Our New Country’s Going To Be Great: McAllen And Austin Point The Way
August 09, 2018, 08:34 PM
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See earlier by Wayne Allensworth: "Built By Anglos, For Anglos"? A Texan Looks The Economist's Special Report On His State

Recently the Washington Post cooed of McAllen, Texas, ‘An all-American city that speaks Spanish’: Immigration isn’t a problem for this Texas town — it’s a way of life [By Kevin Sullivan, July 4, 2018] Steve Sailer responded savagely that while globalists cast the mass influx of Latinos as an “exciting social experiment with who knows what spicy, perhaps magical, outcomes in store for us,” the truth is that we already know what such an influx means for America.

In McAllen, located right on the Mexican border in the Rio Grande Valley, 84% of the population is “Hispanic,” and about 76% speak Spanish. It has lots of obese people [Wallet Hub study finds city of McAllen as one of the most obese cities in America, ValleyCentral.com, March 15, 2018] is the least educated city in America and is the worst city for residents feeling unsafe. [10 Cities Where Americans Are Pretty Much Terrified to Live,  Time.com, April 20, 2014]

Add to that high poverty rates, low workforce participation, and high unemployment What’s more, the Rio Grande Valley is known for its spicy political corruption. [Professor Researches Valley Corruption Culture, by Angelo Vargas, KRGV, February 8, 2018]

Latin American-style police corruption is common as well. NPR, for instance, has reported on crooked cops in the Valley’s “celebrated anti-narcotics squad,” the Panama Unit [With Corruption Rampant, Good Cops Go Bad In Texas' Rio Grande Valley, by John Burnett and Marisa Peñaloza, July 6, 2015]. The good-cops-gone-bad story started when Panama Unit officers “went rogue” by stealing cash found on drug traffickers, then graduated to trafficking themselves. According to the NPR report

People say Panama’s crimes went on so long—two years—because the unit was protected. One officer’s father was a city police chief. And [Panama Unit Commander] Jonathan Trevino’s father is Lupe Trevino, then the powerful, popular sheriff of Hidalgo County.

It was Sheriff Trevino who created the Panama unit and put his son in charge. But the elder Trevino, as reported by NPR, was sentenced to five years in prison for taking illegal campaign contributions from “The Rooster,” a drug trafficker connected to Mexico’s Gulf Cartel.

Following WaPo’s gushing article on the “All American city,” the McAllen-Mission-Edinburg, Texas tri-city area was back in the news with a couple of vibrant crime stories.

  • On August 1, Breitbart’s Bob Price reported on the Border Patrol apprehending four MS-13 gang members, one member of “the violent 18th street gang,” and two previously deported sex offenders who had crossed into the Rio Grande Valley border sector from Mexico. [MS-13 Members, Criminal Child Sex Offenders Busted near Texas Border]
  • At first, news stories of an “active shooter” at a McAllen shopping mall on the previous weekend seemed to point to yet another mass shooting. That was quickly corrected, however: no shots were fired, but seven gunmen were involved in an attempted robbery of a jewelry store at McAllen’s La Plaza mall. All seven had illegally crossed into Texas from Mexico. [Texas ‘Active Shooters’ ID’d As Illegal Mexican Nationals, By Molly Prince, Daily Caller, July 31, 2018]

Some of the suspects had been previously deported. The suspects had paid a coyote $4,500 each to be smuggled into Texas and had reportedly been in McAllen for weeks prior to the attempted hold up.

Greg_CasarI’m sure all of them came to America seeking “a better life.” It’s doubtful, however, that they would have found it in Mexicanized McAllen (maybe “opportunity” is a better term)—or that we will keep our country if mass immigration continues.

Meanwhile, as our country is being inundated with vibrant, spicy folks seeking opportunity and a better life, their enablers are busy deconstructing American identity—their aim being to ideologically disarm and demoralize the “deplorables” they hate so passionately.

The Texas state capital, Austin, is a case in point. Austin is located deep in the heart of the Lone Star state’s Hill Country. But, beginning in the 1960s, the city was transformed into a Leftist’s blue heaven. It has declared itself a “freedom city,” directing police to avoid arresting petty thieves and others who have committed “non-violent crimes,” as such cases frequently involve blacks and Latinos. Austin City Councilman Gregorio Casar (tweet him) a backer of the “freedom city” resolution, opined that “people of color” were “over incarcerated” and “over punished.” There was an immigration angle to the “freedom city” antics as well: Casar added that “if people are arrested less,” they can also avoid “the deportation pipeline”. ['Freedom city'? Going beyond 'sanctuary,' Austin, Texas, vows to curtail arrests By Jaweed Kaleem, Los Angeles Times, June 19, 2018]

While the city of Austin appears to compete with San Francisco for the crown of craziest city in America, the University of Texas, where the great folklorist J. Frank Dobie once taught, is often, accurately, portrayed as Berkeley in the Hill Country.

The university has been removing Confederate statutes from the campus for several years now [UT-Austin removes Confederate statues in the middle of the night, by Matthew Watkins, Texas Tribune, August 20, 2017].

The city, not to be bested, has established something called the “Equity Office,” which has recently suggested renaming streets and parks, removing Confederate markers—and even renaming the city itself. When Texas was a Mexican province, you see, the father of Texas, Stephen F. Austin, opposed the Mexican government banning slavery there.

Any name change would require an election and even the commissars of the Equity Office ask in a report [PDF] on proposed changes, “what’s next and where do we stop?” [City report on Confederate monuments raises idea of renaming Austin By Philip Jankowski, Austin American-Statesman, July 27, 2018]

Where, indeed?

The logical end of both a policy of Open Borders and the memory-holing of our historical and cultural heritage is the complete erasure of America in any recognizable form, reducing “America” to a “geographical expression,” not a real country with a unique history, a shared culture and language, and a dominate, defining ethnos.

The logical endpoint is the destruction of the nation itself.

Wayne Allensworth (email him) a corresponding editor of Chronicles magazine, is the author of The Russian Question and a recently published novel, Field of Blood (Endeavour Media) which deals with the issues of Open Borders and globalization’s impact on the fictional town of Parmer, Texas.