Thursday, December 09, 2010

Same As It Ever Was

With Congress debating the DREAM Act, it seemed like a good time to post this urgent warning [pdf] from the New York Times:

[House Immigration Committee Chairman Albert Johnson] said the committee had information that aliens were being smuggled across the Mexican border at the rate of 100 a day, a large part of them being Russian Reds who had reached Mexico in Japanese vessels.

This was in 1919. And surely we all remember the way America was overrun and nearly destroyed by Russian Red anarchists in the 1920s.

"It is difficult to say," said Mr. Johnson, "how far the trouble in handling dangerous aliens has been due to officials, or how far it has been die to the law."... "It is apparent that one reason why vicious, half-crazed foreigners are able to get into this country is that they slip by an organization which is not physically capable of doing the work assigned to it."

And here we thought Gov Brewer had come up with that rhetoric all by herself! We wonder what other ideas she stole from Al Johnson.


Anonymous said...

How many of those Russian Reds made it into the country and has anyone quantified the damage done?

Burro Hall said...

Well, 90 years later we have a Kenyan Communist president, so I think the correlation is obvious.

Dave said...

I think that wonderful Senator McCarthy probably sent them packing after WW2 along with all of the German intellectuals who fled Hitler to avoid persecution. Nothing like a little idealogical housecleaning.

Dave said...

I like this from the Wikipedia link: "a State Department Official referring to Jewish people as "filthy, un-American, and often dangerous in their habits."

I'm guessing he was referring to shofar blowing.

The Red Russian said...

The Russian threat is real, did you all already forget about this spy in red?