Sunday, August 19, 2007

Minutemen film thenselves shooting at illegal immigrants

Last week on the Mexican border, a cadre of Minutemen, who pride themselves in paramilitary vigilantism, apparently pridefully filmed themselves shooting at illegal immigrants crossing the border. Words cannot describe.

The Southern Poverty Law Center’s HateWatch, carries the video encapsulated within a sobering article on the KKK related extremist right-wing organization.

“Shooting at Mexicans: Chilling Video Exposedspeaks for itself. YouTube has since deleted the original posted last week on its site. I hope the MSM is catching on; when they first took up arms along the border, attempting to force the hand of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), they were the darlings of Fox News and every other mega news outlet that didn’t bother to do their research. They are an offshoot of the Ku Klux Klan and anyone over the age of innocence knows this.

I had some bitter email correspondence with a minuteman from Arizona last year in a discussion group. The experience awakened a sense of dreadful concern in me. Despite any reasoned discussion I presented, his replies to me were threatening and involved a callously primitive level of reasoning—proof by assertion, argumentum ad hominem and plain bullying. He attempted to elicit my address so that he could drive to Texas and get me. I did my homework and emailed him his criminal record in the State of Arizona. That seemed to be enough to back him off.

I’m convinced that these folks are every bit the “right-wing authoritarian followers”—some with overt characteristics of anti-social personality disorder—that
Bob Altemeyer describes in his internet book, The Authoritarians.



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