Wednesday, June 20, 2012

" Blind Tribalism" and Huckabee

  Southern Man Don't Need Her Around Anyhow

The Arkansas Times cites fondly the screed of  Alabama native Diane McWhirter, who moved to New York City.   She decries the "reason-blind tribalism" of her home state for their tough laws on illegal immigration.  They write...
It's about her shame over the "reason-blind tribalism" in her home state of Alabama. Following decades of disgrace in treatment of black people, Alabama now brings itself equal dishonor in treatment of immigrants, particularly Latinos.
You have got to be kidding me.   There is no comparison to the treatment of blacks who were brought here against their will and made slaves and forced to the back of the bus by law and illegal immigrants, Latino or otherwise, who force their way into our society in violation of our laws and who still get better treatment than many nations give their own citizens.     It is my view that most Alabama citizens of African descent who are being crowded out of the job market by these illegals would share that assessment.

Ms. McWhirter, if you have to be ashamed of some place you have lived, why not make it your current home of New York City?    Your city is the home of Wall Street and the big banks, which are a financial parasite latched onto the buttocks of our once prosperous nation.     Those of us in the heartland are expected to bail out the inhabitants of your city, so that they can continue to award themselves million dollar bonuses for wrecking the economy.     If there is anyplace in America where one ought to be ashamed of the culture, it's New York city with its insufferable arrogance and outrageous sense of entitlement.    Were it not for the working folks in Alabama and the rest of the U.S. taking on the liabilities from the bad bets of the millionaire banksters in your city, it would look like Detroit about now.

The ArkTimes also speaks fondly of Mike Huckabee (though they did not do so when he was here)...
The former Arkansas Republican governor spoke eloquently on the evil of racial segregration. He advocated school consolidation and tax increases to pay for it. He presided over an unprecedented expansion of welfare in the form of medical coverage for children. He held his arms open to scholarship help for immigrant children without established citizenship.
Could Mike Huckabee win a Republican primary in today's Republican Party?
 No, he could not.  Because it became obvious over time that he was a pro-life liberal.    We are about to have a fiscal crisis in Arkansas because we cannot afford to pay for all of his "unprecedented expansion of welfare in the form of medical coverage for children."      In the end, he was just another big-government republican who misled conservatives into helping him get to the top.   He then turned on them and engaged in the same unsustainable policies that got us into this mess.   

I'll take the honest God-fearing folks of Alabama over the jaded, arrogant, welfare-recipient "Masters of the Financial Universe" any day.      And I'd probably take most of them for Governor over another Huckabee term as well.



10 Comments:

Blogger Mark Moore (Moderator) said...

A New Yorker from Alabama is ashamed of her former home. I think she has it backwards....oh and now the Arktimes likes the Huckster...

11:24 AM, June 20, 2012  
Anonymous Frustrated Conservative Hispanic said...

If you want a good laugh, check out this other article about another Alabamian (or Alabaman) 'ashamed' of her state. As Malcolm Muggeridge said: 'We have educated ourselves into imbecility', maybe that's why I no longer wish to be a Professor... http://www.huffingtonpost.com/pamela-h-long/alabama-tweak-bill_b_1442751.html

12:31 PM, June 20, 2012  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the people of Alabama were hardworking, immigrants wouldn't find jobs quite so easily?

" There is no comparison to the treatment of blacks who were brought here against their will and made slaves and forced to the back of the bus by law and illegal immigrants, Latino or otherwise, who force their way into our society in violation of our laws and who still get better treatment than many nations give their own citizens. It is my view that most Alabama citizens of African descent who are being crowded out of the job market by these illegals would share that assessment."

This is what she is talking about. People like you demonstrate the same attitude towards Hispanic people as many had (have) towards black people. Especially after the Civil War, when slavery was officially over, racism persisted. The sort of fear-mongering people do against Mexicans is very much like the fear-mongering perpetuated against blacks.

10:35 AM, June 21, 2012  
Blogger Mark Moore (Moderator) said...

You don't know anything about me. Some of my family is Hispanic. The day before this article was posted I posted a letter written by a LEGAL Hispanic immigrant writing about how cheated he felt by Obama's defacto-amnesty. It is right here on this blog, about 4 or 5 stories back.

You people really need to get some new material. Attempting to silence dissent on public policy by reverting to the race card every time is not only tiresome, but increasingly ineffective.

It's like the boy who cried wolf. It can only hurt efforts to prevent real racism. People eventually are just going to start saying "I can't afford to care any more if they are going to say I am racist." I know who am. You don't.

At least you attempted to make a point with your question about the wages. Sure they can find jobs easily even if the legal residents are hard working. All they have to do is pay slave wages in dangerous and unsanitary conditions. That's what this is all about anyway, depressing wages so the Corporations can cheat American workers.

2:43 PM, June 21, 2012  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't have to know anything about you (and I read the piece written by the legal immigrant) to recognize that your rhetoric exemplifies the sort of xenophobia that Diane McWhirter is referring to.

You may be very nice to Hispanics, and even love the legal ones, but the rhetoric you publish here complaining about their immigration is mean spirited and fairly bigoted.

10:14 PM, June 21, 2012  
Anonymous Frustrated Conservative Hispanic said...

Anonymous, I attend a predominantly African-Ameican church, so I'm 'racist', 'bigoted' and 'xenophobic' again, why?. It took me almost 20 years to get a work permit, legal permanent residence, with NO sponsorship from an employer, relative or activist organization. It was all based on my merit, Ph.D. in Chemistry (NOT a high school diploma or undergraduate degree). Compassion is one thing and I sincerely don't think that any of us on this thread would walk away, shout racist slurs or ask the immigration status of an individual that was lying wounded on the side of the road or deny food to someone that came knocking on our door starving. That is compassion, but rewarding and giving these illegal aliens preferential treatment OVER legal immigrants, well that is a HUGE injustice. Have you sponsored a work permit, a foreigner to come work for you? Do you know the fees, forms and time it takes to fulfill all the requirements? If you do and you are truly wanting to improve the situation of these illegal aliens, get involved, sponsor someone, and plunk down a couple of bucks...

8:38 PM, June 24, 2012  
Blogger Mark Moore (Moderator) said...

Thanks frustrated. I did not bother responding to anon because liberals now use "racist" and "bigot" as a reflex-response to anyone who disagrees with their policy positions.

I don't know how they are going to pull that off in your case. The bottom line is that this is a tired tactic that should no longer block people from having an honest discussion about illegal immigration.

Not that this was primarily what the article was about. It was mostly about prejudice against southern culture coming from a culture that had to be bailed out by the rest of us so that they could go on looking down at us...

8:43 PM, June 26, 2012  
Anonymous Frustrated Conservative Hispanic said...

Exactly Mark, they can talk a big game, but notice how quiet it got when I used the 'M' word (money). Guess when it comes time for the rubber to meet the road, 'hope' and 'change' don't foot the bill...

Absolutely, they are the same arguments repeated ad-nauseum (i.e. 'America was settled by illegal aliens', 'immigrants do the jobs that Americans are unwilling to do', 'Americans are anti-immigrant (i.e. 'racist')'. I am tired of hearing them too, and that's why I want to get involved in this (and, yes, I'm ready for the names they will call me: 'sellout', 'wannabe', 'Uncle Tom', 'coconut', etc.) At least if the insults and namecalling were original maybe I would be at least interested in responding to them.

10:17 PM, June 26, 2012  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, Frustrated, I know what legal immigrants go through to get here, and it's completely valid to resent the double-standard.

I'm sure everyone here is very nice and compassionate in person to illegal immigrants, but (again) the language generally used here is mean-spirited and smacks of bigotry.

1:29 AM, June 29, 2012  
Anonymous Frustrated Conservative Hispanic said...

First off Anonymous, 'bigotry', 'bias', 'discrimination' is overused 'language' that is tiresome. If you acknowledge that Americanse are nice 'in person', then might I suggest spending more time meeting them and less time trolling.

Compassion is feeding a starving man, healing a dying man, helping them to recover, but abuse is when illegal aliens shout and demand their 'rights' trampling legal immigrants, and from their mouths say that they will stop at nothing short of gaining full citizenship. How is that right or fair? It is not... Americans are compassionate, and compassion is needed in this situation, but what is WRONG is when compassion is abused. Les dan la mano y se comen el brazo...

3:42 PM, June 30, 2012  

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