Kent Falls, CT, Beautiful…until America’s Immigration Disaster (illegal AND legal) reached itBy Peter Brimelow, Editor, VDARE.com
$17,200!—that’s about how much VDARE.com had raised (tax-deductibly) as of today, September 3, counting snailmailed checks, towards our $30,000 Summer Appeal goal.
So, despite suspending our Appeal over the Labor Day weekend, we’re already over 57% there!
I want personally to thank all of our readers who have contributed—above all our old friends. We owe you everything.
We now hope we’ve resolved the technical software problems that caused us to suspend the Appeal. So (to ape the immigration enthusiasts) let’s get this done! We don’t want to be forced into a supplementary Appeal later this year.
Congress reconvenes this Friday, September 6th and the Amnesty/ Immigration Surge bill is still hanging fire. There’s just too much going on!
But it just drives us crazy not to be able to trash the Treason Lobby—even for a day.
Let me make two further points about why you must support VDARE.com now:
But what’s really significant is this Rasmussen comment:
A continuing problem for the reformers [VDARE.com note: a.k.a. Amnesty/ Immigration Surge backers] is that just 32% of voters think it is at least somewhat likely that the federal government would actually secure the border and prevent illegal immigration, and that includes only eight percent (8%) who feel it’s Very Likely. Fifty-eight percent (58%) believe the government is unlikely to follow through with tighter border control, with 27% who say it’s Not At All Likely. [Emphasis added]At VDARE.com, we have written a lot about “pollaganda.” Pollsters rarely ask about increasing legal immigration, which current proposals envisage, and never about deportation. The only way pollsters have ever been able to assemble a majority for “Comprehensive Immigration Reform” is by stipulating that first the border must be secured. Yet, overwhelmingly, Americans just don’t believe that the federal government will ever secure the border.
That’s some “continuing problem”!
I like to think that VDARE.com’s relentless documentation of Obama’s unilateral dismantling of immigration law enforcement, above all our unique emphasis on his 2011 Administrative Amnesty for college-age illegals—which Establishment commentators now admit they missed at the time and which fully merited the now-fashionable calls for impeachment—has helped inform Americans’ consciousness on this point.
The fact that the American people understand that their Federal government cannot be trusted on immigration law enforcement is not just a political, but also a (rare) cultural, triumph.
As we’ve repeatedly said: only grass-roots awareness—not Inside-The-Beltway maneuverings—have any hope of saving America.
My second point relates to the idyllic summer photograph at the beginning of this Appeal.
Of course, the local community of Yankee liberals and New York weekenders are too Politically Correct to admit what was happening—but they did react, primarily by contracting the facilities i.e. reducing amenities for everyone.
Needless to say, MSM elitists within their gated communities will deride this as a trivial problem. But the destruction of public social capital—parks, schools, communities—is how immigration impacts ordinary Americans. And the Amnesty/ Immigration Surge bill will double or even triple legal immigration from its already record highs.
Whether the Amnesty/ Immigration Surge bill passes or not, there is literally no end to the problems that current immigration policy will cause.
But, whatever happens, VDARE.com will be here, fighting.
“The Summer’s Gone, And All The Leaves Are Falling” says the great Irish ballad—which (as a matter of fact) first became popular on this side of the Atlantic.
But not in America—if you help us now.