One of the most controversial issues that splits many in the conservative and libertarian communities is immigration. Some believe that America is a big “melting pot” and that all should be welcomed while others are fearful of an invasion by hordes of foreigners.
My views on this issue are ones that I have thought of for a long time and I firmly believe that cultural distinctions should allow people to associate with people that they feel that should be comfortable with and that outside forces should not compel people to do anything other. We see that in ancient times, men would destroy the culture of a country by mixing races of people or expelling them outright. This was done by the Assyrians when they destroyed the Northern kingdom of Israel under King Shalmanser in 722 BC. Israelites were deported to Assyria while the Assyians occupied the country and soon intermingled with each other and created the Samaritans. Anglo-Saxons invaded Britain during the sixth and seventh centuries and pushed the Britons west into modern day Wales and Cornwall. The Ottomans invaded the Balkans in the 15th and 16th Centuries and wreaked havoc on native populations like the Serbs and the Croats and many Christians were carried into captivity. In more recent history, the Russians invaded the Baltic states of Lithuania , Latvia and Estonia and began to intermingle with the native populations.
It is clear that cultures were mixed by force during invasions and that they were usually acts of war. In our past history, races were kept apart by Jim Crow Laws and other segregationist measures. Today, we see the opposite where a forced mixing of people is achieved via anti-discrimination laws and public accommodation laws with even more drastic measures like forced busing being done in recent history. Mass immigration is aggravating the situation where the sets of the different cultures in one area are increased greatly. What is interesting is that such actions are only contemplated in the West. What about Japan? It is very monocultural, yet nobody charges them with racism. Shall we chide the Navajos for wanting to dwell in their own country and pursue their own way of life and develop their own culture without outside influence? Our own government oversaw the creation of states such as the South Sudan, Bosnia, Kosovo and East Timor, all of which have distinct groups of people which are very homogeneous. It seems that self-determination is for other peoples but not for us. True diversity is beautiful, but the mandated one is to be feared. America today is not united in any sense of the word. Politicians pit groups of people against each to gain power and that certain groups are treated with preference over the majority white culture which is made to feel guilty for the oppression it allegedly caused to numerous groups. The canard of racism is brought up to discourage free association. But one must ask whether anglos should migrate to Cusco, Peru and create a strip mall, McDonalds culture and weaken the dominant Inca culture there. Should we impose our culture on countries like Gabon or Bangladesh and make them mini-Americas? By no means. Immigration is something that might work, but only if the immigrants adapt the culture of the country they want to live in, but evidence is mounting that they do not wish to adapt. Balkanization is exploding in this country and that it is time to question the wisdom of mass immigration.
I urge you to listen to Brion McClanahan’s audio blog on what made America a REAL exceptional country and it is not for reasons brought up by politicians or radio hosts that do not know what they are talking about.