The Gaddafi Corollary is the now widespread belief, enunciated by Colonel Gadaffi in 2005, that American belongs not to American citizens but to the entire world.
If the U.S. gets to rip up its 2003 deal with the late Colonel, drop bombs on him, and pay a mob to sodomize him to death, then it’s only fair the Colonel, and all his fellow clansmen, should get to move to America any time he feels like, right?
In recent days, the Gaddafi Corollary has been endorsed by such luminaries as former Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and now by the Anderson Cooper of Conquistador-Americans, Univision anchorman Jorge Ramos.
“The taboo issue of an open border should be tackled. Not now. Politically it is impossible even to discuss that. But I don’t see why we can’t have in North America the same immigration that they have within the European Union,” Ramos said to Time magazine in 2014. …
And Ramos’ views are not fringe ones in Mexico: A 2013 poll found that 66 percent of Mexicans believe the U.S. government has no right to limit immigration, while 52 percent said Mexicans have a right to be in the United States. Another 88 percent said it is fine to enter the U.S. illegally if one needs money. Over half, 56 percent, said they had friends or family who tried to immigrate to the U.S. illegally.