Immigration Laws and Dick Lamm

26 Jul

So I got this chain mail:

The Overthrow of our Nation

Wherever you stand, please take the time to read this; it ought to scare the hell out of you!

We know Dick Lamm as the former Governor of Colorado. In that context his thoughts are particularly poignant. Last week there was an immigration overpopulation conference in Washington, DC, filled to capacity by many of America’s finest minds and leaders. A brilliant college professor by the name of Victor Hansen Davis talked about his latest book, “Mexifornia,” explaining how immigration – both legal and illegal was destroying the entire state of California. He said it would march across the country until it destroyed all vestiges of The American Dream.

Moments later, former Colorado Governor Richard D. Lamm stood up and gave a stunning speech on how to destroy America. The audience sat spellbound as he described eight methods for the destruction of the United States. He said, “If you believe that America is too smug, too self-satisfied, too rich, then let’s destroy America. It is not that hard to do. No nation in history has survived the ravages of time.

Arnold Toynbee observed that all great civilizations rise and fall and that ‘An autopsy of history would show that all great nations commit suicide.'”

“Here is how they do it,” Lamm said: “First, to destroy America, turn America into a bilingual or multi-lingual and bicultural country.”

History shows that no nation can survive the tension, conflict, and antagonism of two or more competing languages and cultures. It is a blessing for an individual to be bilingual; however, it is a curse for a society to be bilingual. The historical scholar, Seymour Lipset, put it this way: “The histories of bilingual and bi-cultural societies that do not assimilate are histories of turmoil, tension, and tragedy.” Canada, Belgium, Malaysia, and Lebanon all face crises of national existence in which minorities press for autonomy, if not independence. Pakistan and Cyprus have divided. Nigeria suppressed an ethnic rebellion. France faces difficulties with Basques, Bretons, and Corsicans.”.

Lamm went on: Second, to destroy America, “Invent ‘multiculturalism’ and encourage immigrants to maintain their culture. Make it an article of belief that all cultures are equal. That there are no cultural differences. Make it an article of faith that the Black and Hispanic dropout rates are due solely to prejudice and discrimination by the majority. Every other explanation is out of bounds.

Third, “We could make the United States an ‘Hispanic Quebec’ without much effort. The key is to celebrate diversity rather than unity. As Benjamin Schwarz said in the Atlantic Monthly recently: “The apparent success of our own multiethnic and multicultural experiment might have been achieved not by tolerance but by hegemony. Without the dominance that once dictated ethnocentricity and what it meant to be an American, we are left with only tolerance and pluralism to hold us together.”

Lamm said, “I would encourage all immigrants to keep their own language and culture. I would replace the melting pot metaphor with the salad bowl metaphor. It is important to ensure that we have various cultural subgroups living in America enforcing their differences rather than as Americans, emphasizing their similarities.”

“Fourth, I would make our fastest growing demographic group the least educated. I would add a second underclass, unassimilated, undereducated, and antagonistic to our population. I would have this second underclass have a 50% dropout rate from high school.”

“My fifth point for destroying America would be to get big foundations and business to give these efforts lots of money. I would invest in ethnic identity, and I would establish the cult of ‘Victimology.’ I would get all minorities to think that their lack of success was the fault of the majority. I would start a grievance industry blaming all minority failure on the majority population.”

“My sixth plan for America’s downfall would include dual citizenship, and promote divided loyalties. I would celebrate diversity over unity. I would stress differences rather than similarities. Diverse people worldwide are mostly engaged in hating each other – that is, when they are not killing each other. A diverse, peaceful, or stable society is against most historical precedent. People undervalue the unity it takes to keep a nation together. Look at the ancient Greeks. The Greeks believed that they belonged to the same race; they possessed a common Language and literature; and they worshiped the same gods. All Greece took part in the Olympic games. A common enemy, Persia, threatened their liberty. Yet all these bonds were not strong enough to overcome two factors: local patriotism and geographical conditions that nurtured political divisions. Greece fell. “E. Pluribus Unum” –From many, one.

In that historical reality, if we put the emphasis on the ‘pluribus’ instead of the ‘Unum,’ we will balkanize America as surely as Kosovo.”

“Next to last, I would place all subjects off limits; make it taboo to talk about anything against the cult of ‘diversity.’ I would find a word similar to ‘heretic’ in the 16th century – that stopped discussion and paralyzed thinking. Words like ‘racist’ or ‘xenophobe’ halt discussion and debate. Having made America a bilingual/bicultural country, having established multi-culturism, having the large foundations fund the doctrine of ‘Victimology,’ I would next make it impossible to enforce our immigration laws. I would develop a mantra: That because immigration has been good for America, it must always be good. I would make every individual immigrant symmetric and ignore the cumulative impact of millions of them.”

In the last minute of his speech, Governor Lamm wiped his brow. Profound silence followed. Finally he said,. “Lastly, I would censor Victor Hanson Davis’s book “Mexifornia.” His book is dangerous. It exposes the plan to destroy America. If you feel America. deserves to be destroyed, don’t read that book.”

There was no applause. A chilling fear quietly rose like an ominous cloud above every attendee at the conference. Every American in that room knew that everything Lamm enumerated was proceeding methodically, quietly, darkly, yet pervasively across the United States today.

Discussion is being suppressed. Over 100 languages are ripping the foundation of our educational system and national cohesiveness. Even barbaric cultures that practice female genital mutilation are growing as we celebrate ‘diversity.’

American jobs are vanishing into the Third World as corporations create a Third World in America – take note of California and other states – to date, ten million illegal aliens and growing fast.

It is reminiscent of George Orwell’s book “1984.” In that story, three slogans are engraved in the Ministry of Truth building: “War is peace,” “Freedom is slavery,” and “Ignorance is strength.”

Governor Lamm walked back to his seat. It dawned on everyone at the conference that our nation and the future of this great democracy is deeply in trouble and worsening fast. If we don’t get this immigration monster stopped within three years, it will rage like a California wildfire and destroy everything in its path especially The American Dream.

*sigh*

Me and My family immigrated to the US from Colombia around 1984, stayed illegally but then gained legal status and eventually citizenship in 1997.

We grew up super dirt poor, living off Government butter and government milk, on food stamps etc.

Now me and older brother combined pay over $70,000 in taxes annually.

The problem is everyone assumes people who are poor or disadvantaged because of a language WANT to stay that way and blame everyone else for their problems.

The fact is, no sane person enjoys being in poverty, living off hand-outs etc. And no sane person enjoys being isolated because of a language barrier. Every hispanic immigrant I know is a very hard, dedicated and honest worker, always trying to improve their english.

Their home country is shit balls, so they come here for a better chance. Eventually many become like me and my older brother, becoming legal citizens and giving back to the country that helped us succeed in huge ways. Many go on to serve in the military as well.

The whole “immigration problem” is pure and simple, xenophobic paranoid delusion, fueled by bigotry, hatred and racism. It’s no coincidence that Dick Lamm’s speech resembled a sermon given at a church rather than a logical argument for reasonable immigration policies and laws.

It’s an appeal to emotion rather than logic, and one must always be wary of anyone in power using emotional basis’ for arguing a point rather than those grounded on facts, logic, and reason.

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7 Responses to “Immigration Laws and Dick Lamm”

  1. dazz July 26, 2007 at 8:20 pm #

    Ah, rhetoric, the nemesis of reason.

  2. sushis July 26, 2007 at 8:24 pm #

    Hi! I just found your journal truly randomly, by clicking on the “latest posts” link on the LJ homepage.
    Ugh! The idiocy in that speech is just astounding! Has this jerk never heard the (well-worn, but useful) cliche “a nation of immigrants”? Is he totally unaware of the fact that English itself is an amalgamation of several different languages; or that, not just demographically, but culturally speaking, the U.S. is part European (inc. Italian, French, German, Polish, and, gasp, Spanish), part African, part Asian, etc? Has he never heard of a well-respected U.S. export (beloved of Europeans, among others) called “jazz”?
    Don’t get me started!!!
    (this rant has been brought to you by a random, annoyed stranger who agrees with you, obviously! Have a good day, despite the existence of anti-immigrant idiots 🙂

  3. sushis July 26, 2007 at 8:36 pm #

    “I would make every individual immigrant symmetric ”
    LOL at the idea of bisecting people and duplicating one half, so the two halves match perfectly.

  4. asharak July 27, 2007 at 3:44 am #

    The most amusing and ironic thing about this is when he complains about victimology and then indulges in it himself.

  5. atlasimpure July 27, 2007 at 10:15 am #

    Emotion is the easiest way to sway someone’s mind because it short circuits that same organ.

  6. elgaroo July 27, 2007 at 3:17 pm #

    this is the same kind of completely irrational bull dada that people were saying back in the early 1900’s, and eventually as a very unhappy side-effect led to the illigalisation of mirajuana (associated at the time with mexican immigrants and superstitiously thought to incite violence, criminality and laziness). seems like the united states are still here to me.P

  7. Anonymous December 8, 2007 at 8:44 pm #

    America
    oye ‘mano, soy un mexicano en detroit. for those who speek english only, i will tipe en english. my english es not so good but i servive ,l i hav to use spellcheck como una puta ih i hav a form to fil. I do not blame the gringos I blame myself fur not haveng english but I am lerning. i wurk hard, not lazy.

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