The New York Times And The Watchdogs
Immigration; Posted on: 2009-02-17 16:21:35 [ Printer friendly / Instant flyer ]
Their crusade to destroy the immigration reform movement.
by Elizabeth Wright
Who started the lie that the Founders of this nation expended their
energies, in order to create a haven for the rescue of the world's
displaced populations? Did it come about chiefly from cynical 19th
century industrialists eager only for cheap labor, who sought to soften
their true motives by wrapping them in sentimental bombast?
the lie then perpetuated through the fantasies of some early lucky
refugees who found their way to these shores, and who desired to make
the path to the Golden Door easier for their family and kin left behind?
was the lie deliberately concocted by those who despised the country's
powerful and entrenched establishment, with the expectation that making
mass immigration a national religious mandate might eventually unglue
When restrictive immigration laws were
changed in the 1960s, who expected to benefit most from the mass influx
that inevitably would begin to stream from around the world?
I ask these questions in light of the New York Times' recent editorials [here and here and here,]
denigrating those Americans who campaign, through organizations and
modest media outlets, to regain control over our borders, in order to
preserve the traditional cultural integrity of the United States. The Times
and its comrades share the presumptuous notion that the US is the
rightful destination of every conceivable population on earth. They
send the word far and wide that, if you're hurting in the land of your
birth, then you have a right to alleviate that hurt by transporting
yourself to the USA, no matter what stress is put upon the resources of
Thanks to our education system and a
century of media propaganda, it has become a fixed notion that this
country, unlike every other on earth, was put together for the benefit
of the world's faceless masses. He who desires entrance must merely
claim to share certain ideals, that is, the "propositions" contained in
the founding documents, with a couple of modern axioms thrown in for
good measure. Because of America's "special" status, there need be no
regard for prevailing social and economic conditions, since the welfare
of the existing population is not as important as that of the
prospective immigrant. After all, America was founded on nothing more
than a bundle of universalist ideas based around themes of freedom; it
has no borders and no heritage.
In an earlier post on this blog, "Farewell to Thomas Jefferson," I ask what the likelihood is that any group would form a nation for a people other than their own kind.
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