginia
Dare survived, was transformed into a white doe, and
killed with a silver arrowhead.

Other commentators just don`t get it about Virginia
Dare`s Englishness. Nick Gillespie of Reason

referred to her
as "the `first` European born in
Britain`s American colonies,”

missing the point
. And Mark Potok of the

Southern Poverty Law Center

as saying that VDARE.COM is named after the "first
white child supposedly born in colonial America."


contrast, you can read all about it online in

Sallie Southall Cotten
`s 1901 book

White doe : the fate of Virginia Dare : an Indian
tells you something about the civilizational confidence
of America in 1901, as well as about the legend of 1587:

“…the foundation-stones of the great structure known and
respected among nations as the United States of America…
were laid by Sir Walter Raleigh at Roanoak Island, on
the coast of North Carolina, which was then called
Virginia. The intervening years have brought great
results, those early struggles have ripened into success
and greatness beyond Raleigh`s most sanguine dreams. A
new race has arisen, yet bearing the characteristics of
the race from which it sprung. Our English ancestors,
our heritage of English law and custom, of religion and
home life, of language and ideals, all tempered by the
development of new characteristics, bind us through
to England.”

They talked like that in 1901. But that was then and
this is now—when children are taught to dress up as
Indians on

, and say things like

: Wait, we can not break bread with you. You
have taken the land which is rightfully ours. Years from
now my people will be forced to live in

mobile homes on reservations.
Your people will wear
cardigans, and drink highballs. We will sell our
bracelets by the road sides, and you will play golf, and
eat hot hors d`oeuvres. My people will have pain
and degradation. Your people will have

stick shifts
. The gods of my tribe have spoken. They
said do not trust the pilgrims, especially Sarah Miller.
A child in the same Grade Six class.] And for
all of these reasons I have decided to scalp you and
burn your village to the ground.

All right, that`s

Christina Ricci
in the movie Addams Family
1993. But the reality is not that different.
Last year, there was a

teacher in Long Beach, California,
who dressed up as
Pilgrim and went around the classroom taking pencils and
backpacks and saying he`d "discovered" them. This
was supposed to make students realize how evil the
Pilgrims were for discovering America. [Teachers
emphasize the Indians` side,
By Ana Beatriz Cholo, Associated
Press, Nov 21, 2006]

I wrote about
this idiot

last year, at Thanksgiving
. It just occurred to me
that, as he`s in California, it would be more
appropriate for him to dress as a

, with a mock-Spanish accent.

See how far
you get doing that in the classroom.

But it`s a
whole change in attitude throughout society, this loss
of civilizational confidence, motivated by white guilt.
As Peter Brimelow went on:

“Today, Virginia Dare
seems to be vanishing from

American education
too. But she was a fixture for

earlier generations
. Even

Franklin D. Roosevelt
felt free to

give a speech
commemorating the

350th anniversary
of her birth. At one point, I
planned to pay homage by bestowing her name on the
heroine of a projected fictional concluding chapter in

Alien Nation
, about the flight of the last white
family in

Los Angeles
. It seemed . . . symmetrical.

“I was dissuaded.”

What we`ve been covering in VDARE.COM since 2000 is
displacement of Americans from their jobs, homes,
cities, and to a certain extent, whole

. There are now 300 million people in America,
Hispanics have replaced African-Americans as the largest
minority, there are well over a 1300 mosques in America,
and things don`t look good.

What I`m talking about here, and what is
about, is that the American nation, begun so
precariously four hundred and twenty years ago, is
capable of being ended by mass immigration. The
mountains will still be there, and the rivers, and many
of the buildings, (including the

Statue of Liberty
). But it won`t be America.

Here`s what Peter Brimelow wrote in Alien Nation
in 1995.

“For the purposes of
immigration policy, however, the point to grasp is this:

  • If the population optimists are right,
    they are right in general.
    There is plenty of room for unpleasantness in detail

“In the context of the
grand upsweep of world population over the next century,
something that appears now perfectly predictable, one of
those unpleasant details could easily be the snuffing
out of the American nation—like a
candle in a gale.
, p. 54]

I want to remind you, though, that the progress of
mass immigration, and the displacement of Americans, is
not inevitable. The decision to have mass immigration,
and to not enforce the immigration laws that already
exist, is a political decision. And political decisions
can be

changed—sometimes overnight.

The Pilgrims didn`t give up, and neither did the

California pioneers in 1849
. So there`s no reason
why you and I should give up today.

The American nation started with one little girl on
Roanoke Island. Don`t let it end with you. on Virginia

  • 2002

    A Reply to Tamar Jacoby`s Pro-Immigration Essay in

    ("…almost equally unfortunate
    possibilities in the minds of VDARE`s writers, who
    make no secret of their concern about the way
    America`s original Anglo-Saxon stock is being
    transformed by immigration." [If did
    champion what David Hackett Fisher called

    “Albion`s Seed”
     in this way, it would, after
    all, merely make us the Commentary magazine
    of the “Anglo-Saxon” minority.]”

  • 2002

    Jonah Goldberg

    attacking in the LA Times,
    February 24, 2002: "We get Peter Brimelow, a
    once-respected conservative voice who now runs the
    shrill anti-immigration website, named for
    Virginia Dare, the first British child born in North