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A confession: I haven’t had the time or patience to wade my way through the new immigration legislation, but I surely am appreciating all the hysteria on Fox News, CNN’s Lou Dobbs and Republican Presidential candidate Tom Tancredo. It’s like a trip back to the twenties and early thirties. Did you know that the White Race, which is the bearer of Western Civilization, is facing extinction as a result of our immigration policies? It’s Oswald Spengler’s Untergang des Abendlandes all over again – here we are late in the Winter of Western Civilization, barbarians pounding at the frontier (no, already inside; no, actually pouring water in our restaurants and collecting our garbage!) Of course, it’s a considerably dumbed-down version of Spengler; today’s audience couldn’t manage all those quotes in Greek and Latin. Consider this breathlessly delivered rant from Bill O’Reilly, from Friday:
make no mistake, it’s not fair. It drastically alters the United States of America. And there will be unintended consequences all over the place.
The new census report says America’s now one-third minority. And in four states — California, New Mexico, Texas, and Hawaii — whites are the minority. So with the infusion of as many as 20 to 30 million new citizens in the next 10 years, the landscape of America will absolutely change.
So there you have it. There is one reason to panic: we will be less white as a result of this immigration reform! Heaven forbid, they will become citizens, and we might even have to start treating them like human beings!
As it’s Sunday, I have a lesson from Scripture for Billo, Tancredo and Dobbs – it’s right on point, located in a portion of their Bibles which I am sure they have overlooked:
And if a stranger sojourn with thee in your land, ye shall not vex him. But the stranger that dwelleth with you shall be unto you as one born among you, and thou shalt love him as thyself; for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.
More from Scott Horton:
Six Questions — October 18, 2014, 8:00 pm
Nathaniel Raymond on CIA interrogation techniques.
Number of people who attended the World Grits Festival, held in St. George, South Carolina, last spring:
The brown bears of Greece continued chewing through telephone poles.
In Peru, a 51-year-old activist became the first former sex worker to run for the national legislature. “I’m going to put order,” she said, “in that big brothel which is Congress.”
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“Civilization masks us with a screen, from ourselves and from one another, with thin depth of unreality. We habitually live — do we not? — in a world self-created, half established, of false values arbitrarily upheld, largely inspired by misconception, misapprehension, wrong perspective, and defective proportion, misapplication.”