Skip to comments.Clinton Calls for Tough Talk on Immigration [semi-satire]
Posted on 11/24/2018 1:01:15 PM PST by John Semmens
This past week, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned European politicians that the lack of tough-sounding rhetoric regarding immigrants and refugees has paved the way for right-wing populists like Hungarys Viktor Orbán, the Alternative for Germany Party, and Donald Trump to gain traction with voters. Preying on voters fears that allowing masses of semi-civilized immigrants into their countries endangers their cultural history, these political outsiders have threatened the long-term progressive governing coalition in several countries.
Clinton advised that we need to take a more nuanced message to the voters who currently matter in order to keep the doors open to voters who will, in gratitude for the better lives a generous social welfare state offers over the hellish conditions they are emigrating from, appreciate what the governing class has to offer them. If I had grasped this during my 2016 run for the U.S. presidency, Donald Trumps message would have been blunted and he never wouldve become president.
The former presidential candidate hastened to clarify that Im not saying that we need to close the doors to immigration so much as Im saying that we need to sound like that is an option we are considering out of concern for voters who are being hurt by open borders. We need to use words like comprehensive immigration reform and a system that is fair to all even if in the end the result is no substantive change in our open borders policy. As the UN has recently proclaimed, migration is a human right. No country has a moral right to block the entry of anyone demanding admittance. The key is ensuring that a progressive elite retains the reins of government. A sophisticated messaging system will help us maintain control and block right-wing elements from interfering with our right to govern for the good of all humanity.
Clinton expressed confidence in the success of an improved message because deep down, people dont want responsibility and freedom. They want to be told what to do and where to go and how to live. We social progressives are the only ones truly prepared to control these aspects of everyones lives. The right is still tied to anachronistic ideas of individual autonomy where each person is expected to chart the course of his own life.
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