And [Bush] will be lying, again, just as he lied when he said: "Massive deportation of the people here is unrealistic – it's just not going to work."Yes, you read right, if the Nazi's can do it, we can. That's a great thing to aspire to, ain't it?
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.
Every day it becomes more and more apparent to me that this whole illegal immigration uproar boils down to insecure honkys hating Mexicans. Well, white folks, I have a news flash for you: Time is not on your side. This is going to be a Hispanic majority country at some point, so get used to the idea. As a white guy, this doesn't bother me in the least. We're not going to become Mexico, we're going to be the United States Of America, just not as white and boring. The idea of the United States as a free country where all are treated equally, while not a reality, is strong enough to survive demographic shifts. If you don't believe that, then you don't really believe in the United States at all.
To a certain point, I understand the reasoning behind the uproar. "There are rules and laws that are being broken blah blah blah". Okay, fine. But the law is not only being broken by "illegals". If you are really serious about wanting to fix the "problem", and your first solution isn't to go after companies that hire illegals, then shut your trap, because you're not really serious after all.
Besides the Palestinian territories and Israel, nowhere in the world are there two countries which border each other that are so economically distant. If you lived in Mexico and you could not provide for your family, you would head here, too. In fact, if you didn't, you would be an asshole. So save your "they should stay and change their own country" rhetoric and join us in the real world, where you it's a wee bit hard to fight for change when you're hungry and destitute. Marc Cooper summed it up the best in The Atlantic:
This spring, the Senate is expected to craft its own border-reform package, one likely to be somewhat more in touch with reality than the House measure. But virtually no one involved in the debate is willing to guess what a final conference package will look like. Not willing, because they know that for some decades now, our border and immigration policy has reflected only our internal fears and fancies, and has in no significant way been informed by the realities on the ground. The border between the United States and Mexico, much more than a mere political boundary, is the volatile meeting point of economic and social tectonic plates. Legislating against the resulting earthquakes makes little difference.
One thing is for certain: those battered vans in Altar will continue to load up every afternoon, and every evening, their human cargo will find a way across the border. If the migrants run into some new Sensenbrenner wall, they will simply go around it. Or over it. Or under it. Mexicans will show as much ingenuity in getting into the United States as Americans would in breaking into British Columbia if the Canadian minimum wage were $70 an hour.