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By Lydia Brimelow on 02/20/2024

Tucker Carlson's Interview With Lydia Brimelow On New York Attorney General Letitia James's Attack On VDARE.com

LYDIA BRIMELOW: Many thanks to Tucker Carlson!

Transcript

Tucker [00:00:00] Illegal immigration into the United States is at its highest levels ever. Tens of millions of people have come here illegally over the past 15 years, and none of them will ever leave. Mostly they come from the poorest countries on the planet. We don't know anything about them, really. We don't know if they're pro-America. We don't know if they're hostile to the people who already live here. We don't know, in the case of the recent arrivals, what they're going to do for a living as robotics eliminate low skilled jobs. So what's happening right now at the border that what's often mentioned on TV is really undersold as a story. This is changing America forever, and almost certainly for the worse as we're watching it. And no one is doing anything about it. The governor of Texas occasionally makes noises about it—it's over his border that this human wave is flowing, and yet he's taken no real steps to stop it. There are some media outlets that let you know that it's happening in general terms, but they don't seem particularly outraged by it. We're sitting here as our country is destroyed and no one's responding, and at some point you have to ask why? Are the majority of Americans in favor of this? Of course not. In fact, no one's in favor of this. No one will defend this in public. No one will explain why we need it. Why it's a good idea. How it's going to help this country. How your grandchildren will live in a better place because of it. People are just silent, like it's not even happening. And again, you have to ask why. And the answer, of course, is really simple because they're afraid, they know they'll be punished if they say anything about it. The story of Peter and Lydia Brimelow explains why they're afraid. Peter Brimelow has been a journalist for 50 years. Worked at a whole bunch of what are now called mainstream publications. Was an editor—Barron's, Forbes, National Review, Dow Jones, a legitimate old school journalist. And in the late 90s, he began to ask questions about our immigration scheme. Is this really good idea, is it helping America? And of course, no one could answer those questions because the answer is obvious. No, it's destroying America; as it destroyed California, so it will destroy your state. That's certain. But for asking that question, he was fired from his jobs and shunted off into what we call the fringes. But he didn't stop. He started a website called VDARE. He runs it now with his wife, Lydia.

And for the crime in the supposedly free country of opposing the immigration system currently in place—not the official system, but the actual system—where anyone from the poorest parts of America [sic] with no skills whatsoever can come here and immediately go on welfare. That's our current system. For saying that that's a bad idea, powerful forces have just tried, to destroy their lives, not just their lives, the lives of their family, using the justice system to do it. And needless to say, you probably guessed, using something called the Southern Poverty Law Center, which is nothing to [do with] the South or poverty. It has to do with shutting down free speech in this country. They have descended on the Brimelows and have really kind of tried to destroy them. That's not an overstatement, but you judge for yourself because Lydia Brimelow, who helps run VDARE, joins us now to explain what's happened to her. Lydia, thanks so much for coming on.

Lydia Brimelow [00:03:13] Thank you so much, Tucker. It'll be very nice to have our story told.

Tucker [00:03:18] So I have known your husband, sort of, since he was not a controversial figure at all. And he became a controversial figure when he began to say things like, hey, why are we doing this? And he was immediately called a white nationalist, a white supremacist. And I remember very well his response, which is, no, I'm not. And if I was, I'd say so. But that kept up and he wound up publishing with you, VDARE online. That would seem not a particularly controversial thing to do in a free country. But for your family, it's been, a very risky thing to do. So I hope that you would explain to us what the government, we'll start with the government, is trying to do to you for daring to oppose the immigration system.

Lydia Brimelow [00:04:03] Yeah, absolutely. So it's hard to believe everybody who hears the story says it's completely incredible. Peter founded

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I'm happy to report that donation pages on VDARE are functional again! Some of the bells and whistles are in development, like ACH, earmarked donations and merch purchasing, but single and recurring credit card donations are a-okay! The rest will come with time. Thank you again GabPay @basedtorba for helping us win this battle in an existential war informing the fight to Keep America American.—Lydia Brimelow

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Earlier (June 2023) What Can The States Do At The Border?

American news, social media, and the political class have been ablaze for weeks with the continually developing story of Texas’ Governor Greg Abbott’s stand against the Federal government in Eagle Pass. But this is just the beginning. Americans are well aware of the far-reaching powers of the Federal government. Many, however, don’t realize just how powerful state governments really are—if they decide to act.

The story in Texas began with the Biden administration’s treasonous refusal to actually secure the border. In response, the state government’s aptly named Operation Lone Star, originally only a support mission to assist the Department of Homeland Security in its purported goal to secure the U.S. frontier with Mexico, evolved into a standalone operation to secure the Texan border with Mexico.

After the Texas Department of Public Safety took control of a park in the city [Texas officers take “full control” of Eagle Pass park against city’s wishes, Texas Tribune, January 11, 2024] the number of illegal migrant crossings in the Eagle Pass region has declined from some 2,400 illegals a day to just 750 per day [Texas authorities arrest group of 10 migrants at southern border, video shows, ABC7 Chicago, January 21, 2024]. Additionally, most of those illegals that do make it across are arrested by the Texas Department of Public Safety, and many are subsequently pushed back over the border into Mexico. Texas claims to have returned more than 80,000 illegal immigrants to Mexico, and arrested tens of thousands more for various crimes including drug trafficking [Operation Lone Star Ramps Up Historic Response To Biden’s Border Crisis, gov.texas.gov, January 5, 2024]. The operation has been an unmitigated success, and as a result the Federal government has continually sought to interfere with Texas’ constitutional right to defend its inherent sovereignty.

As Texas put up more barriers and barred the Federal agents from accessing a public park, both the state and the Federal government made emergency appeals to the nation’s highest court. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 vote to allow the Department of Homeland Security to cut the razor wire fencing installed by the State of Texas along the border with Mexico [Supreme Court allows Border Patrol agents to remove razor wire Texas installed at Mexico border, by Lawrence Hurley, NBCNews, January 22, 2024].

In spite of this, Governor Abbott has announced construction of Forward Operating Base, a (National Guard) military base costing $131 million in the Del Rio Sector [Texas Takes Bold Stand: New Military Base to Secure the Border, The Conservative Fix, February 19, 2024]

"Conservative" Justices Amy Coney Barrett and John Roberts (the chief Justice) voted against Texas. Barrett is a Trump- appointed Justice, while Roberts was appointed in ’05 by then President G.W. Bush. Note that, contrary to a widespread misapprehension, this was an emergency order. The full case has yet to be heard. But it was nonetheless remarkable that the Supreme Court continues to legislate from the bench, making political decisions for the entire country while putting off, perhaps for more than a year, hearing the full case.

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By Lydia Brimelow on 02/20/2024

Tucker Carlson's Interview With Lydia Brimelow On New York Attorney General Letitia James's Attack On VDARE.com

LYDIA BRIMELOW: Many thanks to Tucker Carlson!

Transcript

Tucker [00:00:00] Illegal immigration into the United States is at its highest levels ever. Tens of millions of people have come here illegally over the past 15 years, and none of them will ever leave. Mostly they come from the poorest countries on the planet. We don't know anything about them, really. We don't know if they're pro-America. We don't know if they're hostile to the people who already live here. We don't know, in the case of the recent arrivals, what they're going to do for a living as robotics eliminate low skilled jobs. So what's happening right now at the border that what's often mentioned on TV is really undersold as a story. This is changing America forever, and almost certainly for the worse as we're watching it. And no one is doing anything about it. The governor of Texas occasionally makes noises about it—it's over his border that this human wave is flowing, and yet he's taken no real steps to stop it. There are some media outlets that let you know that it's happening in general terms, but they don't seem particularly outraged by it. We're sitting here as our country is destroyed and no one's responding, and at some point you have to ask why? Are the majority of Americans in favor of this? Of course not. In fact, no one's in favor of this. No one will defend this in public. No one will explain why we need it. Why it's a good idea. How it's going to help this country. How your grandchildren will live in a better place because of it. People are just silent, like it's not even happening. And again, you have to ask why. And the answer, of course, is really simple because they're afraid, they know they'll be punished if they say anything about it. The story of Peter and Lydia Brimelow explains why they're afraid. Peter Brimelow has been a journalist for 50 years. Worked at a whole bunch of what are now called mainstream publications. Was an editor—Barron's, Forbes, National Review, Dow Jones, a legitimate old school journalist. And in the late 90s, he began to ask questions about our immigration scheme. Is this really good idea, is it helping America? And of course, no one could answer those questions because the answer is obvious. No, it's destroying America; as it destroyed California, so it will destroy your state. That's certain. But for asking that question, he was fired from his jobs and shunted off into what we call the fringes. But he didn't stop. He started a website called VDARE. He runs it now with his wife, Lydia.

And for the crime in the supposedly free country of opposing the immigration system currently in place—not the official system, but the actual system—where anyone from the poorest parts of America [sic] with no skills whatsoever can come here and immediately go on welfare. That's our current system. For saying that that's a bad idea, powerful forces have just tried, to destroy their lives, not just their lives, the lives of their family, using the justice system to do it. And needless to say, you probably guessed, using something called the Southern Poverty Law Center, which is nothing to [do with] the South or poverty. It has to do with shutting down free speech in this country. They have descended on the Brimelows and have really kind of tried to destroy them. That's not an overstatement, but you judge for yourself because Lydia Brimelow, who helps run VDARE, joins us now to explain what's happened to her. Lydia, thanks so much for coming on.

Lydia Brimelow [00:03:13] Thank you so much, Tucker. It'll be very nice to have our story told.

Tucker [00:03:18] So I have known your husband, sort of, since he was not a controversial figure at all. And he became a controversial figure when he began to say things like, hey, why are we doing this? And he was immediately called a white nationalist, a white supremacist. And I remember very well his response, which is, no, I'm not. And if I was, I'd say so. But that kept up and he wound up publishing with you, VDARE online. That would seem not a particularly controversial thing to do in a free country. But for your family, it's been, a very risky thing to do. So I hope that you would explain to us what the government, we'll start with the government, is trying to do to you for daring to oppose the immigration system.

Lydia Brimelow [00:04:03] Yeah, absolutely. So it's hard to believe everybody who hears the story says it's completely incredible. Peter founded

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By Lydia Brimelow on 02/20/2024

I'm happy to report that donation pages on VDARE are functional again! Some of the bells and whistles are in development, like ACH, earmarked donations and merch purchasing, but single and recurring credit card donations are a-okay! The rest will come with time. Thank you again GabPay @basedtorba for helping us win this battle in an existential war informing the fight to Keep America American.—Lydia Brimelow

Donate To VDARE.com

For any questions or to donate by phone, please call Lydia at the VDARE.com office 860-361-6231.

To make a tax-deductible contribution by mail, click here for a printer friendly form.

To download address labels for Avery 5160 or 8160 sheets, please click here.

Mailing address:
The VDARE Foundation
PO Box 211
Litchfield, CT 06759

To donate stock, please contact [email protected].

By James Karlsson  on 02/19/2024

Earlier (June 2023) What Can The States Do At The Border?

American news, social media, and the political class have been ablaze for weeks with the continually developing story of Texas’ Governor Greg Abbott’s stand against the Federal government in Eagle Pass. But this is just the beginning. Americans are well aware of the far-reaching powers of the Federal government. Many, however, don’t realize just how powerful state governments really are—if they decide to act.

The story in Texas began with the Biden administration’s treasonous refusal to actually secure the border. In response, the state government’s aptly named Operation Lone Star, originally only a support mission to assist the Department of Homeland Security in its purported goal to secure the U.S. frontier with Mexico, evolved into a standalone operation to secure the Texan border with Mexico.

After the Texas Department of Public Safety took control of a park in the city [Texas officers take “full control” of Eagle Pass park against city’s wishes, Texas Tribune, January 11, 2024] the number of illegal migrant crossings in the Eagle Pass region has declined from some 2,400 illegals a day to just 750 per day [Texas authorities arrest group of 10 migrants at southern border, video shows, ABC7 Chicago, January 21, 2024]. Additionally, most of those illegals that do make it across are arrested by the Texas Department of Public Safety, and many are subsequently pushed back over the border into Mexico. Texas claims to have returned more than 80,000 illegal immigrants to Mexico, and arrested tens of thousands more for various crimes including drug trafficking [Operation Lone Star Ramps Up Historic Response To Biden’s Border Crisis, gov.texas.gov, January 5, 2024]. The operation has been an unmitigated success, and as a result the Federal government has continually sought to interfere with Texas’ constitutional right to defend its inherent sovereignty.

As Texas put up more barriers and barred the Federal agents from accessing a public park, both the state and the Federal government made emergency appeals to the nation’s highest court. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 vote to allow the Department of Homeland Security to cut the razor wire fencing installed by the State of Texas along the border with Mexico [Supreme Court allows Border Patrol agents to remove razor wire Texas installed at Mexico border, by Lawrence Hurley, NBCNews, January 22, 2024].

In spite of this, Governor Abbott has announced construction of Forward Operating Base, a (National Guard) military base costing $131 million in the Del Rio Sector [Texas Takes Bold Stand: New Military Base to Secure the Border, The Conservative Fix, February 19, 2024]

"Conservative" Justices Amy Coney Barrett and John Roberts (the chief Justice) voted against Texas. Barrett is a Trump- appointed Justice, while Roberts was appointed in ’05 by then President G.W. Bush. Note that, contrary to a widespread misapprehension, this was an emergency order. The full case has yet to be heard. But it was nonetheless remarkable that the Supreme Court continues to legislate from the bench, making political decisions for the entire country while putting off, perhaps for more than a year, hearing the full case.

States have many other powers that could be used

By Lydia Brimelow on 02/19/2024

By James Kirkpatrick on 02/18/2024

The Congressional GOP is in full retreat and it has no one but itself to blame. The misguided effort to advance a much-ballyhooed “bipartisan border deal” within the GOP, and then kill it, seems almost deliberate political malpractice. Now the GOP has lost a critical special election in New York, itself an unforced error because of its utterly unnecessary expulsion of former Rep. George Santos. Congressional Republicans are announcing their retirements, clearly planning on cashing in for their prior service. Worst of all, the GOP may have given President Joe Biden an escape route on the immigration issue—the one issue where President Donald Trump has a decisive advantage in the upcoming election.

Of course, there was nothing good about the border bill, which raises the question of why it was brought up in the first place. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) gave the game away when he admitted that it allowed thousands of illegals to come a day, gave them “a brand new right to legal representation for all immigrants” (which even American citizens can’t expect anymore) and more legal immigration. This cut the legs out from under RINOs like Sen. James Lankford (R-OK), who had tried to present this bill as a victory for immigration law enforcement.

In the end, even GOP Senate Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) abandoned it even as he said Sen. Lankford had done a “remarkable job” [Mitch McConnell admits bipartisan Senate border bill has ‘no real chance’ at passing, by Ryan King, New York Post, February 11, 2024].

This muddled messaging is indicative of McConnell’s incompetence: Why did he move it forward to begin with?  He now is arguing that the immigration issue will work against the Democrats in the 2024 election, but thanks to him that may no longer be true [McConnell: Border crisis is top issue in 2024, Biden made ‘major mistake,’ by Alexander Bolton, KTVX, February 16, 2024]

Three GOP chairmen of House committees have announced within the last week that they are retiring, suggesting that there is deep unrest within the House GOP [A chaotic US House is losing three Republican committee chairs to retirement in the span of a week, by Kevin Freking, Associated Press, February 17, 2024]. Many see this as a sign that the GOP is expecting to lose its thin majority in the next election [As Chaos Mounts in Congress, are House Republicans Throwing in the Towel?, by Alex Rouhandeh, Newsweek, February 17, 2024].

Which leads us to the recent disaster

By Peter Brimelow on 02/18/2024

In the midst of VDARE.com’s mortal struggle to defend ourselves against New York Attorney General Letitia James’ unscrupulous lawfare, we have been stabbed in the back by our long-standing payment processor. The payment processor has announced without explanation that it will end our ability to accept credit card donations on Sunday, February 18. We don’t know if that means midnight SaturdayF February 17.

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We’re scrambling, but at this point, we simply don’t know if we’ll be able to accept credit card donations next week.

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