Bret Stephens: You Didn’t Build That, the Immigrants Who Arrived Today Built That


To Bret Stephens’s assertion in the NYT that

Because I’m the child of immigrants and grew up abroad, I have always thought of the United States as a country that belongs first to its newcomers …

Commenter Bitfu responds:

Stephens offers a whole new spin on the Warren/Obama ‘You didn’t build that’ spiel.

Not only didn’t the people already in America fail to build that, but it wasn’t even built until those who weren’t even here came and retroactively built it. Got it?

If my construction of this line of reasoning is insane, don’t blame me: I didn’t build that.

[Comment at Unz.com]