Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Thought Experiment: Sauce for the Goose

Anyone see this?
CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) -- Mexico warned Tuesday it would file lawsuits in U.S. courts if National Guard troops detain migrants on the border and some officials said they fear the crackdown will force illegal crossers into more perilous areas to avoid detection.
How's that grab you, O Red-Blooded Magnetic Ribbon Patriots? Why, them damn Met-sicans are tryin' to tell us where in our own country we can send the National Guard! My first reaction was intense annoyance. Then I started to think a little. Think along with me for a minute or so.

Suppose this wasn't a matter of our southern neighbors the Mexicans, but was instead some "Islamofascist" outfit whose home is halfway around the world from here. And suppose, instead of threatening lawsuits from the Mexican consulates, these towelheads instead had military airbases in Mexico, and aircraft carriers in the Gulf (of Mexico) and in the Pacific off southern California. And suppose they came up with some cute, semiliterate name for the parts of California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas that are within a couple hundred miles of the border -- a name like, oh, the "Southern No-Go Zone" -- and forbade any sort of American military presence there at all. Suppose they continuously overflew the No-Go Zone with helicopter gunships and fixed-wing attack aircraft, and killed anyone with a helmet, a gun, or any military-style vehicle who could be seen. And suppose that we weren't a mega-super-hyper-power, and couldn't do a thing about it.

Think you might be a little bit pissed?

And if, after a decade or so of this, the towelheads actually invaded and proceeded to set up a puppet government ... think you might become an "insurgent?"

I sure hope you would. And thanks for thinking along with me.


John Good said...

Good point, sir. And I thank you for stopping by; returning the favor. Think I'll be back.

Grace said...

As is always with the Bush administration, when something needs to be done, they do something (a) totally stupid, (b) diplomatically offensive, (c) probably illegal, and (d) incredibly expensive.

I also am just thrilled to apoplexy with the proposed Employment Eligibility Verification System, which will cover every human being (and I suppose celebrity animals too) in the United States who seeks employment. Biometric cards for all and a whopping estimated annual price tag of nearly $12 billion.