Wednesday, May 11, 2011

The Arizona Slave Fence

The Arizona Wall will make them forget the Berlin Wall
The wide world is all about you; you can fence yourselves in, but you cannot forever fence it out. ~ J. R. R. Tolkien
Arizona Republicans are continuing their hatred of brown skinned/brown eyed Americans with a plan to raise private funds to build their own border fence.
Fear is the highest fence. ~ Dudley Nichols
They proudly plan to save money by using chain gangs (prison labor) at 50 cents an hour ignoring the fact that slaves need plenty of overseers with dogs and shotguns (running up the cost considerably) or your labor force will skedaddle at the first chance.
There's only one thing I never did and wish I had done: climbed over a fence. ~ Mary, Queen Consort to George V
Then there is the question of a quality fence. You can't just string up a chain link fence and expect to keep out much of anything. They will need the skilled labor they can only find cheaply outside to Home Depot parking lot.
Do not protect yourself by a fence, but rather by your friends. ~ Czech proverb
Which means, if they want to build that fence right they should hire the same brown skinned/brown eyed workers that they are trying to keep out. Of course, that means growing up and not acting like petulant children trying to keep the neighbors from playing in your sand box.
The only fence against the world is a thorough knowledge of it. ~ John Locke

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, Arizona government keeps trying to outdo itself in manifesting hatred toward the Latino population. Presumably, there are many others they hate as well, as we see in other states. Hatred is great politics. Purportedly it is not "Christian", but it seems like most of those promoting hatred are also Christians.

I'd be embarrassed to live in Arizona right now.