The One wrote:Can there be any other reason someone would be against illegal immigration/undocumented immigrants/guest workers other then being racist?
Sure. But one thing is now abundantly clear: the people who are against illegal immigration are against immigration, period.
The people who oppose illegal immigration are working just as passionately to limit legal immigration. The "I just want them to follow the law" argument was and always will be phony.
Is there any group in country as close minded as the new American leftist? I think not.
I didn't realize in 2013, what a tumultuous chorus your echo chamber had become.
To you consensus:
1. Institutionalized racism is systemic in the United States.
2. It's the main cause of all our societal woes.
3. It's getting worse.
1. Institutionalized racism is NOT systemic in the United States.
2. It's NOT the main cause of all our societal woes.
3. What little there is left is getting better, NOT worse, as it applies to minorities.
I think there is no group active in politics today so obsessed with skin color, as the modern American leftist as a part of this Democratic party. Progressives, like no other group in the country, are preoccupied with skin color to a point beyond all reason.
And why not? If you're a white liberal progressive in your urban ivory tower, seething
day-long about perceived racial injustice, you get to pat yourself on the back as Larry David says, for being one of the "good ones". But, as Jim Webb pointed out, you're all just whipping up the pot and harming
racial harmony, demanding legislation with economic goodies to dole out to the masses who are happy to accept them on the premise that you're stupid enough to believe the color of their skin and not their own decisions, is to blame for their lot in life. If you step back a thousand feet you would see this.
That's what's getting worse and not better. All these progs all around the country in their ivory citadels - all their effort, all their days, serves no other purpose
so much as it serves the purpose of whipping up antipathy and cultural resentment.
What happens to the civil rights movement when it's over, but one political faction has a vested interest in it's continuance? This crusade has fulfilled and outlived its natural purpose. Progs keep it on life support far beyond its use to anybody, and drag out its mummified corpse to freak out the soccer moms at the grocery store. To incite acrimony among neighbours who could otherwise get along.
The less racism you see
, the harder you have to look, the more
you have to make out of the slightest perceived prejudice, until what you see in your minds is even worse than the reality of the horrors gone by. If there is no prejudice there you have trained yourselves to read into and create it, to draw prejudicial inference out of thin air if need be - it's like oxygen, for liberals. But when the clamour progressives dedicate themselves to raising reaches a fever pitch and boils over, they'll largely be positioned in a safe place, and they won't take any blame.