It's a mystery ...

Posted On: Tuesday - June 8th 2021 4:16PM MST
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... why people in a nation wouldn't want to give it away completely.

I was looking for some image or another a month or so ago and found this Newsweek* story headline. It makes you just shake your head. Do they really think we all will just fall for their nonsense? "Uhhh, yeah, good question. Why ARE we afraid to be overwhelmed and replaced by a different people? Perhaps Dr. Robert Hartley up in Chicago has a support group for my problem."

This "nations of immigrants" thing is repeated over and over. The VDare folks, along with Ann Coulter and her greater visibility, have debunked this time after time. The original Americans were SETTLERS. They built the country, rather than immigrating to one. There were dozens of millions of immigrants who came in the big wave from the 1880s through the early 1920s, with lots of hardworking decent people among them, but they weren't NECESSARY to the existence and flourishing of the United States.

Now we've had overwhelming numbers coming. Even if this WERE a nation of immigrants, wouldn't this nation still have had enough of the massive mid-1960s to present influx after a while? You come somewhere because it's better than the place you came from. Why do you want it overwhelmed with people from foreign places that you didn't see as a good place to live, such as, well the one you left even? An old EAGLES song comes to mind:

"You call some place paradise. I don't know why ...
you call some place paradise and kiss it goodbye ..."

* Yeah, it's not extinct. Who knew?

Wednesday - June 9th 2021 11:57AM MST
Agree, the difference between immigrants and settlers (or colonists) is huge. But it's completely not understood by most given the ejumacation system and its Ellis Island-focused schmaltz about immigration.

The funny thing is, now there are certain groups arriving in such huge numbers -- Mexicans, Chinese, Indians in the US, Arabs/Africans in Europe -- that they are effectively colonizing the United States and Europe. Of course, whites colonizing the world is now seen as the most racist thing ever. But when it happens to white countries, it's all fine and actively celebrated.

I think it's part of what Sailer talks about how you can't understand a thing if you don't even have a concept or word for it. In that way, the concept of "settler" -- someone who goes to a wilderness and makes it into something new through massive effort and sacrifice -- has nearly vanished. We only understand the notion of "immigrant," which is anybody from anywhere showing up, and often immediately getting a handout. A far cry from the settlers of old.

PS - If you want to re-live the settler experience, I highly recommend the novel "Giants in the Earth" by O.E. Rolvaag (umlat over the o). It's about the Norwegian settler experience on the great plains. Great stuff. And the conditions they had to endure are a far, far cry from the latest Chinese guy who gets off the airplane. Because while the Norwegians had to endure famine, floods, brutal winters and locust swarms, the Chinese guy suffers from systemic white racism. Much, much, worse.

PPS @Moderator: secretaries are still very much a thing, but we call them Executive Assistants now. Go look up "executive assistant" on a jobs board, and you'll see there are tons of openings. The difference is the secretary went home at 5:00 p.m. The EA is a 24x7 job.

The Alarmis
Wednesday - June 9th 2021 9:28AM MST

I still have one, and it’s both a blessing and a curse to have someone who knows where you are and what you are up to most of the time ;)

Wednesday - June 9th 2021 9:25AM MST
PS: It's been a long time since secretaries were a thing, for most of us. It must have been nice.
The Alarmist
Wednesday - June 9th 2021 4:32AM MST

Reminds me of a film from the 50s or 60s, where the wives of a number of executives whose husbands cheat on them with their secretaries remark about the (older) age of the CEO’s matronly looking secretary, to which the CEO’s wife responds along the lines of, “How do you think I met him?”
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