Lightfoot Lindsay Graham is at it again. He now and then sends out slick multicoloured mailings to remind South Carolinians what a brave and stalwart conservative he is. I have noticed that these promotions have become less frequent lately. Perhaps because his great funder, the gambling king Adelson, has passed away.
In the latest he reminds us that he stood valiantly against the recent unqualified Supreme Court appointment. Of course it was going to pass anyway. But his latest bold gesture was a recommendation for the murder of the Russian leader who has thwarted the U.S. war-making Deep State. Need we say that this pseudo-macho posturing is not only beneath the dignity of a Senator but also an illustration of a shallow adolescent mind.
Your President, sworn to faithfully execute the laws and defend the Union, has now released into “your country” enough illegal aliens to outnumber the voting population of several States.
During the recent French elections I was struck by an ad for the pro-immigration forces. A comely young African woman asks a candidate: “Would you oppose someone like me coming to France for a better life?” This was considered a definitive putdown of a candidate opposed to mass immigration. Who but a bad person could possibly oppose someone wanting to improve his or her life?
This illustrates a major defect in our public discourse these days. The whole statement is momentary, personal, and emotional. Larger issues and time frame do not even appear relevant. What is France? Is it a resource for any foreigner who wants to improve their life? What does this mean for the French people, many of whom would like to improve their lives? Why doesn’t this educated person do something to improve the life of her benighted country rather than become a parasite on another people?
Clyde Wilson is a distinguished Professor Emeritus of History at the University of South Carolina He is the author or editor of over thirty books and published over 600 articles, essays and reviews