“Report: SMALL LIFELESS [...] CHILDREN Found “Washed Up Along Riverbank” of Rio Grande
Interestingly — based on a long Twitter exchange I had with a “staunch erstwhile TEA Party supporter” who has since, he bravely exclaims, broken with the TEA Party over its rank “nativism” and “anti-immigrant” bigotry — I now know that the perishing of these poor noble Others is not the fault of, say, the Obama Administration’s signaling to the third world to rush the borders; it is not the fault of those who coerced their children to try to break our immigration laws and undermine our sovereignty; it’s not the fault of the would-be criminals themselves, who after all are just making the trek here for love, not to form Balkanized communities and overwhelm our welfare system; it’s not the fault of corporatists who use cronyism to buy GOP support for cheap labor; it’s not the fault of union leaders who believe an influx of illegals will, pace one of their putative heroes, Caesar Chavez, will be good for the American farm worker; it’s not the fault of a Supreme Court who gave the President wide “discretion” on how to follow the law — or, in the case of Obama, to actively go about ignoring it as a prerogative of his imperial power, with the states absurdly prevented from either crafting their own laws to combat illegal immigration and the financial and cultural dislocation it creates, or even being allowed to enforce existing federal law.
No. What I learned instead is that the death of these children — in fact, this entire “humanitarian crisis” — is the fault of racist, bigoted xenophobic nativists who hate immigrants. And they are almost all part of the TEA Party, naturally. This coming from a putative conservative, whose idea of conservatism seems to be that sovereignty and the very idea of a nation state itself is anti-capitalist and anti-free market, as if the only fair checks on a fluid global economy and the migration of labor to where the jobs are is to get rid of arbitrary “lines” like national borders. And hey, first come, first served — meaning if you’ve filled out the paper work, etc., and have been waiting in Ireland or Eastern Europe for 10-15 years, too bad: the noble Others made it here first, so to keep them from entering is nothing more than evidence of “anti-immigrant bigotry.”
These kind of obscene arguments, coming from putative “libertarian conservatives,” completely underscore why it is classical liberalism — and not libertarianism per se — that undergirds our national founding. The health and functioning of a vibrant civil society precedes government. And part of the health of a civil society is the process of assimilation and naturalization into that society, so that the society isn’t undercut by competing ideologies imported here from other failed nation states — be it the Fabianism and Marxism that gives us the current progressive movement, or the corrupt, centralized governmental systems of south and central American countries that the noble Other flees, then votes into power in its adopted squatter country, to which they as a statistical and empirical whole show no allegiance to.
Of course we have a right to not only define borders but to enforce them. And of course we have a right to modulate the rate of immigration our social structure can absorb at any one time.
To hear putative conservatives speak in the vitriolic language of the left — all for pats on the back as “thinking” and “compassionate” defenders of first principles — is to watch sanctimonious play acting disguised as political discourse.
I have neither the time nor the patience to listen to people whose claim to rhetorical cleverness seems to be that they believe they’ve succeeded in successfully conflating immigration with illegal immigration or — in the current instance — a refugee invasion. Which is not made any less of any invasion simply because our government, for distinct partisan reasons of logistics on one side and cheap labor on the other, allow it to happen.
Pointing out that diseases long vanquished from the US are returning isn’t “racist.” It’s a citation of fact. Pointing out that wait times at hospital ERs is increasing dramatically is not “anti-immigrant.” It’s an empirical argument against the unconscionable policies of our own corrupt ruling class, who continue to act against the wishes of the citizens of the United States and in doing so, harm them — be it through the inevitable dilution of available resources, the overcrowding of schools, and the stresses on infrastructure.
So to those “staunch” TEA Party Republicans who like to show their press clippings proving their bona fides — and yet resort to calling those of use who believe in state sovereignty, the equal application of the rule of law, and the idea that the government is to be run by the consent of the governed, not a coalition of demographic engineers and corporatists, “anti-immigrant,” or “racist,” or “nativist” — I’ll say this, and I do so unequivocally: like those “realists” who believed fluffing Obama early on would help us show our softer side to the mushy middle we can’t seem to win no matter how hard we pander to them and so win their votes (it didn’t; it just allowed Obama cover to attack conservatism and push the GOP to the left), those “conservative libertarians” who are adopting the rhetoric of the left to justify blaming TEA Partiers for what is a humanitarian crisis that actual conservatives and classical liberals would have never allowed happen in the first place are not only not conservative, but they are a major part of the problem.
They substitute their own selfish pieties for thought and cogent policy; and then they attack the only people left willing to fight to defend what will soon lead to an inevitable breakdown of the civil society, itself setting the stage for an inevitable social conflagration.
— Which was precisely the idea behind the Cloward-Piven strategy that Obama adopted and is using his New Left cabal of czars and regulators — along with Executive fiat and a blockade in the Senate — to implement.
As with most ideas of the left, the outcome they’ve crafted from their Utopian fantasy of anti-capitalist takeover won’t be as they foresaw it — at least, not unless and until they can succeed in neutering the first two Constitutional amendments and taking over state governments using groomed big government infiltrators posing as champions of the 9th and 10th Amendments. But this has never stopped them.
Watching putative “conservatives” help them along in their goal of bringing about that collapse — all for cheap grace — has long since moved passed dispiriting into the realm of anger. It isn’t suicide if you try to take the reluctantly would-be dead with you. It’s murder.
And I’m going to defend myself and my family — along with my country’s Constitution — as it is my duty as a citizen to do.