I’m fond of calling Progressives “lunatics” and “fanatics” whenever the opportunity arises. In comment threads, I do it to irritate the lunatics and fanatics. Here, it is about clarity. Someone who thinks we should “do something” to help the poor or needy is often just soft hearted and soft headed. The former is admirable and the latter is forgivable in most cases. Usually, these are people who will accept limits and logic when pressed. You can explain to them that shoving a bunch of tax dollars into a program will make things worse, not better.
Then there are people who cannot be reasoned with or bargained with, not matter how strong the argument. These people are fanatics who believe what they believe and will never stop believing those things. Their dedication to the cause is so tangled up in their sense of self they can no longer distinguish where the causes ends and they begin. Asking them to give up the cause is akin to asking them to commit suicide. Lunacy is is when the fanatic is ready to destroy everything in order to achieve their aims.
As thousands of illegal immigrant children are crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, House Democrats pushed for more amnesty, guest-worker visas, $3.7 billion in funding, and more lawyers for illegal immigrant children during a Tuesday Twitter town hall on immigration.
Their message to illegal immigrants was, in the words of Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), “our doors are open.”
“We are all connected. We can’t just build a wall or a fence and say no more,” Lewis said. “This is America. Our doors are open.”
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), who has said she would rather pass amnesty legislation than become Speaker again, and Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) urged House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) to bring an amnesty bill to the floor so it can pass with support from Democrats. Boehner told Obama after House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) was ousted for his embrace of amnesty that Congress would not vote on an immigration bill this year. Boehner did suggest, though, that Congress could pass amnesty legislation next year.
House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) claimed America already has “extensive border security” while Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, said the well-being of the illegal immigrant children “must be our first priority.”
Theses lunatics don’t care about the migrants. How can they? Many of them are gangsters and criminals. Others are just dead beats looking for welfare checks. Still others are being thrown out of their native lands as they are a burden. What these lunatic politicians do care about is breaking the back of traditional America. They hate you and they want you dead, even if it means blowing the whole country up.
Reps. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Steve Horsford (D-NV) pushed for more guest-worker visas, which are coveted by big-business and high-tech interests, that would lower the wages of American workers. Numerous scholars and studies have concluded that America has a surplus – not a shortage – of high-tech workers.
There’s a great example of the fanatic. The facts say we don’t need to import foreign workers, yet they persist in demanding more cheap labor for the robber barons of Silicon Valley. The fact that they also rant about evil corporations makes the whole thing nuttier than it should be possible.
Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA) said taxpayers should pay for more lawyers for illegal immigrant children, and Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) went further, saying “every” illegal immigrant child should get legal representation.
Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY) insisted that amnesty legislation would “raise wages” even though the Congressional Budget Office determined that the influx of more foreign workers would lower the wages of American workers. For that reason, U.S. Civil Rights Commissioner Peter Kirsanow wrote a letter to the Congressional Black Caucus urging them to vote against amnesty bills that would detrimentally impact black Americans at the lower rungs of the economic ladder the most.
The contempt these people have for you is breathtaking. Rangel hates you so much he is willing to put his House seat at risk in order to fill up your community with Latin American peasants. Think about that for a second. How can anyone bargain with a madman willing to die for his cause? Maybe this is the inflection point and we are headed for a crack up. I don’t know. Maybe normals will wake up and begin treating Progressives like the Chinese treat Falun Gong. Maybe the illegals will get to the lunatics first and do the job Americans refuse to do.
It’s too bad there isn’t a smart opposition party here. This is the perfect time to peel off some black voters who are angrier than most in the country about all this.
Plumb opportunities like this don’t come along too often.
“How can anyone bargain with a madman willing to die for his cause?”
It’s even harder to bargain with a madman who is eager and willing for *you* to die for his cause.
The black politician faces little consequence for his support of illegals–a constituency which has replaced blacks in the workforce–because he knows that his voters are more tuned to benefits than work, and that what work they are looking for is in government at all levels. Employed or unemployed the benefits are from the same source.
Hey now – the Republicans are also pushing for annesty and H1B visas. We need more political parties – the two we have are a nightmare.
Ah yes, the Cuban “Freedom Flotilla”, because it was all about “for the children”, and Fidel’s charity.
Strangely, Cuba “suddenly” had more empty institutional beds available for pending “political” criminals, and their “budget problems” for attending to the retarded/ criminally insane dropped dramatically.
Looked pretty good for the crew of “Sicko” indeed!
Lunacy indeed. Rangel survived a recent primary against a Dominican-born opponent by a narrowest of margins. If he decides to run in 2 years, few doubt he’ll be so lucky again. Ponder this – a congressman from Harlem, elected & re-elected 20 times almost ousted by immigrants, many of whom are here illegally. Spanish-speaking mulattoes prefer one of their own to a grizzled AA politico. If blacks think latinos are their allies against whites they’re deluded. Every tribe is on its own & has to look after its own tribal interests.
this blog became a daily must-read. Thanks to American Digest for original linkage.
I can’t think of a single progressive initiative that does not contain a “punish the guilty” element. The fanatics seem to still be fighting the bullies in grade school and have an endless supply of rage to fuel their actions. That’s why they win and we lose. It’s like the prisoner/guard scenario. The prisoner can focus on escape 24/7, while the prison guard is distracted by normal life. Reality is the only thing that is keeping conservatism afloat. This is why fanatics are so offended at reality/consequences, and will do anything and everything to suspend it. Printing money, lie, murder.