The Big (Immigration) Picture

Here’s some information regarding America’s big immigration picture and how many will come but only whites will be openly accepted.

Ellis Island
Ellis Island Portal of Dreams.

If one researches the reasons for the mass migration out of Europe and into the United States of America in the 1800’s one will find that those reasons are very similar to the reasons many are flocking to America today. Oppression, a poor economy, brutality, starvation and more. The big difference is the complexion of the two migrations. In the 1800’s the immigrants were all Caucasian, in the twenty first century those immigrating are brown. Lets explore The Big (Immigration) Picture

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Throughout the 1800’s and intensifying in the latter half of the 19th century, ensuing political instability, restrictive religious laws and deteriorating economic conditions in Europe began to fuel the largest mass human migration in the history of the world. The majority of those migrants ended up in the United States of America.

Originally each state was charged with setting their individual immigration policies. But because of the huge influx of immigrants, the Federal Government took control of immigration and built an immigration processing facility on Ellis Island. This new immigration processing facility, which was built of Georgia pine, opened on January 1, 1892. An Irish teenager named Annie Moore, accompanied by her two brothers, entered history and a new country, for she was the very first immigrant to be processed at Ellis Island. Over the next 62 years, more than 12 million additional immigrants would follow her through this new port of entry.

Then on the morning of June 15, 1897, a massive fire on Ellis Island burned the immigration station completely to the ground. That fire also destroyed many years of Federal and State immigration records, records that went as far back as 1855. This means that anyone with ill will, or terrorist tendencies could have slipped into the United States within those forty years and there would be no records to indicate and or verify such.

Now mind you that prior to 1890, the individual states (most notably Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, San Francisco, Savannah, Miami, and New Orleans, rather than the Federal government) regulated immigration into the United States. These early immigrants came from nations such as England, Ireland, Germany and the Scandinavian countries and constituted the first large wave of immigrants that settled and populated the United States (I guess that’s why the White Supremacist chant is “take back our country” as the first immigrants they feel more entitled to citizenship than actual citizens). Anyway, the great steamship companies of the day, companies like White Star, Red Star, Cunard and Hamburg-America played a significant role in the history of Ellis Island and of immigration into the United States.

Mass Immigration from Europe
A Caucasian Immigrant Invasion

As is the tendency in capitalist economies, first and second class passengers arriving into New York Harbor were not required to undergo the indignities of the inspection process at Ellis Island. Instead, these passengers underwent a cursory inspection on board their respective ships. The theory behind that policy was that if a person could afford to purchase a first or second class ticket, they were less likely to become a public charge in America due to medical or legal reasons. The Federal government felt that these more affluent passengers would not end up in institutions, hospitals or become a burden to the state. However, first and second class passengers were still sent to Ellis Island for further inspection if they were sick or if they had legal problems.

The process was very different for the so called “steerage” or third class passengers. These immigrants traveled in crowded and often unsanitary conditions near the bottom of steamships with few amenities, often spending up to two weeks seasick in their bunks during rough Atlantic Ocean crossings. Upon arrival in New York City, the ships would dock at the Hudson or East River piers where first and second class passengers would disembark, pass through Customs at the piers and were free to enter the United States. The steerage and third class passengers were transported from the pier by ferry or barge to Ellis Island where everyone would undergo a through medical and legal inspection.

I wonder if today’s immigrants, those coming from Latin America, Central America, or Mexico had the same opportunity, as those that came from Europe, of paying their way into this country, rather than having to seek political asylum, if things would be any different for them. I doubt it, its all about complexion. But the haters will say that everyone that passed through Ellis Island came here legally. True, but the game is stacked, as usual, in favor of the Caucasoid. Read on for clarification.

In 1917 the Jones-Shafroth-Act bestowed citizenship on Puerto Ricans
In 1917 the Jones-Shafroth-Act bestowed citizenship on Puerto Ricans

While all this was going on, as a result of America defeating Spain (in the Spanish American war), thus ushering in the age of the United States as a world power, Spain relinquished all claims of sovereignty of Cuba, Puerto Rico, and other Spanish islands in the West Indies. Then in 1917 the Jones–Shafroth Act (Pub.L. 64–368, 39 Stat. 951, enacted March 2, 1917) superseded the Foraker Act and granted U.S. citizenship to anyone born in Puerto Rico on or after April 25, 1898. As a result of this act, Puerto Ricans were made citizens of the United States thus did not have to go through immigration processing on Ellis Island. Puerto Ricans did not immigrate, they emigrated.

This is were the confusion for many arises. An immigrant moves into a new country. An emigrant moves within a country. For example he immigrated from Ireland to the Bronx, as opposed to he emigrated from Brooklyn to the Bronx.

Migrate, emigrate, and immigrate are all about being on the move. All those terms come from the Latin word migrare, which means “to move from one place to another.” Emigrate and immigrate sound alike, and it is true that both involve leaving one location and entering another. The subtle difference between them lies in point of view: emigrate stresses leaving the original place, while immigrate focuses on entering the new one. You won’t have trouble keeping them straight if you remember that the prefix e- means “away,” as in eject, and the prefix im- or in- means “into,” as in inject.

This unfortunate distinction, and the fact that the majority of Puerto Ricans leaving the Island for a better way of life on the main land did not speak English, coupled with the xenophobia of the immigrates, instilled fear in the Puerto Ricans so that they did not know of nor thought to fight for their rights as citizens. Hence Puerto Ricans did not behave as US citizens and were treated by the immigrant masses, who were themselves not citizens, as foreigners. Puerto Ricans were called spics, were not welcomed and were told to go back to your country. All along it was THEM, the immigrants, that should have been fighting for the right to be here in the United States. As of 1917, Puerto Ricans were naturalized citizens, as such did not have to go through the indignities of the processing of Ellis Island.

Today many tend to romanticize the Ellis Island experience. The fact of the matter is that few were first and second class immigrants that sailed through Ellis Island. The vast majority were “steerage” or third class immigrants whose process was anything but romantic. Puerto Ricans, poor and wealthy alike, totally avoided Ellis Island. This is an irrefutable fact.

The Ellis Island experience leads me to the current immigration situation in Trump’s America. While immigration has always been an issue in developed countries around the world, I am going to refer strictly to immigration in this country. I will speak in the terms that everyone seems to have embraced. The terms I am referring to are Majority and Minority. In the US it has become widely accepted that the Caucasian race is the majority and that all non Caucasians are in the minority. This distinction has fostered fear and hate. As far back as the founding of this country, fear of the minority has existed. The first minority fear was of the Native peoples. Caucasians came from across the ocean to invade the lands occupied by an indigenous people. Using the power of a substance invented by another non Caucasian group, GUN POWDER (invented by the Chinese) they conquered the Natives. The Native Americans greeted the Caucasians with open arms and open hearts. In fact the Natives helped the Caucasians survive that first brutal winter by teaching them how to harvest a new crop to help keep them from starving. That new crop was called Maize or Corn. After surviving that first brutal winter, and having harvested this new crop during the following spring and autumn, together the Natives and the Caucasian immigrants celebrated a grand feast that came to be known as “Thanksgiving.”

The Thanksgiving Dinner before the betrayal
The Thanksgiving Dinner before the Caucasian betrayal

Once the Caucasians learned how to survive the brutal winters of North America they set their eyes on the land. The natives were all for sharing the land, they did not have the same value system as the Caucasians did. The natives did not see themselves as land owners, they saw themselves more as custodians of God’s property. The Caucasians, a brutal and violent people by nature, decided that they would take the land from the natives and began to systematically eradicate them. The Caucasians, as is their lot, then went on a campaign of genocide.

GENOCIDE: the deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particular ethnic group or nation.

While they were busy killing off the Native peoples, they were simultaneously expanding and building their empire. They needed a labor force. The first slaves in this country were actually indentured in servitude (Indentured servitude refers to a labor contract where someone is required to work for a landowner or another individual, typically for a period of five to seven years, in exchange for an expensive passage out of Europe) were the Irish. But the Irish, being just as white as the English slave owners would simply run away to another part of the country and no one would be the wiser. They simply blended in among the other whites. The first African slaves were brought to the Americas in 1619, when 20 African men were brought to Jamestown, VA.

First African Slaves in America
The First African Slaves in America. Jamestown, VA 1619.

Fast forward to the 1800’s. At the time of the American Civil War, there were more than 4 million slaves working in the United States, 95% of whom were in the Southern states. The major political issue leading up to the beginning of the Civil War was the expansion of slavery to the West. Northern abolitionists believed that if they could stop the spread of slavery, they could end the practice altogether.

In 1860, Abraham Lincoln won the presidency, and the Southern states seceded from the Union shortly thereafter, forming the Confederacy. The Confederate States of America were centered around the preservation of slavery, while the Northern Union was focused on preserving the country, as well bringing an end to slavery.

Before his death, Lincoln, with the assistance of Frederick Douglas, and other like minded individuals, created the Freedmen’s Bureau. The Freedmen’s Bureau was created one year before the end of the war. It was only meant to exist until the end of the war, and it’s mission was to assist the four million newly freed slaves transition into American life as free men. But from the very beginning the Freedmen’s Bureau met with resistance. Once Lincoln was assassinated and Andrew Johnson ascended to the presidency he began to strip away it’s authority. Congress intervened and came up with a more watered down version of the Freedman’s Bureau but Johnson vetoed and began to systematically dismantle it.

President Lincoln has been shot
President Abe Lincoln has been shot

After President Lincoln’s assassination, President Andrew Johnson pardoned all former confederates. That is like George W. Bush pardoning Osama Bin Laden after he ordered the toppling of the Twin Towers in New York City and the assault on the Pentagon. Those same former Confederates ran for and won seats within the United States Congress and found ways to perpetuate Slavery by devising ways to circumvent the Constitution, hence the Jim Crow Laws.

President Lincoln's successor Andrew Johnson
Andrew Johnson the man that undid everything President Lincoln stood for

Despite the 13th Amendment to the [United States] Constitution, it was not until the 1954 US Supreme Court decision in Brown V Board of Education that schools (and later all public facilities) would become integrated. However, America was only integrated on paper since many Caucasians refused to surrender their WHITE PRIVILEGE. White parents refused to allow their children to mingle with or attend school with Black children. The Civil rights movement with it’s passive resistance was born and the leaders of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) elected the young Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. to lead it. With the help of television bringing images of Black men, women and children being beaten by police, bitten by dogs and hosed by the local fire departments was the issue of black equality brought smack dab into the living rooms of white America. No longer could the issue of black abuse be denied.

Rev. Martin L. King jr.
Rev. Martin Luther King jr.

Meanwhile, young college educated blacks joined forces to fight against these atrocities. A young female teacher, by the name of Angela Davis, joined Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale, the founders of The Black Panther Party, to educate the black community of Oakland California. J. Edgar Hoover, the first Director of the FBI saw this group as a rising threat and did everything possible to thwart the movement. That included the murders of Bobby Hutton in Oakland, CA on April 6, 1968, and Fred Hampton and Mark Clark in Illinois in December 1969.

While the Black Panthers and MLK’s Civil Rights movements were fighting their respective battles, the Chicano Movement, aka the Chicano civil rights movement or El Movimiento, was organizing. This was a civil rights movement with the stated goal of achieving Mexican American empowerment similar to the Black Power movement. Many equate the repression and police brutality experienced by members of El Movimiento to the larger government-organized activity (under J. Edgar Hoover) known as COINTELPRO.

FBI Director J Edgar Hoover
FBI Director J Edgar Hoover

COINTELPRO: COunter INTELligence PROgram (1956–1971) was a series of covert, and at times illegal, projects conducted by the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) aimed at surveilling, infiltrating, discrediting, and disrupting domestic political organizations. FBI records show that COINTELPRO resources targeted groups and individuals that the FBI deemed subversive, including feminist organizations, the Communist Party USA, anti–Vietnam War organizers, activists of the civil rights movement or Black Power movement (e.g. Martin Luther King Jr., the Nation of Islam, and the Black Panther Party), environmentalist and animal rights organizations, the American Indian Movement (AIM), independence movements (such as Puerto Rican independence groups like the Young Lords), and a variety of organizations that were part of the broader New Left.

In Chicago and New York City a Puerto Rican entity was formed by college students fashioned after the Black Panther Party, called the Young Lords. Later this group was restructured into the Young Lords Party in an attempt to get the community involved in politics. As is the custom of our government, whenever a group begins to mobilize for political power it becomes threatened and does whatever it must to stomp it out. Hence, the Black Panther Party, El Movimiento, the Young Lords Party, NOW, the National Organization for Women and other so-called minority groups were quashed before they could really gain the traction needed to actually make a difference. These groups did, however, manage to effect change for which the United States of America is better. While the media and government, at the time, tried to label these groups as radical, fringe groups the fact of the matter is that they were simply fighting for the rights of all Americans.

Angela Davis, Educator, Community Activist
Angela Davis, Black Panther Party Member, Educator, Community Activist

Did you know that the Black Panther’s were the first group in this country to provide free clinics for the treatment of diseases including sickle cell anemia and tuberculosis (TB) in the community? That they were at the vanguard of the free pre school and free day care movement? That they were the first to provide free lunch to poor school age children because they knew that children could not learn if they were hungry? While the image that many Americans, of that period, have of the Black Panthers is of a violent group of angry black people, most do not know that it was the government, under the leadership of J. Edgar Hoover, that began the rein of terror. The Panthers were only defending themselves against a government that saw a group of college educated young black people, that knew how to use the law in their favor, as a rising threat.

Did you know that because of El Movimiento, Hispanic children that are not English dominate are no longer labeled retarded? That because of the work of Cesar Chavez and Delores Huerta’s National Farm Workers Association many pesticides are prohibited from being used on the fruit and vegetables Americans consume?

Delores Huertas and Ceasr Chavezz
Farm Workers Union Founders Delores Huertas and Ceasr Chavezz

That because of the fight in education in New York by the Young Lords Party bilingualism is accepted nationwide? And that hospitals must have bilingual staff to ensure patients understand the procedure and or treatments being offered? (Bilingualism benefited not only Latino’s but all ethnic groups whose primary language is not English).

Women of the Young Lords Party
Women of the Young Lords Party

That because of NOW, woman all over America are able to participate in every facet of the American dream? The fight for Equal Pay continues today. Yesterday morning, July 10, 2019, young people, both boys and girls, marching in support of the American Women’S National Soccer Team Champion’s chanted “Equal Pay for Women in Sports.” This because even in the twenty first century Women earn less then men do for doing the very exact job, in this particular case for playing the very same sport.

NOW National Organization for Women
NOW National Organization for Women

While these accomplishments are still far from perfect, these groups have made life as we know it in the United States of America a whole lot better today than they were just a few years ago. There are women, black men and women, and even a Latina, sitting on the US Supreme Court, the highest legal authority in the land.

There are women, black, brown and yellow CEO’s, athletes, entertainers and even the so-called Red Man (Native American’s) now own casino’s.

YEY Right?

Well under Donald Trump many are striving to “Make America Great Again” that is code for make America the way it was before the Civil Rights and Voting Rights Acts were passed.

Today the ultra conservative (aka White Supremacist) are doing everything to strip away the rights and or safeguards for the so-called minorities. This is not something that has been planned by Trump. This is a strategy that has been building for decades. It just so happens that there is finally a person in the white house that can be manipulated into doing their will. For the first time in perhaps 100 or more years, the Supreme Court has an ultra conservative majority. This is very significant. The Supreme Court is the ultimate check on Power. The SC interprets the law which gets written by Congress and is implemented by the Executive. SC Justices are appointed for life. That means that they are the only branch of government that have no term limits. They will be interpreting laws for several decades. Think about this, when you are twenty years old you think like a twenty year old. You see the world like a twenty year old. In today’s world that means you live by social media and are used to everything happening at the speed of a tweet.

Majority-Leader-Mitch-McConnell
Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. To old to fail.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi much older to fail

 

If you are, say, Mitch McConnell’s age (DOB February 20, 1942) or Nancy Pelosi (DOB March 26, 1940) you see things very differently. McConnell was fifteen years old and Pelosi was 13 when television was invented. He was three years old and she one when Jet Planes were invented. Do you really think a person of this age truly understands the internet, or grasps the import of social media? In concept they may, and in practicality they may even know how to use them (for reference see Trumps Tweets). The point I am making, and please note I myself am 65 years old, is that the world changes and us old folks may not be the best ones to make decisions for the current generation or generations to come. We are in a very different world from even when I was a kid. I grew up during the space race. I was excited to see the first man walk on the moon. But now, within the next decade people will actually be taking trips into outer space. The Supreme Court as it now stands will be interpreting the laws for people that will enjoy space travel, and possibly be driving flying cars, own robotic servants, etc. Why do you think Trump and his minions are ignoring the Democrats subpoenas? The goal is for them to lose in the lower courts so that they can appeal the decisions and hopefully get to the Supreme Court where the majority of the Justices are his peeps that will possibly interpret the laws the way he (Trump) and his minions want. When President Ronald Reagan sought the implementation of what was dubbed “Star Wars” his rationale was for the US to have a better and strategic space defense system. In my opinion the system was for the purpose of being able to control racial minorities from space once outer space is colonized by Caucasians. While this may sound like the ramblings of a madman, witness Trumps new policy wherein immigrants will be rounded up and jailed.

SPACE, THE FINAL FRONTIER
Gene Roddenberry, creator of Star Trek

Space the final frontier
Gene Roddenberry’s Star Trek “Space the final frontier”

So, the fear for many (not all, just about 89.9%) Caucasians is the mongrelization of America.

Mongrelize: to subject (a breed, group, etc.) to crossbreeding, especially with one considered inferior.
to mix the kinds, classes, types, characters, or sources of origin of (people, animals, or things).
to make debased or impure

This should be very scary for all Americans, but should be dire for all so-called racial minorities. The Third Reich thought that they were the super race and that everyone else was inferior. This concept became so prevalent that it became the correct mindset for most Germans. So much so that incinerating millions of Jews, and others thought to be inferior, was of no concern, of no consequence. Please do not be so naive as to think that this could never happen in America because it can. I’m pretty sure most sound thinking Germans did not fathom the atrocities that Hitler and his minions were about to perpetrate on human kind, but we all know that he did. And, Hitler did not do all of this by himself. He had an entire government apparatus, the Nazi Party, aiding him. Just as the things that Trump is doing is not being done by him alone. He has three quarters of a government aiding him.

Spreading Brown Fear is the same thing as Hitler demonizing the Jews. Once you have the population afraid of a segment of the population (for Hitler it was the Jews, for Trump it is Brown People in general and Latino’s in particular) it becomes easier to sway the masses to action. During the mid term elections Trump and his diabolical minions attempted to demonize Latinos. They spread stories of Latino’s raping (white) woman, murdering, robbing, spreading disease, taxing our institutions, stealing jobs, etc. They hyped it up so much that they even convinced the military to abandon their families during the Thanksgiving holiday in order to “protect” the boarder. Yet, when all was said and done, (thank goodness) these tactics failed. Americans turned out to vote in record numbers and the ultra conservative (aka White Supremacist) faction did not get its way. The democrats took over the House of Representatives thus ensuring checks and balances.

The majority of Brown Americans and the 11% of conscientious Caucasians turned out to say “NO MAS” no more. People got tried of seeing children ripped away from parents and put into cages.

I understand why some in the Jewish community felt offended by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s analogy of Latino’s being in cages to Jews being incinerated. I do. But Jewish pain should not minimize Latino pain. If one person is murdered by a mad gunman and another is murdered by a knife wielding madman should we be concerned by the method used to murder or should we be concerned with the act of murder itself? No one, and I think this especially includes AOC, was trying to trivialize Jewish suffering in concentration camps, I think the point here is children in cages. Women in cages. The horrible Jewish experience happened in the 1940’s. The horrific Latino experience is happening today, in the twenty first century. One does not cancel out the other.

Hail to the furer
Donald J. Trump Hail to the furer

The real facts of the matter are:
1) When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.

2) Muslim travel ban. Until it was blocked by the courts, Trump’s executive order prohibited travel of people from seven majority Muslim Countries.

3) “there are good people on both sides” Trump’s response to the incident at Charlottesville in which a white supremacist killed a white supporter of Black Lives Matter.

4) Trump’s family separation policy is an aspect of his immigration policy. The policy was falsely presented to the public as a “zero tolerance” approach intended to deter illegal immigration and to encourage tougher legislation. It was adopted across the entire US–Mexico border from April 2018 until June 2018, however later investigations found that the practice of family separations had begun a year previous to the public announcement. Under the policy, federal authorities separated children from parents or guardians with whom they had entered the US illegally. The adults were prosecuted and held in federal jails, and the children supposedly placed under the supervision of the US Department of Health and Human Services but were later revealed to have actually been placed in cages.

5) “I am telling the caravans, the criminals, the smugglers, the trespassers marching toward our border, turn back now, because you are not getting in. Turn back,” Trump addressing a rally of supporters before the Midterm election of November 2018.

6) U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement will begin a vast roundup of undocumented immigrants in at least 10 major cities this weekend, the The New York Times reported today July 11, 2019

“They’ll be starting fairly soon, but I don’t call them raids, we’re removing people, all of these people who have come in over the years illegally,” said President Donald Trump.

Chief-Sitting-Bull
Chief Sitting Bull. May his spirit live on forever.

One definition for INVASION is “an unwelcome intrusion into another’s domain.” So Caucasians, whom invaded the so-called new world and pretty much eradicated the Native peoples are now afraid of being invaded by people whose ancestors are the very Natives that they invaded. Ironic right?

Go figure.

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