VDARE.com: 09/26/04 – Blog Articles
Disobedient Swiss Vote For
Brimelow] – 09/26/04
Greatly to the annoyance of their political
establishment, the Swiss
voted crushingly (57% to 43%) in Sunday`s referendum
not to weaken their country`s immigrant-unfriendly
citizenship laws. Turnout was
Already, a fifth of Switzerland`s population—which
7.3 million—is non-citizen. Some of them are second
and third generation residents. Even these have great
difficulty getting Swiss passports. The contrast with
birthright citizenship system could be not extreme.
Imagine how the different the politics of California
would be under Swiss law!
The proposals had been run through the Swiss
Parliament and until recently appeared likely to pass
the referendum. Then, to the fury of those in favor, the
Swiss People`s Party, the furthest right member of the
governing coalition, orchestrated a counter attack.
Featured were some outspoken
newspaper advertisements—in the words of the Swiss
government information agency:
advertisement claimed that Muslims could make up the
majority of the population by 2040, while another showed
a Swiss identity card with a picture of the Saudi
extremist Osama bin Laden. Another showed dark-skinned
hands grabbing Swiss passports.”
This earned the People`s
Party an unprecedented
joint condemnation by their coalition partners.
It also produced victory.
Think about it. Defy
conventional opinion. Run effective, hard hitting ads.
Someday this will get through to at least some
For The Wait [James
Fulford] – 09/26/04
Boycotting Arnold, and America [Joe
Guzzardi] – 09/26/04
Hispanic leaders and political groups are behaving
like spoiled brats now that Governor Arnold
Schwarzenegger told them to
buzz off re driver`s licenses for illegal aliens.
They are threatening to organize protests and national
boycotts of California convention business.
are not used to hearing "No!"
My advice to them: get used to it;
plenty more set backs are on the way. [Sep. 25, 2004
Hispanics Threaten Calif. Boycott for Veto by
Michelle Morgante, AP]
Honesty is the Best Policy [James
Fulford] – 09/26/04
After I wrote
this item suggesting that levels of software piracy
reflected different levels of national honesty, I got
some criticism. It might, my critics said, reflect
different levels of national income. The countries using
illegal knock-offs have a much lower per capita income.
This is putting the cart before the
horse. Frequently, those countries are poor because
they`re less honest—because Crime Doesn`t Pay.
Differences between national levels of honesty are
important for international trade.
Peter Brimelow interviewed Milton
Friedman for Forbes magazine in 1988, and
Friedman pointed this out:
You`ve mentioned what you see as the institutional
prerequisites for capitalism. Do you think there might
be cultural prerequisites too?
FRIEDMAN: Oh, yes. For example, truthfulness. The
success of Lebanon as a commercial entrepot was to a
significant degree because the merchants` word could be
down transaction costs.
curious fact that capitalism developed and has really
come to fruition in the English-speaking world. It
hasn`t really made the same progress even in
Europe–certainly not in France, for instance. I don`t
know why this is so, but the fact has to be admitted
I`ll admit that the BSA`s report
isn`t a scientifically rigorous, peer reviewed study of
national honesty. We could file it under the infamous
But while I`m being anecdotal, try
I read out of copyright books
online, or on my Palm Pilot, using sites like
Project Gutenberg or
BlackMask.com, which publish books, generally
pre-1925, that you don`t have to pay for. Occasionally,
you stumble across websites that have books that are
still in copyright, but someone has scanned them in and
put them online.
I assumed that because of the
flagrancy of the copyright violations involved,
thatThuongViet.com must be headquartered in the
Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
It`s not, it`s headquartered in
Which is why I suggested that this
kind of thing impacts US immigration policy.
Gregory Rodriguez Can`t Stand "
White People" [Steve
Sailer] – 09/26/04
pundit Rodriguez is mad at the 57% of "Anglo"
Californians who say the state will be a worse place to
live in two decades. Rodriguez sums up:
California`s crumbling infrastructure can be rebuilt,
and its broken education system can be repaired. But
that`s not going to happen until we re-create the social
contract that built postwar California. That contract
must be founded on a shared vision of the future. If
Anglo California is not willing to provide one, then at
the very least it should make way for those who do.
Okay, but considering that
already in LA County, an amazing
53% of the adults are functional illiterates,
perhaps Mr. Rodriguez should ponder who, exactly, is
going to be left to read his essays in the LA Times
after the remaining Anglos "make way."
Ignoring The Obvious Again
Sailer] – 09/26/04
A few months ago, Henry Louis
boss of Black Studies in America,
complained about how black immigrants from Africa
and the Caribbean are taking about
2/3rd of the affirmative action spots at Harvard
that everybody thought we`re supposed to go to
African-Americans as compensation for slavery and Jim
Crow. Today, he writes in the NYT a column called
to Average" about what could help the lower half
of black America get off its back economically. He
The glory days for the black working class were from
1940 to 1970, when manufacturing boomed and factory jobs
were plentiful. But when the manufacturing sector became
eclipsed by the service economy, black workers ended
up—well, stuck in a demographic Buffalo.
Hmmhmmhh, what`s happened
since then to drive blacks out of blue collar jobs or
undermine their pay? So, does Gates take this golden
opportunity to complain about illegal immigrants
economically damaging African-Americans who aren`t
potential Harvard students? Of course not, for the usual
reasons why black leaders don`t publicly attack the
illegal immigration that`s hurting blacks, as I
explained last June in