Everything negative you�ve heard about immigration is true.
In fact, all the election cycle talk about lazy parasites pouring over borders
to leech off another nation�s resources doesn�t go far enough in explaining the
gravity of this ongoing crisis. Scream it from the mountaintops (or at least on
your blog): Immigrants are destroying
any and all hope of for planetary survival. Illegal aliens are Public Enemy #1. Foreigners are
If you don�t believe me, just ask any sweatshop worker in,
say, Vietnam . . .
The perfidious colonizers I refer to, of course, are the
insatiable transnational corporations setting up camp all across the Third
World. Whether it be Nike, The Gap, Wal-Mart, or any other taxpayer-subsidized
bloodsucker, these crafty illegal aliens can�t be stopped by constructing a
mere wall. They travel with impunity . . . on the wings of government
subvention and cunning, relentless propaganda. Thanks to decades of
conditioning, even the victims of these soulless migrants will voluntarily pay
for the right to wear a shirt bearing their corporate logo.
One would not be engaging in hyperbole to characterize these
illegal invaders as �terrorists.� Forget color-coded alerts, staged arrests,
and manufactured scares. Put aside those times you were forced to remove your
shoes at the airport. As defined at Dictionary.com, �an overwhelming feeling of
fear and anxiety� and/or an �intense, overpowering fear� characterize the brand
of the terror I speak of.
While the corporate
media obscures the real terror and trains its focus on the latest battle
between Dubya and Osama (or the current villain of the day), the primary
conflict on the planet remains unchanged: globalization from above vs.
globalization from below.
the World Trade Organization, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, and
transnational corporations are elements of a mutant form of remote control
imperialism. The United States doesn't always have to send armies into other
countries. It sends in Disney and McDonalds with the (usually) unspoken threat
of military force backing them up.
Globalization is not intrinsically a bad idea. Mutually
beneficial global ties can be essential. As Michael Albert of Z Net has articulated, the goal should
be to globalize equity not poverty, solidarity not anti-sociality, diversity
not conformity, democracy not subordination, and ecological balance not
suicidal rapaciousness. Novelist/activist Arundhati Roy adds: �In the present
circumstances, I�d say that the only thing worth globalizing is dissent.�
But perhaps Groucho said it best in Monkey Business: �There�s my argument: restrict immigration.�
Mickey Z. can be found on the Web at www.mickeyz.net.