Thursday, October 04, 2007

ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL ...


If you’ve read any of my postings relating to socio-political issues, you know what side of the fence (no pun intended) I veer towards in the immigration battle. My family is French, Spaniard, Italian, Puerto Rican and Jewish with the possibility of some African thrown in for good measure … (my apologies to the dead ancestors from Af-crap-istan that I forgot to mention). This nation is composed mostly of immigrants, and the only real Americans are the poor ****ers with Casino Indian Tribes as their claim to fame. Yep, even those funky white boys from around Virginia who are responsible for kicking Britain’s ass during the revolutionary war were, yep, sons or grandchildren of immigrants. Legally or illegally, that’s what they were. Can we all agree on that? (Amen! Goes the crowd!). They humped it over the Behring Straight, Rowed across the north Atlantic pond, came in slave ships, or dropped in from planet Lovetron, … immigrants the lot of them, I tell ya’… Can we all agree on that? A ton of them came “legally”, whatever that word means in the context of that point in history. A ton of them came illegally, or without any significant process pursuant to whatever laws of entry existed. Can we all agree on that? Good, now that I got that boring preamble out of the way,… let me tell you the theme of this post. I used to be for a fence on the border, not just the southern one, but the northern one too, what the hell. But now I feel that...


...A BORDER FENCE WON’T WORK! and the top 5 reasons why I changed my mind about it. (I can do that, right?)


1. The imagery. I know, I'm wussying-out here, but I can't wrap my frontal lobe around the Statue of Liberty saying "Bring me your weak, your hungry and your tired" while at the same time building a massive wall to keep those very mentioned out, regardless of the legal implications. Keep reading please, my twisted logic will make sense in a few paragraphs.


2. Show me a 25 foot high fence, and I'll show you a 26 foot ladder. Trust me on this one. I can jump any fence given enough motivation and desperation to do so. People climbed over the Berlin freaking’ wall in search of liberty, food, freedom etc,… many getting shot, maimed, killed, tortured or imprisoned in the process. Tell me that if you are on one side of the fence, your family is hungry and victim of your Government's corruption or political ethos; that you won’t do whatever it takes to feed your little ones, laws or no laws, borders or no borders. A barrier has never kept a highly motivated human from getting to wherever the hell he wants to go. Don’t believe me?... who the hell did the Great Wall of China ever deter from hoping over?... and that puppy is 1500 miles long, 25 feet, high, 30 feet thick at the bottom and 12 feet thick at the top,… do you think we have to moxy, money or sack to build a monstrosity like that? No, right? So what makes you think that a lesser-sized monolithic fence can work?


3. The money. Sorry to be such as cheap-ass, tight-fisted Libertarian but I'll make a trade for ya'. I'll give you your 2,000 mile fence from Brownsville to San Diego, if you give me back the 4 Aircraft Carrier Groups (that are not needed), lop-off the ¾-ths of the intelligence community bureaucracy (see my intelligence post back in May of 2006), kill all federal and state taxes on gasoline,... forever!, and while you’re at it, let me invest all my FICA deductions into my 401K and investment funds. Ok, now you can have your damned fence.


4. The Feds aren't prosecuting ANYBODY! The raid on the pallet company? Please, that was a joke!. 45 minutes after they arrested 1200 people, 70% of them were back at the Home Depot parking lot playing dominoes and offering their services at a discount. Until the U.S. Government grows a pair and starts to really lay the lumber on employers who do not follow the law it is not going to diminish the volume of illegal’s coming in one iota.


5. The 14th Amendment (THE REAL REASON). Instant Citizenship for persons born on U.S. soil is the real prize here, Sparky. That is the holy grail of achievements for illegals. Think of it. Who in their right moral mind is going to expel an illegal whose children are US citizens? Nobody, period. The politicos can talk all the shit they want, but the day CNN cameras start rolling with children screaming as they board the Aero Mexico buses to the border, it will be like Elian Gonzalez, but in reverse. The World court of opinion (not that I care too much for it, by the way) will crucify us so fast that deportations will stop faster that you can say Britney Spears has issues. The PC crowd, the Church, the left wing, the ACLU, they will go ape! THAT is were the bullet hits the bone. Even Canadians, those monoliths of liberal dogma knocked that law out of the hockey arena when Chinese immigrants were flying in by the tens of thousands just to give birth on Canadian soil. Sorry said the Royal Mounties, no more social programs for non-citizens (what???), Earn your damn citizenship, they said, the statue of Liberty is in New York not in Quebec. (Why did that not make the news?) Until WE knock that obsolete, cleverly-guised and stupidly created Civil War-era law from the Constitution nothing is going to stop the crossings. Not a fence, not the military, not even Paris Hilton and Angelina Jolie posing naked in Tijuana with signs that say "What happens in Mexico, stays in Mexico" will put an end to the burrito express.


Memo to the Prez, soon to be the lamest of all Ducks in the proverbial DC pond. Just do numbers 4 and 5 for me and the fence won't be needed. Six to eight million will slowly go home by attrition over 5 years because they would have no reason to stay. No legal work, no citizenship, no public education for their kids, no free hospital care at taxpayer expense. Nothing. The gravy train would have left the station. Persons not here legally will leave on their own, with a measure of dignity, of free-will, ... and maybe, maybe the inertia created by the reverse-flow will create change in the nation that has so deserted their own citizens by using the economic might of the north as their excuse not to change. Maybe that will finally force a few Banana Republics full of juntas and oligarchies to get their shit together or face a real revolution in their own yard.


Yeah, I know... Truth-Pain is insensitive, mean-spirited, an isolationist pig, in-humane, hardened to the human condition, stupid, xenophobic and more dangerous than Attila the Hun. Truth-Pain has no compassion. Tune-in next week,... I got your compassion right here....


Quick,... somebody take away my keyboard before I influence 20 million people....


13 comments:

Obob said...

I'm glad you found your keyboard, as I mentioned elsewhere, I may need another vodka & 7 to offer my two pesos.
"2. Show me a 25 foot high fence, and I'll show you a 26 foot ladder."
That is just god damn funny

Conservative Chic said...

Now tell me what you really think! You know, for being a libertarian, you actually make a good bit of sense, even to a Conservative. (That didn't sound to good did it?) LOL

Although I know there is a huge illegal immigrant problem, I really had no easy answers.

There is always a wall, but like you said, "Show me a 25 foot high fence, and I'll show you a 26 foot ladder" Funny as hell and a very good point. Also very expensive. I agree with you on the 14th Amendment....nix it completely. The one thing you didn't mention though is exporting the ones we have in here, especially those that have committed a crime. We need to find some way to toss their butt's back on thier own soil. Of course I don't have any answers for that, if I did, I'd be running for office! Wellm not really but you get my drift!

TRUTH-PAIN said...

Obob,
I prefer Seagram's myself,... but pure Rum in a low tumbler with ice made out of Tonic water is to die for...

Glas you appreciate the humor,... its hard to Blog in too serious of a mode,... I can't do it... I get ants in my pants to be a wise-ass...

Wadical said...

..."No, 'Running Bear', I don't know where all these immigrants came from!"

Glad you visited mine. It made me visit yours. You write well. And with a well placed since of sarcasm that I find quite entertaining.

Your points: Well made. They give me pause. (to all those idiots who've accused me otherwise, See? I can reassess my hard nosed position were someone to simply make a logical point)

I still think we should do all we can to make illegal entry into this country "difficult". If that means that all I can hope for is that the offending have to climb a razor wire fence lined with sensors and flares, so be it. (Personally, I'd throw in a mine field or machine gun nest or two) There is the real danger that all who cross our borders aren't Central Americans fleeing oppressive economic woes. There is the real possibility / probability that some may be of middle eastern descent and are coming in this country to do more than make a buck to send home to Madre and Padre. The premise that "They're going to get in anyway, just open the gates" doesn't bode well with me. But you're right, a fence is not the answer....at least not a fence alone.

However acknowledging your points #4 and 5, as essential. I would add that the United States is one of the few countries on the planet with a long line to get in. If I were king, I would find a way to streamline that effort. It shouldn't take you 10-15 years to gain citizenship if that's what you truly desire. Positive identification with a clean criminal background check ought to get you a green card. Learning our language, laws and system of government and maintaining gainful employment and a clean criminal record should get you your coveted citizenship. (squeezing out a youngin' while you're here should not. A child born to Guatemalans in the US, ought to be Guatemalan.) If the citizenship line were shorter, and the reward for the short wait were greater, perhaps there wouldn't be so many jumping over to the "self check-out" line of the fence hoppers.

TRUTH-PAIN said...

Jen,
".... for being a Libertarian, you actually make sense, even to a conservative like me"....

Don't worry Jen, I hear that a lot, and its probably because, a) I really am not a pure Libertarian per se, and b) most people don't realize that there are real traditional conservative beliefs in the Libertarian platform. Which by-the-way, gives me an idea for another rant.....hmmmm

I acknowledge the fact that there are many facets to the immigration issue that can't be addressed simply by putting up a barrier. The law enforcement and visa policies have to be severely overhauled as well. I just concentrated on the fence issue for now, its way to heavy of a topic to do it justice in a single rant. Cheers! :)

TRUTH-PAIN said...

Wadical,
Welcome to the house of Pain,... where the men are men, the woman are woman, and some of the sheep run very scared...

Sarcasm?... moi? I know... it is so much part of my personna. I use it like a good condiment on a medium rare steak. Not too many people get it, and some find the habit offenive or annoying, therefore I have to know who my audience is before I let go the trigger.

Your comments are appreciated, and you are most correct, it is easier to consider a point of view outside your own, when it is presented to you saliently and with enough trasparency so as to welcome to opinion with full reflection and consideration.

In the final view, (and this is a point I love to tell my Liberal friends), if America is so bad, then why are so many people trying to get in rather than get out?...Your point about others besides Latinos being a reason to be vigilant is especially noteworthy. I've posted on the subject myself a few times I think, or commented elsewhere at times, but the blow-back I get is fierce with accusations of xenophobia and racism. So be it, I know who I am and what the composition of my heart really is.

Again, your comments are welcomed, and if you allow, I will add your Blod to my "other bullhorns" section. I enjoy having views of all kinds in there, and yours fits the bill perfectly.

Wadical said...

Thanks, and I have reciprocated in kind with a link to your site in my personal blogroll scroll as I plan on visiting often. (I have many blogrolls to which I shamelessly prescribe for the sole purpose of pimping my blog on the net but my personal favs is at the top. What can I say? I'm a link whore.)

Robert (Conservative Commentary) said...

You guys need to get a room...or maybe just pile in an old psychedelic painted VW van and hit the road....LOL.

T-P, I wouldn't dare steal the keyboard. You piss me off with your occasional sabbatical when you just disappear for a month at a time. I am glad to see you back at it. I am struggling to keep up!

TRUTH-PAIN said...

Robert,

You think we out to get a room here?... you should get a load of the back and forth we had a his place on his last posting..., I had to seriously check myself after that.... (just kiddin' Wadical... we're good here..)

Don't worry about any more sabbaticals for awhile, ... my girlfriend hated it when I was away from the Blog for so long,... i drove her ape.... :)

benning said...

T-P, I like the cut of your jib! LOL

I think you have good grasp on the situation. What irritates me most is the lack of enforcement. Why can't our government simply enforce the laws? They seem to have no problem enforcing laws that are shaky at best, and going to the wall with the prosecutions. But ask them to enforce the security of our own borders, something the federal government is responsible for, and they begin to dither.

Unthinkable!

TRUTH-PAIN said...

Benning!
Nice seeing you here after that most poignant of tributes to your little bro!

Yes, my jib-cut is not for everybody's taste of decorum, LOL!, but I am happy that this place is to your liking. Thanks for dropping in!

Terri said...

I was reading last night that it could be even as high as 28 million....

I got this in my email this morning... my husband and I were cracking up...

I pledge allegiance to LaRaza and the United States of Mexico, and to the corruption, for which it stands, one cesspool, underground, in denial, with amnesty and green cards for all.

Terri@SteelMagnolia said...

I've changed my mind on Huckabee...


check this out:

http://www.anncoulter.com/cgi-local/printer_friendly.cgi?article=211