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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Nativist Paranoia Over Swine Flu

Nothing the xenophobes do surprises me. These people are so filled with fear and hate, they are like children seeing demons in the dark. A perfect example is this excerpt from FOX. In it, commentators allege the swine flu is a terrorist plot using Mexican undocumented immigrants as the carriers of a biological weapon.

It would be pathetic if it werent so dangerous. Finding scapegoats for national ills has been the path to power for many despots. I hope the people of the US are savvy enough to see through this hateful paranoia.

Raul Ramos y Sanchez

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