U.S. Senate OKs Apartheid Wall Along Southern Border
WASHINGTON – The Senate voted to build 370 miles of triple-layered fencing along the Mexican border Wednesday
Bush is sending the Iraq-weary Guard to the border to mollify hardline conservatives who are building their careers around – whether they say this explicitly or not — a brown invasion from the south.
This brings up some questions – Why no fence on the Northern border – the one that has so many white people? Couldn’t Al Qaeda just as easily come from Canada if they wanted to? What about the East and Western coasts? Shouldn’t all the beaches have triple-layered fences too?
[Editor’s Note] Ugh. I don’t support the title of this post. John knows it, and I’ve asked him previously to tone it down. I don’t think it’s fair to draw a comparison between Israel’s wall and the US’s proposed wall, and I don’t think it’s fair to call the separation barrier an “apartheid wall.” At least not yet… Let’s see how “convergance” pans out, and whether the Palestinians wind up with a state or a bantustan before we throw terms like that around. In the meantime, he was trying to crack an unfunny joke. He failed. That the same three right-wing commenters found themselves in the same tizzy they always find themselves in with regards to everything we write, is neither surprising nor alarming to me. If you’d prefer to look at half-naked Jewish women and read about why Palestinians are stupid, by all means, go spend your time elsewhere.