blackjack21 wrote:One of the good things Obama did--which probably didn't turn out the way he intended--was to make law enforcement wear cameras. Pretty much everything law enforcement does gets recorded. So if you want charges like that to stick, you pretty much need to show the video recording or where they were taken to a place off camera. Law enforcement is presumed innocent just like everyone else. Show some evidence of your claims.
No. I'm tired of conservatives making up BS claims and then when people questioning them asking those people to back up their skepticism.
I'm not playing that game and certainly not by your rules.
So live somewhere where your ideology is practiced, and I'll stay here in the US.
I'm sorry but I have anarchist friends in the US who I am not interested in abandoning. If I start an anarchist society in the MidEast, I'm most certainly going to help anarchists in the US.
How so? Women are physically weaker than men. States declare a monopoly on the use of violence, and purport to use violence for just ends. In the absence of a state to protect them, women pretty much become the chattel property of men, get raped, etc. The world has bad people in it, and anarchy doesn't do much for people who can't defend themselves.
I was talking about the whole Muslim rape gang myth in Europe. That kind of stuff is projection on your part.
Anarchy removes hierarchy not just the state. This includes patriarchy. It does this by building non-hierarchial institutions which discourages that kind of behavior.
Anarchy isn't "get rid of the state, objective accomplished". That itself is a stereotype.
No. However, there are quite a few here. My maid and my gardener are both immigrants.
Just because someone is Hispanic doesn't mean that they're an immigrant.
Also your maid and gardener should probably unionize.
Nearly all of them come for money.
You say this based on your maid and gardener whom you've employed?
Also what's wrong with that? If you work in a capitalist economy you are working for money. That BS about "you have to work for your country!" is nothing more than propaganda meant to make workers more productive and submit to their exploitative conditions. Everyone works for money.
The only person who might qualify as a dictator in Central America right now is Daniel Ortega. In South America, that would be Maduro and maybe Evo Morales. All of them could claim to be democratically elected, although I think Maduro's claims are pretty dubious.
Dude we both know claiming that they're "democratically elected" is a lie. Assad is technically democratically elected but we know he isn't. There simply isn't any other options.
Exactly who is oppressing them?
Broadly? Cartels, government officials, drug wars, gangs, etc.
For the most part, they are looking for good paying jobs that people who live in welfare states can avoid by promising political support to the welfare party.
Most refugees and illegal immigrants don't vote. They keep their head down.
That's semantic nonsense.
You don't know what the word "semantic" even means.
Most people who apply for asylum never show up for their hearings.
Why not give me a source for once?
It's not just Mexicans. It's Hondurans, El Salvadorans, etc. They cross Mexico to get to the US border. They aren't refugees.
That reminds of a Fox News interview of a refugee from the Honduras at the border. The interviewer asked her why she wants to cross the border and then the Honduran refugee said she was trying to get her family away from the large drug wars cartels would have, how much human trafficking goes on there and how even children are taken, how dangerous it is, etc.
The Fox interviewer then turns to the camera and says "not all of them are like that".
It was the most hilarious thing I've ever watched.
Obviously, you've never been to Mexico
I have. Went there for summer vacation with my aunt. Lovely little country with great people. My favorite cities I visited was Cancun and Merida. The architecture there is simply beautiful and the food too.
and understand little about migration to the US. Migrants aren't all Mexican by a long shot. Why, for example, do you think people fly from Africa, China, India and Pakistan to Mexico, and then cross over the border to the US? That's really happening.
1. Africans, Chinese, Indians, and Pakistanis don't go to Mexico and then over the border. Usually the people who go to the US are already rich or have wealthy relatives living in the US and do so legally.
2. A majority are Mexican or from surrounding countries.