Did you see British Labour Prime Minister Gordon Brownâ€™s world-class immigration gaffe today? He was caught by a lapel microphone complaining contemptuously to an aide that a (Labour-supporting) white working class woman with whom heâ€™d just had a vigorous but apparently amicable campaign trail conversation was â€?bigotedâ€?. Of course, this merely confirms what has long been obvious: the left-wing lawyers and functionaries who now run Labor secretly despise the partyâ€™s traditional base. (Sound familiar, Democrats?)
But what really interested me, however, is that this poor woman actually only made one brief passing reference to immigration (â€?You canâ€™t say anything about the immigrantsâ€¦â€? It's at 2:31 here). And she was talking about Eastern European immigration i.e. no racial angle at all. However, it was enough to set Brown off.
And, amazingly, in his subsequent apology on national television, he still repeatedly excused himself on the grounds that she had dared to mention immigration. He clearly just assumed every right-thinking person would agree that any reference to immigration justified his righteous rage.
Last night, we posted our Allan Wallâ€™s expose of the reaction in Mexico and the Spanish-language media in the U.S. to Arizonaâ€™s SB 1070. Wall revealed their relentless hatred of U.S. nationhood and sovereigntyâ€”particularly ominous in the case of those who are technically U.S. citizens.
Exactly the same forces are at work in the US today (as throughout the English-speaking worldâ€”the â€?Anglosphereâ€?.)
This explains the American eliteâ€™s hysterical reaction to SB 1070â€”which, after all, only seeks to enforce what is already the law. It also explains this depressing development, reported last night by Politico.comâ€™s Kasie Hunt:
HILL REPUBLICANS DODGE ON ARIZONA LAW Democrats canâ€™t shout loud enough about how much they hate Arizonaâ€™s harsh immigration law. But Republican lawmakers are hedging, dodging, and reaching for nuanceâ€”anything to avoid taking a strong stand on Arizonaâ€¦. Everyone in the Republican Party says itâ€™s Washingtonâ€™s fault for neglecting the illegal immigration problem, but virtually no congressional Republicans are fully embracing what Arizona has done.This despite that fact that, as James Fulford reported on VDARE.COMâ€™s blog today, polls show that SB 1070 is overwhelmingly popular in Arizona and Governor Brewerâ€™s approval rating has soared since she signed it.
These Beltway Republicans are afraidâ€”afraid to take up a cause even though it would benefit them politically because they fear elite rage.
Of course, as Editor of VDARE.COM, I think this demonstrates the utter failure and fatuousness of any patriotic immigration reform strategy that focuses on the Beltway. More than 25 years of expensive lobbying and this is the best we can get?
Patriotic immigration reform will only come from the grass roots. It will only come when the political culture changes.
That is why VDARE.COMâ€™s strategy is to supply the grassroots with facts and argumentsâ€”and to boldly go, intellectually, into key areas that the curse of Political Correctness has ruled off-limits.