The power of presumption is a broadly underestimated social force. Those who can summon the brass to simply, openly presume some entitlement are often pleasantly surprised to receive it. That is because denying a second party’s presumption requires action, and sufficient force of will to impel it. Neither of which are much bolstered by our modern milieu of sloth and fear.
Most people just want to be told what to do. It’s a high leisure, low risk approach that isn’t likely to change without significant cultural or DNA modification. More importantly, they want to be told what to think–and are deathly afraid of ranging beyond prescribed boundaries. The truth that few furious partisans could bear to embrace is that most have spent their lives defending what they are permitted to believe, rather than what they furtively do. In the inertia of this mindset is where presumption blossoms.
Inertia is the force that keeps gravity from plunging Earth into the sun. It is also the force that keeps native whites from plunging invasive opportunists into the sea. In the anthropological sense, it is the inertia of idly watching the first alien colony become an archipelago. What wasn’t resisted ultimately isn’t. And soon enough presumption becomes real power.
The results of which are on ample display in this story of undocumented Iowans leading up to that state’s caucuses. Though before beginning there, a few thoughts on the linked website: fusion.net. It is part of a much larger gas-cloud of practically identical Internet properties. Plainly well-funded and far-far-left with a blatant (and obligatory) anti-white bent. Obviously some market exists for this perspective, though their scope and scale of subsidies lead me to wonder how many result from the exertions of Soros. The information is probably out there, maybe for another post.
But the purpose of our time today is to generate sympathy for alien squatters and draw them out from camouflaged burrows, if only briefly, to explain which American candidate would best accommodate non-Americans. Because what else matters?
David Calderón, 20
David Calderón was 9 years old when his family fled gang violence in El Salvador. So when candidates discuss deporting mothers and children back to El Salvador, it hits close to home. He says he’s a refugee even though he doesn’t have the papers to prove it.
Are there diploma mills that will stamp REFUGEE on foreheads for fifty bucks? And upon receipt of due certification, are American hosts obliged to fling open homes and daughters? I don’t know, though the underlying premise is clear. As scam-savant Frank Abagnale advised: Just act like you belong.
Calderón hopes one day to be a history teacher and is studying at Grand View University in Des Moines. He has temporary protection from being deported through the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), the executive action that every leading Republican candidate has promised to eliminate—and that the Supreme Court recently agreed to review.
Calderón said he supports Democrat Martin O’Malley because “he’s the only one that’s really cared about [immigration issues] from the beginning.”
“I have a lot of friends and acquaintances who try to sell other candidates to me and tell me to look at the big picture,” Calderón told Fusion. “But we’re not part of the big picture until we have the documentation, and you can’t tell me to think about the other things until I’m a part of it.”
Of course he is a good boy attending classes and getting his life back together. That doesn’t merit mentioning. Though notice his top priority: secure a habitat first and foremost. Until he does, you can’t tell him to think about other things. You mean even such things as the constitution, small government principles, or free trade? Well I suppose David Calderon is just among that minuscule subset of encroaching Amerinds who aren’t true conservatives!
Surely the next profiled pre-American will be as solid a Republican as Rick Wilson.
Antonia Rivera, 34
Antonia Rivera said she is torn between a candidate who has a better record on immigration and another candidate who she says is just more well-rounded.
She says she has temporary legal status through DACA, “until an administration decides to take it away.”
“When I heard Bernie Sanders speak about getting money out of politics, that totally spoke to me,” said Rivera, who has volunteered for the Sanders campaign.
“Martin O’Malley has a way better grasp on immigration issues, but with Sanders he’s a more well-rounded candidate that could beat Hillary Clinton.
O’Malley or Sanders. Does Antonia not realize that John Kasich took on the public sector unions as Governor of Ohio? Perhaps that news didn’t trickle down to Tijuana. Because if she had just read of his recent endorsement in the NYT, you can bet this Iowan would have been a Republican check mark.
Brenda Rodriguez, 45
Brenda Rodriguez says she just hopes the next president won’t want to kick her out of the country.
Rodriguez says she knows she can’t participate in the caucuses, but she’s been volunteering with the O’Malley campaign to encourage eligible voters to participate.
“O’Malley has the most humane immigration plans,” said Rodriguez, who has been living in Iowa for more than two decades.
“I think he can help people like me come out of the shadows,” she said.
Rodriguez says she is supporting O’Malley.
It’s heartening to imagine an O’Malley administration where people like Brenda Rodriguez (45) of Waterloo, Iowa can finally emerge from hiding in the shadows of shameful dank caverns. Perhaps their terror will even one day abate to the point of giving open interviews with photo-shoots and a raft of personally identifiable information. That’s all the dreamers ever wanted.
Andres Nuñez, 33
Andres Nuñez said election season is always tough for undocumented Iowans.
“It’s like, they say, here’s a flyer. But what I have to say doesn’t actually count, and that’s what hurts the most,” said Nuñez, referring to campaign workers who walk the streets of Des Moines handing out flyers urging Iowans to vote.
“The best thing I can do in my community is tell the people around me that their vote really could make a change for me and a lot of other people like me,” said Nuñez, who was born in Colombia and came to the U.S. on a visa that has since expired.
Nuñez said he is supporting Sanders because the senator’s proposals could help him reach his full potential. “I’ve seen his videos from back in the day and he’s stood for a lot of things. Finally he’s being heard, and I really appreciate that.”
Mr. Nunez, who is an Iowan by virtue of intentionally violating the terms of his visa, feels his voice doesn’t count. And if being politically ignored vexes him, it’s quite fortunate indeed he doesn’t support Republicans.
Though maybe another look is warranted. Jeb did say mass migration was an act of love. Maybe that would have secured her loyalty. Though maybe it wouldn’t matter at all, since voting for Bush wouldn’t aid Vermont’s 74 year-old Senator to “reach his full potential.” Si Se Puede, Bern.
Monica Reyes, 25
“For many years we’ve been left out of the conversation,” said Reyes, who co-founded DREAM Iowa, a group that champions the rights of immigrants in the state.
“It’s frustrating because it’s like we’re treated like numbers rather than people and many times we can feel dehumanized or criminalized,” Reyes said.
Reyes is supporting O’Malley because she believes “he is the one that would best represent me and the issues that are most important to me personally. It is time for someone to stand up for our community, and I believe that that is him.”
So Ms. Reyes feels left out of the American conversation. In much the same way readers here feel ostracized from El Salvador’s national dialogue, I imagine. She even feels criminalized which, in all honesty, is an intended feature of breaking the law. Though note again the strange absence of conservative principles animating her political posture. Instead it is exclusively who will benefit me and my community. I’ve been reliably informed that advocacy for one’s people is bigotry, and so perhaps Monica isn’t at all the type of constituent Bill Kristol would abide in his party.
There are more, though my hate is too choice a thing for light and careless lavishing. So readers will trust that remaining interviewees share an identical profile. Their shadows are well-lit, and none of the residents therein give a donkey show about conservative values–or even liberal ones for that matter. Rather their politics are open and unapologetically tribal. And they coalesce exclusively around candidates that advance those interests. This being a phenomenon so blandly apparent that etiquette demands its vehement denial. Thus the political spectrum is populated by determined imbeciles who yammer about neutral civic propositions as if anyone but themselves actually observe them.
The article concludes with this:
Over the past 15 years, the Latino population in Iowa more than doubled. And today’s population is expected to almost triple by 2050. The Pew Hispanic Center estimates that 40,000 undocumented immigrants live in Iowa, up from 5,000 two decades ago.
There is a point at which possession gains the last tenth of the law. And that is when all of our Constitutional Ghost Shirting and liberal One Nation fantasies will evaporate. The Epcot Republic has only ever existed in the minds of children and the childish. But for those new Iowans, the lesson of presumption is clear: act like you own the place…until you do.