Mass-immigration cheerleader arguments
Advocating a reduction in immigration is racist
Just because you insist on viewing the world through the lens of race, does not mean everything is a racial issue.
If we have racial problems today how will our problems improve if we continue with an immigration policy that will lead to a country with a half a billion people struggling to survive in an overpopulated country?
Shouldn't we first resolve the racial problems we have instead of continuing with an immigration policy that will double our population and risk exacerbating an already increasing tendency in our country toward group identity politics??
Those who fear racial conflict or a rise of fascism should support our efforts.
Yes, the immigration issue does, indeed, attract racists. But, it is our experience at ProjectUSA that most of these racists are to be found amongst our pro-mass immigration opponents.
To those opponents who insist that immigration is a racial issue, we always ask: "Well, then, since you are absolutely certain one's position on immigration is all about race, what are your racial reasons for supporting this current flood?"
This question often causes confusion.
We believe that the confusion arises from our nation's unfortunate muddle-headedness on issues of race and culture. The current dogma of the "multi-cultural" ideology has convinced many Americans that "culture" and "race" are the same things. Just think of the endless paeans to multiculturalism in advertising, political speech, academia, etc: they are always illustrated by a photo of people of different races.
This is dangerous and wrong.
While a black American and a white American might be different colors, they are equally American. I.e., they share the same culture.
Modern "multi-culturalists" are the true racists when they elevate skin color to a place as primary as culture.
Culture-as a system of values-is an extremely important aspect of human existence-maybe the most potent feature we possess.
No human can be multi-cultural.
1) Culture is an extremely important aspect of human existence-maybe the most potent feature we possess,
2) No human is multi-cultural,
c) current "multi-culturalism" dogma is destined to fail -- disastrously
Culture is nothing more than a system of "values".
These values are what give us our humanity-not any particular set of values, mind you, but, rather, the very condition or act of valuing, itself. Questions of value go to the very heart of all fundamental human questions. Remember Socrates in his attempt to answer the Delphic challenge, "Know thyself"? He asked, "What is the good?" Socrates recognized that it is this question of value that is of supreme importance.
Interestingly, many of the cultural values we hold are more or less arbitrary. Others are historical accidents of philosophy. For example, an American and a Chinese will look at the subject of Law very differently. They will also look at the subject of Ancestry very differently. And they will view a host of other subjects very differently, too, because they are each viewing the subject through the lens of very different cultures.
Who is right? Which is better? It doesn't matter. It's a dumb question, in fact, because there is no way of deciding whether our view of ancestry is correct or the Chinese view is correct. We cannot answer which is correct since we would need to answer that question from the perspective of our own cultural values, or bias. (And no one, not even an American, can opt out of culture.)
But there one thing we can be certain of (and this is the defense against charges of relativism), our way is exactly right for us now, and their way is exactly right for them now as far as it concerns us here.
Nevertheless, in spite of the subjective and arbitrary nature of cultural values, we often defend the veracity of our particular values as absolutely undeniable-often to the point of insisting on a moral justification for our biases. All of us can think of examples of times when we argued, with a great deal of heat and indignation, that our values are pre-eminent.
Consider this example: The Chinese believe that the more painfully an animal dies, the better it tastes. To most Americans, this seems shocking and despicable--without question. The American cultural value that forbids torturing animals is considered by Americans to be a moral imperative. But this cultural value is meaningless within the framework of Chinese culture.
Unless they are sociopaths, all humans operate from within such a cultural framework.
If you are thinking to yourself, "not me", it is simply because you haven't looked deeply into this subject of "values", yet. To use some obvious examples, just think of the absolute outrage you will excite in some quarters if you dare question the primary American cultural values of "democracy" or "diversity" or "equality".
The very intensity of the anger you encounter argues for the significance of this whole business of "values". Culture is a serious matter that should be taken seriously: people kill for it.
Now, with this understanding of culture and value from Postulate 1), it is easy to see why true multi-culturalism is impossible for any human. Because culture is nothing more than a system of values, and because it is impossible to simultaneously hold to opposing values, (i.e., we cannot think A and -A together) no human can be truly "multi-cultural" (Postulate 2)
Further, distinct cultures are distinct systems of values,
Inevitably, between two opposing values, one must always destroy the other. And between two opposing systems of values, attempting to coincide, one must always destroy the other. This will sound radical, so it must be expanded on a little.
If Chinese culture places collectivism higher than individualism, and American culture places individualism higher than collectivism, then no one can truly be culturally Chinese-American. One cannot simultaneously hold both cultural values.
This is why, in our nation's long and successful history of immigration, we have always insisted upon assimilation--that is, we have demanded that a new American become, in fact, an American. Our forefathers recognized that it was impossible to have, for example, "German-Americans". You are either an American (a member of the cultural group, or "nation", known as Americans and sharing American cultural values), or you are not. The idea is ludicrous that there can be "German-Americans" and "African-Americans" and "Chinese-Americans" all sharing equally and naturally in some mushy notion called "America". Ultimately, there can only be Americans as members of the American nation.
If only our generation understood that.
In today's climate of "diversity is our strength", assimilation is not only not demanded, it is not even encouraged. This is a recipe for disaster and violence.
The lunacy that afflicts today's multi-culturalist tub-thumpers is certain to produce some very nasty results because a) culture, affecting as it does the very core of our humanity, is an extremely potent force in human affairs and b) the current multi-cultural experiment is destined to fail.
Courtesy of ProjectUSA