Illegal Alien Nation

May 7th, 2010

Inspired by the last of our quotes below.

“Between 1986 and 2007, 13 million immigrants entered our Nation illegally. Yes, it’s true, we did not adequately police our borders to keep them out, but does that mean their illegal entry should be excused? Yes, they came to exchange the poverty of their home countries for the richness that America offered, but that does not mean they had a right to live in our country when we had not given them permission. If this continues, within a few generations, these illegal aliens will far outnumber native-born Americans. They use up our resources, bring with them violence and disease, and are destroying our culture. They and their descendants should have to go back where they came from. We were here first, and we want our country back.” – Immigration opponent circa 2010

“Between 1620 and 1907, over 30 million immigrants entered our lands illegally. Yes, it’s true, we did not adequately police our borders to keep them out, but does that mean their illegal entry should be excused? Yes, they came to exchange the poverty of their home countries for the richness that America offered, but that does not mean they had a right to live in our lands when we had not given them permission. If this continues, within a few generations, these illegal aliens will far outnumber native-born Americans. They use up our resources, bring with them violence and disease, and are destroying our culture. They and their descendants should have to go back where they came from. We were here first, and we want our country back.” – Council of Chiefs of the Six Nations, circa 1910.

“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” — Jesus


Dan Stein of FAIR,

Do you really think your views are fair?

What would you do if the shoe were put

On the other (i.e., your) foot?


Though America is the place where we now live,

From the Native American perspective,

As the above paragraphs evince,

Europeans are all illegal immigrants.


Native American border enforcement was even more lax,

But we were the original wetbacks.

We crossed the sea to enter their country and broke their laws,

To seek better lives (the same as today’s immigrants’ cause).


At first they welcomed us,

And our promises not to further expand did trust.

We broke that promise and took over the country by force,

And now we’re in charge, of course.


We did it because we could,

But does that mean today’s illegals also should?

No, but it might mean we should be more understanding,

And remember viewpoints depend on where you’re standing.


Today’s “native” Americans fear the similarly rising immigrant tide

Who illegally in “our” country reside.

By constantly increasing their population,

Immigrants will soon take over the entire nation.


Ironically, as opposed to today’s fabricated anti-immigrant attacks,

Real Natives’ complaints of violence and cultural destruction were facts.

Are we just afraid others will do to us what we did to them?

Doesn’t that make it hypocritical, their illegality to condemn?


You admit what we did to the Indians was bad,

But it was so long ago, you add.

What’s done is done and what’s past is past.

Can’t we just stop bringing it up at long last?


You say European repatriation wouldn’t be realistic,

And to say we should do that is just too legalistic.

(You claim that laws and principles must be respected,

But not so much when you’re the one affected.)


But expelling all the illegals is also unrealistic,

And given how long many have been here, not very altruistic.

Jesus said do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

Would we have wanted the Indians to kick us out too?


But (for us if not for them), thankfully,

The country’s original occupants now allow amnesty.

(Not that we gave them much of a choice.

But I guess we should still in their acquiescence rejoice.)


Ironically, most illegals are South American Indians

(Not so much the leading classes, who are mostly Europeans).

They crossed the Bering Straight and populated the American continent.

It’s their descendents that most of the illegal immigrants represent.


Since their ancestors lived in what’s now the US 25 thousand years ago

And are descended from the same people we forced to reservations to go,

Aren’t they the ones with the stronger legal claim?

Their ancestors were here long before ours ever came.


Not according to the our laws, or at least not yet,

Because Latinos haven’t taken over yet.

That, of course, is what the “nativists” fear,

And that Latinos’ rising population will make the white race disappear.


I’m white too, and though FAIR may think me a race traitor,

I believe all races are equal in the eyes of the Creator.

Should whites disappear? No, I don’t think we should,

But I wish that white supremacy would.


My point, in which I’m sure you’ll contest me

Is that I support a path to amnesty.

Not that you care,

But that would only be FAIR.

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Here are Rachel’s 4/29/10, 4/30/10, and 5/07/10 reports on FAIR, including appearances by FAIR President Dan Stein.
 

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Here’s your theme music, Alien Nation by the Scorpions, combined with scenes from the excellent movie of the same name which partially inspired our title and which itself is a very good commentary on discrimination against outsiders (watch the trailer below). There was also a TV series in the 1980s that was pretty good (watch the intro for that below).




For more information, check out the highly rated Coming to America (Second Edition): A History of Immigration and Ethnicity in American Life, and the other immigration-related items below from this and some of our other immigration posts.

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