Monday, August 23, 2010
ANTI-IMMIGRATION SENTIMENTS, A WHITEMAN'S MORBID PHOBIA OF BEING OUTNUMBERED?
Icheoku makes bold to say that the fear being expressed by white people in America, manifested in their anti-immigration activism, is well founded and for a good reason. Power is profound and its holders do not easily give it up. Power is the only thing the White people of America still have wholesale and it seems to be evaporating before their eyes, gradually and continuously, that they are beginning to sustain real fear of the inevitability - what becomes of them in an American society without White-power? From financial power to economic power to political power and industrial power, the White folks of America are totally and completely in charge; and they are unapologetic and unabashed in using it to other minority peoples chagrin. They loathe the thought and possibility of ever being forced by changing demographics to trade places with those people, who are currently at the receiving end of what they continuously have to dish out and who are not finding it funny at all. This possible future upside about-turn nightmarish scenario to them, is not worthy of contemplation and this founds their rabid reaction to any immigration policy or occurrence that will serve to water down their racial majority in America. The result, the rancid effort to resist any attempt at equalization of the population of America through immigration, whether through a meaningful reform or granting amnesty to people already here. This anti-party manifests in the sudden rise of anti-immigration push-back by the so called 'patriots of America' as represented in the Tea Party activists, the Arizona State's dabbling in a purely Federal legislative list immigration matters as well as the out of control Sheriff Joe Arpaio's corralling of human-beings in the deserts of Maricopa County Arizona. The "We and Them" politics of America's right wing, the proverbial "true sons and daughters of America", those who "rightfully" own and belong to the land between a sea and shinning sea and who now wants to exclude every other aspiring American from the land are those fueling the rising tempo of 'immigrants leave our shores' near war-cry. When they use some expression such as "that one" to describe a presidential candidate who is now the president of America, President Barack Obama through their Senator John McCain or utter such words like, "We want to take our country back", one is forced to query from which stranger does these bunch of American lunatics want to take their country back? It is a trite rule of society property ownership that one can only take back property from someone who is not the rightful custodian or holder thereof; and judging from the terminology employed here, "our country" then their warped mindset becomes clearly more illuminated - they believe that President Obama is an illegal occupier of "their" White House? The Indians are waiting for their pound of flesh with some blood from the white people for the cruel hand dealt them by the early arriving white forebears to this great nation. The Blacks are restlessly waiting for the day of reckoning to arrive when they shall place the white people on a defendant's witness box and ask them, why did you do it - slavery and economic stagnation and starvation? The Italians are waiting for the day justice will be dished out to the white people to recompense for the injustice they received in America; and so is the Irish whose construction labor were used practically without compensation. The Japanese are also waiting to ask white peoples of America what warranted their interment in concentration camps during world war 1 and so also are the Chinese smarting for the free conscripted railway labor that they provided to white Americans. Needless to add that the Mexicans are waiting anxiously to see whether their lands from California to Arizona to New Mexico to Nevada to Texas would be given back to them; hence the southern migration to see if they can through population take their lands back for a psychological victory? But the white people are not taking any of that and are fighting back with the Hispanics now having bulls-eye placed on their back and who knows who next the white man's bell shall toll after the present victims? Icheoku says the heightened anti-immigration sentiments in the land as pushed forward by Arizona State's 1070 is symptomatic of White Americans' phobia of being outnumbered and losing it all. They are not going to keep quiet while the carpet of superiority of numbers is swept from underneath their feet and were Icheoku to be in their situation, will also be as vehement. But life is dynamic and humanity should expect and anticipate changes and adapt as it becomes imperative and necessary. A time it was in no distance past when native Indians roamed the land as the single majority tribe and race in north America. Christopher Columbus allegedly sailed west and 'discovered' a new found land, setting off the party of Mayflower and co, the original forebears of today's white Americans. But did the Indians vanish because they were overwhelmed by the new arrivees who practically killed most of them off to covet their lands? No, they adjusted into their reservations to await the day when things might change to positively affect their fortune. Did Mexico fold up because they lost California, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico and some parts of Texas to victorious America after the American-Mexican war? No, they adjusted to their new reality of having lost some territories to the superior fire-power of their northern big brother. So Icheoku is saying that the inevitability shall some day come when the demographics of America shall change irretrievably and the fact that the white Americans are not procreating as fast like their Latin Americans counterpart is not helping their course at all. When that time comes, whatever remains or is left of the White American population shall by the same token of life, adjust accordingly and learn to live their new minority status in America that would probably be dominated by Hispanic Americans. The census bureau has already projected that magic year to be 2050; but hey, that day shall be a new day when the previously air-conditioned offices occupiers shall revert to their new role of pickers of lettuce and avocados in the hot fields of California and Texas. While the descendants of Cesar Chavez will then learn how to knot ties and be professional in the various skyscrapers of New York City and Los Angeles. What a trading of places that day shall be and America may afterall be better for it, a place where dreams really come true, provided of course they wake up to realize it fast before it turns into nightmare. It is not out of pure hatred or avarice that what is happening is happening in America's anti-immigration world, no, it is for survival and survival of the white race, period. Icheoku understands their fears except that it is founded on the selfish desire of one race to thrive over the others, who as far as they are concerned, can continue to languish in abject neglect and want. But seriously speaking, who is really an illegal alien in America; or put in another way, who is really legal in America? A country founded by the original illegal aliens of Mayflower from England and Europe who breached the shores of native Indians and took over their territory; and now several generations later, these descendants of the same then law-breaking immigrants are now seeking to criminalize and de-legitimate other illegals, claiming that they are illegal aliens because they have no papers? Icheoku asks, but who gave those original Mayflower pilgrims papers or waived their visas; since it is on record that the native Indians were surprised to see white men on their ashore without any notice or permission from their chiefs; leading to the several internecine feuds and wars which ensued for control of territory and resources.
But hey, it is the irony of life that usually when some people enter a place, they want the gates to be shut out against the others coming behind them; but without considering the width and length of such gates. There was this case in Arizona where one Hispanic American claimed that his family has maintained a continuous existence on the same piece of land for over three hundred years, ever before the advent of the white man on their territory; and queried from who does he have to obtain papers to become legal on his own ancestral land? Isn't it a pity that a black kettle is calling a black pot black since historically speaking, every American is technically an illegal migrant! The solution, a meaningful immigration reform and enforcement of existing laws to close the loopholes of employers getting labor for peanuts from these so called illegals who mostly come here to work and support their families back home.