The firing of Jason Richwine by the Heritage Foundation is the most depressing thing that has happened in American politics for many years—and that’s a very hot competition. Heritage was in an impregnable position:
Heritage could have honorably rebuffed efforts to smear it and insisted on focusing on its fiscal study—or it could have unleashed Richwine and started the debate about IQ, immigration and other social policies which the American Left has been struggling to suppress since the publication of The Bell Curve nearly twenty years ago. Either way, Cultural Marxism was headed for a major defeat.
Instead, ignominiously and inexplicably, Heritage caved—undercutting its own fiscal study and threatening the entire patriotic resistance to the Amnesty/ Immigration surge.
VDARE.com’s budget has never reached one half of one percent of Heritage’s. We are entirely dependent on generous individuals—no corporations, plutocrats, or big foundations.
But I sincerely believe we are better value for money. This week’s events make clear that the Conservative Establishment is hopelessly subservient to Political Correctness, even in a case as effortlessly defensible as Richwine’s.
Peter Brimelow [Email him] is the editor of VDARE.com. He is the author of Alien Nation, now available on Kindle.