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Steven L. Robinson
2005-04-05 22:34:57 EST
Martori: Minuteman Project embarrassing

by Arthur Martori published on Monday, April 4, 2005

Martori

http://www.statepress.com/issues/2005/04/04/opinions/692701

With all the Arizonans gathering at the Mexico border, you'd think a new
Wal-Mart was opening in Nogales. But in reality, a group called the
Minuteman Project has mobilized itself to protect the foundations of
American culture -- like our right to cut our own lawns and wash our own
dishes.

Valuable jobs paying minimum wage or less are at stake here and the only
thing standing between us and the hordes of Latin looters that threaten to
take away the below-poverty line jobs are 1,000 "Hee Haw" fans calling
themselves the Minuteman Project.

The Minutemen claim they lock and load southward-pointed assault weapons out
of love for the stars and stripes. But upon closer examination, an ulterior,
more sinister motive could be interpreted.

When Sonia Melendez of the San Angelo Standard-Times decried such vigilante
action, Minuteman Project pundit Kenny Graves wrote in an online forum that
he is "...not surprised that someone named Melendez would come out with an
article such as the one I just read..."

Kenny goes on to ask his readers, "Why don't you shove most of the blame on
the Mexican government, or lack thereof, for not taking care of its
citizens[?]" Shades of a conspiracy theory darken the horizon as he
enlightens us that "Mexico admits to its plan to repopulate the southwestern
U.S..."

Perhaps Graves is a blatant racist, but maybe Mexico has lurked too long as
our disadvantaged southern neighbor that looks upon its norteno big brother
with the utmost adoration.

Perhaps we are living right next door to the TJ Maxx of the labor pool and
are unwilling to admit to our frugal shopping habits. Even nationally, La
raza is taking a lot of heat from our vaunted Department of Homeland
Security for letting known terrorists across their border. It could be that
this explains the sudden patriotism in trailer courts Arizona-wide.

Sure, the Minutemen say they just want to protect our tanking economy, but
it's hard to believe that Americans with a few years of high school under
their garishly-buckled belts are thinking along those lines.

In reality, it has become a philosophical issue.

In the case of the Minuteman Project, good ol' boys from southeastern
Arizona are unlikely to flip their satellites from the tractor pull to
al-Jazeera long enough to develop the kind of serious enmity towards
al-Qaida that would warrant putting down a perfectly good can of Natural Ice
to protect America's borders.

I suspect that sharing has gone out of style as an American tradition. Maybe
patrolling the border to protect the crappiest jobs in America from crafty
thieves parched from thirst, having paid their last peso to a swindler just
to arrive here could be construed as going too far.

Even our own president came across as skeptical in a summit with Mexican
President Vicente Fox and Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin, saying: "I'm
against vigilantes in the United States of America. I'm for enforcing the
law in a rational way."

So maybe the Minuteman Project really is just a bunch of rednecks trying to
justify riding around on ATVs with shotguns strapped across their backs and
are pretty much incapable of comprehending the existence of more than one
type of brown people.

We as a nation are becoming the fat kid who cries on his birthday -- amidst
a mountain of presents -- when he realizes that he has to share his cake
with the neighbors' kids who came over on the spur of the moment. That cake,
metaphorically speaking, is the glamorous jobs that illegals get in the
U.S.: landscapers, domestics. You know -- the power brokers.

That mountain of presents is the benefits we enjoy from being the richest
and most powerful nation in the world. Let us not forget that a few of those
presents are from our southern neighbors, as we have our lawns mowed and our
babies burped for a pittance.

Sen. Victor Soltero, D-Tucson said it best when he denounced illegal border
crossings, but ironically noted the benefit of illegal immigrants, saying:
"It really concerns me that people will enjoy the good things -- the good
services that immigrants provide -- and, on the other hand, saying that
immigrants are only a drain on our country."

He's obviously al-Qaida. To Guantanamo with him.

Arthur Martori is a journalism junior. Reach him at arthur.martori@asu.edu.

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Wm James
2005-04-06 14:49:04 EST

Contrary to popmythology, it has nothing at all to do with the jobs.
I don't care if some group is willing to take jobs for 10 cents an
hour. If the buyer and seller agree on a price, it's no one else's
business. The problem is that the mexican government has been openly
enouraging and assisting the invasion of the US for the purpose of
getting US dollars across the border and eventual taking back the SW
US which they consider stolen from them. The invaders aren't coming
here to become americans, they are comming her to take from America.
Criminal invaders sending money to Mexico is 2nd only to oil as the
major source of income for Mexico. The invaders don't want
assimilation, they brink heir culture with them and expect us to learn
their language and cater to them.

There are millions of good decent people waiting years to get into the
US and become americans. To have those people wait becasue criminals
with no respect for us or our laws or our culture break the law and
jump in ahead of them for the benefot of another country is outragous.

The Mexican government has been printing panphlets and distributing
them showing the criminals the best places to cross, how to do it, how
to hide, and how to travel etc. When the Minutemen setup their
operations the government of Mexico put mexican troops on the border
and threatened to take action if any of their criminals were harmed,
and are now steering the criminals to other invasion points.

The US government should use land mines and snipers and take them out
at the border as soon as they cross. Perhaps piles of bodies would act
as a deterrent. The actions of the mexican government should be
considered acts of war. Perhaps we should take their oil fields to pay
the costs of dealing with their criminals.

But Bush, being a sleazy liar and anti-american fraud and leftist pawn
wont take any action other than to assist in the invasion and
destruction of the US in absolute opposition to the oath he took to
protect and defend the US Constitution against all enemies foreign and
domestic. He actually called the Minutemen "vigilantes" for doing
nothing more than what neighborhood watch groups do. And I have yet to
hear any sleaze bag from either socialist party discuss Mexico's
threatened military invasion.

William R. James


Steven L. Robinson
2005-04-07 22:53:24 EST
So Mr. James, what are you afraid of? Are you afraid that an undocumented
worker might take your job as greeter for wal mart?



O*@aol.com
2005-04-08 02:30:49 EST
Yeah, when they yell out "racist" they're pretty much admitting to
rhetorical defeat, which isn't surprising considering they're criminals
the second they step onto US soil uninvited. The Minutemen have
certainly embarrassed the Border Patrol, the President, MALDEF, the
ACLU, and Vicente Fox all in one fell swoop so they're certainly doing
something right. Watching illegal activists crying like little bitches
is icing on the cake.


Steven L. Robinson
2005-04-08 22:25:02 EST
In the 1850s, the Immigrant bashers were called "Know Nothings." The label
fits well today as is shown by the statement below.


<*t@aol.com> wrote in message
news:1112941849.339201.110200@f14g2000cwb.googlegroups.com...
> Yeah, when they yell out "racist" they're pretty much admitting to
> rhetorical defeat, which isn't surprising considering they're criminals
> the second they step onto US soil uninvited. The Minutemen have
> certainly embarrassed the Border Patrol, the President, MALDEF, the
> ACLU, and Vicente Fox all in one fell swoop so they're certainly doing
> something right. Watching illegal activists crying like little bitches
> is icing on the cake.
>



Barnacle Bill
2005-04-09 10:02:34 EST
On 2005-04-09, Steven L. Robinson <srobin21@comcast.net> wrote:
> In the 1850s, the Immigrant bashers were called "Know Nothings." The label
> fits well today as is shown by the statement below.

Difference: The 'Know-nothings' were against LEGAL
immigrants. The Minutemen are watching and reporting on
CRIMINAL INVADERS.

HTH

Steven L. Robinson
2005-04-09 22:18:15 EST
Criminal? Since when is it criminal to want to work? Much of the US economy
would collapse were it not for undocumented workers. Thanks to NAFTA there
are virtually no opportunities in Mexico now. You want to stop immigration?
Then repeal NAFTA and reform the maquilladora system so that industry in
Mexico pays decent wages, but of course "our leaders" in Washington D.C.
would never do that, as it would limit the profits of their patrons. The
real criminals are in DC and in the corporate suites (such as Enron,
Halliburton etc)

> Difference: The 'Know-nothings' were against LEGAL
> immigrants. The Minutemen are watching and reporting on
> CRIMINAL INVADERS.
>
> HTH



Wm James
2005-04-09 23:30:13 EST
On Thu, 7 Apr 2005 22:53:24 -0400, "Steven L. Robinson"
<*1@comcast.net> wrote:

>So Mr. James, what are you afraid of? Are you afraid that an undocumented
>worker might take your job as greeter for wal mart?
>

Try a better strawman. If you can't figure out the dangers involved
in allowing criminals to floodacross the border of a free nation then
you are incapable of understanding anything. No wonder you failed to
address anything I said and even had to snip it to make just a silly
suggestion.

You gave it your best. One has to wonder why you bothered replying to
demonstrate your ignorance.

William R. James


Wm James
2005-04-09 23:47:15 EST
On Fri, 8 Apr 2005 22:25:02 -0400, "Steven L. Robinson"
<*1@comcast.net> wrote:

>In the 1850s, the Immigrant bashers were called "Know Nothings."

We aren't discussing immigrants. Immigrants are people who immigrate,
people who come here to be americans. We are discussing criminal
invaders, scum who come here to take from amerians and who'd fist act
on IS soil is to prove they have no respest for us, out culture, or
our laws.

Land minds and snipers is a start.

William R. James


Barnacle Bill
2005-04-10 16:40:46 EST
On 2005-04-10, Steven L. Robinson <srobin21@comcast.net> wrote:
> Criminal? Since when is it criminal to want to work?

As soon as you illegally cross a border to do it.

Much of the US economy
> would collapse were it not for undocumented workers.

Horseshit.

If it were not for criminal invaders, employers would have to
buy labor at market prices. Or get out of the way and let
someone else do it.

Thanks to NAFTA there
> are virtually no opportunities in Mexico now. You want to stop immigration?
> Then repeal NAFTA and reform the maquilladora system so that industry in
> Mexico pays decent wages,

Mexico is a sovereign country. We can't reform their systems.
Well, we COULD invade...

but of course "our leaders" in Washington D.C.
> would never do that, as it would limit the profits of their patrons. The
> real criminals are in DC and in the corporate suites (such as Enron,
> Halliburton etc)

Yatta, yatta. The song of the socialist parrot....

Sez Barnacle Bill The Saaaiiilllooooorrr.....
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