Ingratitude is one of my very least favorite things. I am a big proponent of basic niceties like saying thank you, even to service industry workers who are just doing their jobs. It only takes a second and I hope it adds even a tiny bit to our general level of civility in this country.
Unfortunately my little gestures of appreciation are generally swamped by the ingratitude of more famous people. Megan Rapinoe, an unattractive and mouthy little boy that apparently plays soccer, has been holding a public temper tantrum for weeks now and I still can't figure out why anyone listens to him. Or Colin Kaepernick, a low talent imbecile that made millions playing a kids game and now spends his time taking a crap on the people who made him rich. I wrote in the past about Therese Patricia Okoumou, the homely woman from the Congo, a land teeming with rape and Ebola, given shelter in my country that climbed on the base of the statue of Liberty last year to protest "racism" or some other crap: The Gratitude Is Heartwarming. Also there is anti-white racist and hack Sarah Jeong, a Korean living in my country who doesn't seem to like the people who welcomed her and her family to America, the same people who died in the Korean War to protect her from spending her life in a gulag: Why The Sarah Jeong Hire By The New York Times Matters. There was Charlotte Alter, a spoiled Jewish girl from an incredibly wealthy family, who complained that she has never known prosperity, when in fact she has never known anything BUT prosperity thanks to people like me, The Ingratitude Files, Fruit Roll-Up Edition. Then there is the repugnant "Congresswoman" from Minnesota, Ilhan Omar, the brother-marrying, low IQ ingrate, who hates the country and especially the people that gave her shelter from her fellow Muslims and Somalians, More From The Ingratitude Files. As I wrote in that post last December:
To put it another way. They fled from their homes of Somalia and the Congo because those nations are full of Somalians and Congolese people. They fled to my nation because it is full of people of European descent and not full of Somalians and Congolese. My country took them in and gave them a home and now they show no sign of ever going back to their countries. They live in a nation that is better in every possible way than where they came from but instead of showing some level of gratitude, they seem hyper-critical and determined to undo everything that makes this nation unlike the nations that they came from. It sort of reminds me of people in places like Massachusetts moving to New Hampshire to get away from Massachusetts or moving from California to Colorado to get away from California and then promptly doing their very best to transfer the states they moved to into replicas of the states they moved from.
Our freedom of expression and speech of course extends to naturalized citizens, so they can crab and complain about the country that took them in, gave them shelter and a new home. It would just be nice if they could, every now and then, show some gratitude for their incredibly better situation that was created by the same people they constantly criticize.
I don't think Ilhan Omar possesses the mental capacity to understand just how hypocritical and ungrateful her endless kvetching is. It is also a weird coincidence that the people who seem so publicly ungrateful are all non-white women. I am sure that is just a coincidence.
Then along comes Tucker Carlson, who really is the only sensible person on TV right now, saying what I have been saying for a long time.
A lengthy quote from Tucker's monologue if you don't want to watch it (you should):
No country can survive being ruled by people who hate it. We deserve better. For all of our country’s flaws, this is still the best place in the world. Most immigrants know that and that is why they come here. It's also why we've always been glad to have them here.
But now, there are signs that some people who move here from abroad don't like this country at all. As we told you last night, one of those people now serves in our Congress.
Think about that for a minute. Our country rescued Ilhan Omar from the single poorest place on Earth. We didn't do it for the money, we did it because we are kind people. How did she respond to the remarkable gift we gave her?
She scolded us, called us names, showered us with contempt. It's infuriating. More than that, it is also ominous. The United States admits more immigrants more than any other country on Earth, more than a million every year. The Democratic Party demand we increase that by and admit far more. OK, Americans like immigrants, but immigrants have got to like us back.
Our immigration system should only serve a single purpose: benefiting the people of the United States. Cheap labor to boost the profits of globohomo corporations is not benefiting the people of the United States. Quite the opposite. When you build a economic and social system based on certain assumptions and pricing and then dump a bunch of low skill workers who will work for nothing compared to Americans because living 16 to an apartment in America is better than whatever shithole they came from, that is a problem.
Tucker misses a few points, but the big thing he misses is this: people like Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez don't want to "rule" this country or even govern it. They want to transform this country away from what made it the most envied and coveted nation on Earth and transform it into something new, in their own image, into a mirror reflection of the very sorts of places that they and other migrants have fled from in the first place. They don't see a fundamentally sound and admirable system that needs some tweaks, they see a thoroughly corrupt, "racist", "misogynistic" culture that needs to be torn down and replaced wholesale with the same sort of culture and people they were forced to flee from in the first place.
As I have said, the problem with Somalia is that it is full of Somalians. If you replace heritage Americans with Somalians, you don't get darker hued patriots, explorers and inventors. You get Somalia. You get warlords, you get starvation used as a weapon, you get stone age religious fundamentalism, you get female genital mutilation. That sort of crap is incompatible with American values and that is why people from those cultures that largely refuse to assimilate are incompatible with America. Of course they hate us, but we are supposed to pretend we welcome them here when in reality we know they are tearing apart the very fabric of this nation.
I would love to talk to Tucker privately, off camera. You can be sure that he thinks more in line with dissident politics than he lets on when in front of the camera.