Typical Nonsense at HuffPo
Tony Hendra writes an absurd post about illegal aliens
:You call them 'illegals'? Uh-uh. Not very many generations ago -- a mere squirrel-blink in the 50,000+ years' life of the human race -- this was their country. You can see it in their Mayan cheekbones and stolid Olmec physiques and almond Aztec eyes. All those red states trumpeting their Americanness along the southern border -- Arizona, New Mexico et al., above all Texas -- are populated not just by immigrants but by very recent immigrants, and lest we forget, murdering, thieving, land-grabbing and land-devastating immigrants who practiced early but highly effective forms of biological warfare, ethnic cleansing and good old genocide. The spectacle of Republican -- and Democrat -- lawmakers with German, Irish, Italian, English, Polish and a dozen other kinds of Indo-European names standing up in Congress and sanctimoniously bloviating about the moral fiber, alien lifestyles, work ethic and financial reliability of real Americans, the Americans whose homeland this has been, for oh, 20-30,000 years, is hilarious to behold. Somewhere Texans, Arizonans et al seem to have gotten the impression that they actually have a right to live on the lands their grandfathers stole at the point of a gun. This is even more hilarious when the bloviator in question belongs to the party nominally led by the cretin from Crawford who is not just an immigrant like the rest of us, but -- despite his faux-cracker accent -- the son of a carpetbagger.
This land is their land is a foolish argument. I grew up in New Jersey; am entitled to that land? I'm Irish by descent; should Ireland have to allow me in without any background check/visa? As some of the commenters on that post note, the Aztecs and the Olmecs did not live in Arizona.
And the sins of the grandfathers argument is a slippery slope indeed. Don't forget, it was often used to justify persecution of the Jews. Interestingly, Hendra is a Brit who lives in Southern California. Let us know when he opens up his home to a family of illegals who have the right to live on his land.