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James Sensenbrenner, representative from Wisconsin has a bill, (HR4437) before Congress that would make nine million illegal immigrants felons. This is the sort of reactionary insanity that already has two million of our youth in penitentiaries, some for possessing a bag of marijuana. Unlike Wisconsin Californian cities and street names are mainly Spanish. The 49'rs who began the re-population of California were illegal immigrants. The Texans who occupied Texas were illegal immigrants, and from the standpoint of the American Indian, just about all of us are illegal immigrants.

If we inhabited a crowded European country, illegal immigration would be a serious problem, but America is an enormous country with room for twice as many people that now live here. Most of the illegals are Mexicans and Mexicans are mainly mestizos that carry American Indian blood in their veins.

The argument is that they have broken the immigration law and are lawbreakers. Jingos see nothing wrong with breaking campaign finance laws, or bribing politicians, but they would jail you for stealing a loaf of bread. They can not examine the reason for such a mass migration of poor people because if they did it would expose the results of their passing NAFTA. Before NAFTA the economy of Mexico depended upon corn. Corn tortillas and beans are the staff of life for Mexicans. In Mexico, cattle and hogs are fed on corn, but imported corn from Kansas and Nebraska is subsidized by the American government and has destroyed this fragile economy. This is the reason for the exodus.

It is a new racism supplanting the racism that has been suffered by the American Black. One will get you ten that the White Canadians living here will not be jailed as illegal immigrants. Americans are now living in a neo fascist country. Benito Mussolini said that fascism should properly be called corporatism because fascism is the marriage of corporate power with state power. All we need is a new wave of racism to reach Sergai Dimitroff's definition of fascism. "The open terroristic dictatorship of the most reactionary and chauvinistic sectors of finance capital."

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Are they stealing jobs from American workers? It is the corporations that are stealing jobs from American workers as they outsource their manufacturing to India and China.

Most economists agree that Mexican immigration has been an economic plus for America. In Steinbeck's Grapes of Wrath the "Okies" that came to do the work in California fields were stopped at the border by vigilantes, just as the vigilantes are attempting to do with the Mexicans. CNN's jingo Lou Dobbs who called for a war on "Islamists", is leading the pack of no-nothings who would jail illegal immigrants.

The words of Emma Lazerus on the Statue of Liberty read: Give me your tired, your poor your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the tempest tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside your golden door.
How sad it is to be an American-we have the Guantanamo gulag, and send prisoners to other countries to be tortured. Torture has become a subject of debate in Congress. Once Americans were admired and welcomed but now they are hated and feared. The America of Emma Lazerus is gone. Will we ever get her back?

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John St. John 84 years old ex organizer for Harry Bridges, President Eagle Lodge Number One Paper Makers Union, Member United Auto Workers AFL-CIO

 

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Rob Kall is an award winning journalist, inventor, software architect, connector and visionary. His work and his writing have been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, ABC, the HuffingtonPost, Success, Discover and other media. 

He is the author of The Bottom-up Revolution; Mastering the Emerging World of Connectivity scheduled for release May 22, 2019

He's given talks and workshops to Fortune 500 execs and national medical and psychological organizations, and pioneered first-of-their-kind conferences in Positive Psychology, Brain Science and Story. He hosts some of the world's smartest, most interesting and powerful people on his Bottom Up Radio Show, and founded and publishes one of the top Google- ranked progressive news and opinion sites, OpEdNews.com

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Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind.  Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives  one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big)  to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project. 

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