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The Immigration Dilemma

Last Friday, President Trump signed Executive Order “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States” into law, implementing a temporary ban on immigration from seven high risk countries in the Middle East and North Africa, among other measures. Predictably, the precious global citizens coddled for eight years by a President who could not utter the words “radical Islamic terror,” were outraged at such an insensitively pragmatic approach to securing the nation’s borders.

Without a warning shot, without the usual, pathetic groveling to the “millions of peaceful Muslims,” the President of the United States acted swiftly in the security interests of the nation and for no other purpose. For the first time in eight years, federal immigration policy was adopted based on security rather than political considerations. As a result, while the Soros coalition stamps their feet and cries with Chuck Schumer, over the next 30 days our vetting procedures will improve and Americans will be safer; that’s a good deal.

Unfortunately, there is a deep, underlying problem with this Executive Order and the rhetoric used by Press Secretary Spicer and the President. Many say that the EO goes too far, that it unfairly targets one religion, that it resembles a Muslim ban. Many conservatives (cuckservatives) have complained that such a discriminatory policy betrays America’s founding principles and values, that America has strength in its ideological diversity.

Neither of these concerns are legitimate. The immigration “ban” is temporary, and upon the conclusion of a 90 day period during which the vetting process for immigrants from nations compromised by terror can be improved, immigration from those countries will resume. Moreover, nations with large Muslims populations such as Indonesia, Pakistan, Egypt, Bangladesh, and others are not included in even the temporary ban; if President Trump were trying to keep Muslims out of the country, this Executive Order would be an abject failure.

Additionally, Trump’s Executive Order does not betray any of the principles under which the nation was founded, this is more demagoguing by establishment Republicans who still flinch like rescue dogs after eight years at the mercy of political correctness. Moreover, the Founders grappled with the Barbary pirates of the Maghreb in the first two decades of the 19th century, it is dubious they would have endorsed the wholesale import of such an alien culture as the West has today.

The problem with President Trump’s Executive Order is that it does not go far enough, and neither does the rhetoric which typically accompanies it. In their haste to construct a logical defense of the EO to the hordes of anarchists threatening to shut down airports and highways, conservatives fall to their knees, desperately trying to educate their ignorant compatriots. They proudly, righteously defend the EO from accusations that its intention is to bar immigration from the Middle East.

But why does it not?

At the most fundamental level, the kind of inclusive, multicultural immigration policy endorsed by both the Democrat and Republican establishment, that just anybody can come to the country in large numbers, is incompatible with the current form of government. Given that everything from a Constitutional Amendment to the Presidential election are determined through democratic processes, the maintenance of a free and liberal government is wholly dependent on the demography of the electorate.

Republicans seem to argue at once that the people of the Middle East do not share our values, yet at the same time are not only welcome but entitled to migrate to America en masse. This is a circle which Speaker Ryan and others cannot square. Many arguments have been invented to wish this problem away using the magical logic of American Exceptionalism.

Establishment types argue that the nation can absorb millions of immigrants from around the world who prefer tyrannical welfare states because they will assimilate into exceptional American culture. Apparently they will assimilate into small government constitutionalism through unionized public school teachers and the mainstream media. Moreover, we can observe from Europe that Muslim migrants are having a difficult time assimilating in the over 450 Muslim “no-go zones” in which the government has effectively ceded control to mobs of violent migrants.

Another popular line of reasoning is that the vast majority of the 10 bazillion Muslims in the world are actually peaceful, freedom loving liberals just dying to escape the uniformly miserable countries which they created. There are some terrorists, just like in any other religion, but the rest are cool, just like in any other religion. Europe is learning the hard way that the distinction between Islamic terrorists and citizens of Islamic states is not their degree of radicalization but their propensity for violence.

It is no coincidence that from Morocco to Indonesia, Islam has wrought nothing but brutal, repressive, sexist, violent autocracies. Surely, if there were such a vast gap between the policies of the state and the principles of the people, one out of the fifty majority Muslim countries in three continents would be palatable by Western standards. Sweden is on the brink of collapse as a result of massive Muslim immigration. Germany, Belgium, France, and Italy are under an almost perpetual state of emergency in their effort to combat latent terrorists which have clearly already infiltrated their populations.

The madness must stop. The President is wise enough to recognize the unique threat that Islamic terrorism poses to the West and the world, yet perhaps the nation and his electorate are not ready to draw the connection between Islamic terrorism and Islam itself. After all, should we consider it a victory that we prevented one or two terrorists from entering the country while thousands who hold many of the same beliefs move in next door?

I do not seek to reproduce the extensive case against massive Muslim migration here as Stefan Molyneux, Gatestone Institue, Ann Coulter, Ben Shapiro, and others have done so well before. This is only to demonstrate one case study in the much more systemic flaw in the nature of the American political system. Conservative decry “identity politics” and liberals deride generalizations based on race or religion; but so long as the Constitution can be amended directly or indirectly at the ballot box, demography remains, in the words of Mark Steyn, our destiny.

As the composition of the nation changes, so too does the government. Though the Founding Fathers accounted for checking and balancing the powers of various civic and government institutions, they hadn’t the foresight to account for the enfranchisement of mobs of illiberal immigrants at the gates. Ultimately this is the nexus at which the libertarian ethic of the liberal Founders meets the timeless pessimistic pragmatism of conservatism. Though the American Experiment lives on in constitutional self-government and democracy, it depends entirely on the vessel of the American nation secured only through the firm hand of the state.

Though this may seem a Statist proposition, the alternative best case scenario is the gradual emergence of a foreign born American electorate which never knew limited government or constitutionalism; a multiethnic unitary government with a vast and corrupt bureaucracy unaccountable to its people. We see a premonition of the worst case scenario in European nations like Sweden and France: formerly advanced and prosperous liberal democracies teetering on the brink of collapse or under constant martial law staving off the unassimilated hordes.

Conservatives and liberals constantly talk about our “values” as a nation. They talk of the altruistic, generous nature of America, a nation so exceptional it could turn its back on its own selfish interests in order to embrace the poor, warring peoples of the third world. In the words of the President, “Can’t happen folks!” The United States can project far more hope to the rest of the world as Gods shining city than by wading knee deep into the muck in order to save foreign peoples from themselves.

Though this may seem callous or cruel, consider the motivations of the globalist powers which propagate for open borders and multiculturalism. In response to reasonable, logistical actions such as the President’s Executive Order to improve vetting procedure, they tell us that even this is too great a burden for immigrants. They tell us that immigrants are entitled to unlimited, unmitigated, unconditional access to the material and cultural fruits of our ancestors who fought, sweat, and bled to build this great country. They tell us that even though there will be more terror, more bloodshed, that “your odds of being killed in a terrorist attack are actually very slim.”

In a word, they prioritize the material comfort of foreign people in foreign lands over the lives of the American people. “So what if there’s more terror?” a British tourist remarked to me at Shia LaBeouf’s He Will Not Divide Us Exhibit, “There’s already crime!” It is dubious whether or not these cosmopolitan virtue signalers would see one or two terrorist attacks as so trivial if their children were among the few people killed in them. The government of the United States of America exists to protect the liberties, but more importantly the lives of the citizens of the United States of America.

We should be tired of hearing about our obligation to the people of Mexico and Syria, what of the Mexican and Syrian governments to their people? The same Latin Americans who see America as the greatest threat to world peace, who break our laws through illegal immigration and who abuse our public services. The same Syrians who almost universally hate the United States and the West, until they find their government deploying chemical weapons in their streets and their neighbors chopping off heads.

The progressives who shill for these open border policies call this sort of appeal “nativist,” “nationalist,” and “xenophobic.” While there is partial truth in all of these accusations, not one of them provides a solution or answers to the inescapable perils of unchecked immigration. Moreover, these labels seem to be almost exclusively applied to the most tolerant, selfless, free societies of the West. Can we think of a few nations in the Middle East which harbor some nativist, nationalist, or xenophobic prejudices? Can we think of a few examples in Africa? In Latin America? In Asia? You’ll never read of those prejudices on Vox or Huffington Post.

For example, in retaliation for Trump’s Executive Order suspending immigration from Iran for 90 days, Iran responded in kind by banning immigration from the United States. Did Ezra Klein issue a report about the xenophobic, anti-semitic, anti-American, anti-Christian, nationalist, nativist Iranian government? Beyond this, few even cared or reacted to Iran’s ban because nobody wants to immigrate to Iran, and there is a reason for this. The immigration crises of the world move in one direction, West. There is a reason for this too.

We have cultivated something remarkably special in the West, particularly exceptional in America. The West is the wealthiest, freest, most prosperous and humane society possibly in the history of the world. Contrary to the belief of people who write words and agitate for a living, the West did not become so great because of “privilege.” This society was built through centuries of sacrifice in brutal wars, on unlivable factory floors, and intense thought and study in libraries. In short, this magnificent triumph of human ingenuity and labor is not ours to give away, we must preserve our inheritance for the next generation and for posterity.

We can have immigration, we can welcome new Americans into the nation from all walks of life and from all countries, of course. But we must never forget that immigration is maintained so that new citizens will assimilate and make the country better, never the other way around. So long as we keep these considerations in mind we will command respect from the world, the respect we deserve.


The Death of Saul Alinsky

Last Saturday, hundreds of thousands of people in cities across the country came out in defiant protest against Donald Trump. Bravely wearing those ridiculous, amorphous pink hats, women took to the streets with their neutered husbands and impressionable children in tow to “take on” the President. They chanted, they marched, they made their cool signs with all sorts of neat supplies from Michael’s, the unemployed hippies played their drums, Pocahontas made a rousing speech, and Madonna threatened to blow up the government.

They poured through the streets in wave after wave from Los Angeles to New York with their black, Muslim, queer, and Hispanic allies alongside them to make their voices heard! This should have been a political grand slam. Hey look over there! Those rambunctious, millennial women at the beginning of the parade dressed up like vaginas! Take that Drumpf! Look at all the clever signs! So funny, that old woman is mad because she still has to protest, what a riot!

According to the mainstream media, this was among the largest protests in US history. Surely the effects of such a dramatic event would be felt for months, maybe years to come! With such an enormous show of solidarity between white liberals and cosmopolitan minorities, who could possibly stop this group of people who collectively hold no institutional power? After all, the protestors say that this is the new normal, their “resistance” will continue all the time for the next four years.

But if that truly is the case, then so what? Who cares?

The past three months of protests and organizing have reached a scale never before seen in American history. The sheer amount of financial, political, and social capital at the disposal of left wing power players to drum up armies of disaffected, disenfranchised urban populations is unprecedented. Had it not been in response to an almost absolute seizure of power by America’s premier real estate mogul and the Republican Party, this activism would be the stuff of Saul Alinsky’s fantasies.

But of course, the object of this defiance is the one they call the madman, the God Emperor. A man who went up in the polls after he said that former presidential candidate and veteran John McCain was not a war hero because he was captured and tortured. A man who elicited laughter from an audience of GOP donors when he said that he had only called Rosie O’Donnell a “fat pig” and a “disgusting animal.” A man who told political royalty Jeb Bush that his brother lied the country into the Iraq War on a Republican stage yet went on to win the presidential nomination.

A man who, just four weeks before the presidential election was caught saying he could “grab (women) by the pussy” and within 48 hours recovered the race almost completely and then won it just three weeks later. Through attrition, Donald Trump has slowly but surely destroyed any significant measure of public pressure that the press or a protest could exert on him. The era of Saul Alinsky is over.

In fact, we witnessed the exact moment when the soul of that late Marxist agitator finally passed on into the ether. In the closing remarks of Barack Obama’s Farewell Address he said that if ordinary cultural Marxists wanted to affect change, they ought to “pick up a clipboard and do some organizing,” as he had done in Chicago. The perfectly pathetic call to action by a lame duck president was silenced not more than twelve hours later when the new President stole the news cycle the next morning by calling Buzzfeed, that repository of white hating degeneracy, a “failing pile of garbage.” That had been the last breath of Alinsky.

Few people could have guessed in which direction the nation would proceed after Obama because few could fathom how they could put the nation back together again. In the wake of the endlessly divisive, critical, malicious, self immolating politicking of the Democrat machine, how could the nation at once recover its identity crisis, break the shackles of political correctness, and then figure out how to right the ship?

The answer was simple. After eight years of corruption by an Alinskyite, basically a double agent trained in propagandizing through subversive speeches, we needed a doer. Any normal president would see the massive protests, the pink hats, hearing the pussy tape on repeat in their mind, tortured over how to answer a coalition of anarchists whose sole objective is to burn. Donald Trump shrugged, tweeted a mild acknowledgement, and went on to scrap the Trans Pacific Partnership two days later. Women’s March? When?

Moreover, Trump had already been winning against Alinsky throughout the election, and this was precipitated by Brexit. The entire Obama-Hillary strategy depended almost entirely on the passivity of white people, bullied into docile submission by the political correctness police.

Only with their obliging ignorance in the transformation of the country could the Democrat Party secure power by appealing to deep racialist sentiments within the various minority communities. Winning enormous margins of blacks, Hispanics, Asians, and counting on whites to stay home was the Alinsky ticket to a one party state. Demographically, with a pro amnesty President in office right now, this would have been all but assured.

With total power in sight, Hillary overplayed her hand and it took a strategist like Trump to see the vulnerability and exploit to critical effect. In each and every speech, Trump held a mirror up to the country and shocked enough people into realizing that we didn’t want a nation in which terrorism, race riots, unemployment, and Spanish predominated.

He parried with a bit of genius Alinsky rhetoric of his own, “Make America Great Again,” a statement which betrays a profoundly offensive but necessary truth about the state of the country veiled in a patriotic battle cry. At once daring the reckless liberal into either denying or affirming America’s greatness, either way strengthening a nationalistic brand which beats Alinsky’s racialist brand every time.

The grand women’s march on Saturday was no women’s march at all. An event without purpose, message, brand, or ultimately an effect. As Trump has coopted the nation’s true disenfranchised, the old Alinsky coalition has no banner to wave other than that of anarchy. Obamacare has been repealed, the TPP is dead, the Republicans inherited the union vote. All that’s left of Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Saul Alinsky is those lousy pink hats.


Introducing Best Words Magazine


Political commentary has become almost worthless. With the proliferation of social media sites like Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr, politics has regained its former prominence and once again became the national pastime this year as the nation watched Donald Trump fight his way to the White House. For years we, the ignorant, unwashed masses, looked to the professionals on Fox News and NBC to provide insightful commentary and accurate news.

As well all know, the professionals in both punditry and newscasting failed miserably in their respective rolls as nearly every talking head called the most recent presidential election for Hillary Clinton and seemingly every news man manipulated the facts to support her. George Will, a once great writer, now a melodramatic prima donna has been fired from Fox News. The New York Times is failing, and upon their defeat by Donald Trump in November issued a desperate letter to readers promising to do better.

The establishment has crumbled; but what of alternative media? Where the establishment lacked honesty and accuracy, the insurgent alternative media (a mostly conservative movement) lacks in quality and insight. Say what you will about Charles Krauthammer, he never tried to sell me a podcast, a coffee mug, a t-shirt, a magazine subscription, or a book (until the twilight of his career). George Will may have lost touch years ago but he never published an insultingly simple listicle “ten things you need to know…,” “five reasons why Barack Obama…,” etc.

It seems as though the Hamiltonian bourgeois press of the Cable news crowd as well as the Jacksonian proletariat press of the Twitter-sphere have both been bankrupted by their own excesses. The establishment media by their disconnection from the people and the insurgent media’s sloven appeasement of the people. Any self respecting young person would find himself disgusted by the pretentious musings of the elitist New York media as well as the internet sludge processed for partisan consumption.

Is there not a middle ground between Bill Kristol’s Weekly Standard and Ben Shapiro’s Daily Wire? Is there a middle ground that doesn’t air nutriceutical commercials every twenty minutes trying to sell super male vitality?

There is today.

Starting today, Wednesday January 25th, 2017, The Best Words Magazine will produce a weekly series of essays by a growing number of intelligent, ideologically diverse authors offering an alternative angle. Our focus is on providing well written, original opinion. Best Words is not a news publication, does not produce a podcast, and does not maintain a store.

Our only mission to provide top notch, well written commentary to challenge the endless conveyor belt of predictable, redundant, pre-chewed partisan hackery. We pull no punches, we are not ideologues, and we’re not radicals. The Best Words Magazine is for smart people who love their country and want the best words.