Sowing The Seeds of Separatism and Strife
This isn't the old familiar immigration we grew up with, the relatively small populations from Eastern Europe, from the Mediterranean, from Japan, from Ireland -- those ancestors of ours who couldn't wait to learn English, who within a generation became more American than Americans, who grabbed hold of the Stars and Stripes and never let go. Sure, our ancestors taught us second languages and, indeed, we celebrate our heritage in the privacy of our homes and among our ethnic and cultural and religious sub-groups. Itâ€™s great that we do, but we don't march in angry protest with Irish, Italian or Israeli flags.
What we are witnessing today, what our elites are allowing to happen, indeed abetting, is a burgeoning separatist movement, largely though not exclusively confined to the Southwest.
Ron Maxwell brings a historical perspective to the current illegal alien issue which deserves a careful reading - read it here.
Adolph Hitler was quoted as saying "I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few." That seems to be the strategy adopted by some so called anti-illegal immigrant activists around the country...
Many of the folks who support this action, and some of those that are members of groups such as Help Save Loudoun, will emphatically state that they are not anti-immigrant...
"State they are not anti-immigrant" is, you should know, not generally meant as a positive formulation. But we deal with it.
In the same issue of the paper, Sterling Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio questions whether La Voz should be receiving taxpayer funds. On a personal note, I'm fine with La Voz, to the extent my Hitleresque tendencies don't poison the relationship.
UPDATE: La Voz' Director tells her story at Too Conservative.
UDATE II: Read The Second Mexican War by Lawrence Auster. An excerpt:
Consider Mexican Foreign Minister Jorge CastaÃ±edaâ€™s non-negotiable demandsâ€”â€œItâ€™s the whole enchilada or nothingâ€â€”that he issued in a speech in Phoenix, Arizona in 2001. America, said CastaÃ±eda (as recounted by Allan Wall), â€œhad to legalize all Mexican illegal aliens, loosen its already lax border enforcement, establish a guest worker program (during an economic downturn) and exempt Mexican immigrants from U.S. visa quotas!â€ He also demanded that Mexicans living in the U.S. receive health care and in-state college tuition. As CastaÃ±eda summed it up in Tijuana a few days later, â€œWe must obtain the greatest number of rights for the greatest number of Mexicans [i.e. in the U.S.] in the shortest time possible.â€ What this adds up to, comments Wall, is basically â€œthe complete surrender of U.S. sovereignty over immigration policy.â€ And why not? As CastaÃ±eda had written in The Atlantic in 1995: â€œSome Americans ... dislike immigration, but there is very little they can do about it.â€
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