For the first time in the American mainstream, immigration is being connected with culture
(Note: Apparenlty O’Reilly’s position has more nuance than is indicated below. See Charles T.’s comment here.)
Maureen C. writes:
Your unflagging clear statements describing the immigration problem and its solution have contributed to an emerging national turnaround in attitude:Paul Henri writes:
You won’t believe it, but last night O’Reilly said the motivation for the immigration bill is the defeat of the white, Christian, male power structure. Your views are finally catching on. I will send O’Reilly an e-mail congratulating him.LA replies:
I doubt very much that Bill O’Reilly has ever read me. But a very surprising thing has happened in this debate. From the start of my concern about immigration in the early 1980s, my main focus was on the cultural/ethnic/racial dimension of it. And of course the connection between immigration and culture/race has been a completely forbidden area in American mainstream conservatism for all these years. But in this current fight over the Bush-Kennedy bill, I personally have not been generally thinking about the cultural side of the problem (except when talking about the ultimate anti-white motivations of the supporters of the bill as the explanation for their amazing, wall-to-wall use of the racism card). Rather, I’ve been focused on the sheer horror of the bill itself, its lies, its lawlessness, its irresponsibility. I thought last year’s S.2611 was the worst law proposed in U.S. history, but this years S.1348 is far worse.
Spencer Warren writes:
Your correspondents are writing that O’Reilly last evening spoke in your terms on the cultural/ethnic issues posed by the immigration problem. I think they should have been more precise and have explained that O’Reilly made this point by saying the New York Times and the leftists he calls the “Secular Progressives” are the ones who are hostile to white America and are using the immigration issue to try to destroy that America. That is how I recall what O’Reilly said.LA replies:
But O’Reilly’s point is my point. That’s what I’ve been saying lately, that the immigration bill is motivated by a desire to bring white America to an end. Further, if this motivation drives the “Secular Progressives” who support the bill, then the same is true a fortiori of the “conservatives” who not only support the bill but who are making unprecedentedly sweeping use of the racism charge against even their fellow mainstream conservatives who oppose the bill.Mr. Warren replies:
Yes. I was just trying to be more precise. It is a very good development. But O’Reilly did not attribute this motivation to the conservatives. I agree with you. I’m just trying to be precise about O’Reilly.RG writes:
Out of the shadows and into the sunlight of common sense.
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