John Ciccolo, Jr. (e-mail
Two Blood-boiling Potions From A Certain Slant Of Light
Re: Joe Guzzardi`s Column:
Is It All Over For The Golden State?
I enjoy reading
Guzzardi`s columns—especially the latest one about
California`s continuing population explosion.
"The more aware among us however know that during the next four
decades professionals and their tax-generating jobs will
leave California in a great big hurry. Social services
that lure aliens to the state will dry up for the most
basic reason: no tax dollars to fund them."
My husband and I have
discussed this eventuality when we read the latest
demographic data. My husband is a professional and
fifth-generation Californian. I am a
Minnesota transplant. We have stayed in California
to help his family take care of his aging parents.
After they pass away,
we may leave California because of its deteriorating
quality of life. We have lived in
Fremont for the past four years. During that time,
we`ve noticed increased
Afghan gang activity and graffiti. The police force
is trying hard to deal with
strong-arm robberies and drug related crime.
Therefore, we are
planning our escape.
By the time
2050 rolls around, we`ll be well into our 80s, if we
live that long, and our children will be middle-aged
adults. We want a better life for them. But if they
stay in California, they will be
taxed heavily to pay for the
poor quality of life that will surround them. We
have greater dreams for them than that.
It will be hard to
leave the place that my husband`s family, for five
generations, has called home. It is extremely sad to
see what is happening to his beloved state.
I hope Californians of
all backgrounds will wakeup in enough time to protect
their state`s future. It`s obvious the politicians won`t
do anything, so we the citizens of California need to
previous letter to VDARE.COM is
In June when we fought
our elected politicians to save our country, my calls to
Diane Feinstein and
Barbara Boxer`s offices stressed the quality of life
(or lack thereof) that Californians would have when the
population reaches 60 million people. Among my other
questions were where would
the water and power come from?
I had heard Feinstein
say on the Senate floor that because we have a growing
economy, we therefore need to add more people through
immigration. In other words, our population is
increasing, so we need to add more people?
I was so incensed
about her comment that I angrily denounced Feinstein to
Why does no one
question idiotic statements about growth? Are we in
love with growth for growth`s sake?
I`m tired of
superficial reporting in the
MSM that repeats, thoughtlessly, the population
propaganda that the elites spew.
I conserve, have no
children, live in a small house, keep my lawn dry,
rarely leave town during the week and
fly infrequently. But I refuse to sacrifice my
already frugal life style to accommodate another 30
The water department
wants us to save 20 gallons per day—no way! I already
do my part.
Johnson, who lives in
the San Diego area, is a lifelong California resident
with degrees in economics and business.
Nine years ago, I moved into a new subdivision in Galt,
CA, which is located between Lodi and Sacramento.
Galt was a nice lower middle class place for first-time
homebuyers. There were a few
government-financed homes, but not enough to change
the community`s character.
But, as time went by and more houses were sold, Galt`s
demographics changed. Every other house sold became a
multi-family dwelling. Most of my new neighbors were
Spanish-speakers. Houses with four or more older cars
were parked in driveways. Street
graffiti popped up—as did
car break-ins and thefts.
Seeing the direction Galt was headed, I moved to
Michigan a year ago. I sold my house to two families
with different Hispanic last names.
Once in Michigan, my first job was at a hotel and
conference center. Not a single first-language
Spanish-speaking person was on the staff. Instead the
housekeeping and landscaping—were predominantly
middle-aged whites. Any vacancies were filled
immediately from a large pool of applicants.
Coming from the northern end of California`s Central
Valley, I quickly noticed the differences between my new
home and old homes. It had been a long time since I had
black landscaper in California. In southern
Michigan, I have yet to see a Mexican in a
lawn care crew. At restaurants, language is not a
barrier when I order.
This, I know, is anecdotal evidence. But I remember
growing up in California
before unhindered illegal immigration exploded.
English speakers—both young and old—filled the hotel
staff jobs and lawn crews.
I have never believed the remark
“They are just
doing jobs Americans will not do."
Just leave California to realize how false that
The truth: illegal aliens take jobs Americans will not
do for such low pay.
Galt is ten miles north of Lodi, where I
live. Of all the small communities that have sprung up
in California in the last two decades, few have been
overwhelmed and ruined as completely by
An Illinois Reader Says His State Is Just As Bad As
People who live in
California incorrectly think that immigration impacts
them far more than it does the rest of America. But
Illinois is just as bad.
Chicago suburbs are
being transformed into Los Angeles with Hispanics
overwhelming almost every suburb—Aurora 33 percent
Hispanic, Carpentersville, 44 percent and Waukegan, 55
Wherever one lives
in the Chicago metropolitan area, with a population of 9
million, a person cannot step outside without seeing the
Hispanic domination created by illegal immigration.
This transformation has occurred over the past forty
Martin is a retired
accountant. He plans to leave Chicago soon.
Miami is one of the
poorest cities in the U.S. with far more AIDS cases and
violent crime than North Florida.
South Florida go to
Spanish-speakers. In some cases, U.S. citizens have been
fired from long-time government jobs because they do not
Here in Gainesville,
home of University of Florida, my kids attend the K-12
UF research and development school that offers only
Spanish as a foreign language.
recommend a book describing the Latino culture called The Hispanic Condition: Reflections on Culture and Identity in America
Ilan Stavans, a Mexican professor of Jewish ancestry.
Stavans describes all the ailments of Mexican
culture—pervasive crime, corruption, bribery,
promiscuity and their determination not to assimilate.
The writer is the daughter of a legal German immigrant.
I am a huge fan of VDARE.COM,
which I discovered several years ago after reading
Alien Nation [VDARE.COM
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wish my student status allowed me to give more. I have
the highest respect for you and your writers because of
the way you have fought against overwhelming odds to try
to dispel the often astounding ignorance of Americans
I am writing to
express my concern as a loyal reader that the site is
being undermined by
Paul Craig Roberts. I know you have addressed the
matter before, and feel obliged by your old friendship
to stand by him. But the blunt truth is that his
rantings make him come off as a lunatic. People who
might otherwise take an interest in VDARE.COM are no
doubt driven away by his opinions.
incorrectly assume that your site is run by crackpots.
Jared Taylor also voices opinions well outside the
mainstream, but Taylor supports his views with much data
and expresses himself eloquently. The same cannot be
said of Roberts.
Incidentally, I am
no fan of Bush or his
continues to be posted on VDARE.COM, I will remain
a devoted reader. I submit my concerns about
Roberts humbly. I just hate to see all the good work
you and your staff do undermined by Roberts`
increasingly bizarre writings.
Thanks for all your
work on behalf of our country.
Peter Brimelow replies:
Sigh. We have received many similar letters recently. As
I`ve said before, we run syndicated columnists
Paul Craig Roberts
(nobody seems to object to him—funny thing)
because they are among the few MSM writers sensible
about immigration. As we have to pay for all their
columns, we run them all. But we don`t necessarily
endorse all their opinions on everything, which (as
readers have noticed) often contradict each other.
But I must say
(again) that I do wish Craig, whom I`ve known for nearly
40 years and who has been a good friend both to
VDARE.COM and to me personally, would go back to writing
more about immigration.
Fred Sands [e-mail
Re: Brenda Walker`s
Gangocracy—The Downside Of Abolishing The Nation-State
border with Mexico and
Canada will be erased and
millions more poor Mexicans will be allowed to flood
into America taking more jobs and demanding
social benefits and free medical care. Our leaders
not want any borders. That`s why President Bush has
deliberately left our Mexican border unsecured.
important book, The Late Great USA
Jerome Corsi has just been published. Every American
should read it.
Here`s a key quote
from Corsi`s introduction:
“Today, we again face the possibility that the United States of
America may not long endure. Our national sovereignty is
in danger of being compromised in favor of an emerging
regional government, designed of the elite, by the
elite, and for the elite, who are working to achieve
global ambitions in the pursuit of wealth and power for
themselves. There are movements afoot in
Mexico, Canada, and the United States, similar to
those in Europe that led tot the formation of the
European Union that, if left unchecked, will
erode U.S. sovereignty and lead to a North American
The North American
Union concept has not been presented to Congress, is
kept as much as possible under wraps from the American
people and is never mentioned in the MSM.
Bush, who wanted to
amnesty millions of illegal alien Mexicans, keeps
everyone in the dark.
Sands is a retired
Air Force officer who graduated from Boston University.