From ............... The New Republic
August 23-30, 1993
Aliens Among Us
By Michael Lind [executive editor The National Interest]
[R.J.Neuhaus is the Roman Catholic editor of First Things]
"But now, some neoconservatives are putting forth a new argument: unskilled
Third World immigrants can provide cannon fodder in the cultural wars.
The [Roman] Catholic traditionalist alliance with Protestant
fundamentalist is merely tactical, of course.
Neuhaus, in his essay on immigration, writes that now that
members of "the Protestant Descendancy ......
have turned themselves into aliens in their own land,"
it is time for Catholic Americans to depose the decadent
WASPs [and presumably, establishment Jews as well].
As leaders of a political army of [Roman] Catholic Latino immigrants,
conservative American [Roman] Catholics could achieve three goals:
They could become the dominant partners in a Catholic-evangelical political
coalition, the leaders of a neo-traditionalist American Catholicism and
perhaps even the successors to WASPs as what Neuhaus calls the
"defining" population in the United States.
Neuhaus (who is a recent convert to [Roman] Catholicism,
as well as an immigrant from Canada)
proposes precisely what nineteenth-century Protestant
nativists feared - a bid for social and political hegemony by
American Catholics, whose numbers have been swelled by immigration.
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