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By Washington Watcher II on 01/18/2021

We Love Ann Coulter, But Trump Did SOME Good Things On Immigration

See also, by Peter Brimelow: A Long Farewell To Donald Trump, Immigration Patriot. And Thanks.

Donald Trump’s presidency finally comes to an end this week. He departs from office impeached a second time and banned from nearly every tech platform. The Mainstream Media calls him one of the worst presidents of all time. Never-Trump Republicans are thrilled at Trump’s departure and can’t wait to bring back the Paul Ryan status quo. Even some staunch immigration patriots such as Ann Coulter are sour on him. Trump certainly had his flaws and made serious mistakes, particularly on immigration. But compared to his predecessors and his political opponents, he was a breath of fresh air. He made real progress on immigration and dragged the GOP along with him. We should remember his missed opportunities, but it’s also important to note what Trump did right.

Trump promised a national populist challenge to Conservative Inc. orthodoxy. He pledged to limit immigration, enact trade policy to protect American industry, bring the troops home, and restore law and order. Some of these pledges he met. For instance, he managed to crush ISIS without starting any new wars. On the crucial issue of immigration, he made significant strides. Immigration overall was reduced in his presidential term. There was a year-over-year decline in the Immigrant Workforce Population for 15 straight months in Trump’s final leg in office, only broken by the start of the Biden Rush in December. The decline started several months before COVID and was an even steeper than during the 2008 recession. Overall, Trump reduced immigration by 49% during his tenure [Trump Cuts Legal Immigrants By Half And He’s Not Done Yet, by Stuart Anderson, Forbes, July 21, 2020].

He achieved this though administrative actions. The Leftist media complained Trump had built an “invisible wall” against legal immigration through stricter regulations and higher standards for entry [Trump Got His Wall, After All, by Rachel Morris, HuffPo, November 24, 2019]. These new standards led to record-high denial rates for H-1B visa applicants, forcing companies to provide more proof they needed foreign workers and boosting graduates of American universities. Trump further tried to limit immigration through the public charge rule. This rule prohibited immigrants who relied on government assistance or who were likely to need such aid from receiving green cards.

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By Washington Watcher II on 01/18/2021

We Love Ann Coulter, But Trump Did SOME Good Things On Immigration

See also, by Peter Brimelow: A Long Farewell To Donald Trump, Immigration Patriot. And Thanks.

Donald Trump’s presidency finally comes to an end this week. He departs from office impeached a second time and banned from nearly every tech platform. The Mainstream Media calls him one of the worst presidents of all time. Never-Trump Republicans are thrilled at Trump’s departure and can’t wait to bring back the Paul Ryan status quo. Even some staunch immigration patriots such as Ann Coulter are sour on him. Trump certainly had his flaws and made serious mistakes, particularly on immigration. But compared to his predecessors and his political opponents, he was a breath of fresh air. He made real progress on immigration and dragged the GOP along with him. We should remember his missed opportunities, but it’s also important to note what Trump did right.

Trump promised a national populist challenge to Conservative Inc. orthodoxy. He pledged to limit immigration, enact trade policy to protect American industry, bring the troops home, and restore law and order. Some of these pledges he met. For instance, he managed to crush ISIS without starting any new wars. On the crucial issue of immigration, he made significant strides. Immigration overall was reduced in his presidential term. There was a year-over-year decline in the Immigrant Workforce Population for 15 straight months in Trump’s final leg in office, only broken by the start of the Biden Rush in December. The decline started several months before COVID and was an even steeper than during the 2008 recession. Overall, Trump reduced immigration by 49% during his tenure [Trump Cuts Legal Immigrants By Half And He’s Not Done Yet, by Stuart Anderson, Forbes, July 21, 2020].

He achieved this though administrative actions. The Leftist media complained Trump had built an “invisible wall” against legal immigration through stricter regulations and higher standards for entry [Trump Got His Wall, After All, by Rachel Morris, HuffPo, November 24, 2019]. These new standards led to record-high denial rates for H-1B visa applicants, forcing companies to provide more proof they needed foreign workers and boosting graduates of American universities. Trump further tried to limit immigration through the public charge rule. This rule prohibited immigrants who relied on government assistance or who were likely to need such aid from receiving green cards.

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By Patrick J. Buchanan on 01/18/2021
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By James Fulford on 01/17/2021

VDARE.com Editor Peter Brimelow called for a rethinking of Martin Luther King Day in 2015, arguing that MLK was a deeply flawed figure and an inappropriate role model for American whites. Now this is even more the case, since it appears the U.S. may be about to acquire yet a second Hate Whitey Day, in the form of President Kushner’s proposed Juneteenth, and the fact that the MLK Day symbolic appeasement project has manifestly failed.  We propose to repeat this call until We (so to speak) Overcome.

Recently Steve Sailer blogged about While Hollywood looked for perfect villains, they were hiding in plain sight, a January 15, 2021  WaPo piece by Ann Hornaday about the Deplorableness of the protesters who did the Mostly Peaceful Epiphany Protest at the Capitol

Ms. Hornaday’s thesis is that normal people (specifically white male Christians) are bad. Her case in point: the FBI’s investigation of Martin Luther King:

In fact, the White, male, Christian version of normal was precisely what J. Edgar Hoover was going for when he recruited for the FBI, the investigative agency he ran with an iron fist for nearly 50 years.…

Hornaday [Tweet her] says of the 1965-1974 FBI TV Series

I certainly don’t remember any episode where they wiretapped and bugged Martin Luther King Jr. to gather salacious material that would disrupt his movement, destroy his reputation and neutralize his power.

That real-life case is deconstructed with precision and graceful storytelling prowess in the documentary “MLK/FBI,” which begins streaming this weekend. In the film, director Sam Pollard examines Hoover’s megalomaniacal quest to defame and defang King, whom he perceived as an existential threat to the capitalist, conservative and — most of all — White social order the FBI was dedicated to preserving. …

Pollard also shrewdly demonstrates how Hoover burnished the reputation of his agency through movies and television, which occasionally valorized the FBI’s role in bringing groups like the Klan to justice, even as white-supremacist ideology continued to spread. In 1975, FBI Deputy Associate Director James Adams testified before the Senate that the bureau had three times as many “ghetto informants” as confidential sources within the Klan — as good an index as any of the agency’s priorities [Links in original].

What’s missing from Hornaday’s bashing of the FBI: the context that MLK was leading a movement which used mass illegal demonstrations ( the famous Selma Bridge March was in defiance of a court order) to provoke police into responding in ways the Main Stream Media could make look bad—you know, the sort of thing that would interest someone responsible for “intelligence and counterterrorism”, as above.

Also that King’s movement was staffed, led, and to an undefined extent controlled by Communists in turn controlled from Russia, most notably a man called Stanley Levison.

Martin Luther King was never himself a Communist—far from it. But the FBI's wiretapping of King was precipitated by his association with Stanley Levison, a man with reported ties to the Communist Party. Newly available documents reveal what the FBI actually knew—the vast extent of Levison's Party activities

[The FBI and Martin Luther King, by David J. Garrow, Atlantic, July/August 2002]

Finally, the “salacious material”—all of it true—included not only adultery at the level of actual orgies, but at least one reported rape. The embarrassing FBI records that were sealed by a judge for 50 years in 1977 will be released in five years.  (They’re not the kind of thing that could be declassified by Trump, although weirdly, some the most scandalous revelations of King’s conduct came out serendipitously when Trump released some JFK material in 2017.)

And as for the FBI’s “priorities”, the reason that the FBI needed more  “ghetto informants” than Klan undercover guys in 1975 was that by that point the Klan was mostly over but, in response at least partly to Civil Rights movement, as well as the Warren Court’s pro-criminal jurisprudence, black crime had exploded.

Now we see that explosion happening again, as the city-burning riots of the Sixties return.

Thinking about the memory of the man who laid the groundwork for that crime and these riots, we need to ask: why is this man’s statue still standing?

Time To Rethink Martin Luther King Day

By Peter Brimelow

First published here on MLK/Robert E. Lee day, 2015.

Happy Robert E. Lee Day! His January 19 birthday was once widely celebrated across the South (it still is mentionable in Alabama) but during the Second Reconstruction has been quietly suppressed to the point where even such a devoted son of the Confederacy as American Renaissance’s Jared Taylor was unaware, when I talked to him on Sunday night, that its local variant in his and Lee’s state of Virginia, Lee-Jackson Day, was supposed to be celebrated last Friday. (Not surprisingly—it seems to have been recently crudely scrubbed from Virginia’s webpage.)

But there’s a silver lining, sort of, in this tale of attempted historical lobotomy: It shows that public holidays come—and they go. Martin Luther King Day, rushed through Congress with Obamacare-style disregard of process in 1983, has been by now weighed in the balance for almost thirty years. It has inarguably (but unmentionably) been found wanting. It is time for it to go.

And in fact, I believe it will go, or at least be quietly suppressed like Robert E. Lee Day. The reasons:

  • MLK Day’s 2027 Problem

It is obvious to everyone that there is a reason King’s FBI files were sealed for fifty years back in 1977, and only the Main Stream Media’s typically relentless Politically Correct air cover prevented this flagrant maneuver from discrediting the Martin Luther King Day legislation in 1983.

By John Derbyshire on 01/16/2021

[Excerpted from the latest Radio Derb, now available exclusively through VDARE.com]

See, earlier, May 30, 2020: Even Right Abandoning Accused Minneapolis Cop—But They Shouldn't

The incoming new administration will, with high probability, face three major crises in the next year or so. China will probably invade Taiwan. The stock market bubble will burst and the economy will contract at exactly the time that the Democrats, seeking to Elect A New People and subjugate the Historic American Nation, open the borders and amnesty 20-30 million illegal aliens.

And then there’s the Derek Chauvin trial.

Chauvin, you'll recall, is the former Minneapolis Police Officer charged with second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the death of George Floyd last May. Jury selection for Chauvin's trial begins March 8th, so this is pretty immediate.

Three other police officers who were present at the scene when Officer Chauvin succeeded in restraining Floyd have been charged with lesser offences of the aiding-and-abetting sort:

[Minneapolis Judge Peter] Cahill [Above left] previously ruled in November that it was in the best interest of justice that all four cops be tried together, saying this would allow the jury to have "all of the evidence and the complete picture of Floyd's death." But the persisting realities of COVID-19 seem to have changed his mind.

Derek Chauvin to Stand Trial Separately From Other Cops Charged in George Floyd’s Death, by Ishena Robinson, The Root, January 14, 2021

There follows some stuff about the physical limitations of the largest courtroom in the justice center. It's not big enough for all the lawyers and supporting staff needed when trying four defendants, without violating COVID-19 restrictions.

Uh-huh.

By Edwin S. Rubenstein on 01/15/2021

It didn’t take long for Joe Biden to put his mark on the U.S. workforce. After 15 straight months of year-over-year decline, the immigrant workforce population (legal and illegal—government data doesn’t distinguish) jumped by a shocking 509,000 year-over-year. We are not surprised. This spike in immigrant workers, coming as it does before Biden has actually taken office, reminds us of the early “Trump Effect,” when net immigration slowed dramatically before Mr. Trump was in the White House or had a chance to do anything.

This is particularly worrying because the economic rebound went into reverse in December. Employers laid off 140,000 workers according to the BLS.  This is the first net decline in payrolls since last spring’s mass layoffs. The U.S. economy still has about 10 million fewer jobs than before the pandemic began.

The unemployment rate was unchanged at 6.7%, down sharply from its high of nearly 15% in April but still close to double the 3.5% rate in the same month a year earlier.

Looking for (comparatively) good news? You’ll find it in the “other” employment survey, of households rather than businesses.

Our analysis of the December Household Survey finds:

  • Total employment rose by 98,000, a 0.1% increase from November.
  • Immigrants (legal and illegal) lost 15,000 jobs, down 0.1% from November.
  • Native-born Americans gained 113,000 jobs, up 0.1% from November.
  • VDARE.com’s immigrant employment index, set at 100.0 in January 2009, fell to 118.0 from 118.1 in November, a 0.1% decline.
  • The native-born American employment index rose to 103.1 from 103.0 in November, a 0.1% increase. At 103.1, the December index indicates that 3.1% more native-born American workers held jobs last month than in January 2009, Obama’s first year in office.

This means that the New VDARE American Worker Displacement Index (NVDAWDI), our name for the ratio of immigrant to native-born American employment growth indexes since Jan. 2009, fell to 114.5 from 114.7 in November, a 0.2% drop.

So immigrant displacement of American workers, which had been creeping back up, has stalled.

For now.

By Rosa Luxemburg on 01/14/2021

Main Stream Media coverage of the Mostly Peaceful Save America/ Stop The Steal march at the U.S. Capitol has focused on the “domestic terror” that led to Trump's second impeachment [Trump Impeached Again, by John Eligon and Thomas Kaplan, New York Times, January 13, 2020]. But something unnoticed happened on the stage where President Trump allegedly incited “insurrection”—a little-known, newly elected congressman from North Carolina, Madison Cawthorn, had a turn at the mic. He is touted as “new face” of the post-Trump GOP, younger, and more reasonable, without all the Trumpist baggage. And, to his credit, he didn’t vote to impeach Trump. But he’s another GOP Establishment stooge who loves nothing better than proving his anti-racist, pro-immigration bona fides.

Just 25 years old, Cawthorn—paralyzed waist-down in a terrible 2014 car wreck—also spoke at the Republican National Convention in August. On January 6, he enjoyed that coveted speaking slot after Eric Trump and Donald Trump Jr. His speech appears to have been memory-holed, as it has proven nearly impossible to find online except for his introduction, which Cawthorn posted on Twitter.

I was there, however, so I can report this: Cawthorn discussed the need for a new Republican Party, with new faces and new ideas, presumably just like his. But that’s not as important as what he said before…and after.

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