NO MAS – ANTI-IMMIGRANT TOWN BANS SANTA
By Led Black
While the Racism disguised as Populism and concern for the middle class movement continues to gain traction across the country, someone has decided to inject a little humor into the mix. An anonymous person has created a hoax website, www.nosantaforhazleton.com, complete with press release, the real mayor’s contact info and YouTube video clip that claims that the town of Hazleton, PA is no longer welcoming Santa because he is an illegal immigrant, who uses undocumented elves as workers in his sweatshops. Hazleton was chosen for the spoof because it recently passed the Illegal Immigration Relief Act that penalizes companies that hire illegal immigrants and landlords that rent to the undesirables, the ordinance has inspired other towns across the nation to enact similar laws. While the parody might be hilarious, the nasty hatred of immigrants that is bubbling beneath the surface is no laughing matter. Do not get it twisted, when people like Lou Dobbs and his ilk talk about illegal immigrants destroying America they mean all Hispanics, illegal or not. Just last week, Congressman Tom Tancredo referred to Miami as “a Third World country”. Racism is alive and well and continues to rear its ugly head, from the Kramer incident to the senseless NYPD slaying of Sean Bell to whatever atrocity happens next. And there will be a next time, just don’t say we didn’t warn you.
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