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Sunday, November 14, 2010

A Color I Didn't Know Existed

According a commenter at Hot Air:

The fact is that the United States is now and always has been an overwhelmingly European and Christian nation- the so-called melting pot containing mostly by far white protestants of Anglo-Germanic descent.
“Far-white”? What color is that? Is it anything like “infra-yellow” from the Green Lantern comic books?

2 Comments:

Anonymous Vader said...

It's funny how nativists sometimes don't seem to speak the native language.

But I think this is a case of a reduce/reduce conflict. The "by far" refers to the previous clause, and not the following clause.

12:15 PM  
Blogger rctlfy said...

I thought it was a revealing slip of his true feelings, and his rejection of immigration history in the US. Unfortunately, he lacks the understanding that a melting pot not only refers to skin color, but cultural differences as well. It's unfortunate that Americans are not aware of early immigration "flotillas" escaping oppression and starvation. The Irish arriving on coffin ships, worth more sunk, than afloat, and that never encourages maintenance. To argue that the Irish did not have to melt into society is laughable. While the NINA signs have proven to be a myth, any immigrant population was ripe for economic abuse, but was subject to the positive effects of our melting pot; including the fact that one of their grandson's became POTUS. The commenter needs to remember “That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.”

5:52 PM  

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