Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Social Justice and Immigration - A Thought Experiment

Cardinal Roger Mahony wrote in a blog post, "I can't imagine Arizonans now reverting to German Nazi and Russian Communist techniques."

The president of the Hispanic Federation said the law "reminded me of Nazi Germany."

Cooler heads merely compared it to apartheid or 1960s-era civil-rights abuses. (Rich Lowry - RCP)
Imagine we were spilling over not with Christian Latinos who fill the Cardinal's pews (and coffers), but intolerant atheists who were breaking his church windows and noisily shouting down all religious expression.

Imagine, instead of benign, hard-working Mexicans, we had angry Muslims throwing battery acid in the faces of girls wearing skimpy clothes, attacking gay couples for holding hands in public, firebombing night clubs and liquor store and demanding special treatment... 

If our immigrants were just a big, intolerant pain in the ass, instead of doing our laundry and cleaning up after us, would liberals still be defending their rights?

There are thousands of poor African immigrants suffering in Italy.  Why does the Vatican bar their entry into its confines?  Better yet, why doesn't it sell everything it has and give it to the poor?

There are literally billions of poor, starving souls upon this earth, why not bring them all here to the US?  What makes Mexico and Guatamala's poor more important than those from the continent of Africa?

How many liberal advocates have opened up their homes to the poor and the homeless, or is their conscience sufficiently assuaged by picking fellow citizens' pockets to throw some meager, state-sponsored alms at them?  Why won't good Methodist Churches all over this country throw open their doors to the huddled masses?  They enjoy sanctuary, after all.

Could it be that liberals love the outrage, the poop-throwing agitprop, stirring up the base?  Could it be they talk a good, sanctimonious game, but when it comes down to brass tacks, Conservatives are more generous than these supposed good-hearted liberals.

Where is the social justice for the poor and the working class who were born here?  Where is the social justice for the construction workers and restaurant staff displaced illegal immigrants who underbid them?  Why are immoral, un-American business owners not rotting in jail for the human rights violation they are perpetrating?

Misplaced compassion kills...  people and societies...


Redneck Ron said...

I am glad that the Catholic Church is in support immigration. Wait, Illegal immigration?

I guess Arizona is going to pick up illegals causing havoc in their state and where the goverment has failed in the past under all administrations. They will transfer the illegals to Border Patrol and that way it will help them fill their quota.

I am not in favor or tearing down doors as a police state but if a policeman pulls somebody over for speeding and they can only speak a language besides english. Then there might be a problem this is not that they are not illegal but a simple question, "are a US citizen" if not can you provide documentation. simple

Most Rev. Gregori said...

Liberals are very selective in whom they will bestow their compassion on. The only criteria they have is if a particular group of people can be used to pit them against another group, (you know, to keep the revolution going).

Liberals, even those in the Catholic (Roman) Church lack any real compassion, they phony pious hypocrites.

TKZ said...

I like this post. Great thought piece!!

Anonymous said...

President Felipe Calderon makes me sick he says:
"Mexico's Felipe Calderon says Arizona laws breed intolerance and hate" -www.guardian.co.uk-

He needs to read his own constitution Article 32:
"Mexicans shall have priority over foreigners under equality of circumstances for all classes of concessions and for all employment, positions, or commissions of the Government in which the status of citizenship is not indispensable."


Finntann said...

Don't stop there Anonymous:

Article 27 I. Only Mexicans by birth or naturalization and Mexican companies have the right to acquire ownership of lands, waters, and their appurtenances, or to obtain concessions for the exploitation of mines or of waters.

Article 33.The Federal Executive shall have the exclusive power to compel any foreigner whose remaining he may deem inexpedient to abandon the national territory immediately and without the necessity of previous legal action.

So...who thinks illegal aliens remaining in our country is "inexpedient"?

Article 33 Foreigners may not in any way participate in the political affairs of the country.

How many illegal aliens are protesting the Arizona law?

Article 128. Every public official, without exception of any kind, before taking possession of his office, shall take an affirmation to uphold the Constitution and the laws emanating therefrom.

Gee, Article 128 sounds an awful lot like the Arizona law compelling public officials to uphold the Constitution and the laws emanating therefrom!


Canadian Pragmatist said...

That was more of a lack-of thought experiment.

If what Arizona is doing is not wrong, then there are no standards of right and wrong.

Silverfiddle said...

Wow, CP. Yours was the least thoughtful comment. Drop the sloganeering and tell me what standard you are measuring right and wrong with.

The working poor in this country have been bumped out of there jobs. This is strike breaking on a mass scale. Unions would call the illegals scabs if they were coming from another state.

Canadian Pragmatist said...

That's a good reason to raise the minimum wage and not allow employers to pay less than it, not to implement 3rd world, war-time laws.

Canadian Pragmatist said...

Any sane person would be against these laws as a matter of principle. It doesn't matter who they're implemented against or where they're implemented.

Crazy is just crazy.

A police officer is not just allowed to pull people over. Is this an Orwell novel or something?

Silverfiddle said...


"That's a good reason to raise the minimum wage and not allow employers to pay less than it, not to implement 3rd world, war-time laws."

Your illogic is stunning. We have a minimum wage law. Raising the minimum wage would give employers even more incentive to cheat by hiring those willing to take less than the law allows.

"A police officer is not just allowed to pull people over."

No sh*t! That's what the Arizona law say, if you would bother to read it.

What shoddy thinking. You must have used up all you brainpower studying. You're surely not expending any here.

Canadian Pragmatist said...

Well, I meant that police should enforce the minimum wage.

The police can just pull people over and ask for id and their papers. They have to give a reason, but what could that reason be other than, they looked mexican and didn't speak english?

Silverfiddle said...

Can a bad cop invent a pretext? Sure. But the law does not say what you keep saying it says.

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