This came up on a Google alert for VDARE—DREAMACTIVISTS, a web page supportive of illegal immigrant students, is attacking NCFIRE, a North Carolina organization in favor of patriotic immigration reform, and they attack James Johnson, their leader with a standard "guilt by association" smear:
"NCFIRE is led by James Johnson, who earlier this year published on VDARE, a website named after Virginia Dare, the first child born to English settlers in 1587 and whom VDARE's Editor, Peter Brimelow, valorizes as a symbol of racial purity."
I'm an editor here, and I don't recall a writer named James Johnson, so I look it up and it's a "Today's Letter"!Â A Letter to the Editor.They're blaming this guy for something Brimelow wrote in 1999, because he wrote us a Letter to the Editor.
Peter Brimelow wrote a Letter to the Editor of the New York Times in 1995. Does that make him responsible for the fact that the New York Times's obituary for Joseph Stalin was more evenhanded than its obituary for Senator McCarthy?
By the way, the Why VDARE page above does not valorize Virginia Dare as a symbol of racial purity—the reverse is true, for historical reasons. Peter Brimelow wrote
And there have been serious suggestions that The Lost Colony is the answer to the historical problem of the Lumbee Indians of Robeson County, North Carolina, an English-speaking group of unclear origin.
(Anthropologists call such groups "tri-racial isolates." Significant of the times, and perhaps of federal subsidies, the Lumbees seem recently to have been emphasizing their claim to pure Indian status. For example, click here... For more on the white doe legend, click here...)
So Virginia Dare could be symbolic of the coming racial nirvana that immigration enthusiasts are forced to start fantasizing about when you compel them to look at the statistical consequences of current policy.
Or perhaps not. The actress Heather Locklear (Melrose Place, etc.) is claimed as a prominent Lumbee. But if, through some miracle of genetic recombination, Virginia Dare is reborn in Ms. Locklear's beautiful face, John White might well have recognized her.