America, We’re Told, Is Not Exceptional — Except to Immigrants

Iraqi immigrants being detained in an immigration facility in Detroit, Michigan, said they would rather die here than be deported to their native country. Seven Iraqi detainees began a hunger strike on Friday to protest their pending deportation.

Hmmm…Interesting. On the one hand, we’re told by our supposed moral and intellectual superiors that America is no better than any other country. That’s what Barack Obama implied back in April 2009: “I believe in American exceptionalism, just as I suspect that the Brits believe in British exceptionalism and the Greeks believe in Greek exceptionalism.” Sure. Everybody is the same. That’s why so many flee their countries to live in America.

Or, better yet, we’re told that America is savage, imperialist, racist, misogynist and otherwise deplorable. That’s what Black Lives Matter, the Democratic Party, and virtually all of academia and the media tell us on a daily basis.

Yet these very same elites will tell us we’re cruel, inhumane and — of course — racist for asking that immigration laws be enforced rather than arbitrarily changed, at will, by a President — only if the President is progressive and Democratic, of course.

So which is it? If America is such a hateful, deplorable and insensitive place, then why is it reasonable for immigrants to wish to die rather than leave the United States and return to their home countries? I thought America was no better than any other nation or, if anything, even worse. And yet even today, everybody — I mean everybody — would rather live here than anywhere else. And some are even prepared to die to do so.

There’s amazing, breathtaking and almost inconceivable hypocrisy, disingenuousness and intellectual dishonesty going on in our society today. It’s almost too much to believe, at times.

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