Ann Coulter apparently thinks “This is Sparta!” Historian Susan B. Pomeroy speaks of the “eugenic principles” which “underlie much of Spartan demographic engineering.”
As most people likely know by now, the Spartans took Spartan Exceptionalism very seriously indeed, to the extent that if you were not a worthy physical specimen, you were not worthy of life as a Spartan.
If Coulter doesn’t want to actually expose unwanted infants, she seems to be just as fanatical about imposing certain physical standards on immigrants, and has in the past even embraced the eugenic principle of killing some people to intimidate others – namely, liberals.
She also recently told Breitbart, while promoting her book “Adios America,” that “When I’m in charge of immigration (after our 10 year moratorium), I will not admit overweight girls.”
It is difficult to see how barring overweight girls from entering the country will save America, but this is Ann Coulter and we shouldn’t expect her to make sense.
Perhaps she should re-title her book, “Adios Overweight Girls”?
Not so fast! She has now added more “undesirables” to her list.
Her latest method of demographic engineering is to keep out the disabled:
The INS has waived the English-language requirements for many immigrants, and it’s not just — that obviously goes to the heart of it, are you switching allegiance, do you love this country? — but beyond that, how about the wheelchair-only section? How about the section for the blind? Look, wish these people well, but we’re not running an international charity here.
We are also not running Sparta.
Regardless, her book would now be titled, “Adios Overweight Girls, the Wheelchair Bound, and Blind People.”
None of this should be surprising. In a 2012 post-election-day column, America Nears El Tipping Pointo, she wrote,
Any election analysis that doesn’t deal with the implacable fact of America’s changing demographics is bound to be wrong.
Perhaps the reason elections maven Michael Barone was so shockingly off in his election prediction this year was that, in the biggest mistake of his career, Barone has been assuring us for years that most of these Third World immigrants pouring into the country would go the way of Italian immigrants and become Republicans. They’re hardworking! They have family values!
Maybe at first, but not after coming here, having illegitimate children and going on welfare.
And don’t forget the other undesirables.
We already know how she feels about Jews, that they just haven’t quite become “perfected” yet by becoming Christians.
How she feels about Muslims might best be expressed by her claim that “News magazines don’t kill people, Muslims do.”
She has already dismissed the idea of birthright citizenship as the work of a delusional Supreme Court Justice, so don’t even think about trying to get born into citizenship, you sneaky little embryos.
Given that she called Obama a “retard” during the third debate between Romney and the president in 2012, we can guess the mentally disabled make her short list as well.
Well…that will certainly save America for future generations of Joe McCarthyites.
Of course, on the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty we find the words, “Give me your tired, your poor/Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,” a spirit alien to Coulter, and to her hatred of the constructed Other. The statue that welcomed so many generations of immigrants doesn’t exclude overweight girls, the physically disabled, or the visually impaired.
Coulter’s reactionary demographic engineering is entirely out of step with the spirit of America, not only as captured on by Statue of Liberty, but by recent polling numbers.
We have already seen that nearly three in four Americans favor permitting undocumented immigrants to remain in the U.S.
And President Obama has just promised to keep fighting for undocumented immigrants.
It would no doubt gall Ann Coulter to see our first black president, allegedly both a Muslim and a Kenyan, in lockstep with current American attitudes, that is if she exhibited any self awareness at all.
The perfect world of Ann Coulter would be all white, all “Christian,” and, it goes without saying, uniformly Republican.
It would, in short, with its commitment to ethnic nationalism and demographic engineering, more closely resemble Nazi Germany than the United States of America.
 Susan B. Pomeroy. Spartan Women. Oxford University Press, 2002.
 At the Conservative Political Action Conference, January 2002: “We need to execute people like John Walker [Lindh] in order to physically intimidate liberals, by making them realize that they can be killed, too.” She later clarified this statement: “When I said we should ‘execute’ John Walker Lindh, I misspoke. What I meant to say was ‘We should burn John Walker Lindh alive and televise it on prime-time network TV’. My apologies for any misunderstanding that might have occurred.”
 The New Colossus, by Emma Lazarus, 1883.
Hrafnkell Haraldsson, a social liberal with leanings toward centrist politics has degrees in history and philosophy. His interests include, besides history and philosophy, human rights issues, freedom of choice, religion, and the precarious dichotomy of freedom of speech and intolerance. He brings a slightly different perspective to his writing, being that he is neither a follower of an Abrahamic faith nor an atheist but a polytheist, a modern-day Heathen who follows the customs and traditions of his Norse ancestors. He maintains his own blog, A Heathen’s Day, which deals with Heathen and Pagan matters, and Mos Maiorum Foundation www.mosmaiorum.org, dedicated to ethnic religion. He has also contributed to NewsJunkiePost, GodsOwnParty and Pagan+Politics.