Immigration is Fracturing America into Rival Tribes

Immigration is Fracturing America into Rival Tribes, by Neil Munro.

Immigration is splitting the United States into warring tribes, says an unusual article in the strongly pro-migration Atlantic magazine. …

Elite groups openly acknowledge that immigration is the force which now drives American politics — including the shocking election of real-estate developer Donald Trump in 2016. As New York Magazine says in a review of Chua’s earlier book:

Perhaps the most bitter of all contemporary political battles — and a Trump favorite — is immigration, which behind the ideological posturing is a referendum on whose tribe will control the country’s demographic future …

Similarly, a new study by authors from the University of Michigan argues that the nation’s tribal polarization is driven by rising racial and ethnic conflict:

Race/ethnicity now cleaves the parties more neatly than ever, and not simply because Democrats and Republicans disagree in their attitudes about race itself. In fact, whites are sorting out of the Democratic party at a significant rate while minorities are standing pat. …

The growing racial gap between the two parties is evident. As the share of Whites among self-identified Democrats is rapidly decreasing (outpacing demographic changes in the country as a whole), the Republican Party remains overwhelmingly White. Our conjecture is that it is these changes in race and ethnicity that drive most of the affective polarization we have witnessed over the last 30 years. …

The Yale authors admit … the primary cause of rising tribalism [is] the elite’s policy of importing foreign workers and their tribes into the United States. …

Four million young Americans will join the workforce this year, but the federal government will also import 1.1 million legal immigrants, and allow an army of at least 2 million visa-workers to work U.S. jobs, alongside asylum-claiming migrants and illegal aliens. … That flood of outside labor spikes profits and Wall Street values by cutting salaries for manual and skilled labor offered by blue-collar and white-collar employees. …

Neither author acknowledges the basic reality that their peers in the elite do want tribalism to overthrow Americans’ shared, non-racial, civic culture, which the elites prefer to dismiss as merely a “white” culture. …

Better-educated whites, who dominate the country’s political and cultural institutions and are the main beneficiaries of the globalized economy, have adopted as their “tribal” identity a sort of post-national cosmopolitanism, defined against what they regard as the provincial culture of poor whites …

If the left is becoming explicitly non-white, with the media and globalists supporting the left, it is but a short step for leftist political leanings to become anti-white racism, and then on to the new antisemitism.

You think the current left’s leadership’s attempt to distinguish between good whites (them) from bad whites (the rest of us) isn’t going to get blown away in the wind of the anti-white racism that they are encouraging? So short sighted.

hat-tip Stephen Neil