Wednesday, May 29, 2019

John Fonte: "Making Immigration Great Again"

I found this extremely interesting.
   It's mostly a review of Reihan Salam's Melting Pot Or Civil War (which I've sort of started, but it's migrated to the bottom of the book pile).
   One of several extremely interesting bits:
...many conservatives still advocate for more immigration and, in particular, more low-skilled workers. When he was Speaker of the House of Representatives, Paul Ryan declared that “I always look at [immigration] as an economic issue.”
   But, we are a nation, not simply a market. This employer-first reflex by some on the Right disregards what is at stake in the entire immigration-assimilation issue. Most importantly, it fails to recognize how liberals use mass immigration accompanied by weak or multicultural “integration” to advance progressivism’s ultimate goal, the “fundamental transformation of the United States of America.” The combination of mass immigration and weak assimilation must be understood in terms of the broader conflict that Angelo Codevilla describes as a “cold civil war” being waged “against a majority of the American people and their way of life.” Indeed, more than 20 years ago, Norman Podhoretz envisioned an aggressive “liberationist” nation assaulting the culture of the “traditionalist” middle-class American nation
Of course all such concerns are met with the contemporary left's "master argument": racism!


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