People occasionally object to Peter Brimelow, an “immigrant himself” doing the patriotic immigration restrictionist activism that native Americans won’t do. Several of our unhappy readers have suggested that he go “back to England.”(See here, here, and here.) A similar suggestion was made by A. M. Rosenthal in the pages of the New York Times.
But Peter gets that for being patriotic.
British journalist Piers Morgan has been attacking American gun rights, and as Washington Watcher reports today, has inspired actual calls for his deportation. The difference is that Brimelow is recognized even by his opponents as being incredibly charming, but Piers Morgan is so hateful that the British don’t want him back.
On Twitter from England, Mark Wallace tweeted
Top Gear’s Jeremy Clarkson says
Comedian Frankie Boyle:
Mark Steyn is on Rush Limbaugh as I write, being funny about “foreigners with weird accents”—he went to the same school as Enoch Powell did in Birmingham, England, and his speech reflects that. Steyn is a legal resident, with a green card in his pocket, like Piers Morgan. As a right-winger, however, Steyn is more likely to be asked to leave by Obama administration.
But Peter Brimelow can't be asked to leave, he's an American citizen, who took the Oath of Allegiance and meant it. (Even is he hadn't meant it, he still couldn't be deported—the Supreme Court said so.) The point of people referring to Brimelow as an "immigrant himself" is that immigrants are expected to be pro-immigration, no matter how bad it is for America.
Brimelow and Steyn don't believe that, but a lot of immigrants do, which is something to think about before making more of them citizens.