District of Corruption
Last August, I wrote a post called Birthright Citizenship: Moving the Goalposts.
I drew attention to the fact that Senator Lindsey Graham, who once swore before the National Council of La Raza that he would “tell the bigots to shut up,” was suddenly making strange noises about ending birthright citizenship for the children of illegal aliens.
I distinctly remember finding Graham’s sudden reversal on immigration highly significant at the time. It left an impression upon me.
How did a fringe cause like ending birthright citizenship successfully penetrate the political mainstream and gain the support of advocates of comprehensive immigration reform? I sensed that there was a lot more to the story.
While the White Nationalist movement remained mired in its usual clownish street theatrics and perennial legal fiascoes over the summer, the conservative mainstream was suddenly becoming more interesting. I was starting to get the sense that things were changing on that front.
In the immediate background, Arizona had spent months fighting with the Obama Justice Department. The Tea Party was beating its drum and marching toward the midterm elections. John McCain was fighting for survival against J.D. Hayworth in the Arizona Republican Senate primary.
This hardening of racial attitudes on immigration had building up for months, years even, but it was the arrival of birthright citizenship on the squishy leftwing of the Republican Party that finally grabbed my attention and caused me to start taking a closer look at mainstream politics.
I hadn’t taken a strong interest in mainstream conservative politics since my junior year of college.
Tomorrow, Rep. Daryl Metcalfe of Pennsylvania and State Legislators for Legal Immigration will be holding a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, DC to announce a campaign by state legislators in 14 states to attack birthright citizenship for illegal aliens.
Arizona State Sen. Russell Pearce will be unveiling the model legislation. Lawmakers in Alabama, Arizona, Delaware, Idaho, Indiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas and Utah will be taking part in the effort.
The plan is to pass model legislation to end birthright citizenship in different parts of the country. The subsequent lawsuits will result in conflicting decisions in federal court which will eventually force the Supreme Court to weigh in on the issue.
Kris Kobach, who was recently elected Kansas Secretary of State, will be spearheading the legal defense of the new state laws, a few of which are almost certain to be passed.
SLLI has “a working partnership” with FAIR. The ideas which are hatched in restrictionist think tanks and organizations like FAIR and CIS are being translated into policy initiatives like Arizona’s SB 1070 which are getting pushed through Republican controlled state legislatures.
The SPLC is already screaming about FAIR’s “nasty track record of hate” and “history of racism.” It certainly helps matters that the SPLC and NAACP have been recently condemned as “hate groups” by mainstream conservatives.
They can blow the bugle of “racism” now until the cows come home. No one takes them seriously anymore. Both of these anti-White hate groups have suffered a crushing loss of legitimacy in Red America.
The mainstream media was unanimously in favor of comprehensive immigration reform and the DREAM Act amnesty. Progressive journalists spent months decrying to no effect the Tea Party, Arizona’s racist “papers please” law, and all the “nativists” and “bigots” in flyover country who opposed the DREAM Act.
The so-called lemmings out there don’t watch Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow. They don’t read Heidi Beirich and Frank Rich either.
Now, if the SPLC and The New York Times happens to be in favor of something, it is taken as a positive indicator that ordinary White people should be opposed to it.
There are so many new fronts opening up in the immigration wars this month that I simply don’t have the time to cover them all. Let me get you up to speed:
(1) In Tennessee, an anti-illegal immigration law that was passed last year has recently taken effect. It requires jailers to report illegal aliens to ICE.
(2) In California, a Hispanic state legislator is trying to push through a state based amnesty law.
(3) In Colorado, outgoing Democratic Governor Bill Ritter has finally signed on his state to the Secure Communities program.
(4) In Oklahoma, the all out push for the most radical restrictionist state immigration laws in the country has begun.
(5) In Arizona, the ban on ethnic studies that passed last year has recently taken effect.
(6) In Maryland, a Hispanic state legislator is pushing for a state version of the DREAM Act.
(7) In Nebraska, state legislators are gearing up to enact an Arizona-style immigration law and other restrictionist measures.
(8) In Florida, which I have been intending to cover for months, the long awaited fight for the Arizona-style immigration law has begun.
Something interesting and related to immigration is now going on in almost every state in the country. Everywhere I look the conservative populists are pushing for new restrictionist state laws and progressives are opposing them.
Yggdrasil’s recent suggestion that White Nationalists seek out staff positions with populist conservative state legislators was right on target.
There are a whole new crop of Republican state legislators who are hardline restrictionists on immigration. Some of these people are willing to go beyond Arizona-style immigration laws and into the more treacherous territory of attacking legal immigration and birthright citizenship.
It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that this is the pool from which the next crop of U.S. Senators and Congressmen are going to be recruited from. Now is an excellent time to burrow into the mainstream and start laying the foundation for their rise to higher offices.
Kris Kobach’s election in Kansas is proof that the best way to advance the White Nationalist movement is through advancing yourself in the process. With mainstream legitimacy, public opinion, and the power of a mass movement behind your efforts, you will be in a position to move the goal posts offensively and inflict crushing defeats upon our enemies.
That’s the difference between a real vanguard and a purely imaginary one. Let’s get to work.