According to an article by Eric Schmitt appearing in
the New York Times on June 2,
If you've ever donated any money to any "conservative"
causes over the years, you're probably familiar with these guys and
you've probably found your mailbox full of mail from them or other elite
conservatives asking for ever more money to do battle for things that
are often as PC as mom and apple pie. To jar your memory a little, here's
how the letters often look:
"Dear Conservative Friend:
"America is in JEOPARDY! I need your opinions on this important matter, so please take this survey and tell the likes of Ted Kennedy that you support mom and apple pie
Survey: __Ted Kennedy and the Democrats don't like mom and apple pie. __I love mom and apple pie.
Rush your survey back to us so we can tell Ted Kennedy and the Democrats that you love mom and apple pie. And, please enclose your donation so we can continue this important fight to save America!"
I can't remember even one letter from most of these groups that take on the issue of Third World immigration. Instead, the letters are usually always PC and are little more than a way to raise funds to support those who write these letters so they can write more letters full of buzz words that are supposed to make "real" conservatives' blood boil so much that reflexively whip out their checkbooks and send money to these groups.
Why would Keene and Norquist send a letter to President
Bush that is sure to anger immigration reform advocates?
| There are a couple of reasons. In the first place, they
apparently believe that immigrant activists aren't a powerful enough force
to matter, so they can disrespect them with no political price to pay.
Norquist told the TIMES, "Few Americans make voting decisions based
on immigration policies."
And, second, both of these guys seem to have a bias in favor of unbridled immigration. Perhaps the bias of both individuals is best indicated in a few lines from the testimony of Norquist before the Senate Judiciary Committee on September 7, 2001. During that testimony, Norquist trotted out all the usual less-than bright clichés about America being a nation of immigrants and how we should "treat immigrants with the same dignity as we treat citizens." Ho hum.
In an April 3, 2002 column in THE HILL, David Keene
writes that as a result of past immigration "everyone benefited."
One can almost imagine one of these conservative cheerleaders for open borders saying, "Hey, all you young 'conservative' kids sitting over there in your too tight suits and your shoes that pinch. Yeah, you guys with the pimples who can't get a date. Yeah, you guys who look a little like Comic Book Guy on the Simpson's, let's prove that we're as out of touch with reality as many people on the right think we are--let's support open borders. It's as American as mom and apple pie. And, let's pretend that the immigration from Mexico and points south is just the same as immigration from Europe in the last century. Yeah. We'll show that we're not the "r" word. Then maybe people will like us."
Actually, it seems pretty clear that this letter from
Keene and Norquist is intended to give President Bush
some cover so he can refuse to go along with Attorney General Ashcroft's
reasonable and just idea of letting local cops do their job of protecting
and serving citizens by helping rid their community of predatory illegal
alien criminals from Mexico and points south. In fact, it wouldn't surprise
me if it is revealed that the Bush administration asked for the letter
as a way to send a signal to Ashcroft to back off. Hopefully, Ashcroft
will go ahead and let local cops arrest predatory illegal alien criminals
who are here because they're lazy money grubbing criminals who are unwilling
to build their own nations, and instead, like the grasshopper in the
old fable, simply want to mooch off the work of the ants.
| Spare me stories about how these "immigrants"
will do the work that no one else will do. That's simplistic nonsense
for those incapable of critical thinking. However, anyone who thinks it
through will realize that there are at least two major things at work
that lead to this false belief.
The first thing leading to this false belief is the fact that illegal aliens are often happy to take wages that are low by U.S. standards but which are usually high compared to the Third World wages that the illegal aliens are used to getting in their own nations. It's similar to different rates of exchange in currency trading, but with the added element of labor. These wages are substandard by First World standards, and U.S. citizens can't sell their labor as cheaply as illegal aliens are willing to sell theirs, and still maintain a First World standard of living for themselves and their families.
The employers who hire the illegal aliens then pocket
more money themselves and the illegal aliens often get a higher standard
of living in the U.S. than they're used to in their own nations. Also,
many illegal aliens do not have the traditional American compunction
against taking charity, and many illegal aliens supplement their wages
by utilizing free charity services that many American citizens prefer
not to use except in an emergency.
In fact, many Americans consider the charity services to be safety nets that are avoided at all costs and which are only used when all personal and family resources fail. Many illegal aliens, on the other hand, see such services as being like free schooling that the government is supposed to supply. This is tearing apart the fabric of American society and is building in a permanent charity dependent underclass. This, in turn, is driving down the quality of life for average citizens who live in areas with large concentrations of these illegal aliens, and is causing financial problems for state governments in states with large numbers of people who are taking advantage of the system.
The second thing at work is that we have a birth dearth
among citizens in this nation. There are a number of reasons for this,
but one of them is the fact that most animals, including humans, will
subconsciously cut back on births when population pressures get too
great. Because of the overcrowding caused by illegal aliens, citizens
are cutting back on the number of children they
have. This puts fewer citizen young people into the labor force to fill
low wage entry level jobs. Of course, the overcrowding isn't natural--it's
being imported by illegal aliens. However, in a world that believes
all people are fungible, the decline in citizens isn't often seen. As
citizens die, their places are taken by illegal aliens, and this keeps
citizens from feeling that they are underpopulated and there are no
subconscious cues given to individual citizens to increase the number
of children because there is still a sense of crowding. It's not their
children who are doing the crowding, but most citizens have now been
conditioned to believe that all people are exactly the same, and thus
any child who is born helps perpetuate the "race," because,
remember, these nitwits often don't believe in race. So citizens--mostly
white citizens--die off.
The result of the present mass illegal immigration is that the native citizen population is falling, while the non-native illegal immigration population is increasing. Because there are fewer citizens in the work force, citizens are being replaced by illegal aliens in various job niches in society. At the present time, this is mostly seen in entry level jobs and the service industry.
Citizens need to speak up against elite conservatives such as Keene and Norquist and demand that our borders be controlled, and they need to let politicians at all levels of government know that Keene and Norquist do not speak for real conservatives. It's time that immigration reformers stopped letting the elite conservatives manipulate them into sending them money with their constant shrill cries about things that aren't nearly as important as immigration reform.
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H. Millard's novel of alienation in post-American America