It’s awfully difficult to regard liberalism as anything other than a mental disorder. The staggering mountain of evidence to support this conclusion just got a little bigger today with an article in “Leesburg Tomorrow” which reads like a case study in abnormal psychology. The article seems to allege that the reason one member of the Hispanic community murdered another in Leesburg was that the public is demanding their government address the impacts of illegal immigration, and tries to support this contention with a set of “facts” which are such fanciful departures from reality as to be reasonably considered prima-faciae evidence of a serious mental illness.
The hispanic community in America, and here in Loudoun, has been under siege for a while. The 2007 elections saw appeals to baseless fear of the “other” who does not look or talk like us. Our neighbors to the south in Prince William are busy wasting what little money is in the county coffers hunting for people whose only crime is seeking a better life for their families (the very same thing that brought the vast majority of new people to Loudoun over the past twenty years). And it was not too long ago that the Federal Government sought to make the very act of helping a migrant a crime, turning many of the community resources, like churches, depended on by the so many immigrants, the vast majority of them legal, into potential INS checkpoints. The victim was among that legal majority, though that fact should not, and does not change our horror at his death.
The belief that illegal aliens have not violated any laws is utterly bizarre, and entirely inconsistent with plain reality. If liberals can suddenly conclude that unlawful somehow means lawful, this opens liberals up to the possibility that they may have unique inherent powers to divine the collective motivation of the majority of American citizens not as a desire to ensure law and order, but a “fear of the other”. Then these liberals claim that H.R. 4437 (2005), which sought to combat human smuggling and conspiracy to help illegal aliens evade federal law enforcement was going to transform churches into “potential INS checkpoints.” Other articles on this site claim that Prince William County faces bankruptcy because $800,000 was transferred from an annual contingency reserve fund to the Prince William County Police Department, and that a significant majority of Americans thought that the McCain-Kennedy amnesty proposal was a fine idea and that they still support amnesty for illegal aliens.
It’s pretty clear at this point that the tragic murder of Jose Eduardo Santos-Machado at the hands of Narciso Landero-Pons was the result of a romantic dispute, and that efforts to reduce the number of illegal aliens who unlawfully reside and work in the United States had absolutely nothing to do with this. Santos-Machado had the girl, Landero-Pons wanted the girl, and in the end Landero-Pons murdered his rival while they were both sitting in the victim’s car. This strange conspiracy theory that criminals are murdering people because of public policy discussions when the facts clearly establish a much less exotic explanation really makes one wonder how healthy it must be to live in such a delusional space. In order to effectively function in society, you have to have a reasonably accurate perception of reality. Without that, your world becomes the hostage of “vast right-wing conspiracies”, fairies, and space aliens, and you run the serious risk of being elected Chairman of the national Democratic Party.
It must drive hard-core liberals to utter distraction that their mantra “illegal is really legal” isn’t gaining any traction in the electorate. They argue incoherent nonsense, and expect that somehow the public is going to buy in if they hear it frequently enough. It’s not working. Basing a political philosophy on the mutual shared affliction of a mental disorder is, well, insane.
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