WND and the ‘Migrant Gravy Train’

The White House announced a strategic action plan to help get immigrants integrated into local communities. The plan includes ways to help them learn English, build job skills and other considerations that can only be seen as healthy. Unless you’re a right wing xenophobe, of course. Then it’s a “secret” plan to “transform America” by bringing dirty foreigners here. Xenophobes like, say, Leo Hohmann of the Worldnetdaily, who objects to the “migrant gravy train.”

What are the signs that your community has been secretly selected for an infusion of refugees from Muslim nations like Syria or Somalia, or migrant workers from Central America?

The Obama White House released a report last week on the integration of immigrants and refugees that provides some clues.

It could be something as simple as a new billboard along the highway touting the contributions of diverse immigrant populations and refugees. Or maybe you’ll hear a radio spot or see a TV ad delivering the same type of message.

Your city council may pass a proclamation “celebrating” and “welcoming” the “cultural diversity” and economic benefits of refugees and other “new Americans.”

Why those devious devils! Welcoming people to America? Celebrating the role of immigration into a country built almost entirely on immigration? Communism! Hohmann….that’s a German name, isn’t it? Yep, it is. Which means his family at some point emigrated here as well. And guess what? They were likely greeted with the same hostility with which their descendants now greet other immigrants. How ironic.

The report is chock full of programs, goals, plans and strategies to build welcoming “receiving communities” and give immigrants all they need to prosper economically, linguistically and politically.

A dramatic break from the plan that Hohmann would prefer, which involves pitchforks and torches. All of this is like candy for the right wing ID, feeding into their deep-seated psychological fear of outsiders and loyalty to the tribe. Never mind that the tribe was built by immigration in the first place.

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  • dingojack

    What’s next!?!

    I fear, my fellow Americans, the so-called mooslim/atheist/marxist/trotskite/fascist Pesident is planning to roll out the following evuulll demonic plans:

    A) the Migrant Biscuit Plate

    B) the Migrant Collard Greens Bowl

    C) the (after-dinner) Migrant Moonshine Keg!

    Thanks Obama!

    @@ Dingo

  • John Pieret

    chock full of programs, goals, plans and strategies to build welcoming “receiving communities” and give immigrants all they need to prosper economically, linguistically and politically

    I bet the first inhabitants of America regret that whole welcoming communities thingie we now call “Thanksgiving.”

  • StevoR

    Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,

    With conquering limbs astride from land to land;

    Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand

    A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame

    Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name

    Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand

    Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command

    The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.

    “Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she

    With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,

    Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,

    The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.

    Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,

    I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

    – Emma Lazarus

    Inscribed upon the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty which sculpture also features a broken chain at Liberty’s feet. Original plans for the lady with the torch to be holding the chain were apparently rejected as too divisive .. (Wikipedia guess which page.)

  • dingojack

    Oh Noes JP — you mean that gravy train comes with turkey???

    :( Dingo

  • Chiroptera

    John Pieret, #2:

    I sometime wonder whether Right Wingers are so afraid of immigrants because they are terrified that the immigrants are going to do to them what their ancestors did (and what we are still doing) to the Native Americans.

  • caseloweraz

    What are the signs that your community has been secretly selected for an infusion of refugees from Muslim nations like Syria or Somalia, or migrant workers from Central America?

    Why, the fact that the WhirledNutDizzy knows all about this supposed secret selection. It’s amazing how all the president’s “secret plans” instantly become known to, and published by, the right wing.

  • Chiroptera

    What are the signs that your community has been secretly selected for an infusion of refugees from Muslim nations like Syria or Somalia, or migrant workers from Central America?

    A sudden influx of new employees that work hard and conscientiously?

    New students who study hard and try to excel?

    New neighbors that are friendly, outgoing, and helpful?

    New restaurants that sell delicious food at a reasonable price?

    I dunno, what are the signs?

  • Larry

    I wonder who mows the lawns, picks the fruit, hangs drywall, puts on roofs, and cooks the restaurant food, all at minimum wage, in the RWNJ universe. I could understand it if they’re upset that these jobs are ones they wanted but didn’t get but somehow, I doubt that’s it.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    Never mind that the tribe was built by immigration in the first place.

    Wrong! It was built by the right kind of immigration. Mine. Everything that’s wrong with this country started with the immigrant wave after the one that brought my ancestors here.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    Larry “I wonder who mows the lawns, picks the fruit, hangs drywall, puts on roofs, and cooks the restaurant food, all at minimum wage, in the RWNJ universe. I could understand it if they’re upset that these jobs are ones they wanted but didn’t get but somehow, I doubt that’s it.”

    They sneak over the border and steal our jobs that I won’t do for the pay provided and that I also won’t pay others enough to do to employ people like myself.

    What I’m saying is that it’s all their fault.

  • http://www.thelosersleague.com theschwa

    This is just another classic Obama distraction so that no one notices the awful Migrant Soul Train!

  • busterggi

    I knew we shuldna let the Irish in.

  • eric

    I wonder who mows the lawns, picks the fruit, hangs drywall, puts on roofs, and cooks the restaurant food, all at minimum wage, in the RWNJ universe.

    Well the smart ones probably just object to the “at minimum wage” part, not actually using immigrants to do those sorts of jobs. Being able to pay illegally low wages and have the threat of deportation to blackmail your workers with is an evil labor-user’s dream; making them legal residents with rights is what they want to avoid.

    However I also have no doubt that there’s a lot of tea party types that just don’t think through the consequences of their policy positions. It never occurs to them to think what would happen if 12+ million blue collar workers just up and disappeared.

  • erichoug

    I love this sort of stuff. The funniest part of it is watching the government people stay straight laced and stolid in the face of a herd of lunatics dressed up in full clown Regalia and speaking pig latin at them because they think that it’s part of the “New World Order”.

    HAHAHAHAHA, Hilarious.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jason.criley jason the cripple

    “The report is chock full of programs, goals, plans and strategies to build welcoming “receiving communities” and give immigrants all they need to prosper economically, linguistically and politically.”

    Two of the rights major complaints about immigrants, is that they don’t speak the language, and they’re a drain on our society. So why is he so pissed that someone is trying to fix those problems?

    “How dare you make them productive citizens of this country! If you do that, what can I complain about?”

  • NYC atheist

    This is America, learn English! Wait, THEY’RE learning English?!?

  • NYC atheist

    Ninja’d by Jason. Good show, sir.

  • D. C. Sessions

    I wonder who mows the lawns, picks the fruit, hangs drywall, puts on roofs, and cooks the restaurant food, all at minimum wage, in the RWNJ universe.

    They’re still trying to find replacements for the ones that the Thirteenth Amendment took away. Or, of course, repeal it. That would be sweet.

  • Larry

    “How dare you make them productive citizens of this country! If you do that, what can I complain about?”

    No worries! I bet some of ’em are gay.

  • marcus

    theschwa @ 11

    “This is just another classic Obama distraction so that no one notices the awful Migrant Soul Train!”

    Good luck with that! I just saw it hiding over there behind the Big Gay Bandwagon!

  • coragyps

    Hell – milk would be about $8.00 a gallon if it weren’t for the illegal immigrants out at our dairy shoveling cowshit, milking cows, birthin’ cow babies, etc., while living in shitty little on-premises housing. As one (anglo) ex-felon who worked there described it, “$6.50 an hour and all the flies you can eat!!!”

  • http://www.ranum.com Marcus Ranum

    Leo Hohmann

    Sounds German. Is he one of them damn immegrints?

  • eric

    Mmmmm…migrant gravy. I put it on my solyent green.