The Audacious Epigone has an excellent post titled “Euronation”:
America is a white nation.
America is a Christian nation.
America is an Anglophone nation.
America is a nation built and led by white men.
America is a heterosexual nation.
America is a nation of male breadwinners and female homemakers.
America is a nation of natives born on its soil.
All of these assertions have been accurate for most of the country’s history and remain accurate today. In contrast, the idea that America is a “nation of immigrants” is not accurate now nor was it accurate at any point in the past.
Despite that, none of those true statements are perceived as legitimate arguments for why America should continue to embrace these aspects of its character, while the mendacious falsity is treated as an argument for finally making it true by deluging the country with foreigners.
The phrase “nation of immigrants” first appeared in The New York Times in 1923 and for the first time in book form in 1935…