In 1995, one of the nastier reviews of Alien Nation was Lawrence Chua's in the Village Voice, which I think may already have been a free (giveaway, ad-supported) newspaper by that time. It was Peter Brimelow's favorite. In Alien Nation, Round 2, Brimelow wrote
My favorite hostile review: probably Lawrence Chua's in the Village Voice—"His fear is justified. We will bury him."
Naturally, I found these reactions encouraging. After all, the same incredulous rage has greeted the conservative movement at each successive stage of its three-decade-long march through U.S. institutions, since the nomination of Barry Goldwater in 1964.
Here's more from The Closing of the American Mind | Peter Brimelow`s Foreign Intervention, Village Voice Literary Supplement, April 1995, p. 17, illustrated with a picture showing native American patriots as recently evolved from Neanderthals:
If one were to receive Brimelow's thoughts in a bar as he teeters between illumination and unconsciousness, the problems involved would be small. Yet here Random House is offering those thoughts between hard covers, giving the impression to innocent book buyers that they might be something more than incoherent attempts at naturalizing race and affirming white supremacy. The passage of Proposition 187 in California, the torching of mosques on both coasts, the vicious attacks on women's reproductive rights, and the stepped-up paramilitary policy of imprisoning indigents and the poor—as well as the publication and respectful consideration of The Bell Curve, Dictatorship of Virtue, and so on—do not augur well for a progressive, or even moderately liveable, United States. That a commercial house should feel comfortable publishing a reactionary ramble like this speaks to the ideological climate in which we are living.
Most of this stuff is imaginary, but a word about the "stepped-up paramilitary policy of imprisoning indigents and the poor"—in 1990, under black Mayor David Dinkins, New York had 2,605 murders. In 1995, under Giuliani, that was already down to 1550. More recently, it was more like 630. A city with 2, 605 murders needs a "stepped-up paramilitary policy" and if you think indigents and the poor are hardest hit, well, they're both comitting and suffering the murders.
We might dismiss the rantings of Peter Brimelow as delusional paranoia. But the truth is, it's more of a desperate gasp. As multinational development schemes like NAFTA and GATT continue to degrade the quality of Third World life, more and more people are being displaced. We take our acts across oceans in order to survive. Our survival depends on the destruction of the privilege Brimelow is so desperate to defend. His fear is justified. We will bury him.