Saturday, March 11, 2006
Si se puede -- Yes We Can!
Coming off their incredibly stupid vote to kill the Ports Deal, Congress is now threatening to enact harsh anti-immigrant legislation. Fortunately, the immigrants aren't taking it laying down. Tens of thousands of mostly Latino immigrants descended on Chicago's loop to protest the pending legislation.
Read about it here.
There's an ugly mood abroad in the land these days. Homeland defense, the war in Iraq, immigration restriction, outsourcing of jobs, international movement of capital and people and information, all have fused together in the minds of many Americans into a giant, amorphous sense of impending doom. This is unfortunate because the US and its peoples gain much more from globalization than they lose.
Now if we can just keep Congress from doing something stupid.... Oh, that's right, they just did!