Here's an armchair-guerrilla activity I've suggested before to VDARE.com readers: Use the postage-page envelopes typically provided with the major parties' fundraising letters to send them tokens of your immigration-related disgust.
Judging by my mail, the begging is at low ebb currently, but there is
a trickle. I mostly receive these appeals from Republican organizations, and a few weeks ago a "2015 Leadership Survey" — how exciting! — arrived from the "Friends of John Boehner." It even includes a "registration number"! (Wowser.)
Of course, it's never worth wasting effort or ink on these fraudulent "surveys" or "polls" — these mailings are strictly about money.
(This one does include, as Question #14 out of 16, "Should securing the border and enforcing our laws be critical first steps in reforming immigration policy?" If this were 1999, I'd be excited that such a question was included. But I'm 15 years older now ...)
So this one is going back to House Speaker Boehner's buddies without even a penny but with
a copy of the adjacent "peso note" as my token of immigration-driven disgust You'll find a 260-kB PDF to print your own here
That PDF, economically, has two of the peso notes on one 8.5" x 11" page, portrait-oriented, and if you recycle paper that's already been used on one side, your paper costs in printing these will be zero.
The PDF also includes a bonus note to the side about ending legal
immigration, something I've added since the last time I suggested this activity.
There's a Democratic version, too, and its 350-kB PDF is here
. It has the same two-for-one and bonus-message features.
Interestingly, the envelope for the 'friends-of-Boehner' version I'll soon be mailing includes space for one's return address — weird, since the envelope is pre-addressed and postage-paid, so there's no way it would come back to me. Also, there are boxes to check off for "Leadership Survey Enclosed" and "Contribution to Friends of John Boehner Enclosed." So I filled each of those in, under the assumption that they'll think someone invested enough to do all that will also be enclosing a fat check. Psych out!
According to the website of CBS's 60 Minutes
, Scott Pelley interviewed Boehner
for Sunday's show and the following exchange was part of the broadcast:
PELLEY: Mr. Speaker, can you bring the Tea Party in line? There are Tea Party groups that hold fundraisers under the heading of, "Let's fire the Speaker." They don't think you're very conservative.BOEHNER: Well my voting record is as conservative as anybody here. The issue with the Tea Party isn't one of— strategy. It's not one of different vision. It's— it's a disagreement over tactics, from time to time. Frankly, a lot is being driven by national groups here in Washington who have raised money and just beating the dickens out of me.
I recall (spoof) signs posted on office doors around the big aerospace company where I used to work that said, "The beatings will continue until morale improves." In our case, may His Eloquence's beatings continue until he has a patriotism implant.
If legions of VDARE.com readers will step up on this — crude as it is — when their opportunities arise (it's easy and free,
except for a bit of printer ink or toner), it can only raise
the level of the (perpetually dismal) national conversation on immigration.