Racism

John Kelly Says Immigrants Are Too Ignorant to Assimilate

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

"The laws are the law," Trump's Chief of Staff John Kelly says, and immigrants need to follow the law and get out of the country because they're just too stupid to stay here.

Kelly spoke to NPR yesterday and justified the Trump regime's mass deportation policies by saying immigrants aren't prepared to live in America.

"Let me step back and tell you that the vast majority of the people that move illegally into United States are not bad people. They're not criminals. They're not MS13," Kelly told NPR in an interview released late Thursday, referring to the criminal gang. "But they're also not people that would easily assimilate into the United States into our modern society."

The former secretary of the Department of Homeland Security said the undocumented immigrants don't speak English and are "overwhelmingly rural people" from countries where "fourth-, fifth-, sixth-grade educations are kind of the norm."

John Kelly is Irish. John Kelly's father did not speak English and made a living by selling fruit in the streets of Boston. His family's decision to immigrate to America allowed him to serve in the U.S. military and reach his current position in the White House.

But John Kelly is white, isn't he? At least he is now.

Once upon a time, the Irish were looked down on by white Americans but, eventually, Irish-Americans also joined the white club and, in 2018, they look down on Mexican immigrants.

John Kelly's boss has a sixth-grade education. Most of the people who attend Trump's unhinged rallies fit John Kelly's description of immigrants. Half of Trump's cabinet fits Kelly's description. Most of Trump's supporters probably couldn't even pass the required civics test for becoming an American citizen.

The roughly 35 percent of Americans who will never abandon Trump are not assimilating into "our modern society" and neither has John Kelly himself. Kelly speaks about women and immigrants like a 19th century colonial patriarch.

  • muselet

    The Grown-Up In The Room, ladies and gentlemen.

    ‚Äďalopecia

  • mnpollio

    Contrary to what the fetishists in this country think, service in the military does not inoculate you from being a douche or destructively ignorant. It is wonderful to celebrate the positive contributions that our men and women in uniform have contributed to us and the world, but the U.S. has taken this to an extreme. This ingrained meme that we need to bow down and kiss their feet when they spout onerous ideas, prejudice, bigotry or ignorance needs to be put out to pasture and quickly. Case in point: John Kelly. I have seen and heard people (both conservatives, liberals and many in between) do back flips and twist themselves into pretzels to give this guy the benefit of a doubt to explain away his collusion with the Trump Administration. I have heard them insist that Kelly is there because he thinks he “can do good and function as a control to Trump’s worst impulses”, when the truth is plainly obvious. If you are actively supporting or working for/with Trump and his goons, you are by nature an individual lacking in ethics, empathy and most (if not all) of the worthwhile traits of humanity. There have yet to be proven exceptions to this rule. I am uncertain how times Kelly will need to reveal this in atrocious statements and views like those above in order for people to understand that he is not a control or solution, but a major part of the problem.

  • waspuppet

    “Overwhelmingly rural” people who are white are, we are told daily, the only voters who really count. But somehow they’re different.

    • ninjaf

      Because they’re white. Duh.

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  • ninjaf

    The roughly 35 percent of Americans who will never abandon Trump are not assimilating into “our modern society” and neither has John Kelly himself. Kelly speaks about women and immigrants like a 19th century colonial patriarch.

    I don’t think I have read a truer word about Trump’s supporters than this. We are living under the tyranny of the minority.

  • Badgerite

    “The law is the law.” Seriously? He works for literally a mobbed up walking criminal activity who is selling influence and policy from the WH and sold not only to the highest bidder but to those a country hostile to democracy and the constitution.
    A fair portion of his ‘supporters’ have threatened violence ( see Parkland ) is trump were to be held to the standards of law required by the United States Constitution. Isn’t Kelley being a bit selective about which laws are the law and which are not? And that selection is based on…….guess.

    • ninjaf

      Trump’s melanin levels are at an acceptable level for laws to be bent or ignored.

      • Badgerite

        Orange?

  • David Greenberg

    Kelly must really want his job, no matter how frequently and vituperatively trump shits on him. For a man of ‚Äústrong morals and great service to his country‚ÄĚ, he apparently is unable to keep himself from burying his nose deeply in trump‚Äôs ass. Of course he has allowed us repeated peeks at what a steaming turd he really is, so this should not and will not surprise any one who has paid him the least bit of attention.

    • Christopher Foxx

      For a man of ‚Äústrong morals and great service to his country‚ÄĚ,

      I don’t know who you’re describing, but it clearly isn’t John Kelly.

      • David Greenberg

        My point exactly!