From: Claire Winston (e-mail her)
I ride the Los Angeles Metro buses around Santa Monica and greater LA every day. I notice how Metro advertises LA County: "With its vibrant mix of culture, art and entertainment, Los Angeles County is more diverse than most nations "
Metro does all that it can to promote diversity. The vast majority of people who ride the bus with me are illegal immigrants. The buses have televisions for the riders` entertainment. Unfortunately, most programming on these California taxpayer-funded buses, driving in an American city, is broadcast in Spanish.
The Spanish-language newspaper La Opinion updates aliens on the latest Senate immigration proposals. Also, there`s the Spanish-language weather service, segments about the Los Angeles Latino Film Festival, Latinos in Hollywood, Latinos in Fashion, Latinos in Music, Latinos in Art and the Latino American Station for Latino Teens.
As I sit on the bus watching these programs, I wonder: does this help immigrants assimilate?
The answer is no, it doesn`t.
Again, my answer is no.
Go to the Universal Studio subway station where the pillars depicting famous Americans are written in Spanish. On the Hollywood buses that drive along Sunset Blvd., it would make sense to play biographies of Marilyn Monroe, Howard Hughes, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Lucy and Desi, Sidney Poitier in English.
But since those icons are non-Latinos, Hispanic bus riders wouldn`t be interested in them even though they built Hollywood. Instead, the focus is only on Latino stars.
Why should Hispanics participate in American culture when they can take over American infrastructure, rewrite history and make it their own?
Let`s face it. Latino immigrants, (and many municipal officials) have no intention of assimilating. They are far too happy having there own festivals, celebrating their own people in their own language. They don`t care about anyone who is not a part of the Latino community…and why should they?
We encourage them even on our public transportation system. The federal government should post ICE agents at bus stops.
Winston writes that she lives in the "Third World slum" known as Los Angeles and that a trip to her local Home Depot is like going on a vacation to India. Her previous letters to VDARE.COM about white guilt and the Arabic Yellow Pages can be read here and here.
From: Ganesh Thiyagesan (e-mail him)
Re: J. Philippe Ruston`s Column: Indians Aren`t That Intelligent (On Average)
I wish to dispute the statements in Professor Rushton`s sarcastic article and in particular to his egregious references to "political implications."
1) In South Africa, Indians have emerged as the most powerful race because the intellectually inferior, lazy, and drug/alcohol consuming white race is not be able to survive under black political and Indian economic take-over. This has been the case in Kenya, Uganda and Zimbabwe where Indians (who are numerically fewer compared to blacks and whites) have managed to dominate the economy. Other examples are Fiji, Mauritius, Suriname and Guyana. Whites in these countries could not compete economically and have fled. And white Afrikaners cannot compete without a government handout.
2) In Singapore, one of the darkest-skinned groups of South Asians, are the Sri Lanka Tamils. (I suggest Ruston`s main problem with Indians is that he cannot get over how dark the skin our skin is so he churlishly puts them down as if they were black) Yet, they were a model colonial community under the British Empire. In fact, the white British exported the Sri Lankan Tamils who have traditionally been judges, magistrates, doctors, lawyers, engineers and senior civil servants in the various South-east Asian colonies.
3) In America. Even among white populations, the Indian has shown himself superior in all ways. Indians are ethnically the wealthiest community in California, surpassing the Japanese, and are far more intelligent than white Americans.
According to the 2000 U.S. Census Indian Americans have the highest median income of any national origin group in the United States and Time Magazine recently published a lengthy feature about the Indian successes and riches amassed. Merrill Lynch estimates that there are nearly 200, 000 American Indian millionaires.
Indian Americans own 50 percent of all economy lodges and 35 percent of all hotels in the United States, which have a combined market value of almost $40 billion.
A UC Berkeley study reported that one-third of the engineers in Silicon Valley are of Indian descent, while 7 percent of valley high-tech firms are led by Indian CEOs. In 2002, there were over 223,000 Asian Indian-owned firms in the U.S., employing more than 610,000 workers, and generating more than $88 billion in revenue.
Thanks to Indians, America is rich Indian immigrants set up more technological start-ups than people from the four next biggest countries—the UK, China, Taiwan and Japan—combined. Of the estimated 7,300 such start-ups, Indians accounted for about 26 percent, the study said.
4) In the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Chinese pupils are best-performing ethnic group with 86 percent passing national curriculum tests. School children of Indian origin come second with 85 percent while achieving the same standard while only 80 percent of white British pupils manage to reach a similar level in the assessment
For a professor, Rushton has an alarming lack of basic geographical and historical knowledge. His attempt to lump Indian Hindus together with Middle Eastern and North African Arabs is absurd to say the least.
India is part of the free world and has been a democracy with a free press and Independent judiciary since independence from Britain in 1947.
Rushton should stick to picking on blacks. With us Indians he is way out of his depth!
Jai Hind! (Long Live India!)
Thiyagesan resides in Chennai in the state of Tamil Nadu, India, owns a retail electronics business and is a member of and is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party—a Hindu Nationalist party.
Professor Rushton responds: Thiyagesen fails to appreciate what constitutes an "average" or that one percent of 1.1 billion people is a lot.
Most Indian immigrants to the US are highly select and not representative of India`s total population. Further, it is simply not correct that contemporary Indian students achieve higher test scores than their European counterparts in the UK and South Africa. Those seeking the data can consult Richard Lynn`s authoritative 2006 tome Race Differences in Intelligence.
Of course, averages are averages. A wide range of ability is found in all demographic groups. Further, the ethical consensus that has emerged over the last fifty years is that each person should be treated as an individual. The paradox that behavioral science must address is that the average national IQ is correlated with the practice of democracy and the protection of civil liberties (see Lynn `s other 2006 book, with Tatu Vanhanen, IQ & Global Inequality).
I hope that exchanges such as this one will add light to that discussion, not heat.
From: Jack B. Quick
Re: Joe Guzzardi`s Column: New York Mayor Eliot Spitzer—Latest Toast Of The Treason Lobby
Governor Eliot Spitzer made his name by prosecuting white-collar financial crimes. He knows full well that driver`s licenses in the hands of aliens will be used to do more than buy car insurance.
Abetting illegals by giving them breeder documents will make it much easier for them to open checking accounts, get jobs (illegally) that require driving, ship money abroad, and access the financial services industry as if they were citizens or legal residents.
Spitzer has sold his reputation for a bowl of porridge.
From: Rob Taylor: (e-mail him)
Re: Joe Guzzardi`s Column: Does Burns` The War Ask The Right Questions?
Did all those soldiers fight and die just so someday their country would be invaded by Third World colonists and their grandchildren and great grandchildren would live in a country where foreigners tell them how its going to be?
Would they have fought and died for a country whose government the last forty years has had no respect or regard for their culture, their traditions, their heritage and their shared historical national identity and for a government that has sold them out?
I have the highest respect for the soldiers who have fought and died in the wars that America has fought. If only the U. S. government had shown these men as much respect. Instead the government`s treasonous actions insult the memories of our brave soldiers.
Taylor describes himself as a 37- year- old, hard working person who loves America and does not want to see the nation changed from what it has been historically into something foreign to him.