I hope most VDARE.com readers are also letter-to-the-editor(s) writers. Here`s a potent reason why, courtesy of Kevin Williamson, deputy managing editor of National Review:
Funny what catches the notice of politicians. I was a newspaper editor for years, and Iâ€™ve had at least a dozen politicians tell me: â€?We donâ€™t really give a damn what you write about us in the editorials. We donâ€™t even really read them. But if we start seeing letters to the editor, we notice. Any time one constituent is ticked-off enough to take the time to write a letter, thatâ€™s significant. One guy writing a letter means that there are 500 more who agree but donâ€™t take the time to write.â€? One guy writing a letter represents a few hundred people in the mind of Joe Congressman.
[A Few Words In Praise of Fear, National Review Online "Exchequer" blog, December 17, 2010]
I`ve also heard — source lost in the fog of my memory — that newspapers` letters section are popular with readers in general. That implies they`re a good venue in which to educate our fellow citizens on the appalling facts and general idiocies of mass immigration. Although our multi-decade immigration nightmare is far beyond exasperating, it`s probably most effective to keep our letters dense with facts and cool in tone.