Oh, to be young and stupid again. Let’s face it, we all were at some point, and had no idea. Eventually, though, we grew out of it, usually recognizing that there really is something to be learned from our elders. (Usually. Not always.) The problem with the typical millennial is that they don’t realize that is a condition of every generation prior to their gaining three decades of experience of life on the planet. (By that time, if you don’t know that you don’t know jack, you’re probably a professor on a college campus.)
Take the special snowflake who actually agreed to be interviewed by Tucker Carlson on his show Wednesday. This millennial…well, doesn’t know what he doesn’t know. Watch:
Schools are now teaching that anyone from around the world has a right to come here to work, and always has? Ellis Island doesn’t ring a bell, where newcomers were herded through the immigration lines, documented often with names misspelled, and then quarantined for months to be sure no disease was imported? I hate to be the bearer of bad news to this little darling, but relatives of some ancestors got sent back to their countries of origin due to disease. The people at the front of the line in those days were usually skilled labor. In this writer’s family, even the skilled labor people had every intention of returning to the old country until there was a revolution. They came here to find work, not draw a dole.
And that is the sticking point that Tucker tried to impress on this special snowflake. If immigration law is ignored simply due to the low skill sets of the illegals coming into the country, why should ANY laws be obeyed? The reality is that in the 19th century, this writer’s ancestors came to this side of the pond, some via Canada, to avoid starvation. Others came due to the plentiful farmland. Later, when zinc smelting needed workers, yet more emigrated. All were hated in their time mostly due to being Catholic, and came in under quota systems. But still, this was all legal.
It is a sad truth that many illegals are here due to no fault of their own. At the same time, it is not fair to those who have gone the legal route for someone to just come to this nation and expect all the same rights and privileges as a citizen. That’s what Tucker tried to tell this young man, and what he stubbornly refused to see.