Saturday, April 24, 2010

Fear of a Latino/Hispanic U.S.A. September 2009 and a report by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) entitled "Climate of Fear." The reports focuses on Suffolk County, N.Y. but the bottom line is that the anti-immigrant attitude is an ever growing problem in the United States. How ironic is that at a time when the Latino population is growing and expected to grow even more that anti-immigrant groups seem to be increasing. Is it merely ironic, coincidence, population growth related, the fuel to the fire attitude of the extreme or quite simply, "Fear of a Latino USA."

Fast forward to the passage of Arizona SB1070 which adds fuel to the out of control fire that is anti-immigration. What you have within the flames is a growing anti-immigrant sentiment masked as a security measure, safety of citizens measure and an anti-ILLEGAL immigration bill. The attempt to cover the bottom line by merely telling the the aforementioned is like saying 'it's ok, the fire will not burn you' (fool's play). The line has been drawn by the Arizona Legislature and we must take heed.

And now...

Hopefully, Puerto Rico is paying special attention to what is going on here. Scream and yell as much as you would like that Puerto Ricans are not immigrants and that you so dearly want to be a state. That's fine, since the right to self-determination is yours. Maybe, there is something there that others don't know (that's another post). Take heed here as well and brush up on your English if you plan on passing through Arizona. For if there is an inkling that you may seem like an immigrant and can't prove your status, you just may end up in custody if stopped for any reason. Remember, to the ignorant, Latino= immigrant, regardless of citizenship status.

Photo courtesy of FaceBook group: Boycott Arizona NOW That SB1070 Is Law!

1 comment:

  1. Arizona can pass race base laws, pass Birthers laws and the state can continue to boycott Martin Luther King Day, well the rest of the Country can boycott the state of Arizona and spank them where it hurts them the most their pocket book. Their phony patriotism is sickening, they are just racists going by another name. We all know you are just itching to put a sheet on their head? Let’s face it the Republicans had eight years to deal with health care, immigration, climate change and financial oversight and governance and they failed. It appears that the Republican Party is only good at starting wars (two in eight years, with fat contracts to friends of Cheney/Bush) but not at winning wars as seen by the continuing line of body bags that keep coming home. The Republicans party will continue turned inward to their old fashion obstructionist party (and their Confederacy appreciation roots) because they continue to allow a small portions (but very loud portion) of their party of “birthers, baggers and blowhards” to rule their party. I will admit that this fringe is very good at playing “Follow the Leader” by listening to their dullard leaders, Beck, Hedgecock, Hannity, O’Reilly, Rush, Savage, Sarah Bailin, Orly Taitz, Victoria Jackson, Michele Bachmann and the rest of the Blowhards and acting as ill programmed robots (they have already acted against doctors that perform abortions). The Birthers and the Tea party crowd think they can scare, intimidate and force others to go along with them by comments like “This time we came unarmed”, let me tell you something not all ex-military join the fringe militia crazies who don’t pay taxes and run around with face paint in the parks playing commando, the majority are mature and understand that the world is more complicated and grey than the black and white that these simpleton make it out to be and that my friend is the point. The world is complicated and people like Hamilton, Lincoln, and Roosevelt believed that we should use government a little to increase social mobility, now it’s about dancing around the claim of government is the problem. The sainted Reagan passed the biggest tax increase in American history and as a result federal employment increased, but facts are lost when mired in mysticism and superstition. For a party that gave us Abraham Lincoln, it is tragic that the ranks are filled with too many empty suits and the crazy Birthers who have not learned that the way our courts work is that you get a competent lawyer, verifiable facts and present them to a judge, if the facts are real and not half baked internet lies, then, and only then, do you proceed to trial. The Birthers seem to be having a problem with their so called “facts”. Let’s face it no one will take the Birthers seriously until they win a case, but until then, you will continue to appear dumb, crazy or racist, or maybe all three. I heard that Orly Taitz now wants to investigate the “Republican 2009 Summer of Love” list: Assemblyman, Michael D. Duvall (CA), Senator John Ensign (NV), Senator Paul Stanley (TN), Governor Mark Stanford (SC), Board of Ed Chair, and Kristin Maguire AKA Bridget Keeney (SC), she wants to re-establish a family values party, that’s like saying that the Catholic Church cares about the welling being of children in their care, too late for that.