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The Great Divorce

June 22nd, 2017 by MC

This part of Peter Beinart’s attempt to bring liberals to sanity on immigration stood out to me:

Between 2008 and 2016, Democrats became more and more confident that the country’s growing Latino population gave the party an electoral edge. To win the presidency, Democrats convinced themselves, they didn’t need to reassure white people skeptical of immigration so long as they turned out their Latino base. “The fastest-growing sector of the American electorate stampeded toward the Democrats this November,” Salon declared after Obama’s 2008 win. “If that pattern continues, the GOP is doomed to 40 years of wandering in a desert.”

The increasing aggression and stridency of the Left is not monocausal, but surely the sense that the Left didn’t need white voters anymore (specifically, white Christians) helps explain why even supposedly moderate lefties did almost nothing to rein in or dissociate themselves from the extremists on campus, in Black Lives Matter, etc.

I’ve mentioned before how the very possibility of divorce makes marriage itself worse. Marriage requires total dedication, a lot of compromise, and self-denial. And fidelity in marriage requires us not to even acknowledge that there are options besides sticking around. Once you commit to be with someone, you think of every reason why you should be with them. You cultivate the love that you have; you see your spouse through Marriage Goggles.

But once you start thinking about divorce, you take the Marriage Goggles off. You may even put Divorce Goggles on. This is how marriages end.

The Left and Right in this country used to at least try to live with one another. But then the Left’s eye began to wander to those younger, more exotic and exciting immigrants. They work so hard for such low wages! They appreciate the Left’s ideas in a way the Right never could! They make such delicious sandwiches!

But what happens when bringing someone new into the home doesn’t result in the eviction of the old spouse?

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June 22nd, 2017 00:45:12

The Hate, The Hate

December 11th, 2015 by Man SL

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December 11th, 2015 13:31:09

Adventures in Immigration Non-Enforcement

November 07th, 2015 by Man SL

Read it. I don’t have anything to say.

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November 07th, 2015 17:12:06

Angina Monologue 23

October 21st, 2015 by Vader

His Majesty has been somewhat sullen at breakfast lately. Part of it was the widespread perception in the media that Cthulu did better than His Majesty in the last debate. Part of it was the season of the year: I think His Majesty suffers from a touch of SAD (Sith Affective Disorder), which flares up around this time of year, but usually passes around early January. And I figured part of it was that the Imperial tummy has been unhappy. For several days, His Majesty could hardly choke down his meals, which left him feeling bloated and suffering with heartburn for hours afterwards. He convinced himself that it was gastroparesis, which he knows has been making life miserable for a young friend of mine.


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October 21st, 2015 14:24:50

A new twist on Paul Revere

August 28th, 2014 by Vader

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August 28th, 2014 09:29:17

Electing a New People

April 15th, 2014 by G.

First as farce, then as fact.

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April 15th, 2014 15:16:54

The Logic of Perpetual Immigration

March 31st, 2014 by Man SL

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March 31st, 2014 00:33:35

Obama seems to have no problem throwing open the door to immigrants

March 04th, 2014 by Vader

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March 04th, 2014 09:56:55

“A deeply sick society”

February 10th, 2014 by Vader

Victor Davis Hanson is appalled.

Well, who can blame him?

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February 10th, 2014 13:57:28

History Hiccups.

June 03rd, 2013 by Man SL

The course of inevitable progress ne’er did run smooth.

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June 03rd, 2013 10:11:53

Facebook Backing Immigration Bill

May 06th, 2013 by G.

The Facebook Company, no longer satisfied with free content generation, wants cheaper programmers. Hopefully before the current American people is consigned to the wastebin along with MySpace and Netscape, the replacement product is given a thorough beta-testing.

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May 06th, 2013 12:38:02

Why are the Democrats trying so hard to extend citizenship to immigrants …

April 26th, 2013 by Vader

… while simultaneously working to make citizenship more and more meaningless?      (more…)

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April 26th, 2013 10:05:39

“Undocumented Democrats”

April 03rd, 2013 by Vader

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April 03rd, 2013 11:11:36

The difference

January 14th, 2013 by Vader

Too many Republicans wring their hands over illegal immigrants coming here and taking our jobs.

Too many Democrats wring their hands over outsourcing our jobs.

Either way, the jobs are going to foreigners.    (more…)

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January 14th, 2013 10:50:35