These demographic changes â€œwhich none of us ever voted for, and most of us donâ€™t likeâ€ are strongly related to immigration. She claims that â€œIn some parts of the country it does seem like the America we know and love doesnâ€™t exist anymore,â€
Unless you are descended from one of the indigenous American peoples, this argument doesn't hold much weight. We are a nation of immigrants, including Ingraham. She might as well argue against Father Time because she didn't get to vote on the 1950's going away.
The "sanctuary city" people sound quite borderless.
That's not it at all. They are prioritizing limited resources and and the safety of the local community.
If people are afraid of being arrested for illegal immigration then they won't come forward as witnesses to other crimes. Also, it would require major resources from very limited local law enforcement when there is already a well funded federal agency that is already tasked with arresting illegal immigrants.
Nevertheless, they do seem a bit lax in their attitudes towards the lines on the map, no?
Cultures tend to ignore lines on maps. They also recognize that this is a nation of immigrants, and there are far worse crimes than trying to attain the American Dream. Open borders won't work in modern times, but it is worth remembering that we had open borders for the majority of US history.
Yes their being Christians makes them desirable immigrants from my point of view, but their poverty and lack of education really makes it impossible or at least very difficult.
If you have ever driven through rural agricultural regions you will notice that we need cheap unskilled labor. As with almost all immigrant groups, it is the second generation that brings large rewards to the countries they immigrate to. This is why it is so important to invest in public education and ease of access for the poor.
American culture is not the same, true, but that's because it's been degenerating since the sixties.
It's interesting that you would select the era of the Civil Rights Movement as the beginning of the end for US culture. That era heard millions of Southerners complaining that desegregation would ruin their culture.
t probably should be called the same thing, but the problem is that Republicans will typically not call immigration laws "racist", so there won't even be a loyal opposition to Democratic laws against immigrant's ability to travel freely and to get work.
Immigration policy is just the tip of the iceberg. Listen to what Ingraham said about the change in culture. This has nothing to do with illegal immigration. Legal immigration and demographics are changing our culture, and this is what they don't like. It is expected that white Europeans will be a minority majority at some point in the near future, and this is what they fear.
Just listen to Faith in her posts. A much higher percentage of illegal immigrants coming over our southern border are christians compared to the current US population. This can't be about christianity, so what is it about?
Marxism is basically the idea that the rich or upper classes oppress the poor or lower classes or working classes, and that capitalism serves this system of oppression, so that the lower classes have to be radicalized to **** the upper classes and overthrow them.
That's not happening in the US. At worst, people are calling for the regulation of big business, not overthrowing them.
So when Marxism takes hold, the richer classes, known in the olden days as "the bourgeoisie" or the people who buy and sell things, are done away with along with anyone else suspected of disliking the new policies, and the "workers" take over. In practice this always creates a new ruling class that oppresses and deprives ALL the people which is what is happening in Venezuela while the new rulers get rich and do nothing at all to help the oppressed population.
That's not what happened. Venezuela was super dependent on oil, so when oil prices went down so did their economy. This was exacerbated by corrupt politicians who profited off of government control of the Venezuelan oil industry. As a whole, the Venezuelan economy was capitalist. It was their dependence on oil and corruption that hurt them.
Imagine if the fracking oil in the Western US made up 50% of US GDP? We would have been doing great in the early 2000's when fracking was profitable due to high oil prices, but we would be destitute now.
Was the revolting of French nationals against a Nazi German invasion and occupation premised on racial lines?
That was a case of national sovereignty, not racism. The US is not being taken over by a foreign government.
On a related note, there was discrimination against Irish catholics and catholics in general because they were viewed as Papists, people who would take orders from the Pope and threaten US sovereignty.
Don't get me wrong, Laura more than likely harbors some racist tendencies, but that of course is designed to exemplify said racist tendencies of conservatives. Of course, it could also be said that liberal notions about what constitutes racism is itself misguided.
How many overt racists vote for Democrats? As people have noted, it might be difficult to say whether Trump supports racists, but there is no secret that racists support Trump.
Like ANTIFA? I'm curious to know your thoughts on that counter-culture.
Counter-culture? It seems that mainstream US culture has been against fascism for quite some time. We fought WW II to rid Europe of at least 2 fascist leaders. Why would you think it is extreme to be against fascism?
Since the anniversary of D-Day was just a few days ago, here are some ANTIFA soldiers storming the beaches to fight against fascism:
We have the BEGINNINGS of fascism and it can already be felt even though I hope we will never have to experience it in its fullblown character. We already feel the intimidation of being punished for having opinions the liberals don't llke. I am punished for my opinions every day at EvC.
Do you really think it is punishment when people disagree with you, and voice their disagreement? Is your skin so thin that you can't stand to hear opinions that differ from your own?