Tuesday, April 27, 2010
By Glenn Beck – FNC
Oh, the hate is flowing in America today —especially in Arizona.
It’s like the river of slime from "Ghostbusters II," oozing underneath the surface, infecting everything. Here’s how Rep. Jared Polis described the mood in Arizona: "It is absolutely reminiscent of second class status of Jews in Germany prior to World War II when they had to have their papers with them at all times and were subject to routine inspections at the suspicion of being Jewish… I fear that Arizona is headed for a police state."
Arizona is really putting the AZ in Nazi, aren’t they?
I hate to rain on the hate parade here, but can we please slow down for just a minute and, I don’t know, think?
You are comparing the systematic, cold-blooded, extermination of millions of Jews to America making sure people are here legally. The parallels are… nonexistent. It’s like deja vu. I can envision some sort of equivalent to the Holocaust museums already in the works to document the horrors of Arizona’s immigration law. I’m sure Abe Foxman at the Anti-Defamation League is working on a press release right now, to make sure that he commends Jared Polis for pointing out how much illegal immigration is like the extermination of 6 million Jews.
If only the media would read their own stories; here’s one from the Associated Press: The law "makes it a crime under state law to be in the country illegally."
Got it? A crime. To be here illegally. Maybe that’s how O.J. got off, because California hadn’t made illegal murder illegal yet.
This is a news story how exactly?
Oh, but the story continues, adding that police could "question people about their immigration status… if they suspect someone is in the country illegally."
That sentence may as well have been the sound of goosesteps — same exact thing. Or, just to play devil’s advocate here, at some point along your free ride (courtesy of American taxpayers), if you arouse suspicion, you may be asked for your Green Card.
We are the only country that devalues our citizenship. You want to talk about race riots and illegal immigration? In France they rioted over legalimmigration.
Oh, those crazy people on the right! Oh wait, it’s the left. Yet, here’s how the networks have reported it:
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
UNIDENTIFIED REPORTER: Riot police were called in to try and control demonstrators protesting outside the capital. Most were peaceful. A handful threw bottles at police and were arrested.
KATIE COURIC: Anger in Arizona against a new law allowing police to make you prove you’re in the country legally.
UNIDENTIFIED PROTESTER: They’re just focusing on us because we’re brown.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
Oh, the poor, unfortunate undocumented worker! Where is our compassion? Why don’t we just let them stay?
Got it? The people breaking the law are the victims, according to the networks. Now, let’s look at how the same networks have covered another big rally: the Tea Parties. Look harmless, right? And they aren’t breaking any laws that we know of. How are they portrayed?
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIPS)
CRAIG VAROGA, DEMOCRATIC STRATEGIST: Their extremism, they’re, you know, I mean, either looking the other way or encouraging harassment and violence is actually not only coarsening American life, it’s putting people in danger.
REP. ALAN GRAYSON, D-FLA.: There have been all sorts of efforts to incite violence by the right-wing. And that’s the way the right-wing operates.
SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE NANCY PELOSI, D-CALIF.: I saw this myself in the late ’70s in San Francisco. This kind of rhetoric is — was very frightening and it gave — it created a climate in which we, violence took place.
(END VIDEO CLIPS)
The script doesn’t seem to match the video.
But neither does this: Do you remember all the violence at the WTO in 1999? Smoke bombs. Riot police. Here’s how Bill Clinton responded: "I don’t think anybody in America should take what a few violent people did as in anyway representative of the community or of the people who are here in peaceful protest."
Wow, I’d sure like him to give that same break to the Tea Parties.
Something else also popped up at the Arizona rallies: A swastika made out of refried beans. That’s outrageous (and probably tasty); I’m sure — in fact, I’m 100 percent certain — that Nancy Pelosi is outraged at this because remember, this is how she feels about swastikas being used:
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
PELOSI: I think they are Astroturf. You be the judge. They’re carrying swastikas and symbols like that to a town meeting on health care.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
Well said, Nancy. Well said. When she finally comes out shaking and crying about the kind of rhetoric she’s hearing at the illegal immigration rallies, we’ll be the first to bring that to you. Sure it’ll be along any minute now.
Then you have Obama’s Chicago buddy Bill Ayers, founder of the domestic terrorist group the Weather Underground, parading around TV explaining to sympathetic "journalists" that his group wasn’t a terrorist organization. Now he’s claiming this:
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
BILL AYERS: We were never a terrorist organization. And that is because we never threatened to kill people, we never killed people.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
Bill, just because you were a crappy terrorist group, doesn’t mean you weren’t a terrorist group. It was by the grace of God that you didn’t kill anyone at the Pentagon and Capitol buildings. And what about the members of his group who robbed an armored truck in 1981 and murdered two police officers and a security guard? I’m not an expert, but that sounds like "killing someone."
But now, Ayers is a respected intellectual. How are this man and his group not reviled? History is being rewritten before your very eyes. And how is that possible? When Time magazine did their 2009 year in pictures, they had pictures of koala bears and dust — but no Tea Parties.
They are doing their best to erase history. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Write a journal. Get a video recorder. Have a diary. Because you sure don’t want to be depending on the media for any of this stuff.
When your great grandchildren look back on 2009, they’ll know how tender Barack and Michelle’s first dance was, but they’ll have no idea there even was a Tea Party. And we’ll know all about this illegal immigration rally against the hateful racists.
Look, this new Arizona law was not made so cops could start sweeping the city like the Gestapo — papers please! It’s not designed so cops can pull you over because you "look illegal."
Some are saying this law is unconstitutional because it’s the federal government’s responsibility to deal with foreign nations and thus illegals. That’s for the court to decide.
But that doesn’t answer exactly what it is the protesters are upset about here. The good congressman Jared Polis is afraid of a "police state." Well, we have lawmaker asking for the National Guard to be the police for Chicago, Illinois — a literal army to defend the citizens. Yet no one says a word.
If they wanted a police state, believe me, they could get it. But they don’t. Yet, somehow, we are supposed to believe this law will cause cops to start banging down doors? You know what stops a police state? The smallest government possible. That’s what the Tea Parties are about: the smallest possible government. Progressive governments create the apparatus, just in case there’s an emergency you’d hate to waste.
The news doesn’t reflect common sense or what is actually going on.
Obama himself just passed a health care bill that forced people to buy health care and he pushed for harsh punishments for those who refused. So, in other words, the federal government will ask for verification of your health insurance, but the same government can’t ask for your legal information?
Am I in "Alice in Wonderland"?
Watchdogs, no one in media will rescue you. You have to be our eyes and ears.
I want you to go to this website: defendeducation.org and want you to click on the affiliated organizations. These are socialist, communist, Marxist organizations and I guarantee that some of these same folks are organizing protests in Arizona. If you are in a union and your union is organizing to split us apart, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
We aren’t the "papers please!" people. We are also not the country that allows anyone to come in and break the law and take jobs at slave wages and live off the backs of taxpayers and get free health care in emergency rooms and then send the kids to school and even demand classes in Spanish.
Who are we? We’re the country that sits at the table and tries to work things out. But when our very existence is at stake, what other choices are there? Give me the other option. Ignore it? Hope it goes away? Make everyone a citizen?
I remember the first time I went to an AA meeting in New Haven, Connecticut. It can be a dicey city — I mean, Yale? Yeah, it’s dicey. So, I’m downtown and this meeting has some rough-looking people: tattoos, no teeth, hard-core drug users. I was thinking to myself, "I don’t belong here. This isn’t who I am." But I stayed. I eventually realized that yes, the toothless, tattooed drunk was exactly who I allowed myself to become because I didn’t put the bottle down after the first drink. Did I fall as far as them? By the grace of God, no. It all depends on when you stop. The longer we let things go, the harder it is to get back to who you were.
I’m not asking to do anything against the Constitution. I’m not saying stop people randomly and say, "Hey, you look illegal!" I mean, what does it look like to be illegal? But if you are stopped for another reason? Expect to show your license and Green Card. If I’m stopped that’s the first thing they say to me. But the federal government is bleeding our states dry because they are failing to do their duty. They are forcing states to fend for themselves and commit financial suicide. They can’t afford this!
Forget about financial suicide — what about safety? The drug dealers are getting more brazen. Prominent rancher Robert Krentz was on his 35,000 acre ranch when he encountered an illegal alien. He was shot dead.
Do you know where the kidnap capital of America is? Phoenix, Arizona. Do you know what the No. 2 kidnap capital of the world is? Phoenix, Arizona. I wonder if that’s on the travel brochure? They’ll tell you it’s just the illegals being kidnapped. Are we supposed to care less?
There are reportedly 460,000 illegal aliens living in Arizona. Again, we’re not the "show me your papers" country. But we are a nation of laws. We used to be known around the globe as a nation of equal justice, not social justice. That’s why people flee their crap-hole countries on rafts in shark-infested waters to get here.
If immigrants wanted a government that only applied laws to special interests, the connected or the corrupt, they’d stay away. But they’re coming here because we have a rule of law.
Enforce the law equally.
Not only do we hurt the rest of the country by allowing this epidemic to continue, we hurt immigrants even more. They are slaves living in the shadows here. We must stop it. Before we turn ourselves into exactly the kind of country they fled in the first place.
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