Once upon a time, it used to be politically uncouth to offer any amount of public support to folks who believed in white supremacy and actively think that brown people have no place in this country.

It used to be that America was, in fact, a land of opportunity. Even kids whose lives were upended when they were born or brought here under less than legal circumstances nonetheless had a chance to achieve the American Dream – a dream we are still supposed to believe in.

However, these two facts have been totally eradicated in the face of absolute paranoia. A supposed invasion that will completely decimate American culture and change the face of America as we know it has been going on for decades and those people are just about ready to launch their attack and doom us all.

Luckily, we have warriors like Mark Steyn to tell it like it is and defend the people who think the brown folks are out to get us.

Here’s a quote, presented by Mediaite, from Steyn on why we should be agreeing with the paranoids.

“Chris Cuomo went on to say that the real problem is white supremacists in America,” Steyn said. “They are the real monsters. Not these nice hard working illegal immigrants. That may be well and true.”

He continued, “I mean, for the purposes of argument let’s say he is right, it’s irrelevant. The white supremacists are American citizens. The illegal immigrants are people who shouldn’t be here.”

That’s… a really crappy defense, Mark. What it boils down to is “The racists are American citizens. The DREAMers are not. No brainer as to who’s right here.”

I will, without hesitation, gladly trade all the white supremacists for the DREAMers who came here and worked their asses off to make a life here, despite the terrible circumstances that surrounded their early life. White supremacists are utter human garbage and not worthy of any defense here.

Steyn goes on to relay the utter horror of what’s happening in Arizona – it’s becoming more Hispanic.

The comparison of what’s happening in Arizona is in no way comparable to what’s happened in Europe and Sweden: Complete and unrestricted welcoming of people from a war-torn nation with no way of determining who is and isn’t a bad actor? Europe has brought a ton disaster upon itself. But immigration and migration along the border – legal and illegal – are not destroying the country. They’re not even destroying Arizona.

Is exposure to another culture, or allowing another culture to influence yours inherently a bad thing? Absolutely not. It’s actually necessary in order to promote cultural growth and expansion. What stifles it is the utterly bigoted belief that outside influences on culture are bad and must be banned, which is the logical conclusion of Steyn’s words.

If this is what it means to be a “Thinker” in the modern Republican Party/conservative movement, then I guess you can count me out.