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I'm writing this from Washington DC where immigration reform patriots are fighting back against the Amnesty/ Immigration Surge pushed by President Bush and assorted Senate Sellouts.
It's a fierce fight. But there's reason to hope. I'll post tomorrow about what I've learned here.
But tonight, I want to draw your attention to something you will only see on VDARE.COM—because only we are willing to do the statistical work and also to take the risk of publishing it.
You will have seen recent Mainstream Media reports of the Census Bureau's finding that one-third of the U.S. population is now non-white.
What our Ed Rubenstein has been able to do is use the data to calculate: (1) the actual year in which whites will become a minority in America; (2) the actual year in which white births will be a minority of all births.
It's very soon—even without the substantial increase in immigration envisaged in the Senate Sellout.
And it's happening entirely because of public policy—the Immigration Act of 1965 and the simultaneous collapse of enforcement against illegal immigration.
In The Federalist Papers, John Jay wrote that the experiment of the U.S. Constitution could work because Americans were "one united people—a people descended from the same ancestors, speaking the same language, professing the same religion, very similar in their manners and their customs…a band of brethren…"
Of course, there have been evolutionary changes since then—but nothing like the revolutionary change now being brought about by immigration policy.
Can America's constitutional experiment survive these changes?
Why are we taking this risk?
But even our fine immigration patriot friends in Washington are afraid to mention this fact—let alone to discuss what it means and what should be done about it.
In fact, they cannot—because of the tyrannical force of political correctness inside the Beltway. They have to stay in the game. And we appreciate that.
But VDARE.COM's role rises far above current legislation. Our message to immigration enthusiasts has always been this: stop talking about your immigrant grandfather from Byelorussia—what about our grandchildren here in the U.S.?To find the facts and develop the ideas needed to defend our grandchildren, indeed our children—and yours—we need your generous donations.
It's five months since our last fund-raising appeal.
Which is not, goodness knows, because we don't need the money. We are determined to keep paying our writers, albeit modestly, because we know it makes all the difference in the world—witness the many excellent blogs that have stopped posting in the last year or so because their writers burned out.
And, although many of you responded generously to our Christmas appeal, we did have extra expenses in the shape of the prolonged illness of a key member of our team, Joe Guzzardi. (He's out of hospital now, fortunately, and recuperating.)
But I've delayed launching this first fund-raising appeal of 2007. There's always so much to write about—I just hate to take the spotlight off the issue of America's immigration disaster even for a moment—even to raise the money that's necessary to keep that spotlight shining.
It's fascinating to see how this popular outrage is forcing the President and the Senate sellouts to dissimulate about what they're trying to do—emphasizing border security, workplace verification, assimilation.
Of course, these are all things Bush could and should have done something about at any point in his six years in office. But his dissimulation is the homage that vice pays to virtue—popular, patriotic outrage. And at VDARE.COM we pride ourselves on playing a part in stimulating and shaping that outrage.
But President Bush remains fanatical about his obsessions: a "temporary worker" program ("to fill jobs that Americans aren't doing") and amnesty (which as usual he says is not amnesty) for illegals (whom he estimates at 12 million, although we've published credible estimates they may number 20 million. The scandalous truth is that nobody knows how many there are, but Bush wants to amnesty them all anyway).
Much of what we do at VDARE.COM is frame questions that Americans can ask when confronted with such Bush-type bafflegab. So instead of writing this appeal, what I really want to do is blog as follows:
- How can anyone talk about "jobs that Americans aren't doing" without some mention of price?—i.e. wages that American employers don't want to pay? Particularly when, as we have repeatedly documented at VDARE.COM, American wages have been stagnating since the immigration floodgates were opened after 1965?
- How can anyone propose a "temporary worker" program without correcting the citizen-child interpretation of the 14th Amendment? At present, this means that if a temporary worker has a child here, that child is considered an American citizen—entitled to the full panoply of benefits, even able ultimately to sponsor its parents as immigrants. It's a huge hole in the bottom of any "temporary worker" program. Fourteenth Amendment reform has been an issue at VDARE.COM since our inception.
- How can anyone propose to "resolve the status" a.k.a. amnesty any illegal immigrants without ending legal chain migration through the wildly extravagant "family reunification" provisions in current law? Twelve million amnestied illegals will ultimately be able sponsor in some multiple of that number of relatives as legal immigrants.
I believe that ideas have consequences. To the extent Americans are aware of these questions, they will see through the Bush-Pelosi immigration
One of the gratifying developments in the years I have been running VDARE.COM is to see the number of times questions we raise, like the ones I've just outlined, show up in the discussion threads that Mainstream Media outlets are now obliged to run after their rah-rah immigration stories. Americans have an increasingly sophisticated awareness of what their ruling class is doing to them—and of how false its arguments are.
It is because of this increasing American awareness that immigration enthusiasts, like President Bush, are obliged to disguise their proposals as "immigration reform"—rather than "immigration expansion" or "immigration capitulation"—and to lie about whether their amnesty is, in fact, an amnesty. It is because of this American awareness that the drive to expand immigration has repeatedly been derailed over the last six years—and, hopefully, will be again.
But it takes money to develop these questions—and it takes money to spread the word, even on the internet.
Perhaps the questions we asked that have gotten us most attention since our last appeal are the ones we asked after the shootings at Virginia Tech.
In the MSM, this has been spun as "An American Tragedy" and a case study in the need for gun control.
At VDARE.COM, we pointed out that this was really an immigration tragedy—shooter Seung-Hui Cho came from Korea in 1992, although tellingly he never took out U.S. citizenship or even Americanized his name—and a case study in the need for immigration control.
But when we first wrote in the hours after the killings, a google search revealed 45,000 stories mentioning "Virginia Tech" and "gun control"—but only 230 mentioning "Virginia Tech" and "Immigration Control", most of them random junk.
As I write this on May 14, there are no less than 826,000 stories mentioning "Virginia Tech" and "gun control"!—and just 604 mentioning "Virginia Tech" and "Immigration Control".
I am happy to say the top two stories on "Virginia Tech" and "Immigration Control" are both from VDARE.COM.
I've been a professional journalist for thirty-five years. But even I am shocked by this astounding imbalance.
The more so because, in the days after the shootings, we at VDARE.COM were able to document literally dozens of similar killings by immigrants in the last thirty years, including several on campuses and one—at Case Western Reserve University in 2003—that eerily foreshadowed Virginia Tech, but was mercifully cut short when police shot the perpetrator, an Indian immigrant.
We call it "Immigrant Mass Murder Syndrome". It's not even that difficult to understand. As our Brenda Walker wrote, wisely and compassionately:
"The media chatter constantly about how wonderful diversity is and ignore the stress of adjusting to a different society. Immigrants are expected to be happy and grateful, while many are not. Stress is cumulative, and when the difficulties of cultural adjustment are piled on top of the normal problems of young adulthood, some may explode."
But in the Mainstream Media there is literally no mention of these facts, or of this analysis.
This is not just a debating point. Americans will die because of it.
I will mention just one other question we regularly ask at VDARE.COM because it appeals to me as a financial journalist: who is getting the jobs?
Every month, the federal government publishes employment statistics. But it takes work to figure out whether immigrants or Americans are getting the new jobs. The government, as usual, doesn't make it easy. You won't hear about it in the MSM. But our Ed Rubenstein does that work, and has develped what we call VDARE.COM's American Worker Displacement Index—VDAWDI.
We report on VDAWDI regularly. In April, all categories of workers lost ground—but Hispanics (a proxy for immigrants) lost least.
Since Bush's inauguration, non-Hispanic employment has made virtually no gains. But Hispanic employment has risen by more than a quarter. More than half of all new jobs have been captured by Hispanics. Our research also points to the reason: Hispanics are systematically lower-paid. Hispanics in particular, and immigrants in general, are simply displacing Americans in the workforce at a remarkable pace.
The facts are there. Eventually, the issue will get into politics and you will read about it in the Mainstream Media.
But right now, the only place you can find this reporting is in VDARE.COM.
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