Sheldon Adelson has finally come out of the closet on immigration, declaring his support for amnesty and “immigration reform.” We have always known that he is a pro-Israel fanatic who conditions his campaign donations on support for whatever the ethnonationalist right in Israel wants. Indeed, he is a fixture on the ethnonationalist right in Israel that is busy deporting illegal Africans back where they came from. For example:
Adelson owns an Israeli newspaper that supports PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s hard right Likud government. And there can be little question of where his loyalties lie. He has stated that he wishes he would have served in the Israeli military rather than in the US Army, and that he wants his son to grow up to “be a sniper for the IDF.”
All we care about is being good Zionists, being good citizens of Israel, because even though I am not Israeli born, Israel is in my heart. … All we care about is being good Zionists, being good citizens of Israel, because even though I am not Israeli born, Israel is in my heart,” he said toward the end of his talk. (“Sheldon Adelson: Israel and Immigration“)
Patrick Cleburneat VDARE has long suspected Adelson of being pro-immigration in the U.S. Now we know. In his recent op-ed, Adelson displays empathy and compassion as the reasons for why Republicans should support amnesty:
As a Republican, it’s my view that efforts to complete immigration reform should be led by our party. Some on the outer fringes of the GOP may disagree, but the truth is we are humans first and partisans second. Frankly, the Democrats don’t have a monopoly on having hearts. (“Let’s deal with reality and pass immigration reform“)
Obviously compassion and empathy are the default arguments on immigration in the U.S., especially powerful when addressed to Western audiences in a context where ethnic interests and the costs of multiculturalism have been taken off the table as arguments by our hostile elites. (Again, the ideology that there is no such thing as race has been a critical weapon of the left against Whites on issues like immigration.) Given his support of the ethnonationalist right in Israel, we may assume that Adelson’s empathy and compassion run dry when contemplating illegal African immigration to Israel.
As noted in the Culture of Critique, support for liberal immigration policies has been characteristic of the entire spectrum of Jewish political opinion, from the far left to the neoconservative right. That Adelson is finally explicit about it should surprise no one.