Social disease in the U.S.: xenophobia unmasked

published Oct 30, 2006, last modified Jun 26, 2013

Fred commented on On illegal immigration and illegal alien » Rudd-O, and I took the time to answer. Then he privately replied, comparing illegal immigration of latin individuals to Nazi Germany's invsaion of Poland. I'd like to say a few words, but first I'll quote Fred:

When Nazi Germany marched into Poland it was an act of war despite there perverted self justiffication The mass hispanic invasion into the US is no less. Wake up and smell the torteas you wont have a country you regognize to come back to when you have had enough of socialist europe

Look, Fred:

Nazi Germany marched into Poland with rifles and planes (die Luftwaffe); Blitzkrieg, remember?. I studied it very well during 10th grade (it turns out that I went to and graduated in a Humboldt German school). After that, the Polish people were gassed en masse.

The latin immigrants (I refuse to use "hispanic" as it is "politically correct") marched into the U.S. with, perhaps, a bottle of water and a couple of potato chips ni their pockets, leaving their families behind and risking almost certain death. I still don't see any cases of latin people gassing U.S. residents.

I really don't see how you could compare both phenomenons other than to say they're dramatically different. It's not that it's "less" or "is no less". I find it morally reprehensible to compare scavengers looking for jobs that you americans can't (from an economically perspective, efficiently) do, against the Third Reich. Especially when, in times of war, you guys were the major destination for Jew escapees.

For better or worse, you should start growing some empathy and get used to the idea that the U.S. is now a country with a large minority of latin immigrants, whether legal or illegal. Get over the xenophobia and the prejudice, whip out a book on economics, and learn why immigration (whether illegal or not) is actually beneficial for you and your family.

By the way, I'm talking about Germany, not Bratislava. I don't see how you could say it's "socialist", seeing as it's one of the largest democracies and free market economies.