Jul 20

What’s the Point of an Anti-American Left?

More Misinformation from the Media:

This is the point where you have to ask yourself what Beinart actually thinks the Democratic Party is for. Personally, I think any center-left party worth its salt has to be deeply committed to egalitarianism, not just for people born in the U.S. but for everyone.

That means fighting for LGBT rights against bathroom bills . . . more domestic redistribution to address poverty. . . .  But it also means treating people born outside the U.S. as equals. . . . And it means a strong presumption in favor of open immigration. Not only does migration help native workers overall, it enables a massive increase in the welfare of people abroad, typically people much poorer than poor Americans, who come here.

For rich countries, accepting large numbers of immigrants is a basic obligation of justice, as is helping the poor at home, and left of center people need to be thinking about how to build an electoral and interest group coalition. . . .  – What’s the Point of an Anti-Immigrant Left?, Vox, Dylan Matthews, 7/2/17. [Link]

Fact Check: Matthews’ article, with the excerpts above, was in response to an article by Peter Beinart which appeared in The Atlantic. Beinart made the case that Democrats should moderate their almost unqualified support of mass immigration. Among other points, he maintained that it is weakening national unity and harming poor Americans.

Matthews accepts none of this, and basically argues for immigration without limit or end. His view is significant because it appears to be widespread among the self-styled “progressives” who lead the Democratic Party. It is also significant because Matthews tacitly admits things that other progressives believe but are more careful—for the sake of expediency—to conceal.

Matthews doesn’t care about what immigration does to America and Americans because this country as a country means nothing to him. What else can one conclude from his claim that Americans and foreigners are “equal” and thus indistinguishable? This may sound “enlightened,” but it shows a profound lack of natural affection, indeed a lack of patriotism. It’s like a parent saying that he has no preference or special affection for his own children over other children.

The writer makes no effective case that immigration benefits native workers overall, and even concedes that it does harm U.S. workers without a high school diploma. But if nationality doesn’t matter, as it clearly doesn’t to Matthews, then why prioritize poor Americans over poor foreigners?

Indeed it is true that some foreigners can greatly improve their lot by coming to America, but massive and unending flow of immigration numbers of them tend to keep all of them unassimilated and poor. The notion that we can alleviate world poverty in any significant way through immigration is belied by simple mathematics. Specifically, world population increases by about 80 million a year, most of it in poor countries. Admitting any large portion of that overflow would swamp us in just a few years.

No, mass immigration to America will not save the world, but it can certainly be useful to people aim to build “an election and interest group coalition.” More unassimilated and poor immigrants made a wonderful constituency for Democratic progressives who want to remake America. With that easily manipulated voting bloc they can overturn traditional America to create their socialist utopia of income redistribution and unisex bathrooms. No longer would constitutional government constrain social engineers like Mr. Mathews who, most interestingly, has called for the abolition of the Constitution.

He and his fellow progressives see the need for superior people, such as themselves, to usher in the golden age of equality. America and American heritage are not their concern because they are Americans only in name.

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Jul 19

Study: More H-2B Visas Not Needed

The Trump Administration recently increased the cap on H-2B visas, which allow low-skilled foreign workers to come to the U.S. for employment. But a study by the Economic Policy Institute shows that increasing the cap is not necessary. The study noted that “At the national level, it is worth pointing out that there is no evidence at all of labor shortages in the market that are significant enough to move national data trends.”

Read more breitbart.com.

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Jul 18

Politico: Trump Backing Legal Reduction

Politico, a leading source of information about Washington politics, reports that “[President Trump] and his aides are quietly working with two conservative senators to dramatically scale back legal immigration. The two senators, Tom Cotton (R-AR) and David Perdue (R-GA), have introduced legislation which would cut the current level of legal immigration, now around one million a year, to 500,000. The present annual number has been in effect for more than twenty years, the highest sustained level in our country’s history.

Read more at politico.com.

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Jul 17

DACA May Face Legal Challenge

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions stating that Texas and other states will sue the federal government if it does not end the DACA amnesty for illegal aliens known as “Dreamers.” Former President Obama decreed DACA on his own and ignored the constitutional requirement that measures of this kind be approved by Congress. A similar action by Texas and other states halted DAPA, another unconstitutional amnesty proclaimed by Obama. During his election campaign President Trump promised to end DACA, but so far he has allowed it to continue and even accept new applicants.

Read more at dailycaller.com.

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Jul 14

Supremacist Group Changes Name

The National Council of La Raza (NCLA), an open-borders Latino supremacist group, has decided to change its name. La Raza, which means “The Race,” had become a liability by giving away the organization’s true purpose. The new name is UnidosUS, which cam be translated as “US united” or “U.S. United.” With this dual meaning the organization can claim to support national unity will still sending a message of group interest.

The renamed organization gives no indication that it will give up its agenda of weakening immigration law enforcement and promoting amnesty in order to build up the political clout of Latinos at the expense of other Americans.

Read more at nbcnews.com and discoverthenetworks.org

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Jul 13

Borders Aren’t Contemptible

More Misinformation from the Media:

The speech Trump delivered . . . Thursday in Warsaw’s Krasinki Square might have been appropriate when Britannia ruled the waves. . . . It had nothing useful to say about today’s interconnected world in which goods, people, and ideas have contempt for borders.

Trump said: “We must work together to confront forces, whether they come from inside or out, from the South or the East, that threaten over time to undermine these values and to erase the bonds of culture, faith and tradition that make us who we are. . . . We write symphonies. We pursue innovation. We celebrate our ancient heroes, embrace our timeless traditions and customs, and always seek to explore and discover brand-new frontiers.”

That’s what I mean about a little learning. If the president read a few history books, he’d know that for most of the last 2,000 years, China and India were the world’s leading economic powers, and Europe was a relatively primitive backwater. He’d know that Europe rose to dominance not by erecting walls, but by opening itself to the rest of the world – its resources, products and people. – In His Puzzling speech in Poland, Trump Addressed an Alternate World, Eugene Robinson, realclearpolitics.com, 7/7/17

Fact Check: This article is typical of mass immigration propaganda. It makes the reasonable point that the movement of goods, people and ideas is often beneficial, but then it goes on to claim such movement is always good, regardless of the scale or level. This is like saying that because a limited intake of wine is good for one’ health, that binge drinking of whiskey is healthy as well.

Is the unchecked movement of non-Western peoples across Western borders beneficial to the West? President Trump doesn’t think so. In his speech to the Poles, the president asked, “Do we have enough respect for our citizens to protect our borders? Do we have the courage to preserve our civilization in the face of those who want to subvert and destroy it?

Trump apparently made this statement because he appreciates the heritage of the West, both in Europe and our country. Robinson, in a fashion so typical of our media elites, tries to belittle it. If he believes that Europe was a “backwater” for most of the past 2,000 years, it is he who needs to read some history books.

If he did so, he would learn of such primitive backwaters as the Greco-Roman civilization, the High Middle Ages, and the Renaissance. To be sure, China and India have their achievements, but neither can match the spirit of creativity and innovation that so typify the West. And neither has ever come close to conceiving and implementing the Western concepts of law and personal liberties.

More reading of history would reveal to Robinson that Europe’s rise to dominance did in fact require walls, numerous and well-fortified walls. The reason was unrelenting Islamic aggression which lasted for a thousand years. In the course of this onslaught, Muslims overran large parts of Europe and on several occasions were on the brink of taking the whole continent. If that had happened, Europe would have become the cultural backwater that so much of the Muslim world is today.

Unfortunately, the Muslim surge against Europe has begun again. This time it’s in the form of mass migration. And unlike the past, a number of treacherous European governments are assisting the takeover, a leading example being the Merkel regime in Germany.

The Polish government, however, is loyal to its people and heritage, something President Trump seems to understand and appreciate. As a consequence, he comes under fire from Western globalists who shun loyalty to their countries and civilization. Their media hirelings find borders “contemptible” because borders constrain their bosses’ international pursuit of profits and power.

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Jul 12

Enforcement Causing Self-Deportation

One study indicates that stricter enforcement of immigration laws under the Trump Administration is causing illegal aliens to “self-deport,” i.e., go home on their own rather than deal with the pressure of added enforcement. Self-deportation is the answer to the claim of illegal alien advocates that we must grant amnesty because rounding up 11 million illegal immigrants is an impossible task. Arrest and deport some of them, and the rest will get the message and go home on their own.

Read more at breitbart.com.

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Jul 11

Orban Says EU Follows Soros’ Plans

Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orban charged that the European Union is following the plans of globalist billionaire George Soros to flood Europe with migrants. The purpose, he maintains, is to undermine the sovereignty of European governments.

Read more at breitbart.com.

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Jul 10

U.S. Elites Trash American Natives

Breitbart has posted a list of quotes from U.S. elites demeaning average native-born Americans. The general message of these bigoted statements is that immigrants are superior to natives in just about every way, including work ethics, family values, and overall moral character. If such claims were true, one wonders why immigrants would want to come here and expose themselves to such a low grade of people.

Read more at breitbart.com.

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Jul 07

Trump Affirms Western Values and Borders

President Trump declared during his visit in Poland that “The fundamental question of our time is: whether the West has the will to survive.” He then asked, “Do we have the confidence in our values to defend them at any cost? Do we have the respect for our citizens to protect our borders? Do we have the desire and the courage to preserve our civilization in the face of those who would subvert and destroy it?”

Read more at breitbart.com.

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