Vicente Fox`s July 2 victory over the luridly
corrupt Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI)
that had ruled Mexico for 71 years has been
universally hailed (notably by the Wall
) as a sign of profound
change. But as regards Mexico`s Stealth
invasion of the U.S. - don`t hold your breath.
Fox`s election has reconfirmed in spectacular
fashion the fundamental social fact of the last
479 years of Mexican history: whites rule,
mixed-race mestizos toil, Indians endure. In a
country where height is a major racial marker --
white men look down upon brown men both
figuratively and literally -- much of Fox`s
vaunted charisma stems from this, being about a
foot taller than the average Mexican. Most
publications state that he is 6``5" tall,
although the New York Times
him at 6`6".
(For Mexico`s racial caste system, which we
are now busily importing, see my earlier column /sailer/sailer_mexico_part2.htm
For the Caligula-level scandals that brought
down the PRI, see /sailer/sailer_mexico.htm
Where did Fox get such genes? Amusingly,
under some definitions of "Hispanic,"
Mexico`s new leader couldn`t even qualify for
affirmative action in the U.S. "Fox"
isn`t a Spanish surname. His grandfather brought
it to Mexico from Ireland. Then the old
Irishman`s son, Vicente Fox`s father, achieved
that widespread ambition of Mexican men: he
married a woman born in Europe.
I have no idea what Señor Fox`s personal
character is. But then, who does? The American
press routinely portrays new Presidentes
as models of honesty and modernism. Six years
just as routinely exit
to catcalls and rotten tomatoes, salving their
hurt feelings with the billions they`ve stolen.
Whether changing the party label will change
this time-honored tradition remains to be seen.
What we can understand with some confidence
is that Fox is highly unlikely to change
Mexico`s racial structure. His attitude toward
emigration to America resembles that of his
predecessors. Like the rest of Mexico`s white
power elite, Fox wants to funnel as many hungry
mestizos and Indians into the U.S. as possible.
By getting us to take Mexico`s angriest young
brown men, Mexico`s white ruling class has been
able to forestall the kind of brown vs. white
race wars that were a recurrent feature in 19th
and early 20th century Mexico.
Further, both Fox and the defeated PRI want
Mexican immigrants in the U.S. simultaneously
both to retain their Mexican citizenship,
including the vote, and also to become voting
American citizens. From the white Mexican`s
perspective, brown emigration to America creates
a virtuous cycle. The more peasants who head
north and become dual citizens of America and
Mexico, the more votes in America for letting in
even more Mexicans, thus further easing the
threat to white privilege in Mexico. Outgoing
President Ernesto Zedillo said openly that he
wanted to "help create an ethnic lobby [in
the U.S.] with political influence similar to
that of American Jews." (New York Times
December 10, 1995.) And Fox campaigned in Alta
California`s Mexican enclaves on a platform of
demanding "open borders" between
America and Mexico.
Now Fox has hit upon an even cleverer ruse.
The Wall Street Journal`s
department obtained one of his policy memoranda,
reporting on 7/7/2000:
plan would commit the U.S. to granting Mexicans
many more visas in exchange for what would be
unprecedented Mexican cooperation in reducing
the northward flow of illegal immigrants… In
exchange for a substantial increase in the
number of visas awarded to Mexicans, Mexico
could implement a program of carrot-and-stick
incentives designed to deter emigrants, says the
"This is a
heartbreaking dilemma, since any
co-responsibility in regulating the flow of
undocumented migrants means restricting in some
ways the free travel of Mexicans within the
Republic," the document says. Because
emigration is an important economic safety
valve, such a program would be widely unpopular
I have a hint for everyone in Austin and
Nashville currently preparing to greet this with
rapturous cries: think drugs. The Mexican
security forces would no more crack down on
human smuggling in the future than they`ve
cracked down on drug smuggling in the present.
Just as numerous Mexican police and military
units have become wholly-owned subsidiaries of
the drug lords, Fox`s scheme would simply mean
that the "coyotes" sneaking illegal
immigrants into America would have heavily-armed
government troops conveniently at hand to assist
their operations, at a price.
Each year our President informs Congress
that, despite all the evidence to the contrary,
the Mexicans really, really
cracking down on drug smuggling. Similarly,
whether the next President is Bush or Gore, you
can bet that he`d ignore the rampant failure of
Fox to meet his side of any immigration bargain.
Fox is likely to become the next American
President`s very own Boris Yeltsin: a glamorous
symbol of democracy, free markets and
pro-Americanism that we will feel compelled to
bail out over and over again. The two most
likely ways we`ll bail out Fox: financial
rescues – and more legal and illegal
immigration. You heard it here first.
[Steve Sailer [email
him] is founder of the Human Biodiversity Institute and
movie critic for
The American Conservative.
www.iSteve.blogspot.com features his daily
blog.]July 11, 2000