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Instapundit’s Glenn Reynolds reacts to the op-ed Bret Stephens [Email him] wrote about deporting Americans to make room for immigrants in terms that will be very familiar to VDARE.com readers that “the ruling class wants to dissolve the people and elect another”.
A New York Times column about the need for mass deportations of native-born Americans, because they don’t live up to Ruling Class expectations. “Bottom line: So-called real Americans are screwing up America. Maybe they should leave, so that we can replace them with new and better ones: newcomers who are more appreciative of what the United States has to offer, more ambitious for themselves and their children, and more willing to sacrifice for the future.”No mention so far by commenters that Bret Stephens comes from Israel. (Born in New York, he spent the early 2000s as editor of the Jerusalem Post.) Maybe comments to that effect are spiked.
Yeah, it’s not serious. Except that, really, it pretty much is. The problem with all the immigration talk is the strong sense that the ruling class wants to dissolve the people and elect another, one more tractable to their schemes. Stuff like this doesn’t help, though I suppose NYT readers think it’s clever. But unpack it a bit — and break down which classes of native-born Americans are pulling down the averages — and it looks pretty awful.
Plus: “Because I’m the child of immigrants and grew up abroad, I have always thought of the United States as a country that belongs first to its newcomers.”
DO YOU WANT MORE TRUMP, BECAUSE THIS IS HOW YOU GET MORE TRUMP, Instapundit.com, June 17, 2017