State of Emergency: Can America Be Saved?

John A. Quayle blueoval57 at VERIZON.NET
Tue Oct 23 17:01:35 MDT 2007

State of Emergency:
The Third World Invasion and Conquest of America
By Patrick J. Buchanan
Thomas Dunne Books, 2006
107 pp.; $24.95 (soft cover)

  <>Can America Be Saved?

A Review by Jared Taylor, American Renaissance, October 2006

This marvelous book appears at exactly the right 
moment: just as Congress is returning from 
vacation to resume debate on comprehensive 
immigration control. Patrick Buchanan, who has 
already written nearly a whole shelf of 
conservative classics, is topping the best-seller 
lists with one of the most eloquent and 
influential calls for immigration control we are 
likely to see for many years. One of the rare 
public intellectuals who can look past economic 
arguments to the ties of blood and heritage that 
make a nation out of a rabble, Mr. Buchanan knows 
that the demographic transformation we are 
witnessing threatens the very survival of the 
country he loves. This book is a cry from the 
heart of a deeply committed American patriot.

Mr. Buchanan covers just about everything that 
has gone wrong: government failure to protect our 
borders or punish companies that hire illegals, 
the crushing burden of medicine and education for 
immigrants, the abandonment by elites of the 
concept of nation, the indifference and even 
hatred of many newcomers for America, the lust 
for reconquista, and the loss of will that means 
we must adapt to immigrants rather than the 
reverse. But most remarkably, Mr. Buchanan does not shy away from race.

He takes deliberate aim at people like Ben 
Wattenberg who tell us that anyone can be an 
American because we are a “creedal” or 
“proposition” nation. “Language, faith, culture, 
and history­and, yes, birth, blood, and 
soil­produce a people, not an ideology,” he 
writes. Elsewhere, he scoffs at the diversity we 
are supposed to be celebrating: “Nowhere on this 
earth can one find a multicultural, multiethnic, 
multilingual nation that is not at risk.”

Mr. Buchanan even quotes approvingly the late Sam 
Francis’s words at the 1994 AR conference: “The 
civilization that we as whites created in Europe 
and America could not have developed apart from 
the genetic endowments of the creating people, 
nor is there any reason to believe that the 
civilization can be successfully transmitted to a 
different people.” He points out that if Francis 
had said this about the Chinese, for example, no 
one would have been shocked, but to speak of the 
genetic endowments of Europeans is a hanging 
offense: Francis lost his job at the Washington Times.

Mr. Buchanan even puts in a good word for the 
people who passed the 1924 “national origins” 
restrictions on immigration: “We may call them 
bigoted, but they preserved the America we are 
losing.” Although at the time he supported the 
1965 Celler-Hart bill that led to the current 
Third-World invasion, Mr. Buchanan now 
understands why Senator Sam Ervin of North 
Carolina opposed it. “What is wrong with the 
national origins of the American people?” the 
senator asked. “What is wrong with maintaining 
them? What is wrong with preferring as immigrants one’s own kinsmen?”

This book is undoubtedly the strongest defense of 
an essentially European America now available from a mainstream publisher.

Much of the data and most of the arguments in 
this book will be known to readers of AR, but 
State of Emergency ventures into less well known 
territory as well. In a brief account of the 
history of US immigration policy, Mr. Buchanan 
points out that the Statue of Liberty was first 
publicly linked to immigration in a speech by 
Franklin Roosevelt in 1936­on the 50th 
anniversary of its dedication. Ironically, this 
was at a time when the US was receiving hardly 
any immigrants. As Mr. Buchanan explains, people 
who would have us believe we are a “creedal” 
nation are always trying to hijack Ameri-ca’s 
past; they tell us the statue always meant immigration.

Mr. Buchanan also gives us a review of our stormy 
relations with Mexico, laying to rest the idea 
that Mexico has never willingly given up 
territory. He points out the Mexicans once 
offered to sell us Baja California for $10 
million but Congress rejected the offer.

Mr. Buchanan has a knack for marshalling familiar 
numbers in interesting ways. He points out, for 
example, that the figure of 36 million for 
immigrants and their children living in the 
United States is almost as large as the entire 
number of immigrants who came between 1607 and 
the Kennedy election of 1960. And today’s 
newcomers, he adds, are people who “have never 
been assimilated fully into any Western country.”

Likewise, if we accept the figure of 12 to 20 
million illegals in our country, this is more 
than all the German and Italians who ever came 
here­and they were the most numerous immigrant 
peoples until everything changed in 1965.

In another interesting juxtaposition of figures, 
he notes that during the 1990s, the Hispanic 
population of LA County increased 27 percent­and 
the poverty rate increased 28 percent. During the 
same period the white population fell by 18 percent.

We are told over and over that illegals are 
essential to our economy, but Mr. Buchanan points 
out that they do not dominate a single 
profession. Illegals are most numerous as 
drywall/ceiling installers (27 percent) and 
landscape workers (26 percent), and their share 
of every other trade is even less.

State of Emergency includes a good account of 
deliberate Mexican efforts to fill our country 
with Mexicans and keep them loyal to the 
motherland. One of the most blatant operators has 
been Juan Hernandez, a former University of Texas 
professor whom Vicente Fox picked to run his 
Presidential Council for Mexicans Abroad. Mr. 
Hernandez, a dual citizen but loyal Mexican, told 
ABC’s Nightline how Mexican-Americans must think: 
“I want the third generation, the seventh 
generation, I want them all to think ‘Mexico first.’ “

How did we sink so low? Mr. Buchanan writes that 
“there has arisen among our intellectual and 
cultural elites a contempt for the West,” and 
that our rulers worship at the “Church of GDP,” 
which believes in nothing but economic growth. 
Business wants an endless stream of cheap labor, 
and nanny-state bureaucrats want endless queues 
of clients for their handout programs.

Some kinds of support for immigration come close 
to certifiable insanity. As Mr. Buchanan 
explains, Republicans can never hope to win much 
Hispanic support because “there is an 
irreconcilable conflict between being a 
conservative party and being a party of 
Hispanics.” George W. Bush’s Mexico-boosting 
means that “today’s champion of open borders is a 
president whose own party is mortally imperiled 
by open borders.” Mr. Buchanan notes that in 
healthier times, our president’s failure to guard 
the border would have brought articles of impeachment.

There is considerable space in State of Emergency 
devoted to Europe, which is facing exactly the 
same crisis with exactly the same cowardice and 
willful blindness. Mr. Buchan-an mentions an 
event in France that took place shortly after the 
attacks of Sept. 11, and went largely unrecorded 
in the United States. On Oct. 6, 2001, a 
much-heralded match took place between the French 
and Algerian national soccer teams­the first 
since Algeria won independence from France in 
1962. Arranged as a sign of friendship and 
reconciliation, the game was held in the French 
national stadium, Stade de France, just outside 
Paris. Prime Minister Lionel Jospin was in the 
presidential box, along with half a dozen other ministers.

Things got off to a bad start when the 
French-Algerians in the stands­almost all of them 
French citizens­set up a terrible din of boos and 
whistles at the first note of “La Marseillaise.” 
The ministers could hardly hear their national 
anthem, but bellowed grimly through to the end. 
Every time a French player touched the ball he 
was met with jeers. With the French in the lead, 
four to one, the Algerians could stand it no 
longer. A woman, draped in the Algerian flag, 
jumped out of the stands and ran across the 
field. A stampede of spectators followed her and 
stopped the game. The crowd shouted “Algeria, 
Algeria!” and “We won!” as it began to pelt the 
presidential box with water bottles and cell 
phone batteries. Two lady ministers were hit. 
Minister for Youth and Sport Marie-George Buffet 
took a water bottle on the nose, and another had 
her fur coat ripped by a missile. The two sought 
safety in the ladies’ restroom. Security 
guards­beefed up from the usual 800 for such 
events to 1,200 on this occasion­managed to 
evacuate the stadium without much violence but 
home-bound Algerians sacked a commuter train and 
mugged passengers. As Mr. Buchanan notes, the 
weeks of arson and mayhem France went through in 
October and November of last year were hardly without warning.

The French have been as bumbling and indecisive 
in the face of mortal threat as the Americans­and 
the British and Germans and Italians and 
Australians. Whatever the combination of 
reasons­and I believe no one has adequately 
explained their psychological capitulation­elites 
have imposed the Third-World on Western societies 
against the express wishes of their inhabitants 
and voters. As Mr. Buchanan points out, countries 
like the United States and Australia can no 
longer be said to be democracies, and every white 
government has failed the test Enoch Powell set 
in 1968: “The supreme function of statesmanship 
is to provide against preventable evils. .&nbs;. 
. [T]he discussion of future grave but, with 
effort now, avoidable evils is the most unpopular 
and at the same time the most necessary occupation for the politician.”

The result is that, in Mr. Buchanan’s words:

“We are conducting an experiment rooted neither 
in common sense nor the American experience, but 
in an ideology that declares, against all 
historical evidence, that people of every 
country, creed, culture, or civilization are 
equally and easily assimilable into America, and 
all have an equal right to come here.”

Mr. Buchanan proposes a sound list of remedies. 
He would build a 2,000-mile barrier along the 
entire southern border. He says it should be a 
15-foot-high double wall with a road in between 
for the Border Patrol. It would cost about $8 
billion but could be paid for if we charged $2.00 
per person to enter the country legally.

Mr. Buchanan recognizes it would be a big job to 
cart off all the illegals, but believes they will 
go voluntarily if employers are strictly punished 
for hiring them, welfare and education benefits 
are cut off, and local police get the power to arrest on immigration charges.

Mr. Buchanan would end the “diversity lottery,” 
abolish birth-right citizenship, and make 
illegals ineligible for Social Security or the 
Earned Income Tax Credit. He would also end 
federal subsidies for cities that declared 
themselves “sanctuaries” for illegals, and would 
stop issuing visas to countries that refuse to 
take back unwanted citizens. If we do this, he 
writes, “in five to ten years our crisis will be 
at an end. But if we don’t do this, the crisis will end America.”

These measures would, indeed, be a marvelous 
beginning, and the success of Mr. Buchanan’s book 
suggests such a program would have broad support. 
Even if only half his program were enacted, it 
would be a great achievement. In the long term, 
of course, even if all immigration, legal and 
illegal, were halted tomorrow, differential 
birthrates would continue to eat away at the 
white majority, but our decline would slow from a 
gallop to a walk. Whites might even have babies 
again if they lived in a society they knew was 
dedicated to preserving European civilization and the people who created it.

The day may yet come when our people can say, 
along with Pat Buchanan, “America belongs to us, not the world.”


(Posted on October 19, 2007)

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