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A Nation of Mutts (Liberal glee for "New America")
New York Times ^ | June 27, 2013 | David Brooks

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, we’ve 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 we’re 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 won’t transform America. It will just speed up the arrival of a New America that is already guaranteed.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: antiamericanism; davidbrooks; idiocracy; invasion

1 posted on 07/01/2013 10:13:19 AM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

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.


2 posted on 07/01/2013 10:17:35 AM PDT by Salgak (http://catalogoftehburningstoopid.blogspot.com 100% all-natural snark !)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
Reconquista. The racist's (La Raza's and MEChA's) dream for the nation of Mexico.


3 posted on 07/01/2013 10:17:40 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

A nation of mutts, sez the pedigreed metrosexual poodle Brooks.


4 posted on 07/01/2013 10:24:07 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

David Brooks is the house conservates, or at least neocon, at the NY Times.


5 posted on 07/01/2013 10:24:07 AM PDT by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: Salgak

Oh, boy! Another quote from a movie without identifying the movie. You should be banned for a month.


6 posted on 07/01/2013 10:25:27 AM PDT by raybbr (I weep over my sons' future in this Godforsaken country.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

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.

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7 posted on 07/01/2013 10:26:26 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

At least all the mutts qualify for Affirmative Action.


8 posted on 07/01/2013 10:26:29 AM PDT by Zuse
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

We ought to tally the environmental cost of these new immigrants.


9 posted on 07/01/2013 10:28:10 AM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Big mutt.

10 posted on 07/01/2013 10:29:02 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
"but a nation of mutts, a nation with hundreds of fluid ethnicities from around the world, intermarrying and intermingling."

Considering the rate of marriage is falling, America is becoming a nation of bastard mutts.

And since English will no longer be the national language, the Balkanization of America will be the reassembling of the nations of the Tower of Babel...

...if they still have enough skills and ability to build it(welfare)
11 posted on 07/01/2013 10:36:48 AM PDT by RedMonqey ("Gun-free zones" equal "Target-rich environment.")
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

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?


12 posted on 07/01/2013 10:39:07 AM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Re: “It will just speed up the arrival of a New America that is already guaranteed.”

False.

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.


13 posted on 07/01/2013 10:45:02 AM PDT by zeestephen
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

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.


14 posted on 07/01/2013 10:45:20 AM PDT by kjo (+I am curious about the young college students/grads. Are they cool with a system that impoverishes)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

All I can think of, it takes one to know one, from the runt of the Conservative litter, Brooks.


15 posted on 07/01/2013 10:50:52 AM PDT by TexasCajun (Creepy-Ass Cracker)
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To: Enterprise
She will be on full Disability for diabetes by age 20.
16 posted on 07/01/2013 11:00:01 AM PDT by zeestephen
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

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.


17 posted on 07/01/2013 11:00:53 AM PDT by reed13k (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Funny, I don’t recall being asked if I wanted this. I don’t remember voting for it.


18 posted on 07/01/2013 11:19:26 AM PDT by Nea Wood (When life gets too hard to stand, kneel.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

third-world America turns them on


19 posted on 07/01/2013 11:19:44 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: raybbr

“Oh, boy! Another quote from a movie without identifying the movie. You should be banned for a month.”

Stripes...funny.

“That’s a fact, Jack”


20 posted on 07/01/2013 11:31:30 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The reason we own guns is to protect ourselves from those wanting to take our guns from us.)
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21 posted on 07/01/2013 11:32:15 AM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-free zones are playgrounds for felons.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
What is truly pathetic about all of this, is that this deliberate confusion of heritage helps no one but the demagogues who seek to stir & deliberately exploit ethnic hostility & resentment. Those interests that imagine that the benefit of more potential customers & cheaper labor will offset the effects of this confusion, are short-sighted in the extreme.

For this Ohioan's take on what is driving us to destruction, Compassion Or Compulsion?.

William Flax

22 posted on 07/01/2013 11:55:56 AM PDT by Ohioan
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To: a fool in paradise

Interesting to note that on this map the Panamanians still get to remain independent of Columbia.


23 posted on 07/01/2013 12:00:02 PM PDT by redpoll
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To: reed13k

We are being diluted by low wage low education workers who are okay with Socialism, especially when it means benefits they didn’t have to pay for.

Enough people who were not schooled in America and hold no loyalty to this nation or its history.

“what’s in it for me?!!”


24 posted on 07/01/2013 12:10:06 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Ohioan

Democrats like mass immigration from the Third World because it provides them with reliable voters that likely will secure the Presidency for Democrats. The major financial backers of the GOP like that mass Third World immigration creates a cheap labor pool and drives down working class wages. Neither party asked for nor considers the opinion or interests of the American people.


25 posted on 07/01/2013 12:13:53 PM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
The business interests, to which you refer, are short-sighted in the extreme. It is not just cheap labor, but new customers for products, that they wish. But the price that they will pay is a population no longer wedded to the values that made Capitalism more successful in America than anywhere else. They simply do not understand that people are not interchangeable. They are so focused on the immediate wish list, that they do not question the silly myths that were promoted in Academia.

I have been fighting this sort of idiocy, much of it promoted by those who want to bring us down, either to the Marxists or some other form of International control, all of my adult life. This assault on our heritage serves the legitimate interests of no group but the demagogues & scoundrels who know how to play those either intimidated or conned into believing notions that simply will not bear analytic scrutiny. (See "Compassion Or Compulsion?")

William Flax

26 posted on 07/01/2013 12:33:19 PM PDT by Ohioan
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
It will just speed up the arrival of a New America that is already guaranteed.

"New America" my @$$. This joint is on the verge of becoming Old Mexico II. As if one wasn't enough.

27 posted on 07/01/2013 12:51:13 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Osama tried and failed. Obama got it done.)
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To: Ohioan

It has always been tyranny vs. freedom, it doesn’t matter if we were fighting monarchies, socialists (national or otherwise), communists or whatever. These people don’t care about some fictional bottom line, they want tyranny and importing 10-20 million new democrat voters will let them rubber stamp everything they want.


28 posted on 07/01/2013 12:59:35 PM PDT by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Another gift from congress and senate.
No better reason than to limit them to only two terms.


29 posted on 07/01/2013 1:20:22 PM PDT by Vaduz
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To: FlingWingFlyer
"New America" my @$$. This joint is on the verge of becoming Old Mexico II. As if one wasn't enough.

Whites already make up less than 50% of Texas, and have for years. There are some here who think we should be teaching all of the kids in both English and Spanish. I'm sure their hope is that in 20-40 years, they will then switch it to Spanish-only.
30 posted on 07/01/2013 1:44:21 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: a fool in paradise

And after the people in the upper green area have made themselves an environment like the lower green area, (think a few years), there will be an illegal immigrant problem in the brown areas bordering them.

31 posted on 07/01/2013 3:48:52 PM PDT by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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