Day of Reckoning by Steve Payne
says: what if Patrick Buchanan's prediction of a "Day of Reckoning"
occurred not during the twenty-first century but at the end of his term of
office in the White House? Please note that the opinions expressed in this
post do not necessarily reflect the views of the author(s).
In 1995, the enduring image
of "Buchanan's America" was unforgettably seared in the public consciousness
when millions of viewers watched the incredible slow motion, nationally
televised police chase which ended with the arrest of OJ Simpson by border
patrol agents at the San Diego-Brownsville separation barrier.
During the 1988 election, the fortieth President had convinced America
that it was necessary to install a hi-tec security fence to curb the flow
of illegal immigrants from Mexico. And draconian measures to control
illegal aliens had resulted in the largest reverse movement since 1954.
"America is becoming Mexamerica"Due to
waves of illegal immigration, it was of course a moot point as to whether
or not the south-western region was effectively returning to Mexico. Or
whether in fact the south-western regional rightfully belonged to Mexico.
Contemporary historians were still arguing over the detail of whether Davy
Crocket died in the defence of the Alamo, or having surrendered, was
brutally executed on Santa Anna's orders.
Ironically, a border designed to prevent northern immigration had
trapped a fugitive of justice heading south. And Buchanan's
generalisations about brown-skinned individuals now hit a major snag
because the alleged criminal was "The Juice" one of American's best-loved
celebrities, accused of murdering his former wife, Nicole Brown Simpson,
and her friend Ronald Goldman in their Los Angeles condominium.
Buchanan might have been forgiven for wishing that Simpson had escaped
across the border into Mexico. Because his double murder charge meant no
bail and a possible death penalty verdict if convicted because double
homicide is a capital offense in California. With a seemingly overwhelming
volume of evidence strongly suggesting his guilt, Simpson hired the best
criminal defence team money could buy. The country now faced a perculiarly
American soul-searching crisis as the vectors of race, justice, power,
religion and money converged on a common point.
says the source articile is Buchanan, Patrick J. "Day of Reckoning"
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