Illegal Immigration The Same As The Holocaust?

15 03 2007

Cross posted from The Violence Worker

Yesterday, I cross-posted an entry from the blog Liberally Conservative.  As part of the CAII, we cross-post each other’s posts concerning illegal immigration.  The idea is to spread the word to as many people as possible.  (If you are interested in joining, see the link at the bottom of this entry.)  As I stated, I didn’t write it, I just repeated it.  This AM, I got an interesting comment from Shanna on that post that I thought was worth answering as a blog entry and to share with the coalition, especially the original author.  Here is her comment and my answer.

Reading this, I can’t help but think of the German Jews back in 1939 who were desperately looking for an allied country to take them before all hell broke loose with Hitler and the Holocaust. Needless to say, they got a big resounding “NO” from most all of the Western countries, but a lucky few managed to smuggle their children into England. Same shit, different smell…

I don’t agree with drug smuggling or human smuggling, but at the same time, I don’t think there’s any shame in wanting to build a better life for yourself and your family. Just because you’re born into a corrupt country with poor living conditions doesn’t mean you have to be satisfied to stay there.

If I were an average joe, with very little control over how things are governed in my country, you can bet your ass I’d be doing everything I could to improve my lot.

Thanks for reading and responding.  Although I didn’t write the entry, I posted it because I agree with the author.  That said, I would like to respectfully disagree with your comparison of those who suffered in one of the most horrendous tragedies of the twentieth century and the problems associated with illegal aliens.

First, the Jews were legal residents and citizens of their respective countries.  Most were just ordinary people, harming no one, just doing what people do.  Their  only crime was being Jewish.

I imagine life can be rough in a third world country.  Poverty, disease and the like takes their toll on humanity.  On the other hand, in Mexico, there is no on-going genocide against legal citizens.  There are no death camps.  The economic slavery of the poor, after years of failed socialist style policies and corrupt governments, is not even close to the terror and genocide inflicted upon the Jews of Central and Eastern Europe.

I checked my stats and I see that you are posting from Canada.  You do not have the economic impact that comes with the absorbtion of millions of illegal immigrants.  The US is, for all intents and purposes, your buffer.  You are quite correct and I agree, there is no shame in trying to build a better life for me and my family.  That is my intent every day.  There are lots  of ways I can do that, but illegally is not the route I choose.  We have borders and border control for a reason.  Canada has them as does every other country in the world.  There are routes that a person can take to gain legal residence status if they are escaping tyranny and repression.  It’s called asylum.  Being poor is not usually considered to be enough reason to apply for asylum.

Yes, I agree that I’d like to think I’d do what it takes to improve my lot, but at some point, their attempt at improvement will eventually result in my inability to improve my lot.  We cannot continue to absorb all of these illegal immigrants with some harm to us.

One last thing.  To compare the Holocaust with illegal immigration does nothing more than cheapen one of the most evil chapters in the history of mankind.


**This was a production of The Coalition Against Illegal Immigration (CAII). If you would like to participate, please go to the above link to learn more. Afterwards, email and let us know at what level you would like to participate.




One response

17 03 2007
The Dude

Once again, you have a good site and a good sense of civil responsibility. Comparison of the Holocaust to a mass breach of our borders by illegal aliens is a leftist talking point. What we really have the “socialization” of America by people who created their own hells in their own country. No American wants to see suffering, but without law, suffering will be the widespread norm.
If any wants to make a comparison to an event in time, then look at the mass migration of Jews to Palestine and the plight of the people of that region today. Trotsky would agree that massive migration by a people is an effective way to change a nation into a socialist utopia. That’s where we are heading….. Thanks again

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