As we all know, “controversy” is what happens when anyone does or says something liberals don’t approve of. And what could be more controversial than questioning DC’s open borders policy? That’s what Peter Brimelow, editor of VDARE, did at the Conservative Political Action Conference this week, according to this CBS report. For example, Brimelow said California used to be “paradise” but is now “totally overrun by barrios of illegal immigrants.”
And read how the director of the American Conservative Union poked the hornet’s nest even more with his response to liberal condemnation:
Controversy over an immigration opponent who spoke at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) blind-sided conference organizers who say they didn’t know who he was before this week.
Al Cardenas, director of the American Conservative Union (ACU), which organizes CPAC, said he had never heard of Peter Brimelow, editor of VDARE.com, who has been labeled a white nationalist by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
“I don’t really know what his values are,” Cardenas said. “I have asked my staff to delve into that.”
“I want to personally see what he precisely said or written before forming judgement,” he said.
Doesn’t Cardenas know that whenever someone accuses you of associating with a “white nationalist,” you’re supposed to put your tail between your legs, roll onto your back to expose your vulnerable belly, and whimper for forgiveness? I mean, Brimelow has been tried and convicted by the totally objective SPLC. What sort of person would question THEM?
Of course, if you’re one of those rogues who doesn’t let the SPLC do your thinking for you, you might want to determine if Brimelow might have a point about what’s happening to California.
Consider this statement:
Thousands arrive illegally from Mexico into California each year—and the state is now home to fully 40 percent of America’s immigrants, legal and illegal. They come in such numbers because a tacit alliance of Right and Left has created an open-borders policy, aimed at keeping wage labor cheap and social problems ever fresh, so that the ministrations of Chicano studies professors, La Raza activists, and all the other self-appointed defenders of group causes will never be unneeded.
That’s Dr. Victor Davis Hanson, an eminent historian who teaches at California State University, in an article entitled Do We Want Mexifornia?
So where’s the controversy? Did CPAC attendees boo Peter Brimelow? No – they applauded him. As I said, the so-called controversy is restricted to liberal outrage at conservative dissent. Here’s what the CBS report cited:
The liberal group People for the American Way released a statement condemning CPAC organizers for giving Brimelow a platform. Liberal websites have also attacked CPAC over his inclusion.
“It’s shocking that the CPAC would provide a platform for someone like Brimelow,” said Michael Keegan, president of People For the American Way. “Responsible GOP leaders should speak out against the bigotry and hatred that Brimelow and VDARE push on a regular basis.”
Shocking, isn’t it? Because the definition of HATE! is free speech and fact-based argument that counter liberal dogma.