pat buchanan » ADL Blogs
Posts Tagged ‘pat buchanan’
July 1, 2015 2

Mainstream Figures Demonize Hispanic Immigrants with Bigoted Rhetoric

 

Donald Trump

Don­ald Trump

There has been a back­lash against Don­ald Trump’s big­oted com­ments about Mex­i­cans in his kick­off cam­paign for the pres­i­dency.* How­ever, Trump is just one fig­ure who has been demo­niz­ing Mex­i­can immi­grants in the last few weeks. Polit­i­cal pun­dit Ann Coul­ter has a new book on The New York Times best­seller list that attacks the Latino com­mu­nity, par­tic­u­larly Mex­i­cans. Pat Buchanan, another polit­i­cal pun­dit has also weighed in on the issue.

When Trump announced his run for pres­i­dent on June 16, he referred to Mex­i­cans as rapists and crim­i­nals and accused them of bring­ing drugs into the U.S. Almost two weeks later, when try­ing to clar­ify his com­ments on CNN, he actu­ally extended his vit­riol toward other immi­grants. He said that peo­ple com­ing over the bor­der were “really bad. “ He added, “You have peo­ple com­ing in, and I’m not just say­ing Mex­i­cans, I’m talk­ing about peo­ple that are from all over that are killers and rapists and they’re com­ing into this country.”

Net­work tele­vi­sion sta­tions NBC and Uni­vi­sion sev­ered their ties with Trump due to his com­ments. How­ever, he is just one main­stream fig­ure who has attacked immi­grants in recent weeks. Coul­ter, a syn­di­cated colum­nist, gave her book the provoca­tive title, Adios, Amer­ica! The Left’s Plan to Turn Our Coun­try into a Third World Hell­hole. In the book, Coul­ter makes sim­i­lar com­ments to Trump.

Coul­ter attacks His­panic cul­ture and then says, “How can any immi­grant assim­i­late if Amer­i­cans refuse to men­tion their lit­tle cul­tural annoy­ances such as lit­ter­ing, drunk dri­ving, and child rape.” In an inter­view on the Fusion show, “Amer­ica with Jorge Ramos,” the host ques­tioned Coulter’s asser­tion that Amer­i­cans should fear Mex­i­cans more than the ter­ror­ist group ISIS.

In response, Coul­ter said, “I have a lit­tle tip. If you don’t want to be killed by ISIS, don’t go to Syria. If you don’t want to be killed by a Mex­i­can, there’s noth­ing I can tell you.”

Another polit­i­cal pun­dit and syn­di­cated colum­nist, Pat Buchanan, has also added his own view on the issue of immi­gra­tion. Buchanan wrote a recent col­umn titled “Is Third World Amer­ica Inevitable?” In it, he praises Coulter’s book and says that “if the next pres­i­dent embraces amnesty and a path to cit­i­zen­ship for ille­gal immi­grants, that will mean the end to Amer­ica as the West­ern nation we have been, and the begin­ning of America’s life as what Ann calls, unapolo­get­i­cally, a ‘Third World hellhole.’”

Taken together, these com­ments demon­strate that anti-immigrant rhetoric is not just an issue for white suprema­cists and other extrem­ists but is very much a part of the main­stream. While you have a Con­sti­tu­tional right to be a bigot in this coun­try, there are usu­ally social and eco­nomic con­se­quences.  Trump has paid a price for his bigotry.

* As a 501(c )(3) non-profit orga­ni­za­tion, the Anti-Defamation League does not sup­port or oppose can­di­dates for polit­i­cal office.


 Per­son­al­i­dades de la cor­ri­ente prin­ci­pal demo­nizan a los inmi­grantes his­panos con retórica intolerante

Ha habido una reac­ción neg­a­tiva con­tra los intol­er­antes comen­tar­ios de Don­ald Trump sobre los mex­i­canos al ini­cio de su cam­paña para la pres­i­den­cia.* Sin embargo, Trump es solo uno de los per­son­ajes que ha estado demo­nizando a los inmi­grantes mex­i­canos en las últi­mas sem­anas. La comen­tarista política Ann Coul­ter tiene un nuevo libro en la lista de los más ven­di­dos del  The New York Times en el cual ataca a la comu­nidad latina, par­tic­u­lar­mente a los mex­i­canos. Pat Buchanan, otro comen­tarista político tam­bién ha tomado parte en el tema.

 

Cuando Trump anun­ció su can­di­datura para la pres­i­den­cia el 16 de junio, se refirió a los mex­i­canos como vio­ladores y crim­i­nales, y los acusó de ingre­sar dro­gas a Esta­dos Unidos. Casi dos sem­anas después, al inten­tar clar­i­ficar sus comen­tar­ios en CNN, en real­i­dad lo que hizo fue exten­der su veneno con­tra los inmi­grantes. Afirmó que la gente que cruza la fron­tera es “real­mente mala”. Y agregó: “Ten­emos gente lle­gando, y no me refiero solo a los mex­i­canos, estoy hablando de gente de todas partes que son asesinos y vio­ladores, y están entrando a este país”.

Las cade­nas de tele­visión NBC y Uni­visión rompieron sus rela­ciones con Trump a causa de sus comen­tar­ios. Sin embargo, él es tan solo una de las per­son­al­i­dades de la cor­ri­ente prin­ci­pal que han ata­cado a los inmi­grantes en las últi­mas sem­anas. Coul­ter, colum­nista sindi­cada, dio a su libro un título provoca­tivo: ¡Adios, Amer­ica! The Left’s Plan to Turn Our Coun­try into a Third World Hell­hole. En el libro, Coul­ter hace comen­tar­ios sim­i­lares a los de Trump.

 

Coul­ter ataca la cul­tura his­pana y después dice: “Cómo pueden un inmi­grante asim­i­larse si los esta­dounidenses evi­tan men­cionar sus pequeñas moles­tias cul­tur­ales tales como tirar basura, con­ducir bor­ra­chos y vio­lar niños”. En una entre­vista en el show de Fusión “América with Jorge Ramos”, el anfitrión cues­tionó la afir­ma­ción de Coul­ter de que los esta­dounidenses deberían temer más a los mex­i­canos que al grupo ter­ror­ista ISIS.

En respuesta, Coul­ter dijo: “Tengo un pequeño con­sejo. Si usted no desea que ISIS lo ase­sine, no vaya a Siria. Si usted no desea que un mex­i­cano lo ase­sine, no hay nada que yo pueda aconsejarle”.

Otro comen­tarista político y colum­nista sindi­cado, Pat Buchanan, tam­bién ha dado a cono­cer su opinión sobre el tema de la inmi­gración. Buchanan escribió recien­te­mente una columna tit­u­lada “Is Third World Amer­ica Inevitable?” En ella, elo­gia el libro de Coul­ter y afirma que “si el sigu­iente pres­i­dente acepta una amnistía y una vía a la ciu­dadanía para los inmi­grantes ile­gales, ello sig­nifi­cará el fin de Esta­dos Unidos como la nación occi­den­tal que ha sido y el prin­ci­pio de una vida en Esta­dos Unidos como la que Ann denom­ina sin remordimien­tos un ‘antro del ter­cer mundo’”.

En con­junto, estos comen­tar­ios demues­tran que la retórica anti-inmigrantes no es un tema solo para los supremacis­tas blan­cos y otros extrem­is­tas sino tam­bién para una parte impor­tante de la cor­ri­ente prin­ci­pal. Aunque en este país existe el dere­cho con­sti­tu­cional a ser intol­er­ante, nor­mal­mente hay con­se­cuen­cias sociales y económi­cas. Trump ha pagado el pre­cio de su intolerancia.

Como una orga­ni­zación no guber­na­men­tal 501 © (3), la Liga Antid­ifamación no apoya ni se opone a can­didatos para car­gos políticos

Tags: Adops América, ADL, Ann Cout­ler, Liga Antid­ifamación, anti-inmigrante, Don­ald Trump, Méx­ico, Pat Buchanan

Tags: , , , , , , ,

November 26, 2014 0

After Executive Action on Immigration, Extremists Lash Out

Extrem­ists in the United States responded to Pres­i­dent Obama’s announce­ment of exec­u­tive action on immi­gra­tion by attack­ing the Pres­i­dent, blam­ing Jews and call­ing for whites to become “con­scious” and dis­tance them­selves from the cur­rent polit­i­cal sys­tem and society.

richard spencer

Richard Spencer

The racist and anti-Semite Pat Buchanan penned an arti­cle pub­lished in Townhall.com in which he claimed the Pres­i­dent, “ensured the remak­ing of Amer­ica.” Buchanan wrote, “Now when the wives and chil­dren of the ille­gals arrive, and their extended fam­i­lies apply for and receive visas, and bring their wives and chil­dren, we will become the Third World coun­try of Obama’s dream, no more a West­ern nation.” Adrian Krieg, a direc­tor with the white suprema­cist Amer­i­can Free­dom Party (AFP) also attacked the Pres­i­dent in a col­umn on the AFP web­site, assert­ing, “This was the act of a despotic sociopath act­ing out­side law, and in a veiled attempt to paint the oppo­si­tion into a corner.”

In a piece on his web­site, anti-Semite David Duke blamed Jews for the President’s actions, declar­ing, “This strategy—of ensur­ing that America’s found­ing Euro­pean pop­u­la­tion be reduced to a minority—and then prefer­ably into total irrelevance—has been a major goal of the Jew­ish Suprema­cists since the days of Jacob Jav­its and his fel­low Zio-racists since the 1960s, when the first Jewish-promoted immi­gra­tion reforms were started.” Fel­low anti-Semite Andrew Anglin echoed Duke’s com­ments on his Daily Stormer web­site, assert­ing, “The rea­son here is that the Repub­li­cans aren’t actu­ally against it. The big busi­ness Jews who run the GOP are in agree­ment with the com­mie Jews who run the Demo­c­ra­tic Party: mass third world immi­gra­tion is a good thing.”

White nation­al­ist Richard Spencer called for a new white iden­tity in an arti­cle on the web­site of his group National Pol­icy Insti­tute (NPI). Spencer claimed the President’s actions could mark a “begin­ning of a move­ment of Iden­tity.” This iden­tity can flour­ish, Spencer wrote “even if half the chan­nels on cable are ‘en espan­iol [sic].’” Gre­gory Hunter, a con­trib­u­tor to the white suprema­cist online pub­li­ca­tion Counter-Currents, responded in a sim­i­lar vein to Spencer. Hunter argued, “It seems self-evident that European-Americans should turn on those who have betrayed them, renounce the failed Amer­i­can exper­i­ment, and secure their own destroy [sic] by any means nec­es­sary – seces­sion, rebel­lion, and the even­tual goal of the White Repub­lic.” Hunter went on to assert that “no progress will be made unless European-Americans become con­scious of them­selves as Euro­peans abroad.”

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

March 21, 2014 0

Anti-Immigrant Think Tank Appoints Bay Buchanan To Board

bay buchananThe Cen­ter for Immi­gra­tion Stud­ies (CIS), an anti-immigrant think tank founded by racist John Tan­ton, recently appointed Bay Buchanan, an anti-immigrant fig­ure with ties to extrem­ists, to its board of directors.

Buchanan is the pres­i­dent of The Amer­i­can Cause, a group founded by her brother, Pat Buchanan, a racist and anti-Semite. Though the orga­ni­za­tion is cur­rently dor­mant, it hosted a num­ber of anti-immigrant gath­er­ings in the past fea­tur­ing racist speakers.

For exam­ple, in Jan­u­ary 2009 the orga­ni­za­tion held an event when it released a report on the impact of can­di­dates’ views on immi­gra­tion dur­ing the 2008 elec­tion. Pan­elists included Bay Buchanan, Peter Brimelow, a white suprema­cist and founder of the racist anti-immigrant web­site VDARE, and Mar­cus Epstein, founder of the now-defunct far-right Robert Taft Club. The Taft Club often invited racist speak­ers to address its gath­er­ings, includ­ing white suprema­cist Jared Tay­lor, founder of The New Cen­tury Foun­da­tion, a self –styled think tank known pri­mar­ily for Amer­i­can Renais­sance , a white suprema­cist jour­nal and com­pan­ion website.

After Mar­cus Epstein was arrested and pleaded guilty to sim­ple assault for attack­ing an African Amer­i­can woman in Wash­ing­ton, D.C., Buchanan defended him in a col­umn pub­lished by VDARE titled “The Inter­net Lynch­ing of Mar­cus Epstein.” Buchanan also con­tributed an arti­cle to The Social Con­tract (TSC) an anti-immigrant jour­nal edited by white suprema­cist Wayne Lut­ton. At the 2011 Con­ser­v­a­tive Polit­i­cal Action Con­fer­ence (CPAC), Buchanan spoke on a panel spon­sored by the now-defunct racist stu­dent group Youth for West­ern Civ­i­liza­tion (YWC) titled “Will Immi­gra­tion Kill the GOP?”  Kevin DeAnna, the founder of YWC, was also on the panel. In 2005, Buchanan was a guest on the racist radio pro­gram The Polit­i­cal Cesspool, hosted by white suprema­cist James Edwards.

Buchanan also served as chair for her brother’s three pres­i­den­tial cam­paigns and in 2008, was a senior advi­sor to for­mer Col­orado con­gress­man Tom Tan­credo, who is known for his anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim rhetoric.  Buchanan also ran the now-defunct Team Amer­ica Polit­i­cal Action Com­mit­tee (PAC) founded by Tancredo.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,