Marc Cooper: The Devolution of PJ Media

iceweasel7/07/2010 10:12:11 pm PDT

re: #662 Aceofwhat?

I found that to be extremely true in Europe, blatantly so. In Belgium, the complaints are about Moroccans. In France, Algerians. It’s really…something.

There’s a very cool book about NYC in the 19th century called Low Life:

in fluid prose liberally sprinkled with astute metaphors, Sante tells the story of New York’s Lower East Side, circa 1840-1920. The personal histories of criminals, prostitutes, losers, and swindlers bring to life the social and statistical history that the author has meticulously researched.

It’s a social history of NYC specifically the LES that tracks the ordinary person and the lower classes. And immigrants.
Anyway, this claim is wholly born out there: the most recent immigrants are always the ones most hated, and they are always MOST hated by the class that WAS the most recent immigrant before them— because that’s the class that is now losing jobs to them, and (cynically)— they’re the class that didn’t have anyone to beat on before the new group arrived.

Shit rolls downhill. This basic principle of human nature explains much.

(anyway, mcspiff— in the us this is complicated by the fact that black people here were not ever ‘immigrants’ and did not come here willingly. This is the stain that continues to spread and disfigure race relations in the US and has done for always).