May 02, 2006
uno de mayo
My simple, bucholic life proceeded without disruption yesterday. I went to the grocery store, I put a tank of overpriced gas in my car and I bought two cartons of cigarettes at Randall's Liquor Store without buying any liquor.
Effingham County, Georgia, has a large and growing latino population, but I didn't see any of them marching in the streets of downtown Rincon. (We don't really have a "downtown Rincon"--- just a super Wal-Mart and a couple of mini-malls, but you get my point.) I still think yesterday's protests were an incredibly bad idea.
Here's my Quote of the Day:
"So now the line is drawn. A nation has a right to ask three things of immigrants:
I don't believe that you further your cause if you fling shit in the faces of those that you need on your side. Americans really are a pretty tolerant bunch, but they tend to become angry when somebody tries to push them around. Ask Osama bin Laden if you don't believe me.
A slogan such as "I'm Black and I'm PROUD" resonated during the civil rights movement, even among whites, because blacks WERE American citizens asking only for equal treatment under the law. They had a legitimate bitch about the way they were being treated and their cause was just. Even Joe Sixpack could sympathize with their plight.
But we rebel against "I'm illegal-- so what?" That's a lot like jumping up and screaming "Fuck YOU!" to every law-abiding citizen in this country. That kind of slogan resonates, all right, but the wrong way. It pisses a lot of people off. And that AIN'T the way to win friends and influence people.
That crap may scare the bejezus out of spineless politicians, with visions that extend no further than the next election, but it angers Joe Sixpack. I think a lot of average, tax-paying Americans saw those protests and wished for a fleet of helicopters to drop nets over the demonstrators and haul them off somewhere to check for proof of citizenship. Anyone discovered to be here illegally then could be loaded onto those flooded "Nagan's Navy" buses outside New Orleans and sent back to where they belong--- which AIN'T HERE.
Bejus! Government hassles the hell out of it's legitimate citizens at airports in the name of Homeland Security, while it blithely allows illegals to stream unmolested across our borders. Something is really fucked up in THAT picture.
Another amnesty is NOT the answer. Reward people entering this country in violation of our laws and all you get is more people entering this country illegally. We tried that shit once and look at what happened.
Besides--- not ALL of the illegal immigrants are hard-working, law-abiding citizens, no matter what spineless politicians, including President Bush, have to say. Some of them are criminals and even cold-blooded murderers. There's your "I'm illegal--- so what?" for you. Read that article and weep.
Illegal immigration is a REAL problem, not some trendy, new-wave, crunch-that-granola, feel-good bullshit like global warming or second-hand smoke. I don't believe that our current crop of politicians have the balls to deal with it. If I were king, I WOULD, with a slogan of my own for illegal
Chingate, right back at you.
This has been a public service announcement, brought to you by Joe Sixpack (of Club Soda) his ownself, who is pissed off right now.
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