Nationalist Populist Newsletter
April 23-May 1st
Nationalist Populist Week in Review
In his first 100 days in office, Biden signed 94 executive orders on immigration- almost one per day, Fox News reported. Trump signed only 30 executive orders on immigration during the same period of time. His actions have led to a border crisis and a 60 percent reduction in arrests by ICE. According to Fox News, ICE warned the Biden administration that the number of arrests would drop significantly if these changes to our immigration system were enacted and sadly they were right.
The Biden Administration announced a new travel ban from India beginning on May 4th, The Guardian reported. This is after a new strain of the coronavirus has ripped through the country. India has reported 1.5 million new cases of COVID-19 in the last four days alone, and it has killed over 14,000 during the short period of time. Legal permanent residents, spouses and close family members of US citizens are exempt from the travel ban.
According to The Washington Post, Biden is again considering moving the number of refugees up to his intended goal of 62,500. Though no decision has been made as of yet, they’re looking at what is feasible. Psaki said that Biden is still fully committed to increasing the number to 125,000 next year.
Breitbart News reported that the Biden Administration is considering having NGOs in Mexico find migrants to bring to the United States under a humanitarian exception in Title 42. The ACLU has been sending 35 cases per day to DHS.
A bipartisan group of legislators, Sens. John Cornyn and Kyrsten Sinema and Reps. Tony Gonzalez and Henry Cuellar, released a border management bill. According to The Hill the bill increases migrants access to legal and translation services but also expands CBP’s role in asylum determinations. It has won praise from the Chamber of Commerce and attacks from the ACLU.
The Biden Administration has proposed sending $4 billion to Central America to deal with the root cause of the migrant crisis. Even progressive outlets like Vox have admitted it won’t do anything to stem the flow of migrants.
President Biden tapped Ed Gonzalez to be the head of ICE. Texas Monthly reported that he has spent years fighting the organization and has multiple tweets supporting de-facto open borders.
The Wall Street Journal reported that AG Merrick Garland will open a civil rights investigation into the Minneapolis police over the death of George Floyd. The Justice Department plans on taking a larger role in local policing, which surely will solve all our problems.
This comes as most major cities are seeing a surge of early police retirements. The New York Post saw a 75 percent increase of police retirements in 2020 from the year before.
Tighter labor markets in the fast food industry has forced major chains to offer extra benefits to workers. The Wall Street Journal reported that Jimmy John’s is giving a signing bonus, Chipotle is offering free college tuition to employees working 15 hours a week with at least four months at the job, Taco Bell is giving paid family leave, and TGI Friday has increased their wages.
The Financial Times reported that corporations are expecting to raise prices as inflation pressure builds.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics tweeted that 62.7 percent of 2020 high school graduates are enrolled in college, down from 66.2 percent in 2019.
Home costs are soaring as the price of lumber has added $36,000 to the overall expense, CNBC reported.
Vox reported that America has the best economic recovery plan of any other industrialized country when it came to tackling the coronavirus. Poverty fell for the first time in a long time and Americans disposable income rose and most criticisms by the left on the recovery proved to be incorrect.
Republicans shutout Democrats in the special election in Texas’ 6th district. It’s a seat that Trump won by 3 points, but the GOP won more votes in by a 62-37 margin. Though the election was very low turnout, congressional democrats ran 16 points behind Biden in the rural county, 24 points behind in the ex-urban county, and 20 points behind in the suburban area.
The city of Austin passed Proposition B by a 15 point margin. The proposition will make homeless encampments illegal in the city. This is a conservative victory in a very liberal city.
In South Lake, Texas in Tarrant County, conservatives including Dana Loesch led a successful effort to oust city councilmen and school board members who promoted critical race theory.
Florida’s legislature passed a ban on transgender girls playing female sports, The Herald-Tribune reported. DeSantis has stated that he plans on signing the legislation. West Virginia passed a similar bill and it was signed by Gov. Jim Justice.
Idaho became the first state in the country to ban critical race theory in schools including promoting race essentialism, collective guilt, and neo-segregration. Tennessee’s legislature is proposing a similar bill and the governor has promised to sign it.
Public schools outside of Indianapolis e-mailed parents to teach about critical race theory, saying racism was “embedded in the fabric” of our nation, The Washington Free Beacon reported.
Sen. Josh Hawley has introduced a new bill to expand tax credits to $6,000 for single parents and $12,000 for married couples, Fox News reported. The bill offers parents the options of how to spend the money, including if they want one or both parents working.
California is seeing a huge decline in its birthrate. The San Francisco Chronicle reported that America’s largest state saw birthrates decline by 15 percent in January and February from the previous year. Births declined from nearly 70,000 during the first two months of 2020 to 59,000 this year, they were over 80,000 in 2010. The only counties to avoid this trend were Nevada and El Dorado which saw birthrates grow by 12 and 30 percent, respectively.
The New York Times reported that the US grew at the slowest rate in the last decade that at any time aside from one since 1790. There are now more 80 year olds in America than children under the age of 2.
The EU is crafting a new strategy to deal with illegal immigration, DW reported. Th EU plans to use development aid or visa restrictions to convince illegal immigrants' countries of origin to take them back. Territories that they may have crossed on their way to Europe may also be convinced to take them.
Foreign Policy reported that League leader Salvini, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban held a high-level meeting in Budapest, Hungary to discuss the formation of a new political alliance in the EU. The hopes are that all EU nationalist and populist parties will be able to find a coalition dedicated to “protecting Europe’s roots against ‘soulless multiculturalism,’ stemming immigration, and defending the traditional family.”
President Emmanuel Macron has threatened to punish the 20 French generals who threatened a military coupe in France unless the government gets a handle on radical Islam, The Daily Mail reported. According to The Sydney Morning Herald, Macron plans on pushing the active generals into early retirement and fired 18 of the officers.
Marine Le Pen has backed the military generals who signed the letter, but she is not the only politician to say she supports their opinions. Rachida Dati, the mayor of Paris’ 7th arrondissement, said that what the generals said in the letter is “a reality,” The Daily Mail reported.
Outrage in France grew this week after two critical events. Last week a judge ruled that a Muslim man who threw a Jewish woman to her death screaming “Allahu Akbar” was found innocent because he smoked pot before committing the murder. Rallies were held across the country and The Daily Mail reported that the judge has resigned from his position. Following the ruling, there was another incident of Islamic terrorism in Rambouillet where a police officer was stabbed. The New York Times reported that Le Pen and her party have responded by vowing to deport 100,000 illegal aliens and support the police if she becomes president.
With France in turmoil, Le Pen’s chances of winning the 2022 presidential election are growing. Bloomberg News reported that EU allies are preparing themselves for a electoral shock and French institutions are threatening French political consultants and businesses that align themselves with Le Pen. According to recent polls, Le Pen now leads Macron by double digits among voters age 25-to-34 and is gaining traction with the elderly, women, gays, and Jews.
DW reported that the Muslim population in Germany is exploding. The population has grown by 900,000 since 2015’s migrant crisis and stand between 5.3-5.6 million strong in the country, roughly 6.6 percent of the population.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison is gearing up to make Australia one of the frontlines of the culture war. At two separate state dinners, Morrison said “identity politics is an anathema to the broad Judeo-Christian foundations of our nation and the broader Western project,” according to Sky News. This is a big deal as Morrison is not a culture warrior like previous Liberal Party leaders.
Biden’s 100 Day approval stands at about 52.5 percent according to polls released by The Washington Post/ABC; CNN, Marist, Fox News, NBC/The Wall Street Journal. For historical context, Biden has the third lowest approval rating among modern presidents - only ahead of Trump and Ford. His disapproval is about 43.5. Nate Silver and Real Clear Politics give Biden a higher margin because they take into account internet-only polls that are skewed very liberal.
Some interesting points from all recent polls:
ABC/WaPo - the amount of Americans who said gun rights should be a bigger priority than gun control saw a huge bump since 2018, despite the rise of anti-gun rhetoric coming from the media. In 2018, there was 23 point favorability towards gun control, that is down to just 7 points.
Republicans favor protecting gun rights by a 76-20 margin as do independents by 48-43 margin. Democrats favor gun control by 83-13. Interestingly, the least supportive of gun control were voters age 18-39 and whites 51-39. Blacks and Hispanics favored gun control by a 77-18 and 50-38 margin, respectfully.
Voters are also nervous that Biden is doing too much to expand the size and role of the government by a margin of 53-45, including 86 percent of Republicans and 58 percent of Independents. A whopping 25 percent of Democrats also agree. The breakdown by race is what’s to be expected with 61 percent of whites are concerned with Biden growing the size role of government while just 35 percent of black voters and 40 percent of Hispanics agree.
Fox News: An overwhelming amount of Americans support voter ID laws. According to the poll, 77 percent of Americans including 80 percent of whites, 69 percent of Hispanics, 66 percent of blacks, 95 percent of Republicans, 76 percent of Independents and 60 percent of Democrats support law.
CNN: Immigration continues to be Biden’s weakest point, just 40 percent of registered voters approve of the job he’s doing on the issue including 4 percent of Republicans, 41 percent of Independents, and 72 percent of Democrats. A majority of registered voters (55 percent) disapprove of the job he’s doing including 52 percent of Independents and 24 percent of Democrats.
CBS/YouGov: 77 percent of Americans support Biden’s decision to pull troops out of Afghanistan including 63 percent of Republicans, 77 percent of Independents, 65 percent of Trump voters, and 73 percent of non-college educated whites.
Cato/YouGov: The libertarian think tank did a deep study on immigration and found that Americans’ support for higher immigration levels has fallen over the last year. Just 11 percent of Republicans and 21 percent of Independents want higher levels of immigration. The number of Democrats supporting higher levels of immigration has also fallen from 50 to 47 percent.
When asked what their desired rate of immigration is- 44 percent of Americans wanted a 90 percent reduction to 100,000 immigrants annually or less. Over 60 percent of Americans want immigration levels to be cut in half.
An astonishing 72 percent of Americans would prefer less immigrants if it meant more welfare spending for American citizens.
There were a lot of other questions in this survey, but being that it was a Cato poll, they asked complete ridiculous questions to get answers that best fit the narrative they desired.
Harris Interactive found that 58 percent of the French public support the generals who want to overthrow the government if it can not get a handle on radical Islam. A surprising 49 percent said the military should intervene to restore order and 73 percent believe that France is crumbling. Additionally, 70 percent agree with the observations made by the French generals.
Zach Goldberg tweeted an ANES study that found that 98 percent of whites, 94 percent of blacks, 95 percent of Hispanics, and 99 percent of Hispanics all have government issued IDs.
Ryan Burge tweeted that six states are on the cusp of being majority agnostic/atheist. According to his data, Oregon, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Washington, and New Mexico are all on the cusp of being majority non-religious.
On the TAC ‘Right Now’ podcast, J. Arthur Bloom, Helen Andrews, Curt Mills, and I discuss Biden’s joint address to Congress.
Ed West writes in Unherd that George Floyd became a martyr because wokeism is the left’s religion and they need superficial quasi-religious symbolism. Only their religion is punitive without a chance of salvation and rather than cleansing your soul and having a chance to go to heaven, they offer the opportunity to make money and gain a large social media following.
With Trump gone, the global elite have set their sights on a new target, Brazilian President Bolsonaro, Emma Freire writes in The American Conservative.
Marco Rubio published an op-ed in The New York Post that the traditional role corporations have played in society to protect workers and invest in America has broken down. The Senator argues that corporations that work to undermine American values don’t deserve the GOP’s support.
Shant Mesrobian wrote a great piece on his Substack about why power has become woke. “I think we can view this woke political moment as the “gig work” revolution arriving at the doorstep of politics itself: Shifting the moral burden of governing a nation and solving its problems away from the people and institutions who hold the power and authority to actually do so and instead onto the masses themselves. It is now all of us who must “do the work.” Where public servants once faced politics as a force for accountability, they can increasingly now passively preside over a country as it educates itself, recognizes its privilege, and “reckons” with its past.”
Aaron Renn writes in The American Mind about the need of conservatives to have owned space. Since they have abandoned culture, academia, cities, major corporations, and now the suburbs, conservatives believe they are living on their rented space, controlled by liberals that hate them.
Matt Stoller writes in his Substack about the Biden Administration looking the other way as major corporations in lithium mining, electric utilities, semiconductors, and pharmaceuticals are undergoing mega mergers. The left’s noise about opposing monopolies may be ignored under Biden.