"Attention surrounding immigration problems helped attract "a fairly broad cross-section of middle Americans," and "there are real strains of racism and anti-Semitism in this movement." Still, "the movement has attracted people who are not Klansmen or neo-Nazis." Potok said.
Last year, anyone with a protest sign saying "secure our borders" was a racist, Nazi, KKK, extremist.
Now...not so much, ehh Potok? I am reminded of an October conversation with my friend Mike Cutler while we were on the Arizona- Mexico border. He told me that he was called " a racist anti-Semite" several times while he was an INS agent enforcing American immigration laws...while wearing his Star of David on a chain around his neck. Pretty radical occupation for a Jewish American from New York...ehh Potok? Another quote from a sociologist at the University of Arizona, Celestino Fernandez, on those irritating Minute Men, same article:
"They're reasonable people, yes, they're good people, but they're also reacting against demographic changes, just like every prior generation has reacted against demographic changes of people whom they perceive as different," he said.
Umm, si, Celestino, illegal aliens are "different". We perceive them as being criminal invaders who are colonizing our nation while our President helps...how do you see them?