Thursday, August 10, 2006

Not sure how this happened...

Apparently I've somehow found my way onto a conservative-xenophobic mailserve, or something. I've been getting random conservative emails from people I've never met. I consider myself a moderate pro-freedom anti-greed libertarian. Depending on what argument you find me in, you're apt to disagree, but who asked you!

Anyway, I'm not sure how to get off this list, and it's *really* starting to get on my nerves. Here's the latest gem from them:

Recent Statistics on “Hard-Working” Illegal Immigrants

By William H. Calhoun

The vast majority of illegal immigrants in America are Mexican, who were once proverbial for laziness and crime, but now are championed by the liberal media (NY Times) and neoconservative media (Wall Street Journal) as “hard-working Americans.”

Statistics, however, show otherwise. A recent study by the Pew Hispanic Center reveals the following:

(1) Hispanics are 3 times more likely than non-Hispanics to receive welfare

(2) Hispanics account for 3/4 of the increase in poverty in the USA

(3) 45% of Hispanic children are born out of wedlock

(4) Hispanic women are 2.54 times more likely to than white women to have abortions

(5) Hispanic men are 9 times more likely than white men to beat their partners

(6) Hispanics are 3 times more likely than whites to die of AIDS

(7) They are 4 times more likely to die of tuberculosis

(8) Hispanics are 2 times more likely to be incarcerated than non-Hispanics

(9) They are 3.8 times more likely to be in prison for murder than non-Hispanics

(10) Hispanic youth are 19 times more likely to be in gangs

(11) Hispanics are 3 times more likely than non-Hispanics to drop out of high school

(12) 55% of Mexican-Americans consider themselves to be Mexican first

How could such statistics be overlooked by the liberal media? Intentionally. They are inconvenient. They contradict the myth that liberals and neoconservatives wish to propagate: the “proposition nation.”

Since the liberal Enlightenment, liberals and (more recently) neoconservatives have championed the idea of a “proposition nation,” which is a radical break from Western Civilization. What is the proposition nation? It is an abstraction with no real place in culture, time or history. It is the view that by merely believing in a few abstractions (e.g. the American flag is good) one can achieve national identity. If Sanchez believes in X, Y, Z, then, By God, he can be a citizen too!

Prior to recent times, traditionalists have always felt that much more was involved in the composition of a country: a common history, regional loyalty and localities, common bloodlines and genealogy, blood and soil, kin and kith. The ancient Greeks certainly felt this way. So did Medieval Europeans. And so did George Washington, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson – who wanted citizenship only for people of European bloodlines.

Mexicans, however, do not fit into the traditional pattern of citizenship, so liberals want to erase it. Except for a very small European upper class in Mexico, the vast majority of Mexicans are either:

(1) Pure Amerindian
(2) “Mixed” (mostly Amerindian, with a few drops of Spaniard, and sometimes African, blood)

So, whether they are pure Amerindian or mostly Amerindian, they certainly are not European. What are Amerindians? They are the Asians who immigrated to North America 12,000 years ago. They are not Western. And, consequently, Mexicans have very different value systems. They self-identify as non-white, non-European, as members of Aztlan.

And as the above statistics show, these Amerindians are “hard working,” hard working at crime, receiving welfare, having abortions, and transforming the U.S. into a third-world nation.

I don't know how to get off this group. But I know I'm not a fan of this William Calhoun dude, who apparently is a graduate of the University of Chicago. Greeaaaat. Because *these* are the kind of alumni I like to be grouped in with...

I "get" that I could just delete these emails when I get them. But, dammit, there's very little in this world I love more than a good argument. Damn my sharp mind!


At August 10, 2006 at 10:39 AM, Blogger darlyn said...

Retaliate! Just subscribe the address to the La Raza and Mecha listservers. :)

At August 10, 2006 at 10:48 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hilarious. I guess living in poor, overpopulated areas isn't the cause of crime, unwed parents, etc... It was the Mexicans all along.

At August 10, 2006 at 11:07 AM, Anonymous Leif said...

Whoever it is appears to be gathering names and addresses from the UofC faculty blog (or perhaps some sort of alumni directory) because he got me, too.

At August 10, 2006 at 5:11 PM, Blogger The Law Fairy said...

darlyn, what a deviously excellent idea...

J, I am glad that good ol' Billy C has solved the world's problems for us. Get rid of the Mexicans, that'll do it!

leif, it may be from an alumni list. The emails are going to my non-public email (i.e., the one I give out to friends, family, and Chicago and a few random others, but not to complete strangers on teh interweb...) :) Sorry to hear you've been spammed as well.

At August 10, 2006 at 7:21 PM, Blogger Drewcatt said...

Ugh, now I'm going to have to wash my eyes out with bleach.

Not saying that all illegals are the most industrious people on the planet, but seriously...

In fact, I'd love to see how those statistics compare to some of the rates for actual Americans (I'm just too lazy to look it up).

I just can't wait, in 25 years, nearly half of the college-age population will be minorities. I can't wait.

At August 10, 2006 at 9:30 PM, Blogger lakhawk said...

They got me too. :(

Why doesn't leif comment on my blog? Maybe because I haven't posted in weeks.

At August 10, 2006 at 11:26 PM, Blogger The Law Fairy said...

drewcatt, I feel you. Aside from the blatant racism, which is just WAAAY too easy to spot, to the point that arguing against it just seems pedestrian, there's just the HUGE LOGICAL HOLES. Since when does being poor and on welfare signal laziness? Might it not, for example, signal the fact that you were raised in a poor country and have only recently gotten the opportunity to try to make a living for yourself? Equating "poor" with "lazy" has got to be one of the, well, laziest intellectual leaps I can think of. And pointing out that more of them have tuberculosis... um, doesn't that suggest that they're being under-served by AT LEAST health education efforts, if not insurers and hospitals? If anything those sorts of statistics scream "look how unfair life is to them."

LAK, blech. Sounds like an alumni-list spambot. Now I want to know who gave our emails... I have no problem with thoughtful arguments about immigration, but xenophobic racism just paints conservatives in a bad light. Ick.

leif, you should check out LAK's blog. When she's posting it's terrific ;)

At August 11, 2006 at 5:46 AM, Blogger JCA said...

I get them too. I've just been unsubscribing as fast as they come, and tagging them as spam in gmail.

You can probably figure out, just from the commenters here who have found themselves opted-in, which alumni list these spammers managed to get their hands on.

At August 11, 2006 at 5:56 AM, Anonymous Leif said...

Geez, how many blogs does a guy have to keep track of to keep the ladies happy these days?

At August 11, 2006 at 7:13 AM, Blogger The Law Fairy said...

jca, my thoughts exactly.

leif, what can I say, you're a popular guy :)

At August 11, 2006 at 10:46 AM, Blogger darlyn said...

They haven't subscribed me to anything.. guess they don't want to share these "statistics" with actual "minorities." Yippeee!

For the record, I was only in that gang for 2 months in middle school, only have had 1.54 abortions, and how was I supposed to study for the bar exam without my welfare check to keep my refrigerator stocked with Coronas and Lime?

Viva aztlan!! (Oh wait, I'm Cuban, not Mexican...) Viva Havana Club Rum!!

At August 11, 2006 at 11:27 AM, Blogger The Law Fairy said...

d -- don't forget all the deserving white males you unfairly edged out of law school!! You horrible money-grubbing lazy minority, you!

At August 11, 2006 at 2:04 PM, Blogger Drewcatt said...

But darlyn, the most important question has yet to be answered...

How big is your welfare check? How did you get AIDS? and lastly... How did you get her, via the border, or did you swim over?

All joking aside, I've actually been asked that last question.

At August 13, 2006 at 9:12 PM, Blogger The Law Fairy said...

drewcatt... well, which one? I of course inherited this land by right, as a person of western European descent. Yup, the land belongs to me and everything.


At August 14, 2006 at 5:09 PM, Blogger Drewcatt said...

Hahahaha... "Question: How did I come over, via banana boat or by cruise ship? Response: I flew over. Question: You have airports?"

You know, I've got enough Western European in me to warrant inheriting something. I just wish I knew what...

At August 14, 2006 at 10:14 PM, Blogger The Law Fairy said...

drew, you should claim West Virginia. Really, no one wants it -- you wouldn't get a fight, even.


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