Saturday, October 07, 2006

Militant leftists attack Minuteman founder

Fascism is an epithet flung around far too irresponsibly and inaccurately. But if not fascists, far-left socialists continue to employ fascistic tactics on a regular basis. Minuteman Project founder Jim Gilchrist and co-author of the Swift Boat Veterans book Jerome Corsi were run off stage by militant Hispanics and other leftists during a speaking engagement at Colombia University.

This simply doesn't happen on the right in contemporary America. Gilchrist and Corsi were invited to speak at an engagement of voluntary attendance, put on by the university's Young Republicans. The closest those somewhere on the right come to advocating the silencing of those with whom they disagree is in the attempted removal of instructors pushing an overtly political agenda in the classroom without student alternative. The lack of probity is disturbing. Pat Buchanan, Ann Coulter, Bill Kristol, and even Arnold Schwarzenneger have all been targets of similar viciousness in the political arena over the past year. A slightly more sophisticated silencing takes place in the realm of human biodiversity, a la Lawrence Summers.

Randall Parker pulls an indellible quote from one of the hoodlums:
"We were aware that there was going to be a sign and we were going to occupy the stage," said a protestor who was on stage and asked to remain anonymous. "I don't feel like we need to apologize or anything. It was fundamentally a part of free speech. ... The Minutemen are not a legitimate part of the debate on immigration."
That sort of Orwellian-speak is worthy of the same recognition given to a statement made earlier by Pakistan's Foreign Ministry spokesperson:
"Anyone who describes Islam as a religion as intolerant encourages violence."

The protestor's 'logic' is empty. Free speech is allowed, so long as it is appropriate speech. The appropriateness is to be determined by the protestor. So it's open season on anyone he disagrees with; a solipsist's dream and a free society's nightmare.

As the US becomes increasingly heterogenuous, we can expect more ruckus antipodal to intelligent debate. As groups like La Raza grow in prominence, calls for demands to be met will be made with increasing pretension. People will be moved to choose sides based on demographics rather than merit. Restricted though it may be, free speech still flourishes with the most vitality in the US. As the middle class white majority slides into minority status, our republic will become a spoils system, with pols indiscreetly targeting the specific ethnic group they represent at the expense of the balkanized whole. In the words of Lee Kwan Yew:
In multiracial societies, you don't vote in accordance with your economic interests and social interests, you vote in accordance with race and religion.

We see the sprinkles ahead of the storm at Colombia and in the streets of Los Angeles. If enough pressure is applied, the storm might yet be averted. Don't let the Senate off the hook for watering down the 700-mile fence bill.

(Culture)

7 comments:

JSBolton said...

It may just go to show that the left by now has everything invested, all their hopes and dreams,in the use of schools as propaganda organs for racial conflict working towards dictatorship, the same way they once had all pinned on the class war.

JSBolton said...

Regarding the racial-ethnic spoils system and its likely growth; one could observe how the southern staes which vote republican and have high minority percentages, 20,25,30 even 40%, have the tradition of racial politics and the racially discordant voting patterns predicted to amplify in years to come. PA, Michigan and other states will go this way as well as the republicans come to depend more and more on the white vote, and elections hinge more and more on appeals to group interest.

Anonymous said...

Leftists can't stand for students to have access to non-PC speech. You see leftists stealing student newspapers if they publish an article or even an advertisement that offends the left. Unreal. These people take their politics as seriously as Hitler, Stalin, and Pol Pot. Be afraid. Be very afraid.

Anonymous said...

As for all the liberals and leftists out there who presume to speak for the masses and minorities, like illegal immigrants, criminals, terrorist muslims, etc...these "leaders" are almost always white and either aethist or lefty Christian/Jewish. I wonder how long they will last when the revolution comes? How many illegal mestizos and msulims want a gringo or infidel as their spokesman?
In any event, for all the talk of solidarity, most of the left/liberals/Democrats in this ountry live in nice white communities and send their kids to private school if they can. It is one thing to chant and be a disruptive brat in college, but wait till they look to buya a home.

Kurt, Portland Oregon said...

There are "market minorities" and there are "nature people". The U.S. is successful because the market minority is the majority. As soon as this is no longer the case, the U.S. will soon become a ramshackle "third-world" country. Anyone who believes in this country and its continued prosperity must do everything and anything possible to keep the "nature people" out of the U.S.

crush41 said...

John,

That's an astute observation. Although blacks vote 9-to-1 in favor of Democrats, the states Republicans win have 25% more blacks in them than the states Democrats win. It seems sensible to think that ethnic identification by a growing underclass will create an increasing amount of ethnic solidarity among whites.

But where does that get us in a place like New Mexico (more Hispanics than whites) or Cali or Texas, with no ethnic majority? A balkanized spoils system. I'd rather whites spat with one another over ideology than be forced into alliance over race. Because when that happens, our way of life truly becomes threatened.

Anon1,

You should've seen the clamor at my university when the school tried to bring in the neocon WSJ. Previously we had the KC Star (left-leaning), NYTimes (of course), Lawrence Journal World (leftist), and USA Today (tilting left). Adding even the WSJ was controversial. The business school introduced it first, and now the rest of the university has finally followed.

Anon2,

Eat your own to get ahead. Look out not for the future of the children (that many of them don't even have).

Kurt,

Can you expound on this? I'm not sure I follow:

There are "market minorities" and there are "nature people". The U.S. is successful because the market minority is the majority. As soon as this is no longer the case, the U.S. will soon become a ramshackle "third-world" country.

crush41 said...

TV pundit Bill O'Reilly has a few choice words for the thugs.