May 02, 2006

This says it all...

The self-titled "Bubba of Bombast" sums up yesterday's bullshit demonstrations more succinctly than anyone else I've seen:

"I don't believe that you further your cause if you fling shit in the faces of those that you need on your side. Americans really are a pretty tolerant bunch, but they tend to become angry when somebody tries to push them around. Ask Osama bin Laden if you don't believe me.

A slogan such as "I'm Black and I'm PROUD" resonated during the civil rights movement, even among whites, because blacks WERE American citizens asking only for equal treatment under the law. They had a legitimate bitch about the way they were being treated and their cause was just. Even Joe Sixpack could sympathize with their plight.

But we rebel against "I'm illegal-- so what?" That's a lot like jumping up and screaming "Fuck YOU!" to every law-abiding citizen in this country. That kind of slogan resonates, all right, but the wrong way. It pisses a lot of people off. And that AIN'T the way to win friends and influence people.

Bejus! Government hassles the hell out of it's legitimate citizens at airports in the name of Homeland Security, while it blithely allows illegals to stream unmolested across our borders. Something is really fucked up in THAT picture. "
Rob has more. Go read it all.

Posted by caltechgirl at May 2, 2006 10:17 AM | TrackBack

Vman had a good post on it also.

Posted by: GUYK at May 2, 2006 01:48 PM

I'm so irritated with the slogan "Si, se puede." If you want to be americans, try protesting in our language. I'd be a whole lot more sympathetic to the cause if you were chanting "yes we can". Don't you think if you want our lawmakers to listen to your complaints you should maybe voice them in their language?

btw - I'm married to a Colombian and live in a household that speaks a lot of Spanish, so use caution before labeling me racist against spanish people!

Posted by: wRitErsbLock at May 2, 2006 05:38 PM