In the news this week
It was reported this week that pro-immigration groups have spent around $1.5 billion since 2007 to push through amnesty and increased legal immigration (more reason to give money to VDare and NumbersUSA). Interestingly, the pro-immigration lobby is makeshift coalition of billionaires, big business, anti-white ethnic activists, and some Christian organizations (such as the Catholic Church and Evangelical groups), although the roots of the pro-immigration movement are deeper. Although both legal and illegal immigration are driving down American wages and 74.7% of Mexican immigrants with children are on welfare, our elites seem to think mass immigration’s path to poverty a good idea. What the West probably needs more than anything else is a new set of elites. Easier said than done, but our current elites either view themselves as alien or are short-sighted business elites, both quite different from older WASP elites who recognized their station in society as a long-haul stewardship.
Speaking of elites, the British seem to be gaining more sense on immigration than Americans. David Goodhart admits that the biggest mistake of the left has been the support of mass immigration. And Ed West writes in the Telegraph about mass immigration as a type of ponzi scheme benefiting our current elites (and screwing over everyone else).
And speaking of past elites, the New Zealand writer Kerry Bolton has come out with new books, Stalin: The Enduring Legacy (reviewed here) and Revolution from Above (reviewed here). The second title is explicitly about Western elites and how far removed they’ve become from the people they’re supposed to represent. The former title on Stalin is interesting because, although Bolton makes no apologies for Stalin’s brutality, it provides some insight to the internecine conflict between the Stalinists (Russian nationalists) and the Trotskyites (Ashkenazi international cosmopolitans), which is pertinent to the USA since the Trotskyites are the genetic and intellectual forbearers of the neoconservatives. Speaking of neocons, or criticism thereof, Paul Gottfried has an interesting new book on democracy, reviewed here.