Jared Taylor, American Renaissance, June 18, 2015
Ann Coulter was in good form yesterday at the National Press Club, talking about her latest book, ¡Adios, America! Mark Krikorian of the Center for Immigration Studies introduced her to the audience of about 120 people, and she spent an hour answering questions.
Miss Coulter said ¡Adios, America! grew out of a few chapters that were supposed to be part of a completely different book, but the more she tried to find out what immigrants are up to the angrier she became. The government doesn’t have the statistics. She could find the precise number of American houses with car ports, but not how many immigrants are in prison or why. “Just count,” she said. “That’s all the bureaucrats have to do,” but this is part of a huge effort to hide the truth about immigration.
Miss Coulter said she had just finished recording the audio book version of ¡Adios, America! but it took a week longer than expected, because she had to figure out how to pronounce all the exotic names of immigrant criminals she mentions. She also explained that the subtitle of her book–The Left’s Plan to Turn Our Country into a Third World Hellhole–was a compromise with her publisher. She wanted to leave out “left,” because there are plenty of “conservatives” in on the plan, and make it The Plan to Turn Our Country into a Third World Hellhole is Almost Complete.
To a question about whether she had help with research, Miss Coulter replied, “You have to do your own research, because that’s the only way you discover stuff you didn’t already know.” An author can point researchers only in known directions, so they fill in gaps, but don’t find anything really new.
As for immigration itself, Miss Coulter called it “a policy introduced by democrats to shift the country in a way that moves it in a leftward direction.” She noted that President Obama was elected only because of post-1965-type immigration, and that without it, Romney would have won by a landslide.
Immigration is changing everything, she added, not least the racial mix: “If they can keep cheering the browning of America, why can’t I say, ‘I don’t think that’s so great’?”
Why does the establishment go along? “Stupidity, cowardice, and greed,” she explained. Republicans are too stupid not to follow the advice of the New York Times, which kindly explains to them the need to pander to Hispanics, and they are too cowardly not to insist that immigrants fresh off the boat don’t have the same civil-rights claims as blacks. “Being looked at askance because you wear a veil is not the same thing as being brought here in chains,” she said. “We owe something to blacks, but we don’t owe anything to a lesbian who wants to bring her date to the prom. To someone who got here yesterday, we owe absolutely nothing.”
Businesses, of course, are greedy for profits and love cheap labor: “They don’t care about our country or our culture. Wall Street is no different from Hollywood–they don’t want to preserve anything about America.”
Miss Coulter pointed out that there are machines that can pick tomatoes and strawberries and that “they can work all night, and they don’t need unemployment insurance or use food stamps.” Growers say machines are expensive, but Miss Coulter notes that if the whole industry had to buy machines there would be no competitive disadvantage. Stoop labor is cheap, but “the people making most of the profits are not paying most of the costs.” Tomato farmers don’t pay for the prisons, court interpreters, ESL teachers, and expensive premature babies that come along with “cheap” labor. And Mexicans send $20 billion back to Mexico, which is “money just sucked out of our economy.”
“Rich people are busy making money, so they may not have the time to follow what’s going on in the country,” said Miss Coulter, but there is an easy way out for them to keep up: “Hang on my every word.” She added that she thought the Koch brothers really do care about America “but they are getting bum advice.” She noted that there is no progressive case against immigration because “progressives don’t really care about poor people or black people; they just want power.”
Miss Coulter railed against “our insane anchor baby policy” and against “this very corrupt country Mexico, the country we are about to become.” In answer to a question about what should be done to people who overstay their visas, she replied, “The death penalty. I’m just throwing out ideas.” As for refugees, “they are all frauds; proven frauds or frauds that are not yet proven.” Illegal immigrants? “Many are hard working. We just don’t see the ones who are not working.”
To a question about attempts to make us stop using words like “illegal immigrant,” she said, “Screw you, you’re not policing my language. This is an example of cowardice. But I don’t think terms really matter. People catch on and figure out what is going on.”
Miss Coulter said she had been on a few radio programs but that big media ignore her. “I’m doing this because I want to save the country, but I can’t get the time of day from the media–except from Jorge Ramos [of the big Spanish-language network Univison], doing a job no American will do, which is interview Ann Coulter.” “I’ll put on a bikini and go to Texas and get a cop to yell at me,” she said, “if that’s what it takes to get an interview.”
Miss Coulter saw little hope for GOP presidential candidates: “All of them suck except, possibly, Scott Walker. Romney was the best we ever had on immigration, and I think we should recruit him.” She said that no one who is not a governor or former governor should even think of running for president, but she made an exception for Donald Trump. “I’m a little worried he may make some mistakes and discredit some of our ideas,” she said, “but he is the only way there would be even a single question about immigration at the debates.”
Miss Coulter said that she constantly has to remind supporters that she is not talking only about illegal immigrants; dim-witted Republicans don’t understand that the legals are just as bad. She said that the best Republicans seem to be the younger ones “because they have a longer time horizon.” She said it is a mistake to assume “conservatives have no place else to go. They can stay home. Normal, ordinary white people can stay home, as we have seen.” Her advice for Republicans? “Unless you’re being called a racist by the New York Times, you’re losing.”
Miss Coulter said the mess can’t be fixed by reform around the edges: “We need a total moratorium that would shut down the entire immigration bureaucracy.” There is an entire industry of people who “hate America and want to destroy it,” who are trying to cram as many losers as possible into our country. At the same time, immigration judges have huge backlogs and make terrible decisions. “Send me a million people who want to come to America, and I will decide them all before breakfast,” she said. “I can pretty much decide on looks; it would save a lot of money.” She would take us back to the pre-1965 days “when we got immigrants who were better than us.”
Miss Coulter knows the hour is late, but hopes we are not yet past the tipping point. “In the whole country, now, we have the same demographics that California had when Pete Wilson tied himself to Prop. 187 [which excluded illegal aliens from public benefits], and won a huge come-from-behind victory.” She also said it is encouraging that “conservatives are having lots of kids and would have more if they didn’t have to pay so much in taxes, while liberals are aborting their children or going gay.”
But if Americans don’t wake up soon:
The country will be gone. It’s over. It’s Brazil. It’s not even as good as Mexico. There will be a very wealthy 10 percent at the top and the rest of us will be their servants.
Miss Coulter is best with her claws out, so it is a pity there were no hostile questions. Maybe she will have a chance to break heads in the other cities on her book tour. Here are her upcoming appearances:
Saturday, June 27 – Los Angeles (Ventura), CA Young Republicans
Wednesday, July 1 – Costa Mesa, Barnes & Noble book signing
Thursday, July 9 – Los Angeles, AM590 event – Ontario
Saturday, July 11 – New Hall, Oak Tree Gun Club
Sunday, July 12 – San Diego, Salem event
Monday, July 13 – Los Angeles, AM870 event – Nixon Library
Tuesday, July 14 – Los Angeles, Lincoln Club Luncheon
Thursday, July 16 – Los Angeles, AM870 Event – Reagan Library
Friday, July 24 – Washington, DC, Phyllis Schafly event