Sunday, February 8, 2009

Vat Vood You Say Herr Doctor Freud?

Herr Doctor Freud, your colleague Doctor Tim presented his fascinating psychoanalysis of the liberal sector sectors of Europe and the United States. According to the good doctor, growing segments of the said group have lost faith in the value of their culture and civilization. They exhibit strange thought patterns like rabidly and irrationally attacking Israel and promoting other cultures, while denigrating their own.

Herr Doctor, recently I listened to some hateful and racist rants against European-Americans by professor Jose Angel Gutierrez of the University of Texas. Mr. Gutierrez stated:

"We have an aging white America. They are not making babies. They are dying. The explosion is in OUR population. They are shitting in their pants with fear. I love it. We’ve got to eliminate the gringo, what I mean by that is if the worst comes to the worst, we have got to kill him."

Mr. Gutierrez went on to state:

"We are not immigrants that came from another country to another country. We are millions. We have an aging white America. They are not making babies. They are dying. It's a matter of time. The explosion is in our population."

Herr Freud, the issue is not Mr. Gutierrez's right to free speech (which I unconditionally support) or even the validity of his ideas - it's the very strange response of the recipients of his ire: European-Americans.

If a European-American were to speak hatefully of another group, or bring up demographic issues, they would be sharply reprimanded.

And I am certain that if a European-American were to repeat Mr. Gutierrez's rant on "the growth of Latino political power via the declining fertility of whites and the fertility of Latinas," they would be labeled a fascist or white supremacist.

But, Mr. Gutierrez's racist and supremacist rants are met by the deafening silence of the usual crusaders against racism. What's even more fascinating, is that not only is Mr. Gutierrez generously funded by the state to propagate his beliefs, he also received the Medal of Freedom from former president Bill Clinton. This implies support at the highest level of government. In addition, his ethno-political organization La Raza Unida receives corporate support through the Ford Foundation.

Of course Herr Freud, in no way am I proposing European-American nationalism, but I am fascinated by how segments of our academic, government and corporate elite can support the nationalism and racism of other groups.

Where does this come from? How can we explain this? Is it a lack of self confidence? Is it self hatred? Is it a sense of exaggerated guilt for crimes of the past?

Herr Freud, this is not an isolated issue, one of Mr. Gutierrez's publicly supported colleagues, Professor Armando Navarro of the University of California stated:

"Go back to Boston! Go back to Plymouth Rock, Pilgrims! Get out! We are the future! You are old and tired. Leave like beaten rats. You old white people. It is your duty to die. . . . Through love of having children, we are going to take over."

Another publicly funded professor, Charles Truxillo of the University of New Mexico openly discussed "demographic conquest" and even outright territorial conquest.

"...we are clearly going to be the majority in the Southwest in the next fifty - sixty years and especially here in California, by the year 2015 we're going to be more than fifty percent of the population...Republica del Norte," which would include the present U.S. states of California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, plus southern Colorado, along with several current Mexican states, is "an inevitability." The new "Hispanic homeland" should be brought into being "by any means necessary."

Herr Doctor Freud, I am not asking you to psychoanalyze these professors and the movements that they represent, because even though I find them distasteful they display a powerful confidence, ego and sense of self interest.

Herr Doctor Freud, I am more fascinated by the phenomena of individuals, groups and nations that laud and publicly fund individuals who call for their conquest and displacement. Never in history has a dominant group enacted policies that would lead to their own political and demographic displacement. What accounts for this self destructive impulse? My greatest fear is that an asymmetrical system that promotes nationalism in "protected groups," but suppresses rational expressions of self interest of the majority is unsustainable. One possibility is the gradual balkanization of society, another is that a reciprocal nationalism will be reawaken in European-Americans. I find both options highly worrisome, because history shows that while the achievement of relative peace, prosperity and equality takes at least a century of struggle, its disillusion can occur in but a generation.


  1. I watched the Gutierrez youtube clip. His peculiar manner of speaking, the affected and angry cadence, the unhinged and hateful language, immediately reminded me of a Chicago pastor whose church our current president attended for 20 years and whose sermon our current president named a best-selling book after.

    Why would I not be surprised if somewhere in the trillion dollar "stimulus" bill we find money allocated to the important scholarly work of prof Gutierrez.

  2. i am not defending this Gutierrez guy.. sounds like someone who likes to hold a grudge, at best; and a hater at worst.
    but his speech where he may have said 'eliminate the gringo' is FORTY years old and he has since explained he uses the word gringo to refer to racist white ppl (and has also acknowledged other races and ethnicities, including his own, have racists as well).
    so, the arguement you present here doesnt really hold up.

  3. The youtube clip was from 1995. If he was talking like that 40 years ago, and 13 years ago, we can assume he still is. So the blog holds up all too well.

    He could not get by with that kind of hate speech in the real world. But universities are not the real world. Which is why they attract and harbor all those who couldn't last in the real world: racists like Gutierrez, communists, antisemites, radical environmentalists, and so on.