Sunday, December 17, 2006

The Evening Bulletin - Philadelphia:Miami: Canary In The Immigration Coalmine Look at what happened to Miami," stated Colorado Congressman and immigration reform leader Tom Tancredo. "It has become a Third World country. You just pick it up and take it and move it someplace. You would never know you're in the United States of America. You would certainly say you're in a Third World County," Tancredo told a crown of conservative activists in Palm Beach. This comment, not surprisingly, has created a political spectacle that would rival the effect of a bottle of Cuervo at a Cinco de Mayo celebration. So, in order to recap this fireball of a fiesta, we have learned that stating the obvious about a city battered by immigration, drugs and crime insults the city's diversity. Second, if you try to suggest that Miami is the poster child for why American borders should be secured and her culture preserved, you need to check your racist ways at the door and come on down and hob-knob with the rich and famous on Miami's pristine beaches. Remember, in Miami the water is fine and the tide, with the help of a Pina Colada, conveniently carries out those concerns of cultural pollution, crime, poverty and corruption. The third lesson we have learned, compliments of Mayor Manny, is that it is bad to be a Third World nation. And if you dare to call a region "Third World," you must hang you hat with the folks at the Aryan Nation, for, like everything else in American politics, every comment has racial roots.