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Bush's Immigration Speech

VDARE.com

5/14/06

So, if each one of the 6,000 National Guardsmen was on patrol an average of, say, 21 hours per week (which is 1/8th of the 168 hours in a week), that would provide one soldier per 2.6 miles of border.

The Pete Wilson Myth

American Conservative

5/08/06

No myth has become more entrenched in the media than that recent California political history demonstrates that cracking down on illegal immigration would be political suicide for Republicans.

Richard Lynn's Race Differences in Intelligence

VDARE.com

4/23/06

A common stratagem, I've found, is to assume that IQ differences matter only if they are genetic in origin. Since no decent, civilized, right-thinking person could possibly believe that racial differences in IQ have any genetic basis, then racial and national differences in average IQ can't possibly exist. Except — whatever their cause, they do exist and do matter.

How to Rig an Immigration Poll

VDARE.com

4/16/06

Also see Part 2 here.

Four myths about immigration and voting

VDARE.com

4/2/06

The lack of accountability and integrity in the mainstream press is striking. A pundit, once established, can apparently propagate nonsense catastrophic to America for years without paying any career price for his incompetence or bad faith.

Mike Judge and King of the Hill

VDARE.com

3/26/06

Judge, who lives in Texas, is that rarity in the entertainment business: an unabashed populist conservative.

Does Hispanic Immigration Actually Reduce Crime?

VDARE.com

3/12/06

If you criticize this NYT op-ed by pointing out that the Hispanic imprisonment rate is 2.9 times the white rate, well, then you are an evil racist and nobody should listen to you. 

Cesar Chavez, Minuteman

American Conservative

2/27/06

Like today’s Minutemen, United Farm Worker staffers under the command of Chavez’s brother Manuel patrolled the Arizona-Mexico border to keep out illegal aliens. Unlike the well-behaved Minutemen, however, Chavez’s boys sometimes beat up intruders.

The Larger Lessons of the Danish Cartoon Crisis

VDARE.com

2/12/06

Danes and Muslims don't agree on the basics of social organization and don't want to live under the same rules. That shouldn't be a severe problem. It's what separate countries are for. But due to mass immigration, it is in fact becoming a huge stumbling block.

Americans First

American Conservative

2/13/06

In devising immigration policy, the question should be: what’s best for the citizens we already have?

The Sinister "Plan of San Diego"

VDARE.com

1/29/06

The forgotten story of the President of Mexico's campaign of terrorist raids on America.

Boys Will Be Boys: Reviewing Sax on Sex

Claremont Review of Books

11/30/05

Perhaps in a saner society, then, we would have less need for Leonard Sax's engaging combination of popular science exposition and advice guidebook, Why Gender Matters: What Parents and Teachers Need to Know about the Emerging Science of Sex Differences. But parents as well as professors could benefit from it now.

"The New World" v. the Real Captain John Smith

VDARE.com

1/22/06

By one estimate, Pocahontas has about 100,000 living American descendants today.

American Gunfight

VDARE.com

1/8/06

On November 1, 1950, two immigrant gunmen tried to  assassinate President Harry Truman in the name of Puerto Rican independence. They might well have succeeded if not for one of the great acts of individual heroism of the last century.

French Lessons

American Conservative

12/19/05

The nation that neocons most love to hate has followed their immigration prescriptions—to devastating results.

“Human Directionals”—The Cheap Wage/Expensive Land Economy Personified

VDARE.com

12/18/05

In that harbinger of the American future, Southern California, once the Promised Land of the middle class, unskilled labor has become so plentiful that now a common weekend sight is people who are paid to stand on corners and try to catch your eye by randomly wiggling brightly colored directional arrows, typically pointing to real estate open houses. It's the 21st Century equivalent of the Depression-era advertising practice of hiring unemployed men to walk around wearing sandwich board signs saying "Eat at Joe's." And it's just as depressing.

Voting Rights Act should protect all citizens

VDARE.com

12/4/05

Nationwide, 92 percent of all Latino elected officials who ran under a partisan label are Democrats, in large part because Hispanics are clumped together in "majority-minority" districts.

Sailer Scheme for Muslim Immigrant Buyouts: Anybody have a better idea?

VDARE.com

11/27/05

A recent BBC documentary revealed that 55 percent of married Pakistanis in Britain are wed to first cousins! That's even a little higher than the inbreeding rates seen in Pakistan—probably because Muslims in Europe use cousin marriage as an engine of immigration fraud.

France in Flames: Immigration, Not “Discrimination,” Is the Problem

VDARE.com

11/9/05

The brutal fact is that the economic failings of France's Muslim and African immigrants stem in large measure from their low average IQ.

A Buyout Option for Europe's Muslims

VDARE.com

11/6/05

A push-pull policy could be very effective in getting Muslims to go away. European countries should combine the push of a crackdown on welfare and crime with the pull of a buy-out offer. Returning to the Old Country with a sizable nest egg would be alluring to many who haven't assimilated into the European middle class.

The Slow Suicide of the GOP

VDARE.com

10/30/05

You might think that the Bush Administration would promote policies making family formation more affordable for its political base. But the latest government data suggest it is doing the opposite.

The Bush Bust

VDARE.com

10/23/05

The Bush Administration is currently imploding on multiple fronts. Here at VDARE.com, we'd like to remind you that: We told you so!

The Man Who Would Be Justice

American Conservative

10/10/05

Last summer, when Alberto Gonzales's name was first floated as replacement for Sandra Day O'Connor, Bush lashed out at conservatives for their tepid response. Sounding like a cross between Don Corleone and the narrator of Green Eggs and Ham, the president bristled, "I don’t like it when a friend gets criticized. I'm loyal to my friends. And all of a sudden this fellow, who is a good public servant and a really fine person, is under fire. And so, do I like it? No, I don't like it at all."

Citizenism

VDARE.com

10/8/05

It has become a journalistic cliché that keeping down working class wages through illegal immigration is "good for the economy" -- as if the American economy exists for its own sake as opposed to existing for the good of American citizens.

Diversity Emasculates Free Speech Down Under

VDARE.com

9/25/05

The presence of a few hundred Sudanese refugees in Australia has intimidated two universities into shutting down discussion of the wisdom of importing more sub-Saharan Africans into Australia. 

American Media Waking Up to Immigration Crisis

VDARE.com

8/21/05

"More than 40 percent of Mexicans in a new survey would opt to immigrate [sic] to the United States and more than 20 percent of them would enter this country illegally given the opportunity, a study released Tuesday disclosed."

The WSJ Open Borders Crowd Gets Religion

VDARE.com

8/14/05

An immigrant is not a guest because the defining feature of a guest is that, eventually, he leaves.

"Mexican Evolution" or "Republican Devolution"

VDARE.com

8/1/05

White House strategist Matthew Dowd argues that we shouldn't worry our pretty little heads about illegal immigration from Mexico because it will go away in 2025.

Diversity v. Freedom, Chapter CLXXXVII: The Case Of Andrew Fraser

VDARE.com

7/31/05

An Australian law professor is suspended for writing a letter to a newspaper.

John Podhoretz vs. Steve Sailer

VDARE.com

7/17/05

While Podhoretz Minor might be an extreme example, he reflects the intellectual decline of neoconservatism from the heroic first generation to the second.

The Five Billion

VDARE.com

7/10/05

Today, almost one-fifth of all ethnic Mexicans live in the U.S. Almost five billion people (4,976 million to be precise) live in countries where the average per capita gross domestic product is lower than Mexico's mean of $9,600.

The Wind from the South: Anti-White Populism

VDARE.com

6/26/05

A mighty storm is brewing in Latin America, and it will eventually reach the U.S.

Census Bureau Deflates "Latino Power" Voting Hype

VDARE.com

5/29/05

According to the Census survey, Hispanics cast only 6.0% of the vote in 2004, under my 6.1% prediction, and way under Michael Barone's 9% speculation.

Asian "Natural Republicans" vote heavily Democratic: Any more bright ideas?

VDARE.com

5/22/05

Why have Asian-Americans deserted the GOP?

Important   "Affordable Family Formation"—The Neglected Key To GOP's Future

VDARE.com

5/8/05

Mickey Kaus wrote on Slate.com: "Steve Sailer has boiled down the explanation for why some states become red and others become blue to three simple words. ("God" is not one of them.) ... His equation sure works for San Francisco. ..."

myRobot

VDARE.com

3/27/05

To get a rabbit, my family first got a robot.

The White Guy Gap

VDARE.com

3/13/05

From Rove's point of view, this all makes a certain amount of twisted sense. The more insults get piled upon white men by the immigration-driven growth of the diversity industry, the more motivated they are to practice identity politics of their own through the Republican Party. 

The Dirt Gap: A Tale of Two States

American Conservative

2/14/05

The fundamental geographical reality underlying the division of Red vs. Blue states.

How to Get Rid of White Racist Prison Gangs

VDARE.com

2/27/05

Richard Florida's Cities and the Creative Class

Washington Examiner

2/14/05

And, sure, booms and bohemians tend to correlate, but who really attracts whom to a metroplex? Do the engineers and salesguys actually pursue the gay art dealers and immigrant restaurateurs, or are Dr. Florida's footloose favorites more likely to follow the money generated by the pocket-protector boys?

Mapping the Unmentionable: Race & Crime

VDARE.com

2/13/05

Color maps showing imprisonment rates by state by race.

Sailer's One-Point Plan for Lessening Racial Enmity

VDARE.com

2/6/05

1. Don't Let Your Kids Get Beaten Up by Underclass Minorities.

Autopsy of 2004 Exit Poll

VDARE.com

1/25/05

NRO Rebunks the Hispanic Vote

VDARE.com

12/09/04

It’s supposed to be an attack on my interpretation of the 2004 presidential election results. But a close reading shows that it largely supports my contention: the President's unlimited open borders plan would both be bad for the Republican Party (by importing more future Democrats than Republicans) and would not make the GOP more popular with current Hispanic voters.

Vindication on the Hispanic Exit Poll

VDARE.com

12/06/04

The exit poll's funders, AP and NBC, admit it inflated Bush's share.

What went wrong with the 2004 exit poll

VDARE.com

11/28/04

The technical problems that caused that implausible report that Bush won 44% of the Hispanic vote.

Blue States More Inegalitarian

VDARE.com

11/21/04

Census Bureau figures show that California, traditionally America's trendsetter, is pioneering a new kind of class structure—ominously like that of highly unequal Latin American countries like Brazil or Mexico.

From the Folks who Brought You President Kerry ...

VDARE.com

11/10/04

The troubled exit poll that claimed that Bush won 44% of Hispanics is not just inconsistent with the real world, it's inconsistent even with itself, due to systematic inflating of Hispanic votes for Bush.

2004 Election Wrap-up

VDARE.com

11/7/04

It took four years, but the conventional wisdom has finally accepted the “Sailer Strategy”—my oft-repeated argument (which got VDARE.com banned by Free Republic) that the simplest way for the GOP to win national elections is not outreach to minorities, but inreach, to its white base.

The Bush-Kerry Debate on Immigration

VDARE.com

10/17/04

What voters don't realize, because it seems too crazy to even consider, is that Bush is not only lying about amnesty for current illegal aliens, but that the President also wants to open the borders to an unlimited number of "temporary" workers.

Why is the US pushing for the EU to admit Turkey?

VDARE.com

9/19/04

"Including Turkey in the EU would prove that Europe is not the exclusive club of a single religion, and it would expose the 'clash of civilizations' as a passing myth of history," Mr Bush said.

What's Spanish for "Chutzpah?"

VDARE.com

9/12/04

Can you qualify for affirmative action in the U.S. as a Hispanic if you are a Spanish-hating Basque separatist terrorist illegal alien who is on the lam in this country after blowing up a police station in Bilbao? Why not?

Importing a New Underclass: More Evidence

VDARE.com

8/22/04

For American-born Hispanic children (not just second generation, as many might assume, but the second up through the seventh generation), the school achievement gap, as measured by the federal NAEP tests, is 67% as large as the notoriously big white-black difference.

Michael Barone, Call your Office!

VDARE.com

8/15/04

The supposedly sky-rocketing Hispanic share of the vote shrank from 5.4 percent in 2000 down to 5.3 percent in 2002, according to new Census Bureau data.

Jorge Ramos, Univision's Blue-Eyed Boy

VDARE.com

8/1/04

While the 16 Presidential "battleground states" accounted for one third of the total vote in 2000, they were home to only 21 percent of Hispanic voters.

Latin America: The Cul-de-sac of Creativity

VDARE.com

7/25/04

Just one of the 1,414 most significant scientists of 800 B.C. to 1950 A.D. was a Latin American. That's not too surprising because the mother country, Spain, contributed only four scientists, and one was a medieval Muslim.

Black vs. Black, but not Black vs. Brown, at Harvard

VDARE.com

6/27/04

“While about 8 percent, or about 530, of Harvard's undergraduates were black, Lani Guinier, a Harvard law professor, and Henry Louis Gates Jr., the chairman of Harvard's African and African-American studies department, pointed out that the majority of them — perhaps as many as two-thirds — were West Indian and African immigrants or their children, or to a lesser extent, children of biracial couples."

Presumed Alliance: Black vs. Brown

VDARE.com

6/13/04

Compton, the spiritual home of West Coast gangsta rap, is notorious for its corrupt and dysfunctional black-run government. Still, a lot of people south of the Border have been down so long that even Compton looks like up to them.

A Bet for Barone

VDARE.com

5/30/04

I have a bet for famed neoconservative pundit and television personality Michael Barone.

Immigration: Teddy K. outpanders Dubya

VDARE.com

5/9/04

As I forecast, the Democrats have duly offered to not only give all illegal aliens amnesty, but also to put them on the road to citizenship…and, thus, to being good little Democrats.

A Gypsy is haunting  Europe...

VDARE.com

5/2/04

We're not supposed to think about the victims of Gypsy criminals because, after all, crime victims are not real victims -- they are just random human beings, not an organized political pressure group.

Limits of Libertarianism: Northern v. Southern California

VDARE.com

4/18/04

Northern California's traditional elitism has helped it withstand the onslaught of illegal immigration better than Southern California's traditional populist libertarianism.

The Alamo

VDARE.com

4/11/04

While Santa Anna was a uniquely awful leader in Mexico's history (and that's saying a lot), Santa Anna's career says something important about the difference between American and Mexican culture. He ruled Mexico five separate times. That's like Dennis Kucinich being President five times.

Minority Outreach a Waste for GOP in 2004

Insight

4/13/04

Q: Should the GOP undertake more outreach to minorities during campaign 2004? 

A: NO: A better strategy is to increase GOP share of the white majority.

Japanese Substitute Innovation for Immigration; NYT Shocked

VDARE.com

3/21/04

Japan refuses to import millions of Third Worlders, so the Japanese have robotized many service jobs. This takes Murray some getting used to. Thus, in Lost in Translation, Bill Murray's drapes fling themselves open in the morning. In a hotel gym devoid of personal trainers, he finds himself in the clutches of an unstoppable and hyperactive exercise machine shouting indecipherable and no doubt deranged.

The "Too Diverse?" Brouhaha

VDARE.com

3/14/04

There was never socialism in America because there was never feudalism in America. Contra Marx, the socialist urge grew not out of capitalism but out of the extreme inequality and rigidity of the aristocratic system, where the nobility owned almost all of the land by inheritance.

California Snoring, but ... 

VDARE.com

2/29/04

Gov. Schwarzenegger's one entertainingly Ah-noldian (i.e., hyperambitious) moment came when he recently called for a Constitutional amendment opening the Presidency to immigrants, such as, oh, let's pick a crazy example out of left field, Gov. Schwarzenegger. So far, there has been no response from his office to rumors that President Schwarzenegger would then agitate for further reforms allowing agnostics to become Pope and Earthlings to become Galactic Overlord.

The Bush Cult Crumbles

VDARE.com

2/15/04

We on the Realistic Right were denounced as heretics by the True Believer Right because we didn't understand that reality had become obsolete, that Bush had shown that new, improved realities could be conjured up through a sheer will to believe.

New   The Bush Adminstration's Malaise

VDARE.com

2/1/04

History is likely to record the Bush Administration’s turning point as January 7, 2004, when Bush needlessly plunged his administration into a malaise by announcing the Karl Rove Amnesty Plan (a.k.a. KRAP).

Invade the World! Invite the World!

VDARE.com

1/25/04

The French have traditionally tried to do with their immigrants almost exactly what the neocons recommend here: cultural assimilation, education in civics theories, monolingualism, meritocracy, separation of church and state, and all the rest. This may seem ironic, because nobody in Tikrit hates anybody worse than the neocons hate the French. But that's the way it usually turns out with ideologues: it's their nature to burn at the stake those heretics who deviate the most minutely.

Remythologizing the Melting Pot

VDARE.com

1/18/04

Since Tamar Jacoby admires the government's mass immigration system so much, she ought to have picked the contributors to her anthology Reinventing the Melting Pot the same way the government picks immigrants. For example, because most immigrants are admitted solely because they are the kin of earlier immigrants, Jacoby should have allowed other pundits to force her to hire their relatives as her authors. Or, in the manner of the U.S. Government's Diversity Visa Lottery, she could have let randomly chosen opinion mongers write her book. But, no, she chose the best essayists she could find. Why shouldn't we do same with immigrants?

What Is Bush Thinking?

VDARE.com

1/11/04

Steve Sailer would like to announce that he has finally lost all patience with George W. Bush.

Norquist & Rove Pursue The Muslim Falcon

VDARE.com

12/7/03

It's perfectly natural for Muslim-Americans to favor Muslim interests -- just as it is for Armenian-Americans to favor Armenian interests, Jewish-Americans to favor Israeli interests, or Mexican-Americans to favor Mexican interests. But just because it's inevitable doesn't mean any such group should be exempt from criticism. The only way to keep ethnic activists honest is to not allow them to suppress debate by playing the race and religion cards.

California's Fires

VDARE.com

11/2/03

Brushfires and mudslides used to seem more amusing because they afflicted Hollywood celebrities significantly more often than average citizens. This was not just a matter of God's good taste. Average citizens lived in the cheaper and safer flatlands while the rich poised precariously in the hills. But the plains of Southern California filled up long ago. So the ever-growing population has been spilling into the more treacherous wild areas.

No Excuses for Thernstroms' No Excuses

VDARE.com

10/26/03

Our society suffers from the "Yale or jail" myth. We tell all American kids that if they don't graduate from college, they are doomed. They too often take that to mean they might as well start dealing crack right now.

Graphic Evidence of the "Sailer Strategy" in California

VDARE.com

10/19/03

Here's a graph showing that even in California, the way the GOP wins elections is by mobilizing white voters. The harsh fact is that when it comes to winning or losing, minority blocs are just pocket change to the GOP. (Make sure to click on the graph to enlarge it to readable size.)

Bustamante Goes Cruzin' for a Bruisin'

VDARE.com

10/13/03

Yet, rather than run for Governor of all California, Bustamante campaigned as if the race was for el gobernador de Mexifornia. Every time I turned on the TV, Bustamante was paying tribute to "undocumented workers" and their moral right to drivers' licenses, free college tuition, and welfare. He turned the recall into a referendum on the wonderfulness of illegal immigration ... and lost, badly.

The Not-So-Secret Cause of Bad Schools: Bad Students

VDARE.com

9/28/03

“Bad schools impose indirect -- but huge -- costs on millions of middle-class families. In their desperate rush to save their children from failing schools, families are literally spending themselves into bankruptcy." -- from The Two-Income Trap

Mass Immigration vs. The Arts

VDARE.com

9/21/03

Sure, cross-cultural fertilization can inspire artistic breakthroughs -- but it can happen without mass immigration, through the media and travel. In fact, mass immigration can hurt cultural artistic development by crowding out the immigration of those few individuals with elite skills.

 Dear Arnie

VDARE.com

9/14/03

Perhaps due to one of those Internet worms that are going around, this email from JC@ImKingoftheWorld.com mysteriously appeared in my inbox.

Happy Labor Day!

VDARE.com

8/31/03

For our fellow Americans who actually are laborers, it’s no longer such a happy day—or year, or career for that matter—because the Immigration Tax falls most severely on their wages. I'm not the most sophisticated political philosopher (as last week's column no doubt showed). But somehow I don't think any philosophy could justify sticking your fellow citizens at the bottom of the ladder with the biggest bill.

Rove Means Never Having to Say You're Sorry

VDARE.com

7/6/03

The truth, however, is that Rove's minority outreach initiatives have a lousy track record. And his disastrous attempt to win Muslim votes foreshadowed all the errors he's making with Mexican outreach.

Why the Hispanic Cultural Boom Fizzled

VDARE.com

5/18/03

Professional trendspotter Irma Zandl describes her failed prediction: "We felt [in 1988] that this country would become more Latinized. However, with the exception of food and beverages and an occasional musician (e.g. Ricky Martin or J-Lo), we have not seen the kind of widespread influence that we anticipated." How come?

Karl Rove: Time for a Career Change?

VDARE.com

5/4/03

Since conquering Iraq, the Bush Administration has been acting towards it with a timid indecisiveness disturbingly reminiscent of the Carter years. Rather than declaring martial law and immediately demonstrating to Iraqis who is in charge, the White House adopted a hands-off, laissez-faire policy. This seems based on the assumption that Iraq's looting louts, clamorous clansmen, mad mullahs, and café conspirators were as ready for self-government as would be, say, American Republicans. Conversely, under Rove, the Bush Administration has treated American Republicans as if they were a treacherous conquered tribe that must be ruled with a rod of iron. Clearly, the ideal solution would be to ...

The Truth about Pim Fortuyn's Assassination

VDARE.com

3/30/03

Was the Dutch leader assassinated in 2002 because of one or two sentences he wrote about animal rights or because of his campaign to limit immigration?

Immigration Can Spur Anti-Americanism

VDARE.com

3/23/03

The alarming growth in global anti-Americanism since, oh, the unveiling of the phrase "axis of evil" raises important questions about immigration policy: Wasn't a liberal immigration policy supposed to ensure against anti-Americanism? Why aren't all those elite foreigners educated in America trumpeting our virtues back home? Why aren't our very open borders helping the rest of the world appreciate us more?

Ethnic Crime Mobs

VDARE.com

3/9/03

As a movie critic, I see lots of films featuring one of the more common bits of Hollywood hokum: the multicultural criminal gang. You know, there's a white guy, a black guy, an Asian girl, a Sikh, a Lubavitcher, an Amish farmer, a whatever. Do you remember "The Truth About Charlie", "Femme Fatale", "Don't Say a Word", "Atlantis", and "What's the Worst that Could Happen?" You don't? Well, neither did I until I looked them up. And, heck, I reviewed all of them within the last two years. When you see a multiracial gang, you can be pretty sure the overall movie is forgettable.

End of History or End of Posterity?

VDARE.com

2/9/03

Here in Southern California, marriage is increasingly reverting to what it was in Jane Austen's novels: a luxury that many cannot currently -- and some may never -- afford.

Will America Retain a "Market Dominant Majority?"

VDARE.com

2/2/03

Amy Chua's readable and eye-opening new book "World on Fire: How Exporting Free Market Democracy Breeds Ethnic Hatred and Global Instability" documents just how pervasive ethnic inequality is around the world—and how much that drives the traumas we read about every day.

Gangs of New York

VDARE.com

1/5/03

Buried deep inside Gangs is the raw material for a great American tragedy about the Irish immigrant experience in New York from 1846 to 1863.

1986 Amnesty Set off a Baby Boom among ex-Illegals

VDARE.com

12/15/02

Now that the election is over, the White House is again hauling out an unpopular idea it had kept under careful wraps while the voters were paying attention: amnesty for Mexican illegal aliens. But new evidence suggests the idea is even worse than it seemed.

Whites, not Latinos, won it for GOP 

Washington Times

11/12/02

The demographic headline on the 2002 election was expected to be either "Democrats ride growing numbers of nonwhite voters to victory," or "GOP wins by attracting more minorities." Instead, non-whites played an anticlimactic role. The star turn was taken by what had become the Invisible Giant of American politics: the white electorate.

Hispanic Republican Swing: A Media Myth

VDARE.com

10/13/02

"Registered Latinos who identify as Republicans take a much more liberal stand on taxes and the size of government than their white counterparts. … About half (52%) of registered Latinos who identified themselves as Republicans said they would rather pay higher taxes to support a larger government, while only 17% of white Republicans stated that view."

The Emerging Democratic Majority

VDARE.com

10/6/02

Many of the arguments in Judis & Teixeira’s new book will be familiar to students of the VDARE.COM School of voting analysis. Indeed, the phrase "The Emerging Democratic Majority" probably first appeared in print as the cover line introducing Peter Brimelow and Ed Rubenstein’s 1997 National Review article "Electing a New People."

Iraq, Israel, Invasion, Immigration – And IQ

VDARE.com

9/26/02

Some common sense on the Middle East.

Movies, Immigration, & Quotas

VDARE.com

9/22/02

How do mainstream Hollywood movies portray the enormous phenomenon of post-1965 immigration?

On Interracial Marriage

VDARE.com

9/17/02

My bottom line view on marriage: you ought to marry the person you love. The alternatives—marrying a person you don't love or not marrying at all - are worse.

The Gilder Bubble

VDARE.com

8/22/02

George Gilder's promotion of telecom stocks cost his subscribers uncounted millions because, for all his brilliance, his stock analyses suffered from the same blindspot that he and so many others brought to their pronouncements about the economics of immigration: ignoring the Law of Supply and Demand.

How the GOP can win in November

VDARE.com

8/05/02

Publicly dump Bush's Mexican illegal immigrant amnesty plan and make attacks on Gephardt's proposed bill giving amnesty to all illegals into the central issue of the mid-term elections.

Analysis: That curious immigration lottery

UPI

8/10/02

One of the U.S. government's more obscure yet curious programs received some unwanted publicity on the Fourth of July when Egyptian immigrant Hesham Mohamed Hadayet killed two Jews at the Israeli El Al Airline counter of Los Angeles International Airport. He was only in the U.S. because his wife had won permanent residency through the Diversity Visa Lottery, which hands out 50,000 visas annually to applicants chosen at random. What is this Lottery?

Importing Anti-Semitism, 2002

VDARE.com

7/11/02

I wrote this before the LAX massacre, but it's even more timely now.

Our Man at Slate?

VDARE.com

7/10/02

Mickey Kaus might be the best of the bloggers … and he's increasingly outspoken on the side of immigration realism.

"Mr. Bush, put up this wall!"

VDARE.com

7/2/02

We are constantly told that there is no solution to the problem of illegal immigrants crossing America's largely wide-open 1,800-mile border with Mexico. But the $2 million/mile cost of the new Israeli fence suggests that building a high-tech security barricade from the Pacific to the Gulf of Mexico would be a bargain: only $3.6 billion.

Environmentalists Decide Country Worth Saving

VDARE.com

6/26/02

The great scientist Edward O. Wilson asked, "What is the heart of conservatism if it does not include leadership in conservation? And why have conservative thinkers needlessly, and against all logic and their own self-interest, surrendered the moral high ground on this issue to the liberals?"

The Mexican Vote & the Bush Dynasty

VDARE.com

6/7/02

Nobody seems to understand just how tiny the Mexican-American vote actually is. This much-lusted after niche demographic cast only 3.0% of the vote in 2000, up from 2.6% in 1996. (My short article follows an excellent Howard Sutherland piece.)

San Fernando Valley Secession

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5/31/02

Growing up, I'd always thought of "Studio City" as a perfectly normal name for a hometown. Then I went off to Rice U., where the Houstonians found me disappointing. They felt that as a Studio Citizen, I should be calling my agent while paddling around in one of those inflatable pool chairs.

Fortuyn: Demonization Has Consequences

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5/8/02

Do the left, center, and the "respectable" right have Pim Fortuyn's blood on their hands?

The Restaurant Rationale

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4/17/02

When I was a kid, the typical Italian restaurant had a name like "Luigi's Spaghetti Shack" and a menu with a heavy emphasis on garlic bread and meatballs. Today, Italian restaurants have names like "Trattoria Firenze," and incomprehensible but exquisite dishes like "Strawberries with Ricotta in Balsamic Reduction."  Yet this vast improvement took place with minimal immigration.

California Race Shows Hispanic Cultural Conservatism a Paper Tiger

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2/5/02

Although we've been told that Hispanics will vote Republican because they are cultural conservatives, the two leading candidates for governor in California are blithely ignoring this theoretical contradiction between appealing to East L.A. and West Hollywood.

Brookings Does Diversity

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1/23/02

A highly diverse article on diversity, this considers questions such as what can America learn from Israel about the advantages of diversity and whether gays or nerds are responsible for Silicon Valley.

Ultimate Euphemism for Illegal Alien

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1/14/02

Although one should never underestimate the imagination of those interests trying to condone or encourage lawbreakers, they will be hard-pressed to ever top the Orwellian perfection of their latest term for foreign nationals who are illegally in the U.S. ...

The Future of Multiculturalism

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1/06/02

Mass immigration is making the future of multiculturalism radically unstable. This long-term process has ominous implications for national unity and ethnic harmony.

Contra Contreras

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1/03/02

Peter Brimelow denies that columnist Raoul Lowery Contreras is secretly on the payroll of the crack VDARE.com Publicity Department.

New  Kicking Barone While He's Down VDARE.com 10/13/01
Perhaps Michael Barone has a Machiavellian plan in mind to use heavy immigration to drive whites out of the Democratic Party and into his Republican Party. Personally, I'm leery of this kind of political polarization along race lines. It may be inevitable, but shouldn't we try to explore ways as a nation to head this off? Democrats want the GOP to commit suicide chasing the chimera of conservative-voting minorities. As I predicted last January, the only minorities the GOP's diversity outreach effort had a good shot at picking up were Arabs and Muslims (by easing anti-terrorist rules). That ploy has of course proved a mistake.

New  9.11: Gods of the Copybook Headings Return

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9/14/01

In response to the atrocities, supposedly post-nationalist Americans united in one vast surge of that most unfashionable of emotions, patriotism. Watching 350 firemen run into the collapsing World Trade Center towers to die heroes' deaths, we born-again patriots instantly grasped - after a decade of low dishonest assurances that we should put our trust in multicultural sensitivity or UN Conferences or foreign presidentes or globalized markets - the simple but stern law of national survival, "We must love one another or die," love one another enough to sacrifice for our nation, even unto death.

New  Ha Ha, We Were Right, Karl Rove Was Wrong

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9/5/01

We said over a year ago that Fox was going to turn out to be George W. Bush's Yeltsin. We said last Fall that for the GOP to chase after the Hispanic vote via opening the immigration floodgates further made no electoral sense. We said in the middle of summer that Bush's amnesty plan was going to turn out to be HillaryCare all over again. You know, gloating has a bad reputation. But we could kind of get used to it.

New  A Marshall Plan for Mexico VDARE.com 9/3/01
Residents of the US send about $7 or 8 billion per year back to Mexico as remittances. This is a huge amount to Vincente Fox. To us, it is chump change, relative to the costs imposed on America by Mexican illegal immigration. The man needs money. America has money. Let's make a deal..
New  Amnesty's Bad Math National Review Online 8/22/01
In the Uncle Remus version of the story, Br'er Fox and Br'er Bush would be implored by poor old Br'er Daschle and Br'er Gephardt to "Please don't throw us in the amnesty patch! No, not the amnesty patch!"
New  No Surrender, No Compromise, Just Victory VDARE.com 8/14/01
The Fox-Bush amnesty plan means that the immigration issue is finally back on the table. Sure, the risk of disaster is now much greater. Yet, if the new proposals are defeated, then the political psychology will radically change. And that will make rational reform finally possible.
New  Sullivan's Travails VDARE.com 8/10/01
Andrew Sullivan began shooting himself up with prescription testosterone about three years ago. Injecting the manly molecule transformed him from an underachiever, dragged down by his battle against his HIV infection, into just about the biggest ball of fire in the opinion industry.
The Innumeracy of Bush's Mexican Strategy VDARE.com 7/20/01
These kinds of electoral calculations do not require a Ph.D. in Mathematics. You just go look up the exit poll results and mess around with them. So, why does it sometimes seem like I'm the only Republican in America with Microsoft Excel? I can guarantee you, though, lots of Democrats understand these numbers.
A Major Review of Michael Barone's The New Americans VDARE.com 6/22/01
John Derbyshire, columnist for National Review Online, commented on this long essay: "Every once in a while I read something that makes me feel I ought to give up commentary altogether. This was one such. Why isn't Steve Sailer nationally famous? Rhetorical question--I know, I know..."
Samuelson's Slip-Up on Inequality VDARE.com 4/16/01
"Robert Samuelson points out that the rise in economic inequality hasn't lead to a corresponding rise in class animosity. No - in contemporary America, wealth inequality typically leads instead to something worse: racial animosity."
Importing Anti-Semitism?

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4/9/01

"Under current immigration laws, within a generation there will be several times more Muslims than Jews in America. The long-run prospects for Jewish political interests, such as support for Israel, are correspondingly dim."
Libertariansim in One Country

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3/19/01

"This is what libertarians must realize: There is staggeringly too much inequality in the world for America's love affair with capitalism to survive importing massive amounts of it."
Diversity Found to Cause "Bowling Alone"

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3/9/01

"Want a neighbor you can count on? Move to Montana. That's one conclusion you might draw from a Harvard University study released today, which finds that Los Angeles residents trust each other less than most other Americans.  … And it links L.A.'s low standing to the area's ethnic diversity." - L.A. Times
Mexico's Talleyrand

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2/15/01

Mexico's formidable new Foreign Secretary Jorge G. Castañeda has a potential Achilles' heel. Ambrose Bierce defined diplomacy as "The patriotic art of lying for one's country." During his long previous career as a pundit, however, Castañeda had a habit of occasionally telling harsh truths about his country. He has left a paper trail of frank observations that offer ammunition to sophisticated American critics of the Bush policy of appeasing Mexico.
New  Assimilation, 21st Century Style

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2/11/01

"For certain what we know is that [unmarried teenage Hispanic] girls born in the U.S. and raised in the U.S. are more likely to get pregnant than girls who are foreign-born and then raised in the U.S.," said Jane Delgado of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health.

Election 2000 Results

Unz vs. Sailer: The GOP's future - and America's VDARE.com 12/14/00

Few white Democrats actually care much about minorities. What they do care deeply about is feeling morally and culturally superior to other whites. The result is that the GOP isn't cool. Just look at the Republican's pathetic stable of celebrities. The only category of entertainers where the GOP leads the Democrats is in game show hosts (e.g., Pat Sajak and Ben Stein)..

Wanniski vs. Sailer... VDARE.com 12/15/00

The concept that running against illegal immigration is a vote-loser is a curious delusion of the Bush 2000 campaign.  Recall how Sonny Bono made a name for himself in politics. During a debate the moderator told him, "You have two minutes to give your opinion of illegal immigration." He stood up, and said, "It's illegal." Then, he sat down.

GOP - California Dreamin' VDARE.com 11/21/00

Short of nominating Jennifer López for Vice President, what else exactly can the Republicans do to lure Latinos beyond what Bush did ... and still remain Republicans?

Florida Foul-Up Spotlights America's Huge but Hidden Minority: The Easily Confused VDARE.com 11/14/00

It's time to start thinking about how to help our cerebrally limited fellow citizens. There are tens of millions of Americans out there who were born as clueless as those Palm Beach retirees took 80 years to become. It will never be easy to make things easier for the unintelligent. But it's time we at least thought about it. And the single most obvious way to help our fellow Americans who lost out in the genetic IQ lottery is to not import unskilled immigrants to compete against them and drive down their wages.

Bilingual Ed's Next Big Thing VDARE.com 11/12/00

I spoke with a federally-funded bilingual researcher who assured me that immigrant kids in the dual-language program score at the 50th percentile or better in tests given in English. I thought that seemed exaggerated. I noted that on any test, half the kids must score under the 50th percentile. She took strong exception to this.

"Ethnic correctness" isn't saving CA GOP VDARE.com 10/26/00

Even Rich Rodriguez, a handsome, glib, popular, well-known local Mexican-American Republican, is still losing among Latinos in Fresno by a margin of 48% to 30% in the last poll. If the Anglo Democrat Cal Dooley (granted, there is something wacky about calling anybody named "Dooley" an "Anglo") maintains this proportion in the election, he wins a landslide 62% of the Latino vote.

Other Articles
Why Multiculturalism and Democracy don't mix (Balkans case study) VDARE.com 10/30/00

Democracy is what caused the mess in the Balkans. Multiculturalism works fine ... under a real dictator, like Tito. He had multiethnic Yugoslavia locked down tight, nice and peaceful. But when the inhabitants got more say in their lives, they started killing each other. They wanted democracy. But they knew that to have it, they needed mono-ethnic states.

Peter Brimelow Is Scum! (And Michael Lind is a...) VDARE.com 10/4/00

Russian peasants fleeing across the frozen steppe in a sleigh will occasionally toss one of their own number to the pursuing wolf pack. Likewise, if you want to say anything at all realistic about immigration, race, genes, or IQ, yet still maintain your reputation as "mainstream," you must pick out somebody with whom you generally agree, distort his position shamelessly, and then viciously attack this human straw man of your own concoction.

Man Bites Dog! LA Times mentions immigration! VDARE.com 9/27/00

"In Southern California, students skip meals and delay going to the restroom because the lines are longer than the lunch period. Rushing to get to class on time, mobs of students fight their way through narrow doors and cramped hallways, often enduring shoves, bruising, dirty looks and loud obscenities from frustrated peers.

Immigration and the National Question in Italy VDARE.com 9/25/00

Cardinal Giacomo Biffi, with Vatican backing, said he had recently aired the same views with a government minister. "I said, 'If you really have the good of Italy at heart, and want to spare a lot of suffering, then you can't allow all the immigrants in.'" He said he had warned the minister that civil unrest would be one of the consequences if immigration was not religious-selective. He told the minister: "I'm surprised you still haven't thought things through." He added: "I don't know how you're going to cope with Friday as a holiday, polygamy, discrimination against women, and the fundamentalism of Muslims, for whom politics and religion are the same thing. Do your sums properly."

Hard Times (For Guess Who) in Booming California VDARE.com 9/16/00

"More California workers earn poverty-level wages now than a decade ago....  Adjusted for inflation, the median income of a four-person family in California declined $1,069 since 1989, while nationally, that figure rose $2,477, researchers found.... "We've had tremendous growth in the number of jobs, but not in wage growth." - AP

The National Question and the Olympics VDARE.com 9/27/00

In the post-nationalist's fantasy, the Olympics wouldn't be organized by anything so passé as nationality. Instead, athletes sponsored by Coke would battle Nike's hired guns for world marketing supremacy. The only problem with this vision: nobody would watch. (Well, I'd watch, but I'm a sports statistics geek.)

How to Help the Left Half of the Bell Curve

1. Why We Aren't Supposed to Write about IQ

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7/15/00

Almost all politicians and pundits have become comfortable offering policy prescriptions for Garrison Keillor's Lake Wobegon - "where all the children are above average." In the real world, however, half the school kids are always going to be lower than the median. Nor have many mentioned lately that this mathematical fact imposes upon the rest of us ethical obligations not to use complex laws, like our immigration policies, to exploit our less acute fellow citizens for our own benefit.

2. How the Other Half of the Bell Curve Lives

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7/18/00

Nobody is willing to publicly admit that a whole lot of young people just didn't draw winning hands in the genetic lottery for intelligence. To state this fact is considered insensitive and, horrors, bad for self-esteem. Maybe, but to ignore it is to acquiesce in the IQ elite setting policies that are starkly self-interested and uncharitable.

3. IQ & the Class Struggle

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8/25/00

The assumption that all men are created empirically equal lets Stanford MBAs blame growing economic inequality on the laziness of the lower orders, although the scientifically accurate response would be "There but for the grace of God, go I."

4. Not So Hot Ideas for Helping the Left Half

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9/2/00

When American intellectuals imported the idea of welfare for single mothers from Sweden in the Sixties, they expected Americans to respond like Swedes. That was like expecting Jimi Hendrix to sound like ABBA.

5. Seven Ways to Help Our Fellow Citizens

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9/7/00

It can be painful to speak honestly about such a sensitive topic as IQ. But only realism will allow us to do anything beneficial about it.

New   Does Europe Really Need 75 Million 3rd Worlders?

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8/8/00

The ultimate test of any civilization is whether it's self-reproducing.  It would be a terrible irony if the West's great heritage of individualism ultimately destroys Western Civilization by leading to self-indulgence so debilitating that people can't be bothered to have enough children to carry on their lineage.

New   How to Instill a Love of America

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8/3/00

A man's most visceral loyalties are not to words, but to other people, living and dead. Soldiers sometimes enlist to defend ideals. But when the bullets are flying, they don't charge machine gun nests to preserve the separation of powers. They risk their lives for the other guys in their platoon. What best builds solidarity is working together for a common goal.

New   Fiji's Natives vs. Immigrants Race Struggle

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7/22/00

The indolent but warlike Fiji natives are black, surprisingly African-looking, Melanesians. They are proud of their unique Fijian culture, which is largely based on the concept of taking it easy. Fiji is their only homeland and they naturally resent it coming under the control of more enterprising outsiders.
New  In Mexico, the More Things Change ...

#1  Will Vincente Fox be Dubya's Yeltsin?

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7/12/00

"Fox's election reconfirms 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 his being 6'5": about a foot taller than the average Mexican.

#2  Free Marketeer Fantasies about Fox

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7/13/00

"'The stunning victory of Mexico's president-elect Vincente Fox … opens the door to a period of sustained economic prosperity that could carry Mexico into the front-ranks of the information-age global economy,' exclaims supply side economist Larry Kudlow. Sorry, Larry, but it's not going to happen. Nothing Fox could possibly do will convert the Mexican people into Mountain Dew-mainlining way cool Linux geeks."

New! #3  Mexican White Elite's Smoking Gun Found

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7/22/00

Vincente Fox's new chief foreign policy advisor frankly admits that the Mexican ruling caste needs massive migration to the U.S. to prevent rebellion among Mexico's poor and exploited.
Eugenics, Feminist Celebrity-Style & Its Lessons for Immigration

#1  Jodie Foster's Baby

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6/19/00

"For Father's Day, we'll consider some of the fascinating implications surrounding a special kind of father, one that's increasingly in demand in Hollywood: the Sperm Donor Dad. Lesbian rock star Melissa Etheridge recently revealed who provided the DNA for her girlfriend's two children: David Crosby of Crosby, Stills, Nash and sometimes Young. According to numerous (if unconfirmed) reports in the British press, feminist heroine/glamour queen/single mother Jodie Foster had herself artificially inseminated with the gametes of a tall, dark, handsome scientist with an IQ of 160."

#2  The Achilles Heel of Eugenics & Immigration

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6/19/00

"The extremely smart are to America's high-tech economy what seven foot tall men are to the National Basketball Association: highly useful freaks of nature."

Immigration Is Retarding Interracial Marriage

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6/11/00

"The native-born are certainly doing their part to merge the races in California: 'Multiracial births to native-born mothers rose dramatically between 1982 and 1997--from about 14% to nearly 21% percent, a 50% change.' The problem is that multiracial births to immigrant mothers, never a large number to begin with, declined slightly to merely 7% by 1997. Since 45% of California babies are born to foreign-born mothers, multiracials' share of the overall population is barely climbing."
Importing Mexico's Worsening Racial Inequality

Part 1: Mexico's Corrupt White Elite

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5/6/00

"By providing a safety valve that drains off Mexico's most desperate young brown men, our lax borders have allowed Mexico's most avaricious old white men to loot their nation with impunity. In the U.S., this mestizo influx generates ever greater quotas and set-asides designed to propel their climb in American society. In contrast, in Mexico all the best jobs in government, industry, and academia are becoming ever more segregated.

Part 2: Mexico's Insidious Color Continuum

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5/12/00

"After an experiment lasting nearly 500 years in Latin America, intermarriage has utterly failed to eliminate racial inequality. Mestizo nations like Mexico and mulatto nations like Brazil are bywords for vast concentrations of wealth among the white ruling class contrasted with extreme poverty among the darkest citizens. In fact, in Mexico racial segregation is worsening."

Part 3: How Latino Intermarriage Breeds Inequality

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5/18/00

"The Hispanic influx into California seems to be simply recreating the racial hierarchy of Latin America. For example, America's leading Latino politicians tend to marry Anglos. Thus, the Mexican-American elite is likely to become even whiter over the generations. While upwardly mobile Mexican-Americans marry blonde Anglos, downwardly mobile white men often wed Mexicans. Now, there is plenty to be said for getting hitched to a Mexican lady. But sadly, there is a big social cost to Anglo-Hispanic marriages: 'In most homes headed by an Anglo/Latino couple, Spanish becomes the household language.'"

Cesar Chavez: La Causa or La Raza?

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4/27/00

"Cesar Chavez, a labor leader intent on protecting union membership, was as effective a surrogate for the Immigration & Naturalization Service as ever existed. Indeed, Chavez and the United Farm Workers union he headed routinely reported to the INS for deportation suspected illegal immigrants who served as strikebreakers or refused to unionize." -- Ruben Navarrette Jr., Arizona Republic. 
Debate with Ron Unz

First  Can the Melting Pot Be Revived?

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4/13/00

Ron Unz advocates mass immigration and old-fashioned assimilation policies. Can this circle be squared? The professional politicians don't think so: they're choosing appeasement over assimilation.

Second  Ron Unz Replies (but I get the last word)

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4/20/00

Demographic Destiny: Assimilation

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4/7/00

"Consider that crucial social indicator, the illegitimacy rate. The longer Latinos are in the U.S., the more they assimilate … but not toward the white norm. Instead, they are becoming more like blacks. Currently, 22% of white births are illegitimate v. 69% of black births. Among immigrant Latino new mothers, 37% were unmarried. But among American-born Latino new mothers, the illegitimacy rate rises to 48%."

Bilingual Education - Bipartisan Blunder

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3/19/00

"Bilingual education is a fraud perpetrated against Hispanic youngsters. Its secret goal is to delay the immigrant student's switchover to English until he's past puberty, when the mind's language-learning faculty grows rigid, and the hope of ever losing a foreign accent fades."

Inequality: the Immigration Dimension

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3/12/00

"New Mexico's population has increasingly split into an overclass of Santa Fe's glitterati and Los Alamos' H-bomb designers, whose lawns are mowed and children baby-sat by a Mexican lowerclass, who are sullenly watched by a Native American underclass. It's not a pretty sight."

Immigration vs. Environmentalism

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2/26/00

"Only 7% of the Sierra Club's 550,000 members are minorities of any kind, compared to about 28% of the entire population. As a predominantly blue collar group, immigrants from Latin America indulge in the traditional working class disdain for hoity-toity upper middle class environmentalists. During an economic downturn, Hispanic blue collar voters are likely to favor relaxing California's stringent restrictions on factories, construction, and landscaping."

Immigration vs. African Americans

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2/19/00

"Serious discussions of immigration reform have been off the table for years in America precisely because the current immigration policies provide America's verbalist elite with a new, improved servant class at no cost to themselves in terms of greater competition. Mexican immigrants are not taking jobs away from American lawyers, media people, politicians, and corporate bosses.  Instead, small, brown, diligent, and submissive immigrants have displaced large, black, unmotivated, and surly native-born Americans as our service workers of choice."

Immigrant Entrepreneurs Create Surprisingly Few Jobs for Americans

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2/11/00

"Immigrants who operate businesses in black neighborhoods are terrified that if they hire local blacks, these homeboys will transmit their underclass attitudes, or worse, to their own children."
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