Sean Hannity began an exploitation of a discussion about the border crisis with fellow bigot Pat Buchanan by announcing that this week Buchanan had warned that “our country faces a quote, balkanization and risks a quote, potential break up” if, as Hannity put it, “America continues to allow illegal immigrants to flood across the border.”
Hannity asked Buchanan, “You have warned America for years about illegal immigration. You’ve even taken a lot of heat and been called a racist for saying that you want our laws obeyed and American sovereignty respected. Is this even worse than you thought it would become?"
Short answer: yes.
BUCHANAN: We are headed down the road to a point in this country with people pouring in from every country and continent in the world, many of them coming in here, not knowing the language, understanding the language, not being part of our culture or civilization to the point where I think the United States of America is really, down the road, gonna head for balkanization and breakup. People moving to enclaves of their own faith, their own language, their own history, their own identity. And I think that’s we’re risking.
Of course, Buchanan and Hannity paused the Doomsday scenario for a little Obama blaming. Buchanan, raising his voice, “asked” if the border crisis could have happened “without either the collusion or the dereliction of duty on the part of the president of the United States.”
Later, Buchanan made it clear he thought the former. He echoed Rush Limbaugh’s claim that Obama – and possibly Harry Reid, too - masterminded the whole thing to grow the ranks of Democrats. It’s a claim that PolitiFact ruled “Pants on Fire.”
BUCHANAN: That’s what he had in mind and that’s what is happening here. Now, these folks coming into this country, they’re poor, they don’t speak the language, they’re not well educated and they’re gonna go on welfare rolls and they’re gonna get social welfare benefits. And it’s not simply a problem of bankrupt the country.
Politically, what is this going to mean? Right now, one third of all the illegal aliens go to California, Sean. Take a look at California politically, which Richard Nixon carried five times and Ronald Reagan carried in four landslides. The Republicans are outnumbered two-to-one in the state legislatures, they’re two-to-one in the Congressional – they don’t have a single statewide officer. I’ll tell you, and when the country looks like California demographically, it’s gonna look like California politically.
Now, why would that bother Harry Reid or why would that bother Barack Obama, who would like to see a much more diverse society, as he calls it?
Buchanan went on to say that he thinks the U.S. will become like Yugoslavia, which broke into seven countries. “Sean, it is happening. …It is happening all over the world,” Buchanan added.
Watch the fear mongering below.
You’re correct when you point out that there was never a Yugoslavia historically but when the country was first established after WWI, it was created as a bit of a front for Serbia. After the Serbs gained independence from the Ottoman Empire in the late 1870s, it had slowly been enlarging, mainly to the south at the expense of the Ottomans (especially following the Balkan Wars in 1912 and 1913). But it was also promoting itself as the “defender of the South Slavic peoples” and its leaders were looking to bring in the other Balkan Slavic peoples (the Bulgarians, Macedonians, Croats, Slovenes and Montenegrins) under Serbian
The Pan-Slavic movement had hoped this would put an end to the differences between the various Slavic nationalities while Serbs saw the new country as vindication of their hopes. And, as Serbia was better established as a country (Montenegro had united with Serbia immediately after the Central Powers armies had withdrawn from the Balkans), the Croats and Slovenes accepted Serb leadership but expected to be treated as equals—something the Serbs didn’t really intend. That was part of the reason that led, during WWII, to the Slovenian acceptance of being reannexed to Austria and the independence of Croatia under a Fascist/Nazi regime (other territories, mostly non-Serbian, were annexed by Bulgaria, Italy and Hungary or turned into protectorates of Italy and Germany). During WWII, the Communists under Tito put aside all nationalistic differences while the non-Communists tended to fight as separate nationalist groups which led the Allies to fund Tito’s Partisans.
Tito himself was the child of a Croat father and a Slovene mother and when he led the Partisans, he saw how the “tribal rivalries” could work against them and strongly put down any attempts that might put one group over the others, and he maintained that policy throughout his leadership of Yugoslavia. Unfortunately, like many dictators, he didn’t have a real successor who had the same personal strength to keep disparate groups loyal and, while the country held together under a rotating leadership of Croat, Slovene and Serbian politicians, the Serbs began pushing their way into more and more prominent positions, leading to resentment by Croats and Slovenes and a fracturing of the country and independence movements.
And as to Reagan, he got his first Presidential win in California in 1980 by a fairly narrow overall margin (compared to just Carter, it was a big margin, but when you look at ALL the votes cast, more than 47% of the voters went AGAINST Reagan). And I’d be willing to bet his win wouldn’t have been even that close if the tricks that Reagan’s team did regarding the hostages in Iran had been made public before the election (hell, if they’d even been made public before the 1984 election, Reagan wouldn’t have won California then either).
The Stop Hannity Express is asking the masses to call all radio stations, and educate the masses on poor refugees from Ireland.
Americans discriminated against the Irish.
Fox “News” and aging mouthpieces like Hannocchio and Paddy will be 100% responsible for the Republican Party’s loss in 2016.
Send Reince Priebus a Tweet @reince : "The GOP will lose in the next election. You can thank Pat Buchanan and Fox “News” for that loss."
Yugoslavia was a country not unlike much of the Middle East, where totally disparate groups were forced together into one artificial national entity by the tyranny of a dictator. There never was a “Yugoslavia” historically.
And Scotland, of course, was an unruly separate country with a distinct culture and language militarily conquered by England and forced into a subservient union with them for the benefit of England, not Scotland.
Buchanan is actually a smart man, and it’s just a demonstration of how utterly unhinged he is in his extreme xenophobia that he would cite those countries as having any similarity to the issue of immigrants to the U.S.
Given that Mr. Buchanan himself is a member of an immigrant group that was not so long ago despised and persecuted here, it’s really quite amazing.
I can’t see the clip, but didn’t our boy Sean tell Buchanan NOT to fear, that he, Seanny, went down to the border and got UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL to secure the border once and for all?
Hannocchio is making sure the word of his heroic and patriotic mission is spread wide and far. Yet another example:
One more question comes to mind: Did Slanthead get one of his rare woodies when he got UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL with that belt-fed machine gun?