Saturday, July 4, 2015

The Fungiblity of Immigration (There's very little)

The net and the media in general have gone mad over Trump's immigration comments. Nowhere, of course, is anything that he said being refuted or ever argued about in the usual sense. What's going on is that he's being threatened, smeared, ridiculed, and called every name in the book.

There's a general notion among liberals, neocons, and the flakier variety of libertarian that human beings are infinitely fungible. That means for our purposes that all immigrants are equally desirable, because they evidently have the anthropological equivalent of Maxwell's Demon at the border, ensuring that only the best cross over. Wrong. The usual rational reply to that is that some people are coming here for the wrong reasons, and/or are of bad character or limited ability, and will therefore hurt a lot more than they will help. If they help at all.

But let's go a little further. We're not really a 'propositional nation' [link]. No nation is. Nations (note that I'm saying 'nation,' not 'country) are ethnically based. And if they change ethnically, they turn into something else, as Ann Coulter says. The Democrats and Republicans seem to think that's just peachy, and look forward to Whites being a minority. I don't.  So, I'm supporting Trump.
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Quibcag: That last one turned out so well, I think I'll use Lum, of Urusei Yatsura (うる星やつら)., for all my Coulter quibcags from now on.

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