Mostly out of aversion to the typical (and because my editor has the market cornered on this), I try not to make a habit of criticizing the “liberal mainstream media.” They are (1) liberal, (2) mainstream, and (3) media, and there’s usually not much to say beyond that.
Besides, I don’t want to get in the middle of Sic Willie’s war with La Socialista, La Liberbad or whatever newspaper he’s christening as communist this week …
Just for today, though, I’m going to be typical.
The Associated Press, in an article about slowed minority growth, explained that would-be immigrants are “deterred by immigration laws.”
Those are, in fact, the very first words in the whole article … which made it impossible for us to read any further.
Now I’d planned to respond to the AP article’s claims, but for now you’ll be spared my storied xenophobic ethnocentricity.
The problem with the AP’s “analysis,” in case you couldn’t tell, is that, insofar as there are immigration laws at all, they’re hardly a deterrent. In case you’re really slow on the uptake, immigration laws don’t deter because they aren’t enforced.
Which, just to break it all the way down for you, necessarily contradicts the AP’s mendacious lede.
Anyway, there is some good news in the article.
Apparently (and I gleaned this from the subhead, since I couldn’t stomach the article), the Census Bureau is revising the estimated year in which minorities will outnumber whites.
Looks like they’re still going to be called “minorities,” even when they’re manifestly no longer in the minority.
Regardless of the semantics, it’s good to hear that, for at least a few more years, Americans might actually be made in America.
Wait … was that my ethnocentric xenophobia peeking through?
I tried, people. I really tried.