Open borders nut: The eternal struggle against 1955

Steve Sailer comments on an article from Forbes: In A Free Society, You Don’t Own Your Neighborhood Or Country. From the Forbes article:

Two groups who I think share a lot of unappreciated similarities are liberal gentrification critics and conservative immigration critics. Both want to take a dynamic and free society and freeze it in time, because they like it how it is now. And both assume we have a high level of ownership over our neighborhoods and our country…

..Perhaps all the existing residents could decide that to the best of their abilities they want to legally freeze everything in time and keep it just how it is. But remember that the country looks how it does today because past residents were willing to accept change. The desire to freeze it now, to block new entrants and stop change, is a selfish act that denies future generations the right to see their country and neighborhoods evolve, just as they have evolved to this point…

…It’s a free country, and that means we don’t own it.

Steve notes: ‘That would make a helluva political slogan: “America … you don’t own it”.’

  • I think he means ‘devolve.’

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    If leftists believe wealth is a zero sum game why are they always in favour of adding more people to divvy up the pie?

    • Frau Katze

      Because they’re illogical.

  • Brett_McS

    So according to him the government must not prevent anyone coming into the country, but it must prevent the citizens already there from stopping unwelcome invaders coming into their communities. Talk about having it both ways. Either the government is involved in immigration or it is not.

  • pdxnag

    But I thought the mantra was “You stole it.”

    Now give it back, to the new thief!

  • cmh

    I hate the truth of this.