Oh thank goodness. I was worried the week was going to pass without something innocent being labeled racist. Luckily we have democrat Dick Durbin to tell us that “chain migration” is a racist term that hurts black American US citizens. How? Why? What? You know, it’s got the word “chain” in it and a long time ago black people were brought to America as slaves in chains. How much more obvious does this need to be?
Chain migration is basically a thing were people from other countries can more easily immigrate to the US if they have family members who already legally live here. It’s a pretty stupid immigration policy that lets scumbags get in while useful and productive people have to wait in line. President Trump and the Republicans would like to do away with chain migration as part of the immigration reform deal they are working on. Unfortunately for the GOP they are trying to include the democrats to make this a bipartisan effort and democrats are completely unreasonable.
Here’s Senator Dick Durbin, one of the democrats’ major players on immigration reform, showing how serious they are about compromising:
Sen. Durbin on “chain migration”:
“I said to the president, ‘Do you realize how painful that term is to so many people? African-Americans believe that they migrated to America in chains. When you speak about [it], it hurts them personally. And he said, ‘Oh, that’s a good line.'” pic.twitter.com/IO7v2tKYBe
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) January 12, 2018
“Into the issue of quote ‘chain migration’ I said to the president, ‘Do you realize how painful that term is to so many people? African-Americans believe that they migrated to America in chains. And when you speak about chain migration, it hurts them personally,” Durbin said.
Durbin also said that this was a “heartbreaking moment” for him.
I have a feeling both Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson are going to file patent infringement lawsuits against Dick Durbin. He just made up a new racist thing that hasn’t previously existed and that’s their racket. Seriously, not one black person has ever bitched about “chain migration” and they think everything is racist. This also might be an egregious case of cultural appropriation on Durbin’s part.
Nooses are “racist” because some black people, but mostly white people, were lynched a long time ago. Yes, maybe slaves were brought over in chains, but does that mean every term that uses the word “chain” must now be considered a hate crime? If so we’re going to have to be really careful with terms like “chainmail” “chainsaw” and “chainlink.” I know liberals consider walls to be racist, but now fences too?
Come to think of it, slaves were brought over on ships, so “shipshape” “scholarship” and “The Good Ship Lollypop” must also be racist. Slaves were sold at auctions so Ebay needs to be destroyed. Slaves worked on plantations which means The Soup Plantation should die, but also probably that Robert Plant needs to change his name to something less racist and plantains should be called “shitty bananas.” Then again, bananas are already racist against black people so who knows what to do here?
I get it that words are hard for liberals, but this is getting ridiculous. What this really shows is that an attempt to come up with a rational immigration plan cannot include any input from the democrats. They aren’t just unreasonable; they are certifiably insane.