Bret Stephens, a writer for the NYT has called for the deportation of “lazy Americans” and to replace them with immigrants. So, if we call blacks lazy, we are racists. If we say Mexicans are lazy, it’s racist. But if we say Americans are lazy, it’s hunky dory. The truth is the only group that can be considered consistently lazy are…well, lazy people.
Stephens later said his article is tongue in cheek, yet he laid out his case that illegal and legal aliens being far superior and desired than unexceptional Americans. But let me make a point. If immigration is great for the economy and America as a whole, why isn’t the country in a boom from the eight years that Obama allowed millions of illegals into the country, refusing to deport even aliens that killed Americans?
He then goes on to break down how American natives are more likely to be locked up, less educated, less religious, less entrepreneurial, more likely to have children out of wedlock, count more teen delinquents among their ranks and have fewer children than their immigrant — both legal and illegal — peers.
“Bottom line: So-called real Americans are screwing up America,” Stephens concludes. “Maybe they should leave, so that we can replace them with new and better ones: newcomers who are more appreciative of what the United States has to offer, more ambitious for themselves and their children, and more willing to sacrifice for the future.”
He then admits that his argument is made in jest after implying the “so-called real Americans” he’s talking about were the ones who voted for Donald Trump.
“O.K., so I’m jesting about deporting ‘real Americans’ en masse. (Who would take them in, anyway?) But then the threat of mass deportations has been no joke with this administration,” the outspokenly anti-Trump columnist clarifies.
While the article implies it’s “real American” Trump voters who are exhibiting these negative traits of high crime, little education and a greater rate of teen delinquency, there’s a likely unintended racial message behind this argument.