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					American Renaissance
                   There is not a truth existing which I fear or would wish unknown to the whole world.
                                                                — Thomas Jefferson
Vol. 12, No. 5                                                                                                           May 2001


                                              No Representation
Why is there no significant                    ated. He received 8.1 percent of votes         (though he left the BUF after Hitler oc-
                                               cast, a fairly respectable result for a can-   cupied the Sudetenland).
racial national movement                       didate from outside the political main-           In 1954 he founded the League of
in Britain?                                    stream (candidates of the nationalist          Empire Loyalists (LEL), which
                                               right often struggle to get one or two         achieved some notoriety through politi-
           by Ian Heffernan                                                                   cal stunts, of which Conservative Party
                                                                                              conferences were a favorite target.


I
    n Britain the nationalist right pre-                                                      League members would hide underneath
    sents a depressing spectacle. One                                                         the speaker’s platform overnight and
    looks with envy at the electoral ad-                                                      emerge once proceedings were under
vances made by the right in France, Bel-                                                      way to state their views. Other stunts
gium, Austria, Denmark and elsewhere                                                          involved getting their point across by
in northern Europe, and with disappoint-                                                      ringing alarm bells and blowing bugles,
ment at the sorry state of the parties that                                                   and wearing disguises to infiltrate meet-
represent, or purport to represent, the na-                                                   ings. One member even slipped into a
tionalist right in Britain. Why has there                                                     meeting by successfully impersonating
been no parallel development here? In                                                         Archbishop Makarios of Cyprus. In a
fact, why—in all the years that have                                                          rather less tasteful demonstration, an
passed since the arrival of the first black                                                   LEL member once threw a bag of sheep
immigrants on board the now-infamous                                                          entrails at Jomo Kenyatta of Kenya,
Empire Windrush in June 1948—has                                                              shouting “Take that from the League of
Britain never produced a party capable                                                        Empire Loyalists.”
of mounting a serious electoral chal-                                                            The heyday of the League was the late
lenge to the multi-racial project?                                                            1950s, and by the early 1960s—by
   If we go right back to the beginning,                                                      which time there was not much empire
the foremost pre-war nationalist figure              Oil portrait of Sir Enoch Powell.        left—it was in decline. The League is
was Oswald Mosley, who achieved                                                               also significant because many leading
some degree of fame in the 1930s as            percent). He continued in politics for         nationalist figures in later years were
leader of the British Union of Fascists.       some years after 1959 but could never          activists, including such people as John
His movement was strongly anti-Jew-            repeat even this modest success.               Tyndall, Martin Webster and Colin Jor-
ish, and its fame rested largely on hold-         The other noteworthy figure on the          dan.
ing mass meetings and staging provoca-         nationalist right during this period was          During this period there was some
tive marches through Jewish districts of       Arthur K. Chesterton. He was a nephew          mainstream Conservative opposition to
London. The party never mounted a se-                                                         immigration. The Tory Member of Par-
rious electoral campaign, restricting it-       If even only a handful of                     liament Cyril Osborne was a prominent
self to contesting a few seats at the lo-                                                     critic of immigration policy, and another
cal level. Interned during the war,               prominent politicians                       Tory opponent of multi-racialism, Pe-
Mosley returned to active politics in             were to stand firm on                       ter Griffiths, created a sensation when
1948 with the formation of the Union             race they might take a                       he beat the sitting Labour MP Patrick
Movement. Public reaction was disap-                                                          Gordon Walker at Smethwick in Bir-
pointing, however, and in 1951 he aban-
                                                good part of the country                      mingham, in the 1964 general election.
doned politics and moved to Ireland.                   with them.                             The famous slogan “If you want a nigger
   After the 1958 race riots in London,                                                       for a neighbor, vote Labour,” is associ-
he attempted another comeback. In the          of the writer G. K. Chesterton, a deco-        ated with this campaign. This phrase
1959 general election he stood for Par-        rated combat veteran of the First World        was probably used by the Birmingham
liament in the London constituency that        War, a journalist and Shakespeare              remnants of Mosley’s Union Movement
included Notting Hill—scene of major           scholar, and a leading member of the           rather than by the Griffiths campaign,
disturbances. His message was clear:           British Union of Fascists in the 1930s         but it added considerably to the notori-
non-white immigrants must be repatri-                                                                     Continued on page 3


American Renaissance                                                -1-                                                     May 2001
                                                                                         then so are Arabs, Iranians, Punjabis,
                                                                                         and other groups AR would not consider
                                                                                         “white” in the European sense. Recent
                                                                                         genetic studies, mentioned in AR by
                                                                                         Glayde Whitney, show not only that
                                                                                         various Jewish groups cluster together,
                                                                                         but that some are genetically similar to
                                                                                         non-Jewish Middle Eastern populations,
                                                                                         while distinct from gentile Europeans,
                                                                                         who form a separate genetic cluster. If
                                                                                         Ariel Sharon is Caucasian in the Euro-
                                                                                         pean sense, how about Donna Shalala
                                                                                         and Yasser Arafat?
                                                                                            Ed Delahanty, Chicago, Illinois


                                                                                            Sir — I enjoyed Glayde Whitney’s
                                                Sir — I read “Return to the Dark         report in the April issue but disagree that
Letters from Readers                        Ages” with much interest. Your descrip-      scientists who adhere to the Recent Out-
   Sir — Congratulations on the fine        tion of my case is basically correct, but    of-Africa model of racial differentiation
article in your March issue on the threat   a few points deserve clarification. The      do so because it is more “politically cor-
of censorship. I would like to make a       U.S. Marshals arrested me on August          rect” than the Multi-Regional Evolution
correction regarding “human rights          26, 2000 at the request of the German        model. In fact, there are “race-realists”
laws” in Canada. Cases heard under          government. After we raised legal ques-      and “anti-racists” on either side. Like
those laws are not criminal prosecutions.   tions about the validity of the extradi-     most other scientists, I believe the Re-
They are civil actions heard by tribu-      tion request (the USA-Germany extra-         cent Out-of-Africa model best fits the
nals that can impose unlimited fines to     dition treaty prohibits extradition for      evidence, including DNA sequencing,
assuage the “hurt feelings” of complain-    “political offenses”), the Marshals “re-     anthropometrics, the archaeological
ants. In the Province of British Colum-     leased” me into the custody of the INS,      record, the fossil record, even linguis-
bia the government itself may bring a       which has detained me ever since as an       tics and behavior. Much of this evidence
case even if there is no complaint from     illegal alien in asylum proceedings. I       is reviewed in the 3rd unabridged edi-
the public. The tribunals are not gov-      have spent the last six months in soli-      tion of Race, Evolution, and Behavior
erned by regular court rules. Truth is no   tary confinement, without sunlight, fresh    [Prof. Rushton’s book is available for
defense and in my case, as you reported,    air, exercise, or recreation.                purchase on the AR web page].
my newspaper was ordered to print the           On March 5, Immigration Judge John           Regardless of whether the Out-of-
tribunal’s verdict, which was a gross       B. Reid declined my request for asylum.      Africa or Multi-Regional model or some
infraction of freedom of the press.         He treated a youth penalty I received        combination turns out to be correct, the
   In addition to these “human rights”      eight years ago as an adult offense, and     five cubic inch difference in brain size
laws, we do have federal “hate laws,”       concluded I am an “aggravate felon,”         between people of African and Eurasian
but these require prosecution in real       which makes me ineligible for asylum.        descent will not disappear. This differ-
courts. As a member of the government       With regard to my claim of political         ence translates into hundreds of millions
explained in 1993, during the debate on     persecution, in his opinion the Federal      of neurons and synapses, which in turn
the B.C. Human Rights Act, “In order        Republic of Germany provides its citi-       translates into the 15 to 30 IQ point mean
to convict someone [in the courts], a       zens with a judicial system adequate to      racial difference. That difference is un-
charge of promoting hatred and con-         address my grievances. Germany is an         changed, whether it took 100,000 years
tempt must be proven according to a         “acknowledged” democracy, so I should        (Recent Out-of-Africa) or 2 million
criminal standard; that is, beyond a rea-   not be afraid of resolving my problems       years (Multi-Regional) to appear. In this
sonable doubt. And those who are fa-        with its government. I have appealed         context it is worth noting that Christo-
miliar with our court system know how       Judge Reid’s decision to the Board of        pher Stringer, the main spokesman for
difficult that can be.” The “human          Immigration.                                 the Recent Out-of-Africa model, is at
rights,” kangaroo-court system was es-          You can read more about my case at       least willing to acknowledge the mod-
tablished to make it easier to get con-     www.HendrikMoebus.com.                       ern data on race differences in brain size
victions.                                       Hendrik Möbus, Buffalo Federal De-       and IQ scores, if only to demonize those
   The “adjudicators” in these tribunals    tention Facility, Batavia, N.Y.              who investigate them (see his 1996 book
are selected by the government to do                                                     African Exodus), whereas Milford
what it wants them to do. These are, in-                                                 Wolpoff, the leading exponent of the
deed, the Dark Ages, which is why I am         Sir — In the previous issue of AR         Multi-Regional Evolution model, pre-
challenging our misnamed human rights       was a letter by Ronald Satz. At the end      fers to sidestep any modern data on
laws in the courts.                         of this letter, he says we must note that    brain-size/IQ differences (see his 1997
   Doug Collins, West Vancouver,            the Jews are “just as Caucasian” as the      book Race and Human Evolution).
Canada                                      British, Irish, French, Italians, and Ger-      J. Philippe Rushton, University of
                                            mans. Indeed, Jews are Caucasian, but        Western Ontario, Canada

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                                                                                               ters, Denis Healey and Arthur
                                              American Renaissance                             Bottomley, which began with an old
                                                   Jared Taylor, Editor                        LEL trick—throwing flour bags—but
                                         James P. Lubinskas, Contributing Editor               degenerated into physical assault.
                                           Glayde Whitney, Contributing Editor                    It is worth noting here that compared
                                           George McDaniel, Web Page Editor                    to the United States, British politics out-
                                                                                               side the mainstream has often been a
                                     American Renaissance is published monthly by the          very rough and tumble business. Both
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                                 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code; contributions       ing up meetings and demonstrations or-
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      Subscriptions to American Renaissance are $24.00 per year. First-class postage is        ing meeting of the NF in 1967, the 250
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         Continued from page 1                  established in West London in 1963. In         Yet another example of this style of poli-
ety of the race. This was a particularly        September of that year a house for sale        tics was the formation in 1977 of the
significant victory because it came dur-        in Palgrave Avenue, Southall, was vis-         Anti-Nazi League, for the express pur-
ing a national swing from the Tories to         ited by eight different Indian families        pose of doing violence to NF support-
Labour that ended 13 years of Conser-           in one afternoon. That very day neigh-         ers and encouraging others to do the
vative rule, and Walker would have be-          bors formed the Palgrave Residents’            same. Besides leading attacks, they did
come Foreign Secretary if he had not            Association, and managed to persuade           such things as circulate leaflets with the
been defeated. Sadly, Griffiths said little     the local council to buy the house and         license plate numbers of cars owned by
about immigration once he took office,          keep it under white ownership. This led        NF supporters, along with a picture of a
and is remembered today solely for his          to the formation of a Southall Residents’      brick smashing a windshield. Even to-
shock election victory. He lost his seat        Association later that month, which            day, open advocacy of racial national-
two years later.                                made immigration a prominent local is-         ism can invite violence of a kind that is
                                                sue for some years. It was similar local       very rare in the United States.
                                                groups in Smethwick that helped pave              The attention of groups like the Anti-
                                                the way for Peter Griffiths’ surprise vic-     Nazi League was a reflection of modest
                                                tory in 1964.                                  NF successes that had begun in the late
                                                                                               1960s. Initial NF election results were
                                                   The National Front                          promising, and up to 1970 local candi-
                                                                                               dates were averaging 10 percent of the
                                                   The most significant development in         vote. Results in the 1970 general elec-
                                                the history of the British nationalist right   tion, however, were disappointing; the
                                                was the formation in February 1967 of          ten candidates who stood got an aver-
                                                the National Front, by means of a merger       age of only 3.6 percent. In that year
                                                of a number of groups including the            Chesterton relinquished the chairman-
                                                League of Empire Loyalists. Its platform       ship, to be replaced first by John
                                                was a mix of conservative and common           O’Brien and then, in 1972, by John
                                                man-oriented positions, but it and its         Tyndall.
                                                successor groups were always firmly               Under Mr. Tyndall, the National Front
             A.K. Chesterton.
                                                committed to the preservation of Brit-         entered a period of rapid growth, partly
   Of course, from the mid-1960s on-            ain as a sovereign, racially homoge-           because of the furor over the govern-
wards Enoch Powell came to dominate             neous nation.                                  ment’s decision to admit large numbers
any discussion of race. He is best known           The National Front’s chairman was a         of Ugandan Asians fleeing Idi Amin.
for a 1968 speech—usually called the            rather elderly A. K. Chesterton, and it        Membership increased sharply, and NF
“Rivers of Blood” speech—in which he            did not include some of the more ex-           members organized protest marches and
used striking imagery to describe the           treme characters. John Tyndall was not         rallies, and picketed Downing Street and
dangers of mass non-white immigration.          initially involved and Colin Jordan,           the airports where immigrants were ar-
Powell was the only indisputably great          whose Nazi sympathies were well                riving. In this period the NF gained fur-
voice of opposition to the multi-racial         known, was permanently excluded.               ther press coverage with its practice of
experiment, and his death in 1998 was              The National Front (NF) continued           invading and disrupting leftist meetings.
a sad moment for all those concerned            the LEL tradition of political stunts.            At the end of the year the NF polled
about Britain and its future (see p. 5).        These included daubing Karl Marx’s             a respectable 8.2 percent in a by-elec-
   Another interesting development at           grave in Highgate Cemetery, invading           tion at Uxbridge in West London. In the
the time was the formation of local anti-       the set of a “London Weekend” TV               spring of 1973 in West Bromwich in the
immigrant groups, one of which was              show, and attacking two Labour minis-          English Midlands, Martin Webster won

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16 percent (something approaching              A party of that name still exists to-     lack of resistance to the multi-racial
5,000 votes). The party also fared well     day, but it put up only six candidates at    project by channeling racial sentiment
in local elections, sometimes getting 25    the 1997 general election. The only one      away from the nationalist right and into
percent or more of the vote.                of the various remnants of the old NF to     the political mainstream, where it has
   However, results in the two general      have any public profile today is the Brit-   been rendered harmless. One of the less
elections of 1974 were again disappoint-    ish National Party (now led by Nick          positive achievements of the great
ing. In February, 54 candidates got an      Griffin), but the BNP’s sole notable         Enoch Powell was that he helped to give
average of 3.3 percent and in October,      achievement has been to win a council        the party the reputation of being tough
90 candidates got an average of 3.1 per-    seat in a by-election victory in the Isle    on race. Margaret Thatcher was able to
                                            of Dogs in east London in September          exploit this reputation in 1978 when she
                                            1993—a seat it promptly lost the fol-        made her famous comment about under-
                                            lowing year.                                 standing why people felt afraid of be-
                                                                                         ing swamped by people from other cul-
                                              Singular Lack of Success                   tures. This comment, made on the popu-
                                                                                         lar television program “World in Ac-
                                               What explains the singular lack of        tion,” is widely credited with helping the
                                            success of nationalist parties in Britain,   Conservatives win the 1979 general
                                            compared to their counterparts else-         election in which she came to power.
                                            where in northern Europe? The most           Her subsequent policies, however, did
                                            obvious answer is the absence of pro-        little to relieve the fear of being
                                            portional representation. A system of        swamped.
                                            proportional legislative representation         Another possible reason for lack of
                                            tries to match the number of parliamen-      progress by the nationalist right is the
                                            tary seats to the percentage of votes cast   success of “Black Britain:” the achieve-
                                            for each party. Such a system tends to       ments—always well publicized—of ath-
                                            encourage the emergence of new par-          letes, entrepreneurs, media personalities
   Long-time BNP leader John Tyndall.                                                    and other prominent minorities. The
                                                 What explains the                       appeal of nationalist politics presumably
cent. In 1976 a short-lived NF break-                                                    declines as immigrants are integrated.
away, the National Party, actually man-       singular lack of success                   However, these highly-touted successes
aged to win two seats in the local gov-       of nationalist parties in                  are often not representative, and nation-
ernment assembly in Blackburn—the              Britain, compared to                      alist parties have flourished in other
NF itself was never able to get a candi-                                                 countries with similar minority groups.
date elected at any level—but it soon
                                              their counterparts else-                      Another possible source of failure
faded form view.                                 where in northern                       may be the influence of the United
   1977 was a high point for the NF. The              Europe?
119,000 votes it won in the elections to
the local government assembly in Lon-       ties. The ‘first past the post’ system
don shook the political establishment,      (known in the US as ‘winner take all’),
and provocative marches through immi-       on the other hand, makes it difficult for
grant areas were much covered by the        new parties to gain a foothold. This
media. Margaret Thatcher herself de-        problem is, if anything, even more acute
scribed the NF’s success as “extremely      in the United States, where Republicans
worrying.” However, in the 1979 gen-        and Democrats have a near monopoly
eral election the NF received a blow        of elected office at every level in every
from which it never recovered. Field-       part of the country.
ing 303 candidates (out of a possible          There are other factors, too. One is
635)—the largest number by an emer-         the inability of the nationalist right to
gent party since Labour in 1918—the         form a credible political party with a
NF gained an average of only 1.4 per-       credible leader. Even if the National
cent of the vote in each race.              Front had made an electoral break-
   The party began to split apart, with     through in the 1970s it is doubtful
the departure of Mr. Tyndall to form the    whether it could have sustained it, given
New National Front, later named the         the party’s fundamental lack of credibil-           Current leader Nick Griffin.
British National Party. The 1983 gen-       ity. There have been endless schisms and
eral election results were even worse:      factions, and no single leader to draw       States. Americans have had many years
60 candidates managed an average of         the whole together. In particular, it        to perfect the propaganda of white guilt
only 1.1 percent, and Mr. Tyndall’s Brit-   would have been very difficult to imag-      and white deference that the multi-ra-
ish National Party fared still worse with   ine John Tyndall as a British Jean-Marie     cial project requires. These poisons can
an average of only 0.6 percent. The Na-     Le Pen.                                      be more easily repackaged for English-
tional Front was finished as a serious         What are the other factors? The Con-      speakers than for, say, the French or the
electoral force.                            servative Party has contributed to the       Belgians.

American Renaissance                                           -4-                                                      May 2001
   What of the future? I think it very      tion in the 1999 European elections, the    ably focus on opposition to the Euro-
unlikely that the BNP (even if the new      BNP won only one percent of the vote,       pean Union and the promotion of fam-
leader Nick Griffin turns out to be more    which suggests there are other reasons      ily values rather than on race, and it
plausible), or any other offshoot of the    for its failure besides an unfavorable      would probably continue on the worn-
old National Front, will become a ma-       voting system.                              out path of tax cuts and all the other
                                                A credible challenge is more likely     Thatcherite detritus.
                                            to come from some kind of breakaway            As the example of Enoch Powell sug-
                                            by the right of the Conservative Party.     gests, if even only a handful of promi-
                                            This is today a fresh source of articu-     nent politicians were to stand firm on
                                            late, credible criticism of multi-racial-   race they might well take a good part of
                                            ism. I am thinking particularly of the      the country with them. The potential is
                                            magazine RightNow! and, to a lesser         certainly there even if the courage and
                                            extent, The Salisbury Review, and also      dedication of a few good men are not.
                                            of MP Gerald Howarth, who has made          A Daily Express opinion poll in 1995
                                            prominent speeches in the House of          found that nine percent of the electorate
                                            Commons over the last two years attack-     would definitely vote for a party like the
                                            ing multi-racialism.                        French National Front if it existed in
                                                What could cause a substantial depar-   Britain, and another 17 percent would
  BNP’s anti-EC ‘Save our Sterling’ logo.   ture from Tory ranks to form a new party    seriously consider doing so. Given that
                                            further to the right? Introduction of a     people are probably reluctant to admit
jor political force. The public is too      system of proportional representation at    openly dissident views, it is reasonable
firmly convinced that these are not cred-   national level and/or another really di-    to assume that the true levels of support
ible parties. No matter what efforts they   sastrous electoral performance by the       for such a party could be much higher.
make, they have been slurred so loudly      Conservative Party—both are pos-            How long will it remain untapped? Ω
and long that their reputation in Britain   sible—could bring about a serious po-
is not much better than that of the Aryan   litical realignment. But even if this did      Mr. Heffernan is with New Democ-
Nations or Confederate Hammerskins in       happen, how radical would ex-Tories         racy, an organization that opposes cur-
the United States. Indeed, despite the      dare to be on the race issue? Not very      rent British racial policies. (www.geo
introduction of proportional representa-    radical, I fear. A new party would prob-    cities.com/newdemocracy)


                                     ‘Listening for an Echo’
A profile of Enoch Powell.                  MP for Wolverhampton South-west in          This was still the case even after the
                                            February 1950. This was less than two       1958 race riots in Notting Hill and else-
          by Ian Heffernan                  years after 500 Jamaicans arrived in        where had begun to raise serious ques-
                                            Tilbury on board the Empire Windrush,       tions about the wisdom of admitting so


E
        noch Powell was the greatest of     but for some years Powell stood aloof       many non-whites. Osborne himself ap-
        British opponents to multi-racial   from the immigration debate.                proached Powell after the riots and asked
        ism, and anyone who speaks out          Labour lost power to the Conserva-      him to support the campaign against
against it stands in his shadow. He ar-     tives in 1951, and the Conservatives re-    immigration but Powell declined.
ticulated brilliantly and fearlessly the    mained in office until 1964. Always a          In fact, as Minister of Health in the
concerns of ordinary people ignored by      man who put beliefs before career,          early 1960s, Powell actually oversaw the
an arrogant liberal elite, and succeeded    Powell’s first major act of political re-   recruitment of non-white staff from
more than any other man in calling at-      bellion was in 1958, when he resigned       Commonwealth countries into the Na-
tention to the destruction of Britain.      as financial secretary to the Treasury in   tional Health Service. He later explained
    Powell’s career prior to becoming an    protest over the Conservative govern-       that recruitment was in the hands of in-
MP is well known. Born in Birmingham        ment’s plans for increased spending. At     dividual hospital authorities, and that
in 1912, he was an outstanding student      a time when Keynesian interventionism       there were no restrictions on Common-
at King Edward VI’s High School in his      was in vogue, Powell’s belief in free       wealth immigration; such controls came
home city, and then at Trinity College,     markets was regarded as outmoded. Just      into effect only in July 1962, two years
Cambridge, where he read classics. He       over two decades later, Margaret That-      after Powell became Minister of Health.
became a don at that college and then,      cher swept to power on an economic             Still, Powell was not unconcerned
at the age of only 25, professor of Greek   program almost identical to Powell’s.       about the race issue. He was a member
at the University of Sydney, Australia.         As the 1950s wore on, non-white         of the Kilmuir Committee, which kept
Returning to Britain and enlisting as a     immigration became a significant politi-    a watching brief on the need for immi-
private soldier at the outbreak of war in   cal issue, and there was pressure from      gration controls, and whose discussions
1939, he rose rapidly to the rank of        some backbench Conservatives to intro-      in 1961 led to the first imposition of re-
Brigadier General.                          duce controls. Immigration critic Cyril     strictions. During these discussions
    After the war he turned his energies    Osborne was a fellow Tory MP, but           Powell favored tougher measures than
to politics and was elected Conservative    Powell took no part in his movement.        those eventually adopted.

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   Despite the imposition of controls in        He began to describe the effects of       minds are still imprinted such phrases
1962, immigration continued to in-           immigration in language that made a          as:
crease, and by the next election in Oc-      powerful impression on the public. In           “As I look ahead, I am filled with
tober 1964 it was clear the multi-racial     an article in The Daily Telegraph in 1967    foreboding. Like the Roman, I seem to
experiment was going badly wrong.            he wrote of how entire areas of Wolver-      see ‘the River Tiber foaming with much
This was obvious to anyone living in the     hampton had been “transformed by the         blood.’ ”
working-class districts where most im-       substitution of a wholly or predomi-            “Those whom the gods wish to de-
migrants settled, and where a genuine        nantly coloured population for the pre-      stroy, they first make mad. We must be
sense of resentment was beginning to         vious native inhabitants as completely       mad, literally mad as a nation to be per-
                                             as other areas were transformed by the       mitting the annual inflow of some
                                             bulldozer,” and expressed his astonish-      50,000 dependents . . . . It is like watch-
                                             ment that this event, “which altered the     ing a nation busily engaged in heaping
                                             appearance and life of a town and had a      up its own funeral pyre.”
                                             shattering effect on the lives of many
                                             families and persons, could take place          “The kindest thing
                                             with virtually no physical manifestation
                                             of antipathy [from whites]” (something        that can be said about
                                             even more incredible today). These               those who propose
                                             people, he said, had been “driven from       and support [racial legis-
                                             their homes . . . by an invasion which
                                             the government apparently approved
                                                                                          lation] is that they know
                                             and their fellow citizens—elsewhere—            not what they do.”
                                             viewed with complacency.” He said it
                                             would seem incredible to subsequent             He also spoke of “areas undergoing
                                             generations that nothing was done            the total transformation to which there
                                             sooner to control the influx.                is no parallel in a thousand years of En-
                                                A year later in Walsall he made a         glish history.”
                                             speech in which he identified the “sense        He spoke with great prescience of the
                                             of hopelessness and helplessness which       consequences of Labour’s race relations
              Enoch Powell.                  comes over persons who are trapped or        legislation that would give immigrants
                                             imprisoned when all their efforts to at-     the means to “organise to consolidate
develop. In Wolverhampton 10 percent         tract attention and assistance bring no      their members, to agitate and campaign
of the population was already non-white,     response.” And he spoke again of the         against their fellow citizens, and to over-
and this time Powell raised the subject      complacency of people outside the com-       awe and dominate the rest with legal
in his election address. He justified the    munities which were being destroyed by       weapons which the ignorant and the ill-
imposition of controls, and attacked         this influx: “So far as most people in the   informed have provided.” In a biblical
Labour for having obstructed and voted       British Isles are concerned, you and I       allusion, he remarked that “the kindest
against them at every opportunity. It was    [people of his part of the West Midlands]    thing that can be said about those who
1964 that saw Peter Griffiths’ surprise      might as well be living in central Africa    propose and support [the legislation] is
victory in Smethwick and the notorious       for all they know about our circum-          that they know not what they do.”
“nigger” slogan (see cover story), but       stances.”                                       Powerful as his language was, some
Powell took no part in the campaign.            One tends to think that the more vi-      could argue it went too far, as when he
   Why was he silent for so long? Prob-      cious and infantile forms of anti-racism     spoke of an elderly woman, the last
ably it is because the early 1960s was       are a recent development, but the reac-      white on her street, whom her new
the last point at which one could sensi-     tions to his speech are exactly what one     neighbors were trying to drive out. She
bly have argued for a solution to the race   might expect today. The Sunday Times         had excreta pushed through her letter
problem that did not involve large-scale     pilloried Powell with an editorial called    box, Powell explained, and was met in
repatriation. If a major party had gone      “Powell on Prejudice.” And as it would       the street by “charming, wide-grinning
into the 1964 election advocating a          be today, the media reaction was in stark    pickaninnies” who knew only one word
moratorium on non-white immigration,         contrast to that of ordinary people.         of English: “racialist [the then-equiva-
been elected, and then carried out its       Powell received 800 letters, only two of     lent of “racist”].” According to Powell,
promise, the race problem could perhaps      which were opposed to what he said.          the woman was convinced she would go
have been solved—though 1959 would           Many were from Labour supporters ex-         to prison if the new race laws were
have been an even better time for such       pressing gratitude that at last someone      passed. (Even at that time Powell noted
a campaign. It was the shift in circum-      in public life was prepared to say openly    that many people who wrote him were
stances that probably explains why           what they were thinking.                     afraid to give their addresses.)
Powell spoke out about race when he             Still, it is mainly for a single speech      The reaction to what became known
did. Like millions of ordinary Britons       that Powell is now remembered, one he        as the “Rivers of Blood” speech was
he must have initially approved of what      gave to Conservatives in his native city     predictable: vilification from the politi-
seemed a generous policy, but became         of Birmingham in April 1968, certain         cal elite and massive support from the
exasperated when numbers began to rise       passages of which have passed into           people. Tory leader Edward Heath
beyond reason.                               popular consciousness. Upon many             sacked him from the shadow cabinet,

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and an editorial in The Times was titled      within the space of a few days, only 800     rather less warm one from his political
“An Evil Speech.” Even the Wolver-            of which were critical, and the Post Of-     colleagues.
hampton paper The Express and Star            fice had to use a van to deliver his mail.      In a speech at Eastbourne shortly af-
which had supported him, was heavily          Mr. Heath also received a lot of mail,       terwards, Powell warned of the “deep
critical. It said Powell could have made      99 percent of it in support of Powell,       and dangerous gulf” developing be-
his points more effectively if he had used    and many petitions from trade unionists.     tween ordinary people and a tiny liberal
more moderate language, and that it was       There were pro-Powell demonstrations         elite with a virtual monopoly on the
possible to damage a case by overstate-       by trade unionists in London and the
ment. Of course, given what is happen-        West Midlands, which of course ap-            Powell received 100,000
ing today, and the timorousness of            palled Labour politicians. Powell had
people who speak about race, one is           become an establishment pariah, and at       letters within the space of
tempted to conclude a cause can be dam-       the same time the country’s most popu-         a few days, only 800 of
aged by understatement.                       lar politician.                               which were critical, and
   Opinion polls, on the other hand,             Returning to the backbenches, he
showed overwhelming support for               continued to make speeches on immi-
                                                                                           the Post Office had to use
Powell and opposition to his sacking.         gration, and to call for repatriation. At     a van to deliver his mail.
The Express and Star received 5,000           the 1968 Tory party conference he re-
letters supporting Powell and 300 that        plied to those who said repatriation was     channels of communication, who “seem
were critical, and only 372 of 35,000         not possible: “Whatever the true inter-      determined not to know the facts and
readers who took part in a postcard poll      ests of our country call for is always       not to face realities and who will resort
thought Mr. Heath had been right to sack      possible.” He received a rapturous wel-      to any device or extremity to blind both
him. Powell received 100,000 letters          come from ordinary delegates but a           themselves and others.” He called again
                                                                                           for large-scale voluntary repatriation
                                              party pledge circulated by the Com-          and the creation of a Ministry of Repa-
       Echoing Enoch                          mission for Racial Equality, promis-         triation.
                                                                                              His influence continued to grow, and

  E
          noch Powell will not go away.       ing not to let election candidates say
          In March, Conservative MP           anything “likely to generate hostility       he is widely believed to have won the
          John Townend of Yorkshire           or division between people of differ-        1970 election for the Tories. There were
  East evoked his name in a speech            ent racial, national or religious            particularly strong swings to the party
  warning that “Commonwealth immi-            groups.” Every sitting MP except Mr.         in and around Wolverhampton and to a
  gration” is undermining Britain’s “ho-      Townend signed this astonishing              lesser extent in the West Midlands gen-
  mogenous Anglo-Saxon society.” He           document. Mr. Townend only added             erally, and right across the country
  said illegal immigration was “very,         oil to the fire when he later told BBC       Powell’s stance on race is credited with
  very serious” and continues the unwel-      radio that although he had spoken out        winning the Tories votes that would or-
  come transformation set in motion by        against “Commonwealth immigra-               dinarily have gone to Labour. His ap-
  legal immigration: “Having absorbed         tion” the original draft of the speech       peal was particularly strong among the
  that wave of immigration, that basi-        used the term “colored immigration.”         working-class. A stupid attack by Tony
  cally was legal—and then we stopped            The “conservative” Mr. Hague              Benn, in which he described Powell’s
  it by the Immigration Act—we now            promptly insisted his party is “inclu-       approach as “evil,” and said “the flag of
  face another wave, and the vast ma-         sive” and welcomes the contributions         racialism which has been hoisted in
  jority of people in this country, includ-   of non-whites. He said Mr. Townend’s         Wolverhampton is beginning to look like
  ing my constituency, are very worried       remarks were “totally unacceptable”          the one that fluttered over Dachau and
  about this. There is no doubt in this       and “will not be tolerated by my             Belsen,” probably also contributed to the
  country there is a great political cor-     party.” Tory peer Lord Taylor of             Conservative victory.
  rectness which tries to push many of        Warwick, who is himself black, said,            The Tory government elected in 1970
  these things under the table.” He added     “Mr. Townend’s comments represent            further tightened immigration con-
  that in Powell’s day, “If people had        a nasty and ignorant element in our          trols—something for which Powell
  been aware that by the new Millen-          society, which needs to be con-              could rightly claim credit—and intro-
  nium, London, our capital, would have       demned.” Labour officials are calling        duced a provision for a very limited form
  over 25 per cent of its population from     for the Conservatives to boot Mr.            of voluntary repatriation (Immigration
  ethnic minorities and that forecasts ex-    Townend out of the party or at least         Act 1971, section 29). Powell contin-
  pect that by 2014 over half of the city     remove him as party whip. So far, not        ued to campaign for repatriation on a
  will be non Anglo-Saxon, that Leices-       one politician has taken his side, but       much larger scale.
  ter and Birmingham would be vying           his constituent mail undoubtedly                His popularity with the general pub-
  as to which city would have a black         makes gratifying reading. Perhaps this       lic endured and so did his influence on
  majority first, Enoch Powell would          was why two weeks after his speech           elections. He declined to stand for the
  have been prime minister.”                  he was still sticking to his guns, say-      party at the February 1974 election in
     Mr. Townend’s remarks brought            ing he was entirely right to say that        protest at its prices and incomes policy
  down particular wrath because they          Britain’s “homogeneous Anglo-Saxon           and over his disagreement with mem-
  came just a few days after Conserva-        society” had been “seriously under-          bership in the European Economic Com-
  tive leader Tony Hague signed an all-       mined” by mass immigration.          Ω       munity. He is widely credited with hav-
                                                                                           ing lost this election for the Tories, per-

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haps simply because Labour voters who         but he also had strongly-held views on          cency and a kind of deep-seated smug-
had been attracted to the Tories in 1970      other issues, such as Europe and Ulster.        ness about our nation’s magnificent heri-
reverted to their previous allegiance         Critics argued that his support of free         tage. In that sense perhaps there is some
when Powell did not stand. Again, par-        markets was incompatible with his ra-           good in what the otherwise egregious
ticularly strong swings to Labour in the      cial views. They argued that interna-           Blair government has done in abolish-
West Midlands tend to support this view.      tional capitalism inevitably leads to           ing the hereditary peers. Perhaps there
He himself thought he had influenced          mass population movements because of            is more it should do in this respect.
the results of both the 1970 and 1974         inequalities in living standards in dif-            Powell was also an opponent of for-
elections. As he later said of Mr. Heath,     ferent countries, and that one cannot ad-       eign aid, which I believe could be part
“I put him in and I took him out.”            vocate both capitalism and ethnic integ-        of a repatriation scheme by helping
   After having left the Tories, he re-       rity. Put differently, it is inconsistent to    boost economic growth in developing
turned to parliament at the October 1974      believe in the free movement of capital         nations, in conjunction with the skills
election as an Ulster Unionist MP. He         but not in the free movement of people.         and capital returning immigrants would
held this seat until 1987, and lost reelec-   Needless to say, Hong Kong, Korea and           bring. Another common criticism is that
tion only because of redistricting that       Japan successfully combine capitalism           Powell seemed to talk as if the problem
made his constituency more National-          with ethnic integrity.                          of immigration were solely a British
                                                 Others have criticized Powell for his        one. He failed to see that it was com-
                                              stark language, saying that for a promi-        mon to virtually all western nations. It
                                              nent politician to speak as he did be-          is important to be able to see a problem
                                              stowed respectability on “extremists.”          in its wider context and to learn from
                                              Others say he shut down debate about            people in other countries.
                                              race because more moderate politicians              Finally, there is the view that he gave
                                              were reluctant thereafter to raise the is-      the Conservatives an undeserved repu-
                                              sue at all (though this is really a reflec-     tation for being tough on immigration,
                                              tion on the cowardliness and careerism          which Margaret Thatcher exploited with
                                              of our political class rather than a criti-     her famous “swamped” comment. This
                                              cism of Powell).                                is relative, of course. The Conservatives
                                                 A perhaps more cogent criticism is           have never been willing to take the tough
                                              that though he provoked enormous pub-           decisions necessary to bring the multi-
                                              lic demonstrations of support, it was at        racial experiment to an end, but in com-
                                              the price of losing his ministerial status      parison with Labour, their reputation is
                                              and the means to influence immigration          not unjustified.
                                              policy at the top level. But what could             What remains above all is Powell’s
                                              he really have achieved if he had not           inspiring character: his willingness to
                                              been sacked? Would he ever have been            speak the truth regardless of personal
                                              able to persuade his colleagues to ac-          consequences, his courage in the face
            Margaret Thatcher.
                                              cept mass repatriation? Could Powell            of vilification, his disdain for conven-
ist. He never abandoned the race issue.       really have hoped to achieve more by            tional wisdom about race, his impervi-
Speaking in the Commons in July 1981          “playing the game”?                             ousness to ostracism, his refusal to com-
after the race riots of the early Thatcher       If he had not made those provocative         promise, and his ability to articulate the
years, he placed the blame squarely on        speeches things might have been even            thoughts and feelings of ordinary people
non-white immigration, and again called       worse. Massive public support for               who were otherwise neglected. He once
for repatriation. In 1987, in an interview    Powell certainly influenced the subse-          described himself as “listening for an
with Nick Ross on Channel 4, he still         quent tightening of immigration laws,           echo,” by which he meant that hearing
saw the threat of an “appalling” civil war    and he gave people the confidence to            an echo of what he said confirmed that
that would be essentially racial in na-       speak out against the multi-racial experi-      he was reflecting people’s feelings.
ture.                                         ment—at least for a time. This kind of              What of his predictions of bloodshed?
    As for Margaret Thatcher’s famously       criticism seems nothing more than the           It has not come on the scale he predicted,
influential remark in January 1978 on         tendency when all has gone wrong to             but there is always the potential for cata-
“World in Action” about understanding         blame the few people who tried to do            clysm. Powell once said of the race
people felt “really rather afraid that this   something about it.                             problem that “the fuse is burning, but
country might be swamped by [those]              At a different level, one could attack       the fuse is shorter than had been sup-
with a different culture,” he said he first   his Tory reverence for British institu-         posed.” In fact, the fuse is longer than
thought she shared his understanding of       tions, for it is these very institutions that   had been supposed, not shorter. And it
the problem and had definite plans for        have failed us so miserably over recent         is still quietly burning.                Ω
dealing with it. Later he concluded she       decades. For all their dignified, age-old
had only a tendency to allow her sym-         grandeur they have been unable to pre-
pathy for ordinary people to lead her into    vent the undermining of the ethnic ba-
statements on which she was not pre-          sis of the nation. Their continued exist-
pared to act.                                 ence fosters the illusion that nothing
    Powell left an incomparable legacy        important has really changed. They
of speeches and commentary on race,           serve to encourage a sense of compla-

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                                          Decline of the West
             Peter Hitchens, The Abolition of Britain: From Winston Churchill to Princess Diana
                                  Encounter Books, 2000, $22.95, 332 pp.
How the British destroyed                     changes so profound that those on op-         country under a tyranny of liberalism
                                              posite sides of the cultural divide hardly    that brooks no dissent. Long ago the
Britain.                                      recognize each other. He describes the        revolutionaries perfected an especially
                                              division of forces at the time of the gen-    nasty way of suppressing dissent, which
    reviewed by Thomas Jackson                eral election that brought Tony Blair’s       was: “to impute personal failing, even
                                              Labour party to power after years of          some sort of mental disorder, to those


P
       eter Hitchens is a reactionary—a       Conservative rule:                            who are against further relaxation of the
       forthright, unabashed, British re-        “The two Britains which faced each         rules. This is one of the most unpleas-
       actionary who thinks his country       other in April 1997 were utterly alien to     ant techniques of the new conformism,
has gone badly wrong, and would like          one another and unfairly matched. One         which finds it very hard to accept that
nothing better than to set it back on the     was old and dying, treasuring values and      any normal honest person could disagree
tracks. Homosexuality flaunted, patrio-                                                     with its ideas.”
tism mocked, the countryside destroyed,
the church ridiculed, standards demol-                                                        Television
ished, rampant libertinism, the loss of
sovereignty, liberal self-righteousness:                                                       In Mr. Hitchens’ view, television was
these are all unalloyed horrors to him,                                                     probably the most effective tool in the
and he attacks them with a pitiless elo-                                                    hands of the wrecking crew:
quence that is a joy to quote. There is                                                        “When colour came, even the bad
much to admire in this book and little                                                      programmes looked good, and by the
with which to quarrel—except that it                                                        late 1980s a new generation was grow-
says almost nothing about immigration.                                                      ing up, to whom the bright noisy plastic
It is certainly true that the British have                                                  box in the corner was the most seduc-
torn down Britain with their own hands,                                                     tive, the cleverest, the most articulate,
but if ever there is rebuilding it will be                                                  the most beguiling thing they had ever
by whites alone. If Britain becomes in-                                                     seen.”
creasingly non-white, nothing that has                                                         The following passages are about the
been lost can be restored.                                                                  decline of sexual morality, but they ap-
    This book’s point of departure is a                                                     ply equally well to cultural and racial
comparison of the ways in which Brit-                                                       norms of all kinds:
                                                         Lady Diana Spencer.
ain reacted to two deaths: Churchill’s in                                                      “As time passed, the private beliefs
1965 and Princess Diana’s in 1997. In         ideas which stretched back into a misty       of the majority would hardly ever be
1965, London was still, as Mr. Hitchens       past. One was new and hardly born,            reflected in the broadcast media, so con-
puts it, “the world capital of restraint,”    clinging just as fiercely to its own val-     vincing them that they were in fact a
and mourning for the prime minister was       ues of classlessness, anti-racism, sexual     minority and had somehow been left
heartfelt but solemn. The princess’ death     inclusiveness and license, contempt for       behind. As time went by, they lost con-
35 years later proved much had changed:       the nation state, dislike of deference,       fidence in a morality they had once been
    “Because it was the first royal death     scorn for restraint and incomprehension       proud to support, and became ashamed
for more than a generation, it gave Brit-     for the web of traditions and prejudices      of it. Enfeebled, isolated and pushed to
ain an unexpected opportunity to take         which were revered by the other side.”        the margins, the majority were not
its own temperature, and to discover that        Mr. Hitchens writes that in just a few     merely silent, but dumbstruck and pow-
it was suffering from a rather unpleas-       decades the British have laid waste cen-      erless, afraid to defend themselves.”
ant fever. Those brought up in the older      turies of distinctive tradition, and by          “The pattern in all these events is the
tradition were astonished, puzzled and        preparing to give up ever-greater             same: Behaviour which was once devi-
even hurt to hear pop songs and applause      swathes of national sovereignty to Eu-        ant is made to seem mainstream, or at
at a funeral, and to see mourners who         rope, are poised quite literally to abol-     least acceptable, and those who are un-
wept at one moment and took photo-            ish Britain. He describes this cultural       happy about it are portrayed as narrow-
graphs of the cortège a few minutes later.    revolution as largely an assault on tra-      minded, old-fashioned, prejudiced and
Those brought up since the changes took       dition that promoted the view that “re-       wrong. The effect of this implicit pro-
hold were equally surprised, puzzled and      bellion was almost always the right at-       paganda upon public opinion has been
annoyed by the restraint and self-disci-      titude, that the ideas of the past were       enormous, causing many people to be
pline of the other half of the nation, see-   invariably wrong, that putting the clock      ashamed of views they had held since
ing it as a failure to show correct emo-      back was a sin, while progress and            their childhood and had thought until
tion.”                                        change were both inevitable and right.”       recently were normal.”
    Mr. Hitchens explains that this mu-       This mentality has rampaged through              Television everywhere is a relent-
tual incomprehension was the result of        every British institution, and has left the   lessly modernizing, iconoclastic me-

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dium that despises the past and glori-        and moral standards, “television robs         to colonize North America, because of
fies the present, if only because it is       adults of one of their most important         the absence of safety nets, sexual equal-
unlike the past: “[T]he lens of television    tasks as passers-on of culture to the         ity and proper child care.” The new or-
was sending society a picture of itself       young, mediating, explaining, some-           der has “brought to maturity a genera-
that was simultaneously flattering, dis-      times hiding things until later when they     tion to whom the past was not just a for-
honest and designed to encourage only         will be less dangerous.”                      eign country, but a place of mystery
one set of ideas about what was good—            People who watch more television           which was easier to mock than under-
in politics, humour, architecture, foreign    rarely read, and the new species of           stand.”
affairs, charity, fashion, education, and     Briton “has had little chance to develop          This was well in evidence in 1998,
morals.”                                      its own critical, personal imagination        when the Japanese Emperor made a state
   Adding enormously to the destructive       through reading, and so has been a blank      visit to London: “[I]n a last dying twitch
power of television—and to every so-          page on which the revolutionaries have        of remembrance, elderly survivors of
cially corrosive force—was the pose all       been able to scrawl their own slogans.”       Japanese prison camps held silent pro-
“progressives” struck as lonely and cou-      As a consequence, television has “cre-        tests along the processional route of
rageous visionaries:                          ated a national conformism among the          Emperor Akihito . . . .” This was de-
   “[T]hey had invented the image of an       young, in taste, humour and politics, that    nounced by the young as “deeply rac-
all-powerful establishment, made up of        is quite unprecedented.” Mr. Hitchens         ist” and a sign of unhealthy obsession
hanging judges, public school headmas-        concludes: “To leave a child unsuper-         with the war.
                                              vised in front of a television set is no          In his one reference to immigration,
                                              less dangerous than giving it neat gin or     Mr. Hitchens does concede, “There is
                                              putting it within reach of narcotics.”        no doubt that the arrival of a large num-
                                                 Britain has come a long way from the       ber of immigrants from former imperial
                                              days when the BBC was established as          colonies has helped to confuse the teach-
                                              a state monopoly to promote high de-          ing of history.” He regrets “the rush to
                                              meanor and Christian morality. The            apologize to our new multicultural citi-
                                              BBC long ago fell to the barbarians, but      zens,” and seems to think that with a
                                              by ending the monopoly, Britain opened        little effort, the new multi-cultis could
                                              the door to the worst sort of profit-driven   be bred to British patriotism just like
                                              prurience and vulgarity.                      native-born whites.
                                                 What have been some of the casual-             Mr. Hitchens has a healthy apprecia-
                                              ties? Mr. Hitchens quotes George              tion of nationalism:
                                              Orwell: “England is perhaps the only              “The nation-state, as many people
                                              great country whose intellectuals are         forget, is one of the most reliable en-
                                              ashamed of their own nationality. . . .       gines of unselfishness and human soli-
                                              [A]lmost any English intellectual would       darity. If it breaks down, the feelings
                                              feel more ashamed of standing to atten-       which would have found their home in
    Coat of arms of the Prince of Wales.
                                              tion during ‘God Save the King’ than of       it seek other places where they are wel-
ters, hereditary peers, biblical bishops,     stealing from a poor box.” With the help      come.” People may become fanatical
militarists, Fleet Street barons, Royal       of television, writes Mr. Hitchens, “this     and even violent soccer fans, for ex-
Academicians who still liked proper pic-      once-laughable strand of thought and          ample, but it is what the disappearance
tures, the Lord Chamberlain, poets who        feeling would break out of its little book-   of patriotism makes people stop doing—
rhymed and scanned, and of course the         ish world and storm the culture centres       defend national traditions and contrib-
monarchy. . . . [I]t was just as the mo-      of the country, making patriotism, mon-       ute to national greatness—that is infi-
ment when their influence was turning         archy and Englishness in general un-          nitely worse.
to dust and ashes that they suddenly          fashionable and—worst of all—comi-
became famous. They were required, or         cal.”                                           The Church of England
at least their images were, to make the          Just as in the United States, history
younger generation feel as if they were       textbooks are now “drearily left-wing,           In Mr. Hitchens’ view, the pitiful col-
true, bold revolutionaries, marching          and focused upon suffering and depri-         lapse of the Church of England—there
against a wicked foe . . . .” The sinister    vation rather than upon achievement or        are now as many active Muslim congre-
power of this imaginary establishment         heroism;” they teach “tolerance” and big      gants as regular C of E churchgoers—is
“gave the glory of revolutionary struggle     government rather than patriotism. Brit-      central to Britain’s decline. He writes
to what would otherwise have been little      ish history is now a chronicle of imperi-     that the church not only taught morality
more than the triumph of ambition.”           alist jingoism, inadequate care for the       but gave the British a common cultural
   In many households, television re-         poor, persecution of homosexuals, and         and linguistic heritage.
placed community with “a network of           mistreatment of women. As a result,              Faith and the church have been butts
imaginary friends and neighbours who          writes Mr. Hitchens, “we have been            of satire and contempt like all the other
were both more interesting and less de-       turned into a nation without heroes,          ancient institution, and “by the 1960s,
manding than they would have been in          without pride in our past . . . .” “If our    eternal damnation, like most of the more
real life.” Often the television became a     ancestors had been like us,” he adds,         worrying aspects of the Christian reli-
third (or, increasingly often, the second)    “they would have lost at Trafalger and        gion, had apparently fallen into disuse.
parent. As purveyor of political, cultural,   Waterloo, and given up on the attempt         Bishops . . . had begun to admit, rather

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coyly to start with, that they were not        they reminded them of what they owed         ried mothers” or “broken homes,” but
sure about the existence of God or the         to the past, because they reinforced the     instead of “one-parent families,” as if
truth of their religion’s central beliefs.”    bonds of tradition, but above all because    they were just as good as the other kind.
It would not be long before “the Bishop        they constantly reminded them of a view           Wittingly or not, government pro-
of Durham, Dr. David Jenkins, would            of religion which was not theirs. It did     moted bastardy by lathering promiscu-
speak of the resurrection as ‘conjuring        not offer salvation through the Overseas     ous mothers with uplift and benefits that
tricks with old bones,’ . . . .”               Development Agency, the Anti-Apart-          remove the penalties for reckless pro-
   This had dire consequences because          heid Movement, Amnesty International         creation. Of course, the helpless “one-
“a world without God meant no punish-          and the Social Security budget. It offered   parent family” is the perfect client of the
ment for sin, and therefore no sin . . . .”    it in an entirely non-political way,         state. Completely dependent on the So-
The church tried very hard to stay “rel-       through the faith and deeds of the indi-     cial Security budget, its members have
evant” but if no one believed in God or        vidual.” Mr. Hitchens points out that the    dismantled the last bulwark against serf-
souls or sin, “how was it to become ‘rel-      old confessions vividly evoked the           dom. As Mr. Hitchens reminds us: “The
evant’ to the new age without becom-           wretchedness of man caught in the toils      greatest fortress of human liberty, proof
ing completely irrelevant to its purpose       of sin whereas the new versions “sound       against all earthly powers, is the family.
of saving souls?” As in virtually every        like the apologies offered by railway        . . . All serious tyrannies have sought to
institution, the rot started at the top, and   companies for late trains.”
“the Church, like the railways or the             Mr. Hitchens explains that “a man’s
government, was more and more being            moral worth is now measured by the
run for the benefit of its own employees       level of taxation he is willing to sup-
                                               port, rather than by his faith or even his
                                               good works. Other tests—opposition to
   “If our ancestors had                       apartheid or General Pinochet—are val-
 been like us they would                       ued more highly than personal adher-
have lost at Trafalger and                     ence to the Ten Commandments or the
 Waterloo, and given up                        Sermon on the Mount.” As the church
                                               subsides into irrelevance, “many young
on the attempt to colonize                     children entirely deprived of a tradition
 North America, because                        passed on without thinking by twenty
  of the absence of safety                     previous generations have no idea at all
 nets, sexual equality and                     of what goes on in churches . . . .”
                                                  Mr. Hitchens notes that nowhere has
    proper child care.”                        there been greater change than in Brit-
                                               ish attitudes towards sex, which were al-
rather than for the mere churchgoers or        ways much more conservative than
the nation itself.” As a result, congrega-     those on the continent. Now, there are
tions that were perfectly content, had all     no social sanctions against fornication,
manner of noisome changes foisted on           which has brought with it soaring rates
them. Rather than slow the defection of        of divorce, illegitimacy, abortion, and
worshipers, “modernization” has has-           disease. “Now the entire country seemed          She has reigned over much chnange.
tened it, but this has not slowed the pace     to be obsessed,” Mr. Hitchens writes,
of destructive innovation. As Mr.              “with staring at naked female chests,        undermine or infiltrate it, socialist tyr-
Hitchens explains, the church once un-         swearing and making dirty jokes. Like        annies most of all.”
derstood it must be conservative:              the pagans of old, unaffected by climate,       Mr. Hitchens concedes that the lot of
    “Thomas Cranmer [author of the             the British were now dancing round a         the “fallen woman” was a harsh one, but
1662 Book of Prayer that was until re-         giant phallus. Unlike the pagans theirs      accepting illegitimacy only made it
cently in common use] and the great            was a sterile phallus, disarmed by           more common, and condemned millions
translators consciously built their books      condoms and pills—the first heathen          of children to the impersonal cruelty of
to last, just as the architects of church      sexual cult to be based around sterility     fatherlessness: “Shame and stigma,
buildings had done, and continued to do.       rather than fertility.”                      which once both defended respectable
They believed that some ideas lay out-            Mr. Hitchens notes that the sex revo-     marriage and heaped misery on the poor
side normal time and could therefore be        lution has changed our vocabularies, not     bastard and his wretched mother, have
expressed in a way that defied passing         least by dignifying youthful copulation      disappeared. Instead, there is the slower,
fashion. This belief survived until the        as “sexual experimentation:” “What, by       vaguer, more indirect misery of a soci-
late 20th century,” when it was done to        the way, are these ‘experiments’ and the     ety where fewer and fewer children have
death with trendy new liturgy, music,          other ‘experiments’ in drugtaking seek-      two parents, and where more and more
doctrine, prayers, and church decora-          ing to prove or disprove, which is not       women are married to the State.”
tions.                                         already known? It is interesting that this      Even the left is now groping towards
   Mr. Hitchens explains why the old,          word is so frequently used for wrong         a realization that there is such a thing as
majestic liturgy had to go:                    actions taken by the young.” Likewise,       depravity, and that a hereditary class of
   “The glories of the language were           the disappearance of social sanction         welfare recipients is not a blessing.
offensive to the modernizers because           means we no longer talk about “unmar-        However: “If you do not believe in sin,

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then you can hardly be expected to use        sex or illegal drugs in official or semi-      they are unable to resist even what
up much energy fighting against it. And       official propaganda about AIDS.”               would be genuine abolition: displace-
if you do believe in sin, then you are           Much of what Mr. Hitchens opposes           ment by aliens. What makes it tragedy
‘judgemental,’ and automatically ex-          is the miasma of modernism common              is that the British have done this to them-
cluded from the debate.”                      to all Western countries, but he has spe-      selves. Mr. Hitchens recalls that to
   Interestingly, Mr. Hitchens calls all      cifically British concerns. He thinks a        Evelyn Waugh, having Labour in power
this “the Americanization of our sex          small island is not a good place for au-       in 1945 was “similar to living under for-
lives,” claiming that “[Elvis] Presly dug     tomobiles, and that by supplanting an          eign occupation.” As for the current
beneath the fortifications of British         extensive train system cars have de-           state of decline:
sexual reserve, leaving them so weak-         stroyed much of the countryside. He re-            “A real occupation would almost cer-
ened that John Lennon and Mick Jagger         grets the disappearance of regional ac-        tainly have produced a resistance, the
could knock them down completely.”            cents. He is sorry that “specifically lo-      circulation of banned texts and the hold-
   The destruction of the family was yet      cal or specifically British styles of ar-      ing of secret religious services. But a
another cause and consequence of              chitecture have given way to the inter-        county which ploughs under its own
monolithic liberalism: “[The family’s]        national blandness of concrete and             culture, without violence or open sup-
defeat during the last five decades has       glass.” He also mourns the loss of Brit-       pression, has no such resistance. The
helped to produce the most conformist         ish weights and measures and of the old        objects of the attack are unaware that
and least individualist generation in         currency system of shillings, florins, and     they are under attack, and there are no
known history. Without a strong fam-          crowns: “[I]t is an odd truth that this sort   martyrs, no persecution to bring resis-
ily, the growing child is much more eas-      of measure, highly practical and tested        tance into being.”
ily influenced by his own age group,          as it is, rarely survives any sort of revo-        The revolution has been non-vio-
themselves under pressure from TV pro-        lution. It requires deference and tradi-       lent—so far: “I cannot guarantee that it
grammers, advertisers, teachers and           tion to survive. Without it, the toe-count-
fashion.”                                     ing simplicity of decimal and metric
   A nation that now approves of sport        systems is all that is left.”
sex of all kinds can hardly disapprove           Now, of course, Britain is debating
of homosexuals, whom Britons dare not         whether to join the European Monetary
criticize but must “sentimentalize . . . as   System and thereby lose not only the
modern heroes.” Mr. Hitchens notes an         pound sterling but economic indepen-
asymmetry: “Smoking and buggery can           dence. For Mr. Hitchens, a false step
both kill you,” he observes, but smok-        means no return: “If we are what we
ers are foolish people who take danger-       used to be, then this is a last unrepeatable
ous risks while homosexuals are victims       moment at which we can halt our ex-            will not lead to bloodshed in the end, as
and martyrs. No one officially recom-         tinction as a culture and a nation.”           revolutionary ideas so often do, but it
mends “safer” smoking—low tar and                What Mr. Hitchens is describing is          has been restrained up till now. For this
nicotine. Complete renunciation is the        nothing short of tragedy. Like all men         has been a very British revolution, per-
only option for smokers, but “there is        of the West, the British are a denatured       haps the last thing we shall do that is
not even a hint of disapproval of anal        people, so weakened and bewildered             British.”                             Ω



                                      O Tempora, O Mores!
Preferences on the Wane                       with the hoary old notion that prefer-         with the same qualifications as a white
                                              ences were needed to compensate 18-            is 258 times more likely to get in. Two
   It is beginning to look as though the      year-old non-whites for years of per-          days after the decision, Jesse Jackson led
U.S. Supreme Court will finally step into     sonal discrimination, and to state baldly      hundreds of U of M students in a pro-
the debate about racial preferences in        that even if they had never felt the sting     test, and promised a march on Washing-
university admissions. Two recent and         of prejudice, the mere presence of non-        ton.
contradictory federal court decisions—        whites on campus justified keeping                With two contradictory decisions
regarding the same university—have            some whites out (see AR, Feb. 2001).           emanating from the same campus, and
left the legality of preferences in such a       Now a different federal district judge,     losers promising to appeal, it is very
jumble, it would be dereliction of duty       Bernard Friedman, has ruled that the U         unlikely the U.S. Supreme Court will
to look the other way.                        of M law school’s admissions policy—           stay out. The 1996 Hopwood case that
   Last December, U.S. District Judge         which also discriminates against whites        brought down racial preferences at the
Patrick Duggan ruled that the Univer-         in the name of diversity—is not consti-        University of Texas Law School is still
sity of Michigan’s undergraduate affir-       tutional. And discriminate it does. The        in appeal, and could get to the Supreme
mative action program was constitu-           typical white who gets in has an LSAT          Court before the Michigan cases.
tional because, although it discriminated     score of 43 and a grade point average of          In fact, it is surprising the justices
against whites, it did so for the noble       3.58, while the typical protected minor-       have not revisited admissions prefer-
purpose of increasing diversity. This was     ity gets in with 34 and 3.05 respectively.     ences since 1978, the year of the 5-4
the first time such a ruling had dispensed    Put in terms of odds, a black applicant        Bakke decision that forbade quotas but

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permitted use of race as a factor in uni-         On the employment front, the Su-          among the whites who were beaten up.
versity admissions. All five justices who     preme Court decided to let stand an ap-       “This is pure anarchy, just lawlessness,”
voted with the majority in 1978 have          peals court ruling that Fulton County,        he said afterwards. “Those charges of
retired, and recent decisions suggest the     Georgia, may no longer discriminate in        racism are just nonsense.” [Retrenched
current court might well rule against         favor of non-whites and women in              Zimbabwean Workers Attack White
racial preferences—perhaps by an              awarding city contracts. The County had       Directors, Reuters, March 30, 2001.]
equally narrow margin.                        been tilting bids towards “disadvan-              Meanwhile, Zimbabwean authorities
    “Civil rights” groups are worried. In     taged” companies since 1979, and              have finally arrested someone for the
1997 the Supreme Court agreed to hear         wanted so desperately to keep doing it        murder of a white farmer. Last month
a case brought by a white Piscataway,         that it hoped the Supreme Court would         we reported blacks killed Gloria Olds,
New Jersey, high school teacher who           step in and reverse the 11th Circuit          the mother of a farmer murdered last
had been fired to save the job of an          Court. [AP, March 26, 2001.]                  year. Neighbors found her with 20 bul-
equally qualified black teacher. The              Meanwhile, in Baytown, Texas, close       let wounds, not far from her three dogs,
Black Leadership Forum raised hun-            to Houston, an antique drama straight         which had also been shot. On March 27,
dreds of thousands of dollars to pay off      out of the worst days of racial prefer-       in something of a miracle, police ar-
the plaintiff and settle out of court, ren-   ences was playing itself out. In 1992,        rested 47-year-old Albert Ncube and
dering the case moot and keeping it out       U.S. District Judge Sim Lake of Hous-         said they were still looking for an ac-
of the hands of the justices. Even with-      ton ordered the town’s fire department        complice. Mrs. Olds was the eighth
out definitive Supreme Court action,          to hire whites and non-whites in equal        white farmer to die in the recent vio-
these university cases have been useful,      numbers until the percentage of non-          lence, and police have not arrested any
ending preferences at defendant univer-       whites on the squad equals their percent-     suspects in the other killings. [Zimba-
sities and causing others to dismantle af-    age in the town: 30 percent. The trouble      bwe Man Charged With Murder of
firmative action for fear of similar suits.   is, non-whites cannot pass the test. Ear-     White Farmer, Reuters, March 30,
[Joseph Altman, Court Rules Against           lier this year, only two of 27 applicants     2001.]
UM Law Policy, AP, March 27, 2001.            passed the Fire Fighters Selection Exam,          In fact, the bloodiest
Students Protest Michigan Racial Pref-        and both were white. Since the last fire-     war on African whites is
erence Ruling, Reuters, March 29, 2001.       man hired was white, Baytown can’t hire       going on in South Africa.
Lyle Denniston, High Court Test Looms         them, and seven slots on the force re-        On March 27, blacks
for Affirmative Action, Boston Globe,         main unfilled. What to do?                    killed white farmer Nicho-
March 30, 2001. Andrea Billups, Judge             The town switched to a different test     las van Rensburg and
Denies Stay to Law School Using Raced         and saw the pass rate jump from seven         wounded his mother in a
as Admission Factor, Washington               percent to 91 percent. Fourteen of the        rifle attack. They left with-
Times, April 4, 2001, p. A7.]                 43 applicants who passed were non-            out taking anything, and
    Not all non-whites are taking these       white, so Baytown’s hiring problems           most farmers think this is yet
changes quietly. In California, univer-       may be over. Paul Muñoz, president of         another killing meant to in-
sities have outlawed the use of race as a     the Baytown Professional Firefighters         timidate whites and force
criterion for admission since 1995, and       Association, says the results reflect a       them off the land. Although the
blacks, especially, resent this. In March,    clear lowering of standards, but the          world press has been remark-
high school teachers in San Francisco         city’s director of training, Lionel Will-     ably silent about it, blacks have
gave students time off on a weekday to        iams denies it. He says the previous          killed nearly 500 white farmers
attend a noon rally at U.C. Berkeley,         batch of test-takers just didn’t study hard   since the beginning of black rule
where much noise was made about how           enough. [Cindy Horswell, Baytown              in 1995. Some they have held
equal opportunity requires unequal op-        May Resolve Shortage of Firefighters          for hours and tortured to death.
portunity. Among the approximately            With New Testing, Houston Chronicle,          Blacks killed thirteen white
2,000 overwhelmingly non-white and            March 14, 2001.]                              farmers in the month of January
high-school age crowd, some 150 blacks                                                      alone. Whites are furious about
soon lost interest in politics, and decided   War on African Whites                         the lack of government response
to loot a shoe store. Much of the stock                                                     and believe there is tacit approval
at an Athlete’s Foot walked out the door          On March 30, racial conflict in Zim-      from the top for these killings.
before police restored order. While they      babwe took a new turn. One hundred                Eight hundred white farmers
were acquiring new footwear, the blacks       black former employees stormed a meet-        gathered for Mr. van Rensburg’s
also beat up a white Berkeley student,        ing of the board of directors—which           funeral and vowed to take the law
sending him to the hospital. No arrests       includes blacks and whites—of the tex-        into their own hands if authori-
were made, and police had no comment          tile firm Merspin Pvt. Ltd. The blacks        ties do not act. Andre Korp, Mr.
on the motive for the beating. At the         slapped and kicked the whites, driving        van Rensburg’s next-door neigh-
same demonstration, a white Berkeley          them from the room, but left black di-        bor, told reporters farmers were
freshman, John Dehrs, made the mistake        rectors unhurt. The attackers were            going to take up arms and form self-de-
of assuming he would be politely re-          among 600 workers laid off two years          fense networks to stop the killings. “The
ceived when he expressed doubts about         ago, and claim Merspin is racist and          killers were lucky I wasn’t at home that
racial preferences. He reported that at       owes them money. Eric Bloch, a lead-          day,” says Mr. Korp. “I would have
least one person threatened him, and said     ing economic commentator in Zimba-            chased them and killed them. I wouldn’t
the incident left him “a little shaken.”      bwe and a director of the company, was        have just caught them. I would have

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killed them.” [Sue Thomas, S. Africa’s       her sister Serena. She claimed she had           Frank Zeidler, who was mayor from
White Farmers Ready to Fight Back,           tendonitis, but many fans thought Mr.         1948 to 1960, when Milwaukee’s popu-
Reuters, April 2, 2001.]                     Williams rigged things to steer a win to      lation hit its peak, is not so starry-eyed.
   There is no telling where the war may     Serena. Mr. Williams says he and his          He points out that a lot of whites left the
spread. There are 4,500 white farmers        daughters were booed by racist fans who       city because they didn’t want to live with
in next-door Namibia, and Sam Nujoma,        called them “nigger.”                         blacks. He says the real metropolitan
who has run the country since indepen-          There is no doubt about the booing,        center of the area is no longer Milwau-
dence in 1990, indulges in periodic anti-    but there is considerable doubt about the     kee but eastern Waukesha County. “Mil-
white outbursts. On March 28, he lashed      “nigger.” Asked if she had heard any-         waukee has certain glamour places,” he
out once again, saying whites were ar-       thing nasty while she was playing,            says, “but it also has a cordon of blight
bitrarily firing black workers. “We have     Serena said: “I don’t know. I can’t re-       around the downtown area that has ex-
the capacity to fight you,” he said. “We     member.” When Venus was asked what            isted for quite a while and to which much
will get you. I warn those whites it is      she heard when she sat down with her          attention has not been paid officially.”
the first and last time I hear you insult-   father, she answered loyally, “I heard        [Alan Borsuk and Leonard Sykes, City
ing us.” Mr. Nujoma is a close ally of       whatever he heard.”                           Population Lowest Since 1940, Milwau-
Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe,             Tennis player Martina Hingis dis-          kee Journal Sentinel, March 8, 2001.]
whom he refuses to criticize, but he has     missed Mr. Williams’ claims. “I defi-
stated publicly Namibia will not launch      nitely don’t feel . . . there is any racism   Diversity ≠ Integration
an anti-white land-grab. [Namibian           on the tour,” she said. “Sometimes . . .
President Lashes Out at White Farmers,       he [Mr. Williams] has said things which           Commentators are dismayed to find
Reuters, March 28, 2001.]                    are not true.” The alleged victim is not      that although the 2000 census finds the
                                             backing down. He says it was “the worst       country more “diverse,” the different
The Bjorn Borg Solution                      act of prejudice I’ve seen since they         races are no more likely to live together
                                             killed Martin Luther King.” [Williams         than they were 10 years ago. John Lo-
   The great Swedish tennis player           Cries Racism, Desert Sun (Palm                gan, who is with the Lewis Mumford
Bjorn Borg is urging Europeans to have       Springs), March 27, 2001, p. C1. Will-        Center for Comparative Urban and Re-
more babies. In a full-page advertise-       iams Family is Upset by Racial Slurs,         gional Research, says a first pass
ment in Sweden’s main fi-                    Washington Times, March 27, 2001, p.          through the data shows, “we’re not more
nancial paper Dagens                         B3.]                                          integrated—that’s the bottom line.” One
Industri, he wrote:                                                                        trend is that various minority groups are
   “We have a bit of a deli-                 Going, Going . . . .                          slightly more likely to live close to each
cate problem here in the                                                                   other—Hispanics and blacks, or Asians
western world: there aren’t                       Milwaukee is one of those declining      and Hispanics—but whites are no more
enough babies being born.                    American cities that now have non-            likely than in 1990 to have non-white
If nothing drastic happens                   white majorities. The 2000 census             neighbors. In cities like New York and
soon there won’t be anyone                   shows that with Hispanics at 12 percent,      Chicago, black-white residential pat-
who can work and put up                      blacks 37 percent, Asians three percent,      terns have not changed since the 1920s.
for our pensions. Bad                        American Indians and “others” at nine         “You might have thought the black civil-
karma! Luckily there is                      percent, whites are a clear minority. As      rights movement or the rise of the black
a simple solution that is                    it changed color, Milwaukee’s popula-         middle class or changing racial attitudes
both enjoyable and relax-                    tion declined. At 596,974 it is now five      surely by now would have made a dif-
ing: The Swedish model. An                   percent down on the 1990 figure and 20        ference,” says Dr. Logan, but they have
intimate form of socializing                 percent down from the record of 741,324       not. “The color line is still very strong.”
that, if done properly, will keep mid-       set in 1960. The city’s population is now     As the Christian Science Monitor puts
wives labouring all over Europe. So the      the smallest it has been in 60 years.         it, “Children of the early 21st century
humble advice from Bjoern Borg is quite           Milwaukee’s white mayor, John            will likely grow up isolated from people
simply: Get to it!”                          Norquist, at least pretends not to under-     of other ethnic groups—much as the
   The advertisement concludes with the      stand the connection between race and         children of the early 20th century did.”
admonition, “F*** for Future” over Mr.       population loss. “I’m a little disap-         [Laurent Belsie, Ethnic Diversity
Borg’s signature. [Tennis Legend Bjorn       pointed that it’s not over 600 [thousand].    Grows, but Not Integration, Christian
Borg Urges Europeans to Have More            . . . It’s not something you want to break    Science Monitor, March 14, 2001.]
Sex, Agence France-Presse, March 9,          out the champagne over,” he says. At              Preliminary results for the Miami area
2001.]                                       the same time, he claims that learning        show a similar trend, as residential seg-
                                             whites are a minority was “the most           regation remained essentially un-
Hearing Things                               pleasant news in the whole census.” “I’d      changed over the last 10 years. Whites
                                             say this is something we should really        and Hispanics are not as segregated from
   Richard Williams is the father of ten-    point to with pride,” he said. “Of all the    each other as are blacks from both
nis players Venus and Serena Williams,       places in Wisconsin, it’s the one place       whites and Hispanics. In a few places
and acts as both coach and manager. On       that’s most open and welcoming. . . . It      in the Dade County/Broward County
March 15, Venus withdrew from a match        shows that Milwaukee is the part of           area there was more integration, but seg-
in an Indian Wells, California, tourna-      Wisconsin that is most like where             regation increased in Miramar, Pom-
ment that would have pitted her against      America is going.”                            pano Beach, and Homestead—all heav-

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ily black areas from which both whites        state of California and are only 49 per-       and like to complain about it. Social
and Hispanics appear to have fled. [Amy       cent of the city’s population, so the coun-    worker Shanna Ritts, who is a union rep-
Driscoll and Tim Henderson, Region’s          cil decided unanimously that the term          resentative, says she hears a lot about
Populace Staying Apart, Miami Herald,         “minority” was both inaccurate and in-         discrimination among different groups
April 4, 2001.]                               sulting. It hasn’t officially decided what     of non-whites, with various kinds of
                                              to call non-whites, but one black coun-        Hispanics discriminating against each
Drugs for Blacks                              cil member suggests “people of color.”         other. “We have a large group of minor-
                                                 Not all minorities are happy about the      ity people working, but they clash,” she
   The U.S. Food and Drug Adminis-            change. Scott Rosa of the League of            explains. [Arthur Kane, Workers Cite
tration is just a few steps away from         United Latin American Citizens says            Bias at City Agency, Denver Post,
approving its first drug exclusively for      Hispanics are still a minority. “It’s a fact   March 16, 2001.]
one social construct. Studies found that      nationally,” he says, “and it is something
BiDil, a heart failure drug made by           that helps us get scholarships and nu-         “A Particular Gardening
NitroMed, reduced mortality in blacks         merous other benefits.” [Steve Miller,
by a remarkable 66 percent but had little     San Diego Panel Unanimously Hits
                                                                                             Implement”
effect on whites. Blacks are twice as         Delete Key on ‘Minority,’ Washington              A high-ranking Australian police of-
likely as whites to suffer from heart fail-   Times, April 4, 2001, p. A4.]                  ficer has finally admitted the obvious:
ure but do not respond well to the usual                                                     foreign drug gangs have brought a great
anti-hypertension drugs known as ACE          Hispanics Not ‘Minorities’                     deal of violence to Australia. “There is
inhibitors. One reason may be blacks                                                         no question that the use of knives and
have a deficiency in nitric oxide, a natu-       In the previous issue we reported that      guns has become far more frequent in
rally-produced substance that dilates         Hispanic business-owners in Georgia            recent years,” says Federal Police Com-
blood vessels; BiDil raises the level of      were pushing for the same preferential         missioner Mick Palmer. “I think essen-
nitric oxide. NitroMed must now con-          treatment as blacks, Asians, and Indi-         tially it is related to drug trafficking. It
duct one more test, with black subjects       ans as “minority suppliers.” Legislation       is related to some of the ethnicity of
only, in order to get final FDA approval.     ran into unexpectedly fierce opposition        some of the people involved in the trade
[Victoria Griffith, FDA Paves the Way         from black law-makers and was de-              and the fact that the use of knives and
for First ‘Ethnic’ Drug, Financial Times      feated. Bob Holmes, a member of the            guns is a more familiar part of the crimi-
(London), March 8, 2001.]                     state’s Legislative Black Caucus, ex-          nal side of those cultures than has been
                                              plained why: “There is growing com-            the case in Australia.” Mr. Palmer was
Drugs for Asians                              petition between blacks and Hispanics,         perhaps emboldened to say these things
                                              and in the South, it is going to get worse.    because he was about three days away
   A study conducted at the Chinese           We know that they have escaped from            from retirement.
University of Hong Kong concludes that        poverty and we want them to have a                A few people were brave enough to
Chinese have a heightened genetic pre-        better life here, but not at the expense       welcome his remarks. New South Wales
disposition to drug addiction. Dr.            of African-Americans.” [Dahleen                state premier Bob Carr applauded, say-
Alfreda Stadlin, associate professor of       Glanton, Hispanic Influx in Deep South         ing police would be more effective if
anatomy, says a single mutation in the        Causes Tensions—With Blacks, Chi-              they could identify suspects by race,
A118G mu opioid receptor gene asso-           cago Tribune, March 19, 2001.]                 rather than kow-towing to ethnic sensi-
ciated with “pleasure and reward path-                                                       tivities. The tabloid Daily Telegraph,
ways” is found in 30 percent of Chinese       Love Among the Liberals                        which has been running frequent stories
but in only 11 percent of whites, 14 per-                                                    about turf wars between Chinese triads,
cent of Hispanics, and two percent of            Denver’s Human Services Depart-             Lebanese street gangs and Vietnamese
blacks. The mutation is thought to make       ment, which handles child abuse, wel-          heroin dealers, declared it was time “to
a person more likely to become addicted       fare, child support, etc., is one of the       call a particular gardening implement a
to drugs and to make addiction more           most aggressively integrated agencies in       spade.”
difficult to break. Dr. Stadlin says this     the city. Many employees and eight of             At the same time, the usual people
mutation may also be associated with          ten department heads are non-white, as         were saying the usual things. George
the notorious Chinese love of gambling.       is much of the department’s clientele.         Khonzame, who runs a welfare center
[Opioid Receptor Poly-                        Recently, the city hired the Gallup or-        for Lebanese, says it is “very unfair” to
morphism May Predis-                          ganization to see how well the 1,300           link crime to nationality or race. “It’s a
pose Chinese to Heroin                        employees get along, and was shocked           problem of all youth in Australia,” he
Addiction, Reuters                            by the results. Fifty-seven percent of re-     explained. [Michael Christie, Racial
Medical News, March                           spondents disagreed with the statement         Branding Inflames Australian Crime
16, 2001.]                                    that employees are treated fairly with-        Debate, Reuters, March 13, 2002.]
                                              out regard to race, sex, age, etc. Sixty-
Minorities No More                            nine percent disagreed with the state-         Felons and the Vote
                                              ment that they trust top management.
   The San Diego city council has be-         The Gallup people, who have apparently            Florida is one of 13 states that bar
come the first such body in the country       done similar work before, assured the          released felons from voting unless they
officially to drop the term “minority.”       city that people in the uplift business are    are cleared through a clemency process.
Whites are no longer a majority in the        particularly sensitive to discrimination,      The state now has 72,000 prison in-

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mates—53 percent of whom are black—          ers and Convergence security guards.           to review the ruling, but it cannot over-
and 550,000 non-voting felons on the         “We’re going to keep on doing this un-         ride an appeals court decision. Immigra-
outside, of which 140,000 are black. The     til the government arrests Gérard              tion activists welcomed the opinion,
Florida legislature’s black caucus thinks    Gourgue,” said Eugene Bedeshein, 25,           noting that thousands of immigrants
withholding the vote is racism, and          an Aristide admirer manning a barricade        kicked out of Texas, Louisiana, and
wants to introduce a bill to reinstate a     of flaming tires at a downtown Port-au-        Mississippi can now return, and that the
felon’s franchise automatically one year     Prince intersection. Two of Mr. Artis-         INS is likely to abide by the 5th circuit’s
after he leaves jail. They want Gover-       tide’s cabinet ministers have demanded         decision in all parts of the country.
nor Jeb Bush, whom they call “Jeb            an arrest, saying Mr. Gourgue assumed          [Maro Robbins, DWI Order May Help
Crow” for eliminating racial preferences     the title of president illegally. As for Mr.   Immigrants, San Antonio Express-
in college admissions, to do as his          Gourgue, he says the violence is orches-       News, March 5, 2001.]
brother George did in Texas, and sign        trated by Mr. Aristide, who hopes to use
such a bill. The ACLU is on the side of      constant disorder as an excuse to dis-         Bailing Out Rev. Al
the yard birds: “These [restrictions on      pense with democracy and reestablish
the franchise] are poll taxes and literacy   open dictatorship. [Michael Norton,               The Tawana Brawley fake-rape case
tests by another name,” says Howard          Aristide Militants Firebomb Opposition         lingers on. In 1988, the black Miss
Simon, the ACLU’s executive director         Office, Shoot at School, AP, March 21,         Brawley, desperate for an excuse for
in Florida.                                  2001.]                                         why she had been out all night, invented
   The change will not come easily. Dis-        As the country falls ever deeper into       a story of having been raped by white
franchisement of felons is part of the       chaos, the Canadian International De-          men. Rev. Al Sharpton became her
Florida constitution, which can be           velopment Agency (CIDA), which                 champion and, in a flurry of wild accu-
changed only by a three-fifths vote in       ladles out foreign aid, has just released      sations, claimed then-New York State
both houses of the legislature, followed     a 25-page report criticizing the Haitian       prosecutor Steven Pagones was one of
by a voter referendum. The earliest it       police for insufficient “gender equity”!       the rapists. Mr. Pagones sued Mr.
could possibly get on the ballot would       Three CIDA analysts (sex unspecified)          Sharpton for slander, and in 1998 a jury
be November 2002. [Marc Caputo,              who visited the country last year say the      awarded him $65,000 in damages. Mr.
Black Lawmakers: Let Ex-Inmates Vote         police must hire more lady officers, in-       Sharpton refused to pay, and interest
Again, Palm Beach Post, March 13,            troduce a sexual harassment policy,            swelled the debt to $87,000—though
2001. Mark Silva, Panel OK’s Felons’         learn how to deal with domestic abuse,         Mr. Pagones did manage to get $15,000
Voting Rights, Miami Herald, march 22,       introduce complaint forms for women            by garnishing wages. Mr. Pagones was
2001.]                                       mistreated by police, and set up special       convinced Mr. Sharpton was hiding as-
                                             units to deal with female victims of vio-      sets, and sued to make the Sharpton or-
Haiti Update                                 lence. The report concedes that some of        ganizations—National Action Network
                                             this may not happen overnight but urges        and Rev. Al’s Productions—cough up
    Last month’s cover story touched on      a perspective that is “10 years down the       the cash.
the colorful ways Haiti’s leaders move       road.” A Haitian who helps train the              Mr. Sharpton’s delinquency was be-
in and out of power. Latest develop-         police reacted with astonishment, point-       ginning to be an embarrassment for his
ments suggest no change is in sight. Last    ing out that the police can’t even keep        supporters, who decided to pass the hat
November’s elections, which put ex-          the peace. He said “gender equity” and         and pay his debts. “I thought it was time
priest Jean-Bertrand Aristide in the         the idea of a harassment-free workplace        for it to be taken care of,” explains Percy
Presidential Palace, were so rife with       are “far from the minds” of police of-         Sutton, who is head of Inner City Broad-
corruption foreign aid agencies have put     ficers. [Marina Jiménez, As Nation             casting, and a power-broker among New
assistance on hold until the mess is         Burns, CIDA Tells Haiti to Hire More           York City’s blacks. He has always said
sorted out. The 15-party opposition al-      Policewomen, National Post, March 22,          he believed Miss Brawley was raped,
liance called Convergence decided its        2001.]                                         but will not comment on the merits of
leader, Gérard Gourgue, should have                                                         the Pagones suit. He worked out an
won the election, and named him presi-       More Foreign Drunks                            agreement to come up with a quick
dent of an “alternative government.”                                                        $40,000 now, with the balance due by
Since then, politics have continued by           The Immigration and Naturalization         mid-June. Some of the contributors were
extra-parliamentary means. On March          Service ordinarily deports aliens who get      Black Enterprise magazine chairman
20, a gang of Aristide supporters be-        a violent felony conviction. Until now,        Earl Graves, Essence publisher Ed
sieged a school run by Convergence. Mr.      it has considered felony drunk driving—        Lewis, lawyer Johnnie Cochran,
Gourgue, president of the alternative        usually the third drunk-driving convic-        and Amsterdam News pub-
government, barricaded the doors and         tion—a deportable felony, because              lisher Bill Tatum. [Niles
cowered inside with 50 students, while       drunk drivers are likely to kill people.       Lathem and Tracy Con-
the mob shot up the building. After an       In March, a three-judge panel of the fed-      nor, Passing the Hat
hour of this, the police arrived and tear-   eral 5th Circuit Court in San Antonio,         for Rev. Al, March 22,
gassed the besiegers.                        Texas, ruled that drunk drivers cannot         2001.]
    On the same day, Aristide partisans      be deported no matter how often they              It is not easy to imagine ma-
attacked a Convergence office, setting       break they law because they probably           jor white business figures pay-
it on fire. Four people were wounded in      do not intend violence. The INS has the        ing off a criminal’s debts out
the ensuing gun battle between attack-       option of asking the full, 15-judge panel      of pure racial solidarity. Ω

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