August 9, 2009

Christopher Caldwell's "Reflections on the Revolution in Europe"

Here's my book review in VDARE.com:

Christopher Caldwell's Reflections on the Revolution in Europe: Immigration, Islam, and the West is an important and surprising book.

Granted, VDARE.com readers won't see much that's new. In essence, Caldwell's Reflections is a Brimelovian vindication of Enoch Powell, the brilliant Tory who warned against immigration in a prescient (and thus notorious) 1968 speech that began "The supreme function of statesmanship is to provide against preventable evils".

Caldwell points out in his opening pages (which you can read here):
"Although at the time Powell's demographic projections were much snickered at, they have turned out not just roughly accurate but as close to perfectly accurate as it is possible for any such projections to be: In his Rotary Club speech [on November 16 1968], Powell shocked his audience by stating that the nonwhite population of Britain, barely over a million at the time, would rise to 4.5 million by 2002. (According to the national census, the actual "ethnic minority" population of Britain in 2001 was 4,635,296.)"

Readers who get their views from the MainStream Media, though, will be startled by how gracefully—yet bluntly—Caldwell delivers an intellectually cohesive assault on the conventional wisdom of the diversity dogma.

Reflections is also a model for how a working journalist can transform years of old articles researched on scores of trips to Europe into a stylish book. Caldwell's solution is to enhance his prose style with aphorisms worthy of G.K. Chesterton.

For example, in Caldwell's original February 27, 2006 Weekly Standard article on Nicolas Sarkozy, The Man Who Would Be le Président, he discussed Sarkozy's call for affirmative action in France to appease riotous Muslims:
"It can be argued that France needs such measures desperately, … but, … Sarkozy shows a bit of the naiveté of, say, Hubert Humphrey in 1964 when he implies the program would be only temporary. … How long would the program last, then? Twenty years? 'No, twenty years is too long.'"

In his book, however, Caldwell adds this memorable dictum in reply to Sarkozy's Continental innocence about America's experience:
"One moves swiftly and imperceptibly from a world in which affirmative action can't be ended because its beneficiaries are too weak to a world in which it can't be ended because its beneficiaries are too strong."

(I suspect that when Sen. Lindsey Graham decided to vote for Sonia Sotomayor, he was saying something like this to himself, just less elegantly.)

Read my whole review of Caldwell's book there and comment upon it here.

My published articles are archived at iSteve.com -- Steve Sailer

58 comments:

LDS on LSD said...

Amen on that last part about Lyndsey Graham. That guy is scared sh*tless of brown people.

John Seiler said...

I haven't read the book yet. But I hope he at least mentions how legalized abortion dropped European birth rates below replacement in every European country. In the 1941 Marx Bros. movie "The Big Store," a running gag is about an Italian immigrant family with a bunch of kids. Now, Italy's birth rate is 1.35 per woman.

The rest of Europe isn't much better. EU: 1.5. Germany: 1.36. France: 1.89 (much of it of recent immigrants). UK: 1.82 (much of it of recent immigrants). Spain: 1.41.

If you kill off the next generation, don't be surprised if foreigners come in and take their place.

testing99 said...

I think the replacement of the old population with a new one is a deliberate attempt by post-War elites in every nation to deal with the biggest challenge: populism.

It's interesting to note that the Netherlands is experience a "revolt of the elites" who are sick and tired of populism, support for Gert Wilders, anti-Muslim immigration sentiment, and everything else they don't like -- and they are cracking down.

The way Obama, Dems, and the Media elites aim to crack down, in their own "revolt of the elites" to create a Government run health care with rationing, and politically spoils-driven allocation of resources (to Black and Hispanic voters). The older White population being deliberately targeted for euthanasia in what Sarah Palin accurately described as bureaucratic death panels.

Powell's rivers of Blood speech is likely to prove prophetic.

As for Caldwell, he might well have picked up on these themes at both Brussels Journal and Gates of Vienna, both blogs specializing in Euro affairs, with translations from various non-mainstream languages such as Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Polish, Czech, and other sources for which there are few translations.

These are themes that say, blogger Fjordman or Wilders or the BNP or various independent political organizers and writers and bloggers have covered for the last ten years or more, predating 9/11 which focused much attention on the issue.

Seiler is correct. Lack of new generations is a big problem for almost every group in Europe (and here in America). Only the Mormons seem to have above replacement, with their relentless "coach em up" style of mentoring newlyweds, lots of community support for couples, children, etc.

It's a shock to see episodes of "Dogtown" on National Geographic and see trips into town in Utah, with all those tow-headed little kids, with Mom and Dad. I'm used to seeing small, very Indio women recently arrived from places like Chiapas (you can always tell) with five or six kids in tow. [Nortenos are generally taller, fairer, and with fewer kids, at least in my part of SoCal which is OC.]

eh said...

My own personal take goes like this: When people ask me if I've ever been to England, I say 'No, but I've been to London several times'.

It might also be interesting for you to review this book.

Steve Sailer said...

I'm reading Steve Farron's "The Affirmative Action Hoax" right now. It's quite good.

Anonymous said...

"One moves swiftly and imperceptibly from a world in which affirmative action can't be ended because its beneficiaries are too weak to a world in which it can't be ended because its beneficiaries are too strong."


Wasn't it always the deeper intention of AA?

headache said...

As a white South African I did not find Powell's speech to be prophetic, just common sense. If Powell had spent some time in Rhodesia or South Africa, which is likely since both were wealthy British colonies at the time, and if he had been listening to Verwoerd and Ian Smith without prejudice, which was not really hard because both men were intellectually sound and had solid characters, his conclusion was the only reasonable outcome. People who have lived as minorities amongst the Third World hordes intrinsically understand the power mechanisms, the open threat of violence and cultural displacement with which the Third World conquers territories. So Powell just transplanted that to Britain.

That anybody would make a scandal out of his common sense conclusion was either because of cynic scandalizing or ignorance of the facts on the ground. During the British Empire the good bureaucrats would take the trouble upon themselves to travel thought-out the empire in order to know what's going on. So those who made such a fuss about Powell were ignorant bed-wetters and office boys.

Anonymous said...

I just visited Brussels this weekend. Although race relations seemed to be pretty okay, I was struck by how multicultural the place had become.

I don't dislike immigrants and I sympathise with their goal to improve their lot, but enough is enough. This immigration-thing just isn't working. My country is my country, I can't share it with everybody.

Simon said...

I read this as soon as it came out. It's very good, and skillful at presenting the case in terms acceptable to the liberal/right-liberal audience of Caldwell's peers. Six years ago it's the kind of book that could have been convincing to my then-liberal self. I hope it gets lots of attention. The prospects for the survival of Europe, or parts of Europe, will be greatly enhanced if the views of the mainstream ruling liberal elite shifts against those of the cultural Marxist Left.

This may have happened to some extent in Denmark, and Sarkozy's 'French Islam' model may work to an extent in France - France is around 15% non-white, but the French do not have the dead souls you experience in London or the Netherlands. Or it may be disastrous for France.

Simon said...

One advantage the Anglo-America has in surviving immigration is localism; in the US if central government wants to import 20,000 Somalis into a rural township it needs the cooperation of Christian charities and others. Another is size - if the local area fills with Somalis, there remains space for Anglos to fall back to.

While France is a highly centrlised state, immigrants in practice are not seen in rural areas and, very strange from an Anglo POV, are rarely seen even in the 'city cores', being cooped up in those banlieux. The native French seem to love their land and have no intention of giving it up.

Other nations are in worse shape. Wealthy, heavily populated centralised states with no legitimate ethnic awareness for the natives are worst off - states like England and the Netherlands. In the UK devolution and ethnic-awareness in the Celtic fringe may enable the survival of indigenous populations in Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland. However cultural Marxist authorities are working on moving immigrant populations into rural areas as has happened in the US.

Anonymous said...

testy makes generalizations and builds these into theories. While I agree with him that the invasion problem is elite driven it is more particular in origin and less some social construct to keep white betas like him down. The elite babes in Europe do not hate betas because they have no interface with them. Betas do not exist in their lives, so why hate something which you have no physical contact with? Elite babes live in exclusive areas, fly private jets, travel in limos and go to exclusive clubs. When sick they go to private clinics. They attend hideously expensive private boarding schools and study at prestigious private unis and do not have to waste their time in office jobs. You never see them in daily life. I don't think elites are very worried about normal whites. If for instance the beta’s daughters are gorgeous, they have no problem incorporating them in the elite circles. Those beta daughters themselves will voluntarily break any connection with their beta background in order to deflect criticism from the other elite females. For these types of women being considered a plebe is a death sentence. You can observe this behavior with any of the Hollywierd “stars” such as Charlize Theron who quickly forgot that she came from a traditional conservative middle class Afrikaner background and started kissing Mandela’s ass, does not speak Afrikaans in public, has never once said anything about the slow genocide of her people and does not bother help her impoverished fellow Afrikaners.

Maybe testy is talking about the wannabe elites which populate most political parties and bureaucracies. Also many of the large corporation bureaucracies such as the BBC. They do have a problem with betas because they themselves are über-betas. They also use laws and the media to keep the “competition” down. But the reason they get away with it is because Europeans are not networking like Jews or Muslims.

In Germany, which does not have a colonial hangover like France and Britain, the invasion has 2 distinct sources: first during the post-war reconstruction Turks were brought in on work contracts limited to 5-10 years because there was a huge shortage of men, who had been slaughtered on the Eastern Front. Most worked in heavy industry and mining. Many stayed after their contracts expired and simply went on dole instead of heading back as they were required to. The companies of course did not bother. Back then the country was rich and the Turks did not bother others (demand huge Mosques, government handouts and victim treatment) so the government, which was looking to avoid confrontation with the leftist media, churches and Jewish organizations who had seized upon these Turks to push an anti-German agenda, turned a blind eye.

Later on the socialist parties, foremost SPD and Greens, decided that these Turks and their offspring (including many "family members" brought in illegally) would make great voters, since they like government handouts. So the SPD pushed for dual citizenship, extension of the voters roll and easier legalization. Since then the leftist parties have been pushing for immigration in order to grow their voter base which has stagnated amongst the natives as they became wealthier and attained property.

Nowadays the people pushing for immigration are a confluence of sometimes conflicting parties who all see a strategic gain by pushing for immigration and coddling Muslims. They are the socialist parties, NGO's, the Turkish and Muslim groups (financed by Turkey and Saudi), the churches and Jewish groups and of course the Turkish government. All of these groups have either dubious or outright ethnocentric and ominous intentions. Once Turks start their own ethnic political party as recently occurred in Holland, the endgame has been reached. These parties will then receive funding from Turkey and Saudi so they will have a lot of political clout.

Anonymous said...

The English blogger Laban Tall

http://ukcommentators.blogspot.com/

has an excellent thread on this book and a Muslim journalist's response. See 'Myth of the Myth of Eurabia'

Richard London

fwood1 said...

Isn't this book quite a change in attitude for Caldwell. If I'm remembering correctly, didn't he use to be a pretty standard issue neocon?

nsam said...

http://www.vimeo.com/5104173

farron's talk

bjdouble said...

ONe failsafe rule of promoting immigration is always "interview the children." Who could be against these kids who just want to play on their soccer team and fly kites and sing songs? Cute kids are the stalking horse of destructive ideologies.

Concerned Netizen said...

Steve,

Your reviews would be so much better (albeit perhaps less entertaining) if you focused solely on reviewing the book, rather than snidely putting down the author of the book.

Dutch reader said...

"I'm reading Steve Farron's "The Affirmative Action Hoax" right now. It's quite good."

Wow, yet another Steve?

Anonymous said...

The plight of Detroit might well be a portend for the future, i.e. what happens when the parasite overwhelms it's host. What will these Muslims do if they actually manage to make their host countries look like the places they came from ? Or is it that paradise will be achieved if and only if the whole world becomes Muslim ?

Anonymous said...

You don't need population replacement, locally or imported. Japan's population has the same dynamic Europe does but they haven't decided to import as much foreign labor. They like robots.

Anonymous said...

I think the replacement of the old population with a new one is a deliberate attempt by post-War elites in every nation to deal with the biggest challenge: populism.




It depends on what you mean by "populism". If you mean a socilistic economic order, then you are wrong. The elites are importing "diversity" precisely in order to institute that.

Anonymous said...

"I don't dislike immigrants and I sympathise with their goal to improve their lot, but enough is enough. This immigration-thing just isn't working. My country is my country, I can't share it with everybody"

Anon, are you new here? It's okay; you're not required to recite the standard disclaimers. No one here will accuse you of "hate".

It's no more wrong to say "no foreigners in my country" than it is to say, "No, I don't want strangers camping in my yard."

Lucius Vorenus said...

So Komment Kontrol is disallowing allusions to the Purple Senator & a certain Kentucky/Indiana/Illinois style of residential building structure in the early 19th Century?

Harrumph.

Anonymous said...

It's crystal clear to everyone's lying eyes that the new post 1965 immigrants have lower IQ than the descendants of the late 19th century European wave. IQ is the "hidden variable" explaining the extraordinarily poor performance of the new arrivals over the past 40 years. Newsmax inadvertently illustrates this difference in

http://images.newsmax.com/headline_vertical/obamaswineflufinal.jpg.

See: large, medium, & small head size for the white, Hispanic, and African American leaders of Canada, Mexico, and US.

Sideways said...

I haven't read the book yet. But I hope he at least mentions how legalized abortion dropped European birth rates below replacement in every European country. In the 1941 Marx Bros. movie "The Big Store," a running gag is about an Italian immigrant family with a bunch of kids. Now, Italy's birth rate is 1.35 per woman.

I'm going to go out on a limb and suggest that Italian women don't average a half dozen abortions each.

TH said...

I'm going to go out on a limb and suggest that Italian women don't average a half dozen abortions each.

True, but Russian women possibly do.

BB said...

"Muslim Europe: the demographic time bomb transforming our continent"

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/5994047/Muslim-Europe-the-demographic-time-bomb-transforming-our-continent.html

Anonymous said...

Christopher Caldwell was a big open borders advocate around 2001. I saw one article in which he said that the illegal immigration problem could be solved by "making all immigration legal." In other words, no illegal aliens.

Right after 9-11, Caldwell wrote a piece I saw somewhere in which he told of getting on a passenger plane. When Caldwell saw several Arab passengers on this plane, he ran off the airliner. Caldwell wrote something like, "I'm not going to put my personal convictions ahead of my safety."

I sent this to Steve last night in an email.

D.

Anonymous said...

In Germany, which does not have a colonial hangover like France and Britain, the invasion has 2 distinct sources: first during the post-war reconstruction Turks were brought in on work contracts limited to 5-10 years because there was a huge shortage of men

Please don't repeat the myth that the Turks rebuilt Germany. It was invented by Turks to rob Germans of what little pride they have in their recent history and how they rebuilt their country.

There were only 6.800 turks in Germany in 1961. Their number increased to 652.000 by 1971.

Your reprobation of the SPD and the Greens is lopsided.

It was the Lutheran church which introduced multiculturalism in Germany by declaring on an ecumenical summit on September 24th 1980 that "We in the Federal Republic of Germany are living in a multicultural society"

German Professors and Sociologists reacted on June 17th 1981 with their Heidelberg Manifesto, which basically stated that this was a bad idea.

Then social democratic chancellor Helmut Schmidt apparently agreed and stated that "I will not have one more Turk cross the border". The Greens weren't even a significant political force at the time.

The Multiculturalists (Lutheran and Catholic church plus various fringe groups) were able to shut the Professors up with the kind of smear tactics we are used to, but which caught the supporters of the Manifesto by surprise.

This very short debate about immigration in early 80ies Germany was basically ended by an informal agreement by the political parties that immigration is to controversial to debate openly and especially not during elections.

Christian Democrat chancellor Helmut Kohl did absolutely nothing in the following 16 years to restrict immigration

It is a big mistake of Christian and/or conservative German immigration critics to mainly bash their usual arch enemies on this issue. Immigration and Multiculturalism happened because it was not an issue (except for minor detail) at all, let alone a partisan issue.

--
Anonymous Reader from Austria

Anonymous said...

"Isn't this book quite a change in attitude for Caldwell. If I'm remembering correctly, didn't he use to be a pretty standard issue neocon?"

He did. He has been drifting away from the template of the Weekly Standard and the Financial Times (UK corresponding to the WSJ) for some years.

An interesting transit, like those of John Derbyshire and Stephen Steinlight-- though the latter's objective remains the same old good-for-the-Jews, only by different means, i.e. keeping Muslims out of America.

There is a faultline within neoconnerie between the dogmatically blank-slate colour-blind (except for Israel, natch) who reckon it's all about culture and trying harder to assmilate the hired help; the inchoately race-realistic, who are coming to appreciate the unburkable facts of biology as applied to collective phenotypes; and the compromisers who use religion, in this case Islam, as a mealy-mouthed proxy for race, such as Mark Steyn with his "Eurabia" ravings.

But it will probably take a few more years of intracommunal tension and self-segregation before the right to homeland preservation by white ethnies become speakable in polite media society. Happily, other channels for voicing heresies are rapidly carving the MSM up.

Jonathan said...

It will be interesting to see if the Europeans just roll over and die or try to resist the demographic tide. Fascist movements could grow in popularity, followed by prolonged civil war in many countries. Of course, the elites responsible for this catastrophe will decamp to the U.S., Australia and other more agreeable places long before the s**t hits the fan.

C. Van Carter said...

That’s an important observation by Finkielkraut, I‘ve concluded the same thing. For anti-racists, anyone not advancing anti-racist leveling shares culpability for racism, by perpetuating racist institutions and attitudes. When racial disparities persist after all means to impose equality have been exhausted the only remaining outlet for the anti-racist impulse is increasing the guilt and evilness of those who are not actively anti-racist. This sort of downward-ratcheting moral Manichaeism leading to violence happened before, of course, only then the equality was economic, not racial.

anony-mouse said...

To paraphrase David Spade, I liked 'Reflections on the Revolution in Europe' better when it was called 'America Alone'.

sabril said...

Off-topic, but I have an assignment for you Steve:

Today's news indicated that there was a riot in a California prison. The media has blamed "overcrowding."

However, I seem to remember a year or two ago it was decided that California's informal policy of segregating prisoners by race was to end.

Your assignment, should you choose to accept it, is to determine if there is a connection.

Anonymous said...

Simon - Six years ago it's the kind of book that could have been convincing to my then-liberal self...

...Sarkozy's 'French Islam' model may work to an extent in France
.

You may have a wee bit further to go beyond your 6 year journey if you don't yet regard Sarkozy as a repellent little quisling.

Nanonymous said...

It will be interesting to see if the Europeans just roll over and die or try to resist the demographic tide.

I don't think history knows of an example of active and productive resistance to a stealth demographic change. Once a momentum gets going, there is no going back. Never happened before. As such, put good money on "just roll over and die". Induction almost always works.

Anonymous said...

Of course, the elites responsible for this catastrophe will decamp to the U.S., Australia and other more agreeable places long before the s**t hits the fan.

They had better hurry then. Frying pan, meet fire.

Anonymous said...

Not entirely OT:

Look at this article:

"Westchester County officials have entered into a landmark desegregation agreement that would compel the county to create affordable housing in overwhelmingly white communities and aggressively market it to non-whites in the county and in neighboring New York City.

The agreement, to be formally filed Monday in Federal District Court in Manhattan, would end three years of litigation by the Anti-Discrimination Center over Westchester’s responsibility to enforce fair-housing goals.

“Residential segregation underlies virtually every racial disparity in America, from education to jobs to the delivery of health care,” said Craig Gurian, executive director of the Anti-Discrimination Center, which filed the suit under the federal False Claims Act.

The agreement calls for the county to spend more than $50 million to build or acquire 750 homes or apartments, 630 of which must be provided in towns and villages where blacks constitute 3 percent or less of the population and Hispanic residents make up less than 7 percent. The county has seven years to complete the construction or acquisition of the affordable housing units."
.....

"Brokered by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the agreement promises to spark challenges to suburban counties across the country that have resisted pressure to undo decades of residential segregation."

Anonymous said...

"Westchester County officials have entered into a landmark desegregation agreement that would compel the county to create affordable housing in overwhelmingly white communities and aggressively market it to non-whites in the county and in neighboring New York City.

____________

You can fight this stuff.

Just because the county has to do it doesn't mean it has to be in your neighborhood. We just got one of these projects shot down. I was supposed to be built about 3 miles from where I live but people complained and the county commissioners are looking for a new location.

Nanonymous said...

“Residential segregation underlies virtually every racial disparity in America, from education to jobs to the delivery of health care,” said Craig Gurian, executive director of the Anti-Discrimination Center

That's right. Wind is the result of trees waving in the air. I remember being six years old and convinced of that. But shouldn't an adult believing this idea be qualified as mentally retarded?

Anonymous said...

That NYT article about Westchester county, NY is still on my mind.

"Andrew Spano, the Westchester County executive, attributed the settlement" to "a historic shift of philosophy" by federal housing officials."

Think about those words. By the way, they mention Scarsdale as being affected. That's a legendarily wealthy place. It could end up in a backlash. According to the Wikipedia, Scarsdale's median family income in 2000 was $200k. At that time 1.5% of the town was black (maids).

Anonymous said...

An interesting transit, like those of John Derbyshire and Stephen Steinlight-- though the latter's objective remains the same old good-for-the-Jews, only by different means, i.e. keeping Muslims out of America.

Steinlight has also argued immigration is bad for all Americans. But let's not allow facts to get in the way of questioning the motives of a good man simply because he's Jewish.

ironrailsironweights said...

Westchester County officials have entered into a landmark desegregation agreement that would compel the county to create affordable housing in overwhelmingly white communities and aggressively market it to non-whites in the county and in neighboring New York City.

Yonkers, which is the largest or second-largest city in Westchester, was mired for years and years in a federal court case involving alleged school and residential segregation. I'm not sure if the whole thing has been settled today after something like 25 years.


Think about those words. By the way, they mention Scarsdale as being affected. That's a legendarily wealthy place. It could end up in a backlash. According to the Wikipedia, Scarsdale's median family income in 2000 was $200k. At that time 1.5% of the town was black (maids).

Scarsdale also has many, many Asians. It'll be interesting to see how they will react to a court-ordered influx of blacks and Hispanics. Will their status as a racial minority limit their opposition to the desegregation plan, or will their general affluence be the more significant factor?

Peter

El Caudillo said...

"Westchester County officials have entered into a landmark desegregation agreement that would compel the county to create affordable housing in overwhelmingly white communities and aggressively market it to non-whites in the county and in neighboring New York City."

It's utterly beyond me why scholor and sociologist-n-chief Steve-O does not do a full post on this most interesting story of potential *forced integration* of some of the most affluent areas of the country!!!!!?????

*In case Steve or anyone else is not familiar with it, Westchester County is just north of NYC and is one of the wealthiest counties in the U S and A. Probably very similar socio-economically to Orange County in southern California, or the northern suburbs of Chicago.

Anonymous said...

@ Ironrailsironwwights.

In these circumstances, Asians don't behave as a minority. In any case, they couldn't. Minorities are useful to diversicrats as long as they have some 'victim' status. Asians have never tried to climb the 'victim' ladder. What I'm curious about is the size and influence of Jewish communities in these areas, as they, being immune to accusations of racism, would be the only ones able to fight effectively.

Anonymous said...

Your assignment, should you choose to accept it, is to determine if there is a connection.

One hopes blogs will fill the gap on stuff like this eventually. If it's primarily down to race, it's an open secret known to everyone working at or closely connected to the prison, and their friends and families.

~Svigor

Anonymous said...

This may have happened to some extent in Denmark, and Sarkozy's 'French Islam' model may work to an extent in France - France is around 15% non-white, but the French do not have the dead souls you experience in London or the Netherlands. Or it may be disastrous for France.

It's fascinating that the French spent decades decrying the cultural imperialism of the "Anglo-Saxons" (British and Americans) and trying to eradicate things like French use of English words, but when the cultural aggressor is Islam, they just roll over and submit.

sabril said...

Re: Westchester County

According to Wiki, Westchester has some 350,000 households. It's hard to imagine that an additional 700 black or hispanic households will have much of an impact.

I imagine Scarsdale will end up with an additional 2 or 3 NAM families -- carefully chosen to be minimally disruptive. In a few years, those families will sell and their houses (or apartments) will be snapped up by Asians.

Meanwhile, the "Anti-Discrimination Center" will reap a big fat financial reward from the settlement.

Just my prediction.

Anonymous said...

"Stephen Steinlight-- though the latter's objective remains the same old good-for-the-Jews, only by different means, i.e. keeping Muslims out of America."

"Steinlight has also argued immigration is bad for all Americans
But let's not allow facts to get in the way of questioning the motives of a good man simply because he's Jewish."

Let's not allow Jewishness to get in the way of questioning motives -- or cause us to dismiss, as irrelevant, ethnocentricity as a motive "simply because he's Jewish."

Have you read his essay? The ethnocentricity is truly awe-inspiring.
"The Jewish Stake in America's
Changing Demography
Reconsidering a Misguided Immigration Policy"

http://www.cis.org/articles/2001/back1301.html

Here's a quote:
"The big one for starters: is the emerging new multicultural American nation good for the Jews?"

So, in his own essay, by his own words, his view of the BIG question is, is it good for the Jews?
Whether it's good for all Americans is, clearly, an incidental question.

Richard Hoste said...

My God, Testing is a prophet!

In his essay "Decline of the American Male" in USA Today, David Zinczenko, editor of Men's Health, give us a clue. "Of the 5.2 million people who've lost their jobs since last summer, four out of five were men. Some experts predict that this year, for the first time, more American women will have jobs than men."

ben tillman said...

Steinlight has also argued immigration is bad for all Americans.

I doubt it. He believes it is "vile" for whites to consider whether immigration is good for them.

But let's not allow facts to get in the way of questioning the motives of a good man simply because he's Jewish.

The facts? The FACT is that Steinlight admits his motive is to benefit of the Jewish community.

Can you say chutzpah?

testing99 said...

Somewhat OT, or perhaps not, Obama plans to pursue immigration reform in 2010.

Allahpundit at Hotair thinks it's genuis, because it will fracture the Republican Party and create a groundswell of Hispanic voters seeking an ethnic majority in the US, and most Americans will be "paralyzed" by Media and Dem support, union support, etc. and that this will be Obama playing on not home but away turf.

Thoughts? Critiques?
---------------------
Many, MANY bloggers at Gates of Vienna, Brussels Journal, and the like have noted in detail the full-throated defense of Muslim immigration and restrictions on daily life not to offend Muslims in Europe by feminists and female politicians. It is indeed a function of the political patronage order and designed to create a caste system with ordinary "beta" guys at the bottom. This is not my theory, is not unique to me, and has been covered in detail by Fjordman, "Takuan Seiyo" and others at both sites. If you want to see what native Europeans have to say, visit them and view the translated articles and such. Languages that are not translated much, such as Danish and Polish, are given good play there, as well as the view of the Austrians who traditionally have viewed themselves as under siege by Islam (because they were).

ironrailsironweights said...

What I'm curious about is the size and influence of Jewish communities in these areas, as they, being immune to accusations of racism, would be the only ones able to fight effectively.

Westchester County has a substantial Jewish population. Scarsdale in particular.

On the other hand, despite Westchester's overall affluence it has some areas that are basically ghettos: most of Mount Vernon and (to a slightly lesser extent) Port Chester, a large chunk of Yonkers, and portions of other communities including New Rochelle and White Plains.

Peter

Anonymous said...

White Plains

I had an uncle who lived in White Plains.

He was an executive with Random House.

Every time we went to visit him, we would leave with literally hundreds of children's books.

The good ones too - from back in the day before the Left destroyed the children's book industry and left the entire genre a politically-correct multicultural wasteland.

Sigh.

Those are some good memories.

I feel the melancholy setting in - gotta try to remain upbeat.

Stiff upper lip and all that jazz.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous Reader from Austria,
Thanks for some particular data I was not aware of. That the Lutherans were at the forefront of this is a given. In that sense they learnt nothing form the Nazi period. Back then they openly supported Hitler, and now openly support leftist ideologies. These people never learn.
Whilst I no longer support the Christian Democrats because they have become too liberal, I have to cover for Kohl to some extent. The reason he did not touch the topic was that it would instantly provide an opening for attack by liberals. In addition most of the bureaucracy had been usurped by the SP and Greens so the CDU was no longer in control of many sensitive institutions such as the government media complex, education and the churches. I guess Kohl figured that if he touched any of that he would get roasted.

Anonymous said...

I thumbed through this book in the bookstore. Although Caldwell does a good job criticizing the impact of Islamic immigration, when he talks about Latino immigration into the the US, he gives the standard Michael Barone nonsense that they will be just like all those good Catholic immigrants from Europe in the early 20th C.

Anonymous said...

It's amazing how many people who have no concern for the race replacement of white Americans have been getting so upset about the more modest level of muslim immigration into Western Europe.

Anonymous said...

It's amazing how many people who have no concern for the race replacement of white Americans have been getting so upset about the more modest level of muslim immigration into Western Europe.

Maybe because there has always been a trickle of hispanics into the US (making it seem more acceptable) whereas until recently there were no Muslims in Europe at all?

Mike said...

Although Caldwell does a good job criticizing the impact of Islamic immigration, when he talks about Latino immigration into the the US

Caldwell relies on neocon paymasters for his paycheck. It would be foolish for him to report the truth about latino immigration destruction of the south western united states.