What’s with the people on rightist blogs who feel compelled to advocate for various immigrant/minority groups? It’s been going on for the years that I’ve been reading or commenting on such blogs.
Am I unreasonable to expect that most people who read or comment on such blogs should be unequivocally ethnopatriotic and loyal to their own people, actually putting their own folk’s interests first?
Making the rounds of a number of blogs this evening I kept running across discussions where people were arguing for Hispanics, claiming that they are ‘more compatible’ with our society than moslems. Well, space aliens, if they exist, would probably be more compatible with us than moslems, but does that mean we should welcome them if they ever land on our soil and start setting up housekeeping here? Is anybody who is ‘preferable to moslems’ automatically a desirable addition to our country?
Where is the loyalty to our own folk, the natural preference for our own kin? I ask this because it’s absolutely essential to reclaiming what’s left of our divided country, and to re-establishing a relatively harmonious, well-functioning society. Yet it seems that there is a significant faction of people even on the right who seem to accept that a mixed, multicultural, multi-ethnic, multiracial society is unavoidable, or even desirable.
In the past I’ve described this as the ‘favorite minority’ syndrome. It seems there is this tendency for people to select a favorite ethnic group and to plead on their behalf. For many Americans this role is filled by Hispanics. Why? I think it is because Hispanics have had a long-established presence in this country, especially in the border states. Many younger Texans, growing up in the multicult society, had Hispanic classmates/friends. Interracial dating and mating is hardly stigmatized as it once was in Texas. Others, who grew up in mostly White areas are pro-Hispanic because they have had little real experience of them, and the kinds of people who tend towards thinking the best of everyone simply blind themselves to negative evidence, and have a knee-jerk habit of taking up the defense of minority groups who are criticized by more realistic Whites.
These people could be aptly called (with some irony) ‘White knights’ who will clash with fellow Whites while defending Others.
Then we have the interracial relationship angle; more and more intermarriages are taking place, which is just what the powers-that-be and the media are openly promoting now. That of course alters allegiances and makes loyalties ambivalent.
Another group which benefits from the fact that they have White defenders are Filipinos. There is a set of White Americans, often people with military connections, who think Filipinos are a great asset to America — and as it happens, many men of this type tend to be married to Filipina women and to have Filipino children and in-laws (who generally are brought here to live).
Asian immigrants tend to have more defenders amongst White Americans than even the Hispanics or Filipinos, because of the popular belief that they are all highly intelligent, law-abiding, and more compatible with us and our culture than any other ethnic/racial group.
Africans also have a great fan following among the Whites who have a favorite minority because — well, because racism. And because colonialism. We owe it to them because they have been so wronged, and by our ancestors and people who look like us. So let’s welcome them in and save them from ebola, FGM, Islam, and all the vagaries of life in Africa. The same principle applies to Haiti. They are victims of bad government, racism, and ‘unforgiving environment’, or whatever force of nature is causing their problems.
So between the compulsive altruists who think we have to fix every human ill and bring everybody to America to let them share our ‘free air’ and ‘magic dirt’, and those who simply have some kind of attraction for various ethnic groups, we have quite a number of people who, even as our country is being swamped by immigrants (legal and illegal) and ‘refugees’, will insist on arguing for welcoming this group or that group.
If, in a restored America, we made ”exceptions” for everybody’s favorite ethnic group, we would end up with de facto open borders, and the same old multicultural, polyglot Babel scenario that is being forced on us.
Are Americans really so inured to, or maybe addicted to ”diversity” that they unconsciously seek to argue for it, even as they claim to want to stop the politically correct insanity? Many people say, especially since Trump began his campaign, that they want us to build the fence, limit moslem immigration, and ‘take back America’ yet they cling to ‘diversity’, or at least their own preferred minority group.
For me, this situation calls to mind a quote from G.K.Chesterton, who spoke of people ‘hugging the chains of their old slavery.’ Why hug the chains of ‘diversity’ dogma and political correctness if we can choose to break our bonds?