August 8, 2013

Another entry in the Open Borders logo contest

The Open Borders folks are offering $200 to anybody who comes up with a simple logo that could be easily reproduced on a white sheet to express the essence of their movement. 

I came up with a quite simple logo yesterday, but one of my anonymous commenters tops that with the perfect suggestion: an image with a universal message yet won't tax the artistic talents of even the most talentless Open Borders fanatic: don't put anything on the white sheet

An example in action:

If you want to get fancy, you can trim your white flag into the shape of the contiguous 48 states of the USA:
But, why bother? 

As a palate-cleanser, here's Black Flag performing their early 1980s song about the effects of opening borders (lyrics here):


Power Child said...

It's perfect except that the flag should always be depicted at half mast, as a symbol of meekness and downturned eyes.

Anonymous said...

Whites raise white flag.

Sam Lively said...

This brings a whole new meaning to "White America."

Anonymous said...

Some ideas:

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Baloo said...

Here it is. Hmm — I guess I can't upload it. Okay, it's

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FredR said...

Thanks to, the facebook page is legitimately hilarious now.

Anonymous said...

That Black Flag song is not about immigration, it's about African-Americans.

Anonymous said...

Truth said...

"That Black Flag song is not about immigration, it's about African-Americans."

The judges, taking into account the 12% A.A share of the population, have voted; the verdict is, you're a moron:

We're gonna be a white minority
We won't listen to the majority
We're gonna feel inferiority
We're gonna be white minority

White pride
You're an american
I'm gonna hide
Anywhere I can

Gonna be a white minority
We don't believe there's a possibility
Well you just wait and see
We're gonna be white minority

White pride
You're an american
White pride
Anywhere I can?

Gonna be a white minority
There's gonna be large cavity
Within my new territory
We're all gonna die

Anonymous said...

"Truth" is obviously completely ignorant of Southern California at that time, particularly L.A.

Immigrants weren't considered a threat, blacks were.

Anonymous said...

In the 1980's, it depended upon where you live in La by 1980 La was already 28 percent Hispanic and only 11 percent black. So, I doubt that everyone in La felt the blacks were always a threat unless you live in Compton. By the end of the 1980's LA was around 38 percent Mexican and yes most people thought the Mexicans were more of a threat than the blacks.

Truth said...

""Truth" is obviously completely ignorant of Southern California at that time, particularly L.A.

Immigrants weren't considered a threat, blacks were."

Immigrants weren't considered a Southern the 1980s; OK, you're just brilliant.

Anonymous said...


It wasn't just Compton. Black gangs had effectively declared war against everyone else. Busing brought Crips and Bloods to places where they didn't exist. White flight from blacks was a much bigger issue than any other group. Inglewood had fallen, Carson was falling, Hawthorne would fall soon. Latinos were part of Southern California, while ghetto blacks weren't.

Marc B said...

It was about an invasion from South of the Border, not a massive projected increase in fecundity from their neighbors in Watts. "White Minority" was declared by their lead singer, Puerto Rican Ron Reyes, to be a song coming from the perspective of a typical bigoted White American, not the band.

I don't necessarily buy that explanation. Greg Ginn was Black Flag's leader and primary songwriter, and even though he may have not been a conservative, his band was constantly accused of being "fascistic" by lots of lefty punkers from Northern California. And it wasn't so much for their politics (Ginn was vague about their views) but for their brutishness and the underlying Nietzscheian master-slave/Ubermensch/violent narrative in their lyrics. Ginn occasionally answered political questions that were assumed to affirm liberal positions by lefty interviewers, but they could easily be viewed as right leaning without much reading between the lines. The lifelong South Bay resident decided to move his family out of Southern California several years ago.

Lots of things fueled the anger in the SoCal hardcore. Growing up in broken homes, the threat of nuclear annihilation and threats to civil liberties from the Reagan Administration fueled an underlying dynamic in the hardcore scene. Why couldn't the ratcheting of tension resulting from an increasing presence of non-Whites be something that gets under the skin of angry young White men?

Anonymous said...

Black Flag came from the South Bay, Redondo Beach to be exact. South Central and Compton had expanded into the South Bay. They were very aware that Inglewood, the northernmost South Bay suburb, had become "Inglewatts" and went through a sudden and devastating white flight. People in the rest of the South Bay thought their towns would be next. They were subject to black crime (as was the westside) You had to be living here to know how the attitudes were.

To get a sense of the racial attitudes in 1980s L.A., the movie "Colors" gives a clue. The black characters are depicted as subhuman monsters to an extent that would not fly in the ultra-PC film industry today, almost like if Whiskey or Paul Kersey wrote a screenplay. Even the respectable black characters are depicted as weak and ineffective, unable to control their community which has devolved into violence that threatens the entire city. Latinos are depicted in both positive and negative roles - some are ruthless thugs, while others are decent people who are essential parts of the community. That's pretty much how attitudes were in SoCal back then.

A look back at "Colors" might be a good topic for a future blog. I sense some people in SoCal might have been lulled by "black flight" into forgetting how ghetto blacks ruined SoCal more than any other group.

Anonymous said...

Ginn left California for Texas because California is anti-business and Texas isn't.

Maxwell Power said...

Nope. "White Minority" was written & recorded with first singer Keith Morris, a year before they brought on Chavo/Reyes (incidentally a Canadian). That version is on the Everything Went Black comp. I guess Chavo can have his own vision of it but it's similar to the vague anti-bourgeois sarcasm of the Circle Jerks or Fear. Not a deep political statement.

The band did have an actual illegal drummer at one point, "Robo" from somewhere in central America, who also played with the Misfits. After other countries wouldn't let the Misfits enter for tours, Robo was retired

Sam said...

White Monority. I was living in Las Vegas when I first heard this song. It made sense to me even then. Now even more so.

I like the Ron Reyes version better.