A.J. DiCintio
Slouching toward Columbia and Belgium
By A.J. DiCintio
May 2, 2010

So it has come to this regarding problems that pertain to our southern border and immigration:

Anyone who disagrees with Democratic/Liberal "solutions" to them will be denounced as a racist, civil rights hating, Know-Nothing fascist.

For example, here is the kind of thing liberals across the nation are saying about the step Arizona has taken to save itself as a sovereign, peaceful, prosperous political entity through a law supported by 70% of its citizens and a landslide majority of other Americans who hold no prejudice toward immigrants and support rational immigration policies but make their priority the control of our borders and the stopping of illegal immigration:

I can't imagine Arizonans now reverting to German Nazi and Russian Communist techniques. — Cardinal Roger Mahony

It reminds me of Nazi Germany. — Lillian Rodriguez Lopez, president of the Hispanic Federation

[The law represents a] form of terrorism. — Jesse Jackson

How's that for some perfectly sweet reason emanating from morally superior liberal minds?

But then honest people have known for millennia that pride-bloated ideologues who represent themselves as moral and intellectual giants always turn out to be, when the truth comes out, the most repulsive kind of arrogant, hypocritical little frauds.

Yes, those contemptible, anti-intellectual frauds spew filth —

. . . Despite the virulent cancer of violence that has turned border areas into Columbia and is well on its way to metastasizing across the country

. . . Despite the 12 million illegal aliens who have entered the nation since President Reagan bought into the "comprehensive," amnesty-granting "fix" promoted by liberals and business-at-any-cost Republicans and signed a bill that only the incorrigible liars who refer to themselves with the shameless euphemism "Honorable Members of Congress" could title the "Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986."

. . . Despite the fact that liberals puff themselves up as the nation's moral and intellectual elite but never discuss the social, economic, cultural, political, security, and environmental realities that sound, reason-based border/immigration policies take into account.

. . . Despite the fact that they condense those crucially important issues into the insulting, sophomoric mantra, "They [illegal aliens] are doing work Americans won't do."

Now, since it is clear that liberals and their Democratic allies use the Race, Ethnicity, Class, and Nazi "cards" (which they have been playing with a maniacal obsessive compulsivity since Obama's election) as a means to avoid a rational discussion of border/immigration problems, the question that naturally arises is "Why?"

As usual, the answer to that question must be given in two parts:

For power-mad politician liberals, immigration is about one thing only: creating a constituency that will result in a hegemonic Democratic Party for the next half century or more.

Which explains, among other things, why those professed lovers of the oppressed have looked the other way for decades as unscrupulous employers, large and small, have enriched themselves at the expense of the illegal aliens they exploit as well as American citizens who suffer lower wages or loss of jobs because of the exploitation.

As for the motives of neurotic-guilt ridden, depressive, self-loathing, Pollyannaish, pacifist liberals — Well, no explanation is necessary because if anything can be called self-evident . . .

Interesting, too, isn't it, that from both of these groups, who claim to love "diversity," we never hear the notion that the nation might be better served by keeping the immigrant population truly diverse, for example, by encouraging immigration from Eastern Europe, India, and China.

But whatever the source of the irrationality that drives liberals on these questions, it threatens the stability of our culture.

For instance, liberals, including Democratic office holders, are already going beyond the invective mentioned earlier with calls for injuring the people of Arizona economically, a behavior that the majority of Americans will interpret as a power-grubbing act of crass political expediency that cares more about the "rights" of illegal aliens — as well as illegal aliens who, under liberal policies, will surely arrive in the future — than the rights of American citizens and immigrants who are in the country legally.

But whether they are busy declaring war on Arizona, playing "cards" of every revolting kind, smearing concerned citizen grandmothers with the slime of "bigoted," as their friend Gordon Brown did in the UK the other day, or undermining English as America's national language, liberals continue on their destructive course as if everything is certain to work out well for them and the nation, oblivious that the balkanization they are encouraging is causing the nation to slouch toward Belgium.

Belgium — a nation divided principally because the people of Flanders have had it with "bailing out" the citizens of Wallonia but also by language and custom.

Belgium — a nation so on the edge of breaking up that its government collapsed after Dutch speaking politicians of the north and their Francophone counterparts of the south failed to resolve a dispute over a single bilingual voting district — the collapse occurring, ironically, on April 22, 2010, just one day before Governor Jan Brewer signed Arizona's "immigration" bill into law.

Of course, we shouldn't expect liberals from Obama on down to learn from the lessons of balkanized Belgium.

Neither should we expect liberals to learn anything from elections in nations as diverse as Great Britain, the Netherlands, and Italy, where citizens are going to the polls with immigration issues as one of their foremost concerns.

After all, those stupefied by the narcotic that is the love of power never have been capable of focusing upon the truth that their dangerously distorted dreams are destined to explode into reality as disasters.

© A.J. DiCintio


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A.J. DiCintio

A.J. DiCintio posts regularly at RenewAmerica and YourNews.com. He first exercised his polemical skills arguing with friends on the street corners of the working class neighborhood where he grew up. Retired from teaching, he now applies those skills, somewhat honed and polished by experience, to social/political affairs.


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