Friday, October 28, 2016

When American Jews (and Emma Lazurus) Demanded an End to Immigration

At one time, American Jews and Emma Lazurus, the famed author of the "Give us your humbled masses yearning to be free..." Statue of liberty poetess - actually petitioned the US Congress to halt immigration.
Poet Emma Lazarus asked Congress to ban immigration from Eastern Europe

We  happened upon this strange but true fact of American history in Ernest Van Den Haag's celebrated 1969 book, "The Jewish Mystique" (Dell Publishing, New York.)

Van Den Haag was a Dutch-born Jew, who emerged in the 60's as a prominent American sociologist, an academic of considerable renown and a conservative who became a regular writer in William F. Buckley's National Review.

On page 155 of his best selling book, Van den Haag wrote:

"German-American Jews went so far as to send a delegation to Washington to ask that the immigration of their co-religionists be slowed or stopped. And they assured each other that the East European Jews were "oriental", even of a different color. The poet, Emma Lazurus, although herself, descended from a Sephardic Jewish family, expressed the feelings of the German Jews, when she wrote:

"For the mass of semi-Orientals, Kabbalists and Chassidim who constitute the vast majority of East European Israelites, some more practical measure must be devised than their transportation to a state of society in the United States, utterly at variance with their customs and beliefs." 
Ernest van Den Haag

But today, immigration pimps, such as the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (which includes the Council for American Islamic Relations - amongst many other radical open-borders groups) regularly cite Emma Lazurus' poem (which was added to the statue of Liberty as and afterthought two decades after its construction) and regularly (and erroneously) try to characterize Emma Lazarus as an unabashed open borders type.

And, as we earlier chronicled, Jewish groups as the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, spend big bucks pimping for open US borders.

This has been part of the ongoing program to lie to the American people.

We can't blame Donald Trump for suggesting, that the whole game has been rigged.

And Emma Lazarus and the German Jews of an earlier generation, seemingly would agree with him.

1 comment:

  1. American Council of Bishops is the biggest pimp of all.


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