Wednesday, July 18, 2007

The America no one wants to admit is real

Unlike many people in our country, I do not think the immigration debate is one of the most important issues today. But when people go as far to "ethnically cleanse" our cities as a solution to the illegal immigration "problem" then, I have some serious issues with that.

The information in this article made me sick. I thought our country had gotten over racially-motivated hatred when passing laws and making public policy decisions. It's sad that whenever a crime is committed, one of the questions that is always asked these days is the skin color/ethnicity/immigrant status of the perpetrator. Of course, the news media also seems to highlight this issue as if the immigrant status of someone had something to do with why they committed the crime in the first place.

Where will this stop? More importantly, who will stop it?

A sample from the story:

The mayor wants Hazleton to remain 94.7% white. Last week in front of a burning cross the Ku Klux Klan and the American Nazi Party, recently defunct, announced to ABC Evening News that since they began assaulting, torching, and “bleaching” Latinos, membership has risen 40%.

“Pack your bags…It’s over, go home” shouted local Minutemen after Escondido’s city council voted 3-2 for the Hazleton code. With nearly half the town born outside the US, anyone who looked or sounded “foreign” stood to be evicted. In Altoona, which is 99.9 % white, a city councilman declared “We just want to stay ahead of the curve.”

Neither the local U.S. Attorneys (those that still have their jobs), the Department of Homeland Security, or Attorney General Gonzales is stopping the unconstitutional enforcement of this unconstitutional code.
This is happening in our country today people! Have we not learned anything from our past? How can we progress as a people and a nation if we do not remember the pain and stupidity of those who once did these exact same things in years gone by?

It's a sad state of our nation when things have come to this.


Anne said...

The thing that pisses me off about the whole immigration debate is that often U.S. companies pay low wages, creating bad economies, forcing people to come to the U.S. for jobs, and then get treated like crap in the U.S.

The U.S. also funds wars that create immigrants. Perhaps if the U.S. really wants to stop immigration, it will stop letting U.S. companies go around depressing economies and stop funding wars.

Maybe people would still want to come to the U.S., but I don't really think so. I think most people want to stay with their families.