Heeding Mark Krikorian: A Job This American Will No Longer Do
Wow. Mark Krikorian whacked his own cause in the head, today, on the back swing of a stupid attack:
Another Job Americans Won’t Do? [Mark Krikorian]
Maybe this helps explain the RC bishops’ support for open immigration, contrary to the views of those in the pews:
Among U.S. adults, about the same percentage — 24 — call themselves Catholic as in the past, but that statistic masks significant turnover. The percentage has held up primarily because of the huge number of recent Latino immigrants, who are largely Catholic, the survey found. Sixty-eight percent of people raised Catholic still identify with their childhood denomination, compared with 80 percent of Protestants and 76 percent of Jews.
The point that he’s trying to make is worth discussion — if only to bring the counter-argument that David Freddoso provides into the light. But the underlying presumptions required for Krikorian’s method of presentation — and the hints of comments that would never make it into print — will henceforth make me less receptive to the message when I see his name tacked to it.