Here’s a comic recently posted on Facebook:
The largely leftist audience, on Facebook, reacted with predictable approval. What is it they approve of? It could be the stereotype of anybody who opposes immigration as an ignorant white hick. Or perhaps it’s the assumption that opposition to immigration is based on the idea that only those whose ancestors were here first have a true claim to the land.
Considering that very few, if any, modern populations are descended from the original inhabitants of what they now call “home”, the second assumption would necessarily mean that there is no true “home” for any nationality or ethnic group. Hence – a world without borders. This is obviously a goal of the establishment Left. I happen to think life is very pleasant in Samoa. Would the Left agree that I, and millions of others like me, have every right to move to Samoa? What would happen to the native culture if we did? Perhaps the establishment Left would make some qualifications, for example that unlimited immigration should only be allowed into large, “concept nations” such as the U.S. or Canada. If so, then they must surely oppose such immigration into countries like Sweden – but I have yet to hear of any leftist expressing such an objection. All indications are that the Left is unanimous that any objection to large-scale non-white immigration into Sweden is “racist”.
No, I think what we have here is a straw-man argument. We do not oppose large-scale non-white immigration because of any fantasy that “we were here first”. We are well aware that Native Americans were here first. Does the Left truly believe we are so ignorant as to be unaware of this fact? I doubt it.
At this point in human history it is pointless, in most cases, to try to figure out “who was here first” and then give their descendants special rights. furthermore, very few “Native Americans” today look anything like the one depicted in the comic; many of them sport blond hair and blue eyes. They are just as much Caucasian as Native American – but it is more advantageous for them to claim their Native American heritage as their own, so that’s what they do. But not all of them; many of the “white hicks” the Left loves making fun of happen to have Native American blood flowing through their veins. As a matter of fact, I’d be willing to wager that “rednecks” are, on average, more Native American than leftists. Put another way, leftists are probably more white than rednecks.
If we don’t care about who was here first, then what do we care about? We care about whose civilization built this nation. As it turns out, it was not Africans who built this nation, though admittedly their forced labor was helpful to some. It was not Mexicans or mestizos who built the nation we now call “The United States of America”. It was not the Chinese, though admittedly their labor was helpful to some. It was whites from Europe who built this nation and it is their descendants who represent a continuation of that culture.
Except in sports or entertainment, the black contribution to America was negligible. Those who have been brainwashed, by the public school system and the media, into believing otherwise would do well to google “black invention myths” or watch this YouTube series. Mexican immigrants are largely Native American, this is true. But the tribes they are descended from had their homes in what is now Mexico, not the United States.
Though the Native American tribes, and their descendants, made very few contributions to what is now called “The United States”, I am not aware of anybody who denies their right to be here; after all, being here first does count for something. It could be said that they have “squaw-ting rights”.
In short, the much-acclaimed above comic is representative of typical leftist tactics: Stereotype the opposition, misrepresent its argument and then make fun of it. Try to tell them otherwise and they’ll plug their ears and loudly chant, “RAA-CIST… RAAA-CIST!”