Immigration, A Perennial Issue Of Concern In The U.S. by Brian McAfee

by Brian McAfee
Guest Writer
Dandelion Salad
Sept. 19, 2010

The issue of immigration was brought to the forefront recently by Arizona’s discriminatory immigration law SB 1070, which would require police and other public officials to ask all or any Latino looking people to show their ID’s. This demonstrates an attitude oriented towards criminalizing immigrants in general and a hostile outlook towards Hispanics in particular. The anti-immigrant attitude was also evident in Utah a few months ago when a list was published and widely distributed with the names and personal information of 1,300 supposedly illegal immigrants concerning which some were actually born in the U.S., but happened to have Hispanic looking names. The people that created the list signed it “anonymous”, i.e.- cowards.

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The Truth and Its Consequences By Timothy V. Gatto

By Timothy V. Gatto
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Sept. 14, 2010

"Stop Bitching - Start a Revolution"

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The current political paradigm in the United States is untenable. This rift between left and right, liberal and conservative, Democrat and Republican is not a natural state of affairs, it is engineered. This state of affairs is fostered by those in power to divide the American people and to keep us off-balance, enmeshed in issues that have no simple solution, and that are presented as critical problems that must be decided.

The truth is that most of these issues are straw-man arguments. Let me mention some of these “critical issues”.

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