the wild-eyed, neo-fascist forces on the US political right have long agitated against foreigners. next to the niggers, this has been their most potent weapon in the assault upon reason and civility. it's sick and sad, but revealing, when the corporate establishment is willing to send its hired clowns out to demagogue on the issue of un-american invaders threatening "our" way of life.
on the other hand, it's a demographic time bomb and for the elites, it's more urgent than ever to sow as much discord and dissension as possible as a distraction while the wealth of the nation is carted away under the noses of these misinformed and easily manipulated "sentinels of freedom," who without cognitive dissonance seem to thrive upon limiting the freedoms of others.
in this peculiar manifestation of populist fury, the oft-reviled "fed'l gummit" is providing the big-brother chops for this grandiose surveillance initiative through use of its E-Verify database of "documented" workers. while we're chopping useless and obnoxious programs of the "nanny state," this is one particularly large and slow-moving target that the yahoo nation -- as gun-loving as it purports to be -- ought to be aiming to take out. instead, alabama embraces the tentacles of government intrusion and welcomes the all-seeing national security state into its workplaces -- and eventually it's living rooms and bedrooms.
the gotcha here, of course, is how will the work get done if there isn't a steady supply of wetbacks at hand, to which the reuters report contributes the following vignette:
Some pointed to concerns in Georgia, where farmers have complained that tough new curbs on immigration are creating a shortage of seasonal workers before they even go into effect.why yes, mr. mayor, you've got your nigras and your inbred, feeble-minded spawn of trailer trash, which once you pry their lazy asses from in front of the TV, might be induced to get out there in the broiling sun during these record heatwaves and droughts. they'd last all of 15 minutes until they'd be back in the pickup, roaring down the highway, popping open a cold beer and letting out a good 'ol rebel yell!
But Gene Armstrong, mayor of Allgood, Alabama, a small community where the Hispanic population has grown to almost 50 percent, is not worried.
"We managed in the past without illegal immigrants to pick the tomatoes here, and I haven't heard anyone say that if we sent them all home nobody would be left to do that work," Armstrong said.
we forget at our peril how soft and spoiled we've become over the past generation, turned into paragons of painless consumerism and a national sense of entitlement. we've been led by a criminal class that has lied and vilified various scapegoats in order to parlay natural tendencies of resentment into an instrument of empowerment. so it's no surprise that the little people at the bottom of the barrel are watching what their leaders do and emulate it with relish and obvious pleasure at the thought of the pain and dislocation being afflicted upon others.
welcome to the club, suckers. today it's the mexicans, tomorrow it's your sorry ass that's being beat down.