Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Immigration

Just got off the phone with the Eccentric Uncle. We chatted about a couple of things, and the conversation touched on the U.S. debate on immigration. His (paraphrased) comments are as follows:

"Why is it that when we have a war protest here with 500 participants, we have all kinds of mayhem. Cars turned over, stuff burned, policemen injured. But they can have a 500,000 Mexicans in a pro-immigration march, the whole thing set up with two days notice, and there is not so much as a scuffle? I can only conclude that we are thinking about deporting the wrong people. Let the Mexicans stay and deport half a million asshats."

Background: Eccentric Uncle lives near San Francisco, where I think their protest marches are full of anarchists, communists, and violent psychopaths. Eccentric Uncle is not particularly enamoured of either the Iraq war or President Bush.

2 comments:

Robin said...

Oddly enough, the immigration rallies are being organized by the same socialists as the anti-war rallies - International ANSWER.

Karl said...

Whoa. I didn't even know about this group. I just looked at www.internationalanswer.org, looks like there is a national boycott on May 1. As good a way as any to celebrate my birthday, I guess. Better stock up on beer April 30.