Mass Immigration Will Make the U.S. More Like Latin America

Costin Alamariu, Daily Caller, October 20, 2017

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Sometimes it seems Latin America is on the brink of Mad Max apocalypse. Mexico is nearing state collapse. Oil-rich Venezuela is out of gas, its people reduced to cooking with firewood.

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Why does our elite think a United States demographically similar to Latin America will be spared the dysfunctions of Mexico and Venezuela? Many, conservatives and liberals alike, believe in the power of the Constitution to transform anyone into an American.

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In the United States, third and fourth generation Mexican immigrants today exhibit less desire or ability to assimilate than first generation immigrants, not more. The Hispanic community, as Heather MacDonald has long documented, exhibits abnormally high school dropout rates, illegitimacy, and criminality. The Hispanic “social conservative” is a fantasy of establishment Republican strategists.

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Ben Sasse and others like Oklahoma Senator Lankford believe racial division is only worsening in America because of sinister Russian conspiracies. The truth is that racial hatred is an old and unfortunate part of human nature. Neither constitutions nor Christianity have ever been enough to do anything about it.

Haiti has the second-oldest republican constitution in the Western hemisphere. It was established in 1802 and followed up by several other versions, each constructed according to Enlightenment principles of liberty, equality and fraternity. In the 1960’s Haiti was ruled by Papa Doc Duvalier who preserved his power through racial demagoguery. He mobilized the country’s majority African population against the tiny mulatto elite that, despite everything, still dominated politically and economically. During his terror against, presumably, mulatto privilege, they were subjected to persecution and massacre, as they have been throughout the history of that nation. It is interesting that in Haiti, Obama wouldn’t be considered a black man, but a hated and racially alien oppressor.

Duvalier is otherwise well known for colorful personality quirks, like ordering the killing of every black dog on the island because he believed a political opponent had shapeshifted into one to escape him.

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The obscurantism of people like Papa Doc Duvalier is easy to see and mock. We feel very safe and far from such men. But are the beliefs of men like Ben Sasse or Hillary Clinton any less cultish? They believe, as the Soviets or Jacobins did, that the state can transcend nature and history and forge an entirely new kind of man.

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