August 26, 2009


I don’t have anything nice to say about Ted Kennedy, a man who’ll be most remembered for his disgusting and infantile personal conduct and who did as much as any American politician to destroy the country his forefathers immigrated to with his various social programs and sponsorship of the 1965 Immigration Act. The only thing I kinda liked about “Teddy” was that he made feminists and other assorted Leftists frightfully nauseated when they were obliged to praise this “Liberal Lion” as their champion, while knowing in their guts that he ultimately thought all women were disposable sex dolls. He served other useful purposes as well. After 50 years of the media depicting the Kennedy Clan as an embodiment of aristocratic virtue and charm, the vulgar and dim-witted Teddy stood as a constant reminder to many of what the Establishment really is. 

Steve Sailer:   

Sen. Kennedy sponsored both the 1965 immigration act and the 1990 act that created the absurd diversity immigration lottery. The irony is that Kennedy intended both laws to bring more Irishmen to America to vote for Kennedys. The two laws largely failed at that, but had remarkable unintended consequences.

And here’s Peter Brimelow back in 2006 (ht: Patrick Cleburne):

Very few Senators heavily involved in passing a major piece of social legislation are still in the Senate forty years later when the subject comes up again. And absolutely none has looked as spectacularly foolish about it as Senator Edward Kennedy. As floor manager of the 1965 Immigration Act Kennedy assured the country

?First, our cities will not be flooded with a million immigrants annually. Under the proposed bill, the present level of immigration remains substantially the same? Secondly, the ethnic mix of this country will not be upset?. Contrary to the charges in some quarters, [the bill] will not inundate America with immigrants from any one country or area, or the most populated and deprived nations of Africa and Asia?.

?In the final analysis, the ethnic pattern of immigration under the proposed measure is not expected to change as sharply as the critics seem to think.?

Every one of Senator Kennedy’s assurances proved false—yet he has never apparently felt the need to explain, much less apologize, for his grotesque inaccuracy.

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