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There is not a truth existing which I fear or would wish unknown to the whole world.
— Thomas Jefferson
Vol. 14 No. 4 April 2003

Fade to Brown
Immigration and the end famine of 1845 and political turmoil in which won hundreds of local, state and
Europe around 1848, which fueled a federal elections. The Congress that met
of white America. rapid influx of Irish and continental in 1855 had no fewer than 43 avowed
Catholics. The first immigration reform Know-Nothing members, and the Ame-
by Stephen Webster movement, the so-called Know-Noth- rican Party even ran former president
ings or members of the secret Order of Millard Fillmore in a bid for the White

O
f all the unfortunate legislation the Star-Spangled Banner, was estab- House in 1856, in which he won 21.5
to emerge from the so-called percent of the popular vote. Its growing
Civil Rights Era, none has been success was stopped short when the party
more harmful than the 1965 Immigra- split over slavery. As the Civil War ap-
tion Act (technically, the amendments to proached, many northern Know-Noth-
the Immigration and Nationality Act of ings joined the new Republican Party,
1952, or the Hart-Celler Act of 1965). while Southerners defected to the Demo-
In 1960, whites were approximately 90 crats. The movement faded, but its in-
percent of a population of 178.5 million. sistence that immigrants should assimi-
By 2000, they were only 69.1 percent late became part of the American iden-
of a population of 281.4 million, and if tity and is its lasting legacy.
current immigration trends continue, by Some states took immigration policy
2050 or 2060 they will be a minority of into their own hands. In 1855, Califor-
a population of 430 million or more. This nia levied a fine of $55 per person on
will be a decline from overwhelming ma- Chinese immigrants. Three years later,
jority to minority in little more than a when it was clear the fine had not
lifetime. Thanks to the 1965 Act, which The gang of three: architects of stopped the flow, the state passed an
brought about a radical departure from immigration reform. outright ban on all people of “Mongo-
traditional patterns of immigration, lished in 1849 in response to these new lian” descent, except in cases of ship-
white children born today will enter immigrants. The Know-Nothings—who wreck or accident. Survivors were ex-
middle age as minorities in their own got their nickname because they were pelled as soon as they recovered. The
country. pledged to say they “knew nothing” if city of San Francisco passed its own
asked about the order by outsiders— laws, taxing Chinese laundries and door-
Early Immigration Policies were cultural nationalists who thought to-door vegetable peddlers. Perhaps
Catholicism was incompatible with most imaginative was a “queue” ordi-
The post-1965 changes would shock America’s liberal, democratic political nance, which required a mandatory hair-
the architects of America’s earlier im- cut for anyone convicted of a crime. This
migration policies, which were intended California passed an was aimed at Chinese, for whom it was
to keep America white and culturally outright ban on all people a great disgrace to lose the pigtail.
cohesive. The young nation’s very first From 1854 to 1874, Chinese could
naturalization law, passed in 1790, re- of “Mongolian” descent, not testify against whites in California
quired that new citizens be “free white except in cases of ship- courts. The legislature declared that
persons.” Most immigrants coming to wreck or accident. Chinese “have never adapted themselves
the United States during the republic’s to our habits, modes of dress, or our edu-
first 60 years were Northwestern Euro- values. They wanted to bar the foreign- cational system . . . . Impregnable to all
pean Protestants, mainly from Britain born from voting or holding public of- the influences of our Anglo-Saxon life,
and Germany. They differed very little— fice, and called for a 21-year residency they remain the same stolid Asiatics that
ethnically or religiously—from the pio- requirement for citizenship and the es- have floated on the rivers and slaved in
neers who settled colonial America, and tablishment of mandatory public schools the fields of China for thirty centuries
they helped establish traditional Ameri- to mold newcomers into proper Ameri- of time.”
can culture. cans. In 1875 the US Supreme Court de-
The first substantial change to that The order soon gave rise to a mass clared immigration a federal, not a state
pattern was the result of the Irish potato movement known as the American Party, Continued on page 3

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ment made at the time for relocation: If
there had been a Japanese landing on the
West Coast, resident Japanese-Ameri-
cans who were not loyal to the emperor
would have been mistreated by the Japa-
nese invaders. Japan’s policy was that
all ethnic Japanese owed loyalty to the
homeland, and it was in the interests of
Japanese who considered themselves
Americans to move them to safety.
Jerry Prater, Cross City, Fla.

Sir — Life in New York City provides


daily, if not hourly, reminders of the
multiracial mess our country has be-
come. Yet recently there appeared a
Letters from Readers ford. And the greatest cost—the cost of
being displaced by non-whites—comes
small respite in, of all places, a tunnel
of the New York City subway system.
Sir —Thank you for last month’s ar- from not having children. We are in a The transit authority commissioned
ticle by Arthur Kemp on the decline of demographic war, and must make mate- someone to bedeck the tunnel between
South African Airways. When I was in rial sacrifices in order to win it. What is the 5th and 6th Ave. entrances to the
college in the 1980s, the lefties built more, the sacrifices are nothing com- subway along 42nd Street in Manhattan
shantytowns on the school commons, pared to the happiness children bring. with tiling, and a smattering of quota-
railed agaisnt the evils of Apartheid, and My two sons and two daughters are tions. I spotted the first quote, from
demanded that the college sell stock in sources of great joy. Goethe, as I entered the tunnel from the
companies that did business in South The Pope says government should 5th Ave. side. I braced myself for what
Africa. I had a friend who was an ex- help pay to rear children, but that was sure to follow: Martin Luther King,
change student from Johannesburg (she wouldn’t work here. It would only mean Jr., Cesar Chavez, Gandhi. But much to
lives in New Zealand now), who knew more black and brown babies. We must my surprise, the remaining four quotes
better. Did they really think, she used to increase our numbers without govern- were from Ovid, Mother Goose, James
ask, that Bantus could run a modern ment help. That’s how we became a ma- Joyce and Carl Jung. I couldn’t believe
economy? Mr. Kemp’s article proves jority in the first place. my eyes! I am now waiting for a mem-
they cannot. And if the airline—which Dorothy Henner, Rhinelander, Wis. ber of the City Council to protest.
black officials offer as a model of the David Wilson, Brooklyn, N.Y.
“new” South Africa—is so bad, what
about the rest of the economy? And what Sir — I subscribe to 20 publications,
are South African hospitals like these and the best proposal I have ever seen Sir — Although I do not always agree
days? in a letter to the editor was written by with your racial views, I enjoy reading
Aside from reports on the AIDS cri- Sean Alan Price in the January issue of your articles because they are well docu-
sis and an occasional story about crime, AR [in which he proposes that any mented and intelligently written. And I
we don’t get much news about South Church or other group planning to bring also am concerned about the direction
Africa. If things were great, the media in refugees should file a “cultural im- our country has taken. I believe legal
would be crowing about it. I hope Mr. pact statement” describing the social immigration should be slowed and ille-
Kemp will write more articles about the costs]. In fact, I have offered Mr. Price’s gal immigration halted completely. We
“new” South Africa. I’d be like to know proposal to the Portland, Maine, City must protect our borders.
how things are for ordinary South Afri- Council as well as to the mayor of Lew- However, I do believe that rather than
can whites who, unlike my friend, are iston. Giving taxpayers a real voice in harping on the racial makeup of our
still in the country. determining who lives in their commu- country—after all, it is mainly whites
Richard Franklin, Evanston, Ill. nities is entirely consistent with the who are selling us out—it would be bet-
democratic process. ter to emphasize Western cultural ideas.
Warren L. Brown, Portland, Me. By being strictly racialist, I do not think
Sir — In your February issue, you we have a chance to prevail. Many
reported that the Pope and the president whites who have tried to take up the race
of Estonia are calling on their country- Sir — At 68, I am old enough to re- issue in recent years go way overboard,
men to make more babies and reverse member quite a bit about the Second and I do not like them at all. This is un-
declining birth rates. Indeed, too many World War, and I particularly enjoyed fortunate, since I sympathize with your
whites have swallowed the view that your January article on the Japanese re- cause in many ways. We need a new, not-
children are an expensive burden. Yes, location camps. I’ve written on the sub- explicitly-racial approach if we are to
children cost money but so do the big ject a few times, citing the same major make headway. White people must ap-
houses, high-definition televisions and points, but never had access to so much pear fair above all.
SUVs that whites seem to be able to af- detail. I would add only one more argu- Elaine Abbate, Paterson, N. J.

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By using population figures from be-
American Renaissance fore the massive post-1900 immigration
Jared Taylor, Editor surge, the drafters of the act tried to undo
Stephen Webster, Assistant Editor some of the demographic change
James P. Lubinskas, Contributing Editor wrought by the Great Wave. The quotas
George McDaniel, Web Page Editor ensured that 70 percent of all immigrants
would be from Great Britain and Ger-
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Continued from page 1 Immigration resumed after the war. ence for the old Americans over Italians,
responsibility, but the US government More than 800,000 came in 1920 alone, Czechs, Poles, etc. and even at the time
picked up where California and other and the Commissioner of Immigration there was much complaining about “dis-
states left off. Beginning in 1882, it predicted the number would soon rise crimination.” Colorado Congressman
passed a series of laws barring Asians. to two million a year. Worried that this William N. Vaile replied to these charges
The first Chinese exclusion act, in force flood threatened the Anglo-Saxon ma- during the debate on the 1924 Quota Act:
for 10 years, was renewed in 1892 and jority, Congress acted in 1921 to pro-
1902. In 1904 Congress made the ban tect the demographic balance.
permanent, and it was in effect until Albert Johnson, chairman of the
1943, when China was our ally in the House Committee on Immigration and
war against Japan, and a total ban Naturalization and who gave his name
seemed unfriendly. to the new law, put it this way: “The
Japanese and Koreans tried to immi- United States of America, a nation great
grate later than the Chinese, but got the in all things, is ours today. To whom will
same treatment. The Japanese and Ko- it belong tomorrow? . . . The United
rean Exclusion League, founded in 1905 States is our land. If it was not the land
in San Francisco, whipped up so much of our fathers, at least it may be, and it
anti-Asian sentiment that Teddy Roose- should be, the land of our children. We
velt persuaded the Japanese government intend to maintain it so. The day of un-
in 1907 to withhold passports from any- alloyed welcome to all people, the day
one who wanted to emigrate to Ame- of indiscriminate acceptance of all races,
rica—the so-called Gentleman’s Agree- has definitely ended.”
ment. The Immigration Act of 1917 cre- The Johnson Quota Act of 1921 was
ated an “Asiatic Barred Zone” that vir- the first to put numerical restrictions on
tually eliminated all Asian immigration, immigrants. It set an annual ceiling of
and also required literacy tests for Eu- 357,000 Eastern Hemisphere immi- Millard Fillmore, who knew a lot.
ropean immigrants. grants—this meant Europeans—but
During this period, there was another there was no limit on Western Hemi- “That people from Southern and East-
round of European immigration, known sphere immigration because aside from ern Europe did not begin to come in large
as the Great Wave. Unlike earlier Euro- a few white Canadians, no one was com- numbers until after 1890 certainly proves
pean arrivals, Great Wave immigrants ing from the Americas. The law also es- that those who came before them had
were mostly from Southern and Eastern tablished an annual quota for all national built up a country desirable enough to
Europe, and differed far more signifi- groups of three percent of its represen- attract these latecomers. Shall the coun-
cantly—culturally, religiously, linguisti- tation in the 1910 census—a provision tries which furnished these earlier arriv-
cally and ethnically—from native stock clearly intended to keep the ethnic bal- als be discriminated against for the very
than had the Irish and German Catholic ance exactly as it was. The 1921 Quota reason, forsooth, that they are repre-
immigrants of the 1840s. It was a far Act was provisional, and was replaced sented here by from 2 to 10 generations
larger wave, which peaked in 1907 with in 1924 by the Johnson-Reid Immigra- of American citizens, whereas the oth-
1.3 million foreigners, but continued to tion Act, which further reduced immi- ers are represented by people who have
roll along until the First World War. In gration. It cut Eastern Hemisphere ar- not been here long enough to become
the decade between 1900 and 1910, rivals to just over 160,000, and lowered citizens? If there is a charge of ‘discrimi-
nearly nine million immigrants arrived, the quota for different nationalities to nation,’ the charge necessarily involves
a number not exceeded until the 1990s. two percent of that nationality’s repre- the idea that the proposed quota varies
sentation in the earlier census of 1890. from some standard which is supposed

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Note decline during the First World War, and the success of the restrictions of the 1920s. The spike in 1991-2 is due to IRCA amnesties.

to be not ‘discriminatory.’ What is that established a preference system within Negroes ought to be in Africa, yellow
standard?” the national origin quotas favoring im- men in Asia and white men in Europe
Already we see the signs of eventual migrants with special skills or family ties and America.” His real objection to na-
capitulation. Congressman Vaile was to citizens. The act did not alter either tional quotas was that they gave the So-
suggesting that the quotas were not dis- the basic quota system or the annual ceil- viet Union a reason to tell Third World
criminatory, or if they were, it was be- ing on immigration from the Eastern people America was “racist.” Despite
cause they violated an impossible stan- Hemisphere. the Cold War, the quota system was over-
dard. Vaile would have served subse- The immigration reforms of the 1920s whelmingly popular. The House of Rep-
quent generations better if he had been were a great success. They ended Great resentatives voted 278-113 to override
more straightforward: Certainly the quo- Wave immigration (from 1930 to 1970, the veto, and the Senate voted 57-26.
tas were discriminatory, but Old Ameri- annual net immigration averaged Truman was not alone, however, in
cans had every right to discriminate in 185,000), and gave non-traditional im- worrying that immigration quotas were
favor of themselves, and in favor of cul- migrants time to assimilate. America in a liability in the Cold War. Novelist Pat
tural and ethnic continuity. To concede 1960 was still the white nation its Frank, in Alas, Babylon!, a story of
that discrimination was wrong, but that founders intended, but by then, the ra- nuclear war between the Soviet Union
national quotas were somehow not dis- cial and cultural consensus that produced and the United States published in 1959,
criminatory was to concede a moral po- the quota system had begun to break has the lead character, a Southern lib-
sition that could only lead to defeat. down. eral, lament that “nativists” were “los-
Already in 1927, immigrants from ing” Asia. This belief is one of the main
Eastern Europe succeeded in getting Quota Opponents reasons McCarran-Walter set up token
Congress to change the quota baseline quotas for Asians. President Dwight
from the 1890 to the 1920 census, There were opponents to McCarran- Eisenhower wanted to double immigra-
thereby opening up more slots for them- Walter, including President Harry tion at the very least, and to bring in thou-
selves. In exchange, Congress slightly Truman. The law had to be passed over sands of East European and Asian refu-
reduced the annual Eastern Hemisphere his veto, and he complained about “the gees from Communism, but Congress
quota to 154,227—a figure that re- cruelty of carrying over into this year of stood firm.
mained in effect until 1965. There was 1952 the isolationist limitations of our Popular opposition to quotas came
still no quota on immigration from the 1924 law.” “In no other realm of our mainly from people who thought the sys-
Americas, because no quota was needed. national life,” he added “are we so ham- tem discriminated against their group.
The next major change in immigra- pered and stultified by the dead hand of After the Second World War, quotas
tion law was the Immigration and Na- the past, as we are in this field of immi- from Britain and Germany largely went
tionality Act of 1952 (the McCarran- gration.” Truman was hardly a multi-ra- unfilled, and there was no provision to
Walter Act). This act eliminated the ban cialist. He was a firm segregationist (de- let other countries take their slots. In
on Asians—each Asian country was al- spite integrating the army), and once 1965, 250,000 Italians competed for
lotted a token 100 immigrant visas—and wrote, “I am strongly of the opinion 5,666 quota slots. Italian ethnic lobby-

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ists and Southern and Eastern Europe- reform after he became president in ing out the national origins quota sys-
ans desperately wanted to change the 1960. tem to eliminate discrimination in im-
quotas, but did not have enough politi- In the summer of 1963, Kennedy sent migration to this nation composed of the
cal power. Congress a proposal calling for the elimi- descendants of immigrants.” Another
Most ethnics worked only to get more nation of the national origins quota sys- Democratic congressman, Robert Swee-
of their own people into the country, but tem. He wanted immigrants admitted on ney of Ohio, said: “I would consider
Jews consistently lobbied for more im- the basis of family reunification and the amendments to the Immigration and
migration from everywhere. American needed skills, without regard to national Nationality Act to be as important as the
landmark legislation of this Congress
Region of Birth of Current Immigrant Population relating to the Civil Rights Act. The cen-
tral purpose of the administration’s im-
(in thousands, does not include prisoners) migration bill is to once again undo dis-
When Arrived crimination and to revise the standards
Percent of
Number Imm. Pop. Pre-1970
Pre-1970 1970-79 1980-89 1990-99 2000-02
by which we choose potential Americans
All Countries 32,454 100.0 4,109
4,109 4,604 7,962 12,449 3,330 in order to be fairer to them and which
will certainly be more beneficial to us.”
Mexico 9,659 29.8 652
652 1,350 2,389 4,254 1,014 Immigration reform was a moral cru-
Canada 713 2.2 305
305 79 96 178 55
sade, and like so many other moral cru-
Cent. America 2,160 6.7 83
83 252 752 895 178
sades, it was sold on the pretense that it
Caribbean 3,108 9.6 543
543 521 826 1,030 188
S. America 2,021 6.2 197
197 253 493 788 290
would actually be “more beneficial to
Europe 4,547 14.0 1590
1,590 594 606 1,351 406 us.”
E. Asia 5,752 17.7 476
476 975 1,771 1,982 548 Supporters of the 1965 Immigration
S. Asia 1,746 5.4 31
31 178 386 855 296 Act made another questionable argu-
Middle East 963 3.0 89
89 203 243 340 88 ment: that it was really only a symbolic
Sub-Saharan Africa 607 1.9 12
12 45 120 306 124 gesture that would not produce much
Not Reported/Oceania 1,173 3.6 128
128 153 278 472 142 real change. At the signing ceremony,
President Johnson declared, “This bill
Jews have always favored liberal immi- origin. After his assassination in Novem- we sign today is not a revolutionary bill.
gration policies, in the belief that Jews ber, his brother Robert took up the cause It does not affect the lives of millions. It
are more secure in a culturally diverse of immigration reform, calling it JFK’s will not restructure the shape of our daily
country without a strong racial, cultural, legacy. In the forward to a revised edi- lives.”
or religious identity. Throughout the tion of A Nation of Immigrants, issued Senator Edward Kennedy, who
19th century, American Jews fought all in 1964 to gain support for the new law, guided the bill through Congress, reas-
exclusionary immigration laws, even he wrote, “I know of no cause which sured Americans that “our cities will not
those aimed at Asians. They were par- President Kennedy championed more be flooded with a million immigrants an-
ticularly opposed to the quota acts, warmly than the improvement of our nually. Under the proposed bill, the
which they saw as an anti-Semitic reac- immigration policies.” Sold as a memo- present level of immigration remains
tion to the recent arrival of large num- rial to JFK, there was very little opposi- substantially the same . . . . Secondly,
bers of Jewish immigrants. tion to what became known as the Im- the ethnic mix of this country will not
Groups like the American Jewish migration Act of 1965. be upset . . . . Contrary to the charges in
Committee funded and directed much of some quarters, [the bill] will not inun-
the anti-restrictionist activity. During the Immigration as a Civil Right date America with immigrants from any
1930s when Jewish refugees fleeing one country or area, or the most popu-
Hitler were barred from entry, Jews were The historical context of the bill was lated and deprived nations of Africa and
almost the only segment of American very important. Writer Lawrence Auster Asia. . . . In the final analysis, the ethnic
society pressing for more immigration, describes the Immigration Act of 1965 pattern of immigration under the pro-
and Jewish organizations poured enor- as a “civil rights bill applied to the world posed measure is not expected to change
mous amounts of money and effort into at large,” because although it was billed as sharply as the critics seem to think.”
helping pass the 1965 Immigration Act. as a tribute to a fallen president, it was Illinois Democratic Congressman
However, if there is one man who can very much a part of the revolution in race Sidney Yates added, “I am aware that
take the most credit for the 1965 act, it relations of the 1960s. Congress passed this bill is more concerned with the
is John F. Kennedy. Kennedy seems to it at the same time as the 1964 Civil equality of immigrants than with their
have inherited the resentment his father Rights Act and the 1965 Voting Rights numbers. It is obvious in any event that
Joseph felt as an outsider in Boston’s Act, and its purpose was to end the dis- the great days of immigration have long
WASP aristocracy. He voted against the crimination of national origins quotas. since run their course.”
McCarran-Walter Act of 1952, and sup- Indeed, its supporters often invoked the Rhode Island Democratic Senator
ported various refugee acts throughout domestic “civil rights” bills in calling for Claiborne Pell agreed: “Contrary to the
the 1950s. In 1958 he wrote a book, A support. opinions of some of the misinformed,
Nation of Immigrants, which attacked As Rep. Phillip Burton of California this legislation does not open the flood-
the quota system as illogical and with- put it: “Just as we sought to eliminate gates.”
out purpose, and the book served as discrimination in our land through the Some saw writing on the wall. Barry
Kennedy’s blueprint for immigration Civil Rights Act, today we seek by phas- Goldwater’s running mate in the 1964

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presidential campaign, Rep. William Just as significant was an important quota had no per-country limits at all.
Miller of New York, warned “We esti- shift in preferences. Before 1965, skilled This set the stage for a single country—
mate that if the President gets his way, professionals were at the top of the list, Mexico—to dominate immigration.
and the current immigration laws are And, indeed, the 1965 Immigration
repealed, the number of immigrants next Act and its sequelae have restructured
year will increase threefold and in sub- the shape of our daily lives. Our cities
sequent years will increase even more . are being flooded with a million immi-
. . .” grants annually, and the ethnic mix of
During debate on the act, Florida our country has been upset. The year
Democratic Senator Spessard Holland after the 1965 act, 323,040 immigrants
told his colleagues, “What I object to is arrived. During the 1970s, the numbers
imposing no limitation insofar as areas averaged 450,000 a year. In the 1980s
of the earth are concerned, but saying Scene of the crime. the average yearly intake rose to
that we are throwing the doors open and 740,000, and by the 1990s, the figures
equally inviting people from the Orient, and family unification got little empha- reached 900,000. These were only the
from the islands of the Pacific, from the sis. The new law reversed this, meaning legal immigrants, and we now have an
subcontinent of Asia, from the Near East, that the Third-Worlders who could now estimated seven to thirteen million
from all of Africa, all of Europe, and all come were not being chosen for what illegals living among us—the equivalent
of the Western Hemisphere on exactly they could do but because they were re- of eight to fourteen years worth of legal
the same basis. I am inviting attention lated to someone who was already here. immigration. Some 350,000 to 500,000
to the fact that this is a complete and Until 1965, people admitted to the break into the country every year.
radical departure from what have always country legally had no automatic right If illegals are included, between 1970
heretofore been regarded as sound prin- to bring their families; skilled profes- and 1980, the number of foreigners liv-
ciples of immigration.” sionals came before wives and children. ing in the US rose by 47 percent (4.5
As “conservatives” almost always do, The new law gave the top preference to million). Between 1980 and 1990, the
opponents of the 1965 act could not unmarried adult children of US citizens number rose by another 40 percent (5.7
bring themselves to defend their posi- but the very next preference category million), and during the 1990s, increased
tions honestly and clearly. Senator Hol- was spouses, minor children and unmar- by a staggering 57 percent (11.3 million,
land evoked “sound prin- the largest single-decade in-
ciples of immigration” but Racial Percentages of US Population crease ever). This meant that
did not explain why they in 2002, 33.1 million immi-
were sound. There is no (Projections after 2000) grants were living in
100
record in the congressional America—11.5 percent of the
debate of anyone pointing Blacks Hispanics total population. Immigration
out that European civiliza- drives US population growth.
80
tion can be carried forward Since 1965, immigration and
only by Europeans, that the children of immigrants
Third-World immigrants have accounted for 70 percent
60
bring the Third-World with of the increase, giving the
them, and that whites have United States population
every right to keep their Asians growth rates like those of
40
country white. These argu- Third-World countries.
ments would not necessarily Whites Nearly 90 percent of recent
have prevailed, but they immigrants are non-whites,
20
would have been straightfor- and most are from Latin
ward, coherent statements of America or Asia. Pace Sena-
racial common sense rather 0
tor Kennedy, we are indeed
than wooly appeals to “what 1790 1830 1870 1910 1950 1990 2030 2070 being inundated with immi-
have always heretofore been grants from one country—
regarded as sound principles.” ried adult children of immigrants. This Mexico. There are now no fewer than
On Oct. 3, 1965, President Lyndon was a huge change. Under the old law, 20.6 million Mexicans in this country,
Johnson signed the act at a ceremony at only citizens had the right to sponsor of whom 9.7 million are first-generation
the base of the Statue of Liberty. What immigrants. Now, as soon as he got here, immigrants. Mexico alone accounts for
were its provisions? Most significantly, any newcomer could send for his fam- 29.8 percent of all current legal immi-
it abolished the national origins quota ily. This is what produced the chain mi- grants and the majority of illegals.
system and gave all foreigners an equal gration that has emptied entire Mexican Whites have been largely pushed out
chance. It slightly increased the quota villages. of the immigrant stream. Seventy per-
for the Eastern Hemisphere—which now The allocation of hemispheric quotas cent of foreign-born residents come from
meant not just Europe but Asia and Af- was another dangerous precedent. No Latin America, the Caribbean, and East
rica as well—to 170,000, and estab- country in the Eastern Hemisphere could Asia. Of the top ten countries sending
lished a ceiling of 120,000 for Western send more than 20,000 people a year, immigrants to the US, only one—
Hemisphere immigrants. but the 120,000 Western Hemisphere Canada at number nine—has a majority

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35
33.1 mitted to cultural tolerance because of
Immigrant Population: 1900-2002 their belief—one firmly rooted in his-
31.1
tory—that Jews are safe only in a soci-
Number of Immigrants (in millions)

30
ety acceptant of a wide range of attitudes
and behaviors, as well as a diversity of
25 religious and ethnic groups.” The He-
brew Immigration Aid Society (HAIS)
19.8 has traditionally worked to increase Jew-
20
ish immigration to the United States, but
now that fewer Jews are coming, it has
15 13.5 13.9 14.2 14.1 opened an office in Nairobi, of all
11.6 places—explicitly to encourage non-
10.3 10.3 9.7 9.6 Jewish immigration. As HAIS president
10 Leonard Glickman recently explained to
the Jewish paper Forward, “The more
5 diverse American society is the safer
1900 1910 1920 1930 1940 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2002 [Jews] are.” Earl Raab, president of
Brandeis University, has argued that only
white population, and probably for not supposed to be beefed up, and there was when whites are reduced to a minority
much longer. America’s traditional to be fierce punishment for employers will the United States no longer be ca-
sources of immigrants are far down the who hired any more illegals that came pable of establishing an anti-Semitic,
list. Germany ranks 11th and Britain is in. In the end, no fewer than 2.6 million Nazi-like regime.
12th. Ireland is not even in the top 25. law-breakers got amnesty, very few of Recently a few Jews have begun to
Whites are a majority in only six of the them white, and the illegals just kept on wonder if massive Third-World immi-
top 25 source countries, and by no means coming. “Employer sanctions” were a gration is not quite so good for them af-
all of the immigrants they send are white. joke, and the IRS soon gave up anything ter all. Stephen Steinlight, a former ex-
Bad as it was, the 1965 act cannot take but token enforcement. It was back to ecutive of the American Jewish Com-
all the blame for the rising tide of color. business as usual: Anyone who could mittee wrote a paper in 2001 in which
That law could theoretically have held make it across the border had little to he argued that Hispanics and Asians are
immigration at 300,000 every year. fear from la Migra. not sufficiently sensitive to Jewish in-
Since then, Congress has yanked up the The surge in immigration initiated by terests, and that Muslim immigrants are
quotas while doing little to screen im- the 1965 act shows no sign of slowing. a clear threat. Some individual Jews have
migrants for useful skills. In 2000, for Neither the foundering economy nor the spoken out strongly against Third-World
example, the country accepted 849,807 Sept. 11 terrorist attacks have discour- immigration, but Jewish organizations
immigrants, nearly three times as many aged newcomers: More than 3.3 million overwhelmingly favor it. Gentile whites
as envisaged in 1965. Of that number, legal and illegal immigrants have arrived generally resist “diversity” arguments,
41 percent were immediate family mem- since 2000. Immigration boosters say and large majorities consistently tell
bers of US citizens and 28 percent were this is a natural phenomenon over which pollsters they want fewer immigrants.
relatives of non-citizens, meaning that we have no control, a byproduct of the The arguments of the supporters of
no fewer than 69 percent were let in be- global economy. Of course, it is no more the quota system—that it was necessary
cause of family ties. Another eight per- uncontrollable than the Great Wave of to maintain cultural cohesion—are now
cent were refugees—this is how we get the late 19th and early 20th centuries, more obviously true than ever. In the
Somalis, Nicaraguans, etc.—13 percent which was stopped by the quota acts of 1920s and as late as the 1950s, whites
received employment preferences, six the 1920s. still had enough unspoken racial con-
percent came on “diversity” visas cho- Now that immigration is destroying sciousness to pass laws in their own in-
sen by lottery for people who don’t have the unity and cultural coherence of the terests. They failed, however, to put the
family connections, and four percent got country, it has become fashionable to case in clear, racial terms, and as racial
into the country one way or another and describe vice as a virtue, to claim that consciousness diminished, whites in the
had their status adjusted to get perma- ethnic enclaves, schools full of children 1960s were even less capable of mak-
nent residency. who speak no English, increasing racial ing racial arguments, and found them-
Of course, one of the most breathtak- conflict, voodoo cults, bilingual ballots, selves disarmed in the face of appeals
ingly stupid things Congress did—and Mexican irredentism, interpreters in hos- to “equality” and “non-discrimination.”
this includes the 1965 act—was the Im- pitals and courtrooms, and countless Our nation achieved character and
migration Reform and Control Act “discrimination” cases are all evidence greatness precisely because of discrimi-
(IRCA). This was a law passed in 1986 of wonderful enrichment and “diversity.” nation. Our ancestors understood that
that granted amnesty to illegals who had No one can point to just how diversity people and races are not interchange-
been in the country since before 1982 is actually benefiting the country but able, and that failure to discriminate
and had kept their noses reasonably everyone is convinced it is a great thing. would produce a warring mix of incom-
clean. This was supposed to be a once- Jews, in particular, continue to think petents and unassimilables. If we are not
and-for-all, never-again amnesty to be they are better off in a rag-bag country to lose our country, it is up to us once
combined with tough policies to keep out with no majority. As Charles Silberman again to make racial principles an ex-
any more illegals. The Border Patrol was has written, “American Jews are com- plicit part of the national debate. Unless

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“conservatism” is rescued from the piled on top of compromise, our grand- conserving. If our generation fails to
capitulationist spirit of compromise children will not have a country worth save the country it will be too late. Ω

A King Among Men


Frank Miele, Intelligence, Race, and Genetics: Conversations With Arthur R. Jensen,
Westview Press, 2002, 243 pp. $26.00.
The mind of the great sci- says, “and it was clear that she thor- spent in his department have been a last-
oughly enjoyed her showmanship.” ing source of inspiration.”
entist. Even then, he recalls, many were skep- Eysenck was among the first post-war
tical of her zeal for the “blank slate” view psychologists to study racial differences
reviewed by Jared Taylor of human nature (see last month’s review in IQ. In London, Prof. Jensen also at-
of The Blank Slate), and his psychology tended a lecture by Sir Cyril Burt, on

P
robably no man in the 20th cen- professors warned him that she knew his pioneering work on the heritability
tury has contributed more to the nothing about psychology. of intelligence and the genetic origins
study of human intelligence than of group differences. He says Burt’s
Arthur Jensen—and probably no scien- “was the best lecture I had ever at-
tist has been more hated for it. Were his tended,” and found Burt “a brilliant and
contributions in any other field, Prof. impressive man.”
Jensen, emeritus of U.C. Berkeley, Still, Prof. Jensen did not abandon his
would have received every scientific conventional beliefs in the power of en-
award and honor. Instead, by demon- vironment to raise or lower intelligence,
strating the unitary and hereditary nature and went on to publish 30 papers and
of intelligence and the genetic origins build a non-controversial reputation be-
of racial differences in mental ability, he fore he finally concluded that Eysenck
has been viciously attacked by the igno- and Burt were right. In 1969 he shocked
rant, while earning the mostly private the country with his famous Harvard
admiration of specialists. Ever the de- Educational Review article, “How Much
tached scientist, Prof. Jensen has never Can We Boost IQ and Scholastic
let personal or political considerations Achievement?” This 123-page paper,
affect his work, and has rarely revealed which demolished the view that proper
much about his private life. This collec- instruction could raise children’s IQs,
tion of conversations with journalist may have been the most sensational
Frank Miele clearly summarizes his most scholarly article ever published in
important scientific ideas, but for read- America. Although only five percent of
ers who are generally familiar with re- it was about racial differences in intelli-
cent findings on intelligence, the best gence—which Prof. Jensen concluded
part of this book is the glimpse it offers After earning his Ph.D., the young had a substantial genetic component—
of Arthur Jensen himself. scholar spent the years 1956 to 1958 it was enough to make him a pariah and
Prof. Jensen’s paternal grandparents working in Hans Eysenck’s laboratory a household name.
were Danes who immigrated from in London. This was his first exposure Frank Miele’s book does not dwell on
Copenhagen. His maternal grandfather to the London School of psychology, in the insults, death threats, and mob ac-
was a German, who dismayed his fam- which Prof. Eysenck carried on the em- tions that “Jensenism” provoked, and the
ily by marrying a Polish Jew. Born in pirical tradition of the great British pio- target of this hostility is admirably philo-
California in 1923, Arthur Jensen grew neers, Francis Galton and Charles sophical about it. Mr. Miele says Prof.
up as a quiet boy, who read a great deal Jensen bears no grudges, and there seem
and showed no interest in team sports. The best part of this book to be two sources of his equanimity in
He was a precociously accomplished the face of attacks that would have si-
student of the clarinet, and played with is the glimpse it offers of lenced lesser men. One is the capacity
the San Diego Symphony for a year Arthur Jensen himself. to endure what Prof. Jensen calls “strong
when he was only 17. He graduated from disapproval.” “I myself don’t like it,” he
U.C. Berkeley in 1945, and worked as a Spearman. It was a turning point in Prof. says, “but I sometimes wonder why I
high school biology teacher and orches- Jensen’s career: “Eysenck was a kind of seem to tolerate it. I believe one has to
tra conductor before going on to Colum- genius,” he says, “or at least a person of have relatively little need to be liked. I
bia in 1952 to study educational and very unusual talents, and the only per- suppose it’s a kind of eccentricity to be
clinical psychology. He liked to audit son of that unusual caliber that I have willing to risk strong disapproval.”
courses outside his field, and remembers come across in the field of psychology. The other source of Prof. Jensen’s
Margaret Mead’s energy and “boundless I got perhaps as much as 90 percent of calm appears to be the inspiration he
enthusiasm:” “Her lectures were im- my attitudes about psychology and sci- finds in his chief role model. “Mahatma
mensely colorful and entertaining,” he ence from Eysenck. The three years I Gandhi has been my number-one hero

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since I was 14 years old,” he says, add- important of all environmental effects on field a person may enter, and what he
ing that Gandhi was “one of the few g [general cognitive ability—see below]. does with his intelligence, but they have
people I know of who lived nearly his They include intrauterine conditions re- little effect on intelligence itself. He
whole adult life by principle, entirely by lated to the mother’s age, health, and points out that the IQ correlation be-
principle. . . . He is the one who first blood type; incompatibility between tween adopted children reared together
comes to mind whenever I feel puzzled mother and fetus; nutrition; certain medi- is a modest 0.3, but that the correlation
as to the right course of action.” cations; and substance abuse. Then there drops to nearly zero by late adolescence.
The right course has been a stance not are perinatal conditions such as anoxia, After the early years, shared home and
unlike that of Thomas Jefferson, who is birth trauma, and extreme prematurity. parents seem to have no effect.
quoted under the American Renaissance And also post-natal conditions—mainly Intelligence can now be determined
nameplate. As Prof. Jensen puts it: “One early nutrition and the various childhood by direct physiological assessment of the
of the tenets of my own philosophy is to diseases.” brain. People differ in the rates at which
be as open as possible and to strive for a Elsewhere, Prof. Jensen refers to their brains consume glucose, and in the
perfect consistency between my these as the “biological microenviron- complexity and shape of their brain
thoughts, both spoken and published, in ment,” adding that “these microenviron- waves. Tests of this kind are as good as
their private and public expression. This mental effects may contribute as much written IQ tests, and it is hard to imag-
is essentially a Gandhian principle, one as 20 to 25 percent of the total variance ine how the social environment could in-
that I have long considered worth striv- fluence such things as glucose uptake
ing to live by.” rates.
The trouble with Prof. Jensen’s ad- People who believe in the power of
mirable public/private consistency is that environment over intelligence should
he has reached such unfashionable con- expect a deaf child, who has heard noth-
clusions. He refuses to think something ing his entire life, to be severely afflicted.
just because others do. “If anything, my In fact, children born deaf perform nor-
attitudes are based on a rather lifelong mally on non-verbal intelligence tests.
antipathy to believing anything without Another fashionable notion Prof.
evidence,” he says, noting that he was Jensen dismisses is the idea that race is
“more or less kicked out of Sunday a “social construct.” He points out that
school” because he did not see enough although there are very few instances of
evidence for the things he was told to genetic variations unique to a particular
believe. His life would have been vastly population, strong group tendencies at
easier if he had, like many scientists, many different genetic locations add up
shaded his findings or simply stayed to consistent racial differences. These
away from race, but this was not his way. differences are more than skin deep:
“I have only contempt for people who “Given the fact that as many as 50 per-
let their politics or religion influence cent of the genes in the human genome
their science,” he says. Group differ- are involved with the structural and func-
ences are an important aspect of the tional aspects of the brain, it would be
study of intelligence, and to dodge the surprising indeed if populations that dif-
race question would have been, for him, fer in a great many visible characteris-
an act of intellectual cowardice. tics and in various genetic polymor-
Now, after nearly 35 years of research phisms [different forms of the same
following the Harvard Educational Re- gene] did not also differ in some char-
view article, Prof. Jensen’s position is acteristics associated with the brain, the
stronger than ever (for a review of his primary organ of behavior.”
magesterial The g Factor, see AR, Sept. As Prof. Jensen points out, in nature,
1998). He says that since the appearance when animals differ in form and appear-
of his famous article, he has become ance, they differ in behavior, and there
even more convinced that education and is no reason to think humans are any dif-
social milieu have little effect on IQ, and ferent. He notes that Robert Plomin of
that it is almost misleading to talk about in IQ in the population.” Prof. Jensen England has already identified four
“environmental” influences on intelli- suspects that improvements in health, genes, or DNA segments, that affect IQ.
gence: nutrition, and child delivery explain a As more are discovered, it is extremely
“I prefer the terms ‘genetic influ- good part of what is known as the Lynn- unlikely that the different forms of these
ences’ and ‘nongenetic influences’ be- Flynn effect: “The reduced occurrence genes will be distributed equally among
cause so many people think environment of . . . unfavorable microenvironmental all races.
means just the psychological, social, and elements in the industrialized countries Although some psychometricians still
cultural milieu in which a person grows is probably one of the causes of the argue that environment accounts for ra-
up. These nongenetic influences begin gradual rise in mental test scores in these cial differences in IQ, there is essentially
virtually at the moment of conception. countries during the last 60 or 70 years.” unanimity on the view that a person’s in-
They have direct effects on the brain’s In Prof. Jensen’s view, the home or telligence is largely fixed at birth. “The
development and are probably the most social environment may influence what fact that g is more strongly genetic than

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most other psychological variables is not each other. Liberals like this idea be- them actually work.” Many scholars
really controversial among empirical re- cause they pretend to believe all people know perfectly well that uplift programs
searchers in this field,” says Prof. Jensen. are equally gifted, but just not in exactly will not work, but they remain silent.
“It is highly controversial only in the the same ways. As Prof. Jensen ex-
popular media. Just try to find any real plains, the evidence for separate,
controversy among the experts who unrelated intelligences is very thin:
know the research on this issue.” “Even though many attempts have
Indeed, on Nov. 26, 1998, Intelli- been made to devise tests of mental
gence, the premier journal in the field ability that have zero or negative cor-
of IQ research, published an entire is- relations with each other, no one yet
sue of tributes to Prof. Jensen under the has succeeded. It appears that zero
general title: “A King Among Men: and nonpositive correlations among
Arthur Jensen.” Even when it comes to ability tests are the psychometric
racial differences, he can find no one in equivalent of perpetual motion in
the field willing to debate him seriously. physics—you can imagine them but
Non-genetic arguments simply do not you can never demonstrate them in
hold up: “The purely environmental or the real world.”
‘culture-only’ theory . . . has had to fall
back on a series of ad hoc hypotheses. Politics
They lack any underlying theoretical
basis and are often inconsistent with each In an age when anyone who can
other, since each one was invented to manage to get to a microphone
explain some single phenomenon.” seems to think he is competent to Prof. Jensen’s hero.
This does not mean the “culture-only” spout opinions on anything, Prof. Jensen
theory is dead, only that it should be. is unusually humble: “I myself don’t feel Prof. Jensen is too much a gentleman to
“Undergraduate psychology textbooks inclined or properly qualified to think call anyone a coward, but he does say
are misinforming hundreds of thousands through what others may consider the this: “Most academicians, of course
of college students on this subject every ‘politics’ of my work.” Elsewhere, he speak up on controversial issues only
year,” says Prof. Jensen. “It almost sick- adds, “My aim in this is to produce good after they are no longer controversial. If
ens me even to thumb through most of science, as best I can, not to change the it weren’t so disheartening, it would be
the introductory psychology books pub- world or push any social or political pro- amusing to see so many of them run for
lished in recent years.” gram.” Also: “The acquisition of factual cover when threatened by ideological
Although he is notorious for his find- knowledge should stand apart from criticism.”
ings on race, what may be Prof. Jensen’s policy. But to be effective, policy mak- Not surprisingly, on any controversial
most important scientific contributions ing must take into account our best fac- subject, the number of people willing to
have been his work on the nature of in- tual knowledge about the alternatives take a position is much less important
telligence. No one else has so carefully under consideration.” than the scientific findings: “The idea of
demonstrated the reality of a concept that The problem, of course, is that most consensus is not very meaningful or im-
earlier researchers like Charles Spear- policy-makers ignore facts that run portant in science, especially at the fron-
man suspected but could never prove: counter to prevailing orthodoxy, and will tiers of knowledge. At first, a consensus
the unitary nature of intelligence, or the is nearly always opposed to any innova-
dependence of virtually all cognitive “No First World country tion.” For Prof. Jensen, good science al-
abilities on a single underlying ability ways comes first: “Whether I’m right or
known as the g factor. If we can imagine can expect to have an wrong in any particular instance isn’t the
separate factories in the mind, turning open border with a really important thing. What is impor-
out spatial or numerical or verbal or Third World country tant is that scientific research on these
other kinds of insights, g, or the “gen- without serious risk to its matters should be encouraged and al-
eral” factor, can be thought of as the lowed to advance unfettered.” Needless
common source of power for these fac- own economy and to say, on a host of topics, not just scien-
tories. The different factories vary in quality of life.” tific but historical, we have nothing like
efficiency from person to person, and “unfettered” research.
people have different areas of strength not take positions that displease the me- Prof. Jensen reports that no fewer than
and weakness, but it is differences in the dia. As Prof. Jensen puts it: “Too many eight publishers turned down his most
level of g that best explain individual politicians take research results less se- significant contribution to science, The
differences in mental ability. This is why, riously than purely political consider- g Factor. This is a book any publisher
with the exception of very unusual ations. The popular media seldom help should have been delighted to sponsor,
people like idiot savants, those who are either, as they are also more politically but fear of prevailing taboos nearly kept
good in one subject in school are usu- than scientifically oriented.” it from being published at all.
ally good in all of them. He credits his opponents with good Despite his general unwillingness to
There are theories of “multiple intel- intentions, but points out that “good in- discuss “politics,” interviewer Frank
ligences,” according to which there are tentions must be backed up by evidence Miele did manage to draw out Prof.
many discreet abilities independent of that the prescribed means for achieving Jensen on a few controversial subjects:

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“The growth of populations world well-educated Blacks than is true for continent: “No First World country can
wide,” he argues, “especially in the Third Whites. If this trend continues over a expect to have an open border with a
World, is by far the most serious prob- number of generations, the Black and Third World country without serious risk
lem we have to face.” Of the one-child White populations will be pulled increas- to its own economy and quality of life.”
policy in China, he says: “The totalitar- ingly further apart in average IQ. . . . This view follows logically from an un-
ian conditions that are apparently needed Reducing population seems more urgent derstanding of group differences in abil-
to accomplish this goal seem tolerable to me than eugenics per se. But unless ity, but politicians who refuse to coun-
if one considers the eventual conse- people in the upper half of the bell curve tenance even the possibility of these dif-
quences of ignoring the problem. It for g have at least as many offspring as ferences, will not take even the most
seems the lesser of two evils, consider- those of the lower half, there will inevi- basic steps to save our civilization.
ing the consequences of overpopula- tably result a dysgenic trend in the over- Arthur Jensen has spent his life pur-
tion.” all ability level and the educability of suing—and finding—truth. Instead of
He notes that among all races, the the population as a whole.” the honors he deserved, he has endured
more intelligent are having fewer chil- Perhaps most controversially, he takes hatred and calumny. This book is a trib-
dren than the less intelligent. At the same a position that could serve as the central ute not only to a great man and a great
time: “[T]here is a greater disparity in platform of any movement that seeks to scientist, but to author Frank Miele, who
birthrates between poorly educated and maintain European civilization on this recognizes that greatness. Ω

O Tempora, O Mores!
Victory for “Our People” the Leman Center on Anti-racism, which at the polls. The Blok won 15 percent of
took the Blok to court in 2000 on the the vote in the last general elections in
The Vlaams Blok of Belgium is one grounds that its platform was “racist.” 1999; it could win 20 percent in May.
of the most successful nationalist par- The specific charges were against a 1999 [Andrew Osborn, Belgium’s Far Right
ties in Europe. It is the third largest party pamphlet in which the Blok called for Resurgent, Guardian (London), Feb. 28,
in Flanders, the Flemish-speaking area separate education for Muslims, a spe- 2003.]
where 60 percent of Belgians live, and cial tax on companies employing non-
Europeans, and cuts in child support for Immigration Roulette
non-European employees. The stakes in
the suit were high. If the court found Immigration to the United States is
against the Blok it would lose about $4 like gambling: some people die trying
million a year in state money, which is to cross the border, some who come le-
the only source of legal political fund- gally are booted on technicalities, and
ing in Belgium. Party leaders were right at least one illegal recently got two free
has the support of a third of the voters in to call the suit “attempted murder.” heart-lung transplants. Everyone has
Antwerp, Belgium’s second-largest city. In February, a judge kicked out the now heard of Jesica Santillan, the 17-
One of its notable supporters is Anke case, noting that it was a political ques- year-old Mexican girl who died on Feb.
Van dermeersch, a former Miss Belgium tion far beyond his jurisdiction. The anti- 23. Not so many people know that three
and now a lawyer, who often appears at racists are mortified. “In other European years ago her parents paid a coyote
party rallies. By ordinary political rules, countries their laws work to prevent the $5,000 to smuggle her across the bor-
the party’s leader, Filip De- rise of far-right political par- der in the hope she could get help for a
winter, should be mayor of ties,” says their lawyer, Jos heart condition that could not be treated
Antwerp since the Blok holds Vandervelpen; “Ours should in Mexico. If the first procedure at Duke
20 of the city council’s 55 too.” In other words, if you can’t University Hospital had not been
seats—far more than any other beat “racists” at the polls, get bungled and then followed by a second
party. The other parties have the courts to ban them. The los- heart-lung transplant that failed, virtu-
banded together to keep it out ers could appeal, but this would ally no one would know that illegal aliens
of power. require bringing a criminal case sometimes get even the most complex
The Blok, whose motto is that would be argued before a and costly treatments. In her case, a
“Our People First,” wants jury, and chances are the Blok North Carolina businessman, Mack
Flemish nationalist.
Flemish independence from would win again. Mahoney, founded a private charity to
French-speaking Wallonia, would estab- The result has been not only a court raise money for the operations, but
lish “a watertight immigration stop,” and victory, but loads of excellent publicity illegals have gotten new organs and even
send home all non-European foreigners. for the Blok, and a clear demonstration sex-change operations, all on the public
It would accept asylum seekers only of the underhanded tactics its opponents tab.
from Europe, drastically tighten citizen- use against it. Party president Frank Miss Santillan’s parents have already
ship requirements, and deport all for- Vanhecke is justifiably pleased. “It’s promised to sue the hospital over her
eigners who commit crimes. only in banana republics that judges de- death. However, according to the Organ
This, of course, is much too sensible cide the manifestos of political parties,” Procurement and Transplantation Net-
for Belgium’s Human Rights League and he says. The victory should bring a lift work, in 2002, 5,542 Americans died

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waiting for an organ transplant, which for the $200,000 operation. Miss Joy to death along with her husband and six-
means two American probably died be- would not be the first yard bird to get a year-old son. Gray Leakey, great-uncle
cause Miss Santillan got the organs they new organ. A 32-year old California in- of the white Kenyan politician and con-
didn’t. Now that the parents are widely mate got a new heart but died last De- servationist Richard Leakey, was another
known to be here illegally, will the feds cember, 11 months after the operation. victim. His captors buried him alive af-
do their job and show them the door? In 1999, a convicted murder who had ter eating some of his (unspecified) ex-
[Michelle Malkin, Rolling Up the Medi- done his time got a new heart, but has tremities. His own supporters finally had
cal Welcome Mat, WorldNetDaily.com, since been charged with several crimes, enough of Kimathi’s torture and murder
Feb. 21, 2003. Rob Stein, Teenage Girl including possession of child pornogra- of fellow Africans, and betrayed him to
in Botched Organ Transplant Dies, phy. [Convicted Killer Still Sparks Con- the British. A black African jury con-
Washington Post, Feb. 23, 2003, p. A1.] troversy Over Transplant, AP, Feb. 22, victed him, and he was buried in a mass
The contrast to the case of Ernst 2003.] grave with other Mau Mau leaders.
Zundel could not be greater. Mr. Zundel The new Kenyan government of
is a German citizen, married to an African Heroes Mwai Kibaki that won power in Decem-
American. He is notorious in Canada, ber has announced it will exhume
where he used to live, because he claims The Mau Mau rebellion in the 1950s Kimathi’s body and give him a state fu-
the Nazis killed far fewer than six mil- against British rule in Kenya was one of neral. It also plans to honor other Mau
lion Jews. On Feb. 5, three INS agents the bloodiest uprisings against colonial Mau “heroes” whom it considers free-
and two local policemen arrested him at rule in Africa. A Kikuyu tribesman dom fighters. White Kenyans asked the
his house in East Tennessee. Mr. Zundel named Dedan Kimathi led the revolt, British government to denounce these
was in the United States legally, but— which succeeded in killing 32 white set- plans, but that was silly. “We wouldn’t
though the details are a little murky— tlers and 100 British soldiers. Kimathi take a stand one way or another,” says a
he is said to have missed a hearing of and 500 followers managed to elude cap- British High Commission spokesman.
some kind, and the INS says it will ban [Adrian Blomfield, Honour for Mau
him from the United States for 20 years. Mau Leader Who Ate Victims, Tele-
For a 63-year-old man, this is close to graph (London), Feb. 13, 2003.]
permanent expulsion. At one point it
seemed likely Mr. Zundel would be ex- Eenie, meenie, minie,
pelled to Germany, where he could face
five years in prison for “inciting hatred,”
dough
something that is fortunately not yet a Two years ago, Grace Fuller and
crime in the United States. Now, it ap- Louise Sawyer, both black, were about
pears he will be shipped to Canada, to fly out of Las Vegas on Southwest
where he still has permanent residency Airlines, when a flight attendant got on
rights. the intercom to ask passengers to sit
With an estimated seven to thirteen down. “Eenie, meenie, minie, moe; pick
million illegal aliens in the country, why a seat, we gotta go,” said Jennifer
is the INS expelling the legal resident Cundiff, who is white. The second line
spouse of an American citizen because is usually “catch a tiger by the toe,” but
Kenyan hero, Dedan Kimathi.
of what appears to be a minor technical- Miss Fuller and Miss Sawyer said the
ity? Although the First Amendment, for ture for more than a year before the Brit- rhyme was directed at them, since an
now, means we do not officially have ish finally caught and executed him. older version was “catch a nigger by the
thought crimes in this country, this kind Kimathi had no mercy for blacks who toe.” They say passengers laughed—
of selective law enforcement certainly would not join his uprising, and killed they think at them—as if blacks were too
suggests our rulers believe in them in far more Africans than whites. Once his stupid to find a seat.
principle. men cut in half the young son of a chief The women have sued for damages
who would not join, and drank his blood. in the US District Court in Kansas City,
Organized Crime Then they threw the two halves of his where Judge Kathryn Vratil has, amaz-
body at the boy’s mother and killed her. ingly, granted a trial date in March. “The
Carole Joy is likely to get an organ They hacked to death hundreds of oth- court agrees with plaintiffs that because
transplant, just like Jesica Santillan. She ers who would not fight the British. of its history, the phrase ‘eenie, meenie,
is a convicted murderer doing time in The Mau Mau specialized in horrible minie, moe’ could reasonably be viewed
the Nebraska pen, who destroyed her initiation rites. Recruits were made to as objectively racist and offensive,” she
liver with alcohol and heroin. Accord- drink human blood, semen or urine, and wrote. Miss Cundiff, who was 22 at the
ing to a 1976 US Supreme Court ruling, in some cases were ordered to eat hu- time she recited the lines, says she had
prisoners are eligible for transplants just man brains, sometimes of their own rela- never heard the “nigger” version, and
like the rest of us, and Miss Joy has been tives. Others had to eat the flesh of mur- that she learned the rhyme from a co-
conditionally approved to go on the list dered babies. worker who used it to encourage pas-
of 17,300 people nationwide waiting for Mau Mau fighters were best known sengers to find seats, since Southwest
new livers. Apparently she must lose in the West for murdering whites, espe- does not have assigned seating. Besides
weight and control her diabetes better cially after they attacked a doctor who money, the women want Southwest to
in order to become the perfect candidate ran a clinic for Africans, and hacked her promise never to use the rhyme again,

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and to train their employees in racial Judge John Gallop agreed that Mr. dorsed. The one exception was the fol-
sensitivity. [Trial Set in Southwest Rac- Jamilmira was simply exercising conju- lowing, which Mr. Donahue read as an
ist Rhyme Suit, AP, Feb. 10, 2003.] gal rights Abos have recognized for cen- example of AR’s mean-spiritedness.
turies, that the girl “knew what was ex- “Ugly Mexicans and ugly Haitians come
Family Affair pected of her,” and did not need the pro- here to live permanently, but we are sup-
posed to be endlessly sensitive to their
Last August, a woman from Mastic, peculiarities . . . .”
New York, showed up at the Poospatuck Mr. Taylor replied that he did not re-
Indian reservation, also in Mastic, look- call calling immigrants “ugly,” but if that
ing for crack cocaine. She had with her was what was in AR, it must have been
only a pair of stolen boxer shorts and what he wrote. In fact, the context gives
her 15-year-old granddaughter. The the sentence a very different meaning:
woman, whose name was withheld and “There used to be much talk about
race not specified, found a drug dealer ‘ugly Americans,’ who traveled overseas
known as “Jo-Jo,” and asked if he would expecting to find hamburgers and En-
take the shorts for some crack. He said glish-speakers, and who ignorantly dep-
no. She asked for credit and again he said recated the quaint customs of the natives.
no, but said he thought the granddaugh- We were supposed to be deeply ashamed
ter looked “cute.” The woman agreed to tection of the white man’s law. The girl of them—and they were only tourists!
rent her granddaughter out, and after herself may think otherwise. She said Mr. ‘Ugly Mexicans’ and ‘ugly Haitians’
getting the crack, shoved her towards Jo- Jamilmira beat her, and that when she come here to live permanently, but we
Jo and told her to “give him a kiss.” Jo- tried to escape he fired a shotgun into are supposed to be endlessly sensitive
Jo took her about ten yards away, and the air. She is now in hiding. [Kathy to their peculiarities, and revel in the
raped and sodomized her, as she Marks, Aborigine Insists Tribal Law diversity of toadying to their ethnic de-
screamed for help. Afterwards, her Gives Right to Underage Sex, Indepen- mands.” (AR, June 1996.)
grandmother made her urinate, in the dent (London), Feb. 22, 2003.] The quotation marks around “ugly
hope of washing away DNA evidence Mexicans” and “ugly Haitians” were, of
of the rape, and took her home and Another Hoax course, inaudible when Mr. Donahue
scrubbed her in the shower. The woman read the passage, and it is hard to think
has a long history of theft and drug prob- Nicholas and Tracey Gatlin are a this was anything other than an attempt
lems, and had just moved in with her black couple who used to live in a house to give a false impression. Mr. Taylor
daughter and granddaughter. She has in Timber Valley in Harris County, has published at least a million words,
been arrested and could face 25 years in Texas. They set fire to the house in De- but liberals apparently have to distort
prison. [Andrew Smith, Girl Raped in cember to collect $120,000 in insurance them to find something shocking or un-
Drug Deal, New York Post, Feb. 1, money, painted insulting graffiti on the reasonable.
2003.] ruins, and blamed “racists.” Arson in- For the Feb. 10 appearance, Mr. Tay-
spectors were immediately suspicious lor was the only guest for the entire hour.
Respecting the Natives when they found the Gatlins had moved Afterwards, the producers said Mr. Tay-
all their possessions out of the house lor had attracted a large number of view-
Australian Aborigines have their own before the fire, but included them in the ers, and an unusual amount of viewer
rules for conjugal relations that white insurance claim. The couple face up to response—much of it positive. The
courts used to ignore but are now re- life in prison if they are convicted of in- Donahue staff was frankly surprised by
specting as multiculturalism requires. surance fraud and arson. [Darren Lyn, the strong support for Mr. Taylor. AR
For example, it is common for older Couple Allegedly Torch Their Home, itself has been swamped with enthusias-
Abos to pay for future delivery of young Then Say it Was Hate Crime, ABC13 tic reactions and comments. We have had
girls as soon as they are born. This prac- Eyewitenss News (Houston, Texas), Jan. a sharp rise in subscriptions, and can
tice recently came to light when Jackie 30, 2003.] hardly keep up with the e-mail. The re-
Jamilmira claimed a 15-year-old girl on sponse is proof, once again, that many
whom he had been making regular pay- The ‘Ugly’ Truth whites have healthy, common-sense
ments, took her home and raped her. views about race, and are only waiting
He was tried and sentenced for un- AR editor Jared Taylor appeared on for leadership.
lawful sexual intercourse, but an appeals MSNBC’s Phil Donahue program Jan. Incorrigible liberal though he is, we
judge said Aboriginal custom should 22 and Feb. 10, to talk about race. An were sorry to learn that MSNBC discon-
prevail, and reduced the sentence to one old-style 1970s liberal, Mr. Donahue tinued Mr. Donahue’s program on Feb.
day. As Mr. Jamilmira’s lawyer ex- appeared shocked that a person like Mr. 22. Although Mr. Taylor has been on
plained, “The behavior complained of Taylor could even exist, much less ar- many television programs, he never be-
by the white community is not recog- ticulate and defend white interests. His fore had a national audience for a full
nized in this community as unlawful con- “anti-racist” arguments were clichés. hour. This may have been only a des-
duct. Rather it is viewed as appropriate There were the usual attempts to am- perate attempt to boost Mr. Donahue’s
and morally correct.” Aborigines do not bush Mr. Taylor with “racist” quotations ratings and save a struggling program,
recognize underage sex or marital rape from American Renaissance, all but one but whatever the motive, it was an ex-
as crimes. of which Mr. Taylor defended and en- cellent opportunity.

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Transcripts of both programs are on Missy Branson says the congressman is lions of dollars trying to get students to
our web page at www.AmRen.com. sorry if he offended anybody, but stands “connect.” Freshman orientation used to
fast on his original view on relocation. mean hiking up mountains or camping
Sink or Swim [Wendy Thermos, Honda Seeks GOP on the Appalachian Trail. Now it means
Action over Remarks on Internment, Los a series of diversity pep talks, beginning
Because the city of North Miami, Angeles Times, Feb. 16, 2003.] with the welcoming address by univer-
Florida, is close to the Atlantic, its po- Other Democrats are calling for an sity president, James Wright. Dartmouth
lice department requires that new re- annual National Day of Remembrance requires all non-teaching staff to take
cruits be proficient swimmers. City to commemorate the victims of reloca- diversity training, and recommends it for
Councilman Jacques Despinosse thinks tion. Rep. Jay Inslee of Washington says students and faculty. According to the
this is unfair to blacks. “We can’t swim,” America needs a new holiday “because Times, “Training for staff members in-
complains the Haitian councilman; we as a nation temporarily forgot the cludes workshops in which they are
“Most of us didn’t come here on the values of liberty and succumbed to the asked to think of Dartmouth in terms of
Mayflower; we came on slave ships,” as power of fear.” [Inslee Disputes Claim classism, racism and sexism, and then
if that explained anything. He says the that WWII Internment Was ‘A Good to make recommendations for improve-
requirement also keeps black officers Idea,’ The Sun (Bremerton, Wash.), Feb. ments. They are also told to find ways
from other departments from joining the 11, 2003.] to incorporate those suggestions into
North Miami police. Police Chief Shortly after Mr. Coble’s remarks their own lives.” Students are subjected
Gwendolyn Boyd-Savage, who is also were first reported, AR sent his office a to lectures from non-whites who tell
black, has no plans to change the require- copy of the article on relocation that them all the things to which whites
ment. She says most rejects fail written appeared in our January issue. The con- should be sensitive.
exams or background checks, and that gressman read the article, and tele- Even the Times recognizes all this
the department will arrange lessons for phoned personally to tell us how useful could be a wild goose chase: “No one
otherwise promising recruits who can- he had found it. has a formula for success; there is not
not swim. [David Ovalle, Swimming even a consensus about what success
Requirement Called Unfair, Herald (Mi- Snipe Hunt would look like. Experts say that diver-
ami), Feb. 17, 2003, p. 3B.] sity programs on college campuses
For more than 30 years American amount to a constantly evolving experi-
Relocation Echoes universities have been trying to foster ment, which in some cases in the past
“diversity,” but as a recent article in the may have done more harm than good.”
During an appearance on a Greens- New York Times concedes, race relations Predictably, it takes a non-white to
boro radio program on Feb. 3, Rep. have not improved: “Decades after col- point out just how much rubbish this all
Howard Coble (R-NC) said he did not leges and universities across the coun- is. “Racial diversity, which has been an
think it was necessary to round up Ar- try began actively recruiting minority obsession of the administration, has been
abs in the wake of the Sept 11 attacks, students, many campuses are more di- misguided,” said Chien Wen Kung, 21,
but said he agreed with President verse than ever. But that does not mean a junior from Singapore. “My opinion
Roosevelt’s Japanese relocation pro- that students connect across racial and is that Dartmouth should be focusing on
gram. “We were at war,” he said; “Some ethnic lines.” intellectual diversity.” [Sara Rimer, Col-
probably were intent on doing harm to leges Find Diversity Is Not Just Num-
us.” He also said the camps kept Japa- bers, New York Times, Nov. 12, 2002.]
nese away from angry Americans who
might have attacked them. Bad Substitute
Japanese and Arab activists are in a
dither. Ed Nakawatase of Asian Ameri- David Franklin, 21, used to be a sub-
cans United, who was born in a reloca- stitute teacher at Horizons Alternative
tion camp, says Mr. Coble is falsifying School, a special middle school for re-
history. The Japanese American Citizens fractory children in Fort Worth, Texas.
League wants Mr. Coble to apologize, According to police, on Jan. 23, Mr.
and resign as chairman of the House Ju- Franklin, who is black, walked into his
diciary subcommittee on crime, terror- classroom and found two boys playing
ism, and homeland security. Tawfik with a 14-year-old girl “in a sexual man-
Barqawi, head of the Burlington County, Dartmouth ner.” Rather than stop the boys, Mr.
New Jersey, human relations committee, By the 1980s, colleges had begun to Franklin reportedly turned off the lights
says Mr. Coble owes both Japanese and lay on deans for diversity, ethnic studies and computer monitors and raped the
Arabs an apology. [Remarks by 2 NC courses, and even racial and ethnic “af- girl, while six boys watched. Two boys
Lawmakers Upset Arabs, Japanese, AP, finity houses” where non-whites could also assaulted the girl. “It was so incred-
Feb. 7, 2003] bask in homogeneity, and take a break ible, we really had to make ourselves try
Rep. Michael M. Honda (D-CA), who from whites. But still the races don’t mix, to believe the details,” says Fort Worth
lived in a relocation center during the and non-whites invariably claim they are Police Sgt. Dave Stamp. “Not only did
war, wants Republican leaders to con- “devalued” on campus. he not stop the action that was going on,
demn the remarks, and calls their silence What to do? At Dartmouth, in New he basically joined in.” Police arrested
“outrageous.” Mr. Coble’s spokesman Hampshire, the answer is to spend mil- Mr. Franklin on Jan. 31, and released

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him on a $75,000 bond. His mother says Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration news programs, but don’t necessarily
he told her he’s innocent. The two boys Services, which will issue visas and natu- watch them. She also doubts MBC has
will also be charged. [Teacher Accused ralize new citizens. enough money to succeed. Fewer than a
of Raping Girl in Class, AP, Feb. 2, One man who will fortunately not be quarter of American households get
2003. MSNBC.com, Teacher In Custody part of the new INS is Kenneth Elwood, MBC. It is unavailable in New York, but
Accused Of School Rape, January 31, former chief of the Philadelphia district, is in Philadelphia, Chicago, Detroit,
2003.] who retired on Jan. 3. Mr. Elwood is all Houston and Los Angeles. [David
too typical of the people who are sup- Bauder, Black News Channel in the
UNAACP posed to be guarding our border. He Works, AP, Feb. 12, 2003.]
began his career in the enforcement arm,
The United Nations is getting ready but soon moved to services. “Enforce- ‘Call to Arms!’
to recognize the National Association for ment . . . hardens you,” he says. “You
the Advancement of Colored People begin to think they’re [illegals] all law- Chris Simcox a former Los Angeles
(NAACP) as an official non-governmen- breakers, but most people are doing it schoolteacher, is now editor and pub-
tal agency (NGO). Once so designated for good reasons. Out of a half-million lisher of the Tombstone, Arizona, Tum-
the NAACP gains “consultative status” illegals every year, very few are here to bleweed. On a vacation in the Arizona
with the United Nations Economic and do something bad.” desert after the Sept. 11 attacks, he says
Social Council (UNESCO), which “People all over the world can look he came across five separate organized
would let it propose agenda items and to America and see themselves,” he paramilitary groups running drugs.
make presentations at UN meetings. adds. “Somebody from every national- “These were highly organized groups,”
Under the leadership of former congress- ity, whether Somali or French or Rus- he says; “three vehicles, with the cam-
man Kweisi Mfume, the NAACP has sian, can see images of themselves in ouflage-wearing troops escorting the
emphasized international concerns. It America. That’s such a great advantage vehicles on both sides in columns and
monitored the recent elections in Zim- for the United States.” After the Sept. carrying automatic weapons—AKs,
babwe, and is planning a conference on 11 terrorist attacks, Mr. Elwood opposed mini-14s, the whole works.”
the Caribbean and the Americas later this the government’s efforts to detain Mus- Mr. Simcox called the Border Patrol,
year. Mr. Mfume recently met Fidel lims. “I pulled everybody together and only to be told that they knew all about
Castro of Cuba to promote human rights said I’m not going down in history like it, but could do nothing. He also learned
and trade. Percy Hintzen, chairman of the person who locked up all the Japa- that the Park Service has listed the
the African American studies depart- nese after Pearl Harbor,” he says. Mr. area—Organ Pipe National Monu-
ment at the University of California at Elwood thinks red tape and xenophobic ment—as the most dangerous national
Berkeley, says the NAACP may be shift- politics made the old INS fail in its mis- park because of Mexican smugglers.
ing its focus to international affairs in sion, which he believes is to bring in “That,” he explains, “was when I real-
order to remain “relevant.” [Deborah more workers. “The economy is the 900- ized something was really wrong. We’re
Kong, NAACP Aspires to Global Role, pound gorilla; it’s going to get what it under attack but we leave the borders
AP, Feb. 1, 2003.] wants, no matter what we do.” [Thomas wide open. People are coming across in
Ginsberg, Departing INS Chief Leery of thousands, even as organized military
INS RIP Changes Facing Agency, Philadelphia units, and there’s nothing we can do
Inquirer, Jan. 5, 2003.] about it—there’s no way of knowing if
On March 1, 2003, the US Immigra- these people illegally crossing our bor-
tion and Naturalization Service ceased Cable News for Blacks ders are terrorists. That’s when it oc-
to exist. Taking its place within the new curred to me that I own a paper, and I
Department of Homeland security are Black-owned Atlanta-based Major thought, ‘Wow, if the rest of the country
Broadcasting Cable Network (MBC), won’t print what is going on out here, at
known for televising sports at black col- least I can.’ ”
leges, plans to launch a 24-hour cable In October 2002, Mr. Simcox ran a
news network for blacks. MBC News: now-famous headline: “Enough is
The Urban Voice will be modeled on Enough! A Public Call to Arms! Citi-
CNN’s Headline News, and MBC has zens Border Patrol Militia Now Form-
hired black former CNN anchor Gordon ing!” When responses poured in, he es-
Graham as a host. The decision comes tablished the Civil Homeland Defense,
after Black Entertainment Television to run regular patrols: “We are merely
(BET) decided to cut back public affairs putting bodies on the border, acting as a
programming. Last December, BET can- presence, trying to create a deterrent to
celled the interview show “BET To- those who are trying to cross the border
night,” on which Sen. Trent Lott apolo- illegally. Off the record, the U.S. Bor-
gized for praising Strom Thurmond. der Patrol—the guys on the ground—
Now a collectors’ item. BET also cancelled its Sunday morning will tell you that they appreciate our
news, and a program for teenagers. help.” Members of the militia are not
two new federal agencies: the Bureau of BET president Debra Lee doubts an required to carry weapons, but must have
Customs and Border Protection, which all-news cable channel for blacks will a concealed carry permit, which means
will enforce immigration law, and the succeed. She says blacks say they like they have passed a background check.

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2002 AR Conference speaker Glenn public. Last week, frightened villagers Cooking Up Trouble
Spencer also runs a civilian border beat to death a man suspected of being a
watch. His group, American Border Pa- vampire, attacked and nearly lynched In February, Republican students at
trol, uses high-tech surveillance equip- three visiting priests and destroyed an the University of California at Los An-
ment to locate and monitor “suspected aid group’s encampment they feared was geles put on an “Affirmative Action
border intruders” (SBIs). He posts the the vampires’ headquarters. [Villagers Bake Sale,” to show what they think of
information on his website, www.ameri Suddenly Afraid of Vampires, Santa Bar- racial preferences. The cookies were all
canborderpatrol.com: “All any Ameri- bara News-Press, Dec. 23, 2002.] the same, but they charged different
can has to do is log on to our website to prices according to race and sex: 25
see what is happening along this border Straw Man cents for black, Hispanic, and American
in real time,” he says; “People will be Indian women, 50 cents for the men,
amazed.” “When we find a group of Jack Straw, the foreign secretary in $1.00 for white women, and $2.00 for
SBIs we tell them this is the United Tony Blair’s Labour government, says white men and all Asians. They also
States of America, they have been re- many of today’s worst international wore badges that said such things as
ported to the Border Patrol and please problems are Britain’s fault. “A lot of “White Oppressor,” “Self-Hating His-
wait here. They usually just sit down. If the problems that we are having to deal panic Race Traitor,” and “Uncle Tom.”
they take off we do not attempt to stop with now—I have to deal with now— Chairman of the California Demo-
them. If they run, they run.” are a consequence of our colonial past,” cratic Party Art Torres pronounced him-
Americans living along the border say he says. In an interview given to New self “deeply saddened and disheartened”
the region is increasingly violent. They Statesman, he says that in India and Pa- by the bake sale, and said, idiotically,
say drug smugglers have threatened that the Republicans must have been
them and their families, and they will not emboldened by Sen. Trent Lott’s recent
walk their property unarmed. They want remarks about Strom Thurmond—which
troops on the border. cost him his job. Other supporters of
Congressman Tom Tancredo (R-CO) racial preferences screeched, too, but as
is the most outspoken politician back- Walter Williams asks in a column, “Why
ing military patrols, but his is a lonely be offended by a money version of ra-
voice. Homeland Security Secretary cial preferences?” [Walter Williams,
Thomas Ridge says “cultural and politi- Bake Sale of Ideas, Washington Times,
cal reasons” prevent use of troops. As a March 2, 2003, p. B4.]
result, says Rep. Tancredo, “Something
very ugly is going to happen down there. Biting the (White) Hand
. . . We don’t even fight fires at night in
some places down there because of the On October 29, 200 Haitians in a rick-
fear of the drug smugglers. It sounds un- ety freighter showed up off the Miami
believable, but it is true, so the cynicism coast, jumped into the water and swam
Apologizing for Britain.
about elected officials not wanting to do for shore. Television cameras whirred,
anything about the illegal-alien problem kistan “we made some quite serious mis- as authorities quickly rounded up the
is totally warranted.” [Kelly Patricia takes; bad story for us. . . . The conse- would-be immigrants, who were put in
O’Meara, Civilians Patrolling the Bor- quences [disputes between the two coun- detention to wait asylum hearings. The
der, Insight, Jan. 20, 2003.] tries] are still there.” In Afghanistan, Haitian Secretary of State for Commu-
Armando Lopez Nogales, governor of Britain “played less than a glorious role nications, Mario Dupuy, says the entire
the Mexican state of Sonora, wants Ari- over a century and a half.” Iraq is a prob- incident is America’s fault. The US and
zona Governor Jane Hull to put down lem partly because “the odd lines for other donors held up $500 million in
the Citizens Border Patrol Militia, and Iraq’s borders were drawn by Brits.” economic aid after the government
says he will ask the US government to Britain’s role in bringing about the Arab- rigged legislative elections in May 2000.
stop other militias from “hunting” ille- Israeli dispute was “not entirely an hon- Mr. Dupuy says the resulting hardship
gal Mexicans. “We want to address re- orable one.” As for Zimbabwe, he says has forced Haitians to take desperate
spect for the rights of our countrymen,” his “huge arguments” with Robert steps. Needless to say, he acknowledges
he says. [Mexico Governor to Ask US Mugabe are over democracy and good no misbehavior on the government’s
to Stop Vigilantes ‘Hunting’ Immigrants, governance. Presumably killing whites part, calling the aid holdup “economic
TheNewsMexico.com, Nov. 20, 2002.] and running them off the land is all right, sanctions.”
because “when any Zimbabwean, any The per capita income of Haiti is
Madness in Malawi African, says to me land is a key issue . $250, which puts it on the same level as
. . the early colonizers were all about tak- the poorer countries of Africa. Last year,
We reproduce the following newspa- ing land.” In reply to critics of Mr. Staw’s the US Coast Guard intercepted 1,400
per story verbatim and in toto: apologetics, Downing Street said the for- Haitians on their way to America. Many
MALAWI—Horrifying stories of vam- eign secretary had given “a sensible were foundering and would have
pires attacking villagers in the dead of statement of history.” [Anton La Guar- drowned if Americans had not rescued
night and sucking their blood have dia, Straw Blames Crises on Britain’s them. [Michael Diebert, Haiti Blames
forced Malawi’s government to wage a Colonial Past, Telegraph (London), Nov. Foreign Aid Freeze for Boat People,
massive public relations blitz to calm the 15, 2002.] Reuters, Oct. 30, 2002.] Ω

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