Fantasy And Reality, Three-Quarter-Ton Truck Style

Here’s some fantasy for you, courtesy of the “Latino Victory Fund”.

And the reality?

There were children who were run down yesterday. But it wasn’t some “Don’t Tread On Me” bro-dozer type doing the killing. It was a fellow who shouted “Allahu Akhbar!” and who left a note referencing ISIS. He was, predictably, an immigrant from a majority-Muslim country, allowed to come here by a national immigration policy that sometimes seems consciously designed to turn away high-value, high-education, high-asset future American citizens in favor of moronic warm bodies who can be trusted to vote a certain way.

A few years after the Sandy Hook shootings, some media wag (I can’t find the quote) said something to the effect of “Once we determined that we would let kids die in order to not have gun control, the discussion was essentially over.” I’m not sure I agree with the cause and effect there, but the quote is a powerful one. This country will let children die if doing so protects the right of the American citizen to own a gun.

I think it’s time for us to admit something similar regarding “lottery immigration” and all the other means by which the political class is demographically reshaping America. We will cheerfully let children die in order to have more young men from the Middle East enter this country, even though there appears to be little benefit to doing so. We will let children be brutally executed in order to have more low-cost labor. We will pay any price and bear any burden if it keeps the price of strawberries at a comfortable level. There is no solution besides additional immigration. Democrats and Republicans agree!

Very predictably, the media response to yesterday’s terrorist attack has been to remind us all of Stephen Paddock and the Las Vegas shooting. “WHAT COUNTRY DID PADDOCK COME FROM LOL.” But that’s deliberately deceptive. It’s like saying that people who have heart disease should also play Russian Roulette in their spare time. The existence of homegrown terrorism is not a reason to add more terrorists from overseas.

This “Latino Victory Fund” commercial amounts to an explicit and declared attack on “rednecks” and “Confederates”. It paints a very stark picture: white men in trucks vs. young Muslim girls in headscarves. It could just as easily be a recruiting ad for ISIS. And it sends a strong and deliberate message: the future of America has nothing to do with the people who have lived here in the past. For the sake of all Americans, regardless of creed or color. let’s hope that such a message falls on deaf ears.

36 Replies to “Fantasy And Reality, Three-Quarter-Ton Truck Style”

  1. Rob

    It’s interesting to compare the viewpoints of “enlightened, progressive” Western Europe to, say, smallish Eastern European countries when it comes to immigration. The Poles, Austrians, etc. don’t really care if you think they aren’t PC. They just care about going to fewer funerals for people who had the audacity to attend a concert, or ride their bikes in public, or stop for a picture on London Bridge.

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  2. -Nate-Nate

    Thanx Jack ;

    I’m the end result of a poor single Female immigrant from Ireland via Ellis Island long, long ago . Scots/Irish White Trash, you know the story I am sure

    I’m not sure what the end answer is but this is I hope the beginning of some serious discussions about what we need to do next .

    As a Child I had the poor luck to be forced to live under the thumb of a muslim, I was property and nothing more, lemme tell you it sucked big time .

    I’m glad I’m male and not female, that would have been awful.

    I enjoyed your recent traffic/driver muse @ TTAC, I’m still banned even though others are free to use far worse thoughts than I ever did .

    -Nate

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  3. phr3dly

    I don’t agree with everything you’ve written above, but I do agree with some of it. I’m not sure that Muslim immigrants vote a certain way, and I’m not aware of any Latino immigrants who are guilty of acts of terrorism. Conflating those seems churlish. And while that silly Victory Fund ad is a bit overwrought, I’ve little doubt at least in my redneck corner of the otherwise “enlightened” Pacific NW that brodozers do exist, and the bros therein do enjoy intimidating those they dislike. I’m not Latino but it takes more than two hands to count the number of close encounters I’ve had with diesels rolling coal and trying to intimidate me and my bicycle off the road. There are also plenty of Mexican laborers up here, and they’ve never given me a blast of soot, swerved into the bike lane, or followed me closely laying on their horn (yes, those have all happened, usually it seems from 90s Dodge Rams). Though I suspect if some of them found my garage, my stash of titanium and carbon fiber bikes would quickly end up on Craigslist.

    I remember that quote about letting children die. My reaction then was the same as my reaction after the Las Vegas shooting. Yes, some children must die to protect the rights of gun owners. Sorry, that’s the way it is. The optimal murder rate /is not zero/. Likewise, some children must die to protect the rights of truck owners, and truck renters. Sorry, bleeding hearts, that’s the reality.

    I’m very much in favor of immigration, but I favor immigration of college educated professionals. The kind who start businesses, or add significant value to existing businesses. I work in high tech, and it wouldn’t surprise me if 25% of my coworkers are immigrants. The lottery system and quota systems are ludicrous.

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    • Disinterested-Observer

      Recently in the DC area a Latino abducted, raped, and murdered a girl in a head scarf walking home from an Eid party because of “road rage” or something. I think the outrage has been muted, to say the least.

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      • Midnight DeSoto

        That’s because ‘she’s only a muslim but string him up anyway’ and ‘they both deserve sympathy but she can’t feel it’ are such stupid things to say that even those who believe it (e.g, the people with the microphones) can’t quite say it out loud.

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  4. Ronnie Schreiber

    The Latino Victory ad is even worse than it appears. It’s loosely based on an actual case in Virginia not long ago when a Muslim teenaged girl was kidnapped, raped, and beaten to death with a baseball bat. The thing is, however, that it wasn’t a Confederate flag waving Tea Party activist as in the advertisement. The man charged in the crimes, Darwin Martinez Torres, is an El Salvadoran in this country illegally.

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    • Kevin Jaeger

      Indeed, it’s hard to overstate just how awful that ad is. In real life a Muslim girl gets killed by an illegal Latino, but they produce a piece of agitprop to try to direct hatred at their real common enemy.

      It is almost too ironic to believe that the subsequent truck attack in NY primarily killed Latin American tourists.

      Actual white Americans may be mere bystanders in what’s happening in their country but at least the media can be counted on to find the true villain.

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  5. Rod Jones

    Muslims hate us for the way we have conducted ourselves and supported a certain nuclear armed country in the middle east. The viscous cycle will not stop until we leave their countries and change our policies. I know people will be angry at me for saying that but like it or not its the cold hard truth.

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    • Bark M

      You really believe that, don’t you? That if we just packed up and left the Middle East, that all would be hunky dory?

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      • michael

        ” That if we just packed up and left the Middle East, that all would be hunky dory?”

        Not necessarily “hunky dory”, but it would remove a source of irritation to the Fundamentalists.

        I am not sure why the US needs to be as involved in the Middle East as it has been in recent decades. Since we are almost energy self sufficient, why not withdraw conventional forces from their “holy land” and keep commandos / advisors under the radar?

        What is the direct US interest over there?

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        • TYGUY

          If we just let Hitler have Poland he will stop.. That’s basically what you are advocating. The Islamic hatred of the west would strengthen if Israel was gone tomorrow. There is a fundamentalist muslim value system has not way of reconciling with western society. The only solution is the same one that one the cold, we cannot “be ok” with the systems in Islamic countries and show them by our vastly better quality of life, that these people are being manipulated into oppression by thier religious and political leadership..

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          • michael

            I’m not suggesting appeasement, we should still conduct operations to thwart them when it is in our interests. What I am asking here is what is our interest in their sectarian holy war? If the Shiites are battling the Sunnis, what is our interest?

            Hitler comparison right out of the box??? – you loose 😉

          • TYGUY

            The fact that sectarian holy wars create humanitarian and refugee crisis is one reason the west feels compelled to get involved. It’s a damned if you do, damned if you don’t situation. If you don’t get involved your a monster for ignoring all the innocent victims of the conflict, if you do, your interfering..

          • hank chinaski

            I would argue that our involvement makes the sectarian violence and refugee crises exponentially worse and at the very least gives leaders another excuse to guilt-trip citizens into opening borders.
            Not.our.effing.problem.
            Would you bleed for this? Would you send your sons to? Why send someone else’s, especially how the US military has become a go-to job in a gutted economy?

            In the meantime, buy more RTN, ftw.

          • Tyguy

            Hank Chinaski, not sure I buy that we make things exponentially worse. It’s really hard to figure our impact one way or another. Examples of us doing little to nothing, litter Africa. Child Soldiers committing genocide in Sudan, Congo, and Rwanda happened while we ignored the region. I agree with your second point, only in it is time Europe stepped up and got involved and let us step back, as many problems as we have with Islamic fundamentalists it much worse in Europe and they need to do much more.

    • Ronnie Schreiber

      When Muslims rioted in 1929, over a lie that Jews were going to take over the Temple Mount, and slaughtered 69 non-Zionist orthodox Jews in Hebron, no doubt they were upset about U.S. support for Israel decades later.

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  6. -Nate-Nate

    Understood and agreed Ron however, that myopic view ignores history dating back long before the atomic bomb and / or America meddling in politics if shouldn’t have .

    -Nate

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  7. Widgetsltd

    An ad that shows contempt for confederate flag waving types is OK in my book. How quickly we forget the tiki torch wielding dudes chanting “blood and soil.”

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    • Jack BaruthJack Baruth Post author

      Big jump from confederates to Nazis. In fact, the Klan in the post-war era was mostly made up of WWII vets who had just gotten done “punching Nazis”.

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    • Ronnie Schreiber

      While you’re feeling morally superior and all that, the Democrats are busy alienating about half of the electorate. If you support progressive policies, that’s no way to gain power.

      The tiki torch wielding dudes can’t fill a minor league baseball stadium. They’re nowhere the danger to civil society as the lawless antifa thugs and campus totalitarians. My maternal grandfather’s entire extended family was exterminated by real Nazis so I’m hardly unconcerned with the topic, but going back to Norman Lincoln Rockwell, the American Nazi movement hasn’t been particularly viable or growing.

      The Jew hating anti-Israel Boycott Divest & Sanction movement is much more of a threat to Jews than a few hundred doughy, pasty faced dorks with Chinese torches they bought at Walmart.

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      • Disinterested-Observer

        I think you meant George. I know for a fact he hates commies ’cause he picketed the movie ‘Exodus’.

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      • Mopar4wd

        Ronnie if you don’t think the american Nazi movement hasn’t been growing at a rate about equal to the idiots on the left I fear you may need to add some addtional news sources into your mix.

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        • Kevin Jaeger

          And I think you’re guilty of defining Nazi down. There are not now, and never have been any significant number of actual Nazis who would be dangerous in America.

          There are, however, regular riots of leftists in many American cities. When Nazis turn out in numbers anywhere close to Antifa in Berkeley let us know. We will certainly start to care if that were ever to happen.

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  8. ScottS

    I’ll be voting in next weeks elections for a new Virginia Governor, and I can’t wait to cast my ballot.

    Jack, it was Dan Hodges of the UK Mail on Sunday that said, “In retrospect, Sandy Hook marked the end of the US gun control debate. Once America decided killing children was bearable, it was over.”

    https://twitter.com/DPJHodges/status/611943312401002496

    Maybe I’m being obtuse, but I don’t find anything profound in Hodges’ statement, and in fact, I find it incredibly condescending and insulting to Americans. Hodges tweet from 2015 is still making warp speed rounds through the media after two years every time we suffer another mass murder event. I have no intention of wading into the 2nd amendment debate here, but I hope that I’m not misinterpreting your statement, “I think it’s time for us to admit something similar regarding “lottery immigration” . . .” as agreement with Hodges view that Americans will tolerate the death of children so long the Government doesn’t f__k with our guns. If I believed that removing firearms from society would permanently and immediately end such acts of violence, I would be at shredders tomorrow to chuck my whole collection in without hesitation. I am being completely sincere and I think you understand the significance of this, but I am not so naive as to buy into this ideology. The people who produced that political ad are betting that a lot of Virginians are so naive and ignorant as to believe in a fantasy. Like Nate, my ancestors came to this country as German and Scottish “white trash” looking for a life with freedom and opportunity, and I don’t believe that applying the Progressive Left’s ideology on gun control (i.e. a total ban on types of firearms) to U.S. Immigration Policy is a rational solution. The screening process for immigration needs to be tightened up considerably, and I would argue that the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) is more effective in screening out would be murderers than our current immigration system is at screening out those that would come here and commit acts of terrorism in the name of Allahu. No system will ever be perfect, but punishing the innocent for the sins of a tiny minority is not acceptable.

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    • Kevin Jaeger

      “No system will ever be perfect, but punishing the innocent for the sins of a tiny minority is not acceptable.”

      Fair enough, but I am not aware of a single country on the planet other than the US that has an immigration program as bizarre as the Diversity Lottery. Certainly Canada does not and I’m not aware of any other western country that does. How would ending it actually “punish” any innocent people? I think America is entitled to revise and enforce immigration laws to suit its interests, just as other nations do.

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      • ScottS

        I am actually in favor of tighter immigration screening and I would advocate abolishing the Diversity Lottery. While we have NICS which is highly effective in identifying those who should not purchase firearms, it cannot absolutely prevent criminal use of firearms. We have something more stringent than NICS for screening those with skills and resources who want to come here, yet we allow mass immigration of people that will be wholly dependent on social services and my, in fact, hate our country and it’s people.

        My comments were addressing Jack’s connection of gun control and immigration policy saying, “I think it’s time for us to admit something similar regarding “lottery immigration”. The logical conclusion of the Progressive Left is that the near total elimination of firearms ownership will stop senseless murders. Transferring this logic to immigration policy would imply a near total ban on immigration. I may admittedly be reading Jack’s comments the wrong way, but this is how my mind processes these statements.

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        • Kevin Jaeger

          Yeah, the analogies don’t really work but I guess are an interesting thought experiment.

          I think the constituency that supports banning all immigration is close to zero.

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    • Jack BaruthJack Baruth Post author

      Scott,

      I’m not trying to equate gun control and immigration control on moral grounds… just saying that the Left has the same blindness on immigration that they accuse the Right of having on gun control.

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      • ScottS

        Jack,

        Thank you for the clarification. As I said earlier, I can sometimes be obtuse. Especially when I read or hear the words “gun control”. I think it comes from years of suffering injuries like this (“Once America decided killing children was bearable . . . “) that cut deeply, especially coming from an Englishman with four names.

        BTW, Thank you for the great writing you are creating for R&T, TTAC and other pubs! I enjoy the reading more than watching. I hope the R&T video series doesn’t go the way of the Motor Trend Channel. Travis and Sam are much better at the keyboard than on camera. My totally free advice is to stay far away from that format.

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  9. DavidB

    As I write this at 8:35 election eve, not only is Ralph Northam is handily beating Ed Gillespie, but…

    Elizabeth Guzman (D) has unseated Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R) in Prince William County.
    Jennifer Foy (D) has defeated Mike Makee (R) in Prince William County.
    In an upset, Wendy Gooditis (D) has unseated Del. Randy Minchew (R) in outer Loudoun County.
    Elizabeth Guzman (D) has unseated Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R) in Prince William County.
    David Reid (D) has unseated Del. Tag Greason (R) in Fairfax County.
    Kathy Tran (D) has defeated Lolita Mancheno-Smoak (R) in Fairfax County’.
    In an upset, Lee Carter (D) has unseated Del. Jackson Miller (R) in Manassas.
    Another upset. Hala Ayala (R) has unseated Del. Rich Anderson (R) in Prince William County.
    Karrie Delaney (D) has unseated Del. Jim LeMunyon (R) in Fairfax County
    Schuyler VanValkenburg has defeated Edward Whitlock (R) in Henrico County
    Debra Rodman (D) has unseated Del. John O’Bannon (R) in Henrico County

    Democrats have already picked up 11 seats and need 6 more for control. There are ~13 more GOP seats still in play. It’s possible the Republicans will lose control of the House of Delegates, which was unthinkable before tonight.

    Getting tired of all the winning yet?

    Interesting auguries for next year. Please remind Bark that discomfiture cuts two ways.

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