Orson Scott Card - author of Ender's Game - offers the childlike 'Ethnic Cleansing or "Amnesty"'. It's even worse than you might imagine, as the U.S. suddenly decides to deport six million illegal aliens from Mexico. In his fantasy world the Republicans would lead the effort and it would be supported by economists. And, reporters ask tough questions.
Too much space dust or something.
UPDATE: The link definitely falls in the "self-evidently wrong but from someone everyone pretty much ignores so why bother?" category, however, for the newbies, consider the following quote in the article from a Joe Six Pack type:
"Absolutely right! Everything's better! I can look around me and look at the people on the street and it feels like America again. Everybody's talking English! Except for the orientals and the towel-heads, of course, but you've got to take things one step at a time."
There are certainly people who think that way, but I'd imagine they're a rather small minority. And, as an argument in support of illegal immigration, this is Guilt by Association.
And, this quote from either a "liberal" or a "reporter", I'm not quite sure which:
"But we weren't getting the riff-raff, sir! We were getting the bravest, the hardest-working, the most determined to feed their families. We were getting the ones who scraped together the money to pay the illegal smugglers to get them across the border."
In effect, he's supporting a Darwinistic immigration policy, conveniently ignoring the thousands who've died trying to cross illegally. I guess they weren't fit enough to become Card-style Americans, eh?
I'll add more when people start caring what Orson Scott Card thinks; I might have to wait a while.
Immigration2007b · Tue, 09/04/2007 - 07:29 · Importance: 1