Y’all aren’t gonna believe the comments former President Obama made at a recent European Town Hall.
Are you ready for this jelly?
He said, “I worry sometimes when, as we think about how to deal with the immigration issue, we think that any moves towards assimilation of the existing newcomers to the existing culture is somehow a betrayal. It’s not racist to say if you’re going to be here then you should learn the language of the country you just arrived at. We need to have some sort of common language in which all of us can work and learn and understand each other. Should we want to encourage newcomers to learn the language of the country they’re moving to? Of course.”
Let’s pause right there.
Obama said we should have a common language, and that immigrants should assimilate.
And I couldn’t agree with him more. But what I’ve been told by progressives for the past couple years is that those ideas are patently racist and bigoted, so I’m really looking forward to their reaction to Obama’s comments.
He wasn’t done.
“Reducing fear on the part of people who are already there…requires some levels of adaptation from the people who are coming in. We are still wired to only be able to process knowing about 150 people in our brains, so now suddenly we are in cities with strangers we don’t know and we are asked to trust them, and it goes against some of our impulses.”
WAIT. Is he suggesting that it’s up to immigrants to earn the trust of the citizens of the countries they’re entering? OMG WHAT A RACIST.
Obviously I don’t think that’s a racist suggestion at all, but imagine for a moment what ANY of the leading 2020 Democrat candidates would say if Trump were to make that suggestion. Imagine AOC’s reaction to Trump suggesting that we have a common language. She’d be losing her freaking mind.
And that’s the problem with today’s liberals. They’ve chased each other so far to the left that they all sound like complete lunatics who don’t want America to be recognizable as a unified country any longer.
OF COURSE English should be the common language of the United States. OF COURSE immigrants should learn the language. NO, we shouldn’t have to “press 1 for English.” OF COURSE people should melt into the pot. No one is asking anyone to deny their heritage or turn their backs on their history. We’re just asking you to freaking melt, like my parents did, and like generations before them did, into a common, unified American culture.
I never thought I’d say this, but bravo, Obama.