I have been using the term 'Progressive Left’ to describe this cabal of Socialists, neo-Communists, erudite academics, bundlers and political operatives, and the obligatory useful slack-jawed touchey-feeley low-information types. I used to think I was a conservative, but seeing how the Republican party leadership is more afraid of losing control to the Tea Party than of the effects on our Republic of the destructive influence of Progressive Left, this has all left me wondering what this Left-Right labeling is all about.
Historically conservatives and liberals wanted free speech, a good public education, a protection of personal and public property, observance of due process, a de-militarized police, and a presumption of privacy. I therefore must be an old-school liberal and an old-school conservative, because this is what I also want in my country.
FROM: Wetbacks (crude, but common up until the 1980’s) TO: Illegal Aliens
FROM: Illegal Aliens TO: Undocumented Aliens (or, UDA’s)
FROM: Undocumented Aliens TO: Undocumented Immigrants (or undocumented workers)
FROM: Undocumented Immigrants TO: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (or, DACA)
FROM: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals TO: “Americans in Waiting”
And now, today I see the latest in the Progressive Left’s abuse of the language,
FROM: Americans in Waiting TO: Reliable voters and entitlement dependents, and Cheap Labor
The logical end-state to this progression was well-defined in concept in 2006, in Victor Davis Hanson’s book Mexifornia. The Rockefeller country club Republicans want the cheap labor while the Democrats want the votes and permanent welfare dependency class. Both of these goals diminish the US middle class.
It seems to me that only the non-Socialist Independents, Libertarians and Tea Party Republicans want an immigration standard that includes traditional naturalization and security protections to reject bad actors, and numerical limits to assure a well ordered and functional assimilation. The two parties seem to me to be identical in disregard to the desire of the US Citizenry.
It used to be that a foreign national went through a quaint process to become a US Citizen, called “Naturalization,” as defined in law. This has changed throughout time, but generally required a sponsor, a clear criminal record, no evidence of communicable disease, passing a rudimentary test about US Civics (that sadly many native born US Citizens can’t pass), and that you did not overstay your visa, or if your were in the country without permission you either departed or applied and were granted refugee status or asylum.
At the end of this process, in an auditorium filled with misty-eyed friends and family, you swore allegiance to the US Constitution, to abide by the law, and received a flag, your flag, of the United States of America. This was both right and just.
Then came September 11th, 2001, where
Islamic Terrorists non-domestic non-right-wing violent extremists (from Saudi Arabia) overstayed their visas to kill a few thousand Americans, and 373 foreign nationals from 61 other countries. This was a successful repeat performance of the unsuccessful attempt in 1993 to bring down North Tower 1 of the World Trade Center by radicalized Islamic Mormon missionaries Ramzi Yousef, Mahmud Abouhalima, Mohammad Salameh, Nidal A. Ayyad, Abdul Rahman Yasin and Ahmed Ajaj, that was financed by Khaled Sheikh Mohammed (or KSM, who we later water boarded for information while residing at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba which resulted in information assisted in locating and killing al Qaida terrorist chief Osama bin Laden).
"Mohammed [also] admitted to decapitating Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl," CNN details. "He also took responsibility for the [airline] shoe bomb attempt, the nightclub bombing, the 1993 World Trade Center attack and a number of other attempted attacks that did not play out, according to the account offered by the transcript."
Mohammed will be tried before a military commission. He is currently being held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
"He has been charged with conspiracy, murder in violation of the law of war, attacking civilians, attacking civilian objects, intentionally causing serious bodily injury, destruction of property in violation of the law of war, hijacking aircraft and terrorism," CNN further details.
So, it seems to me that it sure takes a long time to extract justice from KSM. Maybe the case against him is flimsy, or perhaps when he was captured in Rawalpindi Pakistan, we failed to read him his Miranda warning, and he will walk, or otherwise be cut free from Guantanamo to, you know, keep a campaign promise to “close GITMO.”
Projections in 2011 suggested immigration from Muslim majority countries would be inconsequential. Today however, we are seemingly hell-bent to change the complexion of the United States by expressing an apparent preference for Americans in Waiting from Muslim faith countries, reportedly bringing between years 2010 and 2013 almost 300,000 Muslim immigrants into the U.S., more immigrants than the U.S. let in from Central America and Mexico combined over that period. The US State Department reportedly recently said it will quadruple the number of refugees brought here from Syria, where the Islamic State (ISIS, ISIL?) is headquartered.
I hope these refugees are vetted.
I mean, unfettered immigration from Muslim majority countries has worked out pretty well so far in other Western Democracies, including Sweden, Denmark, Belgium, Netherlands, France (10% Muslim), Germany, and the United Kingdom, right? Bombings, machine gunning Jews and offensive cartoonists, and killing those who blaspheme against the Prophet Mohammed are an epidemic as a back drop to the beheadings, immolations, machine gunning, rape and slavery unfolding across the Middle East.
But I guess I'm just overly concerned, and should instead watch Entertainment Tonight on TV, relax and believe that "Our country is in the very best of hands."