Saturday, June 30, 2018

The Uninformed "Intellectualism" of Juan Cole

Juan Cole and the Seven Exclusions

Image result for the 7 dwarfs
"Heigh ho, heigh ho
It's off to the States we go"

University of Michigan Professor Juan Cole, a big supporter of the Arab world and harsh critic of Israel, has-not surprisingly- weighed in on the decision by the Supreme Court that affirmed the Trump travel ban. In his blog, "Informed Comment", he lets loose against the court and, of course, President Trump-not to mention our entire history of immigration, which Cole terms, "racist". The title is:

The Seventh Exclusion: Great Moments in American Racist Immigration History

The fact is that notwithstanding the above examples, this country has long allowed people to come to this country as tourists, students, temporary workers and immigrants from all over the world. In fact, one group that in recent years has found it very difficult to immigrate to the US are white Europeans. In addition, only recently have we found that some immigrants have come not to assimilate but to change our very system and in some cases to harm us. Any sensible country has the right to defend itself and its citizens from that.

Finally, Cole concludes by telling us that civility (among other things) won't save us. The use of the word "civility" is a dog whistle because it is mostly conservatives in places like university campuses that are calling for civility in the face of leftist disruptions and in-your-face tactics of intimidation and bullying, in many cases by the pro-Palestinian crowd that Cole sides with. 

No, Folks. According to Cole, the solution is to go out and elect those open borders, socialist, and uncivil Democrats like Maxine Waters. And Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is leading the way?

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