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Pat Buchanan: Mexico recapturing U.S. lands?

In his new book, "State of Emergency," the conservative commentator calls for sweeping reform of immigration policies. Read an excerpt
/ Source: TODAY

In his new book, “State of Emergency: The Third World Invasion and Conquest of America,” Pat Buchanan writes that the influx of immigrants from south of the border into the U.S. is an attempt to recapture land. The conservative commentator and former presidential candidate writes: “Chicano chauvinists and Mexican agents have made clear their intent to take back through demography and culture what their ancestors lost through war.” He also addresses immigration trends in Europe. Buchanan was invited on “Today” to discuss his book and current issues. Read chapter excerpts from his book:

Chapter 1. How Civilizations PerishAs Rome passed away, so, the West is passing away, from the same causes and in much the same way. What the Danube and Rhine were to Rome, the Rio Grande and Mediterranean are to America and Europe, the frontiers of a civilization no longer defended.

Chapter 2. The InvasionWill the American Southwest become a giant Kosovo, a part of the nation separated from the rest by language, ethnicity, history and culture, to be reabsorbed in all but name by Mexico from whom we took these lands in the time of Jackson and Polk? Chicano chauvinists and Mexican agents have made clear their intent to take back through demography and culture what their ancestors lost through war.

Chapter 3. Coming to AmericaHigh among the [costs of immigration] is the appearance among us of diseases that never before afflicted us and the sudden reappearance of contagious diseases that researchers and doctors had eradicated long ago. Malaria, polio, hepatitis, tuberculosis and such rarities of the Third World as dengue fever, Chagas’ Disease and leprosy are surfacing here.... Bedbugs have invaded the United States for the first time in 50 years, with 28 states reporting recent infestations. 

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Chapter 5. Suicide of the GOP
Mass immigration is swamping the GOP base. Tens of millions of immigrants who vote Democratic, once they are naturalized and registered, have come and are coming to America.... History may yet record that the Immigration Act of 1965 act converted “The Emerging Republican Majority” of Kevin Phillips’ classic work into the Lost Colony of the 21st century.

Chapter 6. Roots of ParalysisThe Bush plan is economic treason against the American worker. That “civil rights leaders” are silent about the dispossession of the black working class, that unions are not marching to denounce this sellout of blue-collar and white-collar America, only tells us that the amorality of the transnational corporation has infected both. Solidarity be damned, it is all about money now. 

Chapter 7. A Grudge Against the Gringo
In “El Plan [de Aztlan],” “Aztlan belongs to those who plant the seeds, water the fields, and gather the crops and not to foreign Europeans. We do not recognize capricious frontiers on the bronze continent.” The MEChA slogan is “Por la Raza todo. Fuera de La Raza nada,” which translates, “For the race, everything. Outside of the race, nothing.” The MEChA slogan seems a conscious echo of the Fascist slogan of Mussolini: “Everything for the state, nothing outside the state, nothing above the state.” 

Chapter 8. The Aztlan Plot
This [Aztlan Plot] aims directly at a reannexation of the Southwest, not militarily, but ethnically, linguistically and culturally through the transfer of millions of Mexicans into the United States and a migration of “Anglos” out of the lands Mexico lost in 1848. In California, the project is well advanced.Stated bluntly, the Aztlan Strategy entails the end of the United States as a sovereign, self-sufficient, independent republic, the passing away of the American nation. They are coming to conquer us. 

Chapter 9. What is a Nation?Every true nation is the creation of a unique people, separate from all others. Indeed, if America is an ideological nation grounded no deeper than in the sandy soil of abstract ideas, she will not survive the storms of this century any more than the Soviet Union survived the storms of the last.…

A true nation is held together not by any political creed but by patriotism.… For two centuries, men have died for America.Democracy is not enough. If the culture dies, the country dies. 

Chapter 10. The Return of Tribalism
The seething racial resentment in the Third World against the West — decades after independence and trillions in foreign aid — should cause second thoughts about opening our borders to mass immigration from that world.  Not everyone coming here brings in his heart the passionate attachment to America we attribute to the peoples of Ellis Island. Young Asian males are nine times as likely as white youth to belong to a gang, and Hispanic youth are 19 times more likely. A disproportionate share of Hispanic young and poor are thus assimilating into a misogynistic, rebellious, youth sub-culture of drugs, gangs, crime, contempt for formal education, and hostility to police.   

Chapter 11. Eurabia
Islamization of Europe is an unavoidable consequence, indeed, an inevitability, once Europe ceased to reproduce itself. The descendants of the men who went out from Europe to conquer and Christianize the world have decided to leave the world. The culture of death triumphs, as the poor but fecund Muslims, expelled centuries ago, return to inherit the estate. 

Chapter 12. “A Nation of Immigrants”?Our illegal population alone exceeds all the Irish, Jewish and British immigrants who came.  Each year, we catch more people breaking in at the border than all the Swedes and Norwegians who came to America in 200 years. Half a million illegal aliens succeed in breaking in every year, more than all the Greeks or Poles who came legally from the Revolution to 1960. 

Chapter 13. Last Chance
Concerned about his legacy, George W. Bush may yet live to see his name entered into the history of his country as the president who lost the American Southwest that James K. Polk won for the United States.If we do not solve our civilizational crisis — a disintegrating culture, dying populations, and invasions unresisted — the children born in 2006 will witness in their lifetimes the death of the West.  In our hearts we know what must be done. We must stop the invasion. But do our leaders have the vision and will to do it? 

Excerpted from “State of Emergency,” by Pat Buchanan. Copyright 2006 by Pat Buchanan. All rights reserved. Published by No part of this book may be used or reproduced without written permission from the publisher.