Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Reflections on illegal immigrant boycott/rally

I know, it was yesterday. There's a plethora of stuff on the blogosphere about it, so I'll spare you the details. I just have a few reflections before moving on to other topics:

1. The boycott was on May 1. May Day. A Commie Day. A day that "has long been a focal point for demonstrations by various socialist, communist, and anarchist groups." Bad PR move, Jorge.

2. Legal immigrants participated in the boycott. I guess they enjoy being laughed at by the 12+ million lawbreaking immigrants with whom they sympathize.

3. Immigrants tell us "We just want to come to America to work, get an education, and be a law-abiding consumer!" So what do they do? They SKIP work, SKIP school, BREAK the laws and DON'T consume? Looks like 0-for-4 to me!

4. Illegals trying to win American hearts? I don't think this is what they had in mind. It seems that carrying around Che placards, chanting Aztlan slogans, violence against cops in LA, and toting "United States of Mexico" signs go over like a fart in church with mainstream Americans.

5. Quote of the day by Carol Platt Liebau: "[T]he 'day without immigrants' strategy has two inherent risks. One is that it won’t inflict enough pain to make its point. The other is that it will."

I'm done beating the dead horse...for now, anyway! :-p