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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:
Conversation — August 5, 2016, 12:08 pm
Sidney Blumenthal on the origins of the Republican Party, the fallout from Clinton’s emails, and his new biography of Abraham Lincoln
Conversation — March 30, 2016, 3:44 pm
Joseph Hickman discusses his new book, The Burn Pits, which tells the story of thousands of U.S. soldiers who, after returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, have developed rare cancers and respiratory diseases.
Flor Arely Sánchez had been in bed with a fever and pains throughout her body for three days when a July thunderstorm broke over the mountainside. She got nervous when bolts of light flashed in the sky. Lightning strikes the San Julián region of western El Salvador several times a year, and her neighbors fear storms more than they fear the march of diseases — first dengue, then chikungunya, now Zika. Flor worried about a lot of things, since she was pregnant.
Late in the afternoon, when the pains had somewhat eased, Flor thought she might go to a dammed-up bit of the river near her house to bathe. She is thirty-five and has lived in the same place all her life, where wrinkled hills are planted with corn, beans, and fruit trees. She took a towel and soap and walked out into the rain. Halfway to the river, the pains returned and overcame her. The next thing Flor remembers, she was in a room she didn’t recognize, unable to move. As she soon discovered, she was in a hospital, her ankle cuffed to the bed, and she was being investigated for abortion.
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