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Unjust war abroad and also at home (MegaBarf Alert!)
Daily Bulletin ^ | 5/9/07 | Jose Calderon

Posted on 05/09/2007 10:02:21 AM PDT by NormsRevenge

It is important to take a stand at this moment in history, not just against a war that was based on lies about "weapons of mass destruction" that were never found, but also against the war of lies that is being waged against our immigrant communities all across this country. This unjust war is continuing to blame the economic problems on undocumented immigrants while the multinational corporations, such as Exxon, are bringing in $40 billion in profits, the largest profit by a corporation in history.

This is an unjust war where workers aren't reaping the rewards of their labor and when the real reasons for why wages are trailing productivity gains has little to do with the growth of the immigrant population, but more to do with the corporate profits that are taking the lion's share of economic growth.

This is an unjust war that, since 1996, has deported over one million of our immigrants, resulting in divided families and children being taken away, often from the only place that they have known their entire lives.

This is an unjust war where our immigrant communities are not only being maligned and and killed at home, but also being used as cannon fodder and killed abroad.

In this unjust war, it is important to remember the name of Marine Lance Cpl. Jose Gutierrez who came to the United States from Guatemala as an undocumented teenager, whose parents died in the Guatemalan civil war, who lived on the streets as an orphan before coming to the United States, who attended high school and community college, and joined the Marines in hopes of obtaining funds to further his education and to help his sister in Guatemala. Jose Gutierrez was the first U.S. serviceman killed in combat in Iraq on March 21, 2003. In this unjust war, it is important to remember Diego Rincon, who came to the United States from Colombia and helped his father clean carpets before he joined the Army. He was killed during a suicide bombing attack in Iraq, right after Jose Gutierrez, in March 2003, and received his citizenship posthumously at the age of 19.

In this unjust war, according to the Pentagon, more than 100 immigrant soldiers have died in combat while many more continue to enlist. The most recent data shows that 69,300 foreign-born men and women are serving in the U.S. armed forces, of which 43 percent (or 29,800) are not U.S. citizens. Many of these immigrant soldiers joined the military as a result of recruiter promises that they would one day receive a good job, a quality college education, and a better life. As in the past, those immigrants who do happen to make it alive and come home, face another war - the enforcement war being waged against our immigrant communities.

As more and more of the American people become aware of the lies behind the war in Iraq, it is "just" to support all efforts aimed at bringing our troops home. At the same time, let us work to bring them back to a society that ensures a quality of life for all a quality of education for all, a quality of health and employment for all, a quality of human rights for all, with peace and justice for all.

Let us support bringing the troops home, but to a society that, rather than advancing an increase in narrow immigration enforcement policies (that are resulting in racial profiling), will allow immigrant workers the right to work here and receive legalization rights that will lead to permanent residency and citizenship. This means genuine legalization proposals that will adjust the status for all undocumented immigrants and that will treat them as full human beings with full citizenship and labor law protections.

In helping to end the war abroad, we will hopefully also help in ending the war at home.


TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: abroad; antiwar; communist; home; illegals; immigrants; iraq; moonbat; movetocuba; unjust; waaaaahhhhhh; war; waronterror
Jose Calderon is a professor of sociology and Chicano studies at Pitzer College.
1 posted on 05/09/2007 10:02:24 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge
That is rough. I couldn’t read the whole thing.
2 posted on 05/09/2007 10:04:20 AM PDT by kinoxi
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To: NormsRevenge
"This unjust war is continuing to blame the economic problems on undocumented immigrants"

1) "the economic problems"...WHAT economic problems, ^specifically^????

2) Where is this being said and who is saying it? Give us a quote from someone or somewhere?

"Big Lie" activities being used....

3 posted on 05/09/2007 10:06:59 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel
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To: kinoxi

I hear ya, the first couple sentences are enough to gag a maggot.


4 posted on 05/09/2007 10:07:54 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... In FReeP We Trust ...)
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To: NormsRevenge
Students at Pitzer College would get a better education from a Pet Rock than Jose Calderon the Communist, terrorist sympathizer.
5 posted on 05/09/2007 10:07:57 AM PDT by A message
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To: NormsRevenge
Students at Pitzer College would get a better education from a Pet Rock than Jose Calderon the Communist, terrorist sympathizer.
6 posted on 05/09/2007 10:08:08 AM PDT by A message
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To: NormsRevenge

Wake up before it is too late.


7 posted on 05/09/2007 10:08:39 AM PDT by Schichtel (Scorch)
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To: kinoxi
It is important to take a stand at this moment in history, not just against a war that was based on lies about "weapons of mass destruction" that were never found,

I agree, I stopped reading here..

8 posted on 05/09/2007 10:10:18 AM PDT by cardinal4
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To: NormsRevenge

In this unjust war, according to the Pentagon, more than 100 immigrant soldiers have died in combat while many more continue to enlist. The most recent data shows that 69,300 foreign-born men and women are serving in the U.S. armed forces, of which 43 percent (or 29,800) are not U.S. citizens. Many of these immigrant soldiers joined the military as a result of recruiter promises that they would one day receive a good job, a quality college education, and a better life. As in the past, those immigrants who do happen to make it alive and come home, face another war - the enforcement war being waged against our immigrant communities.


Oh the enforcement of immigration laws, which the immigrant soldiers complied with? The same laws provided for by the US Constitution that the soldiers took an oath to defend?

Gee, Prof. Calderon, if you could somehow tie the Iraq war, global warming, corporate greed and the plight of the poor illegal into one thesis, you would be the liberals’ hero. You’re almost there. Try just a bit harder. Think of the grant money.


9 posted on 05/09/2007 10:11:44 AM PDT by keepitreal
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To: NormsRevenge

Calderon is a mega moonbat.


10 posted on 05/09/2007 10:12:34 AM PDT by Thunder90
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel
Uh, yeah!

1) Immigrants don’t go somewhere with economic problems. If the new place will suck just like home, why leave in the first place. It’s a good thing this guy teaches Sociology, as opposed to an academic discipline.

2) An unjust war can’t blame anyone for anything. It is not, in and of itself, an agent. He wants to slam George W. Bush for the problems suffered by undocumented workers, so he has tied himself into a logical Gordian Knot in his attempt.

You are correct, Cletus, this man is a hard-blowing, Talking Point-O-Matic. He has no earthly clue about the world around him.

11 posted on 05/09/2007 10:13:16 AM PDT by .cnI redruM (Friends Don't Let Friends Vote For Oxygen Thieves!)
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To: NormsRevenge

I am having a tough time here trying to convince some democrat friends that this is democrat talking points. They will not believe me and blame all this on Bush and Republicans.

They are normal citizens and vote democrat and don’t even know what they are voting for. I think they are not unlike alot of other Americans.


12 posted on 05/09/2007 10:15:01 AM PDT by HOTTIEBOY (The more people I meet, the more I like my dog.)
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To: .cnI redruM

Does this earthworm have an email address?


13 posted on 05/09/2007 10:15:11 AM PDT by ohioman
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To: NormsRevenge

Looks like Hose-A has been educated far beyond his intelligence.


14 posted on 05/09/2007 10:15:39 AM PDT by Niteranger68 (Discrimination against Muslims is acceptable if we are to survive.)
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To: NormsRevenge
This is an unjust war where workers aren't reaping the rewards of their labor

Great - here we go again....


15 posted on 05/09/2007 10:17:03 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot

This guy (Calderon) should move to Cuba... And stay there.


16 posted on 05/09/2007 10:18:06 AM PDT by Thunder90
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To: HOTTIEBOY

But for want of a few good men (and women) rallying the law-abiding citizens, this nation is as much as lost.

The infiltration of the educational, religious and longstanding social institutions by those who seek this nation’s ruination, all the while mouthing their love for it, is nigh complete. The complicity of the media and all too many elected officials only hatsens it.


17 posted on 05/09/2007 10:18:35 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... In FReeP We Trust ...)
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To: ohioman

I’m sure he does. His school would issue him one. He may have put to many postage stamps on his monitor screen while sending emails, to be able to read your comments however. He strikes me as being just about that dumb.


18 posted on 05/09/2007 10:20:08 AM PDT by .cnI redruM (Friends Don't Let Friends Vote For Oxygen Thieves!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Another nutjob Claremont professor, lots of them at the Claremont colleges. Guys like this just make me sick.


19 posted on 05/09/2007 10:20:32 AM PDT by Sinabyte
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To: NormsRevenge

He’s a sociology professor. That’s what you do when you can’t pass Freshman calculus.


20 posted on 05/09/2007 10:24:40 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: NormsRevenge
being waged against our immigrant communities all across this country.

Not sure what he is talking about. The debate right now is over illegal aliens, not immigrants.
21 posted on 05/09/2007 10:30:02 AM PDT by P-40 (Al Qaeda was working in Iraq. They were just undocumented.)
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To: NormsRevenge

“This unjust war is continuing to blame the economic problems on undocumented immigrants while the multinational corporations, such as Exxon, are bringing in $40 billion in profits, the largest profit by a corporation in history.”

Silly argument, Exxon is huge and their profit percentage was actually a little low. They just deal in very large quantity. But they create jobs and pay taxes. So that is $40 billion after taxes right?

How much did the “undocumented” immigrants pay? How many jobs did they create for Americans?


22 posted on 05/09/2007 10:33:45 AM PDT by mutantcoil
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To: NormsRevenge
Jose Calderon is a professor of sociology and Chicano studies at Pitzer College.

Apparently a basic understanding of economics is not a requirement to be a professor of sociology.

This is an unjust war where workers aren't reaping the rewards of their labor and when the real reasons for why wages are trailing productivity gains has little to do with the growth of the immigrant population, but more to do with the corporate profits that are taking the lion's share of economic growth

The reward of labor is wages, while profit is the reward for enterpreurship and risk-taking.

23 posted on 05/09/2007 10:43:35 AM PDT by VRWCmember (Go Rudy Go! (And take McCain with you!))
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To: NormsRevenge
The first paragraph was such vile bull-poop I had to see who wrote this. As soon as I saw it was Jose Calderon, I knew I was wasting my time.

I hate reading material like this. It's so full of falsehoods that it offends even the most modest definition of political discourse.

Most frustrating is that these tactics seem to be more commonplace.

"All we want are the facts, ma'am" - Joe Friday

24 posted on 05/09/2007 5:08:01 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Rudy. Hillary. Romney. Obama. No way. The Presidency is NOT a Coronation.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Cry me a river, Jose.

Preferably, Styx.

 

25 posted on 05/09/2007 5:10:31 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny
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To: RacerF150

Jose A is now Jose B. Who let him in this country anyway?


26 posted on 05/09/2007 5:13:10 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (ID RATHER BE HUNTING WITH DICK THAN DRIVING WITH TED)
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To: NormsRevenge
Arise ye workers from your slumbers
Arise ye prisoners of want
For reason in revolt now thunders
And at last ends the age of cant.
Away with all your superstitions
Servile masses arise, arise
We'll change henceforth the old tradition
And spurn the dust to win the prize.

Everybody sing...

27 posted on 05/09/2007 5:14:23 PM PDT by GSWarrior
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