VDARE.COM And The War: A Statement


The long-awaited outbreak of the
Iraq war is a somber moment, and especially for those of
us at VDARE.COM. In the wake of 9/11, we

argued
that the answer to terrorism within the U.S.
was immigration reform and border control.  Other
articulate voices have been raised in agreement, notably
the columnist

Michelle Malkin
, whose best-selling book

Invasion
was written in explicit response to the
security failures exposed by 9/11.  But virtually
nothing has been done.  

Instead, America`s establishment is
committed to seeking a foreign policy answer to
terrorism, of vast ambition and indefinite scope, on the
other side of the globe. Whatever the merits of this
answer, it cannot be denied that a fraction of the
resources devoted to it would have sealed the borders
and ended the illegal immigration crisis.

VDARE.COM is not a full-service
webzine.  We focus on immigration and National Question
issues because we believe they have been neglected by
the establishment media, both liberal and “conservative.”
The immigration reform movement is a coalition. Its
members do not agree on this war. VDARE.COM will not
take a position on it.

We will, however, continue to
publish our syndicated columnists – who are also
divided. And we will continue to repair the
establishment media`s failures to cover immigration.

At a time when Americans might be
expected to unite, National Review has chosen to
celebrate the outbreak of hostilities with an
article by David Frum calling for a jihad
against “unpatriotic conservatives” who have been
critics of the war. These conservatives, Frum says,
“are thinking about defeat, and wishing for it, and they
will take pleasure in it if it should happen.”

This is a shocking allegation which
in a calmer moment Frum may well regret. For the record,
VDARE.COM wishes for an American victory. We also hope
for few casualties.

VDARE.COM makes a brief  cameo
appearance in Frum`s article because of a

letter
we published “celebrating” – as he puts it –
the work of Professor Kevin MacDonald of California
State University at Long Beach. Frum did not explain
that the letter was in fact commenting on an essay about
MacDonald`s books by John Derbyshire – Frum`s own
colleague at National Review. Frum may disagree
with MacDonald`s application of evolutionary psychology
concepts to Jewish organizations and their activities. 
He may even be right. But the issue (as Derbyshire
obviously thinks) is a legitimate subject for debate.
And, especially, it cannot remotely be considered
“unpatriotic.”

Again, in a calmer moment, Frum may
well agree.

Finally, on a personal note, I must
say that for a British-American whose father and
grandfather fought in World Wars, it`s very hard to
contemplate without emotion the spectacle of American
and British soldiers – and Australians – in action
together, once again.

Where is the Mexican army?