I'm at an interesting crossroads in the annals of bloggian diplomacy. It has come to my attention that Michelle Malkin, with whom I've only had one gripe vis a vis the actual vs apparent radicalism of MEChA, has put together an immigration blog. Right smack on the top left is a set of associations which make me cringe, specifically Steve Sailer and VDARE. But there are also a couple whom I heartily support, including Lonewhacko, Junkyard Blog and Counterterrorism Blog.
As far as I'm concerned, although I may look closer, Sailer and VDARE are Blood & Soil Patriots. These are the sort I prefer not to call friends, but I would probably find no stauncher advocates of putting up the Southern Wall. So if it take an alliance with them to get things done in this country, given the dithering of George W. Bush on this important matter of national security and the value of American citizenship, what should be done?
Well, believe it or not, I'm one of those people who believes very strongly in community action. If the blogosphere is an army of Davids, then I think that there are spectacularly effective things that can be done, in collaboration with talk radio & local law enforcement, to move citizens to action. And one of the things I have in mind is a blogospheric journal of day labor sites as sting-worthy targets for La Migra. We are a million eyes and ears.
As a short tangential story, after the beating of Rodney King the numerous times that I had seen young black men squatted handcuffed to the curb became crystal clear in my memory. So I went out on the weekends with my videocamera and I filmed a lot of police action. I decided to get closer to reality. The reality I found did little to confirm my suspicions - mostly cops were handling traffic accidents and supporting emergency personnel. After spending hours filming, I got more cheers from other suspicious blackfolks as I videotaped than I actually got any decent footage of police corruption in process. In fact, when I thought I had hit the mother lode, a huge gathering of police vehicles near a highschool in the 'hood, it turned out to be a charity basketball game with the local black radio station.
But if I want to find undocumented workers, I bet you I could find some at several day laborer spots in a heartbeat.
It cannot be that the INS is unaware of these places. The LAPD can't not know, and yet they persist. Their very stability works out for labor black markets. There must be some other catch, and I am going to try to find out what that is. I do so for all the reasons I have stated before (and I am adding a new category to the blog, 'Immigration' so that becomes easier) and I am moving forward on this matter. My enemy is Mexico. I am growing to dislike that nation as they undermine the quality of our citizenship with their devil-may-care attitude and hypocrisy over immigration. And while I understand that I may have unsavory allies in this matter whose influence in national affairs I would rather shout down, at least they are American citizens vested in the improvement of this society.
I'll tiptoe when necessary and won't necessarily join hands, but I am joining forces.