The Ruling Class is Punishing Middle America with Flood of Afghan Evacuees

Article author: 
Ann Corcoran
Article publisher: 
Refugee Resettlement Watch
Article date: 
September 4, 2021
Article category: 
National News
Medium
Article Body: 
The Ruling Class is Punishing Middle America with Flood of Afghan Evacuees
 
That is the conclusion of an excellent piece by Hillsdale College’s Michael Anton writing at the American Mind.  Hat tip:  TX2Guns
 
Just a reminder, most of the Afghan evacuees are not yet determined to be legitimate refugees, so try to refrain from referring to them as refugees.
 
As I said yesterday, most are being paroled into the US, and after they are here they will be supplied with lawyers to help them figure out how to get that most-prized immigration status—refugee—which opens the door to a cornucopia of welfare goodies and eventually citizenship.
 
 
The Conservative Tree House (The Last Refuge) has a story yesterday, hat tip: Cathy, in which they question who are all the people we flew out of Afghanistan when few were Americans and few apparently were those with Special Immigrant Visas? State Department Admits the majority of Afghans and SIVs who helped us did not … 
 
 

From the American Mind:

The demand to resettle Afghan refugees brings the war home.

Closing paragraphs, please read the whole article:

Mass resettlement of Afghans would thus seem to be a recipe for social chaos and unrest greater than any America has yet experienced—precisely at a time when we’re already experiencing the most since the 1960s. Who would choose this for their own country? We can be forgiven for assuming that our rulers are intentionally trying to hurt us.

Indeed, I don’t think that possibility can be altogether ruled out. Shortly after the Afghan withdrawal debacle became impossible for even the most brazenly dishonest regime hack to deny or spin, one of them shifted tactics: “Afghanistan,” he thundered, “is your fault.” By “your,” he meant ours—yours and mine, the American people’s.

The ruling class is angry that the people demanded an end to their idiotic, life-wasting failed experiment. They’re embarrassed at having been exposed as fools and failures. Some are bitter that the war-profiteering gravy train that kept them so well-fed for so long has come to an abrupt and ignominious end.

Instead of taking stock and asking themselves tough, necessary questions, they’re lashing out. They want to punish us for our justified doubts and lack of enthusiasm. They want to deflect blame for their own failure. They know, or should, that taking in refugees from a very poor, very tribal, very backward, very extremist society is a recipe for disaster. But they also know that none of these “refugees,” you can bet, will be settled in Cambridge, or the Vineyard, or the Upper West Side, or Georgetown, or Chevy Chase or McLean, or Berkeley or Palo Alto, or Santa Monica or Silverlake.***

No, they’ll be going to heartland communities where what’s left of the middle class lives, to put stress on local schools, hospitals, police departments and other social services. And allowed to live as they damned-well please, free of the laws and regulations that tie honest citizens in knots, that are only enforced against us.

It’s hard not to conclude that our government hates us. That conclusion, at any rate, fits the observable facts of its actual behavior.

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*** No, they won’t be placed in upscale communities where the elite reside, but you can get some idea of where they will go by having a look at this map at the State Department’s Refugee Processing Center....

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Importing Enemies, by Michael Anton, American Mind, August 30, 2021:
 
... Importing as many immigrants as possible, from cultures as alien to traditional America as possible, is the ruling class’s top priority, after protecting its own wealth and power. But since importing millions upon millions of foreigners is the primary tool by which the ruling class maintains that wealth and power—by suppressing wage growth and dividing the population—it can be hard to disaggregate these two priorities....
 
But does anyone really believe that America has, or ever had—even over the duration of two decades—200,000 “allies” in Afghanistan? That we ever employed even a fraction of that number as translators? The claim is risible on its face....
 
The regime has in any case already admitted that, of the roughly 111,600 Afghans (as compared to 5,400 American citizens) already evacuated, it has no idea who the vast majority of them are. Our masters tell us that we must save “allies” and “translators”—and then in the next breath admit that they’re indiscriminately taking anyone....
 
This toxic combination of absent and incompetent vetting means we will end up importing thousands of people who pose a danger to our citizens and to our way of life.
 
Beyond those (few) genuine allies and translators, America has no obligation to bring over “refugees” at all....
 
... there are many, and compelling, reasons not to take in Afghan refugees.
 
First and foremost, America has massive problems here at home. Ours is not the competent, confident, prosperous country of the mid-twentieth century, with its patriotic and capable leadership. We are instead a decaying, half-broken society littered with dying communities, withering industries, and neglected, even despised, citizens. America very badly needs to get its own house in order...
 
Second, cultural compatibility matters. A 2013 Pew survey (i.e., conducted 12 years into our attempt to “democratize” Afghanistan) found that 99 percent of Afghans want sharia to be the law of their land. Sharia is about as far from American constitutionalism and law as you can get....
 
Third, a 2017 article by Cheryl Benard, the wife of a former U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan—a man himself Afghan-born—detailed how Afghan refugees have the worst crime and public assistance rates of all refugee groups in Europe....
 
Mass resettlement of Afghans would thus seem to be a recipe for social chaos and unrest greater than any America has yet experienced—precisely at a time when we’re already experiencing the most since the 1960s. Who would choose this for their own country? We can be forgiven for assuming that our rulers are intentionally trying to hurt us....
 

Suicide by 'Replacement Migration' - Can any nation survive when its character has been transformed?, by Bruce Thornton , Frontpage Mag, September 9, 2021.