The reason white working-class Americans no longer recognize their country is because it is no longer their country. This isn’t that hard. A society is made up of the people who inhabit it. It is not some sort of immutable structure that molds people into something else; the reason non-Romans in Rome behave like Romans is because they are heavily outnumbered and they don’t wish to draw Roman attention to themselves. Once they are numerous enough that they feel they can influence, or worse, “improve” the society they have invaded, they will change it from what it was before.
This is neither difficult nor debatable. Pour milk in your coffee and you can see the same process at work. Pour enough milk into it and it ceases to be coffee and starts to become milk.
- Nearly two-thirds (65%) of white working-class Americans believe American culture and way of life has deteriorated since the 1950s.
- Nearly half (48%) of white working-class Americans say, “things have changed so much that I often feel like a stranger in my own country.”
- Nearly seven in ten (68%) white working-class Americans believe the American way of life needs to be protected from foreign influence. In contrast, fewer than half (44%) of white college-educated Americans express this view.
- Nearly seven in ten (68%) white working-class Americans—along with a majority (55%) of the public overall—believe the U.S. is in danger of losing its culture and identity.
- More than six in ten (62%) white working-class Americans believe the growing number of newcomers from other countries threatens American culture, while three in ten (30%) say these newcomers strengthen society.
That isn’t a graph of “the changing face of America”. That is a graph of America being transformed into Not-America, all thanks to one man, Emanuel Celler.
Celler made his first important speech on the House floor during consideration of the Johnson Immigration Act of 1924. Three years earlier, Congress had imposed a quota that limited immigration for persons of any nationality to 3 percent of that nationality present in the United States in 1910, with an annual admission limit of 356,000 immigrants. This national origin system was structured to preserve the ethnic and religious identity of the United States by reducing immigration from Eastern and Southern Europe, thereby excluding many Jews, Catholics, Italians, and others. Celler was vehemently opposed to the Johnson act, which passed the isolationist Congress and was signed into law. Celler had found his cause and for the next four decades he vigorously spoke out in favor of eliminating the national origin quotas as a basis for immigration restriction.
As Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee from 1949 to 1973 (except for a break from when the Republicans controlled the House), Celler was involved in drafting and passing the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Act of 1968 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. In January 1965, Celler proposed in the House of Representatives the Twenty-fifth Amendment, which clarifies an ambiguous provision of the Constitution regarding succession to the presidency. Also in 1965, he proposed and steered to passage the Hart-Celler Act, which eliminated national origins as a consideration for immigration. This was the culminating moment in Celler’s 41-year fight to overcome restriction on immigration to the United States based on national origin.
Note that he was a third-generation immigrant. Celler is an excellent demonstration of why God considers immigrants to be a curse upon the land, and why they and their descendants should never be permitted to participate in the political process in any society that wishes to maintain its national identity. Consider:
Know for certain that for four hundred years your descendants will be strangers in a country not their own and that they will be enslaved and mistreated there.
– Genesis 15:13
After 400 years, the immigrants to Egypt were still not Egyptians.
The land must not be sold permanently, because the land is mine and you reside in my land as foreigners and strangers.
– Leviticus 25:23
Immigrants reside in the land as foreigners and strangers. There is no Magic Dirt transforming them into natives.
May a creditor seize all he has; may strangers plunder the fruits of his labor.
– Psalm 109:11
Debt and immigrant capitalists are literal curses.
Strangers will shepherd your flocks; foreigners will work your fields and vineyards.
– Isaiah 61:5
No doubt doing the jobs that the natives won’t do. Isn’t it remarkable how what is happening today was described so accurately several thousand years ago, when scientists can’t manage to make a simple temperature prediction ten years in advance.
Our inheritance has been turned over to strangers, our homes to foreigners.
– Lamentations 5:2
Immigration and the economic benefits they supposedly bring are a literal Biblical lamentation.
“It is not right to take the children’s bread and toss it to the dogs.”
– Matthew 15:26
A nation exists for the benefit of its children. Not for the benefit of strangers, foreigners, and immigrants. No wonder Europe’s childless leaders don’t give a damn about their nations. And if there is one core lesson of history, it is this: work your own damn fields.