"The Know-Nothing movement illustrated two things: a persistent ethnoreligious hostility in American life that often intruded into politics and the potentiality for political disruption when existing parties fail to deal adequately with volatile social and political tensions."
How long have you been planning that post?
Waiting for the right moment?
Actually, we DO have it right by your own quotation - given the flood tide of Mexican-ness (immigrants, legal and illegal, dragging all the baggage of their other citizenship with them) and the events of 9/11 Americans have every right to "deal adequately with the volatile social and political tensions" thus created.
And a hell of a lot of us want those tensions sent back from whence they came.
They can haul the books and the flags they so love to wave in place of the US flag along with them.
posted on 11/30/2001 8:45:08 AM PST
You are correct.
The Irish and European Catholics brought with them European culture and values.
Mexicans bring neither.
Every time a new wave of immigration hits America, ignorant and frightened racists such as yourself come out of the woodwork to spew your Chicken Little, Sky is Falling pronouncements of doom, gloom and the end of everything American. It happened with the Irish. It happened with the Germans. It happened with the Polish and the Italians. It happened with the Chinese. Now it's happening with the Mexicans.
If you wish to persist with a politcal philosophy that was exposed and discredited over 100 years ago, be my guest. Anyone who can fire more than 3 brain cells at once is mocking you.
posted on 11/30/2001 9:04:47 AM PST
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