Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Wingnuttery

Mike the Mad Biologist (among others) catches the wingnuts on parade, now with goose-steps. Vox Day, the one who think extending the vote to women is a very bad thing, writes of deporting all the illegal immigrants in America:
Not only will it work, but one can easily estimate how long it would take. If it took the Germans less than four years to rid themselves of 6 million Jews, many of whom spoke German and were fully integrated into German society, it couldn't possibly take more than eight years to deport 12 million illegal aliens, many of whom don't speak English and are not integrated into American society.
That's right, he's saying that we should model our nation's policies on those of Nazi Germany.

The anti-immigrant movement has jumped the shark. Let's all change the channel now.

As you flip through the channels, you'll note that we're up to 2667 fatalities to coalition forces in Iraq, with May the most deadly month (on a per-day basis) since last October. Flip again and you see that New Orleans and the rest of No Man's Land is still struggling to rebuild. Flip again and you find that poverty is still creeping across the land, dragging more and more people into its grasp. Flip again, and you see that pension plans are being underfunded and gutted by corporations which can still cover exorbitant executive salaries and retirement plans. Watch out for the Cliff of Baby Boomer Retirement! Flip again, and you see a report from the canals of New York, flooded by melting ice caps. Flip again and you see Jack Bauer torturing a prisoner. Oops, that's a reality show about Guantanamo, Iraq, Afghanistan, or some other island in the archipelago of torture.

There are real problems in this country, and I can't believe the only thing the President thought was worth talking to the American people about was diverting National Guard troops from fighting in Iraq, sustaining their families and businesses, and defending their communities from wildfires and weather damage. Honestly, who thinks that's what we need most?