Despite Barack Obamaâ€™s elegant â€?One President at a timeâ€? noise
, has there ever been an Administration so brutally de-legitimized as GWâ€™s, with this torrent of news stories about the upcoming Obama Cabinet
And there definitely has not been as delicate a transition, from an business point of view, since Roosevelt succeeded Hoover.
Like Campaign Financing
, statements and deeds in the Obama world
diverge. Maybe this will be a pattern. Do they understand what they are doing? This could be fun.
The insolently-named website Change.Gov
â€?The Office of the President-Elect
â€? tells us that the Obamanistas have formed a â€?Policy Working Groupâ€? on Immigration. The two men named are T. Alexander Aleinikoff
, Dean of Georgetown University Law Center and Mariano-Florentino Cuellar
of Stanford Law School. The inference from the name-order protocol is that Aleinikoff is the chief. Cuellar, a young man, is obviously the token Hispanic.VDARE.com
-minded questioners might ask: in the face of such nation-changing forces, would naming a representative of the historic nation
not have been appropriate?
Who is T. Alexander Aleinikoff? When I googled him this evening I saw less than 12,000
results. An extensive writer on immigration issues, he is a fine example of academics talking only to other academics
But thanks to the beauty of the Internet
, what he thinks is available. In a Carnegie Endowment Event in 1997 Aleinikoff was reported thus:
Mr. Aleinikoff asserted that values such as liberty, democracy, and equal opportunity are political values most immigrants already hold. â€¦There is no broad consensus to support a particular concept of what "Americanization" might mean. Mr. Aleinikoff also voiced concern about the choice of the term â€?Americanization." Simply by using it, the Commission implicitly says that disunity is a problem caused by immigrants which will be solved once they are Americanized.â€?
This is of course utter rubbish. â€?Liberty, democracy and equal opportunityâ€? are qualities exceptionally rare in history and in non Anglo-Saxon societies. Furthermore this sounds suspiciously like the delusion of other immigrant academics
- that America did not exist before their own palâ€™s ancestors arrived.
Of course, that comment was 11 years ago. Perhaps Dean Aleinikoff has changed his mind. Ask him Once more, unto the breach