They really don’t get it.
With illegal immigration dominating the headlines again as a caravan of Central Americans travels across Mexico to the United States to challenge the country’s immigration system, it’s worth revisiting just how the issue played out in the months leading up to President Donald Trump’s election in 2016.
And one video that was making the rounds just before that historic victory sums up the “argument” perfectly.
In a confrontation on an unidentified college campus, a liberal took extreme exception to a Trump supporter proudly sporting a “Make America Great Again” hat.
To liberals, the phrase wasn’t just Trump’s successful campaign slogan for 2016 (and possibly in 2020). It was code for racists who hate the very idea of immigrants entering the country.
But as the conversation made clear, the young woman didn’t understand the essential difference between immigrants who arrive in accordance with the law, and those who show the law utter disregard.
The dialogue is instructive, even if the educated Trump supporter’s words aren’t registering on a mind spoiled by a lifetime of indoctrination in liberal beliefs.
Check it out here.
“You’re not allowed to share hate language in a university” setting, the budding young fascist scolded, apparently mistaking the red and white headgear of Trump supporters for the white hoods of the Ku Klux Klan.
“Make America Great Again means make America all for white people,” the woman went on. “No immigrants no people of different sexual orientation no people ….”
“His wife is an immigrant,” one of the Trump supporters interrupted. “It’s illegal immigrants that he doesn’t like.”
That clearly doesn’t cut it in the liberal mind.
“Just because he’s married to an immigrant doesn’t mean the policies and what he stands for is promoting people of different colors being in our university.”
“It’s illegal immigrants,” the Trump supporter attempted to clarify.
The next 10 seconds are silent – and priceless.
It’s evident from the woman’s face that the words aren’t computing. It might well be that the critical thinking necessary to understand the difference between legal and illegal immigration has been lost on her – or never cultivated sufficiently in the first place.
Regardless, it’s symptomatic of the kind of brain-washing the left has been engaged in for decades, and only picked up steam during the eight disastrous years of Barack Obama’s presidency.
And it’s a big part of the battle conservatives have to fight every day.
No real American opposes immigration per se. When liberal calls America a “country of immigrants” it’s one of the few things they get right.
Legal immigration can be a lifeblood in the country, bringing new talent, new brains and new workers from around the world to help “Make America Great Again.”
Being liberals, however, they get the rest of it wrong. It’s illegal immigration that’s the problem. But it’s illegal immigration that American liberals and their champions in the Democrat Party choose to focus on.
Getting young people to understand that is the single biggest challenge of fulfilling the Trump presidency’s promise to restore some sanity to the immigration system in the United States.
Because at the moment, judging by the young woman’s vacant stare, they just don’t get it at all.
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