Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Garrison Keillor on Immigration
Unrestricted immigration is a dangerous thing -- look at what happened to the Iroquois. They failed to impose border controls and before they knew it, they were dying of infectious diseases they had no names for.
posted by Mike Clawson at 5:08 PM | Permalink |


At 6/13/2007 06:28:00 PM, Anonymous Miko

I would've thought that the problem had more to do with a lack of medical knowledge than with immigration.


At 6/13/2007 06:54:00 PM, Blogger Mike Clawson

I think it's just supposed to be a tongue-in-cheek jab at our current immigration policy (i.e. a reminder that almost all American's ancestors were immigrants at one point or another.

At least, that's what I took from it. :)


At 6/13/2007 07:55:00 PM, Anonymous Miko

Probably so, now that I think about it. Does sort of fit the
"">Keillor pattern
. I'll hope that it is, since I like him and the alternative option of his being serious about that is pretty nasty.

Thanks for pointing that out to me. The internet has exposed me to such a wide variety of extreme views that I've lost the ability to detect sarcasm and irony. :-)


At 6/13/2007 10:18:00 PM, Blogger Mike Clawson

Yeah, since I listen to Keillor on the radio and read his columns fairly frequently I'm used to his satirical style, but I have found that a lot of people who aren't familiar with him tend not to pick up on the irony or tongue-in-cheekness.

Personally though I think as a satirist Keillor ranks right up there with Mark Twain and Stephen Colbert. I love his stuff. :)


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