by Moses Apsan
Just two weeks ago President Obama in a meeting with Gov. Brewer promised her that he would get back to her (or his staff would) within 2 weeks of their White House Oval Office meeting to discuss Arizona's immigration law SB 1070.
To Brewers surprise and consternation , Obama responded through Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Clinton appeared in an Ecuadorian TV show and said: "He [Obama] thinks the federal government should be determining immigration policy and the Justice Department under his direction will be bringing a lawsuit against the act.” She further went on to say, that what is more important is President Obama's commitment to passing comprehensive immigration reform. That is what is needed.
Governor Jan Brewer quickly reacted when she heard about the potential lawsuit by saying: "This is no way to treat the people of Arizona. To learn of this lawsuit through an Ecuadorean interview with the Secretary of State is just outrageous. If our own government intends to sue our state to prevent illegal immigration enforcement. The least it can do is inform us before it informs the citizens of another nation," said Brewer.
Brewer also threatened the administration: “It's outrageous! It's just -- it's just bizarre! It's just bizarre! But I will tell you... we are not going to back away from this issue. We are going to pursue it. We're going to be very aggressive. And we'll meet them in court! We will meet them in court. And we will win. I truly believe that we will win. And the population of America, again, agrees with Arizona..
Gov. Brewer's response is endemic of the problem our country is facing today. With a growing number of right wing extremist, including white supremacist and neo-Nazi’s, many arising out of Arizona coupled with the Tea Baggers support by Fox news and other right wing entities, America is becoming a nation on the verge division.
In almost a Déjà vu of the civil war, when brothers were fighting against brothers; one side fighting for civil justice and freedom from slavery while the other side wanting to continue their laconic life pampered by their slaves who lived in misery.
The Confederate States seceded from the Union because they could not put up with a powerful central government controlling the actions of independent states. A similar problem is growing in the U.S. Right wing fanatics, touting guns and hinting at overthrow of the government. Tea Baggers, organized by republican media moguls, and libertarians wanting to strip away civil rights that were so hard to obtain.
Dissatisfaction is familiar to all democracies. But in 2010 we are are seeing is a hostility and aggression way beyond a highly-spirited debate. Three dangerous movements foreshadows critical perils for immigrants and America itself: the rapid rise of the militia hate groups, the emergence of a fanatical political group called “The Tea Party working together with Libertarians,” and a call to action fueled by Talk Radio hosts such as Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh provides ample support for white supremacist and anti-immigrant hate groups such as the Immigration Reform Law Institute which is the legal arm of the chameleon organization named Federation for American Immigration Reform, or FAIR. As Rachel Maddow revealed in a recent program, the founder of FAIR is a well-known racist. The seed money he used to start FAIR came from an infamous Eugenics (the same thing the Nazi’s did outfit.
FAIR is just one piece of a vast and powerful anti-immigrant organization, created over the last 30 years, and orchestrated by John Tanton. His organization has been able to insinuate itself into many of the social and political debates of our time.
Tanton developed many different entities so that it appears that there are numerous advocates for what he sees and the ideal society.
Another of his group, the Center for Immigration Studies, acts as so-called "think tank" to the anti-immigrant movement. Some other entities he is invalid with are the Coalition for the Future American Worker, Progressives for Immigration Reform, NumbersUSA, Immigration Reform Law Institute, United to Secure America Coalition. These are just a few of his many groups that work in unison trying in earnest to modify America's thinking on immigration.
The Southern Poverty Law Center and Anti-Defamation League have connected these groups with racists, white supremacists, and political extremists.
Anti-immigrant groups, according to Heidi Beirich of the SPLC, have “nearly doubled” in 2009. The “nativists,” as they are called, are aligning with the “The Patriot Coalition,” which is an “anti-government outfit battling ‘globalism,’ ‘socialism,’ and the loss of ‘National Identity and Culture.’”
Hate groups are not new a new development. Since the 1880’s the KKK has been considered a founding father of the modern hate groups and they still exist. What has changed lately is the speed in which these hate groups have grown since Barack Obama took office. Today there is a coordinated and concerted effort with various people such as Sara Palin, Glenn Beck, and Rand Paul vying for supreme leadership of this anti-government movement.
But no matter how hard they try; no matter what lies they make up, they will never succeed in keeping America lily white and christian as projected population trends indicates that whites are expected to become a minority in the United States by 2050. This fact is an unacceptable reality to these anti-American radical right-wingers, and it has sent them into sheer panic.