Friday, August 27, 2010

Border Bigotry

Snapshot of the State

John Henderson, of Tucson, Ariz., stands at the Arizona-Mexico border in Hereford, Ariz. Henderson was attending the United Border Coalition Tea Party Rally in support of Arizona's immigration law, SB1070 with conservative tea party activists along a remote stretch of the Arizona-Mexico border about 70 miles (113 kilometers) west of Nogales.

It’s always disconcerting to see people, who claim to appreciate freedom and liberty, loudly clamoring for policing arbitrary, imaginary, political borders. With souls consumed by belligerent nationalism, they use the border concept to justify their bigotries and create scapegoats.

These scapegoats are created to place blame for problems not created by immigrants without the proper papers, but by the very state entity and rulers these “patriots” claim allegiance. Blinded by years of indoctrination, they lash out at those deemed responsible for their misfortune while oblivious to the real culprit. Sheep take kindly to being fenced and sheared when endeared to their shepherd.

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