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(Politico)   Nominee for top HR job at the Pentagon forced to withdraw from consideration after everyone remembered him as the guy who claimed in an op-ed that all mass killings were the result of immigrants who failed to "assimilate" into American culture   (politico.com) divider line
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2020-02-05 8:57:29 AM  
Why? He sounds like a perfect fit for this administration*. Get that man a Cabinet post, stat!
 
2020-02-05 9:00:18 AM  
So...they read his resume?
 
2020-02-05 9:02:26 AM  
Only the best people.
 
2020-02-05 9:55:25 AM  

Farking Clown Shoes: Why? He sounds like a perfect fit for this administration*. Get that man a Cabinet post, stat!


Stephen Miller got worried and eliminated the competition.
 
2020-02-05 10:09:28 AM  
Idiot ought to know he can't just appoint OVERT racists.
 
2020-02-05 10:24:01 AM  
"We citizens welcome legal immigrants with the assumption they come of their own free will. That means they come to accept living in the United States with our laws and our culture the way it is, not the way they might want to change it."


Christopher Hitchens (RIP) and John Oliver were legal immigrants who arrived here and sought citizenship of their own free will.  However, both men spoke weekly on American culture, mainly on facets of said culture ruled by liars, cons, charlatans, thieves and frauds.  Both men worked to educate the lay public on the crimes being crimed and the resources we have to defend ourselves from being robbed physically or spiritually.

The majority of acts of terror committed on American soil are done by the hands of American-born citizens, including blowing up a federal building, flying an airplane into an IRS building, shooting students from a college bell tower, shooting hundreds of concert goers from a Vegas luxury hotel window, delivering bombs to listed enemy's homes, mailing bombs to professors' workplaces, shooting trapped theater patrons and hundreds upon hundred of school shootings. The all-American KKK murdered and terrorized black American citizens for an entire f*cking century before they were finally stopped.

Are all these American-born domestic terrorists killing us because they failed to assimilate?

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2020-02-05 11:23:31 AM  

OooShiny: "We citizens welcome legal immigrants with the assumption they come of their own free will. That means they come to accept living in the United States with our laws and our culture the way it is, not the way they might want to change it."


Christopher Hitchens (RIP) and John Oliver were legal immigrants who arrived here and sought citizenship of their own free will.  However, both men spoke weekly on American culture, mainly on facets of said culture ruled by liars, cons, charlatans, thieves and frauds.  Both men worked to educate the lay public on the crimes being crimed and the resources we have to defend ourselves from being robbed physically or spiritually.

The majority of acts of terror committed on American soil are done by the hands of American-born citizens, including blowing up a federal building, flying an airplane into an IRS building, shooting students from a college bell tower, shooting hundreds of concert goers from a Vegas luxury hotel window, delivering bombs to listed enemy's homes, mailing bombs to professors' workplaces, shooting trapped theater patrons and hundreds upon hundred of school shootings. The all-American KKK murdered and terrorized black American citizens for an entire f*cking century before they were finally stopped.

Are all these American-born domestic terrorists killing us because they failed to assimilate?

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i would also add a melting pot of whiteness doesn't stay white when you add all the goodies from around the world.
 
2020-02-05 11:24:06 AM  

vudukungfu: Idiot ought to know he can't just appoint OVERT racists.


Why not?
 
2020-02-05 11:25:35 AM  

OooShiny: "We citizens welcome legal immigrants with the assumption they come of their own free will. That means they come to accept living in the United States with our laws and our culture the way it is, not the way they might want to change it."


Christopher Hitchens (RIP) and John Oliver were legal immigrants who arrived here and sought citizenship of their own free will.  However, both men spoke weekly on American culture, mainly on facets of said culture ruled by liars, cons, charlatans, thieves and frauds.  Both men worked to educate the lay public on the crimes being crimed and the resources we have to defend ourselves from being robbed physically or spiritually.

The majority of acts of terror committed on American soil are done by the hands of American-born citizens, including blowing up a federal building, flying an airplane into an IRS building, shooting students from a college bell tower, shooting hundreds of concert goers from a Vegas luxury hotel window, delivering bombs to listed enemy's homes, mailing bombs to professors' workplaces, shooting trapped theater patrons and hundreds upon hundred of school shootings. The all-American KKK murdered and terrorized black American citizens for an entire f*cking century before they were finally stopped.

Are all these American-born domestic terrorists killing us because they failed to assimilate?

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Unless he was talking about indigenous Americans, he was technically half right when he said 'immigrants'...
 
2020-02-05 11:26:02 AM  
"our culture"

How do we define that again?  As illustrated in some 1950s Norman Rockwell painting?  Does anyone alive get a say?
 
2020-02-05 11:27:08 AM  
He isn't technically wrong. Unless it was a Native American shooter, everyone here are immigrants. And even Native Americans migrated here at some point.

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2020-02-05 11:30:11 AM  

transporter_ii: He isn't technically wrong. Unless it was a Native American shooter, everyone here are immigrants. And even Native Americans migrated here at some point.

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Have a citation for those numbers?  I'd like to reference them.
 
2020-02-05 11:37:55 AM  
Isn't that what all right wingers believe but just don't say?

The holocaust was the Jew's fault for being so jewey.
Those native americans deserved it!
etc?
 
2020-02-05 11:37:56 AM  
Wait what? I thought mass shootings were very much the American culture.
 
2020-02-05 11:38:16 AM  
Mass shootings are actually the result of illegal immigrants (read:European colonists) and their anchor babies (descendants) successfully assimilating into American culture.
 
2020-02-05 11:39:54 AM  

jso2897: vudukungfu: Idiot ought to know he can't just appoint OVERT racists.

Why not?


He's worried that white, middle-class swing voters will vote against him if the Democrats nominate a centrist.
 
2020-02-05 11:42:54 AM  
I'd say mass murderers have accepted American culture pretty well.

Anybody can start a small business, when an immigrant builds a corporation we call it the American dream ...

Americans murder 15000 people a year domestically, when an immigrant gets just as good as native citizen we ...
 
2020-02-05 11:45:40 AM  

emersonbiggins: "our culture"

How do we define that again?  As illustrated in some 1950s Norman Rockwell painting?  Does anyone alive get a say?


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/Technically, it's from the 60s, but it's a Rockwell...
//I always feel like
///Somebody's watching me
 
2020-02-05 11:49:00 AM  
I can't help that notice that self-proclaimed opponents of multi-culturalism are exceedingly provincial.  You're telling me that you want integration, and then you yammer about Real Americans or how you do everything better in Texas or the South.  It's almost like you do support multi-culturalism, just not specific cultures.
 
2020-02-05 11:49:32 AM  
Any time I hear someone complain about "immigrants who don't 'assimilate", I find it's an excellent time to remind them that Lawrence Welk, born in Strasburg, ND, didn't even begin to learn English until he was 21.

I wonder what the difference is?  Who do we think lived in Strasburg?  Hmmm.
 
2020-02-05 11:53:27 AM  

xrayspx: Any time I hear someone complain about "immigrants who don't 'assimilate", I find it's an excellent time to remind them that Lawrence Welk, born in Strasburg, ND, didn't even begin to learn English until he was 21.

I wonder what the difference is?  Who do we think lived in Strasburg?  Hmmm.


That reminds me - Alsatian food is awesome, but it was clearly created for a people that spends its entire day working the fields.  It's all sausage and potatoes.
 
2020-02-05 11:54:48 AM  
Timothy McVeigh, the leader of the pack of mass murderers, assimilated very well.

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2020-02-05 12:12:42 PM  
He is absolutely correct.  The mass killings were caused by immigrants unwilling to assimilate or at least by native-born white Americans who believed immigrants were unwilling to assimilate. So therefore, it is still immigrants unwilling to assimilate that is the cause.
 
2020-02-05 12:17:01 PM  
He ain't wrong, the same immigrants that have been arriving for 420 years, they brought death, disease and evils unfathomable to the shores of the Americas, it is the greatest european export for almost a millenia

/it is arguable that it was imported from Asia before that, and others who disagree with the first and second group, but i'm here to be a bit sarcastic this morning.
// DNRTFA.
 
2020-02-05 12:28:28 PM  
Well...he's right that lack of integration into a culture (regardless of immigrant or resident) results in isolation of the affected people that could lead them to extremism or violent acts (Boston bombers, Columbine outcasts, etc).  This must be a nuanced article he wrote for the Federalist...

<reads article>

Holy RACIST!
 
2020-02-05 12:29:13 PM  
I'm shocked he withdrew. Claiming immigrants are responsible for mass shootings proliferating around the country fits well within the president's shtick. Surely there were 50 Republicans in the Senate willing to confirm this fella.
 
2020-02-05 1:07:01 PM  

HighOnCraic: emersonbiggins: "our culture"  How do we define that again?  As illustrated in some 1950s Norman Rockwell painting?

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/Technically, it's from the 60s, but it's a Rockwell...


Behold the modern version of how rightwing real-American True PatriotsTM see themselves today:

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2020-02-05 1:42:38 PM  
Mmm, to be fair, it's not that they're immigrants that failed to assimilate. It's that we created a culture where violence not only became an acceptable response to a problem, but in many walks of life, became a necessary component of life while blocking out access to things like education which would teach them otherwise.

So, immigrant or not, the problem's that they assimilated too well to the exact culture that we built with our racism, classism, economic disparity, and seriously farked up social views.

Beat a dog and starve him long enough, he's likely going to resort to violence to eat and/or survive and/or because he's been trained that that's the way to behave.
 
2020-02-05 1:43:52 PM  

Xzano: He ain't wrong, the same immigrants that have been arriving for 420 years, they brought death, disease and evils unfathomable to the shores of the Americas, it is the greatest european export for almost a millenia

/it is arguable that it was imported from Asia before that, and others who disagree with the first and second group, but i'm here to be a bit sarcastic this morning.
// DNRTFA.


To be fair, my ancestors visited here first around 800-1k years ago and settled in Greenland and Nova Scotia. Thing is, maybe they were smart enough to see what was coming and decided to GTFO before things got too bad.
 
2020-02-05 2:15:42 PM  

HighOnCraic: jso2897: vudukungfu: Idiot ought to know he can't just appoint OVERT racists.

Why not?

He's worried that white, middle-class swing voters will vote against him if the Democrats nominate a centrist.


Like they did in 2016?
 
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