The Southern Poverty Law Center ($PLC to us
) has honored
VDARE.com with another attack: Arizona Debate Unleashes New â€?Reconquistaâ€™ Accusations
By Sonia Scherr May 5, 2010.
Some of the most overheated rhetoric came from Peter Brimelow, the British immigrant who runs the anti-immigrant hate site VDARE.com. In a VDARE.com post last week titled â€?Help VDARE.COM Resist [Raul] Grijalvaâ€™s Reconquista!,â€? Brimelow vilifies the U.S. representative from Arizona who vowed at a Phoenix rally to â€?overturn the power structure that created this unjust, racist law.â€? Brimelow asserts that â€?Grijalva is not an immigrant but a Mexican colonizer and what heâ€™s against is not the â€?power structureâ€™ â€” heâ€™s against America."
Since Grijalva sports a resounding NumbersUSA F- career ranking
on Immigration control issues, and has made it abundantly clear
that he is against any border policing, this is in fact a totally reasonable comment
. Reasonableness has no meaning for Scherr - only Political Correctness matters.
A number of Patriots have bothered to contest this complaint on the comment thread:
1. Steven Terrell, Sr. said, ON MAY 6TH, 2010 AT 6:03 PM
Could someone please explain to me how Mexico â€?claimed this land? I can tell you. They slaughtered the American Indians, took them as slaves, and stole the land.
If Reconquista is such a myth, how come La Voz de Aztalan has a web page dedicate to it? How come every time the Mexicans march in our streets they (carry) signs that state they are going to take back our southwest?
Reconquista isnâ€™t a myth. Itâ€™s a fact.
A poster â€?Mr. Common Senseâ€? worked particularly hard.
The SPLC also names the Patriots Coalition
, American Border Patrol
, and Jim Gilchrist of the Minuteman Project
Conspicuous by their absence: the fat cats of the immigration restraint cause - FAIR, CIS, and NumbersUSA. This is because these three lack the courage
to formulate the immigration problem as an issue of ethnic interest â€“ even though to do so is totally legitimate
and in fact the most effective way of starting the grass roots firestorms
which are the only thing
which deters the Inside-the-Beltway crowd from slavishly obeying the Treason Lobby
Canâ€™t risk those DC cocktail party invitations!Reason
has a valuable account of the threatening dishonesty of the $PLCâ€™s pet project The Myth of the Menacing Militias
Jesse Walker May 5 2010. Walker employs the term â€?Brown Scareâ€? to describe these periodic attempts to repress the Right
Like the better-known Red Scares, but pointing rightwards rather than leftwards, a Brown Scare both exaggerates the threats at hand and obscures the distinctions between genuinely violent plotters, radical but peaceful activists, and members of the mainstream.
You can see such a mindset at work in the SPLCs watch list.
The primary purpose of the SPLC, of course, is to prevent any development of a self-preservation instinct
of the part of Americaâ€™s founding peoples. A Justice Kagan will be eager to help