Americans Get Out of America!

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After the uprising of the 17th of June
The Secretary of the Writers’ Union
Had leaflets distributed in the Stalinallee
Stating that the people
Had forfeited the confidence of the government
And could win it back only
By redoubled efforts. Would it not be easier
In that case for the government
To dissolve the people
And elect another?

Bertolt Brecht’s wry poem The Solution in regard to the suppression by the East German government of the uprising on June 16 and June 17, 1953.  Bret Stephens in The New York Times, a supposedly conservative Never Trumper, has a similar solution for Americans who do not measure up to his standard:


In the matter of immigration, mark this conservative columnist down as strongly pro-deportation. The United States has too many people who don’t work hard, don’t believe in God, don’t contribute much to society and don’t appreciate the greatness of the American system.

They need to return whence they came.

I speak of Americans whose families have been in this country for a few generations. Complacent, entitled and often shockingly ignorant on basic points of American law and history, they are the stagnant pool in which our national prospects risk drowning.

On point after point, America’s nonimmigrants are failing our country. Crime? A study by the Cato Institute notes that nonimmigrants are incarcerated at nearly twice the rate of illegal immigrants, and at more than three times the rate of legal ones.

Educational achievement? Just 17 percent of the finalists in the 2016 Intel Science Talent Search — often called the “Junior Nobel Prize” — were the children of United States-born parents. At the Rochester Institute of Technology, just 9.5 percent of graduate students in electrical engineering were nonimmigrants.

Go here to read the rest.  Mr. Stephens of course is being cute and ironic.  He wrote this because he is basically an “open borders” advocate.  However, I believe he is kidding on the square.  He represents a wide section of elite opinion in this country who view those who disagree with them politically not as fellow citizens to be reasoned with, but as enemies to be subdued.  In writing this piece to spit at Americans he hates, Stephens says far more about himself than those Americans.  Like Mr. Stephens I am a son of an immigrant to these shores, my mother coming from Canada.  On my father’s side my family has been here since before the Revolution, my Cherokee ancestors very long before indeed.  Seeking to gain acceptance for new immigrants by talking about deporting native Americans is too stupid for words.

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  1. Bret Stephens, do you have an engineering degree? Then STFU. Also, why would any sane person go through a rigorous graduate engineering program, incur the monstrous debt, in order to search for non-existent jobs, when they could become a “columnist” by expending 1/100th the effort? Heck, they wouldn’t even have to be right . . . ever.

  2. To make America great again and to establish a new political party one must have Founding Principles: Our UNANIMOUS DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE OF THE UNITED STATES of AMERICA and our U. S. CONSTITUTION.
    Bret Stephens seems to be declaring his independence without a foundation of principles. Sounds more like Trump bashing garbage…

  3. Since it’s immigration that touches off this nit wit, why can’t my Flilipina step daughter and her son get into the United States – she’s a training and qualified nurse ready and able to work and pay taxes – but an illegal Hispanic or a Muslim Jihadist is welcomed with open arms?

    My boss facetiously suggested that she should go to Mexico first and sneak across the border, speaking in broken English instead of the excellent English that she does speak. Brown eyes, black hair, broken speech, jumping across the border – the liberals will then welcome her with open arms.

    Sadly, she’s got too much self-respect and integrity to do anyting like that.

    Screw the liberals, every last one of them.

  4. The elites/ruling class hate you because you don’t live up to their expectations. You are not buying their nightmarish schemes. You are harshing their buzz.

    Worst political class in US History: A third world (corrupt, incompetent, unhindered by Constitution or Law) political class is feverishly devolving America into a third world hell hole.

    They hate you. it is human nature to fear and loathe those who you have ruined and stolen from.

  5. Here’s a litany of their incompetence.

    The worst political class in US History: liberals are smug, entitled, corrupt, and incompetent. Peter Berkowitz: “…incompetence ranging from mismanagement of the economy and immigration to botching diplomacy and the conduct of war; politicization of the administrative state as illustrated by IRS targeting of conservatives during Obama’s first term; and the elite media’s use of double standards in reporting and opining about left and right. Underlying it all is the corruption of liberal education, which has become boot camp for progressivism, and of graduate and professional schools, which provide advance training in the progressive exercise of power. To play the vital role contemplated for them by our constitutional system, intellectual and political elites have a long way to go in regaining the people’s trust.”

    It’s all good. Last week, they started the shooting. Pay-back is going to be a birch.

  6. “Illegal immigration is always an insult to people attempting to immigrate legally.”

    Yes, but I blame our government for this more than I do the illegals themselves. After all, what right do we really have to demand they respect our immigration laws enough to obey them if we don’t respect those laws enough to enforce them?

    Plus, this is actively encouraged by our religious leaders. For two weeks starting Wednesday, our bishops will demonstrate how willing they are to bastardize religious liberty to do their part to help perpetuate the scandal of illegal immigration.

  7. What’s grossly amusing is that the trade at which Stephens is employed is to be found in (1) the philanthropic sector and (2) just barely within the commercial sector. The part of the newspaper you could excise at least cost to your revenue stream has long been the editorial page. Stephens is now employed for an editorial page which (in contrast to that of the Washington Post has very little history of quality writing. Maureen Dowd and David Brooks are top of the heather there. The guy is a near zero-marginal-product worker.

    He’s also spent much of his life living abroad.

  8. Did you catch the Kevin Williamson-like resort to the cherry-picked statistic? I’ve not figured out whether these knuckleheads’ methods are indicative of innumeracy or fraudulence. Orientals and East Indians account for 12% of the baccalaureate degrees in engineering awarded each year. Hispanics account for 8%. There are immigrants among the black and white population, of course, but they’d amount to only 2% of the whole if higher education wasn’t making a point of it to recruit from abroad. The bias is higher education admissions is quite pronounced and the people Stephens despises are the ones getting the shaft.

  9. Food for thought: Has anyone ever seen Bret Stephens and Mark Shea in the same room?

    Come again? Stephens is secular Jewish (the surname is an invention from a generation or two back), grew up abroad, and has an academic graduate degree (and in obtaining put in time at the University of Chicago). Shea writes about religion. He’s pretty cagey about his background other than elements of his religious biography. It’s doubtful he has much tertiary schooling or anything resembling the sort of fancy cosmopolitan youth Stephens had. Defenders of Stephens have been maintaining this is a Swiftian satire. Fat chance. It’s not the least bit amusing.

  10. Isn’t it awfully shallow to use a contest as something to figure “academic success” by?
    In addition, if the 2016 standards are the same as the 2017, you’re disqualified if you’re taking college classes.
    There were a dozen of the types who would love this kind of contest doing exactly that in my high school, 20 years ago. I’m home schooling, and that is my actual plan for the advanced classes– beats praying that a general purpose teacher knows enough not to screw up more specialized subjects, then enforce their ignorance.

  11. Stephens represents the decay of the economic part of the old conservative tripod into nothing more than courtiers for corporatism. Everyone else is to be their hewers of wood or drawers of water, and the Almighty Dollar forbid that the unwashed elect one of their own. Acela Corridor Trash, the lot of them.

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