What could be a better way for our foreign interlopers to assume the privilege of US citizenship than to sing the national anthem in Spanish while hoisting a a burning Mexican flag?
For those unfamiliar with the quirks and idiosyncrasies of how the United States works, burning your country’s flag is the highest symbol of patriotism.
With no sense of irony, organizers of Monday’s “Great American Boycott” think they can simultaneously push for an international boycott of US products while being forced to wave it’s flag for the sake of political expediency and pretend like they love this country. Extortion of this caliber demands it’s own term – I suggest “brownmail”. Take that UPS.
I demand full rights and equality for all immigrants living in the United States. Neoliberal economic policies targeting Latin America, like NAFTA and CAFTA, have pushed millions of people into abject poverty. Immigrants are forced to come to the U.S. to look for work. Nobody should be criminalized for attempting to survive. No human being is illegal. Racism against immigrants emanates from the same forces behind the U.S. war to conquer and control the wealth of Iraq.
Because your average landscaper puts down the gas trimmer and rears his head from the holly bush when everyone starts talking about Iraq.
C-Span just finished up an interview this morning with Juan Jose Gutierrez, the Director of the Latino Movement USA, an organizer of Monday’s “Great American Boycott” and promoted to a greatly lesser extent – steering committee member of Los Angeles’s communist International ANSWER faction.
After a long segment about how illegal immigrants are “modern day slaves” (though they come here of their own will and steal our social services) and that proponents of legal immigration are the KKK (though there is no organized violence against them), he closed on a much more conciliatory note where he let it be known that what’s going on IS NOT AN INVASION. It’s not an invasion because the Southwest United States is Mexico’s to begin with and they have every intention of taking it back by force if you like. In addition to ending the US occupation of Iraq and overthrowing it’s right-wing government. Er, the US that is. Not Iraq.
Republican amnesty appeasers, meet el nuevo Jesse Jackson-Gutierrez and the future Democratic voters of Amexicastan.
Pedro Echevarria ended the interview and sought to move on after Gutierrez firebombed the videoconference in his parting statement. Suddenly, dozens of callers from all parties kept calling in though the host kept trying to change the subject. This continued until Washington Journal ended. I have never heard any Washington Journal interview that got so many people from all parties worked up on the same side of an issue.
Until we have some riots, and regrettably a few deaths in the streets, the complicit leadership in both parties have irresponsibly continued to kick this can down la calle. If violence erupts during these boycotts on Monday, fostered greatly by it’s organizers and by our leaders who’ve allowed it to get this far, this will be the defining issue of the 2006 mid-term elections. And the backlash will be massive and not in favor of illegals.
A “success” of this rally will result in unprecedented illegals attacking our Southern Border. They will see a country that takes no actions whatsoever against millions of reconquistas wilding in the streets. No negative repercussions invites more of the same behavior.
A giant has awakened in the heart of imperialism.
The â€œinvisibleâ€ workers who for decades have been vilified and exploited in quasi-slavery conditions, who get up at dawn to pick the vegetables and fruits we all eat, who work in the crowded and many times unsafe areas of restaurants, shops and food processing plants, who clean and tidy hotels and homes, who take care of children and toil in so many areas for a meager wage with no benefitsâ€”they have awakened to take their rightful place in the history of the working class struggle in the United States.
This struggle happens at a crucial time in the U.S. The Bush administration is embroiled in the so-called global â€œwar on terror,â€ which includes the quagmire of war and occupation in Iraq. Nevertheless, the U.S. still intervenes in Afghanistan and threatens Iran, North Korea, Venezuela and Cuba, funneling hundreds of billions of dollars into military aggression.
Don’t cry for me North Korea. Just so you know, this about more than just illegal immigration. The forces behind this international boycott of US products are of the Ramsey Clark variety and in league with Iran, North Korea and Hugo Chavez.
Come November 2nd, the electorate will be more concerned about the illegal “Occupation of the United States” than global warming. Plan accordingly.
UPDATE: Do a “Save As” and submit your own suggestions for illegal immigrant placards to email@example.com! And remember…
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