09 May 2006

A THOUGHT ON IMMIGRATION

This is something that occurred to me the other day while listening to a debate on illegal aliens — actually it wasn’t a debate, it was an anti-illegal-immigrant polemic, that was occasionally laughingly overshadowed by enough not-so-bright call ins, that I had to change the channel. (For those of you interested it was G. Gordon Liddy’s show on channel 144 on Sirius. Yes, good ol' G.Gordon's still around kicking ass and takin' names.)

Nonetheless, if anyone sees a fault in the following statement/logic, I’d appreciate it being pointed out.

NO CIVILIZATION HAS EVER WITHSTOOD THE EFFECTS OF UNPOLICED, UNREGULATED, UNRESTRICTED IMMIGRATION.

Not the Cherokee, Navaho, Apache, Iroquois, Seminoles, Athabascans, Maya, Inca, Aztec, Toltec, Carib, etc., et al, ad nauseam. Not a single native culture of the Americas benefited from the rampant immigration of white Europeans. (No one's sneaking into Mexico and Central America and kidnapping people, a la the slave trade, ergo, the exclusion of Blacks from the above statement.)

I should think — if history means ANYthing at all — this inability of a home culture to resist the inroads of an attacking culture is at least instructive of the misfortune waiting in the wings, no?

Can anyone name a culture that survived? Certainly the Euros are now drowning in the results of their unfettered importation of colonial immigrants, so they're just an example of more of the same.

Anyone?

1 comment:

Scott said...

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/05/09/AR2006050901841_pf.html