Hatred

3 comments October 15th, 2007at 10:26pm Posted by Eli

Three news items from the last couple of weeks that really drive home just how much Republicans and the Bush administration hate immigrants:

1) Indiscriminate raids and arrests of legal immigrants for… being Latino?

2) Injecting deportees with psychotropic drugs against their will, apparently to make them passive and docile.

3) Tricking immigrants into attempting to register to vote when they’re not eligible, thus permanently disqualifying them from American citizenship.

Just absolutely horrible and despicable. This is not about keeping or kicking people out who don’t have a legal right to be here, this is about abusing, dehumanizing, and sabotaging the hated Other, even when they’re not doing anything wrong. This is not about hatred of illegal immigrants, this is about hatred of all immigrants, all foreigners.

The gap between this country’s stated ideals and actual behavior is simply heartbreaking. We could be the greatest country on earth, but we seem hell-bent on becoming the worst.

Entry Filed under: Bush,Immigration,Racism,Republicans

3 Comments

  • 1. Ruth  |  October 16th, 2007 at 10:53 am

    You can add to that list ‘sending children of deportee candidates to prison’ – see http://www.aclu.org/immigrants/detention/28865prs20070306.html

  • 2. Multi Medium » Raci&hellip  |  November 6th, 2007 at 9:32 pm

    […] And to get back to the main point, how can we expect an agency headed by someone who thinks blackface is clever to treat illegal (or legal) immigrants with any kind of respect or human decency?  Oh, right, WE CAN’T. […]

  • 3. girlwomanjok  |  May 6th, 2008 at 3:50 pm

    I confessed came rich flavor. managed a real front yard I know are all could reach. adventures. the tree, woods


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