It’s becoming fashionable, perhaps even chic, to demand a boycott against a person/group/city/state/region/country for offending the “righteous” sensibilities of the offended party. We’ve seen this in the past with boycotts of France and the product canned tuna to correct a perceived wrong or change a bad practice or situation. As for France…well, it’s the land of the French for crying out loud, and they probably earn a good boycott every once in a while as a result of their petulant, snotty behavior! And the canned tuna boycott was created by indignant consumers who learned that Flipper was being killed as collateral damage so that we all could enjoy Charlie the Tuna on our menus. These seem like righteous applications of the boycott stick and the carrot — STOP what you’re doing, do as we want, or suffer the consequences.
Now let’s fast forward to today’s de rigeur PC boycott practice. Presently, the entire illegal alien community as well as their supporters are in high dudgeon regarding the new law in Arizona that gives police officers the authority to arrest individuals whom they suspect of being in the country illegally. Since due to sheer proximity with the US-Mexico border, the preponderance of illegals walking the streets of Arizona are Mexicans (and furthermore minority Hispanics), this law is seen to be an affront to all Americans of Spanish decent — illegal or not. Not that Arizona may not expect a crime problem from illegally-present Latvians or Swedes, it’s just that the present demographics in the state just don’t support such a conclusion. The fact of the matter is that the border between Arizona and Mexico is poorly enforced by the federal government. The federal government’s inaction to stem the cross-border human tide, either through omission or commission, has presented Arizona in particular with a whopper law-enforcement problem.
Violent crime has increased dramatically over the past decade in Arizona, as have other crimes as well. Most can be traced to either drug or illegal alien root causes. Gun violence, murders, kidnappings and home invasions are now epidemic in Arizona. Mexican drug cartels use Arizona as their gateway playground to access the remainder of the US. As an example of this, the greater Phoenix area has become the kidnapping capitol of the US because of the increased drug activity of illegals in the drug cartels. And the human trade of trafficking in illegals has become a lucrative big business. Home invasions, shootings and hostage-takings terrorize average Arizonans on a daily basis. The law enacted was the state’s sincere attempt to restore law and order to their increasingly lawless territory.
The Arizona legislature crafted the new law empowering the police in their state to specifically deal with suspected illegal aliens. The law is largely based on existing US law, and does not empower police to indiscriminately stop individuals without some predicate offense having been committed, and without reasonable suspicion that the offender may be in Arizona illegally. Only then can they arrest the individual for their immigration offense. This isn;t the “papers, please” situation (which evokes the memory of the terror of the Third Reich) that is being offed up by the skeptical mainstream media.
Well, this law just won’t cut it for the myopic crowd of illegal alien supporters in the remainder of the US. And it certainly is wholly unacceptable to a mainstream media that is hell-bent on granting amnesty to and slathering forgiveness upon every last aggrieved illegal present in the US. And let’s not be mistaken, in the eyes of their supporters and excuse-makers, each and every illegal who snuck across the border is an abused and aggrieved soul.
So, the ever since the moment Gov. Jean Brewer signed this new law into effect, the illegal alien community has taken every opportunity presented to them to represent this law as biased, discriminatory, laden with opportunity for racial profiling, and as a throwback to the strong arm tactics of Nazi Germany. To these folks, the actual predicate criminals in this matter, the immigration lawbreakers, are being abused by this new legislation…which as yet has failed to produce a single abuse case related to the law. Still, from President Obama (our supposed law-enforcer in-chief), to the likes of Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, to every group historically in the business of forgiving immigration crimes and advocating for the “rights” of the immigration criminals, the new law represents a nadir in American civil rights. Simply put, to them the law is an affront to our society.
As a result of all this hellfire and brimstone spewing over the new law, there have been demonstrations in the streets of cities throughout by illegals (who possess more cheek than sense), and a new hue-and-cry for comprehensive immigration reform. And, as if we didn’t see it coming a mile away, the calls for a boycott against the state of Arizona for their callous application of law. So, one by one the usual suspects in this arena of touchy-feely PC nonsense have stepped forward to ostracize and excoriate the state of Arizona including the ever nutty San Fransisco, CA. This week even the city council of Boston, MA voted to boycott Arizona in all the city’s business matters. And now the NBA and major league baseball are jumping on the boycott bandwagon — in the case of the MLB they are trying to have the 2011 All Star game moved elsewhere (from the planned venue of Chase Field, Phoenix.)
But I don’t think that the creators and supporters of this boycott movement see tings clearly. By their actions they are giving tacit approval to lawlessness and law breaking. They are ignoring the fact that illegal trespassing, that is being present in the US without the proper documents or following the proper emigration procedures, is a federal FELONY CRIME. Each and every illegal alien now present in the US had the opportunity to respect OUR laws and enter the US using OUR system of emigration. Instead, they chose to ignore our procedures and mandates and enter the country on their terms. They entered the country illegally! And by offering boycotts to support these individuals, in spite of their heart-tugging and compelling personal stories, their supporters have come down squarely on the wrong side of long-standing US (and now Arizona) law.
So I say BOYCOTT THE BOYCOTTERS!!! Let them eat cake…and let them suffer from the laws of unintended consequences. It’s high time that the remainder of us silent Americans (who believe in the rule of law) all stood up and demanded that our laws be followed and obeyed. It’s also high time that we all begin to rightly deem and perceive the act of illegally crossing the border as the crime which it is. It’s also time that we stood up for something right and correct, because we are unfortunately losing our collective soul as the great nation that we once were. If we choose to value lawlessness over the rule of law and reward the lawless with our support, then we are all but lost. Because without the rule of law, there is anarchy.
And the situation on the US-Mexico border, as well as the in-country illegal immigration situation as a whole, is as close to anarchy as a country dares get. So, PLEASE boycott the boycotters. If they support the illegals, then they support this anarchy!! So, let’s teach the ersatz, righteously indignant activists a lesson they’ll not soon forget. Let’s hit them in their wallets…and finally give them some pain proportional to their wrongheadedness. Remember, it’s our own inaction that has gotten us to this point of lawlessness, so let’s all take some productive action for once.
Please join me in boycotting the Arizona boycotters!