LatinaLista — When a couple of people who belong to a particular group do something bad, do we demonize the whole group?
When Bill Clinton had his affair with Lewinsky, did people condemn the entire Democrat Party?
When Tom DeLay, Scooter Libby (and the list goes on) ran afoul with their ethics, was the whole Republican Party scorned?
When a police department has a few “bad” cops, is law enforcement everywhere seen as overridingly corrupt?
When a medical doctor’s license is revoked is that a reflection on the whole profession?
A sensible person would say no to all of these examples, but when it comes to undocumented immigrants sense goes out the window.
It was only a matter of time before conservative extremists pounced on the sad fact that one in the party responsible for the executions of three Newark, New Jersey college friends with bright futures, was an undocumented immigrant.
Peruvian national Jose Carranza should have been behind bars. There’s no argument there. He committed this heinous crime while out on bail for raping a child no less. And there’s evidence that he may have sexually assaulted two of the three victims before they were killed.
If guilty of these acts, he should get the death penalty.
One of his accomplices, who is described by the police as a “principal player” in the deaths, is also an immigrant. But according to local news sources, this man Rodolfo Godinez, originally from Nicaragua, is a legal permanent resident.
However, it doesn’t erase the fact that both men are immigrants.
They are bad men who have made it clear that they can’t live by the rules of society — ANY society.
But for the acts of these two men and other immigrants, undocumented or otherwise, for whom murder, rape and thievery is a way of life, conservative extremists like Michelle Malkin and Newt Gingrich want us all to believe that every undocumented immigrant are the same as these miscreants.
Newt Gingrich, who is considering a run for the presidency, said that young Americans in our cities are being “massacred” by illegal immigrants.
He went on to say that it’s the “war here at home” against illegal immigrants that is deadlier than the war in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Is he talking about the war against the sheer multitude of undocumented immigrants who are here or is he referring to those small number of undocumented immigrants for whom it doesn’t matter what country they’re in, they’re going to kill and rape innocent people?
I think it’s obvious Gingrich is finding it easier to lump everyone together.
He’s not alone.
Michelle Malkin is guilty of the same, and that’s sad as she’s forgotten her journalistic training to see things, if not objectively, at least truthfully.
She so wants people to believe that all undocumented immigrants are the same that she has created a web site designed specifically to build upon the fear that she and Gingrich and other extreme conservatives are manufacturing.
Called Deport Them Now!, the web site is obviously a shameless and repulsive attempt to further an agenda by hooking onto the coattails of a sad event.
From the tone on the site and the wording,
How many more criminal alien rapists, kidnappers, and murderers will be let loose before politicians finally act?
it’s evident Malkin is nothing more than an opportunist who doesn’t care who or what she exploits to get her name and agenda out there.
If she and Gingrich and the other extreme conservatives are worried about a serious Latino invasion happening, they need to get some “serious” perspective and start taking responsibility for the power of their words.
Because any people can stand to be insulted and dehumanized for only so long.