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Sailer Sighting On NRO
[A Reader]
– 12/23/04

Rich Lowry recently apologized for the posting fall-off
at National Review Online. (It`s tough attending all
those Administration cocktail parties). Some might wish
this meant less news of Jonah Goldberg`s personal
activities, but this outlet`s true name isn`t

Goldberg Review
for nothing.

However, less might mean better. Subsequently,

Goldberg
suddenly raised the question of Turkey`s
joining the EU, saying, oddly:


“What do conservative
immigration skeptics … think about the Turkey-EU
brouhaha? It seems to me it highlights countless
numerous concerns over legal immigration …Do you guys
think it`s a bad idea for Europe? If so, does its
badness for Europe mean, for whatever reason, the US
should support it?”

(Showing an attitude to Europe which Europeans should
think about.) And Ramesh Ponnuru astonishingly replied

TURKEY AND THE EU
[Ramesh Ponnuru]
I used to support accession (as academic a position as
that is for an American citizen to take). Nowadays I am
more receptive to arguments

like


these
.
Posted at

03:09 PM

linking to Steve Sailer`s VDARE.COM

Turkish article
—without the usual abuse!

Ponnuru was of course notable amongst the Republican/
neoconservative hacks who took over National Review
after Buckley`s immigration

capitulation
in that he actually attempted to

rationalize
the magazine`s new policy: supporting
immigration reform without, well, doing anything
about it.

Maybe all we have to do is wait for these kids to grow
up!

Consider these two
sentences from President Bush`s year-end

press conference
in response to questions about
immigration:

“Now, one of the
important aspects of my vision is that this is not
automatic citizenship. The American people must
understand.”

Note that it is
"his vision"
that the "American people must
understand."

Bush, if he dusted
off his fourth grade civics text, would realize that his
concept of government is backward.

The president`s job
is to carry out the will of the people.

And of all the U.S.
domestic issues, none has greater support among
Americans than protecting our borders and severely
restricting legal immigration.


New York Times Fiddles,
Europe Burns [Brenda
Walker
]
 – 12/23/04

What would we do without the New York Times and
its amusing multicultural stories of diverse immigrants

Seeking a Better Life?
Immigration remains a
cheerful topic, despite all evidence to the contrary.

The paper does go a
bit overboard during the holidays, though, as it gears
up to being the

Nurse Ratched
of the nanny press.

A few days before
"Christmas,"
the Times gently chided more established
sub-continent

Indian immigrants
for the lack of welcome felt by
newer Caribbean Indians:


"Indo-Caribbeans have
not felt particularly embraced by the more flourishing
Indian communities of Flushing and Elmhurst in Queens."
Oh, the
angst! [Indians,
Twice Removed
, 12/17/04]

India is the
culture which created the

caste organization of society,
, in which karma
dictates your social position from birth to death. So
the chill shown to new kids on the block is not exactly
surprising. Social mobility is not high on the Indian
values scale.

In fact, the
Times
published an article in October that
spotlighted the continuing practice of caste
discrimination among Indian immigrants, despite their
relocation to egalitarian (in principle at least)
America. [Family
Ties and the Entanglements of Caste
, 10/24]

But it`s all part
of the wondrous diversity that makes us strong,
according to the

infinitely wise Gray Lady.

Across the pond,
however, European elites in increasing numbers are
condemning multiculturalism as a delusional phase they
went through.


"The notion of
multiculturalism has fallen apart. Anyone coming here
must respect our constitution and tolerate our Western
and Christian roots."
—German
conservative leader

Angela Merkel


"Multicultural
societies have only … functioned peacefully in
authoritarian states. To that extent it was a mistake
for us to bring guest workers from foreign cultures into
the country at the beginning of the 1960s."
—former
German chancellor

Helmut Schmidt


"I believe we have
been far too tolerant for too long, especially being too
tolerant of intolerance, and we only got intolerance
back."
—member
of Dutch Parliament

Geert Wilders
, now living in safe-houses because of

Islamist death threats

Back to the
subcontinent for extra-credit multicultural points:
browse one of the many

Indian matrimonial sites
for a spouse of the proper,
um, social status.

Or for the full
India monty, investigate

marrying off your child to a dog
.