The Only Way To Win The Immigration Battle
2007 Selwyn Duke
hard to think of a battle that has been won by being defensive. You may be most
skilled at blocking and slipping punches, but if that is all you do, sooner or
later your opponent will land a few and enjoy victory.
This occurs to me as I watch the latest amnesty battle.
you may know, the DREAM Act -- the latest Scamnesty scheme --
is being debated in Congress at this moment.
And it may be the Mexican dream, but it's our nightmare.
But that isn't what I want to address today.
may defeat this proposal as we did the last, but so what?
you surprised? Do I sound overly
cavalier or a tad defeatist? Here is
my point: Until we transform this debate and talk about the true remedy for our
problem -- namely, halting legal immigration -- we will labor in vain.
I have said before, illegal immigration isn't the problem, but merely an
exacerbation of the problem. As long
as we perpetuate our current immigration scheme – a formula dictating that 85
percent of immigrants will hail from the Third World and Asia – the
demographic revolution we have witnessed will continue, attended by descent into
Third World status.
is the third rail of the American immigration debate, the
emperor-has-no-clothes-issue, the untouchable element.
It gets at a truth that no one even dares contemplate because, by golly,
we're a nation of immigrants. That
is what we’re told and it's not to be questioned; it is dogma.
Why, I can almost hear Zero Mostel bellowing "Tradition!"
again, I can also hear that apocryphal saying: "The definition of insanity
is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different
a moratorium on legal immigration would be a return to sanity that could turn
the tide. We would finally be taking
the offense and proposing a change in the traditionalist direction, as opposed
to making proactivity the province of the left.
We would finally be pushing back, demanding some of the adversary's
territory instead of just defending ours. Of
course, we do have one other choice.
may end this bad DREAM, but the left will be back, maybe in a few months, maybe
in a year. And then they will return
again and again and again and again; they will continue to make their proposals
and propagandize, cajole and coerce, until one of their nail-in-the-coffin laws
passes. It's not a matter of if,
only when; one of those big punches will eventually land.
This is the consequence of being defensive.
proposing the elimination of immigration is not only the right thing, it's the
only thing. The present course of
action guarantees eventual defeat, as the traditionalist side gets worn down
through constant attack and people become acclimated to the idea of
scamnesty-by-another-name. But if we
finally start making the proposals -- if we finally say to the left, "No!
You no longer drive the agenda, we have a say now" -- we'll be
pushing back. Then, at worst, maybe
we will, to use apropos terminology, be in a Mexican stand-off.
And then perhaps, just possibly, we will have the time to alter the
American consciousness and muster up the popular will to save our republic.
push back or be pushed around.
immigration now, before it ends us.
Selwyn Duke is a freelance writer out or Larchmont, NY. He has written for various publications including: IntellectualConservative.com, AmericanThinker.com and is a regular columnist for RenewAmerica.us.