‘Previous Swarms of Immigrants Came over Fleeing Communism, Despising it, Cherishing Freedom and Openness’Posted: June 25, 2015 | |
“America is not chiefly about a place. Our physical location is happenstance. It is not about blood or soil. It is not about race. America is an idea — and ideal.”
Though the original subject is a critique of Ann Coulter’s misguided attack on Nikki Haley’s Americanism, the argument within the argument — Ace’s passionate monologue about immigration history — stands on its own, as a solid defense of American ideals, and it’s worth capturing in its entirety.
America is not chiefly about a place. Our physical location is happenstance. It is not about blood or soil. It is not about race. America is an idea — and ideal.
The reason America is in decline is because far too many born-and-raised Americans do not understand America…
…I oppose our current nearly-open-borders immigration scam for a lot of reasons, but a major reason is this: The current temperament of the world is anti-assimilationist and anti-American.
Previous waves of immigrants came in during periods where it was widely believed that assimilation was good, because America itself was good. Now foreign immigrants are being taught — as native-born Americans are being taught — that America is shameful and needs to be rejected, torn down, and even, as one anti-American, communist-sympathizing foreign critic said, “fundamentally transformed.”*
“Previous waves of immigrants came in during periods where it was widely believed that assimilation was good, because America itself was good.”
Immigrants are no longer being encouraged to give up their old hatreds — their old, unsettled wars — carried over from their former countries. Now they’re being taught that Tribal Identity is the only true identity, and that any adopted identity, such as Americanism, is a sham propagated by, most likely, Jews.
“Immigrants are no longer being encouraged to give up their old hatreds — their old, unsettled wars — carried over from their former countries.”
Nor are they being encouraged to give up the political biases they suffered under in their home countries, chiefly socialism and authoritarianism. Strong Men on White Horses increasing the Chocolate Rations out of their undying love for the people.
Is that what the current immigrants want, in the main? The Democrat Party– long covertly agitating for socialism, now overtly doing so — sure seems to think the new immigrants will vote more socialist governments into power, because they’re sure salivating at those new fundamentally-transforming votes.
Thus we have a country in which immigrants are now taking America further and further from itself, from the actual idea of America….(read more)
Bonus: Also, there’s this.
“Talk to Charles C.W. Cooke sometime. (No seriously, I recommend it. He sounds like Ringo, if Ringo Starr were the producer of the Mark Levin show.) A five minute conversation with Cooke will demonstrate that America is not born in the blood but awakened in the spirit. The man speaks fluently about the Federalist Papers and DeToqueville and why he’s a Madison partisan and not so much a Hamiltonian….”
- Ann Coulter Refers to SC Gov. Nikki Haley as an ‘Immigrant,’ Doesn’t Know She was Born in South Carolina (youngcons.com)
- Fox’s Greta Van Susteren: Coulter Should Apologize to Nikki Haley for ‘Nasty’ Remark (mediaite.com)
- NIKKI HALEY’S STOCK RISES AMID FLAG FUROR: South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) is attracting wide… (pjmedia.com)
- MICKEY KAUS: Notes On Cantormageddon. “The main issue in the race was immigration. It’s what Bra… (pjmedia.com)