Thursday, May 31, 2007

There goes the white Christian male power strucure!

Saw this on Feministing today. John McCain was on Bill O'Reilly's show talking about the Left & Right opinions of immigration reform (though their representation of the "far Left" was the New York Times). They tossed around the idea that some people "might just be afraid of Latinos" and that having a strong border is a national security issue.

I've always been confused when I hear people talk about the "security" of the southern border, and building walls to keep out "terrorists." I have never heard of anyone sneaking over the border to commit "terrorism," but that's still the reason given. When there was a proposal two years ago for a wall along the border with Canada, however, it was immediately shot down, the reason being that there was no threat coming across the border from Canada. What's the threat at the other border? Brown people!

Well, now McCain and O'Reilly admit that maybe for some people, there is some racism there. There's racism aplenty in the way they talk about it, that's for sure. But their exact fear:
But do you understand what the New York Times wants, and the far-left want? They want to break down the white, Christian, male power structure, which you're a part, and so am I, and they want to bring in millions of foreign nationals to basically break down the structure that we have.
Yes! Bill O'Reilly, you finally get it. Your days of dominance are numbered.

Here's the video.

2 comments:

Joel said...

So, it's a bit belated, but I wanted to say thank you for this post. The point about the fence with Canada is unbelievably helpful. Right now, I'm a paper, comparing the current experience of Latino Americans in the U.S. with the experience of African Americans in the U.S. after Emancipation. I decided to procrastinate and check out BJB and see what I've been missing in the past couple of weeks. Thanks a lot.

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