VDARE.com: 02/19/05 – Blog Articles

Gilgamesh on Immigration [Peter
 – 02/19/05

The writer of the engaging blog

The Epic of Gilgamesh
has turned his attention away
from guns, literature and daily life on an Appalachian
mountain and back to the impact of immigration:

Why Georgia`s HOPE scholarship is running out of money

–February 18

In the mid
1980`s, Georgia started a statewide lottery, the
proceeds of which were to guarantee a college education
to every Georgian who wanted one. It was not means
tested…In 1993, when we sold our business in Appalachia,
one of the primary considerations that kept us in
Georgia was the availability of the HOPE scholarship for
our kids…Then, in the mid 1990`s, politicians in Georgia
began pressing for inclusion of those who couldn`t claim
resident status in the program. Why? Because the big
poultry companies, like Fieldale, Purdue, Gold Kist and
others wanted the kids of illegal immigrants to be
eligible…Unfortunately, the money from the lottery
wasn`t enough to cover this big new influx of
`students`…next the plan is to `means test` which means
if you are middle class, you are out. So the money that
should have paid for my kids college will now go to pay
for illegals kids

I have no insurance, and I pay. Illegals have none, the
state pays with my tax dollars

– February 18

When I was
injured and in the hospital, a lady working there told
me that the hospital passed on the costs of treating
illegal immigrants to local people. If the person had
insurance, then the insurance got stuck. If they didn`t,
then they just had to pay on a weekly basis. The
hospital knew who the locals were and where they lived,
and they never saw or heard of the illegals again once
they left the hospital.

Reading these and
the two other stories Gilgamesh posts I am struck by a
pair of thoughts:

(a) The savagery
of the redistribution burden of immigration—from working
Americans, to the owners of capital and, of course, the

(b) While
America has thinking men like this, all is not lost.

Wall Street Journal Party
 – 02/19/05

The WSJ is mostly subscription only, but their

webzine seems to always feature their most
vicious and stupid pro-illegal immigration
editorials.(The  countervailing

of the matter, from the

news side
, are kept safely behind the

subscriber wall

Their latest shovelful of opinion, delivered to

on the 17th, was posted
today. The WSJ comes out strongly for States
Rights (Not!):

  • So last week`s
    House vote to require costly and intrusive federal
    standards for state drivers licenses is a measure of
    how far the [Republican] party has strayed from these
    federalist principles.

    National ID Party
    | Republicans betray their
    federalist principles again,
    February 19, 2005

Wrong. The whole point of driver`s licenses for

illegal aliens
is that it`s a way for the

state governments
to aid and abet

illegal immigration.
State governments have no right
to help illegal immigrants gain entry to the

entire country,
any more than they`d have the
right to

side with Mexico

an actual war.

Other false claims:

  • "all
    of the hijackers entered the U.S. legally, which means
    they qualified for drivers licenses."

No, they came on
tourist visas
, obtained by fraud, which they
overstayed, because of lack of
exit tracking.
Other Arab terrorists have

legalized themselves
during by

falsely claiming to be agricultural workers.

And finally,
(self-refuting, just click on the links:

Homeland security
is about taking

useful steps

prevent another attack.
It`s not about keeping


Mexican illegals


, or cracking down on the



asylum system.

Wrong again.
They`re acting on the assumption that no illegal
immigrant would ever kill anyone; and they will continue


evidence to the contrary.

Modest Proposal [Brenda
 – 02/19/05

Moved by personal stories of violence and repression,

President Bush has lifted the 911 cutbacks
refugees that were put in place to protect Americans. As
a result, the State Department will admit an additional
20,000 refugees next year, bringing the total to 70,000,
after the more manageable 29,000 in 2002 and 2003. The
agency claims to be taking more care to keep out
terrorists and criminals, but State`s

track record

not been good,
either for individuals (e.g.

Marko Boskic
, a known war criminal who used his own
name when applying for refugee status) or in their
choice of ethnic groups.

If history is any indicator, the additional 20,000
people will be from cultures hugely inappropriate for
resettlement into any highly complex modern society. The
United States government will admit more

illiterate tribal peoples
who do not grasp the
nature of

, are frightened by kitchen

and require training to use a

light switch
. But if refugees could adjust easily
into daily life that increasingly requires familiarity
with computerized techno-gadgets, then they wouldn`t
need the assistance of

well paid "experts"
from the
Refugee Industrial Complex.

But if we must have more refugees, why not welcome
thousands who are in genuine physical danger and could
assimilate rapidly into American life? I refer to

French Jews
, who increasingly are being attacked by
the growing numbers of

that are now

through the French sector of

. (In a

LittleGreenFootballs blog poll
, France was
overwhelmingly voted as the European nation most likely
to be the first to institute Islamic sharia law.)
Anti-Semitic street violence is now a common occurrence,
to the extent that thousands of French Jews have

moved to Israel
, even during the height of the


This idea is a winner all around. First, designating
French Jews as refugees would annoy and embarrass

, a fine thing to do all by itself. More
seriously, America could give refuge to some truly
threatened people, and most of these educated Europeans
would rapidly become contributors to the country rather

lifetime welfare users.
Refugee policy needn`t be a
masochistic exercise in accepting the

world`s most unsuitable immigrants
to demonstrate

multicultural bona fides.
Admitting paleface
Europeans would show that America`s refugee system isn`t
a racist jobs program and is open to all in need.
[Vdare.com note: The late

Sam Francis
had an

alternative suggestion

(In case there is any question, writer

Brenda Walker
is a Presbyterian-American.)