In recent decades we have seen a major influx of impoverished muslims coming from the Middle East to Europe and the United States.
These muslims are a more radical new breed and generally a younger generation. They bring their extremism with them. They do not seem to want to assimilate like immigrants in the past. And thus Nikitas3.com wonders: Why are they coming? And why do they refuse to assimilate?
The answer is clear: They are coming primarily because islam has failed. While it offers a strong religious component to its adherents’ lives muslims have failed to produce valuable economies. Their home nations are generally poor and oppressed except for the ones that happen to be sitting on pools of oil.
Thus muslims desperately come to the Christian nations but they often remain radical, demanding and even violent, while showing no gratitude for all that Christian America and Christian Europe are doing for them. They seem to want to remain in sixth century islam while living off of our wealthy and advanced 21st century economies.
This is a similar problem among all immigrants coming to America today. Those from Latin America are not like the old-style immigrants who appreciated America. Today they come here not only illegally but they expect to be allowed to stay and to be taken care of with programs that did not even exist 50 years ago. Many refuse to learn English.
One of the main reasons that this happens is that these immigrants – both legal and illegal – have an ally in the US. The Democrat party and the Fake News media both detest America and welcome new America-haters into their club.
In the last few decades the United States has seen an influx of immigrants from India. They mostly practice the hindu religion and they are overwhelmingly liberal. According to the Washington Post less than 10% of Indians immigrants vote Republican/conservative.
Writing on The American Conservative website, Akhilesh Pillalamarri wrote:
If religious issues are taken out of the picture, it would seem that Hindu-Americans potentially have a lot in common with a more conservative worldview. Affirmative action and higher taxes both hurt Hindu-American communities. Most Hindu-Americans are well-educated, legal immigrants who have waited their turn to enter the United States. Additionally, some Hindu-Americans are not favorably disposed toward Muslim immigration due to centuries-old tensions between Hindus and Muslims in South Asia. Yet Hindu-Americans lean toward Democrats on many non-religious issues as well.
Pramila Jayapal, who was born in India in 1965, is a prime example. She is a US congresswoman from the state of Washington and she is about as far to the left as any Democrat. She serves the militantly liberal Seattle area.
She immigrated to the United States in 1982 at the age of 16 to attend college. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University and an MBA from Northwestern University. So obviously she is not dumb. Wikpedia reports:
Jayapal worked with PaineWebber as a financial analyst after graduating from Northwestern. In her time at PaineWebber, Jayapal developed a desire to apply her financial prowess to the good of society, and began spending time working on development projects from Chicago to Thailand. After this occupation, Jayapal briefly worked in sales and marketing with a medical company before ultimately moving into the public sector in 1991.
… On June 29, 2018, Jayapal participated in Women Disobey and the sit-in at the Hart Senate Office Building to protest the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” approach to illegal immigration. The protest resulted in the arrest of over 500 people, including Jayapal. …
Jayapal served on the Mayoral Advisory Committee that negotiated Seattle’s $15 minimum wage, and co-chaired the Mayor’s police chief search committee, which resulted in the unanimous selection of the city’s first woman police chief.
And on and on. Left-wing US senator Kamala Harris of California also is half-Indian.
Indian immigrants in the US are generally successful people. They often are well-educated and are small-business owners (motels, gas stations, convenience stores, etc.), entrepreneurs, lawyers, doctors, engineers and computer industry tech professionals, some of them at very high levels.
And so we wonder: If these Indians are so smart and successful and so liberal then why don’t they stay in India and help their own nation which has 1 billion poor people, and hundreds of millions of “extremely poor” people?
After all their talents are being lost to India in a “brain drain” when they come to the US.
But these Indians come to America for the same reason that all immigrants do – because they know that America is the best nation on earth with the most opportunity, all based on the ideals of conservative white Christian men who founded our country.
Yet many Indian immigrants like Jayapal agitate against American conservatism. The Silicon Valley computer culture, which is far to the left, is full of Indian engineers and tech specialists who have immigrated with special work visas. For example Sundar Pichai was born in India and is the CEO of Google. He is way over on the far political left. He is helping Google to censor conservatives as many other Indian tech immigrants are.
But it seems only proper that people who come here and enjoy our freedoms and our prosperity should seek to protect our fundamental right like free speech.
But they don’t necessarily do so at all since America is a free nation and they can do what they wish. They are protected by the same right to free speech that some of them are seeking to undermine in censoring conservatives. It is shocking and abhorrent.
Some Indian immigrant liberalism is based on their hindu religion just as many Catholics become liberal because they believe that that is what their Catholic beliefs tell them to do.
India itself is pretty liberal. India’s most famous political dynasty is the Gandhi family, the Indian equivalent of the Kennedys. Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948) was the legendary leader who fought for Indian independence from Britain.
Gandhi was assassinated in 1948 while prime minister Indira Gandhi was assassinated in 1984.
To understand India’s liberalism further, we need to look at how India has evolved since its independence in 1947. Many Indians hated the West because Britain had occupied India from 1858 to 1947 under the so-called British “Raj” (rule).
This is one of the reasons that many Indians are anti-American; they equate the US to Britain even though British rule brought three critical institutions to India – the railroads, the universities and the system of government and laws – that did enormous good for the country.
After independence India intentionally turned away from the West and embraced the economic model of the communist Soviet Union. And so for decades India built up its notorious leftist establishment and government bureaucracy that converged to strangle the economy.
As a result India failed to develop as Europe and the US were growing rapidly in the 1950s onward. This is why we think of masses of poor people when we think of India. It was poor to start with, but then failed to develop during those crucial decades.
Yet even though socialism/communism failed in their home country many Indians remain loyal to it just as Democrats in America flee their failed liberal states like California, New York and Illinois and run to conservative states like Texas and Georgia, and then agitate to turn their new home states liberal.
In 1991 Indian voters had had enough of destructive socialism and elected Manmohan Singh as finance minister. He was a capitalist, free-market reformer. He became prime minister in 2004 and served in that role until 2014.
Starting in 1991 and up to the present it is reported that more than 300 million Indians have risen up to the middle class and higher from the lower classes and poor classes as a result of Singh’s capitalist initiatives. So indeed India has had a great opportunity to see the folly of socialism.
Today it has another conservative prime minister, Narendra Modi, and so Indians may be moving away from their leftist past.
Akhilesh Pillalamarri also wrote on The American Conservative website:
According to data collected by Pew in 2015, there are now 2.23 million Hindus in the United States, making them the fourth largest religious group in the country after Christians, Jews, and Muslims. …
There are also large populations of Muslims and Christians from the Indian subcontinent in the United States. Approximately 16 precent of Muslims in the United States are from South Asia (around 600,000 people).
… how can we explain the fact that Hindu-Americans’ political preferences and social norms generally point them in the direction of liberal politics in the United States? After all, as The American Conservative’s executive editor Pratik Chougule has pointed out, Indian-American (including Hindu-American) economic interests, merit-based educational aspirations, and family-values are much more aligned with the Republican Party.
… there are four Hindus in Congress, all of whom are Democrats. Hindu-Americans have an especially strong advocate in U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii). She was the first Hindu-American elected to Congress, and has since been a staunch champion and advocate of Hindu causes.
On the topics of immigration and civil rights, because most Hindu-Americans are Indian-Americans—a minority in the United States whose descendants were once subject to British colonialism—combating racism (real or perceived) is particularly important to Hindu-Americans. …
Because of the perception that the Democratic Party is more friendly toward immigrants, civil rights, and non-Western cultures, many Hindus support the party en masse in a tribalistic manner. On a related note, Hindu-Americans also want more legal, educated immigration for their kinfolk back in India; any scheme to curb H-1B visas is met with hostility on the part of the Hindu-American community, particularly because they contend that allowing more Indians into the country would be to the advantage of the United States.
(Indians are)… the single wealthiest Asian-American group in the United States in terms of median income.
In the Indian tradition, it has long been assumed that the well-off must assist with uplifting the poor, who would otherwise be incapable of doing so on their own. Perhaps this is because Indian society was inherently biased against individuals working their way up (the caste system)…
… Hindu-Americans’ current leanings toward the Democratic Party could change in the coming decades. The Republican party is becoming more economically populist and may become more influenced by Catholic notions of distributism. These trends could make the Republican Party more like the British Tories. In this scenario, more minorities might embrace the Republican Party.