Never Mind The Southern Strategy, Here’s The Mexican One


Okay, I admit it: I’ve been reading The Nation a lot while I’ve been laid up. I cannot recommend you do the same. The youngest generation of the publication’s writers grew up taking Orwell as an instruction manual rather than as a cautionary tale; you won’t get through any two random features on the site without being lectured that Hillary Clinton’s decision to host classified e-mail in a bathroom closet is a “non-issue” and that race is the only issue of any importance facing America today. Words like “racist” and “racial” appear everywhere with a frequency approximately equal to that enjoyed by “cock” and “wet” over at, and for the same reason: the average millennial is constantly battered with demands that he or she be racially outraged and/or sexually stimulated and therefore they require ever-stronger imagery to get it up for the cause.

Take the audio from a Sasha Grey porn, overdub every one of her groans with the word “RACISM”, and you’d basically have created a Books-On-Tape version of The Nation. This is not to imply that the people who write the magazine are stupid. They are not stupid and neither is Ms. Grey. The idiots are the people who consume the product at the cost of their critical thinking and the expense of their own humanity.

Today, I was one of those idiots. I started off by reading a rant about how working whites are racist. And then I started to read another piece that I thought was simply more concern trolling about Joe Biden, but it turned out to be far more than that. It was a neat explanation of why we will have single-party rule in the United States within twenty years.

The title is The Democratic Primary Doesn’t Need Joe Biden, and as you’d expect it expresses deep concern that someone might think Joe Biden is anti-feminist for running against Hillary, which of course is not strictly true but we can see how it will look that way. Smack dab in the middle of it, however, there’s the most fascinating paragraph:

 Personally, I’m skeptical that pitch will work for either man—the white working class has only grown colder to Democrats through the two terms of our first black president. And that makes Biden’s task tougher. One of his genuine political assets is that he’s had President Obama’s back these last tough seven years, which will help him cut into Clinton’s African-American support. But if he touts that relationship, and he should, I don’t see him becoming the hero of working-class whites. There’s no evidence that anyone can get much traction with that Republican-leaning group unless their populism is served with a dollop of racism or xenophobia, à la Trump.

You have to admire the work even as the purpose excites revulsion: …the white working class has only grown colder to Democrats through the two terms of our first black president.

Of course. It has nothing to do with the fact that the American economy is going up in flames a thousand feet high. The fucking HuffPo admits that …economic insecurity among whites also is more pervasive than is shown in the government’s poverty data, engulfing more than 76 percent of white adults by the time they turn 60, according to a new economic gauge being published next year by the Oxford University Press…. he number of white mother-headed households living in poverty has risen to the level of black ones. It’s worse than the so-called “Depression” and it’s, listen to me for a moment, it’s NEVER. GOING. TO. GET. BETTER. Because the jobs are long gone, sent overseas by friends of Mr. Clinton and Mr. Bush and especially Mr. Obama.

But none of that could be relevant. There is no way that Americans could be unhappy with Mr. Obama’s tepid performance as President. It has to be RACISM. It is the only permitted lens, the only admitted reason. If you cannot fold, spindle, and mutilate reality into a racism narrative, then reality will fail to resist. We cannot even admit the existence of economically-sourced white populism. It has to be “sprinkled with a dollop of racism”. To the heroically privileged editors of The Nation, white people are so inherently racist that they need racism to be sprinkled on a guy who has been one of labor’s biggest allies in recent Democratic Party history. White people don’t want jobs. They want JOBS AND MORE RACISM PLEASE. Light on the jobs, heavy on the racism, if you don’t mind.

Therefore, it would be highly irresponsible of Mr. Biden to attempt to appeal to working whites, because they are racist. That’s bad news for working whites, because to be convicted of “racism” in this country is to become utterly irrelevant. The charge doesn’t even need to have merit — ask Charlton Heston, who must have watched with some amazement as the Left systematically erased him from the civil-rights movement forty years after the fact. The mere accusation of racism of 2015, much like the mere accusation of witchcraft in Salem way back when, carries no small amount of pre-conviction with it. Guilty before proven innocent.

Insofar as the dwindling number of working whites still gets out to the polls with remarkable consistency, however, it would be stupid of The Nation to recommend their abandonment — unless, that is, the Left already has enough votes sewn up for it to not matter. You could argue that welfare recipients will replace workers as the “union arm” of the Party in the future, but that’s a bit tricky because people on welfare tend to almost immediately abandon their sense of gratitude towards the bureaucrats who are handing them the benefits. I spent two years of my life cashing welfare checks and trust me, the word “entitlements” is a very apt description of how the people who get governmental aid in this country feel about them. Marie Antoinette was never as secure in her divine right as the third-generation AFDC recipient taking her state check to the tattoo parlor next door.

So mark my words: if Trump is the Republican candidate, he will get plenty of votes from 30-year-olds who have never held a full-time job but who have enjoyed every season of The Apprentice. You can’t trust poor people to do what you tell them to do.

Enter the motor-voter bills, which turns illegal immigrants into voters. Even Media Matters, the closest thing America has to a privately operated MiniTrue, can only offer the following defense:

California can take important steps forward with this voting reform bill. To be sure, automatic registration needs safeguards to ensure that only eligible citizens are added, that those who do not wish to participate have that option, and that people registered because of government error are not punished for it. But California, like Oregon before it, can put these checks in place. [Brennan Center for Justice, 9/26/15]

Oh, okay, as long as those checks can be put in place some time. Some time when it’s convenient. Could you imagine any right-wing legislation making it through that test? Hey guys, we’re going to mail an AR-15 to everybody with a driver’s license in America. Of course, we need to make sure that we’re not mailing 50 million rifles to thugs and murderers, and we can eventually put those checks in place. We’ll get right on that. Maybe even before the guns are mailed. Trust us.

The fact of the matter is that all the political/media momentum that was put into getting same-sex marriage in place across the country is now being placed in the service of “undocumented immigrants”. You can’t say “illegal” anymore, which in and of itself is a brilliant bit of Newspeak. They aren’t illegal. They just forgot their documents. It would be racist not to let them vote. They will be encouraged and supported and eventually coerced into voting. The presumption of the modern progressive leadership is that they will vote Democrat. That’s not for certain, if you ask me. What is for certain is that they will vote their own self-interest, even if it conflicts with the sacred Afrocentric doctrine of the Party.

Combine the de-facto open borders of the Left with the demographic suicide of the West and you have this undeniable truth: Fifty years from now, most of this country will look like Juarez. Except, of course, for the enclaves where the wealthy white people live. Those will be the same. But as I read endless opinion pieces by white and black writers arguing for the wholesale replacement of European (and African) Americans with Mexican Americans, I can’t help but smile a bit. It makes me think of a discussion I had with a very pretty white woman who worked for a tech placement firm back in 1999 or thereabouts. I expressed concern that the company for which we both worked had managed to replace about fifty percent of its staff with Indian H1-Bs over the course of just two years.

“Well, the talent is going to go that way, the Indian way,” she smiled at me. “But the people who run these businesses are going to be Americans because you need that to do business with the clients.”

“For your sake,” I replied, “let’s hope you’re right.” But as anybody who has worked in tech at all lately can tell you, a funny thing happened about ten years ago: all the, um, “Indians” wound up hailing from India, so it made sense to have the “Chiefs” be from India as well. Today, many of the major staffing firms are Indian from top to bottom, including Wipro, the 800-pound gorilla of the industry. This is because Indians look out for their national interest and they have no desire to “encourage diversity” within their ranks. If you’re a white guy working for Wipro, good luck with your 5% minority status.

Similarly, when the majority of Americans in this country can immediately trace their lineage and their values back to Mexico, why would that majority have any interest in being ruled by the Hillary Clintons of the white Democratic establishment? Or, whisper it, the Barack Obamas? I just hope I live long enough to see the first Mexican-born President of this country. There will be a certain authenticity to it. By then, we’ll think of it as “living the American Dream.”

37 Replies to “Never Mind The Southern Strategy, Here’s The Mexican One”

    • AvatarDan S


      The whole point is that in opposing them, you’re a backwards racist, antifeminist shitlord who nobody should listen to

      • Avatareverybodyhatesscott


        I really should re-read before I post. This goes with his article the other day about abusing the language. If all of us our racists, who gives a shit about being a ‘racist’?

    • Jack BaruthJack Baruth Post author

      That was the most female article I’ve ever read. It had no actual point whatsoever. It was one confused conjunction-junction of bumblepuppy feels.

      • AvatarDan S

        My head hurt from trying to read that, and I’ve never understood people saying that before, really.

        This sort of thing poisons your mind through the mere act of reading it, it’s so utterly perverse and pointless.

        • AvatarCanuckGreg

          Maybe if I guzzle a bottle of vodka right away, it will have the net effect of “un-reading” that article. What a horrid puddle of crap.

      • AvatarVolandoBajo

        There was a point that went over the author’s head: that she had given consent but later felt bad about how she was treated. And she gave the consent because she is at best a borderline dipsomaniac. And further, that she took advantage of (raped, according to a strict interpretation of the law) the drunken men she had sex with, who were also incapable of giving informed consent to her overtures.

        It was blindness personified, undressing (figuratively speaking) in front of the world.

        Or at least that is what it looked like to me.

    • AvatarZykotec

      I think you may have a long road a head of you when it comes to even try reaching the gender-equality we have in Scandinavia, but when you finally one day get there, there is an odd chance that the brighter of your minds may understand what the article is about, and why it is so true.
      I would like to add that even if I don’t think she would have the same problems over here as she does in the US, we are not quite there yet, and part of the reason is that at the moment most of Europe is busy either hating, or being too acceptive of , Immigrants whose views on gender equality is at least as old-fashioned as the Americans, or even worse.

  1. AvatarDirty Dingus McGee

    America has for a long time been a “melting pot” of diverse people and cultures. Up until about 50 (or so) years ago, the majority of immigrants tried desperately to assimilate, while retaining some vestige of the customs and culture of their native land. These days not so much. Immigrants expect those already here to adapt to THEIR culture and customs. Well Sparky, it don’t work that way. When I have traveled overseas I have tried to learn a few phrases and words of the local language so I am at least able to find something to eat, without having to hope there was someone there that spoke English. If I was going to be there for an extended time, I would have spent the time to learn more, but for a few days/couple weeks I was able to survive. Here at home, I have no desire to become fluent in Spanish, Farsi, or any other language. You are in MY country. Have some respect and learn some English, learn the customs of this country and have some respect for the rules here. I am neither racist nor a bigot, but I am NOT going to adapt to YOUR wishes when you are a guest here.

    Don’t like it? Then go back to the third world shithole you came from

    • AvatarMopar4wd

      I agree but to some extent they usually do . But in a smaller sense they don;t. We have had towns in the US for 150 years where other languages are more common then English. Small pockets of people tend to hold on to the old habits but after a generation or two most tend to merge well.
      There is fairly large Indian community where I live. Right now most of the families moved here within the last decade they seem to keep to themselves and live in two of the apartment complexes in the area. On the other hand the families I knew who moved in the 80’s did the same thing but their kids are much more spread out including lots of them moving out into what were old wealthy white country towns. I know the southwest is a little different but in the end I think it will be the same.

      That’s not too say we should have open borders and H1B1 is being overused but we do still need to let people in. And I think it can still be in fairly large numbers.

      • Avatar-Nate

        RE : assimilation ;

        FWIW , I am Scots Irish via Ellis Island long ago but you don’t hear me speaking of how wonderful it was where my family came from and I don’t speak Gaelic etc.

        I was born here and even if I’d been an Immigrant I’d still be damn grateful to be here with all the opportunities no other country has .

        If you think wherever you came from is so grand , better than the U.S. of A. , GO THERE .

        America is and always has been , made up of people from everywhere else who gather to work to – gether to make a more perfect union .


  2. AvatarVicMik

    – Hola Amigo
    – I don’t speak Spanish, where you from, Mexico?
    – No, I am Venezuelan
    – What?! Is that a type of a Mexican?

    And that is how it began for me and my great bud from Caracas who is proud of his heritage. But I dig him for being a Mexican sometimes anyways…he calls himself a Mexican….we make fun of Mexicans. Why? Because those who are stateside are not culturally American, and don’t want to become American. If these immigrants would come here and worship our Flag and the Constitutional freedoms the national attitude towards them would be much different.

    Instead it’s the entitlement, the lawlessness in their communities and La Raza claiming the US stole Mexico’s land and we owe them.

    • AvatarVolandoBajo

      Any good? Puh-leeze. In the mid-90’s I was the lead engineer on one of about four teams developing a global alarm processing system. I am proud of the fact that I designed and developed a number of tools that drastically cut the cost of modifying and testing iterations.

      I was making a good buck, having been a near straight A student in engineering school, and having done my masters in my field at a world class institution.

      Yet as soon as they had the basic code in place, they had me train an H1-B who was willing to work for about half what I was making, and who was incapable of understanding anything about how the system worked. But he was supposedly able to do what they couldn’t find engineers in the US to do.

      In another case, a major but feeble computer system manufacturer was looking for talent to respond to an RFP/RFI for upgrades to a global telecomm player’s systems.

      Five or ten years earlier, I was one of four people who designed and implemented a major cost-saving piece of technology for that telecomm company, and I knew their systems almost as well as their career inhouse technical guru.

      But the manufacturer staffed this quick turnaround project with about four of us from the US, and about eight H-1B’s who couldn’t even grasp what was meant to be coded as proof of concept and what was going to be furnished as an interface by the telecomm.

      And then when quarterly profits were down again, they ditched all the US players, and kept the H1-B’s.

      I had taught college computer science classes where my worst students were no worse than what remained after we were gone.

      Needless to say the manufacturer didn’t get the contract.

      But I was asked to work over the weekend, and since I was knocking down about $80 an hour, I was glad to do so. But when I drove in on Sunday, a distance of about twenty five miles, I was told that my security badge was revoked, and that my contract was terminated. I later found it that all of the US workers got the same ax at the same time, but the H1-B’s rolled on.

      The whole thing was so absurd that one senior inhouse manager even quit over it, and joined the ranks of consulting, after he saw the Titanic heading for the iceberg.

      I’ve got a million of them, but those are just two of many that are typical.

      In fairness, I worked as a contractor for four years for a major auto aftermarket player, where I had a US educated Indian (the Asian type again), who was young, and fairly green right out of college. But at least he had common sense, and succeeded in learning his job by dint of hard work and paying attention to what was going on. But then again, he wasn’t an H-1B.

      That program is rotten from top to bottom. I am glad that I have been able to retire from that ratrace whorehouse business model that polluted over half of the projects I worked on during my last ten years.

      So when you said that they must know something, it was like waving a red flag in front of a bull.

    • AvatarVolandoBajo

      That perception of Mexicans in the US is pure BS. I am as anglo as you can be, except for a small bit of Scandinavian thrown in, but I know a lot of Mexicans here in the Philadelphia area. Most of them have already obtained their citizenship or are working on it. My best friend from Mexico speaks better English after fifteen years here than I did Spanish until just recently, when I made a big push to get better at it…aiming for university level literacy in it. Almost there.

      The vast majority of Latin American residents in the US who are “undocumented/in violation of immigration laws” are from Central America, where the problem of an even worse economy than Mexico’s is exacerbated by rampant crime back home. And even they for the most part try to keep their heads down, work, and earn money to send back to their families where they came from.

      The sole exception seems to be that there is a subset of the Dominican community here that deals heavily. But my doctor is also form the DR, here for over two decades and a US citizen for close to that.

      It is not the Latin American people who come here that I object to, it is the crass attempt of politicians to try to round them up into herds that they hope will vote for them. That is where the anger belongs.

      And you can’t fault a person for not learning our language if they have no place to go to learn it, and no money for classes or for a computer to try to learn it on.

      It is the people, the politicians, who are capitalizing on the problem that are the cause of both the problem itself, and the resentment and backlash.

      Even when the Mexicans in Mexico go to war with each other over the drug business, the stick to killing others in the business, and with the unfortunate exception of an occasional incident like the Ayotzinapa students’ disappearance, the “civilians” are relatively safe.

      My best friend, who lives in Baja California Sur half the year, and in the SF Bay area the other half, says that he is much more likely to be mugged or shot on this side of the border.

      And if you read your history carefully, you will see that we didn’t acquire the southwest territories by contacting a realtor and paying market price for the real estate. In point of fact the US did take over a lot of land that belonged to Mexico in the nineteenth century. You’d be PO’d too, if Canada had taken over the Midwest a hundred and fifty years ago, primarily by force. That is why many Mexicans feel that the US took some of their land…precisely because it did.

      If you don’t like the way the whole Latin American thing is playing out in the US, why not focus your anger where it belongs, on the corrupt politicians who sponsor motor-voter in order to stuff the ballot box for politicians who promise to tax and spend their way into the future of this country.

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      • AvatarVolandoBajo

        Thuggee would be more so, Jack, or at least so I think. It would imply a specific race, or even tribe perhaps, that engaged in that sort of ritual killing a couple of centuries ago, whereas thugs can be found in all races and in all corners of the world.

        But in another sense, it is almost an absurd, unanswerable question, as it is extremely subjective. Sort of like Laurie Anderson singing “Quién es más macho? Light bulb, ó schoolbus?”

        Or to steal another of her riffs, “stolen” from William Burroughs, language is a virus. So to me it is sort of like asking which is worse, ebola or chikingunya?

        Either one, you are already in the deep stuff, once you find yourself exposed in that terrain. Something’s going to get you either way, no?

        But injecting a rough cultural parallel from the other side of the world and a couple of centuries away was a nice segue.

  4. AvatarDeadWeight

    History is but an Armada of diverse ships, hailing from different regions, tribes & allegiances, being battered about atop the vast ocean, by larger waves and storms, after large waves and storms.


    Things fall apart.

  5. AvatarMopar4wd

    I doubt Trump could pull that many votes from the millennials. Most people under 30 still hold some illusions about the way the way the want the world that are more powerful then the way the world actually is.
    There are plenty of people who vote the party line Trump can win exactly 0 of these. Lots of independents would prefer a career politician to Trump. At least when they actually vote. Carson seems to be the right’s best chance but he says even more idiotic things then Trump.
    Democrats (despite what the far left says) court plenty of middle class white voters they are who tend to be the base of their fundraising and campaigns.

    • AvatarDan

      I read an article about demographics a while back which broke down millennial polling responses by race and gender. Within a given race and gender, young people’s support for Obama and socialism and the boot stamping on the human face forever tracked almost exactly with older people of their race and gender. The conception of young people as idiot progressives burning down their parents’ house isn’t true – young people are black and brown people burning down other peoples’ houses.

      In short, Trump get white millennials? Trump or any other (R) already has the white millennials.

      I don’t have time to go hunting for it now but I will when I’m home later.

      • AvatarMopar4wd

        For the last 20 years under 30 has leaned left. Not by a huge amount but enough to matter. I tried to find some hard data but it’s hard to come by, the data with racial splits doesn’t seem to cross with age in the same surveys. Here is a interesting data on millennial view of government which seems to show them trending more left then their white elders. (I know this is from the Atlantic but it’s at the very least generally accepted on the political landscape that even among whites those of college age will lean more left then their parents not in huge amounts but by at least a few percentage points.)

        The best example I can give for a Trump general election would be the 2014 CT gov race. Everyone in CT pretty much hates our democrat Governor Danny Boy. But when push comes to shove in the election they wouldn’t vote for a businessman with no political experience over one of the most hated governors in the US. I feel Trump would end the same way. The average guy on the street will end up voting for Hillary or staying home just out of fear of the unknown.

  6. AvatarMopar4wd

    I won’t say it’s a significant amount but I do know a number of former democrats who turned right after Obama was elected they also use pretty racially charged words to describe him. (racist enough that it would have gotten you in trouble as early as the 70’s ) So while it’s not enough to really matter let’s say there is likely a couple of percentage points in racist thoughts in the last Obama election.
    Also one other point of (the admittedly awful) article is true the base to the right seems deeply divided between old school financial conservatives and religious (and social) conservatives.

  7. AvatarMopar4wd

    One more thought on this.

    Where do interracial families fall in the spectrum?

    The rate of interracial marriage is up around 13% of all marriages, I have friends who are interracial and now have kids of their own how do you put a number on that in the future? In my son’s charter school I would say 15 to 20% of the parents are interracial couples when we go to events at the school. I’m just curious how this plays out with the politics of race in the future.

  8. AvatarDeadWeight

    Anyone else here think Jack’s take on overall economy in U.S. is wrong?

    Metro Detroit area (4.2 million people in 4 county area; though 11 million in Michigan total) is booming like I have not seen in a long time.

    Similarly, I’ve been to Florida, Washington, Arizona, New York, Minnesota, Nevada (Vegas/Henderson), and California (San Diego & Bay Area) in the last 20 months, and the economy seems fairly robust everywhere I go.

    • AvatarVolandoBajo

      For the sake of my ambitious and bright, but not classroom oriented, son, I hope you are correct, DW.

      When one looks at what has happened to manufacturing, historically a major driver of middle class entry and elevation, Jack’s POV looks quite inevitable.

      But when one looks at historical US tendency to innovate and create, coupled with what you report from first hand observation, your POV seems quite plausible as an antidote to the admittedly adverse effects of NAFTA and similar.

      Ross Perot, in spite of looking like Perdue the Chicken Man, was exactly right when he said that NAFTA was the loud sucking sound of jobs leaving the US. But people didn’t see the truth in sufficient numbers to enable him to win, and he did a few things that didn’t help him in the end.

      My first thought when people say that Trump will offer a new alternative to traditional Beltway politics is that he can’t hold to a candle to Ross Perot as a businessman or as a solid thinking patriot, but not too many people seem to mention how the electorate treated Perot when they had a real choice for the first time in a long time.

      And the “mint some more voters” motor-voter bills do not bode well for future sound governmental fiscal policies, given their real world effect.

    • AvatarMopar4wd

      Here in New England and traveling to FL frequently for work I would say were not in bad shape most people who lost a job during the crash have one again. But I would say were not back to early 2000 levels of the economy. Also While I think the economy is better its with an asterisk. I know hardly anyone that’s making much more now then before 2009 wage stagnation seems to be very big issue (ok I know a few people in the financial sector who are richer then ever.)


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