Human Diversity

Organized Jewry has historically pushed for mass immigration but is it really good for Jews? A kvetcher says no!

Jews and the Larger Mass Immigration Issues

My suggested strategy for influencing Jews to rethink their position on U.S. immigration policies

By The Kvetcher

VDARE has posted three separate articles, the first reviewing my originial article and the subsequent ones responding to comments on my post. The dialogue on my original post itself has not gone as well as it did at first, but it was quite instructive. More on that later.

It seems to me that VDARE wants to discuss the immigration issue with the Jewish community specifically because it is disproportionately Jews, both overtly Jewish, and other ecumenical but still heavily Jewish organizations and media outlets that preempt a fair and comprehensive hearing on these matters. This is not to claim that Jews are solely or mostly responsible for the corporate pressures driving today’s immigration levels, as high immigration levels of populations resisting assimilation are causing untold problems in many European countries that have very few Jews. Rather, it is to say that in the U.S., Jews and Jewish groups remain an obstacle to change, and are often shrill and reactive to concerned citizens agitating for more restrictive immigration policies and for existing policies to be effectively enforced.

When Jews lead or contribute to a hostile environment that prevents a fair and comprehensive discussion about the exorbitant costs and severe downsides of current mass immigration levels, this is not conducive to responsible policy evaluation. I know all too well how social-liberal and far-Left Jews will scream nasty names at you for publicly questioning any aspect of immigration levels and populations, no matter how legitimate and pressing your concerns.

Firstly, we need to frame the question properly to our co-religionists.

I would ask the question like this: Is this a good time for mass immigration?

The answer is an unequivocal “no.” We are in a period of massive unemployment. Seeking a greater labor supply at this time is absolutely absurd, and cruel to our working-class countrymen. We already suffer from an acute and increasing labor surplus. And it is probably only going to get worse, perhaps much worse.

There are plenty of other reasons to object to mass immigration. The list is so long…but employment issues alone in today’s devolving economy suffice to warrant something approaching a moratorium on mass immigration, or at least, it presents an opportune time for reevaluation of current policies.

And that is legal immigration. That defense offered for amnesty or amnesty-like policies for illegal immigrants is a mind-blowing chutzpah. Maddeningly, there are Jews and Jewish groups who actually claim on our communal behalf that illegal immigration somehow parallels are own legal immigrant past.

Even according to the very best possible interpretation for continuing to allow mass illegal immigration, or even legal immigration, Jews gain nothing. Today, that’s the most positive thing you could possibly argue.

That is why social-left Jewish organizations resort to the inaccurate platitude of, “We are a nation of immigrants,” and drivel about “the strengths of diversity.” It translates into nothing tangibly positive, because those offering such platitudes can’t really think of anything to offer that is tangibly positive.

But nothing tangibly positive is the best and most dubious of possibilities. Other much more likely outcomes, as suggested by the highlighted statistics on VDARE, based on the ADL’s own statistics, point to something much less positive than nothing. And again, that is excluding all of the problems that the nation in its entirety faces from continued mass immigration, problems that must never be excluded from the discussion. And these problems are severe and growing, despite insistence to the contrary, or rather, insistence that such problems not be discussed because to do so is to “cross the line.”

But back to the “diversity” issue. What do Jews really mean when we tout the supposed greatness of ever-greater ethnic diversity?

What it really means is, “We’re still resentful and fearful of even the faintest whiff of nationalism emanating from whites because we have post-traumatic Holocaust syndrome.”

What we also really mean is, “We think increased diversity will make Jews safer.”
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