As this is written, another migrant caravan marches on our southern border, a column of invaders moving towards a country whose rulers apparently have no will to defend its frontiers. The Biden Administration is creating a permanent immigration crisis by making border protection ideologically indefensible. Republicans could take advantage of this, but they are strangely quiet, except for Donald Trump. The battle for common-sense immigration control has always been a race against time, and we are about to find out if time has run out—if changing demographics have led to a voting base that will permanently support mass immigration because it will lead to the replacement of the Historic American Nation.
The “massive” migrant caravan is heading north, already scuffling with Mexican police and overrunning a blockade [Massive migrant caravan begins journey to U.S. from Mexico, by Caroline Downey, Yahoo News, October 23, 2021]. And why wouldn’t they come? The last “caravan,” composed mostly of Haitians, was essentially turned loose into the country and the number of illegals is only increasing [Illegal immigration soars under Biden to third-highest in 97 years, by Anna Giaritelli, Yahoo News, October 22, 2021].
The Regime Media narrative on immigration has transformed from denying that there is a crisis into saying that the collapse of immigration law enforcement is actually a good thing. Congresswoman Maxine Waters’s declaration that Border Patrol agents trying to corral invaders was “worse than what we witnessed in slavery” is crystalizing into a doctrine
That was the call of American conservatives, four decades ago, when the Solidarity movement of labor leader Lech Walesa arose in the port city of Gdansk to demand their freedom of the Communist system imposed upon Poland by the Soviet Union after World War II.
“The U.S. has always been a nation of immigrants,” GOP Texas Sen. John Cornyn told newly arrived Afghan refugees last week. He further claimed that America has a “moral obligation” to import tens of thousands of unvetted Afghans who supposedly helped the 20-year disastrous war effort [Cornyn meets with Afghans, by Dianne Solis, Dallas Morning News, October 15, 2021]. Cornyn has always been at least mildly tough on immigration, as his career B report card with Numbers USA shows. But his latest on the Afghan influx suggests that he isn’t so good on The National Question as you might think. The problem: he just might become the next Senate majority leader. That would be a disaster because Cornyn is a Business First Republican who wants to ride out the nationalist wave in his party.
Cornyn is shifty on the Amnesty question; i.e., he’ll oppose particular proposals, but supports it on principle. Back in 2007, when the GOP told its rank-and-file that Amnesty was the only way for the party to survive, he resisted. And Cornyn was considered a key figure in mustering Republican opposition to the Gang of Eight Amnesty. He recently derided the Democrats’ immigration agenda as a “a sweeping Amnesty with no effort to control the growing immigration crisis and the southern border.” He continues to support a degree of border security and to oppose a total Amnesty [Democrats Scramble to Keep Immigration Overhaul Alive in Reconciliation Bill, by Zolan Kanno-Youngs and Luke Broadwater, New York Times, October 13, 2021].
But those are now the bare minimum in the party of Donald Trump, which has moved decisively to the right on immigration and border security. No longer do GOP voices warble about a pathway to citizenship for illegals. Nor do they pretend illegal immigration isn’t a problem. Even notorious moderates such as Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski aren’t open...
Traditional “universities” continue to collapse before our eyes. The politicization of institutions that were once focused on the cold pursuit of truth is so extreme that they are turning on their own. Thus Prof. David Miller, of England’s prestigious Bristol University, was recently fired, for anti-Semitism, due his being persistently critical of Israel [Bristol University: Professor David Miller sacked over Israel comments, BBC News, October 1, 2021]. And Yale University Law School recently declared that its merely having an association with a conservative organization—the Federalist Society—was “triggering” for its students. This can’t go on.
Universities are no longer “elite” if 50% of the age cohort attend them, meaning they don’t give you the edge in employment [“We will beat Germany!” Tory Williamson unveils plot to supercharge British education, by Macer Hall, Express, October 1, 2019]. Quality has been dumbed down by this expansion. Worse still, universities have been completely taken over by Woke ideology, meaning that they’re not even teaching students critical thinking or useful information [Lackademia, by Noah Carl, Adam Smith Institute, 2016]. American confidence in universities fell from 41% in 2006 to 14% in 2018 [(Dis)trust in Science, by Gleb Tsipursky, July 5, 2018, Scientific American].
But this is not the first time universities have gone into decline. For example, by the early seventeenth century, English universities were completely taken over by religion. Student numbers started to fall, and they began to be perceived as seminaries and as finishing schools for the upper class [see The University in Society, by L. Stone]. (Similarly, Britain’s top Oxford University now explicitly discriminates in favor of black students for entirely non-academic reasons: Oxford University agrees to let in disadvantaged students with lower grades, by Gabriela Swerling, Daily Telegraph, May 21, 2019.)