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From: James A. Bowery (e-mail him)
Re: Peter Brimelow's Column: Ron Paul: "I Believe In National Sovereignty"
As one of the builders of the computer industry who saw his 35-year career destroyed by H-1B visas, I appreciate the irony that I just got back from a Ron Paul rally in Seattle, thus giving me a chance to comment on Brimelow's important interview first hand.
I'm a firm, if skeptical, Paul supporter because he is the best hope for to solve our problems.
As harsh as my career loss has been and as difficult as it is to see my fruits reaped by foreigners with arranged marriages and intact clan support structures, Paul's opponents in the presidential race would create greater problems for all of us.
The demographic change overwhelming America as evidenced by the foreign invasion in and around Seattle is a bigger concern to me than of my loss of livelihood to hundreds of thousands of H-1B visa holders with questionable diplomas from Indian paper mills in jobs frequently handed to them because of ethnic nepotism.
As much as I appreciate Brimelow's accurate emphasis on the impact of H-1B visas on people like me, his failure to talk to Paul about Randall Burns' idea of auctioning off citizenship and visas was the most glaring omission of the interview—particularly to the faithful and thoughtful readers of VDARE. Com,
Despite Paul's shortcomings, if you subscribe to the "the least of evils" theory, he is the closest thing many of us have seen to a "good" candidate in our life times—even if he further damages some of us.
Bowery fixes computers for his neighbors and does odd jobs in the rural Pacific Northwest. Until the H-1B invasion, he was a leader in computer networking starting in 1974 at the PLATO network where he developed many firsts. He also provided the first iterative solution to the Tower of Hanoi problem in 1977 helping his then friend Ray Ozzie, Microsoft's chief software architect.