2013 July 02 Tuesday
Washington Post Double Quotes Amnesty
The Washington Post puts double quotes around amnesty. But an important lesson: The most important thing you can do to stop amnesty: write to a House member and tell them you'll vote for their primary challenger if they vote for amnesty.
So for about 200 of the House’s Republicans, a primary challenge by conservatives angry over “amnesty” is probably a more realistic threat than defeat at the hands of angry Hispanic voters, or even angry Democrats. “Our guys actually do primary over immigration,” a top House Republican aide who wants to get immigration done told me.
So the press is against us and our reps are only scared of us if we can toss them out in a primary.
Anyone thinking about emigration? If so, to where?
By Randall Parker at 2013 July 02 10:28 PM
"Anyone thinking about emigration? If so, to where?"
To nowhere. I may even move to a blue state, to begin the conservative reconquista. Conservatives need to stop being pussies and running everytime something happens we don't like. That ain't how our ancestors did it.
I like JW's aggressive attitude and agree that too many cons are pussies. But moving to a blue state kind of is emigrating. Ultimately, emigration is a losing strategy. The only solution is for the people to stop limiting themselves to the socially acceptable (puke!) 1-2 kids and have 3-4 like they used to. Nature abhors a vacuum. If you don't have positive population growth then it creates a vacuum for immigration. Without that positive pressure it's a losing battle. Of course, you can't make people have children but that's no excuse not to have them yourself. And I'll tell you a secret -- pregnancy is contagious. Seriously. As you have more children you'll notice that the families you know start to have more, too. Most women want more children. It's their idiot husbands who don't. But when the wives see other women having more they get baby fever and want another. When a woman gets baby fever she'll have that kid whether her husband wants it or not. Of course, sometimes the husband goes and gets a vasectomy afterwards. But the wife still got an extra kid out of him. All they need is for someone to set the example.
Having said that, I'm in the process of emigrating and currently divide my time between two countries. It's not hypocrisy because my wife is from there and has been riding my a$$ to move back ever since we got married. It wouldn't do any good for me to tell you where because they have even worse immigration problems than we do.
WJ and Destructure:
Yes, if society declines, being part of a like-minded community decreases vulnerability. That's true whether it's a mild decline or a severe decline.
And one of the best ways to create a like-minded community is ourselves and/or our friends having a lot of kids.
Many people around the world with much lower IQs than us are having a lot more kids than 4.
>>"Anyone thinking about emigration? If so, to where?" Many are not only thinking about it, but actually departing for good. Not knowing anybody in another country there are still some choices.
As a first consideration there's Canada, Australia and New Zeland, if you want a small change, but still don't feel quite ready to cut away the umbilical cord that still keeps you attached to the stagnant British monarchy.
Countries holding long social-democratic traditions could come in next, like France, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, if you're smart enough not to be scared by the word "socialism", specially if it is next to the word "democratic".
Now if you want some more energetic societies with a slow-but healthy growth as well as some interesting social effervescence due to highly educated middle classes, one can consider Latin America, like Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Uruguay, perhaps even Brazil, not Mexico though. It seems that in some recent polls Cuba has come up higher than Mexico regarding quality of life in some areas like safety, health care, education and nutrition.
Now, having enough balls to cope with surprises in very alien cultures and strange languages, try China, Japan, Russia and other East European countries. I'd go for those only as a last resource.
Stay definitely away from Mexico, Colombia and Peru, with high rates of violence due to inequality. Also rule out most of Central America and the Caribbean. Don't even think about the Middle East, India and in fact most of Asia. Finally, don't go anywhere near the African continent, even if you were to collect inheritance.
"Yes, if society declines, being part of a like-minded community decreases vulnerability."
Asians do a fairly decent job isolating their kids from NAMs and white proles while living amongst them. Their kids wind up being well-educated and, while their daughters often end up marrying white men, they marry smart white men, not proles.
Conservatives need to isolate themselves culturally, not just physically, from the decline. They need to be kind parents, but give their children intelligent reasons to be contemptuous of prole culture.
Conservatives shouldn't flee blue states because there are too many professional reasons not to.