Mexifornia Today, Meximerica Tomorrow?

Via American Renaissance

Victor Davis Hanson, a classicist at California State University, Fresno, brings a fifth-generation Californian’s perspective on the state’s slide into Third-World “Mexifornia.” He grew up in Selma in the San Joaquin Valley where he still runs a family farm, and has witnessed the steady dispossession of “Anglos” (though Prof. Hanson is of Swedish extraction).

Mexifornia’s first-hand descriptions of the depredations of Mexican immigration are compelling, and the book sounds the alarm about the need to control immigration, but like so many others who are beginning to see the light, Prof. Hanson cannot bring himself to acknowledge or understand race. Assimilation, and an end to racial nose-counting, he claims, would turn everyone into equally good citizens.

As a child in the 1950s and “60s, Prof. Hanson was one of few whites in Selma. Most of his classmates were legal Mexican immigrants, along with a remnant of the white “Okies” who still did farm work. He says there was some mild racial tension, but that a strong assimilationist ethic meant everyone was American, regardless of race. He even claims to feel most comfortable “with the people I grew up with, a population of mostly Mexicans, Mexican-Americans and whites who were raised with non-whites.”


It was the disappearance of Prof. Hanson’s California of the 1950s that prompted him to write Mexifornia. At 150 pages and without footnotes, the book is a personal reflection of the changes one man has seen over the last 40 years.

Today, Selma is almost entirely Mexican. La Raza-typeracialism has replaced assimilation, and Prof. Hanson deals almost daily with the problems — unseen by most whites — of mass immigration. Illegals use his farm as a garbage dump. He regularly finds used diapers, plastic toys, old magazines, television sets, vermin-infested sofas and beds, and even junk cars on his property. His most bizarre discovery was a 1950s camping trailer (no plates or registration, of course) abandoned in front of his house. It was filled with broken furniture, tree limbs, garbage, clothes, and old newspapers. The tires were flat and the trailer was impossible to move. After three weeks, the county finally removed the monstrosity with a skip loader and a dump truck.

Prof. Hanson writes:

I couldn’t help but speculate about the mentality behind the trailer. Apparently, after it reached critical mass, some people finally realized that such a stinking, noxious mess was unpleasant in their own environs — so they decided simply to tow it out to the premises of a gringo farmer who would probably take care of it.

Prof. Hanson cannot use his mailbox for outgoing mail because it will be stolen. Mexicans have robbed him and assaulted his family. Farm tools disappear immediately if they are not locked up. Gang graffiti mars his property. It is pointless to go to the bank or the DMV because no one there speaks English. Drunken farm workers with no insurance cause traffic accidents. Hospital emergency rooms overflow with immigrants, none with insurance, waiting to be treated at taxpayer expense for everything from minor injuries to gun shot wounds.

Prof. Hanson writes that massive immigration and abandonment of the “melting pot” ideal have created a society within a society in California. Rich whites and Asians live behind fences in wealthy communities, while Hispanics pick fruit, do washing, cook, paint, and mow lawns. Prof. Hanson criticizes both liberals and conservatives for letting this happen. Conservatives want cheap labor and don’t care whether it is legal or illegal. Liberals want more non-whites for racial preferences and big-government programs. And, of course, Hispanic race activists want more Hispanics to increase their own racial power.

Unfortunately, Prof. Hanson feels compelled to deny repeatedly that race has anything to do with the creation of Mexifornia. “Multiracialism works,” he once said in an interview; “multiculturalism does not.” Still, he has managed to see through a few of the most preposterous racial orthodoxies. On the notion that “white racism” is responsible for the plight of poor Mexicans, he writes:

Koreans . . . are as ‘unwhite’ as Mexicans; yet their culture puts a premium on business, education and family, not government largess . . . So far, Mexican-American citizens have not been interned; nor have they been blown to bits while building railroads; nor have they suffered a holocaust by an invading Islamic power — disasters that did not stop the Japanese, Chinese and Armenians from reaching per capita economic parity with the majority in California.

At the same time, he writes sentences as stupid as this: “[T]he effects of total assimilation, intermarriage and ending government-sponsored separatism would have obliterated perceptible differences in income and education among Mexicans, whites, blacks and Asians.” Like many neo-conservatives, Prof. Hanson refuses to see the obvious, even as he documents problems that are deeply racial. He actually appears to believe that the forces of assimilation that, even at their most vigorous, could not bring blacks or Indians into the white mainstream, will somehow succeed with Mexicans, Guatemalans, and Haitians. This foolish sentimentalism is now the obligatory backdrop to any critique of race or immigration policy.

Prof. Hanson ends his book by offering options for California. One is to leave immigration levels unchanged but push assimilation. A second is to defend the border, limit immigration and push assimilation — the option Prof. Hanson favors. The third choice is to do nothing and resign ourselves to Mexifornia, which means:

Spanish, de facto, becomes coequal with English; poverty becomes endemic; the federal and state governments replace the impoverished municipality as the salvation of last resort; schools erode; crime soars; and there seems to be little cultural opportunity for integration and Americanization.

Of course, this has already happened in much of southern and central California. And if whites are capable of learning anything, perhaps it is best for this process to continue. Maybe a Mexifornia so hideous and undeniable not even liberals could pretend it was a model would serve as a warning to the rest of America about the realities of race, civilization and uncontrolled immigration. Losing California to Mexifornia is a tragedy. Losing America to Meximerica would mean the death of our nation. As a Mexican friend told the author, “If you let us make California into Mexico, we will just go to Oregon. If we turn Oregon into Mexico, we’ll stampede our way into Washington . . .”

4 thoughts on “Mexifornia Today, Meximerica Tomorrow?

  • January 29, 2018 at 1:14 pm

    Hanson is portrayed in the lamestream media as the poster-boy right winger, since he doesn’t come face to face with race. When the “copulation population” reaches a critical mass, as with the Muslims and Hispanics, the need to assimilate vanishes and the takeover mentality takes over and the true nature of the invader comes through. BTW, all whites are called “anglos” not just wasps.

  • February 10, 2018 at 1:14 am

    Hanson does not get to be on the MSM other than a couple of the programs on Fox. The others cannot tolerate the evidence he is able to cite from his “front line” exposure. You should read his full-length rendition that was published on the National Review website I think in 2011, a semi-sanitized edit was in the Manhattan Institute site a bit later.

    One thing hardly anyone admits about Mexicanization is it brings increased teen pregnancy. This map shows it to some degree

    but I don’t know how they keep the San Joaquin valley in California out of the red zones, it’s out of control there–coincident with the explosion of gangs–in these local cultures the emerging norm is teen/young adult female state-dependent households, who refuse to identify the father if they know, so the local law (if it might care) cannot pursue the rooster-boy for child support. You can visit locales in this region where they build new public housing which is immediately filled up with these cases, literally financing their own destruction.

    California’s fate was sealed when the Bush 41 administration and then the Clintons after did not enforce the 1986 amnesty bill that was supposed to stop illegal immigration. It actually spawned a SURGE in illegal immigration, it’s no accident the highest birth year ever in California was 1990.

    There is One Big Catch in the left wing’s drive for takeover. the completely unsustainable trends in government spending in particular the unfunded liabilities for medical and retirement of public employees that are going to turn all the big blue whales into Puerto Rico, probably eventually Venezuela. The US could eventually break up in a “de facto” implosion. Ironically if stock market returns did in fact decline like the Democrats seem to want, it would hasten the end of their game. But most of them are so short-term in their thinking they won’t realize they are sinking until it’s too late. Illinois looks to be there now.

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