Do you notice presidential candidates rendering lip service to the immigration invasion? Do you see how they shuck and jive the questions? Do you watch them dance around the answers—never giving a definite response?
Sick of their obfuscation? Tired of their dodging it? Angry at this continued invasion of our country?
Presidential candidate Tom Tancredo said, “Western civilization is at stake over massive, unrelenting immigration.”
Added to that, our language, culture, educational systems, law enforcement, medical systems and prisons stand in the cross-hairs of extinction. We either stop it or legal-illegal immigration buries us.
How can you, average Joe and Mary Citizen change history in favor of your children’s future?
In the following information, you may enjoy media strategies created by top flight journalist Kathleene Parker of Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Suggested Media Strategy:
Parker said, “I consider nothing more important to the immigration-population movement than forcing the topic into the news media because until the media allow a topic to become a key issue, change does not happen.
“I needn’t tell most of you that many in the media advocate for growth and on the rare occasions when they do utter the “P” word, it is in the context of the birth dearth.
“I can assure those here today that all of the environmental/immigration battles I have been involved in have, in large measure, been won in the media, forcing elected representatives to reverse or adapt courses they were on before public scrutiny. I’ll also add that one reason immigration was a hot-button issue ready to explode into the forefront on 9-11 was because www.NumbersUSA.com and other groups and individuals had quietly laid much of the groundwork through the invaluable tool of guest commentaries and, more importantly, letters to the editor so that the events did not occur before a totally uninformed public.”
What we face!
“There is a great deal of stark data, domestically and internationally, with which I am sure most of you are familiar, but that this is not being reported on massively illustrates what is either the profound ignorance of the media or the blatant prejudice of the media. As one environmental reporter recently told me he was aware of that data but found discussing it “too polarizing” and would therefore continue to boycott the topic. That, incidentally, reflects a standard of journalism—or lack thereof—that I find professionally indefensible and arrogant and that says he, not his readers, will decide what they need to know. Bluntly spoken, he is acting as censor!”
That’s the bad news; the good news is history repeating.
Parker said, “About 12 years ago, I was working with Roy Beck’s Numbers USA attempting to get immigration into print any way we could, since it was a topic being ignored and, sometimes, actively glossed over or distorted by reporters. At the time, Roy used faxes or the early internet to send action alerts to a network of grassroots letter writers and activists, such as me, to write letters to newspapers.
“I soon shared Roy’s belief that as soon as you tell ten thousand or twenty thousand people something, it ceases being a secret! I knew we were succeeding as I increasingly saw other people speaking out on immigration. Soon, a dynamic was obvious that continues today: an informed public on one hand and many politicians and many in the news media, on the other, only reluctantly accepting the overwhelming tide of public opinion.”
Parker shows you critical points on how you change history:
“That brings us to a critical point of journalism,” she said. “There are three parts of any newspaper—still a key source of information for many people and certainly read by politicians—that are read by the most people: the sports pages, the comics and the letters to the editor. Therefore, please do not underestimate the value of a letter to the editor. IT IS FAR MORE VALUABLE THAN PAID ADVERTISING OR EVEN NEWS REPORTS BECAUSE MORE PEOPLE SEE IT. If a choice must be made, always write a letter published over a guest commentary, as it will be read, due to brevity, by far more people—by a factor of 10.”
Parker gives the following advice:
* Absolutely confine letters to the length specified by the editorial page. If no limit is set, never, ever write a letter of over 200 words!
* Decide at the front end on two to three key points and confine yourself to those.
* The more dramatic, definable and defensible letter points are the better.
* To increase your chances of getting printed, always lead the letter with a reference to something just published in the publication you are writing to.
* Always write your letter within one to two days after your news-hook story appears. Sooner the better!
* Recognize the value of holidays to get things into print. Particularly stark times for many newspapers are the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays when they are low on staff, news is often slow, people aren’t writing letters and editors must pickup huge amount of info from the wire just to fill the space.
* If you see a particular local controversy, such as traffic problems, water shortages, sprawl, a development controversy, you can sometimes use that as a reason to approach an editor with a well- written guest commentary.
How can you multiply your efforts at the national level? Write top TV shows with suggestions for your top favorite speakers to address America’s immigration-population crisis. Tell them you want Terry Anderson, Governor Richard Lamm, Roy Beck, William Gheen, Frosty Wooldridge, Jason Mrochek, Barbara Coe, Dr. Diana Hull, Rosemary Jenks, Kathleene Parker, Beth Thomas, Dan Stein, Bill Ryerson, Mike Cutler or your favorite national speaker to be interviewed. Write a letter and send to all these addresses. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org ; email@example.com ; firstname.lastname@example.org ; email@example.com ; firstname.lastname@example.org ; email@example.com ; firstname.lastname@example.org ; email@example.com ; firstname.lastname@example.org ; email@example.com ; firstname.lastname@example.org ; email@example.com ; firstname.lastname@example.org ; email@example.com ; firstname.lastname@example.org ; email@example.com ; firstname.lastname@example.org ; email@example.com ; firstname.lastname@example.org ; email@example.com ; firstname.lastname@example.org ; email@example.com ; firstname.lastname@example.org ; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
If you want more addresses, write me at www.frostywooldridge.com for 100 more email addresses of media outlets.
Do you write one letter and forget it? No! You write weekly, monthly, constantly. If you haven’t noticed, we have only 13 months before the White House sees a new occupant that will be even worse than George Bush. If that man or woman allows a general amnesty for 20 to 30 million illegal aliens, your children’s lives hang in the balance.
In all social change, it takes ‘change makers’ and ‘opinion leaders’ to lead the way. Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Susan B. Anthony, Eleanor Roosevelt, ML King (whether you like him or not) and other Americans created change. They didn’t do it by complaining—they took action!
They created ‘critical mass’ that manifested in social movements such as women’s right to vote or people of color enjoying equal rights. Today, we’re engaged in a national crisis so huge that it will devastate this country’s future on many fronts.
If you do nothing, your children reap the whirlwind of consequences. In the end, everything you do or don’t do—counts!
Frosty Wooldridge has bicycled across six continents – from the Arctic to the South Pole – as well as six times across the USA, coast to coast and border to border. In 2005, he bicycled from the Arctic Circle, Norway to Athens, Greece. He presents “The Coming Population Crisis in America: and what you can do about it” to civic clubs, church groups, high schools and colleges. He works to bring about sensible world population balance at his website www.frostywooldridge.com