Werner Herzog’s Bear, writing at Notes from the Ironbound, sees echoes of the past in the current wingnut hysteria about an influx of brown children at the border. A nugget–follow the link for the rest:
When I hear the screaming mobs spewing hatred clothed in the fig leaf of “protecting the border” I hear the echoes of the 1850s and the Know-Nothings, the first major anti-immigrant group in American history. It came in response the massive waves of migrant from Germany and Ireland, mostly directed against Irish Catholics. . . . If those children in Murrieta today did not have protection I fear that the blood would flow.
The Republican Party has become a vile and loathsome thing. (Ask me nicely, I’ll tell you what I really think.)
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