The progressive left has built into it an enormous contradiction. For two years the legacy media has been selling an imagined collusion plot between then-candidate Donald Trump and Russia to interfere with the 2016 presidential election. Yet at the same time, they have been trivializing illegal migration from Latin America and ignoring the thousands of people crossing the southern border, becoming citizens through anchor babies, and massively influencing all future elections.
Why is alleged Russian interference in the election an abomination, while Mexican interference is acceptable, even encouraged?
The Open Border Platform
The far left endorses open borders. For instance, the platform of the Seattle Democratic Socialists of America reads:
“We reject a global system that … denies human beings the freedom to live with dignity in the communities of their choice. We demand full and equal rights for all regardless of citizenship, an end to all forms of immigrant detention and imprisonment, and a humane, publicly funded immigration system that actively supports people who choose to move to the United States.”
Or in the words of Antifa: “No borders, no wall, no U.S.A. at all!”
These attitudes are not limited to the fringes of the far left. During the midterm election campaign, Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams predicted a blue wave of voters partially made up of “those who’ve been told that they are not worthy of being here. It is comprised of those who are documented and undocumented.”
If it is ok for “undocumented” immigrants to move to, and even vote, in America, surely Russians who want to influence the elections with Facebook ads would be a welcome addition to this haven of diversity? If the entire world is welcome to contribute to American politics, why not Russians?
To the average American, this stands as a gaping contradiction. But, do not be fooled. The apparent paradox reveals the core priority of the left: power. They support everything that promotes their political power and oppose anything that may reduce or weaken them.
If the hordes of migrants illegally entering America were mostly Republican voters, the Democrats would shriek about the sanctity of borders and insist on strict enforcement of immigration law. If the Russian bots were largely helping Hillary Clinton or another Democratic presidential candidate, they would laugh at the matter as if it were silly and insignificant.
Those on the far left believe that America is such a wicked place filled with vile deplorables that they have the moral right to use any means necessary to gain power.
Exposing the shameless power-hunger of the left will not persuade those who are too far gone, but to moderate centrists, it should serve as a source of concern about the people with whom they are associated. Most Americans believe that neither Russians nor Mexicans should be influencing elections – all folk, whether Democrat or Republican, need to be reminded that a vocal minority of progressives do not subscribe to that shared creed. They try to game the system to the detriment of everyone who loves America.