2015-11-21

A "déjà vu" quiz about xenophobic sentiments for you:when were the below statements expressed, by whom, and about which immigrants



1. The X hate our order, our civilization, our enterprising industry, our pure religion. This wild, reckless, indolent, uncertain and superstitious race have no sympathy with the English character. Their ideal of human felicity is an alternation of clannish broils and coarse idolatry. Their history describes an unbroken circle of bigotry and blood.
Current British Prime Minister

Q: Who are X, and when was it proclaimed in the British Parliament? 



2. From a USA opinion poll: What is your attitude towards allowing X, Y [nationals] and other political refugees to come into the United States? 

Percentage of the answers given:
Positive, and raise the migration quotas: 4.9%
Positive, but do not raise the quotas 18.2%
Negative, as "these are bad times": 67,4%

Q: Which nationals are X and Y, and what was the year of the poll?


3. The way stateless X and Y are pouring in from every port of this country [the UK] is becoming an outrage. I intend to enforce the law to the fullest.
Herbert Metcalde, an Old Street magistrate

Q: Who are X and Y, and what was the year?


4. I believe that this nation [the USA] is the last hope of Western civilization and if this oasis of the world shall be overrun, perverted, contaminated or destroyed, then the last flickering light of humanity will be extinguished. I take no issue with those who would praise the contributions which have been made to our society by people of many races, of varied creeds and colors. ... However, we have in the United States today hard-core, indigestible blocs which have not become integrated into the American way of life, but which, on the contrary are its deadly enemies. Today, as never before, untold millions are storming our gates for admission and those gates are cracking under the strain. The solution of the problems of Europe and Asia will not come through a transplanting of those problems en masse to the United States. ... I do not intend to become prophetic, but if the enemies of this legislation succeed in riddling it to pieces, or in amending it beyond recognition, they will have contributed more to promote this nation's downfall than any other group since we achieved our independence as a nation.
A US Senator

Q: Who are the non-integrated deadly enemies storming the gates, what foreign problems that should be kept out are meant here and when was it said?

5.  Illegal immigration is crisis for our country [the USA]. It is an open door for drugs, criminals, and potential terrorists to enter our country. It is straining our economy, adding costs to our judicial, healthcare, and education systems.
Q:  When was it said?

6.  I am, you know, adamantly against illegal immigration [to the USA].

Q: Famous who and when said that?


7. In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us [...] this is predicated upon the person's becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American... There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.
Q: Famous who and when said that?

8. This is the lesson the Justice Department is trying to teach: that aliens are not being persecuted, that registration involves neither stigma nor suspicion, and that failure to register may well be construed as evidence that the alien has something to conceal. Odd as it may seem, the Government has no accurate knowledge of how many aliens are actually in the country. It estimates that there are more than three and a half million, but while it has fairly precise figures for many, there are others who entered legally before [a date given] for whom there is no count at all. 
Q: Who are these aliens, and what is the year


9. Should the US government permit 10,000 mostly X [genuine] refugee children to come in from Y?
Q: What is X and what is the percentage of the "No" answers?


10.  Should we permit more or fewer persons from Europe to immigrate [to the USA] than we did before the [Second World] war? 
Q: What was the percentage of the "no" answers after the Nazi genocide was publicly known?


Scroll down to see the answers below.



























1. The Irish, so described by the British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli, in 1870s (Source)


2. The Germans, Austrians (that is mostly the Jews), in 1938:
Source: American Institute of Public Opinion


3. The Jews and other German refugees, in 1939  (Source)

4. "Un-American" migrants, bringing communism and anarchy, in 1952 (Source

5.  US Congressman Tim Murphy, in 2006 (source)

6. US Democrat Hillary Clinton, 2003 (source)

7. US President Theodore Roosevelt, about 1919 (source)

8. Everybody, the year was 1941, and they had much to fear, as they even the US citizens of  Japanese origin were about to be interned (source). 

9. Jewish, the year 1939 and 61% of No answers:
 

10. 




Sounds familiar?