The nation’s insanity continues unabated. According to the Chicago Fox affiliate (you maybe expected a lamestream outlet?) a group of illegal aliens are on a hunger strike protesting that they haven’t been put on the list for government subsidized organ transplants. Instead of a quick ticket back to Mexico – they are Mexican nationals – we are now going through a gasping ‘what to do, what to do?’ ordeal. Why? well, the organ transplant protocols at certain hospitals don’t include a codicil about whether to qualify for a transplant you need to be an American, or at least a legal resident. Whoda thunk?
The question for our morally superior progressives is moot; their answer being ‘Damn straight, do the transplant and have the US taxpayer foot the bill. These people are also contributing to America.’ For the rest of us, the answer is to shell out for a ticket back to their homeland where the Mexican government can deal with their grievances. These aliens even use the progressive-approved argument that resonates with the dufus parade – “local hospitals are discriminating against immigrants here illegally.” Lord, I hope so.
Meanwhile elsewhere in the Windy City, where else, five people were shot in a gang war ambush in front of a church serving meals to the needy on a street that is identified and maintained as a ‘Safe Passage’ way for kids to get between home and school (more here). The street is manned by over 600 good-hearted, ‘trained volunteers’ to make sure the kids make it through there alive. Of course, there is not a slingshot to be had between all these volunteers, and the gangs don’t give a big rat’s ass about safe passage streets. They know that until the cops get there, they rule. And they also know – courtesy of the specter of Chapter 9 - that the thin blue line is getting thinner by the day. But Chicago’s job one is to keep guns from the hands of law abiding citizens while prohibiting the police from conducting those oh so racial search, question, and frisk exercises. And according to established custom, nobody demonstrated to protest these daily shootings. You see, it don’t matter none if you shoot those po’ black folk, as long as yo’s not a racist. Progressive government in peace and war.
(Coda – consider all hot buttons pushed.)
[21aug13 update] The record wouldn't be complete without noting the most recent murder of a white athlete by three blacks in Oklahoma. The 'just for fun' drive-by killing of the Australian baseball player occurred on a country road near the town of Duncan (more here). No screaming headlines. No charges of racism. No mass demonstrations by whites across the country. Same ol' same ol'.