It's a long and rambling editorial published in the free uber-liberal rag called the Phoenix New Times . Her self explanatory title reveals the intent: "Russell Pearce and Other Illegal-Immigration Populists Rely on Misleading, Right-Wing Reports to Scapegoat Immigrants and to Terrify Penny-Pinched Americans," by Terry Greene Sterling, Dec 2 2010.
Her rambling diatribe is so long and scattershot I don't have the time, energy, or web space to dispute all of it, but a few things she wrote are worthy of special attention.
Sterling opens the article with a vivid description of the June 5th rally to support SB 1070. Much of what she says, minus the putdowns of the patriots who attended the rally, corroborates two articles in Vdare.com that describe the same event (Arizona Immigration Rallies and Yesterday We Called, Today We March: Immigration Patriots Rally in Phoenix).
For one thing Sterling gives FAIR far more credit than they deserve when it comes to organizing people and getting things done. Most immigration activists in Arizona have never heard of FAIR — and a good portion of those that know about FAIR don't have much good to say about them. Sterling can at least be thanked for her backhanded recognition of FAIR's activism in Arizona and the impact it has had on the national immigration debate. Personally I don't think FAIR has received enough credit for their support of Proposition 200 or SB 1070.
A few other things:
The amendment gives citizenship to most babies born in the United States, and FAIR wants to change that so babies born to undocumented immigrant parents will be denied citizenship. Such children are derided as "jackpot babies" or "anchor babies."So, she even admits that most babies born in the U.S. are jackpot babies. Actually that's probably only true in California. Sterling's admission of the growing population of babies that don't belong in the U.S. discredits her attacks to the point that I was reminded of the biblical story in Mark 6:17-29, where the head of John the Baptist was served on a silver platter.
The numbers are ambiguous, at best. The feds who warehouse criminal aliens don't tally who is legal (green card, visa) and who isn't, so it's impossible to get true "law enforcement costs of illegal immigration."Sterling spends a lot of space blasting SB1070 — Arizona's tough immigration law. She and her ilk want to leave enforcement to the federal government, who by her own admission can't even count. If 1070 had its way we would know how many inmates are illegal, and that's just another reason to support it.
The Arizona Department of Corrections, like the federal Bureau of Prisons, doesn't break down data by inmates who are in the country legally and inmates who aren't.
John Tanton's ties to white nationalists have been questioned repeatedly.Yes, the $outhern Poverty Law Center keeps questioning it, and idiotic journalists continue repeating the allegations against Tanton until they sound like facts. It's a classic propaganda technique that was perfected by Stalin, Lenin, and Hitler. To read more about Tanton and the $PLC, be sure to read:
I'm not convinced Sterling knows what a "white nationalist" is because she uses the term interchangeably with "white supremacist" and "white separatist". Liberals purposely blur the terms because they want everyone to think all immigration restrictionists are Nazis, another term they use to slander immigration activists.
The orators included black activist Ted Hayes ...Oops! How inconvenient that a black "activist" is on our side. To be logically consistent she should call Ted Hayes a "black nationalist", but that would be a complete misnomer because he certainly would never advocate for a separate black nation, although he is a big advocate of black people in America and an ardent supporter of strong enforcement of immigration laws. So why the double standard?
I don't want anyone reading this to think I'm 100% critical of Sterling's article. She got one thing right:
VDARE.com, named after Virginia Dare, the first white baby born in the New World...She went on to attack a select few Vdare.com writers such as Sam Francis, Jared Taylor, and Kevin MacDonald. The fact that she didn't mention me either proves that my stature doesn't measure up to those famous authors, or it could be used as proof that the mentors at the school of Walter Cronkite journalism aren't very thorough about their research considering I not only write and get paid by Vdare.com, I'm almost within rock-throwing distance of ASU!