Saturday, January 28, 2017

There Goes Grumpy Uncle Pat, Making Sense Again

As someone who grew up watching Pat Buchanan on political talk shows and then slowly starting to back away from him because he was just a little too extreme, it is now kind of humbling that he keeps being right all the time. When everyone else was writing off Trump, Buchanan was still banging the drum for The Donald. I used to snicker a little when I read his stuff, that Pat is just so out of touch!

Now he just keeps on making sense and it is kind of irritating. He is like the grumpy uncle who comes to family get-togethers and rants about politically incorrect stuff and is generally embarrassing but keeps being right. In his latest piece What a Wall Says to the World he writes:
It is not only that illegal migrants take jobs from Americans, that they commit crimes, or that so many require subsidized food, welfare, housing, education, and health care. It is that they are changing our country. They are changing who we are.
In 1960, we were a Western Christian country. Ninety percent of our people traced their roots to Europe. Ninety percent bore some connection to the Christian faith. To the tens of millions for whom Trump appeals, what the wall represents is our last chance to preserve that nation and people. 
To many on the cosmopolitan left, ethnic or national identity is not only not worth fighting for, it is not even worth preserving. It is a form of atavistic tribalism or racism.
Not only is (White) ethnic or national identity not worth preserving, it is a moral obligation for the Left to destroy it. What Pat fumbles here is that the Left doesn't hate all ethnic or national identity, just White and European ethnic identity. I get that he can't or at least won't say that at places like the American Conservative, although he implies it, but I am quite sure he knows this to be the case. I don't know if the wall will do what we hope it will but I do know that it is better than not doing anything at all while illegals overrun entire cities and eventually entire states.

It is not just a wall on the Mexican border but also includes the need to manage who comes to this country in general.

I wish more people would look at Europe and see what happens when the tiny Muslim population suddenly grows and starts feeling their power and expressing their resentment toward the very people who have given them shelter. Sure 100,000 extra Muslims in a country the size of the U.S. can kind of blend into the background but as we keep letting them in pretty soon they start to take on self-identity that is opposed to the land they live in. Dearborn, Michigan is a prime example where Muslims have a sizable population and are already trying to create a Muslim environment in the midst of America.

A nation without a concrete identity and without borders is a nation that is doomed. Do we really want to take everything that makes America a place people want to live and others want to come to and throw it away?

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