Today’s immigrants don’t always built up the country; sometimes they tear it down.
It’s the difference between the immigrants of yesterday and the “settlers” of today.
Note that it only takes a tiny percentage of non-Western “newcomers” to disrupt a way of life built up over generations:
Tens of thousands of Somali refugees have resettled in America in recent years to escape the chaos of their homeland, which is located in the Horn of Africa.
But the transition isn’t going smoothly in one small town.[…]
“I found that there was just an enormous culture clash going on here,” he said. “The Somalis were–according to a lot of the people I talked to here–were being very, very rude, inconsiderate, very demanding. They would go into stores and haggle over prices. They would also demand to see a male salesperson, would not deal with women in stores“
A commenter asks — and I’d like to know, too:
Is it still legal to post a sign that reads “Management reserves the right to refuse service”?
Coming soon to a town near you: some of a projected influx of 12,000 Somali Bantu. Unless you live in Kansas—thanks to the hidden hypocrisy of its arch-immigration enthusiast Senator, Sam Brownback.
You have to admire the sense of humor of the folk in the refugee industry. Their current bright idea: to resettle part of a polygamous tribe that practices female genital mutilation in Holyoke, Massachusetts–next door to the first women’s college in America.
Even by the standards of the refugee industry – and God knows etc.–the story of the Somali Bantu is wild. They are not ethnic Somalis, the group who have just notoriously discovered Lewiston, Maine, doubling its welfare budget in two years. (At 3 percent of the Lewiston’s population, Somalis now receive 46 percent of its welfare payments). Instead, the Somali Bantu are the descendants of slaves brought to Somalia from further south as much as two hundred years ago. They remain distinct and are allegedly despised by their former masters–themselves, it should be noted, black Africans.
James Fulford adds:
We not only have a lot of coverage of Somali refugees, we have some specific items about Somalis in Shelbyville. Check this one out: DNA Testing Exposes Somali Refugee Fraud, by yours truly, in which I say “You don’t get biometric ID in society where many people have never seen a doorknob,” which probably would ping the Hatemeter even if it wasn’t followed by “The other problem seems to be that they lie a lot…”