VDARE.com: 05/08/05 – Blog Articles

Falling Hispanic Wages = Too
Many Immigrants [Edwin
S. Rubenstein
 – 05/08/05

While April job growth was
a surprisingly robust 274,000, the number of employed
Hispanics dipped by 12,000.

This is a rarity. As we`ve
been chronicling, since the start of the Bush
Administration (January 2001) Hispanics have taken 2.3
million, or 68 percent of the 3.3 million new jobs
created in the U.S. A monthly

Household survey
is the source of employment data by
race and ethnicity; the more frequently cited
establishment survey
is the mainline media`s source
for total employment figures.

Another study released
last week raises questions about this Hispanic-led job
growth. Average Latino wages declined 2.6 percent in
2004 on the heels of a 2.2 percent fall the prior year.
New Latino immigrants were the biggest losers.

The findings, from the Pew
Hispanic Center, show the pay gap between Hispanic and
non-Hispanic workers expanding from 30 percent in 2003
to 32 percent in 2004. [Latino
Labor Report, 2004
| More Jobs for New Immigrants
but at Lower Wages,
by Rakesh Kochhar]]

The author of the Pew
professes "surprise"
that Hispanic wages
would fall at a time when they are having such "luck"
in getting jobs.

A refresher course in

Economics 101
is in order here.

Falling prices denote a
surplus. That is a basic principle of economics. Falling
Hispanic wages are thus a signal sent by a

labor market
that is saying what many of us have
been saying for years: Immigrant workers are simply not
needed. Far from doing the jobs that Americans

"won`t do,"

Hispanic immigrants are displacing low wage
natives—Hispanic and non-Hispanic alike.

When will it end?
Eventually wages in this country will converge to levels
prevailing in

and the rest of Latin America, dragging
immigrants and poorly-educated natives down to a new


At that point the economic
incentives to immigrate will cease.

So will the
American Dream.

Society for the Protection of
Enemy Aliens [James
 – 05/08/05

The Left`s response to an attack on
America by alien enemies was to immediately form
a "Society for the Protection of Enemy Aliens."

“On September 11, the
nearest television set at my college was in the video
laboratory, and around me there swirled a reassuring
bustle of purposeful and competent activity. One faculty
colleague worked to hook up the recorder, another
crouched and leaned to snap still photos from the
television screens. Standing among them, as we watched
the World Trade Center topple, I felt a palpable and
unanticipated gregariousness, a concord of mood and

“This sense of
commonality barely outlasted the towers themselves. One
of my younger colleagues, a woman who keeps an apartment
in Brooklyn, turned to me, badly shaken, and said, `I
have to do something about this in my class. I have to
show them the video about the Japanese internment

“So much for collective
mood. Why should the murder of thousands of men, women,
and children, accomplished in an instant, concern us?
Well, it turns out, because it might lead to something
really serious, like civil-rights violations.
comes to Williams,
By Michael J. Lewis,
Magazine, November 2001]

That was their first thought; not fighting back, not
protecting America, not anything as normal as, say,
revenge, but this: protect the enemy aliens.


attached to the internment of

Japanese immigrants and Japanese-Americans
is more
important in high school history classes than any thing
like the

wartime activities of the Empire of Japan,
or the
heroism of the


Marine Corps
in the Pacific.

I myself had never heard the story of the

Niihau Island Incident
, discussed in Michelle

In Defense of Internment,
when, as

Steve Sailer wrote,

…the first two
Japanese American citizens to have their loyalty
spontaneously tested by a Japanese incursion … flunked.
A Japanese pilot returning from shooting up Pearl Harbor
crash-landed on Niihau, the

privately-owned ranching island
that serves as a
cultural preserve for Native Hawaiians. The two
American-born citizens of Japanese descent on Niihau

collaborated with the pilot and
briefly took over
the island, until a

wounded Hawaiian
killed the aviator with his

bare hands
. One of the quislings then shot himself.

All this is news to me, and I`m a conservative. But I
was recently gratified to see that

Ken Masugi
of the Claremont Institute was explaining
all this to an Internet audience only two months after
the attacks.

Read the whole thing, to see what a sensible policy

racial profiling

illegal enemy aliens
would look like. Here are some
of the important quotes from the chat.

David: Without resorting
to internment, don`t you think that it would be wise to
consider deportation of all illegal aliens, particularly
those from Arab and Islamic nations?

KEN MASUGI: Deportation
of ANY illegal alien should always be a possibility.

disparate measures, by which I mean legal actions which
hit those of Middle Eastern ancestry disproportionately
(e.g., being searched at an

more frequently than others), are to be
expected and are

wise policy.

KEN MASUGI: I reiterate
that there will be disparate, disproportional treatment
of persons of Middle East ancestry or dark skin and hair
that will inconvenience them and sometimes find them in
jail. This is nothing to rejoice about. We need to be
concerned about all Americans and all those legally in
our country. Criminals should be treated as criminals,
and the authorities should not feel shackled by a bad
understanding of the relocation/internment. That is my
fear this ignorance of the relocation will encourage.

Lessons from the Japanese-American Relocation of WWII
Townhall.com Live Chat, 11/14/01]

You can also read Masugi`s article,

 Second-Guessing FDR: The internment of  Japanese
Americans during World War II
in which he more
or less demolishes Eric Muller`s

that the

Japanese Americans
who, as Masugi puts it "
turned against their country in time of war and resisted
the draft "
were the "patriots."  

This is projecting the

left-wing values
of the

Vietnam War era
backwards in time.

Remember, in the controversy about where and why to
fight wars, that there are not only the people that want
the US to fight wars, there`s also the group that wants
the US to lose wars.

Oh, and that, of course, comes right up to fight to
control the southern border.