The Leadership Institute is one of the leading training organizations to produce conservative values on all levels of policy and politics. In the past, they have not been especially friendly to the ideals of multiculturalism; they have been notorious for sponsoring a racist college organization called “Youth for Western Civilization” and partnering with the anti-immigrant hate site VDare.com.
Youth for Western Civilization has since disbanded– its splintered remnants have congealed under the bloated tutelage of Matthew Heimbach into the “White Student Union”– and are now making flirty, doe-eyed glances at the nativist / fascist group American Third Position. But where does that leave Leadership Institute?
In a desperate cry for attention, The Leadership Institute, Faith and Freedom Coalition (from Christian Coalition founder Ralph “babyface” Reed) and the Heritage Foundation flooded out a mass robo-call tonight informing anyone they have ever had contact with to PLEASE PLEASE PRETTY PLEASE pay attention to them and attend their bright, shiny, new spectacle of embracing multiculturalism and the Hispanic community.
To quote the Leadership Institute website:
What you will learn Issues That Unite: Latinos & Conservatism The Leadership Institute, in partnership with the Heritage Foundation and Faith & Freedom Coalition, has developed events to communicate more effectively the values that bring Hispanics and conservatives together. The series of events, Issues That Unite: Latinos & Conservatism, will give participants insight into the nexus of politics and the media. Topics to be covered include: Public Policy: Hispanics, Economics, Education, & Family, Working with Hispanic Media, and Effectively Communicating Our Values. – See more at: http://www.leadershipinstitute.org/training/school.cfm?SchoolID=22781#sthash.BmA9cZHJ.dpuf “
A Partnership with the “Heritage Foundation” ? THAT Heritage Foundation? The same Heritage Foundation that Leadership Institute pal Peter Brimelow promised “Grassroots ‘Sentiments of National Identity’ Will Defeat Immigration Reform?” (Brimelow seems to have a deep affection for the Heritage Foundation; he met his young wife Lydia when she was interning for them.)
Is this a sign that the pro-white/anti-immigrant faction of the conservative movement is losing?
Times are changing, but what will this mean for the faction of the conservative movement like NumbersUSA and the rest of the anti-immigration set and their relationship with the GOP? Sit back, make some popcorn, this is going to get interesting.