The conservative madness on immigration

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The great failure of modern conservatism has been its inability to hold onto the values for which it once stood, values which built our Western nations. Instead, conservatism got swept along with the rush to modernity that has characterized the left since the 1930s starting with Roosevelt’s New Deal. The Z Man lays out the basis for this predicament in an article titled Nothing to Offer.

“From the 1930’s through the 1970’s, the American Left completely controlled the political agenda. They pushed through Civil Rights, the creation of the welfare state, the parameters of economic policy and foreign policy. The Left defined the terms and the parameters of the political debate. Then, Reagan won in 1980 and the Left suddenly looked like an old fighter, long past his prime.”

The problem was conservatism, in attempting to keep pace with “the changing times,” had forgotten the key reasons for its existence. The left by defining the terms of the political debate succeeded in manipulating conservatives into adopting them as their own. In the last ten years this relentless push to outdo one another in grand gestures of virtue has accelerated beyond belief. In 2008 it was incomprehensible for either party to support gay marriage. Now conservatives don’t even have to publicly oppose gay marriage to suffer the consequences; donating money privately to a religious organisation that frowns on the homos putting a ring on it is more than enough to get you barred from the national equivalent of the local country club.

Nowhere is this more apparent than the subject of immigration. Conservatives have gone from protecting our nations for our progeny to enthusiastically giving it away to any foreigners who want to get in on the bandwagon. As long as these new arrivals “share our values”, values which as I have already pointed out have been completely trashed over the last 70 years, then all’s good as far as conservatives are concerned. After all, Western Civilization is just a value system, right?

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Take this article from conservative website Powerline Blog. Titled, A great high school and the mayor who would diminish it, it is a classic case of so-called conservatives not seeing the wood for the trees.

“Let’s imagine an academically elite public high school in a big, diverse city. Admission is based solely on how well one does on an entrance examination. No racial or ethnic preferences, no preference for children of alums, no preference for athletes, no guidance counselor recommendations. Just the test score.

“We have imagined Stuyvesant High School, the crown jewel of the New York City school system.”

In other words, this is the best school in one of the most important cities in the most powerful nation on earth. The writer is upset that the mayor of New York seeks to upset the delicate flower that is Stuyvesant High School by imposing diversity quotas. This will not do. To understand why, all one needs to do is to inspect the glorious racial breakdown that already exists at the school by not imposing diversity quotas at all:

“Here, for purposes of the world we actually live in, is the breakdown of the entering freshman class at Stuyvesant:

Asian — 613
White — 151
Hispanic — 27
Black — 10

“These numbers don’t sit well with Mayor Bill de Blasio. Interestingly, though, his son just graduated from Brooklyn Tech, another elite high school with a similar racial and ethnic balance.”

In one of the very top schools in the country the native population comprises less than 20% of the student body. Anther elite school, Brooklyn Tech, apparently has the same breakdown of racial stats.

Do you see the disconnect here? A conservative site is upset that a liberal mayor wants to impose diversity quotas because the school is already a big success of diversity. A diversity that has come about due to entry standards and merit, the glorious heaven of all modern conservatives. For the modern conservative it matters not if the native population is being kept out of the best schools due to over-immigration, just so long as everyone got there on merit.

“The statistics tell us that most of the applicants who would lose out if the test were eliminated or de-emphasized in the quest for diversity would be be Asian. And many would be the children of poor immigrants.

“These immigrants typically sacrifice greatly so their kids can make it to into elite schools like Stuyvesant. They rise early, making sure before they head to work that the homework has been done. Then, they work brutally long hours waiting tables, washing dishes, and cleaning hotel rooms.”

The empathetic “boo-hoo, oh the poor immigrants working so hards” goes on for a few more sentences. Apparently it’s perfectly fine for native white children to miss out on the best education possible as long as the new arrivals who took it from them work really hard. The very idea of protecting our heritage for our progeny is now completely anathema to conservatives. They’ll just give it away to anyone who turns up and who works harder than us.

Trump won partly because he recognises this problem, although he is taking his time to go all-in on the implications. But the political landscape has been forever changed by his victory. The old guard in countries like the USA and Australia are still trying to work out which media strategy or tax break will gift them the next election, completely unaware that the board has been changed.

The only policy that counts from now on is immigration. Not only are our cities being choked with new arrivals that are completely unneeded, but our children are missing out on their future. The hard work and sacrifice of our forefathers to build nations for our progeny is quickly coming to the point where it was all for nothing. We are giving it away. The left are giving it away because they desire socialism and a new world order. But conservatives are also giving it away because in their own suicidal rush for fairness and meritocracy they have forgotten that charity begins at home. And if you give away the home then eventually you’ll have nothing left.

This article was originally published at https://pushingrubberdownhill.com/, where Adam Piggott publishes regularly and brilliantly. You can purchase Adam’s books here.

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  • Repeal fake marriage

    Another great article for me to ponder.

  • Mattys Modern Life

    The fact that the so-called “conservative” party are also still pushing for a big-Australia is horrendous.

    We need to close the damn borders.

    • Jai_Normosone

      I’ve been hearing for years about how there’s been civilians taking it upon themselves to prevent illegal immigrants raiding our shores.
      Seems that this is the only way to protect our borders (although some have said that more come in through airports than on boats… no proof of this though).

    • We need to start selecting sturdy branches.

  • Jai_Normosone

    So, a school where merit applies is being attacked as being somehow unjust but I can bet that if you applied for a job in the office of the idiot-mayor-doing-the-attacking, EVERYTHING would be based on merit and ability to do the job and diversity wouldn’t even enter the picture unless there were two candidates with near identical skills and ability to sell themselves.
    Lets not forget that !every! !single! !job! you apply for (government or otherwise), when the panel is staffed by those from the area where the work will take place, nobody on that panel wants someone who cannot do the job over someone who can but was chosen because of “diversity” (except for HR departments – but they’re so hopelessly inept on a global scale that they can employ rocks and get a better worker).

    So… why do these political deadshits insist on “diversity” when a) real life doesn’t work on a balance of colour between people who are working somewhere, and b) they absolutely refuse to have that same diversity in their own offices?

    • Because they can.

      • Jai_Normosone

        Oh yeah… I forgot that when dealing with the Left, it is a pseudo form of dealing with the female mentality that “….double-standards apply to just you… not me…”

  • Bronson

    A very good post and an interesting point about the Asian percentage. They would most likely be North East Asians: The Chinese diaspora principally but also Korean with Japanese tending to stay in Japan. It is well documented that they have higher IQs than North West Europeans and thus can dominate elite schools, keeping Americans out of them.

    Not often addressed is the question of why they did not create the modern world with this head start (pardon the pun) and the most satisfactory answer I have seen is that Asian people are very conformist. Visiting Japan for example one is struck by how polite they are, more so than Chinese, with minimal issues of public dysfunctional behavior etc. I imagine packed into such crowded cities on the river deltas in otherwise mountainous Japan they developed strict codes of public behaviors to manage the stress which would otherwise manifest. Yet they were absolute barbarians to Europeans and Asians in WWII, still conforming to their code of honor against enemies.

    In brief being so conformist they lacked the sense of individualism which allowed the very brightest of West European males to excel once the Age of Enlightenment came to Europe wheresas the very brightest Chinese might not be as bright as the very brightest European and in any case were much more constrained in their expression of it.

    School is an excellent environment for the conformist East Asian to excel but the price paid is the loss of places in top schools to Americans who once out of school/college would tend to surpass them. The US is still the innovator with Chinese take the ideas and mass produce them, selling the products back to the US and sending it broke.

    The policy makers seem determined to bring in swarms of low IQ people who will never become productive members of Western society but always a drain on it, and in the case of those who adhere to Islam have no intention of doing so anyway but destroying it as per the demands of their prophet. And on the other hand they are bringing in large numbers of East Asians where the Law of Large Numbers (so-called law of averages) means they will dominate from above.

    Yet conservatives are on board with this course to squeeze out people of European descent, the one minority allowed to be discriminated against.

  • 9x19parabellum

    Nail. Head. Hammer.
    Civ-nash cuckservativism is a joke.

  • Bikinis not Burkas

    Labor let the Muslims in by the boat load and the LNP lets them in by the plane load!

    • 9x19parabellum

      And the greens demand Muslims get our centerlink!

  • Our current political elite have their greedy eyes on also sharing the wealth and prestige now being enjoyed by their predecessors after they finished fucking us over in office.

    Howard is given award after award by the jews for sending our soldiers to die in Iraq and creating hundreds of thousands of jobs for immigrants as middle aged white men were turfed from their jobs and careers as part of his continuation of apparently essential economic restructuring (the restructuring was to give their jobs to Indians and Chinese) . Yes, his OM is part of that. We haven’t heard if he is also a stunningly successful “businessman” like his fellow ADL downunder board member Bob “Chinaman’s Luck” Hawke.

    Downer worked for the Chinese government, just like Carr does now.

    They’re all rotten.

  • Noachideous

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ah39fA6q2zU

    Two fratricidal World Wars ……. For this ?