Make America Mexico Again

It’s clear where Fred Reed’s loyalties lie.  Good thing he acted on them and left the US.

To understand many Mexican attitudes toward the United States and immigration, you have to go back to the Mexican-American War of 1846-48, of which most Americans have never heard. The United States attacked Mexico in a war of territorial acquisition, occupied Texas, California, New Mexico, and Arizona, and drove south to conquer Mexico City. It did it because it could.

The attitude of Americans who have heard of the war is usually, “Get over it.” Mexicans have not gotten over it. People get over things they have done to others more easily than they get over things others have done to them. Tell Americans to “get over” Nine-Eleven, or Jews to get over Germany.
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This does not make for a keen appreciation of the Exceptional Nation. Nor does memory of the conquest arouse sympathy about immigration–or, as Mexicans see it, emigration. It explains the occasionally heard phrase, “La Reconquista.”

The Jews need to get over Germany.  Sorry, it’s been long enough.  And when enough time has passed Americans will get over 9/11 just as they have Pearl Harbor.  If Mexicans have a right to the territory that the US took, then I guess I can show up in Gdańsk shouting “make Danzig Germany again!” and not expect the Poles to chuck me out on my ear.  Jerks, that’s my ancestral home.  I’ve got a right to it!

Yeah, yeah, yeah, American imperialism is bad.  So what?  That doesn’t give anyone the right to come screw up the country of people who probably don’t even know the names of their ancestors who were alive at the time of the Mexican-American War.

American attitudes toward Latinos, chiefly contempt, do not get a rousing welcome here. Americans both north and south of the border tend to see Mexicans only as gardeners, waiters, maids and, here, a few English-speaking doctors. Typically they have no idea of the lands between the Rio Bravo and Tierra del Fuego. They have not been there, do not speak or read Spanish. Americans, increasingly losing their own intellectual tradition, are unaware that Latin America has its own rich intellectual history going back for centuries. Fortifying this blankness is the charming view that Latinos are stupid and so, obviously, cannot have an intellectual anything. This annoys Mexicans.

Latin America has in fact produced a great many writers of the first rank, not to mention philosophy, architecture, and music. Pick a few: Vargas Llosa, Garcia Marquez, Juan Rulfo, Pablo Neruda, Borges, Ortega y Gasset, Octavio Paz, Carlos Monsivais, Mario Benedetti, on and on. I didn’t know most of them either, but my wife Violeta, a Mexicana, does. All of this ties in with the literature and art of Spain, the mother country, just as ours does with that of England. There is a major civilization down here, despite the views of internet louts.

They have to do backTHEN WHY DOES EVERYBODY WANT TO LEAVE?  Why do Mexicans tell Americans things like “I’m glad my parents took me out of that hellhole”?  If Mexico is so great, then Mexicans would want to stay in Mexico, reconquista or not.

Reed thinks that listing a few hard working or sad cases means we should reconsider our opinion of hispanic immigrants as being low-IQ criminals but for every positive example of people coming to our country, taking jobs which Americans could occupy, and sending the wealth they earn to other nations there are plenty of ones which reinforce the bad stereotypes.  Stereotypes come from somewhere.  They aren’t just invented by racists.

Yes, it is illegal. No, it is not good for the United States. Yes, immigration should be stopped. But–if you were Eduardo, which would matter more to you, your wife and children, or some law in a remote country where, in any event, a lot of people want you to come and work? What would you do? Would it not be irresponsible not to do it?

If they can work so hard, they can work hard to make their own country a better place.  It’s irresponsible to abandon their family, their community, and their country.  It’s selfish and wrong to do so at the expense of people living somewhere else.

They have to go back.

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Trump’s New Immigration Policy

The Trump Administration has presented a new immigration policy plan.  The reaction by mainstream media has been predictable: shout racist! invoke the statue of liberty! but those poor immigrants who deserve to come to the USA!

If you want to see a pretty funny exchange about this, watch Trump adviser Stephen Miller smack down CNN’s Jim Acosta who is a little confused about the differences between a) a poem on the Statue of Liberty and Federal Immigration Law, b) the difference between Legal and Illegal Immigration, and c) the difference between liberal fantasy and history.

Here’s Tucker Carlson reacting to some clips from the press briefing:

If you can stand to watch the whole painful thing, you can find it here. Acosta doesn’t seem to notice how dumb he’s making himself look or realize that he should be embarrassed.  And if you really want a cringe-fest, you can read this from the Washington Post which, surprisingly, is actually labeled as opinion rather than news. This apparently is how liberals see things through their narrative glasses.

One of the dumb things Acosta says is: “It sounds like you’re trying to engineer the racial and ethnic flow of people into this country.”  Well, yeah, what’s so wrong with that?  And how is that any different from past immigration policy?  As Miller points out, “speaking English is a requirement of becoming a naturalized citizen.”  Although there are exemptions available to the English language requirement (you have to be older than 50, live in this country more than 20 years, etc.), taking a ‘civics test’ is still part of the requirements.  Because the actual law still trumps Acosta’s “statue of liberty poem law of the land” (as Miller put it).

Helicopters Help

Migrant hunter buys himself an armed helicopter to round up ‘potential jihadis’ after ‘being given immunity by Bulgarian government’

A migrant hunter who has had a bounty put on his head by ISIS has now bought himself a helicopter gunship to help patrol on the look-out for ‘potential jihadis’.

Dinko Valev, 29, made a name for himself last year after posting internet videos of himself chasing down immigrants who fled into Bulgaria from neighbouring Turkey and war-torn Syria.

The former semi-professional wrestler was shown chasing terrified migrants through woodlands along with other armed vigilantes.

The films showed women and children forced to cower on the forest floor while the men were made to lie on their stomachs with their hands tied behind their backs.

But he became a hero to some Bulgarians and the government in Sofia has reportedly given him their support and helped him acquire two military amphibious troop carriers.

Now he has got his hands on a military helicopter, believed to have formerly belonged to either the Bulgarian or Russian air force.

 

To be honest, the first thing I thought of was “Ooh! That’s a Hind! Like from Monster Hunter!”  The guy’s got good taste in helicopters.

Enoch Powell, Prophet

Even ignoring the literal rivers of blood, Powell saw what was coming:

But while, to the immigrant, entry to this country was admission to privileges and opportunities eagerly sought, the impact upon the existing population was very different. For reasons which they could not comprehend, and in pursuance of a decision by default, on which they were never consulted, they found themselves made strangers in their own country.

They found their wives unable to obtain hospital beds in childbirth, their children unable to obtain school places, their homes and neighbourhoods changed beyond recognition, their plans and prospects for the future defeated; at work they found that employers hesitated to apply to the immigrant worker the standards of discipline and competence required of the native-born worker; they began to hear, as time went by, more and more voices which told them that they were now the unwanted.

Strangers in their own country; murdered in their own streets.  The bloody foam covers the Tiber.

Why is the American Catholic Church opposing Trump’s immigration policies?

It’s old news that many individual Bishops and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) have leveled criticism towards Trump’s attempts to temporarily stop immigration, to assess and reform the process – basically every iota of his immigration stance.  The most radical of these is San Diego Bishop Robert McElroy who called for opponents of Trump’s policies to “become disruptors” and that immigration is the “key [issue] we have to face in our local church at this moment.” (Bishop McElroy’s radicalism should come as no surprise; he’s a big fan of LGBT “rights” too.  Apparently just an SJW tool?)

Lisa Bourne writes for LifeSiteNews that the “harsh tone leads to questions that some bishops’ concerns could be more driven by political and fiscal interests than by compassionate motives.  Government funding and Catholic identity don’t easily mix, say critics.”

It’s a rather cynical interpretation that has occurred to many: it’s about the money, not compassion.  Why the vociferous response to Trump’s plans to pause immigration, when previous presidents’ similar policies brought not a word of opposition? It certainly does not speak to a consistent position.

Why are US bishops so concerned about Trump’s refugee orders? Follow the money trail: Is a conflict of interest behind some of the U.S. Catholic bishops’ strong criticisms of President Trump’s immigration policy, in particular his two temporary travel bans? That’s the question being raised by a number of experts in foreign policy and Catholic charitable work…

These critics are pointing out that in Fiscal Year 2016, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) received more than $91 million in government funding for refugee resettlement. Over the past nine years, the USCCB has received a total of $534,788,660 in taxpayer dollars for refugee resettlement programs, reported Ann Corcoran, editor of Refugee Resettlement Watch.

Raymond Arroyo of EWTN News has this to say in response to the American Church’s position:

“They have a heart for people who are suffering… However… if the country decides, and the president decides that it’s time to take a pause, everybody has to step back and let that happen. President Obama did it, President Bush did it after 9/11. It’s not forever, it’s just for a time. But these groups I think, sometimes their heart, and perhaps the financial motive gets in the way.”

Deal Hudson, editor of The Christian Review, also has his concerns about the entanglement of Catholic organizations and the US government:

“How can either institution [USCCB and Catholic Relief Services] call itself ‘Catholic’ when they have created financial dependency of the federal government? … Doesn’t this level of funding make the USCCB hesitant to publicly criticize the Congress and the administration on abortion, same-sex marriage, fetal stem cell research, and euthanasia?”

Another critic, Steven Mosher, president of the Population Research Institute, which has reported on numerous Catholic organizations like Catholic Relief Services and Catholic Charities not living up to their Catholic identity (supporting LGBT “rights” and abortion/contraception, etc.), told LifeSiteNews:

 

Pope Benedict, in his motu proprio, made it clear that Catholic charitable work should begin with the Mass and sacraments, work in conjunction with the local bishops and Church, and hire faithful Catholics to carry out the programs… It seems to me that these refugee resettlement programs fail on all counts… Here again, the Church is behaving as just one more NGO

Just what we need, right?  The Church to be just one more NGO.  Lepanto Institute President Michael Hichborn shares Mosher’s concerns:

“We never hear the USCCB complain about much except for the decisions to cut funding from the troughs feeding its social programs… The USCCB cried the same sob-story over USAID and PEPFAR, despite the fact that they both work hand in glove for the spread of abortifacient contraception and condoms… The fact that Catholic Relief Services receives nearly two-thirds of its annual revenue from those agencies is most definitely linked to the lobbying efforts… So its concern over refugee resettlement is really no different.”

Faithful Cardinal Raymond Burke (God bless him), told LifeSiteNews that

“We have to give the first priority to the respect for human life and for the family in order to have the right orientation in addressing all of the other questions which are involved with poverty and immigration, the many challenges that any human being faces in life… It doesn’t make any sense at all to be concerned about immigration or poverty if human life itself is not protected in society. It’s an absolute contradiction… The first justice accorded to any human being is to respect the gift of life itself, which is received from God.”

Entanglement with government funding often means compromising principles and the silencing of the organization’s voice when it comes to unpopular positions, especially when it comes to abortion.  Separation of church and state, so often invoked as a way of protecting the state (and secularists) from the supposed abuses and controlling nature of the church, really should protect the church from the state.

Deal Hudson summed it up:

“How can the Catholic Church be a free, prophetic voice when it has created a financial dependence on the federal government? Answer: It cannot!”

 

Kekistan Border Agents

/pol/ continues to take open source intelligence to new heights.

4CHAN Message Board Is Using Border Webcams To Help Report Illegals

The largely pro-Trump 4Chan internet message board has recently taken it upon themselves to help ICE agents catch and report illegals entering the United States.

The mostly pro-Trump 4Chan political page is using border webcams to help report illegal alien crossings.

As reported by /pol/’s News Network Twitter account, they just recently discovered that live streams of the US-Mexico border are available via http://blueservo.com/ . The website has become so popular that it has currently exceeded its bandwith at the time of writing this.

One 4Chan user suggested the Administration turn the live feeds into a “game” for users to help spot and report Illegals crossing, potentially earning points. The two screen shots attached to the original tweet purport to show 4Chan users catching would-be illegals in the act

Weaponized autists would take over the whole world in less than a week if someone convinced them it would make a good game.