Thursday, July 29, 2010

"Papers, Comrade"

Today is Thursday, 29 July 2010.

At least for the moment, the plot by the Republican Party to turn an American state into the Soviet Socialist Republic of Arizona has been derailed.

At least, that’s how conservatives would have assessed the situation, from 1917 to 1991. According to the American right, back in the day, one of the prime tactics of Commie oppression was the requirement that everyone should carry comprehensive identity papers all the time, and be prepared to present same to the authorities.

Precisely what the new Arizona law required.

This nefarious Republican Party conspiracy has been thwarted, at least for the moment, by a courageous Federal judge. It remains to be seen if the floodgates of Red Domination will be opened when the case reaches the U.S. Supreme Court, presided over by a miscast John Roberts, who should have been Chief Justice of the Mississippi Supreme Court in 1950.

The current race campaign focused on Mexican immigrants takes me back to the race campaign of the 1960s and 1970s in the Bundesrepublik Deutschland/Federal Republic of Germany/West Germany, which was focused on Turkish guest workers. Many Germans were originally all for Turks performing menial and backbreaking jobs the Germans suddenly felt were beneath them, but let a little Hard Times come along, and suddenly the Turks were life-sucking parasites. (Not that the Germans wished to resume roofing houses or building highways.)

The simple fact is, most Americans are illegal aliens, since no Native American authority ever authorized Europeans or anybody else to invade this place, kill as many inhabitants as possible, and take over. The simple fact is, the race haters of today were yesterday boasting how immigrants (i.e. Them) were the backbone who’d built this nation.

Immigrants, who are generally relatively poor and willing to work their butts off, contribute more to this country than they receive in social services. True when my English ancestors immigrated in 1850, true when my Austrian ancestors immigrated in 1888, and true now.

Racism always rises to a crescendo in economically bad times. White is the colour of goodness, dark is the colour of evil. Blame persons of colour, never the corrupt system.

On this date in 1901, the Socialist Party of America is founded.

This just in.

Senate Republicans have blocked a vote on a bill to help community banks with less than $10 billion dollars in assets increase loans to small business.

There’s a reason Republican states are called “red states”: Republicanism is Communism.


Anonymous Anonymous said...


12:21 AM  
Anonymous HH said...

Thanks. I googled it and learned a new word. Vocabulary rules!

6:50 AM  
Anonymous ever frustrated said...

HH, your remarks are right on point.

Nothing funny about racism and oppression, ignorance and hatred.

Nothing funny about the Republicans who are suddenly (!*?!) worried about saddling future generations with more debt when it means helping those trapped in the current financial crisis.

Pardon me if I'm not ROFLMFAO.

4:34 PM  
Anonymous HH said...

You'll "enjoy" Friday's column. Read it and weep.

7:11 PM  

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