It’s disheartening to read FaceBook these days. Over the years, most of the people I’ve met and like, most of the people I’ve kept as friends, have been the kind of Lefty-liberal I used to be. It’s distressing to see them constantly bash Republicans, or conservatives, or some mythical, blobby “Right” – not so much because I’m no longer in their political camp (although there’s that), but because I don’t think our political arrangement can be described anymore in “Left or Right” terms.
Our new elite owns both, so it’s really foolish to constantly bash some mindset that’s simply another subsidiary of that bloc which owns mine. We still have fools – plenty of them – who stubbornly think of themselves as Left or Right, but without means to empower these vague worldviews above coffee-house gas-bagging, that personal appraisal is meaningless.
One of the characteristics of our phony culture, though, is delusion of great difference in political poles based on ‘culture wars”. This “opposition” of forces chips away in sideline approach to social mechanics. One side is for legalized abortion, the other against. One supports gun control, the other not. One is for immigration “reform” signifying itself widely as everything from open borders/universal citizenship to at least increased immigration with amnesty for everyone without papers already here. The other side thinks that amid a financial recession that’s stagnated our level of America for going on five years, with more and more jobs being shipped overseas, filling the country with even more employables is either stupid or devious. (I fall into that latter group, and I sniff ‘profit’ fueling ‘devious’ in the ugly scheme.)
“Pro-immigration”, which is really “pro-illegal immigration” advocates never really explain why they think it’s a good idea to flood the country with job competitors for our domestic worker bees. But then, those laboring in payday trenches are too burdened with still-faltering economics at home and abroad to offer energetic opposition. The Left pushes counter-intuitive programs like this the way pit-bull packs dog a jogger; they hector and threaten, advancing proposals that the rest of us will walk in, endure and sicken of while they dream up more social-engineering nightmares from safe, usually well-appointed distance. Once, their brainstorms were impelled by gassy ideology promising Utopian peace and freedom, a gentle pasture where Neapolitan ice cream people would make love not war – except on throwback racists and their uniformly pale fellow travelers.
And that’s why crusaders needn’t preach social nirvana or even guilt-trips about providing diminished middle-class sanctuary for the world’s wretched and poor, yearning to breathe free, as Emma Lazarus would have it. Terms like racism and ‘hate’ simply are employed to stifle crucial discussion. Opponents of open borders simply hate and fear the marvelous vitality and (get ready) vibrance of those wanting in-country by any means necessary, fresh and unassimilated and so establishing on northern soil their mostly backward, poverty-stricken and profoundly corrupt social mechanisms. Almost from the moment they set foot over the line, they’re urged, like their fellow (sometimes enemy) non-whites, to spit on anything white-bread, including, undoubtedly, white bread.
Once terms like ‘racism’, or any of the other endless ‘-isms’, end debate before it begins, since by hocus-pocus of phony outrage and media humbug, white superiority is akin to rape and murder of Bambi-loving children on criminal-horror scale. Working-class Americans, particularly manual laborers, have real-world concerns about, say, all-but unrestricted immigration providing low-cost labor pool and competition for scarce jobs. Accusation of racism generally is made by social tiers that have little fear from such economic transaction – and many times profit from it. It can intimidate and silence, often deliberately.
As I’ve ranted before, I’m not concerned with making the world a better place. I don’t pretend to know how to do that. Selling anything on basis of “changing the world” sets off my wino in the windshield detector; I know there’s something ghastly stashed behind the persuasion and usually it’s rather blunt and seedy agenda that will benefit few at expense of many. My ego isn’t inflated to the degree I believe my ideas can change the way human beings have been wired for millennia. To sport these delusions, I would need to spring from social strata in which inflated personal self-appraisal is more important than experience, vision is connected to reality at intervals infrequent and tenuous. Luxury buys time and time distends imagination from reality a thousand times speed of light.
Heritage Foundation numbers cruncher Jason Richwine found out how rabid are keepers of the anti-racist (pro-immigration division) cult when a naive porkchop is thrown them. He quit yesterday after a 166-page report he co-authored about astronomical immigration costs was backtracked by our thought-crime investigators; in this country, at this time, negative immigration news isn’t tolerated. Numbers in the study cannot be debunked, since they’re unfortunately real-world and, so, damnably true, but without missing a beat the hate police went after Richwine himself… personally. Up popped his Harvard dissertation asserting durable, not easily upgraded deficit in Hispanic IQ compared with that of whites. Here’s new line of civic inquiry: If someone makes an inarguable point, forget about the point and go after that someone with all claws bared – real scientific discussion and interchange be damned.
Backing up both papers with assiduously assembled data didn’t help: Once touched off, napalm of yappy, diva-prone howling burns itself out only when there’s nothing left to scorch. From the Leftysphere to MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” (won’t those gas-bags ever stop shouting over each other?) auto-pilot revulsion usually went, “they said the same thing about Irish, Italians, Poles, blah-blah, when they first arrived”.
Actually, Richwine’s results are facts, since intelligence-quotient tests can measure only educational exposure in method least partly dependent on English-language skills. Most of our biped imports from across the border have little or no formal education, some are illiterate, and most are in deep water where English is concerned. Yes. The marks are low; there’s absolutely no reason they wouldn’t be under the circumstances.
Golly jeepers! Hope this isn’t a Hatepoint – but what exactly IS “economic growth from immigration” in this case? Most undocumented aren’t coming here to become miners and factory hands? Those jobs are mostly overseas now, manned by labor in even worse predicament. Here, they are drawers of water and hewers of wood. Obviously our affluent save a lot of money hiring them as domestics and unskilled workers willing to sweat long hours for box-top wages. But where are fresh capital and development from our “vibrant” new pseudo-citizens? If IQ tests rely more on education than native smarts, then poorly educated arrivals’ scores will reflect that; it’s one of those 1+1 conundrums. This isn’t about racial inferiority. Cheap-labor fans and ethnic boosters have made this a “racism” issue simply to shut the study down and Richwine up.
Biggest problem with Richwine’s soul is the study, not the older dissertation. Impetus for all the bathos and podium hammering, I think, is its projection that the bustling, colorful population here to add zest and sometimes dicey verve to our boring white lives eventually will cost mostly us taxpayers $6.3 trillion in health access, educational budgets, crime, and dearth of taxes paid while illegal, sparsity of it when fully yanqui but toiling at stoop-level pay. Since that figure is not trumpeted, if mentioned at all, in our bienvenidos, amigos media is clear indication our elites don’t want our tepid enthusiasm for the racket to wilt even further. This still is a democracy – with votes and winners/losers, oh, don’t ‘cha know. Must keep us rubes lost in the cornfield or we’ll start getting more pissed that we are.
Better this tale be one of triumph over another closet Klansman, rather than inconvenient fact about open-borders insanity. The study will be allowed to fade into memory. Richwine should be so lucky.
Funny, but transformation to Estados Unidos drained pelf from our elites, as well, including those mandarins of phony morality, the mainstream media. Right here, the L.A. Times is on the block because current publisher-editors can’t figure out that the rag’s readership mostly is white people – so it trumpets phony crap like an Orange County black family besieged by racists no one else has ever seen and a “Raghead Beware” nativist murder last year that turned out to be Muslim “honor killing” by a family member. Big dollops of guilt will keep those coins rattlin’ in news racks – or not, as this particular race-card casino has discovered to its woe: The horrible Alpha-Capitalists, Koch bros, are angling to provide Southland its exhaustively printed word. News they were among the Times’ prospective buyers sent feigned shockwave through our bored Left-o-sphere. Prediction: Even if the Kochs take hold, that Bad Whitey thermometer will still be up our ass, checking for random heat of hate.
American media isn’t just lickspittle and lame. It’s tragically stupid, as well. …And headed the way of the dodo bird, VHS tape, and good manners. Schadenfreude, make my bed.
This week, the circus was ready to coronate this week’s Cleveland slave-shack Django hero of the world. But right after Charles Ramsey kicked door of rescue, he stepped on a a fatal third rail. He’s been wishboned even though African-American for telling newsmen, “”I knew something was wrong when a little pretty white girl ran into a black man’s arms. Something is wrong here. Dead giveaway!” We now know from incidents like firing of Juan Williams (supposedly insulting Arabs) and Shaq O’Neal (Asians) blacks cannot themselves make racial slurs against other dramatically if not factually put-upon non-whites, unless they target themselves with the n-word, which supposedly gives us perpetually racist honkies seething bee-jeebers by employing a term we made up and only they can voice.
(Blacks can, however, freely malign white Gentiles, as did Chris Rock by paraphrasing Williams’ (not-even faintly) anti-Muslim bete noir, saying he didn’t like being around white people; if anything, Rock was lionized for the observation. Williams himself piped up on a CNN show in the mid-’90s that, “You have angry white men here, sort of in their natural state, and you know, gone berserk.” He amplified this meme a few times since; apparently, he believes it’s time white guys stopped blowing one another’s brains off in our urban streets, selling drugs and killing at random in neighborhood enforcement by terror.)
Before long, newsroom cannibals were readying his pot. We now know, as if it makes a difference, that Ramsey has criminal history including beating up women himself. The guy who merely kicked in a door and freed three women kept captive and tormented as long as a decade now has been revealed as (gasp!) human.
Media, fuck yourselves: If we waited for saints to ride to the rescue, those women would’ve died of old age in that hellhole.
Leave the guy alone. And McDonalds: You dump him and it’s Burger King for me from now on.