A Normally Friendly Reader Flinches From Lethal Force At The Border; Peter Brimelow Asks If Americans (Unlike Israelis) Should Be Guilted Out Of Their Country?
January 01, 2019, 09:57 PM
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Who are you letting run your Twitter account?

I was always taught to assume good faith, so I will give you the benefit of the doubt and assume you are not guilty of total retardation, but are merely guilty of the serious, albeit lesser, offense of negligently handing your social media accounts to a person of total retardation.

This was what was posted from the VDARE Twitter account in response to a Daily Beast article Facebook Lets Users Post About Killing Immigrants and Minorities[By Justin Glawe, December 4, 2018] about Facebook users calling for immigrants to be shot at the border.

"Typical journofa call for censorship omits fact that these FB users are discussing lethal force AT THE BORDER = legitimate policy option, Israel does it all the time"

Lethal force at the border is only justified for the same reason it's justified anywhere else in the US: in order to neutralize an imminent threat of death or bodily harm by a criminal aggressor. Shooting nonviolent people is illegal and, especially when it comes to nonviolent children, morally reprehensible. Securing the border is not mutually exclusive with refraining from excessive force. Unless you fire the idiot who posted this and publicly apologize, VDARE.com will have lost all moral legitimacy with this tweet.

VDARE.com Editor Peter Brimelow replies: I’m sorry that this reader, normally friendly, is upset. But not everyone is perfect.

I believe, to the contrary, that it is precisely because VDARE.com is prepared to think the (to the conventionally-minded) unthinkable that we have “moral legitimacy.”

  • Firstly, we were right to nail the Daily Beast’s lie that the posts were not about “Killing Immigrants And Minorities” but about border security, specifically what to do about mobs rushing the border in force, to which the Border Patrol is only able to respond with tear gas, rubber bullets, and pepperball.
  • Secondly, we were right to point out the Daily Beast is calling for censorship—the totalitarian recourse of Cultural Marxists. Indeed, that’s how we know they are Cultural Marxists—not “liberals.”
  • Thirdly, we were right to point out that the Israelis do, in fact, systematically defend their border against very similar politicized public incursions with deadly force. This is one example from Wikipedia’s article “2018 Gaza Border Protests,” which I am fairly confident has been closely vetted for bias:

12 October 2018

Seven Palestinians were killed in violent protests along the border fence, in a continuation of the "March of Return" protests. According to the IDF, "The rioters are burning tires and are hurling rocks, explosive devices, firebombs and grenades at IDF troops and the security fence".[254] The demonstrations were arranged by Hamas, with the aid of special units formed to expand the protests. Four Palestinians were shot dead after they crossed into Israeli territory and approached a sniper's post.[255]  (Emphasis added).

Of course, Conservatism Inc. has responded to the contrasting Israeli and U.S. border crises with complete hypocrisy—one reason that it no longer has “moral legitimacy”:

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At VDARE.com, we won’t do that. We commend the Israelis for refusing to be guilted out of their country (see here and here) and for having the moral courage to face one implication: lethal force at the border.

I said after witnessing President Trump’s inauguration that the Left’s hatred for America would come to blood—as it already has, e.g. with the GOP Congressional baseball team shooting, which of course went straight down the MSM Memory Hole.

Maybe the southern border is the place to start.