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Tribal Conflict Fuels the Immigration "Debate"
WorldNetDaily: Against a fence:
"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."

My rather outspoken right-wing coworker who was amused that most people found his anti-immigration T-Shirt to be offensive didn't quite understand that most people make a strong connection between anti-illegals and anti-brown people.

Having lived in a culture where I was mostly surrounded by white people I can say that many are great people, smart, industrious and caring. I can also say that there are a few too many for my liking that are stark raving loonies. As representation of the entire race though I would say that the number of crazy white people is about equal to the percentage of crazy black, brown or yellow people. Its not a racial thing: craziness.

Take Michael Savage for instance:

SAVAGE: What will it take to wake you up to the fact that you are being erased from the future of America? And why are you being erased? If you're a person of European descent, why do they want your child to be a minority in America? And when your little girl is a minority in America, what will happen to her? Tell me what will happen to her? Do you think that the minorities, when they take over the country, will be quite as benevolent and as enlightened as the European-Americans are today? Or do you sense that just perhaps, just maybe, they will not bring the learnings of the Magna Carta, the Bill of Rights, to their new power?

The assumption that there is something about Europeans that makes them more capable is basically white supremacy. We all know where that leads. Its not about legal or illegal at that point; its about us and them, brown and white.

And an avowed white supremacist: Jared Taylor

“Blacks and whites are different,” Taylor wrote in a recent article on Hurricane Katrina. “When blacks are left entirely to their own devices, Western Civilization—any kind of civilization—disappears.”

It all seems to center around the issue of tribal superiority. If you've read any of my writing before, you know that I believe in the power of tribalism in politics, be it religious, racial, ethnic, or class. I find most tribal politics to be extremely harmful. I feel that people should band together for practical reasons that transcend mere religious, racial or ethnic bonds. In truth I find the greater human tribe to be overriding of everything else. We should act in our own interests as a planet.

I think most people feel that the emotional wind behind the immigration debate comes from misplaced tribal conflict and that if we were to ever solve the "problem" as defined by some, then we would just move onto a new "problem".

Read more at Hullabaloo.


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