Thomas Fleming Makes Speaking Appearance in Michigan

Thomas Fleming will be giving a talk on immigration in Okemos Michigan, on the morning of Saturday, October 6. In his talk, he will take up the fundamental moral and political points raised by the policy of open borders, and he will also recount his nearly 40 years of "Tilting against Babylon." Okemos is not far from Lansing.

Saturday, October 6, 2018
10:00 am - 11:45 am
Best Western of Okemos / Stadium Room
2209 University Park Dr, Okemos, MI 48864
Free Admission
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Thomas Fleming

Thomas Fleming is president of the Fleming Foundation. He is the author of six books, including The Morality of Everyday Life and The Politics of Human Nature, as well as many articles and columns for newspapers, magazines,and learned journals. He holds a Ph.D. in Classics from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and a B.A. in Greek from the College of Charleston. He served as editor of Chronicles: a Magazine of American Culture from 1984 to 2015 and president of The Rockford Institute from 1997-2014. In a previous life he taught classics at several colleges and served as a school headmaster in South Carolina

3 Responses

  1. Roger McGrath says:

    Treat them to some Tom Fleming erudition!

    I had several out-of-state speaking engagements during the 1980s and 90s discussing illegal immigration from Mexico and from Central America. I described what was happening to California and my talks were generally well received. However, I also saw that folks in the Midwest and in the East thought the problem of illegal aliens peculiar to California–and that it wasn’t terribly concerning because California was aberrational in most things. I tried, with little success, to convince them that Mexicans and Salvadorans et al. didn’t have to limit their invasion to California. I was politely humored. I didn’t want to be right and hoped to God what I saw as a tidal wave about to roll eastward and northward across the United States would crest at the Sierra Nevada. No such luck. One only has to check the census data for town after town from 1980 to 2010–I hate to think what 2020 will reveal–to see the dramatic demographic changes. During the 1970s California had elementary schools by the dozens become Spanish speaking. By the 1980s entire school districts had Spanish as the first language. Now there are schools in Iowa–Iowa!–where the same thing is occurring. Demography is destiny.

  2. Avatar photo Thomas Fleming says:

    I hope to explain to them exactly why and how what you are talking about happened, namely, why conservatives tend to lose every battle: Because they fight it out on pragmatic grounds and leave the ideals and principles–the religion, so tp speak, to the Marxists. Even sensible people tell me things like, “Well, if we set the bar high and only let in people with professional skills and or millions…” I then put the question: What if a several hundred nice well-heeled Chinese were let in? They’d make money, pay taxes, and make us their slaves.” It’s not that I dislike the Chinese or Japanese,m I don’t. I just don’t want to turn America into a rustbelt Hawaii.

  3. Roger McGrath says:

    Precisely, Tom! Those opposed to the Mexican and Central American invasion of California, e.g., like to focus on the costs and crimes as a consequence of having all those illegal aliens here. I like to point out that while those are real problems there is a more fundamental issue–the Latin Americanization of our society. Many towns or sections of towns in California now resemble something one would find in Mexico, and they are not becoming less but more that way with each passing year. Adios to the California that once truly was the Golden State.