The wonders of US-style democracy, equality, universalism and open borders appear to have come down to this: a choice between Mia Love and Julian Castro. The Republicans tout Mia Love as the future while the Democrats insist that Julian Castro is actually the future.
Love, whose name was Ludmya Bourdeau before she changed it, is the daughter of Haitian immigrants. She grew up in Connecticut, got a fine arts degree and married a Mormon missionary named Jason Love. They have three interracial children together. She has since moved to Utah, joined the Mormon church and was elected to the city council of a small, nearly all-White town in northern Utah. In 2010, the voters of Saratoga Springs, Utah, in their infinite wisdom, elected Love as their mayor. She is now running for US Congress in Utah’s fourth congressional district. Love has the enthusiastic support of Republican Party elites. The party has vowed to spare no expenses to get her elected to Congress (how often do they say that about a small town mayor running for Congress?). The ‘respectable conservatives’ at the National Journal named Love one of ‘Ten Republicans to follow on Twitter.’ And the Republican leadership selected Love to be one of their main speakers at their 2012 part convention in Tampa, Florida. Why is the Haitian Mormon mayor of a small town in Utah getting so much attention and support from party leaders who love to level the charges of political-correctness and ‘playing the race card’ at the Democrats? The titles of articles in the media about her make it more than clear: ‘Mia Love: Race, Gender Don’t Matter in Campaign‘; ‘Mia Love, GOP’s African American Candidate, Rocks RNC‘; and ‘Can Mia Love Turn the Tide for Black Voters‘. Mainstream Republican figures in the media such as Rush Limbaugh have fallen all over themselves to praise Love. Fox News has labeled her a ‘rising GOP star.’ Left-leaning MSNBC has highlighted her for praise. CBS called her a ‘Young Gun.’ It’s virtually unanimous in US politics and media: Mia Love is the future. Why is she the future of a party that is mostly White, male, Protestant and heavily Southern? Is it because of her accomplishments? What accomplishments might those be aside from being elected mayor of a small town? She is the future of the GOP precisely because of the fact that she is a Haitian Mormon woman…. who toes the GOP party line while singing the praises of those great conservative icons Martin Luther King, Jr and Rosa Parks.
If Mia Love is not to your taste, you might try her counterpart Julian Castro (no; he’s not related to that Castro). He was born in San Antonio, Texas, the son of Maria Castro, a radical Hispanic activist who founded The United Race (La Raza Unida) – an anti-White political party. She is quoted as saying of the Alamo, ‘I can truly say that I hate that place and everything it stands for.’ Julian Castro says, ‘My mother is probably the biggest reason that my brother and I are in public service.’ Julian’s father was a community activist as well and as a child he was taken to numerous protests, rallies and meetings. Julian was a good student, graduated high school early, went to Stanford (where he majored in Political Science) and then to Harvard Law School. He has credited affirmative action for being allowed into Stanford, since he scored comparatively low (for a Stanford student) on math. In 2001 he was elected to the San Antonio City Council in a district that was 70 percent Hispanic. In 2005 he was narrowly defeated as a candidate for mayor of San Antonio. When he ran again in 2009 he won and was re-elected by a wide margin in 2011. He became the first mayor of that city to be grand marshal of the Gay Pride Parade and has defended the morality of homosexuality. In 2012 Castro was chosen to give the keynote speech for the 2012 Democratic Party convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, the first Hispanic to do so. Castro was lauded in a puff piece by The New York Times. The Christian Science Monitor wondered if Castro was the Democrats’ Marco Rubio (they described him as ‘a young Hispanic politician on the rise, like Sen. Marco Rubio’). The Daily Beast (describing him as ‘a nearly unknown minority rising star’) wondered if he was the next Barack Obama. Time Magazine also compared him to Obama and claimed Castro brought ‘a different kind of hope.’ That article also noted that major demographic change was behind the importance of Castro’s rise: ‘Castro has the potential to become a national figure at a time when the Latino vote gets more important every election cycle.’ Castro himself has noted this revolution, and recently said of Texas:
This state will go purple and then go blue in the coming years. The question is how many years. And I believe it’s going to happen sooner rather than later. Some things need to happen: the Hispanic community needs to vote in a much higher rate than does now … (and) the infusion of people from more moderate states is going to change the political landscape.
Notice that Castro specifically credits the explosion of Hispanics (due to US open borders) and the influx of Northerners and Westerners for changing Texas from a conservative Southern State to a soon-to-be Left-leaning State dominated politically by immigrants and transplants. Indeed, the Leftist website Daily Kos agreed, saying, ‘Mexican-American voters is the gold mine due to our sheer numbers and voting strength that will be off the hook as years go on. Hallelujah to that!’
So, pick your poison. Which will it be, US voters? Are you ready to get behind the Haitian Mormon mayor from Utah or the Mexican Pay Pride Grand Marshal from Texas? Remember that these choices were made for you by the political elites of the two major US parties. These choices are a result of decades of massive and purposeful demographic change that is turning the United States into a Third World land. These choices were made by people who want much more of the same. Where do we fit in this picture? Clearly, we don’t. It’s instructive to note that neither party is heralding a young White man or woman as the future. No one is talking about how any Southern State is getting more conservative, more Southern and less foreign. Thanks to the policies of the United States Federal Government, the demographic trends are all moving in one direction – away from us. The sudden rise of Mia Love and Julian Castro are testament to this. Of course, as long as we stay in this system, we can only expect more of the same; we can only expect our towns and States to become more Third World and more Left-leaning. This is the natural result of US democracy, equality and universalism.