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Historical and Moral Issue - 100 Years of Racism after Slavery

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in response to reader comment: The only problem with limiting Islamist immigration, is the current American state of confusion

Submitted by Robert (United States), Mar 3, 2017 at 06:48

Dear Michael S.,

I am familiar with the Johnson–Reed Act. And you are correct, it is a legal precedent. But it was also rooted in our heritage of Racism in which American discriminated against the Brown Skinned Catholics mostly of Southern Europe: Italy, Spain, etc. We wanted the Blue Eyes, Blond Hair, etc., of the mostly Protestant Northern Europe. It was a Shock when the darker skinned Southern Italian Movie Star, Rudolph Valentino was adored by American women more than the Northern Gentleman stereotype.

So we must emphasize that our Discrimination isn't Racist. And that our Discrimination is not prohibited when our laws vet foreigners abroad as prospective entrants to the USA. We didn't even enact a Meritocracy back in 1924. Discriminating in favor of Merit makes sense. It is good for the USA to have people immigrate here who have skills we need. And to discriminate of favor of the outmoded concepts of Culture and Civilization is also to be emphasized. We should make a point of it that today Islam is the ONLY Religion against which the whole world is threatened. It is also the most rapidly growing Religion. We need a modern Catholic Crusade - to convert Muslims to Christianity. But that may need a different Pope than Pope Francis.

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