Obama`s new improved
(That`s black humor—if we`re still allowed to use the term).
We already can see a preview of things to come. The leftists are on the warpath about what they construe as "hate speech"—usually just reasoned debate about borders, culture and immigration. According to protectors of lawbreaking foreigners from the New York Times to La Raza, any suggestion of immigration law enforcement unduly stirs the blood of Redstate citizens (you know, the ones still clinging to religion and guns), driving them to acts of violence and murder.
The New York Times in particular has urged a crackdown on speech—which is a little odd, considering how the press is supposed to venerate the First Amendment. The NYT`s` attitude is typified by a November 14 editorial, The High Cost of Harsh Words, which essentially blamed the recent murder of Ecuadorean illegal immigrant Marcello Lucero on the remarks of a local official, Steve Levy, who has been a stand-up guy for law and borders.
"Words have consequences. Steve Levy, the Suffolk County executive, is
learning that the hard way during a horrible week. Seven
teenagers were arrested and charged in the fatal
stabbing last Saturday of Marcello Lucero, an Ecuadorean
immigrant, on a street in the
"Mr. Levy`s past harsh words and actions against undocumented workers have now left him cornered with a tragically limited ability to lead the county in confronting a brutal act that surely pains him as much as anyone. "
It is downright bizarre for an editorialist to respond to a despicable crime by condemning a public official for speaking out against immigration chaos. A bunch of roughneck teens got drunk at a bar and decided beat up a Mexican, with horrific results. There is no evidence whatsoever that anything Levy said precipitated the crime.
Worse (perhaps), the Times insulted the many millions of Americans across the political spectrum who want their immigration laws enforced:
"[Levy] parroted extremist talking points, going so far as to raise the alarm, utterly false, that illegal immigrants` `anchor babies` were forcing Southampton Hospital to close its maternity ward. He denounces racist hatred, yet his words have made him a hero in pockets of Long Island where veins of racism run deep. "
Interestingly, another Times article the same day [A Killing in a Town Where Latinos Sense Hate, by Kirk Semple] noted twice that engaging in mugging was a regular pastime among some students...
"PATCHOGUE, N.Y. — It was an occasional diversion among a certain crowd at Patchogue-Medford High School, students said: Drink a few beers, then go looking for people to mug, whether for money or just for kicks. [...]
"Acquaintances of the defendants said it was not unusual for groups of students from the high school to go out looking for people to mug. `It was just for fun, or for money,` said Taylor Fallica, 15, a student at the high school who said he was a friend of Mr. Conroy and the other defendants."
Are robbery and assault no longer
And even assuming that the killing of the Ecuadorean was rooted in anger over community changes caused by massive illegal immigration, what teenager would take action based on the words of an adult authority figure? Ask any parent how often that happens.
The major cause of the crime: too much drinking by stupid adolescents. It is simply a fact that excessive drinking makes some people mean. Yet no one is calling for another failed Prohibition.
In telling contrast, in another
instance of controversial speech, the NYT emitted
a full-throated defense of the First Amendment in an
Unlike Others, U.S. Defends Freedom to Offend in
Speech [June 12, 2008]. The subject was the
contentious censorship trial of columnist Mark Steyn
for a criticism of Muslims which appeared in the
future belongs to Islam,
The Times piece was written
by Adam Liptak, [Email
him]a reporter who
attended the tribunal against Steyn in
"Earlier this month, the actress Brigitte Bardot, an animal rights
activist, was fined $23,000 in
"By contrast, American courts would not stop a planned march by the
American Nazi Party in
"Six years later, a state court judge in
Well, no one has accused the New York Times of intellectual rigor of late, particularly when the subject is immigrants. Telling the truth about immigration—that decades of unskilled, unassimilating foreigners have harmed American society deeply—is threatening to elite liberals like those at the Times who are invested in the ideology of multicultural utopianism. The paper is therefore happy to smack down speech with which it doesn`t agree, in the larger effort to dissolve the American nation.
The underlying problem: for all the elites` enormous power in business, education and media, there was still enough representative government in place for an aroused citizenry to defeat amnesty last year.
Unquestionably, the Open Borders brigade believes that a verbally inhibited electorate will be better for their side. And that means lots more accusations of racism—and worse.
The big escalation this round: the
attack on free speech by connecting it with violence
against non-Americans. Saying that illegal aliens, ahem,
are "breaking the
law" is apparently too upsetting for
Hence the Main Stream Media`s treatment of the Lucero murder. As usual, the New York Times leads and others follow. The Associated Press had this headline November 10: Advocates say rhetoric fuels anti-Hispanic crime.
"Observers and Hispanic advocates blame a climate of harsh rhetoric surrounding the national immigration debate.
"`I don`t think it`s merely coincidence that these hate crimes are going up at the same time there`s a violent at times debate over immigration,` said Kevin [Johnson,] [email him] dean of the law school at the University of California-Davis.
"`We talk about immigration, we`re not particularly careful in the terminology,` he said. `Inflammatory terminology is frequently used, that helps to sort of rile people up.` "
But what are citizens supposed to do when the truth is inflammatory? Shut up to please La Raza and the New York Times?
This is the reality: Millions of foreigners routinely cross the border illegally, buy stolen identification and unlawfully take jobs that by law are supposed to be held by citizens and legal immigrants. Employers` use of exploitable foreign workers has figured largely in the loss of the blue-collar middle class: occupations like construction and meatpacking no longer support families as they have in the past. A century of labor progress in terms of wages and workplace safety has been wiped out by open borders.
In areas of high influx, the social service system designed for citizens is strained to the breaking point. Schools and the healthcare system are buckling under the needs of foreign families that are poor, unskilled and uneducated.
These are facts. It is the
The MSM`s supposed concern about the death of Mr. Lucero would be easier take seriously if there were any comparable attention to the many crime victims of illegal aliens and immigrants generally.
But there isn`t. With very few exceptions, crime victims of illegal aliens and immigrants are noted in local media only. For information about victims of criminal aliens you have to read VDARE.com and other internet sites dedicated to telling the truth about immigration anarchy.
Friends of American sovereignty and
culture don`t need name calling and epithets. The truth
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