It has been my belief for some time that the true racial awakening that we keep hoping for in this nation will start at our Southern border. I mentioned this to Hunter in an email but due to a poor internet connection he’s asked me to throw something up. The always awesome Brenda Walker at Vdare serves up some stats that should warm the cockles of every good WN…
Voters Shifting to GOP, Poll Finds
The poll also showed sharp divisions among voters on the subject of illegal immigration.
Among all adults, support is high for the new Arizona law that makes it a state crime to be in the country illegally and requires law enforcement officers to question people if they have reasonable suspicions about their immigration status.
Some 64% said they strongly or somewhat supported the law, compared with 34% who strongly or somewhat opposed it.
Divisions were even sharper between whites and Hispanics. Among Hispanic respondents, 70% opposed the law, while 69% of whites in the survey supported it.
The survey oversampled Hispanics to increase accuracy.
Hispanics also held a different view of immigration generally than did white respondents.
In the survey, 58% of Hispanics said that immigration helped the U.S. more than it hurt, while 56% of white respondents said that immigration hurt more than it helped.
Its important to remember that every time Americans (read: Whites) have been given the opportunity to vote on illegal immigration directly they vote or poll overwhelmingly no. Even in bluest of blue Massachusetts denizens reject benefits for illegal aliens.
Why should WN’s care? Even though the Minutemen et al. desperately deny that this is a racial issue Mexicans know better, they know that the fight against illegal immigration is a proxy for anti-Hispanic sentiment. As professional Hispanic Ruben Navarette opined…
“U.S. born Latinos in America are fed up. They’re tired of the ugliness in the immigration debate, and they’re not buying the argument that it does not concern them…..Part of the problem is that the right-wingers weren’t content to just attack illegal immigrants. They had to attack an entire culture, which is shared by legal immigrants and U.S.-born Hispanics.”
And to be blunt I think Ruben has the better of the debate here and whether its immigration, demographics or the Tea Party race is always the elephant in the room.
The nice thing about the debate over the border is just how clearly defined the racial aspect is, mostly due to the crowing of Mexican reconquistas…
The people of the poor, the lice-ridden and the cucarachas are advancing in the United States, a country that wants to speak Spanish because 33.4 million Hispanics impose their culture…Mexico is recovering the territories ceded to the United States with migratory tactics…[This phenomenon] fills me with jubilation, because the Hispanics can have a growing force between Patagonia and Alaska.
in October 2000, Vicente Fox, soon to become president of Mexico with the support of U.S. conservatives, spoke of the “millions of Mexicans in the United States, who in cities such as Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Miami or San Francisco, inject the vitality of the Spanish language and of their cultural expression…. To continue speaking Spanish in the United States is to hacer patria”—to do one’s patriotic duty. Fox was thus describing Mexican immigrants in the U.S., not as people who had left Mexico and still had some sentimental connections there, as all immigrants do, but as carriers of the national mission of the Mexican nation into and inside the United States.
Mexico’s five-year development plan in 1995 announced that the “Mexican nation extends beyond … its border”—into the United States. Accordingly, the government would “strengthen solidarity programs with the Mexican communities abroad by emphasizing their Mexican roots, and supporting literacy programs in Spanish and the teaching of the history, values, and traditions of our country.”
To be clear we should welcome these cultural and physical Mexican irredentist expressions, they make our job so much easier. The more White Americans see such “conservative” eruptions as these…
The more we should stay out of their way and let them do our work for us.