By JR on Sunday, April 13, 2014
Hispanic immigration and Fascism
Ann Coulter seems to be just about the only prominent conservative voice speaking up loudly and unapologetically against amnesty for America's 11 million Hispanic illegals.
And most libertarians have long been scathing about opposition to illegal immigration. For example:
Let it be noted that Jeb Bush deserves kudos for making sense on the immigration issue. When he describes coming to the United States illegally in order to find opportunity as "an act of love, it's an act of commitment to your family," he displays more compassion and decency than any of the fence-building border warriors possess in their shriveled, nativist souls.
So I would like all libertarians to answer me this question:
"Why are you happy to import into the USA millions of Fascists who are ready to vote for Fascist laws and candidates?" That Latin Americans are in general Fascist in their inclinations you can see just by looking at the governments that already govern them. And the Democratic party has plenty of Fascist legislation ready to go if they can get support for it. Federal Republicans already do little else but knock back destructive Fascist legislation from Democrats.
I don't think I have a "shrivelled" soul but I am certain that I have an anti-Fascist soul. Do libertarians have self-hating souls? It sure looks that way to me
Yes. I know where the trouble lies. It lies in the doctrinaire libertarian belief that liberty will solve everything. What that overlooks is that you don't get liberty just by asking for it. You have to preserve and extend it by all means possible. And an important part of that is not letting Fascists get control of your life. When the Brownshirts come knocking on your door, you are going to feel great that you made a pure-souled case for liberty, right?
And in case anybody is childish enough to accuse me of being racist, the authoritarian inclinations of Hispanics could just as easily be attributed to culture as race. The Catholic church could be seen as having a large part in that. Even South America's great "liberator", Simon Bolivar, was thoroughly Fascist once he had wrenched control from the feeble hands of the Spanish monarchy. Bolívar proclaimed himself dictator on 27 August 1828 and the dictatorships have flowed thick and fast ever since. There is a semblance of democracy in most of Latin America at the moment but corruption remains their basic form of government. Does the USA need any more of that?
Once again: With Hispanics you are not talking about just a few families. You are talking about a major voting bloc.