This was a fresh new take from Crazyville …
Saturday’s MSNBC exchange between host Joy Reid and liberal writer Lola Adesioye revealed the utter absurdity of the liberal position on immigration. The two linked the very survival of the next generation of America to importing hordes of Third World immigrants.
Do liberals really think Americans somehow forgot how to make babies?
After attacking Tucker Carlson for what they considered his “blatantly white nationalist” view on immigration, the segment segued into why exactly immigration from Third World countries is the best thing that’s happened to America since the Statue of Liberty, or something.
When Reid asked about how Democrats should frame their argument on immigration, Adesioye said they should “take back the narrative” established by President Trump on the issue. Because America is a “nation of immigrants,” don’t you know.
“America is a nation of immigrants – end of story – unless you’re Native American there’s no one here who’s an American person,” said Adesioye. “You’re an American person. That’s two different things. And so, it’s taking back the narrative and saying that for America’s future, if we’re talking about prosperity, America must work on its immigration policy and be more open, because really realistically, the people who are here now for their ‘make America white again’ thing – they’re not gonna be here in 50, 60, 70, 80, 100 years time. I mean, who are these people gonna be?”
“Yeah,” Reid responded, “and there has to be younger people to also pay for their social security – aging country – Europe is having the same problem.”
OK, let’s break it down, because if anything needs breaking down it’s this ridiculous, utterly baffling conversation that is, unfortunately, par for the course when it comes to Leftist thought.
First of all, given their utter bewilderment at who “these people” are “gonna be” without endless immigration from the Third World, are Reid and Adesioye truly saying that native-born Americans don’t know how to, you know, make babies? Because it certainly SOUNDS like they’re saying that.
Usually, in normal societies, in “50, 60, 70, 80, 100 years time” populations are filled with the descendants of the people who were originally there. Do these two libs really think that, without Third World immigration, all the native-born Americans are going to be sitting around in nursing homes without anyone to staff them?
The fact that the majority white birthrate is currently at non-replacement levels is a problem that’s easily fixed.
Interestingly, a Daily Mail report highlights one potential reason for the decline, a reason that can be fixed with President Trump’s “America First” policies, especially on trade.
Clinton changed that in 2000 when he wrote the lower tariff into law – something that Pierce and Schott say had a devastating impact on U.S. industry.
American factories, which couldn’t compete with China’s cheap labor force, shut down in droves, while thousands upon thousands of middle-aged white Americans, without college degrees, were laid off.
Unable to cope, many turned to drugs, alcohol or even took their own lives, according to the research.
Pierce and Schott estimate that increased Chinese imports were responsible for 1.3 overdose or alcohol-related deaths in 100,000 people and 0.4 suicides in the same number, in counties where the economy was based on industries vulnerable to threat from China.
The surge in deaths amidst white, middle aged Americans was so significant that Dr Anne Case and Dr Angus Deaton, of Princeton University, compared the ‘silent’ epidemic to the Aids epidemic in the US.
They said: ‘Poisonings overtook lung cancer as a cause of death in 2011 in (the middle) age group, suicide appears poised to do so.’
Further, “It [the data] shows that birth rates among white women fell drastically during the recession, between 2007 and 2009 as families – already strained financially to breaking point – chose to have fewer children or none at all. Birth rates have slowly been recovering but experts believe that those couples may never have as many children as they were predicted to before the recession. There were also fewer white women of childbearing age between 2000 and 2014 because of low birth rates during the 1970s.”
In other words, fix the economic prospects for native-born Americans, and the babies will come.
It’s nature, after all.
Finally, the whole “America is a nation of immigrants” argument is ridiculous on its face. Can liberals name a nation anywhere, at any point in history, that wasn’t started at some point by people picking up and moving there from somewhere else? Of course they can’t. Even Native Americans came here from somewhere, and interestingly, one could even make the argument that people from Europe may have even beaten them to the punch in the ancient past.
Further, since the United States has been a nation, the total percentage of the population made up by immigrants has never exceeded 15 percent, even after Ellis Island opened its gates.
Steven Camarota at Foreign Affairs writes:
Proponents of immigration to the United States often contend that the country is a “nation of immigrants,” and certainly immigration has played an important role in American history. Nevertheless, immigrants currently represent 13.5 percent of the total U.S. population, the highest percentage in over 100 years. The Census Bureau projects that by 2025, the immigrant share of the population will reach 15 percent, surpassing the United States’ all-time high of 14.8 percent, reached in 1890.
Indeed, the American English-descent majority was well established in this country for generations even during the Revolution. Where was Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, George Washington, or John Adams born?
To conclude, since Tucker Carlson sparked this discussion, we’ll let him end it as to what the Left’s true motives on immigration are:
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) January 10, 2018
The truth is, our ruling class supports our current immigration policy because, for them, its all upside. For them, open borders mean cheaper labor and bountiful household help, and above all the sense that, unlike you, they're good people. #Tucker @FoxNews
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) January 16, 2018
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