James Atticus Bowden
Putting A Glacier On The Melting Pot
©2007 James Atticus Bowden
you put a pot, even a big one, under a glacier and built a fire to
melt the glacier - what happens?
The pot gets crushed. It
may take time, but a couple thousand feet of ice crushes any pot.
Puts out any flame. Destroys
anything in its path and carve out a new place.
The illegal alien invasion of the
overwhelming majority of Americans love our melting pot.
Most Americans admire and support the legal immigrants who
come to the
Liberal minority of Americans want our country to stop being the
Unlike a glacier, the illegal alien invasion isn’t an unstoppable force of nature. Building a fence, enforcing existing laws and manning the border will stop the invasion promptly. The overwhelming majority of Americans want that policy – follow the laws as they are, keep the borders as they are – enforced immediately.
Kennedy-McCain National Suicide Pact might be a legacy in President
Bush’s thinking. That
would follow the logic of letting Rumsfeld ignore the Army and
experiment with the War in
Furthermore, the elite elected officials, Republican and Democrat, who wave away the Rule of Law – enforcing the existing laws - with an arrogant, effete hand gesture, wrongly dismiss their critics as bigots, racists, nativists, anti-Mexican/Hispanic, or talk radio bullies. Their ignorance of how assimilation works is appalling. Their failure to understand basic economics and fiscal policy is self-evident as long as they prop up Social Security and Medicare, but still egregious. They’re setting up their own fall.
The candidate for President in 2008 who unequivocally, clearly, believably stands for enforcing the laws as they are, or repealing this Shamnesty Bill if needed, will win over any weaker person. The same thing will happen throughout all but the most Liberal Blue states. It’s a defining moment in political history and party evolution. The People just need the candidates.
we saw in the primary season in
It’s important for the future of our Nation, that Conservatives start looking for candidates to replace every Senator and Congressman who votes for Shamnesty. Regardless of their past glory or current excuses.
As it was in 1924, it’s time to assimilate the immigrants and totally control who else immigrates. Consider the ‘Mexicans’ and the ‘Muslims’ as metaphors for the size of a glacier and how hard it is to melt it.
Mexican problem is the sheer size of uneducated, non-English
speaking persons with a cultural concept of subservience to
oligarchy and tyranny. “Mexican”
is also code for never-ending numbers of millions desperate to get a
better life. The issue
is how many can fit in
The first Muslim problem is the latent threat from those who will not compromise their religion, Islam, to live under secular law instead of the Sharia. How long will Muslims agree to not live fully to their faith and will all Muslims do so?
The second Muslim threat is the naturally occurring population of Islamists who want our enemies to triumph and plot terrorism here. Even if it’s only the one in twenty the recent poll suggests, that means 5,000 domestic enemies in every 100,000 Muslim Americans. Slow Muslim immigration to a tiny trickle of thoroughly screened, highly sought immigrants.
Preserve the melting pot. Only so much ice can be melted at a time. It takes time to become American. American culture can only assimilate so many people at a time. The American economy and welfare state can afford only a controlled growth of invited immigrants.
James Atticus Bowden is a military ‘futurist’. His novel, Rosetta 6.2, is available at www.rosettasixpointtwo.com. A retired United States Army Infantry Officer, he is a 1972 graduate of the United States Military Academy. He earned graduate degrees from Harvard University and Columbia University. He holds three elected Republican Party offices in Virginia. Contact him through his website, www.americancivilization.net, and blog, Deo Vindice.