Two days ago, Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov rammed a rented truck into more than twenty New Yorkers, while screaming “allahu akbar.” Eight people were murdered and the country is once again asking the simple question: “Why?” But the answer this time is obvious: those eight people are martyrs to a diversity cult, worshipped by the ruling class. Saipov was an Islamic radical from Uzbekistan, who worked as an Uber drive. He was not a physician or an exceptional scientific mind or a business magnet; he was doing a job literally anybody could do. In a country, where we have to this day, a severe shortage of low skilled jobs for the poor in our working class. Why was this man even in our country? Well he was here because this country’s leaders have decided that diversity, in of it, itself, is a greater importance than the wellbeing of this country’s people. That is the truth.
Saipov was admitted to the United States under the so called “diversity lottery”, something you’ve (including myself) likely never heard of before, until today. The diversity lottery was created a long time ago, back in 1990, it offers immigration visa to fifty thousand people every year. Winners are chosen randomly among applicants from countries who have not sent many immigrants to the United States in the past five years. Those immigrants do not have to know English, they do not have to know any skills of any kind; all they need is a high school education or at least two years of experience in certain work fields. They do not need family here in the United States, though once they have been admitted, they are of course allowed to sponsor others to follow suit (it is called chain migration).
Now supposedly, immigrants admitted through the diversity lottery must show that they are nonthreatening and able to support themselves, but we know that is a joke. Our leaders are not even willing to deport criminal gang members who are here illegally. Once when you have arrived in this country, it is almost impossible to get thrown out.
But before getting caught up in all of the depressing details around this, consider the absurdity of the entire system. Diversity lottery? America is not a game show or a mail-in sweepstakes. It is a country. And our government is supposed to represent the interests of the people in this country. Instead, our leaders are treating America as a prize that can be won by anyone on the planet simply for existing. Want to sell diversity scratch-off tickets in convenience stores in Baku, Tashkent, or Ashgabat? It is insane. The whole thing is insane. How do you know that it is insane? Because the very liberals now defending this diversity lottery, and calling you a bigot for raising questions about it, would never in a million years practice a diversity lottery themselves. Would Harvard implement a diversity lottery for admissions? Of course they would not. Harvard wants to be selective and only admit the best. They would never just pick one hundred random applicants based on country of origin without bothering to check their grades or test scores, no way. Do you think Google, Facebook, or MSNBC would hire with a diversity lottery? Just pick people at random without even reading their resumes? Please. Did President Obama hold a diversity lottery when he made judicial appointments? Does the military hold a lottery for promoting officers? No, no, no, no, no. Of course not. Because in all of those organizations, it is obvious that quality matters. You want to pick the best people and allow the organization to flourish.
So how though, and this is the most perverse of all of this, the greatest organization of all, the United States, has decided that quality is irrelevant. Diversity has become an end in itself.
Who’s responsible for this? Well, it is not a partisan project. Leaders in both parties decided a diversity lottery sounded like a great idea. Senator Chucky Schumer of New York introduced the 1990 bill, creating this visa system when he was still in the House of Representatives. In 2006, he could tell that the diversity lottery was working perfectly because he could see immigrants while riding his bike.
“This is an excellent program. And nobody has said that it’s done a bad job. It’s small. There are only about fifty thousand visas a year. As I ride my bike around New York City on the weekends, I see what immigrants do for America. And this program has dramatically helped.”- SEN. CHUCK SCHUMER, D-N.Y. ON THE SENATE FLOOR MAY 24TH, 2006
Now, ironies of ironies, bicyclists have themselves become targets of an extremist whose admitted into the country thanks to Schumer’s grand vision, an “excellent program.” So “excellent” in fact, in 2009, congresswoman Shelia Jackson Lee of Texas, lobbied to double the number of diversity lottery visas to one hundred thousand. The only surprise is that she did not ask for five hundred thousand or one million. Why not? “Diversity is our strength”, right?
But republicans, to be fair, played their part as well (a lot of them). Five Senate republicans, still office today, voted for the law that created the diversity lottery. They are Thad Cochran of Mississippi, John McCain of Arizona, Orrin Hatch of Utah, Chuck Grassley of Iowa, and now majority leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky. Cochran, McCain, and Grassely all say that they want the diversity lottery abolished. Will the rest come around? We’ll be watching.
What about the Democrats? Congress is, of course, hopelessly divided on immigration, but we could at least unite on the principle that immigrants ought to be chosen because they can benefit this country. You would think that would be an easy one. Many lawmakers would deflect if you asked them. They say they want the program ended as part of what they are calling “comprehensive immigration reform”. But there’s no need for that. It’s an excuse offered by lawmakers to do nothing as they have done for decades. Congress could in fact end the program tomorrow without touching any other part of the immigration system. If Congress actually cared about the well-being of this country they would of course do that. But sadly it seems unlikely any of this is going to happen. Why? You know why.
The truth is our ruling class prefers immigrants to Americans. They don’t say that out loud, they don’t need to say it out loud. Watch how they act. Who are they more worried about? The so-called dreamers here illegally, or the sixty thousand American citizens who died of drug over doses last year? It’s not even close.
Our elites see Americans as beyond hope and worse than that, dangerous. Just this week, you watched an ad in the Virginia governor’s race premised on the notion that the biggest threat to this country is pickup-driving Trump voters who want to run over Muslim children. Even though, if you want to get factual about it, in a country with sixty three million Trump voters, that has never happened.
Meanwhile, an Islamic extremist literally just ran over people with a truck. Yet authorities, as they always do raced to treat that as an isolated incident, a lone wolf attack with no implications for American policy. Are our leaders lying to us? Are they blind? Both, probably.
Diversity is their religion. And in their own way, they’re religious extremists. When the safety and well-being of Americans conflicts with their faith, they will choose their faith every time.