August 17, 2006

IF AMERICA IS TO SURVIVE, MINE MUST BE THE LAST WET BACK (via Brad S.):

Pat Buchanan's 'State of Emergency' (Tony Blankley, August 16, 2006, Washington Times)

On page 240 of Pat Buchanan's stunningly logical new book, "State of Emergency: The Third World Invasion and Conquest of America" appear the following words: "One of the truly major issue with which America must deal [is] the vast tidal wave of human beings coming from the Third World. There is a fragmentation going on in this country. At what point does cultural, racial diversity become a kind of social anarchy? How do you get national cohesion this way?"

But those are not the words of my friend and political sparring partner Pat Buchanan. They are words he quoted from a 1987 interview in the Christian Science Monitor with Eric Sevaried, the CBS correspondent and close associate of Walter Cronkite and Edward R. Murrow.

Not that one doesn't admire the irony of a just-off-the-boat limey quoting a mic quoting a wegian on the perils of immigration, but how does he do it with a straight face when that quote undermines his own point? Has any nation ever had a better quarter century than the one America has enjoyed during these years of the immigration tidal wave? In particular, has any nation ever done a better job of turning the clock back on social pathologies than America has since 1980?

Posted by Orrin Judd at August 17, 2006 12:40 PM
Comments

Again, Pat, were the Micks among those whom the founding fathers considered to be "kinfolk with whom they shared ties of blood, soil, and memory?"

Posted by: Brad S at August 17, 2006 1:31 PM

In Pat's world, the Irish got here first.

Posted by: ratbert at August 17, 2006 3:38 PM
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