So many traditional conservatives–or “Old Right” conservatives, Reagan conservatives–insist that they only oppose illegal immigration. They claim they have no problem with legal migration and in fact want more of it. Here’s an example, James Woods, who I usually like and who seems to really “get it” for the most part:
Seriously who cares? This person really just wants to live a life of his/her/etc. own choosing. There are bigger issues Americans need to work on. My two top concerns: a) improved and streamlined health care, and b) making LEGAL immigration easier and ILLEGAL immigration harder. https://t.co/kz6r0MLAzM
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) November 25, 2018
Making legal immigration easier? Why?
It’s definitely not because more immigrants will benefit the GOP electorally.
Because “Diversity is our strength”? I figured Woods would be too smart to believe that nonsense. But maybe not.
I really think a lot of the pre-Trump Republicans have been trained to take “Diversity is our strength” as an article of faith in our new national religion of secular globalism, or have at least been scared into accepting it by the threat of being called a racist.
My theory is that many Republicans who supported PC globalist candidates like Bush, McCain, Romney and even Reagan (I know he’s the Sacred Cow of all Sacred Cows on the right but the fact is, he signed a massive amnesty bill in 1986 and got no border security in exchange) deluded themselves into believing this “Diversity is our strength” nonsense to rationalize their candidates’ support for open borders.
Of course, the candidates themselves supported open borders and increased immigration simply because their big business donors and allies wanted the cheap labor. There is little else to it from their perspective.
But in order to avoid the cognitive dissonance that would come from supporting GOP candidates who were in favor of the demographic transformation of America from a predominantly White Christian nation into a “diverse” collection of competing and non-assimilating tribes, Republican voters had to come up with some reassuring lie to tell themselves. The truth was too difficult to handle.
It’s really hard to admit that your party’s nominees aren’t actually on your side. The ramifications of that are too depressing to contemplate: either you have to switch parties, which is out of the question, or you have to admit that neither party is actually on your side and the political system is totally corrupt and broken, which is an incredibly bleak reality for people to reckon with.
So in order to keep on pretending they weren’t powerless, in their minds they told themselves that Romney, Bush, McCain and Reagan weren’t actually selling out the country by supporting open borders and amnesty. No, they were just trying to give us more Diversity, which we all know Is Our Strength.
Yes, that’s it! The reason the GOP didn’t offer a serious immigration restrictionist option until Donald Trump (a candidate the party Establishment famously resisted and still resists to this day) was not because the party was in hopelessly thrall to rootless corporations seeking cheap labor, but rather because Diversity Is Our Strength and everyone agrees!
The debate was over, the science was settled, there were no other options available for you to choose from. Candidate A wants more Diversity, and so do Candidates B, C, D, and E. We don’t have the option to vote against Diversity because Diversity is awesome as hell and everyone agrees.
That was what most Republicans told themselves prior to Trump. Because their only options were to delude themselves or abandon the party, which was not feasible.
Another part of the reassuring lie about diversity was that many immigrants would be “natural conservatives.” Or that they’d be voting Republican once they reached the middle class and achieved the American Dream.
We were also assured that it’s a racist conspiracy theory to suggest even one American in the history of this nation has ever had his job taken by an immigrant, or that even one nickel of government welfare has ever gone to an immigrant. And we were also informed that immigrants never ever commit crimes and in fact make us all safer because apparently they’re all more civilized than us barbaric Americans (who immigrants for some reason want to live among.)
But now that Trump has come along, Republicans no longer have to delude themselves about immigration.
So let’s be honest here: what’s the real reason above all else we oppose mass immigration? Because we oppose the demographic transformation of our country.
Yes, I know, we’ll all say illegal immigration is bad because it costs Americans jobs, increases crime, costs the government money in welfare and healthcare, and it’s a pipeline for horrible drugs. Those are all valid reasons.
But what’s the real reason, above all? You know what it is. You’re just afraid to say it because the media will scream RACIST!!! But let’s be honest:
I don’t want to become a minority. You don’t want to become a minority.
White people are not allowed to want to remain the majority in this country. Democrats have them trained to believe they’re Bad People for wanting to remain the majority.
But it’s not wrong, or evil, or racist. Don’t ever let anyone tell you otherwise.
If it’s racist for us to want to remain the majority, then why isn’t it racist for nonwhites to want to become the majority?
Why isn’t it racist for Dems to deliberately pursue policies that decrease the white population in this country?
Both sides want to be the majority, but only one side is called racist for it. This is entirely by design.
If Republicans were importing immigrants that voted 80% Republican, you can bet your ass Democrats would be howling in objection and demanding a halt to immigration. You and I both know they wouldn’t be biting their tongues out of fear of being called racists.
But for some reason Reagan/Bush Conservatives have trained themselves to not say anything about the fact that the Dems are importing scores of future Dem voters under the guise of a “multicultural” and compassionate immigration policy.
“Wouldn’t want to give anyone the impression that we’re Racists!”
The real reason we want to get tough on immigration is to slow or even stop the demographic transformation of our country. And to do that it takes more than just ending illegal immigration. We have to make demographic preservation a priority of our immigration policy.
That sounds hard to read. You’re wincing and uncomfortable because you’ve been told over and over that That’s Racist. You’ve been trained to believe that whites acting in their own self-interest will lead to another Nazi holocaust. That’s by design.
But understand this: Democrats have made the demographic replacement of white people a priority of their immigration policy.
And they’ve been succeeding, too, because Republicans have offered little to no resistance up to this point because they’re afraid of being called racists.
For virtually all of American history, America was ~85% white, 13% black and 2% other. Then, after Ted Kennedy’s 1965 Immigration reform, the white percentage began shrinking, the black percentage stayed the same and we added categories for Hispanic and Asian, both of which began to grow significantly. Today America is ~62% white, 13% black, 16% Hispanic, 5% Asian and 4% other/mixed.
The demographic transformation ushered in by the 1965 law was deliberate, and it is not racist at all to oppose it. White people are allowed to oppose the Democrats’ deliberate effort to phase them out.
Now, I don’t think Teddy Kennedy initially intended to turn America into a third world hellhole by importing people from third world hellholes. I think his motivation was an overly idealistic, pie-in-the-sky, multiculturalist fantasy. I think back in the 60s, leftists really did believe all that shit about Cultural Enrichment and the Melting Pot, or maybe they just wanted some more foreign cuisine options around town.
I don’t think their initial goal was malicious demographic replacement, and this is because they had no serious reason to seek it in 1965. They had just won the 1964 Presidential election in a landslide and had also won in 1960. They lost in 1956 and 1952, but prior to that they had won five straight elections from 1932 to 1948. The Democratic coalition was strong. I don’t think Dems in 1965 were thinking, “Shit, we’d better import a new electorate or we’re never gonna win again.”
I believe it took them a while to realize that if they were going to win consistently and turn this country into a socialist hellhole (or, in their eyes, a utopia), they’d have to import a new electorate. They probably didn’t realize this until the 1990s when California went permanently blue due to mass Hispanic Immigration. That was when they realized that changing the demographics of this country could one day ensure them a permanent hold on power.
California, believe it or not, was a solidly Republican state for decades prior to 1992. Presidents Reagan and Nixon both hailed from California, and the state voted for the Republican Presidential candidate in every election but one between 1952-1988 (1964).
But now, California has not voted Republican since 1988 and probably never will again, and the reason is immigration. The state has been completely transformed.
Today California’s population is nearly one third foreign born, up from 21.7% in 1990. The state was 19% Hispanic in 1980, today it is over 40%. Hispanics represent the largest racial group in California. It is not a coincidence that over that time, California went from a reliably red state to a deep blue one.
Unless we get a handle on immigration, what has happened in California is what will happen nationwide. When white people became a minority in California, the state became permanently blue. The same will happen to the country at large when white people become a minority sometime in the next 25 years.
I’m not saying end all immigration. I’m saying we should end all illegal immigration and dramatically reform legal immigration by cutting the numbers of legal immigrants and changing the countries of origin away from the “diversity lottery” system.
We need to move away from “diversity” and instead towards cultural fit and merit. We shouldn’t be importing people from, say, Eritrea just because America needs more diversity and representation from every country. There is nothing inherently desirable about having people from a wide array of ethnic and national backgrounds, yet that assumption has been the foundation of our immigration policy since 1965.
We should be importing people who have something to offer and will enrich our country. A surgeon from Denmark will make a much better immigrant than a low-skilled worker from, say, Tajikistan.
Most Europeans have a decent grasp of English. I just came back from Germany and basically everyone speaks English. It was easy for me in Germany and it would be relatively easy for a German in America. We need people who are like this: they will be good linguistic and cultural fits. It’s not that much of a transition from Europe to America, and so Europeans make the best immigrants.
It’s not just “because Europeans are white”, either. There are lots of white people who wouldn’t and don’t make good immigrants, particularly Eastern Europeans.
So Republicans need to make a choice here: are we actually going to do something to try to stop the Democrats from phasing white people out as a racial group?
Or are we going to continue to delude ourselves and ignore it in exchange for the hope of not being called racists?
And the worst part is, every Republican knows the Democrats will call us racists no matter how hard we try to prove otherwise.
Basically the choice is: fight back on immigration, be slandered as Racists.
Or: don’t fight back on immigration, still be slandered as Racists anyway.