Illegal Immigration, Lies, Fascism

The federal judge’s gutting of much of the Arizona law on illegal immigration is not the disaster it may appear to be. The federal lawsuit and the courageous governor’s appeal, and other legal actions to follow, I am guessing, will keep the issue before the general public’ eye. It underscores the growing Fascist tendencies of the Obama-led Democratic Party. It keeps pushing actions that are in dramatic violation of the people’s preference.

There will be a price to pay come November.

Speaking of Fascism, as I write, Fox News displays copies of an alleged memo describing an Obama Administration plan to grand amnesty to illegal aliens (more than ten million people) by executive act. President Obama would (would) thus circumvent the messy and unpredictable democratic procedures laid out by our constitution. Even if it’s only a maneuver to force Republican Congress-people to the table, it’s a Fascist maneuver, not a normal procedural ploy.

I am guessing the President is running scared for the November election. With this grand gesture, he is trying to get 100% of Latino voters to go to the polls, to vote, and to vote for a Democratic candidate. His calculation is wrong. It would not be the first time this administration does something that is stupid from a political standpoint.

Note that I am not referring to Democrats in general as “Fascists.” I think their party has been hijacked by extremists who have little in common with the historical Democratic Party. I am betting that many rank-and-file Democrats are beginning to discover what they have wrought. I think many will stay home in November and even that others will reverse their ill-guided vote of one and half year ago.

Incidentally, I am not using the word “Fascist” lightly, or as a mere term of hate. I use it in a cool, descriptive way. See my essay on Fascism. See my posting “ Fascism Explained” from 6’13/09.

Liberals are still lying, dissembling and ignoring disturbing questions on the Arizona law. Heard on NPR’s “Diane Rehm Show” at 12:50 Friday 7/29/10 : A caller says that he is confused about one specific point. He asks for help from the NPR panel. The issue is that he, the caller, thinks most states require that people stopped by the police produce a valid ID. Why shouldn’t Arizona asks the same of anyone, he asks. (I don’t know whether the caller’s impression is factually correct.) The panel moderator asks around. None of her experts knows the answer. The question gets swept off. Minutes later, a producer announces that there is no national (federal) requirement to produce an ID.

Not the question, producer, panel! Are you that hypocritical or are you dumb? Honestly, I don’t know what’s the answer.

Liberal commentators continue to refer to their objections to the Arizona law as based on their certainty that it would (will) promote racial profiling. Racial profiling is illegal, in general, and specifically in the Arizona law. The practice exposes law enforcement personnel and entities to big penalties and lots of headaches. If you believe that’s not enough to prevent the practice, keep this in mind: In our constitutional system of government, we take legal action to stop illegal behavior, not to prevent illegal behavior that is wholly in your imagination. Another nicety liberals don’t get. Here again, I am unable to determine what is dishonesty and what is stupidity. The liberals I know personally are more likely to be dishonest than stupid but they not be a good sample.

By the way, I have said nearly everything I wanted to say on illegal immigration in a co-authored article published last summer in the libertarian Independent Review. Follow this link: “If Mexicans and Americans Could Cross the Border Freely.” It’s on my home page and on the first page of every posting. You might be surprised.

Disclosure 1: I am an immigrant. I was an illegal immigrant for a while. I believe that its history of immigration is a big component of this country’s greatness. I write about this often.

Disclosure 2: My wife of thirty years and my adopted children are “people of color,” to use the ignorant, racist vocabulary of silly liberals. I, on the the other hand, am a white man. Of course, I oppress them as much as I can. There ought to be a law!

About jacquesdelacroix

I am a sociologist, a short-story writer, and a blogger (Facts Matter and Notes On Liberty) in Santa Cruz, California.
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8 Responses to Illegal Immigration, Lies, Fascism

  1. gary says:

    I underline my reply.

    The federal judge’s gutting of much of the Arizona law on illegal immigration is not the disaster it may appear to be.

    =======>re:

    I wonder how long we can take these things in stride? When is it that we cannot stride anymore but have step carefully to keep out of the fresh poop.

    =======

    The federal lawsuit and the courageous governor’s appeal, and other legal actions to follow, I am guessing, will keep the issue before the general public’ eye. It underscores the growing Fascist tendencies of the Obama-led Democratic Party. It keeps pushing actions that are in dramatic violation of the people’s preference.

    =======>re:

    Courage cannot grow well in a pc society where the language itself is changing due to the lack of it. Because of THIS the incremental undoing of America will continue until many more folks not only start to awaken but are willing to awaken enough to realize that action will need to happen in order to sustain what is left of freedom. We will likely never get ALL our freedoms back because it will take many years to reinstall the words like *masculinity* that have been stolen from our vocabulary.

    ======

    There will be a price to pay come November.

    Speaking of Fascism, as I write, Fox News displays copies of an alleged memo describing an Obama Administration plan to grand amnesty to illegal aliens (more than ten million people) by executive act. President Obama would (would) thus circumvent the messy and unpredictable democratic procedures laid out by our constitution. Even if it’s only a maneuver to force Republican Congress-people to the table, it’s a Fascist maneuver, not a normal procedural ploy.

    =======>re:

    It is actions like these that – if not met with masculine REACTIONS from the people, will spell
    liberty’s doom. Because we are steeped in PC however, we will do nothing and will continue to watch the undoing of our constitution by these bandits. The fact is that if we cannot even see that this man is not legally our president but a usurper that has not met & could care less to meet the constitutional requirement of being president, we will let anything happen and collectively we do not have the courage to enforce what he will not. Law
    in any form is useless unless there are people who will step free of their feelings and take courageous
    action of masculinity.

    ======

    I am guessing the President is running scared for the November election. With this grand gesture, he is trying to get 100% of Latino voters to go to the polls, to vote, and to vote for a Democratic candidate. His calculation is wrong. It would not be the first time this administration does something that is stupid from a political standpoint.

    Note that I am not referring to Democrats in general as “Fascists.” I think their party has been hijacked by extremists who have little in common with the historical Democratic Party. I am betting that many rank-and-file Democrats are beginning to discover what they have wrought. I think many will stay home in November and even that others will reverse their ill-guided vote of one and half year ago.

    Incidentally, I am not using the word “Fascist” lightly, or as a mere term of hate. I use it in a cool, descriptive way. See my essay on Fascism. See my posting “ Fascism Explained” from 6’13/09.

    Liberals are still lying, dissembling and ignoring disturbing questions on the Arizona law. Heard on NPR’s “Diane Rehm Show” at 12:50 Friday 7/29/10 : A caller says that he is confused about one specific point. He asks for help from the NPR panel. The issue is that he, the caller, thinks most states require that people stopped by the police produce a valid ID. Why shouldn’t Arizona asks the same of anyone, he asks. (I don’t know whether the caller’s impression is factually correct.) The panel moderator asks around. None of her experts knows the answer. The question gets swept off. Minutes later, a producer announces that there is no national (federal) requirement to produce an ID.

    Not the question, producer, panel! Are you that hypocritical or are you dumb? Honestly, I don’t know what’s the answer.

    Liberal commentators continue to refer to their objections to the Arizona law as based on their certainty that it would (will) promote racial profiling. Racial profiling is illegal, in general, and specifically in the Arizona law. The practice exposes law enforcement personnel and entities to big penalties and lots of headaches. If you believe that’s not enough to prevent the practice, keep this in mind: In our constitutional system of government, we take legal action to stop illegal behavior, not to prevent illegal behavior that is wholly in your imagination. Another nicety liberals don’t get. Here again, I am unable to determine what is dishonesty and what is stupidity. The liberals I know personally are more likely to be dishonest than stupid but they not be a good sample.

    By the way, I have said nearly everything I wanted to say on illegal immigration in a co-authored article published last summer in the libertarian Independent Review. Follow this link: “If Mexicans and Americans Could Cross the Border Freely.” It’s on my home page and on the first page of every posting. You might be surprised.

    Disclosure 1: I am an immigrant. I was an illegal immigrant for a while. I believe that its history of immigration is a big component of this country’s greatness. I write about this often.

    Disclosure 2: My wife of thirty years and my adopted children are “people of color,” to use the ignorant, racist vocabulary of silly liberals. I, on the the other hand, am a white man. Of course, I oppress them as much as I can. There ought to be a law!

    =====>re:

    I think you are underestimating the degree to which we have been compromised by political correctness
    and just how many voters have become narcissistic
    entitlement babies looking for another full teat. We will see in November I guess.

    Gary

    • jacquesdelacroix says:

      Gary: I am looking for the silver lining, of course but I really think that the Obama administration is becoming hasty and clumsy. The Fascist side is showing more and more clearly to an electorate that is naturally not inclined to think of the possibility of American-grown fascism. The point is that a totalitarian inclination is not incompatible with a lack of intelligence. Tha’ts what I think we are seeing now.

      Where are you located, anyway? (Just curious.)

      • gary says:

        Hi Jacqques
        I appreciate your silver lining perspective but I am a realist and in this society reality is needed more and more. Political correctness has undermined peoples ability to even approach that
        which is logical because it leads with the feelings
        and emotional rather that the truth and logical – even to the point where the reality and historical
        are not considered – which is the absence of Intel.
        If it were not for the power of the vogue dialectic over truth, this constitutional usurper could not get by with such behavior. The accountability that used to be in place, in fact, accounting in general evaporated when we gave
        truth over to the government to decide (which IS the intent and namesake of *political correctness*.
        Appreciate your blog and insights.. thanks
        (I reside in Seaside.)

      • jacquesdelacroix says:

        I don’t disagree with you. I am just seeing rays of hope simply because the totalitarians around Obama are overdoing it and doing it clumsily. The signs are all around us, especially in the ga-ga liberal media.

  2. Despite current claims by the Obama Administration to the contrary, the border is NOT more secure and resourced than it has ever been. Most Americans know nothing of the Punitive Expedition or the Mexican Border Campaign which occurred 94 years ago and involved more than 100,000 National Guard and Regular Army troops. This was the opening act for American involvement in the Great War and acted as the catalyst to transform our military into a modern force.

    Here is a link to letters written by a National Guardsman on the Border exactly 94 years ago. Too bad our politicians are more interested in being politically correct than robustly defending the sovereignty of the United States.

    http://worldwar1letters.wordpress.com/2008/06/29/rio-grande-el-paso-southwestern-rr-tunnel-7281916/

    • jacquesdelacroix says:

      I have a radical solution to the problems (plural) of illegal immigration. It involves no force. It will probably make you steam at first. It’s decribed in an article linked to this blog. You can find it easily on the homepage.

      • Jacques, I find your discourse to be intelligent, thought-provoking and therefore thoroughly enjoyable. Having read your paper, I recognize the merits of your proposal but also think that the parallels are not exact between US/Mexico vs. France/Rest of lesser developed Europe. In my view, Mexico is truly a third-world country with additional cultural hostilities built-in, so that illegal immigration into the US is not merely an economic exercise but also a political one by denizens of third-world Latin America (a “reconquering”). This explains their unwillingness to assimilate along with exporting their ill-gotten incomes outside the US rather than paying into the system they are leeching off of. There is also a serious security issue here which is being leveraged by Muslim extremists from the Middle East who easily find open smuggling channels aided by Mexican expatriates living in the US. Obviously “militarizing” the border with land mines and machine guns is impractical. However, “open borders” is a recipe for disaster. I wouldn’t use a European model as a recommendation for much of anything in North America at this point in time.

      • jacquesdelacroix says:

        First, know that flattery goes straight to my heart! And thanks for taking the trouble to read my co-authored article in the Independent Review. (Linked to this blog.)

        First: The idea that Mexicans refuse to assimilate is counterfactual. In most cases I know (not yours; I don’t know you) it’s based on two types of ignorance acting jointly: One, ignorance of Mexicans in the US, of what they demonstrate they want by what they do, learn English feverishly, among other things. Second, an ill-informed, movie-based understanding of past waves of immigration, from eastern and from southern Europe; also from western Europe. (Anti-Irish feeling was rabid in the 1840s in New York and Boston)

        Second: The issue of willingness to assimilate becomes largely moot if what I hypothesize in the article is even partially correct: By and large, Mexicans don’t want to live in the US but in Mexico.

        The idea of violent jihadists using Mexican connections to enter the US is too imaginative for me. Have you noticed how many have tried so far? The answer is zero. The ones we caught came from …Canada! How many jihadists will learn Spanish well enough to pass anyway? (My authority on this is Carlos Mencia.)

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