From Moscow on the Hudson to Mogadishu in Minneapolis
According to a book I’m reading, in 1907 Winston Churchill said that Somalia is “one vast undulating waste-land of stony scrubby wilderness producing nothing but a scattered swarm of human hornets.”
The only thing that’s different today is we’re transplanting the hornet’s nests to Minneapolis and Nashville!
And name a single mainstream conservative publication that raises this issue and says we should not be importing Somalis into this country. American conservatives are no closer to grappling with the problem of unassimilable immigration today than they were ten or twenty years ago—in fact, they are farther. The very concept of identifying an alien and unassimilable group as such is inconceivable to them.
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Brandon F. writes:
That is precisely why we are doomed.
Posted November 15
Max Plank writes:
In your post, “From Moscow on the Hudson to Mogadishu in Minneapolis,” you ask: “And name a single mainstream conservative publication that raises this issue and says we should not be importing Somalis into this country.”
Pat Buchanan has said many of the things you believe. I don’t know if he would be considered mainstream. The ADL, however, has gone so far as to document many of his quotes.
I think this one is relevant for your discussion of Somalis.
“I think God made all people good. But if we had to take a million immigrants in, say Zulus, next year, or Englishmen, and put them in Virginia, which group would be easier to assimilate and would cause less problems for the people of Virginia?”
For an expanded list of his open borders heresies, see this.
First, Buchanan is obviously not a mainstream conservative.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at November 12, 2010 04:14 PM | Send
Second, the famous Zulus remark was made around 1991, and it is in the form of a rhetorical question about the relative assimilability of Englishmen and Zulus. He is not stating that Zulus should not be allowed to immigrate. Over most of the next 20 years, Buchanan generally has stayed away from the problem of unassimilable legal immigrants, and, when he talks about immigration, has talked mainly about illegal immigration, though he has said very good things about immigration as such from time to time.