And, as I have repeatedly said on VDARE.COM, there are more mundane reasons why I believe immigration reform patriots should not lose heart.
For one thing (this is an advantage of age!) I remember how all-conquering the Soviet Union appeared to be some thirty years ago, after the American defeat in Vietnam. I remember a senior statesman at a conservative magazine telling me that he privately believed the Red flag would soon wave over the worldâ€”but that he fought on because a) you never know; and b) â€?there are theological injunctions against despairâ€?!
Within four years, against all odds, this manâ€™s long-time favored Presidential candidate, Ronald Reagan, had bounced back and won the White House.
Within fourteen years, wholly unexpectedly, the Soviet Union collapsed and vanished. [Go here for the rest of this story.]