New York Times writer David Brooks wrote about why people oppose illegal immigration. Instead of taking Republicans opinions at face value, he concludes that Republicans must hate illegal aliens because they are better than Americans.
“Progressives say Republicans oppose immigration because of bigotry. But it’s not that simple. It’s more accurate to say restrictionists are stuck in a mono-cultural system that undermines their own values: industry, faithfulness and self-discipline. Of course they react with defensive animosity to the immigrants who out-hustle and out-build them. You’d react negatively, too, if confronted with people who are better versions of what you wish you were yourself,” writes Brooks.
Maybe he should be asking Republicans instead of asking ‘progressives’. “‘Republicans’ problem is that since George W. Bush left town they’ve become the East Germans of the 21st century. They have embraced a cultural model that produces low growth and low dynamism. No wonder they want to erect a wall,” writes Brooks. Definitely has nothing to do with border security or anything like that.
He continued to make up motives for why Republicans could be against illegal immigration, while comparing Republicans to East Germans.
“Are these counties marked by high social cohesion, economic dynamism, surging wages and healthy family values? No. Quite the opposite. They are often marked by economic stagnation, social isolation, family breakdown and high opioid addiction. Charles Murray wrote a whole book, “Coming Apart,” on the social breakdown among working-class whites, many of whom live in these low immigrant areas,” he writes.
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