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When Did Liberals Become So Ridiculous?

Friday, December 22, 2006, 18:06 EDT Leave a comment Go to comments

I used to be one of them. I was a Democrat. I voted for Democrats. I campaigned for Democrats. I was an activist for various liberal causes (Take Back the Night, Amnesty International, anti-death penalty, etc.) and I protested a fair amount. Granted, some of them looked at me funny because I was also anti-abortion, making me somewhat suspect in the narrowly defined world of liberal orthodoxy. But for the most part, I was with them.

I don’t remember them being so reactionary, so irrational, so hypersensitive. Above all, I don’t remember them being such idiots.

"We are demanding an end to these immigration raids, where they are targeting brown faces. That is major, major racial profiling, and that cannot be tolerated," said Rosa Rosales, president of the League of United Latin American Citizens, at a news conference.

"This unfortunately reminds me of when Hitler began rounding up the Jews for no reason and locking them up," Democratic Party activist Carla Vela said. "Now they’re coming for the Latinos, who will they come for next?"

Um, Carla? "They" will "come for" the people who are here illegally. If you’re legal, you have nothing to worry about, right? And the illegals they rounded up? They aren’t being crammed into cattle cars and brought to the death camps where inhumane medical experience and/or a gaseous demise awaits them. They’re being sent back to their own countries, where they should have stayed until they had permission to come to ours, just like generations of immigrants before them did. You’ve heard of the previous generations of immigrants, haven’t you? They’re the people who made this country great and strong by doing the right thing and doing things the right way. So get a grip and come back to reality, OK? Honestly, you sound like a fool.

And Rosa? "They" aren’t "targeting brown faces" who are here legally. Citizen or legal resident Latinos didn’t get arrested in the raid. There is a really good reason why those arrested weren’t, say, Bulgarian or Danish or Thai or Zambian immigrants: most of them are here legally. You know that, of course, but you make us all doubt your integrity, not to mention your sanity, by pretending otherwise.

I realize that somewhere along the line, apparently when I wasn’t paying attention, liberalism became all about reducing public policy debates to a race to see who could evoke the name of Adolph Hitler first and in the most illogical manner. So by that standard, Carla and Rosa (and Al Sharpton and Howard Dean), you win. But you no longer have my attention. Your lips are moving, but all I hear is, "blah, blah, blah." Actually, "blah, blah, blah" makes more sense than what is coming out of any of your mouths.

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  1. Dan
    Monday, December 25, 2006, 07:06 EDT at 07:06

    Ah yes, this is known as Godwin’s Rule of Nazi Analogies.”once such a comparison (to Nazis) is made, the thread is finished and whoever mentioned the Nazis has automatically “lost” whatever debate was in progress.”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godwin%27s_Law

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