LEFTISTS ARE skilled at messing with your mind, so being alert is crucial.
I have touched on this matter before, but it’s important enough to revisit. A yuge issue in the United States, the issue that fuels the border wall debate, is that of illegal aliens, people who sneak into the United States, i.e. law-breakers.
Another issue, related but very separate, is that of immigration, the legal process by which foreigners apply for permission to relocate to the United States.
Sensible citizens support immigration of talented people who improve society, and they oppose immigration of people who will be a drain on society. To make this distinction, the nation has an approval process. The legal system of immigration must discriminate in favor of the good.
Often it is wise to discriminate.
Leftists, who are very sly with words, do all they can to blur the distinction between the criminality of illegal aliens and the legal immigration process run by the U.S. State Department.
The most common trick is never to utter illegal immigration at all. They simply say immigration like it’s all one and the same.
Their purpose is paint people who oppose illegal immigration as people who oppose immigration in general. This smears all people who sensibly oppose illegal immigration with the label of xenophobe.
Crafty, huh? And it works.
They love saying the United States is a nation of immigrants. Well, sure, it started as a nation of immigrants — centuries ago. There was no State Department or an immigration process. It was a completely different world which bears no relationship to 2018 whatsoever.
People toted muskets and wore bear skins.
Moving on to the Ellis Island days, those who arrived via ship and were approved entered the United States as legal immigrants. Legal.
Whenever you hear someone say, in the defense of illegal aliens, that the nation was built by immigrants, know that you are listening to mumbo-jumbo mouthed by either leftists and/or people who lack cognitive abilities.
What prompted today’s polemic? A recent piece in The Washington Post pointing out that after President Reagan was shot in 1981, the medical team that saved his life included immigrant doctors.
Notice the craftiness here. 1. President Reagan was a fascist, of course. 2. In spite of his nastiness, noble immigrants saved his life. 3. Ergo, immigrants and immigration are good things.
That was the deliberate message of The Washington Post piece.
This, of course, has nothing whatsoever to do with the problem of illegal immigration because those doctors were undoubtedly legal immigrants, but the left loves mixing everything together.
One must be alert to their word games. They could have taught Joseph Goebbels a thing or two. Don’t think I am overstating this.
So the next time someone points out that the nation was built by immigrants or that Ronald Reagan was saved by immigrants, look him straight in the eye and ask: What’s your point?
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(Note 1: Another of their word games is calling themselves “liberals.” Perhaps we’ll revisit that falsehood in the near future.)
(Note 2: Today is Cinco de Mayo, the date on which we gave an army of French illegal aliens without visas in Puebla a good ass-whupping as they richly deserved.)