Tuesday, October 16, 2007

The Threat That Actually Is (Part III)

Today's second column:

History teaches that mass immigration—migration—is always a terrible thing for the host population.” - Vox Day

Two weeks ago, we demonstrated that, Pearl Harbor notwithstanding, there was no real threat posed by the Japanese during WWII; and last week we showed that, the rhetoric of career politicians and the ghost of 9/11 to the contrary, the terrorists pose no real threat to the American way of life. The real threat, which is being ignored by all of the major presidential candidates, is a result of our de facto policy of open borders. Presently there are an estimated 20 million illegals in the U.S. Most of them, we are assured, are honest and hard-working; “they do the jobs Americans won't do”. But this is empty rhetoric. It is also beside the point. A country which cannot control its own borders is in severe danger of losing its identity. If our borders are not secured, our destiny will be shaped, not by the people through their elected representatives, but by the capricious hordes who squat on our land. The unmitigated invasion by illegal immigrants is changing the United States irrevocably, and for the worse.

To the aforesaid history we turn. In his The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Edward Gibbon writes: “[The emperor Valens] was informed, that the North was agitated by a furious tempest; that the irruption of the Huns, an unknown and monstrous race of savages, had subverted the power of the Goths; and that the suppliant multitudes of that warlike nation, whose pride was now humbled in the dust, covered a space of many miles along the banks of the river. With outstretched arms, and pathetic lamentations, they loudly deplored their past misfortunes and their present danger; acknowledged that their only hope of safety was in the clemency of the Roman government; and most solemnly protested, that if the gracious liberality of the emperor would permit them to cultivate the waste lands of Thrace, they should ever hold themselves bound, by the strongest obligations of duty and gratitude, to obey the laws, and to guard the limits, of the republic.”

This almost sounds familiar. Valens, kind Roman that he was, allowed the Goths to escape the Huns and stay on Roman land. Within two years, the Goths revolted; the emperor and two-thirds of his army were killed at the battle of Hadrianople. The Roman Empire in the west was never the same. One hundred years later, it was dead.

Now, our present day aliens won't necessarily prove as violent as the Gothic hordes. And yet, Bush's refusal to fulfill his constitutional duty to protect this nation's borders is no less ignoble than were the actions of Valens—nor is the result likely to be any better for the host country. We would be wise in remembering that much of the southwest originally belonged to Mexico, and that history books south of the border teach that parts of our land rightfully belong to Mexico. We ought also consider the statement of Mexican President Felipe Calderon, in his most recent state of the nation address: "Mexico does not end at its borders. ... Where there is a Mexican, there is Mexico."

One cannot escape a profound and palpable feeling of disgust with the elites, who would trade American sovereignty to ensure cheap labor for the plutocracy. We are busy warring on Terror, non-threat that it is, and the one threat—real, substantiated, historically precedented—is being completely ignored. It is the Reconquista all over again, only this time the Moors are giving Spain their land back for free.


gregra&gar said...

How can an illegal alien make the US worse than our elected officials do every day. Oops, I guess your problem was supposed to make me forget about our ruinous leadership.

A Wiser Man Than I said...

Allowing illegal aliens to inhabit the U.S. will only exacerbate the problem with the current leadership. If you're a regular reader, you know I'm not fond of Bush and Co.

I'm not trying to get you to forget about the ruinous leadership. A fair amount of posts at the old blog concern that very fact. I would, however, like you to explain how allowing the illegals to live in the U.S. will help us in regards to our leadership problem.

gregra&gar said...

How did you imagine that I thought illegal aliens had anything at all to do with our traitorous administration except as a distraction from their treachery?

A Wiser Man Than I said...

You claim that illegal aliens are a distraction. I vehemently disagree. Bush's war on terror is a terribly distraction from what I believe is the real threat facing this country: unfettered migration.

You have yet to demonstrate that illegals are merely a distraction. Even if we should concentrate on removing our troops from Iraq, this fails to address whether or not migration is itself a problem.

gregra&gar said...

Of course getting out of Iraq doesn't address the immigration situation, but until we stop trying to dominate the rest of the world in the name of War on Terror, it won't be undistracted by terrorism or given the serious consideration it alone deserves.

A Wiser Man Than I said...

Then we agree. =) I think.