Gated Communities for Peace
“I have lived as a traitor all of my days
Allowed the enemy to enter our fray
As they climbed ranks, called shots, and spit on the faith
I carried like a sword, dulled by my ways.
Who can I trust, where can I go
Now that the war has followed me home?
For the crime of treason, I am not alone.” -Foundation, “The New Faith”
We’re at the point now where Democrats have run out of whites and Asians to artificially prop up the multi-cultural bonanza that is the failing inner-city public schools of America. The gilding is peeling off the establishment lies and the surface beneath is completely rotten. The so-called achievement gap is intractable, only made worse by state meddling, and yet these persistent short-comings are only ever attributed to one root cause: SYSTEMIC RACISM. All Leftists and race grievance types should have to take a mandatory “Holiday in Cambodia” (although we would currently substitute Myanmar for Cambodia) so they realize just how good they really have it. ESPN sports commentator Michael Wilbon (a black man) compared Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones (a white man) to a slaveholder, stating, “The word that comes to my mind…is ‘plantation.’ The players are here to serve me; they will do what I want no matter how much I pay them.” The word that comes to my mind, of course, is “pay.” I wasn’t aware slaves on the plantation made upwards of six figures a year plus endorsements! If there is a plantation in America, it’s the Democratic Party, which, with the abject failure of most black men to act like, well, men, and stick around once they’ve impregnated a woman, has thoroughly be-cucked the black community by stepping into Daddy’s empty shoes with the bacon, which only perpetuates generational welfare dependency. Men, have some self-respect, for God’s sake.
America’s inner cities are giant, festering sores on the nation’s back-side, every failed social welfare program cooked up by the Democrats only compounding the deep-seated degeneracy of blasted communities until they become unlivable or until the rich become interested in gentrification, at which point formerly placid suburbs and mid-sized cities become hellish repositories of criminality as the urban denizens are priced out of their own neighborhoods and quickly set to work re-creating them in their new digs. If the market doesn’t take care of it, though, the state will, through refugee resettlement and other means of demographic change. Unless you are fabulously wealthy, you cannot escape the multi-cultural project imposed by the managerial elites.
State-mandated association has supplanted freedom of association. The idea that you can live in a community of like-minded individuals, that you can be governed by your representatives, that you can choose the state, city/town, or neighborhood that suits your pace of life, is actively being extinguished by the managerial elite and the champagne socialists. There is no local control if the federal government decides to pump hundreds of Somalis into your community, depreciating the value of your home and property investments with no compensation or recompense.
Representative John Culberson of Texas has introduced a bill titled the No Resettlement without Consent Act, which allows governors, not the federal government, to decide if refugees can be resettled in their state, and, additionally, prohibits the re-location of refugees to a locality if that community’s laws discourage refugee resettlement. Culberson states:
This bill will restore States’ rights against an overreaching federal government, and it gives power back to governors to decide how refugee resettlement is handled under their jurisdiction. It is absurd that the federal government has stripped a State’s ability to choose whether to accept refugees or not. Due to lack of records, refugees continue to be a security threat to our nation, but until this legislation passes, the State is at the mercy of the federal government. Governors have a responsibility to protect the people they represent, and this legislation will allow them to fulfill that duty.
Tennessee has sued the federal government for its over-reach in refugee resettlement, alleging that it violates the Tenth Amendment and that it forces the state to foot the bill for the resettlement program. I would argue the First Amendment right to peaceable assembly is also being impinged upon.
Per Bates v. City of Little Rock (1960); United Transportation Union v. State Bar of Michigan; and Healy v. James (1972): “It would appear from the Court's opinions that the right of association is derivative from the First Amendment guarantees of speech, assembly, and petition”; and, per NAACP v. Alabama ex rel. Patterson (1958): “It is beyond debate that freedom to engage in association for the advancement of beliefs and ideas is an inseparable aspect of the ‘liberty’ assured by the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, which embraces freedom of speech. . . . Of course, it is immaterial whether the beliefs sought to be advanced by association pertain to political, economic, religious or cultural matters, and state action which may have the effect of curtailing the freedom to associate is subject to the closest scrutiny.”
I am already of the opinion that Affirmative Action is in flagrant disregard of the Constitution, like so much else these days, and the refugee resettlement racket is just icing on the cake. We’ve got to start somewhere, though, or the steady encroachment of tyranny will continue. Pertaining to Tennessee’s lawsuit, State Senator John Stevens states: “The Constitution does not allow the federal government to force me as the elected representative of the 24th Senate District to implement federal programs while they sit in Washington insulated from the consequences.”
There are over one hundred companies, most of them based in Silicon Valley, who came out in opposition to President Trump’s “travel ban.” This could not be a clearer picture of where the elites ensconced in private neighborhoods with their own security versus where the rest of us stand; the list includes SpaceX, Apple, Pandora, Tesla, Adobe, Shutterstock, Uber, Mozilla, Netflix, PayPal, Google, LinkedIn, and Facebook. Google whined that the ban would affect two hundred of their employees. Not to be out-cucked, Airbnb has purchased air time during the Super Bowl to run their #WeAccept campaign focused on refugees and other Emma Lazarus-approved groups. If they arrived here illegally, even better. I should note here that per 36 U.S.C. §410 Propaganda activities prohibited: “No part of the activities of the corporation shall consist of carrying on propaganda.” This law itself is unconstitutional, which shows you what a litigious mess the United States has turned itself into.
Senator Stevens is right: it’s not just the federal government but also the tech sector oligarchs who can afford to extravagantly virtue-signal from their penthouses when they don’t have to worry about their communities becoming virtually unrecognizable overnight with no recourse. They don’t have to worry about economic competition or being replaced by illegal immigrants. Hell, the tech companies and many other corporations often institute H-1B visa programs where Americans are forced to train their foreign national replacements as a condition for receiving their severance packages. This strikes me as particularly cruel and unusual.
Mass immigration, the refugee resettlement racket, and unconstitutional social advancement programs are rotting away the industrious and fiercely individualistic spirit of the United States of America. The time has come to end the highly unnatural and artificial state of affairs that has turned the basic philosophical creed of this country, and even objective reality, into activists’ playthings. Family fortunes are typically spent within three generations but freedom, as Ronald Reagan other luminaries have phrased far more eloquently than I, is only ever one generation away from extinction. It’s coming down the pike, our cultural capital spent, our freedoms exhausted, a noxious blend of anti-white animus and White Guilt imperiling our civilizational inheritance. Don’t forget that after Rome fell Europe was enveloped in darkness for a millennium before the animating energies of the Renaissance breathed new life into a moribund continent; it’s entirely possible we’re on fumes again, but at the rate we’re going, this time future generations won’t even be able to mourn us. We will be the vanquished confined to history alongside the Amalekites and Cumans and Beothuk and Tasmanians and so many others. The founding stock of this country in particular is being singled out as illegitimate in its very constitution. Nell Irvin Painter, in her book The History of White People (published by giant W.W. Norton), begins with the supposition that, “because race is an idea, not a fact…its questions demand answers from the conceptual rather than the factual realm.” Painter, it should be noted, is black. I wonder if she feels the same about “blackness” as a conceptual construct?
As the average black in America has about ¼ of white admixture, they are ¼ the beneficiaries of white privilege and must atone for the abuses of their forebears for oppressing, exploiting, and enslaving the other ¾ of themselves. Maybe you were kings and queens in Africa (I highly doubt that, they would’ve been doing the selling were that the case), but would you rather serve in heaven or rule in hell? Maybe you’re one of the unique Barack Obama types, of whom Steve Sailer brilliantly describes:
This Affirmative-Actionocracy’s access to power and wealth stems largely from their claim to theoretically represent 40 million African-Americans, particularly the foreboding and puzzling black underclass. Yet, they try to associate with less lofty blacks no more than necessary, and they especially don’t want their daughters to marry them. Hence the constant inward socializing.
Barack Obama was abandoned by his adulterous black father and raised by his caring white mother’s family, yet in his memoir he pillories these same white members of his family who were actually there to care for him for their “racist” comments and actions. The examples he cites are exceptional only in their innocuousness, and with only the most minor of impediments to his accession to the highest office in the land, his “struggle” is literally the stuff of legend. Ensconced in actual privilege, figures like Obama, Eric Holder, Kamala Harris, Susan Rice, Loretta Lynch (very problematic surname), and others belonging to the modern Affirmative-Actionocracy enjoy Mugabe-esque impunity at the upper echelon of the social strata, immune from consequence, elevated beyond their ability, and free to scold the “privileged” whites scraping together a living in coal country, the frigid north, or fly-over country. But their voices are truly indispensable in combating the systemic racism that prevents blacks and other minorities from achieving success in this country, right?
Does anyone remember Steve Clevenger? The Seattle Mariners catcher was unceremoniously suspended without pay for the remainder of the 2016 season by the franchise for his “racist” tweets, where he simply, but strongly, voiced his displeasure with the Black Lives Matter movement’s twisting of facts and the tacit support Barack Obama provided them. Both liberals and conservatives losing jobs and endorsements for speaking out, or heaven forbid making a poorly-worded observation or joke, while understandable in cases where there is real harm done to the brand, is not something I delight in seeing, even for people whose viewpoints do not align with mine. I understand that there are occasions where it is wholly inappropriate to make political statements on company time, but Cam Newton losing his Dannon endorsement deal because of a bad joke to a female reporter? Come on. A reprimand and an apology, fine. If it becomes a pattern, fine. But it was a pretty minor mistake in all honesty, and the Panthers quarterback doesn’t deserve to lose a substantial income stream for misspeaking during a live press conference. I’m really getting fed up with this kind of mindset and the corrosive effect it’s having on not just our public discourse, but basic civility.
I can only hope that what we are witnessing is the Left lashing out with increasing desperation in the throes of their dying system. I want to know how much their revolution retails for. It seems the aristocracy are the only ones fighting this revolution, one in which they so cheapen the value of national identity it becomes utterly meaningless. Where once we could declare “Civis Americanus Sum” and have it truly stand for something special and exclusive, something the whole world would envy and want to emulate, we’ve been reduced to watching as illegals get free abortions, come and go as they please, leech off taxpayers, and hell, even get to vote (and as an added bonus, once you die, you have the privilege of continuing to vote Democrat)!
Here’s why we on the Right are dead-set against a “DACA deal” or any similar amnesty proposal: because it never ends. This “one-time emergency scenario” has already happened seven times in the last thirty-two years (credit to Numbers USA): “Since the passing of the Immigration and Reform Control Act (IRCA), 6 million illegal aliens have received amnesty in the United States. The IRCA Amnesty was supposed to ‘wipe the slate clean’ and instead it’s lead to the current situation of 12-20 million illegal aliens living in the country.”
The Seven Amnesties Passed by Congress
1. Immigration and Reform Control Act (IRCA), 1986: A blanket amnesty for some 2.7 million illegal aliens
2. Section 245(i) Amnesty, 1994: A temporary rolling amnesty for 578,000 illegal aliens
3. Section 245(i) Extension Amnesty, 1997: An extension of the rolling amnesty created in 1994
4. Nicaraguan Adjustment and Central American Relief Act (NACARA) Amnesty, 1997: An amnesty for close to one million illegal aliens from Central America
5. Haitian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act Amnesty (HRIFA), 1998: An amnesty for 125,000 illegal aliens from Haiti
6. Late Amnesty, 2000: An amnesty for some illegal aliens who claim they should have been amnestied under the 1986 IRCA amnesty, an estimated 400,000 illegal aliens
7. LIFE Act Amnesty, 2000: A reinstatement of the rolling Section 245(i) amnesty, an estimated 900,000 illegal aliens
If you are not going to come through the proper channels, then we are not interested. If you are not going to assimilate and support yourselves, then we are not interested. We also reserve the right to say we are just not interested in you coming here, full stop. This is a country, not a charity. Americans, as it were, per capita and by total amount of donation, are already the most charitable people in the world. It would be a significant stretch to describe the American people as selfish. We will take care of the most vulnerable of our own citizens who truly need help as if they were our brothers and sisters (look at Hurricane Harvey relief as just one recent example—they received so much aid and so many volunteers much of it/them had to be turned away!), but if you are here illegally: futue te ipsum. The California Wine Country wildfire that killed something like forty people in October 2017 was started by an illegal alien who had already been deported five times, and we should not forget Kate Steinle’s killer, either. This is the definition of insanity.
The Left is invested in crafting the white supremacy narrative because in the absence of real oppression, the fantasy will have to suffice. The question I have is, to what degree do I have to participate in your delusion? Fully, it turns out. If the egalitarians have their way, even the armed forces will be turned into a formless, sexless training ground for future body bags. To what degree they’ll be combat-ready we can only guess at (and given simulated field tests of women in Marine combat units, the numbers are downright grisly). Carol Iannone makes a very astute point:
I think another reason for the camouflage is to disguise the physical differences between the sexes. And of course the effect is even worse in the chubby soldiers. And when they are all gathered together in rows, males and females intermingled, wearing those workmen’s caps, you can’t really pick out one sex or the other. They are the feminist dream, an army of androgynes.
If it bleeds, we can kill it. I would think the last place we’d want to “fight the patriarchy” would be the armed services, but as the defense, or lack thereof, of our southern border over the last fifty years has proven, national security will always take a back-seat to “optics” and ideology for the Left. How long before combat itself becomes “problematized”—a reflection of hyper-masculinity, the bullets “penetrating” the body of the Other a reinforcement of hetero-patriarchal norms? Guns, knives, phallic symbols…All penetration must by definition be phallocentric. How long before the sentimentalization of politics is so all-encompassing Lady Liberty turns into the suffocating Oedipal Mother? Will CNN question Marx at least?
Where once the great European gothic cathedrals pulled the viewer’s gaze upward toward heaven, and even an atheist could marvel at and be awed by the architecture, everything now has been brought low, debased, with no real artistry or nuance, and even the once-celebrated physical self—the body—has found itself under attack, as bloated yet enfeebled so-called feminists shift their enormous bulk to cry to the empty heavens about the need to “problematize traditional beauty standards.” Is it any wonder we live in an age of such hideousness? Our art, our literature, our culture—it’s devolved into grotesque corpulence, all sharp corners worn down to smooth edges.
Universal basic income will never work because we need to strive for a purpose, and we often find meaning in struggle or against something akin to Steven Pressfield’s notion of Resistance (from the War of Art, not the Resistance of the unhinged Leftist variety). Fundamental to human nature—and we will never escape this—is the need for some kind of conflict, to have something to struggle against or, most importantly, to fight for. Unlike the Left, which subsists entirely on negation and de-construction, conflict and struggle for the Right-minded can be channeled into terrific accomplishment and success; it does not have to be a destruction or a negation, but rather a harnessing of that which is instinctive to all of us and put to productive use. Affluent societies inevitably decay in the absence of something substantive to strive for. They begin to coast on previous generations’ momentum. With all of their basic needs catered to by a universal basic income, most people’s positive, forward inertia will eventually grind to a halt before they subsequently die an accelerated death of meaninglessness in a Section 8 apartment, the television on, surrounded by empty Mountain Dew bottles if they’re not felled by a black or brown bullet before then.
I am not advocating for the elimination of welfare, but rather instituting reforms that make sense. Education is so expensive because of the costs of translators and the fact that many public school students have poor to non-existent English language proficiency. We can’t carry the unwilling and the illegal anymore. We should emphasize more of the rural New Englander’s self-reliance, hardiness, and work ethic, and less of their university towns’ puritanical moralizing. This really is the land of opportunity, however, so make the most of it. And if you need help—real help—your fellow citizens will be there for you. Civis Americanus Sum. Let it mean something again.