Opponents of Illegal Immigration = White Supremacists

25 Mar

I thought for sure this was a joke when I heard about it.  Not so much. Desmoinesregister.com has the story (emphasis mine):

Foes of illegal immigration are up in arms over plans for a weekend disaster exercise in western Iowa with a fictitious scenario in which young white supremacists shoot dozens of people amid rising tensions involving racial minorities and illegal immigrants….

The exercise scenario describes shootings occurring after rising tensions in the community because of an influx of minorities, Reed said. The newcomers, some who are American citizens and some who are illegal immigrants, were to have moved into a rural area from urban areas in search of more-affordable living. The newcomers are not welcomed by racial extremists, and controversy sweeps the community, he said.

One of the fictional suspects involved in the shootings is described an 18-year-old white male with a quick-tempered father who is a firearms enthusiast with ties to an underground white supremacy group. A second fictional suspect is described as an isolated 17-year-old white male student who was befriended by the older student and who mimics his new friend….

Reed said the exercise is not intended to be political and shouldn’t’ be interpreted as criticizing gun owners or opponents of illegal immigration.

Now why would anyone interpret this as being political?  Why would anyone think this is being critical of gun owners or opponents of illegal immigration?  I mean, all this is doing is portraying lawful gun owners, who also happen to believe that having a secure border goes hand-in-hand with our nation’s sovereignty, as racists.  Why would anyone have a problem with that?

I’d like to see this group do a fictitious exercise where a group of angry black, Hispanic, Muslim, gay, transgendered, or environmentalist men go on a shooting rampage against a group of Conservatives that move into their small town.  I’d love to see the media reaction to that!

Just for fun, let’s take a look at Mexico’s immigration policy.

Mexico has a single, streamlined law that ensures that foreign visitors and immigrants are:

  • in the country legally;
  • have the means to sustain themselves economically;
  • not destined to be burdens on society;
  • of economic and social benefit to society;
  • of good character and have no criminal records; and
  • contributors to the general well-being of the nation.

The law also ensures that:

  • immigration authorities have a record of each foreign visitor;
  • foreign visitors do not violate their visa status;
  • foreign visitors are banned from interfering in the country’s internal politics;
  • foreign visitors who enter under false pretenses are imprisoned or deported;
  • foreign visitors violating the terms of their entry are imprisoned or deported;
  • those who aid in illegal immigration will be sent to prison.

Glass house, anyone?

 

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