Sunday, August 1, 2010

Messaging problem

Two men carrying Mexican flags in protest of Arizona's immigration law ran into the outfield during the seventh inning of the New York Mets' game against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday night at Citi Field.

The men were apprehended by security fairly quickly without much incident.

Prior to the game, about 40 people across the street from the ballpark chanted "Oppose racism!" and "Boycott Arizona!"

Others stationed closer to the subway exit handed out leaflets that requested Major League Baseball move next year's All-Star game out of Phoenix.

Maybe it was a false flag operation as there is no surer way to turn sympathy for your cause into indignation than running around with foreign nation's flag as the crowd's chants of "U-S-A!...U-S-A!" did attest.

But chances are, it wasn't a false flag operation but rather a counterproductive stunt performed by one of the true believers.

Recall when the open borders crowd started ramping up their protests some 4 years ago and everyone showed up with Mexican flags in Los Angeles on the first day but American flags on the second day as leadership, knowing Mexican flags are a P.R. disaster, sent out the word, pleading with the protestors to sport Old Glory.

Just as the messaging veil slips from time to time, it is merely evidence that this isn't about profiling, it isn't about discrimination and it isn't even about Mexico or Mexicans, per se. These messaging hiccups occur because they cannot be helped as setting at the core of the broad umbrella of the open borders crowd beats a heart of race-based identity politics and victimization. Its a philosophy that detests capitalism and American exceptionalism and to which the rule of law is a completely foreign concept.

It is ultimately hostile to our notions of freedom and liberty as these people view freedom and liberty merely as justifications for exploiting the underclass, the victim, as defined by them.

Don't take your eye off the ball. Stick around past the first few minutes of "No justice, no peace" posturing and sloganeering to hear what these tools of the ruling class really think about this country.


Les Carpenter said...

Excellent post, powerful message. Right on the mark.

Dean said...

Thanks for stopping by and the kind words, RN USA.