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Inside the Open Borders mindset

The following comment came in to this thread about Orrin Hatch's anti-American DREAM Act recently. It was posted from a small college in California's Central Valley. It was all uppercase, which I've converted to lowercase:

No one should beg for anything or even beg those racism people like those who make comments in this web site who all they care about is them self and not about others who need some help. after all those immigrants who live in this country, who many american citizens dont want in this counrty are the ones who do all the hard work for those lazy as citizens who arent brave enough to do the hard work in the hot fields. if it wasnt for these immigrants the economy of supposly your country woulduv crashed down ones again. you american citizens should give thank's to all immigrants who do all the field work so you lazy asses can have food on your table. [etc. etc. etc...]

It seems we're having a wee bit of a problem with our assimilation policy.

While there's the possibility that this person is only pretending to be an Open Borders loon, based on the many other similar comments posted there and especially at this earlier thread I tend to doubt it.

Immigration2005b · Wed, 08/31/2005 - 14:02 · Importance: 1

Thu, 09/01/2005 - 17:04
D Flinchum

"I don't want to give away a piece of my country for the sake of cheap lettuce. Talk about selling your birthright for a mess of pottage! (Genesis 25:30, the story of Jacob and Esau)."

Well put, dchamil. I get so tired of hearing that without all of these illegal immigrants, we'll be paying $5 for a head of lettuce. The fact is we ARE paying $5 for a head of lettuce; we're just not paying it at the grocery store. We're paying it in our taxes, out health insurance, our schools, our communities, our environment, etc.

Thu, 09/01/2005 - 08:00
dchamil

The basic fallacy is this: Because my great-grandfather was a legal immigrant, I have a duty to accept illegal immigrants in unlimited numbers, no matter how hostile they are and no matter how resistant to assimilation they are. Of course, this isn't necessarily so. I don't want to give away a piece of my country for the sake of cheap lettuce. Talk about selling your birthright for a mess of pottage! (Genesis 25:30, the story of Jacob and Esau).

Thu, 09/01/2005 - 06:30
eh

"an incoherent rant"

Regarding grammar, spelling, etc, you are right. But I think its basic message -- 'If all they've done is break immigration law, what's the problem?' -- is clear, and in that sense it's plenty "coherent". And of course such sentiments are not at all uncommon, even among folks who are capable of more 'coherence': I know someone who teaches at a community college in Southern California, and occasionally this person sends me faculty emails -- emails that deal with the financial needs of students who are "immigrants". Example: appeals to support a scholarship fund for "immigrants", or to announce in class that such funds exist, i.e. so students can apply for this financial aid. In some emails the language is quite direct -- "undocumented" -- so you know those targeted for this aid are here illegally. In others...Well, you know who they mean.

Thu, 09/01/2005 - 04:35
D Flinchum

"It was posted from a small college in California's Central Valley."

"It" is an incoherent rant. Was it from a student or one of the professors, do you think?