Rush finally notices the political/cultural effects of Third-World immigration

Rush Limbaugh, for the first time, said yesterday on his show that demographic changes due to immigration doom the Republican party, a point that immigration restrictionists have been making for over a decade, without even a nod from El Rushbo. To spare the reader Rush’s repetitive digressions and meanderings (which is one of the reasons I don’t listen to Rush myself), here is an abridged version of what he said featuring just his key points:

But the thing to me, folks, is this election shouldn’t even be close right now. The reason that it is close, they’re reasons that have to do with things that, you know, Karl Rove and George W. Bush really don’t have all that much to say about or control over. I mean demographics—if we can be honest here for a second—demographics are going to make it increasingly more difficult for Republicans to win in the future if things don’t change as they are now. Many people who are voting have no context…. World War II generation is dying off. We have people here because of the open border policy. We have people who have not assimilated into our culture. The liberal propaganda resonates with many of them, at least, a large number of them, maybe a growing number of them, because of the “we’ll do everything for you” propaganda that liberals are known for.

I’m not trying to be defeatist. I don’t want anybody to misunderstand. I just want you to know what the obstacles are here…. We still have history taught by the left in academia. … Progress is taking place but I want to be realistic about some of the obstacles that we still face. You can’t have all this history taught by the left, including the media and expect to make huge, huge inroads. This is an election, maybe the first of its kind, with such dramatic demographic changes. And these demographic changes, as long as we don’t do something about immigration, are going to continue.

So, you know, I mean one of the examples of this demographic shift I can give you, just so you’ll know, I’ll give you an illustration. Orange County, California. Orange County always was relied on to offset the Democrat liberal dominance of Los Angeles. But now over 50% of Orange County is minority and immigrant and most of them vote Democrat, most of the new arrivals…. The Republicans just cannot expect to keep winning if every election we have to write off California. If every election we have to write off New York, Illinois, and maybe soon Florida, if those states become states that we have to write off simply because of demographic shifts, then you can’t expect to win.

While it is good that Rush after so many lost years is finally beginning to recognize the threat that Third-World immigration poses to our society and our political system, he is still far from grasping the real nature of the problem. Notice his comment that President Bush (along with, presumably, all previous presidents and Congresses) has essentially no control over immigration and the resulting demographic changes. As I wrote in The Path to National Suicide 14 years ago:

It is as though the “browning of America,” as Time has dubbed it, were a vast natural phenomenon, as far outside of human control as continental drift.

Not only does Rush fail to understand the political choices that have led us into this disaster, but, if he believes that the immigration that dooms the GOP is beyond the ability of any president and any Congress to stop it, how does he expect it now to be stopped? Also, hasn’t Rush noticed the tiny little fact that the current president, far from having no say over immigration, has been passionately urging a much more radical opening of America to Third-World immigrants than we already have, and that this same president’s proposal for amnesty sparked an increased influx of illegal aliens? Would someone please give this man a brain?

Posted by Lawrence Auster at October 05, 2004 03:18 PM | Send

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