This is how the Left uses polls to manipulate public opinion, rather than quantify it. They provide the ingredients for today’s political discussion, and you’re not allowed to choose any items off the menu.
Ann Coulter, Adios America
Imperialistic house of prayer.
Conquistadors who want their share.
Joy Division, Dead Souls
Immigration has become the news leader in the last few months here in Europe, but it is not the only affected continent. America has its own immigration problem, but its arrivistes are not coming from the Maghreb or sub-Continental Asia, but from its strange cousin, Mexico. Now that Donald Trump has drawn the fire of the media for highlighting immigration, Coulter’s new book is timely. Like all her other books – and to the undoubted chagrin of The New York Times – it currently dominates the NYT best-seller list, indicating once again that a good indicator of what the political elite wants is to see what the people they are supposed to represent do not.
Viewed as a part of what is rapidly becoming a critical literary genre revolving around the apparent Leftist agenda to destroy or at least ruinously transform the West, Adios America features certain prominent and all-too-familiar themes: the pathetic attempts of the ruling class to be seen as the immigrant’s friend (it seems there isn’t a GOP front-rank candidate who hasn’t got a Spanish-speaking cousin they can wheel out onto the stump to try to patronise Latinos); the closed ranks of the media; the anonymisation of immigrant criminals in the press; the mobilisation of social justice workers in the cause of accelerated immigration; the unwillingness of the state, so intrusive everywhere else, to apply already-existing laws; the ridiculous option of amnesty.
Coulter is often cast as shrill, but the casting is done (as always) by Leftist media for whom any voice which is heterodox is at best shrill, at worst racist, the non plus ultra of modern thoughtcrimes. If Coulter is shrill, she has much to be shrill about; an additional 30 million immigrants, many of whom have no contribution to make to social capital, into a country $17 trillion debt and counting is enough to hoarsen any dissenting voice.
Criticisms of Coulter are the usual pearl-clutching, bully-pulpit, Pansy Left faux outrage. The Leftist playpit Salon.com published what they obviously considered to be a well-researched putdown by following up Coulter’s meticulous notes and bibliographies. All they produced was confirmation that Coulter’s facts, although accurate, came from sources Salon.com despise. Here, we are deep within the territory of the hate fact.
One of the Left’s most irritating mantras – we hear it endlessly in Britain, too – is that the USA is ‘a nation of immigrants’. America certainly is that, but Coulter’s point is that the original and subsequent waves of immigration brought to the Land of the Free able, determined and intelligent races and peoples who saw the advantage of contributing their several talents to a common cause and, therefore, a common culture. Not so Mexicans, who are largely benefit recipients, subtracting from the common weal rather than contributing, and certainly have no interest in common cause in the sense of becoming Americans. Quite the reverse.
La Raza is a Central/South American organisation dedicated to racial supremacy. It is both racialist and racist, and is the type of ultra-nationalist and xenophobic outfit which would appal the Pansy Left if it were represented by white people. It is not, and so gains their approval at the same time as it is being imported wholesale into America. The National Council of La Raza – who make no secret of their imperialist aims – will provide attorneys to any Mexican accused of a crime in the US and, in a role similar to that of The Muslim Council of Britain, are always on hand with a spokesman (like the MCB there are not too many spokeswomen) to criticise the most reasonable assertions made by white people if it can be seen as detrimental to their cause. Thus, when Senator John McCain timidly suggested the obvious fact that some of the bushfires that raged through Arizona in 2011 were set by illegal Mexican immigrants, ‘La Raza’s Daniel Ortega accused McCain of spreading fear and hate’. Once the oppressed have spoken, the oppressor’s client media will not be far behind. The stratagem of the Left is to accuse anyone not in favour of unlimited immigration of being racist, xenophobic and – that old favourite – a fascist.
In the final analysis, the consequences for America will be the same as those of Europe, and these consequences remain to be seen. Whether or not mass immigration is intended to provide minimum-wage fodder for the business cronies of the political class, miscegenate the white race, or simply provide cheap nannies, lawn boys and removal companies for the social elites, it is coming, and there is no theoretical limit. German politicians have just explicitly said as much.
In the end, the decisive factor will be real people and their reaction to a deliberate programme under which their countries are changed beyond recognition, and they and their families and loved ones are put at risk from crime, terrorism or economic collapse brought about by over-wrought resources. Of course, the Progressivists stamp down very hard indeed on any show of dissent. Witness the European show trials of ‘Islamophobes’, the politicised incarceration of those such as Tommy Robinson, the de facto (if not yet de jure) criminalisation of groups such as PEGIDA.
But people have a tendency to push back and, if the ruling elites in both the USA and Europe believe that they still have the ace cards of the army and the police force with which to trump the dissenters, they may be surprised at how little loyalty those badly abused bodies show to their rulers when crunch time arrives, tipping points are reached, and tolerance of social engineering is a busted flush. This piece began with a film title and it feels appropriate to end with one; there will be blood.