Breaking Things

A great comment over at Foseti's place from one "GP":
The bug-eyed reaction [Derb] describes to his ’round em up and deport them’ solution is familiar. I get the same thing when I point out that Apartheid worked fine for about three decades.  
A notorious progressive said ‘you can’t make an omelette without breaking a few eggs’.  But the current progressive fallacy is more along the lines of: ‘There is not, and never has been, any such thing as an omelette. Look, there are only chickens.’
It is hard for us to imagine what we have not personally witnessed.  This is why it is so important for a reactionary to read history: to have a grasp of what is possible for human institutions.  History is full of examples like Operation Wetback, where they did in fact "round 'em up and deport them".  Or WWII, where the USG did in fact conquer both Japan and Germany (and England, France, etc. as well) in just ~five years, almost starting from nothing.