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This Is Not About…

These are the flags of the parents of my grandfathers, who were both first generation Americans. They both married women whose families settled in this country before it was a country. This allows me a certain perspective that many lack, not as good as a Native American, but fairly long term.

Listening to some of the people screaming about the “immigration problem”, I’m reminded of American [Know Nothing] Party of the mid-19th century, as well as the second coming of the Ku Klux Klan during World War I.

In his closing remarks at the impeachment trial of Bill Clinton, Dale Bumpers made the point:

H.L. Mencken said one time, “When you hear somebody say, ‘This is not about money,’ it’s about money.” And when you hear somebody say, “This is not about sex,” it’s about sex.

Now they are saying “This is not about race.”

It is not a coincidence that Facing South reports: Southern states crack down on immigrants.

It is not a coincidence that the people doing all the screaming are fixated on the Mexicans, as if the Central Americans, Caribbean islanders, Asians, Africans, and people from Eastern Europe don’t exist.

April 11, 2006   13 Comments