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Wednesday, July 04, 2018

You don't say

Item One: This Fourth of July, nearly 14,000 immigrants become America’s newest citizens, swearing the oath of allegiance at 27 naturalization ceremonies across the nation that coincide with the country’s 242nd birthday and the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. “When oath ceremonies are tied to the Fourth of July, it’s a message that immigrants believe in this country. It’s a beautiful and emotional thing,” Joshua Hoyt, executive director of the National Partnership for New Americans, said. “United nations, from Albania to Yemen, are represented in the ceremonies.”

Item TwoThis Fourth of July marks a low point in U.S. patriotism. For the first time in Gallup's 18-year history asking U.S. adults how proud they are to be Americans, fewer than a majority say they are "extremely proud." Currently, 47% describe themselves this way, down from 51% in 2017 and well below the peak of 70% in 2003.

How can they not be proud, when "Americans" from Albania to Yemen are now their fellow citizens? And it's interesting, is it not, that all those nations are represented in the ceremonies.

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45 Comments:

Blogger veryfunnyminion July 04, 2018 4:08 PM  

From United States to United Nations.

Golf clap.

Blogger doctrev July 04, 2018 4:19 PM  

Hey, Republicans are the proudest Americans, by far, while Dems are the least proud.

Could it be... Dems are ashamed of their immigrant nation?!

But naw, it's that just that Republicans don't hate America. Young non-white college grads are the least likely to be proud of their country- so by all means, let's get more Dreamers. Speaking of- I wonder why Gallup refuses to release the breakdowns of groups for the other gradients of patriotism?

Blogger Mister Excitement July 04, 2018 4:24 PM  

I'll never forget, nearly 20 years ago, this silly radio promo I heard.

It was an advertisement for something, set to the tune of the Beach Boys song Surfin' USA.

But the silly radio advertisement was for a sale or event or something for...... Memorial Day.

"Surfin' USA" was replaced with "Memorial Day"

"Everybody get happy.... this Memorial Day!"

The song was filled with Boomer Civic Nationalism about Memorial Day being about getting the day off, hangin' out by the pool, and grillin' burgers!

That was one of my early clues that the good ol' USA had some problems.

Blogger Uncle John's Band July 04, 2018 4:41 PM  

"The song was filled with Boomer Civic Nationalism about Memorial Day being about getting the day off, hangin' out by the pool, and grillin' burgers!"

This is it. We've been taking meaningful holidays and turning them into excuses for consumption for ages. Giving the mystery meat a paper flag and posing them under some bunting at the community barbecue is to the 4th as magic pagans and plastic junk is to Christmas.

Blogger pyrrhus July 04, 2018 4:43 PM  

Asians continue to spit up the Globalist koolade...https://www.reuters.com/article/us-southkorea-yemen-refugees/south-korea-to-tighten-laws-amid-influx-of-yemeni-asylum-seekers-idUSKBN1JP0RY

Blogger John July 04, 2018 4:47 PM  

I am extremely proud that, sooner or later, I will have the honor of driving out Invader-Americans and SJW-Americans at gunpoint. My immigrant ancestors served America in various foreign wars: WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam.

But we haven't yet had the opportunity to defend our adopted homeland.

Blogger Cecil Henry July 04, 2018 5:01 PM  

Importing one of these non-White groups in any numbers is carelessness.

Importing all of these in large numbers, and pushing it endlessly, is enemy action

Blogger Salt July 04, 2018 5:19 PM  

14,000 immigrants become America’s newest citizens, swearing the oath of allegiance

Inflation isn't just via the Federal Reserve.

Blogger OneWingedShark July 04, 2018 5:26 PM  

Cecil Henry wrote:Importing all of these in large numbers, and pushing it endlessly, is enemy action
I'm surprised more people don't realize this. There are several things that the globalists HATE about the US:
the first, is the fact of US nationalism, they HATE nations. period.
the second, the fact that the US has a fairly strong sense of Truth and Justice (there's a reason "Truth, Justice, and the American Way!" was purposefully excluded from more recent Superman incarnations).
the Third: deriving from the second, and augmented by American gun-culture, is that any real contemplation of globalism reveals its evil nature. Therefore, the gun-culture and middle-class of the US must be destroyed in order to further their plans.

To the Globalist, "Nationalism" is allowed only insofar as it is meaningless. Just like religion in US politics as pushed by the (((media))): you can be a Christian so long as it does not inform your morality or motivate your actions.

There's a reason why, of the past few presidential elections, there have been strong pushes for people who fail the Natural Born Citizen qualification at various levels: Obama [location, parent's citizenship], McCain [location], Romney [parent's citizenship], Cruz [location, parent's citizenship]. — The NBC requirement is overtly nationalistic, and honoring its existence is symbolic. (They thought they'd pretty well won with Obama and shuting down the "birthers".)

Blogger Don't Call Me Len July 04, 2018 5:37 PM  

We've been taking meaningful holidays and turning them into excuses for consumption for ages.

"It's the {insert holiday here} Mattress Sale, at the soon-to-be-bankrupt furniture warehouse!"

The two weeks before the Fourth are just like Christmas for the local fireworks "superstore".

Blogger Cecil Henry July 04, 2018 5:44 PM  

@10: Here in Canada for the Canada day holiday almost ALL majors stores were open both the Sunday and the Monday holiday without missing a beat.

Buy, buy, buy: money first!!

Blogger Starboard July 04, 2018 5:51 PM  

"From Albania to Yemen"
So no one from Afganistan, Akrotiri, Zambia, or Zimbabwe? What's wrong with us?

Blogger Jack July 04, 2018 6:37 PM  

"For thus I hoped some day to aid,
Oh can such hope be vain ?
When my dear country shall be made
A Nation once again"

https://youtu.be/_Eyh-vOji4c

"For, Freedom comes from God's right hand,
And needs a Godly train;
And righteous men must make our land
A Nation once again"

Blogger Hammerli280 July 04, 2018 7:07 PM  

Fah. Time to shut down immigration for at least thirty years. Maybe more. And fire up the melting pot (yes, it was imperfect, but it's what we have).

Blogger VFM #7634 July 04, 2018 7:27 PM  

Hammerli280

To h3kk with the melting pot. They have to go back. ANY ethnic group that votes mostly for the Democrats has to go back. That includes our blacks. Make Liberia semi-functional again.

Blogger Red Bane July 04, 2018 7:31 PM  

Freind of mine recently attended a naturalization ceremony. Said the room was 50% Burkas and he looked around at the Oath taking point. Several people were just mumbling or not saying anything.

I recently had to get a passport renewed. Went to the local office. Most there were 'citizens' but had no English and required a handler to help them through the process.

Blogger Red Bane July 04, 2018 7:36 PM  

The reason stores push hard on Holidays is due the nation's (and world's) usurious financial system. Debt, not profit is the engine of modern economies. Once a nation falls under the thrall of the 'rootless cosmopolitan bankers', it's basically over unless you can run them out of town.

Blogger Azimus July 04, 2018 7:39 PM  

Since there is more than one America, it depends on which America they are referring to. America the bucolic Jefferonian republic? Hell yeah. America the godless imperialist force for global socialism? Not so much.

Blogger Dirk Manly July 04, 2018 8:02 PM  

@10

> The two weeks before the Fourth are just like Christmas for the local fireworks "superstore".

Which is as the Signers of the Declaration of Independence intended.

Instructions sent along with each of the original copy of the Declaration of Independence stated, in no uncertain terms, that the day is to celebrated "with picnics, games, and fireworks"


John Adams (the 2nd President) wrote, "I believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival," he wrote his wife, Abigail. "It ought to be celebrated by pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations from one end of this continent to the other..."

Blogger Dirk Manly July 04, 2018 8:10 PM  

@14

"Fah. Time to shut down immigration for at least thirty years. Maybe more. And fire up the melting pot (yes, it was imperfect, but it's what we have)."

Make marriage licenses for immigrants from and their children conditional that they marry someone OUTSIDE of the culture of their homeland.

No more perpetual of these perpetual neighborhoods called "Little XYZ" or "XYZtown" crap.

Assimilation is the OPPOSITE of colonization.

By forcing marrying out, will break up the foreign colonies.

The fact that my grandmother's step-mother lived in this country for 60 damned years, and never learned English, moving from one Polish ghetto to another in New York, and then to Hamtramck (the Polish ghetto of Detroit), is utterly ridiculous, and shameful.

Blogger Dirk Manly July 04, 2018 8:12 PM  

@15

"Make Liberia semi-functional again."

Most of the plantation-house owners would turn the new arrivals into fieldhands in no time flat.

The wailing of longing to live under the white man's rules would be deliciously ironic.

Blogger Dirk Manly July 04, 2018 8:13 PM  

@17

"Debt, not profit is the engine of modern economies. Once a nation falls under the thrall of the 'rootless cosmopolitan bankers', it's basically over unless you can run them out of town."

Precisely as Jefferson warned us.

Blogger Dirk Manly July 04, 2018 8:14 PM  

@18

"America the bucolic Jefferonian republic? Hell yeah. America the godless imperialist force for global socialism? Not so much."

I think everyone knows the difference between REAL American and ersatz america.

Blogger Crew July 04, 2018 8:43 PM  

Meanwhile, John Podhoretz seems to think immigration restrictions caused the great depression!

https://twitter.com/jpodhoretz/status/1014525835842334722

Blogger Brett baker July 04, 2018 8:54 PM  

I,too,am appalled by our insensitivity.

Blogger Brett baker July 04, 2018 8:56 PM  

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Blogger CM July 04, 2018 9:06 PM  

I think this is the moment I realize the USA is the Tower being rebuilt...

Blogger Hammerli280 July 04, 2018 9:15 PM  

@20: You're right. Outbreeding should not be optional. In one sense, you know you're an American when no other nation will take you except as an immigrant. When the United States IS "the old country"...for neither you nor any ancestor you knew lived anywhere else.

Blogger SciVo July 04, 2018 10:40 PM  

CM wrote:I think this is the moment I realize the USA is the Tower being rebuilt...

Just a fecund locus; Babel is a gnostic system and no friend of geographies.

Blogger Francis Parker Yockey July 04, 2018 10:48 PM  

@Crew
John Podhoretz seems to think

"Seems" is the critical word here...

Blogger The Deplorable Podunk Ken Ramsey July 04, 2018 11:05 PM  

On the positive side, when I first moved into this neighborhood 20 years ago it was much more American. I shot off fireworks on Independence Day that year and an infamous police chase involving six cruisers resulted.

These days the hood is not recognizable as American very much. But for those Americans who do remain, we've been launching mortars with near impunity.

Praise the Lord and pass the mortars!

Blogger Geir Balderson July 05, 2018 12:55 AM  

My Modest Proposal would be to take those "americans", that hate America, and swap them for an intelligent and wealthy immigrant that swears their allegiance to our Flag. Oh, a Christian immigrant is a must.

Blogger Resident Moron™ July 05, 2018 5:21 AM  

Who says the turkeys don’t vote to be Christmas dinner?

So what’s the lesson?

Don’t associate with turkeys.

Blogger DJT July 05, 2018 6:02 AM  

I watched the capital fireworks show on PBS last night, with the marches and cannon. It just reminded me again of how America is our people. It was not founded for Yemenis. They have nothing to do with anything we celebrated yesterday.

Blogger FALPhil July 05, 2018 9:33 AM  

Hell, even the terminology that we use is foisted upon us by globalists. What country does not have a day after July 3 called "the fourth of July"? What we celebrate on July 4 is not the "Fourth of July". It is Independence Day.

Take the globalism out of Independence Day by referring to it by it's real name.

Blogger Ominous Cowherd July 05, 2018 10:06 AM  

Geir Balderson wrote:My Modest Proposal would be to take those "americans", that hate America, and swap them for an intelligent and wealthy immigrant that swears their allegiance to our Flag. Oh, a Christian immigrant is a must.

That would improve upon the present situation. It would not be optimal.

Blogger DonReynolds July 05, 2018 1:28 PM  

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Blogger DonReynolds July 05, 2018 1:36 PM  

From Albania to Yemen? I hope to Heaven they are talking about alphabetical order....from A to Y, though I can think of at least one country that begins with the letter Z.

Geographically, from Albania to Yemen is only part of the Middle East, but probably the more difficult part for Americans.

I wonder if Trump has continued with the Obama policy of not....NOT complying with immigration law, which requires NEW Americans to learn English before they are naturalized. Obama was making NEW Americans faster than anyone could learn the English language. Hopefully, Trump will reverse this Obama "policy" and begin to enforce the law again.

Blogger DonReynolds July 05, 2018 3:07 PM  

@9 OneWingedShark
"...you can be a Christian so long as it does not inform your morality or motivate your actions."

You can be a Christian when you get into the closet to pray, otherwise it is supposed to be a deep, dark secret. No symbols. No signs. No celebration of Christian holidays. And definitely, No spreading of the Gospel. That is freedom of (the Christian) religion in the US (and the UK) today.

Blogger Starboard July 05, 2018 3:13 PM  

38. Don, Albania to Yemen was Vox's rhetorical flourish. I haven't dug into the nationalities of the 14,000, but I would bet that a few of the 250 odd countries of earth were left out.

Blogger Dirk Manly July 06, 2018 3:14 PM  

@38

"I wonder if Trump has continued with the Obama policy of not....NOT complying with immigration law, which requires NEW Americans to learn English before they are naturalized. Obama was making NEW Americans faster than anyone could learn the English language. Hopefully, Trump will reverse this Obama "policy" and begin to enforce the law again."

I believe that learning English is not merely executive branch policy, but actual immigration law.

If so, all of the "no speaka English" types can have their naturalization papers safely revoked.

Blogger DonReynolds July 06, 2018 3:32 PM  

Notwithstanding the Obama administration dodge to counting all interstate shifts of illegal aliens as "deportations" ...which is the basis of the claim that they deported more people than any previous administration. (Yes, they even started counting those turned back at the border as "deportation" too.)

If the Trump administration will return to the normal understanding of the term "deportation" as a person removed from US soil. Then we still have the ability of moving illegal alien populations to other states, without invoking the wrath of Liberal Federal judges regarding deportation. I would suggest someplace like the Aleutian islands, which are numerous, off the coast of Alaska. Plenty of great views, a steady breeze, and it never gets hot....in fact, it is only sunny a few months at a time. No need for expensive wire or guards or security measures. Enable their friends and relatives back home to pay for their transportation back to their home country. No problem with the illegals clogging up the local hospitals and schools, since there are none. No problem with drunk driving illegal aliens either (or driving without a license or auto insurance). There are no roads or cars or car dealers, and the only alcohol is whatever they smuggle into their luggage. In the Aleutians, they would be free to smuggle drugs and engage in the sex trade, to their heart's content....AND it is still US soil.

Blogger Dirk Manly July 06, 2018 8:26 PM  

@42

I like that idea. We can give them some tents. And axes so they can build cabins. If they decide to use those axes on each other instead, so much the better.

Blogger Zeroh Tollrants July 07, 2018 10:42 PM  

Yes, immigration suppression and Smoot-Hawley is what caused Great Depression...and SHOES!!
People wearing shoes was also a major factor.
J Pod is a prime example of regression to the mean. I hope he gets testicular cancer.

Blogger Zeroh Tollrants July 07, 2018 10:43 PM  

NO. ABSOLUTELY NOT.

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