Jun 29 2007
Dafydd over at Big Lizards is trying to save the GOP from the fallout of its disaster on the immigration bill. Laudable idea. Completely useless though. This is what Hispanics hears plenty of over the last couple of months from the underbelly of the GOP:
I’m with you. Round them ALL up and toss their anchor babies (anchors only around our necks) into the trucks and get them the hell to the border!
If this doesn’t cause extreme prejudice against the Mexican criminal class who have invaded our county I don’t know what will.
Furthermore, I wouldn’t be a tourist in Mexico for hundreds of thousands of pesos!
Boycott Mexico and boycott ANY Mexican laborers.
That’s mild. And the bashing of our President was on a par with Democrat Underground:
Bush is more than a moron. There’s weird intent behind his actions. Bush thinks we all own big ranches like his friends… and Bush thinks we need an untouchable class to do the dirty work.
It’s sooooooooo American. NOT.
Bush gets to take a big hit on his brother Jeb too – who has a son with brown skin. A son who will forever more be confused with the second class citizen/worker class.
Will any of us ever look at our brown skinned neighbors the same way? I’ve always seen them as “Americans” – now I’ll wonder if they broke into my country to clean the toilets. I hope Bush enjoys the cheap labor…
This crap left a big stain. One which, I for one, can never get near. I cannot ally with people who think like this. I grew up hating racists because, honestly, they were everywhere and all they did was prattle on about ‘nigger’ this and ‘nigger’ that and how those trying to give the blacks equal standing where destroying this nation, blah, blah, blah. And now that ugly side of humanity has raised its head again, blaming race and creed and nationality as causes for what is really a problem we have had for decades trying to manage the temporary workers our economy has been based on for at least 100 years.
Our “neighbors” down south are different – not poisonous evil scum. Their economies are not as strong as ours, they are not was wealthy – they are not lesser beings. My one visit to Argentina showed me a kindred people who were part Texas and part Spain. They had their economic problems, but they were proud and honorable people. The immigrant kids and families in our community who come from south of the border are wonderful additions to our neighborhood in nearly all cases. There are bad apples. Crime is a human condition, not a national one.
The people south of the border do not magically transform from the dark side to angels based on whether they have work permits or not. Their cultures do not change based on whether a representative is documented or undocumented. The stain left from this battle is not rational. One thing is clear. I will take my neighbors over these hot heads any day of the week. Good luck Dafydd, but there are more fleas than anything else in that bed your lying in. It is not 100% bad, but bad enough to need to be disinfected.
Update: Yeah, and the death threats – that wasn’t a good tactic either.