Skip to comments.A Nation of Mutts (Liberal glee for "New America")
Posted on 07/01/2013 10:13:19 AM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
Over the past few decades, American society has been transformed in a fit of absence of mind. First, weve gone from a low immigrant nation to a high immigrant nation. If you grew up between 1950 and 1985, you grew up at a time when only about 5 percent or 6 percent of American residents were foreign born. Today, roughly 13 percent of American residents are foreign born, and were possibly heading to 15 percent.
Moreover, up until now, America was primarily an outpost of European civilization. Between 1830 and 1880, 80 percent of the immigrants came from Northern and Western Europe. Over the following decades, the bulk came from Southern and Central Europe. In 1960, 75 percent of the foreign-born population came from Europe, with European ideas and European heritage.
Soon, we will no longer be an outpost of Europe, but a nation of mutts, a nation with hundreds of fluid ethnicities from around the world, intermarrying and intermingling. Americans of European descent are already a minority among 5-year-olds. European-Americans will be a minority over all in 30 years at the latest, and probably sooner.
If enacted, the immigration reform bill would accelerate these trends. It would further increase immigration levels. According to the Census Bureau, roughly 20 million immigrants will come to this country under current law. The Congressional Budget Office expects another 16 million under the new provisions.
It would boost the rise of non-Europeans. Immigration would be more global. Hispanics are now projected to make up 30 percent of the U.S. population by 2050. We would hit that mark sooner with reform.
In other words, immigration reform wont transform America. It will just speed up the arrival of a New America that is already guaranteed.
(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...
Well, if THAT’s the case. . . .
John Winger: Cut it out! Cut it out! Cut it out! The hell’s the matter with you? Stupid! We’re all very different people. We’re not Watusi. We’re not Spartans. We’re Americans, with a capital ‘A’, huh? You know what that means? Do ya? That means that our forefathers were kicked out of every decent country in the world. We are the wretched refuse. We’re the underdog. We’re mutts! Here’s proof: his nose is cold! But there’s no animal that’s more faithful, that’s more loyal, more loveable than the mutt. Who saw “Old Yeller?” Who cried when Old Yeller got shot at the end?
[raises his hand]
John Winger: *sarcastically* Nobody cried when Old Yeller got shot? I’m sure.
[hands are reluctantly raised]
John Winger: I cried my eyes out. So we’re all dogfaces, we’re all very, very different, but there is one thing that we all have in common: we were all stupid enough to enlist in the Army. We’re mutants. There’s something wrong with us, something very, very wrong with us. Something seriously wrong with us - we’re soldiers. But we’re American soldiers! We’ve been kicking ass for 200 years! We’re 10 and 1! Now we don’t have to worry about whether or not we practiced. We don’t have to worry about whether Captain Stillman wants to have us hung. All we have to do is to be the great American fighting soldier that is inside each one of us. Now do what I do, and say what I say. And make me proud.
A nation of mutts, sez the pedigreed metrosexual poodle Brooks.
David Brooks is the house conservates, or at least neocon, at the NY Times.
Oh, boy! Another quote from a movie without identifying the movie. You should be banned for a month.
Kind of related.
I judge people by the content of their character, rather than the color of their skin, or what part of the world they come from. Innocent until proven guilty. Yet I see civilization descending into chaos before I die.
Craigslist: Essay by a Teacher in a Black School
At least all the mutts qualify for Affirmative Action.
We ought to tally the environmental cost of these new immigrants.
Oh goody! Then our new “citizens” can create the same paradises as the ones they created in their countries of origin! Detroit, coming to a city near you!
What “American of European descent” would want to be here anyway, to enjoy the “vibrancy” of such a prospect?
I just wish all these white haters-excuse me, I meant “lovers of die-versity”- would put their Section 8 roach motel dream schemes in their own neighborhoods rather than forcing middle and working class taxpayers to be their lab rats-after all, if there’s no threat of disproportionate crime and other dysfunctions, why wouldn’t they want all that “die-verse vibrancy” right in their own back yards?
Re: “It will just speed up the arrival of a New America that is already guaranteed.”
It is NOT guaranteed.
If we had the political will, we could end massive low skill Third World immigration this afternoon.
If we had the political will, we could import ONLY the world’s elite intellectuals and elite producers.
Yeah...we are a nation of mutts...but it used to be that the educational system taught the mutts how to be Americans. Today...all that’s taught is that America is bad, and needs the progressives to reteach us all.
All I can think of, it takes one to know one, from the runt of the Conservative litter, Brooks.
While I disagree with the article on points I will state that I am a proud Mutt. I’m Irish, Scottish, Welsh, English, and German that I know of. My daughters have added Japanese. I’m proud of my muttiness.
I’m ok with the idea of a melting pot. But here’s the key a melting pot combines the different elements to form an alloy. Alloys typically end up with the best of each element that went into forming them and demonstrate new properties all together from the parent metals.
We’re not a cornicopia or basket full of goods, with each item differentiated and seperate. We’re an alloy of heated metals brought together for a common purpose. That purpose is liberty and the quest for something better. Alone or as a group we have a responsibility, yea a destiny to move toward something greater than what has been.
To do so means not to lay back and bask on our past achievements or rely on others to fend for our needs; but to strive, to exert and thereby to grow in the forging stresses into something that is better than what we were before.
Provided with free choice we take from each element what is best of our own free will. This is what it means to be an American.
Funny, I don’t recall being asked if I wanted this. I don’t remember voting for it.
third-world America turns them on
“Oh, boy! Another quote from a movie without identifying the movie. You should be banned for a month.”
“That’s a fact, Jack”