Opinion from a Libertarian ViewPoint

Immigration and the Deep State – Taki’s Magazine

Posted by M. C. on January 18, 2018

That explains much of the frenzy of the response to Trump’s comparison of Norway with Haiti. For Washington to rule the world, America can’t be allowed to rule itself…

Last Thursday, Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) scheduled a meeting with the president to try to trick him into supporting their politically suicidal immigration bill. To their dismay, however, when they arrived they found that Trump had also invited realist immigration experts such as Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR), Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), and the president’s speechwriter Stephen Miller.

In the ensuing debate, Durbin and Graham were demolished. So Durbin, his plot foiled, tried the underhanded ploy of asserting to the press, perhaps inaccurately, that Trump had used the now-notorious vulgarity to characterize Haiti.

Of course, Haiti ranks 163rd on the U.N.’s Human Development Index while Norway ranks first, so, as usual, what drives the establishment most crazy about Trump is his tendency to tell the rough truth.

The subsequent uproar confirmed my long-held observation that the Washington power structure is drifting toward the bizarrely extremist ideology that the American people have no right to control their own borders, because their having any opinion about which immigrants to let in constitutes discrimination.

As one statesman explained the new orthodoxy way back in 2004:

America is not only for the whites, but it is for all. Who is the America? The American is you, me, and that. When we go to America we will become Americans and there is no a race or nationalism called America and the Americans are those Africans, Indians, Chinese, and Europeans and whoever goes to America will become American…. American is for all of us and the whole world had made and created America. All the people all over the world had made America and it shall accordingly be for all of us.

—Col. Muammar Gaddafi of Libya

Sure, Hillary had Gaddafi sodomized to death in 2011, but that was just politics. On matters of principle, she gave no indication on the campaign trail in 2016 that she dissented from his view that “The American is you, me, and that.” (In fact, the Colonel ought to get points for his use of the presciently gender-inclusive pronoun “that.”) Legal mumbo jumbo about some people being “citizens” while other people are “not citizens” is transparently racist.
America is to be “a colony of the world,” as Sen. Eugene McCarthy (D-WI) noted a quarter of a century ago. And that’s because Washington is to be the capital of the world.

That explains much of the frenzy of the response to Trump’s comparison of Norway with Haiti. For Washington to rule the world, America can’t be allowed to rule itself…

Indeed, it’s hard to think of too many instances in which immigrants actually helped American foreign policy in the long run.

Perhaps the most favorable example is the role played by Sicilian-Americans in Gen. George S. Patton’s 1943 invasion of Sicily. While the British army bogged down trying to keep order in conquered towns, the American army raced ahead because it had brought along certain Sicilian-Americans to take over civil administration of liberated cities. These tended to be men of respect, good fellows who had friends who had friends. In other words: the Mafia.

After 9/11, the U.S. invaded Afghanistan and won a quick victory. The U.S. hired as Afghan leader Hamid Karzai, the brother of Washington-area restaurateurs Qayum Karzai and Ahmed Wali Karzai. If you can’t trust immigrant restaurant-owners, whom can you trust?

On the plus side, Hamid Karzai proved a snappy dresser. On the minus side, the Karzai family stole huge amounts of money and alienated most Afghans. Seventeen years later, the U.S. is still sort of fighting in Afghanistan.

Perhaps the most spectacular example of an immigrant manipulating American foreign policy for his own purposes was Ahmad Chalabi, who persuaded the neocons to have America invade Iraq for him so he could replace Saddam Hussein as president. But Chalabi, who was notorious among his countrymen for a bank fraud while in exile in neighboring Jordan, proved so unpopular with Iraqis that the U.S. couldn’t install him in office.

Visas for the relatives of seemingly American-friendly foreigners have long been part of Washington’s policy quiver.

For example, Washington has allowed Turkish cult leader Imam Gülen to hole up in the Poconos and rip off American charter schools through immigration fraud because he might someday prove useful as ruler of Turkey.

Similarly, the Tsarnaev family who blew up the Boston Marathon in 2013 were admitted to the U.S. because their Uncle Ruslan, a Washington-area lawyer, was a potential minister of energy in a hypothetical independent Chechnya. And Uncle Ruslan was married to the daughter of longtime CIA insider Graham Fuller.

So it’s often hard to distinguish strategic brilliance from nepotistic idiocy, but nobody is very interested at all in investigating how the American Deep State has abused immigration for its own purposes…

Be seeing you


I am not a number. I am a free man!-Number 6





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