The Unbeliever has just sent around this article from VDARE about where Palin may be on immigration. Apparently the record is thin, but this is a fascinating read from an Alaskan insider about the candidate.
I’ve gotta run but just came across this story today from Pennsylvania that involves Somalis, CAIR and a workplace that is not accomodating their religious needs.
Three weeks ago, he and 17 other workers — mostly African immigrants and Muslims — walked out of a workplace they said was biased.
The 18 Crown Bolt workers — many of them immigrants from war-torn Somalia and Sudan — contacted the local chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations and the Somali Community of Central Pennsylvania, which took the case to the commission.
The Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission said it has filed a complaint against Crown Bolt on behalf of the workers. The complaint alleges that they were harassed and denied benefits on the basis of ancestry and religion, and that their religious practice was not reasonably accommodated, spokeswoman Shannon Powers said. She provided no details.
Doesn’t it make you wonder why businesses (is it all for the almighty buck?) keep hiring these people, and it makes you wonder even more why the US State Department keeps importing them.
See last week’s story on the same topic here.
Today all the talk on radio and TV is about John McCain’s pick of Governor Sarah Palin for his Vice President and the zingers she sent last night attacking Democratic nominee, Barack Obama. What is a community organizer everyone is asking? Community organizer is a fancy name for someone building a political base among a certain clientele, in this case it is the multi-ethnic organizations active in Chicago. They say they do good things for people (immigrants especially) and poverty, but Obama’s job was really a veiled cheerleading routine to bring multiculturalism’s goals into the political process by empowering various immigrant groups.
I know it’s kind of tough to follow, but here is the post I did back in March about how the money flows back and forth between government, private foundations (including the one where Obama and Ayers worked) and the immigrant groups (note the Arab ones) in Chicago. You will see that some of the money is flowing through refugee groups as well—groups that are fostering continued ethnic separation instead of assimilation into the greater American community.
Believe me community organizers are not promoting special assimilation programs for immigrants about American history or holiday traditions in America, or how to be polite in supermarkets or on the highway. This is flat-out political organizing paid for by you, the taxpayer.
Endnote: Just this week a Saudi newspaper reported that they (Shariah government proponents) are pinning their hopes on Obama, the (Arab) community organizer.
Update: More on Obama’s Saudi connections from Ken Timmerman here.
Update September 5th: Iranians go ga-ga over Obama here.
Have a look at this thoughtful post from Vanishing American yesterday, who says he (she?) got “testy” when a commenter said all was going well with the Somalis in Lewiston, Maine.
According to the commenter, the Somalis are wonderful, sweet people and everything up Maine way is hunky-dory. So: celebrate diversity, because you have no choice, and you are a hater if you fail to do so, is the implicit message as I receive it.
There is so much food for thought in this post, I don’t know where to begin to do it justice, so here is more to get you interested in reading the whole thing:
And it may be that Somalis have changed just through the magic of setting foot on American soil, so past history may be irrelevant. They no doubt have left their native ways behind them in Somalia, and their past antipathy to Americans.
On the other hand, if I begin to believe that, I will be by definition a bonafide liberal bleeding-heart, believing that the place makes the people, and that the horrifying conditions in Somalia are no fault of the majority of people, and that just because Somalis behave violently in their country, (remember Mogadishu back in 1993?) there is no reason they will follow the same pattern here.
This is the belief pattern of liberal/leftists everywhere. One article of belief is that Third World peoples are noble savages, innocent children who are not morally culpable or personally responsible for anything. They are always, in every case, victims — in their own countries, victims of corrupt rulers and governments (maybe, but who raises up those rulers, or gives legitimacy to those governments) and in our country, always victims of sinister White ‘racists’ or our oppressive ‘system.’ In other words, no matter what they do, it is always somebody else’s fault, and they cannot be held accountable no matter what. Only we are responsible, because They, the sainted Others, are helpless pawns, like infants.
And, then there is this. Liberal/leftists and other blind worshipers of diversity (multiculturalism uber alles) cannot look at immigrants and our immigration policy fairly and objectively because this is really all about them (personally) and their desperate need to demonstrate their own moral goodness.
The politically correct among us, and that includes, as I have to keep saying, many Republicans too, are like indoctrinated cult members. They will not listen to any rational argument being made; they simply have to believe, in order to preserve their own sense of moral ‘goodness’, that everybody is the same, and that America must prove its worth by being the savior to the entire world, one way and another.
As I have said on previous occasions those of us wanting to reform our refugee resettlement program and immigration generally in hopes of making America a better place for our children and grandchildren, must be strong now and willing to be attacked and called vile names by those who promote themselves as morally superior. And they call us haters!
Update September 6th: A reader has kindly sent us the number of Iraqis resettled in August. We resettled 2183 in August and July was 2352. So it appears the US State Department jumped when the NGO’s and the Associated Press demanded more and gave them what they demanded—this brings the number for the fiscal year close to the magic 12,000. But, they will surely not be satisfied, more demands will come. We are at 10,998 at the end of August with a few weeks to go in the fiscal year.
Where is AP reporter Matthew Lee? Over the last year Lee, like clockwork, bashed the Bush Administration about how few Iraqi refugees we brought to the US in the previous month. Here is a post about Lee in June in which I discussed the Associated Press spin on the subject. For more, just put his name in our search function.
Has anyone seen the numbers for August? I can only conclude they are way up because so far I haven’t seen a story.
Oh, I just remembered, the mainstream media is too busy (in a frenzy actually) these days digging dirt on 17 year olds.