Thursday, April 19, 2007
It did not take long for restrictionists to seek to capitalize on the tragedy earlier this week in Blacksburg, Virginia. On V-Dare (here), journalist Peter Brimelow, author the book "Alien Nation," penned an article entitled "Virginia Tech Massacre: Gun Control—Or Immigration Control?" It starts off predictably:
There is one indisputable fact about Monday’s shootings at Virginia Tech: if Seung-Hui Cho had not been allowed to immigrate to the U.S. in 1992, he would not have been able to murder 33 innocent people here in 2007.
I fear that others may jump on this bandwagon. It seems to me like we should be focusing on guns, student depression and alienation, and related issues, not trying to exploit the grief over the loss of many young people in the name of pursuing an anti-immigrant agenda. That, I think, is a tragedy of an entirely other sort.