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April 20, 2004

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An Anonymous Californian writes:

I read an article published in the Opinion section of the
Salinas Californian
newspaper written by Roger
Hernandez. His article is about the Sierra Club facing a takeover by
anti-immigrant extremists. ["Sierra Club
Breakdown: The Greening Of Xenophobia,"
Roger Hernandez, April 10 2004.]
He refers to VDARE.com as an
anti-immigrant white supremacist website.  Have you
read this article? What`s your response?

Our response is as follows: yawn. Notoriously, the
modern definition of “racist” is “someone who
is winning an argument with a liberal

[libertarian/ neoconservative].”
is merely the version of the same smear
that the entrenched Sierra Club staff apparently used in
what, by a process akin to biblical scholarship, we
deduce to have been a memo circulated to their
Establishment media mouthpieces, who credulously
reproduced it in tellingly

pieces under their own bylines. (For yet
another example, see

“Sierra Club Showdown Reveals Immigration Rift,”
Rick Montgomery, [
Kansas City Star, April 19, 2004.)

For, as Hernandez`
silly flailing makes clear, the Sierra Old Guard has no
rational defense against the Sierra insurgents`

: conservation in the U.S. requires ending
population growth—which, because Americans have
spontaneously stabilized their population, means ending

Absurdly, Hernandez
concedes that ending immigration “might mean less
overcrowding here”—
but then claims that, because it
would not prevent

Mexican environmental
degradation, immigration reduction does not “deserve
the name `environmental policy`…”

Of course, no American
domestic policy can prevent Mexican environmental
degradation. But the correct policy can prevent American
environmental degradation, and should.

Moreover, the U.S. “ecological footprint” is
much larger than the
rest of the world. So stabilizing the American
population has direct global implications.

Needless to say, Hernandez`
real preoccupation is ethnic. As we have noted
before, VDARE.COM is
obviously not a “White Supremacist” site, if for
no other reason than that it publishes non-whites. We do

who could fairly be described as “white
in that they explicitly defend the
interests of American whites—who, however, made up 90
percent of the populations in 1960, before the disaster
of the 1965 Act. And we will continue to do so, because
this point of view is at least as legitimate as

black nationalism

Hispanic nationalism

Hispanic nationalism
is particularly relevant here. That`s exactly what
motivates Hernandez himself. He is an immigrant who has
chosen to be a professional token Hispanic. His King

explicitly promotes his column as
insightful perspective on the way Hispanics are changing
America, and on the way America is changing Hispanics”
reports gleefully that Hispanics are increasing because
of “High levels of immigration…”

No wonder he doesn`t
want a rational debate on immigration—or, as it should
properly be termed, invasion.

No wonder he
feels such affinity – he tells us in his column – for
the yellow-bellied sapsucker. (Hernandez claims to be
a bird-watcher, enabling him to insinuate that illegal
immigrants are just like bird migrations. Nobody here
but us yellow-bellied sapsuckers!)

Not for the first time,
the driving force in the immigration debate turns out to
be, not the immigration reformers` “racism”—but
the immigration enthusiasts`


Roger Hernandez.]