When I first saw the now infamous Google doodle published last week I was a bit perplexed. Was every social justice warrior’s favorite search engine honoring an unsung Asian suffragette, or perhaps one of Anita Sarkeesian’s cyber-feminist forebears? As it turns out, Google was paying tribute to a Marxist, anti-American demagogue who admired cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal and the late Al Qaeda emir Osama Bin Laden. Yuri Kochiyama would cut an odd figure today, coming as she did from what’s now one of the most well-educated and generally well-off non-white ethnicities in this country; a group which politically is more often associated with the liberal, yet deeply patriotic, Japanese-Americans living in Hawaii than avowed Maoist revolutionaries. Even her experience as Nisei living during an era where she and her family were interned for years and dispossessed of their worldly possessions doesn’t fully explain her radicalism when you consider the path taken by her contemporaries under similar circumstances. Read More »
This month saw the admission of a record number of Syrian refugees to the United States. Nearly 500, according to the State Department Refugee Processing Center. Perhaps unsurprisingly, every single one is a Muslim. 10 Christians, in toto, have been admitted to the U.S. for FY 2016, which saw the importation of over 2,200 Syrian refugees. Although it has gotten little press outside of Christian publications, and what coverage it has received has been deliberately misleading, the fact that our government is turning its back on Christians is an inescapable truth. Read More »
Alas, that seems to be the result. It’s interesting how a man who believes in self-defense, wants to repel the foreign invasion of his country-as well as the rest of Europe-and holds what most Americans would consider to be normal, conservative values, is described as “far-right.” While someone who led the most radical, anti-Semitic, anti-European, pro-Islamist collection of warmed-over Marxists for a decade is characterized with the rather nondescript term “left.” Read More »
Addendum: In order to grasp just how destructive mass immigration, in concert with state-enforced multiculturalism, is to social capital take a look at this British poll. As you’ll notice, people living in Northern Ireland-the part of the UK which has been riven by sectarian conflict for over a century-trust their neighbors more than those living in a post-English London. Food for thought.
One of the chief misconceptions about my immigration views is that they’re born of willful intransigence. The conceit that my political philosophy was shaped years ago-true, to a large degree-and has been unyielding in the face of overwhelming evidence which logically refutes it-completely baseless-is surprisingly widespread among my critics. The truth is that I’m actually desperate to be persuaded, to be convinced that open borders is somehow a desirable-or even workable-state of affairs.
Admitting that you’re wrong, especially about sincerely, long-held convictions, can be psychically devastating for some individuals. One need only read David Horowitz’s disturbing memoir Radical Son to get a sense of how traumatic reevaluating your core ideological beliefs can be to a human being. That said, I am not by nature an ideologue. My identity and my sense of self worth are not wrapped up in the outcome of a particular domestic or international debate. Although not a consequentialist, I do accept reality as it is, which is why I find the intellectual defense of mass, 3rd world immigration to the West so utterly unconvincing. Read More »
One of the defining features of our society is its strange approach to citizenship. We live in the only major Western nation which operates under a policy of unrestricted jus soli, which means that individuals seeking to acquire American citizenship for their children need only birth them on United States soil in order to do so, even if they have no tangible ties to this country. Read More »
Short of the death or illness of a loved one, or the passing of a beloved pet, it’s hard to conceive of something more traumatic than losing your house. To have to be confronted with 2 of those tragedies simultaneously is almost incomprehensible. Unfortunately, that’s what the Baca Family is facing after their family home was destroyed in a fire, along with their possessions, books, heirlooms, and their precious cat Tyga.
Recognizing how compassionate and generous our readers have been in the past, I’d like to ask you all to do what you can to help out the Bacas as they piece their lives back together. They’ve established a Gofundme page in order to defray the costs of a life-altering event. I’m certain that whatever you can give would be greatly appreciated.
Just a reminder that tomorrow night the Irish Exit will host Let’s Talk About Open Borders, a discussion of an issue that impacts us all. You can find out more about the event here, and purchase your tickets here. Is a borderless, multicultural society an atomized dystopia devoid of social capital? Read More »
Although it’s too late to participate in the Walk To End Lupus, which will take place later today in New York City, those of you who care deeply about this issue can still contribute to the cause. One of the main ways, of course, being education and outreach. The Lupus Foundation of America is a national voluntary health organization which supports individuals and communities while advancing clinical research into this misunderstood disease. Another fantastic resource is Lupus Friends & Family, Read More »
Until recently, most people in Europe and the United States-at least, those of us who had grown up and lived our lives as citizens-gave little thought to national immigration policy. Unless you had a vested interest in the issue, either as an immigrant yourself or someone who profited from specific immigration policies, e.g. as an immigration attorney, a member of a group like LULAC, the NCLR, or someone who worked for a VOLAG, the likelihood that this would be a galvanizing domestic issue for you was very slim. Read More »