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Martha's Vineyard: Time for Leftists to Live Up to Words, Ideals

Martha's Vineyard: Time for Leftists to Live Up to Words, Ideals

Karla Hernandez-Mats, running mate of Florida Democratic gubernatorial nominee Charlie Crist, speaks with the media about Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla. - on Sept. 15, 2022- in Doral, Florida. The governor on Wednesday had planes carrying immigrants flown to Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts from Texas. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Paul du Quenoy By Friday, 16 September 2022 04:46 PM EDT Current | Bio | Archive

The New England hideaway of Martha’s Vineyard is about 90% white.

In 2020, 77.6 of its votes were cast for President Joe Biden.

The Massachusetts resort island’s state senators and representatives are all Democrats in one of the country’s bluest states.

It has declared itself a "sanctuary destination," a heretofore meaningless gesture since it is very far away from our unprotected southern border and anywhere else illegal immigrants might go, assuming they could even get a seat on the sold-out island-bound ferries.

But on Sept. 14, about 50 illegals did arrive, sent there on two charter flights by Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., courtesy of a $12 million Florida state budget set aside to transport illegals to "sanctuary" jurisdictions.

The governors of Texas and Arizona have shown the path, in recent months bussing or flying thousands of migrants to Washington, New York, and Chicago.

Confronted with the very real consequences of policies they support, liberals are apoplectic.

Martha’s Vineyard, where the median home price topped $1.35 million this year, immediately declared a "humanitarian crisis," while Democratic leaders roundly condemned DeSantis for sending people to their paradise.

On CNN, seemingly biased journalist John Berman and error-prone documentary filmmaker Ken Burns, a Democratic Party donor, as well as past participant in the Vineyard’s dull film festival, compared the airlift to the Holocaust.

Right-wing mirth has been irrepressible, with virtually every important commentator and politician chiming in to observe the immense irony of preachy leftists melting down at the prospect of having to live up to their own words and ideals.

Conservatives are eagerly discussing future destinations for relocated immigrants.

Top candidates include Aspen, Jackson Hole, Sausalito, Kennebunkport, the Hamptons, and other "Whiteopias," pleasant, upscale places where liberals can congratulate themselves on lofty ideals but not be bothered by the details the rest of the country must suffer on their behalf.

Like the pack of New England schoolmarms at least some of them were before marrying finance contemptibles who could afford houses on the Vineyard, island residents stood up and proclaimed their immense "compassion" for the new arrivals while scolding DeSantis and his supporters for a "stunt" that they are too conceited to admit was pulled at their expense.

After providing basic services to the illegals for less than 24-hours, internet pleas called for donations from guiltier white liberals.

Not one Vineyard resident is known to have offered an extra bedroom, pool house, guest cottage, or tent to house the illegals, even after the island’s homeless shelter coordinator Lisa Belcastro improbably informed the local television media that "we don’t have housing for 50 more people" on an 87-square mile island that houses as many as 100,000 people in its popular summer season.

Out of season, which ended around Labor Day, an estimated 63% of Martha Vineyard’s homes are vacant. Former President Barack Obama’s $11.75 million property alone is said to have ten bedrooms and 29 acres of land.

There has not been a peep from that great champion of diversity, who may not even be there now.

So much for those "In this house we believe" signs.

"At some point in time," Belcastro said matter-of-factly, "they have to move somewhere else."

And within 36 hours of their arrival, they did. Busses sent over from the mainland picked them up on the morning of Sept. 16 to "offload" them at Joint Base Cape Cod (JBCC), a military installation off the island.

The poor migrants didn’t even have time for lunch at the Black Dog Tavern before they were, in effect, deported.

Massachusetts mobilized 125 National Guardsmen to assist, 2.5 men for every illegal immigrant.

Surely this will ensure than not a blade of grass on well-manicured Vineyard lawns will be disturbed, but the stain of hypocrisy will blacken the island and its shallow Biden-voting inhabitants forever more.

Paul du Quenoy is president of the Palm Beach Freedom Institute. He holds a Ph.D. in history from Georgetown University. Read more — Here.

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