There wasn’t a plan. There was no Plan. It wasn’t implemented with a Plan.
Over and over did U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell repeat those words, on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News show. His goal was clearly to reinforce the long-held safe position on immigration into the West. So long as it’s legal and there’s A Plan, it’s all good.
The only problem Grenell sees with Angela Merkel’s opening Germany to the influx of 1 million Muslims from North Africa and the Middle East was that … there was no plan, whatever that means. The implication: were there a plan, whatever that means, there would be no issue.
But there was A Plan. The Plan was to import 1 million Muslims and teach the German people about values à la Brussels.
Richard Grenell, no different to Rush Limbaugh, in his stated opinion about immigration, has a plan to stay on the side of the angels. Continue to support the influx of 2 million immigrants into the US, annually, since they are legal. Legal immigration will not change the country in bad ways; only the illegal variety does this.
Yes, that’s an unbelievably dumb position. I know.
The exclusive emphasis on border security and legality in the immigration debate is the conservative scoundrel’s bid for respectability.
Open-border advocates are helped immeasurably by the Grenells of this world. Everyone (and his dog) currently concurs that we have no problem with legal immigration, only with the illegal variety. It’s now mandatory to pair an objection to the invasion of the American Southwest with an embrace of all forms of legal immigration. The sole emphasis on border security has, in all likelihood, entrenched the status quo. Americans will never assert their right to determine the nature of the country they live in and, by extension, the kind of immigrants they welcome. The security risk newcomers pose and The Plan to absorb them are the only permissible topics for conversation.
You have to have a Plan, a heart, remain open to lots of immigrants. So long as they’re legal. That’s the safe position.
Tucker Carlson’s position, when he sticks to it, has been that a country is allowed to determine who lives in it and whether it needs a break from the incessant influx because, hey, diversity is killing us as a people.
Read my “Disunited States Of America … “
How does Grenell propose to deal with the hate crimes against little German children at school, from aggressive, empowered Arab kids, whose culture is comfortable with such displays of power? What’s the Plan?
UPDATE II (12/15/018): Dave Rubin, really?
Time to switch #Tucker off. His producer has #DaveRubin on. Again. The man has not many original thoughts in his head. Interchangeable with other, standard issue, left-leaning Republicans or right-leaning Democrats. Today's Rubin white noise: #FreeSpeech good. America's great.
— Ilana Mercer (@IlanaMercer) December 13, 2018