There's a ticking time-bomb
in our halls of government, and it's called "Immigration
Policy". As you may know, the news story that set
off national alarm bells last week was the allegation that
sixteen invaders bent on creating chaos entered our
country through our perennially porous borders.
According to a tip given to the FBI, these individuals
came here with the intent to perpetrate terrorist acts
and, furthermore, it was implied that nuclear material was
going to follow them at a later date. As it turned
out, we dodged a bullet; it was determined that the tip
was a hoax motivated by a desire for revenge. But
It doesn't really matter.
biological agents, chemical toxins this week, next week,
next month, next year. As long as the sorry excuses
for statesmen we've elected continue to fail, most
abjectly and miserably, in the most basic and fundamental
aspect of national security securing our borders this
war against Islamic extremists is practically all for
naught. Our immigration policy is an accident
waiting to happen; it's a fifty-megaton, ticking time-bomb
loaded with plutonium.
I'm tired of the excuses.
I'm sick of the whining, the playing of the victim and the
name-calling by pro-immigrant, anti-American special
interest groups. I'm at the end of my rope with
left-wing politicians who want to import their voters and
business interests that want cheap labor. And, quite
frankly, they can also save the platitudinous propaganda
about the plight of the illegal alien; if they really care
they should join the Peace Corps or donate to charities
that provide material aid in the third world. I'm
frustrated and I know that scores of millions of Americans
that silenced silent majority stand with me. And
I have a message from all of us to the feckless
It's the borders, Stupid!
Lock them down tight.
Militarize them, build a wall do whatever you have to
but get it done pronto, without further delay and with
nary an excuse. And yes, I'm talking to you,
Unfortunately, I probably
don't have to tell you that, with a few notable
exceptions, those who have been enjoined to represent us
aren't listening. They're busy pandering to the
left-wing elements of the Hispanic voting-block and groups
like the American Criminal Liberties Union.
Their greatest stroke of
genius thus far is to propose the insanity called
"amnesty", which is nothing but the rewarding of bad
behavior. Think about the message that amnesty sends
to the world: just sneak into the USA any way you can and
stick it out long enough, and eventually some pandering
politician will grant you a special dispensation.
Oh, it may take five years, ten or fifteen, but it will
happen. It's sort of like the probability that one
of your fellow illegals will spirit a weapon of mass
destruction across the Rio Grande and use it to devastate
It's just a matter of time.
immigration-όber-allies crowd still can't comprehend what
I'm saying, so I'll put it differently. Perhaps
you've taken some psychology; I know you
are enamored of it. Well, ever hear of positive
reinforcement? That's the act of rewarding behavior,
and when you reward a behavior you increase the likelihood
that it will be repeated. But here's the kicker: it
works with negative behaviors as well. I'll
illustrate the phenomenon with a real life example.
Let's say, uh . . . illegal immigration! Reward
people for coming to our country illegally and more people
will be encouraged to follow suit. This is not
rocket science, but simply Human Nature 101.
Okay, now I'm going to
explain my version of amnesty. We should make it a
policy that if you are caught in our country illegally,
not only will you be deported posthaste, but you will
forevermore be prohibited from coming to America. In
other words, you attempt to enter through legal channels
or forfeit any opportunity of becoming American.
So wherein lies the amnesty,
you ask? Well, I would announce that we're giving
all illegals two months to leave the country of their own
volition and avoid being blacklisted. After that,
it's adios, amigos. What this would do is create a
disincentive against engaging in the bad behavior known as
illegal immigration. It would send the right message
to the world. Namely, if you want to have any chance
at all to become American, you must respect our laws and
follow the rules.
But the excuses are
incessant, and one that is trotted out to justify amnesty
is especially ironic. Many will say, and TV
commentator Bill O'Reilly is among them, that we just
can't deport ten million people. Moreover, they say
it's too "expensive".
But they're wrong on both
Sadly, I very much doubt
that we will deport the illegals but I know we "can",
meaning, we're capable of doing so. But the irony is
in the fact that most of the very same people who believed
that we could nationalize health care and that the
government could micromanage this very complex 14 percent
of our economy in perpetuity, will now swear six ways to
Friday that expelling illegal aliens a legitimate role
of government is an insurmountable task.
And too expensive? If
we can find billions to spend on the incarceration of and
services for illegal aliens, and billions more for the
plenitude of other social programs for which Uncle Sam
extracts money from us, trust me, we can pony up some
greenbacks for this.
Then there's the tactic
whereby the open-borders demagogues will try to
marginalize those who dare put forth such common-sense
proposals. "Why, the military isn't a police force"
or, "What do you wanna do, build a wall around the
country?", they will retort. My answers are simple:
if we can use the military for "nation building" in
foreign lands, we can use them for nation-protecting in
the southwest sands. And a wall? Well, if a
fence or wall across the southern border is necessary,
then by all means. Hey, if the ancient Chinese could
do it so can we. Yeah, the "Great Wall of America"
sort of has a ring to it.
However, I would be remiss
if I concluded here, because in point of fact illegal
immigration is only the tip of the iceberg. Truth be
known, we must re-examine the obsession we have with
You see, while illegal
immigration is a ticking time-bomb that will eventually
lead to sudden material destruction, the current, insanely
high level of legal immigration is a
death-by-a-thousand-cuts that is leading to incremental
cultural destruction. The reason for this is
threefold: the high levels themselves, the nature of the
average modern immigrant and multiculturalism.
When considering the first
matter, I will mention that immigration-on-the-brain types
are wont to remind us that we are a "nation of
immigrants". However, despite this apparent zeal for
perpetuating American traditions, they curiously neglect
to point out that levels of immigration since 1965 have
dwarfed what was the norm for all of our history
Prior to that year, the
average per annum rate of immigration was 200,000.
What happened in 1965, however, was that something was
enacted called the "Immigration
Reform Act", which opened the floodgates for an
unprecedented degree of legal immigration. This,
despite promises made by proponents of the act, such as
Ted Kennedy [who else?], that ultimately it wouldn't
change the level or nature of American immigration.
Consequently, since 1965 we
have I would say "absorbed" but in great measure we are
the ones being absorbed 26,000,000
Now, if we had maintained normal, pre-Immigration Reform
Act levels, we would have taken in only 8,000,000
immigrants since 1965. This leaves us with an excess
of approximately 18,000,000 immigrants, and this means
that to reach a zero baseline we would have to have no
immigration whatsoever for the next ninety years.
However you crunch the
numbers, though, the fact of the matter is that even a
normal, healthy society that respected its own culture and
that allowed the entry of only those who desired to "do as
the Romans do" would have trouble assimilating such a vast
army of foreigners. Sadly, however, the above
characterizations describe neither modern America nor a
goodly majority of the immigrants who now land on our
I remember a story told by a
high school history teacher of mine concerning an
immigrant he knew when he was a lad, so this probably
takes us back about sixty years. He spoke of how
enthusiastic the man was about his newfound home and
quoted him as having said, "We're going to be AMERICAN!"
The emphatic tone with which the teacher related the
comment bespoke of the passion the man had for his new
country and high regard in which he held her.
Of course, this was not
uncommon. Those were times when being American was
held in high esteem and the opportunity to become so was
considered the greatest of blessings. As you might
expect, in keeping with this attitude, such people often
embraced all slices of Americana with vigor.
But alas, those days are no
Contrast my teacher's
experience with one I can relate to you firsthand, as it
involves a former acquaintance of mine. This fellow
came here as a Ukrainian of Russian descent and became
naturalized as a youngster. However, he bore no love
for America and spoke of how he wanted to remain here to
make money, but one day hoped to return to the motherland.
He was very proud of his Russian heritage and it was quite
obvious that the land of the Czars was where his loyalty
lay. I sort of got the feeling that he wanted to
mine the USA for all she was worth and then jump ship as
soon as she started listing.
Now, if he had been an
anomaly it wouldn't have warranted mention. But I
venture to say that if you're like most Americans you've
met someone just like him. Oh, sure, the contempt
for America and self-serving attitude are often veiled,
but you usually know these folks when you meet them.
The hard, cold, politically-incorrect truth of the
matter is that an inordinate number of recent immigrants
have no interest in becoming American.
They're not interested in embracing our culture, rather,
they expect us to accommodate theirs. They
don't care about our history and sometimes don't even seem
to want to learn our language.
Couple this with the
cultural poison known euphemistically as
"multiculturalism" and you have a recipe for the complete
denuding of our cultural landscape. Why? Well,
firstly, the multiculturalists have been consistently
applying pressure on those of us who still have hold on
our sanity to place every culture ahead of our own.
To speak of the expectation that immigrants should
assimilate as they had always done is "intolerant",
"insensitive" and "ethnocentric". Rather, the onus
is put on us as we are expected to do the unprecedented:
cater to the every whim of the worst of the immigrant
malcontents and do as the Romans do . . . even though
we're not in Rome, but America.
actually encourage immigrants and others not to
assimilate. Instead, they inculcate them with the
notion that they not only have a right but a duty to hold
on to every aspect of their culture, since all cultures
deserve equal footing and "our strength lies in our
diversity". And these social-engineers are immensely
powerful; they occupy prominent positions in academia,
Hollywood, the Democrat Party and the media. And
every new immigrant is used by them as ammunition, as they
say "Listen, how can you say that we must be united by one
dominant, common culture? After all, just look at
all the disparate groups that reside within our borders
would you impose your values on them?" And be
afraid, very afraid, for the larger these groups become
the more effectively the multiculturalists will be able to
make this argument. Be under no illusions, these
immigrants the good, the bad and the ugly are being
used as pawns by these demagogues in their effort to
This is why I propose a
five-year moratorium on all immigration. This would
provide us the opportunity to take a collective step back,
deep breath and chance to count to ten so that we can
assess the matter in a very sober fashion. I know,
the immigration-on-the-brain demagogues will say it's a
But that is utter nonsense
and the most pernicious of propaganda.
I ask you, what is
radicalism? Recognizing the fact that we've lost our
bearings and that we need to regroup and get off a runaway
train that's hurtling toward oblivion? Or,
perpetuating the misbegotten policies whose fruits have
been the endangering of the very Republic itself?
Albert Einstein once defined insanity as "Doing the same
thing over and over again and expecting different
results." I not only say that the pro-immigration
forces are the true radicals, but I also submit to you
that they have only a very uncertain hold on their sanity.
The mortal danger posed to
us by illegal immigration is obvious. The cultural
danger posed by all immigration is just as real and even,
dare I say, more threatening. For, it endangers the
very soul of America. And you know what I'm talking
about; you see it when your government uses our tax
dollars to print official documents in foreign languages.
You see it when you witness the unrelenting attacks upon
our cultural traditions based upon
diversity/tolerance/inclusiveness arguments. Why,
even Christmas is in the crosshairs now. You see it
in The Student Movement of Aztlan Chicanos [MEChA],
which seeks to reconquer the American Southwest in the
name of Mexico. And, yes, you see it when you hear
about a Michigan town that is now broadcasting Muslim
prayers five times a day.
The time to act is now.
Yes, we are a nation of immigrants, but that statement
begs perspective. After all, virtually all peoples
comprise immigrants, you just need to go back far enough
in history. The American Indians themselves came
here 20,000 years ago across a land bridge from Asia.
Be that as it may, however, we are not the America that
was a sparsely populated wilderness where the deer and the
antelope played. We are now a mature, high-tech
civilization of 300,000,000 people. Nor are we still
a nation with a strong sense of national identity, a
people that knows who they are and where they want to go.
We now are beset on all sides by multiculturalists and
other traitorous forces that will not rest until every
last remnant of the America that had been bequeathed to us
is reduced to embers. And the clock is ticking,
ticking, ticking, as the politicians fiddle while American