A couple of days ago, I shared on Facebook Daniel Greenfield’s article, The Imaginary Hispanic.
A dozen years ago I pointed out that there is no such thing as Hispanic. There are Peruvians, Puerto Ricans, Paraguayans, Panamanians, and whatnot,
However, here in the USA there are a large number of people who are making money out of the “multicultural diversity” culture of dependence, and the industry it has generated, who are willing to go along. Some may be politicians, some may be bureaucrats, some may be using the sizeable amount of monies allocated to “minority businesses”, some just like to get a handout. And then there are theprofessional Hispanics, which as Val has correctly pointed out,
Professional Hispanics have no discernible talent other than to beat their chest and play the race card. It’s just sad.
Greenfield recognizes that “In the economics of identity politics, Hispanics, unlike African-Americans, are not an enduring group.”
In the political arena, Greenfield posits,
Hispanic immigration becomes less politically helpful with each generation. The Dem majorities grow thinner and less reliable. Hispanic immigration, unlike Islamic migration, produces diminishing political returns for its sponsors. The only solution to the retention problem lies with open borders.
The Democrats don’t value the DACA illegal aliens who benefited from Obama’s equally illegal amnesty because, as they claim, they’re really Americans. They only care about them to the extent that they aren’t. And even they’re useful only as a wedge issue for open borders and unlimited migration.
As long as the census counts heads instead of citizens, migration creates Dem districts. And in machine politics, illegal aliens and non-citizens can even vote in those districts. But it’s momentum, not minorities, that the Dems are really after. A constant flow of immigrants transforms America. But when the flow stops, then the immigrants are the ones who become transformed by America.
I agree totally, not simply on theory, but from personal experience. I have known hundreds of people from Latin America who legally moved to the USA generations ago, others who came more recently and legalized their residency status at great expense after arriving here. They may still retain traditions from their faiths, or from their countries of origin, but assimilated American values completely and have thrived.
They are not in favor of open borders.
So I shared Greenfield’s post on Facebook, and this morning I get a notice, “We removed your post because it looks like spam.”
Just last week
[Mark] Zuckerberg, in a sweeping post on Facebook, said the company would change the filter for the News Feed to prioritise what friends and family share, while reducing the amount of non-advertising content from publishers and brands.
On the one hand, “reducing the amount of non-advertising content from publishers and brands,” but they dismiss posts against open borders as spam. On the other hand, my timeline ads features $15,000 ball gowns and jewelry, as far away from my lifestyle as you can get.
All the same, FB deletes Greenfield’s post as spam.
I don’t know if this is all coincidental, but it sure doesn’t look like it.
Fausta Rodríguez Wertz writes on U. S. and Latin America at Fausta’s blog