“THEY CAME FIRST for the Communists,
and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Communist.
THEN THEY CAME for the Jews,
and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Jew.
THEN THEY CAME for the trade unionists,
and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a trade unionist.
THEN THEY CAME for me
and by that time no one was left to speak up.”
It is a very similar situation. People can easily sit back, shrug their shoulders and say, “oh well” about racist ass Arizona deciding to rid itself of Mexican illegal immigrants, because they aren’t Mexican illegal immigrants residing in Arizona. Although it shouldn’t even start there, what if it doesn’t stop there or with profiling that population? Arizona isn’t the only racist state, it just happens to be a blatantly racist one.
Now allow me to direct my attention back to this adorable patriotic image. If you illegally cross into any of those countries listed, you have problems. They aren’t known as the land of freedom and opportunity but rather the land of dictatorship and oppression.
It’s ironic to me that the people complaining about immigrants are descendants of immigrants either voluntary or involuntary. Some of these same true blue Americans who so eagerly seek to throw Mexican illegal immigrants back over the border have been taking advantage of welfare, food stamps, free health care, free education and the ability to run-up credit cards, file for bankruptcy, and repeat the cycle seven years later for generations. What solution is being offered for our home-grown leeches?
The truly indigenous Native Americans were damn near eradicated by people who used Manifest Destiny as an excuse to take over the continent. What do Mexicans want? To take over the land which their ancestors previously inhabited? Nope, just to fulfill the promise inscribed at the feet of the statue of liberty, “give me your poor, your tired…” I guess it’s no coincidence that the statue was placed with her smiling face and bright torch lighting the way toward Europe.