Thursday, March 2, 2006

Everything old is new again

What follows is a collection of images from America's history of "welcoming" new immigrants:

Immigrants steal American jobs.



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Immigrants bring poverty and disease




Immigrants increase crime and violence




Immigrants receive "Free Lunch" at American's expense



Immigrants steal the ballot box




It would appear that today's new breed of anti-immigration proponents seem to be following in their forbearers proud tradition ... Except for the fact that for the vast majority of them, their forefathers were more likely the subjects of these cartoons.

Perhaps a healthy dose of perspective might be in order.

3 comments:

Man Eegee said...

Great photo essay highlighting the long-standing history of hatred of the "others".

Anonymous said...

yesterday i spent too much time looking for material for a post exactly like this.

Thanks!

Viv

Duke1676 said...

Thanks Viv,

You'd be surprised, I had to pick and choose very carefully with the pictures. Many were so racist and inflamatory, that even today they were shocking.
In fact I couldn't find one dealing with Jewish immigrants that wasn't so antisemetic that I could post it. Also the ones comparing Irish immigrants to Blacks... they were still today discusting.