The sentimental touchstone that causes non-British Americans whose ancestors came over in the 19th and early 20th centuries, right? Huddled masses, the poem, the search for a better life–the promise of America.
Though these non-British European immigrants of the past–especially Italians and the Irish–often serve as rhetorical ploys in the service of arguing for open borders in the present and indefinite future, the descendants of the original gentile settlers and the descendants of subsequent waves of gentile immigrants all feel the same way about contemporary immigration into America–they want less of it.
Those of German descent have the excuse of being significantly rural and thus significantly deplorable. Plus, they’re German by heritage, and we know what that means. But big city Italians wanting to slam the door hardest? Freaking fredos!
Members of the third group often invoked alongside Italians and the Irish in efforts to open US immigration policy as wide as possible are immigration romantics, however:
This is an observation gentiles are discouraged from making. But look at the masthead. This is his webzine, not mine, so go pound sand!
Speaking of Mr. Unz, he is often uncharitably referred to as a “self-hating Jew”, a phrase obviously intended as an insult. Would those same people refer to an ethnomasochistic white person as a “self-hating white”, and if so, would it be intended as an insult–or as a laud?
GSS variables used: LETIN1A(1-2)(3)(4-5), ETHNIC(7-9,11,14,15,19,21,24,26), RELIG(1-2,4-13)(3), YEAR(2012-2018)