Moronmajority.com occasionally receives emails from readers. Below is an email received from Gary Zucker, a loyal follower of this blog. I’ve decided to reprint it in toto.
I recently returned from a vacation in Rome and Greece and was amazed at the complexity of the architecture and engineering of early Western civilization.
In our relatively young country we have surpassed others in scientific advancement, largely as a result of the vast contributions of immigrants who came here to escape poverty and to build better lives for their families despite the bigotry and hateful rhetoric that greeted each of these groups.
Curiously, we hear this rhetoric again today from many of the descendants of these earlier immigrants. Donald Trump’s statement that not all of the immigrants entering the country illegally are criminals and that there are “some good ones” is designed to appeal to the basest human emotions of bigotry and hate.
In truth, the overwhelming majority of these individuals are fleeing terrible conditions. It’s not true that there are some good ones but rather, there are some bad ones, as there have been with every other immigrant group.
Gary Zucker, East Meadow, NY