Immigration seems to have become the hot button issue in America ever since Arizona passed their own immigration reform act about ten days ago. And as each day passes, more and more are weighing in and attempting to gain advantage by slamming Arizona for their decision to protect that which the federal government has abandoned and abdicated.
The latest example of this is the decision of the Phoenix Suns basketball team and their supposed intent to show solidarity with 'Latinos' in the community.
Suns to Wear 'Los Suns' Jerseys to Protest Law
The Phoenix Suns will wear "Los Suns" on their jerseys in Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals on Wednesday night, owner Robert Sarver said, "to honor our Latino community and the diversity of our league, the state of Arizona, and our nation."
The decision to wear the jerseys on the Cinco de Mayo holiday stems from a law passed by the Arizona Legislature and signed by Gov. Jan Brewer that has drawn widespread criticism from Latino organizations and civil rights groups that say it could lead to racial profiling of Hispanics. President Barack Obama has called the law "misguided."
So what is motivating this action? Is it some sincere feeling of morality or empathy? Or a sincere belief that in some manner, the human rights of Arizonians are being violated by this new law? Guess again. Actions like these by corporate entities have absolutely nothing to do with either morals or altruistic belief systems. The bottom line is this....it all boils down to the dollar and the perception that actions like these will translate into increased revenue for those exhibiting corporate empathy.
Those who have been paying attention have known for years that corporate America doesn't react to morals or decency or public concerns, they react to the perception of how much money is in a political or social issue for them. Those who know their history, are aware of the American corporations that supported Hitler both before and after the war in Europe began. And they supported him for a very simple reason, he was a highly prized paying customer.
Forget about the hype associated with these advertising ploys and those in corporate America that supposedly 'feel your pain.' They could care less about your pain, what they are after are those greenbacks in your wallet. And if they think that they can get to them by striking upon some secular sympathy or appearing as if they are sincerely concerned, then they are going to do it.
There is no mystery to what is happening in this country and there certainly shouldn't be any mystery as it concerns what needs to be done. Arizona (having been abandoned by Washington in their struggle) has done what anyone under attack would do. They have stood up to defend themselves. And now they are being demonized both nationally and locally for it.
There have been Arizona congressmen calling for boycotts of the state as there are those in cities like San Francisco calling for the same. And now we see the corporate vultures (in the form of the Phoenix Suns) joining the melee.
We as a nation could end this lunacy by ourselves if the people would only throw off their institutionalized shackles of indoctrination and propaganda that they swim in daily. There are no mysteries here, all that needs doing is for the 'people' to stand up and say enough is enough. "We won't buy your products anymore until you abandon the egalitarian lunacy that is strangling and killing this country.
Americans need to tell those like the Phoenix Suns and others, 'we are not going to allow you to continue to make millions by selling American morals and values and heritage to the highest bidder. And how do the people manage this awesome power of control over the corporate board room and wall street? Very simply. We stop buying their products.
Arizona congressmen and the owner of the Phoenix Suns and the Mayor of San Francisco are not the only one's capable of calling for boycotts, they just happen to have the soapboxes and the media ability to claim celebrity status while doing it.
Meanwhile, the rest of us can collectively vote the bastards out by simply joining together and refusing to do business with people like this. I have a statement of belief that I coined that I believe says it all. "If i have to dial one for English? Then you don't need my business." And I feel strongly about that. the time for Americans to make a decision has arrived. We either stand together as a nation of principles and laws and moral values and religious heritage? Or we simply sit on our hands and allow these interloping corporations and their elected puppets in Washington to continue to bleed this nation of the last drops of reason and justice that exists.
This is nothing new folks, it has been going on for the better part of the last forty years now. The problem is, most Americans have been sleeping through it. Only to now suddenly looking up and asking themselves what has happened. Pogo once said, 'we have seen the enemy and it is us.' No truer statement has ever been uttered.
So, if you want to seriously do something about what is happening to your country, get educated and get organized. Do it on the real grass roots level. Do it in your churches and in your community organizations. Forget about the Tea Party and the media and those who will attempt to take control and take over. Get yourself educate to who is behind the downfall of America and then set about to cut them out of your life and your spending.
If you pick up a product off the shelf and it has a Spanish language panel on the wrapper? Put it back on the shelf and look for another that doesn't. If you call a business that has an automated answering service that begins with dial #1 for English? Hang up the phone and call another. And when you encounter a government agency or business and there is no way around their egalitarian duplicity? Raise hell with them. Let them know that you damn well don't appreciate it.
The bottom line, our future is in our own hands. We can either take the actions required to force corporations and government to hear us, or we might as well prepare for the mark of the beast and the new world order. It's as simple as that.