I’ve learned that Lawrence Auster is a Jew who converted to the Episcopal Church. Is one religion really more believable than the others? Practically all of them require us to believe absurdities – and so the concept of “faith” was invented. So, for a Jew to go out of his way to convert to another religion is rather disturbing – unless he did so for some practical end.
But he did write a very good essay about immigration, which my friend Gaurav Ahuja sent me and I just finished reading. It is called “Huddled Cliche’s” and it contains good rebuttals of every argument made in favor of mass immigration. I like his style; he does away with niceties and goes for the jugular each time, demolishing each pro-immigration claim, generally by reductio ad absurdum.
Unfortunately, though logic and reason are on our side, I fear that things will become a lot worse before they become better. If Auster’s essay on immigration were required reading in every school (as long as we have public schools) then we might be able to thwart disaster. As it stands, we suffer from a dearth of readers, not a dearth of good reading material.