I read an article today that made my blood boil. In "The Dark Side of Diversity," Pat Buchanan tries to pin the blame on the Virginia Tech shootings squarely where it belongs - on American immigration policy:
Almost no attention has been paid to the fact that Cho Seung-Hui was not an American at all, but an immigrant, an alien. Had this deranged young man who secretly hated us never come here, 32 people would heading home from Blacksburg for summer vacation.Buchanan goes onto say:
Cho was among the 864,000 Koreans here as a result of the Immigration Act of 1965, which threw the nation's doors open to the greatest invasion in history, an invasion opposed by a majority of our people. Thirty-six million, almost all from countries whose peoples have never fully assimilated in any Western country, now live in our midst. Cho was one of them.Undoubtedly, it was Cho's inability to assimilate into the beautiful fabric of (White) American society that was the cause of this disaster.
Cue the insidious music. Fade-in with a picture of a slanty-eyed, evil-looking Asian. The tableau is complete. Pat Buchanan releases his screed to the willing racists of the world, collects his checks, and goes home.
Buchanan's logic basically reads as follows:
1) Cho and individuals of other ethnicities commit terrible acts of violence
2) Cho and these other dangerous people are non-citizens
3) Therefore, non-citizen people of other ethnicities are dangerous and degrading to our society, because they aren't assimilating
4) Likewise there are citizens that LOOK like non-citizens and are therefore equally dangerous
Airtight case, Pat.
Despite my recent plea for moderation, I think it's safe to say that if you think engaging in this type of blatant bigtory is wrong, you should head on over to the comment boards on the site and make your voice heard. Warning: The comment boards read like a tutorial in what's wrong with America.
Good luck, and stand up for what's right. Because an America without immigrants is no America at all.