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Re: “Boy, oh, boycott

(cont'd)...Much more can be said, but I leave your judgment to commonsense. Unfortunately, the irony of commonsense is that it is not so common after all.

Posted by R Pineda on 04/26/2011 at 6:30 PM

Re: “Boy, oh, boycott

Oh brother! This 'Brittanicus' guy is just using scare-tactics with lofty words, un-cited statistics and a unrealistic agenda... what a joke! Please take your Virtual Guerrilla tactics elsewhere. The truth is spelled out in the fact that neither political party has it right. I am not for illegal immigration, but commonsense has it that that the US has brought this upon itself. The issue has escalated out of control during the last 20+ years because political leaders kept putting it off. All the while, they 'unknowingly' made use of and benefited from the cheap labor. The workers then established themselves, families flourished and it became a 'trend', if you will, once the word got around. Do you really think that at the first events of this 'illegal immigration' the issue wasn't minute enough to pose a dramatic halt or control to it? Give me a break! USA - the 'most powerful nation in the world' and yet suffering from the mistakes and selfishness of the few political leaders. The people responsible for this xenophobic rant which we call the 'illegal immigration debate' are the very same selfish members of the political ruling class of American society. Nonetheless, there is no easy answer or solution for this 'issue'. When politicians (both parties alike) say 'secure the border' it is a scapegoat for the fact that they still do not want to put forth the effort to fix the broken immigration system. The system is BROKEN! It doesn't work now and it won’t be fixed with xenophobic legislation. The fact is the US has dug itself into a deep hole in the ground, and now these politicians think they can pull themselves out of it by the roots which now dangle above their heads. The language that seems patriotic is ironically not patriotically fueled. The patriotism which flows through the roots of America is not based on xenophobia, it is based on opportunity. This is what patriotism is. Seeing the opportunities around you and using them to truly provide for the country you love. This is what has been done in the past (although it has taken many regrettable forms, i.e. massacre of the natives, slavery, etc...) I don't think that America wants to repeat its unfortunate past of mistreating or ridding itself of the good, resourceful human beings which have come to find themselves on the land which she claims. Come on people... react! Get rid of the TRUE criminals. Drug-dealers, convicts, terrorists, (and even the wealthy who treat themselves to the poor), etc... But don't make the mistake of getting rid of brilliant people who despite their shortcomings have managed to make something of themselves. Don't use mindless deportation as a means to rid the US of a viable workforce and powerful assets. A percentage of these people (some call illegals) are able to contribute to making the US the true example of a successful nation founded on the breath of opportunity.

Posted by R Pineda on 04/26/2011 at 6:30 PM

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