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There is not a truth existing which I fear or would wish unknown to the whole world.
— Thomas Jefferson
Vol. 19 No. 11 November 2008

Sarah Palin—a Candidate We Can Vote For?


Reasons to vote for the America has been reshaped. Right could possibly win Minnesota for
I was amazed, first of all, that John Mr. McCain.  
McCain ticket. McCain chose Mrs. Palin. The bête But Gov. Pawlenty would have been
noir of the Right and former darling of a very ho-hum pick, a one-day news
by Reilly Smith the liberal media actually reached out story like Mr. Obama’s selection of
to conservatives with this selection. I Senator Joe Biden. When I turned on

W
e face a choice in the television and saw an attrac-
November between tive, white woman standing next
a white amnesty-pro­ to Mr. McCain I had to admire
moter and a black socialist. his savvy. Mr. Pawlenty might
Many race realists have argued have helped Mr. McCain in
that neither Barack Obama nor Minnesota; Sarah Palin can help
John McCain deserves our sup- in all 50 states. The polls swing
port, and that we should stay up and down wildly, but there is
home or vote for one of the no question Mrs. Palin has rein-
third-party candidates. Some vigorated the race and changed
racially aware whites will actu- its dynamic from a race-realist
ally vote for Mr. Obama, in the perspective.  
belief that “worse is better.” I Even if Mrs. Palin’s selection
will vote for Senator McCain. smacks of tokenism, and even
I believe his selection of Sarah if she turns out to be wrong on
Palin as running mate actually many issues, it won’t matter. The
gives race realists someone they anti-white, leftist rage against her
can vote for instead of just sit- is based on her conservatism, her
ting out the election. white fertility, and her muscular
Needless to say, Mr. McCain evangelical faith, which partly
was among the worst of the explains her family’s willingness
Republican candidates. For me, to have a large family.
his stance on immigration ruled Whatever one thinks of abor-
him out from the beginning, and tion in the context of race real-
I voted against him in the Illinois ism, it is clear that the Left wants
primary. My candidate was to convince white women that
Congressman Tom Tancredo of their babies are disposable. Mrs.
Colorado, who came the closest to my would have bet money Mr. McCain Palin clearly thinks otherwise, and this
views on race, immigration and the need would choose Governor Tim Pawlenty annoys them. She did not have one child
to support Western Civilization. Unfor- of Minnesota, who was elected twice the way feminist heroine Hillary Clinton
tunately, he dropped out of the race too did—or two—but five, and seems suc-
early to have much impact. cessful and happy. The Left is terrified
By all means, let us encourage more Mrs. Palin is an implicit at the thought that young white women
Tancredos in the next election. But for appeal to whiteness, and could start thinking of babies the way
now we are stuck with what we have, even if most whites are Mrs. Palin does. The idea of four years
and faced with the prospect and sym- not conscious of it, of that big, happy Palin family on the
bolism of an Afro-Leninist in the White national and international stage makes
House, versus a white veteran and a blacks are. the anti-white Left shudder.
fertile “hockey mom,” I reconsidered Mrs. Palin’s unmarried teenage
my anti-McCain stance. I have begun in a state that traditionally goes to daughter Bristol is pregnant, but at
to think that with Sarah Palin next in Democrats. The Republican convention least she is engaged to the father. What
line behind an aging president, the cul- was held there, and a safe, Midwestern if white women got the idea that they
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That said, I hope he will not mind my
challenging one assertion he made in his
article, “When the River Ran Red,” in
your September issue. He writes: “Those
who form the majority population of a
territory will rule that territory, no mat-
ter how powerful a ruling elite may be . .
. . A majority-European population will
create a society that reflects European
values and norms.”
Surely as matters now stand the op-
posite is true? Nowhere in the world
is there now a white-majority territory
where the ruling elite has failed to im-
pose essentially non-European and even
anti-European values and norms. Unless
a colossal pro-white counter revolution
Letters from Readers and diplomatic support of his country,
Nelson Mandela’s African National
sweeps the Western world within the
next few decades, no majority-European
Sir — I wish to commend American Congress (ANC) would never have populations will even remain.
Renaissance for the interest it takes in come to power in South Africa. In fact, Anthony Young, London, England
the destiny of South Africa’s Afrikaner the Swedish parliament voted a secret
people, including the informative article fund of up to $100 million per year for
in the September issue by Arthur Kemp the ANC, which it used to bomb super- Sir — After reading your article
on the Battle of Blood River. markets and bars, and to set up guerilla about Malaysia (see “Preferences for
However, the final part of Mr. Kemp’s camps in Zambia and Angola. It also the Majority” in the October issue), let
piece argues that the use of non-white la- funded the hate campaign against South me say that I have great sympathy for
bor alone led to the demise of Afrikaner- Africa in the global media. the Malays. The Chinese are interlopers
ruled South Africa. Without disputing It seems that an all-white society brought in by foreign imperialists for
Auguste Comte’s famous dictum, “de- does not necessarily produce white their own purposes. Left to their own
mography is destiny,” I feel one should consciousness and can even lead to anti- devices, the Chinese would dominate
beware of simple truisms that explain white policies like those of Sweden in Malaysian society and the Malays
political and social change. Writers the 1970s and 1980s. Also, what is the would become second-class citizens in
as diverse as Arnold Toynbee and use of an all-white country if its people their own land. This applies to our own
Friedrich Nietzsche emphasized the role have traded its classical Western culture country. I recently accompanied my son
of the will in determining outcomes. for one that is black in all but name, on a tour of a University of California
Not so long ago, five million or so with white youth taking drugs, wearing campus. One would have thought we
whites in South Africa had the will to sneakers and baseball caps back to front, were in Peking! The 1.5 billion Chinese
defend their sovereignty and their land and listening to hip-hop? and their overseas progeny have more
against 30 million blacks inside the Up to some limit, culture and will are than enough students to dominate uni-
country as well as 500 million (now more important than racial demograph- versity systems built for our children,
600 million) in sub-Saharan Africa. In ics. Alain de Benoist also once said and the same is happening in Australia
the same way, the classical Egyptians— that the borders of blood were far more with the blessings of the Australian elite.
who were probably a Caucasian race— fundamental than geographic ones. I no more want my state or country to
ruled over a slave state for thousands The greatest struggle for a nation is to be dominated by the Chinese than do
of years. The Spartans held their own retain its sense of cohesion and kinship the Malays.
among the Helots who outnumbered and to refuse absorption by another race, Name Withheld
them ten to one for 300 years. In feudal even in times of demographic and politi-
times, European aristocrats managed cal domination. This is the challenge we
to maintain their supremacy and blood Afrikaners face so acutely today. Sir — I think you make a good point
lines for centuries. Dan Roodt, Johannesburg, South in your article on Malaysia, cleverly us-
In the end demography takes its toll, Africa ing the strife in Malaysia as a warning
but we Afrikaners are today strangers in to the US. However, it makes perfect
our land because of political, diplomatic, sense for the Malays to run their country
and even military action taken by other Sir — I admire Arthur Kemp enor- in their own interest. They must always
white nations. Some of those nations mously as a great speaker and writer in outnumber the non-Malays living in
represent exactly the type of all-white, the cause of white survival, and we here their country, and deport foreign felons.
homogeneous societies advocated by in Britain have been very fortunate to Anyone who is not Malay and living in
Mr. Kemp! have him among us. At a recent meet- Malaysia is “lucky to be in their coun-
In April 2004, the Swedish ambas- ing his speech brought tears to my eyes, try.” Americans should never have lost
sador to this country boasted during a something I don’t recall happening since sight of this attitude.
radio interview that without the financial I was aged about eleven! Name Withheld

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ly attacked Mr. Obama’s associations
American Renaissance with 1960s-era bomb-thrower William
Ayers, arguing that “our opponent . . .
Jared Taylor, Editor is someone who sees America, it seems,
Stephen Webster, Assistant Editor as being so imperfect, imperfect enough,
Ronald N. Neff, Web Site Editor that he’s palling around with terrorists
who would target their own country.”
She added, “This is not a man who sees
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Continued from page 1 cousin, Sherrilyn Iffil, is a law profes- embodiment of whiteness that the AP
could get married and have children at sor at the University of Maryland. She man could see little else.
a young age, like Bristol? Even the fact wrote: “It’s hard to be an average work- Mrs. Palin’s racial appeal has not
that Sarah Palin’s youngest child has ing mom, really hard. And when women escaped race-realist commentators.
Down Syndrome carries a pro-white who are privileged present as though The web site, the Occidental Observer,
message—it reminds careerist white they have it all together, wrote in en editorial that
women in their 30s that once they are it’s offensive to black she would:
in their 40s, the chances of having a women.” “further the racial po-
Down Syndrome baby rises rapidly. Some black men seem larization of American
It’s best to get moving if they want a to be just as afraid of politics—a prospect that
healthy family. Mrs. Palin. Black rap mu- is certainly welcome for
sic celebrity “P. Diddy” us at The Occidental Ob-
Implicit racial appeal posted a YouTube inter- server. The image of Pa-
net video, in which he lin endorsing small town
The package Mrs. Palin presents— cowers at the thought of values and surrounded
small town, conservative, Evangelical— Sarah Palin in the White by her white children on
is an implicit appeal to whiteness, and House: stage at the Republican
even if most whites are not conscious of “Sarah Palin—she convention is absolutely
scares me. She really nauseating to the hege-
scares me. . . . Sarah Pa- monic left. . . .
lin: You scare me. You “Needless to say, this
could become the presi- image of white fertility
dent of the United States. Sherrilyn Iffil.
and small town values
. . . John McCain is 72. is not going to appeal to
Sarah Palin could be the president. Boys blacks or Latinos either. . . . Palin is a
and girls, vote, please, I beg you.” personification of what [UC Long Beach
Black liberal columnist Mary Mitch- professor] Kevin MacDonald terms
ell wrote in the Chicago Sun-Times: implicit whiteness. She has a white
“Sarah Palin makes me sick. I hate political and cultural affiliation even
that she was able to steal Barack if there are still taboos about saying so
Obama’s mojo just by showing up wear- explicitly.”
ing rimless glasses and a skirt. . . . Sarah All of this, of course, made her the
Palin makes me sick because although target of lefty viciousness that it is
black Democrats have been responsible impossible to imagine the media pour-
for giving white candidates the boost ing out on a non-white. Vitriol—some
P. Diddy.
they needed to beat their Republican of it approaching the pathological—
it, blacks are. Whoopi Goldberg thought opponents in tight races, these voters began to flow immediately. Hollywood
Mrs. Palin’s Republican convention are now being insulted by feminists who leftists sneered at her, and actor Matt
speech sounded pro-Nazi: “I just found say they will cross over into the McCain Damon said she was “like a really bad
the whole thing . . . very much like a camp because of her.” Disney movie.” Former Saturday Night
Bund rally, but maybe that was just Palin-haters who are white are using Live performer Chevy Chase urged his
me.” the usual technique of sifting every word fellow comedians to “decimate” her.
PBS correspondent Gwen Ifill’s she says, looking for “code.” She recent- “Comedienne” Sandra Bernhard mused

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about Mrs. Palin being “gang raped”
by black men while visiting New York
City. Democratic activists broke into
her private e-mail account and made
it public.
New York Times columnist Maureen
Dowd outdid herself in nastiness. She
visited Mrs. Palin’s town of Wasilla
and pronounced it a “soulless strip
mall without sidewalks.” She called
Mrs. Palin a “a political jukebox,” and
reveled in the news that she had put a
tanning bed in the Alaska governor’s
mansion. She called her speaking
style “pompom patois and sing-songy
jingoism,” and lovingly transcribed
ungrammatical answers to interview
questions. “At Sarah Palin’s old church
in Wasilla, they spoke in tongues,” she
wrote. “Maybe that’s where she picked
it up.” Her fellow Times columnist, Bob
Herbert, wrote that Mrs. Palin was all Hate Sarah Palin day.
bounce and no content, complaining would sort of imply that their lives have “[I]t may turn out that the main contri-
that if the Republicans were elected and had no meaning, and would leave open bution she makes to his [Mr. McCain’s]
Mr. McCain died, “the country could be the question: ‘For what have they done effort is in goading the Democrats into
left with little more than an exclamation any of this?’ Sadly, this has to be how spasms of self-defeating and entirely
point as president.” they see it.” lunatic rage. Somehow, every element
The liberal women on the television Miss Friedman continued: “Whether of her life—the dual offense of being
show The View were so hostile to Mrs. or not Sarah Palin is the next vice presi- a beauty-queen and hunter; the Down
Palin, that the lone conservative voice dent, one thing is for certain. She has syndrome baby who wasn’t aborted;
on the program, Elisabeth Hasselback, shown you [the feminists] for the frauds the teenage daughter about to get mar-
noted that it must be “Hate Sarah Palin that you are, for Pandora’s box has been
Day.” opened and you will never be able to
Washington Post reporter Sally close it. You are not the role models
Quinn wrote that Palin should “rethink for the next generation of women. You
her priorities” and concentrate on her have lost all of your credibility. There
is a new type of woman out there who
No doubt Denis Thatcher can juggle both a family and a career.
You had your chance to get on board
could have used and you blew it.”
Margaret around the Even Obama supporter and libertar-
home a bit more, but ian feminist Camille Paglia, wrote with ried, whose baby also wasn’t aborted;
grudging admiration for Mrs. Palin: the non-metrosexual husband work-
should she have refused “The gun-toting Sarah Palin is like ing the nightshift; the very fact of five
to be prime minister? Annie Oakley, a brash ambassador from children—touched a nerve on the liberal
America’s pioneer past. She immedi- template, and sent the whole beast into
family instead of trying to be vice ately reminded me of the frontier women convulsions, opening an intriguing and
president. It is impossible to imagine a of the Western states, which first granted somewhat frightening window into the
liberal female reporter talking down to women the right to vote after the Civil turbulent id of the left.”
a Democratic politician that way. War—long before the federal amend- Some mainstream conservatives have
The hatred for Sarah Palin is visceral, ment guaranteeing universal woman a new name for all this leftist frothing:
as much because she is a standing insult suffrage was passed in 1919. Frontier “Palin Derangement Syndrome.” Any-
to aging women’s-libbers as because she women faced the same harsh challenges one who can evoke so much apoplexy
is white. Judah Friedman wrote in the and had to tackle the same chores as in the anti-white establishment is clearly
American Spectator about the crazed men did—which is why men could re- on to something.
reactions of Hollywood feminists: gard them as equals, unlike the genteel, Internet commentator Steve Sailer
“What could be worse for a woman corseted ladies of the Eastern seaboard, thinks it is because she is a “tribal fertil-
who has chosen a barren existence, in which fought granting women the vote ity goddess:”
the name of a movement, than to see right to the bitter end.” “[I]t’s all about … female fertility.
a woman get ahead who has already Noemie Emery, writing in the Weekly Human beings have extremely strong
actually gotten so many great things Standard captured the fury over Sarah emotions on the topic of fertility. The
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be reminded that the Red whites can af-
ford to outbreed them and are outbreed-
ing them. Modern people tell themselves
White Women and Feminism

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they don’t care about stuff like that, but he agonies the feminist Left some women, indeed many highly
they do, oh, they do.” has gone into over Sarah Palin gifted women, who spend all their
A few traditional conservatives think raise once more the question time and energy on their families.
Mr. McCain’s choice of Sarah Palin is of the role feminism has played in Some mix work and family; some
wrong because it smacks of affirmative the demoralization of whites. Do we choose neither.
action and shoves her into a place where want white women barefoot and preg- It is the anti-white leftist feminists
women do not belong. They say it is nant? Working who convinced
not good to glorify working mothers, and single until many women that
that Vice President Palin could not help they are 35? if they worked
but neglect her family, and that her job It is worth not- they couldn’t
demeans her husband. ing that except have large fami-
No doubt Denis Thatcher could have for a few brief lies like Sarah Pa-
used Margaret around the home a bit prosperous peri- lin’s. Feminists
more, but should she have refused to ods, such as the want to shoehorn
be prime minister? The “Iron Lady,” Victorian Era or all women into
as the Soviets dubbed her, was an in- the Eisenhower the same worka-
spiration to her nation and proved that years, most fami- holic life without
liberalism hardly speaks for all women. lies in the West families. When all
What is more, the Palin family seems have not gotten women are just
to be a happy one despite Mrs. Palin’s by with just one like the feminists,
prominence. breadwinner. Un- they no longer
It is unfortunate that liberal fury over til the 20th cen- have to justify
Mrs. Palin—and the entertainment this tury, most of the their own narrow
has provided conservatives—is far world, including Todd and Sarah Palin with the baby they lives.
more common than straightforward, did not abort.
the white world, Many white
heartfelt praise for Mrs. Palin. Former lived on farms. Women had to work women have stopped at one child
presidential candidate and commenta- as hard as men just to survive. or had none at all in order to pursue
tor Pat Buchanan is something of an In the halcyon days of the 1950s, degrees and careers, and worldwide
exception: conditions emerged that freed many white fertility is now well below
“In choosing Palin, McCain may also women from work. This was after replacement levels. Someone like
have changed the course of history as previous do-gooders had labored to Mrs. Palin can demonstrate to white
much as Ike did with his choice of Rich- get women out of factories and other women that they can break out of the
ard Nixon and Ronald Reagan did with drudgery. Ironically, it was feminists, feminist mold. If Mrs. Palin were to
his choice of George H.W. Bush. For starting with Betty Friedan, who move on to the presidency, it would
should this ticket win, Palin will eclipse wanted to put women back to work. be even more apparent to young white
every other Republican as heir apparent The challenge facing us is how women that their barren feminist el-
to the presidency and will have her own best to harness the mental energies of ders were wrong. While her selection
power base among Lifers, Evangelicals, women while preserving their central does hint of tokenism, it has a deeper,
gun folks and conservatives—wholly role in family formation. There are urgent appeal to white women.
independent of President McCain. . . .
“A traditional conservative on social like Alaska, which is larger than Califor- for female vice presidential candidates
issues, Palin has become, overnight, the nia and Texas put together. And though with short resumes. When he headed
most priceless political asset the move- Alaska is not populous, Gov. Palin has the Reform Party ticket in 2000, his VP
ment has.” as many constituents as Nancy Pelosi selection was Ezola Foster, a black con-
or Biden. servative activist who had spent 33 years
Worse is better? If the “She has no foreign policy experi- as a high-school typing teacher.
whites in Southern Africa ence, we are told. . . . But from the day
she takes office, Palin will get daily Worse is better?
haven’t woken up, how briefings and sit on the National Se-
bad does it have to get? curity Council with the president and Some on the racial Right will not
secretaries of state, treasury and defense. vote for Mr. McCain because they have
Mr. Buchanan also brushed aside . . . And her experience as governor of adopted Lenin’s slogan, “worse is bet-
complaints about Mrs. Palin’s inexpe- Alaska, dealing with the oil industry and ter.” They believe whites will somehow
rience: pipeline agreements with Canada, cer- “wake up” if Obama is elected, and they
“[T]he lady has more executive ex- tainly compares favorably with that of want to punish Mr. McCain for his many
perience than McCain, Joe Biden and Barack Obama, a community organizer betrayals. I’m not sure worse is better.
Obama put together. None of them has who dealt in the mommy issues of food That may work for the anarchic Left, but
ever started or run a business as Palin stamps and rent subsidies.” for conservatives and whites in general,
did. None of them has run a giant state Mr. Buchanan may have a soft spot worse is usually worse.

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Whites in Southern Africa, for ex- ors as they were before. If “role models” of the ticket? What about John McCain?
ample, face the most harrowing condi- made a difference, black-run Detroit, It is impossible not to admire the fact
tions of whites anywhere, yet many still Washington, and Akron would be full of that he was counted out so many times
parrot the New York Times view on race. prosperous, well-adjusted blacks. but kept coming back. Tenaciousness
If they can’t wake up, how bad does it A black, Democratic administra-
have to get? tion will produce at the national level
Some people also think that if the the same effects—both political and
Left controls all branches of government behavioral—that similar victories have
again, it will prompt conservatives to produced locally. Black crime and pov-
come roaring back as they did in 1994 erty rates will be unchanged, and it will
when they captured control of the Con- all still be the white man’s fault. At the
gress, or in 1980 when Ronald Reagan same time, Democratic control of the
took over after the “malaise days” of entire federal government will mean
Jimmy Carter. fundraising for all Republicans, includ-
A strategy of “worse is better” is ing conservatives, will plummet, along
fraught with too many risks. In my with Republican candidate recruitment.
home state of Illinois, some activists Democratic administrative and judicial
thought that a Democratic sweep of the appointments, including Supreme Court
state would allow “real” conservatives appointments, will chip away our liber-
within the Republican Party to mount a ties faster than ever.
heroic counterattack. What actually hap- Some commentators say many blacks
pened is that Republican fundraising and will riot if Mr. Obama loses. If that is
candidate recruitment plummeted. For- true, it is perhaps the best reason of all
merly Republican strongholds became to vote for Mr. McCain. Nothing could
vulnerable. There is nothing in Illinois be more eye-opening, nothing would
Everything handed to him.
do more to awaken white racial con-
sciousness than blacks burning up their is one of his better qualities. He was
neighborhoods just because the vote did considered “gone for good” after then-
not go their way. Gov. George W. Bush defeated him in
Liberal white commentators would the 2000 Republican primaries. Just last
tell us it was all because of “racism,” July, his presidential ambitions seemed
and would try to keep the worst of the hopeless after his campaign squandered
TV images off the air. The media have all its money. Somehow, he regrouped,
changed since the 1992 Los Angeles lived off the political land, and went on
riots, however, and even if the networks to capture the nomination.
were squeamish, there would be graphic There’s a quality of grit and perse-
footage on YouTube. It would be like verance there, which we have never
the O.J. Simpson verdict and Hurricane seen from Mr. Obama. Everything Mr.
Katrina all over again. Obama ever got was handed to him. He
Tenacious head of the ticket.
The head of the ticket
now and in the foreseeable future that
will stop the Democrats, no matter how To return to the candidates,
inept they are. however, any politician, even
There are some on the racial Right one that inspires the Right as
who will join the white liberals in vot- Mrs. Palin does, has to be care-
ing for Obama, not because they want fully watched and lobbied. All
to be absolved of racial guilt but be- politicians compromise, and
cause they think it will take the air out even someone like Mrs. Palin
of black hucksters like Jesse Jackson is not likely to be any differ-
and Al Sharpton. They think shouts of ent. Nevertheless, she stands
“institutional racism” will get only a as a sharp rebuke to liberal,
horse laugh if there is a black man in feminist thinking of the past
the White House. I disagree. Chicago 50 years, and could inspire millions of never overcame anything the way Mr.
has had two black mayors, but that never young whites to take on the difficult McCain has, which makes Mr. McCain
stopped blacks from putting the screws task of forming new families. She gives the more impressive of the two.
on whitey. nationalists and race realists a reason to This means Mr. McCain will handle
Nor did the “role models” offered by vote for the McCain-Palin ticket, and not the presidency better than an untested
Mayors Harold Washington and Eugene just against an Obama-Biden one. Mr. Obama. Reluctantly, therefore, I
Sawyer change black neighborhoods. One might still argue that it is all very have to concede that the stakes of who
They were about as violent and crime- well to wax enthusiastic about Sarah will control the White House are higher
ridden after the terms of two black may- Palin, but what about the man at the head for our race and nation than my imme-

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diate disagreement with Mr. McCain but it will provide a necessary check on Reilly Smith is has been involved in
over my main issues. A McCain-Palin the Democrats and guarantee that the political campaigns since 1988 either
administration will be far from perfect, Right can live to fight another day. on staff or as a consultant.

How to Avoid Future McCains


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n future elections, race realists and It is very much to our discredit that Republican debate he appeared in raised
nationalists need to roll up their patriotic immigration reform activists questions about immigration. All the
sleeves and do the hard work neces- have nothing comparable to the NRA GOP candidates had to answer those
sary to get our ideas on the political map. or NRTL. If we did, immigration con- questions, and stories were finally writ-
Second Amendment activists and the trol would be as essential an issue to ten about them.
religious right work tirelessly to make Republican candidates as the Second Mr. Tancredo dropped out and threw
support for their issues the litmus test for Amendment and abortion. his support behind former Massachu-
Republican candidates. We have been Neither the NRA nor the NRTL were setts governor Mitt Romney, hoping
unable to do the same, even with our able to exert pressure on politicians this would help stop Mr. McCain. In
most important issue: immigration. overnight. It took years of grassroots hindsight, it would have been better
activism to build up these or- for Mr. Tancredo to stay in until the
ganizations, with millions of end and force Mr. McCain to debate
people donating time and mon- the issue. The liberal media could have
ey, making phone calls, stuffing been counted on to play up the differ-
envelopes and going door-to- ences between Mr. Tancredo and Mr.
door. As these organizations McCain, and this would have kept the
grew, they became listened to, issue alive.
respected, and feared. People are But what Mr. Tancredo needed most
passionate about their guns and was better organizational support from
their religious beliefs. Patriotic
immigration reform activists
need to make immigration just
as personal.
Having an immigration pres-
sure network is a realistic long-
term goal for race realists, and
without such a network, we
have no right to complain that
the Republicans fail to produce
Republican presidential candidates candidates to our liking.
who want any chance of winning the In 2000, no Republican presidential
nomination have to be acceptable to the candidate talked about immigration. In
National Rifle Association (NRA) and 2004, neither George Bush nor John
various religious and pro-family orga- Kerry made much of it. In 2008, how-
nizations, such as the National Right to ever, one candidate made it his number- immigration control groups. There are
Life Committee (NRTL). Sen John Mc- one issue: Congressman Tom Tancredo. many such groups, but they do not have
Cain was no exception, cultivating sup- Unfortunately, the conservative vote the power to keep politicians in line. We
port among both groups. In many cases, split between Mr. Tancredo and other will know we have succeeded when any
they exert a veto over which candidate candidates. Former Arkansas governor candidate who calls himself “conserva-
wins a primary and who gets re-elected Mike Huckabee got the religious vote tive” will automatically be just as tough
and who gets defeated. Christians and and Congressman Ron Paul of Texas got on immigration as he is on guns and
gun owners have developed so much the libertarian and anti-war votes. abortion. But until we have our own
influence within the Republican Party Mr. Tancredo ran his campaign on immigration version of the NRA, in this
that the GOP elites must accept them, a shoestring but changed the terms of election we should support the “implic-
even if grudgingly. the debate simply by running. Every itly” white ticket of McCain-Palin.

Why Vote for McCain? act” through Congress to grant amnesty


to virtually all of the 14 million illegal
by Michael Hart however, for a very simple reason: If Mr. immigrants already here, and would do
Obama wins this election it will never nothing to stop the inflow of millions

I
suspect most AR readers will not again be possible to elect a president more.
vote for Barack Obama but are reluc- who supports immigration control. This The influx of Hispanics has been go-
tant to vote for John McCain either. is because a President Obama would ing on for decades and has drastically
I urge you to vote for Mr. McCain, promptly push an “immigration reform altered the electorate, making it more

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difficult in each election cycle to end that after our borders are secured. He has Sarah Palin.
influx. California—which was once a made this promise repeatedly during Might Mr. McCain break his word?
swing state—is now completely out of the campaign. He has agreed to put up Yes, he might, but that is not certain, and
play in presidential elections. If there a border fence, and to enforce exist- even if he does, it will be easier to thwart
is an Obama amnesty, Texas, Florida, ing penalties against businesses that a president who is plainly violating
and probably several other states could hire illegal aliens. Only when there is his campaign promise than one—Mr.
be out of play in 2012. Later elections general agreement that our borders are Obama—who is only doing what he
will be even more hopeless for any secure will he proceed to comprehensive promised to do, and will have a clear
candidate who opposes large-scale im- reform. mandate for it. Voting for Mr. McCain
migration. If we lose this election we The Democrats will oppose the does not guarantee victory for those who
may never have another chance, and border fence at every stage, both in do not want our country destroyed by
our Anglo-American civilization will Congress and in the courts, so very little large-scale immigration, but voting for
be swamped. of it will have been built by the time the Mr. Obama certainly leads to defeat.
You may say Mr. McCain is just as primary season for the 2012 elections We are facing a demographic crisis
bad, but he is not. It is true that he has begins in 2011. This means the border that threatens our civilization. I don’t
made it plain he wants a “path to citi- will not be secure, and if Mr. McCain like John McCain either, but voting
zenship,” that is, an eventual amnesty, keeps his word, that means no “path for him is the only way to stop Barack
for most illegal immigrants. But after to citizenship.” In 2012, we may have Obama.
popular pressure defeated his bills in an opportunity to elect someone who Dr. Hart is the author of Understand-
2006 and 2007, he agreed not to seek opposes both further immigration and ing Human History, reviewed in the May
a “comprehensive settlement” until amnesty for illegals, and that might be 2008 issue.

A Matter of Perfect Indifference


Each ticket is as bad as the lin’s mind contains anything but clichés, tion, stuffing her with standard Repub-
other. and clichés about race are some of the lican nonsense. If she is ever elected
hardest to dislodge. vice president, her limousine will never
It is true that we can imagine other- get lost in a black neighborhood, her
by Jared Taylor wise. Mr. Todd Palin was once a mem- children will never be the only English-
ber of an Alaska independence party, speakers in their classes, and she will

I
hate to throw cold water on Mr. and that shows an unconventional turn never read a single word that was not
Smith’s enthusiasm for Sarah Palin, of mind. As a fisherman and oil worker, put before her by her handlers.
but I fear there is a dose of wishful he has spent a lot of time around a class The most likely reason she has no
thinking and even fantasy in his analy- record on any of the things we care
sis. Let us summarize his reasons for about is because she has never thought
liking Mrs. Palin: (1) Blacks, leftists, about them, and especially now, she is
and feminists hate her. (2) She has five not going to have a single thought that
children. (3) She is white. has not been pre-digested 17 times by
This is thin gruel. Please note that people loyal to John McCain. If she had
Mr. Smith never says a word about dissident ideas about race, and held them
what Mrs. Palin may or may not think with enough strength to resist her current
about the questions that matter to us. Her cram coarse in orthodoxy, there would
record on immigration is a total blank. have been some hint of it.
We have no idea of her views on racial Like Mr. Smith, I can’t help liking
preferences. There is no hint she has Sarah Palin. She has an attractive, unpol-
ever thought about multi-culturalism. ished manner that underlines how wood-
Mr. Smith cheerfully reads into these en all the Washington place-holders are,
voids whatever suits him. and our enemies are practically choking
It may be that the Left hates her as to death on their hatred for her. Unfor-
much as it does because it, too, reads tunately, they hate her for the wrong
some of the same things into those reasons, and when it comes to race, the
voids, but liberals have plenty of other Sarah Palin’s complete record on race, im- enemies of our enemies can very well
migration, and multi-culturalism.
reasons to hate her. Also, they have be our enemies, too. I fear that on every
been rummaging through her past with of men who speak their minds far more question that really matters to us, Mrs.
great energy, and we can be sure that if freely than professional Republican Palin is an empty vessel, and does not
Mrs. Palin had ever uttered an unortho- operatives. But again, if he has ever appear to have the independence of mind
dox thought on race or immigration or whispered heresy to his wife, there is to resist being filled with rubbish.
Mexicans or even standardized testing, no sign of it. I am not persuaded by Dr. Hart either.
her enemies would have pounced on it Furthermore, whatever Mrs. Palin’s Despite Mr. McCain’s promises about
long ago. Mr. Smith cannot produce for instincts may be, she is now in the toils securing the border, he has recently
us one scrap of evidence that Mrs. Pa- of party hacks who are, without excep- been telling Hispanic audiences that he

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will take up border control and amnesty None of this is meant to suggest that neighborhoods. Hispanics join the fun
together, and will make them one of his I support Mr. Obama. If Mr. Smith is and burn down theirs. This spectacle is
first priorities. Some semi-mainstream right, and the fact of Sarah Palin on the highly educational to millions of whites;
immigration control advocates think we national stage for four years will en- indeed, President McCain is so educated
are more likely to get an amnesty from courage white women to have families,
Mr. McCain than from Mr. Obama. what will the fact of Barack Obama in
Mr. Obama has not so far shown any the White House encourage them to do?
real passion for anything, and there is no Get knocked up by an itinerant African
sign he has any more love for Mexicans in the hope that Baby will go to Harvard
than the minimum liberalism requires. and then become president of the United
Mr. McCain is the one who has the States? I don’t think white women are
amnesty bit between his teeth and who that simple-minded, but the symbolism
seems to take it personally. Republicans of a black man in the Oval Office—
from heavily Hispanic states—like Mr. especially a black man with the militant
McCain and the Bush brothers—seem record and associations this one has—is
to have an infatuation with Mexicans still staggering.
that blinds them to political reality. Mr. The Democrats and Republicans are
Smith reminds us that Mr. McCain is undoubtedly offering us very different
tenacious, but when a man is wrong, that candidates. They are so different, in
is the last quality you want him to have. fact, that it should be a mathematical
What is more, Republicans in Congress impossibility for their many defects
could put their hearts into the fight to add up to exactly the same level of
against an Obama amnesty, whereas badness, which is what it should take
if Mr. McCain pushed one, especially for me to be genuinely indifferent as to Oops. Wrong slogan.
during the “honeymoon,” he could get who wins—but that is how I feel.
all the support he needs. Since Mr. Smith has pointed the way, by watching the evening news that he
Mr. McCain will also pursue an let us close with a bit of fantasy: The has a stroke and dies. Newly inaugurated
arrogant, militarist foreign policy, McCain-Palin ticket gets a minority of President Palin turns out to have been a
whereas Mr. Obama is likely to be more the popular vote but wins by a single long-time secret fan of columnist Sam
pragmatic. electoral vote. Blacks burn down their Francis . . .

Common Sense Uncommonly Well Put


Mark Krikorian, The New Case Against Immigration: Both Legal and Illegal, Sentinel Books
(Penguin Group), 2008, 294 pp., $25.95.

Why immigrants should 90 percent of our population growth to have just enough children to keep
over the past several decades. As Mr. the population stable. Our government
stay home. has overruled that decision by import-
ing more than a million people a year,
reviewed by Thomas Jackson making us the one developed country
that is growing at Third-World rates. In

M
ark Krikorian is the executive 1945, we had a population of about 125
director of the Center for Im- million, and no one thought that wasn’t
migration Studies, and prob- enough. There are now 300 million of
ably the most frequently quoted spokes- us crammed into the same country, and
man for immigration restriction. His the Census Bureau predicts 500 million
group does excellent research—from by 2050.
how H-1B visas really work to whether Some of the consequences are obvi-
immigrants will bail out the Social ous: urban sprawl, crowded schools,
Security system—and it was entirely to bad traffic. Mr. Krikorian notes that in
be expected that Mr. Krikorian would 1982, 12 percent of all car travel took
make strong arguments in his book, The place during times of peak congestion.
New Case Against Immigration. As we Twenty-one years later it was 40 per-
will see, one of his basic points—the cent. In the same period, the number
very one he calls “new”—is hopelessly of cities with awful traffic went from 5
wrong, but it hardly matters. The more to 51. We claim to be working towards
people read this book, the better the energy independence, yet we keep im-
country will be. porting more people for whom we will
One powerful reason to oppose im- Krikorian points out, Americans have, have to import more oil.
migration is that it has driven 80 to in effect, made a collective decision Mr. Krikorian also makes the inter-

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cially, are close to their homeland, and
their loyalties are constantly rejuvenated
by newcomers. Almost 80 percent of
Hispanics, whether immigrants or na-
tive born, watch Spanish-language
television, and it is the primary form of
television for half of them.
The Mexican government has long
worked to keep Mexican-Americans
loyal to Mexico. The current presi-
dent, Felipe Calderon, was firmly in
the national tradition when he said in
his September 2007 state-of-the-union
speech that “Mexico does not end at its
borders. . . . Where there is a Mexican
there is Mexico.”
As of 2007, Mexico had 56 consul-
ates and consular agencies in 26 Ameri-
can states and the District of Columbia,
the largest such network anywhere in
the world. Their work goes well beyond
looking after citizens to open meddling
in American affairs. Mexican consular
officers push for driver’s licenses and
One of the fruits of mass immigration. in-state tuition for illegal aliens, and pro-
esting point that the denser the popula- ship if they served in a foreign army or test any effort by local police to enforce
tion, the denser the laws and the more voted in someone else’s election, but in immigration laws. If there are local gov-
pervasive the government. Wyoming, 1967 the Supreme Court ruled that no ernment deliberations about immigrants,
one of the most lightly settled states, American could be stripped of citizen- they rally claques to flood the gallery
with a population of only half a mil- ship for any cause. The Supreme Court and intimidate elected officials.
lion, has a part-time legislature of 90 has also held that the oath of naturaliza-
people that meets no more than 40 days tion, in which new citizens forswear all
a year. They get the laws right and then loyalty to other nations, need not be
go home; would that Congress could taken literally.
do the same. Modern travel and communications
Mr. Krikorian also refutes the idea also make it easy for immigrants to keep
that immigrant-fueled population growth close ties with their homelands, which
will keep Social Security solvent. Many is important to the more than 80 percent
immigrants are manual laborers who who come from countries that permit
contribute little to the system or may dual citizenship. At the same time, His-
even work off the books; they are not panics have taken root in such numbers
the high-wage earners who could actu- that they create huge foreign enclaves
ally help. Immigrants also get old and where one need hardly be American at
want benefits, so even millions more of all. Loss of native confidence combined
them will not do much for the Social with stronger-than-ever old-country ties
Security system. means immigrants are “overloading the
Mr. Krikorian notes that while im- society with more diversity than it can
migrants add to our population they handle.”
dilute our national identity. Many people
Felipe Calderon.
have noted that the United States makes Mexicans
nothing like the effort it once did to as- Mr. Krikorian says there will never be
similate immigrants, and Mr. Krikorian Mr. Krikorian emphasizes the dan- reconquista in the traditional, territorial
blames “post-American elites” who pro- gers of massive Mexican immigration, sense, but that the Mexican government
mote multi-culturalism rather than the noting that the 12 million Mexicans here will assume more and more power at all
“patriotic assimilation” he advocates. now account for a greater number than levels of government over decisions that
Today, our public schools de-American- all the immigrants from the next ten affect immigrants. One obvious attempt
ize children, and Mr. Krikorian quotes immigrant-sending countries combined. to subvert our immigration policy is for
a study that finds that the more years Sixty-two percent of Mexican immi- consulates to issue a form of identifica-
immigrant children stay in school, the grants have not finished high school, and tion known as the matricula consular.
more hyphenated they feel. when Mexican women come to America Legal immigrants all have legal forms
The law has changed, too. Tradition- their lifetime fertility rises: from 2.4 in of identification, so the only people who
ally, Americans could lose their citizen- Mexico to 3.5 here. Mexicans, espe- need the matricula are illegals, and to

American Renaissance - 10 - November 2008


recognize it is to recognize them. To is that visa-granting can be automated attempt to secure his or her cooperation
the delight of the Mexican government, through computerization, but a lot of the by playing on this shared ancestry.”
Wells Fargo Bank has opened more than work involves examining papers from Sometimes it works, of course, but any
500,000 accounts for people who can Third-World countries that have to be attempt to keep Chinese-Americans out
show nothing more than a matricula. checked by hand. of sensitive military work would be met
There is supposed to be an exit- with howls of “racial profiling.”
control system—otherwise, we have At the same time, we now have so
no way of knowing whether tempo- many Mexicans in the country—and
rary visitors have actually left—but our officials are so afraid of offending
it is not working yet. There is also a them—that we can hardly press our
terrific amount of fraud. One study interests firmly upon Mexico. Whether
found false information in a majority it is water rights to the Rio Grande or
of applications for “labor certifica- extradition of killers, we humbly seek
tion,” the process of demonstrating favors from Mexico, not the other way
that there are no Americans who will around.
do a particular job at a certain wage. Yet another consequence of mass im-
In 2005 the Mexican consulate in The Border Patrol does catch some migration is lowered investment in auto-
Los Angeles gave the school district one million illegals every year, but many mation. With so much stoop labor going
nearly 100,000 Mexican textbooks for get through, and once they are past the begging, we have made practically no
1,500 schools. The consulate has been border, there is little chance of catching progress in machine harvesting—to the
distributing books for years, and the them. The biggest joke are the “other point that Mr. Krikorian warns competi-
total probably runs to millions. The his- than Mexicans,” who are caught on the tors even in some developed countries
tory books refer to the American flag as Southern border. Because Mexico will who have invested in mechanization will
“the enemy flag” and say “we love our not take them back, and because we do soon be underselling us. As he explains,
country because it is ours.” In Salinas, not have the space to detain them, we “Japan gets robots; we get Mexicans.”
California, a consular official went even turn them loose inside the Unites States Unlettered immigrants bring down
further. He organized a “Mexican Flag after they promise to turn themselves in wages for our own high-school drop-
Day” at a public school, to promote some other time. outs, especially blacks and earlier
Mexican patriotism. Not enough people make another of immigrants. One hundred years ago,
One of the most blatant demonstra- Mr. Krikorian’s arguments: That the many immigrants were better off than
tions of disloyalty is for natives, and even when they
American citizens to run were not, their children and
for office in foreign coun- grandchildren caught up.
tries. Several “Americans” Now, every new generation
have now won seats in na- falls further behind, meaning
tional and state legislatures that immigration increases
in Mexico and are mayors of inequality and is building a
Mexicans towns. new, Hispanic underclass to
go with the black one.
National security There is a benefit, of
course, to having a reserve
Since September 11, 2001, army of labor. The rest of us
Americans are supposed get services that are a little bit
to have taken a heightened cheaper, with the result that,
interest in security, but Mr. as Mr. Krikorian explains,
Krikorian reports that our we are about two tenths of
efforts to keep out terrorists one percent richer than we
Foreign enclaves: the Pilsen area of Chicago.
are laughable. Part of the problem is would be otherwise. That gain is more
sheer volume. Every year immigration presence of large numbers of foreigners than wiped out by the increased taxes
officials process about 180 million makes it easy for terrorists to hide out we pay to support immigrants.
entries by foreigners as well as 240 unobserved. It is only because we have Mr. Krikorian persuasively makes
million entries by returning citizens throngs of Middle Easterners in many the point that welfare of the kind we
and permanent residents. In 2005, 800 cities that the September 11 hijackers have today simply cannot coexist with
visa officers issued six million visas, or were able to live here for months and mass immigration: Millions of poor
7,500 per officer. It is not humanly pos- get flight training without attracting people would love to come just to go
sible to give all these visitors and visas attention. on the dole. He points out that a cen-
the scrutiny they require. At the same Asians are not a crime/poverty/ille- tury ago, the federal government spent
time, the State Department still thinks gitimacy problem, but they pose a dif- $178 per American in today’s dollars.
in terms of customer service rather than ferent security challenge. Mr. Krikorian Now it spends $9,000 per person. In
security, and officials are rewarded for quotes a joint FBI/CIA report: “When 1900, government spending at all levels
pushing through lots of applications, not approaching an individual of Chinese accounted for 5.5 percent of the total
for keeping out miscreants. The theory origin, the Chinese intelligence services economy whereas it is 36 percent today.

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Much as we may hate it, big govern- treat them. Some cannot afford to. From on Americans. Ten percent of foreigners
ment and massive transfer payments 1993 to 2003, the number of hospitals attend community colleges. Mr. Kriko-
are here to stay; it will be much easier with emergency rooms declined by 9 rian points out that these schools were
to curb immigration than to throttle the percent. In Los Angeles, no fewer than established for Americans who cannot
nanny state. 60 hospitals closed emergency rooms enroll in full-time or elite institutions,
Mexican prune pickers may therefore over the last decade. As Mr. Krikorian and foreigners should not be allowed.
seem like a good deal for the growers but explains, “Mass immigration is almost Mr. Krikorian would limit foreign-
they are a terrible deal for the country perfectly designed to overwhelm mod- ers to 1 percent of the student popula-
ern America’s wel- tion—that would cut their numbers to
fare system.” 150,000—and doesn’t want any student
Mr. Krikorian has body to be more than 5 percent foreign-
good ideas about ers. Today, 20 percent of the students
what we should do at Columbia and Stanford are foreign.
about all this. As he Mr. Krikorian would ban scholarships
explains, the real for foreigners and charge them double
problem is not illegal the full tariff to make sure they don’t
as opposed to legal milk us.
immigration, but the So what is wrong with this book?
fact that we have im- Surprisingly, it does not call for an end
New citizens need not really mean it when they take the oath.
migration at all. He to birth-right citizenship, something
because they and their families pay very recommends letting in just enough Congress could prob-
little in taxes and soak up government people—about 250,000 a year—to ably do with an
services. Mr. Krikorian cites two stud- make up for Americans who leave. He up-and-down
ies: “The average immigrant-headed would also sharply cut back on family
household in California used almost migration and refugees: “Only the most
$3,500 more in state and local services desperate people on the planet should
than it paid in taxes, amounting to an be offered resettlement in the United
extra tax burden for each native-headed States,” and they should be sent back as
household of nearly $1,200 per year,” soon as things calm down at home.
and “the average lifetime cost to the Another good recommendation is for
taxpayer of each low-skilled immigrant Congress to force the IRS to share tax
household is $1.2 million.” In a rational information with immigration authori-
society, these facts alone would be ties. Every year, it accepts millions of
enough to close the borders. returns from people who are not eligible
Here are some of the details that for a Social Security number and use
account for these figures: It costs $12 an individual tax identification number
billion a year to educate illegal-alien instead. The overwhelming majority of
children, and another $17 billion to those people don’t belong here, but the
educate the US-born children of illegals. IRS refuses to identify them.
Half of all Mexican immigrant house- As for the illegals themselves, snuff-
holds are eligible for the Earned Income ing out their jobs is the best cure. Mr.
Tax Credit (a kind of reverse income tax Krikorian points out that electronic No more than five percent.
for the working poor) compared to only verification of immigration status works vote. Ending automatic citizenship
very well. If all employers were forced for the children of tourists and illegals
to use it, no one would have the advan- would be consistent with everything
If our European fore- tage of being able to use cheap, illegal else the book proposes. Elsewhere, Mr.
bears had missed the boat labor. Without jobs, a huge number of Krikorian has written that he actually
and showed up today, illegals would save us the trouble of favors birthright citizenship.
they would presumably deporting them and would go home. Mr. More serious is Mr. Krikorian’s
be no more use to us than Krikorian also wants a new enforcement
climate: a few high-profile raids are all
genuflection to race orthodoxy. His
argument against immigration is “new,”
Guatemalans. it takes to scare millions of illegals and he says, because “what’s different about
make the old country seem awfully at- immigration today as opposed to a
15 percent of native families. From 1998 tractive. century ago is not the characteristics of
to 2003, immigrants accounted for 86 Mr. Krikorian has strong views about the newcomers but the characteristics
percent of the growth in the medically foreign students. He points out that even of our society.” Mexicans and Haitians
uninsured, and in California the majority if they pay full tariff—and many get and Hmong would have made fine
of the uninsured are immigrants. financial aid—they are still enjoying Americans back when we needed mill
When the uninsured need patching taxpayer subsidies that average about workers and sod busters, but now that
up they go to emergency rooms—the $8,000 a head. With 565,000 foreign- we have welfare and need people with
most expensive form of first aid—and ers at our universities, that works out to skills—and have forgotten how to as-
hospitals are required by federal law to $4.5 billion—money we should spend similate foreigners—they just won’t do.

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The trouble is us, not them. Likewise, if compelled to write things like that. This other arguments any more palatable to
our European forebears had missed the book would be just as strong without liberals. Fortunately, this is a small,
boat and showed up today, they would egalitarian protestations, and singing the easily overlooked part of an otherwise
be no more use than Guatemalans. it’s-our-fault chorus doesn’t work any- first-rate book that has the potential to
It’s a pity conservatives seem to feel way: It will not make Mr. Krikorian’s do a great deal of good.

O Tempora, O Mores!
For the Children remained for three hours. of Goode and Aide On Getaway, Fox 29,
When reporter Jeff Cole tried to Philadelphia, Oct. 1, 2008.]
In 2006, before either Hillary Clinton interview the councilman about Miss
or Barack Obama began campaigning Bryant’s work habits, Mr. Goode Savagely Obtuse
for the White House, researchers at the warned him, “Don’t you ever disrespect
University of Texas interviewed 205 As part of our efforts to challenge
schoolchildren from “diverse racial racial orthodoxy, we occasionally
and ethnic backgrounds” about send media pitches to TV and talk
their views of the presidency. The radio. Over the years, AR editor Jar-
researchers wanted to know what ed Taylor has appeared on hundreds
the children thought about the fact of TV and radio programs to discuss
that all US presidents have been racial issues. This has been one of
white men. According to the study, our most successful ways to reach
one third of the children said it new people, as many subscribers
was because of “racial and gender say they first heard of AR through
bias.” Another third said no minor- such media appearances.
ity has become president because In September, we sent the fol-
non-whites and women “lacked the lowing pitch to a number of radio
skills to hold the position.” One in hosts:
four children said they thought it Race and the 2008 Election
was “illegal” for women or non-whites Latrice Bryant plays the race card. As one of the most anticipated presi-
to be president. dential races in US history heads to a
“If Obama loses his bid for the a black woman again.” Miss Bryant tight finish, the issue of race has in-
presidency, there may be little change protested Fox’s interest in her by hold- creasingly crept into both campaigns.
in children’s attitudes, but it could fuel ing up handwritten signs during a city An AP-Yahoo poll claims that Obama
their perception that American voters council meeting on September 18 that could lose up to 6 points for being black.
are racially prejudiced,” says study read, “Fox 29 are racist” and “Jeff Cole But some conservative commentators
author Rebecca Bigler, a psychology KKK.” Mr. Cole is white; Miss Bryant point to the almost unanimous black
professor at the University of Kansas. and Mr. Goode are black.
“In contrast, if Obama wins, children This caused a stir, and on Septem-
may believe that exclusionary laws and ber 28, Miss Bryant sent a letter of
racial prejudice no longer shape the apology—to her boss. “I apologize for
outcomes of the presidential elections.” my public, albeit silent, display of the
[Children Aware of Voter Prejudice in handwritten signs,” she wrote. “What I
the US, AFP, Oct. 5, 2008.] did was inappropriate and inexcusable.”
She also hinted at a possible libel suit
Race Card against Fox for its “relentless paparazzi-
like conduct.”
Latrice Bryant is a top aide to Phila- Fox may have the last laugh. On Oc-
delphia city councilman W. Wilson tober 1, the station aired photographs of
Goode, Jr., son of the former Philadel- Mr. Goode and Miss Bryant on vacation
phia mayor. She earns $90,000 a year, together at the Grand Lido Negril Resort
and the local Fox affiliate has been and Spa in Jamaica. Mr. Goode denies
looking into her relationship with her the two are romantically involved, but
Michael Savage.
boss. For 10 days during the summer, the photos show them looking very
Fox reporters followed Miss Bryant cozy. It isn’t a question of infidelity— support for Obama as evidence of black
around, and found that several times both are single—but it does raise ques- discrimination.
Miss Bryant arrived at her office around tions of propriety. The president of the From CNN’s Jack Cafferty stating
noon but claimed on her time sheets that city council—also black—says she may that a vote for McCain is a vote for
she showed up at 9 a.m. They also filmed start an investigation. [Vernon Clark, racism to comic Sandra Bernhard’s joke
her leaving her office at 12:30 p.m. and Aide to Goode Issues an Apology, Phila- about Sarah Palin being gang raped by
going to Mr. Goode’s house, where she delphia Inquirer, Sept. 29, 2008. Photos blacks, this election is turning into a

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referendum on race. ers such as Air America, NPR, PBS ing the effort. “It’s pro-voting, and
Race relations expert Jared Taylor and MSNBC. None reacted as angrily pro-American.” [Massive Latino Voter
is the editor of American Renaissance as Mr. Savage. In fact, many of these Registration Drive Launched, AP, Sept.
magazine and the author of Paved With broadcasters have invited Mr. Taylor 25, 2008.]
Good Intentions: The Failure of Race on their programs.
Relations in Contemporary America. While we are happy to drop Mr. Sav- Coincidence?
He has a lot to say about race and the age’s email from out list, his point about
election and can address points such turning us over to the FBI for harassment Washington Mutual (WaMu) was
as these: is nothing short of hysterical. Liberalism the largest savings and loan associa-
Is the election becoming a racial is, indeed, a mental disorder. tion in the United States—until it went
head count? belly-up in September and had to be
Will there be riots if Obama loses? Shaping the Landscape seized by government regulators in the
Can the GOP attract Asian and His- largest bank failure in US history. As
panic votes? In the 2004 election, 67 percent
Why do almost all blacks support of whites cast ballots, as did 60 per-
Obama? cent of blacks, but just 47 percent of
Is McCain doing enough to win the Hispanics. A coalition of Hispanic
white vote? pressure groups, led by the National
Will McCain dare to bring up con- Council of La Raza, and Spanish
nection to Rev. Wright? language media wants one million
Will affirmative action move to the more Hispanics to vote this year.
forefront of the debate? The campaign, Ya es Hora, Ve y
How can both sides use race to their Vota!—“It’s Time, Go Vote”—is
advantage? aimed at newly-minted Hispanic
One of the programs to which we citizens. Spanish language publisher
sent the pitch was The Savage Nation, impreMedia plans to insert nearly
hosted by Michael Savage. Mr. Savage a million voter registration cards
is perhaps the most outspoken conserva- into its publications in Arizona,
tive host on radio. His trademark line California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, it foundered, it was still trumpeting its
is “Liberalism is a mental disorder,” New York, and Texas. Univision and commitment to “diversity.” This is from
and he repeatedly touts the importance other Spanish-language broadcasters its last press release, filed the day before
of “borders, language and culture” on will air commercials urging viewers it declared bankruptcy:
his show and in his books. His website to vote. “This effort will not only put “Hispanic Business magazine re-
features articles such as “Obama’s pas- voter registration forms in the hands cently ranked WaMu sixth in its annual
tor’s hate speech” and “Obama and Ay- of Latinos, but also may help shape Diversity Elite list, which names the
ers pushed radicalism on schools.” Mr. the political landscape,” says La Raza top 60 companies for Hispanics. The
Savage routinely dresses down black president Janet Murgia. company was honored specifically for
race activists such as Jesse Jackson and Hispanics are expected heavily to its efforts to recruit Hispanic employ-
Al Sharpton and tried to countersue the favor Democrats in November, but ees, reach out to Hispanic consumers
Council on American-Islamic Relations organizers say the registration drive and support Hispanic communities and
(CAIR) after it sued him for supposedly is non-partisan. “This is neither a pro- organizations.”
denouncing Islam. “ ‘Diversity is an integral part
All of this would seem to of cultivating a welcoming, in-
make Mr. Savage at least open to novative and dynamic workplace
a discussion of politically incor- here at WaMu. We are proud to
rect thoughts on the role of race be recognized for the opportunities
in the 2008 election. Yet here is and benefits we offer to all of our
his emailed response to our pitch, employees, including the specific
exactly as he sent it, in all capital efforts we have made to engage
letters: Hispanics and the GLBT commu-
“STOP YOUR LIES. OBAMA IS nity,’ said Steve Rotella, WaMu
TOO GREEN NOT TOO BLACK. president and COO.” [Kate Stouffer,
DROP MY NAME FROM YOUR WaMu Recognized as Top Diverse
EMAIL LIST OR I WILL TURN Employer—Again, Washington Mu-
YOUR ORGANIZATION’S NAME tual press release, Sept. 24, 2008.]
OVER TO THE FBI FOR HARASS- “Engaging” Hispanic customers
MENT.” through mortgages they couldn’t
Of course, there are no lies in the afford helped sink WaMu.
pitch we sent to Mr. Savage. And no- Democratic or a pro-Republican effort,”
where does the pitch say or even imply says Mike Fernandez, vice president of Slavery as Salvation
that Obama is “too black.” We sent public relations for State Farm Insur-
the same pitch to left-wing broadcast- ance, one of the companies bankroll- A Jamaican writes about slavery:

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“Have we ever stopped to consider just like regular girls scouts—except more opportunity for cross-cultural
where we black people, especially those they eat halal hot dogs and pledge on contact and that means some of them
of us in the West, would be right now if their honor to “try to serve Allah and will not be positive ones,” he explains.
it weren’t for the Atlantic Slave Trade? my country.” [Study Reveals Australian Racist Views,
. . . Do you think that we would National Nine News (Sydney), Sept.
have been better off without slav- 29, 2008.]
ery? I don’t think so!”
“When the Europeans went to Bad Brits
Africa to buy slaves, what did they
find? They found a society and The British Council, an education
people vastly inferior to theirs. charity in the UK, conducted a survey
While the Europeans had emerged of 2,000 young Britons, aged 18 to
from their feudal practices, our 35, to learn what they thought about
ancestors in Africa, for the most immigration and national identity. It
part, had not developed for many found that nearly 60 percent believe
centuries. . . . Science and tech- the presence of large numbers of for-
nology (and innovations in these eigners is diluting the British national
areas) were non-existent in black identity, 25 percent say immigrants
Africa of the 15th and 16th centu- are a threat to the jobs of British
ries. . . . In many respects, we were workers, and 12 percent think mass
A Minnesota scout troop.
uncivilized . . . .” immigration poses a threat to national
“Our relatively stable societies today, Historian Susan Miller says scouting security and public order. The Council
especially in the West, are testaments has always been a way for immigrants says its findings are “worrying.” [Young
to the benefits of slavery. While it is to assimilate. “These girls can wear People ‘Think Immigrants are a Threat
true that black Africa has, for the most the Girl Scout sash and they can wear to National Identity and Jobs, Daily Mail
part, squandered the opportunities that the hijab at the same time. This is not (London), Sept. 27, 2008.]
slavery offered in the past, the positive a contradiction.” [Diversity in the Girl
influence of European civilization can- Scouts, Fox 12 (Mankato, Minnesota), Austrian Right Gains
not be denied. The black nation states Sept. 21, 2008.]
of Africa and the Caribbean have given Austria shook the European Union
black people a sense of nation, a sense Bad Aussies back in 1999, when the nationalist
of identity, a sense of order and a sense Freedom Party, led by Jörg Haider, won
of purpose—things we never had before According to a new study, 40 percent 27 percent of the vote in parliamentary
. . . .” of Australians believe certain types elections. The press labeled Mr. Haider
“We blacks were changed, for the of people—mainly Middle Easterners an anti-Semite and Nazi-sympathizer,
better, I might add, on account of slav- and Muslims—do not belong in the and the EU actually imposed short-
ery. We are a better race today because country. The study also claims that lived economic sanctions on Austria
our ancestors went through slavery. up to ten percent of Australians are for letting the party serve in a coalition
The millions of lives lost were not lost “outwardly racist.” Study author Kevin
in vain. The Europeans proclaimed Dunn, a professor of human geography
the need for us to be civilized through and urban studies at the University of
slavery and though this may be hard Western Sydney, says Australian racial
to understand, they were right. Indeed, attitudes have improved over the years
based on what is happening in black but that the overall level of “racism”
Africa today—slavery for us in the West is still something to worry about. “It’s
was, in many respects, our salvation.” only about one in 10 people now in
[Michael Dingwall, Slavery Was Good Australia across the different states that
for the Black Man, Jamaica Observer, would have that sort of view—the racial
Aug. 9, 2008.] supremacists for instance. That’s still
quite high I suppose—there’s a lot of
Hijab and Sash? concern that comes out of that.”
New South Wales (NSW), Austra-
There are about 2.6 million girl scouts lia’s most populous state, is also its most
in the US, about one out of every ten “racist.” The study, Challenging Rac-
girls. The number of girl scouts may ism: The Anti-Racism Research Project,
have remained steady, but not the com- found 46 percent of NSW residents
position. Troop 12119 in Minneapolis harboring retrograde attitudes toward
is increasingly typical. As enrollment immigrants, primarily Muslims. Prof.
declined, it filled its ranks with the Dunn believes this is because NSW
children of immigrants, and is now one is home to Sydney, where most immi- government. This was a breach of the
of 10 majority-Muslim troops in the grants to Australia settle. “There’s just so-called cordon sanitaire, under which
Minneapolis area. Muslim scouts are more cultural diversity here—there’s European parties refuse to work with

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anyone the press calls a “right-wing by what it described as a “bombshell.” a record $24 billion in 2007, and the de-
extremist.” (The cordon sanitaire keeps Austrian president Heinz Fischer cline is one reason the Bank of Mexico
the Vlaams Belang out of the govern- asked the Social Democrats to form the is lowering its forecast for Mexican
ment in Belgium.) The Freedom Party new government, but leader Werner economic growth. [US Slowdown Hits
peaked under Mr. Haider in the 1999 Faymann may have trouble forming a Mexico as Remittances Drop, Wall
election, and while he has achieved per- coalition. His party previously was in Street Journal, July 30, 2008.]
sonal success as the long-serving gov- coalition with the center-right People’s
ernor of the Austrian state of Carinthia, Party, but squabbles led to its collapse One to Watch
the Freedom Party was nearly wiped out after 18 months. Many observers think
in the 2004 elections for the European it will be difficult for Mr. Haider and This November, voters in most of
Parliament. Mr. Haider left the Freedom Mr. Strache to cooperate politically— Westchester and parts of Rockland
Party shortly thereafter due to infighting the two men reportedly don’t like each County, New York, will be able to vote
and formed a new party, the Alliance for other—but after meeting on October 8 for a congressional candidate who wants
the Future of Austria. both say they will cooperate in order to to abolish affirmative action and control
have a chance at entering the govern- immigration. Jim Russell, a 54-year-old
ment. “If you’re in politics and also computer consultant, who has the back-
have responsibility, then it’s not about ing of both the Republican and Conser-
personal sensitivities,” Mr. Strache said vative Parties, is running against Nita
after the meeting. “It was a get-together
of winners,” said Mr. Haider. “We’re
not adversarial brothers who march
against each other in strife, we are two
self-confident parties.” If the Social
Democrats cannot form a coalition,
Pres. Fischer is likely to ask the People’s
Party to form a government, which
would almost certainly have to include
the nationalist right. [Tony Paterson, Far
Right Leader Claims He is ‘Real Victor’
in Austria, Independent (London), Sept.
30, 2008. Veronika Oleksyn, Austrian
Heinz-Christian Strache.
Social Democrats Asked to Form Gov-
Mr. Haider’s successor as Freedom ernment, AP, Oct. 8, 2008.] Lowey, a 71-year-old, ten-term liberal
Party chairman is Heinz-Christian Democrat who votes against immigra-
Strache, a one-time Haider protégé. Mr. Silver Lining tion control and in favor of affirmative
Strache describes Muslim immigrant action.  She has a grade of D- from
women who wear Islamic dress as Thanks to the economic downturn Americans for Better Immigration.
“female ninjas” and says “the minaret and stepped up enforcement, the number Mr. Russell is the founder of West-
has no place in Austria.” The Freedom of illegal aliens coming to the US has chester-Rockland Citizens for Immigra-
Party wants to keep Turkey out of the slowed. The Pew Hispanic Center esti- tion Control and the author of Breach
European Union, and to take Austria mates that from 2000 to 2005, the illegal of Faith: American Churches and the
out of the EU. During the campaign for population grew by more than 525,000 Immigration Crisis.  He opposes hir-
September’s parliamentary election, a each year, but since 2005 has grown ing centers for “day laborers,” would
senior party member complained that only by 275,000 annually. Demogra- enforce current immigration law, and
immigration had brought an end to pher Jeffrey S. Passel says there are would deport illegal alien criminals
the good old days when Austrians ate now more legal than illegal immigrants. immediately after their sentences are
Wiener schnitzel and sausages instead Overall, illegals make up 30 percent of served. He even says he will “work to
of “kebabs, falafel and couscous, or the nation’s 39 million foreign-born reform our system of legal immigration
whatever that stuff is called.” Mr. residents. Eighty percent of illegal aliens to better accommodate those residents of
Strache pledged to set up a government are Latin American, with Mexico ac- European nations who wish to emigrate
ministry with the sole task of deporting counting for 58 percent, or seven of the legally to America, but, because of exist-
unwanted foreigners. current estimated 12 million. [Flow of ing rules, are often unable to do so.” On
On Sept. 28, Austrian voters turned Illegal Immigrants Slows, Pew Center racial preferences, he writes: “Affirma-
out strongly for both the Freedom Party Finds, CNN, Oct. 2, 2008.] tive action plans in businesses and col-
and Mr. Haider’s Alliance for the Future The slowing US economy is slowing leges which provide unfair advantages
of Austria, with the former receiving 18 Mexico’s. The Bank of Mexico says for some, while penalizing others, must
percent of the vote, and the latter, 11 remittances in the second quarter were be abolished.  When hiring and promo-
percent. The combined 29 percent for $6.28 billion, down 1.1 percent from the tions in police and fire departments are
the nationalist right was just short of second quarter of 2007, while in the first not based solely on merit, our public
the 30 percent won by the leading party, six months of the year, remittances were safety is placed in jeopardy.” 
the Social Democrats. Once again, the $11.6 billion, a 2.2 percent decline from There is more information on his
European mainstream press was stunned the first half of 2007. Remittances were website at www.Russell2008.com.

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