Friday, February 05, 2010

Tea Party Racism

There are few humans on the face of the Earth more terrified of people with Hispanic surnames than Tom Tancredo. On setting foot in Miami and finding people fluent in Spanish he declared the city "Third World."
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 country. ~ Tom Tancredo
Ironically, his name can be freely translated to mean "extreme belief."

Tancredo's latest venture into the obscene is to call for a revival of Jim Crow Laws to oppress Hispanics. Specifically, he wants a "literacy test before people can vote in this country." Of course, anyone with minimal intelligence (I know that excludes Tancredo) knows that this country used literacy testing for decades to disenfranchise black voters.

Then again, Tancredo's goal is the total disenfranchisement of Hispanic-Americans. In his perfect United States, people with Hispanic surnames would have to pass impossible hurdles to be considered citizens. People born in this country, people who can trace their linage as Americans back several generations, if they have brown skin and Hispanic names are the target of Tancredo's unremitting hatred.

And note. Tancredo is a beloved of the Tea Party crowd.

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