Saturday, April 11, 2009

Little Miss Attila on Latinos

". . . a numerically significant, slavelike underclass in my particular part of the world."
She means that in the nicest possible way, of course. As a matter of policy, my primary concern is whether they are in her particular part of the world legally, and I will leave it to Attila to describe their other attributes by way of explaining her intolerance of "stereotypes."

No, seriously, that was her intention. Stereotyping Canadians, Frenchmen and Jews -- she's OK with that. But not the Latinos. (She's probably also OK with stereotyping hillbillies, so excuse me whilst I guzzle some moonshine, tune up my banjo, and pick a little of that bluegrass classic, "Lonesome Incestuous Ridge-Runner Blues.")

Don't worry, Attila. When the MALDEF protesters show up at your office demanding your immediate termination, Kathy Shaidle and I will be there to defend you against charges of xenophobic hatemongering.
"No, you've got it all wrong, compadre. You've taken her out of context. In her culture, 'slavelike underclass' is intended as high praise. She really loves you little brown people! Look, she sent us down here to give you this case of Corona and $20 so you could buy some enchiladas for your buddies there. Have yourselves a regular fiesta, ya know? Now, y'all boys take your megaphone and your picket signs and get on out of here. Hasta la vista, Jose!"
That ought to fix the problem. "Crisis mediation" is a speciality of mine.


  1. No, no: stereotyping Southerners is another bugaboo of mine.

    And . . . Alaskans with Midwestern accents.

    The fact is, Stace, I cannot always tell who is illegal, versus who is legal. I can figure out whether he or she speaks English, and base my estimation of the odds on that--but with respect to any one individual, it's always just going to be a guess.

    But surely a coherent policy regarding the borders WOULD target potential employers, no? They are the ones who are incentivizing the behavior that bothers people, by drastically improving the lives of those who jump the fence and come up here. Without enforcement of the southern border, and a liberalization of legal immigration, I don't see how we start to address the situation.

  2. There would be no point in invading Canada because they jump and move faster than we can say di di mao. As long as a state remains a vassal state, there is no reason to invade. Canada knows this and subsequently plays ball, acting as our bitch.

    How can I work Hamas into this post?

  3. RS, leave them alone, man, they are immigrants, you don't like immigrants, this country was founded by immigrants, we need immigrants to grow this country, yadda, yadda, yadda [sarc_off/]

  4. I don't care what we do any more. But whatever it is, it should be honest, rather than essentially inviting people here to serve as a source of cheap labor, but refusing to acknowledge that we are doing so.

  5. We will never solve the illegal immigration problem until we make it prohibitively expensive for employers to hire the undocumented. Illegals are not doing the jobs Americans won't do. They are performing the jobs cheaper than Americans are willing to do. Make employers pay through the nose when they are caught employing illegals and they will knock each other over to hire Americans again.