AZ Immigration Bill Not Crazy Enough for OK
I wonder what it would be like if OK decided to compete with other states in something other than crazy? An anti-brown-people crusader from way back, Rep. Randy Terrill has introduced legislation to not only mirror AZ’s draconian anti-immigration law, but step it up a notch by allowing seizure of property. Perhaps we should ask Native Americans what they think about unwanted foreign people coming in and taking over your land and possessions?
Of course, the analogy is a little flawed because Terrill’s crusade is completely unnecessary in the first place. Oklahoma ranks below the middle for numbers of undocumented immigrants in the state at 46,000, but in the rabid right-wing’s hive mind this amounts to an invasion. I’ll bet even money Randy is also a born again Christian, so we can add religious hypocrisy to the list of reasons not to invite him over for tamales. I think he should also introduce a bill that makes it mandatory for fat-ass white people like him to get off their duff and do the work of all those dirty Mexicans. I’m not going to hold my breath.
It’s funny, I read a quote the other day that seems to apply to this situation. It’s pretty old so I can understand why the knuckle dragging morons that run the OK state legislature might have forgotten it, but maybe we should remind them:
“Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”
But that’s from some French statue so it really doesn’t apply, right? This other one is a little longer but it should be familiar to all you Christians out there:
“No, the kind of fast I want is that you stop oppressing those who work for you and treat them fairly and give them what they earn. I want you to share your food with the hungry and bring right into your own homes those who are helpless, poor, and destitute. Clothe those who are cold, and don’t hide from relatives who need your help. If you do these things, God will shed his own glorious light upon you.”
So that crazy book actually has good stuff to say if you take the time to read it? Who knew? Anyway, if Jesus comes back and lands in OK, I sure will feel sorry for people like Randy Terrill. The Christ is likely to be pretty pissed and you wouldn’t like Him when He’s angry.
On the other hand, Jesus is actually a mythological archetype, the Rapture is only a fevered fundamentalist fantasy, and we’re all screwed. Enjoy your Wednesday.