Regular reader MnMark and Sheila have offered thought-provoking comments to the previous posting. I'll wait here while you read those, if you haven't already.
Now, I want to emphasize something that doesn't get enough attention, even in the conservative precincts of the blogsophere and media.
Ultimately, it's all about ethnicity. The failure to recognize that means that about 98 percent of current political discourse is irrelevant. Meaningless. DOA. Noise. Void. Am I getting my point across?
Look: if you went to grade school more than 30 years ago, you were taught something called civics. It was about how government in these United States works. You were taught, among other things, that politicians and parties sought to win elections by appealing to what they hoped was a winning combination of interests. To some extent, they relied on argument to convince you to vote for them.
You learned about the debates between Stephen Douglas and that other guy — it's on the tip of my tongue — oh, thanks: Abraham Lincoln. They were opponents in the 1858 contest for Senator from Illinois. No TV, of course, or microphones, just two people debating the issues, in strong but gentlemanly terms. And people not only gathered to listen and judge, they traveled from many miles away, sometimes from other states, on horseback and in carriages.
Your teacher probably implied that something similar, making allowances for communications advances, still took place. Electioneering was about strategy and voting blocs and whatnot, but at the leading edge it was winning votes through making points that people could agree with or accept.
That was then. This is then converted into a sham. Oh, politicians carry on making speeches aplenty, the parties still have "platforms" (albeit no one even pretends to take them seriously). But, as I said, all that is meaningless now. Because demography is the only real playing field left.
Why spend energy convincing voters when all you have to do is import populations from the rest of the world, preferably the uneducated and poor, who know only one thing about the U.S.: $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$. Simple as a circle.
Who cares what the law says? Borders, what borders? Just get the Somalis and Mexicans and Salvadoreans and Hmong here, make sure they know what's good for 'em, bus 'em to the polls, and Bob's your uncle. Millions of reliable voters, even if they happen to have left their identification (other than identification with their tribe) at home in their other pair of pants when they get to the voting place — how dare you ask for ID, you racist! Oh, yeah, amnesty, that's cool but it can wait. First things first.
Almost without exception this system benefits the Democrats. So why don't the Republicans object? Because they have their own constituency, corporations, who want coolie labor. So the two parties, who heap invective on one another till they're blue in the face, are actually hand-in-hand on immigration — come one, come all, it's a win-win!
But however much liberals try to pretend otherwise, you can't separate immigration from ethnicity. The more immigration, which is now almost entirely from the most backward parts of the globe, the smaller is the proportion of white, middle class citizens. Ergo, the smaller the proportion of the group that invented the United States of America and was still the majority preserving it through crises like the War Between the States, World War II, and the Cold War. Thanks, folks, but your day is over. We don't need you any more. Why don't you all just f-f-fade away?
And, unless things change bloody fast, they will. Not because they're talked into it — although the Left Establishment has done a fair job of convincing white people that they should be ashamed to consume oxygen.
No, convincing will be unnecessary. Population replacement is so much easier. It works amazingly quickly, once the majority of "Americans" are Third World immigrants with nothing to do but produce babies at prodigious rates, wipe tables and work the fast food drive-in window, and vote for their masters.
Demography. Ethnicity. Numbers. The future, until you change it.