Thursday, March 02, 2017

Ephialtes' candlestick

From a recent SurveyUSA poll asking residents of the San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose metropolitan area about their opinions on reporting illegal immigrants to federal immigration authorities when they come into contact with local law enforcement officers.

To get a sense of how lost California is to the cause of European civilization, only 53% of those surveyed said that local law enforcement should always turn over illegal immigrants who commit violent crimes to federal immigration authorities. Nearly half the population of the bay area does not think it a necessity that violent criminal illegal aliens be turned over to ICE. When it comes to those who are incidentally discovered to be in the country illegal, only 19%--fewer than one-in-five--favor always contacting federal immigration authorities. Calexit, please!

The following graph shows aiding and abetting invasion index scores by selected demographic characteristics. The index is computed by taking the percentage of respondents who say local authorities should never contact federal immigration authorities when illegal aliens are discovered and subtracting from it the percentage of respondents who say local authorities should always contact the feds when illegals are turned up.

That is, the higher the index score, the more members of a group favor hiding illegals from immigration authorities. Or to put it more pointedly, the higher the score the more likely members of a group are to scoff at the nation's immigration laws. Nancy Pelosi's district is in the heart of the area under consideration, so there's a lot of scoffing going on across the board, but the comparative differences across demographic groups are still informative:

Unsurprisingly Hispanics (Mexicans) are overwhelmingly complicit in turning California (and the greater American Southwest) into a northern extension of Mexico. Middle America, they want your dollars, your land, and your civilizational accouterments but you can take the rest and shove it.

Opposition to the invasion is strongest among young, Republican-leaning white men who haven't been indoctrinated in academia. Alt Right rising, in other words. Here's to hoping it's not too little, too late.


Anonymous said...

Just have a feeling some of the people interviewed are the same shy voters that voted Trump but never came out.

My guess that number is 5 even 10 points higher. I live in San Diego and I speak with a lot of shy voters. Especially since I wear my Trump shit out occasionally.

Anonymous said...

Oops, shirt.

Sid said...

"Alt Right rising, in other words. Here's to hoping it's not too little, too late."

Even if it is, the kind of organization and solidarity that has been built up won't just go away. Even if it's such that after 2020, there won't ever be a Republican president again because of demographics, the movement will adapt and then will change the rules of how the game is played. The nightmare scenario Hillary offered, where we would be imprisoned in a country we built, deprived of all hope and opportunity, won't come to pass.

And Trump has been delivering. Sure, he hasn't been perfect. I've been disappointed by some of his decisions and the way he's implemented others, but on the great matters of the day, particularly on immigration, I've found precious little to object to. Frankly, I'm willing to let Trump have some time to get used to life as president if he holds true to what we expected of him.

I also think Trump has been learning. I initially feared he would step up involvement in Yemen, but he seems to genuinely and deeply regret we lost a SEAL in a mission there, and knows better than to be involved there more than is absolutely necessary.

Audacious Epigone said...


As in people confide in you that they voted for Trump?


Right, the rubicon has been crossed. There's an awareness among Middle American whites that isn't going away.

That's the reaction I had during Trump's congressional address--this one life lost was a big deal, not least of all because Trump made it a big deal. He's set a precedent, one that he doesn't want to have to engage in regularly.