Non-Oklahoman media seems still to be maintaining an extraordinary black-out about the sweeping illegal immigrant control measure passed by the State Senate there on Monday. But thanks to the magic of the internet, word is spreading anyway.
A feature of the immigration debate has been that discussion threads to even very pro-immigration articles tend to be dominated by highly articulate restrictionist contributors. This is not really the case in Oklahoma. There, a fair number of posts, hyper ventilating about “Racism” and “Hate”, seem bent on proving the accuracy of Peter Brimelow’s contention that immigration policy is Adolf Hitler’s revenge on America - with rational public discussion disabled by WW2 mythology.
However, people with more experience and maturity can intervene. I thought these two postings to the thread following the Tulsa World article I cited on Wednesday, if rough-hewn, notable and very effective. Both are from southern California:
67. 4/19/2007 9:51:28 AM, adrock, Los Angeles
GOOD WORK OKLAHOMA! Illegal aliens need to go back to where they came from. Always bitching that America owes them better treatment. The government they ran away from owes them better treatment...America owes them nothing!
I can't help but laugh at all you clowns defending illegals. Most of you won't realize what's really happening here until it's too late. Just wait until they come to your neighborhood and start pushing you around in your own town. 10 years ago, nobody out here in LA thought illegals were a problem, and today they own the place. Why don't all of you sympathizers move your families out to east LA if want to experience the future of America because this is what you're ultimately fighting for.
And for all you people crying about racism...buckle up. When Latinos take over you'll see racism that you didn't believe possible and it will all be directed at your white, english-speaking ass. Unlike most of you, I live amongst Latinos and they are the most racist culture I have ever come across.
Disagree if you like, but DO NOT forget my warning: Illegal immigrants will be the death knell of America. You people are trying to be friends with people who don't want your friendship, and unless you stop this invasion, you'll see America dissolve into a third world sewer. And when that happens, just remember that you were one of the morons who fought for that outcome.
68. 4/19/2007 1:27:06 PM, kevin,
I couldnt agree more with adrock. I also lived in southern california when latinos were much fewer in numbers, and everyone defended their presence and hard work, but now that they are the majority there, things are much different. They arent the quiet, mind their own business folk who are just hoping to make it here in America (illegally), they are now banding together (remember May 1 2006?) and demanding things they are in no way owed! They now are arrogant in public and will openly argue with you that this (USA) is Mexico!! They have effectively ruined a once prestigious California school system by requiring so many resources go to ESL programs and performing poorly on exams. All this, on top of vicious gangs, smuggling rings, and an extremely anti American attitude, its a wonder more states arent jumping to take the same action as Oklahoma! If youre too ignorant to listen to people like me, who have experienced this, then you have no one to blame but yourself when America is destroyed. Hooray for Oklahoma making a very wise decision.