Don’t Take It Personally is a collection of Frank Borzellieri’s political and cultural essays which have earned him nationwide acclaim. Frank Borzellieri’s writings address the most controversial issues of our time — even issues other conservatives refuse to tackle. In this sequel to The Unspoken Truth, Frank Borzellieri discusses uncomfortable truths about race, crime, immigration, gun control and similar issues which make the elite liberal intelligentsia tremble. All the while, Frank Borzellieri violates every orthodoxy, every sacred cow and every last remnant of political correctness. A constant target of the Thought Police, Frank Borzellieri answers back with irrefutable evidence and logic.
Read the definitive truth on:
- Why Racial Profiling Is Justified
- “Americans” With Foreign Loyalties
- The Politics of AIDS
- The Problem With Islam
- America’s Suicidal Immigration Policy
- True Feminine Protection: A loaded handgun
- Why Blacks Dominate Sports
- White Hypocrisy on Integration
- How Italian-Americans Should Deal with “The Sopranos”
From the Forward by Samuel Francis:
Not long after being fired from the Washington Times in 1995, ostensibly for expressing what might be called “Racially Incorrect” opinions, I founded a fictitious organization known as the Association of Fired Journalists — the AFJ. In order to join the AFJ, you have to have been fired as a journalist for expressing verboten thoughts. Janet Cooke and Jayson Blair are not eligible; being fired for plagiarism doesn’t count as a qualification, nor does being fired for incompetence, beating the daylights out of your editor, or not being able to spell correctly — you have to have been fired because of the opinions you’ve expressed or the facts you’ve reported — that’s all.
Well, there’s one other condition also, though it’s not in the by-laws: Communists, liberals, and Europhobes can’t get in. The only jounralists we recognize as martyrs are people like ourselves, guy (or girls) who get dumped because what they said or wrote violates the dogmas that the communists, liberals, and Europhobes have imposed.
At first I was the only member of the AFJ, but I soon noticed it was a growing and increasingly distinguished body. Its First Vice President is Joe Sobran, who got the bounce from National Review, also for expressing opinions that are verboten. Then there’s Scott McConnell, now executive editor of Pat Buchanan’s The American Conservative, but before that fired as editorial page editor at the New york Post after writing a perfectly sensible editorial opposing statehood for Puerto Rico. The Puerto Ricans didn’t like it, mobbed the paper, and demanded his head. The intrepid management quickly obliged.
Also there’s Peter Brimelow, another senior editor of National Review, who is probably the leading critic of immigration in the country, author of Alien Nation, a widely praised study of the effects of mass immigration, and a senior editor of Forbes as well as National Review, in addition to being the founding webmaster of Vdare.com, a website devoted entirely to immigration and the “national question.” Peter joined the AFJ when William F. Buckley, Jr. decided that running his pieces criticizing immigration didn’t fit the agenda of the Rainbow Republicanism that Newt Gingrich, Bill Kristol, Linda Chavez, and other heavyweights were pushing and which Buckley wanted National Review to parrot.
There are other members of the Association of Fired Journalists as well, but I trust the reader gets the picture.
Sadly, I am forced to report that Frank Borzellieri is not and has never been a member of the Association, thoguh I also have to confess that I am puzzled as to why he isn’t.
‘Sadly,’ I say, because I’d love to have Frank join the rest of our prestigious but impoverished band at our annual (and also fictitious) conventions, but the reason he hasn’t joined is that, for reasons entirely unknown to me, he just hasn’t been fired — yet.
Why he hasn’t been fired I can’t possibly tell you. Maybe it’s because, as he argues in his introduction to this book, he has the support of an increasingly rare breed in American journalism — an honest and courageous editor. If so, Frank is luckier than all the other members of the AFJ combined as well as just about everey other journalist in the country.
Nevertheless, Frank has done nearly everything he can think of to make himself eligible to join the AFJ — he writes about race and intelligence, for example, and actually tells the truth about it. Also a few reflections on such subjects as immigration, multiculturalism, gun control, homosexuality, abortion, feminism and women, and a good many others, all from a decidedly incorrect point of view. And he writes ably, often powerfully, and accurately. He even spells correctly (usually). So I have no idea why he hasn’t been fired.
The real hope for what is left of American society, the American nation, and the civilization we have created in this country lies precisely in writers like Frank Borzellieri, because they are the only guys in the country who aer willing to tell truths the left-wing media don’t want you to hear and won’t let you hear. They are also the only guys who are able to tell it, accurately and fairly, without a lot of silliness, wacky speculation, and unreliable reporting.
And what that means is that as more and more Americans realize that it’s the Frank Borzellieris of the world who are telling them stuff no one else will let them hear, they will increasingly turn to guys like Frank to get those truths.
Whis is why it’s so amazing he hasn’t been fired already.
Sooner or later, however, I fully expect Frank to be eligible for membership in the Association of Fired Journalists. It’s simply an oversight on the part of the management that he hasn’t been bounced off his column already. But until he is, he needs to keep writing what he offers in this book and the columns it contains, and you, dear readers, need to keep reading him and giving him your support.