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Every Nation is an Immigration Nation

Posted By Daniel Greenfield On May 11, 2013 @ 1:58 pm In The Point | 17 Comments

The latest amnesty gimmick from Obama Inc. is the hashtag “Immigration Nation” and the declaration that, “Unless you’re a Native American, you came from someplace else.”

Technically speaking, American Indians came over the Bering Strait. DNA records show that they came out of Siberia. (That makes them the original Russian immigrants.)

One of the wackier paradoxes of American liberals is the insistence that they are intellectually superior because they believe that mankind arose out of a process of evolution from Africa while insisting that American Indians evolved somewhere in New Mexico and then began selling them dreamcatchers on vacation so they could get in touch with their spiritual side.

But let’s skip past the obvious politically correct stupidity. Or we’ll be here all day.

Every nation came from somewhere. It did not magically come into being and then exist unchanged throughout all time. Migration settled new lands. Tribes arose. Languages formed. Nations came into being. And that’s even true of the French.

But the whole point is that it is a process with defined stages. Infinite open-ended immigration in perpetuum makes as much sense as constant marriages and divorces because that is how the marriage got started. Migration originally achieves a basic identity group. That group can expand, but infinite unregulated expansionism will eventually destroy it. Sometimes that’s a good thing. Clearly Obama thinks so in the case of America.

ImmigrationNation blurs the distinction between legitimate immigration on our terms and illegitimate migration on the terms of an outside force.

It destroys the difference between a functional society with a government and an anarchy. Illegal immigration reverts the nation back in time to before its origins. It takes us back to the Bering land bridge, in other words. It undoes a nation and replaces it with migration.


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