What CNN, MSNBC and the major media that is not Fox News knows but doesn't want to discuss because at the end of the day it makes America look bad is that a scary percentage of people in America feel exactly like this woman in the link below. There are others who do and feel guilty about it. Altogether it says what the present climate is.
The truth is that since the Irish came in numbers in the 1840s and non western European immigrants started coming in numbers, the Europeans since the mid 1800s and after were seen as shithole immigrants from shithole countries and it was much, much worse than the present sentiment.
Jews, Sicilians, Ireland, Greece, Russia and any of the nations that were now former Soviet republics were seen as shithole nations. Even Sweden and Norway ironically who Trump would rather have. Were not welcomed when these nordics moved into the north central states. They were certainly not welcomed in NY and Philly and Detroit and moved into these areas to form their own communities and avoid institutional bigotry.
We have short memories in America. The Know Nothing Party was formed specifically against the ancestors of the woman in this video ironically who appears of Italian background I'm guessing by the accent. This party was formidable and had a Presidential candidate that got a respectable amount of votes and the party got thousands into city, county and state positions in the country. That was where they were most formidable.
The modern IQ test came about because it was used as a tool to keep out the aforementioned immigrants. One of the requirements for admission as an immigrant was that you were mentally capable to take care of yourself. The "scientists" worked backwards to develop an IQ test and theories (skull size for example) to "prove" eastern and southern europeans, Jews (which defies imagination), the Irish were mentally not capable.
Speaking of legal immigration. Illegal immigration is a modern creation. There was no "Illegal immigration" as we know it today in the 1800s. If an Irish man traveled to Mexcio and came across the border en route to NY he was just as legal as if he had filled out paperwork in Cork. http://www.latimes.c...0114-story.html
One of, if not the most draconian immigration law came about in the mid 1920s which pretty much froze immigration to America was in part based on the large influx of Italians and recent immigrants from the slavic countries, eastern european countries and Jews that came in after the turn of the century.
The story is Trump signaled out Nigerians. The local Bangkok Nigerian scammer notwithstanding they come more educated or become more educated more than the 'model Asians' actually. http://www.chron.com...U-S-1600808.php
Lets be clear. Trump got his immigration view from Steve Bannon. Bannon, in his quest to make America a majority white and overtly dominated white nationalist state wants to limit immigration to so called 'white countries'. The 'english language fluency' proposal is a means to that end.
And as far as Trump's statement 'I'm not a racist' When have we ever heard a KKK Grand Dragon, Neo Nazi Leader, Richard Spencer, Jared Taylor, ever respond with "yes" when they are asked that question? They don't see their view as racist. They see what we define as 'racism' as just logical and common sense.
A Russia led Putin wouldn't be my first choice for a balanced view of things but the saying about a 'broken clock' may be applicable here. Were I a leader of a country, depending on how much I 'need' America, I'd take the long term approach. America's view/policy changes with each President, even within the same party. McCain, Romney and Trump would likely govern much differently. I would likely ignore America for the next few years or till the special counsel comes back. Trump may not last the next year or two.
China plans 50, even 100 years into the future. They'd be better off just doing what they are doing, ignore him as much as possible. Even if a Republican takes over, they will be markedly different than Trump. Visibly so.
In the end. Trump helps Russia and China. Focus is taken off them and it makes them look less onerous when Trump is in the equation.
A retired policeman buddy taught me his #1 rule: When investigating something, look for the ones who would benefit most from it.
My immediate thought on moving the US embassy to Jerusalem was this one: Someone is going to make a hell of a lot of money building that new embassy, plus all of the security that will be required around it.
I think its simpler than that. AIPAC has gotten to the point where they can literally get America to anything with regards to Israel. Israel controls what America does with regards to its interest through AIPAC that is obvious. They are the most powerful lobby because they have the ability to punish anyone. There are a litany of things that are unconstitutional that they are able to get the government to propose, consider or do.
A former CIA station operative, Michael Scheuer has recommended us dropping protection for Israel. I am not a fan of his politics per se (he's a Trump supporter) but at least lets be honest and upfront of why we are supporting the state. https://www.youtube....h?v=XHl1JnQoIWQ
Lastly, Israel is a very openly racist country against native Africans there. There are marches against Africans that show little difference than the KKK rallies in the south. The open racism is against darker skinned Hebrews from Ethiopia and Yemen. There are substantive claims of Israel forcing birth control of Ethiopian Hebrews. https://www.youtube....h?v=jGJVX6jYjI0
Israel uses the loyalty of successful American jews in a myriad of institutions as a weapon to get whatever they wish. Anyone that speaks out gets fired, defunded, derided in the media, etc.
This sounds anti Jewish and it is in no intended to be. I'm just stating political reality. The stated move to Jerusalem I suppose removes America as an arbiter for peace talks there. It also proves that America was an unfair arbiter.
AIPAC is so powerful, ANY criticism of Israel, no matter how fair and unbiased, is immediately labeled as 'anti semitic'
White House: Trump's immigration policies could have prevented New York attack
The White House on Monday said President Donald Trump’s immigration policies against so-called chain migration could have prevented a suspected terror attack in New York City, blaming Democrats in Congress for blocking his plans.