Friday, May 21, 2010

Immigration Race War 2010

I do not want to overstate what has been happening this past year politically with white conservatives. I have written about it numerous times. It seems with each offense, events keep descending to an even more base level than before. Left to their own devices, the ugliness of what they really believe becomes all too obvious for anyone to ignore. If you recall the recently passed Arizona immigration law, one of the arguments used by the right in support of it was that it had nothing to do with race and ethnicity, but the legal status of immigrants. If only they just followed our laws, all would be well. I knew it was balderdash, from my own conversations with whites about Mexican immigration in this part of Americana of late.

Today, Arizona state Senator Russell Pearce reified what I already knew. Our good assemblymen responsible for the Arizona racial profiling law now wants to violate the 14th Amendment by authoring a state law that would refuse to recognize the citizenship of anyone born in the US of an illegal immigrant mother. In other words, Sen. Pearce wants to ignore our Constitution and violate it because he personally disagrees with it. But I thought it was about respecting our laws? Well, for Mexicans, of course. For whites, we can violate it all we want, so long as it violates the rights of US-born Latino babies.

Author of Arizona immigration law wants to end birthright citizenship

The author of Arizona's immigration law, state Sen. Russell Pearce, told constituents he wants to pass another measure to invalidate citizenship granted to the children of illegal aliens.

Pearce wrote that he plans to "push for an Arizona bill that would refuse to accept or issue a birth certificate that recognizes citizenship to those born to illegal aliens, unless one parent is a citizen," in an email obtained by Phoenix CBS affiliate KPHO.

Pearce also forwarded an email from another correspondent expanding on the proposal — which he later told KPHO he didn't agree with. "If we are going to have an effect on the anchor baby racket, we need to target the mother. Call it sexist, but that's the way nature made it. Men don't drop anchor babies, illegal alien mothers do," the email said.

Pearce did tell the CBS affiliate, however, that he didn't see anything wrong with using the term "anchor baby" to refer to natural-born U.S. citizens.

Last year, 92 Congressmen sponsored a bill that would change the 14th Amendment so that children of illegal aliens born in the United States would not be granted citizenship. The bill is still in committee.

Last month, Rep. Duncan Hunter of California told a tea party rally he would support deporting children of illegal aliens, even if they are citizens.

"And we're not being mean. We're just saying it takes more than walking across the border to become an American citizen," he said. "It's what's in our souls."

His spokesman later sought to clarify the remarks with the Associated Press, saying that Duncan believes that "U.S.-born children of illegal immigrants should stay with their parents unless there is a legal guardian who could take care of them."

— Liz Goodwin is a national affairs writer for Yahoo! News


If it was anymore blatant, they would be burning a cross. Sounds harsh? Just read those messages overwhelmingly supporting the senator's proposal at the bottom of the article. Here are some examples.


"These illegals can't be sent back to their toilet country fast enough. Flush them back down. We've had enough of Mexico's overflow."--Max (137 Support, 21 Oppose)

"im for arizona !!!!! im on the west coast and we have seen california turn into califexico. Its dirty full of crime and most of the news papers are about juan , pedro , gonzales ect commiting crimes and robbing people . Before you know it , caucasions will not live there and the mexicans will take it .we will have a mexican president and the end of america he whole country will speak spanish. and why vote ."--Carol (94 Support, 3 Oppose)

"I'd vote for this. Anchor babies are dragging America down. Are you here illegally? GO HOME. You aren't welcome. And take your kids with you."--Casimir (67 Support, 7 Oppose)

"It's time to take our country back, before we wake up in a third world country hole called, USA."--Karop (43 Support, 1 Oppose)

"I lost my right hand at work because a taco bending illegal burrito bandit turned on a machine on purpose! Two other americas lost their hands at work due to the deliberate actions of Norteno scumbag Mojado border brothers"--The Mick (24 Support, 5 Oppose)

"illegals do not deserve protections under the law - we should be able to rape, murder, and rob them. No human rights for illegal immigrants! illegal is illegal!!!!!"--MaleB (20 Support, 11 Oppose)

Now take stock of these supporters of Sen. Pearce's proposal. Over 60% of the respondents support raping and murdering illegal immigrants, over 90% believe in comparing them to 'anchor babies,' toilet overflow, and scum. That is the kind of racial hatred this debate is unleashing.

And it is not just the language of the supporters that disheartens me. It is that this is what the vast majority of white people in the US think (and I am writing this as a white American). This process of dehumanization cannot help but to have a negative impact and will likely lead to even more negative results, the real intention behind these laws.

Imagine the response from Glenn Beck if a member of a state assembly put forward a bill declaring that any and all gun permits in his/her respective state would no longer be recognized, and all guns would be declared illegal. Immediately, cries of the Second Amendment, the Heller decision, freedom, liberty, etc., along with threats and a likely assassination attempt of the said state assemblymen would occur. Senator Pearce is declaring that we should ignore and openly violate the U.S. Constitution in Arizona by not issuing birth certificates for babies born in the US to illegal immigrants, simply because he does not like it, even though our Constitution expressly states that anyone born in the US is a citizen of this country.

What is next, internment camps for Mexicans, maybe an arbeit macht frei sign at the entrance? After all, according to at least one supporter of Senator Pearce (that garnered over 60% support from respondents), we should be able to rape, murder, and rob 'illegal immigrants.' Look out what you wish for, fellow white Americans. One day, you will reap what you sow.

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