One only needs to read CIS’s blogs to recognize how woefully and laughably inaccurate its motto–”Low-immigration, Pro-immigrant”–truly is.
CIS Fellow James R Edwards, Jr. set about underscoring the group’s worldview of default nativism by issuing the following warning in a blog from this morning:
“Golden Dawn, a stridently nationalist political movement, has taken off in strife-torn Greece, the Washington Post has reported in a front-page news story. This development should serve as a cautionary tale to the Obama administration, whose actions to deprive Americans of their right to self-government could very well spark similar movements here in the United States.”
And by “a stridently nationalist political movement,” what Edwards means is full-on neo-Nazi: the group’s leader is a proud holocaust denier and an admirer of Hitler. The group’s symbols are even modeled after the Nazi’s repurposing of ancient symbols. We have written before about Golden Dawn here on Imagine2050, most recently in response to the party opening an office in the borough of Queens, New York City.
Edwards bows to victim-blaming by noting that Golden Dawn’s emergence as a violent street movement/political party is the result of a single factor: “Immigrants’ presence has reached critical mass.” He goes even further, fully blaming the Obama Administration’s immigration policies in a time of high unemployment for creating the toxic cultural conditions from which such a movement of violence may arise:
“This fully predictable reaction to Greece’s situation could happen here. Thank the Obama administration for creating the conditions for just such a response.
“Obama has deliberately assaulted state and local sovereignty. He has sued Arizona, Alabama, South Carolina, and other states and localities that have acted through their own legislative processes to use their own resources to protect their own citizens from the adverse effects of mass immigration.”
He doubles-down on these points near the blog’s close:
“Once this situation reaches critical mass, with Americans who have tried to work constructively through the legislative process finding all such official avenues of exercising self-government cut off, Obama’s actions could well lead to people turning to groups like Golden Dawn and taking matters into their own hands. It could get a lot more intense than the grandmas armed with cell phones and binoculars who formed the Minuteman movement back when the Bush administration was refusing to enforce the laws and lobbying for mass amnesty.”