Saturday, May 15, 2010

Fox News, Lou Dobbs ,Glenn Beck et al Fear Mongering About Immigrants Paying OFF: Turmoil Over Arizona Racist Anti-Ethnic Studies Law

So let's begin with a little music by Bruce Springsteen song 41 shots about a black kid in NY murdered by NYPD -few Middle Class white Americans bothered to even raise an eyebrow since like the police they believe most non-whites esp. African & Hispanic /Latino Americans are always up to no good. Wonder what Obama would do if it happened to one of his children -police filling the child's body with 41 bullets.

And some liberal white Americans wonder why Latino/Hispanic Americans and African Americans and other non-whites don't trust the police, the national Guard, the US Army, city hall or even State or Federal government well too many innocent non-white Americans have been arrested, incarcerated or shot execution style on the the streets of America-all these streets are mean streets for those who are members of a minority. Everybody it seems to minorities are out to take them down using any excuse and the White authorities can get away with murder and the majority of White American couldn't give a shit. If these draconian laws were applied to white Americans the government wouldn't get away with it. But non-white Americans know from early childhood that they have more to fear from cops and other authorities.

AMERICAN SKIN (41 SHOTS) Bruce Springsteen,

(sottotitoli in italiano )

Two Photos (of two of my favorite films) below with captions from: Reconquista! ' by David Neiwert at Orcinus Aztlan Myth: How the nativists saw the immigration marches Monday, April 17, 2006

"Green cards? We don't need no steenking green cards!"
A version of the quote from film The Treasure of Sierra Madre

Photo of Insane General in Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove
Today, war is too important to be left to politicians. They have neither the time, the training, nor the inclination for strategic thought. I can no longer sit back and allow Mexican infiltration, Mexican indoctrination, Mexican subversion and the Mexican Reconquista conspiracy to sap and impurify all of our precious bodily fluids."

Lou Dobbs, Glenn Beck, Fox News etc. and other anti-immigrant Nativists exaggerate and lie about the issue of illegal-immigrants. They are either just out to increase their audience by saying whatever will get them a bigger audience or because they themselves are rabid racist who fear that non-whites are upsetting the current or historical racial mix in America(ie the browning of America-see lo Dobbs, Pat Buchanan.

In this clip Dobbs lies and then defends his lies.

Dobbs is outed about using dubious questionable untrustworthy experts and studies for his nightly attacks over a several year period at CNN.

For instance Dr. Cosman is not really an expert on immigration and disease. It is the anti-immigrant crowd who claim she is an expert because she says what they want to hear that illegal immigrants are a clear and present danger to American society and culture. Any expert or study which concludes differently they ignore.

Media Matters: Lou Dobbs Defends Leprosy Numbers

tcheek — October 21, 2007 — in this clip from the Media Matters website, Lou Dobbs defends the "7,000 leprosy cases in the last three years" statement made on his show. Leslie Stahl called him on it during a "60 Minutes" interview, during which Dobbs states "Well, I can tell you this. If we reported it, it's a fact."

It's not.

The Center for Disease Control has reported 7,000 cases of leprosy have been discovered in the last *thirty years*, not three years. In fact, the leprosy rate in the United States is on a steady decline.

But Dobbs was never one to let the facts get in the way of a good smear...

Lou Dobbs gets owned
diceclayblogspot — May 31, 2007 — Lou gets tongued tied when his guest shows everyone that Lou promotes hatred on the issue of immigration.

Lou Dobbs defends his Nativist views that even legal immigrants should be made to learn English and if they dare speak in Spanish or any other language at their place of work or in public they should be what? fired from their jobs , incarcerated, deported, shunned???. Lou Dobbs has spent years fear mongering about non-European immigrants who he believes are destroying White American culture. Since being asked to leave CNN or booted out he has been unable to use CNN's reputation to support his racist fascistic eugenics insanity. This is what multi-millionaire's do they go around picking on the little guy the poor , the working poor, immigrants, those with physical or mental disabilities and blame everything on the various targeted groups whether African-Americans, Liberals,secualarist. liberal Christians, Hispanic/Latino/Mexican Americans, Catholics, the Irish, Jews ,Asians etc. depending on the mood of the country.

Video:Rick Sanchez vs Lou Dobbs on immigration

at YouTube:
freakspeaker — May 01, 2007 — CNN's Rick Sanchez debates Lou Dobbs on illegal immigration issues on Anderson Cooper 360

Rick Sanchez at CNN interviews head of Ethnic Studies program who defends the program .
Sanchez questions the motivation behind these Ethnic Studies Programs as possibly having a political anti-government agenda.
Sanchez suggests that using the term "la Raza" itself in their course description is a red flag for non-latinos and the anti-immigrant crowd who see La Raza as code for the Aztlan Conspiracy theory which they and other bigots have conjured up as just another way to attack Mexican and Latino immigrants legal or illegal.

But for the most part this Reconquista movement is an invention of the paranoid Nativist anti-immigrant groups and is played up by people in the media such as Lou Dobbs, Glenn Beck, Bill O'Reilly , Rush Limbaugh , Michael Savage & especially Fox News who continue to fear monger about legal and illegal-immigrants . These Nativists and racists have for years now exaggerated the negative impact these legal and illegal-non white immigrants are having on the United States. The Nativist erroneously characterize the Latino or Mexican immigrants as a disease ridden, immoral, sexually perverted, violent horde who are overwhelming and destroying America.

Eaux Expert Dr. Cosman goes for the jugular in her racist bigoted screed calling Latinos "Bastards" & worse also exaggerates the number of sexual predators to be found among illegal & legal immigrants especially from Mexico or other Latino countries. One can almost literally feel the hatred Cosman & Dobbs & Beck etc. have when they talk about immigration of Latinos and their belief that Latinos are subhuman barbaric primitives who have no sense of morality or "family values" or common decency.

Racist & Faux Medical Expert Madeleine Cosman, Mexican predators-May 10,2007

Aztlan: Conspiracy to Overthrow the Southwest by Force! by Russell R. Bingman, Publisher
No B.S. News Magazine, Jan. 2004

Monday, April 17, 2006 by David Neiwert at Orcinus Aztlan Myth

How the nativists saw the immigration marches:

"Green cards? We don't need no steenking green cards!"

Today, war is too important to be left to politicians. They have neither the time, the training, nor the inclination for strategic thought. I can no longer sit back and allow Mexican infiltration, Mexican indoctrination, Mexican subversion and the Mexican Reconquista conspiracy to sap and impurify all of our precious bodily fluids."

What's being taught in Arizona's Ethnic Studies classes ? Rick Sanchez at CNN, May 14, 2010

The Governor of Arizona has once again passed a law that is not resounding well with the state's Hispanic population.

At the end of this year, a new law takes effect that will strip a school of some state funding if it offers a class designed to appeal to students of a certain ethnic group, or one that advocates ethnic solidarity.

A spokesperson for Governor Jan Brewer says this:

"Governor Brewer signed the bill because she believes, and the legislation states, that public school students should be taught to treat and value each other as individuals and not be taught to resent or hate other races or classes of people."

Some critics of this law say it's blatant racism.

La Raza & The Aztlan Conspiracythe fear mongering of Lou Dobbs et al

and on Anderson CooperMay 13, 2010

Arizona schools chief says ethnic studies law takes focus off race By the CNN Wire Staff May 14, 2010

"Signed into law on Tuesday, the new legislation forbids classes "designed primarily for pupils of a particular ethnic group" that advocate "the overthrow of the United States government" or "resentment toward a race or class of people." It also forbids classes that "advocate ethnic solidarity" instead of treating pupils as individuals.

The measure has drawn criticism from educators and citizens who say the classes don't promote resentment.

U.N. human rights experts criticized the legislation, saying "everyone has the right to seek and develop cultural knowledge and to know and understand his or her own culture and that of others through education and information."

Kyrsten Sinema, a Democratic state legislator who appeared on "American Morning" with Horne, disagreed with the superintendent's contention that students were divided according to race or ethnicity.

"The fact is very clear that these courses are open to all students. Any student of any race and ethnicity can take an African-American class. Similarly, they can take an Asian-American studies class and learn about the history of Japanese internment camps. That's an important part of the American education system," she said.

Sinema said the courses aren't designed for one race, and they help foster an understanding of different cultures.

"I think it is important for students to learn about their own cultural heritage and to have the opportunity to learn about our cultures and ethnicities that make up the diverse and wonderful state of Arizona," she said.

Horne said the state's social studies standards "require all kids to learn about all different cultures." He said they "shouldn't be ghettoized into certain cultures where they learn only about the culture of the race they have been born into. That's contrary to American values."

Kelly McParland: Arizona finds a new way to humiliate Hispanics via National Post
May 12, 2010, 11:42 AM by NP Editor

Someone is going to have to introduce a new area of academic examination: Trying to sort out the reasoning processes of politicians in Arizona.

According to the Associated Press, Gov. Jan Brewer -- who recently signed a law allowing police to demand Hispanic people prove their right to stay in the country -- has now approved a bill designed to put a curb on ethnic studies, on the basis that they're racist:

PHOENIX - Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has signed a bill targeting a school district's ethnic studies program, hours after a report by United Nations human rights experts condemned the measure.
State schools chief Tom Horne, who has pushed the bill for years, said he believes the Tucson school district's Mexican-American studies program teaches Latino students that they are oppressed by white people.
Public schools should not be encouraging students to resent a particular race, he said.

"It's just like the old South, and it's long past time that we prohibited it," Horne said.

The law appears targeted specifically at the Tucson school district, which offers courses in African-American, Mexican-American and Native-American studies that focus on history and literature and include information about the influence of a particular ethnic group.

For example, says AP, "in the Mexican-American Studies program, an American history course explores the role of Hispanics in the Vietnam War, and a literature course emphasizes Latino authors."

The new bill would ban any classes that the state government feels are designed primarily for students of a particular race or are judged to encourage resentment toward a certain ethnic group.

Now, you could argue that the first bill signed by Brewer -- which applies almost exclusively to Hispanics, since very few white, black or Asian immigrants are known to sneak into the U.S. across the Mexican border -- is likely to encourage resentment against a specific ethnic group. It is also certain to encourage ethnic solidarity, since Hispanics have reacted by mobilizing in opposition to it.

You could also argue that women's studies (by excluding men) are sexist; that African studies (be focusing on Africa) are prejudicial against the rest of the world, and that math studies treat other academic pursuits unfairly by obsessing over math.

So what next from Arizona? It's already considered suspicious to look Hispanic, and now it's illegal to study about being Hispanic. Maybe Brewer could sign a bill making it illegal to have spoken to a Hispanic. Other than to demand their immigration papers, of course.

and from blog post Gord's Poetry Factory June 27, 2009 Lou Dobbs & Dr. Cosman & other Faux Experts & Dubious Guests
and The State of Hate: Escalating Hate Violence Against Immigrants" at

The Role of Extremist Anti-Immigration Groups
Some groups opposing immigration reform, such as the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), and NumbersUSA, have portrayed immigrants as responsible for numerous societal ills, often using stereotypes and outright bigotry. While these groups, and other similar organizations, have strived to position themselves as legitimate, mainstream advocates against illegal immigration in America, a closer look at the public record reveals that some of these organizations have disturbing links to or relationships with extremists in the anti-Immigration movement. These seemingly "legitimate" advocates against illegal immigration are frequently quoted in the mainstream media, have been called to testify before Congress, and often hold meetings with lawmakers and other public figures. This is one of the most disturbing developments of the past few years: the legitimization and mainstreaming of virulently anti-immigrant rhetoric that veers dangerously close to — and too often crosses the line beyond civil discourse over contentious immigration policy issues.

The Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, the Anti-Defamation League, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), and the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) have become increasingly concerned about the virulent anti-immigrant and anti-Latino rhetoric employed by a handful of groups and coalitions that have tried to position themselves as legitimate, mainstream advocates against illegal immigration in America.

...The Infiltration of Mainstream Media

The increasing number of shrill anti-Immigration reform commentaries from high profile national media personalities, including CNN's Lou Dobbs and Talk Show Network's The Savage Nation host Michael Savage, correlates closely with the increase in hate crimes against Hispanics. There is a direct connection between the tenor of this rhetoric and the daily lives of immigrants, and many fear that the unintended consequence of media celebrities vilifying immigrants will be an atmosphere in which some people will act on these demonizing screeds, violently targeting immigrants and those perceived to be immigrants.

The frequent appearance of extremist groups such as FAIR on mainstream media programs and even at Congressional hearings is extremely worrisome. After reviewing FAIR's virulent rhetoric, SPLC found:

None of this — or any other material evidencing the bigotry and racism that courses through the group — seems to have affected FAIR's media standing. In 2008, the group was quoted in mainstream media outlets nearly 500 times. FAIR staff have been featured several times on CNN's "Lou Dobbs Tonight," along with countless appearances on other television news shows. Dobbs even ran his radio program from a FAIR event in Washington, D.C. this past September. And, perhaps most remarkably of all, FAIR has been taken seriously by Congress, claiming on its home page that it has been asked to testify on immigration bills "more than any other organization in America."

As Alex Nogales, President and CEO of the National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) has noted, "We are very respectful of the First Amendment and free speech, but the hateful rhetoric, particularly against the immigrant minority communities, espoused by irresponsible TV and radio talk show hosts on American airwaves needs to be addressed." NHMC has undertaken a study to quantify hate speech in commercial radio, petitioned the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to open an inquiry into hate speech on the nation's airwaves, and requested that the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) update its 1993 report, The Role of Telecommunications in Hate Crime.7 In that report, NTIA found "deeply troubling" examples where "telecommunications has been used to advocate or encourage the commission of hate crimes." But the report concluded that "the extent to which such messages (of hate) actually lead to the commission of crimes is unclear."8

On July 5, 2007, Michael Savage suggested America would be a better place if students staging a hunger strike in the hope of securing immigration reform legislation starved to death:

SAVAGE: Then there's the story of college students who are fasting out here in the Bay Area. They're illegal aliens and they want green cards simply because they're students. I don't understand what — how this two and two adds up. I would say, let them fast until they starve to death, then that solves the problem. Because then we won't have a problem about giving them green cards because they're illegal aliens; they don't belong here to begin with. They broke into the country; they're criminals.9

Like Savage, Lou Dobbs has also stated on his CNN show, Lou Dobbs Tonight, "illegal aliens are criminals." (Lou Dobbs Tonight transcript, 4/6/05). As NCLR has pointed out, illegal immigrants are not considered criminals under current U.S. law. NCLR has chronicled many of Lou Dobbs's other comments made on CNN about immigrants and immigration reform...

also see: The Myth of Aztlan: Tales of Conspiracy and Paranoia at A Dream Deferred
and: L.A. Boycott and Ethnic Studies Law Uproar: Arizona Feels the Heat Fox News ,May 13, 2010

and related Blog Posts at Gord's Poetry Factory see for example:

June 27, 2009 Lou Dobbs & Dr. Cosman & other Faux Experts & Dubious Guests

June 28, 2009 NAU:North American Union Another Baseless Right-Wing Conspiracy Theory

July 28, 2009 Lou Dobbs Support of "The Birthers Conspiracy Theory " Is Seen as Inflammatory by Media Matters and The Southern Povert Law Center etc.

August 25, 2008

August 11, 2009 Faux Grass Roots Organizations Grassfire and Ressit Behind Town Hall Anti-Obama Anger & Fear Mongering

September 26, 2009 Glenn Beck'S Hate Project: American Fascism , Nazis, Eugenics & Lyndon Larouche Part 3

October 21, 2009 Obama Should Shut Down Rogue Sheriff Joe Arpaio (Little Hitler) And His Private Army Part 1.

October 22, 2009 Sheriff Joe Arpaio & Bull Connor & KKK Neo-Nazis Minutemen & Patriots (and Zach De La Rocha Speaks Out) Part 2.

October 23, 2009 Sheriff Arpaio Abuses & Kills Prisoners With Impunity Supported Napolitano ( Part 3)

October 26, 2009 OathKeepers: The Local Sheriff The Last Defence For Freedom & American Sovereignty

October 30, 2009
Roger Ailes of Fox News As "The Puppeteer" & Today's "Agitator" Nativist Racist "Drummer" Tom Tancredo

October 31, 2009 John Tanton Another Agitator Puppeteer & Peter Brimelow of VDARE : Republican Party Not White Enough ???

November 02, 2009 Glenn Beck's Nazi Propaganda & Nativist Anti-Immigration Movement

December 01, 2009 Smear Merchant Jerome Corsi and WorldNetDaily (WND) And The Republican Base

February 16, 2010
Glenn Beck Shoot POWS In The Head /Tea Party Insurgency Growing & Coral Ridge Ministries Alarmed By " Obama's Radical Commie Agenda"

April 30, 2010
Arizona's Racist Immigration Law & ACLU to Obama: ‘Entire World is Not a War Zone’ Meanwhile Prisoners In Secret Iraqi Jail Abused & Tortured

May 01, 2010 Welcome To Apartheid Arizona USA Where all Non-whites Are Suspect And the Mindset & Tactics of Racist Sheriff Joe Arpaio Going Nation Wide ???

May 02, 2010 Sheriff Joe Arpaio The Big Winner With The Passage of Arizona's Apartheid Style Anti-immigrant Law

and so it goes,

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