Here again is yet another national MSM article talking about the fucked up white supremacist bullshit in Arizona that never once mentions where the proposed legislation is coming from—i.e. white supremacist organizations. This language—“invasion”? it is language of white supremacist nativist militias that have been around since the 1800s. invasion of cockroaches. The cockroaches come out at night and sneak in. This article also does not put Pearce in context—being supported economically by and have relationships with blatantly white supremacist organizations like the American Border Report. The interesting thing is that on a national front, these groups and politicians have been careful not to use language like this. To us use “polite” language coached in terms of “anti-terrorism” language that the government uses. Invasion rides that line—where it’s talking to other anti-latino white supremacists—while hiding behind anti-terrorism language. asserting this is an “invasion”—makes sense in the context of “oh, my god, the terrorists could slip right through and then we’ll have another 911!”—but it is a wink towards hate groups. The ones worried about “our way of life” —i.e. our white daughters fucking a spic and giving birth to anchor babies. i.e. our white children speaking spic language. i.e. our clean town covered in dirty cockroaches. i.e. dirty spics grabbing their cocks in front of our good pure ladies. i.e. white men not being in control of everything. I’m suprised at the blatant language he’s using. And I hope that everybody recognizes it for what it is. And sees that in pushing the boundaries like this of what language he’s using—he’s asserting a confidence that *people will support him anyway*. Because they’ve bought the kinder gentler message.
Yes yes yes. Russell Pearce created Arizona’s brutal Tent City prison as a member of Joe Arapaio’s sheriff’s department. The first bill he introduced in the AZ House a decade ago would have required CPS workers to report suspected undocumented immigrants, even if that person was not being investigated. He has opposed undocumented persons having access to what he calls “public benefits” - things like ambulances, police and fire department protection, etc. He called for the reinstatement of “Operation Wetback,” which deported almost a million undocumented people and US citizens in the early 1950s. This man has been shopping SB 1309 (the bill that denies automatic citizenship to the children of undocumented parents) through multiple committees until he found one that would pass it. He introduced SB 1611, which takes his SB 1070 (yup, he authored that one too) one step further to deny children access to public education if they can’t provide a birth certificate. This man is scary as hell, and it ought to make your hair stand on end that a publication like the New York Times is quoting him as anything but a dangerous, racist demagogue. This isn’t new, and this isn’t Tea Party posturing. Russell Pearce has been treating immigrants in Arizona as a subhuman species to be exterminated for a very long time, and now he and other fully complicit lawmakers have the influence to make it so.
It’s incredibly expensive to pay for people to crossover, by the way your government is in on this and those politicians make bank from this as well to the tune of $7,000 a head. The more difficult you make it for individuals to cross the border, the more expensive the fee’s. It’s a pseudo- drug war, declare unenforceable laws and watch profits soar. It’s a win-win for conservatives and their constituents.
Emphasis on Luis’ comment above is mine. And since we just read Border Games, this was a big point of discussion in class today.