Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Rocky Mountains
Classic statement by Jew pundit gloating over anti-European immigration
I found the following article online about a year ago. It seems to no longer be available at the Baltimore Sun website where I found it: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opi...oped-headlines
Keep your tired, poor stereotypes about immigrants
By Stanley Karnow [Stanley Karnow was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in history in 1990. This article first appeared in the Los Angeles Times, a Tribune Publishing newspaper.]
Originally published March 5, 2004 -- CHAUVINISTS WORRIED that immigration threatens to blemish the nation's "purity" might look at Potomac, the Washington suburb where I live. It was a drowsy, lily-white stretch of farms, stables and split-level houses when we moved there 30 years ago. Since then, it has burgeoned into a multicultural, multicolored, multilingual enclave - dramatic evidence that the United States, despite its manifold defects, is a beacon for throngs from everywhere.
In contrast to the "wretched," "tempest-tost," "huddled masses" sketched by Emma Lazarus [jew alert] in her celebrated poem, many newcomers are educated, skilled, wealthy and fluent in English. They disembark attuned to the best and the worst of the United States from their exposure to its movies, radio programs and television shows, or from the Internet. Their teen-agers sport baseball caps and Levis, ride skateboards and are acquainted with Coke, Big Macs, Mickey Mouse, Madonna and Elvis.
Others who come may fit Ms. Lazarus' description. But rich or poor, they come eager to work hard for a better life.
My neighbors include a German architect and his Iranian wife, a Palestinian contractor, a Korean scientist and a car salesman from Madagascar. An Indian physician converted her home into a miniature Taj Mahal, replete with bronze elephants on the lawn.
The local clinic employs an acupuncturist versed in the subtleties of yang and yin. Filipinos nurse the elderly. The mechanic at the garage is Senegalese, the attendants Mongolian and Pakistani. My barber is a French-Jewish woman who traces her lineage back to Tunisia. The shop is owned by a Korean. We rely for repairs on a group of Jamaican carpenters, electricians, painters and plumbers. Our part-time gardener is a Salvadoran. Initially he came into the area by bus, but now he has a truck.
The supermarket is staffed by Filipinos, Cameroonians, Haitians, Latinos, Indians, Thais and a Tibetan. It's stocked with borscht, matzo, couscous, mango chutney, shiitake mushrooms, lemon grass, taro and varied herbs. There are dozens of kinds of rices and noodles.
The community center offers classes in tai chi chuan, karate and yoga. Books, periodicals and videos, tapes and DVDs in Chinese, Japanese, Hindi, Italian, Korean, Russian, Tagalog and Vietnamese are available at the public library. At the elementary school, a teacher from Beijing is "immersing" kindergartners in the rudiments of Mandarin. One morning, when I casually dropped in on them, they were perched on the stools and gleefully chanting ditties in rote, reminding me of toddlers in Hong Kong, my base as a correspondent during the 1960s.
This spectacular demographic transformation owes its genesis to President Lyndon Johnson. In 1965, consistent with his sweeping liberal agenda, he [No, the jews... --L.D.] persuaded Congress to legislate a progressive immigration law. Among other things, it repealed the patently racist statute promoted in 1924 by jingoists and super-patriots that cut legal immigration by half as a device to curb the admission of "undesirables" from eastern and southern Europe. Today, more than 30 million Americans are foreign-born.
The "melting pot" concept, glorified as the paradigm, turned out to be an illusion, primarily because people sought to preserve their distinct identities. We are closer to the notion of "cultural pluralism" broached in 1925 by the Jewish philosopher Horace Kallen. Dismayed by the thought of dissolving his pedigree in an Anglocentric caldron, he suggested a "loose federation of nationalities cooperating voluntarily through a multiplicity of autonomous institutions." Die-hard conformists vehemently decried his proposal as a gambit for championing "hyphenated" Americanism. But he was remarkably prescient.
The syrupy Norman Rockwell illustration of the country as an exclusive WASP domain has faded into oblivion as we evolve into a land of diverse minorities. The danger, however, is that unum may be eclipsed by pluribus, and we may become a fragmented society. The phenomenon is apparent on college campuses, where student activists, prodded by their politically correct professors, stridently clamor for segregated dining halls, fraternities, lounges and curriculums. Most immigrants are impervious to this trend.
Recently, while paying a bill at the gas station, I noticed that the black cashier was perusing a newspaper in a language unfamiliar to me. "I'm Ethiopian," he explained, then asked me: "Are you Jewish?" Amazed, I replied, "Yes." "So am I," he replied, adding "shalom" as he handed me my change.
I believe that half this article is pure BS, invented by this jew in advance of the coming tsunami of opposition to jew-sponsored, jew-promoted anti-European immigration. The jew is not only a natural destroyer, he anticipates in advance the complaints of those he is actively destroying.
I was reminded of this article recently when I read Kevin MacDonald's excellent review of The Jewish Century
by Yuri Slezkine titled "Stalin's Willing Executioners: Jews as a Hostile Elite in the USSR" which can be found here: http://theoccidentalquarterly.com/vo...m-slezkine.pdf
A much-shortened version can be found here: http://www.vdare.com/misc/051105_macdonald_stalin.htm
Sam Francis wrote the following in response to Jew Karnow's glowing praise of the mud invasion:
Mass Immigration Eats Through The Melting Pot
By Sam Francis
March 04, 2004 -- With mass immigration shredding what Harvard scholar Samuel Huntington calls the "Anglo Protestant core" of American civilization, the Open Borders lobby remains delighted with the benefits the shredding brings. Last week, just as news of Professor Huntington's magisterial article was about to break, historian Stanley Karnow warbled excitedly about the shredding in the Los Angeles Times.
Mr. Karnow lives in a posh Washington suburb at which those who worry that "immigration threatens to blemish the nation's 'purity'" are invited to look. It used to be what he calls a "dreary lily-white stretch of farms, stables and split level houses." Now, it's a "multicultural, multicolored, multilingual enclave" that is dreary—and white—no more.
[Keep Your Tired, Poor Stereotypes, February 24, 2004.]
"My neighbors," he beams, "include a German architect and his Iranian wife, a Palestinian contractor, a Korean scientist and a car salesman from Madagascar. An Indian physician converted her home into a miniature Taj Mahal, replete with bronze elephants on the lawn."
Racially diverse it may be, though probably not quite as diverse as Mr. Karnow would have us believe or as he seems to believe himself. My bet is that the backbone of the burb remains just as lily-hued as when he moved in.
But what Mr. Karnow likes about it is precisely the fabled "diversity" that mass immigration breeds—"The community center offers classes in tai chi chuan, karate and yoga. Books, periodicals and videos, tapes and DVDs in Chinese, Japanese, Hindi, Italian, Korean, Russian, Tagalog and Vietnamese are available at the public library. At the elementary school, a teacher from Beijing is 'immersing' kindergartners in the rudiments of Mandarin."
What he salutes as "diversity" is in fact little more than cultural incoherence—the disappearance of that "core" Professor Huntington talks about from which a common civilization is able to grow.
The old idea of immigration was that immigrants would "melt" into a new but common pot, and as Mr. Karnow writes—quite correctly—the metaphor no longer applies.
"The 'melting pot' concept," he writes, "glorified as the paradigm, turned out to be an illusion, primarily because people sought to preserve their distinct identities. We are closer to the notion of 'cultural pluralism' broached in 1925 by the Jewish philosopher Horace Kallen. Dismayed by the thought of dissolving his pedigree in an Anglocentric caldron, he suggested a 'loose federation of nationalities … cooperating voluntarily through a multiplicity of autonomous institutions.' Die-hard conformists vehemently decried his proposal as a gambit for championing 'hyphenated' Americanism. But he was remarkably prescient." Well, Kallen was "remarkably prescient" in part because the mass immigration that began arriving forty years later, after the 1965 Immigration Act, did indeed decline to melt.
Instead, it ate through the pot itself, which is what Mr. Karnow is so happy about.
It's nice he acknowledges this, since the usual argument—heard nowadays mainly from conservatives—is that the immigrants are assimilating.
Mr. Karnow knows better and likes it that way.
It's also interesting he acknowledges the Jewish connection, since it's becoming increasingly obvious. Mr. Karnow, as he makes sure to tell us at the end of his column, is Jewish himself, and so, he also made sure to tell us, was Kallen. And one reason they like immigration so much is precisely because of what it does to the "Anglo Protestant core" of American civilization.
A couple of years ago, the Forward, the principal Jewish newspaper in the country, reported a remark made by Leonard Glickman, president and CEO of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, in explaining why his organization was promoting the resettlement of Somali refugees in the United States: "The more diverse American society is the safer [Jews] are." Mr. Glickman is not alone.
Perhaps for much the same reason, Jewish neoconservatives like John Podhoretz, David Brooks and several others don't much like the very concept of an "Anglo Protestant core."
Unlike most conservatives, almost all of them rushed to endorse President Bush's amnesty proposals as soon as he announced them, and some like Mr. Brooks have rushed to denounce the Huntington article.
Jewish Americans played a crucial role in pushing for mass immigration throughout the last century, and there's no more reason that should be a secret than there is that Roman Catholics have pushed hard for banning abortion.
Unfortunately, there is a secret about it—because people who mention it tend to get smashed as "anti-Semites."
But these days real anti-Semitism doesn't come from those who talk about the Jewish role in promoting liberal immigration policies. It comes from Arabs and other Third World immigrants whom those very policies have welcomed.
When they start bringing it to Mr. Karnow's "multicultural, multicolored, multilingual" neighborhood, we'll see if he still prefers those who have made it that way to the dreary lily-white people who used to live there.
Last edited by lawrence dennis; November 6th, 2005 at 07:39 AM.
Reason: corrected spelling, added links