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Tucker Goes There: The Great Replacement

By Wayne Allensworth

Well, almost there. For understandable reasons, Tucker Carlson had to pretend the Great Replacement is about “voting rights,” which is partly true, but he did not specify just whose voting rights the powers-that-be really aim to diminish. If you get that part of it, then it’s clear just who is slated for replacement, and why the globalist Blob goes ballistic when anyone raises the issue.  

One more quibble: It’s not just the Democrats who are supporting immigration policies that will overwhelm the American Remnant.

 Nevertheless, Tucker pointed out that the ADL supports national borders for Israel, which has no intention of allowing its people to be overwhelmed by Arabs. From the program’s transcript:

“Go to the Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL) website sometime if you’d like a glimpse of what an unvarnished conversation about a country’s national interest might look like. In a short essay posted to the site, the ADL explains why the state of Israel should not allow more Arabs to become citizens with voting rights:

‘With historically high birth rates among the Palestinians and a possible influx of Palestinian refugees and their descendants now living around the world,’ the ADL explains, ‘Jews would quickly be a minority within a bi-national state, thus likely ending any semblance of equal representation and protections. In this situation, the Jewish population would be increasingly politically — and potentially physically — vulnerable.’

 ‘It is unrealistic and unacceptable,’ the ADL continues, ‘to expect the State of Israel to voluntarily subvert its own sovereign existence and nationalist identity and become a vulnerable minority within what was once its own territory.’

Now, from Israel’s perspective, this makes perfect sense. Why would any democratic nation make its own citizens less powerful? Isn’t that the deepest betrayal of all? In the words of the ADL, why would a government subvert its own sovereign existence? Good question.”

We all know what happened to Joe Sobran when he raised some questions that were related to the nationalism for me, but not for you issue. Tucker was quite brave to bring this up. Surprisingly, Carlson was subsequently defended from an unexpected quarter–and just may stay on the air a bit longer.

Tucker’s segment on replacement through mass immigration was the best we could hope for. As Steve Sailer put it, it was an “Overton Window-smashing” event. Yet your faithful observer senses that a large part of our people are still struggling to convince themselves that it is not “racist” to resist being replaced. They are so concerned about seeing the Other’s point of view that they refuse to believe we as a collective should even have a point of view.

The white disease of obsessive racial guilt and pathological altruism is still pervasive and debilitating, even in the face of militant anti-white hatred that is itself now pervasive in our society.

Take a look at this, for instance. What can one say about a prayer for God to help a “weary black woman” hate whites? Even–or maybe especially–the “nice ones” who profess “not to see color,” but who (horrors!) watch Fox News and voted for Trump.

In a blog entry on the MSM attempting to turn everything into an occasion for attacking “whiteness,” Rod Dreher noted that when whites are attacked by a minority perp, nobody asks what the motive was. Dreher wrote “That is the standard the media have for killings in which the suspected perpetrator is a racial minority, and (especially) when the victims are white. This is definitely not the standard the media have for killings in which the (suspected) murderers are white people killing minorities.” Dreher concluded his blog post by asking a question (emphasis in the original): “Why are they teaching non-white people to fear and loathe whites? What are they preparing America for?”

Take a guess.

Wayne Allensworth is a Corresponding Editor for Chronicles Magazine. He is the author of The Russian Question: Nationalism, Modernization, and Post-Communist Russia, and a novel Field of Blood   

Conserving Nothing on Principle

There is no political type I find more annoying than Never Trump “conservatives.” Taken as a whole, they are smug, self-righteous, unable to comprehend the nature of political power, and unwilling to use political power to advance the interests of ordinary Americans, whom they regard with indifference or contempt.

It is this last point–their unwillingness to use political power to help ordinary Americans–that they call “having principles.” They spend an inordinate amount of time praising each other for being “prinipled.” Indeed, their intellectual output consists almost entirely of attacking any effort to aid Middle Americans, smearing any politician inclined to champion them, and congratulating each other on resisting any effort to turn conservative politics into something that would actually benefit conservative voters.

Their impact on the American right has been wholly negative: they have done nothing to conserve anything worth conserving, they have provided no real opposition to the left, and–other than enriching themselves–the only thing they have accomplished is to hinder the progress of conservative figures who actually cared about preserving the country they inherited and the ideas that would make that possible.

Those in their camp have written that Middle Americans ought to be replaced by immigrants and their communities ought to disappear. I don’t agree with these prescriptions for any Americans, who ought to be able to expect the government to favor them over foreigners and their communities over the foreign interests that have helped to hollow out America’s industrial base.

But, in the case of the Never Trumpers, I might be willing to consider violating my own America First princples and see all their jobs outsourced to Uzbekistan or some such place.

George Floyd Admitted Drug Overdose

In the show trial of former Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin today, his defense attorney played a clip of George Floyd’s admission that he overdosed: “I ate too many drugs.”

But we already knew that, as I reported months ago for The New American. It’s in the autopsy report:

A memorandum from the assistant county attorney for Hennepin County, Minnesota, confirms that George Floyd had taken a fatal dose of fentanyl before the encounter on May 25 with police officer Derek Chauvin, during which Floyd died. …

The memorandum, which cites the county medical examiner’s opinion, validates the official autopsy, which showed high levels of the potentially fatal narcotic in Floyd’s bloodstream, but no life-threatening injuries from the knee restraint with which Chauvin pinned Floyd by the neck.

What Trump Could Do For His People

By Clyde Wilson

For millions of Americans, President Trump has become the symbol, voice, and hope of saving their America  from  ongoing destruction.  Though the hope he raised remains spectacularly unfulfilled,  he is still its recognized  representative. Possibly his presence is now an obstacle to his program, but that can’t be helped. There is no other populist in sight with any significance, nor is the present Republican party likely to produce another one.

It is perhaps fair to say that Trump’s public role has sometimes reflected more ego than principle — he has shown more allegiance to his family and cronies than to his “people.”

Trump could do two things now that would prominently show his leadership and care for those who follow him. He has the money to begin this and these efforts would soon attract other support.

  1. He should create a legal protection organization for the hundreds of people who have been doxed, fired, prosecuted, and imprisoned for opposing the present regime, almost all of whom are his supporters, left to fight on their own against the vast apparatus of the government and its vigilantes. With truly skilled and dedicated lawyers, such an organization could also bring to bear  the civil courts against such violent groups as Antifa and Black Lives Matter, an opportunity that the Trump administration failed to pursue. This would both enlighten the public and protect his “people.”
  2. He should create a television and online news network. The apparatus of commercial TV is not needed. Start simply with a broadcast of two or three hours each evening presenting the real news. This would soon virtually destroy the power of the mainstream media. Such an effort would not be prohibitively expensive. Avoid all commercial connections and the Republican party line. One major problem to overcome would be finding the right people to do the job. The media culture is totally corrupt and existing personnel at the higher levels would have to be avoided entirely. Alas, finding the right people is not Trump’s strong point.

It seems evident that Trump has never realized the deadly ideological nature of the battle he is in — something more fundamental than personality and policy tinkering. We can only hope that experience has brought him understanding.

Clyde Wilson is Emeritus Distinguished Professor of History of the University of South Carolina. A contributor to American Remnant, he is the author or editor of more than 30 books and 700 articles and essays, M.E. Bradford Professor of the Abbeville Institute, and co-owner of Shotwell Publishing.

Biden: More Foreign Workers Needed For Ruling-Class Oligarchs

By Darrell Dow

America’s immigration policy, as I wrote here in February, is little more than a wealth redistribution scheme aimed at enriching ruling class oligarchs at the expense of America’s middle and working classes.  The news of the last week confirms it. 

Last Spring, as government-imposed lockdowns wracked the economy, then-President Trump issued a series of proclamations barring the entry of immigrants who posed a risk to the U. S. labor market. The orders primarily affected H-1B visas used by technology companies to hire foreign coders and engineers. On December 31, 2020, Trump issued another proclamation extending the immigrant worker freeze through March 31.

This week, President Biden allowed the ban on visas for temporary workers to expire. The decision should please Silicon Valley and Indian IT service companies that have pressured the Biden administration to lift the ban. But even as “Lunch Bucket Joe” from Scranton, Pa., betrays American workers, spokesmen for the Tech Titans demand even more.  

“Change is not happening fast enough under the Biden administration, and it is critical that it does,” said immigration lawyer Ashima Duggal, who represents tech entrepreneurs, scientists and investors. 

Once the protector of working-class interests, the Democrat Party is now joined at the hip with Big Tech and the Corporatocracy. It wasn’t just Biden who wanted to import more foreign workers. Earlier in March, four Democrat Senators and Independent Angus King wrote to Biden to ask that he let the proclamation lapse so that foreign workers could fill tech jobs. 

“The continuation of this ban creates delays and uncertainties for U.S. employers, their foreign-born professional workers, and their families,” the lawmakers wrote. “It’s also inconsistent with the previous messages and positions on this administration. Rather than attracting talented individuals to the United States, allowing these bans to remain in effect makes the immigration system harder to navigate and drives foreign talent to other countries.”

The H-1B program is a pipeline to funnel cheap foreign workers to American companies through a handful of Indian IT companies. The program displaces American workers and suppresses wages in IT industries. Unlike other guestworker programs, an employer is not required to seek a qualified American before hiring a foreigner. A loophole in the program allows “H-1B dependent employers” to not recruit Americans if the employer pays the foreign worker $60,000 a year.  But how far does a $60,000 salary go in Silicon Valley or the DC suburbs? This effectively makes American college graduates pursuing IT jobs unemployable.  

Meanwhile, the crisis on the Mexican border is unabated. Already, this fiscal year, border agents have apprehended almost 400,000 illegals. This week a top border official, Raul Ortiz, deputy chief of the U.S. Border Patrol, said he expects more than a million illegal immigrants will arrive at the U.S.-Mexico border this year. 

“We’re already starting to see some higher days of 6,000-plus apprehensions,” Ortiz said. “So I fully expect our border patrol agents to encounter over a million people this year.”

The wave of migrants that Biden unleashed with his reckless rhetoric and policy prescriptions will continue to exert pressure on low-wage workers, not to mention imposing huge costs on taxpayers through welfare and free education and health care. Though the unemployment rate dropped to 6.3 percent last month, millions of Americans remain out of work. Moreover, the unemployment rate for the bottom quartile of Americans, the cohort who largely compete with guestworkers and illegal aliens, stands at a whopping 23 percent. 

The economic crisis of the last year has caused millions to lose their jobs and savings even as the stock market and profits of America’s largest companies have exploded. Yet Biden blindly continues to dismantle border enforcement and provisions designed to protect workers. These moves will enrich the Ruling Class donors who fund the two parties while further diminishing the prospects of many American workers to secure decent jobs and cultivate a posterity.  

Darrell Dow is a regular contributor to American Remnant.

Video: Smugglers Drop Little Kids Over The Border Fence

From The New American:

Border agents rescued two little girls dropped into the United States over the border fence in New Mexico on Tuesday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection has reported.

The girls are three and five years old, CBP reported. The agency released the image and a statement after Breitbart published leaked video of the deed. The remorseless smugglers, of course, left the girls to fend for themselves. 

Meanwhile, CBP continued to report that agents are apprehending large groups of illegals that include dozens of unaccompanied minors. …

Read the rest

Horseman, Pass By: Larry McMurtry RIP

Your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams. Acts 2:17

Celebrated author Larry McMurtry passed away at age 84 on March 25. (Read obituaries and reminiscences about him herehere, and here.) We will not see his like again. The world that produced him, a world where the cowboy culture was still remembered, a world where what he called “the book culture” flourished, is gone.

McMurtry was a man torn between his attachments to the place and people from whence he came and his impulse to escape them. He once wrote of his ambivalence about his origins as running “deep as the bone.” Larry McMurtry was born into a Texas ranching family. The world he knew as a boy was, as he sometimes lamented, a largely bookless one. He would eventually become a voracious reader. Books, the writing and collecting of them, would be his life. McMurtry observed more than once that he was only a passable horseman, and it was clear that he was not made for ranch life. He was meant for other things.

Larry McMurtry would wander far from his home in Archer City, Texas, but he kept coming back. When he had achieved fame and fortune as a writer, he filled the once practically bookless town with books of all kinds. Even after he sold off more than half his holdings in 2012, between his bookstore and his private collection, McMurtry still had about 200,000 volumes to his name. He once remarked that the “culture of the book” was a “wonderful culture, which we mustn’t lose.” McMurtry was dedicated to the survival of that culture.

McMurtry occasionally remarked that his intent in writing Westerns was to “de-mythologize” the West, and he sometimes went out of his way to subvert that myth. But what the author of Lonesome Dove actually accomplished was the revitalization of the myth by bringing it closer to the earth, out of the realm of stylized cowboys and sanitized versions of the conquest of the West. His Western protagonists, especially Woodrow Call and Augustus McCrea, were nonetheless heroic, perhaps more so, by being all too human. He once commented that the cowboy was a tragic figure who could not acknowledge his own tragedy, but aided others in creating the Western myth.

Whatever his misgivings about the life he simultaneously criticized and eulogized in his writing, it was clear that McMurtry respected those men. Like many of us, something tells me that part of him longed to be like them, to have seen the world that they rode through, even knowing what it cost. Texas Monthly‘s Jeff Salamon once noted that in Lonesome Dove, the deep and abiding friendship between Call and Gus is juxtaposed with the emotional conflicts they experience over tender feelings for women and, in Call’s case, his unacknowledged illegitimate son. Yet something powerful in the emotionally limited character of men like Call and Gus haunts us like an unsated desire. 

The epigraph to Lonesome Dove is drawn from T.K. Whipple’s Study Out the Land:

“All America lies at the end of the wilderness road, and our past is not a dead past, but still lives in us. Our forefathers had civilization inside themselves, the wild outside. We live in the civilization they created, but within us the wilderness still lingers. What they dreamed, we live, and what they lived, we dream.”

McMurtry loved the American West. “The West,” he once said, “is mostly a very beautiful place. There are all those lovely spaces. There are all those running horses. It’s a poetic imagery and it’s been there for a long time.”

McMurty recalled that his father “loved cowboys.” “That,” said McMurtry, “got him through his life. But he knew perfectly well, so did we, that it wouldn’t last another generation, it just was not going to last.” Much of McMurtry’s Western writing was elegiac, even wistful. In his debut novel, Horseman, Pass By, the aging rancher Homer Bannon clashes with his stepson, Hud. The old man is the embodiment of the roughhewn integrity McMurtry obviously associated with men like him. His son is the new, modern West. For him, integrity is just another item for sale. The epic cattle drive of Lonesome Dove is part of the closing act of a Homeric age nearing its end, something the novel’s protagonists are well aware of. The Last Picture Show chronicled the demise of a small town. Fittingly, the last film shown at the town’s movie theatre before it closes is a Western.

At the end of HorsemanPass By, Lonnie, Homer’s grandson, attends the old man’s funeral. After the church service, he thinks “of the horseman that had passed,” a reference to a poem by Yeats:

Cast a cold eye
On life, on death
Horseman, pass by!

Those words are the epitaph on Yeats’s tombstone. 

Wayne Allensworth is a Corresponding Editor for Chronicles Magazine. He is the author of The Russian Question: Nationalism, Modernization, and Post-Communist Russia, and a novel Field of Blood   

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