Let us pause for a moment on the virtues of free markets, progressivism etc. There is more fundamental problem in this country: the rise of fundamentalist cult and racism.
There are a lot of crazies trolling around on the streets of America. Some of them are racists disguised as ‘tea bagging patriots.’ For them losing an election is equivalent to losing their freedoms. If a black man becomes president, to them he is not even an American citizen. They go to extraordinary length to justify their delusions and do everything possible to keep the story alive.
Arizona legislature is pushing two legislation that every person of color should be concerned about. First, the state is giving a discretionary authority to the law enforcement authorities to stop and check your immigration papers. Second, the state legislators gone so friggin crazy that they are requiring the candidates for the office of POTUS to produce a birth certificate. While it may seem like nothing is wrong with this – the legislation is solely aimed at giving more credibility to a fake controversy created by a bunch of racist pigs: the birthers. The birthers are those who believe that president Barak Obama wasn’t born in the USA.
Friends, you have more to worry about than your government. It is your birther neighbor. It is your life in Arizona. It is your drive through Arizona. It is a crazy politician (almost all of them are Republicans) who just plays politics with this birther story just to keep himself/herself popular with the nutbags.
Even though I don’t deal with Arizona or any plans to go to Arizona in the near future, symbolically I am boycotting Arizona.
Watch this crazy lunatic Arizona law maker who claims to put this issue to rest, when in fact the intent of this bill is to give more traction to the birther story.
Brian Bilbray, GOP Rep., Claims Clothes Identify Illegal Immigrants
The idea of legalizing racism is very interesting. It doesn’t bode well for social progress. I’m extremely surprised that the bill was signed into law, especially since President Obama has been vocally critical of it.
I’ve posted some of my thoughts on Senate Bill 1070 here:
This country is moving back to its pre-MLK days. There are many protests and civil disobediance in Chicago on this new legislation passed in AZ:
Arizona can pass race base laws, pass Birthers laws and the state can continue to boycott Martin Luther King Day, well the rest of the Country can boycott the state of Arizona and spank them where it hurts them the most their pocket book. Their phony patriotism is sickening, they are just racists going by another name. We all know you are just itching to put a sheet on their head? Let’s face it the Republicans had eight years to deal with health care, immigration, climate change and financial oversight and governance and they failed. It appears that the Republican Party is only good at starting wars (two in eight years, with fat War profiteering contracts to friends of Cheney/Bush) but not at winning wars as seen by the continuing line of body bags that keep coming home. The Republicans party will continue turned inward to their old fashion obstructionist party (and their Confederacy appreciation roots) because they continue to allow a small portions (but very loud portion) of their party of “birthers, baggers and blowhards” to rule their party. I will admit that this fringe is very good at playing “Follow the Leader” by listening to their dullard leaders, Beck, Hedgecock, Hannity, O’Reilly, Rush, Savage, Sarah Bailin, Orly Taitz, Victoria Jackson, Michele Bachmann and the rest of the Blowhards and acting as ill programmed robots (they have already acted against doctors that perform abortions). The Birthers and the Tea party crowd think they can scare, intimidate and force others to go along with them by comments like “This time we came unarmed”, let me tell you something not all ex-military join the fringe militia crazies who don’t pay taxes and run around with face paint in the parks playing commando, the majority are mature and understand that the world is more complicated and grey than the black and white that these simpleton make it out to be and that my friend is the point. The world is complicated and people like Hamilton, Lincoln, and Roosevelt believed that we should use government a little to increase social mobility, now it’s about dancing around the claim of government is the problem. The sainted Reagan passed the biggest tax increase in American history and as a result federal employment increased, but facts are lost when mired in mysticism and superstition. For a party that gave us Abraham Lincoln, it is tragic that the ranks are filled with too many empty suits and the crazy Birthers who have not learned that the way our courts work is that you get a competent lawyer, verifiable facts and present them to a judge, if the facts are real and not half baked internet lies, then, and only then, do you proceed to trial. The Birthers seem to be having a problem with their so called “facts”. Let’s face it no one will take the Birthers seriously until they win a case, but until then, you will continue to appear dumb, crazy or racist, or maybe all three. I heard that Orly Taitz now wants to investigate the “Republican 2009 Summer of Love” list: Assemblyman, Michael D. Duvall (CA), Senator John Ensign (NV), Senator Paul Stanley (TN), Governor Mark Stanford (SC), Board of Ed Chair, and Kristin Maguire AKA Bridget Keeney (SC), she wants to re-establish a family values party, that’s like saying that the Catholic Church cares about the welling being of children in their care, too late for that.
Looks USA is going back to old days. They would define different rules based on color and nationality.
I am not sure in which direction this country is going.