Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 83 Astral Silver 280 SL
Location: Planet Houston
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Hitler, Jews; Bush, Mexicans
I couldn't help but notice as I toured my AM dial this morning to listen to the usual bunch of radio fascists scream the right wing line of the day that the new topic is now how we are all supposed to be frightened by illegal aliens. Another page right out of Hitler's notebook. Things not going well? Need to take the populace's eye off the fact you are a fascist? Need some one to blame for all your troubles? Then whip up a scapegoat group! Beat up on them, call them names, scream for their arrest.
What makes it truly sickening is these guys have zero credibility on this issue. Aliens come here for jobs. The people that hire them are Republican corporate fat cats, and you ain't never going to see one of them prosecuted, that's for sure. The gun nuts who also call the shots in the GOP are paranoid of a national ID card system based on biometrics that will make it impossible to employ these guys, as the Germans are currently doing to solve their illegal alien problem. So what's the GOP to do? Let's just make those little brown guys EVIL! TERRORISTS! GANG MEMBERS! MY NANNY! (oops, forget that last one)
Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.
-President Barack Obama, 1st Inaugural address