On Wednesday morning Mark started the day with Steve Doocy at Fox & Friends, discussing the appalling rape and sodomization of a 14-year old Maryland high school girl by two of her "classmates", at least one of them an illegal alien. Steyn's take:
"This is the depravity of the political class," Steyn said. "They're basically willing to offer up their own citizens, 14-year-old schoolgirls and sacrifice them on the altar of diversity and virtue signaling and the shameless political posturing. You know, as we saw in the Gorsuch hearing — Democrats, particularly, have great empathy in theory but the practical consequences of that poser empathy are what happened to that girl in this school bathroom a few days ago. There is no benefit to the citizens and legal residents of the United States in fetishizing mass illegal immigration. And shame on this county and the state of Maryland for going along with it."
Click below to watch the full interview:
In his bestselling book After America Mark wrote about Langley Park, Maryland - about 15 miles from Rockville:
Don't take my word for it, take The New York Times. In 2009, it ran a story of immigrants in Langley Park, Maryland "Struggling To Rise In Suburbs" (as the headline put it). Usual sludge, but in the middle of it, helpfully explaining Langley Park to his readers, the reporter, Jason DeParle, wrote as follows:
'Now nearly two-thirds Latino and foreign-born, it has the aesthetics of suburban sprawl and the aura of Central America. Laundromats double as money-transfer stores. Jobless men drink and sleep in the sun. There is no city government, few community leaders, and little community.'
At which point I stopped, and went back, and reread it. For it seemed to me at first glance that Mr DeParle was airily citing laundromats doubling as money-transfer stores, jobless men drinking and sleeping in the sun, and dysfunctional metropolitan government all as evidence of "the aura of Central America". And that can't be right, can it..?
Langley Park is a good example of where tiptoeing around on multiculti eggshells leads: there is literally no language in which what's happening in suburban Maryland can be politely discussed, not if an ambitious politician of either party wishes to remain viable.
For more on illegal immigration and Maryland's cultural transformation, see After America.
Mark will be on the radio later today, joining John Oakley at Toronto's AM640, at 5pm Eastern - and tomorrow, Thursday, join him three hours of substitute-host-level Excellence In Broadcasting on America's Number One radio program, The Rush Limbaugh Show.