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The Great Comments Keep Coming, But Deeper Engagement Is Needed
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October 10, 2014, 03:29 AM
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There's been steady attention paid here at VDARE.com to the comments that readers add to articles across the internet that concern the National Question. Patrick Cleburne just did this for the comments appended to a post at the PowerLine blog.

Recently, Steve Sailer had a blog here about the Ebola Guy's Family Ramping Up Discrimination Lawsuit, based upon an article Sailer found in the L.A. Times.

So I took a look at the readers' comments on that Times article.  A day after it was published, there are more than 100 of them — accessible at this link — and they are overwhelmingly unsympathetic to the late Liberian, who evidently came here expecting to be taken care of on American taxpayers' dime.

Some examples follow.

Commenter "wahowahu3":

This clown was not a US citizen. He came here to bilk the system and it didn't work. Tough luck.
That received a couple of "Likes" from other readers.

Commenter "Seth_DeKooters":

This "family" should consider returning to Liberia for medical care after the poor care they have received in Texas.

[2 Likes]

Commenter "littleb1" certainly wasn't born yesterday:
I bet his family would have sued even if he had lived.

[6 Likes]

Commenter "pt1727" earned 11 Likes for this:
Maybe we ban all people from that armpit of a region from entering the USA. That 'he was turned away b/c he was African and without insurance' is so bogus. How could this POS be allowed to enter the US without means by purchase health insurance? Maybe his fiancee should foot the bill?

[Scatological abbreviation in original]

Commenter "Move On" received 11 Likes for a creative suggestion:
Please, please, please, please, oh please Jesse and Al!

Could you both catch the next flight out to Liberia ASAP! You are much needed!

Please, please, please, please, oh please with sugar on top!

Sorry, I can't spare any money for hazmat suits, but I will be more than happy to pay for your one-way tickets.

The "Likes" champion at this writing is commenter "Madmen," with 15:
The unmitigated GALL and arrogance to demand answers from OUR [country's] medical professionals when the guy KNOWINGLY ENTERED THE U.S. AFTER HANDLING A SICK PERSON WHO DIED... AND HE KNEW SHE DIED.

His actions should be considered a crime and his "family" or should I say "Baby Mama" Should be worried about the MEDICAL BILLS THIS GUY RACKED UP.

[Emphatic capitalizations in original.]

And commenter "yomaddog" probably spoke for most or all immigration patriots with this:
Let this be a lesson for all Liberians with Ebola. Stay there! We're evil, homophobic, misogynistic, racists (I think I have covered all bases here) here in the US. All of us. Stay at home and ....die.

[10 Likes]

Venting like this is useful as a clue to what the public is thinking.  Of course, this applies only to the modest fraction of the public that is paying attention: A recent survey by the Annenberg Public Policy center showed the dismally-familiar civic incompetence of Americans.  For example, "While little more than a third of respondents (36 percent) could name all three branches of the U.S. government, just as many (35 percent) could not name a single one."  [Easy!  Head, thorax, and abdomen, no? — PN]

But ultimately activism — putting your real name along with your time, energy, and/or financial resources on the line — is what's necessary, not merely using pseudonyms to make pungent comments at online articles.

And that's what VDARE.com is for (and NumbersUSA and the Center for Immigration Studies and ...): Making available a vast storehouse of facts and arguments that engaged readers can use in their own fights for the nation's survival as a First-World civilization.

For writing letters to the editor.  For phoning in to talk radio — or even going on as an expert guest.  For testifying before state legislatures.  For working with individual state legislators to craft legislation against illegal immigration.  For trying — via phone calls and office visits — to get Congresspeople and their staffs beyond the usual stupid cliches about immigration.  And for putting overwhelming facts before your clueless but receptive fellow citizens to recruit their activism, too.

Yes, it's existentially tiresome.  (I've been in this since 1998, and others who are still active started a decade earlier.)  But consider the alternative.