Help VDARE.com Keep Telling The Truth About Immigration!

It Will (Tax-Deductibly) Set You, And Your Country, Free

By Peter Brimelow, Editor, VDARE.COM

I had just started writing this Christmas Appeal—the most important of the year, when VDARE.COM raises most of its funds through the generosity of you, our loyal readers—when I was stopped by this impossible-to-parody headline (November 27) in the New York Times:

OREGON TEEN ARRESTED IN PLOT TO BOMB HOLIDAY EVENT

The New York Times still sets the agenda for much of the Main Stream Media, tree- and electron-based. Many local newspapers carry its stories unedited. So this headline was propagated across the country.

>And the headline really says it all.

It wasn’t an “Oregon teen”. It was a Somali Muslim immigrant.

It wasn’t a “Holiday” event. It was a Christmas Tree lighting.

Of course, the “teen”, Mohamed Osman Mohamud, is innocent until proved guilty. And maybe federal investigators shouldn’t be involved in such extraordinarily elaborate sting operations. (How come they never seem to sting the employers of illegal immigrants?)

But none of that excuses the reflexive reaction to the story by the editors at the key MSM gateway: Politically Correct censorship.

Instinctively, our political class just doesn’t want Americans to know when immigrants (let alone Muslim immigrants) commit crimes. [More--go to the main page for the rest of the story, and to donate]

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By Peter Brimelow,
Editor, VDARE.COM

I had just started
writing this
Christmas Appeal-the
most important of
the year, when
VDARE.COM raises
most of its funds
through the
generosity of you,
our loyal
readers-when I was
stopped by this
impossible-to-parody
headline (November
27) in the New York
Times:

OREGON TEEN
ARRESTED IN PLOT TO
BOMB HOLIDAY EVENT

The New York Times
still sets the
agenda for much of
the Main Stream
Media, tree- and
electron-based. Many
local newspapers
carry its stories
unedited. So this
headline was
propagated across
the country.

And the headline
really says it all.

  •     It
    wasn`t an
    "Oregon
    teen"
    .
    It was a Somali
    Muslim
    immigrant.
  •     It
    wasn`t a
    "Holiday"

    event. It was a
    Christmas Tree
    lighting.

Of course, the
"teen",
Mohamed Osman
Mohamud, is innocent
until proved guilty.
And maybe federal
investigators
shouldn`t be
involved in such
extraordinarily
elaborate sting
operations. (How
come they never seem
to sting the
employers of illegal
immigrants?)

But none of that
excuses the
reflexive reaction
to the story by the
editors at the key
MSM gateway:
Politically Correct
censorship.

Instinctively, our
political class just
doesn`t want
Americans to know
when immigrants (let
alone Muslim
immigrants) commit
crimes.

That`s why VDARE.COM
has a running series
of stories
correcting this
censorship (of
criminals` race too,
for that matter). 
We even have a
sub-category we call
"Immigrant
Mass Murder
Syndrome"
-into
which the Portland
Christmas Tree
bombing would fitted
very nicely. Did you
know there have been
at least twenty
cases of immigrant
mass killings in the
last few years, with
dozens of dead?

No, of course you
didn`t-unless you`ve
been reading
VDARE.COM.


But we can only
correct this MSM
censorship with your
help.

And it matters.
Because this sort of
censorship looks
silly, but it does
have an insidious
effect. A couple of
years ago, we
reported a
particularly tragic
Immigrant Mass
Murder: an
"Alabama father"

threw his four
children from a
bridge. The MSM
comment threads were
choked with
denunciations of
brutal white
trash-but we
established that
this anti-Southern
bigotry was
misplaced: the
murderer was
actually a
Vietnamese
immigrant.

On a grander scale:
the MSM has suddenly
reported that a
majority of
California public
school students are
now Hispanic. It`s
basically because
California is Ground
Zero for the
"Mexodus"
-the
extraordinary
process whereby
successive Mexican
governments have
dumped their poor on
the U.S. welfare
system with no
protest from
Washington.
VDARE.COM has been
chronicling it for
years.

But Californians who
have depended on the
MSM are like the
proverbial frog in a
pan of warming
water, lulled into
complacency about
what is happening to
their state and what
it will inevitably
mean-until it`s too
late.

Needless to say, as
the NYT headline
also showed, our
political class
doesn`t like
"Christmas"

either.

At VDARE.com, we`ve
been chronicling the
War Against
Christmas since we
went first live, on
Christmas Eve 1999.
In 2008, Max
Blumenthal of the
fashionable Daily
Beast even credited
(= blamed) us for
being first to
invent the whole
thing. We`ll be
announcing our
annual competition
to find the most
egregious attack on
Christmas shortly.

It`s fun. But it`s
serious. The War On
Christmas is a War
against the West.

It`s also been fun
to see how rattled
the ruling class has
gotten about this
pro-Christmas
grassroots backlash.
And they should be:
in retrospect, it
was plainly a
harbinger of the
grassroots patriotic
backlash that
stopped President
Bush`s amnesty
efforts in 2006 and
2007 and, more
recently, the great
Tea Party
uprising-the most
important
development in U.S.
politics for many
years.


The political
class is losing
control-which means
the chances for
patriotic
immigration reform
are improving
dramatically.

Help VDARE.COM make
it happen faster!

When something like
the Portland
Christmas Tree plot
happens, the MSM is
critical in
directing public
reaction.

You all know what
they currently want
you to be thinking
about:
   

  • Did
    the federal
    sting operation
    amount to
    "entrapment"?
     
  • Is
    there a backlash
    against Muslims?

Whereas, if
VDARE.com had the
resources, we would
be asking quite
different questions:

  • How
    did Mohamed
    Osman Mohamud
    get into the
    U.S. anyway? Was
    it under the
    notoriously
    dysfunctional
    "refugee"
    program? DOESN`T
    THAT SAY
    SOMETHING ABOUT
    THE "REFUGEE"
    PROGRAM?

(In fact,
VDARE.com`s Brenda
Walker and Thomas
Allen, our refugee
expert, have
established that
Mohamud was indeed a
"refugee").

  • How
    did Mohamud get
    to be a U.S.
    citizen? It
    couldn`t have
    been that long
    ago-he`s only 19
    now. DOESN`T
    THAT SAY
    SOMETHING ABOUT
    THE SCREENING OF
    CITIZENSHIP
    APPLICANTS?

(It`s not like it`s
the first time.
Faisal Shahzad, the
would-be Times
Square bomber, and
Farooque Ahmed, the
alleged DC Metro
bomber, had also
both recently become
U.S. citizens).

While we`re on the
subject, I`d also
like to know: how
did Mohamud get into
Oregon State
University? Was he a
beneficiary of
Affirmative Action
quotas?

(Of course, I`d like
to know the same
thing about
President Obama`s
career in academe!)

But the plain fact
is that we don`t
have the resources
to ask these
questions. We can
only ask them if we
can pay writers.


That is why I
must ask you to help
us now.

There`s never a good
time for VDARE.COM
to break away from
immigration news.
Sometime today (I`m
writing in the small
hours of December
1), there will be a
cloture vote on the
DREAM Act amnesty in
the Senate.

The DREAM Act
amnesty is an
unusual immigration
enthusiast measure
in that the
immediate victims,
beside taxpayers,
will be educated
Americans. Since the
influx unleashed by
1965 Immigration
Act, and the
simultaneous
collapse of
enforcement against
illegal aliens, the
main victims have
been voiceless
unskilled Americans
(and software
professionals,
devastated by
temporary worker
scams as ably
chronicled by
VDARE.COM`s Rob
Sanchez). But now
it`s American
college graduates
who will face
increased workplace
competition.

And high school
students-whenever
you read MSM
propaganda about
some illegal alien
swanning about an
Ivy League campus,
remember there`s
also an American
teenager sick with
grief over being
denied that place.

That won`t be
reported in the MSM.
But we do report it
on VDARE.com.

We`ve written a lot
about the DREAM Act
amnesty over the
years.

But we can`t
cover it any more
without your help.

The last two years
have seen a great,
albeit defensive,
victory for the
cause of patriotic
reform.

When I wrote to you
this time two years
ago, I began:

"`We
come to it at
last, the great
battle of our
time.` "

"Like
everyone
else in the
patriotic
immigration
reform
movement, I
feel a
little like
Gandalf, the
good White
Wizard, who
makes this
comment
while calmly
watching the
war clouds
gathering
over the
evil land of
Mordor at
the climax
of The
Return Of
The King,
the last of
the Lord of
the Rings
movie
trilogy.

"And
it`s not just
because of my
hair!

"The
Orcs are really
marshalling out
there, after
Barack Obama`s
defeat of John
McCain in the
presidential
race (being
ultra-pro-immigration
didn`t help him,
as we repeatedly
predicted)
combined with
the Democrats`
near-veto-proof
Congressional
majorities

"…
Senate Majority
Leader Harry
Reid told the
Detroit Free
Press just
before
Thanksgiving
that `on
immigration,
there`s been an
agreement
between
[President-elect
Barack] Obama
and [Arizona
Republican
Senator John]
McCain to move
forward on that.
… We`ve got
McCain and we`ve
got a few
others. I don`t
expect much of a
fight at all.` "

I`m quoting myself
at such length
because it`s easy to
forget how grave the
situation looked
back in 2008. Reid
didn`t expect much
of a fight at
all-remember? 

But it never
happened-because the
political class knew
after losing the
Bush Amnesty battles
of 2006 and 2007
that Americans were
not merely educated
on the immigration
issue, but
organized, through
the new alliance
between grass roots
patriots, talk
radio, and the
internet.

One of my happiest
moments this year
was being on Chuck
Wilder`s Los
Angeles-based
TalkBack radio show
and having a caller
from Indianapolis
spontaneously tell
us that he was
printing off
VDARE.COM articles
to distribute at
meetings of his
local Tea Party
group. Since then,
other Tea Partiers
have told me the
same thing. Even
Wall Street Journal
columnist Peggy
Noonan noted the new
potency of grass
roots activists
armed with internet
print-outs-n.b. not
MSM editorials-in
the struggle against
Obamacare.

At VDARE.COM, our
role is truly
educational: to
create those talking
points and make them
available to
patriots. Our
archived articles
are all online-and
we don`t charge!

But, also in the
last two years,
something even more
heartening has
happened: the cause
of patriotic
immigration reform
has gone over to the
offensive.
   

  • It was
    Arizona passing
    its illegal
    alien
    enforcement
    measure, SB
    1070, that
    propelled
    immigration back
    into the
    headlines-and
    re-elected
    Governor Jan
    Brewer, the sort
    of victory that
    must eventually
    penetrate the
    remarkably thick
    skulls of
    campaign
    consultants.

In my opinion, the
probable next
flashpoint:
   

  • Rep. Steve
    King`s reported
    determination to
    use his likely
    position as
    chairman of the
    House
    immigration
    citizenship to
    raise the issue
    of
    "birthright
    citizenship"
    -the
    current
    interpretation
    of the 14th
    Amendment
    whereby the any
    children of
    illegal aliens
    born in the U.S.
    are held to be
    American
    citizens.

VDARE.com`s Edwin S.
Rubenstein has
calculated that
reforming this
interpretation
would, all by
itself, halve the
pace of Reconquista.
VDARE.com has
published dozens of
articles on the
subject, dating back
to Howard
Sutherland`s
magisterial review
"Weigh
Anchor!"

nearly ten years
ago. Now, finally,
it looks like our
time has come.
Patriots will find
our talking points
all ready.

We`ve only had one
fund-raising drive
this year. And that
was back in April,
precipitated by a
long-time funder`s
unexpected
capitulation to the
forces of Political
Correctness. (I will
be writing more
about this)

Your response was
most gratifying. We
were able to
stabilize our
position through the
summer, albeit
making some
editorial cuts that
have been very
painful, and which I
bitterly regret.

But now our advisers
are mad at me,
again. They think I
should remind you
every few weeks that
it`s only your
generosity and
patriotism that
keeps VDARE.COM
going.

(Many thanks, by the
way, to those of you
who do donate even
without my prodding,
especially those who
donate monthly-for
details of how to do
this, scroll to the
end. It`s not just
the money. It really
raises our morale
when we see your
donations come in.)

I know our advisors
are right. But
asking for money
gives me the creeps.

And, frankly,
management (me) is
stretched pretty
thin at VDARE.COM.
If I spend time
organizing an
appeal, I can`t
spend it editing.

And we post every
day at VDARE.COM, an
enormous amount of
material. There are
just so many
targets!

And what we post is
prepared to the
highest professional
standards-I`ve not
been working in the
Mainstream Media for
nearly 40 years for
nothing. And we use
hyperlinks, not the
least of the
advantages of this
wonderful new
medium, better than
anyone else on the
internet…at least,
I think so. They
help us document our
case. Readers who
are new to the cause
of patriotic
immigration reform
find our hyperlinks
particularly
compelling. But the
whole process is
very
labor-intensive.

Money is our secret
weapon at VDARE.COM.
Our fixed costs are
very low, we operate
entirely virtually.
We don`t have to pay
printing and postage
(thank goodness!).

What this means:
essentially
everything you give
goes to pay writers
and editors.

Our writers and
editors are not paid
as much as I would
like. But they do
get something. This
ability to pay our
writers is what has
distinguished
VDARE.COM from a
host of excellent
but evanescent blogs
which have come and
gone.

Writers will often
write for
love-because they
passionately believe
in our cause. But in
the long run, they
need to be able to
justify the time
spent, to their
families and to
themselves.

At VDARE.COM, we are
in this for the long
haul. We are
building an
institution. We need
money to do that. We
can only do it with
your help.

To me as a
professional
journalist, the
quantity and quality
of non-professional
writing on the
immigration issue
that comes in over
the e-transom has
been a revelation.
Many of these
writers have
full-time careers in
other fields, some
are students; I
encourage these to
write anonymously
because of the very
real reign of terror
imposed by the curse
of Political
Correctness. Others
are struggling,
idealistic
free-lancers; I
shudder for them.
All are patriots
deprived of outlets
because of the
orthodoxy of the
Mainstream Media.

The last ten years
have convinced me
that an issue like
patriotic
immigration reform
can only be
addressed from
completely outside
the political
establishment. I
already knew that
the Main Stream
Media, liberal and

"conservative"
,
would not carry
facts and analysis
about America`s
immigration
disaster. But I have
been sorry to see
that even fairly
brave conventional
funders can be
intimidated by the
terrible curse of
Political
Correctness.

Fortunately, the
internet makes
possible a wholly
new type of
journalism: one
financed directly by
its readers because
they believe in the
cause.

This strikes me as
an entirely
legitimate form of
economic activity,
like a church. And
like a church, it`s
tax-deductible!

But in answer to
capitalist purists
among our readers:
We do have two
conventional sources
of
income-advertizing,
through the
mysterious automatic
mechanism of Google
Ads (yes, I know
some of the ads are
weird-but they are
helping us keep
going); and sales of
books, and a
surprising range of
other items, through
Amazon.com.

And that reminds me:
   

  • Don`t forget
    that, if you buy
    your Christmas
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    entering Amazon
    through a
    VDARE.COM link
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So we are trying
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on you, to give
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One final thought
for tax week:
Obamacare was not
central to
VDARE.COM`s
immigration focus
(although we did
point out that it
represents a further
subsidy from the
American tax payer
to immigrants).

But hidden in the
vast Obamacare
legislation was a
significant increase
in the marginal tax
rate on
"unearned income"
,
i.e. income from
savings, for
"rich"

taxpayers, i.e.
those earning over
$200,000 a year.

Also in the lame
duck Congress, there
must be a decision
on whether to extend
the Bush tax cuts.
Again, it`s not
looking good for the
"rich".
And regardless,
there are almost
certainly still more
tax increases
coming.

But your donations
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Help VDARE.com Keep Telling The Truth About Immigration!


It Will (Tax-Deductibly) Set You, And Your Country, Free

 

By Peter Brimelow, Editor, VDARE.COM

I had just started writing this Christmas Appeal—the most important of the year, when VDARE.COM raises most of its funds through the generosity of you, our loyal readers—when I was stopped by this impossible-to-parody headline (November 27) in the New York Times:

OREGON TEEN ARRESTED IN PLOT TO BOMB HOLIDAY EVENT

The New York Times still sets the agenda for much of the Main Stream Media, tree- and electron-based. Many local newspapers carry its stories unedited. So this headline was propagated across the country.

And the headline really says it all.

It wasn`t an “Oregon teen”. It was a Somali Muslim immigrant.

 

It wasn`t a “Holiday” event. It was a Christmas Tree lighting.

Of course, the “teen”, Mohamed Osman Mohamud, is innocent until proved guilty. And maybe federal investigators shouldn`t be involved in such extraordinarily elaborate sting operations. (How come they never seem to sting the employers of illegal immigrants?)

But none of that excuses the reflexive reaction to the story by the editors at the key MSM gateway: Politically Correct censorship.

Instinctively, our political class just doesn`t want Americans to know when immigrants (let alone Muslim immigrants) commit crimes.

That`s why VDARE.COM has a running series of stories correcting this censorship (of criminals` race too, for that matter).  We even have a sub-category we call “Immigrant Mass Murder Syndrome”—into which the Portland Christmas Tree bombing would fitted very nicely. Did you know there have been at least twenty cases of immigrant mass killings in the last few years, with dozens of dead?

No, of course you didn`t—unless you`ve been reading VDARE.COM.

But we can only correct this MSM censorship with your help.

And it matters. Because this sort of censorship looks silly, but it does have an insidious effect. A couple of years ago, we reported a particularly tragic Immigrant Mass Murder: an “Alabama father” threw his four children from a bridge. The MSM comment threads were choked with denunciations of brutal white trash—but we established that this anti-Southern bigotry was misplaced: the murderer was actually a Vietnamese immigrant.

On a grander scale: the MSM has suddenly reported that a majority of California public school students are now Hispanic. It`s basically because California is Ground Zero for the “Mexodus”—the extraordinary process whereby successive Mexican governments have dumped their poor on the U.S. welfare system with no protest from Washington. VDARE.COM has been chronicling it for years.

But Californians who have depended on the MSM are like the proverbial frog in a pan of warming water, lulled into complacency about what is happening to their state and what it will inevitably mean—until it`s too late.

Needless to say, as the NYT headline also showed, our political class doesn`t like “Christmas” either.

At VDARE.com, we`ve been chronicling the War Against Christmas since we went first live, on Christmas Eve 1999. In 2008, Max Blumenthal of the fashionable Daily Beast even credited (= blamed) us for being first to invent the whole thing. We`ll be announcing our annual competition to find the most egregious attack on Christmas shortly.

It`s fun. But it`s serious. The War On Christmas is a War against the West.

It`s also been fun to see how rattled the ruling class has gotten about this pro-Christmas grassroots backlash. And they should be: in retrospect, it was plainly a harbinger of the grassroots patriotic backlash that stopped President Bush`s amnesty efforts in 2006 and 2007 and, more recently, the great Tea Party uprising—the most important development in U.S. politics for many years.

The political class is losing control—which means the chances for patriotic immigration reform are improving dramatically. Help VDARE.COM make it happen faster!

When something like the Portland Christmas Tree plot happens, the MSM is critical in directing public reaction.

You all know what they currently want you to be thinking about:

Did the federal sting operation amount to “entrapment”?

 

Is there a backlash against Muslims?

Whereas, if VDARE.com had the resources, we would be asking quite different questions:

How did Mohamed Osman Mohamud get into the U.S. anyway? Was it under the notoriously dysfunctional “refugee” program? DOESN`T THAT SAY SOMETHING ABOUT THE “REFUGEE” PROGRAM?

(In fact, VDARE.com`s Brenda Walker and Thomas Allen, our refugee expert, have established that Mohamud was indeed a “refugee”).

How did Mohamud get to be a U.S. citizen? It couldn`t have been that long ago—he`s only 19 now. DOESN`T THAT SAY SOMETHING ABOUT THE SCREENING OF CITIZENSHIP APPLICANTS?

(It`s not like it`s the first time. Faisal Shahzad, the would-be Times Square bomber, and Farooque Ahmed, the alleged DC Metro bomber, had also both recently become U.S. citizens).

While we`re on the subject, I`d also like to know: how did Mohamud get into Oregon State University? Was he a beneficiary of Affirmative Action quotas?

(Of course, I`d like to know the same thing about President Obama`s career in academe!)

But the plain fact is that we don`t have the resources to ask these questions. We can only ask them if we can pay writers.

That is why I must ask you to help us now.

There`s never a good time for VDARE.COM to break away from immigration news. Sometime today (I`m writing in the small hours of December 1), there will be a cloture vote on the DREAM Act amnesty in the Senate.

The DREAM Act amnesty is an unusual immigration enthusiast measure in that the immediate victims, beside taxpayers, will be educated Americans. Since the influx unleashed by 1965 Immigration Act, and the simultaneous collapse of enforcement against illegal aliens, the main victims have been voiceless unskilled Americans (and software professionals, devastated by temporary worker scams as ably chronicled by VDARE.COM`s Rob Sanchez). But now it`s American college graduates who will face increased workplace competition.

And high school students—whenever you read MSM propaganda about some illegal alien swanning about an Ivy League campus, remember there`s also an American teenager sick with grief over being denied that place.

That won`t be reported in the MSM. But we do report it on VDARE.com.

We`ve written a lot about the DREAM Act amnesty over the years. But we can`t cover it any more without your help.

The last two years have seen a great, albeit defensive, victory for the cause of patriotic reform.

When I wrote to you this time two years ago, I began:

“`We come to it at last, the great battle of our time.` ”

“Like everyone else in the patriotic immigration reform movement, I feel a little like Gandalf, the good White Wizard, who makes this comment while calmly watching the war clouds gathering over the evil land of Mordor at the climax of The Return Of The King, the last of the Lord of the Rings movie trilogy.

“And it`s not just because of my hair!

“The Orcs are really marshalling out there, after Barack Obama`s defeat of John McCain in the presidential race (being ultra-pro-immigration didn`t help him, as we repeatedly predicted) combined with the Democrats` near-veto-proof Congressional majorities

“… Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid told the Detroit Free Press just before Thanksgiving that `on immigration, there`s been an agreement between [President-elect Barack] Obama and [Arizona Republican Senator John] McCain to move forward on that. … We`ve got McCain and we`ve got a few others. I don`t expect much of a fight at all.` “

I`m quoting myself at such length because it`s easy to forget how grave the situation looked back in 2008. Reid didn`t expect much of a fight at all—remember?  

But it never happened—because the political class knew after losing the Bush Amnesty battles of 2006 and 2007 that Americans were not merely educated on the immigration issue, but organized, through the new alliance between grass roots patriots, talk radio, and the internet.

One of my happiest moments this year was being on Chuck Wilder`s Los Angeles-based TalkBack radio show and having a caller from Indianapolis spontaneously tell us that he was printing off VDARE.COM articles to distribute at meetings of his local Tea Party group. Since then, other Tea Partiers have told me the same thing. Even Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan noted the new potency of grass roots activists armed with internet print-outs—n.b. not MSM editorials—in the struggle against Obamacare.

At VDARE.COM, our role is truly educational: to create those talking points and make them available to patriots. Our archived articles are all online—and we don`t charge!

But, also in the last two years, something even more heartening has happened: the cause of patriotic immigration reform has gone over to the offensive.

It was Arizona passing its illegal alien enforcement measure, SB 1070, that propelled immigration back into the headlines—and re-elected Governor Jan Brewer, the sort of victory that must eventually penetrate the remarkably thick skulls of campaign consultants.

In my opinion, the probable next flashpoint:

Rep. Steve King`s reported determination to use his likely position as chairman of the House immigration citizenship to raise the issue of “birthright citizenship”—the current interpretation of the 14th Amendment whereby the any children of illegal aliens born in the U.S. are held to be American citizens.

VDARE.com`s Edwin S. Rubenstein has calculated that reforming this interpretation would, all by itself, halve the pace of Reconquista. VDARE.com has published dozens of articles on the subject, dating back to Howard Sutherland`s magisterial review “Weigh Anchor!” nearly ten years ago. Now, finally, it looks like our time has come. Patriots will find our talking points all ready.

We`ve only had one fund-raising drive this year. And that was back in April, precipitated by a long-time funder`s unexpected capitulation to the forces of Political Correctness. (I will be writing more about this)

Your response was most gratifying. We were able to stabilize our position through the summer, albeit making some editorial cuts that have been very painful, and which I bitterly regret.

But now our advisers are mad at me, again. They think I should remind you every few weeks that it`s only your generosity and patriotism that keeps VDARE.COM going.

(Many thanks, by the way, to those of you who do donate even without my prodding, especially those who donate monthly—for details of how to do this, scroll to the end. It`s not just the money. It really raises our morale when we see your donations come in.)

I know our advisors are right. But asking for money gives me the creeps.

And, frankly, management (me) is stretched pretty thin at VDARE.COM. If I spend time organizing an appeal, I can`t spend it editing.

And we post every day at VDARE.COM, an enormous amount of material. There are just so many targets!

And what we post is prepared to the highest professional standards—I`ve not been working in the Mainstream Media for nearly 40 years for nothing. And we use hyperlinks, not the least of the advantages of this wonderful new medium, better than anyone else on the internet…at least, I think so. They help us document our case. Readers who are new to the cause of patriotic immigration reform find our hyperlinks particularly compelling. But the whole process is very labor-intensive.

Money is our secret weapon at VDARE.COM. Our fixed costs are very low, we operate entirely virtually. We don`t have to pay printing and postage (thank goodness!).

What this means: essentially everything you give goes to pay writers and editors.

Our writers and editors are not paid as much as I would like. But they do get something. This ability to pay our writers is what has distinguished VDARE.COM from a host of excellent but evanescent blogs which have come and gone.

Writers will often write for love—because they passionately believe in our cause. But in the long run, they need to be able to justify the time spent, to their families and to themselves.

At VDARE.COM, we are in this for the long haul. We are building an institution. We need money to do that. We can only do it with your help.

To me as a professional journalist, the quantity and quality of non-professional writing on the immigration issue that comes in over the e-transom has been a revelation. Many of these writers have full-time careers in other fields, some are students; I encourage these to write anonymously because of the very real reign of terror imposed by the curse of Political Correctness. Others are struggling, idealistic free-lancers; I shudder for them. All are patriots deprived of outlets because of the orthodoxy of the Mainstream Media.

The last ten years have convinced me that an issue like patriotic immigration reform can only be addressed from completely outside the political establishment. I already knew that the Main Stream Media, liberal and “conservative”, would not carry facts and analysis about America`s immigration disaster. But I have been sorry to see that even fairly brave conventional funders can be intimidated by the terrible curse of Political Correctness.

Fortunately, the internet makes possible a wholly new type of journalism: one financed directly by its readers because they believe in the cause.

This strikes me as an entirely legitimate form of economic activity, like a church. And like a church, it`s tax-deductible!

But in answer to capitalist purists among our readers: We do have two conventional sources of income—advertizing, through the mysterious automatic mechanism of Google Ads (yes, I know some of the ads are weird—but they are helping us keep going); and sales of books, and a surprising range of other items, through Amazon.com.

And that reminds me:

Don`t forget that, if you buy your Christmas gifts by entering Amazon through a VDARE.COM link e.g. here, we get a commission at no cost to you!

So we are trying everything. But in the end, we depend on you, to give generously.

One final thought for tax week: Obamacare was not central to VDARE.COM`s immigration focus (although we did point out that it represents a further subsidy from the American tax payer to immigrants).

But hidden in the vast Obamacare legislation was a significant increase in the marginal tax rate on “unearned income”, i.e. income from savings, for “rich” taxpayers, i.e. those earning over $200,000 a year.

Also in the lame duck Congress, there must be a decision on whether to extend the Bush tax cuts. Again, it`s not looking good for the “rich”. And regardless, there are almost certainly still more tax increases coming.

But your donations to VDARE.COM are tax-deductible. More and more, if you give money to us, Washington doesn`t get it.

It`s one bright spot in a bad fiscal situation!

Please help us now.

I, and all of us at VDARE.COM, believe future generations of Americans, will be profoundly grateful.

 

Peter Brimelow 

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