Conservatives are from Mars
A few years ago, I suggested that if the Republican Bill Simon were to have any shot at unseating our state’s inept governor, Gray Davis, he had to come out forcefully against the epidemic that was bleeding California’s schools, health services and prisons, dry of much needed funds. Simon, a man with the looks and charisma of Mortimer Snerd, came surprisingly close, losing by a scant four percent. I have no doubt he would have won if he’d taken my advice. By not daring to risk offending the Hispanic voters, who naturally went overwhelmingly for the Democrat anyway, Simon merely gave the state’s conservatives a good excuse to stay home on election day.
Any Republican who believes that turning a blind eye to the problem will generate boundless gratitude among Mexican voters is probably the same sort of pinhead who harbors the hope that blacks and Jews will soon be lining up to join the party. Being as stupid as they are, perhaps it wouldn’t be such a tragedy if they disappeared from the political landscape, going the way of the dodo and other inferior species.
We keep hearing how essential the guest worker program is to our financial well-being. If the ruling class really wanted to do something substantive along those lines, there are a couple of things that come to mind. First off, they should deport the directors of every company that moves its factories overseas. Let these greedy pigs go live wherever in hell they’ve sent the jobs of working Americans. Or we could slap back-breaking tariffs on the goods they manufacture in those third world cesspools, forcing them to try to turn a profit selling their widgets to the dollar-an-hour workers who produced them.
Finally, I, for one, am getting sick and tired of hearing how without a never- ending stream of uneducated illegals, the entire economy of the greatest industrialized nation in the history of the world would soon collapse like a fallen soufflé. Frankly, I doubt if the world has heard so much claptrap along those lines since the plantation owners wept into their mint juleps while contemplating the end of slavery. CRO
Copyright 2006 Burt Prelutsky