April 11, 2006

The "Rising" Concern over Immigration

Skadi, over at And, Yes, I DO take it personally, comments on this AP article, Americans Say Immigration a Rising Concern. Hmmm...really? Why a "rising" concern? Skadi theorizes:

The manipulation of the news cycle has been successful. According to this AP article, Americans Say Immigration a Rising Concern:
When people were asked this past week to name the top national problem that came to mind, 13 percent said immigration — four times the number who said that in January. Roughly the same number, 14 percent of those polled, named the economy, according to the poll of 500 adults conducted April 3-5. The survey has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 4.5 percentage points.
Now, let's see. What changed, exactly? Did we suddenly have millions of immigrants pour over the border in the last two months? Or could this be just an election year tactic designed to distract and divide Americans, just like other imminent faux threats to the American-Way-Of-Life like, oh say, Gay Marriage or Flag Burning or some other such non-issue?

Again, it's the old divide and conquer, look-over-here!! ploy that they are sooo good at. Ignore the man behind the curtain!

In the meantime, Americans are dying in Iraq for what appears to be an Iranian-styled theocracy, Bush and his minions are spying on Americans with no warrant or any sort of oversight, the Constitution is being used for toilet paper, and on and on. When are we going to quit falling for this? When are we going to say, "Enough with the hatred and division!"

Man, we have serious problems in this country. They aren't simple and there are no easy solutions. And we are going to have to take some time, talk them out and come up with solutions that work best for everyone.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

i couldn't agree with more. i can't keep up with the emergency of the week just since this year.