Sunday, November 20, 2005

"Chong Piece" Creating Much Commotion

There has been a lot of discussion over a piece written in July that suggests a Muslim takeover in France by 2010. While many believe it was written by Major General Vernon Chong, USAF ret., it was in fact forwarded by him but written by a California man named Harris Sherline.

The portion of the article grabbing everyone's attention is as follows:
If we don't win this war right now, keep a close eye on how the Muslims take over France in the next 5 years or less. They will continue to increase the Muslim population of France and continue to encroach little by little, on the established French traditions. The French will be fighting among themselves, over what should or should not be done, which will continue to weaken them and keep them from any united resolve. Doesn't that sound eerily familiar?
The creepy thing is that this analysis continues to ring true in the response from France towards the rioting. The attempts to remain politically correct are simply fueling the hatred of Muslims towards the French authorities. Recent news has shown that the form of rioting, torching automobiles, used in the past month has been happening on a much smaller scale in the ghettos around Paris for quite a while.

The truth is, sentiments toward immigration must not be handled delicately anymore, neither here nor abroad. The borders need to be protected, but not closed, so we can begin identifying and deporting illegals while still allowing those who wish to go through the legal process to become citizens. Anyone who claims that illegals simply don't have the means to do this are blind to reality. Every single immigrant who becomes a citizen has the same rights under the Constitution, illegals do not. It is a waste of time and resources to try granting these people special rights. This resembles a complete negation of the idea of citizenship in that there are two groups of potential citizens: legal and illegal immigrants. The latter was never meant to be given citizenship because they don't meet the standards required. To give rights to illegals breaks down the legal barrier between the two groups that were always meant to be separate.

The situation in France is a result of the poor treatment of the ethnic minorities by the French government. The easiest way to avoid the ethnic tension in nations like France and the USA is to simply embrace minorities while assimilating them all into the "American" or "French" culture. The presence of numerous sub-cultures dooms a nation to fight a war from within.

Excerpts from the piece have been added to the "Transcripts" section of Senator Tom Coburn's website. Hat tip: Jenna for turning me on to the piece in the first place.

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