The Watch

The Watch is concerned about the increasing pressure towards feudalism in the United States from corporations, social regressives, warmongers, and the media. We also are concerned with future history concerning our current times, as non-truths which are “widely reported” become the basis for completely false narratives.

Friday, August 01, 2008

Statue of Liberty Watch

This article regarding the US Federal Government intimidating illegal aliens caught my attention:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/24/us/24immig.html?partner=rssyahoo&emc=rss

It's nice to see the entire weight of the entire US Federal Government used to intimidate and threaten illegal aliens who haven't committed violent crimes and who don't pose a threat to anyone. Setting up temporary courthouses at the National Cattle Congress, shackling their hands and feet, processing suspects in groups of 10, giving them each access to 1/30th of a lawyer, threatening them with two years of hard felony time in prison for working in a sweatshop to feed their families... What a sight that must have been to behold!

I especially like how it was more important to intimidate, indict, convict, and sentence the workers than to punish the corporation that felt it was acceptable to force their workers to work in a meatpacking plant in unsafe conditions for 14 hours a day. Can you imagine working in a country where you don't speak the language; you're working in horrid conditions so you can send money back to your family in say Guatemala; then you get arrested, and instead of merely being deported, you're given the choice of jail time or more jail time...

What a great society we live in! Reminds me of a quote on the Statue of Liberty!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!

Oh, wait...

-John Locke

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