Loudoun County, VA has just unearthed a massive problem. It seems they badly need to clean out their jury pools. The county has 350,000 residents officially but finds itself disqualifying potential jurors at a rate of 1,800 per year because they are here illegally. Oh, and guess where they get their jury lists? The database of registered voters.
Between 2009 and 2014, the Washington, D.C., exurb of more than 350,000 residents had disqualified more than 9,000 of them for jury duty because they were not U.S. citizens. Loudoun County jury pools come from two sources â€” voter registration lists and Department of Motor Vehicle driverâ€™s license applications. The countyâ€™s 9,000 juror disqualifications means that a potentially significant number of noncitizens vote illegally in Virginia.
Assuming maybe 1/2 of the queried jurors come from voter rolls, then we have about 4,500 non-citizens with a right to vote out of a population of 350,000. This gives us an illegal voting population equal to 1.3% of Loudoun County. Extrapolate that nationwide, and you get approximately 1.55 million non-residents voting in the last US presidential election. According to total advocates of open immigration this is acceptable. They operate under the Magic Dirt Theory of national identity, described by John Derbyshire as follows:
The core idea is that oneâ€™s physical surroundingsâ€”the bricks and mortar of the building youâ€™re in, or the actual dirt you are standing onâ€”emit invisible vapors that can change your personality, behavior, and intelligence.
This sort of thing is not uniquely American. In fact it is not unique to any country because it is a war cry of sorts raised against the spectre of any sort of emerging nationalism. We get The German Version of the same theory:
Chancellor Merkel is now facing opposition from many, including within her own party, for claiming that anyone living in Germany is part of the Volk, which amounts to saying that all migrants are German by virtue of living in the country…
So if you count prolonged Military TDYs, I can add a few names to the long list of great German Generals from WW II. One of the first to reach the promised land was William H. Simpson.
After the Battle of the Bulge, Simpson and the Ninth pressed on through Germany and crossed the Rhine on 24 March 1945. The Ninth encircled the Ruhr from the north and linked up with LTG Courtney Hodgeâ€™s First Army on 1 April, trapping 300,000 German soldiers. Elements of the Ninth were also the first U.S. troops to cross the Elbe River on 12 April.
Another of Merkel’s honorary members of the great Volk Mannerbund would have to be George S. Patton. Never you mind that his War College Thesis back in 1932 was an Independent Government Cost Estimate for the force necessary to defeat General Hans Guderian’s then-notional armor heavy formation.
Pattonâ€™s forces played a key role in defeating the German counterattack in the Battle of the Bulge, after which he led them across the Rhine River and into Germany, capturing 10,000 miles of territory and liberating the country from the Nazi regime. Patton died in Germany in December 1945 of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
But the true German Immigrant by Merkel’s Magic Dirt Theory of Volkiness has to be Georgy Zhukov. He did so much to contribute to the state of Modern Germany that Merkel would be completely unfair to neglect his wonderful contributions.
Zhukov later led a successful campaign that eventually brought the Soviet troops deep into Germany, and capturing Berlin. Along with Field Marshal Ivan Koniev, he accepted the German surrender on behalf of the Soviets on 9 May 1945, two days after Germany surrendered to the western Allies. Zhukov remained in Berlin after the war as a leader of the Soviet occupation forces.
By extension of Frau Merkel’s reasoning without loss of generality, we could declare General Sherman an Honorary Son of Georgia. Why not make Custer, Reno and Bentine Honorary Sioux? Or Alaric, Attila and Arminius legendary Romans. I mean all these people came to a new country and stayed a while.
Just because Zhukov’s APCs did a few doughnuts on the lawn of Chancellor Hitler’s digs in Berlin isn’t a reason to get all ethno-nationalist or anything. Like the Rapefugees who increasingly infest countries like Germany, France and Sweden today, these people all came and occupied The Magic Dirt. By Frau Merkel’s curuscating brilliance; they are true citizens of the lands they infest. Take that you Â¡RACIST! Alt-Righters!