Sunday, November 27, 2016


Traditional conservatives were delighted to learn that Fidel Castro is dead, but James Fulford's take at the racist site, while largely focused on the economic shortcomings of Castro's revolution, also ponders what this means for white America.

Fulford quotes a 2014 VDARE piece by fellow white nationalist Peter Brimelow:
... why didn’t the U.S. just invade Cuba after the [collapse of the] Soviet Union [in] 1991, when it was completely isolated and falling apart? We invaded Iraq and Afghanistan, didn’t we? At least by invading Cuba, we could have got Miami back.
Yes, that would have been the point of an invasion to overthrow Castro: to get Miami back. While traditional conservatives loved the Cuban exile community -- at least until a younger generation started voting Democratic -- to Brimelow it was an invading force of Hispanics, and it was high time in 1991 to take the city back for the master race.

Fulford's take is a bit more nuanced. He quotes a piece of mainstream journalism from earlier in Brimelow's career -- a comment on Cuba written for Forbes in 1998. Fulford's gloss on the piece is in bold below:
A 1956 U.S. Department of Commerce guide for businessmen flatly said that “Cuba is not an underdeveloped country in the sense usually associated with that term,” citing its infrastructure, industrial development and large middle class. [ Note: Large WHITE middle class -- i. e. people like Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio.]Its living standards were reported to be among the highest in Latin America -- then.
Cuba wasn't a Third World country pre-Castro, you see, because of all those white people!

But those white Cubans still annoy the racists. In the 2014 Brimelow piece quoted by Fulford, the word "Miami" links to fellow VDARE-ite Steve Sailer's review of Tom Wolfe's 2012 novel about Miami, Back to Blood. Sailer praises the novel for its ethnic determinism and its belief in the unworkability of immigration. To Wolfe and Sailer, it's true that the Miami Cubans are not of the truly inferior races. Sailer writes:
... neither the Vietnamese nor Cubans are representative of the effects of immigration in general: both are anti-Communist refugees from the upper reaches of their home societies.
But Cubans are still not quite on a par with white Americans -- they drift to the left and they're just not bright enough, says Sailer, invoking a couple of characters in Wolfe's novel:
Back To Blood reminds me that the conservative Brain Trust has long assumed that immigrants will become more Republican as they assimilate. Yet, in Miami, where the immigrants started out as fanatical Republicans for foreign policy reasons, the American-born Cubans have been trending Democratic. The Wall Street Journal recently reported that Obama carried 60 percent of American-born Cubans....

Although the Miami Cubans in Back To Blood are all white conservatives, they see Anglo whites as The Other: “Americanos.” They use this term even when, as in Nestor’s case, they can’t actually speak much Spanish themselves.

... Wolfe emphasizes [that] the younger Cubans like Nestor and Magdalena are constantly reminded when they speak to Americanos that their vocabularies in English tend to be smaller, which leaves them embarrassed and unhappy.

Wolfe is the master of portraying embarrassment; in particular, he can intuit what people with 95 IQs find humiliating, a subject most writers are oblivious to.
Yeah, they may be white, and descended from "the upper reaches" in Cuba, but they're still a bunch of dumb Hispanics.

Which brings us back to James Fulford's response to Castro's death. He hopes there'll be a reverse migration to Cuba, though he worries that the opposite will be the case:
... this happy event may result in increased Cuban immigration to Florida, where there’s already a Cuban colony. Perhaps, instead, some migration should flow the other way?
But if that happens, he has a solution:
... if what we get is a huge Cuban refugee boatlift, I want to remind you of my 2001 modest proposal for dealing with refugees, addressed to the then President of Mexico: Dear Mr. Fox: Please Find Attached our Poor/ Tired/ Dispossessed, Etc.

If a large number of Spanish-speaking refugees are leaving Cuba, there’s no reason why the United States can’t route them south to Mexico, which must be experiencing labor shortages now, and which can always use new entrepreneurs.

And if the Mexicans don’t want to accept them, they can explain it to President Trump.
In the unlikely event of another Mariel boatlift, I could really imagine Trump trying to do this.


Victor said...

Yea because there are no potentials for linguistic problems or cultural clashes, since Cubans, Mexicans, PR's, Dominicans, Equadorians, etc., speak the same language!
What dialects?

They all spicka da Spanish, amirite?

JAYZOOS, the moment you think your cup is already overflowing with too much "TEH STOOOOOOOOOPID!", they pour another liter in.

rclz said...

I have a question, was there ever any reason that the Cuban embargo lasted 54 years or maybe was that a touch of racism? I know, I know Cuba is off the Miami coast but seriously after the first 20 years was there any real belief they were a threat? Maybe the all powerful U.S. Government just couldn't stand the idea that Castro told them to go suck it. I know he was a bad guy but we've dealt with a lot of bad guys with a lot less bullshit.

Steve M. said...

The reason is that Florida is a swing state with a lot of electoral votes. Until Obama, no one ever wanted to lose the state in the next presidential election. (Obama felt safe taking the risk only because of the switchover to the Dems by younger Cubans.)