With Joe Biden apparently set to take the White House in January, critics are diving into the historical record to find out exactly where he stands on some of the issues most pressing to the nation. One important area is that of immigration. After four years of President Donald Trump, who understood the need to limit immigration for the sake of both the culture and the economy, is Biden going to roll over and play dead for the corporate interests who are always on the hunt for free labor? Well, according to both what he said in his campaign and what he’s said in the past, the answer is almost certainly (and resoundingly) yes.
In 2015, at a White House summit on countering violent extremism, Biden said that immigration is the main source of the country’s strength.
“It is the ultimate source of our strength, it is the ultimate source of who we are, what we become,” he said. “It started all the way back in the late 1700s. There has been a constant, unrelenting stream of immigration, not in little trickles but in large numbers.”
Biden then talked about a conversation he once had with Lee Kuan Yew, the former president of Singapore. Yew told him that China is in search for a metaphorical “black box” – the secret behind America’s ability to “constantly remake itself, unlike any other country in the world.”
Biden said that one aspect of that secret was “an overwhelming skepticism for orthodoxy.”
“There is a second thing in that black box: an unrelenting stream of immigration – nonstop, nonstop. Folks like me who are Caucasian, of European descent, for the first time in 2017 we’ll be in an absolute minority in the United States of America, absolute minority. Fewer than 50% of the people in America from then and on will be white European stock,” he said. “That’s not a bad thing, that’s a source of our strength.”
This isn’t an uncommon sentiment for Democrats, of course, who are always telling us that America’s strength is its diversity. They never seem to manage to produce any actual evidence for this claim, but it sounds nice, so we’re all just expected to shrug and accept it. To do otherwise is to out yourself as some kind of nativist white supremacist who wants to “send everyone back” to where they came from. This dichotomy allows Democrats and leftists to avoid having any real conversation about what unrestrained immigration does to our culture, our jobs, and our democracy.
Anyway, there you have Biden’s immigration theory in a nutshell. The more, the better. The long, slow decline this country was experiencing before Trump is about to accelerate.
Great work, voters.