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Immigration Population Racism

Australia has had a visitor called Roy Beck from “NumbersUSA” appearing in the media to argue against immigration and population growth.

Beck is obviously concerned about the environment, as are Australian groups who subscribe to similar views e.g. Stable Population Party and the Sustainable Population Australia.

However, the benevolence ends there as Roy Beck has had a chequered past which he has tried to deny.

Beck was both follower and editor of John Tanton’s “The Social Contract Press“, while Tanton also founded FAIR the Federation of Americans for Immigration Reform, and also attempted a take over the Sierra Club (he was also an admirer of Australia’s “White Australia Policy”)

According to the Southern Poverty Law Centre (who encourage tolerance and fight discrimination, and have been targeted by The Social Contract Press for an expose of Tanton):

“John Tanton is the racist architect of the modern anti-immigrant movement. He created a network of organizations – the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) and NumbersUSA – that have profoundly shaped the immigration debate in the United States….


Tanton’s white nationalist views are fully exposed in his private papers at the Bentley Historical Library at the University of Michigan…


…The papers in the Bentley Library also show that Tanton has for decades been at the heart of the white nationalist scene. He has corresponded with Holocaust deniers, former Klan lawyers and the leading white nationalist thinkers of the era…..


He wrote a major funder to encourage her to read the work of a radical anti-Semitic professor — to “give you a new understanding of the Jewish outlook on life” — and suggested that the entire FAIR board discuss the professor’s theories on the Jews……


…Tanton also runs the racist publishing company, The Social Contract Press, which is part of his foundation, U.S. Inc. One special issue of the press’ journal, The Social Contract, was devoted to the theme of “Europhobia: The Hostility Toward European-Descended Americans”…….. decrying the “unwarranted hatred and fear” of whites that he blamed on “multiculturalists” and immigrants….


…..FAIR, whose members have testified frequently before Congress, accepted more than $1 million from the Pioneer Fund, a racist foundation devoted to proving a connection between race and intelligence. FAIR has hired as key officials men who were also active in white supremacist groups and has others who write for anti-immigrant hate sites. Due to these activities, FAIR has been designated as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).


FAIR is just one part of an anti-immigration network created by Tanton that has never strayed far from its roots. In fact, these groups are fundamentally linked and driven by their founder’s vision that non-white immigration is a threat to white America.” Southern Poverty Law Center.

The Southern Poverty Law Center monitors hate groups and other extremists throughout the United States and exposes their activities to law enforcement agencies, the media and the public.

Coming up will be blogs exploring the Australian network and connections through followers, influencers, messengers etc. who are assisting Tanton and his views both wittingly and unwittingly…..

9 Responses to “Immigration Population Racism”

  1. Now we have the Irwins of Australian Zoo in QLD offering their views without evidence of direct causal links http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/hillary-clinton-tries-to-silence-brave-bindi/story-e6frg6n6-1226560803039

    By coincidence they have just met Roy Beck…. http://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/news/cut-immigration-like-usa-Roy-Beck-NumbersUSA/1720308/

  2. Related article also appeared from Malcolm King “Racist population fears killed by evidence” http://www.onlineopinion.com.au/view.asp?article=14617&page=0

  3. John Tanton’s Social Contract network or organisations and fellow travellers explained more https://aiecquest.wordpress.com/2013/01/27/social-contract-and-john-tanton/

  4. Australian anti immigration and anti population growth conservative senator barred from committee for failing to disclose links with ALEC http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/political-news/bernardi-unfit-to-chair-committee-say-labor-and-greens-20130127-2denh.html

  5. […] is not surprising as he had contributed, possibly unwittingly on numerous occasions, to John Tanton’s journal “The Social Contract Press” in the USA. The Social Contract, at best, has been described as the fulcrum for “white […]

  6. This research has enough holes to drive a truck through it…. and “researchers” admit that they are guessing in some parts.

    Making a correlation between temporary/permanent immigration headline statistics, with claim they are taking available employment in Australia, through subjective selection and judgements, is not research let alone valid or reliable theory.

    One should be taking into account related factors and variables such as:

    1. Many new and/or temporary residents of working age may not be looking for, let alone be interested in, employment, whether they are international students or immigrants.

    2. Non English Speaking Background (NESB) conclusions are confusing, on one hand they claim they are taking jobs, yet on the other hand claim they have less success in finding employment? Damned if they do, damned if they don’t…..

    3. Research has shown that both Australians and new arrivals, who may or may not be of NESB, but not having Anglo/Celtic or northern European names, have difficulties in being offered job interviews, and therefore employment.

    4. Many 457 temporary visa holders are working in specialist and/or regional areas, precluding many Australians working in same positions.

    5. Working holiday visa (WHV) makers are limited to 3 months (?) with one employer, plus they need to do agricultural work in that first year for second year WHV visa eligibility, and that second year qualifies them for inclusion in net overseas migration statistics (NOM).

    6. International students are limited to 20 hours per week during study term or semester (full time at vacation), and like in 1. above many don’t want to, let alone need to work.

    7. Both international students and many WHV makers are disadvantaged in comparison to Australians as they are NESB, or speak English as Foreign or Second Language (EFL/ESL).

    8. Many Australian unemployed may only be prepared to work a lower number of hours (credits) as anymore will impact upon the Centrelink or Social Security benefits.

    9. What is the impact of baby boomers extending their working life to top up their pension or superannuation accounts, not just upon immigrants and temporary residents, but upon generations X and Y who may be facing a glass ceiling?

    Sources of data or references used, apart from quantitative, are made up of self or circular referencing e.g. nine out of seventeen are Birrell’s own “research” via his journal “People and Place”, with others being e.g. newspaper column comments section, regarding hospitality industry.

    This latter phenomenon not only leads to invalid and/or flawed qualitative data, e.g. whoever can be motivated to write (mostly) negative comments, and could be viewed as selective.

    This leads onto another related issue in Australia, the propensity for supposed liberal or progressive media to racially stereotype e.g. why choose Chinese Australian owned hospitality industry to investigate, simultaneously by Fairfax in both Sydney and Melbourne (“Underclass of restaurant employees in Sydney grossly underpaid”), when the practice of cash payments, no superannuation etc. is possibly widespread across the whole industry?

    The same “august” media outlet had targeted supposed “dodgy” private vocational colleges for offering courses allowing permanent residency applications via occupations on the Skilled Occupation List (SOL), yet TAFEs and universities were and still are doing the same (with some universities and colleges facing severe difficulties if accounting, as rumoured, is taken off SOL)?

    As one of their senior journalists claimed few years ago, international students are “given visas”, and most Australians assumed they are also given automatic residency.

    One can disagree with Birrell and his nativist views, but it also reflects badly upon the prejudices, subjectivity and lack of analysis that many journalists and reporters in the Australian media practice.

    Like in the USA and its “neo con” influence (helped by an Australian/American with influence in the media), Australia’s media from liberal progressives through to conservative right have not been serving objective journalism to inform Australians, well.

    In other words, a victory of opinions and emotions over facts and evidence, pessimistic in outlook, creating alarm and making peple malleable.

    In the case of immigration and population, it offers politicians, governments and related public sector departments the excuse to be and appear authoritarian.


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