I really think there's a memo out there saying Americans must not be alerted to immigration's impact until a new people has been elected.Either there's a "memo" of sorts, or the media and academia are at the point where it's not even necessary anymore. Compare immigration reporting to reporting on crime and race. Reporters, even young J-School students, no longer need to be told to censor all racial and ethnic identifiers, where black and Hispanic criminals are concerned.
When enough people complain online, and even demonstrate against a black-on-white atrocity, the alleged journalists and "media ethics experts" take the offensive. They lie with a straight face, in denying that the crime in question was racially motivated, and vilify all critics as "mainstream conservativesâ€¦ and white supremacists," which to the MSM is a redundant phrase.
Similarly, alleged reporters writing on immigration do not need to be told to mislead readers about race replacement. Look at Media Matters: The other day, one of their bloggers repeated his assertion that anchor babies are a "myth." In immigration matters, the fraudulent journalists and scholars also organize group hates against anyone who dares to tell the truth.
In both such cases, the lying is an expression of what Theodore Dalrymple described several years ago:
Political correctness is communist propaganda writ small. In my study of communist societies, I came to the conclusion that the purpose of communist propaganda was not to persuade or convince, nor to inform, but to humiliate; and therefore, the less it corresponded to reality the better. When people are forced to remain silent when they are being told the most obvious lies, or even worse when they are forced to repeat the lies themselves, they lose once and for all their sense of probity. To assent to obvious lies is to co-operate with evil, and in some small way to become evil oneself. Oneâ€™s standing to resist anything is thus eroded, and even destroyed. A society of emasculated liars is easy to control. I think if you examine political correctness, it has the same effect and is intended to.Dalrymple was not talking about the alleged journalists and scholars who say such outrageously transparent lies, but about the civilians who accept them, not because they believe them, but because they are afraid (often with very good reason) to shout down the liars. The liars are little versions of "O'Brien" in Orwell's 1984, who gets protagonist "Winston Smith" to say "2 + 2 = 5," and to believe it. We're not there yet, but we're getting there.
[[Our Culture, What's Left of It by Jamie Glazov, Front Page Mag, August 31, 2005.]