Thursday, May 18, 2006

Christian America is Once Again Being Overrun By......Uh, Christians

Speaking of immigration from Latin America Bill O'Reilly recently spewed the following commentary:
Summary: Bill O'Reilly claimed that The New York Times and "many far-left thinkers believe the white power structure that controls America is bad, so a drastic change is needed." O'Reilly continued: "According to the lefty zealots, the white Christians who hold power must be swept out by a new multicultural tide, a rainbow coalition, if you will."

O'Reilly and many others like to argue that their arguments are not xenophobic or racist. I have recently been smeared with the label so I will be precise here. This commentary is racist because he claims that a "muticultural tide, a rainbow coalition" should be feared because "lefty zealots" want them to infiltrate the country to displace White Christians who hold power. He is raising the banner, how high can it get?, of Mexican hoards invading the country and displacing the dominant Anglo-Saxon majority culturally and politically. His basis for analysis is ethnicity. He fears this "race." He wants his followers to fear them and to take action so that white supremacy can be maintained.

I find this analysis quite wired, particularly the religious part, given the pattern of Latino immigration, and particularly Mexican immigration which has followed traditional twentieth century patterns of other immigrants-urbanination, suburbanization and a rightward political drift with future generations.

It reminds me of a quote from William McKinley when talking of his invasion of the Philippines:

"And one night late it came to me this way - I don't know how it was, but it came: (1) That we could not give them back to Spain - that would be cowardly and dishonorable; (2) that we could not turn them over to France or Germany - our commercial rivals in the Orient - that would be bad business and discreditable; (3) that we could not leave them to themselves - they were unfit for self-government - and they would soon have anarchy and misrule over there worse than Spain's was; and (4) that there was nothing left for us to do but to take them all, and to educate the Filipinos, and uplift and civilize and Christianize them, and by God's grace do the very best we could by them, as our fellow men for whom Christ also died. And then I went to bed and went to sleep and slept soundly."

It's a shame he was so worried about Christianizing them given that the overwhelming majority had been bludgeoned by Catholicism for the previous 400 years. I know they are "Papists" and idolotures, not followers of the TRUE faith.


OscarTate said...

Check out that other FOX racist John Gibson -- I saw a commentary of his the other night where he raised the alarm of especially the "Hispanic" birthrate here in America. He called for "us" to start having more babies. Translation (as if any was needed, he was so clear): White breeders needed to maintain white power! I know the politics of race and ethnicity is still important, but I thought we had hounded bald-faced gloves-off racism out of the public realm years ago. Leave it to its ugly twin, nationalism to leave the door open for it to come back in.

(I recall some comment at the end that if taken out of context could suggest that he wasn't trying to be a white supremacist, but I can't think of any reason why he added that statement except to fend off accusation of racism later)

OscarTate said...

It's as if I have a crystal ball or something -- I look at the web today, and there is John Gibson on FOX shocked, shocked that people took his comments as racist. Now he's all indignant that people actually took him at his word and has brought up exactly the statement that I mentioned in the previous post to fend off the accusation of racism. In his defense, I think this guy is so immersed in a white supremacist ideology that he might not know what it is. He, of course, falls back on defending "our" culture.