This one follows the theme of yesterday’s POTD, but comes out of the department of non sequitors.
The thread begins with the interesting, if woefully misguided, analogy between our historical relationship with immigration and familial relationships:
illegal imigration is destruction, actually in these times there should be a closed door policy for all imigration to be illegal. and no copouts about the country being based on imigration. its like when you are single looking for a mate, doors are open to outsiders, but when you find your mate, and have a family, the doors than close to outsiders. The American family needs to shut the door, because we must take care of our own now.
Followed by a refreshing response by guelph:
You’re right, old man, bar immigration completely! In fact, let’s clear the Italian-Americans right out of Staten Island and Brooklyn! You know, the perjorative “WOP” came from the letters stamped on so many Italians’ immigration papers (“With Out Passport”).
But let’s not stop there! Those folks who came over on the Mayflower never went through immigration! They were illegal, as are their offspring, who’ve been mooching off this country for centuries (while, with the aid of those “WOP” folks, building it). I say, have the INS go door to door, and heave out anyone who doesn’t have immediate and irrefutable proof of citizenship. [And I’m not talking drivers’ licenses or social security cards — those can be faked — and birth certificate just prove the illegals have polluted our fair country with their spawn! You said so yourself!
Next, we’ll go after those born out of wedlock! And after them . . .
What I find most intriguing, however, is the final post- seemingly an attempt to further bolster the argument against letting hispanics come into our country:
I went to Ecuador and when I came back it was at a Miami transfer flight that my baggage was destroyed and was broken into.
Now, I may be reading this post wrong, but it seems to me that the argument runs:
1) My luggage was left in Ecuador/Miami
2) It was destroyed and broken by Cubans in Miami/Crazed Ecuadorians
It follows that:
We shouldn’t let any hispanics into the country.
Now, I understand that ridiculing online forum posts is something like kicking a cripple, but perhaps if we subject them to ridicule, they’ll seek a higher level of logical coherence. Or, we’ll just get a kick out of it.