The Other Side: Gripped By Panic Over Immigration Patriots` 2007 Triumphs!

Last week, I

about the outstanding year we had fighting—and

—the biggest battles in immigration reform history.

As the late, great comedian

Jackie Gleason
might say, "How sweet it is!"

Today, I`ll make you feel even better by pointing you to the
other side`s hysterical reaction to our successes.

They have no idea what hit them or what to do next.

For the first frenzied item, read the December 13th
Washington Post editorial,

The Immigration Swamp
[Editorial, Washington Post,
December 13, 2007]

As we all know, the Post is a

huge advocate
of unlimited immigration. But editorials,
while entitled to express the publication`s opinions, are
required by professional journalism guidelines to be soundly
written and moderate in tone.

That`s strike one and strike two against the Post.

Get a load of this language:

  • "…The attacks have become so
    venomous and the policy proposals so pernicious…"

    (Republican efforts to enforce immigration law and end
    illegal immigration)

  • "…Posturing, political cowardice
    and the poisonous diatribes of talk radio…"
    politician opposed to open borders and the talk radio show
    host of your choice.)

  • "…The ferocity of the demagogues…"

  • "…Ugly environment…" (The
    current political climate regarding immigration enforcement
    that the Post not only disagrees with but loathes.)

This, mind you, represents only a sampling from the Post
column. Read it all to see just how bonkers its

Editorial Board
is. Contact Fred Hiatt, editorial page


For an opposing view, read a letter published in the Post

by my friend and VDARE.COM colleague

Don Collins
. [Terms
of the Immigration Debate
, December 19, 2007]

to the Post editorial are worth viewing
also. One reader suggests that La Raza wrote it. His
observation may not be exactly correct but you can be sure that
La Raza—or a

like-minded ethnic identity lobbyist group
—had a heavy hand
in drafting it.

Also coming unglued is the

Southern Poverty Law Center
…not that it was ever

sound of mind
in the

first place.

Heidi Beirich
, the SPLC`s chief "hate monitor", wrote
Teflon Nativists
, one of a series in its goofy "Intelligence
". This time Beirich aims her guns at the Federation
for American Immigration Reform and labels it—surprise!—a "hate

This latest from the SPLC is intended to have shock value.
But instead it makes not one single new allegation and is a
tedious rehash of its previous,
and unsubstantiated
, guilt-by-association charges.

Also mentioned in Beirich`s insipid report are VDARE.COM,
another "hate group," Collins who is guilty of

and their church for their

pro-immigration stances
" and me—because I write "…
frequently about how

Latin American
immigrants come to the United States in order
to `reconquer`
(sic) it —a conspiracy theory pushed by numerous hate
(Aside to the
SPLC: you spelled my name incorrectly!  And I am

"an" editor,
not "the" editor)

Offered as proof of our racism is a "shocking" photo

John Tanton
sitting at his desk writing on a note pad and
one of me petting

my dog, Fido
—although Fido has been cropped off of the
picture. (I don`t think they care for pets at the SPLC—too busy
seeking out haters.)


James Fulford

, when the SPLC criticizes

, we consider it an "endorsement."

Finally, as chronicled in detail by

Allan Wall
, VDARE.COM`s correspondent in Mexico, the Mexican
government is reeling at the thought that its one-way
relationship with the U.S. (everything for Mexico; nothing for
us) might be ending.

Seeing storm clouds gathering, Mexico has sent its two
heaviest hitters, the ex- and current presidents,

Vicente Fox

Felipe Calderon
, to bat on behalf of more immigration.

Fox, under the cover of

his new book, ludicrously titled, Revolution of Hope: The Life, Faith and Dreams of a Mexican President,
throughout the U.S. telling us

the way it should be
regarding immigration, the
Iraq War
and anything else that occurred to him.

Pontificating to America is familiar turf for Fox. He spent a
substantial part of his term either

lobbying in the U.S. for amnesty
or agitating for it from

Fox`s book is so ridiculous—and the man is such an arrogant
gas bag—that even the New York Times, in its review
written by its Mexico City-based reporter

Ginger Thompson
, cannot overlook its glaring flaws. [Border
, By Ginger Thompson, New York Times,
November 4, 2007]

Thompson notes that under Fox`s administration there
remained, "the
very same undemocratic practices

the party he had ousted
corruption in the Mexican
judicial system continued rampant and that most of his six-year
term was a "bewildering free fall".

Fox serves as the opening act for Calderon. In February, the
sitting president will again be meddling in the U.S.—hoping, I`m
sure, to influence the primaries by promoting Mexico and
vigorously opposing immigration reduction GOP candidates. (Read
Allan Wall`s blog analyzing Calderon`s 7-point subversion


Let Calderon come!  And let him shoot off his mouth!

Readers will recall that when Fox made one of his

innumerable trips
to the US beginning in 2001, citizen
awareness about the immigration crisis mushroomed.

With Fox in the headlines of daily newspapers in whichever
city he traveled to, Americans previously unaware of—or
indifferent to—the invasion mobilized.

The result: a patriotic grassroots explosion that repeatedly
killed amnesty efforts major and minor throughout the year.

Calderon`s 2008 visit promises to produce even more anger.

The media (the Washington Post), the

(the SPLC), and the crybabies (Mexico) have tipped
their hand—we`re winning and they`re losing.

They can neither cope with it nor stop it.

Joe Guzzardi [e-mail
him] is the Editor of VDARE.COM Letters to the Editor.
In addition, he is an English teacher at the Lodi Adult School and has
been writing
a weekly newspaper column since 1988. This column is exclusive