Regarding Latinos not as citizens but as internal enemies of America is an idea pushed not just by many racialist websites (e.g., Vdare) but also by Donald Trump. The outlook is particularly characteristic of something called the Alt-Right, a substantial if loosely defined group who are horrified at the thought of racial amalgamation. Hostility intensifies as one moves farther along the right wing to where the feathers end and giddy space begins.There are no links in any of this, except for the one link to VDARE.com.
It is perhaps worth noting that the accounts of Mexico in the anti-immigrationist literature bear little or no resemblance to the Mexico I have lived in for fifteen years. The streets are not strewn with garbage, it is not legal to screw little girls of twelve years, guns for home defense are not illegal, and Mexican school children behave like everybody else’s. The racialist sites often do not check facts, do not correct false claims when notified of them, and not infrequently simply lie. Many of the leaders seem never to have been to Mexico, speak Spanish, or have the foggiest notions of the world below the Rio Bravo.
The President agrees with them. He is openly hostile to some 43 million American citizens. He has placed Mexico itself among “our enemies,” His “Mexicans are rapists” assertion resonated among Latinos much as Hillary’s Deplorables among Americans. How smart is this? [Emphasis, link in original]
Let’s take the “He has placed Mexico itself among ‘our enemies’” thing—Trump, as a private citizen, tweeted in 2014, this:
When will the U.S. stop sending $'s to our enemies, i.e. Mexico and others.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 10, 2014
The US has repeatedly sent funds to law enforcement and military cooperative initiatives designed to fight cartel violence, and did it while Mexico was sponsoring an actual invasion of the US—August, 2014, when Trump tweeted, was the time of the Border Surge of “unaccompanied minors” encouraged and facilitated by the Mexican Government. [Why Is the US Still Spending Billions to Fund Mexico’s Corrupt Drug War? | Washington is providing equipment and training to compromised agencies—at the same time that it’s tracking their close ties to organized crime, By Jesse Franzblau,The Nation, February 27, 2015 ]
Nevertheless, this tweet is on a list of Left-wing talking points—insults to Mexico that Trump should allegedly apologize for. [Donald Trump Should Apologize To Mexico. Here's Where He Can Start., by Roque Planas, Huffington Post, August 31, 2016]
As for what Fred calls Trump’s “Mexicans are rapists” assertion, Trump didn’t say that. In the course of his daring announcement of his run for the Presidency, Trump said of Mexican illegal immigrants “When Mexico sends its people, they are not sending their best. They are not sending you. They are sending people that have lots of problems, and they are bringing those problems to us. They are bringing drugs and they are bringing crime, and they’re rapists.”
The last part, about some being good people, is the only thing he (and we) can’t prove—the best thing you can say definitely about border-jumping illegals is that they’re thieves, coming to America to grab American dollars.
But my point is that Trump didn’t make that general assertion about Mexicans—and it shouldn’t be in quotation marks in Fred’s text. (This is the kind of error that, when Trump makes it, speaking off the cuff, is reported in the MSM as a “Trump lie”.)
That brings us to Fred’s point about sites that do “not check facts, do not correct false claims when notified of them, and not infrequently simply lie.”
That’s us. We’ve reported on Latinos littering, their terrible performance in school, their high rate of rape, and the fact that the legal age of consent in Mexico is 12. And we have repeatedly defended ourselves against Fred’s attacks, something to which he has never responded:
Mexico is simply a much rapey-er country than the US—see In Mexico, an Unpunished Crime, By Mary Jordan, Washington Post, July 30, 2002, which won a Pulitzer Prize.
In Mexican Indian villages, where they don’t know much about the Mexican Federal Criminal Code, you can get away with rape by marrying the girl, the sort of thing that went out of style in Europe in the Middle Ages.
The fact that this kind of thing happens in America is the basis of the entire eleventh chapter of Ann Coulter’s world-renowned best seller Adios, America: “Why Do Hispanic Valedictorians Make the News, but Child Rapists Don’t?”
Trump reportedly read that book, and Fred says he did too—he attacked Ann in an article titled Ann Coulter and the Manufacture of Pedophilia, Unz Review, July 31, 2015.
But even if middle class “Mexican school children behave like everybody else’s” in Fred’s home in Jalisco State, they don’t elsewhere in Mexico. And once again, they sure don’t when they get to the US—see Narrative Collapse In Bathroom Rape By Hispanic Teens? Not Really and Ann Coulter: To Say “Stop Raping Me” In English Press 1 Now.
So we’re right, and Fred’s wrong. But he has a more general point—Trump is making all the Hispanic residents of the United States enemies by calling out illegals on their raping and thieving habits, and threatening to deport some of them. Fred thinks that no deportation could happen because numbers:
Census figures show 57 million Latinos in the US. Perhaps 12 millions of them being illegal. Trump promised to get rid of the illegals in two years, which would require deporting 500,000 a month for 24 months. He is way behind. He could also deport 125,000 a month for eight years. Do you see anything resembling this? If he deports 10,000 a month for eight years, it will come to a bit under a million–less than two percent of the Latino population,This is just stupid—it’s like the George Will thing about buses—Will, now a former Republican wrote “We are not going to take the draconian police measures necessary to deport 11 million people. They would fill 200,000 buses in a caravan stretching bumper-to-bumper from San Diego to Alaska…” [Guard the Borders — And Face Facts, Too, Washington Post, March 30, 2006]
But let’s get back to that “internal enemies” thing—Mexican-Americans frequently act like internal enemies, supporting the illegal invasion by their Mexican compadres. I remember calling a “white Hispanic” marketing guy a “Quisling” over his campaign to ban the term “illegal immigrant”. Fred seems to think that calling out Hispanics on this, and deporting illegals is likely to “come to blood” or “end in tears”—as Peter Brimelow, not Fred, puts it. Fred finishes his column by saying:
Working against assimilation is that different cultures inevitably experience friction, that most of the immigrants are poor, poorly educated, young, and male, that assimilation works less well with populations large and dense enough be self-isolating, such as we see in black ghettos, and that the white-nationalists do all they can to cause antagonism.Well, no doubt the truth hurts. And the alternative Fred seems to suggest is that Americans “relax and enjoy it”—to which America, in November 2016, replied “No.”
Working toward successful assimilation is that Mexicans are Christian, heavily European in their roots, live in amity with a million American expats in Mexico, and as a race are demonstrably able to run modern cities universities, and such. Unlike blacks and Muslims, they do not see whites and Christians as mortal enemies. Much depends on keeping things this way.
But one thing I believe to be sure: Constantly attacking forty million American citizens as stupid, dirty, disease-ridden, criminal, given to rape and all the rest, will not make for domestic tranquility.
James Fulford [Email him] is a writer and editor for VDARE.com.