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Re: “Protofascism Comes

Many Americans bring up qualms about heritage celebrations, in my experience, when those involved seem to supplant America. I've seen festivals where the American flag is under the Mexican flag, or even upside down. Though it may be seen inflammatory there is a legitimate questions of, if your native country is better than this one why are you here. Keep your heritage, but become American. Learn the language. Become involved in American society. Excel.
Whites keep bringing up other races racism because nobody reports on it. White racism is reported, and whites speak out against it. The same does not seem to be true, on both the reporting and the refutation, of black racism. You say that you believe most people are not racist, but then you attribute racist motives for whites in bringing up this topic. Which is it? If you believe that most are not racist, then you owe it to them, as well as yourself, to do a little reflection and research to come up with a more likely reason... like the ones i've mentioned, maybe?

Posted by redMan on 07/30/2010 at 11:08 AM

Re: “Protofascism Comes

This is one of the worst, and most meaningless, articles I've read. Its accusations of racism are unfounded and its central argument that the Tea Party doesn't have any specific goals is completely false. Tea Partiers want to take back the country from a president who purported to be a centrist and a uniter. Their main goals are: 1 - To limit the size of government, because the government can't take over new responsibilities without first taking those rights (read freedoms) form the individual. and 2 - to limit taxes because they believe that is best for the economy. These two beliefs are well documented and re-affirmed wherever they go, and Obama personifies the opposite of these goals. Leftism is where he leads, but not where we came from, so the rhetoric of "take back the country" is quite fitting. And the strong finish... Guard the borders, are we safer if we do not do this. We let in more illegal Mexicans, but doesn't that favor them over eastern Europeans or Asian who would also like to flee oppression. Deport the immigrants, nobody wants that. Deport the illegals, and if the borders are closed we'd probably need to increase the legal immigration quotas. Legals who can't be exploited and denied right to nearly the same degree that illegals can, simply for the fact that they can protest.

Posted by redMan on 07/30/2010 at 10:19 AM

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