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Monthly Archives: December 2011

How about it GOP?

OK, Republicans, If Israel Is So Great, Why Not Follow Its Example?

PETER BRIMELOW WRITES: For immigration patriots, the December 10 Iowa GOP Presidential candidates would have been a bore—except for the fact that America’s time is running out.

It’s clear that the candidates do fear the power of the immigration issue in a negative sense. Newt Gingrich feels compelled to maintain that his amnesty is not an amnesty and all the candidates claim to be in favor of securing the border.

But it’s equally clear that they are afraid to touch it at all. Mitt Romney, flinching, did not name amnesty as one of his key differences with Gingrich and not one candidate mentioned the idea of an anti-unemployment legal immigration moratorium—let alone such basic immigration patriot concepts as eliminating the illegal alien stock with attrition through enforcement and with strategic deportation.

There’s a long, long way to go.

One thing the candidates did seem to agree on was the importance of Israel. Ironically, I found this news story while the GOP debate was in progress:

“On Sunday [December 11] the cabinet is expected to vote on a new proposal by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to tackle the issue of illegal immigration into Israel through the country’s borders…

“The plan calls for completing the fence along the Egyptian border within a year, expanding the Negev-based Saharonim detention facility in order to increase capacity from 2,000 to 5,000 and building an adjacent facility, with a capacity of 10,000, that was approved by the Knesset last year…The plan includes a 2-percent across-the-board cut to all ministry budgets to pay for the NIS 630 million program…

“The new plan calls for significantly increasing the fines levied on employers of illegal immigrants…

“In announcing the plan this week, Netanyahu called the rise of illegal border crossings ‘a threat to the economy, to security and to the delicate demographic balance on which the State of Israelis based.’

“Speaking to Army Radio yesterday, [Interior Minister Eli] Yishai declared that none of these immigrants would remain in Israel. ‘Even if it’s unpopular I will act to repatriate every infiltrator,’ the interior minister said.”

Israeli government to vote on PM’s plan to stem illegal immigration, by Daba Weiler-Polak, Haaretz, December 9, 2011

VDARE.com’s question: OK Republicans, If Israel is so great, why not follow its example?


How Self-Censorship is Instituted

Picture 5 monkeys placed in a cage. A new community is formed. From the ceiling of the cage hangs a bunch of bananas. A stepladder is placed under the bananas. As the first eager monkey rushes up the ladder, a firehose knocks him off and hoses down all the monkeys. Shocked, they sit back and regroup. Later another monkey tries, with the same result. It make take repeated attempts by each monkey before they become conditioned (socialized really) to not climb the ladder.

At some point, the lesson has been learned by this closed culture and controls how they respond as a community. Then one monkey forgets and steps onto the ladder. But the firehose doesn’t have time to react. The other four monkeys grab the offender and beat him senseless. They’ve learned that in this society, you don’t climb the ladder.

Now the process of attrition and replacement in the society begins. One of the original monkeys is removed and a new monkey is added to the group. He spies the bananas and leaps onto the ladder, only to be dragged down and beaten by the rest of the group. After several attempts, the new monkey learns.

Another original monkey is replaced with a new monkey. And the same process follows. Then another and another and another. Soon we have a group of five monkeys who’ve never been soaked by the firehose, but won’t climb the ladder. This learned behavior was socialized into the group over time.

It no longer matters how many generations of monkeys follow. The new behavior is that a monkey climbing the ladder will be dragged off and beaten. None of the monkeys in the cage has ever been knocked off the ladder with a firehose. None have been soaked down. They don’t know what the consequence is because it’s been replaced by group behavior. They can’t remember being soaked. They don’t know why they do what they do. The accepted norm for this closed community is to beat anyone who tries to climb the ladder.