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Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Economic Man Redux

Source: ledger-enquirer

MJ sent me this link earlier today, interestingly enough I'd already blogged on a different version of it previously...here.  Now let's revisit it, it is a tasty stew of unapologetic illegal immigration cheerleaders getting their freak on.  Now, in fairness the article is pretty balanced, that is not my beef.  My beef is with quotes like these...
Others here, however, argue that immigrants are made scapegoats by a community - and a country - that wants their labor but not their presence.

"I know what the politically popular thing to do is, but it's not right," said H. Parks Helms, a lawyer and former state legislator who is chairman of the county commissioners. "We need to be fair and responsible, judicious and measured in our response. And that requires a certain degree of compassion and mature good judgment that is too often lacking in the political arena."
Oddly enough they neglect to mention he's a what, boys and girls? Say it with me, he's a (D). Allow me to rebut, here's the email I sent senor Helms...
Mr. Helms,

I was just reading your comments in the Ledger-Enquirer article from Monday the twenty third. Your comment was...

"I know what the politically popular thing to do is, but it's not right," said H. Parks Helms, a lawyer and former state legislator who is chairman of the county commissioners. "We need to be fair and responsible, judicious and measured in our response. And that requires a certain degree of compassion and mature good judgment that is too often lacking in the political arena."

Since you support illegal immigration I would be curious to know if I may move to Mecklenburg county to fulfill my long time ambition of becoming a drug dealer?

If not, may I simply inquire what other illegal activities you are willing to overlook that I may adjust my plans accordingly. I am most accommodating individual. Prostitution comes to mind, as well as a lucrative future selling false documents to your beloved illegals.

With all due dis-respect,
an American citizen
We'll see if he responds.  ***Update*** The email just got bounced back to me.  I'll try to find a better address than his OFFICIAL one!

Our next quote is from an ethnic greivance expert...
Angeles Ortega-Moore, executive director of the Latin American Coalition here, said, "We are treated like disposable people. It's like we were a disposable napkin - they want to use us and throw us away."

She agrees that the immigration issue has become the hot-button issue of the current political season: "We're the gay-lesbian marriage of this election."
No, your not. The primary difference being that there are at the very least non-retarded arguments in favor of gay marriage, I don't happen to agree with those arguments, but I recognize their existence. But this? Illegal immigration? What's the argument? Since I'm a Hispanic greivance monster you better let every Hispanic on the planet in or I'll call you a racist?

The scary part is I'll wager that's pretty accurate. This individual wants all the rights of a citizen for whom exactly? Non-citizens, it's retarded, simply retarded.

But wait there's more....
Harry L. Jones, the county manager, said he sees the overall effect of immigration - legal and illegal - as positive.

"I think it's a net plus," Jones said. "It's a net financial gain. It provides the ability to get this city built and help economic development.

"And I think that whenever you can create an environment where there are broad differences among us, eventually we emerge as a better people."

Jones cited his own neighborhood, which he said included Spanish, Venezuelans, Indians, Chinese and Belgians.

"It's great to see those differences, to see the children playing in the fountains, to hear their music," he said.
Ah, the poetry of crime. Hear the delightful cries of the rape victim, the fleshy smack of the mugging, my neighborhood has all these and thank you goddess diversity. We've been talking a bit about "Economic Man" recently. An individual who does not perceive themselves as being part of a unique nation, but rather, as part of an economy, hence all questions can only be answered economically.

As to his rather specious statements about trust...see here.

To this individual the destruction of this country or her way of life is a deeply secondary question to the health and robustness of the economy.  Ironically, this is the communist/socialist view in which all questions are ultimately economic questions, and man is reduced to no more than a cog in the machinery.  How a large number of American politicians, business leaders and communists ended up in bed together is a bit of a mystery to me, but there you have it.

In my view the economy, while vitally important, must pale against questions of nationality and sovereignty.  For this view I am referred to as a "Paleo" a "Nativist" and of course a "racist."  None of which actually describe me or my views properly.  I would say I'm a realist.  I believe that there are any number of elements working together to create a nation, culture, language, heritage and history, the economy, immigration, etc. at al.

To look at only any one of these elements and excluding the rest you become myopic about topics of great importance to the majority of non insane citizens. This myopia causes people like Lindsay Graham and Mayor Bloomberg to demand we welcome the invasion so they can have nicely prepared golf greens.  It causes otherwise ridiculously liberal folk like Erica Jong to nod approvingly at what would in any sane world be termed slavery.

Most of all it causes people like the president and these politicians in Mecklinsburg County to prattle on as though this was a perfectly natural national growth spurt, but it ain't.  It is an unarmed invasion.  An uninvited mass of folk coming here not only to work, but to plant their flags on this soil and to these jackasses that is a perfectly acceptable outcome because...it helps the economy.

And all of this is happening in the teeth of what Americans want and are demanding.  What did senor Helms say again?
"I know what the politically popular thing to do is, but it's not right," said H. Parks Helms, a lawyer and former state legislator who is chairman of the county commissioners.
For the uninitiated, Popular=what the voters , those same people who placed Senor Wences in office, desire. Are they asking that the skin be flayed off illegal immigrants, that illegal immgrants be carried to the grand canyon and dumped in on live television?

Nope, their asking that these unAmerican, spineless politicians do their job. And these wankers can't even be bothered to pretend like they'll defend this country, instead they lecture us about 'higher moral imperatives' and 'the poetry of crime."

Which is ultimately hogwash. This is about money and power, the two absolutes of all politics. Big business wants cheap labor and will buy as many politicians as it takes to acheive their wholly unAmerican goal of using immigration, both legal and illegal as a weapon against Americans. Politicians see immigrants both legal and illegal as future voters, so you fellow Americans are more than welcome to take a long walk off a short pier.

Sorry about that.

I wanted to touch on a couple more things here in this article. First is "Enforcement always works." By way of example...
Two Mexican women working at a Charlotte restaurant said they worried about being deported.

"It's a daily worry, especially when you listen to the news," said Blanca Ramirez, 25, who said she came to the United States about a year ago, crossing illegally from Mexico.

Sirenia Trinidad, 40, said she is the sole support for her five children in Puebla, Mexico, who live with her sister. She makes $380 a week, she said, and sends much of it back to them. She traveled for 15 days, crossing the Arizona-Mexico border, to get here, and she's reluctant to go back for fear of getting caught on reentry.

"It's very hard to go back and forth. I can't go visit without papers."

Neither woman drives, and they said that makes them less likely to be deported. "If you get stopped for going against a light, you could get sent back," Ramirez said.
Well good! I think it's a delightful turn of events when illegal immigrants worry about deportations, know why?

BECAUSE THEY'RE SUPPOSED TO WORRY ABOUT BEING DEPORTED!

And this is the result every time there is the slightest, tiniest, most miniscule hint of enforcement. Though to hear our elites tell the story you would think that enforcement has never, will never, could never work. Not only can it, it has, does, and will! Every single bleeding time.

Now here is a damn fine reason to vote (R)...
Bill James, a Republican county commissioner, has been outspoken in favor of tougher laws aimed at preventing illegal immigrants from receiving county benefits and at landlords and employers of illegal immigrants. He said that if Republicans, now a 6-3 minority on the county board, take control, there will be a crackdown on migrants.

"My goal is to make being an illegal in Mecklenburg County both a dangerous proposition and an uncomfortable one," James said. "It's going to be like that saying at closing time at the bar: 'You don't have to go home, but you can't stay here.'"
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