Tuesday, June 19, 2018

June 19, 2018

MY CORNER by Boyd Cathey

Illegal Immigration, those Border Children, and the Treason of Mainline Christianity


Just a short introduction today to something—in fact, several items—that you must hear and/or see.

Once again in the midst of all the hoopla over those illegally-here children detained and separated at the border from their parents who have violated American law, Tucker Carlson on his prime time program on Fox News has got it right. If you did not see it, I offer several YouTube options.

The first is a complete audio transcription which runs on for around forty minutes. Unfortunately (?), Fox has decided to encrypt the video portion of the entire event (unless you log in, etc. etc.). But the audio has escaped their censorious eyes and is definitely worth listening to:

Fox does offer on video a one time “free preview” of the first eight or nine minutes of the program, including Tucker’s brilliant introductory remarks and his interview with Thomas Homan, acting head of ICE (US Immigration and Customs Enforcement).  So, you may see that portion of the program:

And to see just the three minutes of critical comments by the ICE director Homan, the following YouTube is excellent:

Homan explains the legal situation concisely, fully answering the criticisms launched against the president on this issue, including some utterly inane and stupid comments by Republicans—including by the unfortunate, intelligence-deprived Laura Bush, the braggadocio-inclined conservative-wannabe Senator Ben Sasse (R-Nebraska), and that loathsome excuse for a candidate, Never Trumper Jeb Bush. (I am using my mildest appellations here…if you want to know what I really think of them, just ask!)

The simple facts are that it is the Democrats and the Left, with their friends and not-so-secret “fifth columnists” within the establishment GOP, who have turned this question—the question of separating children from their illegal immigrant parents (that is, those who violate settled and defined American law)—into a political issue. That, in sum, is the nub of the matter—not those children supposedly in “cages,” not those poor refugees who, if they could, by the millions would come streaming across our porous border into the “land of milk and honey.”

Of course, they do come for the chance to get those bountiful welfare checks, for “free” education, for a plethora of child support programs, to join vicious and violent street gangs now in every American city, and to learn how to pull the Democratic lever in the polling booths—all at YOUR expense in your increasing tax bill. Not to mention the destruction of what is left of traditional American culture. And, with millions more children coming, why, eventual population “replacement,” that is, the replacement of those here whose ancestors founded this nation by teeming masses from the “third world,” is quickly underway.

It is a long-range strategy of the Leftist Dems, as it would potentially insure their final and complete electoral dictatorship; and it doesn’t seem to bother a lot of Republicans, either (just again Lindsey Graham or John McCain, and the Koch Brothers or Chamber of Commerce types). Perhaps we should insist that all the uneducated, unskilled, MS-13 gang prone, potential welfare cases be resettled in those restricted communities where the GOP and Democrat elites live, often behind ornate gates and barb wire-studded walls, say in Dupont Circle in Washington DC, or Grosse Pointe, in Detroit, or maybe out at the Hamptons on Long Island ?

And then there is “Miss Laura” who jumped on that Leftist attack bandwagon faster than a young brain-infected Marxist millennial could get to the latest demonstration against a Confederate monument or symbol (recall her husband’s cowardly and contemptible position on them? [https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/politics/2000/06/13/texas-removes-confederate-symbols-from-court/03eba3a6-488d-4e59-a2e7-72f7153f3232/?utm_term=.784e8a54813a]).  Our policies (she meant Trump’s policies) she likened to the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II by the Roosevelt administration. Oh, the horror! [http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/06/18/laura-bush-compares-border-enforcement-to-japanese-american-internment-camps/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=daily&utm_content=links&utm_campaign=20180618]

Never Trumper “Little Jeb” went further, calling the policy, enshrined in law back in 1997, “heartless,” and directly attacked the Trump administration, adding: “Children should not be used as a negotiating tool.” [http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/06/18/jeb-bush-demands-trump-end-heartless-child-border-policy/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=daily&utm_content=links&utm_campaign=20180618]

I will repeat what I wrote about the Bushes—about the Bush family—a few years ago: they are perhaps the worst disaster, after the Kennedys, to befall the American political system in the past 100 years. As I wrote and published via The Unz Review, March 3, 2015, “these Bushes are poisonous,” [http://www.unz.com/article/these-bushes-are-poisonous/]

I wrote these words then, and everything I said has been repeatedly confirmed since:

“But none of this should come as a surprise to anyone familiar with the history of the Bush family. Beginning with Yankee patriarch and Wall Street banker, Prescott Bush, that history is one of calculated pretense to sounding like whatever best advances the political and financial fortunes of the family. But down deep the Bushes, arguably, have never been conservatives. In recent years, the Bushes have sometimes sounded “conservative,” but in the darker recesses of their thinking, they reject basic principles that give essential life and form to conservatism…. Until the Bush/Establishment grip is fully exorcized (and the Karl Roves and John McCains finally interred for good), this nation will have no real opposition to the ongoing, steep decline into neo-Marxist multicultural totalitarianism.”

I stand by this assessment, even more so today.

But then there is the specter of such religious luminaries as the respected Reverend Franklin Graham also weighing in on the “inhumanity” of the process, and one (so-called!) Catholic bishop, Edward Weisenburger, of Tucson, Arizona, suggesting that any ICE agent collaborating in the separation of children from their illegal immigrant parents who attempt to cross the border illegally in direct contravention of our laws (and not at designated and legally set up entry points), might incur “canonical penalties,” including the Church’s wrath of excommunication. [https://tucson.com/news/local/tucson-bishop-should-catholics-face-canonical-penalties-for-role-in/article_1e06e268-7c4e-5817-88d0-136ad5a80171.html]

It’s getting to the point that I am almost ashamed to admit that I am a Catholic, much less a Christian, what with that ideologically and doctrinally disastrous personage seated in Rome!

No wonder Christianity, at least mainstream Christianity, is perishing and dying a well-deserved and miserable death—the only problem is that it is taking with it millions of ideologically na├»ve, well-intentioned communicants and much of historic Christian culture and the cultural inheritance that has taken two millennia to create. The former fearlessness and boldness, the unashamed defense of truth and the faith, the older crusading spirit, have virtually disappeared from Western Europe and from much of America. True, there are vigorous and traditionalist organizations such as the Society of St. Pius X (which I support) and the growth of such conservative Protestant confessions as the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). And, above all, there is the incredible efflorescence of the Russian Orthodox Church—by far the most steadfast traditional of Christian communions standing for traditional belief and orthodoxy. But, by and large, Western Europe and America now are spiritual wastelands, post-Christian deserts where what parades before us as “Christianity” is little more than faux-Christianity-in-drag, like the ladies of the night, plying their “trade” to ensnare the unwary. No, I did not write “Whore of Babylon,” for at least in that case you actually know what you are getting….

Speaker Paul Ryan is now offering the House of Representatives two “immigration reform bills,” the Goodlatte Bill and what is curiously called “the leadership bill.” By far, the Goodlatte Bill is better, as I wrote on June 16  [http://boydcatheyreviewofbooks.blogspot.com/2018/06/june-16-2018-my-corner-by-boyd-cathey.html], but both confirm and solemnize the illegal DACA fix, enabling hundreds of thousands of illegals to stay in the US and probably gain citizenship—and the numbers could expand exponentially. The question of child separation is also addressed, certainly due to the extreme pressure from the Mainstream Media and the screeching screams of politicians, both Democrat and Republican.

My wish would be that we might do again exactly what that great moderate Republican president, Dwight David Eisenhower, oversaw back in 1954, “Operation Wetback,” when the US Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) conducted mass sweeps and deported well over 1.1 million illegals. [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Wetback]

We have only our nation and our culture to save…and a future for our children.

Lastly, I attach Pat Buchanan’s take on this question; he has written books on the topic, but this column hits the high points:

Patrick J. Buchanan: Trump And The Third World Invasion Of The West

Patrick J. Buchanan      June 18, 2018, 05:41 PM

"It is cruel. It is immoral. And it breaks my heart," says former first lady Laura Bush of the Trump administration policy of "zero tolerance," under which the children of illegal migrants are being detained apart from their parents.    "Disgraceful," adds Dr. Franklin Graham.  "We need to be ... a country that governs with a heart," says first lady Melania Trump. "No one likes this policy," says White House aide Kellyanne Conway, even "the president wants this to end."

And so it shall—given the universal denunciations and photos of sobbing children being pulled from parents. Yet striking down the policy will leave America's immigration crisis still unresolved.

Consider. Since 2016, some 110,000 children have entered the U.S. illegally and been released, along with 200,000 Central American families caught sneaking across the border.

Reflecting its frustration, the White House press office declared:  "We can't deport them, we can't separate them, we can't detain them, we can't prosecute them. What (the Democrats) want is a radical open-border policy that lets everyone out into the interior of this country with virtually no documentation whatsoever."

Where many Americans see illegal intruders, Democrats see future voters.   And with 11,000 kids of illegal immigrants in custody and 250 more arriving every day, we could have 30,000 in custody by summer's end. [Question: what happens then, do they enter the DACA “road to citizenship”?]

The existential question, however, thus remains: How does the West, America included, stop the flood tide of migrants before it alters forever the political and demographic character of our nations and our civilization?

The U.S. Hispanic population, already estimated at nearly 60 million, is predicted to exceed 100 million by 2050, just 32 years away.

And Europe's southern border is more imperiled than ours.  A week ago, the new populist regime in Rome refused to allow a boat full of migrants from Libya to land in Sicily. Malta also turned them away. After a voyage of almost a week and 1,000 miles, 630 migrants were landed in Valencia, Spain. Why did Italy reject them? Under EU law, migrants apply for asylum in the country where they first enter Europe. This burdens Italy and Greece where the asylum-seekers have been arriving for years.

Of the landing in Spain, Italy's interior minister Matteo Salvini, a leader of the populist League party, chortled: "I thank the Spanish government. I hope they take in the other 66,629 refugees (inside Italy). We will not be offended if the French follow the Spanish, the Portuguese and Maltese, we will be the happiest people on earth."

If the migrants boats of the Med are redirected to Spanish ports, one suspects that the Spanish people will soon become as unwelcoming as many other peoples in Europe.

And Trump is not backing down. Monday he tweeted:  "The people of Germany are turning against their leadership as migration is rocking the already tenuous Berlin coalition. Crime in Germany is way up. Big mistake made all over Europe in allowing millions of people in who have so strongly and violently changed their culture!"

Whatever European leaders may think of him, many Europeans are moving in Trump's direction, toward more restrictions on immigration.

In Germany, a political crisis is percolating. The Bavarian-based CSU [Christian Social Union], longtime coalition partner of Chancellor Angela Merkel's CDU party, is now talking divorce if Merkel does not toughen German policy. Merkel has never fully recovered from the nationalist backlash against the million migrants she allowed in from Syria's civil war. A New Year's Eve rampage in Cologne, featuring wilding attacks on German girls by Arabs and Muslims, cost her dearly. Among the reasons Bavarians are pulling away from Berlin is that, being in the south of Germany, Bavaria is a primary point of entry.

Virtually every one of the populist parties of Europe, especially of the right, have arisen to contest or to seize power by riding the issue of mass migration from Africa and the Middle East.

Yet the progressives adamantly refuse to act, apparently paralyzed by a belief that restricting the free movement of peoples from foreign lands violates one of the great commandments of liberal democracy.

We are truly dealing here with an ideology of Western suicide. If Europe does not act, its future is predictable.

The population of Africa, right across the Med, is anticipated to climb to 2.5 billion by midcentury. And by 2100, Africa will be home half of all the people of the planet.

If but a tiny fraction of the African and Middle Eastern population decides to cross the Mediterranean to occupy the emptying towns and villages of an aging and dying continent, who and what will stop them?

Trump may be on the wrong side politically and emotionally of this issue of separating migrant kids from their parents. But on the mega-issue—the Third World invasion of the West—he is riding the great wave of the future, if the West is to have a future.

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