...calls for restricting immigration always came with fears about American culture becoming polluted by foreign traditions, not to mention the hysteria that foreigners will be bringinging diseases and crime.
Yeah and it's really weird that you don't know the difference between such fears about losing our culture, and about disease and crime, and racism.
You can't enrich our culture by turning it into something else, something built on an alien philosophy of ****, something that creates poverty that supplants American prosperity. We need people who have SOME education, SOME means of succeeding in **** so they aren't completely dependent on us, and a definite appreciation of America, willing to learn about American history and culture, interested in learning a lot about it and living by it. Of course that means Americans, who know so little about it as it is, need to learn it first. A massive educational undoing of the Marxist influences of the last few decades is no doubt where we need to start. People applying for citizenship used to be required to learn the language and some American culture, our founding documents at least.
My brother just had a family from India staying with him and his wife for the last two weeks. The father, a Christian preacher in India, had visited a few times before, and his wife came once. This time he brought her and their two daughters aged eleven and thirteen. They do speak some English but tend to speak to each other in their own language, Telagu -- that's how it sounds, not sure I spelled it OK. I met the pastor through a friend of mine a few years ago and sent them some money when I could afford it, until I stopped working and had to get government help. I introduced him to my brother who is financially better able to do something for them as well as having a house big enough for them to stay -- an ordinary three bedroom house but a house that big in India would house fifteen families they told us). He took them to church and many of the church members took up their cause -- basically extreme poverty of a sort we can hardly imagine. They run a school and an orphanage for Dalit children in India as well as a church. So they got quite a few donations here and some of the people have pledged to continue it over time.
They are from the "untouchable" class in India, or Dalit, although the abuse has let up some in recent years. Being Christians, however, they are persecuted by the Hindus, personally so far escaping that fate although he's sent us photos of Christians beaten up and llyng in the street, some dead.
He wants his daughters to come and **** here, and asked my brother if they could llve with them and go to Middle School here. It would be great if that could work out but as my brother said his health isn't so great and it would be years to see them through high school. We are praying about how to work it out.
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. Their race is not relevant. The pastor is as black as Krishna, his wife is much lighter and the daughters got her coloring, but they are still what would be called brown. They are very pretty and very sweet. If the girls at least could get an education they could later bring their parents here. Lots to work out.
There are 1.3 billion people in India, most of them living in great poverty. If they decided to move here there would be no more USA. But that's what's happening on our southern border as it is.
The short form of your post was â€œIrish go home!â€ back about 1850.
So you agree that it's about culture, not race.
Even with the Irish, it was about race. Look at the cartoons, especially political cartoons, of the time. The Irish were depicted as squat, ape-like creatures, hardly recognizable as human and incapable of civilized behavior. The Wikipedia article, Anti-Irish Sentiment, even has an example that went full-bore ape, "Mr. G. O'Rilla". Another source much richer in examples is Irish Apes: Tactics of De-Humanization:
quote:In the last few hundred years, dark-skinned peoples have been likened to apes in an effort to dehumanize them and justify their oppression and exploitation. This is familiar to most Americans as something that is done peculiarly to Black people (as examples, see here, here, and here). The history of U.S. discrimination against the Irish, however, offers an interesting comparative data point. The Irish, too, have been compared to apes, suggesting that this comparison is a generalizable tactic of oppression, not one inspired by the color of the skin of Africans.
No matter how much you try to hide and deny it, it's about race.