Angry underclass might erupt in U.S.
November 11, 2007 7:05 AM   Subscribe

The rapid escalation of the U.S. anti-immigration hysteria -- fueled by ratings-hungry cable-television hotheads and leading Republican presidential hopefuls -- is a dangerous trend: It may lead to a Hispanic intifada that may rock this nation in the not-so-distant future. Remember the Palestinian intifada of the early 1990s, when thousands of frustrated young Palestinians took to the streets and threw stones at Israeli troops? Remember the French intifada of the summer of 2005, in which disenfranchised Muslim youths burned cars and stores in the suburbs of Paris?
posted by cousincozen (17 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: please do not write these sorts of OMG HANDS IN AIR posts here. If there is good stuff on the web you'd like to share, please do, ut starting off on a foot like this is a surefire way to make your thread go badly. -- jessamyn

posted by Falconetti at 7:10 AM on November 11, 2007

I do hate the way the networks are complicit in this mainstreaming of racism, prejudice and intolerance. Glen Beck can go suck eggs - that fat racist puke.
posted by caddis at 7:11 AM on November 11, 2007

yes, but we have rapid-fire burrito launchers mounted on pick up trucks.
posted by quonsar at 7:12 AM on November 11, 2007

A Hispanic intifada? Wouldn't it be a Levantamiento or Rebelión? Intifada is just the Arabic word for 'uprising'

Anyway, this post hysterical and offensive.
posted by delmoi at 7:13 AM on November 11, 2007

posted by quonsar at 7:14 AM on November 11, 2007

Man, you could have saved $5 and just stood on a street corner.
posted by allen.spaulding at 7:16 AM on November 11, 2007

hispanic intifada: the streets are filled with angry guys named "hosay" and "hey zoos", all munching tacos and trying to sell you thier "seesters".
posted by quonsar at 7:18 AM on November 11, 2007

Laughable. Yes, the whole anti-hispanic anti immigration thing sucks, but there will never be a hispanic intifada.
posted by Ironmouth at 7:19 AM on November 11, 2007

and wearing those big hats.
posted by quonsar at 7:19 AM on November 11, 2007

This post will stand because Matt has replaced jessamyn and cortex with two illegals getting paid half as much.
posted by jonmc at 7:20 AM on November 11, 2007 [5 favorites]

the hispanic intifada is coming. mañana.
posted by quonsar at 7:20 AM on November 11, 2007

Then there was the African-American initfada of 1964-69 that did so much good for Detroit, Newark and Cleveland.
posted by Faze at 7:21 AM on November 11, 2007

Watts up, dawg?
posted by quonsar at 7:24 AM on November 11, 2007

There isn't a flag for "newspaper op-ed containing speculative nonsense," so I just put "other." Is that cool?
posted by the_bone at 7:26 AM on November 11, 2007

There also isn't a flag for "entire post body is unattributed quote from first link." I was tempted by "offensive," though.
posted by backupjesus at 7:29 AM on November 11, 2007

How is this post substantively different than the "brown people spread disease" or the "them Mexicuns is takin' our jobses" memes?
posted by Emperor SnooKloze at 7:29 AM on November 11, 2007

Without a doubt, the vague anti-immigrant veiled-racism clamor is becoming louder, creepier, and more mainstream. At a time when the USA's economy is threatening to decouple from Canada and integrate deeper with Mexico and South America, things could get ugly fast, if this rhetoric continues or escalates.

Of course, this op-ed isn't helping things, either.
posted by mek at 7:32 AM on November 11, 2007

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