“Hispanics are natural conservatives” — The Dangerous Myth

The left has their evil platitudes — “diversity is our greatest strength” and “we are a nation of immigrants,” among others. Those in the so-called conservative movement have their own goofy and fictitious one-liners as well — “Israel is our greatest ally” and “Hispanics are natural conservatives.” All of these are nothing but globalist propaganda narratives aimed at convincing us to give away our homelands to hostile foreigners. With the exploding Hispanic population in the United States, it is important to lay this lie to rest.

One of the central tenants of civic nationalism, which I wrote about here, is that Hispanic demographic replacement should be of no concern, as they are really “just like us.” The left of course, knows this could not be further from the truth, in fact, they are betting on it. Incredibly telling exposés such as Adam Winkler’s The NRA will fall. It’s inevitable, reveals their strategy. Winkler writes, “Support for, and opposition to, gun control is closely associated with several demographic characteristics, including race, level of education and whether one lives in a city. Nearly all are trending forcefully against the NRA.” Winkler cites the overwhelming support for gun control by blacks, Asians, and Hispanics, along with their growing shares of the U.S. population and notes that these shifts are “a boon for gun control.”[1]

The “conservative” camp, has been very slow to catch on. Israel Ortega of The Heritage Foundation writes, “There’s no reason that Hispanics shouldn’t give this movement [conservatism] a closer look. For starters, conservatism is consistent with many of the values of the Hispanic American community. Specifically, conservatism emphasizes the concepts of hard work, entrepreneurship and prosperity.”[2]

Politico discusses how “crucial” Hispanic outreach is to the GOP,[3] the RNC has launched a Hispanic outreach campaign,[4] and the GOP website has an entire section dedicated to Hispanics.[5]

But let us take a look at just how “naturally” conservative Hispanics are as a group. At no point in the history of presidential races has the Hispanic population voted majority Republican, with the trending party affiliation becoming increasingly Democrat over the years.[6] In 1960, the U.S. Hispanic population was 6.3 million, and has risen to over 56 million as of 2015. By the year 2065, the Hispanic population is projected to be nearly 110 million if trends continue. In 1960, Hispanics accounted for 3.5% of the US population; as of 2015, they grew to 17.6%.[7] What this means for elections is clear: The Hispanic voting bloc is on track to be one of the most influential.

Party platforms will fall in line with the concerns of their constituency, and Hispanic views of free speech, gun control, and government are alarming. In a 2017 Cato Survey, 72% of Hispanics agreed with the phrase “hate speech is an act of violence,” and 62% agree that “people who don’t respect others don’t deserve the right to free speech.”[8] Clearly, the majority of Hispanics have no concept of “free speech.” How will that look as Hispanics become a majority in America? 75% of Hispanics believe that controlling gun ownership is more important in society than protecting the right of Americans to own guns.[9] When asked if they would prefer a smaller government with fewer services or a larger government with more services, only 19% of Hispanics favored the smaller government option.[10]

We can see from their views of public policy that there is nothing naturally conservative about Hispanics. Perhaps their behavior in society will shed light on the civic nationalist idea that every Hispanic is a conservative that doesn’t yet understand the value of low taxes and free speech.
In terms of crime rate, Hispanics are three times more likely to be in prison compared to Whites.[11] Hispanic households use welfare at a rate of 54.1%, with Blacks at 54.6%, and Whites at 23.1%.[12]

Compared to 10 per 1,000 women for Whites, Hispanics nearly double the White abortion rate at 18.1 per 1,000 women, with Blacks at 27.1 per 1,000 women.[13] While 24% of White children are in single-parent homes, 42% of Hispanic children are raised by single parents — again, nearly double the rate of Whites.[14]

Hispanics vote left in a majority, even among those that are 3rd and 4th generation U.S. citizens, when is this “natural conservatism” supposed to kick in? They support hate speech laws. They support firearm restrictions. They support a bigger government with more welfare services. They use welfare at a rate nearly as much as Blacks, and over twice that of Whites. They have abortions and raise children in single-parent homes at a rate closer to that of Blacks than of Whites.

And they are a rapidly growing demographic.

Is this what conservatism looks like to some people? High crime, high abortions, high welfare use, support for a large government, more welfare programs, enacting hate speech laws, and gun control? Because if it is, we are in a whole lot of trouble. The assertion that “Hispanics are natural conservatives” — so hard working and valuing of prosperity — that raises the question, why are Hispanic nations so reliably corrupt, despondent, and left-wing? Surely a group of “naturally” conservative people would not build such societies.

And what if I’m wrong about Hispanics? Well, then I guess Mexicans will have to figure out how to be “naturally conservative in Mexico, and not in California, Arizona, or Texas. But what if they are wrong? Then the entire fate of our nation hinges upon a platitude belied by all of the available data, not a great public policy decision.

Instead of pandering to a group of people who reliably vote left, who turn left every city, county, and state they occupy, and show no signs of changing (even after generations of voting), why does the GOP not choose to consider “White outreach”? There are millions of Whites who vote left (welcoming their own demise), millions of Whites who simply do not vote, and a tremendous population of Whites in economically devastated parts of the nation who need outreach. Instead of pandering to a hostile tribe, why not make an explicitly pro-White party platform? It does not have to be exclusively pro-White, but at least as explicit as the GOP is with their Hispanic platform. Instead of promising immigration reform to hordes of ungrateful Hispanics, why not promise help to families in rural Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia, the states the left contemptuously decries as “fly over country”?

The reality is that there is simply no evidence that supports the assertion that Hispanics value “hard work, entrepreneurship and prosperity.” Quite the opposite, if anything, it seems Hispanics value welfare, big government, and social dysfunction. What we have is a group of foreign interlopers that overwhelmingly support erosions to our First and Second Amendments — and they’ll get it, too.

Americans have been pacified in many ways; there is a consensus among “patriots” that some of our most basic values, such as freedom of speech and the right to bear arms, are somehow set in stone. They are anything but. Within a few decades — maybe more, maybe less — Whites will be a demographic minority in the U.S. Those first two amendments are just that, amendments. A quick civics reminder: It will only take two-thirds of Congress and 38 states to eviscerate either (or both) of our most cherished rights.

The Bill of Rights was ratified in 1791. A year before that, the Naturalization Act was passed, limiting U.S. citizenship to free White persons. Limiting who could become an American came before the U.S. ratified the rights we take for granted, and we should not forget this lesson in chronology. A White nation is a predicate to such expansive freedoms. To deny this, and to believe that we should not be concerned with the fact that the Mexican border moves ever northward, is to play a very dangerous game. A game where we find ourselves betting the future of our civilization on the misguided hope that we can convince an alien race to somehow become “just like us.”

Timothy William Walters argues in the Los Angeles Times that we need a 28th Amendment to repeal the Second Amendment. David S. Cohen argues for repealing the Second Amendment in Rolling Stone, as does Bret Stephens in The New York Times. The left has made it abundantly clear that their goal is to disarm us; when they have enough brown lemmings, they will do just that. The enemies of our civilization know that armed White men are the vanguard against their ability to level further atrocities upon us. With Whites disarmed, there will be no opposition, no chance at survival. They are frothing at the mouth to destroy this vestige of White America, and the dangerous myth that “Hispanics are natural conservatives” is but one of their many tools of manipulation.

[1] Winkler, Adam. “The NRA Will Fall. It’s Inevitable.” The Washington Post, WP Company, 19 Oct. 2015, www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2015/10/19/the-nra-will-fall-its-inevitable/?utm_term=.e890ea0a5ee2.

[2] Ortega, Israel. “35 Years of Achievements.” The Heritage Foundation, 8 Mar. 2008, www.heritage.org/conservatism/commentary/35-years-achievements.

[3] Mehlman, Ken. “Hispanic Outreach Crucial to GOP.” POLITICO, 1 May 2007, www.politico.com/story/2007/05/hispanic-outreach-crucial-to-gop-003777.

[4] Collins, Eliza. “RNC Launches Hispanic Outreach Campaign Backing Trump.” USA Today, Gannett Satellite Information Network, 16 Aug. 2016, www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2016/08/16/rnc-launches-hispanic-outreach-campaign-backing-trump/88826606/.

[5] https://www.gop.com/groups/gop-hispanics/

[6] Cillizza, Chris. “The Republican Problem with Hispanic Voters – in 7 Charts.” The Washington Post, WP Company, 18 Mar. 2013, www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2013/03/18/the-republican-problem-with-hispanic-voters-in-7-charts/?utm_term=.1e2bad138326.

[7] Flores, Antonio. “Facts on U.S. Latinos, 2015.” Pew Research Center’s Hispanic Trends Project, 18 Sept. 2017, www.pewhispanic.org/2017/09/18/facts-on-u-s-latinos/.

[8] Ekins, Emily. “The State of Free Speech and Tolerance in America.” Cato Institute, 31 Oct. 2017, www.cato.org/survey-reports/state-free-speech-tolerance-america.

[9] Rosentiel, Tom. “Views of Gun Control – A Detailed Demographic Breakdown.” Pew Research Center, 13 Jan. 2011, www.pewresearch.org/2011/01/13/views-of-gun-control-a-detailed-demographic-breakdown/.

[10] Heimlich, Russell. “Hispanics Favor Bigger Role for Government.” Pew Research Center, 19 Apr. 2012, www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2012/04/20/hispanics-favor-bigger-role-for-government/.

[11] Rubenstein, Edwin S. “The Color of Crime, 2016 Revised Edition.” American Renaissance, www.amren.com/archives/reports/the-color-of-crime-2016-revised-edition/.

[12] Devlin, F. Roger, and Henry Wolff. “Welfare: Who’s on It, Who’s Not?” American Renaissance, 14 Oct. 2015, www.amren.com/features/2015/10/welfare-whos-on-it-whos-not/.

[13] “Abortion Rates by Race and Ethnicity.” Guttmacher Institute, 23 Oct. 2017, www.guttmacher.org/infographic/2017/abortion-rates-race-and-ethnicity.

[14] “Children in Single-Parent Families by Race | KIDS COUNT Data Center.” KIDS COUNT Data Center: A Project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, datacenter.kidscount.org/data/tables/107-children-in-single-parent-families-by#detailed/1/any/false/870,573,869,36,868/10,11,9,12,1,185,13/432,431.


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