Remember the TV show, “Just Shoot Me,” (1997-2003), with Laura San Giacomo, Enrico Colantoni, David Spade and George Segal? It was a big hit comedy sitcom about short tempers in the media business. The title says it all.
Laura San Giacomo (Maya Gallo) and David Spade (Dennis Finch), two stars of the comedy hit, “Just Shoot Me!” (1997-2003).
Just get it over with! That’s the thought. Whatever your frustration, do something about it–and do it now. “Just Shoot Me” expressed the ancient intuition for dueling, really. Don’t drag things out. Don’t fester grudges, don’t evolve ill-will. Just shoot it out. Get it over with. Move one.
Well, what about immigration? It is truly a festering, malignant social ire, and the United States government is certainly not about to do one thing about it. The government rather is determined to encourage it, to foster it, and to take political advantage of it.
And Laura Ingraham has blown it yet again. She wants exceptions for churches (particularly the very guilty Roman Catholic church) who serve humanity, legally or illegally. Oh, excuse me, who serve humanity here legally or here illegally. This morning (August 30) Ingraham had on an Alabama state senator (Scott Beason) and a Methodist minister (Bishop William Willimon), discussing the new Alabama immigration law, just held back by a federal judge who thinks it might be too harsh.
Laura Ingraham, a super talent, fulfilling the proverb, Where there is greatness, there is great error.
Laura wants exceptions for churches. Why? Are churches exempt from the law? (She brags about her Roman Catholic membership, as a convert, as though she joined a cool girl scout club or something, or even an elite political society.) She can’t see holding the church responsible for giving communion to an illegal, or arresting the priest for baptizing an illegal. It was a clear case of inconsistency, from a conservative talk show host who normally speaks out loudly against illegal immigration. She argued vehemently about exceptions, hypotheticals, and theoreticals, as though this was the way to shore up a good law. After all, an over the top law would turn everyone against it. Ingraham compromised, politically, on immigration law, just as she compromised on the Debt Deal that the Republicans made with the Democrats, raising America’s debt ceiling.
Compromise doesn’t work. Just shoot the Mexicans! Trying to solve a major negative problem, a national problem, without offending anyone, is a preposterous proposition. Now, true, if every illegal Mexican was deported, fat white Americans would have to plant the onions. Or, do without for a few seasons. The truck farming industry would come to a screeching halt. But, enforcing national, state, and local law is what makes a nation a nation, and in stead of a warehouse for Third World “economic refugees.”
Just shoot the Mexicans! and the 140 other nationalities who cross the border in a single year. (See: COPS, Episodes. We’ll post the exact episode when available again.)
Seriously, when law is in abeyance, gun powder prevails. This is what now prevails in Mexico, and the “smoke” of lawlessness has been willfully allowed into the United States. The dark cloud is ominous. Mexicans murder other Mexicans, at will, in America. Mexicans murder Americans. None of this seems to matter. Peck Valley, Arizona, is a battle ground for Mexican drug cartels. Washington apparently couldn’t care less.
What if the government announced three months ahead of time, on such and such a date, any person crossing the United States border illegally would be shot on site? Would it make a difference? It might start a war–but, the point is, the war is hear already. It’s just in slow stages. The lawlessness continues. The mass trespassing increases. The Democrats still scheme for more votes from the “hispanics”. Republicans will only follow suit, like Jeb Bush advises. Why, you’re “incredibly stupid” if you don’t.
“Just Shoot Me!” was a comedy. But the thought is loose. The notion is quite public. The sentiment is rife. Do something about the problem! The longer you wait, the worse it gets, and the more radical the solution must be.
It is as if the United States government is saying, “Just Shoot Me!” The government really doesn’t care. America is dying of social disease. Ingraham is right about that. But leaders are all compromised, Democrat and Republican. No hero could appear and survive. He, or she, would be assassinated if truly serious. No, we won’t shoot the Mexicans. But, Washington is clearly saying, “Just Shoot Me!”
I play soccer with hordes of Mexicans and other Latin Americans all the time. I never say anything. They never say anything. We just enjoy life. I enjoy them. They are the most sociable, lovable people you could ask for. They are the most fun to be on the field with. They have a sense of humor about the sport. The last time I reported a suspicious Mexican to ICE, the agent condemned me as a prejudiced bigot, and an anti-American! “Unless you witness them commit a crime, you have no right to report them.” There you have it. The government would rather shoot me, than the illegal Mexican. An American patriot is a threat to the country. The illegal is carefully protected.
So, what is the bigger picture? Who really is running the world? Who wants to see American dissolve into a meaningless whore house of cultural confusion? Who is arranging all this? Until we can figure that out, it might not make sense to shoot anyone. We might be shooting the wrong player.
The next million man march on DC needs to include a million rifles pointed at the government (unloaded, of course). At least the government would know that a lot of people are willing to shoot something. The weaker the government gets, the more lawlessness evolves, and the more likely it is that there will be a grand “shoot out,” as they say in soccer.