Tuesday, June 21, 2011

McCain blaming Immigrants for Fires


John McCain blames illegal immigrants for Arizona wildfires

Activists condemn remarks as 'scapegoating' as 10,000 people remain unable to return to homes due to persistent fires


Felix Jaure said...

Senator McCain's, comment's at Republican Press Conference, indicated the strong possibility that illegal aliens were to blame for the fires on Arizona's southern border. The allegations by the prominent Senator and his colleges Senator Jon Kyl and Representative Paul Goser, ignited yet another wild fire of anti Hispanic sentiment through out the country.

McCain's newly acquired psychic ability, plays an important role in their plan to initiate a new line of fire against the Hispanic community. Although there is no conclusive evidence to prove any of the allegations to be true, McCain and his associates persistent endeavor to refuel the hate reservoir erected by Republican State Senator Russell Pearce of Arizona, remains to be the top priority on their agenda.

Whoever,or whatever was responsible for starting the fires in southern Arizona, may forever remain a mystery, and open to speculation, but the hate generated by Senator McCain's allegations against the Hispanic community, will remain a fact for years to come.

Vicente Duque said...

SB 1070 Shooter Gary Kelley Sentenced to 27.5 Years in White-on-Brown Slaying : Beer and firearms don't mix. And they mix especially poorly with bigotry, latent or otherwise. The shooting happened outside of Varela's home with Varela's brother looking on and their mother watching from their house.

Gary Kelley is a South Phoenix man who gunned down his neighbor Juan Varela on May 6, 2010 after screaming at him in a drunken rage, "You fucking Mexican, go back to Mexico!"

Varela 44 was an American citizen. - Varela's family has been in this country for generations.
Kelley, 51, is Anglo

Phoenix New Times
Feathered Bastard
SB 1070 Shooter Gary Kelley Sentenced to 27.5 Years in White-on-Brown Slaying
By Stephen Lemons
July 5, 2011


Some excerpts :

Today, Kelley was sentenced to 27.5 years in prison for second degree murder and aggravated assault. Kelley's first trial ended with a hung jury earlier this year. He was retried in April and convicted.

According to a report of Kelley's first trial by my colleague Valeria Fernandez of New America Media, Kelley's lawyer admitted that his client originally approached Varela to discuss Arizona's breathing-while-brown law, Senate Bill 1070.

If you disagree with my characterization of Arizona's hate statute, look no further to the stated "intent" of the act itself, "to make attrition through enforcement the public policy of all state and local government entities in Arizona."

That phrase "attrition through enforcement" is nativist code for ethnic cleansing. And the ethnicity SB 1070-backers want "cleansed" from Arizona is that of the Hispanic variety.

All Latinos are in the crosshairs, because the state's redneck contingent is too stupid to note any differences between Latinos of different nationalities.

1070 signaled to the state's Hispanic population that it was not welcome. It made Arizona a byword for xenophobia and intolerance. And it dredged up some ugly ideas in the brains of such folk as Gary Kelley.

1070 served as a catalyst, emboldening those who think "Americans" are by definition white, plating seeds of distrust and resentment, and fattening the ugly tumor of prejudice in the brains of weak-willed men like Kelley.

Still, if Kelley had not been seriously inebriated, with an estimated blood alcohol content of between 0.126 and 0.286, and if he had not been armed, Varela would likely be alive today, and his daughter would still have a daddy.

Instead, Varela is dead, and Kelley might as well be. As the Maricopa County Attorney's Office noted in its press release on the sentencing, Kelley will be "in his late 70s" before he's eligible for release from prison.

A waste on all sides. And for what? Nothing but the furtherance of enmity and ethnic strife.

Till then, Arizona's old, reactionary white majority will cling jealously to its hegemony and continue to demonize Latinos for all of the state's social and economic ills.

Hell, even Arizona's senior U.S. Senator John McCain feels no shame in blaming wildfires on Mexican migrants. That's how bad things are.

Those of us who believe in justice and long for ethnic and racial equality have no choice but to battle the haters, the opportunists, and the bigots until the snow-bird electorate that empowers them dies off of old age.

And that's one thing I can believe in : That, try as they might, the racist alter kockers cannot live forever.

Vicente Duque said...

Arizona Republic Article : Arizona Senate President Russell Pearce, one of the state's most powerful and controversial politicians, appears certain to face what is believed to be the first recall election of a state legislator in Arizona history this November

My Commentary :

This Political Event is of Great importance for President Obama :

Because Russell Pearce and the Arizona Extreme Right Wing of Republicans that dominates that state have been the Greatest Enemies of Obama. If Russell Pearce is effectively eliminated from the Arizona Political Landscape then that would be a Great Triumph for Obama. Of course that is extremely difficult and improbable but not impossible.

Even a reduced or lesser percentage of votes for Pearce would signal that the Arizona Voters are becoming fed up with the Extremist Republicans.

Within 15 days, Arizona Gov. Brewer must set the date for the recall election of Russell Pearce, which presumably will take place in November. Necessary Signatures have been collected in excess. The Citizens for a Better Arizona has galvanized a new era in Arizona politics.

Randy Parraz, a longtime political activist and Democratic Candidate for the U. S. Senate during the primaries have been a leader during this effort and movements to unseat Russell Pearce..

This is a big difficult task and probably Russell Pearce can win the Recall Election because these extremist Sentiments run high in Arizona. But the Political Stature of Randy Parraz has increased a lot.

Randy Parraz is now gaining National Recognition.

Randy Parraz said that a successful candidate against Russell Pearce would likely be Mormon and Republican, as Pearce is, but would be more moderate and value education and health care.