I was watching TV the other day, and a press conference about Trump’s latest proposed immigration reforms came on. During it, my ears began to ring and I started wagging my tail uncontrollably. I was so confused as to what was happening, until I found out that a “dog whistle” had been blown, unbeknownst to me.
Radical Agenda EP339 – Cosmopolitan Bias
The exchange to which I refer was between President Trump’s senior policy advisor, Stephen Miller, and CNN’s Jim Acosta. In it, Acosta seemed to imply that it was racist to have any kind of standards on immigration whatsoever, because only people from “Britain and Australia” were capable of learning English or positively contributing to American society. Miller skillfully deployed the DR3 (Democrats aRe the Real Racists) card, by pointing out that one would need to think quite lowly of the rest of the world’s populace, to suggest they were beneath such a low bar of entry into our country.
It was immediately after this that my ears rang and my tail became self aware. Miller told Acosta that the statement revealed his “cosmopolitan bias,” a phrase I had never before heard. Why did this new terminology tweak me so strangely?
According to Politico, the term is a “dog whistle” and has an “ugly history.”
So what is a “cosmopolitan”? It’s a cousin to “elitist,” but with a more sinister undertone. It’s a way of branding people or movements that are unmoored to the traditions and beliefs of a nation, and identify more with like-minded people regardless of their nationality.
Without uttering profanities, racial epithets, or advocating violence, I could not think of a more apt way to describe American liberals than this. They absolutely despise every aspect of American life and culture, and perpetually seek to undermine the foundations of our society. No wonder people always kick these “cosmopolitans” out of their nations.Moreover, they seem to make no secret of this, so I do not understand why they would get upset about someone else pointing it out.
Digging deeper however, we find that the “cosmopolitans” have a far more sordid history than revealed by that paragraph.
One reason why “cosmopolitan” is an unnerving term is that it was the key to an attempt by Soviet dictator Josef Stalin to purge the culture of dissident voices. In a 1946 speech, he deplored works in which “the positive Soviet hero is derided and inferior before all things foreign and cosmopolitanism that we all fought against from the time of Lenin, characteristic of the political leftovers, is many times applauded.” It was part of a yearslong campaigned aimed at writers, theater critics, scientists and others who were connected with “bourgeois Western influences.” Not so incidentally, many of these “cosmopolitans” were Jewish, and official Soviet propaganda for a time devoted significant energy into “unmasking” the Jewish identities of writers who published under pseudonyms.
Ah ha! So there we have it! Stephen Miller is a closet anti-semite, hell bent on destroying God’s chosen people by restricting immigration into the United States based on merit! He uttered the cosmopolitan dog whistle to alert Trump’s legions of militant Nazis to Jim Acosta’s Jewish ancestry, so they would hunt him down in the streets and literally stuff him in an oven for the glory of the Reich.
Wishful thinking indeed. Sadly, though restricting immigration based on merit might reduce the number of terrorists and farm laborers entering the country, it will do nothing to prevent Jews from entering or participating in our economy. Moreover, Stephen Miller is Jewish, and Jim Acosta is not (Hispanic, as I hear it), which is not what one would describe as congruent with the above theory.
Still, it reminds me of what a famous historical figure once said about the people who own Marco Rubio;
The Cosmopolitan is immunized against all dangers: one may call him a scoundrel, parasite, swindler, profiteer, it all runs off him like water off a raincoat. But call him a Cosmopolitan and you will be astonished at how he recoils, how injured he is, how he suddenly shrinks back: “I’ve been found out.”
I suppose that is why Politico thinks it is so troubling Stalin saw fit to unmask the ancestry of Cosmopolitan writers – who, for whatever reason, saw fit to operate under pseudonyms to hide their true identity.
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