As the U.S. Senate
grapples with the question of how much amnesty to
give the over
20 million illegal aliens
already in the country—not to mention offering
status to potentially millions more of the
uninvited—Americans outside the Beltway are
contemplating something quite different.
As a quiet reaction to
pro-illegal alien marches fueled by Mexican
revanchism on American soil, law-abiding Americans
seem to be coming to the conclusion that what is
at stake is nothing less than the
survival of the nation itself.
And the ultimate
answer to the problems of illegal immigration and border
might just be military.
For example, nationally-syndicated
Georgie Anne Geyer asked some chilling questions
at the conclusion of her column on April 3:
"What will be the results of this unprecedented
Mexican program of brazenly reaching into
another country and telling it what to do? Will Mexicans
simply retake the southern U.S.? Or will we perhaps come
too late to the realization that in our foolishness, we
have helped start the breakup of America?"
accomplished career as a foreign correspondent,
author and commentator – having witnessed revolutions
come and go all over the world—mean her comments cannot
be taken lightly. The alarm bells sounded by
pioneering outfits like Glenn Spencer`s
American Patrol Report have now gone mainstream!
As yet another
chilling sign of the times,
last week I
grave implications of the recent "
Wars" article by Jeff Randall in the April
2006 issue of
S.W.A.T. Magazine. This chronicles the
increasing intensity of violence experienced by
Americans living all along the Mexican border. Randall
"`No matter what the
politicians and left-wingers tell you, what`s happening
on the Mexican border is not as simple as illegal aliens
crossing to find work and better their lives.` Even
though the violence is ratcheting up, most politicians
in Washington don`t care that law-abiding American
property owners are being robbed,
raped and shot on their own land."
While I`ve been making
the case for
summary removal of illegal aliens and criminal alien
residents (instead of the current
litigation-based system for the deportation of every
single illegal alien in the country), this issue is
small potatoes compared to the threat of military-style
resistance lurking along and within our own borders.
The March 30 column by William Lind, "
War #157: Through the Postern Gate" published on
Soldiers for the Truth, makes the case that "[o]n
our southern border, the mestizo invasion is taking on
more overtly military overtones."
are the drug and immigration smugglers on our southern
border escalating the conflict? Because when they probe,
they find weakness. Here we see another carry-over from
the Third to the
[warfare], in the form of `soft spot tactics.`
Our border defenses are weak at the
physical level, and at the mental and moral levels
as well. Those weaknesses are intended by the Washington
Establishment and its unholy alliance of
cultural Marxists and big business/cheap labor
It was a VDARE.com reader who alerted me by email to
Lind`s column. The reader also noted that
"in his book,
The Counter-Insurgency Manual,
military affairs expert Leroy Thompson has a list of
conditions which make political and guerrilla
insurgencies possible and indeed likely. Thompson
identifies the primary causes of an insurgency. Consider
whether you think any of these are not yet in motion
within this country:
- Contact with other
cultures, leading to
conflicts in traditional social structure and
ethnic, religious or other rifts within the
Poor education or slanted education.
underclass that aspires to improved living
conditions or has been led to expect a marked
improvement in their situation.
- A government
out of touch with the aspirations of the
Corrupt or tyrannical leadership.
- Poor communication
between the government and the population.
- Loss of
government control over rural regions, leading
to a lack of law and order.
- Underemployed or a
frustrated educated class who
- Corrupt elections
ineffective political process.
- Unwillingness of
the government to tolerate opposition parties.
middle class struggling for political influence,
but opposed by the right and left.
distribution of wealth.
taxation and tax collection.
- Over-dependence on
- Lack of natural
resources. (i.e. petroleum)
military and police forces that fail in their duty
Tribal loyalties that make it difficult to
establish a sense of national
- Lack of
identification by the populace with the government`s
- Sense of injustice
among a substantial portion of the population.
- Lack of faith in
- Inability of the
counter anti-government propaganda. (i.e…protest
banners saying California is stolen land.)
- Low national
- Corrupt and/or
unmotivated civil servants.
- Sense of loss of a
traditional way of life.
- Anxiety about the
The VDARE.com reader offers a "stand
and fight" plan of action, adding that
bottom line is that we must now see the problem and its
solution in military terms and retake control of our
country accordingly. What configuration of forces will
accomplish this, I do not know. I just know that it must
If the U.S. Senate prefers to dither over illegal alien
amnesty schemes than even consider the possibility of a
summary removal program, will the military solution
to border anarchy be the only way to stave off the
breakup of the union?
The appalling fact is that reasonable people are now
asking themselves this question. As a reporter, I am in
exactly the same situation as British politician Enoch
Powell was in when he made his great immigration
speech in 1968:
already hear the chorus of execration. How dare I say
such a horrible thing? How dare I stir up trouble and
inflame feelings by repeating such a conversation?
answer is that I do not have the right not to do so.
Here is a decent, ordinary fellow Englishman, who in
broad daylight in my own town says to me, his Member of
this country will not be worth living in for his
children. I simply do not have the right to shrug my
shoulders and think about something else."
The thoughtful writings of Ms. Geyer, along with the
gritty reality showcased in
Soldiers for the Truth and
S.W.A.T. Magazine, make the prospect of
instituting another massive illegal alien amnesty that
much more of a national disgrace . . . and potentially
our undoing as well.