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Monday, April 24, 2006

Mayday! Mayday!

Pro-immigrant forces plan to flex their muscles with a gringo boycott on May 1st, "A Day Without Immigrants".

Wonderful. The poorest, most under-employed, least educated portion of the population is going to demonstrate just how insignificant their contribution is. We'll see whether our industries crumble if nobody empties our trash, sweeps our floors, or buses our tables. Yes please illegals, stay home from school too. Let's see how uncrowded our schools could be. Could you do us a favor and stay out of our hospitals and jails while you're at it? And if you'd stay off the roads and free up some housing that would be great. Thanks!

I think I liked it better when the illegals were "invisible". The mass demonstrations opened everyone's eyes to just how many there are. It showed the illegals there are many who support them, and that the US government has no intention of enforcing its current immigration laws much less passing new more strict laws. Now they know it's safe to operate freely and openly in our society and so they're everywhere, all the time.

On the other hand some good has come of this. Obviously if they're carrying signs and shouting slogans in the streets they're not getting much work or shopping done. So the demonstrations demonstrated to gringos that the illegals could disappear tomorrow and the impact on our businesses would be next to nil.

Our schools have suffered only from self-inflicted backward rules that withhold funding when students who haven't paid a dime for their education decide to go truant. Yeah, that makes sense. The other problems that flared were racial and gang violence, which would of course evaporate if the next time the illegal immigrant students walk out of school they just kept walking. Preferably south.

Make sure you wear anything but white on May 1st:
On May 1, we are calling No Work, No School, No Sales, and No Buying, and also to have rallies around symbols of economic trade in your areas (stock exchanges, anti-immigrant corporations, etc.) to protest the anti-immigrant movements across the country.

On May 1, we will wear "white" a T-Shirt and/or white arm bands, we can paint and write our political demands (and creative arts) at the T-shirt go to rally, protest, strike, vigil, work or school--we will have a ocean of white T-shirts with our political demands from east coast to west coast, at the street, work place, school, bus station & store... and our voice will be LOUD AND CLEAR AND CANNOT BE SILENT FOR EVER!

We will settle for nothing less than full amnesty and dignity for the millions of undocumented workers presently in the U.S. We believe that increased enforcement is a step in the wrong direction and will only serve to facilitate more tragedies along the Mexican-U.S. border in terms of deaths and family separation.
Of course without illegal immigration there wouldn't be any tragedies on the border to facilitate. Amnesty incentivizes more people to break the law, which is why law-abiding citizens oppose it. You want to keep your dignity? Respect your adoptive country's laws and customs. Don't cut the line. Get the proper documents, pay your taxes, learn English, and wave the American flag. You'll be greeted with open arms.

So what's a gringo against illegal immigration to do? Contact your Senate, House, and local elected representatives to express your opinion.

California State Senator Gloria Romero, a Los Angeles Democrat, supports the boycott and the holiday idea, saying:
"As a senator, I represent citizens and non-citizens alike."
Some will obviously need to be reminded what their job is and who it is they are supposed to represent.
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3 Comments:

Blogger flippityflopitty said...

Kudos.

Anything but white? Let me see, its May 1, its friggin hot outside, what color would I want to wear normally?

Just thought you would like to see this:

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/22042006/2/koddities-latino-pop-stars-record-spanish-star-spangled-banner-support.html

Hope you started your spanglish lessons.

4/28/2006 07:41:00 AM  
Anonymous ete said...

Let's see, there are millions of Americans going to Mexico on hollidays, vacations; lots are owning vacation- or second homes in many parts of the country. We love it down there. What if we all instead chose to go other places, say Costa Rica -. And elect to buy anything other than "echo en Mexico." Think of how that would effect the Mexican economy. Maybe that would wake up the Mexican government to the importance of friendly relations with its northern neighbor. Nah, never happen. Just like we will require a lot more than exorbitant gas prices to get us out of our gas guzzling cars.
Our government seems powerless in the face of the very real and dangerous immigration problem. They can't affords to lose the hispanic vote. So, nothing but a massive, concerted effort on the grass roots level will have a chance to address the illegal immigration problem.

4/29/2006 07:51:00 PM  
Blogger phactoid said...

You better start practicing El himno nacional de los Estados Unidos -- the new spanish Star Spangled Banner.

http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/story?id=1898460

Spanish radio stations here in the US are already playing it. Gotta love how writers of the song defend it saying that critics "miss the point" and that the point is "[t]he Spanish version is meant to show immigrant pride in a new country where they live and work." True immigrant pride in a new country (notice they don't say THEIR new country because we're talking illegals) would be taking the time and care to learn the original American version as well as the history behind it.

Unlike other immigrants over the last 200 years, the illegals do not seem interested in assimilation. And our country is making it easy not to assimilate. Bilingual education, bilingual social programs and social workers, and cable tv with 5 Spanish channels -- and here in San Diego, a local newscast that simulcasts in spanish and replays the broadcasts 24/7. Learn English? ¡Stupido

4/30/2006 07:44:00 AM  

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