The Scottish version is, “The best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men / Gang aft agley”. It’s taken from a poem written in 1785 by Robert Burns, the rough translation of which is contained in American John Steinbeck’s “Of Mice And Men”. He wrote, “The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.”
This is the case for the Democrat plan to pack the country with illegal refugees. They, the Democrats, are under the impression these people will, if allowed to stay, be forever grateful to the party which championed their cause. The problem with that plan is its premise.
It is typical of liberals, they think the rest of us are too stupid and one dimensional not to think beyond what they believe about us. By us, I mean anyone who is not a part of the liberal power elite. But if you look at the immigrant experience in this country, it is clear liberals have perverted the facts to fit their fantasy world. The immigrant experience has never been one of sucking on the government nipple forever. On the contrary it has been pretty much the same for every ethnic group with the exception of black people, but that is an entirely different story with entirely different causations. The plain fact is, most of the Mexicans and others of Hispanic background who do come to this country illegally or legally, come for the same reason Italians, Germans and the Irish came, to find work and live better. That is a fact of human nature as a function of the American immigrant experience, not an exception to it.
The driving force behind similarities in the immigrant experience for these people is family. The Hispanic, Latino or whatever you want to call their culture (I’ll use Hispanic since for the most part they all have their roots in the Spanish language) is largely about family. Where there is family, there is a sense of responsibility which translates into a need to provide. The Hispanic family structure lends itself to an almost automatic establishment of rules and regulations derived from traditions which are fundamentally no different than other western European traditions. With the same exceptions all other ethnic groups display, Hispanics have a work ethic that cannot be denied. The problem is enough work for everyone who wants it, Hispanic and otherwise.
The Hispanic family tradition also extends itself to a desire for their children to have a better life than their parents. Whether it be through work, education or a combination of both, the Hispanic dream is the same as every other ethnicity’s, to earn enough to live well.
What problem we have with illegal aliens is not as much their fault as it is Democrats here at home. To encourage illegal immigration as a means of gaining and retaining power is as cruel as was slavery. Democrats are simply recruiting people to do their bidding without paying them. What is the difference between that kind of slavery and any other? And, as if encouraging illegal immigration isn’t enough, Democrats at the same time appear to be encouraging hatred for the very country into which those same illegal immigrants are so desperately seeking entry. Listen to the likes of Congressman Luis Gutierréz (D-IL), what you will hear is vitriol laced with sentences like, “It is almost as if they despise and hate all of our children.” Such statements are meant to separate Hispanics from the rest of America, it is the same tactic used by people like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson. In the long run, if conservatives follow through on my suggestions below, Gutierréz and rank liberal politicians like him will fail.
The fact that government has proven itself to be the absolute worst means of providing people with the necessities of life is irrefutable, Hispanics know this. Educated Hispanics like Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz understand this completely. They know a liberal system of government is unnatural to Hispanics for it attempts to strip them of their intrinsic desire to work their way to wealth so as to provide for their families. That desire can only be sustained through the freedom and independence necessary for unhampered pursuit of their goal. It is a powerful reason why illegals try so desperately to remain under the radar. Being caught here as an illegal doesn’t mean they’ll be deported as much as it means they will become part of the system, the very one that takes the earnings of legitimate citizens and redistributes it to others who don’t have their work ethic or family traditions. It is bound to frustrate them as it does the rest of America.
Therefore, to suggest that the Democrat plan for packing the system with new Democrats is inevitable if we don’t shutter our country immediately is to ignore the larger picture which involves an assessment of human wants and needs and the innate desire to satiate them. And while closing the borders is an absolute must, once they are secure it is essential for conservatives to begin an outreach which demonstrates to Hispanics they will not be granted blanket amnesty, but they will be given a path to citizenship along with the Constitutional guarantees which offer the right to work themselves to wealth without assistance from the government. Then it is incumbent on conservatives to remove as much government as possible from the equation such that all people residing in the United States can be free to pursue their individual dreams. Such a plan will work if we get rid of old attitudes and rely on the fundamentals of human nature so eloquently embodied in our founding documents. After all, they aren’t specific to people from only one part of the world, they are significant for their universality. Even Muslims understand the value inherent in freedom and liberty, but they are shackled by a destructive set of religious beliefs the rest of the world understands must be defeated before they can enter the community of mankind.
One final note, conservatives must have a plan for recapturing our country. It should be designed with fundamental components in mind. First, there is a need for stealthy public relations regarding the benefits of conservatism and capitalism under our Constitution, but equally important is the infiltration of our education system. Jefferson wisely observed, “If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.” But he could never have imagined that the system through which generations of Americans would be educated would itself be ignorant and willfully so.
Taking back our country from liberals means embracing that which we may find disagreeable today, but fighting fire with fire, propaganda with propaganda is essential to start. It will be a slow process, but we were slow getting to this point. A comprehensive plan and the patience to execute it properly is what we need.