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January 18, 2019

New York Times Editorial: Democrats Should Admit They're In Favor of Open Borders and Just Go YOLO With It

No one's in favor of Open Borders, except for 85% of the political and media class (including the allegedly conservative media class being kept fat and happy by their corporate angels).

At least, no one admits being in favor of open borders to the rubes.

But this editorial suggests its time to drop the masks.

NY Times opinion writer Farhad Manjoo says it's time for the Democratic Party, or some brave person in it, to drag the Overton Window to the left on immigration. He believes there's a solid case to be made for open borders and it's time someone made it.
Imagine radically shifting our stance toward outsiders from one of suspicion to one of warm embrace. Imagine that if you passed a minimal background check, you'd be free to live, work, pay taxes and die in the United States. Imagine moving from Nigeria to Nebraska as freely as one might move from Massachusetts to Maine.

There's a witheringly obvious moral, economic, strategic and cultural case for open borders, and we have a political opportunity to push it. As Democrats jockey for the presidency, there's room for a brave politician to oppose President Trump's racist immigration rhetoric not just by fighting his wall and calling for the abolishment of I.C.E. but also by making a proactive and affirmative case for the vast expansion of immigration.

He's certainly playing up the bright side of this politically, but the actual reasoning is a bit, err, confused.

When you see the immigration system up close, you're confronted with its bottomless unfairness. The system assumes that people born outside our borders are less deserving of basic rights than those inside. My native-born American friends did not seem to me to warrant any more dignity than my South African ones; according to this nations founding documents, we were all created equal. Yet by mere accident of geography, some were given freedom, and others were denied it.

Much more at the link.

He has discovered the "bottomless unfairness" that people who are American citizens are American citizens and people who are not American citizens are equally not American citizens.

And this unfairness must be fixed by making every person in the world American.

Note that the #Woker segments of Corporate Shill "Conservatism" were very quick to dismiss this as merely being an editorial in the leading Democrat/liberal newspaper in America:



I guess it's not just the acknowledged Democrat media figures saying "YOLO."

Hey, snazzy blazers with nautically-themed buttons aren't cheap!

Look, this is supported by both kinds of People Who Matter, liberal Democrats and liberal Republicans!

Trust Your Establishment Betters, peon. They want what's best for you, and also, seven billion non-Americans yearning take your place.


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