Our Way of Life

"You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We will preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we will sentence them to take the first step into a thousand years of darkness. If we fail, at least let our children and our children's children say of us we justified our brief moment here. We did all that could be done." - Ronald Reagan

Thursday, May 25, 2006

The Perfect Storm?

It is quite surprising to watch the force of the current popular immigration opposition when one considers the state of the US economy. Obviously, the average American is no where near as aware of the problem of immigration and majority-inversion as he should be. None the less, the giant is waking in the American Street, and all this with little appreciable component of the message concerning employment or loss of jobs to immigrants. It is a tribute to the strength of the economy that Bush and Co can even speak of jobs "Americans are not willing to do".

What makes this so very interesting though is just what a perfect storm is awaiting us when the economy takes its next cyclic downturn. Consider the two forces that will be at work: First, there will be the millions of unemployed Americans feeling the effect of a borderless nation as they try to compete with the locust of the Third World. Secondly however, there will be the 20 million plus illegal, as well as countless "legal" Hispanics also running out of work. How will they react? Will they go home? Try to squeeze Americans out of jobs by intimidation? Will they form mass "protests" for government intervention, welfare, make-work projects? And what will happen if the millions of "family oriented", "freedom loving", immigrants take to the streets to do more than just peacefully protest?

When average Joe American starts to look around the ideological and political landscape for answers as to what went so terribly wrong, will we be ready? Will we have a concise, easy to understand message? The neo-cons had to their advantage the meme that "lack of freedom causes terrorism"--granted, it was false, but it was viral in pandemic proportions. Can we distil our message down to something that simple, while still keeping it as "non-offensive" as possible so as to not retard transmission? What might such a meme or set of memes be?

If we fail to create a virally transmittable message, chances are that this popular uprising will fall yet again into the hands of the same old gang. And this may be the last chance we get to set things straight here in the US.

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Zach is Back

I apologize for the lack of resent blogging as of late. Partly a product of a hectic schedule, but also a result of the inability to set in front of a computer for long during this spring weather--the lake is just so much more enticing.

Still, it is obvious that the pace of history is quickening. Things are now spinning at quite a rate: Bush's speech, illegal alien rallies, bills in congress for and against illegal immigration. Even more, suddenly everyone seems to be aware of the Hispanic problem. Everyone is talking about it, either explicitly or cryptically: men, women, the rich, the poor and the professional class. To a degree unimaginable even a year ago, people seem to be talking about the problem with surprising freeness.

How much optimism does this deserve? I am not quite sure. Saying there is a problem with illegal immigration or even mass immigration generally is a start, but it is a far step from fully admitting the vulnerability and importance of our shared core identity as Americans as being a fundamentally Northern European, particularly British, offshoot nation. Nor is there really any attempt to address the problem of why our society seems to have lost the will to exist, or what to do with our elite that are trying to constantly derail us. Nor is there much in the way of an attempt to express a positive identity and vision for our nation beyond just reacting to the latest outrages (illegal immigration, terrorism, etc). Nor is there the realization by most that one of the reasons for the illegal alien problem is the lack of Whites being organized politically the same way as blacks or Latinos or Jews.

In other words, we are making some progress at addressing the symptoms, but we still have a long, long way to go for a cure. Let us all hope for the best.