It's a closely guarded secret by the left that they are the ones responsible for the modern-day immigration restrictions in America. Contrary to popular belief, the immigration restrictions of 1924 were not prompted by a giant campaign by those evil rich Anglo-Americans trying to keep out poor suffering minorities because they couldn't stand the sight of their dark skin. It was more a response to this:
|Leftism is a religion of peace|
People actually believed that shit, and knew that the blood of those awful Anglo property owners, who so stupidly and naively let radical immigrants into their country, needed to flow in order for a Marxist utopia to come into existence. But they faced a real problem—people were happy in the US! It was a richer country than just about anywhere else in the world. There was no real mass starvation like in the future communist utopias of China or the USSR. Why would anyone revolt?
While organized labor and strikes had existed
in the US for decades, the intent of the strikers was never to cause a national revolution and smash capitalism. The intent of the striking workers was typically to get paid more or get a few work benefits. After all, society was still transferring out of a pre-industrial era when the average person worked from sun-up until sun-down on a subsistence farm. You would naturally expect a more productive society to have different standards for labor. But the anarchists saw labor strikes as a means to another end, that end being a revolution that would end with the abolition of property and tens of thousands of middle-class corpses decorating the countryside. So despite constant agitation and encouragement, the proletariat in the US never delivered the necessary mass murder.
It must have been so sad from the viewpoint of violent Jewish anarchists like Emma Goldman, Alexander Berkman, or Johann Most. These goyim just didn't know what was good for them. Why weren't they butchering those evil Anglo factory owners? It's almost as if the average person didn't see Anglo style capitalism as evil or exploitative. Well, they were out to fix that.
Anarchists felt they needed to inspire the proletariat to break their chains and murder the damn Anglos already. And the best way to do that, besides the constant printing of anarchist propaganda and newspapers, would
be for anarchists to incite violence. This was known as "propaganda of the deed". The concept was simple: if they could ignite the imaginations of the working class
with violence, they could spread anarchism and bring down the capitalist world order.
One of the first cases of anarchist violence in the US was on May 4, 1886 in Chicago. After striking workers, largely immigrants, were shot while attacking the police, anarchist fliers called for immediate retribution and bloodshed. Retribution came the next day when someone bombed the police, killing 11 people.
Although it was never determined exactly who threw the bomb, most evidence pointed to German immigrant and anarchist Louis Lingg as the bomb maker. He was, of course, defended in court by two Jewish immigrant defense attorneys, Sigmund Zeisler and Moses Salomon, among others. After a trial he and seven other anarchists were found guilty and some were hanged, although Lingg was able to escape hanging, ironically by using a homemade bomb to explode himself.
The next round of violence came in 1892 when Henry David Frick attempted to to use scabs to break a steelworkers' strike in Homestead, Pennsylvania. A stand off occurred between private security forces and the union members, resulting in a gun fight wherein three security guards and nine strikers were killed. Afterwards the state militia was called in, and the strike was broken. This defeat of the labor union infuriated Jewish immigrant anarchists Emma Goldman and Alex Berkman, who plotted to assassinate Frick. Berkman himself shot and stabbed Frick, but failed to kill him. Although the intent
from Goldman and Berkman had been to incite the union into taking the steel plant by force, it had the opposite affect. Support for the strike disappeared immediately.
Nine years later an anarchist would commit probably the second-most downplayed and ignored presidential assassination in history. In 1901, Leon Czolgosz (pronounced "cholgosh"), the son of Polish immigrants, assassinated William McKinley, inspired directly by his belief in anarchism and the "propaganda of the deed" espoused by anarchists such as German Jewish immigrant Johann Most. Johann Most, for his part, praised Czolgosz's murder of McKinley as he believed every murder of the ruling Anglo class was justified. Emma Goldman, an acquaintance of Czolgosz, and leader of the anarchist sphere of influence in Chicago, also praised his actions.
The next year, one of the most infamously influential anarchists, Italian immigrant Luigi Galleani, urged striking workers in Patterson, New Jersey to overthrow capitalist society. His influence led to a long spat of bombings that eventually resulted in his deportation in 1919.
In 1908, Jewish immigrant and anarchist Selig Silverstein would attack Union Square in New York City, killing one person along with himself in a possibly unintentional suicide bombing.
Later, in 1914, two Latvian anarchist immigrants and a French Canadian killed themselves and an innocent bystander using an explosive device during an attempted assassination of John D. Rockefeller. That same year, a Ukrainian Jewish anarchist immigrant, Marie Ganz, went to the Standard Oil headquarters threatening to murder Rockefeller with a loaded pistol. In addition, two more bombs were detonated in New York City, this time by anarchists calling themselves Galleanists, followers of the previously mentioned Galleani. Most Galleanists were Italian immigrants.
In 1916 in San Fransisco, anarchists bombed a parade, killing 10 people and injuring 40. Although two labor leaders were convicted, other evidence points towards Italian immigrant and anarchist Mario Buda.
In 1917, 10 people in Milwaukee, Wisconsin were killed by explosives planted by Galleanists, the previously mentioned group comprising mainly of Italian immigrants.
In 1919, following the successful overthrow of the Russian government by Bolsheviks, anarchists enacted a large mail-bombing campaign in hopes of setting off a similar revolution in the US. They sent bombs to a diverse range of targets, from business magnate JP Morgan to Supreme Court
Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. Even then-Assistant Secretary of the Navy Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his wife were almost caught in an explosion when his neighbor Attorney General Mitchell Palmer's house was bombed by Italian immigrant and anarchist Carlo Valdinoci. Sadly, Roosevelt and his wife escaped unharmed and were only slightly inconvenienced when the bomber's body parts turned up on their doorstep.
This was the final straw for the US, and the anarchist bombing campaign, along with the Bolshevik success in Russia, set in motion the first Red Scare. Attorney General Palmer, personal victim himself of the anarchist bombers, enacted massive raids against radical left-wing immigrants such as Luigi Galleani, and although his attempt to deport up to 3,500 potentially dangerous radicals was largely thwarted by ardent ultra-Zionist and Secretary of Labor, Louis Freeland Post, he still managed to deport over 500 radicals and singlehandedly crush the nascent left-wing revolution before it could truly start.
Unfortunately Palmer was a victim of his own success. The next year, in 1920, he predicted large protests and attacks on May 1st, the traditional day of labor union riots and attacks. When this failed to materialize,
largely due to Palmer's own success in crushing the left, his political career was ruined by the media and he was dismissed as paranoid.
It wasn't until September of 1920 that Wall Street was bombed by anarchists, leaving 38 people dead. Of course the media downplayed this as much as possible, and the event is largely forgotten today, to the point that there isn't even a plaque at the site of the bombing commemorating the dead.
Still the mail bomb attacks of 1919 had finally forced the country to turn its attention to immigration laws. Past attempts at excluding left-wing political radicals were seen as too weak. As a result, a tough immigration law was put in place to stop any chance of the worldwide communist revolution occurring at the doorstep of Anglo Americans along with the inevitable body parts of anarchist bombers. This was the Emergency Quota Act of 1921, whose restrictions the Immigration Act of 1924 would make permanent. Only a few publicized anarchist attacks occurred after the crackdown on immigration and the left.
For example, in 1921, a bank clerk and a security guard were murdered by Italian anarchists Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti. Some of the press proclaimed the everlasting innocence of the accused murderers, and did its part to foment worldwide socialist protests. The narrative was that the US was unjustly accusing two innocent anarchists simply because of "bias."
Despite the outcry that the two were victims of American Anglo racism and dindu nuffin wrong, it was later shown that by ballistic analysis in the 1960s that the gun they had used was indeed used in the murders. Still America was internationally tarred as "bigoted" against Italian anarchists, an accusation that still makes the rounds today, although in a different context.
Needless to say, the radical left cried bloody murder over the exclusion of leftists from America. "How dare you not let us over here so we can bomb you you disgusting capitalist pigs? Why is life so unfair?" was the most likely sentiment from the left at the time.
It's also why immigration law is so poorly understood today. No leftist wants to bring to light topics that could cause them considerable embarrassment.
Still the point stands today. Immigration laws come not from Anglo Americans hating the dark-skinned foreigners because of the color of their skin, but because Anglo Americans, at least at one point in history, preferred not having their houses blown up.