On Wednesday’s episode of “The Michael Knowles Show,” Knowles discusses the flip-flopping of the Democrat Party on immigration and how their new stance is nothing less than “open borders” in an attempt to gain voters and “destroy tradition.” Video and partial transcript below:
Why do (the Democrats) want open borders? On a very basic and electoral level, they want open borders because open borders guarantee Democrats a steady stream of voters. This is just the way it works.
People who cross illegally into the country, obviously, they can’t vote unless they get legal status. But over time their children, their grandchildren will be able to vote and study after study shows they are between three and eight times as likely to vote for Democrats as Republicans. So this is just a basic electoral matter. They can take over the country politically if they flood it with illegal aliens from Central and South America.
On a broader level, they want open borders because progressives seek to destroy tradition. That’s what they do. That’s what progressive ideology is. It’s the idea that things in the past were bad and things in the future are better and there’s a clear path to get to the future. So we’re going to march on the way there. The conservative movement was founded against this. Bill Buckley, when he founded National Review, said “A conservative is one who stands athwart history yelling stop!”
Now, the Left is going to march toward progress faster and faster and faster. An expedient way to undermine American traditions and culture and all those conservatives who were trying to stop you is to flood the country with people who don’t speak English, who don’t know anything about the American system of government or American history or our traditions here. Also, people who are desperate and who are therefore vulnerable to political coercion.
The Democrats have been doing this since Boss Tweed. They’ve been doing this since Tammany Hall in the early 20th century, late 19th century. They have embraced immigrants who come in and they use them. They use them one, as a cudgel to sort of undermine the conservative aspects of the culture that they don’t like, and they use them as vulnerable and exploitable people.
That’s what the Democrat machines were. This is the best strategy that Democrats have at their disposal. It’s very effective. It’s worked for them for over 100 years. So tip your hat to them, but no one should ever pretend that open borders advocates are exhibiting generosity or charity. It’s not that. It is purely cynical politics. 60% to 80% of women and girls are raped as they cross that border illegally according to Fusion and Amnesty International and The Huffington Post. There’s nothing charitable about encouraging that system.
Children are being victimized. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said that the detention centers are like Holocaust concentration camps, Nazi-esque concentration camps. Well if that’s so, then I guess the children’s parents are Nazi collaborators because it’s the children’s parents who are bringing them into this country to go to what AOC is calling a concentration camp.
Obviously, they’re either concentration camps or there are not. If they are concentration camps, it’s the parents who are doing it. They’re being brought over here. This is not just some Right-wing talking point. No less a leftist than Barack Obama made this point when he faced down his own immigration crisis in 2014 and he said what we should all be saying now, but what the Left won’t say. Which is, stop bringing your children here. This is creating an untenable situation it’s creating a crisis.
Stephanopoulos: There’s a humanitarian crisis on the border. Some of your critics have said you have to speak out more directly. To the people of Central America and say. Don’t come. If you come. You will be deported.
Obama: We’ve done that. The problem is, is that under current law once those kids come across the border there is a system in which we’re supposed to process them [and] take care of them until we can send them back.
Stephanopoulos: So, is your message don’t come?
Obama: Oh, our message absolutely is don’t send your children unaccompanied on trains or through a bunch of smugglers. That is our direct message to the families in Central America. Do not send your children to the borders. If they do make it they’ll get sent back. More importantly they may not make it.
Could you imagine if he were running in the Democrat presidential primary right now? No one would give him a second look because that’s not Barack Obama’s party anymore. He was already a very left-wing guy. They’ve moved so much further left.