This weekend I was talking with a friend about the nations that support the United States and those that oppose us. France, of course, and several other countries were at the middle of our conversation.
One point I made is that once upon a time many of the best and brightest in Europe crossed the ocean to live in America. This was, I believe, a fourteen-point swing. Not only did America benefit greatly from an influx of great minds and hard workers, but Europe, already teetering on the verge of stagnation, sank even lower into its swamp of mediocrity and decadence. I think they’re still pissed.
As the years have rolled by, though, much of America has shown a tendency to drift toward the European model of civilization. Large segments of our population seem to be enthralled by the European mentality and the UN-worshiping nationalist-less outlook.
If we built a couple of big steamships and paid for one-way tickets in steerage class, do you think we could encourage a sort of mass emigration to send those that are, underneath it all, really Europeans in American’s clothing back? Those folks obviously aren’t happy here.
I’m not for kicking anyone out, mind you. I’m just wondering if it might not be in America’s best interest to help a good percentage of her citizens on their way to the greener grass.